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.

Financial policies

As part of the development of Council’s Ten Year Plan, a review of its policies is being undertaken starting with three of the policies that form Council’s approach to Financial Management. The Liability Management, Rates Postponement and Rates Remission policies were last reviewed in 2009. These policies have been reviewed by Council and are now available for public comment. Let us know what you think about these draft policies by making a comment by Friday, September 12, 2014.

Please see the

The draft financial policies:


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


Parks Reserves Draft Management Plans

Invercargill City Council has approved the drafts of the following Management Plans for release to the public for comment::

  • Otatara Scenic Reserve Management Plan
  • Sports Fields Reserves Omnibus Management Plan (Bain Park, McQuarrie Park, Surrey Park, Teviot Street Reserve, Turnbull Thomson Park, Waikiwi Domain and Waverley Park)
  • Linkage Reserves Omnibus Management Plan (Ball Street Reserve, Stead Street Reserve, Elston Lea Reserve, Holywood Terrace Reserve, Mavora Reserves, Otepuni Creek, Talbot Street Reserve and West Bank Reserve).

Apart from the ICC website the draft plans are available for inspection from May 5 at the Parks Division Office, Queens Park; the Invercargill City Library, Dee Street, and the Invercargill City Council Help Desk on Esk Street.

Submissions must be received by the Parks Manager by 4pm Friday, 4 July 2014. The address:

The Parks Manager
Invercargill City Council
Private Bag 90104
Invercargill 9840

Links to the Draft management plans and submission form: