Paengaroa Community Conversation

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The engagement for the community conversation phase has now finished. Thank you for taking part! From sharing your story about what makes Western Bay special to you, to attending one of the community conversations and giving us your feedback. We're now going through all your opinions and ideas. And we'll check in with you later with the main themes of what you've told us and the next steps in regards to our 10-year plan for the District. Stay tuned!


Welcome to Paengaroa's Community Conversation - we're excited you're here!

Here you can give feedback or comment on any community project or topic.

Simply enter your comments in the conversation below - it's that easy.

Your responses will show us what matters to you, what you want for your community's future and where you stand on projects and issues. These conversations are pivotal in creating the District's Long Term Plan 2018-2028. To stay in touch with this project use the sign up tool.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Hi, I would be interested to know if a footpath has been considered along SH33 between Old Coach Road and Sunset Drive, where the houses are across from the Domain. You have to walk/cycle along the grass and/or road verge. Children often use when going to school, the shop or when going to the Domain. It would be safer to have a footpath. Can be scary cycling when the big trucks are going past at speed and the gust of wind that can come from them (at times). Which brings me to my next thought, maybe a reduction of speed to 60km where it is currently 70km would be a good idea. Thanks for your consideration.

    Paengaroa Villager asked about 2 years ago

    At this stage, a footpath has not been considered. Over the past two years the focus has been an investment on cycleways. Council has also invested substantially in upgrading existing footpaths to reduce tripping hazards to meet the growing needs of an ageing population.

    Council is engaging with our community on the wider concepts of managing speeds across our District. This engagement is taking place over the next year and it has started with the “It’s About You” engagement. Currently through this engagement, we are seeking views of the community on various topics including whether the speed limits across the District are too high, too low or just about right. Council has to balance to views of people when they regularly drive on the road compared to those who actually live on the road. Typically, when people live on a road they prefer the speed to be lower. This makes it difficult for Council to satisfy the needs of both road users and residents so we will make sure we complete the conversation with the wider community before we consider speed limits on individual roads based on their nature and function. I encourage you to take part in this engagement process. Council will be in Paengaroa at the community hall on Tuesday, 4 July to discuss this topic with the community.