About Vehicle Crossings

The Waimakariri District Council’s Vehicle Crossing Bylaw has been in effect since 1997. Vehicle crossings are the entry and exit point from the road to your property.

The Waimakariri District Council Vehicle Crossing Bylaw 2007 manages the installation of vehicle crossings.   This is to ensure they provide safe and convenient access to property, allowing for other traffic, pedestrians and drainage without damaging the road.

Under section 158 of the Local Government Act 2002 (the Act), the Council is required to review its bylaws every five and then every ten years. We have not reviewed this bylaw since 2007 and now need to do this to comply with the legislative requirements and bring it into line with best operating practices.

This consultation is the opportunity for the community to let us know what they think of the proposed Vehicle Crossing Bylaw 2019.

Proposed key changes include:

  • Adding in an Objective ‘To protect future property owners’
  • Expanding the Council owned assets to reflect the current operating practice
  • Clarifying maintenance period length
  • References the Street and Reserve Trees Policy 2017 advising how to remove or relocate a tree to place a Vehicle Crossing
  • Clarifying that upgrades of the footpaths bear no cost to the landowner

Any individual or organisation can make a submission and we welcome all feedback

A Council Hearing Panel, in an open meeting, will consider your feedback later this year.

Find out more

If you have any questions or would like further information, phone 0800 965 468 or email

Please tell us what you think by
5pm, Friday 1 May 2019.