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District Bylaw Review 2015 - Stage 2

What is a Bylaw?

Bylaws are rules made by Council under the Local Government Act 2002. They are created for the purpose of:

  • protecting the public from nuisance
  • protecting, promoting, and maintaining public health and safety and
  • minimising the potential for offensive behaviour in public places

Why are the Bylaws being reviewed?

The Act requires a bylaw is reviewed within five years of it being made. It is automatically revoked two years after the last date on which the bylaw should have been reviewed.

Stage 1 of the Bylaw Review was completed in 2014.

What is being reviewed in Stage 2?

We want to hear the views of our ratepayers and stakeholders in relation to the following Bylaws:

A Statement of Proposal (SOP) has been prepared outlining the changes, and can be downloaded here (250KB pdf).

We would appreciate if you could send your feedback to us by 30 October 2015