Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019
As you may be aware, QLDC is moving ahead with the development of the Lakeview site. Tenants were advised late last week that, unless they qualify for a needs-based exemption, they will need to find new accommodation by late October 2019. You can find the documentation provided to residents here.
At this stage we don’t know the extent to which this may impact on the workforce in the town. Most of the tenants in the holiday park are permanent residents and we feel that many may be working in the Queenstown-Lakes community. The Chamber is aware that finding housing at a similar price point may be difficult for this group of residents. As labour supply continues to be very tight we want to make sure that we keep as many of these residents living and working locally.
QLDC have proposed a workshop in July to assist this group of residents (or employees) find new accommodation and the Chamber will assist in this process where required.
In the meantime, if you or your staff are affected by the closure of parts of the site and would like to work cooperatively with other employers and the Chamber to re-house these group of residents, please drop me a line on (03) 441 8254 or email me by clicking here.