Consultation Process - How can I have my say?

The Council is using the special consultative procedure to amend the Bylaw. Section 83(1)(a) of Local Government Act 2002 requires the Council to prepare a Statement of Proposal. Section 86(2) requires the Statement of Proposal to include: a draft of the bylaw and the reasons for the proposal; and a report on the relevant determinations by the Council under section 155 of the LGA 2002.

Submissions are welcomed on the Bylaw.

You can submit your opinions online via an electronic submission form on the Council website. You may post or fax submissions to the Council. You also need to indicate whether you wish to appear in person before the Council to speak in support of your submission.

To get your submission to us, either:

Fill in the submission form on this page

Email to:

Fax: 07 346 3143

Post to: Rotorua Lakes Council, Private Bag 3019, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046

The submission period runs from 25 February 2019 until 1 April 2019.

Submissions must be received by Council no later than 5pm on 1 April 2019.

Submissions on the Bylaw are available to the public and the media. This includes your personal information. All submissions will be acknowledged. Submitters who wish to speak to their submission will be advised of the Council meeting date following the closure of submissions.

For further information on the Bylaw, please phone the Council on 07 348 4199 or email us at

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