Road closures for Events


Temporary road closures for events are divided into three types depending on the impact of the road closure on the public and properties in the area.

The 3 categories are:

  • Small non commercial community event
  • Medium impact event
  • Large impact event

The closure type determines how far in advance of the closure you must submit your application for the temporary road closure, see Road closure for events – 3 tier process  to determine which category the event falls under.

For “Small, non commercial, community event” which is defined as an event with less than 150 people in attendance where:

  • no commercial activity will occur
  • no alcohol is intended to be sold
  • no structures greater than 100m2 will be installed on street
  • noise contour levels will not be exceeded during the event.

The Road closure process for small community events may be followed.

Applying for a temporary road closure

To apply for a temporary road closure, please contact a Traffic Management provider to assist you.

If you are a qualified Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) operating in the Christchurch area, you must use TMP for CHCH to submit your traffic management plans to the Christchurch Transport Operation Centre (CTOC)