Let’s talk about the Winton Wastewater Treatment Plant

The current consent for the Winton Wastewater Treatment Plant will expire in 2023.

Due to changing regulations and standards, it’s unlikely a long-term renewal of consent will be granted.

That means a new, long-term and sustainable solution to treat and discharge the town’s wastewater will need to be found.

It’s going to be a complex project, and one we want to engage with the community on.

Southland District Council staff are working alongside consultants and a working group, comprising experts and representatives from a range of sectors, to determine a shortlist of options.

The shortlist will be presented to the community – and we want to hear your views.

It’s a conversation worth having. Each option will come with environmental, cultural, social and economic considerations, so it’s important to let us know what you think. 

Your feedback will contribute to a decision on a preferred option and recommendation to Council.

At any stage of the process, please feel free to contact us for more information or to be involved. Simply ask a question on this page, or phone 0800 732 732.

To find out more, click here >> to read some Question and Answers 

Key Documents

Consultants, GHD have prepared a Phase 1 Evaluation Report, which can be viewed at the link below:

Phase 1 Evaluation Report >>


Latest questions, suggestions & ideas

Below are some of the latest ideas and suggestions that have come through. You can comment on and rate the ideas by clicking on them or you can contribute your own ideas by selecting contribute below. 

Hi there, as a close neighbour with the current…

Hi there, as a close neighbour with the current… read more

Larina Harris Wednesday 31 Mar 2021

I don't live in Winton but am a 45 year-old…

I don't live in Winton but am a 45 year-old… read more

Nick Kiddey Wednesday 3 Mar 2021