Council, 1 July 2008.

The Stock Control Bylaw 2008 was adopted by Council on 19 June 2008. It partly came into force on 1 July 2008, and fully into force on 1 February 2009.

Stock Control Bylaw 2008 [PDF, 32 KB] 


The purpose of the Stock Control Bylaw is to control the management and movement of stock on roads, in order to protect people, traffic and stock, while safeguarding the condition of the road.


  • general conditions for the movement of stock on roads
  • conditions for the movement of dairy cows on roads
  • temporary roadside fencing
  • stock droving prohibited/restricted routes.

Background and timeline

Submissions were open from 29 March to 1 May 2008. Public hearings were held on 19 and 20 May and the Hearing Panel deliberated from 20 May to 11 June. Stock control matters were consulted on as part of the proposed Traffic and Parking Bylaw, but were recommended back to Council as a stand-alone bylaw. The report of the Hearings Panel: Hearing Panel Report [PDF, 393 KB].


The bylaw revoked and replaced the Banks Peninsula District Council Stock Control Bylaw 1994.