Council Information

Proposed road closures



Totara Valley Road

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that for the purpose of waterway repairs, the Westland District Council proposes to close the following road to ordinary vehicular traffic indicated hereunder.

Totara Valley Road

Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 June 2020 7am until 5pm

During the proposed period of closure access will be provided in an emergency.

Media Release - Decisions following Draft AP Hearing

17 June 2020


Council’s decisions on the Draft Annual Plan 2020/2021

Council yesterday, 16 June, heard from 15 submitters to the Draft Annual Plan 2020/2021 on a variety of topics contained within the Consultation Document and submissions.

Following serious questioning and debate Council agreed to make the following amendments to the Draft Annual Plan, which will be adopted at an Extraordinary Meeting on 30 June 2020:

June Meetings


Pursuant to Section 46 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, public notice is hereby given of the following meetings to be held in the Council Chambers, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika and via Zoom during June 2020:


Purpose of Meeting


Summary of the WCWT Subcommittee June 2020

West Coast Wilderness Trail Subcommittee

11 June 2020, 3pm

Adopt Terms of Reference

Simon Bastion, Chief Executive introduced the report and advised that the Terms of Reference provides the key responsibilities of the Subcommittee.

The Subcommittee adopted the Terms of Reference.


West Coast Wilderness Trust Chair

Geoff Gabites and Jackie Gurden gave a verbal update about the Trust and the work that is being done and intended to do.

Summary of June Community Dev Committee

Community Development Committee

Monday 8 June 2020, 5.30pm



Simon Bastion spoke to the action list.


Westland Cultural Heritage Tourism Project

Jackie Gurden spoke to the presentation.

The project is in three parts, two in Hokitika and one in Ross. They will work with groups on funding applications and the Council’s Hokitika CBD plan.

The Committee received the report.

Heritage Hokitika Projects

Summary of May Council meeting

Council Meeting 28 May 2020

Action List

Simon Bastion, Chief Executive spoke to the report.

Manatu Whakaaetanga Partnership Agreement has now been signed by all parties.

Kw Madgwick thanked Council for creating the agreement. Iwi look forward to the working relationship.

Marks Road reserve removed from the list as FRNZ have found an alternative location.

Chief Executive Quarterly Report

Simon Bastion, Chief Executive spoke to the report and advised that:

Queen's Birthday Weekend

Opening hours:

Monday 1 June

Council offices Closed

Westland District Library Closed

Transfer Stations:

Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 May: open as normal

Monday 1 June: Hokitika & Fox Glacier closed

Kerbside Collections

Monday 1 June as normal


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