Waste Man­age­ment and Ur­ban Fire Con­trol By­laws

The Tribune (NZ) - - Square Circular -

Palmer­ston North City Coun­cil is call­ing for sub­mis­sions on two pro­posed new by­laws re­lat­ing to Waste Man­age­ment and Min­imi­sa­tion and Ur­ban Fire Con­trol.

The two by­laws are the re­sult of the re­view of the cur­rent Nui­sance By­law 2011, which will be re­voked when th­ese two by­laws are adopted. The draft Waste Man­age­ment and Min­imi­sa­tion By­law pro­poses to li­cence com­mer­cial waste col­lec­tors from 1 July 2017. A com­mer­cial waste col­lec­tor is any per­son or busi­ness who trans­ports more than 10 tonnes of waste ma­te­rial in a 12 month pe­riod. PNCC pol­icy an­a­lyst Peter Ridge said, “The li­cens­ing sys­tem will be used to im­prove data on the waste stream, which will be used to in­form the re­view of the Coun­cil’s Waste Min­imi­sa­tion Plan.” A key area of in­ter­est for the Coun­cil is the com­mu­nity’s views on waste man­age­ment at events held on Coun­cil land or with Coun­cil fund­ing. “The Coun­cil hasn’t iden­ti­fied spe­cific pro­vi­sions to in­clude in the draft By­law, but we are par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested to know whether there is com­mu­nity sup­port for rules about waste man­age­ment at events. If there is strong sup­port from sub­mit­ters on this mat­ter, the Coun­cil may de­cide to in­clude such rules in the fi­nal By­law.” The draft Ur­ban Fire Con­trol By­law doesn’t sub­stan­tially change the cur­rent fire con­trol pro­vi­sions in the Nui­sance By­law 2011. Per­mits will still be re­quired for open air fires in the ur­ban area. The con­sul­ta­tion doc­u­ments are avail­able at pncc.govt.nz, along with a sub­mis­sion form. They can also be found at the Coun­cil’s Cus­tomer Ser­vice Cen­tre, the cen­tral and branch li­braries, and the Ash­hurst Ser­vices De­liv­ery Cen­tre. Sub­mis­sions close on 1 July 2016.

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