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Meet the current Councillors, representing the Southland community.
Activities that might affect the environment could require a resource consent from us.
Read about land management issues and good environmental practices.
Get the latest air quality information and monitoring results.
We monitor information about the environment to enable it to be managed for future generations.
Check out a range of helpful information for our farming community.
There are many opportunities for the community to participate in our decision-making processes.
Below is a list of all our current and closed consultations.
To see all publicly notified consents, please click here.
Our proposal for a Southland Regional Pest Management Plan and proposed Biosecurity Strategy will set the scene for biosecurity in Southland for the next 10 years, so it is important that we get it right. We want to hear your views, so click here to find out more and make a submission.
In the lead-up to the next local body elections on 12 October 2019, we have to consider whether we have appropriate representation arrangements in place that take communities of interest and representation fairness into account. Those who made a submission can lodge an appeal by 4.30 pm on 28 September 2018.
The Long-term Plan 2018-2028 details the actions we propose to take over the 10-year life of the plan to manage the region’s natural resources sustainably for the benefit of all Southlanders. Tell us what you think by 4.30pm, Wednesday 16 May 2018.
Environment Southland’s fees and charges have been reviewed. There are some new ones, and existing ones have increased. Read the full proposal and send us your submission by 4.30pm, Wednesday 16 May.
The Otago and Southland Regional Transport Committees (RTCs) are consulting on proposed variations to the Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015-21.
Submissions have now closed on the Southland Mayoral Forum's proposal for a Southland Regional Development Agency (SRDA).
We are revisiting the goal, aims and specific objectives and consulting on what the main problems are that need to be addressed.
At the moment, the way electricity transmission prices are spread across New Zealand isn’t fair or equal. We are calling for Southlanders to get involved in our #fairpricing campaign.
Submissions on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan have now closed.