Heavy trucks prompt gully public meet­ing

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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.

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