Road, Bridge & Water Notices


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​Road​​​ Clo​​​su​​r​es

Please do NOT drive dow​​n the closed roads listed below. They may look fine, but be badly damaged and are a danger to use. Road users need to be aware that any damage done to their vehicles on closed roads is not covered by insurance. 

​​These roads remain closed:​

  • Burning Plain Road, Cli​nton

  • River Bank Road, Inch Clutha
Please note that the Nuggets Road is down till one lane till further notice.​

Temporary Road Closures - Catlins Rall​y

​PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), Notice is given that the Clutha District Council, for the purpose of Catlins Coast Rally 2020, is to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder.

DATE: 8 August 2020

Special Stage 1

​​Road Name​Closure Time
​Waikoata Valley Road from Papatowai Highway to Puaho Road​8:50am - 1:05pm
​Puaho Road from Waikoata Valley Road to Purakauiti School Road​8:50am - 1:05pm
​Purakauiti School Road from Puaho Road to Puaho Road​8:50am - 1:05pm
​Puaho Road from Purakauiti School Road to Papatowai Highway​8:50am - 1:05pm

Special Stage 2

​​Road Name​Closure Time
​Centre Road from Papatowai Highway to Mouats Saddle Road/Dewe Road​9:40am - 1:40pm
​Mouats Saddle Road from Centre Road/Dewe Road to Kahuika School Road​9:40am - 1:40pm
Kahuika School Road from Mouats Saddle Road to Puketiro Road9:40am - 1:40pm
​​Puketiro Road from Kahuika School Road to Tawanui Road9:40am - 1:40pm
​Tawanui Road from Puketiro Road to Catlins Valley Road​9:40am - 1:40pm
​Catlins Valley Road from Tawanui Road to Papatowai Highway​9:40am - 1:40pm

Special Stage 3

​​Road Name​Closure Time
​Grey Road from Owaka Highway to Guernsey Hill Road11:00am - 3:35pm
​Guernsey Hill Road from Gray Road to Waitepeka Road11:00am - 3:35pm
Waitepeka Road from Guernsey Hill Road to Waitepeka School Road11:00am - 3:35pm
​​Waitepeka School Road from Waitepeka Road to Chester Hill Road11:00am - 3:35pm
​Chester Hill Road from Waitepeka Road to Hillfoot Road11:00am - 3:35pm
​​Hillfit Road from Chester Hill Road to Gunn Road11:00am - 3:35pm
​Gunn Road from Hillfoot Road to Glenfalloch Road​11:00am - 3:35pm​
​Glenfalloch Road from Gunn Road to Lochindorb Road​11:00am - 3:35pm​
​Lochindorb Road from Glenfalloch Road to Puerua Valley Road​11:00am - 3:35pm​
​Puerua Valley Road from Lochindorb Road to Hunt Road​11:00am - 3:35pm​
​​Hunt Road from Puerua Valley Road to Owaka Valley Road​11:00am - 3:35pm​

​Special Stage 4

​​Road Name​Closure Time
Chloris Pass Road from Owaka Valley Road to Rayonier Forestry Boundary ​12:15pm - 4:10pm
​Catlins Road from Rayonier Forestry Boundary to Morris Saddle Road12:15pm - 4:10pm
Morris Saddle Road from Catlins Road to Owaka Valley Road12:15pm - 4:10pm

Special Stage 5

​​Road Name​Closure Time
Cannibal Bay Road from Owaka Highway to Ahuriri Flat Road​1:00pm - 5:10pm

Special Stage 6

​​Road Name​Closure Time
​Gott Road from Owaka Highway to Romahapa Road1:30pm - 6:05pm
​Romahapa Road from Gott Road to Puerua Church Road1:30pm​ - 6:05pm
​Puerua Valley Road from Puerua Church Road to Hunt Road1:30pm​ - 6:05pm
​Hunt Road from Puerua Valley Road to Owaka Highway1:30pm​ - 6:05pm

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.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may create for the travelling public.

Steve Hill

Catlins Rally Information

​Gravel Road Dust ​Supp​​​​ression

Council have the following two options available for residents concerned about dust from gravel roads:

  1. Dust Suppression by Applicant
    This allows residents to apply to Council to undertake Dust Suppression themselves using an approved dust suppressant product (waste oil no longer permitted) or to employ a Contractor to undertake this work. 
  2. Semi-Permanent Seal - applications to Council by 31 August 2020
    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. 

The application form for a permit to apply dust susspression can be found on Council's ​Forms and Guides page:​

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

WATER NO​​TIC​​ES​​​​​​​

​​​Boil Water Notice - Glen​kenich Water Scheme - HAS BEEN LIFTED

The BWN on the Glenkenich Water Scheme has been lifted effective from 3 August 2020.​

Boil Wat​er Notice - Tuap​​eka West

A Boil Water Notice is in place for Tuapeka West.  This means that those affected will 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.  ​​

Planned Water Outage

Balclutha - 7 August 2020

Council contractors are undertaking a water shutdown on Friday 7 August 2020 to do repair work to a Fire Hydrant, with a letter drop undertaken to give those residents affected some warning.

This shutdown will affect those living on Gormack, Springfield, Cromer, Cambridge, Surre​y ​streets and Suffolk Place.     

We will also do a letter drop to Stamford Street, although the shut off might not affect it, Council would rather not take any chances. 

​The water will be off from 9am till 1pm.  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.

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

Council regrets the inconvenience this will cause but knows that this will improve water services in this area.​

​​​​​​STA​Y​ IN​​ T​​​OUCH - Via Anetnno or Rural Water Scheme​s Text Alert Notifications

Antenno is Council’s app that will keep you up-to-date with water scheme issues such as supply outages and boil water or conserve water notices, directly to your phone. It runs on any smartphone and is available for download from Google Play or from the Apple’s App Store.  ​You can also use Antenno to report a problem/service request to Council. 

You can also choose to have your water notices sent to you via our text message service.This service is optional, and has been developed following consultation with Rural Water Scheme committees.  At any time, names and/or numbers can be added or deleted on request.

Please do not reply to any such text messages. Continue to contact Council in the usual way if necessary (see 'Fault Reporting' above).​

Click here​ for or more information about how to download the Antenno App.

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


Bridge Closures

Closure of Bridge - Tuapeka West Road, Tuapeka Mouth

PURSUANT to Section 342 of the Local Government Act 1974 notice is hereby given that for the purpose of major repairs, the following Bridge 459, Tuapeka West Road, Tuapeka Mouth will be closed to o Mouthrdinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder.

Date of Closure​6 July 2020
​Road/Bridge to be closedBridge 459Tuapeka West Road, Tuapeka​​
Time​7 am
Period of Closure​6 July till 25 September 2020
Alternative Route​Break Neck Road
Re-open15 Octobe
r 2020

for the travelling public.

Steve Hill

Closure of Bridge - Campbelton Street, Lawrence​​

PURSUANT to Section 342 of the Local Government Act 1974 notice is hereby given that for the purpose of Replacement, the following Bridge 464, Campbelton St, Lawrence will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder.

Date of Closure​6 July 2020
​Road/Bridge to be closedBridge 464, Campbelton Street, Lawrence
Time​8 am
Period of Closure​6 July till 25 September 2020
Alternative Route​Colonsay Street or Lismore Street
Re-open​25 September 2020

We apologise for any inconvenience this may create for the travelling public.

Steve Hill

Bridge Restr​​ictions

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 Cluth​a 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:

List of bridges weight and speed limits​ ​​ (PDF, 123KB)​

​SH8 Be​​aumont Bridg​​​e replaceme​​​nt 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.​  

 Click here to learn more and follow the project's progress​.​​


Page reviewed: 05 Aug 2020 10:45am