Queenstown-Lakes District Council

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Queenstown-Lakes District Council
HousesGoverning Body
Term limits
FoundedMarch 6, 1989 (1989-03-06)
Jim Boult
Seats11 seats (1 mayor, 10 ward seats)
Length of term
3 years

Queenstown-Lakes District Council is the territorial authority for the Queenstown-Lakes District of New Zealand.[1]

The council has 11 members: mayor of Queenstown-Lakes Jim Boult and 10 ward councillors.[1]



  • Mayor Jim Boult
  • Queenstown-Wakatipu Ward: Valerie Miller, Craig Ferguson, Penny Clark, John MacDonald, Glyn Lewers, Niki Gladding
  • Wānaka Ward: Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod, Niamh Shaw, Quentin Smith,
  • Arrowtown Ward: Heath Copland[1]

Community boards[]

  • Wānaka Community Board: Barry Bruce (Chair), Ed Taylor (Deputy Chair), Chris Hadfield, Councillor Niamh Shaw, Councillor Quentin Smith, Jude Battson, Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod[1]


The council was formed in 1989, replacing a council of the same name established in 1986.[2] This council was established through the merger of Queenstown Borough District (established in 1866),[3] Lake County Council (established in 1876),[3] and Arrowtown Borough Council (established on 10 May 1877)[4]

In 2020, the council had 442 staff, including 103 earning more than $100,000. According to the Taxpayers' Union think tank, residential rates averaged $2,744.[5]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c d "About Queenstown-Lakes District Council". qldc.govt.nz. Queenstown-Lakes District Council.
  2. ^ Department of Survey and Land Information cadastral map NZMS 261 sheet E43, 1986 edition
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b Fraser, B (editor), The New Zealand Book of Events. Reed Methuen, Auckland, 1986.
  4. ^ [New Zealand Gazette] #60, page 717
  5. ^ "Ratepayers Report". ratepayersreport.nz. Taxpayers' Union.

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Coordinates: 45°01′58″S 168°39′19″E / 45.0327823°S 168.6552961°E / -45.0327823; 168.6552961

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