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Council has reviewed its current MDC Bylaws in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002 and has determined that amendments to the current MDC Bylaw 2002 are the most appropriate method to address perceived problems within the Marlborough District in: ensuring that the Council's bylaws are administered in an efficient, effective, consistent, fair and transparent manner.
The bylaws address public places; traffic, parking, and movement of livestock; dog control; nuisances; control of cemeteries; keeping of animals, poultry and bees; and prevention of fire. Council has drafted the MDC Bylaw 2010 in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002.
During the review it was established that two chapters of the MDC Bylaw 2002 were no longer required, as the harm that these chapters were originally introduced to deal with can be addressed in other ways. These chapters related to the use of public facilities and the use of the MDC Coat of Arms.
The Water Supply chapter is still undergoing review.
The Dog Control chapter 4 was amended with effect from 1 October 2012.
The MDC Bylaw 2010 is made up of the following chapters, which can be viewed either in online ebook versions called flipbooks, or as PDFs:
Chapter 1 - Introductory
This is a general-type bylaw covering interpretations of terms, various delegations, serving of orders and notices, licences, offences, breaches and penalties and various repeals of old bylaws.
Flipbook version of Chapter 1 - Introductory
Introductory (38 Kb)
Chapter 2 - Public Places
This is a bylaw about controls on and within public places and specifically the use of motor vehicles, playing of games, camping grounds, prohibitions, wharves and the control and licensing of traders.
Flipbook version of Chapter 2 - Public Places
Public Places (43 Kb)
Chapter 3 - Traffic
This is a bylaw that covers controls related to vehicles, stands on streets, road restrictions, parking in carparks and on roads.
Flipbook version of Chapter 3 - Traffic
Traffic (48 Kb)
Chapter 4 - Dog Control
This is a bylaw that sets controls for dogs including leashing, exercising, licensing and other controls when on public places.
Flipbook version of Chapter 4 - Dog Control
Dog Control (amended October 2012) (639 Kb)
Chapter 5 - Nuisances
This is a bylaw that sets controls related to sewerage and refuse, removal of refuse, landfill controls and nuisances in general including those generated by burning.
Flipbook version of Chapter 5 - Nuisances
Nuisances (27 Kb)
Chapter 6 - Cemeteries
This is a bylaw that sets controls for cemeteries within the Marlborough District.
Flipbook version of Chapter 6 - Cemeteries
Cemeteries (22 Kb)
Chapter 7 - Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees
This is a bylaw that sets controls for the keeping of animals, poultry and bees within the Marlborough District.
Flipbook version of Chapter 7 - Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees
Keeping of Animals Poultry and Bees (20 Kb)
Chapter 8 - Fire Prevention
This is a bylaw that provides for controls on removal of vegetation and fire prevention within urban fire service districts which are not covered by the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 of the Marlborough District.
Flipbook version of Chapter 8 - Fire Prevention
Fire Prevention (28 Kb)
These bylaws are the most appropriate method to ensure appropriate behaviour and address potential risks within Marlborough’s waterways.
Navigation Bylaws 2009 page
The aim of this bylaw is to control the consumption of alcohol in those public places where Council is concerned that the possession of liquor in the public place, whether generally or over a specified period, may result in disorderly behaviour and criminal offending.
Marlborough District Council Liquor Ban Bylaw 2011 page
Council has determined that a bylaw is the most appropriate method to address the problem of ensuring that moorings in such mooring management areas are allocated in a fair and safe manner and thereby avoiding hazards to navigation safety.
Draft Mooring Management Bylaw page
Tradewaste Bylaw 2011
This bylaw sets standards for tradewaste and determines how tradewaste may be accepted into the public wastewater system.
Tradewaste Bylaw 2011 page
Freedom Camping Bylaw 2012
The Marlborough District Council Freedom Camping Bylaw 2012 relates to freedom camping on land administered by Council in the Marlborough district.
Freedom Camping Bylaw 2012 page
Speed Limit Bylaw 2014
The Marlborough District Council Speed Limits Bylaw 2014 comes into effect on Monday 22 September 2014.
Speed Limit Bylaw 2014 page
Psychoactive Substances (Legal Highs) Policy
Marlborough District Council is proposing to adopt the Draft Marlborough Local Approved Products Policy.
Psychoactive Substances (Legal Highs) Policy page