Temporary speed limits in the town centre were removed last week as it became apparent that Queenstown Lakes District Council had not used proper channels of authority to reduce the limit and that they were subsequently not enforceable by Police. Some residents have since asked whether the temporary speed limits on Aubrey Road, Anderson Road, Cardrona Valley Road and Mount Aspiring Road are also going to be binned.
The answer is no. Temporary speed limit reductions on those roads are part of a different project to the Wanaka Town Centre trial.
“These restrictions were established with a fixed end date and are due to expire over the coming months,” said a council spokesperson.
If you get a speeding ticket in those areas, you will need to pay it as the temporary limit is enforceable by Police.
Council said the reduced speed limits are being trialled as a direct result of community feedback and concerns regarding safety and apparently they are working, with feedback from community groups such as schools, being positive.
The temporary speed limit reductions on these roads is for a 12-month period, at which point it will be considered whether to make them permanent.