Amending the Fire Prevention Bylaw

Status Closed
Start date 28 September 2018
Closed date 26 October 2018

What happened to this consultation?

We asked for your feedback on our proposal to amend the Fire Prevention Bylaw to focus on the nuisance arising from fires and smoke.

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 The changes mean that the Council’s Consolidated Bylaw 2008 Part 3: Fire Prevention (the Bylaw) is out of date.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) 

Next steps

  • 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.

More information

Leila Martley 
Phone: 04 499 4444