Road, Bridge & Water Notices


Road Notice

​Nuggets 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 Closures

Waipori Falls Road Closed

Waipori Falls Road has been affected by two slips which have closed the road. At this stage the road will remain closed until further notice.

A site visit on 17 October  showed that there is a large amount of material, including trees, hung up and about to fall from one of the slips. There is also noticeable movement in an area of trees in the last few days.

There is rain forecast for the next few days which is very likely to destabilize the slips further.

​We apologise for any inconvenience, but it is necessary to keep the road users safe. 

Updates will be posted here and on the Council's facebook page. 

Thank you for your patience.


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

DATE:     27 October 2019

​Road Name:Roads:Time:
Falla Burn RoadAdams Flat Rd to Gray Rd
Gray RoadAll of Gray Road
Cross Rd Gray Rd to Adams Flat Rd9.00am – 5.00pm
Adams Flat RoadCross Rd to Falla Burn Rd
​9.00am – 5.00pm

​Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before Friday 11 October 2019 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, P O Box 25, Balclutha 9240.


There will be a Temporary Road Closure for the Lawrence Rally 2019 on Saturday 9th November 2019, the following roads will be closed.

​PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), Notice is given that the Clutha District Council, for the purpose of The Lawrence Rally 2019, proposes to close the following road to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder. 

DATE:     Saturday 9th November 2019

Stage 1:  9.00am – 12.00pm

Four Mile Creek RdTuapeka West Rd       Tuapeka Flat Rd
Tuapeka Flat RdFour Mile Creek Rd    Corkscrew Rd
RdTuapeka Flat Rd          Reserve
Reserve RdCorkscrew Rd               Tuapeka Mouth Rd

Stage 2 & 4:   9.30am – 4.30pm

​Greenfield Rd​Puketi Rd​Cairn Rd
​Cairn Rd​Greenfield Rd​Roberts Rd
Rd​Cairn Rd​Rutherford Rd

Stage 3:     11.30am – 2.45pm

Athenaeu​m RdSH8Cockleshell Rd
Cockleshell RdAthenaeum Rd               SH8               

Stage 5:   1.00pm – 5.00pm

RoadFrom                            To
Breakneck roadSkinner Rd                       SH 8

​Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before Friday 25 October 2019 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, P O Box 25, Balclutha 9240.​

​​Upcoming work on 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.

​​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

​​Heavy Traffic Restriction


Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Regulation 10 (3) of the Heavy Motor Vehicle Regulations 1974, the Clutha District Council is restricting access to Tahakopa Valley Road for use by Heavy Vehicles as follows:

Closure Period: 1 June to 1 September 2019 – subject to weather conditions.​

Street/Road:                                                                              Gross Vehicle Mass (kg):                  Gross limit (% Class):
Papatowai Highway and finishing at the end of          3,500                                                        8%
the road at the Southland boundary, 29.5km
from Papatowai Highway.

Heavy vehicles above this weight wanting to use this road will be subject to written consent from Clutha District Council.

Steve Hill


​​Rural Water Schemes Text and Email Alert Notifications

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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: 17 Oct 2019 1:43pm