About the proposed Parks and Reserves Bylaw 2017
The 2017 Bylaw will ensure adequate controls and monitoring are retained to meet public expectations around maintaining safe and enjoyable parks and reserves within Lower Hutt.
The proposed bylaw will replace the existing Hutt City Council Parks and Reserves Bylaw 2007.
What the bylaw will do
The proposed 2017 Parks and Reserves Bylaw seeks to regulate a wide range of activities undertaken in parks and reserves within Lower Hutt. This will help us maintain standards for public health and safety, protect the public from nuisance, minimise the potential for offensive behaviour in parks and reserves and manage property associated with parks and reserves owned or operated by Council for the wellbeing and enjoyment of the public in our parks and reserves.
In preparing the proposed 2017 Bylaw, Council’s legal advisers have found that many of the provisions of the 2007 Bylaws remain the most appropriate way of addressing the range of activities and behaviours as summarised above.
A number of the bylaws have some crossover with provisions within the Local Government Act 2002. We propose updating the bylaw to ensure consistency with other pieces of legislation. A few regulations are no longer needed in the bylaw because they are covered by other legislation or controlled in other ways eg, terms and conditions in Council consents.
Have your say
Read the full statement of proposal
Read the current bylaw
Read the proposed bylaw.
Submissions closed on 25 September 2017.