There’s been an excellent response to our call for interest in the Central Lakes Locality Network. Thank you to all those who have applied already.

We’ve also heard from a number of people asking for more time to complete the application and for this reason, and because this is a busy time of year, we are extending the application deadline until Friday 21 December.


So … if you or anyone you know living in the Central Lakes area might be interested in taking part, we encourage you to apply. Please see the links below to the briefing pack and application form.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  Once again, thanks for your interest and please share with your own colleagues and networks.


Central Lakes Locality Network Briefing Pack

Central Lakes Locality Network Expression of Interest

The creation of Locality Networks was outlined in the Primary and Community Care Strategy and Action Plan, with the purpose of ensuring models of care align with population health needs and service requirements in different areas of the district. LNs will complement and coordinate with the other key features of the Strategy and Action Plan, including Community Health Hubs – community focussed and co-located group of health providers - and the Health Care Home model of primary care which promotes access to urgent and unplanned care, provides more preventative care and better supports people with complex needs.

As the first network of its kind to be established in the Southern district, the learnings and experience of the Central Lakes Locality Network will be used in the creation of other LNs, likely to be based around Dunedin, Invercargill, Southland, Gore, Balclutha and Waitaki.