Hawkins Hill Speed Change

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This consultation has now closed. We are currently gathering feedback and will have an update shortly.

We’re proposing to reduce the speed limit on Hawkins Hill Right of Way from 50km to 30km to make it safer for all users.

About the proposal

The Right of Way is used by cars, pedestrians, and cyclists for various purposes including access to the Brooklyn Wind Turbine and to private property for the residents nearby.

The Right of Way is a narrow passage with lots of twists and turns, making it dangerous at times for shared users. The speed reduction was first proposed at the November 2018 City Strategy Meeting as a way to make it safer. Once feedback has been gathered, the proposal will go to Pūroro Hātepe | Regulatory Processes Committee in May 2022 for a decision.

It’s important to note that while it is not a legal road, the speed limit on the Right of Way is to give an indication of what is a safe speed to travel.


Tell us what you think

To have your say email hawkinshill@wcc.govt.nz.

Feedback closes 5pm Friday 11 March 2022.

If you'd like the opportunity to give an oral submission, let us know in your email and we'll be in touch.


Temporary road closure

We’re about to undertake some work to make the Right of Way safer for all users.

The gate will be closed for public access from 14 February 9am-5pm every Monday through till Friday until June 2022 when the work is complete.

Pedestrian and bicycle access is still available to Te Kopahou via the Zealandia fence line track and vehicle access will be open at the weekends with traffic management in place at the work site.

Residents will still have access to the road and have been contacted with alternative arrangements.

The work will include;

  • earthworks
  • storm water runoff improvements
  • pothole and edge break repair
  • full surface replacement at various locations
  • the creation of additional passing bays
  • signage and speed bumps.



This consultation has now closed. We are currently gathering feedback and will have an update shortly.

We’re proposing to reduce the speed limit on Hawkins Hill Right of Way from 50km to 30km to make it safer for all users.

About the proposal

The Right of Way is used by cars, pedestrians, and cyclists for various purposes including access to the Brooklyn Wind Turbine and to private property for the residents nearby.

The Right of Way is a narrow passage with lots of twists and turns, making it dangerous at times for shared users. The speed reduction was first proposed at the November 2018 City Strategy Meeting as a way to make it safer. Once feedback has been gathered, the proposal will go to Pūroro Hātepe | Regulatory Processes Committee in May 2022 for a decision.

It’s important to note that while it is not a legal road, the speed limit on the Right of Way is to give an indication of what is a safe speed to travel.


Tell us what you think

To have your say email hawkinshill@wcc.govt.nz.

Feedback closes 5pm Friday 11 March 2022.

If you'd like the opportunity to give an oral submission, let us know in your email and we'll be in touch.


Temporary road closure

We’re about to undertake some work to make the Right of Way safer for all users.

The gate will be closed for public access from 14 February 9am-5pm every Monday through till Friday until June 2022 when the work is complete.

Pedestrian and bicycle access is still available to Te Kopahou via the Zealandia fence line track and vehicle access will be open at the weekends with traffic management in place at the work site.

Residents will still have access to the road and have been contacted with alternative arrangements.

The work will include;

  • earthworks
  • storm water runoff improvements
  • pothole and edge break repair
  • full surface replacement at various locations
  • the creation of additional passing bays
  • signage and speed bumps.



Page last updated: 14 Mar 2022, 10:25 AM