Flood Control Management Bylaw
The Southland Flood Control and Drainage Management Bylaw 2020 aims to manage and protect the integrity of Environment Southland’s assets like stop banks, detention dams, bridges, culverts and tide gate structures which all assist in controlling flooding and protecting our communities.
The bylaw came into force on 23 May 2020 and replaces the Southland Flood Control Management Bylaw from 2010.
The bylaw restricts the types of activities that can happen in a floodway or near stop banks including any modification, planting, construction, storage of anything (such as baleage) and earthworks.
Maintaining and improving flood protection infrastructure is an important part of Environment Southland’s work. Through our comprehensive annual maintenance programme, we look after Southland’s 458 kilometres of stop banks that protect people, property and livelihoods.
The previous bylaw was reviewed last year and was notified for public submissions in October. One of the new additions is a set of maps making the floodway and stop bank network more easily identified by landowners.
Some activities that occur in the flood control area require authorisation from Environment Southland.
View the maps index page (Appendix 2 of the bylaw) (PDF, 1.5MB)
View the maps (Appendix 2 of the bylaw) (PDF, 27MB)
View the map online (external link)
Apply for an Authority under this bylaw (external link, online form)
Apply for an Authority under this bylaw (PDF, 470KB)
If you need advice on baleage storage or other aspects of this new flood control management bylaw, please contact 0800 76 88 45 or email email@example.com.