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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.
Resource consents are notified for public comment when the Council considers that the environmental implications of the proposed resource use may be of concern to some members of the public.
Most resource consent applications are able to be processed without the need to notify the general public as the environmental effects of the activity are perceived as minor, and all affected people have given their written approval.
If your application is not notified, it will not be advertised or be asked for submissions. The Council's decision will be based on the application alone.
However, some proposals have a broader effect on the environment and may require notification from people who may be directly affected (limited notification) or the general public (public notification).
If your application is notified, then the public can make a submission on your application and become involved in the hearing of your application. See the Resource consent hearings page for more information on what happens at a resource consent hearing.
RC175017 - Claudia Mehrtens & Roy Hill, 63 Harewood Road, Oxford
erect a dwelling on 3.5 hectares in the Rural Zone at 63 Harewood Road, Oxford,
being Pt RS 1917, where the minimum lot area required under the District Plan
in the Rural Zone is 4.0 hectares. The
dwelling will be located to the front centre of the lot in a position where
required minimum boundary setbacks will be exceeded. The proposal is a non-complying activity
under the Waimakariri District Plan.
Resource consent notifications:
RC175066 - David Kettle, 15 Max Wallace Drive, Ashley
To subdivide Lot 12 DP 52564, (being
1.3522ha), located at 15 Max Wallace Drive, Ashley, into Lot 1 (5000m2)
and Lot 2 (8522m2) in the Residential 4B Zone. The subdivision will
not comply with the 1.0ha average required across the subdivision application,
being 6761m2 and will bring the average lot size across the
Residential 4B zone to below 1.0ha (average 9966m2). The existing dwelling is to remain on Lot 1.
The subdivision is a non-complying activity and is
zoned Residential 4B in the Waimakariri District Plan.
Resource consent notifications
RC165285/RC165286 - Neville J Gale 6 Northbrook Road Rangiora Subdivision & Land Use
To subdivide, by way of boundary adjustment, Lots 1 and 2 DP 46242 creating Lot 1 (5400m2), Lot 2 (3.637 ha) and Lot 3 (4200m2 as esplanade reserve) at 6 and 16 Northbrook Road, Rangiora. Land use consent is also sought to retain the existing dwelling on Lot 1, which will not achieve the minimum allotment area of 4.0 hectares, and to erect a dwelling on Lot 2. Currently Lots 1 and 2 DP 46242 are held together by way of a memorandum of encumbrance by the Waimakariri District Council.
Both subdivision and land use consents are non-complying activities and are zoned Rural in the Waimakariri District Plan.
Once your application has been assessed, the Planning Officer will determine whether the effects of your proposal are minor (or more than minor) and checks will be made on whether you obtained written approvals from everyone who is likely to be affected.
If any one of those affected parties have not given their written approval, the Council may notify those individual people. They will then be able to make a submission, either supporting or opposing your application, within 20 working days.
If the Council determines that the effects of your proposal are more than minor, it may decide to publicly notify your application by issuing:
Anyone can make a submission supporting or opposing your application within 20 working days of the application being notified.
The Council encourages applicants and submitters to communicate directly to discuss any concerns and identify ways in which those concerns can be addressed.
If those concerns cannot be resolved, the Council may arrange a pre-hearing meeting or refer the parties to mediation. This is an opportunity to clarify and potentially resolve any concerns. If that doesn't succeed, a public hearing will be held to decide on your application.