Road Speed Review
Speed management is about achieving safe and appropriate vehicle speeds on roads that reflect the road’s function, design, safety, and use.
We want everyone to be able to get home safely every time, and to feel comfortable choosing from a range of safe travel options be it driving, walking, biking, or scootering!
As a Road Controlling Authority (RCA) the Council must follow the Government’s Land Transport Rule - Setting of Speed limits 2022. The Rule encourages a network-wide approach to setting speed limits, and also requires Councils to reduce speed limits around schools. We are proposing to reduce the speed around all of our schools by July 2024, however for those schools close to a state highway we will work with Waka Kotahi to lower our speeds when they lower theirs so it’s consistent for all road users.
Click here to download the Interim Speed Management Plan Consultation Document. You can also pick up a hard copy of this from the Hāwera Administration Building, TSB Hub, Hāwera Aquatic Centre or your local LibraryPlus.
Consultation runs from Monday 27 February until Friday 31 March 2023.