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Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Council mapQueenstown-Lakes District Central Otago District Clutha District Waitaki District Dunedin City Canterbury Region Southland Region West Coast Region

Phone: (03) 441 0499
Web site:

Mayor: Vanessa van Uden
Councillors in 2013: 10 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2012: 120

Key financial statistics 2012

$ (in thousands)Queenstown-Lakes DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 810,832 1,085,510 111,871,747
Operating Revenue 77,785 67,356 7,756,672
Operating Expenditure 76,721 72,160 8,415,446
Capital Expenditure 40,603 30,477 3,730,074
Rates Revenue 53,490 44,683 4,511,690

Source: Local Authority Financial Statistics, Statistics New Zealand

The financial profile pages for this council contains more detailed information.

The Council's current long-term plan and annual report may be available from its website:

Community statistics as at the 2013 census

Usually resident population - 2013 Census 28,224
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 22,956
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)22.9%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 8,719
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)3.2
Median personal income - 2013 Census 35,200

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the Queenstown-Lakes District on the Statistics New Zealand website.

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