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.


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Earthquake Prone Buildings Information Evening 

The Council is hosting an information evening about Earthquake Prone Buildings on Wednesday 31 July, starting at 5.30pm, in the James Cumming Wing lounge. 

This evening is a must for all owners of buildings in the Gore and Mataura commercial business areas who want all the facts about the earthquake prone building legislation, priority areas and the consultation process. 

Please contact Compliance Officer Phil Capil, phone 021 940 679, if you have any questions.

Creative Communities NZ Gore Funding

Do you have an event or project that increases participation in community arts and cultural activities in the Gore district? If you so the Gore District Council may be able to help. The 2019/2020 round of Creative Communities funding is now open. Go to our Grants page for more info.

Applications close 24 July.

NZ Sports Rural Travel Fund

Applications are open for the Summer 2019 -2020 round. This fund is designed to subsidise travel for junior teams taking part in local sport competitions. It is open to rural sports clubs and school teams in the Gore District. Those taking part in the sports must be aged between five years and 19 years.

The fund is for travel to local sports competition out of school time, and not regional or national events. Go to our Grants page for more info.

Applications close 29 July.

Rural Halls and Domains Grants

If you are involved in looking after a rural hall or domain, the Gore District Council wants to hear from you. It has funding available to help with an major work or projects. Go to our Grants page for more info.

Applications close 31 July.

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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