About 17,000 people enjoy a quality of life in the Clutha District that's second to none. Clutha combines a relaxed rural lifestyle with easy access to city life, pristine beaches and outdoor recreation such as ski fields, native bush and top-class fishing. It's the perfect place for lifestyle choices while being close to Dunedin City and only 45 minutes from an international airport.

Despite thriving communities and industrious service towns, it's an affordable place to live with your housing dollar stretching much further in our towns, countryside and coastal villages. There's also easy access to health care with Clutha Health First in Balclutha, and education with a range of local primary and secondary schools, as well as tertiary-level study opportunities at Telford - a division of Southern Institute of Technology​.

Council's vision and overwhelming response from the community is for positive growth in the district. We have a clear focus and the district has the potential and resources to achieve this. What we are missing is enough people to help us do that.

It's the perfect time to join our dedicated and friendly team here at Council. We're making things happen and we're looking at innovative ways to grow our district following a new Long Term Plan that makes positive growth a priority.  We are investing in people and systems and would like to make moving to Clutha as easy as possible for you and your family, including incentives, help with accommodation or help finding employment for other family members.

Please note: If you live overseas, the first thing you need to do is check you are eligible to work in NZ before contacting Council.  Click here​ for more information. 

If you are already eligible to live and work in New Zealand and are interested in information about other jobs in the district and/or information about the house and land packages on sale in Kaitangata email our economic development agency Clutha Development Inc at or check


We'd love to tell you more about what's on offer, you can ring 0800 801 350 or email

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Current Vacancies

Water Services Officer

Full Time

Location: Balclutha

Pay Range: $55,250.00 - $65,000.00

Listed: 31 July 2019

Closing date: 26 August 2019

The Water Services Officer at the Clutha District Council will provide public education and support to contractors on water use and conservation. It includes working with our customers to provide technical advice about compliance with liquid trade waste regulations.

For your application to be successful, you’ll need to convince us that you are 100% committed to providing high quality customer services, are computer literate and have suitable knowledge and experience in civil engineering or infrastructure management such as water services and liquid trade waste. A tertiary engineering qualification would be an advantage. Driver’s licence is essential.

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