Drainage and flood protection rules
We’re reviewing our rules around our flood protection works and our land drainage and stormwater drains.
About our proposed bylaw | Ngā kaupapa o ngā ture
We’ve renamed our bylaw to reflect that it’s also about stormwater drainage in our townships. We’ve made some changes to the rules around how close to our drains you can plant vegetation. We’re also removing the allowance for stock to use drains for drinking water, as we want to reduce the likelihood of effluent entering our waterways. We’ve also clarified that you need our permission to have a crossing that crosses a drain, and it’s your responsibility to ensure any crossing is safe and clear from debris.
Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga
The following contains a summary of our changes, our draft bylaw, and the background information about why we think a bylaw is needed and how this bylaw will address the problems we face.
- Our Proposal – Drainage Bylaw 2019 (pdf, 1MB)
If you prefer to view the information separately:
- Summary of our proposed Drainage Bylaw (pdf, 451KB)
- Our draft Drainage Bylaw 2019 (pdf, 377KB)
- Background on our Drainage Bylaw review (pdf, 273KB)