Upper Moutere Footpaths - New Link to Sunrise Valley Road?


Another project which is among the ten highest ranking footpath proposals in the district is a new sealed footpath from the end of Supplejack Valley Road in the centre of Upper Moutere village to connect to the start of Sunrise Valley Road, about 400m away along the western side of the Moutere Highway.

Following the survey link below, please have your say on this particular footpath link. We will collect all community feedback and forward to TDC.

Click here to see the map of the proposed footpath link.

Click here to take the survey!

TDC Footpath Projects Draft Priority List

TDC is currently reviewing the list of the highest priority footpath projects for the district and is requesting feedback from the communities on all listed projects.

At the absolute top of this list is the Moutere Hills Community Pathway - to connect the Moutere Hills Community Centre to Upper Moutere village.

The Moutere Hills Residents Association is working to move this project forward. We are back on the road talking to landowners, to find the best and most feasible route - which we will then present to Council.

See the TDC Footpath Priority list here.

Public Meeting & Consultation: Future Development, Annual Plan

All local residents are invited to our upcoming public meeting:

Thursday 11 April, 7 pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre

Please join us for:

  • TDC Future Development Strategy Consultation
  • TDC Annual Plan Consultation
  • MHRA to present results from our 'Future of the Moutere Hills' Survey

Learn more about what the future of our local area might look like, and have your say.

Coffee, tea, and nibbles provided. All welcome. TDC public drop-in session beforehand.

Dovedale Scheme Financial Data, Rainfall Data

Prompted by questions at the recent meeting, TDC has provided a response including current data on usage (926 units on 260 connections) and financials ($495,000 total budget) of the Dovedale Water Scheme. The report also includes a break-down of maintenance costs.

Please see report letter here and meeting presentation here.

As useful link included in the report is to the TDC rainfall data which allows you to see detailed rainfall measurements for various locations in the district, including Moutere at Kelling Road.

Notes from Dovedale Scheme Water Meeting

Yesterday the Dovedale Rural Water Supply Committee, representatives of Tasman District Council, Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Federated Farmers, Rural Support Trust, and Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) held a public meeting for users of the Dovedale Rural Water Supply regarding pressures the scheme is facing in the current drought.

The key messages were that while the scheme is currently able to operate under restrictions, the severity of the drought and lack of rain the forecast mean further restrictions are likely and supplying water to the entirety of the scheme may become difficult in the coming weeks or months.

The Dovedale scheme is affected by a cease take direction from next week, and only essential human use and stock drinking water is allowed. Agricultural users were urged to plan ahead and consider reducing stock numbers now. All residential users need to conserve water urgently per restrictions and check storage on their properties in case of supply issues due to the drought.

The meeting was well attended with nearly 200 visitors filling the main function room at the MHCC. Click below for more information, contact details and ways to get help.

Read more: Notes from Dovedale Scheme Water Meeting