Next week’s scheduled Hearings on Hamilton City Council’s Prostitution Bylaw review have been cancelled after an omission was identified in the Council’s resolution to consult on the bylaw at its 14 March 2019 meeting.
The Council’s internal review processes identified the omission, which relates to a resolution that the Council has determined the Bylaw is not inconsistent with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. Consultation documentation, and the resolution to go to public consultation, is also required to include the reference and seek community views.
To ensure best practice the updated information will be available for the Council to consider at its meeting of 27 June, 2019. As this resolution would mean a change to the consultation documents, the Council will also consider a proposal to start a new consultation in July with the updated information.
The Council is contacting all submitters to advise of the change.