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Water supply upgrade pays off

Things are generally looking pretty good on the water supply front in Arrowtown, with Queenstown Lakes District Council telling us that water restrictions are not on the cards for Arrowtown at the moment. The weather – cooler and wetter than last year – has made a huge difference, as has good water management by residents. …

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Save water where you can

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is asking residents to conserve water this summer to try and prevent water restrictions. With the hottest part of the year just around the corner, combined with the busy Christmas and New Year’s period water restrictions are a real possibility. QLDC Chief Engineer Ulrich Glasner explains that demand for water …

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Work starts on new water bores

Work to upgrade Arrowtown’s water supply will start this week at the Bush Creek Recreation Reserve. QLDC General Manager Property and Infrastructure Peter Hansby said the work is the first part of a major upgrade for the Arrowtown water supply network and forms part of QLDC’s ambitious Three Waters Programme outlined in the 2018-2028 Ten …

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Camping hub at Whitechapel

Early next month QLDC’s Whitechapel Flat Recreation Reserve (on Whitechapel Road near Arrow Junction) will become the site of a free camping hub. Only certified self-contained campervans will be allowed to use the site, and the maximum stay will be two nights. Toilets, rubbish and recycling stations will be installed and “camping ambassadors” will monitor …

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Traffic and Parking Bylaw

It may not seem like the most thrilling subject in the world, but QLDC’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw is up for revision and they’d like your input. The draft bylaw is available on the QLDC website and submissions on it close this Friday 12 October. Some of the changes from the old bylaw are: Giving …

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Waste minimisation feedback

Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking public feedback on a plan to minimise waste generated in the district. A long term goal of zero waste guides the Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP) which charts the course for how QLDC approaches this important goal. Last year QLDC carried out a Waste Assessment which informed seven different …

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QLDC draft ten-year plan

The Queenstown Lakes District Council draft Ten Year Plan 2018-28 affects every single person in our district. It outlines a work plan for the next ten years and how that work will be funded. QLDC aims to produce a plan that addresses the challenges of significant resident and visitor growth but at the same time …

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QLDC Water Supply Meeting

It was pleasing to see a good turn out at the QLDC information meeting held in Arrowtown this week. A big thank you to the QLDC staff, Mayor Jim and Councillors who attended to keep our community informed. Although much focus during question time was placed by some Arthurs Point residents on their concerns with potential on-going Chlorination …

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