Proposal to Create Tasman’s Great Taste Trail Bylaw 2012
Submissions Closed: Friday 26 October
Everyone is welcome to make a submission on the Proposal to Create Tasman’s Great Taste Trail Bylaw 2012. The proposal, the draft bylaw, maps and information about how to make a submission are outlined below.
- Summary of the Proposal
- View and Download the Full Proposal, the Draft Bylaw and Maps
- Have Your Say - Make a Submission
As part of Tasman’s Great Taste Trail, Tasman District Council seeks to provide a world-class cycling experience and enhance New Zealand’s competitiveness as a visitor destination.
Tasman District Council intends to create a new bylaw under the Local Government Act 2002. As part of the process a new draft bylaw has been developed and is now available for community consultation and comment. The creation of this bylaw is considered necessary to help to ensure the safety and freedom from nuisance for persons using Tasman’s Great Taste Trail.
Summary of Major Issues in the Proposed Bylaw
- Restrictions on hoofed animals particularly horses that could damage the surface of the trail, leave deposits and cause nuisance when startled by cyclists and walkers.
- Restrictions on access for dogs as they may disturb bird habitat and cause nuisance when uncontrolled around cyclists and walkers.
- Restrictions when within the confines of the Spooners Tunnel due to the darkness and side slopes of the trail formation and the need for personal lighting and requirements to walk rather than ride a cycle in this area.
A set of maps is provided to assist where restrictions are intended and this will be reinforced with appropriate signage at various locations.
Various areas have already been set aside for both horse and dog recreation and this new trail facility will not detract from those existing areas.
Private property rights need to be respected as well as the need to protect bird habitat.
Restrictions on hoofed animals are required as the trail surface could degrade quickly and safety is paramount for users of the trail.
To maintain this high quality asset this proposed bylaw will help enable users to be free from nuisance, maintain public health and safety and minimise offensive behaviour in public places.
Documents are available below.
- Tasman's Great Taste Trail Bylaw-Summary of Proposal
- Tasman's Great Taste Trail Bylaw-Statement of Proposal
- Draft Tasman's Great Taste Trail Bylaw
- Draft Tasman's Great Taste Trail Bylaw Maps
Council encourages you to have your say about the draft bylaw before it is adopted in its final form. Please take the time to make a submission detailing your views on the draft bylaw; any amendments you think would enhance the draft bylaw and your views on whether a bylaw is the best mechanism to achieve the desired outcomes. You may also want to tell us if there are other issues, not included so far, that should be controlled through this bylaw.
You can present your submission to Council in writing and if you wish in person at a Hearing.
Making a Submission
Online submissions can be made by completing this form.
These should be accompanied by the submission cover sheet available on the Council’s website. All written submissions will be acknowledged by the Council when received and a written explanation of final decisions regarding the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail Bylaw review will be sent to all submitters following final adoption.
Presenting Your Submission in Person
Submitters wanting to present their submission in person should tick the appropriate box on the cover sheet indicating their wish to do so.The Council will hear oral submissions on this Bylaw review in November 2012 at Richmond.
Send Your Submission by Post
Submissions can be sent directly to:Tasman District Council, Private Bag 4, Richmond 7050.
For further information contact Robyn Scherer or phone 03 543-8400.
As part of the process of receiving Submissions, Council will acknowledge the receipt of your Submission in writing. You will also receive an email copy of this form for your records.