General Bylaw review

​​​​​​​​Collage of  General bylaw key topics.

​​​​What is the ​General Bylaw​?

​The General Bylaw is one way Council can help protect people from unpleasant things. We all want to live in a community that is free from things that cause harm, nuisance and stop bad behaviour in public.

​The review

We reviewed our old General Bylaw which resulted in some new issues to consider.  The main issues we proposed were:

  • Responsible cat ownership
  • Keeping of bees and roosters in urban areas
  • Keeping of birds

​​​Consultation document

We created a consultation document that included all the key information and also a submission form. We also produced a draft Bylaw and Statement of Proposal (see links below).

​What happens next?

During the public consultation period we received approximately 30 submissions and have now considered that feedback.  We've now adopted the new General Bylaw, and will now ask the Minister of Conservation to sign it off. We expect the new bylaw take affect on 1 July 2018. In the meantime, the existing General Bylaw will remain in place.

For further information please call us on 03 433 0300 or email​​

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