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Cattlestop installation on public road

  • 1.  Cattlestop installation on public road

    Posted 06 September 2019 01:18

    My council has recently received application from a dairy farmer to install cattle stops across a public road as a means of facilitating crossing of the road by his dairy herd. His farm property is dissected by the public road, with the herd crossing the road twice daily between gates to his paddocks located directly opposite each other, either side of the road. His proposal is to install cattle stops across the unsealed carriageway, each side of the crossing point, to stop the cows wandering up and down the road before the crossing is completed. Obviously, the issues here are in respect of herd control etc., which are the catalyst for his application.

     

    In noting the strict limitations of section 344 of NZ's Local Government Act 1974 under which gates and cattle stops may be installed across a road, I am interested if there are local authorities who are allowing cattle stop structures to be installed, and if so, the circumstances and mandate for allowing that, and the conditions under which the cattle stops are installed.

     

    In our case, our preference is for an underpass structure, but our typical low volume traffic numbers struggle to make that a viable option.

     

    Joanna Towler, Waitomo District Council, New Zealand

     

     

     

    Joanna Towler | Manager - Local Roads
    Waitomo District Council
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