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 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

Demolition of former Club Hotel, Bluff

The Bluff Oyster and Food Festival Charitable Trust has applied to the Council for resource consent to demolish the former Club Hotel at 110-116 Gore Street, Bluff. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga lists the former hotel as a Category II protected building, and it also has protection under the rules of the Invercargill City Proposed District Plan. The application is being processed in a fully notified manner, which means that anyone may make a submission. Submissions must be received no later than Friday,  1 February 2019.



You may email your electronic submission to, or send your written submission to Invercargill City Council, Private Bag 90103, Invercargill, using the form in the link below.  You must serve a copy on the applicant: Bluff Oyster and Food Festival Charitable Trust, PO Box 154, Bluff 9842 or email

You should indicate in your submission whether you wish to speak to your submission at a Hearing.  If you do, we will contact you before the Hearing  to provide you with more details. Related documents:

Application Form
Assessement of Environmental Effects
ICC Hazard Map
ICC Hazard Map Legend
Letter from the New Zealand Transport Agency
Heritage Impact Assessment Club Hotel ( New Zealand Heritage Properties)
Letter of Commentary – Inspection Review (GM Designs Ltd, Invercargill)
Engineering Report for 100-116 Gore Street, Bluff (Coles Consulting Ltd, Invercargill)
Updated illustrated plans of Gore Street frontage (McCulloch Architects)
Minutes of Bluff Community Board meeting – 20 November 2017

Bluff Oyster and Food Festival Trustees Comments


Public Notice and Submission form
Public Notice

Submission Form



Southland District Council




Venture Southland