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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
District Council is reviewing its District Plan through a comprehensive process
that will ensure all sections of the Plan and maps are reviewed. This process will build on the previous
‘rolling review’ of the Plan, but aims to have the plan review completed in a
shorter timeframe, and enable a review of the structure of the plan as
well. Electronic forms of the current
District Plan and the new Plan will be made available on the Council’s website
to make it easier and quicker to use the District Plan.
Management Act 1991 requires that Councils review their District Plans at least
every ten years. Although parts of the
current Plan have been reviewed, there are many sections that are now more than
ten years old and need to be reviewed. Plan reviews make sure that the Plan is up to
date, provide outcomes that suit the community and meet the requirements of the
have confirmed that the Proposed District Plan will have an activities-based
approach to provide greater certainty and will be guided by the following terms
Plan controls the use of land, new development and subdivison to achieve
sustainable management of the District’s resources. If you live or work in the District or own
land here, the District Plan may control activities that you want to do such as
building or running a business, and the effects that activities can generate,
such as noise and lighting. The Plan also controls what can happen in the area
Stage One is
nearing completion, and preparation for stage two has been commenced. Council have reviewed the effectiveness of
the current District Plan and have identified a range of issues, including some
that require consultation with the community and assessment.
Council is also
developing a District Development Strategy to provide high level guidance for
the management of growth over the next 30 years. This is due to be completed later in 2017,
and will also inform the strategic direction of the District Plan.
Plan Review will give you opportunities to let us know what you think about the
land management issues that are important in Waimakariri District, to help us
address these matters for the future.
There will be
opportunities to be involved at an early stage in the review, to discuss issues
and possible options before the new Plan is written, with another opportunity
to comment on the Proposed Plan before it is formally notified. After the Plan is notified, more formal
participation through submissions and hearings, and possibly appeals, will also
Later on, more
information will be provided about the ways in which you can find information,
stay up to date, and have your say.
If you have any
questions on the District Plan Review, please contact the Development Planning
Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV).
As part of the
District Plan Review, the effectiveness of the current plan over its ‘life’ has
been reviewed. Review of district plans
is required under sections 31 and 35 of the Resource Management Act 1991 and
provides information on how the plan has been working in practice.
District Plan was declared Operative on 3 November 2005. Over the time it has been operative a number
of private and Council led plan changes have been made, following the
requirements for consultation, reporting and decision making that are set out
in the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, or as required by
the Land Use Recovery Plan 2013. There
have also been substantial changes to legislation and other policies and
strategies that influence district planning since 2005.
A summary of
how the plan was reviewed, and the matters that were considered is shown in the
Some key findings for a range of
topics have been identified in eight District Plan Effectiveness summary
More detailed information on the
findings from the District Plan Effectiveness Review and the background to the
process, can be found in the to the Technical Advisory Group memorandum, 30
The main issues
identified through the District Plan Effectiveness Review will be discussed
with the community before drafting of the new district plan begins. Other more detailed or technical findings from
the Review will be used to inform the drafting of the new Plan.
documents are being prepared for public consultation which include findings
from both the District Plan Effectiveness Review and the District Development
Strategy. It is anticipated that District Plan Review consultation will begin
in late August and will run for around 6 weeks to give time to consider and
comment on the range of topics being reviewed.