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

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Arming Police: Frontline Police To Routinely Carry Tasers

"In making the decision, the Police executive has considered almost five years worth of 'use of force' data… It consistently shows that the Taser is one of the least injury-causing tactical options available when compared with other options, with a subject injury rate of just over one per cent for all deployments." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On D-Day For Dairy At The TPP

While New Zealand may feel flattered at being called “the Saudi Arabia of milk” it would be more accurate to regard us as the suicide bombers of free trade. More>>

ALSO:

Leaked Letter: Severe Restrictions on State Owned Enterprises

Even an SOE that exists to fulfil a public function neglected by the market or which is a natural monopoly would nevertheless be forced to act "on the basis of commercial considerations" and would be prohibited from discriminating in favour of local businesses in purchases and sales. Foreign companies would be given standing to sue SOEs in domestic courts for perceived departures from the strictures of the TPP... More>>

ALSO:

"Gutted" Safety Bill: Time To Listen To Workplace Victims’ Families

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. More>>

ALSO:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Board Appointments: Some Minister Appoint Less The 3 In 10 Women

“It’s 2015 not 1915: Ministers who appoint less than 3 in 10 women to their boards must do better, they have no excuse but to do better,” said Dr Blue. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The 1990s Retro Proposals For Our Health System

As we learned yesterday, the reviews propose that the democratically elected representation on DHBs should be reduced, such that community wishes will be able to be over-ridden by political appointees. In today’s revelations, the reviews also propose a return to the destructive competitive health model of the 1990s. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news