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Bay of Plenty TNZ SITE VISIT

Date / Time
Apr 18, 2023 @ 12:00pm - 2:30pm
BOP Site Visit -18.4.2023_TR3

Guides Brian Robertson – Dan Parkes – Berrick Fitzsimons

SH2 is a busy highway with a poor safety record and the pressures of this have been felt in this community for some time. This section of state highway between Waihī and Tauranga has developed into a busy commuter and freight route as well as an important tourist link for the northern Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Peninsula. It is also one of New Zealand’s highest risk rural roads. Takitimu North Link Stage One will connect Tauranga and Te Puna with a new fourlane expressway and shared path. Main construction is underway on the $655 million project, and we have just started our first full earthworks season.

The project will:
• Improve safety to reduce deaths and serious injuries.
• Improve access with more reliable travel times for local people, and regional freight to the Port of
Tauranga from Western Bay of Plenty and Coromandel
• Support greater travel choice through public transport prioritisation and shared path which will
improve mode shift options
• Support economic development and population growth in the Western Bay of Plenty in line with
the Urban Form and Transport Initiative
• Improve resilience to the road network

PPE: H&S is extremely important for visits to sites. We will be escorted on the site at all times and must remain close to our guide(s)
when outside of the vehicles. There will be a short induction prior to the commencement of the site visit to be held at the University
of Waikato (room TBC). PPE requirements are:
• Long sleeved top and long pants
• Hi vis vest
• Hard Hat
• Steel toe lace up boots (no pull on boots are allowed)
• Gloves (to be carried by the individual at all times)
• Safety Glasses (must be worn when outside the vehicle)
• Hearing Protection (must be available and used when required)

Sponsored by Fulton Hogan/HEB Joint Venture

Please register kim.degraaf@waikato.ac.nz


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