Projects Update: What’s Going On in Devonport

Posted by on Aug 09, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Devonport Upgrades

40km/h speed limit proposed for Devonport CBD

A review of the speed limits in the central Devonport area has been undertaken by Traffic and Transportation Engineers Ltd. Council engineers have reviewed the findings and are supportive of the introduction of a 40 km/hr speed limit zone centred on Victoria Road but also extending along Queens Parade to the Naval Base. Consideration was given to the introduction of a 30 km/hr speed limit zone on some roads but this was not considered appropriate as the affected roads are not considered to be shared pedestrian and vehicle spaces and would require extensive engineering measures to support the introduction of a lower speed limit.

The council has recommended that the Devonport Community Board endorse its proposal to proceed with public consultation on the proposed 40km/hr speed limit zone and report on the results on completion of the analysis of the consultation.

The 40km/h zone

The 40km/h zone

Other projects

  • Memorial Drive Upgrade -. The draft Development plan has been released for submissions
  • Wairoa Rd playground is at the planning stage with a new area being developed and new play equipment to be installed
  • New showers are being installed to replace the shower at Windsor Reserve and the two at Narrow Neck Beach. A new replacement drinking fountain is being installed out side the library. This fountain will have a filtered water bottle filler that may reduce the number of plastic water bottles left at the site.

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