Building consent, Exempt building works, LIMS and more.
Cemetery information, cemetery plot maps and online cemetery database.
Application forms for Alcohol Licensing, Dog registration, Rates and more.
The Mayor and 10 councillors constitute the governing body of Waitaki District.
Cultural Facility Development, Water supply upgrade, and other projects.
The District Plan sets out the policies and rules to manage the use of land in the area.
Opening hours, swim squad, swim school, timetable and more.
Waitaki lakes camping, Boatramps, Duntroon Domain and Dunback Domain camping grounds.
Paper roads are relatively widespread across New Zealand and are more precisely called ‘unformed legal roads’. They may exist only on paper, never having been developed, but they have a legal existence, whether on private or public land.There are hundreds of kilometres of paper roads in Waitaki, generally found on farms. Generally these are fenced in with adjoining owners’ land and often the public unaware that legal access exists.
A paper road may never be needed as a formed road, in which case Council can undertake a process to remove the roading designation. This is called 'road stopping'.
Road stopping is a process undertaken to change a legal road (road reserve) into fee simple land so that it is no longer subject to the law relating to road such as rights of public access. A road can only be stopped if it is considered that the road is no longer needed.Road stopping is publicly notified and the steps to be followed are set out in Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 1974. Once its status as a public road is removed it can be sold. In some cases, Council may offer the adjacent landowner the right to purchase the land.
If you wish to stop a road on your property please send your request in writing to Chief Executive, Waitaki District Council, Private Bag 50058, Oamaru 9444.
If you need further information about road stopping or paper roads, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use our online request for information form.