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Streets for People

Creating a healthier future by putting people and place at the heart of our streets

What is Streets for People?

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will work with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and our community to develop local solutions to improve the safety and connectivity of the main street of Waipawa. 

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has gained funding and support for planning and scoping projects as part of the Streets for People programme, which builds on the Innovating Streets programme established by Waka Kotahi in 2019.

The programme aims to make it easier to create safer, healthier and more people-friendly streets, so everyone can get to where they are going safely.

We can help reduce our emissions and improve physical, mental and community wellbeing by opening our streets to everyone, making it easier for people to walk, bike or scoot to the shops, school or work. 

Streets for People

What are we doing?

Waipawa’s main street (State Highway 2) is an important and busy thoroughfare in Central Hawke’s Bay, and we want to know how you think we could make it safer and more connected – for our local businesses, community, and anyone else that travels on it. 

The planning, scoping and capability-building stages of the Streets for People programme will span several months.  

Council will engage with Waipawa business owners, pedestrians, cyclists, and residents to propose street change projects that will create vibrant, people-friendly places for this thriving community.  

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will present a proposal to Waka Kotahi for funding to implement these changes, to be announced later this year. 

Do you have feedback? Let us know through our survey.


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