Stormwater Bylaw 2015 Amendment

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Statement of Proposal to amend Stormwater Bylaw 2015

We have a role in managing the stormwater network across the Auckland region.

Our stormwater network is affected by land drainage problems such as

  • property flooding
  • network contamination from illegal discharges
  • inconsistent management of pipe connections
  • operation of private stormwater systems.

What the current bylaw does

The current Stormwater Bylaw 2015 helps us to regulate land drainage and stormwater management. It does this by protecting the public stormwater network from damage, misuse, interference and nuisance, and ensuring effective maintenance and operation of private stormwater systems.

How the bylaw helps

We make rules for managing and developing the public stormwater network.

These activities must obtain approval and comply with conditions, for example, when, where and how the stormwater network is developed.

Private systems that connect to the public stormwater network also affect the function. Hence, the rules help ensure the private systems are well-maintained and do not cause problems to the public stormwater network.

Improving the current bylaw

A review of the current Stormwater Bylaw 2015 was completed in July 2020.

After considering the review findings, we are proposing to amend the Stormwater Bylaw 2015 to improve its effectiveness and efficiency.

What we are proposing

Our main proposals include:

  • specifying controls, codes of practice or guidelines for managing the public stormwater network and private stormwater systems;
  • considering additional requirements for vesting of public assets and approvals under the bylaw, including the ability to assess the carbon lifecycle associated with the construction and operation of new stormwater network assets;
  • requiring approvals for modifications or new engineered wastewater overflow points into the stormwater network to assist with the protection of public health and safety when the overflow points activate;
  • restricting or excluding certain activities for parts of the stormwater network to protect public health and safety from activities such as fishing or kayaking in stormwater treatment devices like ponds and wetlands;
  • updating the bylaw wording, format, and definitions.

What we want your feedback on

Please tell us what you think about the proposed amendments to Stormwater Bylaw 2015.

Your feedback will help us make improvements to how we protect the stormwater network.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 22 September until 27 October 2021.

How you can have your say

You can have your say by:

  • completing the online feedback form on this page
  • giving feedback at our online event on the 1 October and 11 October 2021 at 9-11 am. Do your registration accessing the Key Dates on the right tab.

Statement of Proposal to amend Stormwater Bylaw 2015

We have a role in managing the stormwater network across the Auckland region.

Our stormwater network is affected by land drainage problems such as

  • property flooding
  • network contamination from illegal discharges
  • inconsistent management of pipe connections
  • operation of private stormwater systems.

What the current bylaw does

The current Stormwater Bylaw 2015 helps us to regulate land drainage and stormwater management. It does this by protecting the public stormwater network from damage, misuse, interference and nuisance, and ensuring effective maintenance and operation of private stormwater systems.

How the bylaw helps

We make rules for managing and developing the public stormwater network.

These activities must obtain approval and comply with conditions, for example, when, where and how the stormwater network is developed.

Private systems that connect to the public stormwater network also affect the function. Hence, the rules help ensure the private systems are well-maintained and do not cause problems to the public stormwater network.

Improving the current bylaw

A review of the current Stormwater Bylaw 2015 was completed in July 2020.

After considering the review findings, we are proposing to amend the Stormwater Bylaw 2015 to improve its effectiveness and efficiency.

What we are proposing

Our main proposals include:

  • specifying controls, codes of practice or guidelines for managing the public stormwater network and private stormwater systems;
  • considering additional requirements for vesting of public assets and approvals under the bylaw, including the ability to assess the carbon lifecycle associated with the construction and operation of new stormwater network assets;
  • requiring approvals for modifications or new engineered wastewater overflow points into the stormwater network to assist with the protection of public health and safety when the overflow points activate;
  • restricting or excluding certain activities for parts of the stormwater network to protect public health and safety from activities such as fishing or kayaking in stormwater treatment devices like ponds and wetlands;
  • updating the bylaw wording, format, and definitions.

What we want your feedback on

Please tell us what you think about the proposed amendments to Stormwater Bylaw 2015.

Your feedback will help us make improvements to how we protect the stormwater network.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 22 September until 27 October 2021.

How you can have your say

You can have your say by:

  • completing the online feedback form on this page
  • giving feedback at our online event on the 1 October and 11 October 2021 at 9-11 am. Do your registration accessing the Key Dates on the right tab.

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