13 April 2018
Summary of 10 April 2018 meeting
A signalised intersection will be constructed at the corner of Thomas Rd/Gordonton Rd to improve safety at the high-risk intersection.
The Council’s Growth and Infrastructure Committee approved progress on the signalised intersection design at its 10 April meeting, with construction expected to start before the end of the year.
In support of the signalised intersection and to improve safety along the increasingly busy Gordonton Rd corridor, the go-ahead was also given to engaging with the community and stakeholders around a reduction of the speed limit from 80km/h to 60km/h. The Committee was also updated on longer term safety improvements being considered for the Gordonton Rd corridor.
An update was received on the central city 2-hour free parking trial, which runs through to June 2018. Early data from the trial and anecdotal reports from business owners has been positive, and a further report will be provided at the Committee’s May meeting.
The go-ahead was given to developing an options report for Rototuna Town Centre community facilities and associated infrastructure, and to start a public engagement process.
The extension of Borman Rd (west) to Kay Rd was approved for construction with work planned to start later this year.
In other business, the Committee approved Council’s submission to the Draft Waikato Regional Land Transport Plan, and the following reports were received:
- Hamilton and Waikato Tourism - Half Year Report to 31 December 2017
- Hamilton Central Business Association - Six Monthly Update
- NPS-UDC - Future Proof Quarterly Indicator Report
The full agenda and attachments are available on the Council’s website hamilton.govt.nz/agendas, and minutes will be posted in coming days.