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


Speed limit consultation gets underway

Press release
Speed limit consultation gets underway

The community is being asked for its feedback on a number of proposed changes to the speed limits on some local roads.

The amended draft speed limit bylaw has resulted from a review of a number of local speed limits and Queenstown Lakes District Council transport manager Denis Mander says one of the suggested changes was spearheaded by residents.

“The suggested alteration of the current 70 km/h limit to 50 km/h at Kelvin Heights on the stretch of Peninsula Road from west of Willow Place to west of Loop Road was driven by a residents’ petition,” Mr Mander said.

“Concerns were raised around safety with the current limit and we’ve taken that on board while conducting the review.”

Other areas where speed limits changes are mooted include Cardrona, Hawea, Wanaka and the Wakatipu Basin.

Roads affected are:
• Esplanade Reserve, Hawea
• Camphill Road, Hawea Flat
• Aubrey Road, Wanaka
• Outlet Road, Wanaka
• Old Racecourse Road, Albert Town
• Ewing Place, Albert Town
• Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka
• Orchard Road, Wanaka
• Studholme Road (South), Wanaka
• Ballantyne Road, Wanaka
• Faulks Road, Wanaka
• Mount Barker Road, Wanaka
• Boundary Road, Wanaka
• Morris Road, Wanaka
• Maxwell Road, Wanaka
• Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona
• Centennial Avenue, Arrowtown (correction to the legal description of current limit only)
• Arrowtown - Lake Hayes Road, Wakatipu Basin
• Slopehill Road (West), Wakatipu Basin
• Old School Road, Lower Shotover
• Spence Road, Lower Shotover
• Peninsula Road, Kelvin Heights

Full details of the proposed new speed limits and which portions of road are affected can be viewed in the draft Speed Limit Bylaw which is available online at www.qldc.govt.nz or at Council offices and public libraries in Queenstown and Wanaka.

Submissions on the draft speed limit bylaw close at 5pm on Wednesday 26 September and a hearing will be held in October.



© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Populism’s Changing Of The Guard, Plus A Soul Music Playlist

The weekend’s Newshub/Reid Research poll results - Act up to 11.1%, National up 1% but still sitting at only 28.7%, Labour down to 43%, the Greens up to 8.5% - shows that the combined centre right vote is still languishing nearly 12 points behind the combined centre-left vote, 45 months after the last centre-right government was voted out... More>>


Finance: Finance Minister And RBNZ Governor Agree To Update MOU On Macro-prudential Policy

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr have updated the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on macro-prudential policy to further protect the financial system and support the Government’s housing objectives... More>>

Government: Offers Formal Apology For Dawn Raids
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today formally apologised to Pacific communities impacted by the Dawn Raids in the 1970s.

Between 1974 and 1976, a series of rigorous immigration policies were carried out that resulted in targeted raids on the homes of Pacific families... More>>

Government: Bill Introduced To Protect Against Conversion Practices

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to protect against practices intended to change or suppress someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression... More>>


Human Rights Commission: Successive Governments Responsible For Massive Breaches Of The Right To A Decent Home

Te Kahu Tika Tangata / Human Rights Commission has today launched Framework Guidelines on the Right to a Decent Home in Aotearoa and announced that it will hold a national inquiry into housing... More>>

NZUS Council: Welcomes Nomination Of Senator Tom Udall As US Ambassador To NZ

The NZUS Council welcomes the nomination of Senator Tom Udall to the role of US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, NZUS Council executive director Jordan Small said... More>>

BusinessNZ: Visa Extensions Welcomed
BusinessNZ has welcomed the extension of some critical skill visa durations and changes to immigration systems to speed processing. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says move acknowledges advocacy by the hospitality sector, the BusinessNZ Network and others, and comes not a moment too soon.... More>>




InfoPages News Channels