The Self-Contained Motor Vehicles Legislation Bill has now been introduced to Parliament

August 26, 2022

On 25 August 2022, theĀ 

Freedom Camping Bill was introduced to Parliament.

The Bill is an omnibus bill, which amends the Freedom Camping Act 2011 and the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006 to reduce the negative impacts of freedom camping. The major changes the Bill makes are:

  1. Require vehicle-based freedom campers to use a certified self-contained vehicle when they stay on council land. This is unless the council designates the site as suitable for non-self-contained vehicles.
  2. Establish a regulated system for the certification and registration of self-contained vehicles.
  3. Require vehicles to have a fixed toilet to be certified self-contained.
  4. Strengthen the infringement system
  5. Extend the Freedom Camping Act to include land managed by Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency and Toit? Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand.


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