Our Place: Balclutha, Milton and Waihola

We've set a direction to promote living and working in the Clutha District. But, what does that actually mean?

Council has been working hard on its community plan for Balclutha and we're now ready to hear from our ratepayers and residents about how you think we can make the most of our community.  Feedback closed 5pm, 27 February 2017 for the Balclutha plan, but we're still working away on the Milton and Waihola plans, so watch this space!

We're calling the plans "Our Place" and they will help determine the projects and priorities for each community, as well as help put Council's Living and Working and Economic Development Strategies into action. We've got some ideas we want to talk about. They centre on what Council can do with our key facilities and how we can work with the community to make things happen.  We want to know what you think of them and what've missed.

So, if you or your family cycle or walk in our district, play at our parks, shop in, drive through or live in our towns, then check out the information and make an online submission, keep an eye out for a consultation document in your letter-box or come and chat to us at one of the Our Place events happening over the summer months.  

Scroll down this page to see specific information about each town and give your feedback, as well as information about other current consultations including:

  • Draft Reserve Management Plans
  • District Zoning Review
  • Outstanding Natural Landscapes Review
  • Easter Trading Hours - Draft Policy

The feedback we get from you will be your chance to help shape the future of the town and community you live in.

Our Place: Balclutha

Mayor's message:  " If you love our community and want to help shape a brighter future for generations to come, then please get involved in this consultation process.   Have you ever thought ‘there’s a better way to do this’ or ‘wow, we do that well, I’d hate to see it disappear’? If so, then now is the time to have your say.

Like many of you, I have aspirations of how our town and district can look, both now and into the future, so I can’t stress enough the importance of what we’re trying to achieve here. It’s time we all talked about our vision and priorities for our community, listened to others and believed that, collectively, we can make a difference. I look forward to hearing from you. " 


 Balclutha's entrances & focal points (PDF, 569KB)     Balclutha's parks & reserves (PDF, 880KB)


  Walking & cycling in Balclutha (PDF, 710KB)           Balclutha's War Memorial Hall (PDF, 1.24MB)


 Balclutha Centennial Pool & Park (PDF, 341KB)        Complete Consultation Document (PDF, 4.68MB)

Let's talk - have your say about community plans:

Feedback closed 27 February 2017 - thanks to all those that sent a response.

Our Place: Milton & Waihola

This material is being worked on and will be uploaded in the near future, so watch this space!

Reserve Management Plans

Draft Reserve Management Plans have been prepared for Balclutha, Milton and Waihola in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977. These draft plans cover a 10-year period and help identify the issues, barriers and opportunities for the successful management of these green spaces.

This is a formal consultation process, so see the Reserve Management Plans and make a formal submission here. Remember, this is separate from the general feedback you may have provided about our parks and reserves as part of the Our Place community planning process.

Please note the submissions on the Balclutha Reserve Management Plan closed on 27 February 2017.  The Milton and Waihola plans are still open for submissions.

Re-zoning of Balclutha and Milton

Under our District Plan, we're also looking at the residential and industrial zoning areas of Balclutha and Milton - find out more about that and how to have your say on our zoning review page.

Outstanding Natural Landscapes Review

The Clutha District Council is in the initial stages of reviewing the Outstanding Natural Landscapes in the district as part of our District Plan review.

The Council has identified areas in the district as having opportunities for an outstanding natural landscape classification in the District Plan. We want to ensure that areas of outstanding natural landscapes are appropriately managed.  Find out more and have you say here.

Easter Trading Hours Draft Policy

 Submissions on this have now closed.


Page reviewed: 28 Feb 2017 1:23pm