Freedom Camping Bylaw
The Council is proposing changes to the current Freedom Camping Bylaw. The amendment is limited in scope to address identified issues.
SUBMISSIONS CLOSED. The Council is now considering the submissions received. A hearing will be held shortly. You can find the submissions received below.
Why have a freedom camping bylaw?
Freedom camping is permitted in all local authority areas unless it is restricted or prohibited in a bylaw. The Council is only able to make a bylaw if it is considered necessary for one of the following purposes:
- To protect the area
- To protect the health and safety of people who may visit the area
- To protect access to the area.
Any prohibition or restriction must be proportionate to the issue.
Why make changes?
As part of making the bylaw in 2018 we put in place a process to review implementation of the bylaw. Our review has identified a few areas where there has been unanticipated demand and issues associated with overcrowding.
The Freedom Camping Bylaw was also consulted on in 2017 and 2018.
Submissions received from previous rounds of consultation are available here.
For further information please contact Monique Eade on 03 314 0095 or firstname.lastname@example.org