Rata Vine Drive, Wiri – Parking Improvement / Kerb Buildout Rata Vine Drive, Wiri – Parking Improvement / Kerb Buildout

Proposal status: Feedback closed

Reference number: RSU2021-069B

Proposal outcome

In March 2023, we proposed changes to improve parking availability and accessibility for people visiting the Rawiri Community House on Rata Vine Drive, Wiri.

We have listened to the community feedback and are proceeding with the work as proposed.

What happens next

We anticipate the changes will be constructed between May and October 2023. We will be in touch with residents and businesses prior to any construction taking place.

Community feedback

Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. The majority of respondents supported this proposal, with comments telling us that these changes would prevent illegal parking for those visiting the Rawiri Community House and have a large positive impact in helping this community house to continue their great work for families and other communities.

We also heard some suggestions and comments through the consultation. The following is a summary of additional comments and our responses.


Community feedback: Concern about parking over the driveways.

Our response: Parking within one metre of a driveway is illegal. If a vehicle is parked within one metre of a driveway and blocking access, please call parking enforcement on (09) 355 3553 with vehicle details and enforcement shall be organised.

Pedestrian island and Broken Yellow Lines

Community feedback: Suggestion to replace the pedestrian island with zebra crossing and remove the broken yellow lines to help cars flow freely and create more parking spaces for Rawiri Community House.

Our response: The recently installed pedestrian island make it safer for people crossing the road by breaking up the journey. Removing the island will put pedestrians at risk of oncoming motorists. The proposal aims to build out the kerb to create two parking spaces outside the Community House.


Community feedback: Suggestion for the other side of the kerb to be put back a bit. It’s a really sharp turn when turning in to Rata Vine Drive. The old kerb side gave plenty of room to turn in and out of Rata Vine Drive.

Our response: No changes were made or proposed to the northern kerb of Rata Vine Drive. The tight kerb encourages slower turning speeds into Rata Vine Drive, which improves safety for all road users, especially for pedestrians waiting to cross at this intersection.


Community feedback: Concern that the changes make it harder for people going into the Rawiri Community House.

Our response: The proposal does not change the configuration of the driveway to the Community House. The proposal is based on the request from the Community House to provide parking for their patrons.


Community feedback: Suggestion to be more convenient to visit the community house.

Our response: The proposal creates two parking spaces outside the Community House which makes it convenient to the patrons.

We're proposing improvements in your area

In response to a request from the Rawiri Community House, we are proposing to create 2 new parking spaces outside 1 Rata Vine Drive. This will require extending the kerb out along the south corner of Rata Vine Drive.

We are proposing to:

  • Paint 2 parking spaces outside 1 Rata Vine Drive.
  • Extend the kerb out at the corner outside 1 Rata Vine Drive with new tactile pavers at the crossing point. These are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people find their way to the crossing and safely across roads.

Download the proposal drawing for Rata Vine Drive (PDF 342KB) 

Due to recent safety improvement work, the Rawiri Community House has raised concerns about the lack of parking spaces for their visitors outside of their building. We have investigated these concerns and are proposing these improvements.

These proposed changes would improve parking availability and accessibility for visitors visiting the Rawiri Community House. Extending the kerb is necessary to ensure that people can use the proposed parking spaces safely, however it may cause intermittent queuing when drivers are waiting to turn into Great South Road during peak times. We would like to hear your thoughts.

More information

  • This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.

Wiri: Safe with us

Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Rata Vine Drive are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).