Councillors to consider change to rates increase

Invercargill City Councillors are set to consider a change to the proposed rates increase following feedback from the community. While a rates increase of 7.78 per cent had been originally forecast in the Council’s draft Annual Plan, it has been revised to a 7.15 per cent increase. A report outlining options for further reducing the […]

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Splash Palace to close for upgrades

Invercargill’s Splash Palace is set to close during June to allow for upgrades and planned maintenance. The facility will close from Monday 30 May to Sunday 3 July to allow the work to be undertaken, which will include painting, replacing the bulkhead in the 50m pool and installing a new flooring system to make entry […]

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Governance Review Legacy Report notes progress and future steps

Invercargill City Council has received a report that tracks its progress in responding to governance matters raised in late 2020 and recommends next steps. The Governance Review Legacy Report was presented to today’s Project Governance Group (PGG) meeting and will be formally considered by the Council at its meeting next week (Tuesday 10 May). It […]

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Rugby Park seismic strengthening plans under way

Seismic strengthening work will be required at Rugby Park after parts of the facility have been confirmed to be earthquake prone. As part of a thorough assessment of its buildings and facilities, in line with updated building standards introduced in 2017, Invercargill City Council commissioned several reports to look into the condition of structures at […]

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Stead St to open to two-way traffic

The Stead St Stopbank Upgrade will mark a project milestone next week as the road reopens to two lanes. It was hoped the road could be reopened to two lanes at the end of April but the impact of Covid-19 on the crews working on site has meant a delay on the reopening date. Invercargill […]

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New look for Russell Square

Popular playground Russell Square is getting a facelift, beginning this month. The work began this week, with Invercargil City Council Parks and Recreation staff and contractors beggining the removal of poplar trees on the eastern boundary on Elles Rd. Council Parks and Recreation Manager Caroline Rain said work would take place in two stages – […]

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