Ruapehu Bylaw Review
Why we are reviewing the Ruapehu Bylaw
The Local Government Act requires that new bylaws be reviewed five years after they are first enacted, and 10 years thereafter. This requirement is what has triggered this review.
This Bylaw was first enacted in 2018, where the decision was made to consolidate three of our bylaws into one document. These bylaws included the Animal Control Bylaw 2012, The Public Places Bylaw 2012 and the Public Health and Safety Bylaw 2013.
Alongside the Bylaw, we are also consulting on our Dog Control Policy and Freedom Camping Policy. These two policies interlink with the Bylaw through its shared schedules, so the decision was made to review and consult on them at the same time.
Council is consulting on the following proposed changes to the Ruapehu Bylaw:
- To designate the National Park Village ‘Park & Ride’ site as a leashed area.
- Correct the official map of the National Park Village dog control area (note: this is requirement of the Local Government Act which requires Council to consult despite being a technical issue)
- To regulate the number of dogs kept on rural properties.
- Prohibit dogs from entering the Ruatiti domain all year round.
- Whether the current provision regarding pigs being kept 20 meters away from residential areas is sufficent in dealing with pigs in urban areas, and,
- Whether cat owners should be required to microchip and de-sex their cats, as well as register them on the New Zealand Companion Animal register.
- Prohibit Freedom Camping at the car park situated by the Ohakune pump track.
Please note: Although we are seeking feedback on the specific proposals above you can provide feedback on any aspect of the Bylaw or the associated Dog Control Policy and Freedom Camping Policy as you like.
Consultation Document inc. Feedback Form
For background to the proposed changes please see the Ruapehu Bylaw Consultation Document. This will provide context to each of the proposals Council is seeking feedback on.
Copies of the Consultation Document can also be picked up from your local Council office.
The Consultation Document includes space for you to provide your feedback.
You can answer as many or as few questions as you like. Just remember to supply your contact details and advise whether you want to support your submission and talk to Council (see page 12)
If you wish to comment on other aspects of the Ruapehu Bylaw please attach additional pages.
How to provide feedback
There are a number of easy options to provide your feedback
1. Download and complete the Ruapehu Bylaw Consultation Document.
Your completed feedback form can be:
- Posted for free to: Freepost 492, Ruapehu District Council, Private Bag 1001, Taumarunui 3946 or
- Drop it off at your local Council office.
If you prefer to provide feedback online you can:
2. Use the online Feedback Form
3. Email: [email protected]
4. Message us via our Facebook page
More info or assistance
Please contact Vivita at Council on 07 895 8188 or email her.