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A hearing into the Waikato District Council’s annual Speed Limit Bylaw review will reconvene this month after the initial hearing was adjourned.

The council received 23 submissions relating to 16 proposed speed limit amendments across the district, however the hearing was adjourned while further information regarding the submissions process was considered.

Tamahere people were particularly active, making submissions on several speed limits, including the long sought reduction to 80km/h for a section of Tauwhare Rd from SH 1 to just east of Woodcock Rd.

Waikato District Council General Manager Service Delivery Tim Harty said independent legal advice was obtained to determine whether the council had fulfilled its obligations during the consultation review process of the Speed Limit Bylaw.

“According to that advice, Council has satisfied the consultation requirements under the Land Transport Rule and the Local Government Act 2002 so we can now continue with the bylaw review.”

The hearing will reconvene at 9am on Monday, June 23 in the Council Chambers, Ngaruawahia.

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