The Rotorua community is invited to learn more about key projects and plans for the city's transport network at public information sessions later this month.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Rotorua Lakes Council are hosting the sessions on March 24 and March 31 a media statement said.
People will have the opportunity to learn about different projects – both on state highways and local roads – and speak to the teams involved.
Waka Kotahi director regional relationships David Speirs said there was a lot of work happening on, and planned for, the city's transport network and it was important the community was part of the journey.
"We wanted to give people an opportunity to come and talk to us in a relaxed environment where they can get the whole picture of what is planned," he said in the statement.
"People will also be able to provide feedback on projects open for consultation, which will help shape some of the key decisions we're making."
During the information sessions, people will also have the opportunity to learn about some other key projects including Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Public Transport Review, Rotorua Economic Development's Destination Management Plan and Council's 2021-2031 Long-term Plan.
Rotorua Lakes Council infrastructure group manager Stavros Michael said in the statement that with so many different projects under way and pieces of work out for consultation in Rotorua, there was a lot of information for the community to be across.
"These open days are essentially a one-stop shop where people can learn, ask questions and provide feedback about the different projects that impact their lives," he said.
People can drop in any time to one of the Rotorua Transport Info Days below:
City Centre Info Day
Wednesday, March 24, 11am-2pm
Millennium Hotel, Mokoia Room
Eastern Rotorua Info Day
Wednesday, March 24, 3.30-6.30pm
Rotorua Lakes High School
Western Rotorua Info Day
Wednesday, March 31, 3-6pm
Ngongotahā Bowling Club
Some of the key projects and plans included in the info days are:
State Highway 30A/Amohau Street Central Corridor improvements
State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road Eastern Corridor Stage One – Sala Street to Iles Road
SH30/Te Ngae Road Eastern Corridor Stage Two – Iles Road to Sala Street
State Highway 5 Tarukenga to Ngongotahā safety improvements
State Highway 33 Te Ngae Junction to Paengaroa
SH30/SH5 speed consultation
Rotorua Lakes Council
Eastside Shared Paths (Eastside session only)
Te Manawa ō Owhatiura - Innovating streets for people (Eastside session only)
Safe and Sustainable Journeys – urban shared path network
Rotorua Economic Development – Destination Management Plan
Rotorua Lakes Council- 2021-2031 Long-term Plan
Bay of Plenty Regional Council – Rotorua Public Transport Review 2021
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