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Tell us what you think about our roads

We want to know what you think about Southland District Council's roads, how we look after the roads and your experiences dealing with council. 

By giving us your views we can improve our services.

Please share your opinion by participating in our survey here (external link)  



Tell us what you think about our roads

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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]

View media releases from Southland Regional Development Strategy Establishment Group Chair Mark O’Connor here and a combined release from the local councils here

Southland Regional Development Strategy


Southland District road & water works

Water restrictions are now in place in Te Anau and Manapouri until further notice. Please conserve water use as much as possible, and when watering gardens, use a handheld hose.

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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Have your say on Council's Annual Plan

Southland District Council’s consultation document for the Annual Plan for the coming year has been released and outlines what Council intends to do in the coming year.

It includes information about proposed activities and projects, how these could be paid for, and changes compared to the 10 Year Plan.

In 2016/17 it is proposed that overall rates will increase 3.33 percent. The reasons include fluctuations in spending and a proposed increase to the regional heritage rate. Fees and charges are also changing.

The biggest change is the need to spend more on the proposal to seal the Catlins Road. The project was approved in the 10 Year Plan but the project has increased in cost, and the proposal has been made to seal the road to Waipapa Point at the same time.

The plan also highlights key changes to smaller projects in our communities, which we know are important to you.

You can tell us what you think before any final decisions are made.

Find out more

Have your say on Council's Annual Plan