Southland District road & water works

Southland District Council is responsible for public water and waste infrastructure in the Southland District.

This means Council will be required to undertake repairs and maintenance work from time to time. View emergency & planned works here

Council is also responsible for managing nearly 5000km of roads throughout Southland. This means road works to repair and maintain our roads. View current road works & closures here



Southland District road & water works

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The Latest Southland District Council News

Read Council's quarterly newsletter which is delivered to all residents in the Southland District.

First Edition - Autumn 2016 [PDF, 2.8 MB]

The Latest Southland District Council News

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Southland District Library Services

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 Library Services

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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