September 2019 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

Tuesday, September 11, 2019

Present: Iain MacLean, June Penhey, Kate Dreaver, Brian Sullivan, Paul FitzGerald, Mel Galletly, Pauline Morse, Nikky Winchester, Rachel Law (PCC), Stewart McKenzie (PCC), Jenny Brash (GWRC)
Community: Bill Jackson, Roger Watkins
Apologies: Jonathan Harker, Dale Williams (PCC), Rabeea Inayatullah, Peter Roach
Approval of previous minutes: moved Paul FitzGerald, seconded June Penhey, none opposed, carried.

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August 2019 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Present: Iain MacLean, June Penhey, Kate Dreaver, Brian Sullivan, Paul FitzGerald, Mel Galletly, Pauline Morse, Nikky Winchester, Jonathan Harker, Jenny Brash (GWRC), Mike Tana (PCC)
Community: Nathan Waddle & Josh Trlin (Northern Ward councillor election candidates), Peter Roach
Apologies: Dale Williams (PCC), Beverley Wakem (PCC), Rabeea Inayatullah

Committee member David Olsen died suddenly a couple of weeks ago. The RA acknowledged his contribution to the Committee and to the community. David originally came onto the committee two years ago to get action on trucks using their engine brakes within the village. His persistence resulted in more signage, and a greater awareness of the issue with roading authorities. He was a very helpful member of the committee and we will miss his practical contributions. We would like to extend our sympathy and condolences to Jenny and the rest of his family.

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Metered traffic lights at Paremata Roundabout

Metered traffic lights for northbound traffic at Paremata Roundabout will be operational from Monday 1 July.

With the creation of an extra 72 car parks at Paremata Park and Ride, expected to be completed by the end of July, additional rail customers are likely to exit the Park and Ride at peak times.

Initially the lights will be set to operate between 4pm and 6pm on weekdays, and triggered when southbound or Park and Ride queues reach a certain length. Once they are triggered, the lights will hold northbound traffic for between 15 and 30 seconds, allowing southbound and Park and Ride traffic to enter the roundabout.

When the red light switches off, northbound traffic will be able to enter the roundabout for between 45-60 seconds, before the cycle starts again. This metered traffic light will have no green light and will only operate at certain times of the day.

NZTA will be actively monitoring how well the lights are operating in the weeks following their introduction. In the event queues get too long they have the option of immediately adjust the timing,or can turn them off completely. Give way rules will still apply.

You can stay updated on this project via the project website.

The full press release can be found on the NZTA website.