Category Archives: Queenstown

ORC councillor update #1

My first weeks on the Otago Regional Council (ORC) have been an intense learning curve.  As the first Queenstown based councillor on the council, there’s a backlog of Queenstown issues that have landed in my inbox.  I’m working through them … Continue reading

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Talking about restoring Lake Hayes – a model for the district?

Photo credit:  Destination Queenstown  Lake Hayes in Autumn Otago Regional Council (ORC) Dunstan ward candidates Alexa Forbes and Richard Bowman have worked together to provide you with this look at the Lake Hayes restoration plan.  The pair have separate interests in … Continue reading

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Dumbo is in the house

*Update, the Tonkin and Taylor report refered to in the Climate Action Plan is now in the public arena.  The Community Inventory report notes that the per capita carbon footprint of Queenstown residents is 18 tCO2e/person and 50% of this … Continue reading

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The Future of Ladies Mile

”An important question is should Council play a proactive role or a reactive role in managing this change. Whatever option is taken it is likely that Ladies Mile will be developed to completion over the medium term.”  Source: Para 74 … Continue reading

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Queenstown traffic woes- lessons from Oslo

Published at Pure Advantage on March 8 2019 Many in Queenstown envisage a relatively car free town centre – see the Town Centre Master Plan – to allow maximum room for, and better quality experience of interaction, business and recreation. Congestion, lack … Continue reading

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