Bylaw making and operation
There are two primary bylaw-making entities in Auckland – the Auckland Council and Auckland Transport. Local boards may propose bylaws to the Governing Body of Council that will only apply only in that local board. Other Road Controlling Authorities in the region also have bylaw making powers under the Land Transport Act 1998.
Currently under consultation
Consultation closed: 28 February 2013
Auckland Transport is proposing to make an Election Signs Bylaw to provide for a consistent set of controls for election signs and an integrated system of determining sites for the display of election signs across all of Auckland, for parliamentary and local authority elections. Read more...
Consultation closed: 15 March 2013
Auckland Transport and Auckland Council are proposing complementary Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaws. The proposed bylaws seek to ensure the use of public places, and activities undertaken within public places, including parks and beaches, roads and public transport infrastructure, does not create a nuisance, impact on public safety, create an obstruction, cause damage to public property or interfere with a person’s or the community’s ability to enjoy using the public realm. Consultation starts on 15 February and closes on 15 March Read more on the Auckland Council website...
Bylaws made by the former local authorities remain in force and are administered as follows:
Auckland Transport - bylaws which are transport-related and apply to the Auckland transport system are deemed to have been made by Auckland Transport. These bylaws remain in force until they are confirmed, amended or revoked in accordance with the statute under which they were enacted, or were last reviewed.
Auckland Council - all other bylaws (including those that are transport-related but do not apply to the Auckland transport system) are deemed to have been made by the Auckland Council and will remain in force until 31 October 2015, unless they are earlier confirmed, amended or revoked by the Auckland Council, with the exception of:
Auckland Transport Bylaws
Auckland Transport is responsible for bylaws that are necessary for the management of local roads and public transport. Auckland Transport is responsible for all bylaws made or now deemed to have been made under the Land Transport Act 1998 that apply to the Auckland transport system.
Legacy bylaws were made by Auckland’s seven local councils before Auckland Council and Auckland Transport were established.