Beach Road, Auckland Central - Electronic message sign Beach Road, Auckland Central - Electronic message sign

Consultation status: closed 30 January 2018, last updated 13 May 2020

Proposal reference: VMS003-1

In February 2018, we proposed changes in your area

We proposed to install an electronic message sign on Beach Road in Auckland Central. At that time in 2018, we advised of a planned installation date of July 2018, which did not occur.

Proposal update

These works are scheduled for June - December 2020. The delay in the construction date was caused by an issue with supply and shipment of the signs. We now have these signs available for installation. Our contractors will send notices to residents or businesses affected by works 48 hours before the work starts. We may need to delay the work or make other plans if the weather is poor or the contractor changes. If this happens, we will contact you again.

View the updated drawing for Beach Rd (PDF 298KB)

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • Request to have trees trimmed regularly to keep this sign visible. This issue has been noted and we will ensure that tree growth and foliage will not block the visibility of the sign.
  • Request to remove the flexi-posts along the kerb to be less of a distraction for drivers. These flexi-posts have been installed as an extra safety measure to make sure that double decker buses steer clear of the trees. We will not be making changes to these flexi-posts as part of this project.
  • Concern that the variable message sign will add clutter to the road. Our investigations suggest that this is the best location for the sign, but we have attempted to minimize all additional on-street elements where possible.
  • A request to have the signs notify members of the public to reduce noise during late night hours. The variable message signs are oriented towards road users, rather than pedestrians or passers-by. They will not be used to communicate messages to anyone other than drivers who will see real-time travel updates or information about events in the central city that might affect their travel.​