Council has approved lowering the speed limit on the section of Waimea Road from 240m south of Market Road through to 200m north of the Beatson Road roundabout, from 70km/h to 50km/h.

This will take effect from Friday 31 May. 

This follows a public consultation process, during which Council received 89 submissions. The majority of submitters (66%) supported reducing the Waimea Road speed limit from 70km/h to 50km/h. 

Most of them cited safety reasons for supporting the proposed changes. This was also the key concern that originally prompted the proposal for the change. 

There will be reminder signs in place in the lead up to the change on 31 May.