Bylaw review - 2018 pre-engagement

Western Bay of Plenty District Council will be reviewing some of its bylaws in early 2019 and is inviting people to provide thoughts and suggestions before any decisions are made.

Feedback closes 4pm, Friday 14 December 2018


Council has powers to make a range of bylaws for the District. The main purpose of bylaws is to manage nuisances, offensive behaviour and public safety in the community. Bylaws are reviewed periodically - you can see the bylaws we will be reviewing as they currently stand on the right of this page for more detail.

Bylaws to be reviewed are those governing:

Traffic and parking - The traffic and parking bylaw specifies restrictions as to where parking is permitted; timeframes for parking; angle parking and mobility parking. The bylaw also pertains to specific vehicles such as motorcycles, campervans, bus and taxi stands, loading zones and emergency vehicles, as well as lanes for uses such as boat mooring and ferry queuing.

Speed limits on local roads (excludes State Highways) - Council will be reviewing the speed limits on local roads across the district. This will not include speed limits on state highways, which are determined by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

General bylaw - Animals (excluding dogs) - The two key areas Council is seeking feedback on are the keeping of roosters and bees in urban areas of the Western Bay, such as distances of hives from a property boundary, and the number of hives on a property. It does not include dogs as they are specifically covered under the Dog Control Bylaw.

General bylaw - cemeteries, public places, and nuisances - These chapters also form part of the general bylaw, which we will also be reviewing. We don't have any specific proposals around these at this stage, but welcome any feedback you would like to provide on these bylaws.


Note: this is the pre-engagement phase; Council will take into account all feedback received and will release draft bylaws for feedback in early 2019. This will involve formal consultation and the opportunity for spoken interaction.

Please see the link on the right of this page for a map of the Western Bay of Plenty District Council area.


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Western Bay of Plenty District Council will be reviewing some of its bylaws in early 2019 and is inviting people to provide thoughts and suggestions before any decisions are made.

Feedback closes 4pm, Friday 14 December 2018


Council has powers to make a range of bylaws for the District. The main purpose of bylaws is to manage nuisances, offensive behaviour and public safety in the community. Bylaws are reviewed periodically - you can see the bylaws we will be reviewing as they currently stand on the right of this page for more detail.

Bylaws to be reviewed are those governing:

Traffic and parking - The traffic and parking bylaw specifies restrictions as to where parking is permitted; timeframes for parking; angle parking and mobility parking. The bylaw also pertains to specific vehicles such as motorcycles, campervans, bus and taxi stands, loading zones and emergency vehicles, as well as lanes for uses such as boat mooring and ferry queuing.

Speed limits on local roads (excludes State Highways) - Council will be reviewing the speed limits on local roads across the district. This will not include speed limits on state highways, which are determined by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

General bylaw - Animals (excluding dogs) - The two key areas Council is seeking feedback on are the keeping of roosters and bees in urban areas of the Western Bay, such as distances of hives from a property boundary, and the number of hives on a property. It does not include dogs as they are specifically covered under the Dog Control Bylaw.

General bylaw - cemeteries, public places, and nuisances - These chapters also form part of the general bylaw, which we will also be reviewing. We don't have any specific proposals around these at this stage, but welcome any feedback you would like to provide on these bylaws.


Note: this is the pre-engagement phase; Council will take into account all feedback received and will release draft bylaws for feedback in early 2019. This will involve formal consultation and the opportunity for spoken interaction.

Please see the link on the right of this page for a map of the Western Bay of Plenty District Council area.


Have your say

  • Leave your comments on the forum topics below and tell us what you think
  • Click the 'Stay Informed' tab and enter your email address if you'd like to be kept up to date with the review process.
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    Western Bay of Plenty District Council currently offer parking enforcement in Te Puke and Katikati during working/shopping hours, and in Waihi Beach during the peak summer season. Have you got any traffic or parking changes you would like Council to consider? For example, yellow lines, loading zones, mobility parks, or time-restricted parking. Please be specific about where and why you would like to see changes be made.

    Western Bay of Plenty District Council currently offer parking enforcement in Te Puke and Katikati during working/shopping hours, and in Waihi Beach during the peak summer season. Have you got any traffic or parking changes you would like Council to consider? For example, yellow lines, loading zones, mobility parks, or time-restricted parking. Please be specific about where and why you would like to see changes be made.

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    Are there any changes that you'd like to see on local roads (not state highways) in the Western Bay of Plenty District? Please be specific about where and what your suggested speed limit is.

    Are there any changes that you'd like to see on local roads (not state highways) in the Western Bay of Plenty District? Please be specific about where and what your suggested speed limit is.

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    In response to complaints we have had about bees over the past few years, Council is wondering whether it should introduce rules around keeping bees in urban areas within the Western Bay of Plenty District Council area

    Some examples could include a minimum distance between beehives and property boundaries and/or restricting the maximum number of hives on any property. What do you think? Have you got any other ideas for Council to consider?

    In response to complaints we have had about bees over the past few years, Council is wondering whether it should introduce rules around keeping bees in urban areas within the Western Bay of Plenty District Council area

    Some examples could include a minimum distance between beehives and property boundaries and/or restricting the maximum number of hives on any property. What do you think? Have you got any other ideas for Council to consider?

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    In response to noise complaints we have had about roosters over the past few years, Council is wondering whether it should introduce rules around keeping roosters in urban areas within the Western Bay of Plenty District Council area. For example, banning them from being kept in urban areas. What do you think? Have you got any other ideas for Council to consider?

    In response to noise complaints we have had about roosters over the past few years, Council is wondering whether it should introduce rules around keeping roosters in urban areas within the Western Bay of Plenty District Council area. For example, banning them from being kept in urban areas. What do you think? Have you got any other ideas for Council to consider?

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    This relates to cemeteries, public places and nuisances. Please refer to the current bylaws and let us know if you think there is anything Western Bay of Plenty District Council needs to address in relation to these.

    This relates to cemeteries, public places and nuisances. Please refer to the current bylaws and let us know if you think there is anything Western Bay of Plenty District Council needs to address in relation to these.

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