Road, Bridge & Water Notices

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​​​Conserve Water Notice 16-17 August 2018

To all consumers on the Balmoral One, Balmoral Two and Tuapeka East water schemes please conserve your water use for the next two days to allow Council contractors to replace the filter sand. This means water will not be delivered to your tanks on Thursday (August 16) and Friday (August 17) but you should have two days storage on site. Thanks in advance for your patience. ​​

Roading Conditions

Here are some simple tips from the NZTA when advised to drive "to the conditions".

  • Drive later in the morning if you can

  • Keep your speed down

  • Look out for ice/frost/slush patches on corners, in shady areas, and on bridge decks but be aware that black ice blends into the road

  • Increase following distances

  • Check the conditions before you head out

Remember to check the MetService website for the latest weather information and the NZ Transport Agency website for the latest info on State Highways.

​Milton Water

Milton Water Update - 31 May 2018

Council now has the majority of the water test results back from Milton and, at this point based on the results, believes the recent water discolouration was caused by iron and manganese leftover in the pipes from when the old water treatment plant was still operating.

While the investigation is still not entirely completed, we think that a faulty pump (now fixed) was producing water in with a lower pH than usual (more acidic) and when this passed through the pipes it picked up the old iron and manganese and flushed it through the system.

The new water treatment plant is producing water well below the maximum levels for manganese and iron – hence we think it was picked up in the pipes. Only two test samples of the many we took from households were above maximum values and these dropped very quickly back to an acceptable standard based on test results.

As said in previous updates, E. coli, which is an indicator of bugs that can causes illness, was not found in the water.

We have engaged a New Zealand water expert to provide advice once the final test results in and we will look further at our options.

However, we do have about approximately $1 million dollars’ worth of pipe renewal work planned over the next 10 years in Milton and this, along with some pipe cleaning, is expected to go some way towards addressing the discoloured water issue.

If Milton residents are still having issues with their water, then please make sure you lodge a service request through Council by ringing 0800 801 350.

Spray Notice

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 bushkiller and red dye is applied to pest plants.

Glysophate is applied to road shoulders.

 If you have any further questions regaring this, please contact Council on 0800 801 350 or help.desk@cluthadc.govt.nz

Water Restrictions

No restrictions currently in place.

Remember you can sign up to receive emails about water notices via Council's website: www.cluthadc.govt.nz/onlinenewsletters

Planned 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

Leman Street, Tokoiti at Newport Street

7am, Monday 11 June 2018 from

till

 5pm, Friday 29 June 2018

Road Repairs

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.

​Via Back Road, Springfield Road, Cemetery Road and Knoll Street

​Hina Hina Road at Hina Hina Bridge - click here for more information.

8am to 5pm daily from Wednesday 20 June to 22 June​

Geotechnical investigation

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. ​Lakeside Road and Papatowai Highway
Reserve Road, Tuapeka Mouth​9am to 6pm, Saturday 14 July 2018​Eastern Southland Car ClubAny person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge a notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before 22 June 2018 to the office of the Clutha District Council, PO Box 25, Balclutha, 9240
​Gott Road from Owaka Highway to Romahapa Road

Romahapa Road from Gott Road to Puerua Church Road

Puerua Church Road from Romahapa Road to Tolmie Road

Tolmie Road from Puerua Church Road to Puerua Valley Road

Puerua Valley Road from Tolmie Road to Hunt Road

Hunt Road from Puerua Valley Road to Owaka Valley Road
​Saturday 11 August 2018 

From

9am - 1.30pm
​Eastern Southland Car Club 

Catlins Coast Rally 2018
​Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before Friday 27 July 2018 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, PO Box 25, Balclutha, 9240.
Chloris Pass Road from Owaka Valley Road to Rayonier Forestry Boundary

Catlins Road from Rayonier Forestry BOundary to Morris Saddle Road

Morris Saddle Road from Catlins Road to Owaka Valley Road
​Saturday 11 August 2018

From

9.35am - 2pm
​Eastern Southland Car Club

Catlins Coast Rally 2018
​Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before Friday 27 July 2018 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, PO Box 25, Balclutha, 9240.
Waikoato Valley Road from Papatowai Highway to Puaho Road

Puaho Road from Waikoato Valley Road to Purakuiti School Road

Purakuiti School from Puaho Road to Puaho Road

Puaho Road from Purakuiti School Road to Papatowai Highway
​Saturday 11 August 2018 

From

11.40am - 3.25pm
​​Eastern Southland Car Club

Catlins Coast Rally 2018
Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before Friday 27 July 2018 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, PO Box 25, Balclutha, 9240.
Centre Road from Papatowai Highway to Mouats Saddle Road/Dewe Road

Mouats Saddle Road from Centre Road/Dewe Road to Kahuika School Road

Kahuika School Road from Mouats Saddle Road to Puketiro Road

Puketiro Road from Kahuika School Road to Catlins Valley Road

Tawanui Road from Puketiro Road to Catlins Valley Road

Catlins Valley Road from Tawanui Road to Papatowai Highway
​Saturday 11 August 2018 

From

12pm - 4pm
​Eastern Southland Car Club

Catlins Coast Rally 2018
​Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before Friday 27 July 2018 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, PO Box 25, Balclutha, 9240.
​Cannibal Bay Road from Owaka Highway to Ahuriri Flat Road​Saturday 11 August 2018

From

1.25pm - 5.05pm
​Eastern Southland Car Club 

Catlins Coast Rally 2018
Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before Friday 27 July 2018 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, PO Box 25, Balclutha, 9240.
​Awakiki Road from Owaka Highway to Cheetwood Road

Cheetwood Road from Awakiki Road to Waitepeka Road 

Waitepeka Road fromCheetwood Road to Waitepeka School Road

Waitepeka School Road from Waitepeka Road to Puerua Church Road

Puerua Church Road from Waitepeka School Road to Puerua Valley Road

Puerua Valley Road from Puerua Church Road to Hunt Road

Hunt Road from Puerua Valley Road to Owaka Highway
​Saturday 11 August 2018

From

1.30pm - 6.10pm
​Eastern Southland Car Club

Catlins Coast Rally 2018
​Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before Friday 27 July 2018 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, 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

​Bridge 457

Tuapeka West Road (Near Franklin Road)

 

Friday, 29 June 2018

until

​Thursday, 4 July 2018

 

​Urgent repairs​Via Tuapeka Flat, Four Mile Creek Roads or Franklin Road
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: 16 Aug 2018 6:13am