The bylaws are
created in response to needs and concerns of our district,
and as such, evolve and change over time. This page lists the current
Clutha District bylaws:
Part One -
Introduction to Regulatory Bylaw (PDF, 69kb, new window)
purpose of the introductory section is to identify and clearly interpret the
terms and expressions used throughout the Bylaw
Part Two - Public Places (PDF,
43kb, new window)
This Part of the bylaw controls a diverse
range of activities to ensure that acceptable
standards of convenience, safety, visual amenity and civic values are
maintained for the wellbeing and enjoyment of
citizens, visitors and businesses within the district. It
includes information on freedom camping, littering and Kaka
Point foreshore glass ban.
Bylaw clauses around Freedom
Camping were reviewed and updated in 2012, with the changes coming into effect
on 9 August 2012.
Part Three - Hostels
(PDF, 44kb, new window)
This part of the Bylaw draws together some of
the legislative requirements in regards to the
operation of hostels, guest houses, boarding houses, motels and residential
clubs, to ensure that conditions do not arise that
may threaten the health and safety of tenants,
neighbours or the community.
Part Four -
Trading in Public Places (PDF, 28kb, new window)
The general purpose of this Part of the bylaw
is to regulate the conduct of persons selling goods on streets, roads,
footpaths and other public places; and to regulate
the conduct of persons using vehicles to sell goods and services to
the general public; and to regulate the
conduct of persons soliciting for donations or subscriptions, or
distributing advertising material; to ensure
public safety, minimise conflict with neighbouring land uses, and protect the
intended use of the public place.
Please note this part of the Bylaw was updated and came
into effect on 20 December 2010.
Part Five -
The Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees (PDF, 22kb, new window)
The purpose of this part of the bylaw is to
outline requirements for the keeping of animals,
poultry and bees. The requirements are deemed necessary for the protection of
neighbours and property owners.
Part Six - Dog Control
(PDF, 31kb, new window)
The object of this Bylaw is to control the
keeping of dogs in the area of the Clutha District
Part Seven -
Liquor Control (PDF, 43kb, new window)
This bylaw is to prohibit the consumption or
possession of liquor in specified public places for
the purposes of:
(a) protecting the public from nuisance;
(b) protecting, promoting, and maintaining
public health and safety;
(c) minimising the potential for offensive
behaviour in public places.
Maps Showing Liquor Ban
areas (PDF, 1.67MB, new window)
Water and Sanitary Services Bylaw:
Part One - Water Bylaw
(PDF, 248kb, new window)
Part Two - Solid Waste Bylaw 2012
The Solid Waste Services Information document below
is not part of the Bylaw, but has been prepared to give effect to the provisions
of the Bylaw and provide further information.
Waste Services Information
(PDF, 4.8MB, opens new window)
Part One -
Introduction (PDF, 48kb, new
The purpose of the Roading
Bylaw is to promote public safety and effectively regulate
pedestrian, animal and traffic movements on roads, footpaths and public
places within the Clutha District.
Part Two - Stock
Movement (PDF, 36kb, new window)
The objective of this part of the Bylaw is to
control the movement of stock along and across roads.
Three - Road Damage and Danger (PDF, 57kb, new window)
The purpose of this part of the Bylaw is to
deter damage to roads or part of any road in the
Clutha District. If damage does occur this Bylaw seeks to
enable Council to ensure those accountable are responsible for the
costs of rectifying the damage.
Part Four - Speed
Limits (PDF, 15kb, opens a new window)
The purpose of this bylaw is to promote
public safety and effectively regulate traffic movements on roads within the
click here to see the Speed Limit Bylaw maps.
Part Five -
Parking and Traffic (PDF, 41kb,
Appendix - Register of Restricted parking Areas (PDF, 214kb, new
Earthquake Prone Buildings (PDF, 43kb, new window)
of this policy is to limit the risk to people and property as a result of
earthquake shaking. This policy sets out the trigger actions for
identification, assessment and improvement (if required) of earthquake prone
Freedom Camping Policy (PDF, 26kb, new window)
The Clutha District welcomes “free
independent travellers”. This policy is intended to
allow this form of tourism and recreation to continue, but provide some
protection to minimise littering and dumping of
toilet wastes. This policy was updated in August 2012.
Policy on Council Reimbursement
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The purpose of this policy
is to provide guidelines for reimbursement of fees
and charges, or rental reimbursement for properties leased from Council.
Schemes webpage for more information.
Stock Crossings, Races on Road Reserve and Stock Underpasses (PDF,
143kb, new window)
This policy sets
out the procedures and standards required for stock movement on and around
road reserve and the standards for the
implementation and construction of stock crossings, races
on road reserve, and stock underpasses.
for more information.
Policy for Dust Suppression
on Unsealed Roads