River control bylaws

The Council is proposing new bylaws to address protection of river control and flood protection assets it owns and operates.

The proposed bylaws have been developed to protect river control and flood protection assets, including floodways, defences against water, flood protection vegetation, hydrological devices and equipment and survey benchmarks managed by, or under the control of the Council. Under the Local Government Act 2002, the Council must engage with the public on the proposed bylaws and provide the opportunity for the public to give feedback on the proposal and, if desired, speak to the Council on their submission.

The submission period for the Proposed River Control and Flood Protection Bylaws for Taranaki concluded at 5pm on Friday 21 August 2020. Three submissions were received.

A hearing is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020, following the Ordinary Council meeting which begins at 10.30. The Officers report addressing submissions and the track-changed version of the Proposed Bylaws is available for download below.

The Proposed Bylaws will not come into force until the completion of the engagement process and their subsequent adoption by the Council.

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