On 20 April 2023, Property Council submitted to Queenstown Lakes District Council on their Draft Annual Plan 2023/2024.
Why it matters to our members
The Draft Annual Plan 2023/24 outlines the direction of the Queenstown Lakes region for the next twelve months, so it is therefore important that decisions made by the Council have fair and equitable outcomes for the private sector.
We were concerned to see a significant jump in the proposed rates increase for 2023/24 when compared to last year. While we understand this has been driven by tough economic conditions and increased settlement costs, this will have a negative effect on efforts to revitalise Queenstown as a vibrant place to live, work and do business in a post-COVID 19 environment. Businesses are feeling the pinch with the cost-of-living crisis and we therefore urged careful management of expenditure occurs to ensure we focus on core services to Queenstown.