Knowledge Base

We have information about accessing the outdoors responsibly - including roads and walkways, rivers and lakes, and private land. We also have information on the using our GIS maps, creating new access, private land and what to do when there is a dispute.

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What is a marginal strip?

Published Jul 10, 2018, 12:02:30 PM

Marginal strips are strips of land adjoining the coast, lakes larger than eight hectares in area, and rivers greater than three metres in width.

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Are river beds public land?

Published Jul 10, 2018, 12:17:25 PM

Riverbeds can be a useful form of access where water margin access is not available or not practicably usable.

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The effects of erosion and accretion

Published Jul 17, 2018, 3:26:50 PM

The effect of erosion and accretion on public access along water margins can be quite complicated and require expert advice.

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Access along rivers, lakes and the coast

Published Sep 5, 2018, 1:23:21 PM

What is the Queen’s Chain and what happens when erosion, accretion or water movement affect public access? What are the access rights relating to the foreshore?

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