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Temporary road closures for events
If traffic movements (including pedestrians) will be affected by your event, you'll need a Traffic Management Plan. If a road will be closed, you also need to advertise it in local newspapers.
Why this is in place
It is a requirement under the Local Government Act 1974 that all Temporary Road Closures be advertised in the local newspapers and the cost and time spent processing this application will be charged back to you, the applicant. You will need to have a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) designed, then approved by QLDC Road Corridor Engineer. A TMP is required if normal traffic movements, including pedestrian movements, are affected by the event.
How to apply for a TMP
Before sending your application to QLDC, please ensure you have included:
A copy of a map of the area outlining the roads to be closed
Authorisation from the New Zealand Transport Agency (if a State Highway is involved)
Arrangements for suitable rubbish/refuse abatement measures for the duration of the road closure
Detailed information on who and how affected parties have been advised. This must be supplied before this application will be presented to the Queenstown Lakes District Council for formal consideration.
Any concerns these affected parties have must be identified and addressed. The required fee of $500 (inclusive of GST) paid direct to QLDC front desk or bank transfer to account 02-0948-0002000-00 with reference “TRC” and Surname. Evidence of fee payment shall be provided with a complete application.