Proposed New Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022

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Every day, various trading activities, events, and filming occur in public places controlled by Auckland Council.

These activities increase the vibrancy and appeal of public places such as streets, footpaths, local parks and civic spaces by enhancing amenities and delivering social and economic benefits.

However, they also may increase the risk of:

  • preventable collisions
  • accidents
  • injuries
  • obstructions
  • nuisance
  • misuse of council-controlled public places.

How we protect you

We make rules for trading, events and filming in public places we control.

These include:

  • markets
  • stalls
  • mobile shops
  • outdoor dining
  • hire of micro-mobility devices and recreational equipment
  • fundraising
  • promotions
  • display of goods
  • street performance
  • busking
  • pavement art.

These activities must either be approved or comply with conditions of use of a council-controlled public space.

About the current bylaw

The current Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw 2015 will expire in February 2022.

We are proposing a new Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022 that will minimise:

  • public safety risks
  • nuisance
  • misuse of council-controlled public places
  • be easier to read and understand.

What we are proposing

The main proposals are to:

  • continue to regulate trading, events and filming in a similar way to the current bylaw
  • set specific rules for rental micro-mobility devices
  • clarify activities that need approval, are allowed subject to conditions, or are not addressed in the bylaw
  • update the title, structure, format, definitions, and wording of the bylaw.

What we want your feedback on

We want you to tell us what you think about the proposed new Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 8 June until 16 July 2021.

Check our key dates for details of events.

What happens next

The Bylaw Panel will consider all public feedback and local board views at a meeting in October 2021. It will then make recommendations to the Governing Body and the Governing Body will make a final decision on the proposed new Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022 at its November 2021 meeting.


Every day, various trading activities, events, and filming occur in public places controlled by Auckland Council.

These activities increase the vibrancy and appeal of public places such as streets, footpaths, local parks and civic spaces by enhancing amenities and delivering social and economic benefits.

However, they also may increase the risk of:

  • preventable collisions
  • accidents
  • injuries
  • obstructions
  • nuisance
  • misuse of council-controlled public places.

How we protect you

We make rules for trading, events and filming in public places we control.

These include:

  • markets
  • stalls
  • mobile shops
  • outdoor dining
  • hire of micro-mobility devices and recreational equipment
  • fundraising
  • promotions
  • display of goods
  • street performance
  • busking
  • pavement art.

These activities must either be approved or comply with conditions of use of a council-controlled public space.

About the current bylaw

The current Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw 2015 will expire in February 2022.

We are proposing a new Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022 that will minimise:

  • public safety risks
  • nuisance
  • misuse of council-controlled public places
  • be easier to read and understand.

What we are proposing

The main proposals are to:

  • continue to regulate trading, events and filming in a similar way to the current bylaw
  • set specific rules for rental micro-mobility devices
  • clarify activities that need approval, are allowed subject to conditions, or are not addressed in the bylaw
  • update the title, structure, format, definitions, and wording of the bylaw.

What we want your feedback on

We want you to tell us what you think about the proposed new Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 8 June until 16 July 2021.

Check our key dates for details of events.

What happens next

The Bylaw Panel will consider all public feedback and local board views at a meeting in October 2021. It will then make recommendations to the Governing Body and the Governing Body will make a final decision on the proposed new Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022 at its November 2021 meeting.