Council reviewed a number of Policies and Bylaws over 2021.
New policies and bylaws, and changes to existing policies and bylaws are now adopted, effective November 2021. These are listed below.
The Solid Waste Bylaw 2021 replaces the previous Solid Waste Bylaw 2013.
- New Food Waste and Organic Waste Interpretations.
- New requirements for owners of multi-unit developments to submit to the Council a Waste Management and Minimisation Plan for approval.
- New requirements for Commercial Waste Operators to obtain a license from Council to operate.
The Water Supply, Wastewater and Stormwater Bylaw 2021 replaces the previous Water Supply Bylaw 2014 and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2014, integrating water supply and wastewater into a single bylaw, along with stormwater.
It places the same general controls over each of the networks, whilst also creating additional controls where appropriate to ensure Council assets are not compromised.
- New registration provisions
- Inclusion of Responsible Dog Ownership Status
- Expansion of the Dog Prohibited Areas to include all skateparks
- Changing Market Place, Twizel from a Dog Prohibited Area to a Dog Leash Area
- Removal of the Fairlie Domain as Dog Prohibited Area
- Expansion of the Dog Leash Areas to include all roads including pedestrian areas such as footpaths and the margins alongside roads, whether sealed or not
- Removal of Fairlie Dog Exercise areas - Strathconan Park Recreation Grounds, Mount Cook Road Green Area, McLeans Park, Road Reserve from Gray Street South along east side of State Highway 8
- Inclusion of new uncontrolled and roaming dog provisions in the Policy
The Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw 2021 replaces the previous Market Place Liquor Ban Bylaw 2014.
- Incorporation of Permanent Alcohol Ban Areas and Temporary Alcohol Ban Areas
- Incorporation of new signage provisions
- Amendments to the Market Place Alcohol Ban Area Map
- Proposals for Permanent Alcohol Ban Areas - The Fairlie Village Centre and Village Green; and Tekapo Village Centre and Domain
The Class 4 Gambling and TAB Venue Policy 2021 replaces the previous Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy 2016 and TAB Venue Policy 2016
The Policy has adopted a modified sinking lid approach where there is an ability to transfer gaming machines where a business sells or closes due to fire and/or natural hazards, though should a business close for any other reason gaming machines will be non-transferable.
The Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2021 replaces the previous Dangerous Buildings Policy and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2005.
The Dangerous, Affected, and Insanitary Buildings Policy, in accordance with the Building Act 2004, outlines Council’s approach to dangerous, affected, and insanitary buildings in the District, the procedure Council will take when dealing with a dangerous, affected, and insanitary buildings and how the policy will apply to heritage buildings.
The purpose of this Policy is to provide a clear and reasonable framework of how Council will manage dangerous, affected, and insanitary buildings and reduce the risk posed to residents and visitors in the District by dangerous and/or insanitary buildings.
Council has adopted a new General Bylaw that sets the provisions which are common to, and form part, of all Council bylaws and the requirements for both staff and residents to provide clarity for residents.
Council has adopted an Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy, allowing local Easter Sunday trading for all shops in the Mackenzie District.
Council has adopted a new bylaw for The Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees. The purpose of the bylaw is:
- to promote the responsible management of animals, poultry, and bees in urban areas in the Mackenzie District
- to minimise the potential danger, distress, and nuisance to the community caused by animals, poultry and bees
The Mobile Shops and Traders Bylaw 2021 replaces the previous Mobile Shops and Traders Bylaw 2014. The bylaw requires any will require any person or business wanting to engage in mobile trading, at the designated sites, to obtain a licence from Council.
- Exemptions expanded to include mobile traders operating at community events.
- New designated site provisions
- New allocation of licenses provisions
- Inclusion of a standard set of conditions
- Maximum hours of operation extended to allow a mobile shop to operate prior to 8.30am Monday to Sunday
- New suspension/cancellation of license provisions
- The musical chimes provision is now restricted to mobile ice-cream vans