Council proposes to make a Cemeteries Bylaw 2017, to replace the current 2007 Cemeteries Bylaw.
About the proposed Cemeteries Bylaw 2017
The proposed 2017 Bylaw will ensure adequate controls are retained to meet public expectations around maintaining and operating cemeteries within Lower Hutt.
In preparing the proposed 2017 Bylaw, Council considered that the provisions of the 2007 Bylaw remain the most appropriate way of addressing the range of activities and behaviours as summarised above. For this reason the proposed 2017 Bylaw contains the same clauses as the 2007 Bylaw.
The proposed bylaw will replace the existing Hutt City Council Cemeteries Bylaw 2007.
What the bylaw will do
The proposed 2017 Cemeteries Bylaw seeks to regulate the range of activities undertaken in cemeteries within Lower Hutt so as to maintain standards for public health and safety, protect the public from nuisance, minimise the potential for offensive behaviour in public places and to manage property owned or operated by Council for the wellbeing and enjoyment of the public within cemeteries.