Public Notices

Resource Consent Application to demolish a heritage structure

The Gore District Council has received an application from Jack Dilcock Phillips to demolish a scheduled heritage structure (H13), and construct a new single story building without providing required on-site parking. 

The site subject to the application is located at128 Main Street, Gore being Part Section 11 Block VII Town of Gore as described in Computer Freehold Register SLA2/37.

The application is being notified under sections 2AA(2) and 95A(3)(a) of the Resource Management Act 1991 and is a discretionary activity under the provisions of the Gore District Plan.  The Council reference for this application is LU 2018/357.

The application includes an assessment of environmental effects and can be viewed here or inspected or purchased at the Civic Administration Building 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore during normal business hours.

Please contact William Watt of William J Watt Consulting Limited, phone 027 4959288 or email if you have any questions about the application.  Please direct any queries regarding the processing of the consent to the Council’s regulatory administrator, Lynley Blythe, phone 03 2090330 or email

Any person may make a submission on the application.  However, a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may only make a submission if they are directly affected by an adverse environmental effect and that effect does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to the Gore District Council, by post to P O Box 8, Gore 9740, deliver to the Civic Administration Building or email to  The submission must include the matters contained in Form 13 of the Resource Management Regulations 2003, copies of which are available on the Council website and at the Civic Administration Building.  Information on making a submission can be found at

Submissions close at 4.00pm on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

You must serve a copy of your submission on Jack Dilcock Phillips (the applicant), whose address for service is William J Watt Consulting Ltd, by mail at P O Box 6203 Invercargill North 9841, or by email to, as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on the Gore District Council.

Notice of meeting

A meeting of the Gore District Council’s District Growth Committee will be held in committee on Tuesday 20 March 2018.

The business to be considered at the meeting relates to development opportunities.

The public is excluded in accordance with section 7(2)(i) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 - enable any local authority holding the information to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).

Road closure and water shutdown

Ardwick Street, from George to Mary street, will be closed on Thursday 15 March, from 9.30am to 4.00pm. this is to allow our 3 Waters Team to cap an old water connection. Property owners will be able to access their properties. If we need to shut down the water supply, it will be from 1.00pm for approximately one hour. It will involve properties in Ardwick, Mary, Denton and Swan streets. Apologies for any inconvenience.

 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.

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