25.3.5 Rules - Specific Standards

​​​​​​​25.3.5.1 Information to be Provided with Resource Consent Applications for Events

a) Any event that is required to obtain a resource consent is also required to submit with that resou​rce consent application a:​
i.​ Waste Management Plan (Appendix 1.2.2.15).​
ii.​ Transport Management Plan (Appendix 1.2.2.15).​
iii.​ Noise Management Plan (Appendix 1.2.2.15).​

Note

1. Irrespective of District Plan requirements, all events that expect to have over 1000 people attend are required to have a Waste Management Plan under the Solid Waste Bylaw.
2. Irrespective of District Plan requirements, all events within the Transport Corridor Zone are required to submit a Temporary Traffic Management Plan under the Local Government Act.
3. Some permitted events may require a noise management plan to be submitted prior to the event occurring (refer to Rules 25.3.5.2(c)(vi) and 25.3.5.3(e)(vi)).

25.3.5.2 Events at Hamilton Gardens, Central City Zone – Downtown Precinct (including Garden Place, Civic Square and Hood St) and Central City Zone – Ferrybank Precinct

a) No more than 5000 people shall attend an event at any one time.​
b) Events shall take place only between the following hours.​
i.​ 0700 and 2230 Sunday to Thursday.​
ii.​ 0700 and 2400 Fri​day and Saturday.​
Note
1. The time periods used to set noise limits within zones may vary to the hours set for when events are allowed to take place.
c)​ ​The noise standards for the relevant zone in Chapter 25.8: City-wide – Noise and Vibration shall apply to all events except for those events on six days per calendar year when:
i.​ The noise from the event (including practice or testing) does not exceed the following noise levels at any point within the notional boundary of any other site within the:
  • Future Urban Zone
Or, any point within the boundary of any other site in the:
  • Residential Zone
  • Special Character Zone​
    ​Time of day Noise levels​
    LAeq [15 min]
    Noise levels
    LAFmax
    1000 – 2400 hours​ 75 dB
    70 dB at 63Hz
    65 dB at 125Hz​
    85 dB​
ii.​ Standard (i) above shall not apply to crowd noise from events.​
iii.​ The event does not exceed six hours’ duration per day.​
iv.​ Testing or practice involving the use of electronic sound amplification does not exceed two hours.​
v.​ The public is notified of any one-off event at least 48 hours before the event commences, including information about:​
A.​ The nature of the event and that noise limits for general activities may be exceeded.​
B.​ Proposed dates, start and finish time of the event itself and the expected times of any sound testing or practice.​
C.​ Contact details before and during the event.​
D. Possible alternative dates in the event of postponement.​
Note
1. Suitable methods for achieving compliance with this standard are:
a) The publishing of a public notice containing the required information in a newspaper with a circulation that covers the entire area affected by the proposal, or
b) By placing a physical notice containing the required information at the site where the event will be held at least 48 hours before the event commences, and
c) By written notice containing the required information being delivered to the physical address of all adjacent residents and landowners at least 48 hours before the event commences.​
vi.​ ​Provide a noise management plan to Council at least 48 hours before the event commences to demonstrate compliance with these noise standards.

25.3.5.3 Events at Innes Common, Hamilton Lake Domain, Wintec (City and Rotokauri), and Within the Knowledge Zone

a) No more than 5000 people shall attend an event at any one time.​
b) No more than six events per calendar year shall be held at each place. ​
c) No event shall exceed three consecutive days (excluding preparation and clean up).​
d) Events shall take place only between the following hours.​
i.​ 0700 and 2230 Sunday to Thursday.
ii.​ 0700 and 2400 Friday and Saturday.
Note
1. The time periods used to set noise limits within zones may vary to the hours set for when events are allowed to take place.
e)​ ​The noise standards in 25.8.3.9a) shall apply except for six days per calendar year when the following standards shall apply:
i.​ The noise from the event (including practice or testing) does not exceed the following noise levels at any point within the notional boundary of any other site within the:
  • Future Urban Zone
Or, any point within the boundary of any other site in the:
  • Residential Zone
  • Special Character Zone​
    ​Time of day Noise levels​
    LAeq [15 min]
    Noise levels
    LAFmax
    1000 – 2400 hours​ 75 dB
    70 dB at 63Hz
    65 dB at 125Hz​
    85
ii.​ Standard (i) above shall not apply to crowd noise from events.​
iii. The event does not exceed six hours’ duration per day.​
iv.​ Testing or practice involving the use of electronic sound amplification does not exceed two hours.​
v.​ The public is notified of any one-off event at least 48 hours before the event commences, including information about:​
A.​ The nature of the event and that noise limits for general activities may be exceeded.​
B.​ Proposed dates, start and finish time of the event itself and the expected times of any sound testing or practice.​
C.​ Contact details before and during the event.​
D.​ Possible alternative dates in the event of postponement.​
Note
1. Suitable methods for achieving compliance with this standard are:
a) The publishing of a public notice containing the required information in a newspaper with a circulation that covers the entire area affected by the proposal, or
b) By placing a physical notice containing the required information at the site where the event will be held at least 48 hours before the event commences, and
c) By written notice containing the required information being delivered to the physical address of all adjacent residents and landowners at least 48 hours before the event commences.​
vi.​ ​​Provide a noise management plan to Council at least 48 hours before the event commences to demonstrate compliance with these noise standards.

25.3.5.4 Events at in the Destination Open Space Zone (excluding Lake Waiwhakareke), Sport and Recreation Open Space Zone (apart from those covered in 25.3.5.2 and 25.3.5.3)

​a) No more than 3000 people shall attend an event at any one time.​
b)​ No more than three events per ca​lendar year shall be held at each place.
c)​ No event shall exceed two consecutive days’ duration (excluding preparation and cleanup time).
d)​ The noise standards in 25.8.3.9 shall apply.
e)​ Events shall take place only between the following hours.​
i.​ 0700 and 2230 Sunday to Thursday.
ii.​ 0700 and 2400 Friday and Saturday.
Note
1. The time periods used to set noise limits within zones may vary to the hours set for when events are allowed to take place.

25.3.5.5 Events or Activities Associated with Events on the Waikato River or Lake Rotoroa (Lake Hamilton) – Motorised or Non-motorised

a) No motorised event shall exceed two consecutive days’ duration (excluding preparation and cleanup time).
b​ A maximum of three motorised events on the Waikato River shall take place per calendar year.
c)​ Noise generated by the event shall comply with the noise standards in 25.8.3.9.
d​ Events shall take place only between the following hours.​
i.​ 0700 and ​​2230 Sunday to Thursday.
ii.​ 0700 and 2400 Friday and Saturday.
Note
1. The time periods used to set noise limits within zones may vary to the hours set for when events are allowed to take place.

25.3.5.6 Frankton Markets

a)The markets shall operate within the areas defined in Figure 25.3.1.
b)The markets shall take place on Saturdays between the hours of 0500 and 1430 (including set up and pack down).
c)The markets require an approved Transport Management Plan.

Figure 25.3.1: Location of Frankton MarketsNote
1. Refer to the Hamilton City Public Places Bylaw and Hamilton City Public Places Policy for any further restrictions on activities in a public place, including an approved Transport Management Plan.

25.3.5.7 Events in the Rest of the City

a) No mo​re than 1000 people shall attend an event at any one time.
b) No more than three events per calendar year shall be held at each location.
c) No event shall exceed two consecutive days’ duration (excluding preparation and cleanup time).
d) Events shall take place only between the following hours.
i.​ 0700 and 2230 Sunday to Thursday.
ii.​ 0700 and 2400 Friday and Saturday.
Note
1. The time periods used to set noise limits within zones may vary to the hours set for when events are allowed to take place.
e)​ ​​Noise generated by the event shall comply with the noise standards for the relevant zone in Chapter 25.8: City-wide – Noise and Vibration .

25.3.5.8 Temporary Buildings and Structures Incidental to a Construction Project

​a) Temporary building​s and structures shall be removed within three months after the last day of the project or within three months of ceasing to be used, whichever is earlier.​

25.3.5.9 Temporary Buildings and Structures Ancillary to a Permitted Event or Permitted Activity in an Open Space Zone

​a) All buildings and structures shall be removed and the site returned to its original condition within five working days after the last day of the event or activity.​
b)​ All buildings ​and structures (excluding temporary fences) shall comply with the building setback standards for the zone in which they are located.​
c)​ All buildings and structures shall comply with the maximum building height standards for the zone in which they are located.​

25.3.5.10 Temporary Landing and Takeoff Points for Helicopters

The use of temporary landing and takeoff points for helicopters shall be subject to the following standards.
Activity Standards​
a) None. Emergency landings and take-offs are not subject to any standards in the Plan​
b)​Helicopter use incidental to construction project​ All takeoffs and landings shall only occur during daylight hours​
c) ​Any other purpose ​ i.The site is used for takeoffs and landings on no more than five days in any 12-month period
ii. The site is used for takeoffs and landings on no more than two consecutive days​

25.3.5.11 Pyrotechnic Displays

a) Pyrotechnic displays shall take place between the following hours.
i.​ 07​00 and 2230 Sunday to Thursday.
ii.​ 0700 and 2400 Friday and Saturday.
b)​ ​​The noise standards in Chapter 25.8: City-wide – Noise and Vibration and Chapter 25.3: Events and Temporary Activities shall not apply to pyrotechnic displays.
Note
1. Pyrotechnic displays are also hazardous facilities and need to comply with Chapter 25.4: City-wide – Hazardous Facilities. Other legislation, regulations and codes of practice apply to pyrotechnic displays, for example the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996.

25.3.5.12 Temporary Retail

​a) T​​emporary retail sites shall be established only in the Central City, Industrial, Ruakura Logistics, Ruakura Industrial Park Zone, Knowledge or Business 1 to 7 Zones.​
b)​ Zone bulk and location standards shall not apply (e.g. setbacks, site coverage).​
c)​ Such a site shall operate only for a maximum of 10 days per site per calendar year.​
d)​ Such a site shall be only a maximum of 100m2.​
e)​ Temporary retail sites shall also comply with any other relevant rules in Chapter 25: City-wide.​​
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