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Speed Limit Bylaw Review 2021

A Speed Limit Bylaw Review was conducted in 2019. Since then, Waka Kotahi has introduced an updated “Speed Management Guide’. This has resulted in several proposed amendments to the 2019 recommendations. These are:

  1. Variable speed limits at schools to allow 40kph or 30kph speed limits during certain times.
  2. Springfield Road from its intersection with Gloucester Street to the Napier/Hastings administrative boundary reduced to 60kph instead of 80kph as proposed in 2019.
  3. Introduction of a 30kph speed limit to the Napier CBD.

Amendments to bylaws require a Special Consultative Procedure. A Statement of Proposal (SOP) has been prepared and can be found here. We are seeking feedback from the public through June and July with submissions closing 23 July 2021 5pm.

Hearings for this bylaw are scheduled for 21 and 22 September and provide an opportunity for you to speak to your submission.

Please note that your written submission will be made available on the Council website and included in the agenda papers for the hearing meeting. Your name and submission will be made public, but your contact details will not be published.

Consultation Timeline

Submissions Open

23 June 2021

Community Meeting

6pm 7 July
Harris Room, Pettigrew Green Arena, 480 Gloucester St

Submissions Close

23 July 2021


21 and 22 September 2021

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