That means there will likley need to be a further round of public consultation in 2023/24 to consider any of the suggested prohibited sites… 🤦♂️
The proposed bylaw includes:
allowing freedom camping in vehicles on all roads, except where there are already restrictions (yellow lines, time restrictions). This could also include carparks outside local shops, slip-roads, carparks servicing ferry wharves, etc, where they are within the road corridor.
allowing freedom camping in vehicles on all council land, except reserves. This could include carparks at council facilities (libraries, leisure centres, community centres), parks that haven’t been gazetted as reserves, etc.
allowing freedom campers to stay a maximum of two nights in the same road or off-road parking area, before they need to move to another road or parking area.
requiring freedom campers to vacate their parking space by 9am on the day of departure.
requiring freedom campers to not return to the same road or off-road parking area within a two-week period.
requiring all freedom campers to use certified self-contained vehicles.
specifying only 45 prohibited sites and 22 restricted sites across Auckland.
This week, the Kaipātiki Local Board, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and Hibiscus and Bays Local Board have jointly called on Auckland […]
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The Freedom Camping bylaw hearing deliberations have resumed today (without Tau Henere who walked out of the last session) so […]
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Deliberations on the Freedom Camping Bylaw have restarted after a month hiatus due to missing submissions.
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The Freedom Camping Bylaw public hearings have been postponed until the end of May due to a “coding error” (and […]
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Submissions on the Freedom Camping Bylaw have now closed BUT it has just come to my attention that if the […]
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“I take issue with councillors encroaching on local board jurisdiction by nominating freedom camping sites in local parks against the […]
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I’ve received a number of queries about the proposed freedom camping bylaw that council’s Regulatory Committee has approved to go […]