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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...


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

The Council Sets 2014/15 Rates

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 04:24 p.m.

At today’s Council meeting the 2014/15 rates were set, reflecting the core services and work programmes in this year’s annual plan, which was adopted in June 2014. Overall, rates have gone up by 6.72% this year, however some ratepayers will experience ... Read More

Mayors ‘go digital’ for Get Ready Week

Monday, 22 September 2014 04:10 p.m.

Southland Mayors Tim Shadbolt, Gary Tong and Tracy Hicks visited local libraries last week, to get their passports scanned to memory sticks. They were supporting Get Ready Week 2014, a national Civil Defence Emergency Management campaign encouraging preparedness for emergencies that ... Read More

Bluff sewage pipe repaired

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:56 p.m.

The Bluff pipe that burst causing sewage to leak into Bluff Harbour yesterday (September 17) has been repaired. The pump was turned back on at 11.30 last night and is operating well this morning. Invercargill City Council (ICC) Acting Director of ... Read More

Currently Consulting On...

Regional Air Plan Review

Submissions close on Monday, 3 November 2014

Have your say about the proposed Regional Air Plan for Southland, which was notified on 6 September 2014. Either download a submission form, or use our new consultation portal.

Public Notices...


RMA - SDC - Stage 2 Round Mountain Cycle Trail

Friday, 24 October 2014 11:26 a.m.

Public notice is hereby givenpursuant to S.95A Resource Management Act 1991 that the following application for resource consent has been received by Environment Southland. Southland District Council - Land Use Consent Application APP-20147269 To extract 2000 m3 gravel from the dry bed of ... Read More

Notice of Meetings - November 2014

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 08:57 a.m.

The following meetings of the Committees or Council of Environment Southland (the Southland Regional Council) will be held in Regional House, corner North Road and Price Street, Invercargill (unless otherwise stated), during the month of November 2014:   Friday, 7 November 2014 10.00 ... Read More

Stage 1 of the Proposed Regional Air Plan for Southland

Friday, 5 September 2014 11:37 a.m.

Stage 1 of the Proposed Regional Air Plan (Discharge of contaminants from domestic heating, outdoor burning, agrichemical and fertiliser use, and fire training)for Southland   Pursuant to Clause 5(1) of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, notice is hereby ... Read More
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