Brothels Bylaw Review – Have your say

Published on 11 November 2020

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We're reviewing our current Brothels Bylaw, proposing to revoke the current bylaw and instead manage brothels through our District Plan.  

Our overall goal is to: 

  • Regulate the establishment and operation of brothels and their associated signage, in order to minimise community harm or offence, while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use.

  • Allow the operation of responsible and legitimate brothels which support the key purpose of the Prostitution Reform Act 2003 (PRA) which is to promote the rights, safety and wellbeing of sex workers and their clients.

We’re keen to hear your views on the proposal. Head over to our submission page to read the supporting documents (statement of proposal and factsheet) and to have your say.

Submissions close on 11 January 2021.