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We have a number of policies, many of which we have to develop because it’s required by law. Some we have chosen to develop because we think it’s important to be clear on where we stand on that particular issue.
Our Local Alcohol Policy sets out rules for the sale and supply of alcohol in our district. Our District Licensing Committee must consider these rules when it makes decisions on issuing or renewing a licence to sell or supply alcohol.
We manage our physical assets on behalf of the community, including both network services and community facilities. This policy sets out the requirements for appropriate management of these assets.
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
We have several CCTV cameras operating in the district to support community safety. This policy outlines the purpose for collecting CCTV footage, how the CCTV system will be operated, and how privacy impacts will be minimised.
Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement
Councils have a responsibility to apply the Resource Management Act and carry out compliance, monitoring and enforcement relating to the effects of land use, noise, and subdivision. This policy sets out how we will monitor rules/standards and how we can promote compliance. It also provides direction and certainty about when and how enforcement officers may use their discretionary power.
Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings
Our dangerous and insanitary buildings policy outlines our approach to identifying and inspecting potentially dangerous or insanitary buildings. It also explains the enforcement approach our officers will take if buildings need to be fixed.
This policy does not include actions that owners of earthquake-prone buildings must take to bring those buildings up to earthquake standards, as required in the Building Act 2004. For more information on this please see ‘Earthquake-prone Buildings’ below.
Development contributions help to pay for growth-related infrastructure like a larger Council water reservoir to supply water to a development. When someone applies for consents or connections for development (such as subdividing land or undertaking building work) they will need to pay money to fund growth related infrastructure. This policy outlines what capital projects the Council will charge development contributions for and how much developers need to pay. It comes into effect on 1 July 2021.
You can read more about the types of development that will likely trigger the requirement to pay development contributions [link] and how development contributions are calculated on our development contributions [link] page.
For information on Financial Contributions collected under the Resource Management Act 1991, refer to section 7.10 of the Hauraki District Plan or section 10.0 of the Franklin District Plan.
Hauraki District Plan | Franklin District Plan [link]
Directors of Council Organisations
A council organisation is, in broad terms, an organisation in which the Council has a voting interest or the right to appoint a director. This policy outlines how we will select and appoint directors of council organisations and council-controlled organisations. It also outlines policies on the remuneration of directors.
Our Dog Control Policy outlines where dogs must be on-leash and the location of dog exercise areas. It also contains rules about our responsible owner licence scheme (which encourages responsible dog ownership) and policies about dangerous and menacing dogs. We also have a dog control bylaw, which enables us to enforce rules about dog control.
The national earthquake-prone building system was put in place to ensure earthquake-prone buildings are managed consistently across the country. It also provides more information for people using buildings, such as notices on earthquake-prone buildings and a public register. You can search the register and read about managing earthquake-prone buildings at the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s Building Performance website.
As part of the national system we classified some of the streets and footpaths in our district as ‘busy thoroughfares’. What this means and the implications for earthquake-prone buildings in our district can be found on our page about The National Earthquake-prone Buildings System.
Easter Sunday Shop Trading
The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 allows councils to develop a policy to control whether shops are permitted to open in their district on Easter Sunday. Our policy is to allow shops to open on Easter Sunday across the Hauraki District.
Our Revenue and Financing Policy sets out how we intend to pay for each activity we’re involved in, and why. Our Liability and Investment Policy outlines our objectives in terms of liability and how financial and equity investments are to be managed. We also have policies on the remission (cancellation) and postponement of rates.
Our Gambling Policy outlines whether or not new class 4 gambling venues (pokies) and new TAB venues may be established in the district, and if so where they may be located. It also outlines our policy on relocation of venues. This policy must be considered before consent can be issued to operate these venues.
This policy restricts the location where people can sell psychoactive products in our district. The Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority must consider our policy when making decisions on licence applications to sell these products.
We want to keep Hauraki beautiful and believe that people should be fined for littering. This policy sets out our decision on issuing infringements for littering in our district and the fees. It also provides guidance to staff on enforcement.
Significance and Engagement
We engage with our community on a number of matters to understand the views and preferences of people likely to be affected by or interested in a proposal or decision. This policy outlines at a high level, if, when and how we will engage with you.
Smokefree and Vape free
This educational policy encourages people to refrain from smoking and vaping by promoting smokefree and vapefree public outdoor areas and public events. The aim is this policy will help to achieve our long term goal of creating a smokefree Hauraki district.