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Tell Us Your Views

Tell Us Your Views

Our engagement document ‘Towards a new plan - Water and Land’ is now available for your feedback.

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Navigation Safety Bylaws Review

Navigation Safety Bylaws Review

The Navigation Safety Bylaws and Regional Coastal Plan are updated concurrently to remove inconsistencies. Submissions to have your say close at 5:00pm on 11 September 2015.

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Envirosouth - August 2015

Envirosouth - August 2015

Packed with interesting stories and updates, the latest issue of the Envirosouth is now available for download.

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LAWA Website

LAWA Website

LAWA brings together water quality monitoring information from across the country in one place, in a common and easy to understand format.

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Our News...


Changes proposed to navigation bylaws

Monday, 17 August 2015 11:06 a.m.

Proposed amendments to the Southland Regional Council Navigation Safety Bylaws and a proposed plan change to the Coastal Plan were publicly notified for submissions on Saturday (15 August). Environment Southland policy and planning manager Anita Dawe said Navigation Safety Bylaws require ... Read More

20th Annual Southland Environment Award winners announced

Thursday, 6 August 2015 08:59 a.m.

Southland’s environmental champions have been recognised at the 20th Annual Southland Environment Awards in Invercargill yesterday. There were 33 nominees, representing all corners of the region. Those recognised by the awards are: - Malcolm and Margaret MacKenzie were awarded the Councillors’ Special ... Read More

Towards a new plan – water and land

Sunday, 2 August 2015 09:47 a.m.

Environment Southland has released an engagement document that outlines the Council’s thinking and highlights some approaches that could help to improve water quality. This is an important stage in our Water and Land 2020 & Beyond project. Environment Southland chairman Ali ... Read More

Southlanders urged to avoid travel

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 03:10 p.m.

Emergency Management Southland and the Police are urging motorists to avoid non-essential travel tomorrow morning, until the condition of the roads is known. Metservice forecasts suggest further snowfall tonight, with snow showers likely to continue through Wednesday and Thursday and freezing ... Read More

Long-term Plan 2015-2025 Adopted

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 05:11 p.m.

Councillors adopted Environment Southland’s Long-term Plan 2015-2025 at this morning’s extraordinary meeting of council. Changes agreed to by council at a meeting on 19 June, where submissions were heard first, have been incorporated into the Long-term Plan. They include the use of ... Read More

Currently Consulting On...

Towards a new plan - Water and Land

Submissions close on Friday, 30 October 2015

We are currently reviewing the Regional Water Plan for Southland and the Regional Effluent Land Application Plan with a view to updating these to form the new Water and Land Plan. This process makes up the second main component of ... Read More

Navigation Safety Bylaws Review

Submissions close on Friday, 11 September 2015

A review of the Southland Regional Council Navigation Safety Bylaws (2009) began in 2014 as required under the Local Government Act (2002). This review seeks to provide for greater national consistency through the removal of unnecessary Schedules from the document.

Proposed Plan Change 4 - Regional Coastal Plan for Southland

Submissions close on Friday, 11 September 2015

In an effort to remove unnecessary duplication and inconsistency, it is proposed that the provisions within the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland 2013 that solely relate navigational matters on the Lower Oreti River be relocated to within the Southland Regional ... Read More

Public Notices...


Proposed amendments to the Southland Regional Council Navigation Safety Bylaws 2009

Friday, 14 August 2015 05:20 p.m.

Pursuant to section 83 of the Local Government Act 2002, a Statement of Proposal  for proposed amendments to the Southland Regional Council Navigational Safety Bylaws 2009 has been prepared, and forms part of the notification material. Notice is hereby given that ... Read More

Proposed Plan Change 4 (Lower Oreti River Recreational Activity Provisions) to the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland

Friday, 14 August 2015 05:18 p.m.

Pursuant to Clause 16A of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, notice is hereby given that the Proposed Plan Change 4 to the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland has been prepared by Environment Southland. Proposed Plan Change 4 ... Read More
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