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Camping in Public Places Bylaw

This page contains information on our Camping in Public Places Bylaw.
Updated: 22/04/2020 9:26 a.m.


In recent years our District has experienced a significant increase in domestic and international travellers who choose to stay overnight in our public places.

Some of the effects of these activities have been a cause of concern for Council and our communities.  Campers too have requested clear rules about where and how they can camp in public places in our District.

In 2016 Council commenced with the development of a Camping in Public Places Bylaw to provide a better regulatory framework and clearer rules on this type of activities.

Council's Camping in Public Places Bylaw was made on 28 September 2017 and came into force on 21 October 2017.

In September 2018 Council changed the designated sites for Whananaki, Tamaterau and the i-Site carpark on Tarewa Road. 

To view the Bylaw, follow the link below.

Camping in Public Places Bylaw 2017

For an overview of the rules and to view the individual maps of the bylaw, follow the link below to our camping in public places webpage.




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