This page contains a list of our current bylaws and a link to the full information about each one.
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Bylaws are local legislation, enforceable by either Council staff or other nominated agencies. In most cases, Council makes bylaws under the Local Government Act 2002 and they are generally made for one or more of the following purposes:
- protecting the public from nuisance
- protecting, promoting, and maintaining public health and safety
- minimising the potential for offensive behaviour in public places.
Our bylaws cover a wide range of Council functions. When making, amending or revoking a bylaw, we consult with the public before making a decision.
Viewing our bylaws
Select from the list below to read further information about each bylaw, including a link to the bylaw.
Alcohol Fees Bylaw 2016
Control of Vehicles on Beaches Bylaw 2009
Dog Management Bylaw 2013
Fires in the Open Air Bylaw 2015
Food Businesses Grading Bylaw 2016
Hawkers, Mobile Shops, Stands & Stalls Bylaw 2005
Liquor Management Bylaw 2011
Parking and Traffic Bylaw 2009
Public Places Bylaw 2014
Control of Advertising Signs Bylaw 2014
Solid Waste Management Bylaw 2013
Speed Limits Bylaw 2005
Stormwater Management Bylaw 2014
The Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw 2007
Trade Waste Bylaw 2012
Wastewater Bylaw 2014
Water Supply Bylaw 2012
2017 Bylaw reviews
Council is reviewing our Parking and Traffic Bylaw and our Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw this year. During June and July we are looking for your input on how well the Bylaws are working before drafting any changes and then formally consulting later on this year. For information on the process and to give us your feedback follow the link below.
2017 Bylaw reviews
Proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw
In August 2016 Council determined to stop the current Bylaw development process and further review options for the Bylaw. Council staff are developing a new proposal for Council's consideration. This will be presented to Council after the 2016/2017 summer.
Council's current freedom camping rules are contained within our Parking and Traffic and Public Places bylaws. Freedom camping is also regulated on reserves through the Reserves Act 1977. Follow the link below for information on our current approach to freedom camping.
If you wish to make a complaint about a bylaw breach, or have a general enquiry about any of our bylaws, please contact us on 0800 932 463 (24 hrs).
Follow the link below for our main contact details page.