Consult South

Consult South provides links to public consultation details for the four Southland councils and Venture Southland. Brief details of the consultations will be provided on this page by the individual councils and inquiries should be addressed to them.


Environment Southland

Coastal Plan Review

A major step in the review of the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland is available for public feedback until Friday, 21 December 2018. A strategic direction document was considered by Environment Southland councillors and   further input is wanted to ensure it provides the right foundation for the Coastal Plan review. The strategic direction is non-regulatory and non-binding, however it is an important step as it provides information and transparency about how Council intends to manage significant issues in the Coastal Marine Area in the future.

Have your say on the strategic direction until 21 December by providing comment online at, via email to or in writing to Private Bag 90116, Invercargill 9840.

Once feedback has been received, the strategic direction document will be revised if required and given to Council for final approval early next year. The next stage will be to work with key stakeholders and partners to develop an initial draft of the Coastal Plan, which the public will then have an opportunity to submit on.



Gore District Council




Invercargill City Council

Smokefree Areas Policy

Council  has reviewed its Smokefree Areas Policy and proposes to continue the Policy without any changes.  Although Council is not proposing to change the Policy, we are interested in your feedback on how effective it has been, if you believe there should be changes to the Policy and if there is an appetite in the community to extend the areas covered by the Policy.

Related documents:

Smokefree Areas Policy – consultation document
Current policy
Smokefree Areas – submission form

Submissions close on 7 December 2018 and can be posted to:

Submission – Smokefree Areas Policy
Invercargill City Council
Private Bag 90104
Invercargill 9840

Or emailed to:



Southland District Council




Venture Southland