Proposed Trade Waste Bylaw 2021

We'd like to hear your thoughts on trade waste in Porirua.

The Proposal

We’re reviewing our General Bylaw 1991 Part 20 - Trade Waste and intend to replace it with a new stand-alone bylaw.

The proposed Bylaw will better manage and control the negative effects of trade waste on the environment, people and wastewater treatment plant. Updating our Trade Waste Bylaw will enable us to:

  • Ensure the health of our harbour, waterways and environment are not further compromised.
  • Allow for cost recovery of the additional load on the wastewater network and treatment plant
  • Set effective control mechanisms for the discharge of trade waste
  • Meet best practice standards and
  • Regional consistency

We’d love your feedback on the Proposed Trade Waste Bylaw to assist our Council in their decision-making. The statement of proposal explains the proposed changes and how you can give us feedback.

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Supporting Documents

You can find hard copies of this proposal at all Porirua City libraries, at our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua 5022.

Key Dates

When What
Monday 28 June 2021 Submissions open
Sunday 22 August 2021 Submissions close
Thursday 23 September 2021 Submitters present to Te Puna Kōrero (hearings)
Thursday 21 October 2021 Te Puna Kōrero deliberates and changes are agreed
Thursday 18 November 2021 Council adopts the new bylaw

Have Your Say

The easiest way to have your say is to complete an online submission here.

Submissions close on Sunday 22 August 2021.

The hearing will be held on Thursday 23 September 2021.

You can have your say in a number of ways:

  • Download a submission form here.
  • Email your submission to: [email protected], with “Trade Waste Bylaw” in the subject line
  • Hand in your submission to our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court
  • Post your submission to:
    Proposed Trade Waste Bylaw
    Porirua City Council
    PO Box 50218
    Porirua City 5240
  • Give us a call
    If you don’t have access to a computer, please call our contact centre on 04 237 5089 to request that a hardcopy be posted out to you
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Want to know more

If you have any questions, or would like a little more information, please email Sui Moe at [email protected] or call on 04 237 5089.


To support our drive to be as transparent as possible all submissions will be publicly available but without your contact details. If you don’t want your name made public, please tick “Withhold my details” on the submission form. Please note you won’t be able to withhold your name if you choose to speak at the hearing or if you are representing an organisation.