Bylaws and Policies

Council Bylaws

Council reviewed most of its bylaws in 2018, and made changes following submissions and hearings. New bylaws are generally required to be reviewed within 5 years, and revised bylaws within 10 years of the most recent revision. 

The following Bylaws have been revoked:

  • Jackson Bay Wharf Bylaw 2001 – Revoked 27 March 2014


The following current documents are available:

Earthquake Prone Buildings

The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 (the Act) came into force on 1 July 2017 and contains major changes to the current system of identifying and remediating earthquake-prone buildings under the Building Act 2004 including a new national system for building identification and assessment and a publicly available national register of buildings that are earthquake-prone.

Information on Earthquake-Prone Buildings

Please refer to the MBIE website for more information at: