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Final consultation on cycleway to begin By Emma McAuliffe Years of debate surrounding the controversial Island Bay cycleway can soon come to an end with the final consultation on its future about to begin. Final consultation on the Island Bay Cycleway begins on Monday, July 31 and ends on Sunday, August 15. The Island Bay Residents’ Association will be hosting a public meeting on Monday, July 31 to give community members the chance to hear from the Wellington City Council and Tonkin and Taylor and have the opportunity to have their say. Four final designs for the cycleway will be presented and explained to the community at

the meeting. A Councillor Working Group initiated by community engagement officer Diane Calvert, and made up of local Councillors Paul Eagle and David Lee, as well as Councillor Sarah Free would explain its role and how the rest of the process will play out. Engineers Tonkin and Taylor will present to the community and City Planner David Chick would discuss when final implementation will take place. The community would then have the opportunity to ask questions and make submissions to the formal consultation. President of the Island Bay Resident’s Association, Vicki Greco, said consultation was

important because it would be the final chance for residents to have their say on the final design. “We are facilitating this meeting so that Island Bay residents have the chance to hear what the options are, hear from council and Tonkin and Taylor. “The key thing is this is the last chance for people to have their say. This is it.” Councillor in charge of the working group, Ms Calvert, said the group had been working hard to ensure the final consultation could be understood by all. “The council working group has been working to ensure we have a good final consultation and that everything is written in

a way that can be understood by everyone,” she said. “The last engagement with the community was around the different scenarios, this one has been distilled to four options.” Ms Calvert said council was still working to see whether the Pop Up Shop could be reopened for the consultation period, meanwhile residents could submit online or via hard copy. A final decision made by council on the cycleway was due on Thursday, September 14.  The Island Bay Residents’ Association hosted public meeting will take place on Monday, July 31 at the Baptist Church, 284 The Parade, from 7.30pm.

Vicki Greco and Jane Byrne outside the Baptist Church. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

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