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Permits are required for droving large numbers of farm stock along public roads, or regular crossing of public roads by farm stock. These permits are not intended to limit the movement of stock, but instead to ensure that this occurs in a manner that will not cause unnecessary nuisance or hazards to other road users.
Council may in some cases require an underpass to be installed as an alternative to frequent large scale stock crossings. A limited subsidy may be provided in assist in the construction of underpasses.
Forms relating to stock movement are available for download at Forms.
The Stock Movement Bylaw provides the rules around moving stock within the District to ensure the safety of ALL road users, and to reduce damage to roadways.
Farmers are reminded that under the Bylaw the following conditions must always be satisfied when moving stock:
In the following cases a Council permit and bond is required:
For stock crossings and underpasses, the Stock Movement Bylaw also states:
A number of new underpasses have been built in the district recently, providing for a greater measure of safety for all road users.
View the Stock Movement Bylaw