Public consultation concerning the proposed Appearance Industries Bylaw
Council is considering a proposal to develop an Appearance Industries Bylaw by calling for public submissions.
This submission process follows the pre-consultation Council did earlier in the year. Following the feedback received during the pre-consultation and further research into the number of incidents occurring locally, Council has decided to progress this bylaw into this next phase of development by calling for public submissions on the proposed bylaw.
What is the purpose of the proposed bylaw?
The purpose of this proposed bylaw is to promote and protect public health by requiring those people and premises providing services of:
• Beauty enhancement therapy treatments which includes nails and waxing;
• Skin and body piercing; and
to comply with minimum standards around sterilisation and hygiene which reduce the risk of injury, transference of communicable diseases such as Hepatitis B and C, HIV/Aids, viral, bacterial or fungal skin or wound infections.
The focus of the proposed bylaw is the creation of a licensing process to assess the type of service(s) being provided and then determine if the service is being provided according to the relevant public health standards.
What are we approaching you for?
Following the pre-consultation period we have created a proposed Appearance Industries Bylaw and a Proposed Code of Practice which will be part of this bylaw. We now seek input and the views of those working in local appearance industries alongside the wider Lower Hutt community about what is proposed.
Council would like to know what you think of the purpose of this proposed bylaw along with any other comments or concerns you may have about the proposed bylaw.
Process we are following
If you decide to make a submission you will have the opportunity to speak to your submission in due course. After hearing the submissions, the proposed bylaw, along with any changes made as a result of hearing the submissions, will be presented to Council for consideration and adoption.
Getting in contact
We have attempted to contact as many people as possible using our current databases. There may be other people and businesses who should also be invited to respond as part of this submission process. If you know of other people or businesses who you think would want to be involved please feel free to pass this information onto them.
We welcome your input
Council now invites you to view the summary of proposal, the statement of proposal, the proposed bylaw and the proposed code of practice on our website.
Physical copies are available in Hutt City Council libraries and at our main office at
30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt.
To make a submission we encourage you to fill out the online version of the submission form or fill out the physical submission form and send it back to us.
If you have specific questions about this matter or want further advice, please use the submission form on the Council website.
If you have any further questions on this matter please contact Olivia Miller in the first instance by emailing Olivia.Miller@huttcity.govt.nz or alternatively call 04 570 6966.
Public consultation begins on 8 October 2019 and closes on 11 November 2019.