Raiha Street Speed Limit Change

Raiha Street Speed Limit Change

Most recent update regarding this consultation

Consultation status: Closed on 25 April 2022)


DECISION

The proposal was deliberated at the Te Puna Kōrero meeting on Thursday 23 June 2022; approval was sought to reduce the existing 70km/h speed limit on Raiha Street to 50km/h. Te Puna Kōrero considered all of the submissions as part of their deliberations and agreed to:

  1. Receive the report.
  2. Agree to recommend that Council approves reducing the existing 70 km/h speed limit on Raiha Street to 50 km/h.

The final proposal was adopted at the Council meeting on Thursday 30 June 2022, where Council:

  1. Approved reducing the existing 70 km/h speed limit on Raiha Street to 50 km/h effective from 1 August 2022.

Meeting minutes including the minutes of this meeting can be found here.

Please refer to the meeting on 25 April 2022.

If you’d like to view the livestream recordings of the hearings or deliberations, you can do so via the YouTube channel using the links below:

Hearings (refer to 20:15 minutes)

Deliberations (refer to 17:17 minutes)

Adoption (refer to 26:40 minutes)


The Proposal

There is currently a 1.0km long section of Raiha Street that has a 70km/h speed limit, and the remainder of Raiha Street has a 50km/h speed limit. We propose changing the speed limit to have a consistent 50km/h speed limit along all of Raiha Street.

The key reason behind this is to promote road safety, as this section of the road has an increasing number of cars parked here associated with nearby walking and mountain bike trails, plus there are more houses being built in adjacent land at Kenepuru. With the expected opening of Transmission Gully, which has access close by Raiha Street, the traffic volume along Raiha Street is expected to increase.

If submissions on this proposal are received these must be considered before a decision is made on whether the speed limit should be reduced to be consistently 50km/h for the full length of Raiha Street.

Once submissions are received, submitters who wish to be heard will be invited to a hearing on Thursday 19 May 2022.

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Key Dates

When What
Friday 25 March 2022 Submissions open
Monday 25 April 2022 Submissions close
Thursday 19 May 2022 Submitters present to Te Puna Kōrero (if required)
23 June 2022 Te Puna Kōrero deliberates and makes a decision
30 June 2022 Council adopts the change

Have Your Say

Go online

  • The easiest way to have your say is to complete an online submission here.

Write to us

  • You can find copies of this proposal at all Porirua City libraries, at our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua 5022, and also on the public consultation page of our website.

    You can have your say in a number of ways:
    • Download a submission form here
    • Email your submission to: submissions@poriruacity.govt.nz, with "Raiha Street Speed Limit Change” in the subject line.
    • Hand in your submission to our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court
    • Post your submission to:
      Raiha Street Speed Limit Change
      Porirua City Council
      PO Box 50218
      Porirua City 5240
    • Give us a call

If you don’t have access to a computer, please call our contact centre on 04 237 5089 to request that a hardcopy be posted out to you.

Submissions close on Monday 25 April 2022.

The hearing will be held on Thursday 19 May 2022 (if required).


Want to know more

If you have any questions, or would like a little more information, please contact:

safespeeds@poriruacity.govt.nz or call 04 237 1479 - questions about the proposal

submissions@poriruacity.govt.nz - questions about the submissions process

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Privacy

To support our drive to be as transparent as possible all submissions will be publicly available but without your contact details. If you don’t want your name made public please tick “Withhold my details” on the submission form. Please note you won’t be able to withhold your name if you choose to speak at the hearing or if you are representing an organisation.