Westland District Council - Latest News [Page 2]

Update on the local roads and bridges in Westland

Monday, 1 April 2019, 4:23 pm | Westland District Council

This is the current status of the local roads and bridges in Westland following the storm event of last week. • The current priority is to gain access to the bridges between Hans Bay and Styx as the road is currently inaccessible and the bridges have ... More >>

Clean up effort in coastal Westland

Monday, 1 April 2019, 3:39 pm | Westland District Council

Following last week’s significant rainfall event, the closed landfill site at Fox River has been severely eroded by the river, with the river cutting through approximately 40m of bush, causing rubbish to be taken downstream and north through the northern ... More >>

Historic Fox River Rubbish Dump

Monday, 1 April 2019, 9:35 am | Westland District Council

Following this week’s significant rainfall event Westland District Council has been undertaking assessments to assets throughout the district. The Council has found significant damage to roads and other assets. More >>

State of Emergency lifted

Friday, 29 March 2019, 1:42 pm | Westland District Council

On behalf of Mayor Bruce Smith, Deputy Mayor Latham Martin has lifted the State of Emergency in Westland District as at 10:45am. The next step in the process is to transition into the recovery phase. More >>

OAG report to Parliament

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 2:05 pm | Westland District Council

The Office of the Auditor General has released their report to Parliament on the inquiry into procurement of works by Westland District Council to carry out works at Franz Josef. The works were judged necessary to address an imminent flood risk ... More >>

Westland reduced speed trial ended

Friday, 1 March 2019, 2:09 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council began a trial of various speed reductions around the district four weeks ago. The West Coast Road Safety Committee (Comprising representatives from WDC, Buller DC, NZ Police, AA, ACC, Community and Public Health, and NZTA) recognised ... More >>

Speed limit testing in the Westland District

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 11:42 am | Westland District Council

In November 2018 Council resolved to trial lower speed limits on a number of high profile roads in the district. Signposts with new speed limits are now being erected. The temporary speed limits will remain in place until 31 May 2019, unless formally ... More >>

Funding secured for Westland Industrial Heritage Park

Monday, 24 December 2018, 10:43 am | Westland District Council

Westland Industrial Heritage Park is pleased to receive funding of $50,000 from the Major District Initiative Funding that is provided by Central Government and managed by Development West Coast. This is on top of a recently received Lotteries Grant ... More >>

Westland Water Services under pressure

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 10:26 am | Westland District Council

Residents in parts of Westland may soon find that their water supply is under considerable strain, as experienced last summer, and water savings will become necessary. Many of our water supplies are reliant on the surrounding rivers and streams and are weather ... More >>

Westland proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw

Friday, 30 November 2018, 6:58 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council held the hearing of submissions for the proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw on Thursday evening, 29 November 2018. The Bylaw was adopted by Council with amendments made based on the verbal and written submissions received. More >>

Westland Civil Defence Update No 6

Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:33 am | Westland District Council

Update from the Westland District Council Emergency Operations Centre State Highway 6 from Hokitika to Fox Glacier is CLOSED due to surface flooding until further notice. Update 3pm. More >>

Armistice Day in Westland

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 12:19 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council is pleased to support the RSA in bringing Armistice Day commemoration events to Westland. More >>

Opening new section of the West Coast Wilderness Trail

Friday, 19 October 2018, 2:56 pm | Westland District Council

Ready for the summer season, the newest off-road section of the West Coast Wilderness Trail is set to open. More >>

Community Christmas Decorations

Friday, 28 September 2018, 8:55 am | Westland District Council

With organisations beginning to plan Christmas decorations for their town, Westland District Council is pleased to announce that $10,000 available for distribution to community groups within the Westland Region. More >>

Westland District Council’s Chief Executive Remuneration

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:48 am | Westland District Council

In response to the comments by the New Zealand Taxpayer’s Union regarding the salary paid to the Chief Executive (CE), Westland District Council would like to provide the following: More >>

Boost to Westland Infrastructure from Tourism funding

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 1:03 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council and the Mayor are pleased to announce a funding boost from the Central Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) of $981,300 to assist with infrastructure projects in Kumara, Whataroa and Ross, and Hokitika. The funding ... More >>

Westland Recovery Update #1

Monday, 5 February 2018, 10:42 am | Westland District Council

Westland’s newly appointed Recovery Manager is looking to local residents and businesses to share information with the Council to help build a picture of the district’s needs in the aftermath of last Thursday’s storm. More >>

Westland storm response final update

Monday, 5 February 2018, 9:47 am | Westland District Council

Westland District has officially moved from response to recovery in the aftermath of last Thursday’s storm and flooding. More >>

Westland Civil Defence Update 16.30 hours

Sunday, 4 February 2018, 4:59 pm | Westland District Council

Civil defence personnel have been completing checks on isolated communities in the Westland District today, while crews from Electronet concentrate on restoring power to Fox Glacier and roading contractors continue repairing damage from Thursday’s ... More >>

Westland Civil Defence Update #7 08:45

Sunday, 4 February 2018, 10:28 am | Westland District Council

All but one of our local roads are open again, as is SH6. Please take care driving as roading crews will be working all day to repair washouts, slips and remove debris. The only road that remains closed is the access road to the Glacier at Fox, however ... More >>



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