Public input wanted on speed limit changes

Public input wanted on speed limit changes

Monday, January 07, 2013

The South Taranaki District Council (STDC) is seeking public input on proposed changes to speed limits across the district.

STDC Roading Manager, Vincent Lim, says the Council is proposing to reduce the speed limit on four roads (Fairfield Road, Larlin Drive, Mid-Parihaka Road and Ohangai Road) and in six designated areas: (Wai-inu Beach, Opunake Beach, Middleton Bay, Mana Bay, Waihi Beach and TSB Hub carpark).

“We recently reviewed these areas and found that due to changes in the conditions of these sites, for example – more housing, increased traffic use and in the interest of public safety, we needed to reduce the speed limits,” he says.

Mr Lim says consultation on the proposed speed limit changes starts on Monday 7 January 2013 and closes on Friday 8 February 2013.

To read the statement of proposal, or to fill in a submission form, click here.