Managing Traffic for Your Event


    Are you planning an event?   


    Is it in the Tararua District?
    Does it require use of the road corridor?

If you’ve ticked all the boxes above then you are required to have an approved traffic management plan in place for your event. All TMP’s must be prepared by a registered Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) and submitted to the Tararua District Council’s Corridor Manager for approval.


"A traffic management plan (TMP) is a site-specific plan that covers the design, implementation, maintenance and removal of temporary traffic management (TTM) measures while work or activity is carried out in the road corridor (road, footpath or berm)."

If the TMP is approved, a STMS must install signage on the day of the event/activity as per the approved plan. This signage must remain on-site for the duration of the event/activity.

There are companies who offer Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) services and will work with you to complete the TMP for your event/activity such as:

  1. Horizons Signs (TTM) Ltd
  2. Traffic Safe NZ

What if I need to organise a road closure for my event?

If you wish to close a road for your event, there is an additional process that needs to be carried out for this under the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974:

Applications for road closures will need to be submitted to Council at least 4 months in advance of the event (6 months for motorsport events). The application form for this is available on Council’s website or at your nearest Council Service Centre.

There is an application fee of $100, and any proposed closure will need to be advertised for public objections at the applicant’s cost. Council will arrange the advertising on behalf of the applicant, as well as carry out consultation with emergency services as prescribed by the Act.

The proposal (and any objections received) will then be placed on the agenda to be considered at a Council meeting. If approved, the closure will again need to be advertised to the public in advance of the event, and the Minister of Transport notified.

If you require further information regarding traffic management plans or applying for a road closure, contact the Tararua Alliance on 06 374 5341.

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