Creation of pedestrian malls in the Taupō Town Centre
Taupō District Council is undertaking a range of roading improvements across the Central Business District as part of the $20.6 million Government-funded Town Centre Transformation Project.
As part of the design work for the project, it has become clear that it would be desirable to restrict or prohibit vehicle movements in some areas. This will enable the transformation of public spaces into people places with a greater focus on pedestrians, and address safety concerns around Taupō Primary School.
There are a number of options that would achieve our goal, but our preferred option is to create pedestrian malls. We encourage you to have your say.
Feedback on the creation of pedestrian malls closed at 5pm on April 16, 2021. Thank you for all the submissions received.
Following the hearing of submissions, Council deliberated on May 11, 2021 and decided to declare part of Lake Terrace between Tongariro Street and Ruapehu Street, and the eastern leg of Horomatangi Street intersection with Titiraupenga Street a Pedestrian Mall.
The Council's decision is subject to appeal to the Environment Court. Should anyone want to lodge an appeal with the Environment Court, information about this process including forms and fees can be found on the Environment Court website.