How can I have my say?

The Council must use the special consultative procedure when making or amending a bylaw. Section 83(1)(a) of LGA 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 as proposed to be made or amended and the reasons for the proposal; and a report on the relevant determinations by the Council under section 155 of the LGA 2002.

You can submit your opinions online via an electronic submission form here. 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.

How to get your submission to us:

Online: Fill out the form here

Email to: link)

Fax: 07 346 3143

Post to: Rotorua Lakes Council, Private Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046

The submission period runs from 14 December to 15 February 2018.

Submissions on the proposed amendment 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 a day and time for their verbal hearing when their submission is acknowledged.

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

Consultation has concluded - Report being prepared for Council consideration.

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