This bylaw is about the public places in the District that Council owns or manages. It is in place to:
- protect the public from nuisance
- support public health and safety and
- minimise the potential for offensive behaviour.
It includes restrictions on horses in public places.
The bylaw also controls any trading and event activities in public places in the District, including in the central business district and the Town Basin.
Council adopted an amendment to clause 19 of the Public Places Bylaw in relation to ‘Structures and Living Accommodation in Public Places’. The amendment came into force on 26 February 2021.