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Source: New Zealand Parliament

Have your say on the Self-contained Motor Vehicles Legislation Bill. 

The Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee is seeking public submissions on the Self-contained Motor Vehicles Legislation Bill. This bill proposes to improve the management of vehicle-based freedom camping by creating a robust regulatory system. 

The bill proposes the following measures: 

  • a national requirement for freedom campers staying in a vehicle on land managed by a local authority to use a certified contained vehicle, unless staying at a site designated by the local authority as suitable for freedom camping in motor vehicles that are not self-contained
  • a regulatory system for certifying self-contained vehicles, with the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board providing regulatory oversight. ​
  • a requirement for self-contained vehicles to have a fixed toilet
  • strengthening the infringement regime and extending it to other Crown land

Submissions close at 11.59pm on Thursday, 13 October 2022

This bill is available online from the ‘Related links’ panel.

What do you need to know?

  • Submissions are publicly released and published to the Parliament website. Only your name or organisation’s name is required on a submission. Please keep your contact details separate, as if they are included on the submission they will become publicly available when the submission is released.
  • If you wish to include information of a private or personal nature in your submission you should discuss this with the clerk of the committee before submitting.
  • If you wish to speak to your submission, please state this clearly.

Further guidance on making a submission can be found from the ‘How to make a submission’ link in the ‘Related documents’ panel.

If you have any questions about your submission or the submission process please contact the Committee Staff through the contact details provided on this page.

Make your submission on the Parliament website.