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Feedback sought on the review of the Walking Access Act 2008

Have your say

The Walking Access Act 2008 (the Act) is about providing free access to the outdoors for walking and for types of access that may be associated with walking, such as access with firearms, dogs, bicycles, or motor vehicles.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reviewing the Act. We want to hear your views about what’s working well and what could be improved.

You can provide feedback between 17 May and 2 July 2019. We'll also be holding a small number of public meetings and hui.

Feedback documents

Public feedback paper [PDF, 3.8 MB] 

Summary of public feedback paper [PDF, 5.9 MB]

Related information

Media release (17 May 2019): Public invited to have their say on access to the outdoors

About the Act and the review 

Media release (29 Nov 2018): Mandatory review underway

Providing feedback

You can provide feedback online by using the SurveyMonkey feedback form, or by email or post. Provide examples or evidence to support your responses, if possible. Public feedback closes at 5pm on 2 July 2019.


Email or post

If you don't use the online form, you can email your feedback to

To help you, answer some or all the questions in this document:  

Questions for feedback [PDF, 248 KB]

Or you can post your feedback to:

Ministry for Primary Industries
Walking Access Review Team
Environment and Communities Directorate
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140

Your feedback is public information

People can ask for copies of submitted feedback under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) so your feedback may become public. The OIA says we have to make submitted feedback available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. 

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your feedback. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. Any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.