Annual Report 2018 - 2019

About the Trust

Central Lakes Trust is a charitable trust supporting our community, by granting funds for charitable purposes throughout the Central Lakes district. 

Annually, approximately $7-9 million is granted to community organisations throughout the Trust's funding region, which spans most of Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. 

Since inception in 2000 the Trust has grown its asset base from the $155m bestowed by the Otago Central Electric Power Trust to assets totalling $388 million, and granted over $99 million.  
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Central Lakes Trust


Nominations are opening for the 2019 Central Lakes Trust Elections.

It's your turn to stand!

Every three years, the community elect who will represent us and serve on the Board of Central Lakes Trust.

If you think you have the skills to join our forward thinking team of trustees, and you would like to know more about what being a trustee involves, come along to one of our candidate evenings, 6 - 7pm.


Candidate Evenings

Roxburgh: Tuesday 20 August 2019, Council Chambers, Roxburgh Service Centre
Wanaka: Monday 26 August, Edgewater Hotel, Wanaka
Arrowtown: Thursday 29 August, St John's Presbyterian Hall, Arrowtown
Alexandra: Wednesday 4 September, Alexandra Community House
Queenstown: Tuesday 10 September The Rees Hotel, Frankton Rd
Cromwell: Thursday 12 September, Central Lakes Trust Boardroom, 190 Waenga Dr

Key dates

  • Nominations open - Thursday 22 August 2019

  • Nominations close - 12 noon, Thursday 3 October 2019

  • Voting papers delivered - Thursday 31 October 2019

  • Voting closes - 12 noon Friday 22 November 2019

  • Prelim results - Approx. 4pm Friday 22 November 2019

  • Final result announced - Tuesday 26 November 2019

Download a Candidate Handbook and Nomination Form

Please RSVP to or 0800 00 11 37