Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement

Queenstown Lakes District Council is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce that represents our district and the communities we serve. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy ensures we are a place where all staff, residents, visitors, and partners feel valued, respected, and have equal opportunities for growth and success. 

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement is as follows:

Proud to be you and me

At QLDC, we are an organisation that is committed to fostering a culture of respect, inclusion, and diversity in everything we do. We believe embracing all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences within our community is a strength and a fundamental expression of our values. We champion diversity in all its forms, recognising that it encompasses race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, abilities, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are committed to a strong and meaningful partnership with iwi Māori and honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

These commitments extend to our employees, residents, visitors, partners, and all those who engage with us. As a safe space for everyone, misinformation, swearing, hate speech, threatening, offensive or defamatory behaviour and attacks on any groups or individuals (including Council employees) will not be tolerated.

You might not always agree but please respect others and their right to have opinions and beliefs that differ from yours.