Stock Crossing Bylaw 2022


We’re reviewing the rules and permitting system for moving stock in our district on roads that we control, and proposing to revoke the ex-Franklin Livestock on Roads Bylaw.

About our Stock Crossing Bylaw | Ngā kaupapa o Te Ture ā-rohe Tiaki Kararehe

What’s a bylaw?

Our bylaws are only applicable to the Hauraki District. They’re rules that local councils can develop to make our district a safe and healthy place. They can protect the public from nuisance; protect, promote and maintain public health and safety; and minimise the potential for offensive or unsafe behaviour in public places. We make them in consultation with you – that’s why it’s important to have your say. A bylaw can be enforced by the Council or others we have nominated, such as the New Zealand Police.

Stock crossing permits

The requirement for all stock crossings to have a permit has been removed, and replaced with a tiered system for stock crossing permits. This consists of the following:

  • Permitted stock crossings – no permit required where certain conditions are met regarding sight lines, safety, and protection of the road surface.
  • Conditional stock crossings – conditional permit required when certain conditions cannot be met, or the traffic volume is above a certain limit, the speed limit is above 70kmph, or the road is in an urban area.

To see whether you would require a permit to drive stock on or along your road, view the list of roads here: List of roads for Stock Crossing Bylaw (PDF, 749KB) PDF document

New fee

A new fee is proposed to be charged for permission to operate a stock crossing where the bylaw requires this. This application fee would cover our time to process applications for stock crossing permits, including inspection and monitoring over the life of the permit. The fee is proposed at $250 per application fee. Permits would be valid for up to five years.

Ex Franklin bylaw revocation

We’re proposing to revoke the Franklin District Council Livestock on Roads Bylaw 2010 as it makes sense to have the whole district covered by one bylaw – our proposed Stock Crossing Bylaw 2022. The Stock Crossing Bylaw 2022 and all other bylaws we’re consulting on will apply to all residents of the Hauraki District and the ex-Franklin District.

Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga

How to tell us what you think | He aha ōu whakaaro, korero mai

The written feedback period is now closed. You can still contact us to book in to speak to the Council at a hearing on Wednesday, 13 July 2022.

View recorded webinar

If you missed our webinar on 2 June, you can view the recording by clicking the link below:

HDC Stock Crossing Bylaw
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