Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2007

Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2007

Public Act2007 No 69
Date of assent19 September 2007

Note

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2007.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act amended
  • This Act amends the Local Government Act 2002.

4 Interpretation
  • Section 5(1) is amended by inserting the following definition in its appropriate alphabetical order:

    network assets of Watercare Services Limited

    • (a) means the network assets of Watercare Services Limited used in its provision of water supply; and

    • (b) includes—

      • (i) rivers, streams, lakes, waters, and underground waters, and rights relating to these; and

      • (ii) land, watershed, catchment, and water collection areas; and

      • (iii) any of the following that are vested in, or are acquired, constructed, or operated by, or are under the control of, Watercare Services Limited:

        • (A) reservoirs, dams, bores, tanks, and pipes; and

        • (B) buildings, machinery, and appliances.

5 Special requirements for bylaws relating to trade wastes
  • Section 148(7) is repealed and the following subsection substituted:

    • (7) The requirements in this section are in addition to the requirements in section 156, but a territorial authority may comply with both sections by using a single process.

6 Offences relating to waterworks
  • (1) The heading to section 225 is amended by adding and network assets of Watercare Services Limited.

    (2) Section 225(1) is amended by adding ; or and also by adding the following paragraph:

    • (e) carries out work on, or in relation to, the network assets of Watercare Services Limited without first—

      • (i) notifying Watercare Services Limited of the intention to carry out the work; and

      • (ii) obtaining written authorisation from Watercare Services Limited, with terms or conditions that Watercare Services Limited thinks fit.

    (3) Section 225(2) and (3) are amended by inserting or (e) after (1)(d).

7 Liability for cost of damage
  • Section 226 is amended by—

    • (a) inserting or Watercare Services Limited after council ; and

    • (b) inserting or the network assets of Watercare Services Limited after waterworks.

8 Penalties for offences
  • (1) Section 242(1) is amended by omitting 232(2) and substituting 232(3).

    (2) Section 242(3) is amended by omitting 232(1) and substituting 232(2).


Legislative history

11 September 2007Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (Bill 107-2) by committee of the whole House
11 September 2007Third reading