Council has set requirements for parking and control of traffic on roads, public places and parking areas.
There are parking restrictions in place across our district including business areas in Waihi Beach, Katikati and Te Puke. These are all set out in our Traffic and Parking Enforcement Bylaw 2019 (PDF, 249KB). The restrictions are in place to encourage short stays in our District's busiest areas and ensure compliance with the requirements under Land Transport Act 1998 and Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.
Council regularly monitor Katikati and Te Puke parking areas to ensure car owners follow the allocated time limits and comply with the Traffic and Parking Enforcement Bylaw 2019 (PDF, 249KB). Parking Officers monitor in other parts of the District to help resolve issues in both residential and rural areas.
The monitored areas are a fixed level of service determined by our elected members.
Additional monitoring can occur throughout the summer season in our popular areas.
Further information can be found on our infringement notices page.
Infringement notices can be paid online.
Mobility (disabled) parking spaces are available and are provided for people with mobility-related impairments and who hold a current mobility parking permit. These spaces are outlined in yellow and display the wheelchair symbol.
If a vehicle is parked in one of these spaces without a permit displayed, or the permit is invalid, an infringement notice will be issued.
In the Western Bay of Plenty District it is legal to park on the berm. However if parking the vehicle on the berm causes damage you could be liable under the Local Government Act 1974.
The line marking in our district is specified in our Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2019 and aerials of this marking can be found on our interactive maps. To change restrictions outlined in this bylaw a formal review process is required under the Local Government Act. The Policy team will determine when the bylaw will next be reviewed, but a bylaw review would be carried out approximately every five years.
Please register your line marking request through the means of a service request. We consider the service requests during the review of the bylaw and the consultation process, this allows people to comment and provide feedback. This feedback is then assessed by our roading engineers to determine appropriate road marking changes.
Vehicles are required to be at least 500mm away from a fire hydrant or a licensed person is capable of moving the vehicle immediately if necessary.
It is illegal to park on the footpath and is an infringeable offence.
It is illegal to park within one metre of a vehicle entrance or driveway and is an infringeable offence.
Heavy vehicles are legally allowed to park in residential areas in our District. However if a heavy vehicle is causing damage to a road or berm, please report this to Council.