There will be significant costs involved in providing bridges and culverts for stock to cross waterways, but the Council needs to ensure our waterways are sustainably managed. In order to achieve this, the Council has adopted this Policy to provide a reasonable time frame for farmers to voluntarily comply with the requirements of the RMA and encourage the installation of bridges and culverts before it takes formal enforcement action
Click here to download the Enforcement Policy for Stock Crossings (PDF, 13KB)
An information sheet has been prepared for farmers with examples of bridges built and the associated costing's. If you are considering building a private bridge this may be of interest to you.
Click here to download the Information Sheet - Farm Bridge Examples (April 07, PDF, 6.6MB)