We are responsible for all public roads on the Chatham Islands, as well as maintaining an adequate water supply and sewerage system.
Everyone in the Chathams has a part to play in protecting the islands’ native plants and animals.
Numerous conservation groups and passionate individuals are working to protect and enhance the Chatham Islands’ unique flora and fauna.
The Chatham Islands Council is responsible for leading the identification and reduction of significant hazards and risks through integrated and coordinated emergency management systems.
Community and Culture
We carry out animal control functions on the Chatham Islands, including the control of stock on public roads, dogs and other domestic animals.
Chatham Islanders have access to two Council-owned cemeteries, two urupā and two denominational burial grounds.
The Chatham Islands Council has a small library situated in the reception area.Fiction and non-fiction books have been donated and are free to borrow.
Our objective is to ensure that the Council and community has influence over the provision of new gambling facilities.
Rates, Consents and Licensing
All property owners on the Chatham Islands pay rates, which are assessed every three years.
Building and Resource Consents
Information on how to apply and fees for building and resource consents.
Our Liquor Licensing Policy sets out the expectations of Council and the community in respect of meeting the object of the Sale of Liquor Act 1989.
The Chatham Islands relies on shipping for essential resources, like diesel for the electricity grid and fuel for air services.
The Chatham Islands has about 360 kilometres of coastline that is used extensively for commercial fishing as well as recreation.
The placement of swing moorings in the Chatham Islands is a permitted activity under the Chatham Islands Resource Management Document.