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


Horizons seeks feedback

Thursday 14 December 2017
Horizons seeks feedback on Draft Review of Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-25

Horizons Regional Council is seeking feedback from the Region’s communities on the Draft Review of the Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-25.

This is following a refocus in strategic priorities for the Region’s land transport needs looking forward to 2025.

Horizons transport manager Phil Hindrup says the public can have their say from 15 December to 31 January 2018.

“We’re after feedback on whether communities agree if Council have captured the transport and roading issues facing the Region, whether the priorities are reflective of what the Region needs to focus its investments on, and whether the priorities have been ranked appropriately,” he says.

“Under the Land Transport Management Act we are required to review the Plan every three years, however this review also provided the opportunity to tie priorities into two existing work streams.”

“These include the Accelerate25 Manawatu-Whanganui Economic Action Plan which outlines the strategy for unlocking economic growth in the Region. The other is Accessing Central New Zealand, which leads on from Accelerate25 by focusing on a number of connected strategic projects to plan and implement a cohesive, resilient and connected transport network to, from and within the Region.”

Mr Hindrup says some of the key priorities in the proposed plan will be of high interest to communities.

“This includes planning, design and construction of the Manawatu Gorge alternative; construction of the Otaki to north of Levin section of the Wellington North Corridor expressway; and a range of projects associated with the Accessing Central New Zealand programme designed to improved connectivity, safety and cater for population growth.

“For this reason we recommend people take a look and let us know what they think.”

The new strategic priorities have been ranked from one to five in order of importance as follows:
1. Effective and efficient road maintenance and delivery.
2. Improve connectivity, resilience and the safety of strategic routes to and from key destinations linking north-south and east-west while factoring in demographic changes and impacts on land use.
3. An appropriate network of tourism routes.
4. An integrated walking and cycling network.
5. Effective, accessible and affordable multi-modal transport networks.
The full Draft Review of the Regional Land Transport Plan is available to read online at www.horizons.govt.nz.

Submissions can be made online, via email or through Facebook.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: on the inquiry into the abuse of children in care

Apparently, PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen to exclude faith-based institutions from the government’s promised inquiry into the abuse of children in state care.

Any role for religious institutions – eg the Catholic Church – would be only to observe and to learn from any revelations that arise from the inquiry’s self-limiting focus on state-run institutions… More


Gordon Campbell: On Jim Anderton
For anyone born after 1975, it is hard to grasp just how important a figure Jim Anderton was, for an entire generation.
During the mid to late 1980s, Anderton was the only significant public figure of resistance to the Labour government’s headlong embrace of Thatcherism...More>>


Gong Time: New Year's Honours List

Jacinda Ardern today congratulated the 179 New Zealanders named on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

“Although this list was compiled and completed by the last government, it is a pleasure to welcome in the New Year by recognising exceptional New Zealanders,” Jacinda Ardern said.

“As an Aunty, I love reading books to my nieces, so it’s lovely to congratulate Joy Cowley, who is made a member of the Order of New Zealand today....More
Full list

Roads: National launches bid to save highway projects

The National Party has launched a series of petitions aimed at saving regional highway projects at risk because of the Government’s obsession with Auckland trams…More>>


Medical Cannabis: Bill Introduced to “ease suffering”

Health Minister Dr David Clark says making medicinal cannabis more readily available will help relieve the suffering of people who are dying in pain More>>


Campbell: On The Quest For Zero Net Carbon Emissions
Some would querulously ask, zero net carbon emissions by 2050 – while others would say, why not?


CPAG Report: The Further Fraying Of The Welfare Safety Net

New Zealand’s welfare system has undergone a major transformation during the past three decades. This process has seriously thwarted the original intent of the system, which was to provide a decent standard of living for all New Zealanders in times of need... More>>





Featured InfoPages