Te Anau

By-Election to be held in Mararoa Waimea Ward

The Southland District Council will hold a by-election for an extraordinary vacancy in the Mararoa Waimea ward, following the resignation of Councillor Alistair Jukes.

Nominations are open from 24 November until noon on Monday 22 December.

Nominations can be lodged at the Council offices at:

15 Forth Street, Invercargill

18 Diana Street, Lumsden

116 Town Centre, Te Anau

Or

Emailed to: candidates@southlanddc.govt.nz

Nominations must be accompanied by a deposit of $200.

To download a nomination paper, click here [DOCX, 113 KB].

To download an information pack for candidates, click here [DOCX, 7.2 MB].

By-Election to be held in Mararoa Waimea Ward

cycle trail

Around the Mountains Stage Two Hearing

Submissions have closed on resource consent applications for the second stage of the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail, with a hearing before an independent commissioner set to take place in early 2015.

208 submissions were received on the proposal between 4 October and 3 November. Southland District Council Resource Management Planner Marcus Roy said 79 submissions were in support of the proposal, 4 were neutral and 125 were in opposition. There were also 18 late submissions: 4 were in support of the proposal, 1 was neutral, and 13 were in opposition.

The Southland District Council is seeking peer reviews of Landscape and Market Demand/Economic Impact Reports from suitably qualified experts, as some of the submissions raised concerns with the findings of these two reports, Mr Roy said.

The hearing is expected to take place in the first week of February 2015. It is likely to be heard over four days and will take place at the Southland District Council’s Invercargill office.

Around 30 kilometres of proposed trail near the Upper Oreti River and Centre Hill Road needs resource consents from Environment Southland and the Southland District Council. Consent was initially sought in 2012 but a commissioner declined a portion of the application, due to concerns around river works and their impact on the ecology, river and amenities of the area.

The new resource consent application includes two significant changes: a new lower and longer bridge over a section of the Oreti River, designed to have a lesser impact visually and on the river and surroundings; and a change to the proposed path the trail would take. Proposed groynes have also been removed from the consent application.

The first stage of the cycle trail was officially opened on November 1 this year.

 ENDS

 For further information please contact:

Marcus Roy

Resource Management Planner

Southland District Council

Ph (0800) 732 732 

Around the Mountains Stage Two Hearing

Roading

Southland District Road Works & Closures

16 December

Closures:

Walker Road, Woodlands - between Waihopai Downs Rd and Fleming Rd - is closed until further notice due to a collapsed culvert where the roadway has now significantly undermined. Likely to reopen late January 2015 at the completion of remediation works. 

Road Works:

Ellis Road Rehabilitation – Works are underway on the site. Temporary traffic management with speed limit restrictions are in place. Sealing expected to be completed prior to Christmas (subject to weather).

Otautau Tuatapere Road Rehabilitation – between Lower Scotts Gap Road and Gill Road – Works are underway on the site. Temporary traffic management with speed limit restrictions are in place.

Tokanui Gorge Road Highway – 200m west of Tokanui Haldane Road - temporary traffic management with speed limit restrictions are in place while culvert repairs are underway. Sealing expected to be completed prior to Christmas (subject to weather).

Roadside Drainage Improvements:

Work is being undertaken at the following sites, with temporary traffic management and speed limits in place.

  • Riverton Otautau Road
  • Taramoa Road
  • Otapiri Gorge Road
  • Wyndham Letterbox Road
  • Kennington Roslyn Bush Road

 

Southland District Road Works & Closures

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Holiday hours 2014/15

Invercargill and Area Offices

 All Southland District Council offices will close on Wednesday 24 December at 12pm.

Office

Opening Hours

Invercargill

8.30am, Monday 5 January 2015

Lumsden

11am, Wednesday 7 January 2015

Otautau

8am, Monday 5 January 2015

Riverton/Aparima

8am, Monday 5 January 2015

Stewart Island/Rakiura

9am, Monday 5 January 2015

Te Anau

8.30am, Monday 5 January 2015

Winton

8.30am, Monday 5 January 2015

Libraries

Winton Library

Date

Opening Hours

Wednesday 24 December

8.30am – Noon

Thursday 25 December – Sunday 4 January

Closed

Normal hours resume Monday 5 January

 


Riverton Library

Date

Opening Hours

Wednesday 24 December

8am – Noon

Thursday 25 December – Friday 26 December

Closed

Monday 29 December – Wednesday 31 December

10am – 4pm

Thursday 1 January – Friday 2 January

Closed

Normal hours resume Monday 5 January

 

Otautau Library

Date

Opening Hours

Wednesday 24 December

8am - Noon

Thursday 25 December – Friday 2 January

Closed

Normal hours resume Monday 5 January

 

Te Anau Library

Date

Opening Hours

Wednesday 24 December

9am – Noon

Thursday 25 December – Friday 26 December

Closed

Saturday 27 December

10am – 1pm

Monday 29 December – Wednesday 31 December

10am – 4pm

Thursday 1 January – Friday 2 January

Closed

Saturday 3 January

10am – 1pm

Normal hours resume Monday 5 January   9am

 

Lumsden Library

Date

Opening Hours

Wednesday 24 December

10am – Noon

Friday 26 December – Friday 2 January

Closed

Normal hours resume Wednesday 7 January

 

Stewart Island Library

Date

Opening Hours

Thursday 25 December – Friday 26 December

Closed

Thursday 1 January – Friday 2 January

Closed

Normal hours resume Monday 5 January

 

Wyndham Library

Date

Opening Hours

Tuesday 23 December

2pm – 5pm

Thursday 25 December – Thursday 1 January

Closed

Normal hours resume Tuesday 6 January

 

Mobile bookbus

Service resumes Tuesday 6 January

Transfer Stations / Refuse sites

All SDC transfer stations will be closed on Thursday 25 December 2014 and Thursday 1 January 2015. All other days are as per normal opening times.

Stewart Island - Rakiura Resource Recovery Centre

Date

Opening Hours

Thursday

25 December 2014

Closed

Friday

26 December 2014

9.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday

27 December 2014

8am to 12 noon

Sunday

28 December 2014

Closed

Monday

29 December 2014

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Tuesday

30 December 2014

Closed

Wednesday

31 January 2015

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Thursday

1 January 2015

Closed

Friday

2 January 2015

9.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday

3 January 2015

8am to 12 noon

Wheelie Bin dates during Christmas / New Year 2014 / 15

  • There will be no collection on Thursday 25 December 2014 and Thursday 1 January 2015, so collection days for these weeks will be one day later than normal for all residents (eg: Thursday collections will be done on a Friday, and Friday on Saturday).
  • There will be a Saturday collection on both 27 December 2014 and 3 January 2015 (to empty Friday bins).
  • Normal collection days resume on Monday 5 January 2015.
  • Please note: due to increased demand in some areas, the time during the day of the collection may vary, so please ensure your wheelie bin is out by 7am on your collection day.

Urgent service requests

During the holiday period staff will be available to respond to urgent service requests and a 24-hour phone service will be available on 0800 732 732. Staff will be available to respond to urgent service requests relating to: cemetery burials, sewerage faults, wandering stock, dog and animal control, rural fires, noise issues, water supply faults and roading and bridging faults.

You can also make requests for non-urgent services online, however these will not be actioned until the next business day.

Holiday hours 2014/15