Flooding: Latest updates

Water has receded from Bathgate Park in South Dunedin. Photo by Peter McIntosh
Water has receded from Bathgate Park in South Dunedin. Photo by Peter McIntosh
Yesterday, the park was under water. Photo by Debbie Porteous
Yesterday, the park was under water. Photo by Debbie Porteous


Civil Defence Welfare Centre

The Civil Defence Welfare Centre in South Dunedin will re-open at 10am this morning. The centre is located in the St James Presbyterian Church Hall at 393 King Edward Street, and welfare and DCC staff will be available if you need advice or assistance.

Police Caravan 

Dunedin Police and Red Cross are manning a Police caravan from 2.30 pm today, at the corner of Surrey Street and Bayview Road. If you want advice or someone to talk to, go see them.

Kerbside collection

Some streets in flooded areas did not receive a glass recycling collection service yesterday. Kerbside collections will take place as normal today so long as trucks can access streets. Streets missed yesterday including yellow bins on Portobello Road will also be serviced today if trucks can get access. Please put bins and bags out again this morning. Any missed collections where streets cannot be accessed today will be serviced on Saturday.

Rubbish skips

The Dunedin City Council has  provided seven skips in the South Dunedin area so that residents can get rid of their flood related rubbish. The skips are located at Hargest Crescent, Surrey Street (2), Macandrew Road (2), Bayview Road (2), and Baker Street (Caversham) by the church.
The existing skips that have been deployed will be changed out from time to time and will also be available over the weekend. Please use these skips for large rubbish only (furniture, carpets etc.) Two more skips are on standby as and when other areas are identified.

Extra rubbish collections

Extra rubbish collections will be carried out in Mosgiel and South Dunedin late this afternoon and this evening.

Flood-related rubbish, preferably bagged (any bags are fine, not just DCC refuse bags), can be left along Gordon Road and Kinmont Crescent in Mosgiel.
And in the area within the boundary defined by Hillside Road to Victoria Road and Andersons Bay Road across to Forbury Road, South Dunedin.

Manhole covers

With the recent flooding a number of manhole covers have lifted. If you spot a manhole with a missing cover please contact us with the location details so we can fix this. If you can safely move a smaller cover that has come to rest nearby back in to its rightful place, please do so. Larger (and heavier) manhole covers we will reinstall so please contact us with their location details.

Tracks closed

Parts of Ross Creek Track, the Bullock Track (from Prospect Park to Willowbank) and tracks at Frasers Gully and Meremere Reserve have been closed. 


If you are keen to volunteer with the cleanup, please phone the DCC  call centre on 477 4000. Customer Services Agency staff will take your details and contact you when it is established what help is needed and where. 

Dunedin road closures 

As of 4.30pm the following roads were closed: 

Upper Junction Rd - from Mt Cargill Rd to Brick Hill Rd.
Henley Rd.
Highcliff Rd - from Camp Rd To Portobello.
Queens Dr - from Chamberlain St to Como St.
Riccarton Rd - SH87 to Tirohanga Rd. 
Portobello Rd - Beaconsfield to Beaconsfield Rd.
Waitati Valley Rd - Ford at RP6800 to end.
Gladfield Rd - Bush Rd to Dukes Rd.

Up-to-date information on Dunedin road closures can be found here 

Highway closures

As of 1pm the following highways were closed: 

State Highway 1, Concord (slip; southbound offramp is closed)

Highway warning 

State Highway 8, Roxburgh to Millers Flat (caution, flooding, road down to one lane) 

Up-to-date information on highway closures can be found here  

Clutha roads 

Karoro Creek is closed

Toko Mouth Rd, Tokoiti Rd and Elliotvale Rd are all now open, but motorists need to drive with care

Glenledi is open - one lane with a 10km/hr speed restriction

All other roads are now open but there is shoulder scouring and seal damage in places which means caution is required by drivers.

Clutha roads open, extreme care needed are:

Glenledi (one lane with a 10km/hr speed restriction)
All West Otago roads that were affected by the Pomahaka River, as well as Ross, MacFarlane and Pomahaka River Road at Clydevale


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