Pukerua Bay Residents' Association - Feb 2012 Community Update
The Residents' Association is looking forward towards another busy year. We had our first committee meeting for the year on 15 Feb.
We put in a submission on this proposal last year, and have appeared in front of the Board of Inquiry on 24 Feb to make a further oral submission and presentation on the proposal. Our concern is that the proposal will do nothing for the communities along State Highway 1 until the Gully road is built. We told the Board that Pukerua Bay needs to have the safety measures we were promised years ago. We also think it is extraordinary that safety measures are promised for Pukerua Bay intersections after the Gully route is built, but not before. We need them now.
We are also concerned that there has been no analysis of the impact a toll on the Gully route would have on the number of vehicles going through Pukerua Bay each day.
The safety work on the station has been completed with new fences in place to keep people off the disused platforms. KiwiRail has also built a path from the end of the southbound platform to the bottom gate into Muri Reserve, which is a popular walking route. One of the shelters has been removed to a local property for future use as a community facility - Suggestions welcome.
There have been concerns about people parking on the grass reserve in front of the playground at the pre-school, particularly while children are being dropped off at pre-school or kindergarten. This is dangerous when small children are around. There is a Porirua City Council bylaw against parking on reserves. From 19 Mar, a Council traffic warden will monitor the area. If cars are parked on the grass reserve, the owners will be issued a $40 fine.
We have had some changes to the line-up on the committee. The current membership is:
- Iain MacLean, Chair
- Dagmar Pesendorfer, Deputy Chair
- June Penhey, Treasurer
- Gill England, Secretary
- Robyn Moore, Civil Defence coordinator
- Kate Dreaver
- Pauline Morse
- Jonathan Jull
- Ted Coats