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Aug 25

Election Hustings 2022 – What are the issues?

In line with KPCA’s practice, we are inviting Queenstown Lakes District mayoral and councilcandidates to speak directly to you at our general meeting on 21 September 2022. Mark yourdiaries – 7pm at the Queenstown Golf Club. What are the issues of concern to Peninsula residents? They can probably be captured... read more →
Jul 05

Airport Noise Boundaries and the Council election

As foreshadowed since the arrival of Glen Sowry as the new Chief Executive Officer at Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC), including at KPCA's AGM in March, QAC has confirmed in its Statement of Intent for the year to June 2023, that it will manage aeronautical growth at Queenstown Airport within the... read more →
Mar 03

Friends of Jardine Park

Calling all those who love Jardine Park as a wonderful community space. What with a wet spring and warm summer (and irrigation - thanks QLDC), the trees and shrubs of the Welcome Forest in Jardine Park have put on a staggering amount of growth in just over a year!  Infill... read more →
Feb 22

Annual General Meeting, 16 March 2022

KPCA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 16 March 2022, at 7:00pm. Unfortunately, we cannot do so in our usual manner, given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we will conduct the meeting online. To participate, please register your intention by sending an email to talk2kpca@gmail.com... read more →
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

SPATIAL PLAN for the QUEENSTOWN LAKES

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 →