In December 2020, Auckland Transport (AT) and the Whau Local Board proposed to make changes to the Blockhouse Bay Roundabout. The purpose was to improve safety for people walking, cycling, and driving in the area as part of the Community Safety Fund.
600 responses were received from the community on this proposal. 92% either did not support the proposal or they wanted changes made, and only 8% supported the proposed designs. AT reviewed all feedback submissions and have decided the proposed roundabout improvements will not go ahead.
What happens next?
AT and the Whau Local Board want to create an engagement programme, working with the community, to adjust designs for the Blockhouse Bay Roundabout. The Local Board plan to host workshops in 2022 and will invite key representatives from community and business groups to contribute to these Local Board-led sessions.
AT and the Whau Local board look forward to working with members of the community, who offer local knowledge and perspectives, to improve safety and congestion in the area.
“This will be an opportunity to work alongside different sections of the community, to reach a common outcome and supported solution. We look forward to being able to work together on this.” Kay Thomas, Whau Local Board Chairperson.