Outlet Podcast: Queenstown's mayor on funding and Project Manawa

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Posted 5 March, 2024
Glyn Lewers

Queenstown's Mayor Glyn Lewers joins host Brent Harbour for a discussion about the fiscal hurdles facing QLDC and strategies to overcome them.

Lewers talks about Three Waters and QLDC's discussions with other councils throughout the south about a collective approach.

He explains how having Three Waters back on council books, following the Coalition Government decision, will affect rates and the Long Term Plan, placing more pressure on arts, culture, recreation and sports funding.

He also responds to strong opposition heard about Project Manawa in the recent hearing and former QLDC councillor Cath Gilmour's call for some of the Ballarat St land to be sold, with council offices instead built in Frankton.

And he discusses the arterial road overspend, the BP roundabout upgrade, and the opening up of council workshops to the public.

Hear it all here on The Outlet Queenstown Podcast or on the Queenstown App.

 

 


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