QLDC speed limit consultation to begin

Date:
Feb 14, 2020

Beginning Friday 14 February, people can have their say on proposed changes to speed limits throughout the Queenstown Lakes District.

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is making permanent changes to speed limits following the adoption of the Speed Limits Bylaw 2019, which allowed Council to make permanent changes to speed limits following community consultation. 

Proposed changes were submitted by the community as part of Council’s consultation on the bylaw in 2019. 

QLDC General Manager Property and Infrastructure Peter Hansby encouraged people to join the process and provide feedback on the proposed changes.

“Setting speed limits on our roads can sometimes be an emotive issue, but there is only one objective – to make our roads safer for everyone,” he said.

“We would like to hear from people throughout the community to know what they think.”

Submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday 28 February. The proposed changes are as follows:

Area

Current   Permanent Speed Limit (km/h)

Recommended   Permanent Speed Limit (km/h)

Arrowtown   Town Centre

40

30

Ballantyne   Road (Riverbank to State Highway 6)

80

60

Ballantyne   Road (Golfcourse Rd to Riverbank Rd)

70

50

Beacon   Point Road (unsealed section)

50

20

Cemetery   Road Wanaka

100

80

Mt   Aspiring Road (area by Roy’s Peak Carpark)

100

50

Wanaka   Urban Area Boundaries

40

40   (expanded boundary area)

 

ENDS|KUA MUTU.

Maps showing the proposed changes and a feedback form can be found online at letstalk.qldc.govt.nz.

Media contact: communications@qldc.govt.nz or call 03 441 1802.