Review of Opotiki District Council Bylaws and Dog Control Policy

​​​​​​​​​​​Council has reviewed the district's bylaws as required by the Local Government Act 2002.  The Dog Control Policy has also been reviewed in accordance with section 10AA of the Dog Control Act 1996. 

What is a Bylaw?

Bylaws are rules made by local authorities (councils) that affect how people live, work and play.  They help councils manage problems or issues that are considered significant in a local area in a way that best meets the community's needs.  You can read more about Bylaws in the full Statement of Proposal for Opotiki District Council Consolidated Bylaws and Dog Control Policy.

We're making a few major amendments

In the review of the bylaws, Council has made several major amendments; these include:

  • the proposed repeal of the Trading in Public Places Bylaw 2008 and the Hostels Bylaw 2008
  • restructuring the remaining bylaws to create a consolidated bylaw
  • including an Introduction and Amenity bylaw in the consolidated bylaw.

There are a range of other amendments. Further details on amendments can be found in the full Statement of Proposal for Opotiki District Council Consolidated Bylaws and Dog Control Policy.

The feedback period is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who made a submission. Council will consider all submissions at a hearings meeting on Wednesday 24 June 2020.

You can view a copy of the Hearing schedule and copy of submissions received on our Hearings page​.

​The consultation period ran from 2 December 2019 and closed 4pm, Friday, 28 February 2020.

View a full copy of the draft proposed Opotiki District Council Consolidated Bylaws​ (PDF, 3.9MB)

View a full copy of the Opotiki District Council Dog Control Policy 2019​ (PDF, 457KB)

Larger versions of the maps in the Bylaws document are available on the full Statement of Proposal for Opotiki District Council Consolidated Bylaws and Dog Control Policy page.

Page reviewed: 16 Jun 2020 12:07pm