District Information

Water Shutdown - Resolved

Repairs have been completed and the water is back on.

Urgent repair works are required on the water main on Thursday 22nd November 2018 from 7.00am to 11.00am approximately.

This will affect residents in the area of Pine Tree and Kaniere Tram Roads and a section of Kaniere Road.

WDC apologise for any inconvenience.

Opening of the new section of the West Coast Wilderness Trail

Ready for the summer season, the newest off-road section of the West Coast Wilderness Trail is set to open.

The current trail alignment is 2km on State Highway 6 from the golf course kiosk to Mananui carpark and then to Mananui historic mill site.

David Inwood, Group Manager – District Assets, says “With the opening of our new trail alignment the historic Mahinapua Rail Bridge will be accessible to the public following a successful joint project with Department of Conservation and Westland District Council.

Intended Works - Hokitika River Intake


This notice is to advise that construction works to upgrade the Hokitika water supply intake are planned from the 18th June 2018 to the 30th June 2018 weather dependent.

Area: Intersection of Pine Tree Road and Kaniere Tram Road.

During this period, heavy equipment usage and sheet piling installation operations will be underway.

Unfortunately, some disruption and noise impacts are unavoidable due to the nature of the works.

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund 2018

Applications for the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund are now open and close 30 June 2018.

Application forms are available below.

The officer for enquiries is Derek Blight, Community Development Advisor, 03 756 9047.

Public Consultation: LTP 2018-2028 (Closed)

Have Your Say


Submissions are closed as at June 15th 2018, 5pm.

All submissions have been collated and are available for view at the bottom of this web page.


Public Consultation: Bylaws (Closed)

Have Your Say


Submissions are closed as at June 15th 2018, 5pm.




Note: This submission is a public document and the details provided will be displayed to members of the public.

Amateur Sports Trust


Amateur Sports Trust



The Development West Coast Amateur Sports Trust assists amateur sports people on the West Coast who have been recognised by their sports body as having potential to reach representative level to participate in training and competition.

Funding rounds are in March and September each year. ​Applications forms will be available on our website or from our offices when funding rounds are open.

Applications for 2018 are now closed.



eTXT Alert Test Announcement


WDC has implemented an SMS Alert information service for our local communities.

On Friday 16th February 2018 at 9:30am a test message was sent to individuals and groups who we have in our SMS eTXT Alert System.

This is a TEST only.

No alert is active and no action is necessary. It is intended that SMS Alert messages will only be sent regarding important, time sensitive matters.


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