Public Places Bylaw and trading in Public Places Policy

Kāpiti Coast District Council is inviting people to provide feedback on its draft 2017 Public Places Bylaw and draft 2017 Trading in Public Places Policy.

Council’s Community Services Group Manager Max Pedersen says people have until 31 March to provide input on the bylaw and policy.

“Our Public Places Bylaw sets out rules that help ensure people’s well-being and enjoyment in our public places while the Trading in Public Places Policy supports the implementation of the Bylaw,” he says.

“The bylaw covers a diverse range of activities including, amongst others, rules controlling trading in public places; the placement of temporary hoardings, posters and notices; temporary events; where street performances and appeals can take place; using or riding a cycle or skating device in these public places; overhanging trees and shrubs; and what’s prohibited in our reserves.”

Mr Pedersen said the Public Places Bylaw is one of several Kāpiti Coast District bylaws providing rules governing what the public can do in the district’s public places others include the Beach Bylaw and Traffic Bylaw.

People can make a written submission on the draft 2017 Bylaw and draft Policy online at, emailing [email protected] or posting their submission to Kāpiti Coast District Council, Private Bag 60601, Paraparaumu 5254. Copies of the Bylaw and Policy and submission form are also available on the Public Places Bylaw page of the Council’s website:, and from our District Libraries and Service Centres. Alternatively, you can phone the Council for copies on 04 296 4700 or 0800 486 486.