Speed up or slow down?

The next batch of proposed speed limit changes include Ballantyne Road, the unsealed section of Beacon Point Road (pictured), Cemetery Road, Mt. Aspiring Road near Roy’s Peak carpark, and the urban area boundaries of town.

Consultation on Queenstown Lake Districts Council’s latest proposed speed limit changes opened on February 14 for two weeks.

QLDC began making permanent reductions to speed limits last week, following the adoption of the Speed Limits Bylaw 2019. From Monday, February 10, speeds were reduced on Aubrey Road, from the intersection with Anderson Road to the Albert Town roundabout, and the Cardrona Valley Road from the township to the distillery. 

Next up for consultation in Wānaka are proposed changes to Ballantyne Road (from 80km/h to 60km/h Riverbank Road to State Highway 6, and from 70km/h to 50km/h Golfcourse Road to Riverbank Road), the unsealed section of Beacon Point Road (from 50km/h to 20km/h), Cemetery Road (100km/h to 80km/h), Mt. Aspiring Road near Roy’s Peak carpark (100km/h to 50km/h), and the urban area boundaries of town (in which the 40km/h limit which will be expanded).

QLDC general manager property and infrastructure Peter Hansby encouraged the community to provide feedback. “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.”

Speed limit maps and feedback forms can be found on the QLDC website at: https://letstalk.qldc.govt.nz/. Feedback can also be emailed to: letstalk@qldc.govt.nz, or posted to: Queenstown Lakes District Council, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348. Submissions close at 5pm on Friday, February 28.


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