Public Consultation: Bylaws and Policy on Dogs

Have Your Say




Note: This submission is a public document and the details provided will be displayed to members of the public.

Statement of Proposal Document [PDF]


Following review under the Local Government Act 2002, the Westland District Council proposes a range of amendments to 9 of its 10 existing bylaws, including a new Alcohol Control Bylaw to replace the existing Liquor Bans Bylaw. In addition, it proposes reinstatement of the lapsed Waste Water Bylaw. It also proposes a revised Policy on Dogs to reflect the proposed changes to the Do Control Bylaw. A Statement of Proposal, submission forms and copies of all the proposed documents are available on this page.

The Council, under the Special Consultative Procedure of Section 83 of the Local Government Act 2002, invites submissions on the reviewed / reinstated bylaws and policy, the other options that have been considered, and on any aspect of, or omission from these bylaws and policy.

Closing date

The closing date for submissions is June 15th 2018, 5pm.

Once the submission period is closed, Council will notify submitters who wish to speak of the date and time at which the Council hearing will be held.

Please note: All submissions are public documents and will be uploaded onto the Council’s website with the names and contact details of the submitters included.

Have Your Say

Making a submission

Have your say and it will be considered by Council as part of the decision-making process.

The closing date for submissions is June 15th 2018, 5pm.

There are several ways you can make a submission.


Fill in a submission form online at:


Download the submission form below, fill it out and post your submission to:

Public Consultations
Westland District Council
Private Bag 704
36 Weld Street

You can also email the form to:


Download the submission form below, fill it out and bring your submission in to the Westland District Council Offices, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika.

When making a submission please make sure you include:

  • Your name and email or postal address
  • Whether you wish to speak in support of your submission at the Council hearing.



Existing Documents
For comparison purposes, our existing documents for the various bylaws and policy on dogs can be found at the link below.

Proposed Documents
Please find the proposed documents for public consultation below.

Have your say: 2018 Review of Various Bylaws and Policy on Dogs