Oteha Valley Road extension, Albany - Loading zone Oteha Valley Road extension, Albany - Loading zone

Proposal status: closed 11 July 2018

Reference number: RTV-161

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing to install a new P5 Loading Zone reserved for motorhomes and goods vehicles at all times on Oteha Valley Road extension outside the petrol station.

Download the proposal drawing for Oteha Valley Road extension (PDF 419KB)

Why the changes are needed

This location has an area designed for water carriers to fill up the tanks, and motorhomes to discharge waste.

However, the current P15 and P5 Goods Vehicle loading zone restrictions are not preventing other types of vehicles parking there, making it difficult for motor-homes and water carrier trucks to use the facility.

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

  • Concern whether 5 minutes is long enough for motorhomes and goods vehicles to use the facilities. Longer time limits were considered, however it was deemed that these would be more difficult to enforce. As long as motorhomes and goods vehicles are using the facilities, the vehicles may use the loading zone for longer than 5 minutes if required. Motorhomes and good vehicles will be allowed to wait to use the facilities as long as the vehicle is attended.
  • Concern that signage is not specific enough, will allow other vehicles to wait in the loading zone. The signage will specifically state that the loading zone is reserved for motorhomes and goods vehicles, preventing all other vehicles from using the zone.
  • Concern that vehicles using the zone will affect visibility on Oteha Valley Road Extension. Auckland Transport’s Road Safety Team were consulted on the proposal and no safety concerns were raised.
  • Concern that the site is not adequately setup for waste disposal from motorhomes. While this concern does not fall within the scope of this proposal, we have passed your concerns onto the relevant internal team for further investigation.

Next steps

This work will happen in between August 2018 and June 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.

Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.