Bylaws are rules or regulations that are created to control specific activities within New Plymouth District. Bylaws help ensure that our community is safe, healthy and vibrant. Their purposes include:
Bylaws are a useful way of dealing with particular local nuisance problems. They focus on issues that the Council determines are significant enough to pass enforcement options.
The New Plymouth District Council Bylaws are made in accordance with the requirements set out in the Local Government Act 2002.
Under the proposed Food Act 2010 territorial authority bylaws relating to food safety will be repealed and a national grading system will be implemented under regulation. It is also recommended that food safety training and the recognition of competencies will be part of the new structure. Pending this legislation, the Council has allowed the current Food Safety Bylaw to expire as of 1 July 2010.Enquiries regarding the expiry or the pending Food Act 2010 should be directed to our Environmental Health Team.Return to top