The Ashburton District Council adopted its new draft Brothel Location Bylaw, Dog Control Bylaw and Policy, Open Spaces Bylaw and Smokefree Outdoor Areas Policy at its 30 June meeting. The documents are now open for public consultation until 31 July 2016.
The draft Brothel Location Bylaw provides controls on where brothels can operate. The bylaw will restrict operator-run brothels to business zones and prohibits brothels being located in residential areas or near sensitive sites.
The draft Dog Control Bylaw and Policy covers: areas where dogs can and cannot go, ways to minimise the potential for dog-related nuisance and harm, and measures to encourage good and responsible dog ownership.
The draft Keeping of Animals, Bees and Poultry Bylaw provides controls over the keeping of certain animals, bees and poultry to reduce the incidence of odour, noise, vermin and physical effects.
The draft Open Spaces Bylaw protects Council's parks and open spaces from damage and ensures they are safe and enjoyable environments for the community to use.
The draft Smokefree Outdoor Areas Policy extends the current policy to include Council sponsored events and areas outside of Council buildings as smokefree.
Council staff have made the draft bylaw and policy booklets and submission forms available online, at the Council reception and at various locations throughout the district listed below.
• EA Networks Centre
• Ashburton Library
• Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage Museum
• Hinds On The Spot
• Mayfield Udder Dairy
• Mount Somers Store
• Staveley Store
• Methven i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
• Rakaia Mobil, 50 Bridge Street, Rakaia