Draft Beach Bylaws - Papamoa Beach, Tauranga 2018

Proposals by Tauranga City Council 


In May 2018 the Tauranga City Council (TCC) proposed new bylaws to apply to users of Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty. TCC issued two documents, a Statement of Proposal and Draft Beach Bylaws. The bylaws sought to clarify beach usage, addressed fishing and vehicles on beaches. 

The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council has four clubs representing over 5000 affiliated members who have regular access to Papamoa beach. A written submission was made to the Tauranga City Council in June and an oral submission is planned for July 2018.


Relevant information

What follows is a summary of relevant, available documents. Latest documents are at the top of the list. 

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NZSFC Submission. Draft beach bylaws. 14 June 2018

The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council and affiliated clubs advocate public fishing access to Tauranga beaches must be maintained. The NZSFC has proposed a simple Code of Practice for fishers using kontiki, drone or kite longline gear. The NZSFC submits the Tauranga Council needs a cohesive plan that keeps beach users safe and addresses actual in the water issues. 


NZSFC Submission on Draft Beach Bylaws 

Tauranga CC. Draft beach By-laws. May 2018

The Tauranga City Council draft beach bylaws issued for consultation with the public.  The TCC seeks to enable the safe recreational use of Tauranga beaches by controlling activities that are likely to affect public safety, and to minimise nuisance. Written submissions were due at TCC by 15 June 2018. The TCC will hold a hearing for oral submissions on 17 July 2018. 


Draft Beaches Bylaw 

Tauranga CC. Consultation. May 2018

The Tauranga City Council Statement of proposal on draft beach bylaws. The TCC is reviewing the Beaches Bylaw 2007. The TCC seeks to apply restrictions on vehicles use on beaches, clarify rules around use of fishing gear and address other matters. The intention of the bylaws is to protect the public from nuisance, protect public health and safety and minimise the potential for offensive behaviour in public places.  


Statement of Proposal for Draft Beach Bylaw 2018