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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.
Also known as 'designated areas'
Designations are areas of land set aside for network utilities or large public works, i.e Highways, Telecommunications facilities, Schools and Airports.
Once a designation is in the District Plan (Chapter 35), the ‘Requiring Authority’ does not have to comply with the District Plan rules, but they do need to notify the Council by submitting an Outline Plan of Works or Waiver to the Outline Plan for work to be carried out on the designated site under Section 176A of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).
The works must comply with the use of the site specified in the designation, i.e, building classrooms on a site designated for education purposes by the Ministry of Education.
Section 176A(3) requires that an Outline Plan must show:
An Outline Plan of Works is not always necessary for works within a designation.
The Requiring Authority can request that the Council waive the requirement for an Outline Plan of Works if it does not believe one to be necessary. Council are happy to discuss the potential for a waiver with the Requiring Authority initially before making the request in writing.
When determining whether to waive the need for an Outline Plan, the Council considers:
The timeframe under the Resource Management Act 1991 is 20 working days to assess an Outline Plan of Works and may request changes to be made by the requiring authority.
If that authority does not accept the changes, Council can appeal to the Environment Court within 15 working days of being notified if necessary.
The application fee for an Outline Plan of Works is listed under the Council's Fees & Chargers.
Note: On Public Submissions
There is no process for the public to make submissions on an Outline Plan of Works, except when the Council publicly notify the Notice of Requirement to designate a site for the specific use.