The results of the Welcome Bay Lane review, undertaken by Aurecon, will be presented to Council on Tuesday 14 May during the Projects, Services and Operations Committee meeting. This public meeting will be held from 9am – 4pm; the report on the Welcome Bay Lane is expected to be on the agenda between 10am and 12pm. You are welcome to attend this meeting, as the information session on Saturday 18 May at Maungatapu School has been cancelled.
Council staff have been working with the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) on a number of matters to improve the safety and efficiency of the road network in the Welcome Bay/Hairini area. The re-opening of Welcome Bay Lane has commanded the most public and media attention. Therefore, Elected Members directed an independent review be undertaken to look specifically at what could be done in the short-term to re-open Welcome Bay Lane, as well as seeking recommendations to further ease congestion on Welcome Bay Road.