Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand QUEENSTOWN
, 10 Gorge Road, Phone +64 3 441 0499, Fax +64 3 450 2223 WANAKA
, 47 Ardmore Street, Phone +64 3 443 0024, Fax +64 3 450 2223
27 September 2021
Sent via email to [FYI request #16587 email]
REQUEST FOR OFFICIAL INFORMATION – PARTIAL RELEASE OF INFORMATION
We refer to your official information request dated 31 August 2021. You requested the following
information from the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC):
We would like any copies available of public enquiries and Council replies to RM210516 from
1 June 2021 and ongoing.
Decision to partially release information requested
QLDC has decided to grant your request for information in part. The information requested is provided
To address your information request, we asked our Planning & Development team to supply all the
information relating to this matter. They have sourced 32 email chains, out of these, we have removed
two duplicate emails and this has left us with 30 emails. We have made some minor redactions in 28
emails to protect the privacy of the residents and have provided our rationale for this later in this
Here is the link for the all the correspondence that is relevant to your request.
Emails & Email attachments
We trust this response satisfactorily answers your request. Decision to withhold remaining information requested
We have withheld the names and email addresses of the residents who have email us with their
feedback and suggestions, under section 7(2)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and
Meeting Act 1987 (LGOIMA). Section 7(2)(a) of the LGOIMA provides that there is a good reason for
withholding official information when the withholding of information is necessary to protect the
privacy of natural persons. In this case, we considered the names and contact details of the residents
of Roys Bay to be personal information.
Right to review the above decision
Note that you have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision.
Information about this process is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
or freephone 0800
If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please contact [email address]
(Governance, Engagement & Communications Manager).
Governance and Official Information Advisor