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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.
From 18 October 2017 a number of amendments occurred to the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) that require Councils to implement. One key requirement from the resource consents process is an ‘exemption’ for boundary rules within the District Plan, i.e daylight recession planes and setback to a neighbouring property boundary.
Setbacks to boundaries along a road, rail corridor, reserve, river or other land owned by the Council or Crown, will not qualify to go through a ‘Permitted Boundary Activity’ if the setback is breached.
If you breach a boundary rule to a neighbouring property under the District Plan, you can apply for a Permitted Boundary Activity which requires specific information to be submitted into Council for approval.
All applications for a permitted boundary activity must be electronic and are required to be applied for only by the owner/s. The agent may not be the applicant.
All information provided must be eligible and sufficient to confirm that no other District Plan rules are breached. There are no provisions under the RMA for the Council to request for further information for this type of application. Incomplete applications will be returned, then can be resubmitted.
Council will process this application within 10 working days (public holidays are excluded). If the above criteria cannot be met, the applicant can apply for land use consent approval.
The Ministry of Environment (MFE) have provided a useful guidance document on this new process, including examples. Please see link below:
For any further enquiries on this process, please contact a Council Planner. See Pre-Application page...
To submit the application, please send to RCApplications@wmk.govt.nz.