Draft Speed Management Plan 2024-2027
Public consultation on the Southland District Council Draft Speed Management Plan 2024-2027 has now closed.
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to everyone who has taken the time to share their views on our proposals and the future of speed management in Southland District.
Next, we plan to present submissions to Council on December 13 before returning in early 2024 for Council to deliberate on and adopt the Final Speed Management Plan 2024-2027.
We will continue to post updates on this page as we progress through these steps.
Update 26 October 2023 – Extension of consultation dates and additional Consultation for Te Anau School and Fiordland College
Council has now endorsed an additional Addendum to the draft Speed Management Plan 2024-2027 which includes an additional proposal for speed limits on roads around Te Anau School and Fiordland College. Once again our apologies to your communities for missing you out in our draft SMP.
Consultation on the Addendum to the draft Speed Management Plan 2024-2027 opens 8am on 27 October 2023 and closes 5pm on 24 November 2023.
As a result of this additional proposal, Council is also extending the period for consultation for the draft Speed Management Plan 2024-2027 to 5pm 24 November 2023.
Submissions can made together following the links and processes set out below.
The Land Transport Rule; Setting of Speed Limits 2022 requires all road controlling authorities, including Southland District Council, to develop and consult on a speed management plan, replacing the previous approaches centred around speed limit bylaws.
Southland District Council has prepared the draft Speed Management Plan 2024-2027 and Addendum to the draft Speed Management Plan 2024-2027 (together referred to as the ‘draft plan’) to present its vision and approach to the management of speed within the District to ensure safety is given appropriate consideration amongst other relevant factors, to generate discussion, and informed submissions leading up to Southland District Council adopting its final Speed Management Plan 2024-2027.
Under the draft plan, Council is primarily focused on implementing safer and more appropriate speeds on the roads around schools, along with additional areas previously identified within the community and boundary roads.
Implementation of any proposed speed limit changes will occur during the years 2024-2027. The draft plan also outlines the proposed speed management plan strategy, guiding principles, and how it aligns to proposals from Waka Kotahi.
The final proposal, once adopted by the Council, will be submitted for certification by Waka Kotahi and inclusion in the National Speed Limit Register.
We are is keen to hear from as many residents, ratepayers, and road users as possible on the draft Plan including the overarching principles, specific roads that appear in the proposals and also on how we approach future conversation on safe and appropriate speed limits.
Public consultation runs from 8am on Thursday 12 October 2023, to 5pm on Friday 24 November 2022.
Consultation and implementation timetable
The table below sets out the important dates for the consultation process. Any changes to these dates will be publicly advised on Council’s Facebook page and website.
|4 October 2023||Council endorsed the draft Speed Management Plan for consultation|
|12 October 2023||Consultation on the draft Speed Management Plan begins (8am)|
|25 October 2023||Council endorsed the Addendum to the draft Speed Management Plan for consultation|
|27 October 2023||Consultation on the Addendum to the draft Speed Management Plan begins (8am)|
|24 November 2023||Consultation period ends (5pm)|
|13 December 2023||Submissions received and Deliberations by Council|
|January 2024||Adoption of Speed Management Plan by Council|
|February 2024||Speed Management Plan submitted to Waka Kotahi for certification|
|March 2024||Speed Management Plan implementation commences|
How to have your say
Anyone can make a submission by:
- completing the online submission survey
- emailing a submission form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- posting a submission form to the address below
- delivering a submission form into our head office, 15 Forth Street, Invercargill, or at any Southland District Council area office.
Southland District Council
PO Box 903
ATTN: Speed Management Plan Submissions
Submission forms are also available during normal office hours from Council Offices. Find the closest office location to you.
You can access the following documents for Council's Proposal below:
Want to know more?
If you have any questions, or would like a little more information, about the submissions process or the proposal, please email: email@example.com