Consultation & Public Notices


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Each week Council has a spot of The Central Otago News where we publish our CODC Noticeboard containing the coming week and month's meetings as well as other public notices.

Read our latest Noticeboard​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​(17 August 2017).


Current CODC Consultations ​

​Consultation​Closing Date​Supporting DocumentationHow to Submit
​Draft Lake Dunstan Navigation Safety Bylaws 2017​Friday 15 September 2017, 5pm​Statement of Proposal
Draft Lake Dunstan Navigation Safety Bylaws 2017
Submit online​
​​Draft Smokefree Policy ​Friday 15 September 2017, 5pm​​Statement of Proposal
Draft Smokefree Policy 
​Submit online
Proposed Recreation Reserve Revocation - CromwellMonday 4 September 2017, 12 noonSee public notice belowSee public notice below​

​​​Read any current Publicly Notified Resource Consents in our Planning section.​​​​​​


District Licensing Committee List Members and Chairperson

Central Otago District Council is seeking expressions of interest from persons in the community to become committee members and/or chairperson for the Central Otago District Licensing Committee (DLC).

The successful candidates must have a good standing in the community and the necessary knowledge, skill and experience relating to matters likely to come before the DLC. The candidates must not currently be involved with the alcohol industry to the extent that there would be an appearance of bias or conflict of interest.

The District Licensing Committee is responsible for determining all alcohol licence and manager's certificate applications within our district. They will hear applications that have been opposed by either one of the reporting agencies or a member of the general public. The committee will operate with the powers of a commission of inquiry with a semi-judicial role. The appointments are for a period of up to 5 years and the existing members may reapply.

Copies of the competency guidance information fact sheets for DLC members are available online at: or by emailing

Applicants should submit their expression of interest and a copy of their curriculum vitae to The Secretary, Central Otago District Licensing Committee, PO Box 122, Alexandra 9340. 

Expressions of interest close 1 September 2017.


​​Stopping of Un-named Road off Cairnmuir Road, Bannockburn

Central Otago District Council, in accordance with Section 342 and the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, propose to stop a 1.2655 ha portion of unformed legal road as described below.

Council considers that the portion of unformed road is not required for present or future roading purposes. It is proposed that the land will be sold to the adjoining landowner. Continuity of existing easements on either side of the road will be preserved.​

Description of Road to be Stopped

A parcel of land containing an area of 1.2655ha being Section 1 SO 512222 lodged with Land Information New Zealand.

A copy of the plan SO 512222 defining the road to be stopped will be available for public inspection during normal office hours at the reception of the Central Otago District Council, 1 Dunorling Street, Alexandra. Supporting information is also available here on our website - linked below.

Any objections to the proposed stopping must be lodged with the Chief Executive in writing no later than 4.00pm on Friday 22 September 2017. The postal address for objections is PO Box 122, Alexandra 9340.

Submissions can also be emailed to​​​


​Proposed Recreation Reserve Revocation Cromwell

Pursuant to section 24(1) and (2) of the Reserves Act 1977, notice is given of the Council’s intention to seek revocation of the recreation reserve status of approximately 19m² of land described in the Schedule of Land (1) below. The land is recreation reserve adjoining the property at 13 Austral Place, Cromwell.  The piece of land is to be sold to the landowner at 13 Austral Place, Cromwell. 

Any person wishing to make a submission, either objecting to the proposal, or supporting the proposal, may do so. Submissions must be in writing, in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Revocation of recreation reserve Cromwell” and directed to the Chief Executive Officer, Central Otago District Council, PO Box 122, Alexandra or alternatively, delivered directly to the Alexandra office at 1 Dunorling Street, Alexandra or Cromwell office at 42 The Mall, Cromwell on or before noon, Monday 4 September 2017.
Schedule of Land
(1)     Land Subject to Proposed Recreation Reserve Revocation
Part of LOT 3 DP 24941, containing an area of 19m² more or less (subject to survey), as more particularly shown outlined in blue on plan below. ​

Community Notice - Planned Power Outages

Aurora Energy has power outages planned for Alexandra and Cromwell over the next week. The list of planned outages is available at Keep an eye on this page for updates as some planned outages are being rescheduled due to the weather.

People who are affected by the outages and need somewhere warm to go are welcome at the Council libraries, Molyneux Aquatic Centre and the meeting room at the Cromwell Swim Centre. There will also be a room available for use at the Alexandra Council offices.

The St Enoch's Church, 12 Centennial Ave, Alexandra will be open. Your local church may also be open and have space available, contact them directly to make sure.​​


Expressions of Interest – Vallance Cottage land

The Vincent Community Board invites expressions of interest for the future use of approximately 1000m2 of Recreational Reserve land surrounding the historic Vallance Cottage in Alexandra.

The Vallance Cottage working group is looking at ways to utilise the 19th century cottage in the future to make it more sustainable.  It has developed the concept of leasing the surrounding reserve land for a non-permanent commercial business that would be compatible to the cottage. For example, but not restricted to, a mobile coffee/food vendor, retail shop or artist in a portacom.

This business will receive the benefit of the visitor attraction of Vallance Cottage, which is in very close proximity to the Otago Central Rail Trail, together with space for alfresco dining and parking, a separate power connection, and access a new accessible toilet.

As the leased land is on Recreation Reserve with an underlying Rural Zone under the District Plan, any lease would be subject to a public notification process.

For more information please read the information document below or contact Christina Martin on 440 0601 or  Note the period for EOIs has been extended.

Current Alcohol Licence Applications

Below are the alcohol licence applications for which submissions are currently being accepted for. Click on the linked application number to view the application.

ApplicantTrading As​Application​Closes
​R&S Clark Limited​Fresh Choice CromwellOF24013 ​September 2017
Lloyd Family Wines LtdLloyd Family Wines LtdON239​​6 September 2017
​Bannockburn Hotel LimitedBannockburn Hotel​ON162​​6 September 2017
​Bannockburn Hotel Limited​Bannockburn Hotel​OF224​​​6 September 2017
​Roxburgh Bowling Club Incorporated​Roxburgh Bowling ClubCL019​30 August 2017
​Central Otago Wine Company LimitedCentral Otago Wine Company LimitedOF103​30 August 2017
Southern Planning LtdMonteiths Brewery Bar AlexandraON006​30 August 2017
​Omakau Commercial Hotel Limited​Omakau Commercial HotelOF025​23 August 2017
​​Omakau Commercial Hotel Limited​Omakau Commercial Hotel​ON011​23 August 2017
​Mexicana NZ LimitedMexicana NZ LimitedOF23823 ​​​August 2017
​JMBH Holdings Limited​Wedderburn TavernON043​23 August 2017
​JMBH Holdings LimitedWedderburn Tavern​OF07123 August 2017

Making an objection:

If you wish to object to any application listed above you may do so by sending a written objection to the Secretary, Central Otago District Licensing Committee, Central Otago District Council, PO Box 122, Alexandra, no later than 5.00pm on the closing date shown.

The submission must be dated, signed by you and include the following information:

  1. Your name, postal address and phone number;
  2. Details of the application in respect of which you are making the objection;
  3. Your objection, with reasons;
  4. Whether you wish to be heard in support of your objection.

An acknowledgment of your objection will be sent at the close of the objection period.

A copy of your objection will be sent to the applicant as part of the application process.

IMPORTANT: Only people who can demonstrate that he/she has an interest greater than the public generally may object to an application. Once this threshold has been met the grounds on which an objection may be made are found in section 105 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.


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