Urgent Announcements

Please note online payments cannot be madebetween 5pm and 9pm on 30 June as we undertake site maintenance.

Roading

Southland District road works & closures

17 June 2016

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

Horseshoe Bush Road

This road  is closed due to a collapsed culvert.

Colac Foreshore Road, Colac Bay

A section of this road has been temporarily closed to traffic for safety reasons due to continued damage from coastal erosion. Alternative access to the Colac Bay township is available via Colac Bay Rd, which runs off State Highway 99.

Chaslands Highway, Southern Scenic Route

The Chaslands Highway is open but traffic management, including a speed restriction, is in place. A 75 metre temporary road has been built after a section collapsed due to a massive slip.

Otara Haldane Road

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

Otautau Tuatapere Rd between Gill Rd & Merrivale Rd

A temporary speed restriction is in place. The speed limit has been reduced to 50km/hr for the winter period due to slippery road surface conditions. Road surface repairs will be carried out in summer 2016/17.

Southland District road works & closures

SRDS lightbox

Southland Regional Development Strategy

For Southland to reach its potential and build a stronger, brighter future it needs more people. To achieve this goal a bold approach and collaborative effort across all of Southland is required.

Those are among the key proposals in the Southland Regional Development Strategy document, launched in October 2015.

The strategy was commissioned by the Mayoral Forum to unify regional development and to look at levers for economic and social development. It wanted a clear statement of problems and a framework to develop solutions, as well as a strategy document providing a clear plan of united action.

Download the strategy here [PDF, 7.3 MB]

Download a brochure outlining the strategy [PDF, 4.9 MB]

Visit the Southland Regional Development Strategy website (external link)

Southland Regional Development Strategy

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Southland District Libraries

Council has eight main libraries and a mobile book bus, and membership is free to all Southland District residents.

You can borrow a book several different ways:

Southland District libraries have material in a variety of formats, including large print, audio, dvd, e-books and e-audiobooks.  Most items are loaned free of charge although a small charge is placed on services such as reserves and interloans, and to borrow dvds.

Our branches offer free wi-fi access and computer use.

Southland District Libraries

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Registering your dog & owner information

Dog registrations are now due. If you live in Southland District and own a dog more than 3 months old you're required to register it with Council.

Fees for 2016/17 year are $30 per dog. A 50 percent late penalty ($15 per dog) will be applied after 1 August 2016.

Re-register your dog online here (external link)

Download a dog registration form [PDF, 49 KB]

 

Changes in 2017

New dog registration fees are being introduced in 2017. These are designed to encourage responsible ownership, and to reduce the number of dog wandering and aggression incidents.

Find out more

 

Registration - Need to know

  • You must register your dogs by 1 July every year

  • Any dog not wearing a current registration label or disc will be treated as unregistered. Replacement tags may be obtained from Council

  • Anyone found in possession of an unregistered dog older than three months is liable to receive a $300 infringement fee, so all dog owners are encouraged to ensure that their dog is registered

  • When a dog changes ownership, both the new and old owners must give written notice to Council within 14 days of the change and include the address where the dog will be kept

  • If a dog owner moves, they must give written notice of the new address to Council within 14 days

Registering your dog & owner information