Covid Response Update

All of New Zealand is at “Orange” traffic light setting.

At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Read more information about life at Orange >.

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Overhanging vegetation

Trees and flowers are great, but footpaths are for people. Please keep any trees, shrubs and plants on your boundary, or overhanging the road, clear of the footpath so that pedestrians can use the path safely. The graphic below illustrates the area that needs to be maintained.

The area above the footpath to a height of 2.4m needs to be kept clear of overgrowth from trees, low shrubs, vines and hedges.

As part of Council’s annual footpath inspections, they are checked for overgrowth. Where vegetation is encroaching from private property residents are requested to trim trees or vegetation to keep the footpaths available for all to enjoy.

In extreme cases Council can serve notice on offending property owners or remove the vegetation and recover costs.

Overhanging vegetation illustration