Draft Responsible Camping Strategy Consultation

Thanks for your feedback, consultation has now closed.

This consultation is now closed.

Thank you for your feedback - we received 183 submissions!

This PDF shows all submissions with their attachments at the end. 

Read the Draft Responsible Camping Strategy Submissions (pdf, 15 MB)

Thank you to everyone who gave their time to send us your thoughts on our Draft Responsible Camping Strategy. 

Hearings were held in the first week of December, and the Hearing Panel will send recommendations to the Council in early 2020. A decision will be made at this time and information will be found in Newsline and on our website.

Why do we need a strategy?

Over recent years the numbers of campers in both self-contained and non-self-contained vehicles has increased dramatically, particularly in Motueka and Golden Bay. The increase in freedom and budget campers has come with challenges, including littering, waste disposal, noise, public space conflicts, safety and commercial competition concerns.

We want to continue to be welcoming hosts to people wishing to enjoy the uniquely Tasman experience, and we expect our visitors to respect the special places and communities as they pass through.

The draft Responsible Camping Strategy is intended to provide direction as we manage responsible camping through regulations and by providing facilities and visitor information. It may lead to future rule changes in the Tasman Freedom Camping Bylaw.

Download and read the summary and the draft Responsible Camping Strategy here:

Hearings - verbal support for your submission

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