Public Places Bylaw and Verandahs Bylaw review

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This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who made a submission. We are currently summarising all results.

We are reviewing the Council’s Structures in Public Places – Verandahs Bylaw (Verandahs Bylaw) as required under the Local Government Act 2002 and updating the Public Places Bylaw with minor changes to support the implementation of the new Trading and Events in Public Places Policy (TEPPP).


Proposed changes

The suggested changes to both Bylaws are to:

  • remove both Part 10: Structures in Public Places – Verandahs and Part 5: Public Places from the Wellington City Consolidated Bylaw 2008, and in doing so revoke these two parts of the Consolidated Bylaw
  • combine these two Bylaws and create one comprehensive standalone Bylaw titled, the Public Places Bylaw 2022
  • add relevant sections from Part 1: introduction to ensure the new standalone Bylaw has all required provisions to be functional
  • update the locations where verandahs are required to align with the zones set out in the new draft District Plan 2021
  • clarify what is meant by “reasonable standard” to which verandahs need to be repaired and maintained
  • update the parts of the Public Places Bylaw that refer to the Footpath Management and Trading in Public Places policies with reference to the new Trading and Events in Public Places Policy
  • add relevant definitions from the Trading and Events in Public Places Policy
  • provide the definition of ‘iwi customary rights’ to clarify its use in the Public Places Bylaw
  • remove the subheadings from the Offences clauses in the Public Places Bylaw (which were originally intended to improve readability) so that it is clearer they apply to all public places
  • divide the new Bylaw into four parts and make minor formatting changes to provide clarity and ease usability.

The proposed changes to both bylaws are minor and mostly procedural. To make it easy to see the proposed edits we have added a document which shows all of the changes. The sections we propose to delete are shown as "strike through" and the sections we propose to add are shown as "underlined". Also available is the Statement of Proposal which explains why we are recommending the changes, and it has the 'clean' version of the proposed new Public Places Bylaw 2022.


Have your say

To have your say about the proposed Bylaw you can fill in the submission form below or download the submission form from the documents, complete and email it to policy.submission@wcc.govt.nz

Submission closes at 5pm Friday 29 April 2022.


This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who made a submission. We are currently summarising all results.

We are reviewing the Council’s Structures in Public Places – Verandahs Bylaw (Verandahs Bylaw) as required under the Local Government Act 2002 and updating the Public Places Bylaw with minor changes to support the implementation of the new Trading and Events in Public Places Policy (TEPPP).


Proposed changes

The suggested changes to both Bylaws are to:

  • remove both Part 10: Structures in Public Places – Verandahs and Part 5: Public Places from the Wellington City Consolidated Bylaw 2008, and in doing so revoke these two parts of the Consolidated Bylaw
  • combine these two Bylaws and create one comprehensive standalone Bylaw titled, the Public Places Bylaw 2022
  • add relevant sections from Part 1: introduction to ensure the new standalone Bylaw has all required provisions to be functional
  • update the locations where verandahs are required to align with the zones set out in the new draft District Plan 2021
  • clarify what is meant by “reasonable standard” to which verandahs need to be repaired and maintained
  • update the parts of the Public Places Bylaw that refer to the Footpath Management and Trading in Public Places policies with reference to the new Trading and Events in Public Places Policy
  • add relevant definitions from the Trading and Events in Public Places Policy
  • provide the definition of ‘iwi customary rights’ to clarify its use in the Public Places Bylaw
  • remove the subheadings from the Offences clauses in the Public Places Bylaw (which were originally intended to improve readability) so that it is clearer they apply to all public places
  • divide the new Bylaw into four parts and make minor formatting changes to provide clarity and ease usability.

The proposed changes to both bylaws are minor and mostly procedural. To make it easy to see the proposed edits we have added a document which shows all of the changes. The sections we propose to delete are shown as "strike through" and the sections we propose to add are shown as "underlined". Also available is the Statement of Proposal which explains why we are recommending the changes, and it has the 'clean' version of the proposed new Public Places Bylaw 2022.


Have your say

To have your say about the proposed Bylaw you can fill in the submission form below or download the submission form from the documents, complete and email it to policy.submission@wcc.govt.nz

Submission closes at 5pm Friday 29 April 2022.


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