Te Ture ā-rohe Tiaki Rawa me Ngā Mahi Whakaporearea 2015
Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw 2015
This bylaw helps protect the public from poorly maintained private property. It includes rules about hoarding, overgrown vegetation, unoccupied buildings and industrial cooling tower water systems.
What the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw does
The bylaw requires:
- owners or occupiers of private property to manage materials or vegetation on the property to minimise the risk of harbouring pests or significant odours
- owners of abandoned or unoccupied buildings on private property to prevent public access to the building
- owners of an industrial cooling tower water system to register, test, and maintain the system to minimise the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria.
What the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw does not do
This bylaw does not address impacts to visual amenity, for example from the presence of materials or overgrown vegetation at a property.
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Berm and grass verge mowing
- Property owners are responsible for regularly mowing the berms outside their property.
- Unmown berms can contribute to the spread of weeds, create a fire hazard, and conceal vermin and safety hazards.
- You should not add your own plants to berms. They can reduce sight lines, cause inconsistencies in berm appearance, and root systems can disrupt utility connections.
Learn more about caring for berms
|How bylaws work||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/bylaws/Pages/what-are-bylaws.aspx||How bylaws work||What bylaws are and how we make them.||aspx||Bylaws and policies|
|Our bylaws||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/bylaws||Our bylaws||Information about our bylaws, as well as how to report a breach.||aspx||Bylaw|
|Report a problem||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/report-problem/Pages/report-a-problem.aspx||Report a problem||Report online if you see a maintenance problem in parks, community facilities or venues, beaches and maunga. For other problems in your community or home, find out how to phone the organisation responsible.||aspx|
|Construction and maintenance noise||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/noise/Pages/construction-and-maintenance-noise.aspx||Construction and maintenance noise||Find out when and where construction noise, DIY noise or handyman noise is allowed.||aspx||Noise|
|Who maintains stormwater pipes and drains||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/stormwater/Pages/who-maintains-stormwater-pipes-drains.aspx||Who maintains stormwater pipes and drains||Property owners are responsible for maintaining their stormwater pipes, drains and gutters. Auckland Council maintains public stormwater assets. ||aspx||Stormwater|
|Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2013||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/bylaws/Pages/public-safety-nuisance-bylaw.aspx||Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2013||This bylaw helps people enjoy public places. It includes rules about behaviours in public places including restrictions for fires, fireworks, drones, camping in tents and set net fishing.||aspx||Bylaw
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