Public Notices

Public notices relating to alcohol licences can be found on our Alcohol Licensing pages.

Public notices relating to road closures can be found on our Road Closures and Road Conditions page.


$1000 Scholarship Applications Open

The Council has two scholarships available for school leavers, aged 19 years or under, undertaking tertiary studies next year. Applicants must live within the Gore District.

Applications are open until Monday 11 November. You will find an application form and criteria on our Grants Page

Eccles Street Playground Temporary Closure

The toddler / small children area at the Eccles Street playground (the area within the fence) will be closed from Monday 21 October until Friday 15 November. This is to allow new modular play equipment and a rubberized soft fall base to be installed. 

The existing modular play equipment will be dismantled and removed. The soft fall bark will be removed and repurposed elsewhere. A new modular play unit will be installed, and a rubberized soft fall product installed as a base. 

Special Licence Application deadlines

To sell alcohol at events and occasions, you need to apply for a special licence. Examples include race meetings, fundraisers, or sports matches.

Applications must be lodged no later than 20 days before the event. The deadlines for the remainder of this year are:


For events in  Application deadline date 
November 2019           Thursday 3 October 2019
December 2019         Friday 1 November 2019
January 2020   Friday 22 November 2019
February 2020    Friday 6 December 2019


For more information about special licences go to our Alcohol Licensing pages

Building and Resource Consent Application deadlines 

If you need a building or resource consent before the Christmas holidays, please lodge your application no later than Friday 22 November 2019 to ensure it is processed before the Council office closes for the Christmas / New Year break. 

If your application is not complete, it may not be accepted. Or if accepted, processing will be suspended until all information is provided.


Culling Terrace wastewater renewal 

Our 3 Waters team is renewing the wastewater network in Culling Terrace, Mataura. Work will start on Monday 23 September and take until the end of October (about six weeks). 

To ensure public and staff safety, there will be traffic lights at the top and bottom of Culling Terrace for the duration of works. This means there will be delays for traffic.   

There will be no disruption to water or wastewater supplies for residents. Thank you for your understanding.


Asbestos Management at Water Tower

The Hilbre Avenue water treatment site was recently assessed by specialist company K2 Environmental Ltd for asbestos as part of the Council’s health and safety process to develop a asbestos management plans for all our buildings. 

The assessment found some contamination of the soil immediately surrounding the reservoir, potentially caused by rainfall runoff from the roof of the reservoir. 

The Council has been advised there is unlikely to be a risk to neighbouring properties as potential health problems only occur when asbestos fibres are airborne. 

The reservoir is due to be replaced in approximately 2 years’ time, however, in the interim the following steps will be taken to minimise any risk:

  • The immediate area surrounding the reservoir will be fenced and warning signs put in place
  • The grass will not be mowed until the reservoir is replaced, which is planned to occur in  two years’ time
  • Anyone entering the site, including our staff, will be required to wear appropriate protective clothing.

Please contact 3 Waters Asset Manager Matt Bayliss, phone 209 0330, if you have any questions.

Flush Water Before Drinking

The Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a mugful of water from your drinking water tap each morning, before use, to remove any traces of metals from the plumbing fittings that may have dissolved. This simple precaution is recommended for all households in the District, whether on public or private water supplies, as trace metals in water can pose a small risk to your health.

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