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​​Water Notices

15 December 2017 - Water Restrictions Update

We’ve had some rain over the past few days and this weekend’s forecast is showing a scattering of 10-14mm across the district by Sunday night.

This means we’ve relaxed some of our current water restrictions from Stage 3 to Stage 2.  Some areas remain on Stage 1. These restrictions are in place until further notice.

Please see the explanation of restrictions and full list of towns and schemes below:

Stage 1 (watering only between 8pm and 8am, systems not to be left unattended or on overnight):

•            Balclutha

•            Clinton

•            Clydevale/Pomahaka

•            Kaitangata/Wangaloa

•            Milton

•            Moa Flat

•            Owaka

•            Stirling

Stage 2 (hand-held hose watering between 8pm and 8am only, sprinkler and irrigation ban, systems not to be left unattended or on overnight):

•            Glenkenich (Includes Pukerau and Waikaka)

•            Kaka Point

•            Lawrence

•            North Bruce (Includes Tokoiti and Waihola)

•            Richardson North

•            Richardson South

•            South Bruce

•            Tapanui

Stage 3 (hosing ban apart from ONE day a week between 8pm and 8am, sprinkler and irrigation ban, systems not to be left unattended or on overnight, please avoid washing cars or boats etc.):

•            Balmoral 1

•            Balmoral 2

•            Tuapeka East

•            Tuapeka West

It is important follow these restrictions -  it could be dry summer and we want to avoid further restrictions such as Stage 4, which is a complete hosing, sprinkler and irrigation ban and minimised water use indoors.

Thanks to everyone who has been following these and helping spread the word.

Remember to fix leaks on your own property and report leaks in public areas to Council on 0800 801 350.

Weather-Related Notices

For updates about the July 2017 flooding event please see this page.

Road Notices

State Highways: Check the NZ Transport Agency website for the latest information on State Highways.

Road Closures

PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), notice is given that the Clutha District Council, to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder: 

​​Road​Date/Times​Event/Organiser​Objection Period/Other Info​Detour
Fallaburn Road
​6 November 2017 - 30 January 2​018

 
Between the hours of 7am - 4pm
​Logging Operations.
 
Delays of up to 15 minutes between the peiod hereunder.
​We apologise for any inconvenience this may create for the travelling public.
​Cross Street (Railway Crossing)14 December 2017 - 6am to 7pm​railway maintenance​​It will be an offence for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the road for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure. ​via North Branch Bruce Road
​SH90 Suffolk Street and Northumberland Street between Sussex and Kent Streets

Derby Street from Boundary Street to Forest Street; Forest Street from Pine Street to Kent Street; Kent Street from Forest Street to Northumberland Street; Bushyhill Street from Northumberland Street to Pine Street; Pine Street; Essex Street; Maple Street; Suffolk Street
​Friday 22 December 2017 

 
Between 6pm and 8.30pm
​​Tapanui Christmas Parade​Any person objecting to the proposals to close the SH90 roads is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof in writing to the Senior Safety Engineer before 5pm, 24 November 2017 at the office of the NZ Transport Agency, Level 2, AA Building, 450 Moray Place, PO Box 5245, Dunedin 9058.

Any person objecting to the proposals to close the local (Clutha District Council) roads is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof in writing, before 24 November 2017 at the office of the Clutha District Council, 1 Rosebank Terrace, PO Box 25, Balclutha 9230.
During the proposed period of closure, the following provision will be made for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use the State Highway.

 
​Detour via Station Road, Kent Street, Sussex Street
​​Morris Saddle Road, OWAKA​Saturday, 27 January 2018

9am to 6pm 
Eastern Southland Car Club Inc​

Gravel Hill Climb 2018
​Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before 20 December 2017, to the office of the Clutha District Council, PO Box 25, Balclutha 9240.​

Bridge Closures

PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), Notice is given that the Clutha District Council proposes to close the following to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated:  

 
​Bridge​Date/Times​Event/Organiser​Objection Period/Other Info​Detour
Ratanui Bridge (Bridge 309)

Council is aware the new guard rails mean it's harder for approaching drivers to see vehicles on the bridge. We've had to bring the guard rails up to current standards for safety reasons.

However, we are looking at what we can do to improve visibility, for example advanced warning signs that will only be activated when there is a car on the bridge. In the meantime, drivers need to slow down and take extra care when approaching this bridge from sides.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Bridge Restrictions

Notification of weight and speed limits on bridges. (Heavy Vehicle Regulations 1974 - Regulation 11)

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Regulation 11 (3) of the Heavy Motor Vehicle Regulations 1974, the Clutha District Council has fixed the following maximum weight (and/or speed) limits for heavy motor vehicles and combinations including a heavy motor vehicle on the bridges described hereunder:

 Bridges and restrictions​ (PDF, 209KB)

Page reviewed: 15 Dec 2017 1:15pm