Draft Stormwater Bylaw

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Council owns and operates the public stormwater network, and is responsible for ensuring the network functions properly. This means having a network that manages high rainfall events to prevent flooding, and having a network that does not lead to increased contaminants and sediment getting into natural waterways.


The Draft Stormwater Bylaw has two key purposes:

  1. Ensure Council can control the discharge of contaminants into the public stormwater network, and

  2. Ensure Council can protect the public stormwater network from damage or alteration, which could affect how the network functions.


Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.


What does the Draft Stormwater Bylaw cover?

Controlling the discharge of contaminants to the public stormwater network

The proposed Draft Bylaw gives Council powers to:

  • Prevent the discharge of contaminants into the public stormwater network,
  • Require treatment works, in order to prevent the discharge of contaminants into the public stormwater network,
  • Require Pollution Prevention Plans for sites that are deemed to be high risk under Schedule 4 of the Regional Natural Resources Plan.


Protecting the public stormwater network from damage or alteration

The proposed Draft Bylaw gives Council powers to:

  • Prevent any damage to the public stormwater network, or any modification without Council approval,
  • Prevent obstructions, alterations or impediments to the natural flow of the public stormwater network
  • Prevent obstructions, alterations or impediments to overland flow paths,
  • Require private stormwater networks to be maintained to their original specifications, and to not be modified or removed without Council approval.


More information:

  • See the Statement of Proposal and Draft Stormwater Bylaw in the Key Documents section of this page for full details on the proposed changes.


Ways to have your say:

  • Complete the feedback form online.
  • Email haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz
  • Visit one of our libraries or service centres (please note our libraries and service centres remain closed during Covid-19 Alert Level 3).
  • Register for a formal opportunity to speak to your submission.
  • Request hard copy documentation to be posted to you by calling 0800 926 732 or (07) 571 8008.

Council owns and operates the public stormwater network, and is responsible for ensuring the network functions properly. This means having a network that manages high rainfall events to prevent flooding, and having a network that does not lead to increased contaminants and sediment getting into natural waterways.


The Draft Stormwater Bylaw has two key purposes:

  1. Ensure Council can control the discharge of contaminants into the public stormwater network, and

  2. Ensure Council can protect the public stormwater network from damage or alteration, which could affect how the network functions.


Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.


What does the Draft Stormwater Bylaw cover?

Controlling the discharge of contaminants to the public stormwater network

The proposed Draft Bylaw gives Council powers to:

  • Prevent the discharge of contaminants into the public stormwater network,
  • Require treatment works, in order to prevent the discharge of contaminants into the public stormwater network,
  • Require Pollution Prevention Plans for sites that are deemed to be high risk under Schedule 4 of the Regional Natural Resources Plan.


Protecting the public stormwater network from damage or alteration

The proposed Draft Bylaw gives Council powers to:

  • Prevent any damage to the public stormwater network, or any modification without Council approval,
  • Prevent obstructions, alterations or impediments to the natural flow of the public stormwater network
  • Prevent obstructions, alterations or impediments to overland flow paths,
  • Require private stormwater networks to be maintained to their original specifications, and to not be modified or removed without Council approval.


More information:

  • See the Statement of Proposal and Draft Stormwater Bylaw in the Key Documents section of this page for full details on the proposed changes.


Ways to have your say:

  • Complete the feedback form online.
  • Email haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz
  • Visit one of our libraries or service centres (please note our libraries and service centres remain closed during Covid-19 Alert Level 3).
  • Register for a formal opportunity to speak to your submission.
  • Request hard copy documentation to be posted to you by calling 0800 926 732 or (07) 571 8008.

  • We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our Draft Stormwater Bylaw

    Please read the statement of proposal and draft bylaw available on the key documents of this page and then let us know what you think below.

    Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.

    Privacy Act 1993: The details of your submission will be publicly available as part of the decision-making process.

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our Draft Stormwater Bylaw

    Please read the statement of proposal and draft bylaw available on the key documents of this page and then let us know what you think below.

    Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.

    Privacy Act 1993: The details of your submission will be publicly available as part of the decision-making process.

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