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Palmerston North Urban Fire Control Bylaw 2016

Submissions are now closed for the draft Urban Fire Control Bylaw. We expect to hold a hearing for submissions in August.

It is proposed that the draft Urban Fire Control Bylaw will replace fire control provisions in the current Nuisance Bylaw. These provisions are largely unchanged, and the proposed Bylaw will continue to require a permit for open air fires lit in the urban area (with exceptions for gas-fired BBQs and ethnic cooking fires).

The proposed Bylaw also adopts the Administration Manual which the Council has adopted for other recently reviewed bylaw. The Administration Manual includes such matters as terms and conditions for permits, application forms, maps, and other technical matters.

Copies of the Summaries of Information and Statements of Proposal can be inspected and/or obtained:

  • at the Customer Service Centre (Civic Administration Building, the Square);
  • at the City Library (The Square [Research and Archives, 2nd Floor]);
  • at the Branch Libraries (Ashhurst, Roslyn, Awapuni, Highbury, Linton);
  • by viewing them at the bottom of this page under Downloads; or
  • by telephoning 356 8199.

Enquiries may also be directed to Peter Ridge, Policy Analyst by telephone on 356 8199 or by email at The Statement of Proposal contains a copy of the respective Bylaw which the Council is proposing to adopt.