Selwyn District Proposed Speed Limit Changes

Consultation has concluded

The Council has approved speed limit changes across the district.

See a full list of changes on this page under 'Background information'.

Changes to speed limits on 31 roads were approved by Council and will come into effect on 1 August 2019. The Council also requested a review to consider reducing the speed limit to 40km/hr in urban areas, particularly around schools. The review is to be completed by the end of the year.

The majority of the changes were to reduce the speed limit to 60km/hr on sections of 25 roads, removing all 70km/hr speed limits in the

The Council has approved speed limit changes across the district.

See a full list of changes on this page under 'Background information'.

Changes to speed limits on 31 roads were approved by Council and will come into effect on 1 August 2019. The Council also requested a review to consider reducing the speed limit to 40km/hr in urban areas, particularly around schools. The review is to be completed by the end of the year.

The majority of the changes were to reduce the speed limit to 60km/hr on sections of 25 roads, removing all 70km/hr speed limits in the district.

Other changes see Ivey Road and a section of Shands Road around Selwyn Road to Robinsons Road reduced to 80 km/hr. Tramway Road will become 50km/hr from between High Street and West Coast Road. Devine Drive and Avonie Place will become 40km/hr, along with Weedons Ross Road in the vicinity of Weedons School and Robinsons Road in the vicinity of Broadfield School.

Consultation now closed

Public consultation is now open on the Council's Speed Limit Changes 2018.

The Council proposes to introduce 40 km/hr School Zone speed limits, changes to all 70 km/hr speed limits and some 100 and 80 km/hr speed limits.

Public consultation on the proposed speed limits runs from Thursday 6 December 2018 until 5pm, 15 February 2019.

Please note: The Council is also consulting on its Draft Speed Limits Bylaw. The Council proposes to update the existing 2006 Speed Limit Bylaw, referencing the latest national Land Transport Setting of Speed Limits Rule which regulates how speed limits are set and managed.

You can view the Draft Speed Limits Bylaw consultation page here.

The main speed limit changes proposed include:

  1. the proposed speed limit reduction to 40 km/hr on urban school road frontages.

  2. the proposed speed limit reduction to a variable 40 km/hr school zone speed limit on Weedons Ross Road fronting Weedons School and Robinsons Road fronting Broadfield School.

  3. the proposed speed limit reduction to 60 km/hr of the current 70 km/hr speed restrictions.

  4. the proposed speed limit reduction from 100 km/hr to 60 km/hr on Tramway Road, Dunsandel, south to Irvines Road and on Irvines Road, Dunsandel, west to Tramway Road.

  5. the proposed speed limit reduction from 100 km/hr to 60 km/hr on Taumutu Road, Southbridge.

  6. the proposed speed limit reduction from 100 km/hr to 60 km/hr on Pocock Road, Springfield.

  7. the proposed speed limit reduction from 100 km/hr to 50 km/hr on Devine Drive and Avonie Place.

  8. the proposed extension to the 80 km/hr speed limit on Shands Road to 100 m south of Robinsons Road.

  9. the proposed speed limit reduction from 100 km/hr to 80 km/hr on Ivey Road.

Your say make a submission on the Selwyn District Proposed Speed Limit Changes 2018

Make a submission on the survey below, or you can write to us. Submissions are invited on the proposed changes to be called the "Selwyn District Proposed Speed Limit Changes 2018."

Consultation runs from Thursday 6 December 2018 until 5pm, 15 February 2019.

The proposed speed limit changes can be downloaded below on this page. Hard copy booklet is also available during ordinary office hours at the Selwyn District Council Service Centres in Darfield (Darfield Service Centre, South Terrace), Leeston (Leeston Library, High Street), Lincoln (Lincoln Service Centre, Gerald Street) and Rolleston (Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston). Copies can also be requested by phoning 347 2800.

Submissions on this proposal must be made in writing. In order for a submission to be accepted it must state:

  • your name, postal address, phone or fax and e-mail address;
  • whether you support or oppose the proposal or particular aspects of it;
  • your reasons;
  • any changes that you wish us to make;
  • whether you wish to speak at a hearing; and
  • signed (if posted or faxed) and dated.

Submissions in writing can be addressed to:

Proposed Speed Limit Changes 2018
Selwyn District Council
P O Box 90
ROLLESTON 7643

Or similarly faxed to (03) 347 2799.

For more information please contact Mark Chamberlain Asset Engineer Transportation by phoning the council or email transportation@selwyn.govt.nz.

Tell us what you think about the proposed speed limits changes

Consultation has concluded