Proposed amendments to the Freedom Camping Bylaw

The Council is proposing changes to the current Freedom Camping Bylaw. The amendment is limited in scope to address identified issues.

 Why have a freedom camping bylaw?

Freedom camping is permitted in all local authority areas unless it is restricted or prohibited in a bylaw. The Council is only able to make a bylaw if it is considered necessary for one of the following purposes:

Any prohibition or restriction must be proportionate to the issue.

Why make changes?

As part of making the bylaw in 2018 we put in place a process to review implementation of the bylaw. Our review has identified a few areas where there has been unanticipated demand and issues associated with overcrowding.

Consultation documents

Tell us what you think!

Making a submission is your way to be heard. We want to hear from you regardless of whether you support the proposal or not.

Your submission needs to be in writing (use the submission form linked above) and returned to the Council by 5pm on 31 July 2019. You can email your submission to or return by post or delivery to Hurunui District Council, 66 Carters Road, PO Box 13, Amberley 7441.


For further information please contact Monique Eade on 03 314 0095 or