Amending the Fire Prevention Bylaw

The Council would like your feedback on our proposal to amend the Fire Prevention Bylaw to focus on the nuisance arising from fires and smoke.

Status Open
Start date 28 September 2018
Closing date 5.00p.m., 26 October 2018
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Background to the proposal 

The Government has made legislative changes to how fire safety rules work. They have set up a new agency, Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ), which is taking responsibility for fire safety. This includes setting fire bans and issuing fire permits. 

The changes mean that the Council’s Consolidated Bylaw 2008 Part 3: Fire Prevention (the Bylaw) is out of date. The Council has reviewed the Bylaw and proposes a change to focus on the nuisance arising from fires and smoke.

The submission form is also available in a printable version which you can post:

Printable Feedback Form (2.4MB PDF)