In 2009 Council made a Bylaw that regulates the use of vehicles on beaches in the District. Council has now reviewed the Bylaw to determine how well it is working or if it needs to change.  As a result of the review, Council is now proposing amendments to the Vehicles on Beaches Bylaw 2009.

Current Bylaw

The bylaw came into effect in December 2009.

Download the the Bylaw by clicking on the link below.

Vehicles on Beaches Bylaw [102kb]

Proposed amendments

Council has reviewed the Bylaw in accordance with section 158 of the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA 2002), which states that Council must review a new bylaw within five years of it being made.

As a result of the review, Council is proposing to make some changes to the Bylaw.

The main change from the current Bylaw is that we are proposing to add another prohibited area, in addition to the existing one in front of the surf club, to Ruakaka Beach in front of Marsden Village.

More detailed information on the proposal can be found in the Statement of Proposal, which includes a draft of the proposed amended Bylaw.

Vehicles on Beaches Statement of Proposal [1.34mb]

Have your say

We really want to hear what you think about this and Council is inviting you to make a submission to tell us.

To make a submission download the printable form and email it, post it or drop it in to us.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm Friday 22 July 2016.

Printable submission form [336kb]

Completing the printable form

Download and save a copy to your computer first. You can then either:
  • print it, complete it by hand and send or deliver it to us; or
  • fill it out on your computer and save it before attaching it to an email to us.
Postal: Whangarei District Council, Private Bag 9023, Whangarei 0148.

Further information

Hearings are planned for Wednesday 16 August 2016.

If you have indicated that you would like to speak at a Council meeting in support of your submission, we have prepared some guidelines about what you need to know.