If you regularly cross stock over the road, you will need a Stock/Livestock Crossing Consent. You may also be required to obtain a permit for other stock such as deer, sheep and dry stock.
All stock crossings must be:
- Approved by Council
- Meet the conditions set out in the consent
- Meet the requirements of the Livestock Movements Bylaw 2014 (334KB pdf)
Permits are issued for five years and Council regularly conducts audits to ensure that crossings remain compliant.
If you are needing to apply for a stock crossing permit, please complete the online application form.
Information for Permit Holders
It is a requirement that you prevent fouling of the road surface, unless you can ensure that the road surface can be cleaned by another method that is authorised by Council.
Your support in helping Council manage the effects of stock crossings will avoid situations where Council’s contractors have to intervene on your behalf to clean up the mess on the road, and also provide you with a means of compliance that should be taken into account for Health and Safety reasons in the event of an injury or accident involving your dairy operation. Note that in this regard you have a duty to protect your staff and the public who pass through your work site.