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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:
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.