Te Tuhinga ā-uiuinga o te Mahere Hukihuki Whakarite i te Tere Waka

Feedback on Te Tuhinga ā-uiuinga o te Mahere Hukihuki Whakarite i te Tere Waka | Draft Speed Management Plan has closed.

We thank those of our community that participated in this process.

Update February 2024: The new Government coalition has removed the mandatory requirement for 30kph limits outside schools and deadline for authorities to submit and then implement speed management plans. This means all work on current speed management plans have been paused until a new government policy is put in place and a new direction advised.

Thank you for your feedback, we will inform you when we know more.

Update October 2023:
The Infrastructure and Environment Committee met on the 1st November. You can watch the recorded meeting here.

The committee noted the considerable community feedback arising from the consultation process and recommends the following approach:

  • Speed limits are reduced to 30km around urban and rural schools as recommended for setting variable speed limits, taking into consideration main entrances to the school, and advice from each school regarding their use of these entrances.
  • Any speed limit changes in the CBD be deferred until relevant decision-making discussions have been finalised regarding the pending Revitalisation Plan for the Inner City.
  • The speed limits in the remaining District remain as they are pending further consideration of the new Government’s transport policies.

Officers were authorised to prepare a final draft Territorial Authority Speed Management Plan and bring it back to the Committee for final approval, before it is submitted to the Director of Land Transport for certification in March 2024.

View the report relating to this matter (page 13) HERE on Council’s website.




Consultation is open from 17th July to 18th August

Rotorua Lakes Council is seeking feedback regarding the draft Speed Management Plan 2023 for our district. It is proposed to reduce speed around all Rotorua schools and within the CBD to 30km/h. Waka Kotahi are aiming to implement safe and appropriate speed limits outside all schools across Aotearoa by 2027, more detail about this can be found here. This approach is supported by these key initiatives:

While Council does not have the ability to change the national mandate for 30km/h around schools, community feedback is sought on some additional proposed changes.

Me pēhea te tuku i ōu kōrero | How to have your say:

  • Fill out the survey form
  • Email letstalk@rotorualc.nz
  • Write to us at Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010.
  • Talk to us on Facebook
  • Phone us on 07 348 4199 (8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday).


Why?

New Zealand has committed to decisive action on road safety under Waka Kotahi - NZ Transport Agency’s Road to Zero: road safety strategy for 2020–2030.

Road to Zero adopts a vision of a New Zealand where no one is killed or seriously injured in crashes on the country’s roads, streets and footpaths with a target to reduce annual deaths and serious injuries by 40 percent by 2030.

The local environment has changed since speed limits were originally set. There has been significant growth and development and use of different modes of transport is increasing. In Rotorua 93% of roads have speed limits that are higher than the safe and appropriate speeds now recommended by Waka Kotahi.


Learn more:

CONSULTATION DOCUMENT

DRAFT PLAN DOCUMENT


Placing safety at the foundation of transport decisions opens up opportunities to choose different modes of travel, to think carefully about how to shape our city and how people want to connect to each other - read the draft consultation document here and the technical Speed Management Plan here.

Feedback on Te Tuhinga ā-uiuinga o te Mahere Hukihuki Whakarite i te Tere Waka | Draft Speed Management Plan has closed.

We thank those of our community that participated in this process.

Update February 2024: The new Government coalition has removed the mandatory requirement for 30kph limits outside schools and deadline for authorities to submit and then implement speed management plans. This means all work on current speed management plans have been paused until a new government policy is put in place and a new direction advised.

Thank you for your feedback, we will inform you when we know more.

Update October 2023:
The Infrastructure and Environment Committee met on the 1st November. You can watch the recorded meeting here.

The committee noted the considerable community feedback arising from the consultation process and recommends the following approach:

  • Speed limits are reduced to 30km around urban and rural schools as recommended for setting variable speed limits, taking into consideration main entrances to the school, and advice from each school regarding their use of these entrances.
  • Any speed limit changes in the CBD be deferred until relevant decision-making discussions have been finalised regarding the pending Revitalisation Plan for the Inner City.
  • The speed limits in the remaining District remain as they are pending further consideration of the new Government’s transport policies.

Officers were authorised to prepare a final draft Territorial Authority Speed Management Plan and bring it back to the Committee for final approval, before it is submitted to the Director of Land Transport for certification in March 2024.

View the report relating to this matter (page 13) HERE on Council’s website.




Consultation is open from 17th July to 18th August

Rotorua Lakes Council is seeking feedback regarding the draft Speed Management Plan 2023 for our district. It is proposed to reduce speed around all Rotorua schools and within the CBD to 30km/h. Waka Kotahi are aiming to implement safe and appropriate speed limits outside all schools across Aotearoa by 2027, more detail about this can be found here. This approach is supported by these key initiatives:

While Council does not have the ability to change the national mandate for 30km/h around schools, community feedback is sought on some additional proposed changes.

Me pēhea te tuku i ōu kōrero | How to have your say:

  • Fill out the survey form
  • Email letstalk@rotorualc.nz
  • Write to us at Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010.
  • Talk to us on Facebook
  • Phone us on 07 348 4199 (8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday).


Why?

New Zealand has committed to decisive action on road safety under Waka Kotahi - NZ Transport Agency’s Road to Zero: road safety strategy for 2020–2030.

Road to Zero adopts a vision of a New Zealand where no one is killed or seriously injured in crashes on the country’s roads, streets and footpaths with a target to reduce annual deaths and serious injuries by 40 percent by 2030.

The local environment has changed since speed limits were originally set. There has been significant growth and development and use of different modes of transport is increasing. In Rotorua 93% of roads have speed limits that are higher than the safe and appropriate speeds now recommended by Waka Kotahi.


Learn more:

CONSULTATION DOCUMENT

DRAFT PLAN DOCUMENT


Placing safety at the foundation of transport decisions opens up opportunities to choose different modes of travel, to think carefully about how to shape our city and how people want to connect to each other - read the draft consultation document here and the technical Speed Management Plan here.

Page last updated: 09 Feb 2024, 08:44 AM