Heavy trucks prompt gully public meeting
A public meeting to discuss heavy trucks rumbling through Sievers Grove on their way to Transmission Gully will be held shortly.
Sievers resident Kylie Wihapi said information from Gully builders CPB HEB Joint Venture on trucks using eastern Porirua roads had been intermittent.
Porirua City councillors decided on May 5 to delay granting an easement to use an existing track through Carnavon Pl until one of the upcoming Te Komiti meetings.
Wihapi said the details of the public meeting were still to be finalised, but hoped residents would attend in good numbers.
‘‘Don’t get me wrong, I’m supportive of Transmission Gully,’’ she said. ‘‘But we need to hear more about this easement, and I’m not talking about a leaflet dropped in our letterboxes. Not enough people know about what’s going on.’’
The easement allows for up to 15 return trips each day through Carnavon Pl by heavy vehicles such as concrete trucks.
A Transmission Gully spokeswoman said every effort is being made to inform residents, including letterbox drops and street corner and other face-to-face meetings.
‘‘We have additionally offered to talk with any of them individually should they have questions or concerns,’’ she said.