The 2009 Navigation Safety Bylaws were reviewed in 2017 and a revised Bylaw put forward for public consultation. A hearing was held in Council Chambers on the 8th of February 2018 to assess all the feedback and submissions received during the consultation phase.
A final version of the proposed Bylaws will be prepared in the coming weeks. Council will consider approving the final version of the proposed Navigation Safety Bylaw in the middle of 2018.
If the new Bylaws come into force, the Harbourmaster will undertake a significant education campaign to advise Harbour users of the changes.
For the time being, the 2009 Navigation Safety Bylaw remains in force.
The 2009 Bylaws and the proposed 2017 Bylaws can be viewed on the Council website. https://www.marlborough.govt.nz/your-council/bylaws/navigation-bylaw-2009-and-navigation-vessel-speed-bylaw-2009