Public Notices

Media release

March storm remains costly for small council

Three months after the storm that washed out 60 metres of riverbank and breached the capped Fox Glacier landfill, Westland District Council and its ratepayers are still bearing financial costs for their part of the clean-up work.

Rubbish still being collected is being taken back to the landfill in Hokitika, increasing costs to manage that facility, and the council continues to evaluate the cost and impact of the remediation of the old Fox Glacier landfill.

Consultation on redevelopment of Lazar Park

Description of Proposal  – Council received a proposal from the Hokitika Lions Club regarding the redevelopment of Lazar Park. This matter was considered by Council at the 27 June 2019 meeting and a resolution was passed to support the proposal proceeding to a special consultative process.

Water Shutdown Notification

Westland District Council wishes to advise Fox Glacier residents connected to the Fox Glacier township water supply that there will be a water shut down for an estimated 3 hours on Thursday 18 July 2019.

The shut down will take place in the afternoon from 1pm to 4pm.

This is to allow for a section of water pipeline to be replaced which currently feeds water from the water treatment plant to consumers. The new pipeline offers greater resilience for the community supply and is Stage one of the new water treatment plant upgrade.


Road closure 10/07 - 13/07



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

Sewell Street between Hampden and Park Streets

Wednesday 10th July - 7.30am 2019 until Saturday 13th July - 5pm 2019

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 meeting to be held in the Council Chambers, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika on Thursday 11 July 2019:


Purpose of Meeting

Annual Plan 2019/20

Media Release

Annual Plan adopted

Westland District Council adopted the Annual Plan 2019/20 at the June council meeting. Mayor Bruce Smith said “Council was really pleased to hear and read the submissions earlier in the month. We had 162 written submissions to the draft Annual Plan, which shows that the community is interested in what we plan to do this year.”

Dog registration fees


Pursuant to The Dog Control Act 1996

Notice is hereby given dog registration fees for the 2019-20 dog registration year, due on or before 1st August 2019 are:

Urban Zone - full year $74.00

Rural Zone - full year  $58.50

Fox River Update

Council remains committed to its role in Fox River clean-up

Westland District Council is fully committed to its continued role in the clean-up of the Fox and Cook Rivers, and South Westland beaches, following the devastating March floods that washed out an old landfill in the Fox River.


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