Public Notices

Media release: LTP amendment hearing

28 September 2020


Museum function returning to Council

Members of the local community took the opportunity to have their say about the proposed amendment to the Long Term Plan 2018 – 28 at the submission hearing held in the Council Chambers today, Monday 28 September 2020. Council heard from four submitters who were strongly opposed to the purchase 41 Weld Street, due to concerns about the cost to ratepayers and the unknown costs from Council’s due diligence.

Emergency Road Closure

Woodstock-Rimu Road
Update 1345: The Road is now open
The road is currently closed due to a tree fall in the vicinity of the “Tree Top”.
This is expected to be cleared and reopen around 1pm.

Media Release: Funding for halls

24 September 2020


$1 million funding for Community Hall upgrades

Communities in the Westland District will receive a windfall of funding following the announcement by Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Economic Development, of $1 million for the renovation of community halls and war memorials.

Warmer Kiwi Homes Grants



Funding for heaters and insulation with Warmer Kiwi Homes.

Warmer Kiwi Homes is a Government programme offering insulation and heater grants to make Kiwi homes warmer and healthier.

What could you get?

Find out if you’re eligible to receive a grant for a heater, insulation or both. Grants cover:

Sunset Point Access

SSP pedestrian image.jpg

31 August 2020

Sunset Point remains closed for vehicular access while construction continues.

Parking is available along Gibson Quay and Beach Street with pedestrian access beside the Fire Brigade training area and along Gibson Quay.

Council asks for the public's continued patience while construction is underway.


Media Release: Harold Creek Water Supply

28 August 2020


Harold Creek Raw Water Supply

Council has elected to undertake consultation with property owners whose drinking water is supplied by the untreated water supply from Harold Creek in Hari Hari.

Summary Aug Council Meeting

Summary of Council Meeting, 27 August 2020


Harold Creek Raw Water Supply – Hari Hari

Louis Sparks, Group Manager District Assets spoke to the report.

Council heard from Jon Sullivan the landowner whose land the pipeline passes through. The Mayor reminded the Council that the issue is about the effects of the anticipated new water regulations on this water supply.

LTP amendment submissions

Consultation is now closed.


Council is seeking community feedback on the proposal to return the management of Hokitika Museum to Council from Destination Westland, and to purchase 41 Weld Street, Hokitika, to house the Westland District Library, Hokitika Museum and possibly visitor information services.

Submissions can be made online, by email, by post or over the phone.

Summary of Extraordinary Meeting 21 August

Extraordinary Council Meeting – 21 August 2020

Staff Reports

Adoption of Summary of Technical Changes LTP 2018-28

Regulatory Services Manager, Te Aroha Cook, spoke to the report and provided the background for this report and the Consultation Document.


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