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.

Representation Review Advisory Panel

Council is looking for six local people to engage with the public and sit on an Advisory Panel for the Council’s 2015 Representation Review. The review includes how Councillors are elected and the need for Community Boards. Written expressions of interest referring to the skills listed above must be received by 5pm on Friday 13 February 2015, addressed to: The Manager – Strategy and Policy Invercargill City Council 101 Esk St Private Bag 90104 Invercargill 9840


Earlier consultations

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

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). The proposal includes construction of a sewer main along Retreat Road which will either be vested in the Council or retained in private ownership by the applicant. Submissions closed on December 12, 2014; note that a copy of a submission must also be served on the applicant. The documents:

Regional Public Transport Plan

Submission are invited on the Regional Public Transport Plan which establishes how Council intends to achieve an affordable, integrated, safe and sustainable land transport system. Related documents are listed below; submissions closed on December 5.

Uncalled capital: consultation reopened

Invercargill City Councillors have approved reopening the consultation process and the issuing of a Clarification Document. This Clarification Document outlines 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.