Consultation status: Closed on 25 April 2022 and decision made.
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:
The final proposal was adopted at the Council meeting on Thursday 30 June 2022, where Council:
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)
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.
|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|
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Submissions close on Monday 25 April 2022.
The hearing will be held on Thursday 19 May 2022 (if required).
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