Community Conversations

Council is serious about engaging with our people – and ensuring Council represents the interests of our communities as best it can. We have all been through a considerable amount of change over recent years and to ensure we are all best prepared for our future Council is refocussing its approach.

We believe Council does not need to be the solution, and instead is part of the solution with our communities and other agencies. This multi-agency approach, partnering philosophy and collective understanding of the issues assists in ensuring decisions made today by all involved in our communities and district will prepare us for the future.

We are interested in sharing and hearing your views of the here and now – but also the future.  It is important we don’t shy away from courageous conversations. 

The Southland District Council Mayor, Councillors and staff are set to be out and about again to continue our Community Conversations with you. We are a bit later than planned but thought it was better to get the Annual Plan consultation process and Community Development Area subcommittee elections completed first. Click on the link below to find out more. 

Community Conversations 2017 November-December

You can find out more about previous converesations by clicking on the link below.

Community Conversations 2017 May-June - Feedback from attendees

Community Conversations 2016: Answers