Transport, Roads and Road Safety

Coromandel Roads

Our transportation network comprises 695km of roads (475km sealed and 220km unsealed), 153 bridges, 3,125 streetlights, over 7,500 culverts and drainage structures, 380km of footpaths and associated assets such as signs, rails and structures.

Our communities want effective transportation networks and our aim is to provide safe, reliable and accessible roads around the district with consideration for the environment.

To do this the council is involved in the planning, provision, development, operation and maintenance of a district transport network for various modes of travel and for public access.

State Highways within our district are managed by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and are not part of Council's transport.

Finger Signs

Download information about Finger Signs from the download box on the right-hand side of this web page.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Overweight Permit Application

Download the overweight permit application from the right-hand side of this web page.

Approved Contractors List (Roading)

Download the approved contractors list (Roading) from the right-hand side of this web page.

Construction of a Vehicle Crossing

Download the application for construction of vehicle crossing from the right-hand side of this web page.

Corridor Access Request Form

Need to dig on our land (roads, berms etc), then please fill in the Corridor Access Request Form. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Please contact our Roading Manager or Opus International in Thames for a copy of the "conditions for the excavation and reinstatement of trenches" document.


Our Roading Business - Activities and Services

A well-maintained roading network enables economic activity and growth by allowing for the efficient transport of goods and services and by promoting visitor access to the Coromandel. Road safety is also improved as part of proactive road maintenance.

While the Council has a legal obligation to maintain roads (with the exception of State Highways) within the district, the Council determines the service level at which roads are maintained and whether or not a road is maintained if the public benefit is limited.

The Council’s transport management decisions are shaped by its Roading Activity Management Plan, which is underpinned by the Waikato Regional Land Transport Strategy and the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport.

Our role includes ensuring new roads constructed through land development projects, meet District Plan requirements including appropriate levels of service standards. Council's local road network is maintained through multi-year maintenance contracts and is renewed and improved through annual resurfacing, pavement reconstruction, widening and minor improvement contracts.

Council manages the district transportation network and funds the ongoing costs for most transportation activities from both rates and investment (subsidy) from NZTA. NZTA subsidises road activities which meet their investment criteria at 47% at present, increasing to 51% in 2020/21. This means the true cost of the district transportation activity is approximately double that funded by rate revenue.