Curio Bay Tumu Toka

Community Partnership Leader

Karen Purdue

Karen Purdue3
027 230 7619


Paul Duffy

Cr Paul Duffy
146 Seaward Road, Edendale 9825
03 206 6491, 027 288 5865

Julie Keast

Cr Julie Keast
513 Niagara Tokanui Highway, RD 1, Tokanui 9884
(03) 246 8410, 027 220 6404

Dog map

The Curio Bay dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.


Proposed Wastewater Treatment

A major development at Curio Bay is a step closer.

Council recently approved funding to progress the Curio Bay wastewater upgrade, the first step in a wider development of the Curio Bay area which includes a new heritage centre, campground facilities, a carpark and toilets.

Approval was subject to agreement being reached with the Department of Conservation and South Catlins Charitable Trust about sharing ongoing operating costs.

Council, DOC and the Trust have developed a memorandum of understanding to allow construction of the wastewater upgrade to begin.

The next step is for contracts to be awarded and more detailed design undertaken.

This is the first stage of a wider upgrade for the Curio Bay Reserve Area.

The Trust recently purchased a relocatable building and are developing this as an ablutions block with toilets, showers and a kitchen. This is expected to be moved on site by spring.

Work on the proposed Natural Heritage Centre has been postponed so appropriate consents can be completed and to allow enough time for construction before the penguin breeding season.