Consultation - 2017 Bylaw Review

​What are your thoughts?

​Council is currently consulting on 13 of its bylaws. For each bylaw, there is the full Bylaw, Statement of Proproal, Summary document, hard copy Submission Form and an online Submission option. These are all outlined and linked below.

Hard copies of full Bylaws, Statement of Proposals, Summaries and Submission forms are also available from Council offices in Tokoroa and Putaruru; and from the Dog in Tirau from Wednesday 13 September to Friday 13 October.

Submissions can be:

  • made online at the links below (files cannot be attached to our online forms, see email option below).
  • hand delivered to the Council offices in Tokoroa and Putaruru and the Dog in Tirau
  • mailed to Freepost Authority Number 201, 2017 Bylaw Review, South Waikato District Council, Torphin Crescent, Tokoroa, 3420.
  • emailed to - please write Submission - 2017 Bylaw Review in the Subject bar of your email.
​Bylaws Administration Bylaw (* includes dispensation and appeal process)​
​Cemeteries Bylaw
​Cultural and Recreational Facilities ​
​Dog Control Bylaw
​Freedom Camping Bylaw
​Hostels Bylaw
​Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw ​
​Land Transport Bylaw (* includes urban speed limits)​ ​
​Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw ​
​Prostitution Location and Signage Bylaw ​
​Public Places Bylaw
​Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw ​
​Trade Waste Bylaw

Why does Council have bylaws?

Bylaws allow Council to exercise some control over practices in the district. Some examples are deciding where dogs can be exercised off leash; setting appropriate urban speed levels; advertising signage rules in public places; dealing with nuisance caused by animals in the urban area; busking, begging and vehicle window washing in our CBD areas; freedom camping permissions, controls and locations; banning alcohol on rural walkways like Te Waihou for instance; and a host of other controls to deal with issues that arise from time to time. Bylaws govern, manage and control activities in the South Waikato.

These Bylaws are put in place for several reasons, including protecting public health and safety, protecting the environment, allowing for community enjoyment of our facilities and public places, coping with nuisances, setting operational standards, among others.



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