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We’ve reviewed our rules for parking and traffic in our district on roads that we control.
The written feedback period is now closed.
The Council considered all feedback on Wednesday, 13 July 2022. As a result of the submissions, no changes were made to the proposed bylaw.
The Bylaw was adopted by the Council on 27 July 2022 and will come into effect on 1 September 2022.
In the draft Bylaw the Council proposed 2 hour parking limits in the main shopping areas of Waihi and Paeroa between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
The following graph shows a summary of the feedback we received on the parking limits in Waihi and Paeroa.
*Other includes variations to the 2 hour proposal, such as 1 hour parking limits or 3-4 hour parking limits.
After considering feedback the Council agreed in principle to parking limits, however removed the 2 hour parking limits in Paeroa and Waihi town centre areas to allow for further engagement and investigation of the appropriate time limit and where the limit should apply.
The Council noted that it does not currently have any data on the need for dedicated parking for the elderly, and there is no legal way for the Council to enforce this. Those with mobility issues are eligible for mobility parking permits, and therefore the Council did not consider that additional parking spaces for elderly are required.
The council received feedback that some of the mobility parking in Waihi and Paeroa is not appropriate for those with mobility issues. The Council made a decision that the location and layout of mobility parking in Paeroa and Waihi will be reviewed.
In the draft Bylaw the Council proposed restrictions to heavy vehicle parking overnight on roads in Waihi and Paeroa urban areas. Heavy vehicle overnight parking was proposed in Paeroa, between 6:00pm and 6:00am on Grey Street, and in Waihi on a section of Consols Street, and Moresby Ave.
The following graph shows a summary of the feedback we received on the parking of heavy vehicles overnight on roads in Waihi and Paeroa.
The Council approved the restrictions to heavy vehicle parking overnight on roads in Waihi and Paeroa urban areas. As a result of the feedback, Meyers Road in Paeroa and a section of Willoughby Street (between Mackay Street and Arney Street) were also included as permitted areas for parking overnight. There is no change to the existing restriction in Ngatea, with Kohunui Street being the designated parking zone.
The Council agreed that enforcement procedures should be developed that will allow for extenuating circumstances, and that are aimed at dealing with repeat offenders as a last resort.
The Council added a clause in the draft Bylaw stating that permission is required for corridor access when a person is carrying out an activity which changes the everyday manner of our roads, for example repetitive heavy vehicle activity outside the normal use of the road.
The following graph shows a summary of the feedback we received on the requirement for corridor access requests.
The Council chose to approve the requirement for corridor access requests, however made some changes to include exceptions for emergency vehicles when attending an emergency.
The Council proposed a restriction on heavy vehicles, from turning left from Waitawheta Road onto Pukekauri Road, and turning right from Pukekauri Road onto Waitawheta Road. This was approved at the deliberations meeting.
The Council also proposed to restrict the use of motor vehicles on the unformed sections of Taieri Road, Waitawheta and Maratoto Road, Paeroa. After consideration of feedback the Council decided not to introduce these restrictions at this point in time. Further discussions will be had with affected parties.
• Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2022 (PDF, 2.77MB)
If you missed our webinar on 2 June, you can view the recording by clicking the link below:
HDC Traffic and Parking Bylaw Webinar
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