Following Up On Speed Limits

We are following up on the speed limits changes proposed by TDC as part of the 2014 bylaw review.

Specifically, we are submitting proposed variations to the changes proposed on Old Coach Road and School Road past Mahana school. Read our full submission here.

Since we have received no feedback on our other two submissions regarding the Moutere Highway and lower Neudorf Road in the previous year we are also requesting these be discussed again as part of this year's hearings.

AGM 2014 - Agenda

As a reminder, our AGM is coming up on Tuesday 23 September 2014, 7:00 pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre.

The agenda for the day is now available here. Of note is our special resolution proposal to register the association as a charitable entity - to better allow us to raise funds for projects such as the walkway.

Hope to see you on the day!

TDC Proposed Speed Limit Changes 2014

TDC has just published a list of proposed speed limit changes for the ongoing 2014 bylaw review.

Various roads in our area are listed - including Gardner Valley, Harley, Best, Tarrant, Nuttal, and George Harvey Road, and also sections of Old Coach Road and Mahana School Road - with a new maximum speed limit of 80 km/h to be set - 60 km/h in some cases. See the full list on the TDC website for more details.

The proposal also notes that gravel roads were not considered during this review as there is still an ongoing review by NZTA of national speed management guidelines which may include all unsealed roads. Also it is noted that the state highways within Tasman District are subject to NZTA handling as well.

The current TDC review is open for submissions. Submissions close 4.30 pm on Monday 15 September 2014. The link above also leads to the submission form.

Annual General Meeting 2014

This year's Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 23 September 2014, 7:00 pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre.

Please join us on the day to hear updates on our projects and current issues: creating a pathway from the village to the community centre, speed limits on local roads, improving the local water supply.

Also: association matters, financial report and elections, let us know about your concerns.

This is a public meeting and all the community is warmly invited to attend and take part. Please note that only association members will be able to vote in the elections. Moutere Hills residents are invited to join the association through our website, or at the AGM. A detailed agenda will be available as we get closer to the date.

Speed Limits: Outcome of the Mahana Petition

The Mahana group is getting council to move after successfully presenting their petition to reduce the speed limit on Old Coach Road and near Mahana School to Mayor Richard Kempthorn. The petition was signed by over 600 people.

The organising group has now met with TDC Chief Executive Lindsay McKenzie and are negotiating measures to improve the situation. Various steps such as a formal consultation will still be required.

Let's hope that this momentum can be maintained and that some actual action will be taken place in the near future.