What Council Does
Our roads are our lifelines and Council is tasked with managing nearly 5000km of roads throughout Southland.
We are responsible for maintaining both sealed and unsealed roads, and ensuring our roading network is safe.
The roading network that Council manages comprises all of the roads, streets and bridges in the District, except the State Highways (which are owned and managed by the New Zealand Transport Authority) and National Park roads (which are owned and managed by the Department of Conservation).
Footpaths are also covered and these are all owned and managed by the Council and Community Boards.
Southland has an aging network of sealed roads, which were built during the 1960s and 1970s. The increasing amount of heavy traffic on the roads is speeding up the roads' deterioration and 226 kilometres of sealed road (11.7% of the network) have shoulders that are underwidth by a metre or more.
Amount spent on
|Value of roading
The roading department works with private contractors which carry out the physical work of maintenance and rehabilitation.
There are three separate network contracts:
a) For the North Western Area (Te Anau, Five Rivers, Waikaia and Tuatapere Wards)
b) For the Central Area (Wallace, Winton, Riverton and Wallacetown Wards)
c) For the South Eastern Area (Toetoes, Waihopai, Te Tipua and Stewart Island Wards)
Most renewal and new capital work is let on a competitive tender basis.
A to Z Listing of Roading
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|First added:||19 February 2009|
|Last updated:||26 May 2010|