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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.
An off licence entitles the holder to sell or supply alcohol for consumption off the premises (e.g. bottle store, supermarket etc.).
Off licences may be endorsed for auctioneers who hold an auctioneers licence wishing to sell alcohol at auction, or for a remote seller of alcohol (e.g. internet sales).
For new applications please include:
For renewal applications please include:
Alternatively email your application to email@example.com and a reference number will be forwarded to you to quote when making payment.
Accepted methods of payment are either by cash, eftpos, cheque (made payable to Waimakariri District Council) or internet banking. If you want to pay your application fee by internet banking please email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Council staff will contact you by email with a reference number for payment. Processing of your application will commence once payment has been received.
Please arrange public notice of the application in the prescribed form (pdf, 33.2 KB), within 20 working days after lodging a new application, or within 10 working days after lodging a renewal application.
Before the notice goes into the paper
you MUST email Waimakariri Council at email@example.com to advise the date
that the advertisement will feature along with a copy of the proposed
advert. Place the advert in the ‘public notice’ section of The Northern
Outlook. Please forward the full page of the paper in which the public
notice appears to the District Licensing Committee immediately after the
There is also a requirement that within 10 working days after lodging the application, a notice is displayed in a conspicuous place, on or adjacent to the site to which the application refers. The site notice is required to be displayed for at least 10 days after a copy of the notice was first published in the newspaper.
A Certificate of Compliance confirms that your premises and the use of your premises do not conflict with the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Building Act 2004. An application for a Certificate of Compliance with the Resource Management Act 1991 and Building Code will be lodged by Council on your behalf as part of your application for a new licence, or in the case of a renewal if there are any changes to the hours of operations or building. Refer to the alcohol licensing fees and charges for the prescribed fee for a Certificate of Compliance.
Once your application has been received with the appropriate fee, a Licensing Inspector will be in contact with you to arrange an interview. Once reports from the Police and Medical Officer of Health are received, a comprehensive report will be prepared by the Licensing Inspector. This will be presented, along with your application and associated documentation, to the District Licensing Committee. Council staff will then advise you of the outcome of your application. In general, for straightforward applications, this process takes approximately 4-6 weeks.
One of the most common causes where delays are experienced, are applications where all the required documentation has not been included. Please ensure all required documentation is submitted with your application.
In determining any application, the District Licensing Committee will consider the following criteria:
At Waimakariri District Council we strive to bring you the best possible service. If you have any recommendations in which we can improve our service we would welcome your feedback. Please email the Environmental Services Manager with your recommendations - firstname.lastname@example.org.