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Visit the Emergency Management page for information regarding Emergency Preparedness and where your local Civil Defence Centre is located.



Plimsol Street and Feist Street

The grass pathway between Plimsol Street and Feist Street will be closed between 7:30am and 4pm Wednesday 11 December and Thursday 12 December as part of the planned construction of a new lime path. Over the next couple of days stormwater improvement will also be carried out.

Chipsealing SH2 High Street ***POSTPONED ***Update 9 December: The chipsealing remains postponed and we will update you as soon as possible. Because this is a three-night job, the weather must stay fine for that time and the day after to prevent the new seal being undermined by rain.


Road surface improvements have been scheduled for State Highway 2 High Street Carterton from south of Rexwood Street to The Glade on three nights, from Sunday 1 December – Tuesday 3 December between 7pm and 5.30am.

Northbound traffic will be sent on a detour via Dalefield Road, Lincoln Road and Belvedere Road. Southbound vehicles will continue to use High Street but at a reduced speed limit. No parking will be permitted on the road during the works.

Please note that chipsealing may continue on the third night to Portland Road if time permits.

Roadworks may be postponed due to rain or unforeseen factors that disrupt our weekly schedule. To check, please visit:

We thank you for your patience and understanding while these highway improvements are underway and apologise for any inconvenience.


Lincoln Road – expect delays

Important sewerage renewal work is taking place on Lincoln Road.

A reduced speed limit is in place and traffic has been reduced to one lane. Delays can be expected.

We appreciated your patience while this work takes place.




Restricted Fire Season

Lighting a fire is riskier than usual, so you’ll need a permit. You may also need to meet specific conditions to help you light your fire safely and prevent it from getting out of control.

Anyone wanting more information or a permit should visit or call 0800 658 628


Water Restrictions in force from 1 December

Water restrictions will be in force from Sunday 1 December, due to the arrival of the hotter, drier weather.

The restrictions will allow for sprinklers to be used on alternate days, however, this is dependent on rainfall and may change at a later date.

Updates on the current restrictions will be posted here and on the sign on the outside of the Carters building on High Street.