Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Bus stop to move from Levin Mall carpark to Bath Street


Bus stop to move from Levin Mall carpark to Bath Street

The bus stop at the Levin Mall carpark is to be moved to Bath Street outside Te Takere Horowhenua Culture and Community Centre.

To take effect from Tuesday 1 July, there are several reasons for the move, one being that without buses travelling through the carpark it will improve safety for both pedestrians and motorists.

Another reason is that the pavement surface of the Levin Mall carpark is not designed for heavy vehicles such as buses and coaches.

Horowhenua District Council's Roading Manager Kevin Peel says the bus stop area pavement has continually deteriorated over the years and is now in need of an overhaul.

Mr Peel says that making remedial repairs to the pavement to bring it up to a reasonable standard, including paving the bus entrance with reinforced concrete suitable for heavy vehicles, would come at a significant cost plus ongoing maintenance costs.

Mr Peel says that the option to relocate the bus stop to the Bath Street location is preferable from both a safety and maintenance perspective.

Furthermore, he says the cost is minimal and there will be little disruption to the community, as the work has been incorporated into the project to refurbish Bath Street outside Te Takere and New World.

It is also hoped that having the bus stop outside Te Takere will help enhance the image of Levin to visitors, and that those getting on or off the bus will have more convenient access to the Visitor Information Centre inside Te Takere.

Mr Peel says there is potential for the area where the current bus stop is to be upgraded to better service carpark users, including improving the Chamberlain Street entranceway.

Any future redevelopment of the carpark will be investigated at a later time.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement.

As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

 

Ombudsman: Canterbury Schools Reorganisation Mishandled

An investigation into the Canterbury schools reorganisation after the February 2011 earthquakes has found significant gaps and flaws in the Ministry’s engagement and communications with schools and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Contempt Report "Protects Right To Fair Trial"

The proposed Act limits what news media representatives and bloggers can report on court proceedings, but it also makes clearer than the current law where the line is between contempt and freedom of expression. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Our Refugee Intake (And Uber’s Woes)

On figures released this week, there are currently 65.6 million people worldwide who have been displaced from their homes by war, famine or other external causes… More>>

ALSO:

IGIS Report: GCSB Support For Groser WTO Bid Not Illegal

“The inquiry has found that the GCSB did not act unlawfully or improperly in providing assistance to the New Zealand government campaign”, Ms Gwyn said. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Pike And Houses

There were questions on Pike River mine re-entry after new video from inside the drift was released over the weekend. English maintained a human effort would not be feasible irrespective of any future coalition demands from NZ First. He said the government would continue to work with families on non-manned re-entry. More>>

ALSO:

Flogging A Dead Horse: NZ First Seeks New s59 Referendum

10 years on from the so called “anti-smacking” law - NZ First calls for a binding referendum. NZ First MP Tracey Martin told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that the law change has had a “chilling effect” on NZ parents including herself. More>>

ALSO:

Always Interesting: Internet Party Has New Leader

The Internet Party has a new leader: Suzie Dawson... She currently resides in Moscow, Russia, where she has applied for temporary asylum due to severe persecution she reports being subjected to by those whose corruption she worked to expose.More>>

 
 
 
 

Opening The Election Supporters

 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog