Amendment to the Whangārei District Speed Limits Bylaw 2019

Published on 08 December 2021

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Whangarei District Council adopted an amendment to the Whangārei District Speed Limits Bylaw 2019 at is meeting on 25 November 2021.

The amendment to the Bylaw comes into force on 10 December 2021. The amendment sets a new speed limit of 20kph on that part of Langs Beach where vehicles have access and are not prohibited by other bylaws.

Beach users and drivers of vehicles should note that the beach area is a shared space where pedestrians have right-of-way.

The posted speed limit is 20kph and all rules of the road apply.

All drivers should maintain a lookout for pedestrians and maintain a lower speed when pedestrians are present.

The Control of Vehicles on Beaches Bylaw prohibits the use of vehicles on the part of Langs Beach that is north-west of the vehicle access point.

This Bylaw also requires that, when accessing the part of the beach that is south-east of the vehicle access point. No person may drive, ride or park, or otherwise bring any vehicle or trailer onto the part of Langs Beach that is southeast of the vehicle access point in a manner that:

  1. causes damage to the beach; or
  2. causes a nuisance to another person; or
  3. is dangerous; or might be dangerous to the public or any other person; or
  4. exceeds the posted speed limit.

A full copy of the amended Speed Limits Bylaw 2019 can be found on the following page.

Speed Limits Bylaw

A copy of the Speed Limit Bylaw 2019 is available for viewing at Council service centres and libraries.

The Speed Limit Bylaw is made pursuant to Section 22AB(1)(d) of the Land Transport Act 1998 and this public notice is made pursuant to Section 157 of the Local Government Act 2002.

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