New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Incorporated v Marlborough District Council - [2021] NZHC 3157

Date of Judgment

17 December 2021

Decision

New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Incorporated v Marlborough District Council (PDF 876 KB)

Summary

Judicial review challenging Marlborough 2020 Freedom Camping Bylaw due to blanket default prohibition on freedom camping unless permitted by reference to site description. Unlawful due to failure to consult, made contrary to provisions of the Act and bylaw unlawful under Bylaws Act. On decision papers not apparent nor able to be inferred that the Council turned its mind to the required matters before imposing a districtwide default prohibition on freedom camping. Relief following further submissions.