The Tasman District Council Consolidated Bylaw was made in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002, and contains several chapters.
The Introductory Bylaw contains sections that are common to all parts of the Tasman District Council Consolidated Bylaw.
This includes licences, serving of notices, removal of works in breach of bylaws, compliance waivers, discretionary powers and general offences.
This bylaw includes requirements for the control of dogs in public places. There are maps indicating prohibited areas, leash control areas and dog exercise areas.
The bylaw points out the requirement to remove dog faeces and places limitations on the number of dogs that can be kept.
The bylaw is due for review within ten years.
Please note that a separate bylaw governs the Abel Tasman Foreshore Scenic Reserve, and dogs are prohibited - with a very few exceptions.
View section 9 of the bylaw on the DOC website for full details.
The purpose of this Bylaw is to enhance the safety of the public and allow their responsible enjoyment of public places in the District. It provides for alcohol control in specified public places, at specified dates and times, with the aim of reducing alcohol-related harm and offences.
The bylaw includes maps of alcohol ban areas.
The Bylaw controls possession or consumption of alcohol within broadly specified areas. Possession or consumption of alcohol in those public places for which the Bylaw is operating is prohibited, with some exemptions.
The Police have powers of arrest, search and seizure without warrant in relation to acohol that is in a public place in breach of the Bylaw.
Most urban areas of Tasman District are included in the places controlled by the Bylaw. Different hours of control apply to different locations, ranging between 24 hour bans in Motueka, Richmond and Takaka business and other specified areas, through to 7.00 pm to 7.00 am bans in most remaining urban areas.
Controls start at 4.00 pm over summer for the wider Kaiteriteri, Riwaka and Marahau areas. Specific towns with surrounding rural areas that have areas controlled by the bylaw are included in the bylaw.
There are three documents that make up this bylaw:
The Speed Limits Bylaw 2016 provides the ability to change speed limits and/or set new speed limits by Council resolution.
Such changes are likely to be to the maps and schedules that accompany the bylaw and will be an efficient and cost effective alternative to a full bylaw review.
The bylaw came into effect on 1 April 2016.
If you have any questions, or would like any further information, please use this form to contact us
This bylaw covers all navigable waterways in the Tasman District and is aimed at ensuring the safety of users on these waterways including rivers and lakes. It sets out safe practices for people using these waterways for water skiing, swimming, boating, kayaking or other water activities safely, by seeking to reduce the conflicts between different activities.
This Bylaw controls trading in streets, reserves, recreation grounds and public places. Our aim is to ensure appropriate standards of convenience, safety and civic values are maintained.
It also controls activities within public places which may have an adverse effect on other users of these facilities, or adjoining areas.
The objective of this Bylaw is to facilitate traffic management and parking control measures with respect to roads, public places and parking areas under the control of Tasman District Council.
The Bylaw came into effect on 1 November 2016.
The Traffic Control Bylaw 2016 is accompanied by the Traffic Control Devices Register and map display. The register is the mechanism for the Council to record all authorised existing traffic control devices under the Consolidated Bylaw – Chapter 7 – Traffic Control Bylaw.
By approving all existing traffic control devices in the register the Council ensures they can be enforced in the future.
The Council adopted a bylaw in 2005 with the objective of providing for the control and orderly droving of stock on all roads within the District. This bylaw is now expired and is scheduled for review.
For further information, please contact Council's Compliance Officers on 03 543 8400.
The Wastewater bylaw applies to all users of the wastewater system but has a focus on trade waste and protection of the wastewater system infrastructure.
The bylaw sets out the requirements around connection and discharges to the wastewater system, the extent of public/private responsibilities, the prevention of inflow and infiltration, and working around wastewater reticulation
The flow chart below provides guidance and information on the types of wastewater that trigger the rules of the bylaw.
The purpose of this bylaw is to:
This bylaw came into force on 5 December 2012 and applies to all parts of Tasman's Great Taste Trail.
The purpose of this bylaw is to: