Community Priorities: Diverse economy, Tourism, Infrastructure/facilities, Engagement in Governance

The economic health of the Queenstown Lakes District is the one of the most significant contributors to the wellbeing of our communities. The economic outcomes set through the Shaping Our Future Economic Future Task Force (EFTF) and informed by the public forums run during 2011 and 2013 support a vision that will allow our district to be successful.  “To ensure a complementary, diversified, high value, knowledge based, sustainable economy.”

Shaping our Future revisited Economic Futures in 2014 to discuss with the community the Martin Jenkins report prepared for QLDC on the Economic Future of the district. 


Economic Futures 2014

Economic Futures 2014

13 Oct 2016

Anita Golden

Following the work done by the Shaping Our Future forum, and in consultation with stakeholders, the Council commissioned a Draft Economic Strategy. The intention was to identify possible ways to help grow, strengthen and diversify the local economy, providing benefits for all our small communities as well as the district as a whole.

In 2014 the Queenstown Lakes District released a draft Economic Development Strategy document.   Shaping our Future held a forum in Queenstown and Wanaka and submitted the community views on the report.

Queenstown Submission

Wanaka Submission

Economic Futures 2011

Economic Futures 2011

13 Oct 2016

Anita Golden

In 2012 the Shaping our Future Economic Futures Report was finalised and presented to the Queenstown Lakes District Council.  The key recommendation was for funding to further investigate a model for an Economic Futures Agency (EFA).  This funding was forthcoming and in 2014 the Martin Jenkins Report was presented to the public for feedback. 


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The Queenstown Lakes District is a unique area facing unique challenges.  Many agencies and individuals are focused on the problems of today. Without knowing where we want to go, how can we move in the right direction? 

Shaping our Future was formed to put communities at the forefront of shaping tomorrows future today.  We invite you to support us in creating a better future for our children, grandchildren and beyond.  We look to the long term - where do we want to be in 30, 40, 50 years?  Our process is designed to put in place actions to achieving our vision.

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