Wastewater Drainage Bylaw Review

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The purpose of this bylaw is to protect Council’s wastewater system and to protect public health.


Reviewing the bylaw allows Council to make sure the bylaw reflects current situations, that the bylaw allows effectively protects assets and that Council meets its legislative requirements.


Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.


Key changes proposed in the draft bylaw:

  • Better protection of our wastewater network through a new section addressing building and works in close proximity to sewers and other activities that may damage or impeded access to the wastewater network. This was previously covered in the Terms and Conditions for the Acceptance of Waste Water Drainage, but is better situated in the bylaw.
  • Breaches remedies and fees section has been amended to better reflect the Standards New Zealand model bylaw and for consistency with our other bylaws.
  • Editorial changes made to improve clarity and remove unnecessary elements.


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 protect public health.


Reviewing the bylaw allows Council to make sure the bylaw reflects current situations, that the bylaw allows effectively protects assets and that Council meets its legislative requirements.


Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.


Key changes proposed in the draft bylaw:

  • Better protection of our wastewater network through a new section addressing building and works in close proximity to sewers and other activities that may damage or impeded access to the wastewater network. This was previously covered in the Terms and Conditions for the Acceptance of Waste Water Drainage, but is better situated in the bylaw.
  • Breaches remedies and fees section has been amended to better reflect the Standards New Zealand model bylaw and for consistency with our other bylaws.
  • Editorial changes made to improve clarity and remove unnecessary elements.


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 Wastewater Drainage Bylaw Review

    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 Wastewater Drainage Bylaw Review

    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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