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.


Surplus Office Equipment Auction 

On Saturday 22 May the Council will be offering a range of surplus office equipment and other items for auction.

The auction will be held in the James Cumming Wing hall, starting at 9:30am. It will be last event in the hall before its redevelopment.

Auction items include desks, chairs, tables, drawers, counters, plant pots, pool covers, and carpet tiles.

People can view the items on:

Sunday 16 May - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday 20 May - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Viewing and registration will be available on:
Friday 21 May - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday 22 May - 8:30am to 9:30am


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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