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This page contains a list of our current bylaws and a link to the full information about each one.
Updated: 5/01/2017 9:00 a.m.

Bylaws are local legislation, enforceable by either Council staff or other nominated agencies.  In most cases, Council makes bylaws under the Local Government Act 2002 and they are generally made for one or more of the following purposes:

  • protecting the public from nuisance
  • protecting, promoting, and maintaining public health and safety
  • minimising the potential for offensive behaviour in public places.

Our bylaws cover a wide range of Council functions. When making, amending or revoking a bylaw, we consult with the public before making a decision. 

Viewing our bylaws

Select from the list below to read further information about each bylaw, including a link to the bylaw.

Proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw

In August 2016 Council determined to stop the current Bylaw development process and further review options for the Bylaw.  Council staff are developing a new proposal for Council's consideration.  This will be presented to Council after the 2016/2017 summer.  

Council's current freedom camping rules are contained within our Parking and Traffic and Public Places bylaws.  Freedom camping is also regulated on reserves through the Reserves Act 1977. Follow the link below for information on our current approach to freedom camping.

Contact us

If you wish to make a complaint about a bylaw breach, or have a general enquiry about any of our bylaws, please contact us on 0800 932 463 (24 hrs).

Follow the link below for our main contact details page.



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