Source: Whangarei District Council
Updated: 30/06/2020 5:08 p.m.
Whangarei District Council is reviewing speed limits in the Waipu, Ruakaka, One Tree Point and Vinegar Hill areas.
Submissions were sought late last year and 107 submissions were received. Hearings were held on 17 March, just before the COVID-19 lockdown.
Site visits to assess the information received in the submissions have been completed and a report of final recommendations is under way. Once it has been reviewed it will go to Council for approval.
Road Safety and Traffic Team Lead, Nick Marshall said any new speed limits arising from the review will be introduced in stages.
“This will include mapping the locations and developing the signs, then changing the Speed Limits Bylaw changes so that the new speed limits can be enforced.
The next areas to be reviewed will include the Whangarei Heads area, Parua Bay, Cove Road (Waipu-Mangawhai) and some beaches. The beginning of the process for these areas would be publicly notified to ensure the public have opportunities to have a say.