Proposed changes to the Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw

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Have your say on proposed changes to Te Ture ā-Rohe mo ngā Wāhi Tapu me ngā Whare Tahu Tupāpaku 2014 / The Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw 2014

About the Bylaw

We are proposing changes to the Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw 2014 to make it easier to read and understand.

The Bylaw enables council to make a separate code of practice containing rules for activities in council owned or operated cemeteries and crematoria. No changes are proposed to what the Bylaw does.

Aspects of the Bylaw which will remain unchanged

We aren't seeking feedback on other aspects of the Bylaw because they will remain unchanged.

Aspects which will remain unchanged include:

  • the ability for council to make and amend a separate code of practice containing rules for activities in council owned or operated cemeteries and crematoria
  • the existing Cemeteries and Crematoria Code of Practice 2014. A review of the Code will follow a decision on the Bylaw
  • the use of a bylaw to only regulate activities on council cemeteries and crematoria (for example, the Bylaw does not regulate burial, cremation or ash scattering outside of council cemeteries and crematoria, and does not regulate the funeral services sector)
  • the ability for all local boards (for closed cemeteries), and the Governing Body and Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board (for open cemeteries) to make decisions about cemetery development and maintenance.

What we want your feedback on

We want you to tell us what you think about the proposed changes to the Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw 2014.

Your feedback will help us to improve how well the Bylaw is understood.

What happens to your feedback

We analyse all feedback received and a summary will be available on this website.

All feedback will be considered by a Bylaw Panel at a public meeting in March 2021. The Bylaw Panel will use the feedback to make recommendations on the proposal to the Governing Body at its meeting in April 2021.

Any person is welcome to attend and listen to the Bylaw Panel and Governing Body proceedings, but there will not be an opportunity to have your say at either meeting. Details on the public meetings will be available on this page once dates and venues are confirmed.

Please note: If you wish to provide your feedback using New Zealand Sign Language, email us at cemeteriesbylaw@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz to organise an arrangement that suits you.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 10 October to 13 November 2020.

Have your say on proposed changes to Te Ture ā-Rohe mo ngā Wāhi Tapu me ngā Whare Tahu Tupāpaku 2014 / The Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw 2014

About the Bylaw

We are proposing changes to the Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw 2014 to make it easier to read and understand.

The Bylaw enables council to make a separate code of practice containing rules for activities in council owned or operated cemeteries and crematoria. No changes are proposed to what the Bylaw does.

Aspects of the Bylaw which will remain unchanged

We aren't seeking feedback on other aspects of the Bylaw because they will remain unchanged.

Aspects which will remain unchanged include:

  • the ability for council to make and amend a separate code of practice containing rules for activities in council owned or operated cemeteries and crematoria
  • the existing Cemeteries and Crematoria Code of Practice 2014. A review of the Code will follow a decision on the Bylaw
  • the use of a bylaw to only regulate activities on council cemeteries and crematoria (for example, the Bylaw does not regulate burial, cremation or ash scattering outside of council cemeteries and crematoria, and does not regulate the funeral services sector)
  • the ability for all local boards (for closed cemeteries), and the Governing Body and Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board (for open cemeteries) to make decisions about cemetery development and maintenance.

What we want your feedback on

We want you to tell us what you think about the proposed changes to the Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw 2014.

Your feedback will help us to improve how well the Bylaw is understood.

What happens to your feedback

We analyse all feedback received and a summary will be available on this website.

All feedback will be considered by a Bylaw Panel at a public meeting in March 2021. The Bylaw Panel will use the feedback to make recommendations on the proposal to the Governing Body at its meeting in April 2021.

Any person is welcome to attend and listen to the Bylaw Panel and Governing Body proceedings, but there will not be an opportunity to have your say at either meeting. Details on the public meetings will be available on this page once dates and venues are confirmed.

Please note: If you wish to provide your feedback using New Zealand Sign Language, email us at cemeteriesbylaw@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz to organise an arrangement that suits you.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 10 October to 13 November 2020.