Economic Development

Our economic development strategy sets a vision and key priorities to enhance the quality of life for all residents.   

The goal:   Economic Development that that protects and enhances our district's unique environment.  A higher value and more diverse economy - higher value jobs and industries, higher quality urban environments.   


Get in touch

If you'd like to talk about what's happening in the economic development space, get in touch with our team on the ground:

Peter Harris - Economic Development Manager
+64 3 441 0499

Sharon Fifield - Economic Development Advisor
+64 21 733 453

It's a group effort

We all have a part to play in creating a healthy economy.  Here's how you can help: 

  • Put your thinking cap on.  Tell us your ideas that fit in with the priorities.
  • Put your hand up.  We're a small district with huge potential and lots of self-starters.  We need leadership, expertise, contacts and people do stuff on the ground. 
  • Put your hand in your pocket.  Help by providing resources, sponsorship or partnerships.
  • Ask.  If your business needs support to grow, ask what help is available.  Thriving business is the key to our economic success.  


The Strategy

Read the Queenstown Lakes District Economic Development Strategy here   

+64 21 733 453