Proposed Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2018

Submissions are now closed.

Submissions are now closed on a proposed new Traffic and Parking bylaw to replace the existing bylaw and provide better clarity and certainty for regulation and compliance.

A bylaw is still required to address traffic and parking issues in the district - it allows the Council to set rules for parking and vehicle use of roads and public places under Council’s control. It also addresses other traffic and parking issues which are not covered under the Land Transport Act, Local Government Acts or Road User Rules.

The key issues that the proposed new bylaw addressed were the ability to:

  • establish residents’ parking areas or zones
  • prevent parking on grass verges
  • establish a permitting system for small passenger service vehicle parking; and
  • create special vehicle lanes (e.g. bus lanes).

Read the draft bylaw in full or the summary statement of proposal below:

Public Hearings

Public hearings will be held in Wanaka and Queenstown in late October:

  • Wanaka: 31 October from 10:00am in the Armstrong Room, Lake Wanaka Centre.
  • Queenstown: 1 November from 1:00pm in the Council Chambers, Gorge Road.

Please indicate on your submission if you’d like to speak at a hearing and we’ll get in touch with you to finalise a time.

Next steps

Following the public hearings, the Council will:

  • consider the outcome of the consultation process on 13 December 
  • provide the outcome to Ministry of Transport on 14 December; and
  • give public notice of the final decision on 22 December.

Want more information?

If you'd like to know more, please email Polly Lambert at