Consultation on the Cemeteries Bylaw 2015 revocation


The Cemeteries Bylaw 2015 is no longer considered to be the best way to manage the cemeteries activity in our district, so we are interested in revoking it.

Behaviour in public cemeteries is manged through other bylaws such as Activities in Public Places Bylaw 2017- Te Ture ā-Rōhe ki ngā Wāhi Marea.

The consultation period is open from 14 January to 18 February 2022.

Things to know

Read the current Cemeteries Bylaw 2015 which we are interested in revoking here

Attend a drop in session where you can speak with a Council representative and provide a submission if you desire.

Drop in sessions

Tuesday 18 January, 10am to 1pm - Container at Create the Vibe in Thames
Thursday 27 January, 11am to 2pm - Container at Create the Vibe in Thames

To have your say:

  • Read the proposal and bylaw and submit your feedback using our online consultation portal accessible through this link;
  • email us at;
  • complete a submission form and post it to us at Thames-Coromandel District Council, Private Bag, Thames 3540; or
  • complete a submission form during one of our drop in sessions
  • drop your written submission into one of our service centres in Thames, Coromandel Town, Whitianga or Whangamatā.

Submission forms and hard copies of the statement of proposal and the current bylaw are available at all our area offices and libraries and on our website at

Please indicate on your submission if you wish to speak to our Council in support of your feedback and include your contact details.

Any questions about the proposed bylaw or about how to make a submission, please contact us on 07 868 0200 or email

Next steps: A hearing will be held in Thames in May 2022 for Councillors to listen to those who wish to speak in support of their submission.

After the hearing, our Council will consider the submissions and make decisions on any amendments to the proposal as a result.

Our Council will consider the proposal for the Cemeteries Bylaw 2015 to be revoked at a meeting in May 2022.