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Auckland Transport can make bylaws to help manage issues related to transport and public safety on the road network.

Auckland Transport bylaws 

Auckland Transport (AT) is responsible for bylaws that are necessary for the management of local roads and public transport made under the Land Transport Act 1998 (or deemed to be made under that Act) and the Local Government Act 2002 that apply to the Auckland transport system.

Auckland Council can also make bylaws that apply in Auckland. Other Road Controlling Authorities in the region also have bylaw making powers under the Land Transport Act 1998.

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Traffic bylaw

AT's Traffic Bylaw 2012 allows AT to set requirements for parking and control of traffic on roads under the care, control, or management of AT.

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Election signs bylaw

The Election Signs Bylaw 2013 sets out provisions to regulate election signs to be displayed on specified public sites, on vehicles and on private sites.

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Speed limits bylaw

To make our roads safer, Auckland Transport (AT) has introduced a new bylaw to set new speed limits, including lower speed limits for approximately 10% of Auckland’s local roads.

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Public safety and nuisance bylaw

AT's Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw controls activities on roads and public transport infrastructure.

Trading Bylaw

Trading and events in public places bylaw

AT and Auckland Council have adopted a complementary Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw.


Signage bylaw

The signage bylaw aims to ensure that vehicular and pedestrian safety isn't compromised by poorly designed, located or maintained signage.

Legacy bylaws

Legacy bylaws were made by the former local authorities before Auckland Council and AT were established. 

Bylaws made by the former local authorities remain in force and are administered as follows:

  • AT - bylaws which are transport-related and apply to the Auckland transport system are deemed to have been made by AT. These bylaws remain in force until they are confirmed, amended or revoked in accordance with the statute under which they were enacted, or were last reviewed.
  • Auckland Council - all other bylaws (including those that are transport-related but do not apply to the Auckland transport system) are deemed to have been made by the Auckland Council and will remain in force until 1 July 2015 or 31 October 2015, unless they are earlier confirmed, amended or revoked by the Auckland Council. View Auckland Council bylaws.

Legacy bylaw provisions on construction in the road corridor and other public places

The following legacy bylaws are still in force in relation to the Auckland transport system:

  • Auckland City Council Bylaws: Bylaw No. 6.
  • Franklin District Council Public Places Bylaw 2007.
  • Manukau City Consolidated Bylaw 2008: Chapter 5.
  • North Shore City Council Bylaw 2000: Part 13 Construction and Scaffolding.
  • North Shore City Council Bylaw 2000: Part 2 Public Places.
  • Papakura District Council Public Places Bylaw 2008.
  • Rodney District Council General Bylaw 1998: Chapter 9 (Road Crossings and Numbering of Premises).

Download the legacy bylaws document from the Auckland Council website (PDF 1.8MB).

Franklin District Council

Rodney District Council

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