Wastewater Bylaw

As required by the Local Government Act, Nelson City Council is reviewing its Wastewater Bylaw. The existing bylaw was made in 2014 and is due for review after 5 years.

The purpose of this bylaw is to regulate, manage, and protect Council’s wastewater system, including controlling discharges to the reticulated system. This is required to ensure Council’s infrastructure is protected, wastewater treatment processes are not compromised, and public health is protected. The Draft Bylaw is a ‘functional’ tool that sets the regulatory framework to achieve that purpose.

The draft bylaw includes improvements relating to discharges from swimming pools, and also from grease, silt, and oil traps. There have also been formatting changes to align with the Tasman District Council’s (TDC) Wastewater Bylaw. Six new clauses from TDC's bylaw for also been added to the draft bylaw

A more detailed summary of the changes to the Wastewater Bylaw can be seen in the report to the 25 February 2021 Infrastructure Committee.

You can read the statement of proposal and draft bylaw on this page.


Water supply Bylaw

Like the Wastewater Bylaw, Nelson City Council is reviewing its Water Supply Bylaw. The existing bylaw was also made in 2014 and is due for a review after 5 years.

The water supply bylaw is used to regulate, manage and protect Nelson City Council’s public water supply (it does not cover private water supplies).

The major changes to the 2014 bylaw include making it consistent with the Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual 2019, and aligning it with the new Tasman District Council Water Supply Bylaw (as much as possible).

Other changes include recognising the requirements of the National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water by introducing source protection zones. These zones will have appropriate restrictions on activities within the zones and make provision for any future restricted flow supplies, should these be necessary.

A more detailed summary of the background of the draft Water Supply Bylaw is available in the report to the 25 February 2021 Infrastructure Committee.

You can read the statement of proposal and draft bylaw on this page.

How to submit on the Water Supply bylaw or Wastewater bylaw.

Online through the submission form below. Please select the topic of consultation from the drop-down list.

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By mail to:

Nelson City Council
PO Box 645
Nelson 7040

Submissions can be hand-delivered to Nelson City Council, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson or to any Nelson public library.

Or you can send submissions via email to: submissions@ncc.govt.nz

If you would like to provide your submission in another format, then please let us know.

Please note: All submissions (including the names and contact details of submitters) are public information and will be available to the public and media in various reports and formats including on the Nelson City Council website.

Personal information will also be used for administration relating to the subject matter of submissions. Submitters have the right to access and correct any personal information included in any reports, information or submissions.