Changes to Fire-Related Bylaws

July 19, 2017

Fire Prevention Bylaw

Pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002, the Fire Prevention Bylaw 2014 was revoked on 29 June 2017. It has been revoked as fire-related matters are now under the authority of Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

Public Places Bylaw

Pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002, the Public Places Bylaw 2013 was amended on 29 June 2017 to remove section 6.3 which restricted the lighting of fires in public places.  The restriction for the lighting of fires is now under the authority of Fire and Emergency New Zealand. This amendment took immediate effect.

Public Places Bylaw 2013

Further information

If you have any questions please contact Katrina Gray, Senior Policy Analyst/Planner.