Navigation Bylaw

Closes 1 Oct 2023

Opened 15 Jun 2023


The Marlborough District Council (Council) is proposing to replace its 2009 Navigation Bylaw.

Under the Maritime Transport Act 1994 (MTA), the Council has the authority to regulate ports, harbours, waters and maritime-related activities in the Marlborough region.

Under section 33M of the MTA, the Council has the power to make bylaws for the purpose of ensuring maritime safety in the region.

In 2010 the Council adopted the Navigation Bylaw 2009 which covered all areas in Marlborough within the specified harbour limits. That bylaw came into force on 1 July 2010.

Our Proposal

We are proposing that we replace the Navigation Bylaw 2009 with the
Proposed Draft Bylaw (PDF,2.6MB)

We want to replace the Navigation Bylaw 2009 to maintain a similar bylaw to the 2009 Bylaw, but with minor amendments to address key issues (ahead of a broader review process) and improve the clarity of the Bylaw.

Have your say

The views of people who live, work and play in Marlborough are important.

Council would like your feedback on the proposed changes and proposed new bylaws.

Anyone can make a submission. Your submission can support or oppose the proposals.

Have your say