The Central Otago District Council has granted resource consent for a section of Molyneux Estate to be changed from the intended retirement or lifestyle village concept into a conventional subdivision with 40 sections.
The Central Otago District Council has opted to split its energy supply contracts between two different suppliers in a move which is expected to produce a saving of $37,000 a year.
Views are mixed on whether parts of Naseby should be rezoned to increase the land available for residential subdivision and development.
Clyde is about to get its first speed hump, in response to complaints from residents, business owners and the police about motorists going too fast in the north end of the main street.
The Alexandra Business Group presented a petition containing more than 1300 signatures to the Central Otago District Council yesterday calling for more support for economic growth in the region from the council and the Vincent Community Board.
The applicants for a retrospective consent to run a free-range hen farm near Ettrick told the Central Otago District Council hearings panel on Tuesday there would be minimal odour arising from farm practices.
Two major snowfalls in Central Otago over winter blew the Central Otago District Council's snow-clearing budget by more than 29%.
The New Zealand Geographic Board has recommended a Maori name for the highest unnamed alpine peak in Central Otago after consulting local iwi but not the Central Otago District Council.
Changes to the original fence around Pioneer Park, Alexandra, are being made due to safety issues, leaving some residents concerned its heritage value will be destroyed.
The Bannockburn Hall, destined for demolition due to its earthquake risk could be strengthened, which could save the community money and protect a piece of history says David White, a local heritage advocate.
Rural local authorities are weighing up their roading costs after the recent polar blast as they consider applications for emergency funds from the New Zealand Transport Agency to assist with clean-up operations.
The Central Otago District Council's new smoke-free policy for council playgrounds - adopted on a motion moved by the council's two smokers - will not be enforced.
It may seem more environmentally economical to send glass to be re-melted than create completely new glass and dump the old containers, but the glass may need to meet certain standards to be accepted by a smelter.
Letters will be going out in the next few days to the owners of about 300 Central Otago buildings identified as potentially earthquake-prone.
The reclassification of Central Otago landscapes will be tested in the Environment Court, with three power companies appealing recent changes to the district plan.
Development contributions are a barrier to new business enterprise and should be suspended during the recession or abandoned, the Central Otago District Council was told this week.
Old cans of paint took centre stage briefly at a Central Otago District Council meeting this week.
Claimed delays over a further Environment Court hearing involving the proposed Project Hayes wind farm on the Lammermoor Range in Central Otago were highlighted at an Otago Regional Council meeting on Wednesday.
The Central Otago District Council has been praised by Federated Farmers for reining in its proposed rates increase to 4% this year but the organisation says a funding policy review is vital.
Local authorities have as one of their innumerable statutory functions the responsibility for recognising the potential value of outstanding landscapes, by which the intention is substantially aesthetic.