What we do
Environment Southland is responsible for coordinating regional land transport activities and preparing a regional land transport plan. We do this with the help of the Regional Transport Committee, which prepares a plan for Council approval, and assists us in relation to our other transport responsibilities under the Land Transport Management Act.
What others do
|Task||Responsibility & more information|
|Management of public transport services||Invercargill City Council|
|Management of Total Mobility Scheme within the region||Invercargill City Council|
|Management and maintenance of roads and footpaths||Invercargill City Council, Southland District Council & Gore District Council|
|Management and maintenance of State Highways||New Zealand Transport Agency|
Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2018-2021
Otago and Southland Regional Transport Committees collaboratively developed the Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2018-2021. This document sets the strategic direction for land transport in Otago/Southland, and lists the recommended activities for funding from the National Land Transport Fund administered by the NZ Transport Agency.
Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2021-2031
The committees are now seeking feedback on the draft Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2021-2031. Read more here.
Stock Effluent Disposal Sites
Transporting stock is a major issue for farmers, transporters and other road users.
Effluent discharges are the responsibility of transport operators and the owner of the stock. Transport operators are required to make their own arrangements for the emptying of effluent tanks.
There is currently one Stock Effluent Dump Site in Southland, located at Five Rivers, with provision for a further site included in our current Long-term Plan.
Dust from gravel roads pollutes the air, reduces visibility and road safety, can aggravate respiratory conditions and is a general nuisance.
Used oil has previously been able to be applied to roads to suppress dust. However, under the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan, used oil is a recognized hazardous substance and can no longer be applied as a dust suppressant.
You can apply some dust suppressants as a permitted activity (i.e. no consent is required) if you use an approved suppressant in accordance with the conditions of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996.