Draft Land Transport Bylaw 2017 consultation

25 April 2017, 12:00 AM

At its meeting on 15 March 2017, Horowhenua District Council resolved to publicly consult on this draft bylaw using the Special Consultative Procedure as laid down in section 83 of the Local Government Act 2002.

  1. Proposal

    To introduce a Land Transport Bylaw that incorporates traffic and parking restrictions, stock movement, and other transport requirements. This bylaw is to replace two current bylaws  -  Stock Control and Keeping of Poultry, Bees and Pigs Bylaw 2005 and Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2007. The prime purpose is to amalgamate the two bylaws that were due for review. 

    There are no real substantive changes to what is being proposed in this bylaw, except with the addition of matters pertaining to one way roads, vehicle accessways, damage to Council assets during property development, working in the road and fence encroachments.

    The benefits of the Draft Land Transport Bylaw 2017 are:

    a.  One single bylaw incorporating the management and control of all traffic and stock movements rather than individual bylaws;
    b.  The opportunity to include other road use activities requiring regulation;
    c.  Updating and including legislation references.

  2. Submissions

    Copies of the Draft Land Transport Bylaw 2017 and submission form are available at Council’s customer service centres at its main office in Levin and the Foxton and Shannon community libraries; as well as at Te Takere in Levin. They are also available on the Consultation page at www.horowhenua.govt.nz/draftltb

    Submissions close at 5:00pm on Monday 24 April 2017.

    Submitters should advise whether they wish to be heard when submissions are considered.  A hearing will be scheduled after the consultation period has closed.  Submitters are advised that pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002 and subject to the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, all submissions shall be made available to the public.

Enquiries can be made to Council at 06 366 0999 or enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz.