Vehicle access to Muriwai Beach

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Consultation is now open. After a short pause where we made some adjustments to the feedback form, you can have your say on vehicle access at Te Oneone Rangatira / Muriwai Beach.

Previous feedback will still be considered, but we acknowledge that these adjustments may change your opinions. Therefore, to ensure we accurately capture your views, we encourage anyone who has previously submitted to read the updated content and feedback form questions and resubmit.

Your views are important to us and so it is vital that we. provide the correct information and seek feedback on the right questions. We apologise for any inconvenience that making these adjustments may have caused and thank you for your understanding.

Fee for Muriwai Beach Access Permit

Motorised vehicles accessing Te Oneone Rangatira / Muriwai Beach have resulted in ongoing concerns about:

  • beach user safety
  • environmental protection
  • fire risk
  • driver behaviour.


Under Council’s Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2013, Council currently requires people to obtain a permit in order to drive or park vehicles on Muriwai beach, other than if they are depositing or retrieving boats in certain circumstances, and in emergencies.

Auckland Council does not currently charge a fee for obtaining this permit.

In September 2021, Auckland Council's Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee decided to introduce controls on vehicle access to the beach.


These measures included:

  • a seasonal closure of vehicle access for the summer period
  • investigating a gate and fee-based permit system on the Coast Road entrance to Muriwai Beach.


What we are proposing

Council is now proposing to introduce a fee, in order to recover costs that Council incurs in relation to the permit system. We consider that a fee is a more fair and equitable way of recovering these costs than, for example, through general operational budgets.

Under this proposal, Council would issue the permit once the applicant has committed to follow the safety rules of driving on the beach and paid the fee.

What we want your feedback on

We want to know your feedback on the following:

  • implementing a fee for permits for vehicle access to Muriwai Beach
  • the annual value of the fee
  • the time periods for which a fee-based permit could be issued.


When you can have your say

You can have your say from Friday 17 June to Monday 18 July 2022.

Consultation is now open. After a short pause where we made some adjustments to the feedback form, you can have your say on vehicle access at Te Oneone Rangatira / Muriwai Beach.

Previous feedback will still be considered, but we acknowledge that these adjustments may change your opinions. Therefore, to ensure we accurately capture your views, we encourage anyone who has previously submitted to read the updated content and feedback form questions and resubmit.

Your views are important to us and so it is vital that we. provide the correct information and seek feedback on the right questions. We apologise for any inconvenience that making these adjustments may have caused and thank you for your understanding.

Fee for Muriwai Beach Access Permit

Motorised vehicles accessing Te Oneone Rangatira / Muriwai Beach have resulted in ongoing concerns about:

  • beach user safety
  • environmental protection
  • fire risk
  • driver behaviour.


Under Council’s Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2013, Council currently requires people to obtain a permit in order to drive or park vehicles on Muriwai beach, other than if they are depositing or retrieving boats in certain circumstances, and in emergencies.

Auckland Council does not currently charge a fee for obtaining this permit.

In September 2021, Auckland Council's Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee decided to introduce controls on vehicle access to the beach.


These measures included:

  • a seasonal closure of vehicle access for the summer period
  • investigating a gate and fee-based permit system on the Coast Road entrance to Muriwai Beach.


What we are proposing

Council is now proposing to introduce a fee, in order to recover costs that Council incurs in relation to the permit system. We consider that a fee is a more fair and equitable way of recovering these costs than, for example, through general operational budgets.

Under this proposal, Council would issue the permit once the applicant has committed to follow the safety rules of driving on the beach and paid the fee.

What we want your feedback on

We want to know your feedback on the following:

  • implementing a fee for permits for vehicle access to Muriwai Beach
  • the annual value of the fee
  • the time periods for which a fee-based permit could be issued.


When you can have your say

You can have your say from Friday 17 June to Monday 18 July 2022.

Page last updated: 17 Jun 2022, 08:25 AM