Council proposes to make a Hutt City Council Control of Animals Bylaw 2018 (“the 2018 Bylaw”) to replace the current 2008 Control of Animals Bylaw. The Local Government Act 2002 requires Council to review the current Control of Animals Bylaw 2008.
The proposed 2018 Control of Animals Bylaw
The 2018 Bylaw will ensure adequate controls and monitoring are retained to enable the keeping of animals so they do not create a nuisance or endanger the health of residents within Lower Hutt.
The 2018 Bylaw has been developed to address the perceived problems associated with the keeping of animals. It also continues the current ban on traps and no goats or roosters are permitted in any urban area unless written permission has been granted by Council.
The purpose of the bylaw is to ensure the maintenance of proper standards of hygiene, convenience, access, safety, and visual amenity and community values, while recognising that the keeping of animals can enhance the character of the city.
The proposed 2018 Control of Animals Bylaw seeks to regulate the keeping of animals within Hutt City so as to maintain standards for public health and safety, and protect the public from nuisance. The proposed bylaw will replace the existing Hutt City Council Control of Animals Bylaw 2008.
Council is seeking submissions on this proposal. Complete a Submission Form (PDF 55kb) or pick one up from the Hutt City Council Administration Building, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt, or any Hutt City Library.
Summary of Proposal (PDF 45kb)
Statement of Proposal (PDF 47kb)
Draft Control of Animals Bylaw 2018 (PDF 478kb)
These documents are available at the Hutt City Council Administration Building, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt, and Libraries.
For more information please contact Graham Sewell: