Council rules out complete beach ban in Otago

September 17, 2022

The council released a statement yesterday, saying it had adopted a vehicles on beaches bylaw which would take effect from the start of next year.

The council said it considered five options and decided to adopt a bylaw with three main rules.

When driving on beaches, people were required to do so in a way which did not threaten the safety of people, plants or native animals. Vehicles were not allowed on sand dunes, except to access the beach.

The final part of the bylaw would say vehicles were not allowed to drive above the high-water mark, except in emergencies.

Clutha District Council would work with stakeholders and may use education programmes and signs to raise awareness of these rules.

The adopted bylaw does not include any vehicle prohibited areas or safe zones.


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