Speed Limits

Queenstown Lakes District Council has adopted a new Speed Limits Bylaw. 

The Speed Limits Bylaw 2019 will come into effect on 1 October 2019.    You can read the bylaw in full here 

As part of the new bylaw, a number of permanent speed limit changes will be introduced across the district. 

The Council will take a staged approach to implementing the new speed limits, with roads considered to have a higher safety risk given a higher priority.   

The Council will engage with the police and communicate with the public about any change well ahead of time, to educate drivers of the speeds they should be traveling at in certain areas. 


Which speed limits are changing?

>> Click here for a map of existing speed limits 

>> Click here for a table of the new speed limits to be implemented before 30 June 2020

>> Click here to read more about the revised bylaw and consultation process 


When are the speed limits changing? 

All permanent speed limit changes will be in place by 30 June 2020. 

We are currently working on the timing for a staged approach for implementing the changes.  Roads considered as having a higher safety risk will be given priority.