Draft Responsible Freedom
What is being proposed?
- Rename the Bylaw as: Grey District Council Responsible Freedom Camping Bylaw.
- Re-define and clarify what Certified Self-Contained means, as well as making this a requirement within the Grey District in the Bylaw.
- Lessen the allowable nights for people Responsible Freedom Camping from 3 to 2 nights within a four-week consecutive period.
- Clarifying the requirements for emptying storage tanks and where vehicles can park.
- Restricting the use of public facilities to be used only as they are intended, i.e Showers must only be used for showering, as opposed to washing dishes.
- Extending the Prohibited Areas to include: The Aerodrome area, Moana Township and Foreshore, Cobden Breakwater – with exception of the designated area, Cobden Foreshore to Point Elizabeth, Rapahoe, McEwen Park Blackball, South of Punakaiki, including McMillan Road – with exception of the designated area, Colville Close and Waikori Road.
- Designating specific areas within Council land specifically for the purpose of responsible Freedom camping, for the purpose of welcoming Responsible Freedom Camping in the Grey District but containing and restricting to protect areas: Cobden Breakwater Designated Area, Cobden Bridge Designated Area, Blaketown Tip head Designated Area, Iveagh Bay Designated Area (now more specific and without plans to extend), McMillan Road Designated Area.
The Draft Bylaw, along with the previous Bylaw being replaced, is available separately for people to read.
Please click here to view the previous Freedom Camping Bylaw.
Please click here to view the draft Responsible Freedom Camping Bylaw.
Why is this being proposed?
On review of the current Bylaw, it was determined that Council needed to adjust the criteria and available areas for Freedom Camping in the Grey District. Council needs to ensure that visitors are aware of what is required, should they wish to responsibly freedom camping in the Grey District.
Council would like to keep its current 'Freedom Camping Friendly' status, whilst making sure that areas are protected for recreational use, that health and safety is maintained, and that environmental protection is maintained.
What are the options?OPTION 2: Council does not accept the Draft Grey District Council Responsible Freedom Camping Bylaw and stays with the status quo.
This means making no change to the current bylaw.How to have your say
- Council submission form – online or paper
- Email to email@example.com
- Written submissions posted to Grey District Council, PO Box 382, Greymouth or hand-delivered to 105 Tainui Street, Greymouth