Southland Regional Development Agency Proposal

The Southland Mayoral Forum is inviting submissions on its proposal for a Southland Regional Development Agency (SRDA).

The Mayoral Forum represents Southland’s four councils: Environment Southland, Invercargill City Council, Gore District Council and Southland District Council.

The SRDA proposal seeks to combine the work and goals of the Southland Regional Development Strategy & Action Plan, and the regional and economic development activities of Venture Southland into one agency with a broader community base and wider focus.

The aim is to have one agency that would be a champion for and leader of regional development activity across Southland.

Please take the time to read through the consultation document. It outlines the aims, the preferred proposal and the other options that were considered.

Submissions close at 4.00 pm on Monday 2 October.

SRDA proposal and consultation document  [PDF, 5.3 MB]

Submission form [PDF, 30 KB]

You can make your submission by:

  • Online at
  • Email to
  • Post to SRDA Proposal, Environment Southland, Private Bag 90116, Invercargill 9840
  • Deliver to any council office in the region: Environment Southland, Invercargill City Council, Gore District Council, Southland District Council
  • Fax to 03 211 5252

Call 0800 76 88 45 for further information.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 F: 03 209 0357 E: