Community invited to have their say on safety improvements to Motueka’s High Street


The NZ Transport Agency is investigating short to medium term improvements to High Street, Motueka to improve safety issues and traffic flows.

Transport Agency Regional Relationships Director Jim Harland says Motueka has a thriving centre and traffic volumes are increasing, with continued growth expected in the area.

“High Street provides for regional through traffic, as well as for regular everyday use such as parking and access via side roads.” Mr Harland said.

“The design of the pedestrian crossings needs improvement and a number of intersections could be redesigned to work more effectively.”

The Transport Agency has developed improvement options with input from Tasman District Council, the Motueka Community Board, the Police and the Automobile Association. 

“We would like the community to have their say. This feedback will help us develop a preferred option to improve safety issues and traffic flows on High Street.” Jim Harland said.

The community engagement period will run from 19 June until 14 July, and will include two community events:

25 June, 8am – 1pm 
Project Team at Motueka Market,
Decks Reserve Carpark

29 June, 3pm – 7pm
Drop in session, Motueka Service Centre, 7 Hickmott Place

Submissions can be accepted through the NZTA website link), by email to, or by mail to:

Motueka Investigation Project Team
NZ Transport Agency
P O Box 1041, Nelson 7040