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Wellington City Council—South Coast Roads Emergency Speed Limit

Pursuant to section 7 (Emergency speed limits) of the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017, Wellington City Council hereby advises that an emergency speed limit has been set as described in clauses 1 to 4 and in the location(s) detailed in the Schedule of this notice.


1. Title

This notice is the Wellington City Council—South Coast Roads Emergency Speed Limit.

2. Commencement

This speed limit came into force on and from 5 May 2020.

3. Expiry

This speed limit expires on 4 May 2021 unless revoked prior to 4 May 2021.

4. Purpose

The purpose of this speed limit is to manage speeds on sections of the south coast roads between Owhiro Bay and Breaker Bay. Wellington City Council as the road controlling authority has identified there is a risk of danger to people on these roads due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Note: A greater number of pedestrians are using these roads since the COVID-19 restrictions have been introduced and when pedestrians obey the government guidelines in maintaining a two metre physical separation, pedestrians have been required to step onto the road where cars, trucks, buses and cyclists are travelling. In many cases the footpaths are narrow, intermittent or non-existent in places along the roads identified for the emergency speed limit.

Schedule of Speed Limits

Proposed speed limit for the named South Coast Roads in the Wellington City Council area are as follows:

  Legal Description Speed Limit Distance (approx.) metres
Owhiro Bay Parade From the western end of Owhiro Bay Parade ( at the end of the road) to where the road becomes The Esplanade at the intersection with Severn Street 30km/h 1430
The Esplanade From the intersection with Severn Street to where the road becomes Queens Drive 30km/h 3270
Queens Drive From the point where the road changes from The Esplanade to its intersection with Sutherland Road 30km/h 1530
Moa Point Road From the intersection with Lyall Parade to where the road becomes Breaker Bay Road 30km/h 3040
Breaker Bay Road and Pass of Branda From the point from where the road changes from Moa Point Road to the intersection with Inglis and Mantell Streets 30km/h 2170