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We have the legal power to make bylaws and schedules for Porirua City to keep our local community safe and our people healthy.
We make bylaws and schedules and any changes to them by consulting the community and giving them the opportunity to consider and respond to proposals. This process is also used to review our bylaws every five years, to make sure they remain current and relevant to Porirua City.
You can check our Public Consultation pages to see if any bylaws are currently being consulted on.
Find out more about the Local Government Act 2002 requirements for councils: www.localcouncils.govt.nz.
Our current regulatory bylaw, the Porirua City Council General Bylaw 1991, consolidates the original 1991 bylaws and any bylaws that have been deleted, amended or added since 1991.
Alcohol Control in Public Places
The Alcohol Control Bylaw 2018 imposes the following prohibitions on the drinking, possession and carriage of alcohol:
Between 5pm on one day and 7am the following day on all days of the week in the following places:
At all times on all days of the week in:
Police enforce the bylaw using special powers under Sections 169 and 170 of the Local Government Act 2002.
Porirua City Council Transport Bylaw 2021
20 December 2021
The reviewed stand-alone Transport Bylaw 2021 and its associated Transport Schedules (A – M) was adopted by Council at its meeting of 16 December 2021 and take effect from 16 December 2021. This includes:
A new schedule for Parking Fees and Charges set out in the Parking Management Plan was also adopted and is as follows:
|Zone||Time restriction||Free Period||Charges|
|Premium Long-term Parking||Long-term (all day)||N/A||$2 hour, $10 max|
|Premium Parking||P120||30 minutes||$2 hour|
|Standard Off-Street||P120 (some P30)||30 minutes||$1.50 hour|
|Standard On-street||Long-term (all day)||1 hour||$1 hour, $5 max|
|Standard On-street||P10, P60 & P1200||N/A||Free parking|
The Transport Bylaw 2021 and the Transport Schedules (A -M) can be viewed on our webpage here.
Hard copies of the Transport Bylaw 2021 and the Transport Schedules (A – M) are available from any of our Porirua City libraries or our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua 5022.
The new stand-alone Transport Bylaw 2021 was adopted by Council on 16 December 2021 and it takes effect from that date
Below are the schedules associated with the Transport Bylaw 2021