Council seeking feedback on new Bylaw about moving Livestock on Roads. Submissions close 29 October

Council previously had a Livestock Movement Bylaw 2011 which has now expired and is therefore no longer enforceable.

Within rural areas of the Waikato District, livestock are moved using roads as part of the everyday operations of some farms. This activity has the potential to affect the safety of road users and the surface of the road network. Stock movement can cause environmental harm through excessive excrement, and damage to roading and infrastructure.

The purpose of the proposed Livestock Movement Bylaw is to establish the rules by identifying which roads can and cannot be used for livestock movement, the frequency of use and when a permit is required.

We don’t see a lot of livestock movement on our Matangi roads but this is where to find the information and the proposed rules https://shape.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/livestock-movement-bylaw-2022

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