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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.
The Resource Management Act (RMA) 1991 is primarily concerned with the management of natural and physical resources.
It is the main law controlling the use of land, soil, water, and air as well as subdivision and noise.
The purpose of the Resource Management Act 1991 is to 'promote the sustainable management of natural and physical resources'. 'Sustainable management', according to the Act, means 'managing the use, development, and protection of natural and physical resources in a way, or at a rate, which enables people and communities to provide for their social, economic, and cultural wellbeing and for their health and safety while:
A guide to the Act is available on the Ministry for the Environment website.
If you wish to change the use of land, carry out a new activity or subdivide land you need to check with the Council whether your activity is permited or requires a resource consent approval.
If you are adversely affected by any new land use or activity which requires resource consent approval, then in most cases you will be given the opportunity to comment on the proposal.
When a resource consent is publicly notified you have the opportunity to make submissions, and to be heard by the Council's Hearings Committee.
You have the opportunity to make submissions to the new District Plan or changes to the operative plan.
Occasionally, you may need consents from both Environment Canterbury and the Waimakariri District Council to carry out an activity. You must apply to each council, but the consents may be processed jointly.