District-wide matter: Transport


District Plan Review consultation now closed.

Initial public consultation on key draft changes to the current Selwyn District Plan closed on Monday 8 October 2018. Thank you to everyone who let us know what they thought of the review so far.

What’s next?

Following this initial public consultation on the District Plan Review, the Council will consider all feedback and start developing detailed provisions for the Proposed District Plan. Please note that a summary report on the initial public consultation will be made available on Your Say Selwyn website at www.selwyn.govt.nz/districtplanreview.

It’s expected the Proposed District Plan will be

District Plan Review consultation now closed.

Initial public consultation on key draft changes to the current Selwyn District Plan closed on Monday 8 October 2018. Thank you to everyone who let us know what they thought of the review so far.

What’s next?

Following this initial public consultation on the District Plan Review, the Council will consider all feedback and start developing detailed provisions for the Proposed District Plan. Please note that a summary report on the initial public consultation will be made available on Your Say Selwyn website at www.selwyn.govt.nz/districtplanreview.

It’s expected the Proposed District Plan will be notified in early 2020 for formal public consultation. The longer timeframe is due to the local government elections at the end of 2019 and ensuring the newly elected Council endorses the Proposed District Plan before it gets notified.


We want to know what you think about the draft changes to transport related rules and policies in the current District Plan. These draft changes have been endorsed by the Selwyn District Council for further development as part of its District Plan Review.

How can I have a say?

To give us your feedback on the draft changes , you can:

There will be many consultation opportunities for feedback at different stages of the District Plan Review and this is the first such opportunity. It’s expected that the new District Plan will be notified in early 2020 and be fully in place, subject to any Environment Court appeals, in March 2022.

Background

Transport in the current District Plan

The District Plan includes rules to guide how transport is managed within rural areas, settlements and townships, making it a district-wide topic under the District Plan Review.

The current Plan includes a range of road categories based on the road’s function within the network and the levels of service it provides. For example, an Arterial Road will be wide enough to support large volumes of traffic and include sufficient space for a cycle and bus lane, wide berms for walking and cycling and avenue planting, while a Local Minor Road may be a cul de sac or street serving a more intensive housing area with very low vehicle movements, a single footpath and no through connection.

The current District Plan manages activities that take place on roads such as road works, whether they are State Highways managed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), or public roads managed by the Selwyn District Council as the local roading authority. For example, the District Plan includes a number of rules that allow road works to be carried out by NZTA and the Council, as well as network utility providers (such as telecommunications, gas and power companies).

The current Plan also promotes walking, cycling and the use of public transport through design requirements. These aim to ensure there is sufficient space within the road, connections available to enable people to safely move from one location to another and to encourage people of all ages and abilities to walk, cycle and access public transport as an alternative to using private motor vehicles.

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