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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
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
The District Plan controls what people can do on their land
and how it can be developed. Its main goal is to sustainably manage the
district’s natural and physical resources to meet the needs of current and
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. Stages One and Two above are now completed, and stage three has
commenced. Feedback from the Issues and Options Consultation have been summarised
and are available for viewing.
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 chart on the right.
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
main issues identified through the District Plan Effectiveness Review will
contribute to the drafting of the new District Plan. Other more detailed or
technical findings will also be used to inform drafting as part of Stage 3 of
the Plan preparation process.
The following discussion documents have now been prepared for public consultation
which include findings from both the District Plan Effectiveness Review and the
District Development Strategy:
want your feedback on the issues identified and possible options to resolve the