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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
Frequently asked questions about construction, noise and consents.
Many construction and demolition activities are noisy. However, noise generated during construction, maintenance, and demolition work is generally of a temporary nature and is to be expected. Provided ongoing noise doesn't happen during inconvenient times, the adverse effects can generally be avoided or reduced.
NZ Standards 6803:1999 Acoustics – Construction noise allows for the production of significant noise between the hours of 7.30am to 6pm during weekdays. For more information, and to understand the set upper limits in db(A) for construction work noise in residential areas, please visit Standards New Zealand - Construction Noise: Know the Limits.
The standard also contains provisions relating to:
In the event of non-compliance, action can be taken under the appropriate sections of the Resource Management Act.
If noisy work is planned, such as jack hammering, concrete cutting and pouring, discuss this with nearby residents beforehand. A sign on site or distribution of leaflets to neighbouring properties explaining the hours and duration of the operation may help to prevent complaints.
To report an issue please contact the Council on 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV), email email@example.com or use the Snap Send Solve app.
Note: To ensure the correct location of the issue is recorded, please send from where an issue has occurred. If you can't, send us the Snap Send Solve with as much location detail in the content as you can. Issues reported using Snap Send Solve can only be attended to during normal office hours.
A building consent is required before building a shed, tunnel house or glasshouse unless the detached building falls under certain exemption criteria. If the shed, tunnel house or glasshouse falls under any of the below exemptions, you may not need a building consent:
If the shed, tunnel house or glasshouse is closer than its own height from either the boundary or a residential building a building consent is required.
Before you start building please make sure you meet all the exemption requirements. Since 31 August 2020, several new building consent exemptions are in place regarding garden sheds. Check the full summary of exemptions.
All exempt work must comply with any other relevant legislation, such as the Building Code, the Resource Management Act 1991, and the Waimakariri District Plan.
Depending on the size and design of your structure, the work (design and/or construction) may be required to be carried out by a Chartered Professional Engineer and/or Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP).
If your structure is close to a boundary, and you have the written approval from your neighbours, you can apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity. This application replaces the need to apply for a resource consent but you may still need to apply for a building consent, if required. For further information check out the Building Services page or call us on 0800 965 468.
For more information please contact the Council on 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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