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


This consultation period closed on 13 November 2020. Thank you for having your say.

Read the feedback provided online or a summary of the Have Your Say event for more details on the feedback given.


What happens next

The Bylaw Panel will use the feedback to make recommendations on the proposal to the Governing Body. The Governing Body will make a final decision at its meeting on 25 February 2021, from 10:00am at the Level 2 Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland 1010.

Any person is welcome to attend and listen to the Governing Body proceedings, but there will not be an opportunity to have your say at the meeting.

A review of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Code of Practice 2014 will commence at a later date following a decision on the proposed changes to the Bylaw.


About the Bylaw

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

The Bylaw provides a framework that manages activities at council cemeteries and crematoria by enabling council to make rules in a separate Cemeteries and Crematoria Code of Practice. 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.

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


This consultation period closed on 13 November 2020. Thank you for having your say.

Read the feedback provided online or a summary of the Have Your Say event for more details on the feedback given.


What happens next

The Bylaw Panel will use the feedback to make recommendations on the proposal to the Governing Body. The Governing Body will make a final decision at its meeting on 25 February 2021, from 10:00am at the Level 2 Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland 1010.

Any person is welcome to attend and listen to the Governing Body proceedings, but there will not be an opportunity to have your say at the meeting.

A review of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Code of Practice 2014 will commence at a later date following a decision on the proposed changes to the Bylaw.


About the Bylaw

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

The Bylaw provides a framework that manages activities at council cemeteries and crematoria by enabling council to make rules in a separate Cemeteries and Crematoria Code of Practice. 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.