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Private properties and the nuisance factor

16 December 2016

Tells us what you think about our proposed Property Maintenance and Nuisances Bylaw which looks at issues when someone does something on their property that becomes a public nuisance.

"Everybody is entitled to quiet enjoyment of their own property," says Barry Smedts, Community Environment Manager. "This Bylaw doesn't get in the way of that, but acknowledges there are cases where a build up of refuse or derelict buildings can cause a public health risk and we have to step in for the protection of public health and safety."

What is covered in the Property Maintenance and Nuisances Bylaw?

  • Property Maintenance - covering vegetation, accumulation of materials and derelict buildings likely to cause a nuisance.
  • Animals including poultry - animal shelters and housing, condition and placement of housing, containment of animals and situation in relation to neighbours.

Have your say

The Bylaw is open for consultation from 16 December 2016 to 27 January 2017. To read the proposed changes and make a submission head to our website

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