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Dog Control Bylaw - Have Your Say

Southland District Council is reviewing its Dog Control Bylaw and Dog Control Policy and is consulting on a draft policy and bylaw that provide a new direction for Dog Control in the District.

Council wants to know what you think. The policy and bylaw are the legal documents that Council uses for the control of dogs, such as the promotion of responsible dog ownership, making local dog control laws, and deciding how dog registration fees will be set.

Council believes serious dog attacks are totally unacceptable, and that the public expects to be safe from dogs in public places and at home, and not be affected by nuisances from dogs. The District has about one reported dog attack a week, most being attacks on other dogs and animals.

We asked for your feedback on our proposals in April and following community board submissions we have now included significant changes to local dog access rules in the draft Statement of Proposal - view a summary of changes here [PDF, 15 KB]

Maps that include these changes can viewed in the proposed policy [PDF, 1.7 MB]

We have extended consultation to give you the opportunity to make a submission on the changes to the dog access rules. You can also submit on the other aspects of the proposed policy and bylaw.

Make a submission here

Submissions are open from 6 June - 6 July. 

Download the statement of proposal [PDF, 283 KB]

 Download the proposed bylaw [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Download a copy of the proposed policy [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Dog Control Bylaw - Have Your Say

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Freedom Camping Review - Have Your Say

Council is seeking views on freedom camping in the District, with a public survey on the topic.

The survey is not formal consultation but will be used to help draft a new Freedom Camping Bylaw, which will go out for public consultation in September or October.

The reason for the review originally was to resolve serious concerns with the Waikawa freedom camping site, and to standardise with the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association model bylaw. This review will also provide a foundation for some of our towns to progress discussions with the association to become recognised motor home friendly towns.

An option Council may consider is a bylaw similar those in Queenstown and Clutha District where non self-contained freedom camping is banned. If this is of interest, people should tell us what they think.

Councils can have different rules for self-contained camping and views will be sought on this. Self-contained campers have their own toilet, shower and waste water storage.

The Freedom Camping Bylaw relates to camping in public places and does not affect camping grounds or back country camping.

Before you complete this survey, have a look at the location of the designated freedom camping sites in the Southland District here

Have your say by completing the survey here (external link)

Freedom Camping Review - Have Your Say

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Southland District Road Works & Closures

1 July 2015

Please take care on the roads. Winter can mean treacherous conditions, including snow, ice and surface flooding. State highway conditions can be found here (external link) .
Road works and closures in Southland District are listed below.

Road Closures

Chaslands Highway

A slip has closed the Chaslands Highway from Papatowai, with traffic diverted down the Tahakopa Valley Road.

Further investigation work is being carried out this week to help decide the action council will take to fix the road.

The road is also closed from the Niagara-Tokanui Highway and Chaslands Highway intersection. Find out more about the slip

Waikawa Valley Road

Waikawa Valley Road has been closed to a single lane 800m past Troope Road due to a collapsed culvert.

Road Works

 

Please keep a look out for these and take care when travelling through work sites. Below are some of the roads in the District which are currently subject to work.

Location

Road Works & Restrictions

Tokanui Haldane Rd, from Graham Rd to Otara Haldane Rd

This road is now open but temporary traffic management will remain in place as some minor works are still to be completed.

 

Rakahouka Hedgehope Road Rehabilitation

This site has an unsealed surface that is being maintained over the winter period. Temporary traffic management with speed limit restrictions are in place.

Otara Haldane Road

50km/hr temporary speed limits are in place (over parts of this road) for safety purposes during the peak holiday season with increased tourist numbers in the area.

 

Tokanui Haldane Road

50km/hr temporary speed limits are in place (over parts of this road) for safety purposes during the peak holiday season with increased tourist numbers in the area.

 

Haldane Curio Bay Road 

50km/hr temporary speed limits are in place (over parts of this road) for safety purposes during the peak holiday season with increased tourist numbers in the area.

 

Slope Point Road

50km/hr temporary speed limits are in place (over parts of this road) for safety purposes during the peak holiday season with increased tourist numbers in the area.

 

Bridges

Location

Works & Restrictions

Waimahaka Fortification Road                 

Works are underway between Braid Rd & McManus Rd. it was expected to open 1 July. Temporary traffic management with detours will be in place.

Pollock Road, Glenham                             

Works are underway but the road has been reopened and is under temporary traffic management control. Works are expected to be complete on 3 July.

Gray Road, Titiroa

Works are underway and are expected to be completed on 6 July. the road is closed and a detour is not available here. 

Southland District Road Works & Closures

Speed bylaw

Speed Limit Changes

New speed limits are now in place for some roads in the district after Council adopted its new Speed Limits Bylaw.

The changes affect the following 11 towns*

 

 Download the Speed Limits Bylaw here [PDF, 230 KB]

Speed limits are unchanged in other towns and can be downloaded here [PDF, 8.3 MB]

*Speed limits on State Highways are not covered by this bylaw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speed Limit Changes