Road, Bridge & Water Notices


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ROAD NOTICES

​​Nugg​​​​ets Road down to one lane

From Thursday 5 September until further notice the Nuggets Road will be reduced to a single lane in two locations where the road has suffered unexpected subsidence issues.

At present we do not know how long this will be in place but we will know more once an engineering assessment is completed. 

The sites will be clearly marked, and we ask all motorists on that road to exercise care and to be patient where necessary. 

Council apologises for the inconvenience and will provide updates when more information is confirmed.

Road Closur​​es

​​Flood Damage

Due to flood damage, Riverbank Road is closed between Smith Roadand Renton Road.

Also due to flood damage the punt is only operating for foot traffic until repairs are complete. 

Temporary Road Closure - Motor Sport Event


PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), Notice is given that the Clutha District Council, ​​​​for the purpose of Motorsport Events, is to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder. 







Burma Road

25 January 2019

8.30am – 6:00pm

Tuapeka West Road – Four Mile Creek Road to Athenaeum Road

26 January 2019

 8.30am – 6:00pm​

Morris Saddle Road – Catlins Road to Top of the Hill​

1 February 2019

  8.30am – 6:00pm​​


It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the road for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure.

Steve Hill

Chief Executive

​Gravel Road Dust Suppression Options

​The Clutha District Council confirmed through the 2016/17 Annual Plan process that it would not be undertaking any oiling of gravel roads.  Council have the following two options available for residents concerned about dust from gravel roads:

  • ​Dust Suppression by Applicant
    This allows residents to apply to Council to undertake Dust Suppression themselves or to employ a Contractor to undertake this work. 

  • Semi-Permanent Seal - applications to Council by 30 August 2019
    This allows residents to apply to have a Semi–Permanent Seal applied to their section of road. This can be paid in full by the customer (over several years through rates) or Council are prepared to offer 50% assistance for up to 10 sites every year based on priority criteria. 

More information on these options is available through Council’s web-site  or call Council on 0800 801 350 and ask for Melanie Scott, Operations Administrator.

Steve Hill

​​Roadside spraying

​Delta Utility services Ltd, on behalf of the Clutha District Council and Southroads, apply herbicides to pest plants (Noxious weeds) and road shoulders.

This work is for the Road Maintenance Contract 756 and includes roadsides in both urban and rural areas.

Tordon Brushkiller and red dye is applied to pest plants.  Glysophate is applied to road shoulders.

Anticipated spray areas taking place the​​ week starting Monday January 20​​ 2020, weather permitting:

We have shown a number of townships to be sprayed next week with weather conditions dictating location and timing.

  • Nil

T.V.C. spraying

  • Sealed Roads: Nil
  • Unsealed Roads: Bruce, Clutha Valley and Lawrence/Tuapeka

Pest Plants

  • Tuapeka, Milton, and Balcutha​


Water Supply Shutdown

Wednesday 22​ January 2020 - 9.00am to approximately 4.00pm

Shutdown will affect residents living at the streets below:

  • 1 Back Rd 
  • 19 Burns St
  • 5 – 11 MacAndrew St
  • 5 – 67 Tokoiti Rd​​​​

Clutha District Council is doing some much-needed work replacing aged water mains in Milton to improve water supply.

This means the water supply needs to be temporarily shut down, so on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 our contractor Andrew Haulage 2011 Ltd will be shutting the water supply off to those properties affected, to connect the new water main into existing main outside 9 Tokoiti Rd.  ​

Properties affected will have their water supply shut off from 9.00am and it is anticipated that it will be back on again no later than 4.00pm. 

However, things may not go as anticipated and it is possible that the water will be off for longer than this. Please be assured everything will be done to restore the water supply as soon as possible.​

In preparation for the water shutdown please draw off enough water for your needs beforehand in a clean container. 

Once the work has been completed, there may be some discolouration and/or air in the water system. If this occurs, please run your outside taps until it clears.

If you have any queries or problems on the day, in the first instance contact Andrew Haulage 2011 Ltd, Operations Manager – Ray on 027 430 7006. Or contact Council’s Project Engineer - Nathan on 0800 801 350.

Council’s website and Facebook page will also have updates as needed.

Clutha District Council regrets any inconvenience this may cause but knows that this will improve water services in this area.

Thanks in advance for your co-operation and understanding.​​​​​​

Temporary ​​Boil Water Notice - Tuapeka West Scheme - 4 December 2019​

Clutha District Council advises customers on the Tuapeka West Rural Water Scheme need to boil any drinking water for one minute before drinking it.

This includes any water that will be consumed, such as water to brush your teeth, food preparation and washing food that will not be cooked e.g. salad vegetables and ready-to-eat fruit.

The supply is being monitored and further testing is regularly carried out.

This boil water notice is in effect until further notice.

Thank you very much for your patience and for continuing to follow the precautions.

​​​​​​​Upcoming work​​​ o​n our water schemes

Milton's aged watermains that have been identified for renewal are being replaced with Polyethene (HDPE) plastic pipe.  Where footpaths have recently been installed our contractor is directional drilling the pipe into place to minimise disruption. The work is currently under way.

Prior to connecting new pipes to the existing reticulation, network valves will be inspected to determine areas that will experience water shut downs. 

Once areas requiring a water shut down are identified, those affected will receive further information via a letter box drop providing advance warning (48hours) of the date and duration of the shutdown. We are aiming for these shutdowns will be of 4 to 6 hours duration and generally between 9am to 3pm or overnight from 7pm.

Other urban work that has been completed is renewal of the old cast iron main supply line from the Reservoir in Tapanui down Whiskey Gulley Road.

Rural Water Scheme renewal work for pipes larger than 100mm diameter being carried out has come to a seasonal halt, possibly for the next three weeks or until ground conditions improve. However, renewal work on the Glenkenich Rural Water Scheme has been completed leaving the small diameter pipe to be laid. 

Once ground conditions improve our Contractor will be visible on Tuapeka Flat Road, then Cockelshell Road in the Tuapeka Rural Water Scheme area.

The remaining renewal work in Moa Flat and Richardson South Rural Water Schemes should be underway in the late spring, early summer.

Council and our Contractors take Health and Safety very seriously and will be taking all necessary precautions to keep workers and public safe.  All work sites will be barricaded and or coned off to restrict public access.  People who need to approach the site (but not involved with the work) need to conform to all signage and follow directions of Contractor's Staff.  Parents are reminded to warn children of the dangers of construction works and to keep well back from the work site.

If you have any queries, please contact Councils Project Engineer Grant Bullin on 0800 801 350.  Council's website and Facebook page will also have updates as needed.

Clutha District Council regrets any inconvenience this may cause but knows that this will improve water services in this area.  And thanks you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.​

​​​Rural Water Schemes Text and Email Alert Notifications

Do you want to receive urgent notifications about your drinking water via text message or via email?

Click here​ to register your cell phone number via an online form.

Click here​ to register your email address via an online form.​


Bridge Closures and R​estrictions

The Kelso Settlement Road Bridge is closed due to safety reasons. This closure is till further notice.

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)​

​SH8 Beaumont Bridge replacement project​

​The​​​ existing 134 year-old single lane bridge, one of the oldest on the highway network, and a critical link on SH8 between Milton and Roxburgh in Central Otago​, is n​earing the end of its economic life.​

NZ Transport Agency ​have set up a website so people can follow the progress of the bridge replacement property.  Click here to learn more and follow the project's progress​.​​
Page reviewed: 20 Jan 2020 5:18pm