All moorings require a resource consent or other approval under the Coastal Plan from Tasman District Council.
Anchoring (where the anchor is taken with you when you depart) is permitted anywhere except;
Marinas are located at Port Tarakohe and at Motueka (operated by Motueka Power Boat Club, Motueka Yacht and Cruising Club and Motueka Peninsula Marine Society).
When preparing your application for a coastal permit (resource consent) for a mooring, please ensure that you provide the following information. Some of this is not specifically asked for by the standard form, but without it processing of your application is more likely to be held up with requests for further information.
Download the Swing Mooring Inspection Form. (pdf, 181 KB)
Mooring inspection reports should be emailed to Harbourmaster@tasman.govt.nz or posted to:The Harbourmaster, Tasman District Council, Private Bag 4, Richmond, 7050
within 14 days of the inspection. Remember to quote your Coastal Permit or Mooring ID number.
The Harbourmaster can provide details of standard council-approved mooring blocks and systems upon request. Non-standard installations should be certified as fit for purpose by an appropriately qualified and experienced engineer.
Failure to undertake and report regular inspections and servicing of your mooring may adversely affect any claims on your insurance, or may be construed as negligence by any third party suffering loss as a result of a failure of your mooring.
For moorings that do not have the minimum inspection frequency specified in the conditions of the Coastal Permit, then inspections should be performed at least every two years, by a competent person.
These specifications apply throughout Tasman District, and form the benchmark against which the Council assesses mooring applications and compliance.
Please note that standard gravity block swing moorings are now standardised into three classes:
Other systems (such as screw anchors, ground-chain arrays etc) are also acceptable, but again subject to individual certification by a suitably experienced Chartered Professional Engineer.
Use these specifications to determine swing radius for the depth at proposed site, and also to determine block size and embedding needs based on the composition of the seabed at the proposed site.