Growth, environment high on agenda [ODT, 18/09/19]
It might seem from all the media noise that airports are front and centre of voter concerns in the Queenstown Lakes district.
But, debate over expansion of Queenstown and Wanaka Airports is only the most visible aspect of what seems to be the main underlying concern – how to handle growth.
- Questions for Queenstown Lakes mayoralty candidates
- Questions for Queenstown Lakes District Council candidates
The district has a well-known list of needs – the need for better infrastructure, the need for cheaper housing, the need to avoid over-tourism, the need to ensure the region’s economy remains sound, and the need for more money to deal with the needs.
The bottom line is the need to protect the environment – the single most important asset the Queenstown Lakes district has.