Pou Herenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycle Trail Bylaw

Submissions closing on 20 July 2022, 05:00 PM

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We are seeking public feedback on a proposal to amend the Pou Herenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycle Trail Bylaw. The bylaw was recently reviewed and council is proposing to amend the bylaw for clarity and consistency. Council is not proposing to make any changes to the rules for using the Pou Herenga Tai – Twin Coast Cycle Trail.

You can read more information and the proposed amended bylaw in the Statement of Proposal(PDF, 251KB).

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Questions and answers

The purpose of this bylaw is to protect the public and users of the Trail from nuisance, promote public safety, minimise offensive behaviour and protect public infrastructure from misuse or damage.

The Bylaw regulates the whole length of the Trail from Opua to Horeke.

The same rules will apply to using the Trail. We are amending the bylaw to:

  • make the language more clear
  • make sure the bylaw is consistent with other bylaws and legislation
  • remove rules that are already in legislation e.g., it is already against the law to litter as per the Litter Act 1979, we do not need to also have that in our bylaw
  • provide more enforcement options

Camping has always been prohibited along the Trail. Making the bylaw under the Freedom Camping Act 2011 means that we have more enforcement options if someone does camp along the Trail. For example, we could issue an infringement.

The bylaw is already in effect. We are proposing amendments to the existing bylaw. If the amendments are adopted, then the amended bylaw will come into effect end of 2022.