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Using Public Places

The Bylaw:

In Tauranga there are rules outlining how people can use public spaces. The Tauranga street-use bylaw covers a number of things that are commonly found in public places, such as signs or restaurant tables on footpaths, for all areas under the control of the Council.

The purpose of the bylaw is “to protect the public from nuisances, to protect, promote and maintain public health and safety, to minimise the potential for offensive behaviour in public places and to establish a reasonable system of control over commercial and other activities in public places.  This includes the placement and display of signs, the placement of tables, umbrellas and chairs and the merchandising of goods within the street zone”.

In these pages you can find out more about:

Application form:

Running a community event? Need to promote it?

Council has recently streamlined the process for booking roadside signs to promote community events. Roadside signs can be booked at any time on a first come, first served, basis.

In relation to community events and community signs please contact Strategic Events

Remember to make your booking early as spaces for next year are filling fast. Application forms and information sheets with details of costs and locations are available from our customer service centre on Willow Street.

How to book a roadside sign

Last Reviewed: 04/11/2016