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Rodney Local Board improves road safety outside Dairy Flat School Rodney Local Board improves road safety outside Dairy Flat School

  • New footpath and road safety improvements one of the first projects under targeted transport rate
  • Planned footpath extension Dairy Flat School to Postman Road

A new footpath and road safety improvements outside Dairy Flat School have been delivered by Auckland Transport courtesy of the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate.

One of the first footpath projects “off the block,”, the project was championed by local board member Louise Johnston – a long-time road safety advocate.

“Dairy Flat School lies on a busy arterial road – Dairy Flat Highway – and is diagonally opposite the entrance to Landfill Access Road, the accessway to Waste Management’s Redvale landfill,” she says.

“Hundreds of truck movements are recorded in the area every day and there was a real need for safe parking and pedestrian access to the school.”

Rodney Local Board member Louise Johnston and AT’s    Rodney Transport Programme Director Duminda Wijayasinghe Arachchillage inspect the new footpath and  pick-up zone outside Dairy Flat School.

The Rodney Local Board allocated $540,000 to install a new footpath with a replacement keystone retaining wall to allow safer parking, to install a zebra crossing within the school carpark, for associated stormwater works (catchpits and pipes) to fit with the new kerb line, landscaping and tree planting. New flush median markings at the school zone entry points are designed to narrow the traffic lanes and encourage reduced speeds in the area.

The speed limit outside Dairy Flat School is currently variable, from 80km/h down to 60km/h at drop-off and pick-up times. To increase visibility AT has repainted and enhanced road markings around the speed limit signs in the area.

Louise Johnston says the local board is planning to extend the footpath to the south of Dairy Flat school by another 676 metres to provide a safe passage to and from the corner of Postman Road.

For more information, see our Rodney Transport Targeted Rate page. 

Contact: Paula Jackson, Senior Communications Partner, North Hub - Stakeholder, Communities and Communication at

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