Speed Bylaw Adopted

Council adopted the proposed amendments to the Speed Limit Bylaw at its meeting on 23 May 2022. This means lower speed limits will be introduced to a number of roads throughout the district from July 2022.

A copy of the adopted Bylaw and hearings report can be found to the right of this page.

Thank you to those who provided submissions.

What are we Proposing?

  • To change the speeds on over 300 roads in the Waikato District
  • To amend some of our residential road speeds for consistency
  • To reduce speeds around our urban and rural schools for safety
  • To increase some of our road speeds for efficiency
  • To align the speed limits on roads we share with the Auckland boundary for consistency
  • To extend the 40km/hr speed limit in the Te Kowhai area for pedestrian safety
  • To reduce the speed limit to 60km/h on Tamahere drive between the country club and the SH1 Interchange, and Tauwhare road between woodcock road and the SH1 interchange

See the Statement of Proposal Document to the right on this page for a summary of all the changes and lists of current and proposed speed limits with maps.

Why are we reviewing our Speed Limits?

  • To effectively deal with issues associated with the management of speed limits in the district
  • To align our speed limits with those of other local authorities and NZTA’s Speed Management Guide
  • In response to central Governments requirement to reduce road trauma on local roads
  • Our communities have requested further changes for safer speeds in and around residential areas, near schools, town centers and places where people work.

All roads have been assessed against the criteria in the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) Speed Management Guide.

Where can I find more information?

The Statement of Proposal document, to the right on this page. Other supplementary documents located in the documents section. There you will find the proposed Bylaw and schedules.

If you click on the Interactive Speed Limits Map button on the right, it will take you to our proposed speed maps where you can zoom in to your area of interest and select current and proposed speed limits.

How do I have my say?

You can fill out the online submission form (below) or download the printable submission form in the document library to the right on this page.

Want more information?

Check out the documents in the document library or click the link below to find out more about speed reductions or to view the Governments road to safety strategy 2020-2030.

Our myths and misconceptions page answers frequently asked questions and shows you the stats on the effects of speed limits.

The Waka Kotahi 'Road to Zero 2020-2030' document is a road safety strategy to achieve Vision Zero, a New Zealand where no one is killed or seriously injured on our roads.