Trade Wastes Bylaw Review

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The purpose of this bylaw is to protect Council’s wastewater system and to set the framework for the acceptance of wastewater from industrial or trade premises and allow for the recovery of treatment costs.


Reviewing the bylaw allows Council to make sure the bylaw reflects current situations, that the bylaw includes the current central government guidance and that Council meets its legislative requirements.


Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.


Key changes proposed in the draft bylaw:

  • Editorial changes to improve clarity, remove unnecessary elements and align with aspects of the New Zealand Standards model bylaw.
  • The classification of trade waste discharges section has been expanded to clearly state what the different trade waste categories are and the implications.
  • The Prohibited and permitted discharges list of characteristics, that are used to determine if a discharge is permitted or prohibited has been moved to the Terms and Conditions for the Acceptance of Wastewater Drainage (also being consulted on) and amended to set limits and reflect latest guidance on pharmaceutical waste.
  • A power to require application has been added. This section aligns with the content of the Standards New Zealand model bylaw, and allows Council to require someone undertaking a permitted discharge to apply for a consent.
  • Fees and charges are to be set outside of the bylaw. This moves the fee setting process to the Fees and Charges setting process carried out annually. Consequential changes to the Fees and Charges 2020/21 are included in the Statement of Proposal.
  • The appendices are proposed to be removed as they are primarily operational items that do not need to form part of the bylaw.


More information:

  • See the Statement of Proposal and Draft 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.

The purpose of this bylaw is to protect Council’s wastewater system and to set the framework for the acceptance of wastewater from industrial or trade premises and allow for the recovery of treatment costs.


Reviewing the bylaw allows Council to make sure the bylaw reflects current situations, that the bylaw includes the current central government guidance and that Council meets its legislative requirements.


Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.


Key changes proposed in the draft bylaw:

  • Editorial changes to improve clarity, remove unnecessary elements and align with aspects of the New Zealand Standards model bylaw.
  • The classification of trade waste discharges section has been expanded to clearly state what the different trade waste categories are and the implications.
  • The Prohibited and permitted discharges list of characteristics, that are used to determine if a discharge is permitted or prohibited has been moved to the Terms and Conditions for the Acceptance of Wastewater Drainage (also being consulted on) and amended to set limits and reflect latest guidance on pharmaceutical waste.
  • A power to require application has been added. This section aligns with the content of the Standards New Zealand model bylaw, and allows Council to require someone undertaking a permitted discharge to apply for a consent.
  • Fees and charges are to be set outside of the bylaw. This moves the fee setting process to the Fees and Charges setting process carried out annually. Consequential changes to the Fees and Charges 2020/21 are included in the Statement of Proposal.
  • The appendices are proposed to be removed as they are primarily operational items that do not need to form part of the bylaw.


More information:

  • See the Statement of Proposal and Draft 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 Trade Wastes Bylaw

    Please read the statement of proposal and draft bylaw available in the key documents section 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 Trade Wastes Bylaw

    Please read the statement of proposal and draft bylaw available in the key documents section 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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