On this page you can find information on general public notices, including in relation to resource consents and alcohol license applications, and District Plan changes, and how to have your say on Council consultations.

Dog microchipping clinics

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Operative District Plan changes and updates

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Urgent water notices

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Alcohol licence applications

View current applications for an alcohol licence.

Resource consents applications

View any publicly notified resource consents.

Other public notices


The following elections will be held by postal vote on Saturday 8 October 2022.

Selwyn District Council

(First Past the Post Electoral System)

  • Election of the mayor
  • Election of two councillors for the Ellesmere Ward
  • Election of two councillors for the Malvern Ward
  • Election of three councillors for the Rolleston Ward
  • Election of three councillors for the Springs Ward
  • Election of two members for the Hawkins subdivision of the Malvern Community Board
  • Election of one member for the Tawera subdivision of the Malvern Community Board
  • Election of two members for the West Melton subdivision of the Malvern Community Board
  • Candidate names will be listed in random order on the voting papers.

Nominations for the listed positions open on Friday 15 July 2022 and must be made on the appropriate nomination form for each position. Nomination forms and a candidate information handbook can be found either on the Selwyn District Council website, or by request to the electoral officer via the contact options listed below. Completed nomination documents must be received by the electoral officer no later than 12noon on Friday 12 August 2022. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by eftpos, cash or on-line banking (see candidate handbook for requirements).

Candidates are encouraged to submit a candidate profile statement and colour photograph with their nomination, for sending out with voting documents to electors. The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in a candidate handbook which is available with the nomination forms. All nomination documents must be lodged together.

Electoral Rolls

Preliminary electoral rolls for these elections can be inspected at the council offices, 2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston during normal office hours from Friday 15 July 2022 to Friday 12 August 2022.

Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by contacting the Electoral Commission:

  • Online at www.vote.nz
  • By texting your name and address to 3676 to get a form sent to you
  • By calling 0800 36 76 56 to ask for a form to be sent to you
  • By email request to enquiries@elections.govt.nz

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 5pm on Friday 12 August 2022.

Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available wherever copies of the electoral rolls are displayed and must be returned to the Selwyn District Council electoral officer before 5pm Friday 12 August 2022. Online applications for ratepayer elector registration can also be made through the non-resident ratepayer portal: www.electionz.com/ratepayer

Anthony Morton

Electoral Officer – Selwyn District Council

PO Box 3138 Christchurch 8140


0800 666 048


Flush your taps

Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metals to accumulate in water standing in the fittings for several hours. Although the health risk is small the Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a mugful of water from your drinking-water tap each morning before use to remove any metals that may have dissolved from the plumbing fittings. We are recommending this simple precaution for all households, including those on public and private water supplies. This notice is issued by Selwyn District Council on behalf of the Director-General of Health, Ministry of Health.