Bylaws Review 2016 – 2017

Council has completed consultation on the review of the following bylaws:

  • Keeping of animals, poultry and bees
  • Prevention of vegetation fires
  • Traffic
  • Community facilities
  • Solid waste

Click here for detailed information about what’s proposed for these bylaws.

In early 2017 Council will be also reviewing the Public Places Bylaw 2005, Trading in Public Places Bylaw 2005 and Control of Advertising Signs Bylaw 2005 and public consultation on these bylaws will follow later in the year.

If you have any questions about the review process, please contact Liezel Jahnke (Policy Advisor) on (04) 527 2170 or email

A bylaw is a rule or regulation made by a local authority such as the Upper Hutt City Council. The Local Government Act 2002 empowers the Council to make bylaws. The Act stipulates that the Council must first determine that a bylaw is the most appropriate way of addressing the particular problem and it then prescribes a procedure for making a bylaw. Council also has to review its bylaws every ten years.

All current bylaws used by Upper Hutt City Council are listed below, click on a link to view the bylaw in PDF format.

Refer to the Resources and Links section for more information.



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Last updated on 09 Feb 2017