Responsible Camping Funding Recipients

The government has committed $8 million to fund projects that will help councils manage freedom camping in their regions during the 2020/21 peak summer season.

Auckland Council

$252,480 for

  • monitoring and compliance and education providing information to campers

Buller District Council

$257,000 for

  • an Ambassador Programme to provide education and information for campers
  • toilet cleaning
  • waste management and site maintenance

Carterton District Council

$67,197 for

  • temporary ablution blocks
  • recycling facilities
  • data collection

Central Hawke's Bay

$81,210 for

  • an Ambassador Programme to provide education and information for campers
  • additional servicing of toilet and rubbish facilities

Central Otago District Council

$191,800 for

  • installation of temporary facilities at several campsites
  • vehicle counters at several sites
  • additional servicing and maintenance of campsites
  • education, monitoring and compliance

Christchurch City Council

$266,711 for

  • an Ambassador Programme for monitoring and education of campers at several locations
  • additional toilet facilities
  • servicing of toilet and rubbish facilities in Freedom Camping hotspots

Clutha District Council

$68,320 for

  • camping rangers for monitoring and enforcement
  • education
  • waste management

Dunedin City Council

$140,095 for

  • a community ranger programme to undertake monitoring and enforcement
  • education and information
  • increased security patrols
  • temporary toilet facilities and servicing

Far North District Council

$249,000 for

  • a Kaitiaki Rangers Programme to promote and educate for responsible camping
  • additional toilet and rubbish servicing
  • signage

Gisborne District Council

$300,000 for

  • a Kaitiaki Engagement Programme to provide education, monitoring and compliance at campsites
  • servicing toilet and rubbish facilities at various responsible campsites

Hastings District Council

$56,813 for

  • a Kaitiaki Programme for education and promotion of responsible behaviour
  • increased servicing of toilet and rubbish facilities

Hauraki District Council

$10,950 for

  • an Ambassador Programme for education and maintenance of the camping area

Hurunui District Council

$185,705 for

  • an Ambassador Programme for monitoring, education and enforcement
  • solid waste collection and disposal

Kaikōura District Council

$292,771 for

  • an Ambassador Programme focussing on education and monitoring
  • servicing toilet and rubbish facilities at various campsites
  • temporary fencing to protect the Banded Dotterels nesting near campsite
  • signage

Kaipara District Council

$41,000 for

  • an Ambassador Programme

Kāpiti Coast District Council

$137,600 for

  • An Ambassador Programme to monitor campsites, encourage compliance and provide information
  • additional servicing of toilet and waste management facilities

Mackenzie District Council

$271,711 for

  • Responsible Camping Ambassadors
  • signage and education
  • servicing and maintenance of existing camping sites

Marlborough District Council

$228,600 for

  • an Ambassador Programme to manage visitors
  • monitoring and enforcement across the district
  • education and information for campers
  • additional servicing of toilets and rubbish facilities
  • campsite maintenance

Nelson City Council

$121,500 for

  • an Ambassador Programme for information and enforcement
  • waste management and recycling
  • education
  • a user survey

New Plymouth District Council

$97,000 for

  • an Ambassador Programme providing advice and information
  • monitoring and enforcement
  • hire of security cameras
  • additional servicing of toilet and rubbish facilities

Ōpōtiki District Council

$96,504 for

  • extra toilet facilities
  • servicing of toilets
  • an Ambassador Programme providing education and information

Palmerston North City Council

$31,800 for

  • an Ambassador Programme providing education and information to campers, monitoring and enforcement

Queenstown Lakes District Council

$506,935 for

  • Camping Ambassadors
  • enforcement
  • educational collateral
  • signage
  • recycling

Rangitikei District Council

$40,820 for

  • servicing of toilet and rubbish facilities across a range of locations
  • campsite maintenance

Rotorua Lakes Council

$104,929 for

  • an Ambassador Programme to monitor camping activity
  • increasing the size of two trialled campsites from last season
  • monitoring and compliance
  • servicing of toilet and rubbish facilities across several sites.

Ruapehu District Council

$14,500 for

  • maintenance and servicing of toilet and rubbish facilities at Ruatiti Domain campsite

Selwyn District Council

$219,834 for

  • waste water management maintenance at 4 camping sites
  • servicing costs for 7 toilets
  • dump stations an signage

South Taranaki District Council

$30,875 for

  • an Ambassador/Kaitiaki Programme to educate campers
  • hireage and collection costs for additional rubbish facilities
  • signage

South Wairarapa District Council

$61,690 for

  • toilet facilities at Ngāwī
  • servicing of toilet tanks, dump stations and toilets at coastal area
  • an Ambassador Programme
  • educational collateral

Southland District Council

$161,000 for

  • an Ambassador Programme
  • signage
  • survey of self-contained vehicle compliance

Stratford District Council

$4,078 for

  • additional water delivery for Whangamomona Domain
  • additional servicing of toilet and grounds maintenance

Tararua District Council

 $28,824 for

  • ground maintenance
  • toilets servicing and rubbish collection for several camping sites

Tasman District Council

$191,312 for

  • an Ambassador Programme to provide information
  • monitoring, compliance and enforcement patrols
  • additional servicing of toilets, temporary waste and recycling bins and servicing

Tauranga City Council

$165,500 for

  • Ambassador and enforcement patrols
  • additional servicing of waste management and toilet facilities
  • education and communication on “how to camp” for those new to freedom camping

Thames-Coromandel District Council

$656,566 for

  • increased servicing at 60 different toilet facilities across the region
  • Ambassador Programme
  • education and information for campers
  • signage

Waikato District Council

$200,000 for

  • monitoring and enforcement
  • increased waste response and waste minimisation
  • communications and engagement campaign
  • ambassador programme

Waimate District Council

$27,808 for

  • an ambassador/compliance officer
  • additional servicing of toilet and rubbish facilities
  • signage

Wairoa District Council

$250,000 for

  • an Ambassador Programme
  • servicing toilet blocks, waste tanks and rubbish/recycling facilities
  • signage

Waitaki District Council

$60,000 for

  • an Ambassador Programme
  • freedom camping information and signage
  • servicing of toilet facilities in several locations

Waitomo District Council

$229,617 for

  • operational costs for additional servicing of toilets and rubbish facilities

Western Bay of Plenty

$175,339 for

  • monitoring and enforcement over several sites
  • continuation of the Freedom Camping Education Programme in Te Puke
  • maintenance of rubbish facilities
  • CCTV monitoring

Westland District Council

$500,000 for

  • temporary installation of toilets and bin modules at various camping sites
  • operational costs related to servicing campsites
  • part-time compliance officers
  • education and information

Whakatāne District Council

$215,601 for

  • an Ambassador Programme
  • operational costs of maintaining campsites and security patrol across five key camping sites, securing water supply at several sites

Whanganui District Council

$53,000 for

  • an Ambassador Programme to provide education relating to campers and locals on responsible camping in the area
  • additional servicing of toilets and rubbish facilities
  • signage and brochures

Whangārei District Council

$260,000 for

  • an Ambassador Programme
  • monitoring and enforcement
  • portaloos
  • additional servicing of toilet facilities
  • signage and bollards
  • campsite maintenance
  • information and communications
In this section

Funding recipients for summer 2019/20

Responsible camping funding recipients for summer 2019/20.

Funding recipients for summer 2018/19

Responsible camping funding recipients for summer 2018/19.

Last updated: 02 October 2020