The Council consults 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.
The Invercargill City Council is in the process of reviewing bylaws that were enacted in 2010. Council has bylaws that are required under the Local Government Act 2002 and these must be reviewed regularly.
Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policies
Invercargill City Council has a responsibility under the Building Act 2004 to adopt a policy on the management of dangerous and insanitary buildings. The policies set out the Council’s approach when it becomes aware that a building is dangerous or insanitary and the responsibilities of the owner in relation to these buildings.
The policies have been in place for a number of years however and are subject to periodic review to ensure that they are up to date and consistent with Council’s current practices and intention for the management of these buildings.
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Invercargill City Council
Submission –Dangerous Buildings Policy
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Invercargill City Council
Submission –Insanitary Buildings Policy
Private Bag 90104
Submissions close at 5pm on Friday, 16 November 2018. NOTE: Submissions, including your name and address, will be included in papers which are available to the public.
The Council is running a survey, both online and in hard copy, asking people what they’ve liked and whether they value having a City Centre Co-ordinator to do this work. Because the position is funded by a targeted rate paid by city centre businesses, we are particularly keen for them to complete the survey – but members of the public are welcome too.
Here’s how to have your say:
Complete the online survey
OR fill out the survey in City Centre News published
on page 2 of The Southland Express (4 October 2018).
OR print and post this survey form
OR pick up a hard copy from the Help Desk at the Civic Administration Building.
NOTE: The survey closes on Friday, 19 October.
Expressions of interest sought
to operate Anderson House
People, business owners, or other groups are invited to put forward their interest in operating Anderson House.
On behalf of the Invercargill City Council, Venture Southland is seeking expressions of interest in operating one or more services from the iconic homestead.
Significant consultation has been undertaken in relation to Anderson House, in which the community indicated it supported the house reopening.
During the Long-term Plan process earlier this year, Council approved plans to undertake earthquake strengthening and make improvements to the building, which would allow it to be reopened to the public.
Improvements would include upgrading the toilets, adding a lift and fire safety upgrades.
The expression of interest process, which opens today, is for any party, including trusts or private sector operators, to put forward a proposal about how it would run Anderson House if offered the chance.
Expressions of interest should be well thought through, with information on the proposed operation, how it would be run and funded, and should outline the group’s skills and governance model.
Any proposal submitted should also explain how the operation would fit within the context of the wider Anderson Park area and meet the needs of the community.
For full details, including background documentation, visit the Venture Southland website. Expressions of Interest are due by 5 pm, 26 October 2018.
Consult South resource
Consult South provides links to public consultation information supplied by Environment Southland, Gore District Council, Invercargill City Council, Southland District Council and Venture Southland. The logos act as links to the organisations’ home pages and, when applicable, additional links to specific pages with full details about the consultations are provided.
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Keeping of Animals Bylaw
The Invercargill City Council is reviewing its Bylaw that regulates the keeping of animals, excluding dogs, within the District. The Council proposed an amendment to the definition of Urban Area within the Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw to align with the Residential zones of the Invercargill City Council District Plan. The Council further proposes two new clauses are added to the Bylaw to prevent the keeping of pigs within the Urban Area, and to create a maximum limit of 12 head of poultry within the Urban Area. Related documents: Animals Bylaw – Consultation Overview,
Animals Bylaw -amended for consultation. Animals Bylaw – Urban Area Map. Consultation closed on Friday, 5 October 2018.
The Council has received a resource consent application from the Invercargill Licensing Trust to erect a new hotel on the corner of Don and Dee Streets. Submissions were invited; the closing date was Thursday, 13 September 2018. This page has details about the application.
Proposal to allow camping on Stead Street Reserve
An application has been received from the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association to lease an area of approximately 5,600m2 of land at Stead Street adjacent to the wharf for the association’s members to use. Part of this land is reclaimed infrastructure land and the other part is Reserve land. The Council sought feedback from the community on this proposal in accordance with section 41 of the Reserves Act 1977.
Southland Museum and Art Gallery
Community conversations about a project to redevelop the Southland Museum were held in Invercargill, Gore and other Southland centres in July 2018. An online survey was also held during the month.
Reservation status 83 Lardner Road, Invercargill
Consultation on a proposal to revoke the reservation status of land described as 13.9060ha being Lot 1 DP 2991, Part Mason Road Reserve (83 Lardner Road, Invercargill) closed at noon on 20 July 2018.
Dog Control Bylaw and Policy
Submissions on the draft Dog Control Bylaw and Policy closed on 26 May 2018 and the Regulatory Services Committee considered written and oral submissions at a meeting on 29 May.
Methamphetamine Property Policy
The risk of illness occurring as a result of residing in a property contaminated with methamphetamine residue has been considered by Council. Council has prepared a draft Methamphetamine Property Policy addresses steps which will be taken if Council is informed that a property is contaminated with methamphetamine. Methamphetamine Property Policy Consultation closed at 5pm on 27 April 2018.
Health and Hygiene Bylaw
The risk of infection and transmission of disease occurring as a result of skin piercing has been considered by Council. The draft Health and Hygiene Bylaw addresses steps which council can put in place which may assist in mitigating this risk. Health and Hygiene Bylaw Consultation closed at 5pm on 27 April 2018.
Long-Term Plan Consultation 2018-2028
Submissions on the Long-Term Plan 2018-2028 closed at 5pm on 20 April 2018. The LTP sets out Council’s vision and examines the projects and services the Council will deliver for the next 10 years, with the Consultation Document covering the key issues. Submissions on the LTP opened on 12 March 2018 u and Consultation Documents were delivered to households in Invercargill and Bluff between 20 March and 27 March.
Anderson House Report
Arts and Creativity Invercargill Report
Combined Council Activity Statements
Development of Māori Contribution to Decision Making
Living Dinosaurs Report
Revenue and Financing Policy
Schedule of Fees and Charges
Significance and Engagement Policy Summary
Southland Regional Public Transport Plan 2017
Statement of Accounting Policies
Unbalanced Budget Report
Variation from Waste Plans and AWSS
Activity Management Plans:
Building Assets Activity Management Plan 2017
Combined Council Activity Statements
Community Development Activity Management Plan 2017
Democratic Process Activity Plan 2017
Housing Care Activity Management Plan 2017
Investment Property Activity Management Plan 2017
Library and Archives Activity Plan 2017
Parks Asset Management Plan 2017
Pools Activity Management Plan 2017
Regulatory Services Activity Management Plan 2017
Roading Activity Management Plan 2017
Solid Waste Activity Management Plan 2017
Stormwater Activity Management Plan 2017
Water Activity Management Plan 2017
City Centre Heritage Survey
The Council’s online survey seeking views on the heritage buildings in Invercargill’s city centre closed on Monday, 26 March 2018.
Regional Public Transport Plan
Submissions on the proposed Regional Public Transport Plan opened on Monday, 13 November 2017 and closed on 15 December 2017. The Council sought the views of the public on bus route changes, new fare structure, changes to Total Mobility and any areas where people believed the coverage of bus travel should be improved and why.
Earthquake-prone building legislation
The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 requires prioritisation, identification and remediation of earthquake-prone buildings that either pose a high risk to life and safety or are critical to recovery in an emergency. These buildings must be identified with community input. Feedback was also sought by the Invercargill City Council on proposals for roads, footpaths and other thoroughfares that should be prioritised. The consultation closed on Friday, 16 December 2017.
Regional Public Transport Plan
Submissions on the proposed Regional Public Transport Plan opened on Monday, 13 November 2017 and close on 15 December. The Council sought the views of the public on bus route changes, new fare structure, changes to Total Mobility and any areas where people believed the coverage of bus travel should be improved and why.
Tattoo and skin piercing Bylaw
The Council is looking at introducing a Bylaw that would regulate these industries: Tattooing, including semi-permanent; Piercing of the skin; Beauty therapy – including tanning, waxing and makeup application, and Nail Technicians. The bylaw is being drafted out of concern for public health and safety. The regulation of these industries would seek to minimise public risk of exposure to communicable diseases such as Hepatitis B and C, HIV/AIDs and bacterial skin infections. Two workshops were held in the Council Chamber on Monday, 27 November 2017.
Dog Rehoming and Euthanasia Review: Independent Panel
The Invercargill City Council is looking for six local people to engage with the public and sit on an Advisory Panel for the Council’s Dog Rehoming and Euthanasia Review. Written expressions of interest referring to the skills listed above must be received by 5pm on Friday, 3 November 2017.
2017 Bylaw Review
Submissions sought on the following four Bylaws during the 2017 Bylaw Review closed on 27 October 2017: Bylaw 2008/6 – Water Supply, Bylaw 2008/3 – Cemeteries and Crematorium, Bylaw 2012/1 – Urupa (Maori Burial Site) Te Hau Mutunga and Bylaw 2008/1 – Environmental Health
Mayoral Forum: Southland Regional Development Proposal
The Southland Mayoral Forum consulted Southlanders on a proposal for the creation of a council-controlled organisation (CCO) to champion and lead regional development in the region. Public submissions closed on 2 October 2017.
Trade Waste Bylaw Review 2017
The Trade Waste Bylaw manages the reticulated sewerage system in the District and has proved to be an effective and efficient method of controlling discharges of trade waste. Submissions on the reviewed closed on 22 September 2017.
Smokefree Areas Policy
The Council has developed a new policy that would allow certain areas around the Invercargill City District to be a “smokefree” area. Submissions closed at 5pm on Friday, 15 September 2017.
Significant Events Bylaw
The Council is reviewing Bylaw 2011/1 – Significant Events, as required under Section 158(2) of the Local Government Act 2002. Submissions close at 5pm on Friday, 15 September 2017.
Fire Prevention (Vegetation) Bylaw Review 2017
The Council proposes to extend this current bylaw with no changes required, and then review this again once the Fire Service has been restructured to either amend or revoke the bylaw. Submissions closed on 28 July 2017.
Bus Services survey for householders
The Invercargill City Council consulted on the city’s bus services via a household survey (one survey to be completed by each participating household). The survey closed on Monday, 15 May 2017.
Fee changes for Commercial Buildings
The Council consulted on a proposed change to the fees charged for the second or subsequent Certificates of Public Use (CPU) for Commercial Buildings issued under the Building Act 2004, which would see it rise from $350 to $5000.
Surrey Park classification
Invercargill City Council, as the administering body of Surrey Park, proposed that the acquired areas taken under section 40 of the Public Works Act, more particularly identified as 0.6890ha, being section 3 SO 480427 and Lot 2 DP 5294 (ex-Surrey Park School site), be designated as Recreation Reserve.
2017-2018 Annual Plan
Invercargill City Council’s Annual Plan for 2017/18 represents the third year of the Long-Term Plan 2015-2025 (LTP). People were invited to submit on any of the content that was included in the LTP, as well as the content included in the consultation document. Consultation closed on 22 March 2017.
Teviot Street Reserve freehold proposal
The Council proposes that the Teviot Steet Reserve status be revoked to freehold the land for sale. Submissions on the proposal closed on Friday, 3 March 2017.
Easter trading hours
The Government has provided the Council with the powers to allow shops to open on Easter Sunday. The Council sought feedback to see if that was something that retailers, restaurateurs and the general public would be interested in seeing change. The related online feedback closed on 30 September 2016. Council determined not to develop a policy.
Increasing Southlanders’ awareness of natural hazards in their area is one of the goals set out in Emergency Management Southland’s draft Group Plan. Submissions on the Plan closed on 16 September 2016.
The Group wants to construct and operate a dairy hub within the Rural Sub-Area. The hub will include a contracting yard and depot, a light engineering and maintenance workshop, staff accommodation, and an administration office for a maximum of 15 staff. Submissions closed 16 September 2016.
Glengarry Crescent: proposed exchange of reserve land
The Invercargill City Council Parks Department currently occupies an area of Council land for a playground at Glengarry Crescent and intends to take over this land and classify it as a reserve by exchanging the land for the existing reserve land on the outside of the crescent. Submissions closed on 24 August 2016.
Proposal to freehold land at Chesney Street Reserve
Notice is given pursuant to Section 24(1)(b) of the Reserves Act 1977 that the Invercargill City Council as administering body of Chesney Street Reserve proposes that the reserve as more particularly identified as 1166m², being Lot 19 DP 11128, be revoked. The reason for the proposed revocation is to freehold the land for the purposes of sale. You are invited under Section 24(1)(b) of the Reserves Act 1977 to lodge written submissions on the proposal. Please forward your submission on either of the above proposals to the Parks Manager, Invercargill City Council, Private Bag 90104, Invercargill 9840. Submissions closed on Wednesday, 24 August 2016.
Library Layout Proposal 2016
The Invercargill City Library started a consultation process two years ago and has come up with a proposal it would like to get underway in January 2017. The proposed changes:
Submissions closed on Friday, 22 July 2016
The Council is reviewing the 2004 Concept Plan for Surrey Park before making decisions on further developments. Written submissions closed at 4pm on Friday 8 July 2016.
Annual Plan 2016-2017
Submissions on Invercargill City Council’s Annual Plan 2016-2017 closed at 5pm on Friday, 8 April 2016.
Cook Islands Christian Church
The Cook Islands Christian Church Invercargill (Southland Branch) Society has applied to operate a Church Community Centre at 250 McQuarrie Street, Invercargill (formerly Elston Lea School). Submissions closed on 3 March 2016.
Proposed Parking, and Roading and Traffic, Bylaws
In a review of the current bylaw used to enforce parking and road use, a number of items were identified as needing to be changed to make the bylaw more effective and less confusing. The Council will repeal that bylaw and introduce two new bylaws: one for Parking and the other for Roading and Traffic. Submissions on the proposed bylaws closed on 29 January 2016.
NOTE: Fixed signwriting on a motor vehicle is exempt from the proposed Roading and Traffic Bylaw when the vehicle only includes the name and location of the business and the range of services provided. Click for details.
Variations to the Proposed District Plan
For information about the District Plan review process visit this page.
Myross Bush Reserve: Proposed Exchange of Reserve land
The Council wishes to exchange land located at 238 Mill Road North, Invercargill including the hall and sports grounds for adjoining land located at 275 Drysdale Road. Following this exchange of land Council subsequently wishes to dispose of land located at 275 Drysdale Road as advertised through the Long Term Plan as part of the ICC Parks Strategy 2013. Submissions closed at 4pm on Friday, 16 October 2015.
Representation Review 2015: Initial Proposal
Submissions closed at 5pm on Tuesday, September 8.
Subdivision – 469 North Road
Written submissions closed on Wednesday, 29 July 2015.
The Invercargill City Council Council has reviewed its Class 4 Gambling Venues Policy and created a separate TAB Gambling Venues Policy. Submissions on the proposed changes closed on 20 July 2015.
Representation Review 2015
Submissions on the 2015 review closed on 17 July 2015.
Long-Term Plan 2015-2025
Council produced a Consultation Document covering the key issues in the Long-Term Plan. Submissions opened on Saturday 25 April and closed at 5pm on Monday, 25 May 2015.
Kakapo and Tuatara proposal
An application has been received to construct enclosures for the housing and display of Kakapo and Tuatara on the north side of The Southland Museum and Art gallery. Submissions closed at 4pm on Friday, 8 May 2015. Related document: SMAG Tuatarium and Kakapo Proposal (6MB pdf)
Dog Control Bylaw and Dog Control Policy
The Invercargill City Council is in the process of changing the Animal Control Bylaw and Dog Control Policy. Submissions closed on 8 May 2015. Related documents: Proposed Dog Control Bylaw and current Animal Control Bylaw, Proposed Dog Control Policy and current Dog Control Policy, Statement of Proposal – Dog Control, General information about dogs.
Taha – storage of hazardous substances
Taha Asia Pacific Limited applied for resource consent to store 11,400 tonnes of Ouvea Premix for a five-year period at 9 Matheson Road, Kennington. Ouvea Premix is classified as a Class 6 Poisonous Substance under the Invercargill City District Plan. Submissions closed on 18 March 2015.
Draft Otago-Southland Regional Land Transport Plans
Southland and Otago residents had until Friday, 6 March 2015, to make submissions on the Draft Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015-2021.
The Council invited people to have their say about proposed options for the Southland Outdoor Stadium (Rugby Park). Submissions closed on February 13, 2015. Related document: Rugby Park Consultation Document. Extracted sections from the full consultation document: Rugby Park – Background to Proposal, Rugby Park – Council analysis of the options, Rugby Park – Consultation details
Representation Review Advisory Panel
The Council sought six local people to engage with the public and sit on an Advisory Panel for the Council’s 2015 Representation Review. Written expressions of interest closed at 5pm on Friday, 13 February 2015.
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: Maori Land proposed policy. Rates Postponement Policy, Rates Remissions Policy.`
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). Submissions closed on December 12, 2014. Related documents: Application, Short application, Further information and Scheme plan.
Regional Public Transport Plan
Submissions were invited on the Regional Public Transport Plan which establishes how Council intends to achieve an affordable, integrated, safe and sustainable land transport system. Submissions closed on December 5, 2014. Related documents: Statement of Proposal, Regional Public Transport Plan 2012-2015.
Uncalled capital: consultation reopened
Councillors approved reopening the consultation process and the issuing of a Clarification Document. Public submissions on the uncalled capital proposal closed on Friday, November 14, 2014. Related documents: Clarification, Holdco Group Debt Facility Forecast by Quarter for Council