Thursday, 22 March 2012


by Gerard Collings, Chairperson

Following a request from the Waikouaiti Coast Community Board, and in response to earlier concerns from Warrington residents about speeding in Bay and Bank Roads, staff of the Dunedin City Council undertook a traffic survey of these roads during late January of this year. The results of the survey were presented to the WCCB at our February meeting as follows:

  • The Bank Road survey, carried out near View Road, showed a traffic volume of about 300 vehicles per day, and a mean speed of 31km/hr, with 85% of vehicles travelling at or below 39km/hr.
  • The Park Road survey, carried out to the east of Station Rd, showed a traffic volume of about 330 vehicles per day, and a mean speed of 49 km/hr, with 85% of vehicles travelling at or below 59km/hr.

The DCC staff advised that the surveyed speeds for both roads are well within what they would expect for a 50km/hr speed limit area, noting that that they would expect vehicles to travel at a higher speed along Park Road, which is wider, straighter and flatter than Bank Road. 

In considering the survey and the issues previously raised about the corner of Bay and Bank Roads the board felt that it may be desirable to define (signpost) the preferred route to the beach, being via Park and Hill Roads. We are keen to hear the community's views on this proposal and ask for comment to the board, via the contacts listed below, by 30 April 2012.

The board will consider feedback on the proposed Harvey Street footpath between Orokonui Road and the entrance to Blueskin Nurseries at our April meeting.  At that time the board is expected to be advised whether or not this work will be able to be undertaken this financial year.


The Dunedin City Council's Draft Long Term Plan 2012/13 - 2021/22 (LTP) is now out for public consultation.  The council intend having a display, attended by staff and WCCB members, at the Blueskin A&P Show. Submissions on the LTP close on 17 April 2012; we urge you to participate in the process.

Copies of the LTP and other DCC documents out for consultation are available from the council's office and through its website

The WCCB's next meeting is at 5.30pm on 11 April at the Warrington Surf Club. Members of the public are welcome to speak at the board's public forum, however those wishing to do so need to advise Jane Hinkley our Governance Support Officer (phone 474 3374) before 12 noon on the day prior to the meeting.  Remember you can view the board's meeting agendas, reports and minutes at either the Waikouaiti or Blueskin libraries or through the DCC's website at

Members of the board are only too happy to hear (by phone or email) from members of the community about any issues within our area.

Board Contacts





The Board

Gerard Collings (Chairperson),




Alasdair Morrison (Deputy),




Andy Barratt,




Andrew Noone




Geraldine Tait,




Les Pullar,




Mark Brown,






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