Five Friends of the Waikanae Town Centre again met yesterday afternoon with the Beca/NZTA/KCDC representatives who were less defensive and more conciliatory than in July.
All we can say at this stage is that concessions to the public views contained in the survey results are being made which, while not pleasing those in the “leave things like they are” camp, at least address some of the objections.
More is to happen; watch this space.
An interesting fact reported by the NZTA is that the combined traffic on both the two routes between Waikanae and Paraparaumu has increased 25% since the ‘Ewy’ opened over what it was previously. They haven’t seen that before, and it suggests a lot of Waikanae people are making shopping trips to Paraparaumu instead of in the Waikanae town centre — hmmm…