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.

Any changes to bylaws and schedules are done by consulting with the community. Consultation is the opportunity to consider and respond to proposals. This process is also used to review our bylaws every 10 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.

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.

The Public Places Bylaw 2019 was adopted on 26 June 2019. 

The Signs Bylaw 2020 was adopted on 15 July 2020.

The Transport Bylaw 2021, and its associated Transport Schedules, was adopted on 16 December 2021.

A 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

Below are the schedules associated with the Transport Bylaw 2021

Speed Limit bylaws

Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022 came into force on 19 May 2022 which resulted in all speed limits being migrated from current bylaws to the National Speed Limit Register (NSLR) which is an online, map based, central source of speed limits in New Zealand.

The two Porirua Speed Limit bylaws (Porirua City Council General Bylaw 1991: Part 16A – Speed Limits and the Porirua City Council Transport Bylaw 2021 Schedule “B”: 30 kilometres per hour speed limits) were revoked by Council in August 2022.

Members of the public can search for speed limits on New Zealand roads, obtain details of specific speed limits and obtain certified copies of speed limits through the NSLR via the following link: https://speedlimits.nzta.govt.nz/

The Water Supply Bylaw 2019 was adopted on 26 June 2019.

Revoked and lapsed bylaws