Holiday shut-down dates for Council services and facilities

On display until 10 January 2022, 12:00 AM

Notice of Council services, applications and facilities end of year shut-down dates and holiday hours

Consents, Licenses and applications

Alcohol – Special Licence

Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, any days between 20 December and 15 January inclusive are deemed to be non-working days.

  • The close-off date for alcohol applications required prior to 18 December 2021 through to 15 January 2022 is 22 November 2021.
  • The close-off date for applications for Special License Events through from December to the end of January 2022 is also 22 November 2021.

Building Consent and Resource Consent (not-notified)

Under the Building Act 2004 and the Resource Management Act 1991, the Statutory Clock stops on 20 December and restarts on 11 January.

  • The Building team continues to receive and work on consents up to 24 December and recommences on 10 January 2022.
  • The last day for Building Inspections will be 23 December and will recommence on 10 January 2022. 

Food and Mobile Shops

For all Food and Health related registrations cut-off is Friday 17 December 2021. 

Freedom Camping

Freedom Camping exemption applications cut-off Friday 17 December 2021. 

Land Information Memorandum (LIM)

  • Standard LIM applications need to be submitted by 9 December 2021.
  • Urgent LIM applications need to be submitted by 17 December 2021.
  • LIMS will resume 10 January 2022

Planning 

Under the Resource Management Act 1991 the Statutory Clock stops on the 20 December and restarts on the 11 January. The Planning team continues to receive and work on resource consents up to the 24 December and recommences on the 10  January 2022.   

Council Facilities Holiday Hours

Council Offices

  • Council HQ in Oamaru will close from 4pm, 23 December, reopening 8am, 10  January 2022.
  • Waihemo Service Centre/Library in Palmerston will close from 4pm, 23 December, reopening 8.30am, 10 January 2022. 

Oamaru Opera House

Opens until 2pm on 23 December, then closed until 17 January 2022.

Waitaki Aquatic Centre

  • Closed 25 - 28 December then open usual hours until the New Year
  • Closed again 1 - 4  January  2022
  • Reopens usual hours from 5 January 2022  

Waitaki District Libraries

ŇĆamaru Library

  • will be closed from 12.00pm Friday 24 December to Tuesday 28 December after which will be open usual hours to the New Year.
  • Closed New Years Day and Monday 3 to Tuesday 4  January 2022. 

Community Libraries

  • Hampden library will be closed from Friday 24 December to Tuesday 4 January, except Wednesday 29th December (10am-12pm) and Thursday 30 December (2pm - 4pm). The normal hours resume from Wednesday 5 January. 
  • Kurow library will be closed from Friday 24 December to Tuesday 4 January, except Thursday 30 December (1pm - 3pm). Then the library will open on Tuesdays and Thursdays (1-3pm) and Saturday (10.30am-12pm) until normal hours resume from Monday 17 January. 
  • Omarama library will be closed from Friday 24 December to Tuesday 4 January, except Wednesday 29 December (9.30am -11.30am). Normal hours resume from Wednesday 5 January.
  • Otematata library will be closed from Friday 24 December to Monday 3 January, except Tuesday 28 December (2.30-3.30pm) and Thursday 30 December (2.30-3.30pm). It will open on Tuesday 4 January (2.30-3.30pm). Normal hours resume form 6 January. 

Waitaki Museum & Archive and Forrester Gallery

  • The Museum and Archive and the Forrester Gallery will be closed Friday 24 December to Tuesday 28 December.
  • Other than that, both facilities are open usual hours between Christmas and New Year.
  • Closed again on Saturday 1 January, Sunday 2 January, Monday 3 January and Tuesday 4 January.
  • Reopens usual hours from Wednesday 5 January

Landfills and Recovery Parks

Kurow, Otematata, Omarama

7 days a week from 26 December 2021 (First Day) thru 23 January 2022 (Final Day)

  • Kurow: 1pm – 5pm
  • Otematata: 1pm – 5pm
  • Omarama: 8.30am – 12.30pm 

Hampden

7 days a week from 26 December 2021 (First Day) thru 9 January 2022 (Final Day). Normal days and hours apply on either side of these dates.
Hours: 8.30am – 12.30pm