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This page contains a list of our current bylaws and a link to the full information about each one. It also provides information on current bylaw consultations.
Updated: 4/08/2017 5:00 p.m.

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. 

Proposed Camping in Public Places Bylaw

On 29 June 2017 Council adopted a draft Camping in Public Places Bylaw for consultation.  The consultation period closed 4 August 2017.  Follow the link below for more information on the proposal. 

2017 Bylaw reviews

Council is reviewing our Parking and Traffic Bylaw and our Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw this year.  We asked for your initial thoughts on on how well the Bylaws are working before drafting any changes.  This informal feedback period closed on 14 July 2017.  Staff are now reviewing your thoughts to report back to Council soon.  We will be formally consulting on any proposed changes later on this year.   

Viewing our bylaws

Select from the list below to read further information about each bylaw, including a link to the bylaw.

Contact us

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.



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