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Bylaw consultation begins

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The Wairoa District Council’s consultation period on the Cemeteries and Waters Bylaws is underway.

Bylaws are rules made by local councils which affect the way we live, work and play. Bylaws exist to make our district a safe and healthy place.

Under the Local Government Act 2002, bylaws must be reviewed at least every 10 years. Reviewing bylaws is an opportunity for members of the public to have input and ensures the bylaws are kept up to date and reflective of the community.

The purpose of the Waters Bylaws are to provide water services to the public, manage connections and allow for cost recovery for the services.

The purpose of the Cemeteries Bylaw is to maintain cemeteries for the district, authorise new burials, allow access to records for cemeteries, protect cemeteries from damage and misuse and allow charging associated with burials.

The consultation period for the Cemeteries and Waters Bylaws will run from Tuesday March 22 to Friday April 22 with public hearings and deliberations set down for Tuesday May 3 and Wednesday May 4.

The proposed changes are available on the Wairoa District Council website or by calling into the Council’s Queen Street offices.

No decisions on these bylaws have been made, and Council encourages people to have input.

You can make a submission:


31 March 2022

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