Draft Responsible Camping Bylaw 2022


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Draft Responsible Camping Bylaw 2022

The Council adopted the Responsible Camping Control Bylaw 2020 (2020 Bylaw) in November 2020 providing for freedom camping in Marlborough. The adopted 2020 Bylaw had reduced the areas where people could freedom camp to five locations.

In response the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association lodged a claim for judicial review in the High Court citing concerns over the way decisions were made on the 2020 Bylaw and that not all areas had been the subject of assessments to enable the extent of prohibitions to be made.

In response the Council decided to review the 2020 Bylaw and undertake further consultation. A new bylaw, accompanying Statement of Proposal and area assessments have been prepared. The Council approved notification of the new bylaw at its meeting on 15 November.

If you have any questions you are welcome to contact:

Jane Tito, Manager, Parks and Open Spaces

Email: Jane.Tito@marlborough.govt.nz


Linda Craighead, Parks and Open Spaces Planner

Email: Linda.Craighead@marlborough.govt.nz

Statement of Proposal and draft Responsible Camping Bylaw 2022


Submissions close 5.00 pm Monday 17 January 2022.

Please go to the online form to make a submission

If you would like to provide a hardcopy submission, please print out the PDF file below and hand it in at a Council Customer Service Centre or send it to our postal address.

Blenheim Customer Service Centre

15 Seymour Street

Blenheim 7201

Picton Library and Service Centre

67 High Street

Picton 7220

Postal Address:

Marlborough District Council

PO Box 443

Blenheim 7240

New Zealand