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Ture ā-Rohe Tiaki Rawa me te Whakahōhātia noa 2015

Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw 2015

The Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw requires private property to be maintained well enough that it doesn't create a nuisance.

What the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw does

The parts of the bylaw related to creating a nuisance on private property cover:

  • litter and pollution
  • contaminated land and refuse landfill
  • maintenance of premises
  • lighting
  • intruder alarm systems
  • damaging or interfering with drains or infrastructure
  • dangerous fences
  • livestock slaughter.

The bylaw also:

  • prevents the active feeding of any bird or animal on private property in a manner that causes or may cause a nuisance
  • protects, promotes and maintains public health and safety by requiring all industrial cooling tower water systems in Auckland to be registered with us - these systems must be regularly tested and maintained to prevent exposure to Legionella bacteria which is often linked to outbreaks of Legionnaire's Disease.

Get a copy of the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw