Funding of around $8 million was approved in August 2018 for various projects and initiatives to help councils manage freedom camping in their regions during the 2018/19 peak summer season.
$580,000 for camping infrastructure, monitoring and compliance staffing costs, education and signage, and an incentive scheme to encourage those driving vehicles that are not self-contained to use camp grounds.
Central Otago District Council
$297,000 for toilets, signage, vehicle counters, fencing and monitoring and compliance at three sites at Lake Dunstan.
Christchurch City Council
$415,000 for additional toilet facilities at New Brighton Beach, provision of information and education, including signage, and a consistent monitoring and compliance regime across the city council region, including Akaroa.
Dunedin City Council
$79,000 for increased monitoring of camping across the city, a community host trial, infringement management and additional bins and portaloos.
Far North District Council
$347,000 for additional toilet facilities and the development of a camping facility, with the Department of Conservation, on the Karikari Peninsula.
Grey District Council
$850,000 for recycling collection facilities, infrastructure investments and associated operating costs.
Hastings District Council
$190,000 for the installation of a range of additional facilities at Haumoana Domain.
$31,000 for monitoring, education and the provision of information to campers.
Mackenzie and Waitaki District Councils
$548,000 for toilets, signage, vehicle counters, fencing and monitoring and compliance at various sites along State Highway 8, including Lindis Pass, Ahuriri Bridge, Lake Poaka and Pattersons Ponds.
Marlborough District Council
$195,000 for a number of initiatives, including upgrading car parks at popular locations such as Collins Memorial Reserve, Double Bay and Ohingaroa, and the installation of temporary toilet facilities and additional signage.
New Plymouth District Council
$156,000 for a range of additional facilities at Waiwhakaiho river mouth and a relocatable toilet and shower unit.
Opotiki District Council
$50,000 for toilet facilities, signage and additional monitoring and compliance capacity.
Queenstown Lakes District Council
$530,000 for the installation of two camping hubs, new signage, the provision of education and information to campers and an increased monitoring and compliance regime.
Rangitikei District Council
$75,000 for toilet and rubbish facilities at Queens Park, Hunterville.
Rotorua Lakes Council
$69,000 for projects with a specific focus on monitoring and data collection.
$230,000 for toilet facilities at Lake Selfe and Lake Georgina, camping system management, signage and data collection.
South Waikato District Council
$428,000 for shower blocks, barbeques and shelters, solar lighting, rubbish bins and monitoring and enforcement.
Tasman District Council
$660,000 for monitoring and enforcement, a KiwiCamp facility, and various facilities and improvements at areas such as Decks Reserve, Alexander Bluff and Waitapu Bridge.
Taupo District Council
$225,000 for an information, education and compliance system for campers across the district and for waste facilities, security, toilets and cleaning at a specific site in Taupo.
Tauranga City Council
$150,000 for education and information provision, enforcement and monitoring, and infrastructure investments including signage, rubbish and recycling stations.
Timaru District Council
$36,000 for additional toilet facilities, site maintenance and information boards.
Waikato District Council
$67,000 to resolve camping issues at Te Kauwhata and Onewhero Domain.
Waitomo District Council
$269,000 for cooking and ablution camping facilities at Te Kuiti and temporary toilet facilities at Mokau township for peak season 2018/19, ahead of more permanent facilities being installed later.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council
$340,000 for the establishment of a KiwiCamp facility, smart compactor bins and additional monitoring capacity across the district.
Westland District Council
$780,000 for new camping facilities and associated operating costs for peak season, and education and enforcement.
Whakatane District Council
$100,000 for a range of investments at Port Ohope, Maraetotara Reserve and McAlister Street Carpark, with a particular focus on rubbish bins and rodent control.
Whangarei District Council
$300,000 for infrastructure investments across a range of sites and monitoring and enforcement initiatives.