Consultation closes soon on MacKays to Peka Peka expressway design


The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is reminding people who wish to give feedback on the design for the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway to do so by Monday 27 June 2011.

The six-week consultation began on 15 May and focuses on the design of the expressway including noise management, cycling and walking paths, as well as local connections. The project moved into the design development phase following the announcement of the confirmed expressway alignment and interchange locations last month.

NZTA state highways manager Rod James said the consultation commenced with a series of open days, ‘Expo 2’, held around the district to provide the community with the opportunity to view the expressway design, ask questions and give feedback on various aspects of the design.

“We’re grateful to the people of Kapiti for their participation in the open days and subsequent community workshops,” said Mr James.

“This has been a been a really constructive and valuable process that will help us to ensure that landscape design reflects local character, the needs of pedestrians and cyclists are addressed, areas of significant ecological value are recognised, and noise, vibration and air quality are all managed effectively.”

“It’s really important that the community shares their views with us, and feedback will help to guide our decisions as the design of the expressway takes shape.”

At the end of the consultation period all feedback received from the community, workshop sessions and stakeholder group meetings will be collated and will assist the design team in their work as they refine the expressway design.

Information presented at Expo 2 is on display at the Information Centre at Coastlands Mall and on the project website link). Feedback can be provided by post, in person or online, until Monday 27 June.