Proposed New Speed Limits - SH60 and Connecting Roads

TDC and NZTA are proposing lowering the speed limit on State Highway 60 from the Three Brothers roundabout in Richmond up to Maisey Road to 80 kmh.

In conjunction with this proposal, TDC is consulting on proposed lower speed limits on several local roads connecting to SH60 such as Lower Queen Street, Landsdowne Road, Redwood Road, and various others.

See here for the full proposal information, including an online survey form to provide feedback. The consultation closes 28 August.

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Water Supply Bylaw Review - What Happens When There Are More Water Restrictions?

TDC is consulting on changes to the Public Water Supply Bylaw, which outlines how Tasman District’s reticulated water supplies are managed and protected.

One of the main proposed changes in the updated bylaw has the potential to affect everyone on a public water supply – this would include the Dovedale Water Scheme - including a new framework for imposing water restrictions during times or drought or emergency water shortage.

See here for Consultation Drop-In Sessions at the Richmond Mall - find out more and have your say!

See here for more information on the proposed Draft Public Water Supply Bylaw 2018.

And find here a direct link to the Consultation Document. This explains the various proposed levels of restrictions for residential as well as industrial and commercial users.


AGM 2018

A date for your diary...

This year's Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday 19 September 2018, 7pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre.

More information will be available as we get closer to the date.

News around Waimea Dam and Water Supplies

A collection of council news items around the Waimea Dam and Water Supply issues:

Council Pursues Local Bill for Dam Land

The Tasman District Council has today announced it will lodge a Local Bill with Parliament to secure access to Department of Conservation land needed for the Waimea Community Dam. See news item here.

This is the formal notification showing how council is planning to obtain the needed land. See the draft of the notification document here.

Council says Early Dam Pricing Indications Pose Challenges

Initial pricing indicates the dam might become more expensive that thought. See news item here.

The mayor states: "If the final price is confirmed to be significantly over the estimated cost and no viable option can be found to meet the difference, then the dam is unlikely to go ahead."

Draft Public Water Supply Bylaw - Have Your Say

Coming up: The Tasman District Council seeks your view on an amended Public Water Supply Bylaw.

Check the council website from Monday 9th for more details.

Mapua & Districts Community Directory Update

The Mapua & Districts Community Directory is a handy directory of businesses and residential listings in your local area.

You can always pick up the latest printed copy at the Upper Moutere General Store, Mapua Country Store, Mapua Library, or First Class Accounts. The business listings can also be viewed online at

Why not check out the latest copy and see if your details are still correct?

If your details have changed, or you are new to the area and would like to add your information to the residential listings, or you know of somebody who is still listed but definitely no longer lives in the area, please help keeping the listings up-to-date by sending a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or by using the update request form at the back of the printed directory).

The listings are not updated automatically, so the directory relies on the community to advise the MDBA (Mapua & Districts Business Association) of any changes - your help is much appreciated.