Working In/On/Beside the Road
Before anyone can carry out any activities in/ on/ beside the road, they
- Must contact the Council Roading Department at least 5 working days prior to carrying out the activity
- Comply with the CHBDC District Plan
- Comply with all other Council requirements.
So if you want to graze your cows (graze the long acre) or any other stock, put in a new driveway (vehicle crossing, accessway, right of way) or any other activity to do with being on or beside the road then contact us and depending on the activity, Council may require you to submit a "Traffic Management Plan" (TMP) or a Road Use Consent form.
Traffic Management Plan
A Traffic Management Plan is required to cover any activity that may affect the normal operating conditions of the roads (including footpaths). Please refer to the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management for details.
Road Use Consent
A Road Use Consent is required to cover any activity in or on beside the road. Please complete the Road Use Consent Form (see Related Pages below) and submit it to Council.
Any activity which may require the closure of a road needs approval from Council and a traffic management plan will also need to be submitted. Council requires a minimum of 60 days notice prior to the date of closure.
Roadside Livestock Grazing (Grazing the "long acre")
The Livestock Movements and Animals in Public Places Bylaw 2008 - Section 512 states:
512.1 Stock grazing of road ‘berm' areas within the District, for the purpose of clearing excess vegetation growth, is not permitted without prior permission having been obtained from an authorised officer. The conditions set out in Schedule 3 of this Bylaw must be complied with in all instances of such grazing. See the Related Pages below for the necessary forms.
For more information please email our Land Transport Manager, or phone on +64 6 857 8060