Community Conversations 2017

Community conversations provide an opportunity to update you on some of what has been going on at Council and across our district.  Community Conversations are as the name suggests – conversations with the community. Any effective conversation is two way – so we don’t just want you to be listening to what Council is doing – it is just as important we hear from you. We want to use the opportunity to talk with you about some of the bigger picture challenges and opportunities that are coming up for the district. 

We want to hear from you on topics like:

  • Population changes and demographic changes – what does this mean?
  • Core industry influencers – impact of technology, how we do business, land use
  • Environmental considerations
  • Transport and connectivity
  • Tourism and related costs and benefits
  • Infrastructure requirements
  • Service delivery expectations and appropriate levels of service
  • Affordability and service provision

Notwithstanding these topics – we also need to be addressing hot topics of today – things like

  • Around the Mountains Cycle Trail
  • Te Anau treated wastewater disposal scheme
  • Freedom camping
  • Community governance structure
  • Representation Review
  • LTP 2018 - 2028

Check out the schedule for our Community Conversations. Come along to be part of the conversation – people and places are important to us all in the Southland District.

Place Date Time  Venue
Te Anau Basin                     9 May                     7pm Distinction Hotels, 64 Lakefront Drive
Central Southland             22 May                     7pm Memorial Hall, 2 Wemyss Street, Winton
Riverton area                      8 May                     7pm RSA, Palmerston Street, Riverton
Edendale-Wyndham       16 May                     7pm Wyndham Hall, Balaclava Street   
Otautau-Tuatapere          17 May                     7pm Community Centre, 20 Hulme Street, Otautau
Tokanui and Catlins          10 May                     7pm Tokanui Hall, Bauchop Road
Northern Southland        24 May                     7pm

RSA/ Senior Citizens' Rooms, 10 DIana Street, Lumsden

Stewart Island                    12 June                     12pm Pavilion, Ayr Street