The Council is required by law to consult with residents and ratepayers about certain aspects of its business. It encourages debate and viewpoints on all consultation documents as this helps the Council to make the best decisions possible based on the facts and research available at the time.



 Gambling venues

The Invercargill City Council Council has reviewed its Class 4 Gambling Venues Policy and created a separate TAB Gambling Venues Policy. If you would like to make a submission on the proposed changes the submission period is from Thursday 18 June 2015 to Monday 20 July 2015. Key documents:

Submissions must:
1. Clearly show the submitter’s name, address and contact phone number.
2. Be addressed to the undersigned and clearly labelled SUBMISSION – Class 4 Gambling Venues Policy or TAB Gambling Venues Policy.
3. Indicate whether the submitter wishes to be heard by the Council in support of his/her submission. The Hearing will take place at Council’s Regulatory Services Committee Meeting on Tuesday 4 August 2015. NOTE: The substance of the submission should be in writing. Verbal presentations should be restricted to five minutes.



Representation Review 2015

The Representation Review is your chance to have a say in how the City’s Councillors are elected, how many Councillors there are in total and whether there should be community boards in certain areas. The review is conducted every six years.

Related information:

  • More details (including dates and times for the consultation caravan)
  • Download the Representation Review booklet which outlines options for representation and includes a feedback form. You can also download a separate Review feedback form. The booklet will also be available at the Council Help Desk, 101 Esk Street; the Bluff Service Centre and the Invercargill Public Library.
    NOTE: Submissions close on 17 July 2015.
  • Feedback can also be provided by answering nine multi-choice questions via an online Representation Review survey.




Consult South resource

Consult South provides links to public consultation information supplied by Environment Southland, Gore District Council, Invercargill City Council, Southland District Council and Venture Southland. The logos act as links to the organisations’ home pages and, when applicable, additional links to specific pages with full details about the consultations are provided.


Earlier consultations


Long-Term Plan 2015-2025

The Invercargill City Council produces a 10-year plan which sets out all the projects and services Council will deliver. This plan is reviewed and updated every three years. Council has produced a Consultation Document to cover the key issues in the Long-Term Plan 2015-25. You are invited to provide your feedback. Submissions open on Saturday 25 April and closed at 5pm on Monday, 25 May 2015.

Supporting documentation

Click the link for related and supporting documents and links  including links to asset and activity plans.

Revenue and Financing Policy and 2015/16 Fees and Charges

In addition to the Consultation Document, Council is also consulting on its 2015/16 Fees and Charges and its proposed Revenue and Financing Policy.  You are invited to make submissions on either of these.  Submissions need to be received by Council by 5pm, Monday 25 May 2015.


Kakapo and Tuatara proposal

An application has been received to construct enclosures for the housing and display of Kakapo and Tuatara on the north side of The Southland Museum and Art gallery. This will require an amendment to the Queens Park Management Plan and Council called for submissions on the proposed amendment. Submissions closed at 4pm on Friday, 8 May 2015.  Related document:  SMAG Tuatarium and Kakapo Proposal (6MB pdf)

Dog Control Bylaw and Dog Control Policy

The Invercargill City Council is in the process of changing the Animal Control Bylaw and Dog Control Policy.  Submissions closed on 8 May 2015. Related documents: Proposed Dog Control Bylaw and current Animal Control Bylaw, Proposed Dog Control Policy and current Dog Control PolicyStatement of Proposal – Dog ControlGeneral information about dogs.

 Taha – storage of hazardous substances

 Taha Asia Pacific Limited has applied for resource consent to store 11,400 tonnes of Ouvea Premix for a five-year period at 9 Matheson Road, Kennington. Ouvea Premix is classified as a Class 6 Poisonous Substance under the Invercargill City District Plan. Submissions closed on 18 March 2015.  Related documents: Taha – Land Use applicationTaha – CorrectionsTaha – Application – further details

Draft Otago-Southland Regional Land Transport Plans

Southland and Otago residents had until Friday, 6 March 2015, to make submissions on the Draft Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015-2021. Environment Southland and the Otago Regional Council have joined forces to create a single document that looks at the transport challenges facing both regions and the best way to align roading programmes. The plans include all proposed State Highway and council projects for Southland and Otago for the next six years. To get national funding over the next three years a transport project must be included in the plans. Copies of the plans were are available on the Environment Southland website.

Rugby Park

The Council invited people to have their say about proposed options for the Southland Outdoor Stadium (Rugby Park). Submissions closed on February 13, 2015. Related document: Rugby Park Consultation Document. Extracted sections from the full consultation document: Rugby Park – Background to ProposalRugby Park – Council analysis of the optionsRugby Park – Consultation details

Representation Review Advisory Panel

The Council sought six local people to engage with the public and sit on an Advisory Panel for the Council’s 2015 Representation Review. Written expressions of interest had to be by 5pm on Friday, 13 February 2015. See this document for more details about the review, the review process and what is expected from panel members.

Rating Policy for Maori Freehold Land

The Invercargill City Council has developed its Rating Policy for Maori Freehold Land. Submissions closed on Friday, 16 January 2015. Related documents: Maori Land proposed policyRates Postponement PolicyRates Remissions Policy.

Subdivision: 41 Retreat Road

Resource consent is sought for subdivisions of 10,360 sq metres, 4372 sq metres and 4344 sq metres in the Rural Sub-Area (41 Retreat Road).Submissions closed on December 12, 2014. Related documents: ApplicationShort applicationFurther information and Scheme plan.

Regional Public Transport Plan

Submission were invited on the Regional Public Transport Plan which establishes how Council intends to achieve an affordable, integrated, safe and sustainable land transport system. Submissions closed on December 5, 2014. Related documents: Statement of ProposalRegional Public Transport Plan 2012-2015.

Uncalled capital: consultation reopened

Councillors approved reopening the consultation process and the issuing of a Clarification Document. The Clarification Document outlined changes to the original proposal document; the practicable options under consideration; the implications of each option; and clarification of issues that had caused some public confusion. Public submissions on the uncalled capital proposal closed on Friday, November 14, 2014. Related documents: ClarificationHoldco Group Debt Facility Forecast by Quarter for Council