This bylaw controls the location of brothels and signage advertising commercial sexual services.
The purpose of the Brothels (Location and Commercial Sexual Services Signage) Bylaw 2013 is to:
means any premises kept or habitually used for the purposes of prostitution; but does not include premises at which accommodation is normally provided on a commercial basis if the prostitution occurs under an arrangement initiated elsewhere.
|Commercial sexual services||
means sexual services that:
means the Christchurch City Council
has the same meaning as defined in section 5 of the Local Government Act 2002, and means the district of the Council.
|Early childhood education and care centre||
means premises used regularly for the education or care of 3 or more children (not being children of the persons providing the education or care, or children enrolled at a school being provided with education or care before or after school) under the age of six:
|Multi-unit residential complex||
means two or more residential units situated together on an area of land, whether or not the land is in more than one legal title, and irrespective of the legal ownership of the land as a whole, or of the units.
includes a part of Premises.
|Small owner-operated brothel||
means a brothel:
means a Registered School as defined in the Education Act 1989 (being a primary, intermediate, composite, secondary or special school, and can be either a state school or a private school), and an Early Childhood Education and Care Centre, that is in or borders an area shown on the maps in Schedule 1 at the time this Bylaw comes into force.
means any sign that is in, or is visible from, a public place, and that advertises commercial sexual services.
The object of this bylaw is to:
The Brothels Bylaw was adopted on 24 May 2012, and came into force on 28 March 2013.
The Council completed its five-year statutory review of the Brothels Bylaw in 2018. The review resulted in minor amendments to improve and simplify the bylaw.
This bylaw incorporates amendments approved by the Council on 22 November 2018, which came into force on 1 December 2018.
This register lists premises that are exempt from the location controls in clause 4 (under clause 6) of the Brothels (Location and Commercial Sexual Services Signage) Bylaw 2013:
The map below shows areas where brothels can be located in accordance with clause 4(1)(a) of the Brothels (Location and Commercial Sexual Services Signage) Bylaw 2013.
Brothels-allowed areas bordering open space