Now that the Expressway is here we will have a unique opportunity to rename the existing State Highway 1 once it becomes a local road. We invite you to have your say now on names, so we’re ready to go when that happens.
Within two years of the Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Kāpiti Expressway opening, the NZ Transport Agency will hand over responsibility for SH1 to the Kāpiti Coast District Council and it will become a fit-for-purpose local road.
The process of making the existing SH1 a local road is a formal process known as “revocation”. Through the revocation process the current SH1 between Poplar Avenue and Peka Peka will lose its classification as a state highway - therefore it can no longer be called a state highway for address and identification purposes.
The revocation of SH1 provides us with a unique opportunity to rename our local road and we are inviting our community to suggest names which are meaningful to our district and reflective of our heritage.
It is proposed that seven sections of SH1 be renamed.
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*we are taking the opportunity to identify a name for the section of SH1 between Paekākāriki and Mackays Crossing as it will become a local road once Transmission Gully is up and running.
SH1 - sections of SH1 between Poplar Avenue and Peka Peka which are currently referred to as SH1 must be renamed – they can no longer be called SH1 once it becomes a local road.
Main Road, Main Road South and Main Road North - we are giving the community the opportunity to rename those sections currently called Main Road, Main Road South and Main Road North to names which better reflect the local character and history of the area. However, if the community wants to see these names retained we are open to feedback.
Amohia Street and Rimutaka Street - we are proposing that Amohia Street and Rimutaka Street, names which have a strong historical connection to the district, be retained.
How will the renaming process work?
We’re inviting the Kāpiti Coast community to have their say on any or all of the seven sections of SH1 we’re suggesting be renamed.
Possible names for the seven sections of SH1 have been identified by representatives/historians of the district’s three iwi and a local historian. It is important the community has the opportunity to suggest alternative names that also have a strong historical connection to the district.
All suggestions put forward for renaming sections of SH1 will be considered by the district’s Community Boards before being presented to the Council for their decision later this year (2017).
Once the names are agreed by the Council and responsibility for the road is transferred from NZTA to the Kāpiti Coast District Council a formal notification process will follow. This will involve working with Land Information New Zealand, affected property owners, business operators and emergency services to ensure there is a smooth transition to the new road names.
What compensation will be available to property owners on SH1 who need to change their address?
We acknowledge that changing addresses may cause some inconvenience and should this situation result from our SH1 renaming conversation we will explore options for compensating affected property and business owners with NZTA.
Opportunity for input
The opportunity to participate in the Council-led process to rename sections of SH1 is open to everyone in the Kāpiti Coast community.
From 7 March until 14 April 2017 you can put forward your suggestions for renaming any or all of the seven sections of SH1 to be renamed.
All suggestions put forward for renaming sections of SH1 will be considered by the Community Boards and then presented to the Council for their decision later this year.
Once the names are agreed by the Council a formal notification process will follow. We’ll keep you informed of progress.
Representatives/historians of the district’s three iwi and a local historian identified possible names for the seven sections of SH1 to be renamed that reflect the district’s rich historical and cultural history. The names are:
Section 1 Hurumutu
Section 2 Hokowhitu
Section 3 Rauoterangi
Section 4 Kākākura
Section 5 Unaiki
Section 6 Katu
Section 7 Matene Te Whiwhi
How to have your say
It’s important the community has the opportunity to suggest alternative names that also have a strong historical connection to the district.
If you want to put forward names for any or all of the seven sections of the existing SH1, there are a number of ways you can do this:
When thinking about alternative names, any suggestions you put forward should take into account the road naming critieria.