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Community Bylaws for Reserves and Cemeteries

Waikato District Council is seeking feedback on the following proposed Bylaws:

  1. Proposed Reserves and Beaches Bylaw; and
  2. Proposed Cemeteries Bylaw.

Proposed Reserves and Beaches Bylaw

The key changes to the proposed Reserves and Beaches Bylaw are:

  • Combining both the previous Franklin District Council Beach Control Bylaw 2006 and Waikato District Council Reserves and Beaches Bylaw 2008
  • Introduction to a consistent approach with neighbouring Auckland Council in dealing with vehicles on beaches throughout the District.

Proposed Cemeteries Bylaw

The key changes to the proposed Cemeteries Bylaw are:

  • Combining both the previous Franklin District Council Cemeteries Bylaw 2008 and Waikato District Council Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw 2008
  • Only Monumental Masons to undertake monument works in all cemeteries
  • Clarifying the number of plots that can be pre-purchased.

For further information, copies of the statement of proposals, proposed bylaws and submission forms – visit or any Council office or library.

Have your say by 5pm, 20 May 2016

Tell us what you think about what we’re proposing. Make a submission by:

A separate hearing will be held for each of these bylaw reviews if you wish to present your submission in person.

Further Information

If you have any queries/require further information about this notice please contact Shelley Monrad or Melissa Russo on 0800 492 452.