Bylaws

Bylaws are the local laws set by Hastings District Council. They include laws around public health, safety, nuisances and animals.All of Council's Bylaws (apart from the Speed Limits Bylaw) are contained in the Hastings District Council Consolidated Bylaw

Drones/ Radio Controlled devices/ RPAS

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has rules on the use of drones/ radio-controlled devices/ RPAS.  Further information about this can be viewed at the following links.
https://www.caa.govt.nz/rpas/
https://www.airshare.co.nz/rules

Hastings District Council also has a bylaw covering the use of drones/ radio-controlled devices/ RPAS.  Please refer to clause 2.11 “Flying Activities” of the above Consolidated Bylaw document for further details.

Please contact the Hastings District Council Transportation Manager (871-5000) regarding the operation of drones/ radio-controlled devices/ RPAS on or over a road.

Advertising devices located on the footpath

Advertising devices come under 2.3 and 2.9 of the bylaws Hastings District Consolidated Bylaws. The current rules for advertising devices on footpaths are as follows:

One "Sandwich Board" type sign per premises is permitted in areas zoned Commercial and Industrial in the District Plan subject to the following conditions:

1) That the sign dimensions be no greater than 0.5 metres in width and no greater than 1.2 metres and no less than 0.9 metres in height.

2) That in the Commercial zone of Hastings and Havelock North as defined in the District Plan and Flaxmere village shopping centres such signs shall be placed adjacent to the building frontage and shall extend no further than 0.5 metres onto the pavement. In all other areas such signs shall be placed either adjacent to the building frontage or the kerb, provided that where it is placed adjacent to the kerb it shall be positioned between marked parking spaces or adjacent to parking meters where these exist.

3) That in spite of 1) and 2) above no sign shall be permitted which is likely to cause undue obstruction to pedestrians, or constitute a danger to people or property, or is likely to be offensive or cause a detraction from amenities.

4) Any additional advertising devices shall be placed flat against the building and secured in a manner that will prevent them from falling onto the footpath.

Goods displayed on the footpath

The current rules for the display of goods for sale or otherwise on footpaths are as follows:

The display of goods for sale or otherwise shall not be permitted on footpaths except where written approval has been given by Council. except in the areas zoned commercial and industrial in the District Plan and then only subject to the following conditions:

i) That any such display be placed adjacent to the premises to which the display relates and shall not encroach onto the pavement more than 0.5 metres.

ii) That any such display be no greater than 1.2 metres and no less than 0.9 metres in height.

iii) That no such display shall be placed in a manner which will in the opinion of Council be likely to cause an undue obstruction to pedestrians or constitute a danger to people or property or cause an obstruction to easy access to adjoining property.