Public Consultation Underway on Livestock Control Bylaw

Public Consultation is underway on the South Taranaki District Council’s (STDC) proposed Livestock Control Bylaw and Underpass Policy.

The Bylaw, which was last reviewed in 2009, covers standard safety conditions for people moving livestock on or along the road to minimise risk for all road users, says STDC group manager of Corporate Services, Phillippa Wilson.

“The Bylaw proposes to classify livestock movements into three categories depending on the type of activity being carried out. The three categories are: permitted movements (no permit required), conditional (where a permit would be required) and prohibited. An example of a conditional movement where a permit would be required would be for something like the movement of livestock along a sealed or unsealed road during the hours of darkness,” says Mrs Wilson. “A permit wouldn’t be required for each movement (i.e. each time stock was moved at night), rather you would only need one permit to cover all those types of activity you wish to undertake.

The Bylaw also covers such things as roadside grazing, underpasses, fencing requirements, droving and signage. The Underpass Policy outlines responsibilities for the installation and maintenance of an underpass.

Information on the proposed Bylaw and ways to give feedback, can be found on the Council’s website or by going to any LibraryPlus Centre, the Hawera Administration Building or contacting the Policy Advisor on 0800 111 323.

The submission period closes at 5pm on Wednesday 5 June 2019.

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