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Rates & How to Pay

Rates & How to Pay

Click here for information about your rates and available payment options.

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Proposed Air Quality Rules

Proposed Air Quality Rules

Find out about the proposed air quality rules for home heating, outdoor burning and fertiliser and agrichemical use.

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Regional Policy Statement Review

Regional Policy Statement Review

The review process has now reached the hearing stage, during which submitters wanting to speak to their submission will be heard by a Council Hearings Panel.

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Hill Country Development

Hill Country Development

Find out what is and isn't covered by the proposed plan change and how this might affect your development.

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Water and Land 2020 & Beyond

Water and Land 2020 & Beyond

Water and Land 2020 & Beyond is a partnership project between Environment Southland and Murihiku Ngāi Tahu rūnanga, to achieve community goals in relation to water within the Southland region.

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Our News...


New Committee Structure Reflects Work Streams

Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:19 a.m.

A new committee structure that councillors have been working on for some months was adopted at yesterday’s council meeting. The structure is part of the council’s strategic focus on the increasingly complex and integrated work programmes and is designed to improve ... Read More

Big response to air plan submissions

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 12:19 p.m.

Hundreds of submissions have been received on the air plan review and proposed rules to help improve Southland’s air quality. Submissions closed at 5pm on Monday 3 November and they have come in a variety of formats, with many people making ... Read More

Chance to ask questions about submitting on the proposed air rules

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 08:59 a.m.

Invercargill residents will have an opportunity to talk to Environment Southland staff about the proposed new air quality rules and how to make a submission at the Invercargill Library this Tuesday. The Invercargill session will be held in the upstairs meeting ... Read More

Regional Policy Statement hearings begin

Monday, 6 October 2014 03:16 p.m.

A hearing panel today began to hear from submitters to the Southland Regional Policy Statement (RPS). The hearings are scheduled between October 2014 and February 2015, broken up by the chapters of the document, with each hearing group containing multiple chapters. Commissioners ... Read More

Councillors updated on Hill and High Country Plan Change

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 04:48 p.m.

Environment Southland councillors were today updated on the proposed hill and high country development plan change. Councillors were briefed on the community discussions, feedback and the next steps for this proposal, which include a Council workshop, engagement with contractors and further ... Read More

Currently Consulting On...

We are currently not consulting on any plan changes, please check back at a later date.

Public Notices...


Drainage Rating District Works Schedules

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:50 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that scheduled work on drainage rating districts administered by Environment Southland is to be carried out during the 12 month period from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. The work proposed forms part of Environment Southland’s responsibilities to ... Read More

Annual River Liaison Committee Timetable

Monday, 10 November 2014 11:02 a.m.

The following is the timetable for the 2014 series of Annual General Meetings for River Catchment and Land Drainage Committees to discuss proposed 2015/16 works programmes, works budgets, rating levels, Committee representation and general issues relating to each river catchment and ... Read More
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