Whanganui District Council's Policy and Bylaw committee heard 14 public submissions at its proposed freedom camping bylaw hearings and deliberations meeting on 29 September 2021. The committee voted for the council to adopt the proposed bylaw. During the public consultation period 150 submissions were received. The freedom camping bylaw will: • Limit how long freedom campers can stay at any one site to no more than four nights in a four-week period in most areas. • Restrict the number of freedom camping spots at sites. • Include buffer zones – where camping is not allowed – around freedom camping sites.