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.

Holdco uncalled shareholding proposal

Invercargill City Holdings Limited has asked the Council to increase its uncalled shareholding from the current level of $67,650,000 to $200,000,000. The Council has decided to consult on a proposal to allow the increase in uncalled shareholding as it wants to better understand the community's views before making its decision.

Councillor Graham Sycamore and Director of Finance Dean Johnston will hold a community clinic on Monday, September 29, from 4pm to 6pm, where members of the public can come and ask questions about the proposal. The meeting will be held in the Committee Room, first floor, Civic Administration Building, 101 Esk Street.

Consultation will also be conducted through written submissions (they will close on October 10), a hearing on October 20 (where submitters can choose to speak in support of their written submissions) and through Council’s Facebook page.

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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


Significance and Engagement Policy

The purpose of the Significance and Engagement Policy is to let the community know when and how they can expect to be engaged in Council’s decision-making processes, to act as a guide to Council and council staff as to what extent, form and type of engagement is required from the beginning of a decision-making process and to identify Council’s approach to determining the significance of proposals and decisions in relation to issues, assets or other matters. 

Submissions or comments are invited on the draft policy and need to be to Council by 5pm on Friday, October 10, 2014.

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Temporary Alcohol Ban

The Invercargill City Council has developed a proposed amendment to its Bylaw 2008/1 – Environmental Health to enable Council to impose a temporary alcohol ban for specific events held in the City.

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Submissions close at 5pm on Monday, October 27, 2014.