The Council is required by law to consult with residents and ratepayers about certain aspects of its business. It encourages debate and viewpoints on all consultation documents as this helps it to make the best decisions possible based on the facts and research available at the time.

McDonald's South City application

McDonald’s Restaurants (NZ) Ltd has applied to construct and operate a new restaurant in South Invercargill, at the corner of Elles Road and Bowmont Street. The physical address of the site is 110-120 Elles Road and 198 Bowmont Street.

The Council has decided to fully notify the application under Section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991, which means that anyone may make a submission on the proposal. 

McDonald's - South City archesThe proposed McDonald’s restaurant would include a dining area of 77 seats, a drive through facility, and carparking spaces to the east of the site. The restaurant itself would be located to the west of the site, and the access would be situated on Elles Road, near the north boundary of the site.  Although a full McCafe and Playland are included with the resource consent application, the franchise holder may instead decide to have a limited McCafe selection and use the Playland space to provide more seating.

The restaurant would operate from 5.30 am to 12.00 midnight, seven days a week and would employ approximately 40 staff, with an average of 8-10 staff being on the site at any one time. 

The application documents and a submission form are available below. If you have any questions about the  process, contact Judith Christie, who is the Resource Management Officer responsible for processing the application.  Her direct number is (03) 211 1616 or you email her on

1 Application, effects, neighbours
2 Acoustic report
3 Civil engineering services
4 Lighting plan
5 Soil 
6 Plans and drawings
7 Traffic
8 Landscape plan

Submission form (submissions close on October 15, 2014)

  • Applicant's address for service:

McDonald's Restaurants Ltd
Barker & Associates Ltd
PO Box 1986
Shortland Street
Auckland 1140
Attention:  Matt Norwell/Hannah Whittle



Esk Street Pocket Park consultation

Conceptual design work is underway for the Esk Street Pocket Park, which is the first stage of the Inner City Revitalisation Project – and retailers and members of the public are being asked for their input.

Inner City Working Group Chairman Councillor Graham Sycamore said that the Esk Street Pocket Park was chosen as the first stage of the Inner City Revitalisation Project because members of the public had clearly identified the centre of Esk Street as the place where they most liked to spend time in the inner city and wanted it upgraded.

A timetable has been developed for the project, which includes meetings with retailers, public open days and media briefings. The key dates currently identified are:


  Retailer meetings


May 20 and May 21

  Public consultation (open days)


June 9 to June 13

     feedback invited)
Public consultation (further public


June 14 to June 20

  Final concept presentation


July 3

  Report to Council meeting


July 8

  Tender project



  Tender for Council consideration


September 23



October and November 2014