Council, 1 July 2008.

The General Bylaw 2008 was adopted by Council on 19 June 2008 and came into force on 1 July 2008.

General Bylaw 2008 [PDF, 82 KB] [PDF 85KB]


The purpose of the General Bylaw is to have, in one place, a set of provisions which is common to all bylaws. Such provisions will apply to all present and future Council bylaws, except to the extent that those other bylaws or any Act may provide otherwise.


  • The manner in which notices under any bylaw may be served
  • Who may sign notices which are issued under a bylaw
  • The appointment of enforcement officers for bylaw enforcement
  • The manner in which a licence under a bylaw is issued
  • The grounds and procedure for suspending or revoking a licence issued under a bylaw
  • Offence provisions which are common to all bylaws
  • The removal of works which exist in contravention of a bylaw
  • Authorising the Council to dispense with compliance with a bylaw in certain circumstances
  • Requiring names and addresses to be supplied to an enforcement officer.

Background and timeline

Submissions were received between 12 April and 14 May 2008. The hearings and consideration of all submissions were undertaken on 4 June 2008. Adopted by Council on 19 June 2008.


The new bylaw revokes and replaces the following:

  • The Banks Peninsula District Council Introductory Bylaws 1972.
  • The Christchurch City General Bylaw 1990.