We need to talk about some changes we’re proposing to our rules for preventing nuisance in public places and on private property.
About our proposed bylaw | Ngā kaupapa o ngā ture
We’ve made some proposed changes to our Nuisance Bylaw. We’ve updated definitions to make our intent clearer, and removed parts of the bylaw we think are best addressed by the Police, such as disorderly behaviour, and damage to public places. We’ve introduced rules around keeping livestock, bees, pigs and poultry in urban areas or low density residential zones, and we’re adding some new fees. We’re also proposing to remove some bylaws that apply only to the Kaiaua, Pūkorokoro / Miranda areas that were part of the Franklin District in the past.
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 – Nuisance Bylaw 2019 (PDF, 2MB)
If you prefer to view the information separately:
Summary of our proposed Nuisance Bylaw (PDF, 455KB)
Our draft Nuisance Bylaw 2019 (PDF, 801KB)
Background on our Nuisance Bylaw review (PDF, 311KB)
Our proposed bylaw amends our current Part 3: Public Safety bylaw (PDF, 3.2MB), in particular the clauses on safety in public places, nuisance on private property, and the keeping of animals (excluding dogs).
How to tell us what you think | He aha ōu whakaaro, korero mai …
Talk to us – Drop in to one of our sessions in Whiritoa, Waihi, Paeroa or Ngatea. Contact us to book in to speak to the Council at a hearing in Paeroa on 22 May 2019, or tick the box on the feedback form to show us you’re keen to attend. We’ll contact you closer to the date of the hearing to arrange a time for you to speak. You can also talk to your elected members, or give us a call and speak with a member of the strategic planning team – we can draft your feedback into a written statement and we’ll provide you with a copy.