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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.
This page is about the resource consent hearings which take place following a submission.
A resource consent hearing is a public meeting held by the Waimakariri District Council at which applicants and submitters can present evidence in relation to a proposal. The hearing follows certain procedures designed to give all parties a fair opportunity to present facts and to make their views known.
If you make a submission but are unable or do not wish to be present at a hearing, your submission will still be considered by the Hearings Committee.
The Waimakariri District Council's Hearings Committee normally comprises three or more Councillors. In unusual circumstances one specially appointed commissioner may hear the case.
Hearings are conducted with as little formality as possible. You may present your submission personally, through a solicitor or another agent.
The Hearings Committee has the authority to make a decision on the application. It has up to 15 working days to make its decision. The decision is notified in writing and posted to all parties. Any party has the right to appeal to the Planning Tribunal against the decision within 15 working days of the decision being notified.
The applicant and any submitter may appeal the Council's decision to the Planning Tribunal. Any appeals must be lodged, with the appropriate fee, within 15 days of the receipt of the Council's decision to Planning Tribunal, PO Box 5027, Lambton Quay, Wellington.