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Aug 05

Representation Review

QLDC has been reviewing its representation arrangements - the number of councillors and the way they are elected. An advisory group produced a report which was considered by the full Council at the end of June this year. The main issue debated at that meeting was the fate of the... read more →
Jul 02

The Airport Revisited

The Council has signed off on the Airport's latest Statement of Intent, despite it leaving open the possibility of seeking an expansion of the Air Noise Boundaries (ANBs) when airline demand requires it, sometime after 1 July 2024.   Back in February 2020, at the height of concerns about the impact of over-tourism and... read more →
May 19

By-election: the Candidates views on KPCA Key Issues

By-election: the Candidates views on KPCA Key Issues For the upcoming Council by-election, KPCA asked candidates Esther Whitehead and Phil Wilson for their views on the following questions which would be of key interest to members and others on the Peninsula: Expansion of the Airport at Frankton and the Spatial Plan: KPCA has opposed the expansion... read more →
May 17
Apr 14

Track Closure

QLDC have advised that the Peninsula track outside of the Hilton will be closed during week days from 3 May for four months for construction work to protect the gabion wall along the lakes edge and upgrade to the trail.  QLDC is proposing an alternative route for track users of... read more →
Apr 03


The long awaited draft Spatial Plan has been released for public viewing.   The Plan states it, “provides a longterm framework for managing growth. It directs growth in a way that will make positive changes to the environment, housing, access to jobs and opportunities, the wellbeing of the community and... read more →
Mar 04

Peninsula Track: dual use

Readers will recall the stir caused by the dual use of the Peninsula Track during lockdown last year with the clash of interests of walkers and cyclists. Our lobbying of the Council was followed up with attending the AGM of the Queenstown Trails Trust (QTT) to draw its attention to... read more →
Mar 02

Annual General Meeting – 17 March 2021

KPCA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 17 March 2021, at 7:00pm at the Queenstown Golf Club. This is your chance to have your say about what your Community Association has been doing over the last year and is planning to do this year. So, please come along!... read more →
Mar 02

Saturday Working Bee: Jardine Park

Planting of a remarkable 2,695 native trees and shrubs took place in Jardine Park during the spring. Most of the plants seem to have survived so far, assisted no doubt by the amount of rain this summer! This planting was organised by the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust and the QLDC in... read more →
Oct 31

Council needs to talk about the Airport!

So, the Council approved the latest Statement of Intent from the Queenstown Airport at its meeting on Thursday. KPCA made a submission during Public Forum reminding Council that, at its meeting in February this year, it had insisted the Airport must not plan on the basis of expanding the established... read more →