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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.
A plan change is a formal process under the Resource Management Act 1991 to change one or more provisions of the District Plan, including the objectives, policies, rules or zoning of land.
Plan changes can be privately or Council initiated and typically follow a similar process of assessment and public notification before decisions are made.
The Waimakariri District Plan became operative on 28 November 2005. See the Council plan changes and Private plan changes pages for the status of any changes to the District Plan.
Private plan change requests are subject to a number of steps under the Resource Management Act 1991. These include:
Depending on the complexity of the change and the issues it addresses, the process can take up to two years. The applicant or any other person party to the plan change can appeal the decision to the Environment Court if not satisfied with the decision made by the Council (or independent commissioner(s) appointed by the Council).
If you are thinking of lodging a private plan change, the Council offers a Project Advisory Group (PAG) service. This is where private plan change proponents can meet with Council staff at an early stage to discuss key details and requirements related to a proposed development or private plan change. To request a 'PAG' simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the Resource management fees and charges page for information on the cost of a plan change.