Road safety submission by 19 April 2021

Our friends at the Manakau District Community Association have created a submission to the Horowhenua District Council Long-Term Plan that you might like to also sign and submit. It particularly covers options for the intersection of Waikawa Beach Road and SH1. Cover letter: The Road Safety of our Children (13 KB DOCX) :

The Road Safety of our Children, Residents and Traveling Public is paramount to our community.

Please read and sign the submission to the Horowhenua District Council Long Term Plan 2021 -2041 which is seeking support and advocacy from council for both State Highway 1 and the new O2NL expressway as part of its Long Term Plan work programs.

Please support our endeavors to make our community roads safer.

Please download the submission, sign it and email it back to with a copy also sent to

Submissions close 4pm Monday 19 April 2021.

Manakau District Community Association and Manakau District Community Association – O2NL Sub- committee

The submission: MDCA & MDCA O2NL Submission to LTP (18 KB DOCX).

A few key items of interest for us from the submission:

We are seeking actions and advocacy from Horowhenua District Council (HDC) as part of its Long Term Plan work programmes.

We request that in 2021 HDC advocate to NZTA on behalf of the Manakau community for the following roading improvements/measures on State Highway 1 at Manakau:

  • Reduction of the speed limit through Manakau to 60km
  • Installation of a roundabout or traffic lights at Waikawa Beach Road
  • Installation of a safety measure to aid the passage of pedestrians and cyclists between Manakau village and Waikawa Beach Rd, such as via an overbridge, underpass or time-limited traffic lights

There are many more points in the submission. Please download it, read it, and consider signing and submitting it.

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