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May 24 2021 by Phil Wilson


I am passionate about our town! I love the unique environment and its communities. I want Queenstown to be a place where people want to raise children; a great place for us to work and play.

I wish to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by John MacDonald over the past 4.5 years. I look forward to continuing the good work John has done, especially in the important areas of housing and health, and to making my own positive contribution to the governance of our district.

In my forty years in Queenstown I have taken leadership roles in education, sport, community service groups, church, commerce, tourism and council entities. Many will know me through my involvement in local rugby, the fi re brigade, St Josephs School, Lions or my time practicing law. I’ve been a small business owner and have held board roles on the Queenstown Airport Corporation, at Destination Queenstown and with our local Chamber of Commerce. All have equipped me not only with good governance experience but also with first hand knowledge of the needs of our families, businesses and our communities generally.


Our district boasts an outstanding number of incredibly smart, innovative and socially conscious individuals. I am well connected across diverse networks of Queenstowners who want to see our small city thrive. Bringing people together, working collaboratively with change-makers and being open minded to ideas are qualities I can bring to our Council table for effective leadership.


So many facets of our lives have been affected by the pandemic but now we have the rare opportunity to reset our economic and social policies to promote the well being of our communities.


High on priority list of items we must attend to are such issues as:

• Managing growth

• Investing in infrastructure

• Health services

• Economic diversify cation

• Transport and parking

In order to tackle these issues we require a council that is strong in governance,

consultative with the community, sustainability driven, and forward thinking.

Queenstown offers so much but our challenges are complex. I will bring broad

knowledge and experience and am invested in a sustainable future for my kids and

grandkids who live here.

Thank you to the hundreds of locals who have pledged their support for my election.

For those who don’t know me I urge you to look at my Facebook page VotePhilforQLDC


Authorised and published by Phil Wilson – QLDC Councilor by-election candidate.


Phil Wilson and Esther Whitehead are standing for election in the QLDC Wakatipu Ward

By-election. Voting closes on June 11

- Phil Wilson