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Bylaws

Our bylaws help keep our community safe and our people healthy.

Porirua City bylaws

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.

Current bylaws

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.

Stormwater (Pollution Prevention) Bylaw 2021 was adopted on 18 March 2021.

Download it here

The "General Bylaw – Public Places” was recently updated and adopted on 26 June 2019. 

The new stand-alone Public Places Bylaw 2019 takes effect from 26 June 2019

The “General Bylaw – Water Supply” was recently updated and adopted on 26 June 2019. 

The new stand-alone Water Supply Bylaw 2019 takes effect from 26 June 2019.

The "General Bylaw - Signs" was recently updated and adopted on 15 July 2020.

The new stand-alone Signs Bylaw 2020 takes effect from 15 July 2020.

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.

PUBLIC NOTICE

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:

  • Changes to paid parking areas as outlined in the Proposed Porirua City Centre Parking Management Plan
  • Powers for the Council to restrict the use of vehicles on beaches, with specific changes for Titahi Bay Beach
  • Powers for the Council to restrict where heavy vehicles can park
  • Powers for the Council to restrict engine braking, and
  • Powers for the Council to designate bus lanes, cycle lanes, cycle paths, and shared paths

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.


Revoked and lapsed bylaws