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Source: Far North District Council

The Far North District Council is seeking public feedback on minor changes to its Speed Limits Bylaw in the lead-up to a review of speed limits in the District.

The Council is required to review speed limits across the district as part of a national Safer Journeys programme.  Before the Council does this, it needs to ensure the Speed Limits Bylaw 2008 is consistent with the Land Transport Act 1998, Land Transport Rule:  Setting of Speed Limits 2017 and other speed limit bylaws in Northland. The Council will invite public submissions on a Proposed Speed Limits Bylaw 2019 from 29 April to 27 May 2019. 

General Manager – Strategic Planning and Policy, Darrell Sargent, says the Council is not seeking feedback on speed limits on roads at this stage.

“We are only proposing administrative changes to the bylaw to bring it into line with the latest legislation and to achieve greater consistency with other councils in Northland. These changes include updated definitions, realignment of the way the Council may change speed limits in the future, as well as minor administrative changes.”

Mr Sargent says the proposed changes do not impact on the effect of the bylaw or any posted speed limit.  

“The Northland Transportation Alliance is co-ordinating a review of speed limits in Northland with the three district councils.  This will focus on areas where speed limit reviews will improve road safety the most.  Each council will consult their communities about speed limits when their area is being reviewed.” 

Go to to download a copy of the Proposed Speed Limits Bylaw 2019 and to make a submission before the consultation period closes on 27 May.