Submissions from the Kāpiti Coast District Council to the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) Board on the proposed expressways for the Kāpiti Coast.
The Kāpiti Coast District Council's submission on the Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway is available for download below.
|17 June 2013|
|17 March 2011||
Council Report: Submission on NZTA Expressway Proposal [PDF 108 KB] (PDF, 2 pages, 107Kb)
The Kāpiti Coast District Council's submissions on the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway are available for download below.
|5 October 2012||
Council's evidence to the Board of Inquiry covers the following topics:
|10 August 2012||Submission of the Kāpiti Coast District Council on the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway proposal (PDF, 49 pages, 247Kb)|
|23 June 2011||
Council Report: Officers Report (SP-11-253) [PDF 90 KB] (PDF, 3 pages, 90Kb)
|27 January 2011||Submission on MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway (PDF, 12 pages, 193Kb)|
Following NZTA's public announcement about consultation on the Roads of National Significance in August 2009 the Kāpiti Coast District Council commissioned considerable expert analysis and advice in the course of formulating its position on the NZTA proposals. Topics covered included traffic and transportation issues, economic impacts, urban design and land use issues, social and amenity effects and ecological effects. Additionally, consideration has been given to national regional and local strategies and policies, as well as legislative requirements.
The Kāpiti Coast District Council's submission on the consultation options was presented to the NZTA Board on 30 October 2009.
- Executive Summary of the Final Submission (PDF, 3 pages, 107Kb)
- Complete Expressway Submission (PDF, 48 pages, 413Kb)
The Council has taken a strategic view in its submission. The focus was on identifying the best long term outcome for the District that still meets the needs of the national transport corridor.
Key points from Council's submission
KCDC reiterated its view that a combined package of transport investment will meet the national transport requirements and minimise adverse community effects. The Council believes the most appropriate packages is as follows:
- Two-Lane Western Link Road (WLR) - to be built at the earliest possible stage to provide signicant relief to State Highway One with maximum local connectivity (road and active transport modes, fully integrated with the surrounding centres and environments).
- Rail System - support the efficiency of the road network through passenger and freight rail improvements to Ōtaki and Palmerston North
- Improvements to State Highway One - generally along the current alignment, addressing safety issues and peak congestion; including four lanes as and when needed, median barriers, grade-seperated or left in left out intersections, slip roads to manage direct property access, removal of traffic lights, and with operating speeds compatible with centres it passes through.
The Council's submission accepted the need for a bypass at Ōtaki, but proposed some changes to the route and the intersections to improve the outcomes for the Ōtaki economy and for local residents.
It is the Council's view these investment actions would contribute to the Minister of Transport's goal of better road transport options between Wellington Airport and Levin with a design horizon of 50 years, and meet NZTA's strategies and priorities as set out in its Statement of Intent 2009 - 2012.