Noise & Environmental Health
In this section
Requirements for hairdressing salons in order to meet public health standards.
About the kinds of noise we cover and how to contact us to make a complaint.
Contact details for Food and Health
It is the Local Authority's responsibility to both register Amusement Devices that operate in the district and to inspect the compliance of their operation.
Animals In Towns
Guidelines on keeping animals (other than cats and dogs) in a Selwyn town. Links to information on building a shelter for your animals.
Environmental Health Fees
list of fees for environmental health in Selwyn District
Contact details for hazardous substances organisations
Illegally Dumped Rubbish
We receive a wide variety of complaints about dumped rubbish. They are handled differently, depending on the relevant legislation.
Links to the Legislative Acts that govern the Food & Health responsibilities in New Zealand.
About the council's Selwyn Smokefree Outdoor Policy
- Pest control
- Camping Grounds
One of the regulatory roles of the Selwyn District Council is to promote, protect and improve the health of the district's residents. There is a variety of legislation that requires us to undertake this role. We endeavour to ensure that you can be confident about the safety of your health and enjoy your community.
How do we do this?
According to the appropriate legislation, we register and inspect businesses like food, hairdressing, amusement devices and offensive traders.
- We investigate, resolve and/or monitor nuisances arising from noise levels and health hazards.
- We investigate infectious diseases notified by the Medical Officer of Health, food poisonings and food-borne illnesses.
- We also review building consents, particularly for commercial and industrial activities to ensure compliance with environmental health standards.
- We also provide information to you about your rights, obligations and responsibilities under the legislation. The legislation covers specialised fields, and the Council will contract these services when and where it is appropriate.