THIS AFFECTS YOU. Auckland Council will be holding a meeting at Barnett Hall on Saturday, 25th August to discuss changes to the regulations around OSWW Systems.
This meeting is NOT about Septic Tank pump out. It is to inform you about the proposed By-laws that will provide the Rules for Enforcement and Monitoring of On Site Waste Water systems. A further Consultation meeting to discuss pump-outs will be held in the future.
Download the following documents: Click here to have your say
- Legacy Wastewater Bylaws – Frequently Asked Questions
- Legacy Bylaw Provisions on-site wastewater management
- Review of On-site Wastewater Bylaws Findings Report 2018
- Proposal to revoke redundant wastewater legacy bylaws
- Summary of On-site Wastewater Auckland Unitary Plan rules
Message received from Auckland Council
We are currently seeking feedback on the proposal to revoke the legacy on-site wastewater bylaws. Providing your feedback on this proposal ensures your voice is heard by our decision makers.
We are contacting you as our current information indicates your property may have an on-site wastewater system, such as a septic tank. If this is incorrect, our apologies, and to ensure we do not contact you again on this matter please respond to this email advising your Watercare reference number, so we can correct our records.
About the consultation
Auckland Council is proposing to revoke four legacy bylaws that relate to the regulation of on-site wastewater management. The bylaws were created to ensure that septic tanks and wastewater treatment systems are properly installed and maintained.
The bylaws cover the former council areas of:
- North Shore City
- Rodney District Council
- Papakura District Council
Now that the Auckland Unitary Plan has become operative, it regulates on-site wastewater systems for the whole Auckland region.
The legacy on-site wastewater bylaws provide no additional regulation and are no longer required. Existing legislation also provides stronger enforcement powers than the legacy bylaws.
You can view the legacy on-site wastewater bylaws, current unitary plan rules and other relevant documents to assist you to provide feedback on our consultation site at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/haveyoursay
Ways you can have your say
We encourage you to have your say on the proposal to revoke, either by completing an online feedback form or attending one of the ‘Have Your Say’ events. Four events are scheduled across the region on:
- Saturday, August 11, Waiheke, Surfdale Hall, 4 Hamilton Road (1:45pm-3:45pm)
- Saturday, August 18, Warkworth, Warkworth Masonic Hall, 3 Baxter Street (10:00am-12:00pm)
- Thursday, August 23, Pukekohe, Pukekohe Town Hall, Cnr Massey Ave and Edinburgh Street (6:00pm-8:00pm)
- Saturday, August 25, Piha, Barnett Hall, 2 North Piha Road (2:00pm-4:00pm)
What will happen with your feedback
Following consultation, all feedback will be analysed and prepared in briefing reports for decision-makers in order to finalise a decision. The final decision is expected to be made in October 2018.
All submissions will be considered at a public meeting on Monday 24 September, 09.00am at Auckland Town Hall, 301 Queen Street, level 2 Reception Lounge. All are welcome to attend.
Thank you and we look forward to receiving your submission or hearing from you at one of the Have Your Say events.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org