Council Information

Festive Season Hours

The office will close at 4.30 pm on Monday 24 December 2018 and re-open at 8.30 am on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Building Consents and Planning will be closed for processing from the 20 December 2018 to the 10 January 2019.

Emergency Calls Only – Water/Sewerage/Drainage/Roading/Animal Control

Telephone 0800 474 834

Westland District Library (20 Sewell Street, Hokitika)

Adopted Freedom Camping Bylaw

The Bylaw and associated maps can be found here:

Westland District Council held the hearing of submissions for the proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw on Thursday evening, 29 November 2018. The Bylaw was adopted by Council with amendments made based on the verbal and written submissions received.

Extraordinary Council Meeting


Pursuant to Section 46 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, public notice is hereby given of the following Extraordinary Council Meeting to be held in the Council Chambers, Westland District Council, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika:



Applications under s 101 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

The following businesses have made applications under s 101 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act for licences:


Westcoast Treetop Walk and Cafe – Hokitika

The Craypot – Jackson Bay


Stone Oven Bakery and Cafe – Hokitika

Ross Store – Ross

Alice May – Franz Josef Glacier

See here for further information.

Proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw 2018

The Westland District Council proposes a Freedom Camping Bylaw 2018, under Section 11 of the Freedom Camping Act 2011.

Final Representation Arrangements - 2019 Local Elections

On 23 August 2018, the Westland District Council gave public notice of its final proposal for representation arrangements to apply for the Council for the elections to be held on 12 October 2019. Notification of the right to appeal or object was also given. No appeals or objections were received in respect of the resolution, therefore the representation arrangements for the Westland District Council’s 2019 local elections will be the same as in the final proposal:

Christmas decoration funding EOIs

Westland District Council has $10,000 is available for distribution for street decorations for Christmas 2018 from community groups and organisations throughout the Westland District.  Expressions of Interest  in writing are due by

Submissions on 2018 Review of Class Four Gambling Venue Policy - now closed

The submission period is now closed.

Submissions are invited on the 2018 Review of the Class Four Gambling Venue Policy. The proposal, a copy of the draft 2018 Policy and the submission form are available at Council’s Reception desk and on Council’s website.

Submissions can be made online using the Submission Form. Submissions close at 5pm on Thursday 1 November 2018.

Contact Derek Blight, Community Development Advisor for enquires, Telephone 755 9047


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