National level

Making Submissions tips and gudelines

Making submissions on strategies, plans and proposals is one of the most important ways of shaping your community. 

Decision makers feel more accountable when they realise that people care about what they're doing, and are prepared to tell them what they think.  The more people who support or oppose a plan, the harder it is for Councillors and others to ignore their views.

Here are some resources to help you write and present effective submissions.  Browse through and find which ones will help you.

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Safer Journeys strategy launched

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has launched the Safer Journeys strategy.

Living Streets issued a media release supporting the main thrust of the strategy, but expressing disappointment that the issue of slower speeds is not being addressed right away.

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Safer Pedestrian Journeys

Roads will be safer for pedestrians when actions outlined in the Safer Journeys strategy are implemented.

 “We applaud the move to change the give way rules for turning traffic”, says Peter Kortegast, President of Living Streets Aotearoa.  “Drivers concentrating on oncoming traffic, and whether they have right of way to turn, often fail to see pedestrians crossing at intersections, with tragic results.  Making intersections safer for all road users will cut the number of crashes.”

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Urban Design Protocol

The Ministry for the Environment launched the Urban Design Protocol in March 2005 and Living Streets became a signatory shortly afterwards.

The Protocol is a voluntary commitment to specific urban design initiatives by signatory organisations including central and local government organisations, private sector professionals, organisations and institutions.

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