Public Notices

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


Road Closure

A section of Leithen Road, about 2km from the Greenvale School Road, will be closed to through traffic from next Wednesday, 20 June. The closure is to allow for the replacement of a badly misaligned culvert. It is planned to reopen the road late Thursday.

Traffic safety work

Motorists are advised to expect minor delays in the Broughton Street / Eccles Street / Coutts Road area from late next week (20 June/ 22 June) while the Council carries out traffic and pedestrian safety improvements in the area. The work is expected to take a fortnight to complete.

Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill

The Gore District Council gives notice that it intends to promote the Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill as a Local Bill to Parliament.

The Otama Rural Water Supply Scheme is governed by the Otama Rural Water Supply Committee but not owned by that Committee. The water supply scheme services approximately 223 dwellings and the majority of those users have voted to have the Scheme's ownership transferred to a new company where the users are the shareholders.  A transfer from the Council to a company is prohibited by section 130 of the Local Government Act 2002. For this reason specific legislation is required to enable a transfer of ownership.

The objects of the Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill are:

1.          To specify the process that the Gore District Council must follow to authorise a transfer of the Otama Rural Water Supply scheme to Otama Rural Water Limited. This process includes consultation with the Medical Officer of Health, the preparation of a transfer plan, and conducting a referendum of Scheme users; and

2.         To provide for related matters if the scheme is transferred to the Company.

Communications about the Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill can be sent to the Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Parry, Gore District Council, 29 Bowler Avenue, PO Box 8, Gore 9740.

The Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill can be inspected  from Wednesday 30 May 2018 to Friday 22 June 2018 below. It is also available at the Council's office at 29 Bowler Avenue, the Gore Library, Norfolk Street, Gore, and the Mataura service centre and library, McQueen Avenue, Mataura. 

Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill draft for consultation [PDF, 477 KB] 

LINZ certification and letter [PDF, 1 MB] 

Resource Management Act fees and charges review

Following a comprehensive review, extensive changes have been recommended to the fees and charges associated with the Council’s regulatory functions under the Resource Management Act 1991. The review also highlighted that the Council was not adopting best practice in the way that it recorded and recovered its costs.

Proposed fees
A full schedule of fees is available from the Council office, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore or click here

Public notification and submissions
The Council invites submissions on the proposed fees commencing from Wednesday 23 May 2018. The consultation period will run for no less than 30 days and will close at 5.00pm on Friday 22 June 2018.

Submissions may be delivered to the Council’s office at 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore, mailed to PO Box 8, Gore 9740 or emailed to

The Council will acknowledge in writing each submission received. Submitters who wish to speak regarding their submission will be contacted by the Council with the date and time of the hearing.

This summary of statement of proposal is prepared pursuant to special consultative procedures as required by section 83 of Local Government Act 2002.

A copy of the statement of proposal is also available at the Gore and Mataura offices of the Gore District Council, the Gore Library, or click here.

Resource Consent Hearing

A resource consent hearing will be held on Tuesday 5 June, starting at 10.00am, to hear the application by J D Phillips for the demolition of 128 Main Street, Gore, a scheduled heritage structure, and establish a commercial building with a shortfall in the required parking.

The hearing will be held in the Council Chambers, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore and is open to the public.

Background information relating to the application can be found on here.

Road Closure 

Otama Flat Road will be close to through traffic between Otamita road and Dillon Road, from 7 May. This is to allow for the installation of a stock underpass.

A detour will be in place via Jaffray, Otama and McBain roads.

Representation Arrangements for the 2019 Local Elections

On 1 November 2017 the Gore District Council gave public notice of its final proposal for representation arrangements to apply for the Council and its community board for the elections to be held on 12 October 2019.

Representation Arrangements for 2019 Elections [PDF, 348 KB]

Otama Rural Water Scheme Boil Water Notice

A permanent boil water notice was today (Friday 13 October) put in place for the Otama Rural Water Scheme.

The notice is the result of a catchment assessment, which indicated a very high risk of microbiological contamination. It is important to note that the Council's weekly water quality testing for the scheme has not returned a positive for e-coli or any other form of contamination.

Go to our Otama scheme page for more details.

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.

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