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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 →
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 →
Oct 14

General Meeting, 28 October

KPCA's half year General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, the 28th of October at 7pm at the Queenstown Golf Club.  Two items of business: The latest detailed plans for the ongoing landscaping of Jardine Park.  After the successful Spring plantings (2,600 seedlings), we are looking at the development of the... read more →
Oct 09

Jardine Park – landscaping progress

Much progress has been made since the initial concept landscape plan for Jardine Park was unveiled at the KPCA AGM in March of this year.    Following the clear felling of the two stands of pines (see our May 5 blog), planting of clusters of beech trees and of fast... read more →
Aug 18

Community resilience goes live

KPCA GetsReady database -  sign up: https://kelvinpeninsula.getsready.net It was not the emergency we have had in mind when discussing building the Peninsula’s emergency response capabilities, but COVID-19 demonstrated, amongst many other things, the need to know your neighbourhood - the people, their strengths and their vulnerabilities.  Good neighbourliness came to... read more →
Jun 21

The Fox is up and Flying

Observant walkers of Jardine Park will have noticed the construction of the Flying Fox on the rise behind our Community Orchard, since we emerged from lockdown. The local children have been enjoying the ride - the "best in Queenstown" I was told yesterday, when we formally celebrated its launch (see... read more →