Update on the Invercargill City Council Annual Plan 2020/2021

The Annual Plan will contain the budget for the financial year (July 2020 – June 2021) and include details of any variations to the forecast for Year 3 (2020/2021) included in the Long-term Plan (2018 – 2028)

Invercargill City Council will adopt and publish an Annual Plan prior to the end of June 2020.  This will be based on the third year of the Long Term Plan.  As a result consultation on the Annual Plan is not required.

Council made this decision at an Extraordinary Meeting of Council meeting held on Tuesday 24 March 2020, following consideration of the unique circumstances caused by Covid-19.

The rates rise forecast in the 2018 – 2028 LTP for 2020/2021 was 3.54%.  Council will deliberate prior to the adoption of the 2020/2021 Annual Plan and may continue with this forecast rates rise or adopt a lower level rate rise.

Updates will be provided as Council prepares the annual plan.

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If you have enquiries please contact

Rhiannon Suter

Strategy and Policy Manager


The Council consults with residents and ratepayers, ensuring they can participate in the decision-making process. 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.


Amendments to the Elizabeth Park Management Plan

Submissions closed 28 February 2020

The Invercargill City Council (Council) has been asked to amend its Elizabeth Park Management Plan to allow Southland BMX to relocate to another area of Elizabeth Park and develop a new track, while removing the old track to ground level.

In addition to the BMX proposal Parks and Recreation has also made proposed changes to the Management Plan which are shown in red.

To have your say on this proposal you need to provide feedback to the Council by 4pm, Friday 28 February, 2020.

You can provide your feedback through completing a submission form or writing to:

Parks and Recreation Manager
Invercargill City Council

Private Bag 90104

Or by emailing:

2020 Elizabeth Park Proposal
2020 Elizabeth Park Draft Management Plan
Southland BMX Club (Elizabeth Park) Development Proposal
Southland BMX Club (Elizabeth Park) Concept Plans
Elizabeth Park Management Plan Submission Form

Environment Southland Protecting Toheroa

Environment Southland is seeking feedback on some important options to protect the toheroa (a native shellfish) on Oreti Beach.

The four options provide a different level of vehicle restriction on the beach, and each would provide a ‘safe zone’ for people and young toheroa, free from vehicles. To find out more and to submit your feedback on which option you more prefer go to

Parks and Recreation Issues and Opportunities

Submissions closed 3 February 2020

The Parks and Recreation Issues and Opportunities paper was developed following targeted consultation with key stakeholders.

Those stakeholders are now invited to provide further feedback.

The Issues and Opportunities paper will help to inform the overall development of the Parks and Recreation Strategy.

Wider public consultation will be opened at that time.

Please provide your feedback on the Issues and Opportunities paper by Monday, 3 February, 2020.


Phone: (03) 2199070

Closed consultations

JJ Limited Resource Consent Application for land use

Publicly Notified Resource Consent Application: At 27 Lorne Dacre Road and 2137 Winton Lorneville Highway, INVERCARGILL

J J Limited has applied to the Invercargill City Council for resource consent to establish and operate a farm vehicle sales and service business within Rural Zone at 27 Lorne Dacre Road, and 2137 Winton Lorneville Highway, INVERCARGILL.

Submissions closed 20 September 2019

Decision of the Commissioner on the JJ Ltd Application

JJ Limited Land Use Consent Application

JJ Limited Application – AEE

JJ Limited Plans

Council’s s42A Report

Local Alcohol Policy

The Invercargill City Council together with the Southland District Council reviewed the Combined Local Alcohol Policy.

This Policy provides guidance for operators of venues that sell Alcohol in accordance with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Submissions closed August 2019

Gambling Policies

The Invercargill City Council reviewed two Gambling Policies, the Class 4 Gambling Venues Policy and the Board (TAB) Venues Gambling Policy.

These Policies provide guidelines and regulations for private providers of gaming machines, and ensures a safe environment for public participation, in relation to the Gambling Act 2003.

Consultation closed 26 July 2019

Draft Class 4 Gambling Venues Policy

Draft Board Venues Policy

City Block Consultation

The Council is consulted on its proposal to invest up to $30 million in the City Block Development.

Consultation closed Friday 28 June 2019

Find out more about the decision here

2019/20 Fees and Charges

The Council is carrying out consultation on its Fees and Charges for 2019/20 and invites submissions.

This is your opportunity to make comments and let us know what you think by lodging a submission.

Submissions on the 2019/20 Schedule of Fees and Charges closed on Friday 24 May 2019.

Fees and Charges Document

Fees and Charges Submission Form

Demolition of former Club Hotel, Bluff

Consultation closed

Commissioner’s Decision
Decision of Commissioner

Read Council’s Section 42A Report

The Council’s Section 42 A Report under the Resource Management Act regarding the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival Charitable Trust application to demolish the former Club Hotel is available below:

Section 42A Report – Club Hotel

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.

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


Consultation Archive



The Council is required by law to consult with residents and ratepayers about certain aspects of its business. This page contains details about current consultations

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Annual Plan

Annual Plans are produced in the two years between the adoptions of Long Term Plans (LTPs).

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Annual Report

The Annual Report provides information on what the Council planned to achieve in the year and what was actually achieved.

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Activity and Asset plans

The documents on this page describe how the Council plans to manage assets or activities in various areas.

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