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.
||28 September 2018
||5.00p.m., 26 October 2018
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The changes mean that the Council’s Consolidated Bylaw 2008 Part 3: Fire Prevention (the Bylaw) is out of date.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.
Statement of proposal (215KB PDF)
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To have your say on the proposed amendments, read the proposal document above and complete the submission form below.
The deadline for feedback is 5pm on Friday 26 October 2018.
The submission form is also available in a printable version which you can post:
Printable Feedback Form
You can also send us your comments:
- by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- by post to:
Fire and Smoke Nuisance Bylaw (259)
Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199
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- November 2018: A report on submissions will be considered by the Council's City Strategy Committee
- December 2018: The Council will decide whether to adopt the proposed changes.
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