I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

6.00pm

Local Board Office
2 Glen Road
Browns Bay

 

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Julia Parfitt, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Greg Sayers

 

Members

David Cooper

 

 

Janet Fitzgerald, JP

 

 

Gaye Harding

 

 

Gary Holmes

 

 

Lovisa Rasmussen

 

 

Lisa Whyte

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Vivienne Sullivan

Local Board Democracy Advisor

 

15 May 2014

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 427 3317

Email: vivienne.sullivan@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

Portfolio

Description

Local Board Members

Local planning, policy and governance

Relationship with governing body, Chairs meeting, protocols, code of conduct, local area plans, structure plans, Unitary Plan, RUB, plan changes

Julia Parfitt –Chairperson
Greg Sayers - Deputy Chairperson

Arts and culture

Arts centres, art programmes

Greg Sayers – Lead
Julia Parfitt -Alternate

Events

General oversight of events programme
music in parks, movies in parks

Greg Sayers and Julia Parfitt

Community services and facilities

Community development and safety, grants and funding, community facilities, community houses, community leases, Youth Connections

Julia Parfitt –Lead
Janet Fitzgerald - Alternate

Youth

Local board Youth Forum, Youth Representative

Lovisa Rasmussen – Lead
Gaye Harding - Alternate

Libraries

 

Lisa Whyte –Lead
Gaye Harding - Alternate

Recreation services

Pools, multi-sport facilities

Gaye Harding – Lead
Lisa Whyte - Alternate

Parks

Reserve management plans, park usage, leasing on parks, liaison with parks staff on land owner approval

David Cooper –Lead
Julia Parfitt –Alternate
Janet Fitzgerald – Lead
Lovisa Rasmussen - Alternate

Built and natural environment

Heritage, infrastructure (including stormwater, wastewater, water), environmental programmes, conservation and biodiversity, biosecurity, waste minimisation

Janet Fitzgerald – Lead
Julia Parfitt - Alternate

Economic Development

Economic development plans, developing ATEED relationship, broadband

Gary Holmes – Lead
Gaye Harding -Alternate

Street environment and town centres

Gateways and mainstreet upgrades, Urban design champion

David Cooper and Gary Holmes – Leads
Janet Fitzgerald -Alternate

Transport

 

David Cooper – Lead
Gary Holmes – Alternate
Janet Fitzgerald – Lead
Greg Sayers - Alternate

Regulatory, bylaws and compliance

Bylaw policy feedback

Gaye Harding -Lead

Julia Parfitt -Alternate

Resource consent applications

Input into notification decisions for resource consent applications

Gary Holmes – Lead
Janet Fitzgerald - Alternate

Communications and engagement

Media, stakeholder and community engagement including iwi relationships, Hibiscus and Bays Youth Voice and YAP

Julia Parfitt – Lead
Lovisa Rasmussen -Alternate

Finance

Budget overview, financial prudence and reporting, local board funding policy

Lisa Whyte – Lead
Julia Parfitt - Alternate

Civil defence/ emergency management

 

David Cooper –Lead
Greg Sayers -Alternate

Urban Design Champion

 

Gary Holmes – Lead
Janet Fitzgerald - Alternate

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

8.1     Browns Bay Business Association                                                                   5

8.2     Raeburn House                                                                                                     6

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          7

12        Public notification of the draft Mairangi Bay Beach Reserves Management Plan 9

13        Bylaw review programme update - April 2014                                                         55

14        Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Community Group Funding, Applications for round two, 2013/2014                                                                                                                      73

15        Quarterly Performance report for nine months to March 2014                             77

16        Auckland Transport Update to Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, May 2014      141

17        Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards                                       155

18        Rodney and Hibiscus Coast Subdivision Local Board Funding Subcommittee 205

19        Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2014 hearing dates                                    211

20        Ward Councillors Update                                                                                         213

21        Local Board Members Reports                                                                                215

22        Minutes of Hibiscus and Bays Facilities and Reserves Committee Meeting 11 April 2014                                                                                                                                      217

23        Record of Workshop Meetings                                                                                223  

24        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

PUBLIC EXCLUDED

25        Procedural Motion to Exclude the Public                                                               237

C1       Te Tiriti / Treaty settlement update                                                                         237  

 


1          Welcome

 

 

2          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda an apology had been received from Member Cooper.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 16 April 2014, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for acknowledgements had been received.

 

7          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1       Browns Bay Business Association

Executive Summary

1.       Murray Hill, Browns Bay Business Association, will be in attendance to present the annual review of the Associations activities to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      thank Mr Hill for his attendance and presentation.

 

 

 

8.2       Raeburn House

Executive Summary

1.       Carol Ryan from Raeburn House will be in attendance to address the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board regarding Raeburn House.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      thank Ms Ryan for her attendance and presentation.

 

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for public forum had been received.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for notices of motion had been received.

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Public notification of the draft Mairangi Bay Beach Reserves Management Plan

 

File No.: CP2014/07427

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To seek approval from the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board to publicly notify the draft reserve management plan for the Mairangi Bay Beach reserves.

Executive Summary

2.       A reserve management plan has been drafted to guide the management of the Mairangi Bay Beach reserves.  The reserve management plan is a requirement of the Reserves Act 1977 and it includes a two-month public submission process.

3.       Initial stages of the process required by the Reserves Act 1977 were completed in 2009 by the former North Shore City Council including the drafting of a reserve management plan which was endorsed for notification.  A resolution was passed for the draft management plan to be finalised and for it to go out for immediate consultation at the earliest possible time under the new Auckland Council.  In 2013 the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board initiated the process to update the plan to include a new concept plan and to align it with Auckland Council policies and processes.

4.       Key features of the plan include realigning the road to the back (west) of the reserve, providing space for Watercare infrastructure and allowing for a possible redevelopment of the Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club building.

5.       Mana whenua have been consulted during the drafting of the plan.  Their comments have been incorporated into the plan.

6.       The next steps are:

·          public notification and submissions to the draft plan

·          hearing of submissions

·          deliberations and decisions.

 

Recommendations

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      approve the public notification of the draft Mairangi Bay Beach Reserves Management Plan for a period of not less than two months in accordance with sections 41(6)(a) and 119 of the Reserves Act 1977.

 

Comments

 

Context

7.       The Mairangi Bay Beach reserves are located on the east coast of Auckland’s North Shore. They have been classified as predominantly recreation reserves under the Reserves Act 1977 (the Act).  This Act requires all classified reserves to have a reserve management plan outlining objectives and policies for how the reserve will be managed in the future.

8.       There is currently no management plan for the Mairangi Bay Beach reserves.

9.       In 2009 North Shore City Council (NSCC) undertook to prepare a draft management plan for the Mairangi Bay Beach reserves in accordance with the Act.  The Act requires that council:

·        Publicly notifies its intention to prepare a draft plan,

·        Receives input and prepares a plan,

·        Makes the draft plan available for a two-month period to receive public submissions,

·        Hears the submissions and adopts the plan.

 

Notice of intent to prepare a management plan

10.     The intention to prepare a management plan was publicly notified by NSCC in November 2009.  Twenty-five responses were received in response to the public notice.

11.     NSCC prepared a draft reserve management plan for public consultation that responded to community feedback (including two concept plan options that addressed the beach front reserve area).  A resolution was passed for the draft reserve management plan to be finalised and for immediate consultation at the earliest possible time under the new Auckland Council (Agenda Report 5906329).

12.     In 2013, the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board initiated the process to update the plan to include a new concept plan and to align it with Auckland Council policies and processes.  As part of the update of the plan new concept options were prepared.    

13.     At the beginning of 2014 informal consultation was undertaken regarding three concept plan options for the beach front area (Attachment A).

14.     The feedback was gathered from the following:

·        Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Expo, Browns Bay on  22 February 2014

·        Informal key stakeholder consultation meetings on 5 and 6 March 2014

 

15.     A concept plan that is considered to best represent the needs of the community from the feedback received during the informal consultation is included in the draft plan.  It provides a visual representation of the proposed developments within the reserve.

 

Draft reserve management plan

16.     A draft reserve management plan has been prepared for Mairangi Bay Beach reserves which incorporates the input received from stakeholders and comments made on the notification of intention to prepare the plan (to be tabled at the meeting).

17.     The draft reserve management plan sets out a vision, outcomes, management issues, objectives and policies which will support management of the reserve into the future. The proposed  reserve management plan vision is:

A place that is connected to the sea and the associated coastal walkway which will continue as a valued place for both formal and informal water and beach activities, while protecting and preserving our environmental landscape features for enjoyment both now and in the future.

18.     The outcomes sought in the draft reserve management plan are:

·        an open expanse of reserve which has effectively integrated the land purchased at Montrose Terrace and the existing reserves

·        a reserve which is open and free of new structures other than those necessary for  existing uses

·        improved accessibility, connectivity to the coastline

·        appropriate provision of infrastructure and services in accordance with the proposed concept plan included in this management plan

·        provision for both formal and informal recreation whilst protecting the valued landscape characteristics of the reserve

·        protection/enhancement of the coastal edge and the coastal walkway

·        effective stormwater and wastewater management of the site.

                                   

Key features of the plans

Road realignment

19.     Three options relating to the road across the reserve from Montrose Street to Sidmouth Street were consulted on during the pre-engagement.  These included keeping Montrose Terrace running through the eastern portion of the reserve (its current location), relocating it to the western boundary of the reserves (next to the residential properties) or removing the road link entirely.  General consensus was in support of the option to keep a road link but move it to the back of the reserve.

20.     This option retains the link and allows easier traffic flows as well as providing for bus diversions from Beach Road.  It also provides a large space of open grassed public area contiguous with the coastal edge.

21.     Auckland Council and Auckland Transport staff are continuing to work out the process for realigning the road.

Watercare

22.     Watercare Services Limited owns a site immediately to the west of Sidmouth Street Reserve.  Watercare is currently underway with a project to upgrade the wastewater pumping station currently located at this site.  The new station and associated tank and biofilter will not fit within their site and will encroach on the reserve.  The current biofilter already sits over part of Sidmouth Street Reserve.

23.     Council staff have been working with Watercare to determine the best position for the infrastructure but this is contingent on completion of a cost-benefit analysis.  The draft reserve management plan contemplates an extension of Watercare infrastructure into the reserve and is represented in the concept plan which denotes the area. 

Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club

24.     The Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club has operated in its current location since the mid-1950s.  It has clubrooms in the south east corner of the reserve by the stream mouth.  It also has storage sheds on the Watercare site and containers on Sidmouth Street Reserve. The club is planning to redevelop its building to provide more capacity but this would involve an increased lease area, landowner approval and resource consent.

25.     The draft reserve management plan contemplates a lease extension to enable this development to occur.  This is shown on the concept plan with an area bigger than the current club lease on the Mairangi Bay Beach Reserve and includes a proposed storage area on the Montrose Terrace reserve land. The new club development will be required to fit within the defined area, however, the final configuration will depend on land owner approval and the resource consent process.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

 

26.     This report is seeking approval from the local board  to notify the  draft reserve management plan.  The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board advocates in their local board plan to ‘harmonise the delivery and funding across the Hibiscus and Bays area and build on our community recreation services such parks, reserves, sports fields, recreation centres and walkways for our communities’.   

27.     The Mairangi Bay Beach Reserve is the home of the Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.  The club delivers a well developed water safety education programme.  The local board fully supports water safety education and advocates for increased awareness of how water safety can save lives in, on and under the water.

Maori impact statement

 

28.     Local iwi have been involved in the development of the draft reserve management plan.  A hui was held in November 2013 to which Ngāti Whātua o Orākei, Ngati Paoa, Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki, Ngati Maru and Te Kawerau a Maki were invited.  Representatives from council, Ngāti Whātua o Orākei, Ngati Maru and Te Kawerau a Maki discussed issues of importance to iwi and what should be included in the draft plan.  Mana whenua input has been reflected in section 4.4 consideration of mana whenua values and 6.6 collaborate with mana whenua.

Implementation

 

29.     Should the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board endorse the draft reserve management plan for public consultation, the Reserves Act 1977 requires a two-month period for the public to make submissions to the draft plan.  Public notices will be placed in North Shore Times and a letter will be sent to previous submitters to the NSCC public notification of the intention to prepare a management plan in 2009 updating the notification of the intent to prepare a draft reserve management plan and to property owners that live in close proximity to the reserves.

30.     The draft reserve management plan and submission form will be available to view at the Browns Bay and Orewa libraries, the Auckland Council Browns Bay and Takapuna service centres and the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board website.  Submissions can be made through the website, by email or by post.  It is intended that two open days will also be held on the Mairangi Bay Beach front reserve during the submission period to allow orientation and inform those interested.

31.     Once all submissions have been received, staff will collate and summarise them in order to prepare recommendations to the local board. The local board will be requested to make decisions on the submissions.

32.     To comply with the Reserves Act 1977 process, the local board must convene a hearing to receive submissions on the draft reserve management plan. It is anticipated that this hearing will be convened approximately six weeks following the closure of the notification period.

33.     The draft reserve management plan will be amended following the hearing process and presented to the local board for adoption as the administering body under the Reserves Act 1977.

34.     Indicative time frames are as follows:

Notify draft reserve management plan

Late June 2014

Notification closes

Late August 2014

Hearing of submissions and deliberations

October 2014

Local board adoption of final plan

November 2014

 


 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Concept plan options for the beach front area

15

bView

Draft Mairangi Bay Reserve Management Plan

19

      

Signatories

Authors

Louise Prew - Policy Analyst

Wendy Rutherford - Principal Policy Analyst

Authorisers

Penny Pirrit - Regional & Local Planning Manager

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 



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Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Bylaw review programme update - April 2014

 

File No.: CP2014/07954

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To provide an update on bylaw review (policy) and bylaw implementation (operations), covering June 2013 to April 2014.  This joint approach to reporting ensures that local boards have a comprehensive overview of the end-to-end programme through to 2015.

Executive Summary

2.       Consultation on the proposed navigation safety bylaw closed on 17 March 2014.  Staff are now preparing a summary of submissions alongside the full submissions to the hearings panel.  The proposed cemeteries and crematoria bylaw was adopted by the Regulatory and Bylaws committee and governing body in March 2014, and submissions opened from early April 2014.

3.       Further proposed bylaws will be presented to the Regulatory and Bylaws committee shortly covering the next set of topics:  Outdoor fires; Stormwater; Trading in Public Places; Alcohol Controls and Animal Management (covering animals other than dogs).

4.       The 2014 programme for review of local dog access rules is underway with the local boards that are proposing changes this year.  Information about the proposed changes will be included with material provided as part of the annual dog registration cycle to minimise costs and ensure simplified communication with these customers.

5.       Implementation projects are well underway for the upcoming commencement of Health and Hygiene (from 1 July 2014) and Public Safety and Nuisance (from 26 May 2014).  Planning for the new Health and Hygiene bylaw and associated licensing has included particular attention for operators where the rules have changed significantly.  The majority of these newly registered premises will receive a visit from a member of the environmental health team, and a welcome pack that summarises the standards they are required to meet.

6.       The alcohol licensing readiness project has now completed its key work relating to establishing the new licensing structures needed under the new alcohol act.  These are running as intended from 18 December 2013.

7.       Review work is continuing on further topics to support completion of the review programme by October 2015, alongside implementation planning for the resulting changes.

8.       No formal requests for local board bylaws have been received over the period covered by this report.

9.       An investment proposal for the integrated programme is being progressed, to be submitted for consideration as part of preparing the draft 2015-2024 Long-term Plan.

 

 

Recommendations

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      note the report on the progress of bylaw review and implementation and the forward programme that will complete the review of the legacy bylaws by 2015.

 

 

Discussion

The bylaw review programme

10.     The bylaw review programme was originally endorsed by the Regulatory and Bylaws committee in December 2010 (refer CP2010/00962) and February 2011 (refer CP2011/00453). It will review the legacy bylaws (that is, the bylaws inherited from the former councils) across approximately 30 topics.  A new bylaw will be prepared for each topic where appropriate, or a recommendation made that the underlying issue or outcome is better handled another way.

11.     The Regulatory and Bylaws committee has ownership of the review and local boards are participating through individual workshops and reports.  Local boards are also able to propose that local bylaws are made, to apply only in their area (refer sections 24 to 28 of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009).  Any requests for local bylaws are reported to the Regulatory and Bylaws committee.  As stated above, there have been no local board proposals for local bylaws over the last period.  This report covers the period June 2013 to April 2014.

12.     As this is the first report on this programme since the 2013 local government elections, Attachment A provides a brief background to bylaws, including an outline of each bylaw topic.

Update on review of bylaw topics

13.     The current state of the review work programme is presented in the table below and the detailed comments for several topics that follow.  Attachment B provides an overview of the timeline for the programme.

14.     The table below includes reviews that have already been completed. It also covers bylaws that may be folded into other topics (freedom camping; Arkles Bay set netting); the ongoing local boards’ review of dog access rules; and the review that must take place within five years of any bylaw’s adoption.

 

Table 1: Summary of status and next steps for review of bylaw topics

 

Topic

Status and Progress – 7 stages

Comments

 

Status

1-Preparation

2-Pre-consultation

3-Options

4-Write Bylaw

5-Adopt draft

6-Spec Cons Proc

7-Adopt final

 

Reviews completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog management

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Election Signs

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Food safety

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

General administration

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Health & hygiene

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Offensive trades

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Public safety and nuisance

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Solid waste (Waste m/ment)

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Trade waste

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

Transport (Auckland Transport)

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation Safety

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Outdoor / Rural fires

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trading in public places

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Stormwater management

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signs

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Election signs (amend)

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Alcohol licensing fees

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol controls

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Animal management

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air quality

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boarding houses and hostels

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cemeteries and crematoria

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial sex industry

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On hold pending unitary plan outcomes

Construction and development

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onsite wastewater

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazardous Substances

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Orakei Basin

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recreational and cultural facilities

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transport (Parks / AC controlled land

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water supply and wastewater (reticulation)

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wharfs & Marinas

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review - local dog access rules

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviews by local boards - ongoing

Filming fee review

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below

Freedom camping

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arkles Bay set netting

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five year reviews

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status summary codes

G

Green - Work is progressing as planned, due date will be met or any revised date will not have wider impacts

A

Amber – Original due date at risk of being missed and this may have wider impacts; or an issue has arisen.

R

Red - Due date has or will be missed and this will have wider impacts; or an issue has arisen that will have wider or significant impacts.

B

Blue - Not yet scheduled. However, background work is underway.

 

Table 2: Additional comments for particular topics in the bylaw review programme

 

Public safety & nuisance

On track

G

This bylaw topic crosses the jurisdiction of both Auckland Council and Auckland Transport (meaning there are two parallel bylaws). The new bylaws were adopted in 2013 and come into force in May 2014.

 

Navigation safety

On track

G

Public submissions were invited on this topic from 14 February to 17 March. Just under 400 submissions were received and are being reviewed. A range of communication approaches – including radio and attendance at relevant events – were used to help publicise the proposal and invite submissions. Hearings are expected in May.

 

Trading in public places (policy and bylaw)

On track

G

This review will deliver a single draft policy and two draft bylaws (for the council and Auckland Transport). Drafting of these is well underway. It is expected that these will be reported to the Regulatory and Bylaws committee and then the governing body in May. Any new bylaws could come into force for July 2015 (allowing any fee changes to also be put in place with the council’s long-term plan).

 

Signs

On track

G

Discussions with local boards are currently underway to identify their views on particular matters including local approaches to issues such as sandwich boards and cross-street banners. Comments from those discussions and other discussions with representatives of businesses and the signage industry will support the preparation of a draft bylaw later in 2014.

 

This project is also monitoring the progress of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, as this plan also includes signage provisions.

 

Election signs (amendment)

On track

G

The Election signs bylaw was adopted by Auckland Transport in May 2013, and was in place for the 2013 local government election. A number of operational issues arose during that election period, and the clarity of relevant clauses is planned to be addressed through a series of drafting amendments that will support a better democratic process. These improve clarity for issues including the use of candidate and “team” signs, signs on private property, the readability of authoriser statements and the display of signs promoting election issues rather than candidates or teams. The amendments also provide for the possible later addition of explanatory notes into the bylaw, where desirable to provide further guidance.

 

The proposed amendments are being reported to the Auckland Transport Board in April, to allow for consultation on the proposed changes. Local boards will receive further information then.

 

Changes are also being considered to remove or adjust some of the specified sign sites in the western area. These follow a review of sites against criteria including practicality and safety, and are intended to address issues that arose in 2013. Those local boards where changes are being considered will receive further information on this.

 

Alcohol controls

On track

G

Each of the legacy councils had adopted an Alcohol Control bylaw, and put in place a series of alcohol controls through that bylaw. Alcohol controls (previously called liquor bans) prohibit the consumption of alcohol within a specified place, during a specified time.

 

Legislative changes introduced alongside the government’s reform of laws relating to the sale and supply of alcohol provide the council and police with enhanced powers in relation to alcohol controls. Those changes also require the council to review its existing alcohol controls against a new threshold, as part of any decision to carry those controls forward past October 2015. Following a review of available data, the majority of existing controls across Auckland are considered to meet the new requirements.

 

A proposed bylaw is planned to be reported to the Regulatory and Bylaws committee shortly. The existing bylaws are broadly similar, and so the new proposed bylaw will largely seek to continue the current arrangements. In line with consultation with local boards from 2011 (alongside other alcohol-related matters), the new bylaw will facilitate local board involvement in decisions on alcohol controls and an improved community-based focus on alcohol issues.

 

Community-focussed approaches may include crime prevention through environmental design, local community initiatives, discussions with nearby licensees, youth and leadership development programmes, partnering with central government agencies including the Police and the Ministry of Justice, and partnering with local agencies including sports clubs and iwi and town centre / business associations.

 

These non-regulatory approaches can often lead to significant reductions in alcohol harm and have better long-term effects than regulatory approaches such as making an alcohol control.

 

Hazardous substances

On track

G

The former Auckland City Council had a hazardous substances bylaw. A review of this bylaw has indicated that the issues it covered are now addressed adequately through other means, including provisions in other bylaws, the Resource Management Act, National environmental standards, and regulations made under various acts.

 

Comment is being sought from the local boards where the legacy bylaw currently applies, following which a proposed approach (that could include allowing the bylaw to lapse in 2015) will be brought to the Regulatory and Bylaws committee.

 

Dog access review

On track

G

Local boards are able to review dog access rules for local parks and local beaches in their areas on an annual basis. This allows a better response to community views than was possible under the legacy councils’ approaches.

 

For 2014 selected dog access are being reviewed by the following local boards: Kaipatiki, Orakei, Maungakiekie-Tamaki, Puketapapa, and Hibiscus and Bays.

 

To ensure that registered dog owners are advised of the proposed changes (as required by legislation) the local boards are including a joint notice within the dog registration package in June. This will reduce costs, and ensure that dog owners receive a single combined communication from the council, rather than multiple messages.

 

Filming fees review

On track

G

The Auckland Film Protocol was adopted in 2013, after wide consultation with local boards, the screen production industry, council-controlled organisations and other stakeholders. The protocol aims to create a film-friendly culture across Auckland, based on a two way commitment from the wider council organisation and from filmmakers. It also seeks to help deliver a customer driven service that provides certainty to filmmakers in a globally competitive market, and to enable public good will towards the film industry by setting out expectations of film crews when filming in public places.

 

Currently there is a range of filming fee structures in place, inherited from the former councils. A filming fees review is now underway to understand how this element of the filming process can be harmonised and improved. The Policies and Bylaws unit is working with ATEED on this project, and it is expected that local board input will be sought on this over the next few months.

 

 

Update on implementation of new bylaws

15.     Detailed implementation planning is developed by the responsible operations division alongside the process for reviewing each of the bylaws, through a cross council programme called the Integrated Bylaw Review and Implementation (IBRI) programme.  Initial planning for implementation starts when the bylaw topic review identifies the issues and options related to each topic.  This approach provides the operations division an early indication of the possible shape of the bylaw and its implementation considerations.

16.     This programme includes the main groups involved in operating bylaws and delivering the relevant services to our customers.  The programme is also helping ensure bylaw reviews can be aligned to other related transformational changes such as the consolidation of information technology systems, customer service improvement programmes and the organisation’s capacity to implement those changes.

17.     Implementation of new bylaws will generally cover

·       ensuring that the council meets its statutory obligation;

·       ensuring that effective operational practices on the control and enforcement of the new bylaws are implemented consistently across the region, and are made available to the general public;

·       ensuring that communications to the general public and other stakeholders are well planned and implemented in a timely manner;

·       developing and implementing standard business rules and processes that help achieve the council’s customer service standards;

·       ensuring that internal services are planned and delivered when needed, and are in alignment with other transformation initiatives;

·       putting any changes to fees in place; and

·       ensuring that staff are informed throughout the process and are trained on delivering the new services.

18.     The table below shows the current status of implementation projects.

 

Table 4: Summary of status and next steps for implementation projects

 

Implementation project name

Status and Progress

Link to bylaw topics / Other comments

 

Status

1-Preparation

2-Planning

3-Implementation

4-Closure

 

Underway

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol licensing readiness

G

 

 

 

 

Completed

Alcohol licensing fees

G

 

 

 

 

See below

Animals (Stage 1)

G

 

 

 

 

Completed

Dog access review

G

 

 

 

 

 

Electoral Signs 2013

G

 

 

 

 

Completed

Electoral Signs 2014

G

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental

G

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities

G

 

 

 

 

 

Food safety

G

 

 

 

 

Completed

Health protection

G

 

 

 

 

Health & hygiene bylaw and code of practice; See below

Marine

G

 

 

 

 

 

Public safety & nuisance

G

 

 

 

 

 

Revoked bylaws

G

 

 

 

 

General admin; Offensive trades; Others

Signage

G

 

 

 

 

 

Stormwater

G

 

 

 

 

 

Street trading / Trading in public places

G

 

 

 

 

Trading in public places policy and bylaw

Waste management

G

 

 

 

 

Solid waste bylaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed future

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air quality

B

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol controls (liquor bans)

B

 

 

 

 

 

Animals (Stage 2)

B

 

 

 

 

 

Construction

B

 

 

 

 

 

Transport (AC land)

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 5: Additional comments for particular implementation projects

 

Alcohol licensing readiness

On track

G

The alcohol licensing project has now completed successfully. This project set out to ensure that the council was able to implement the requirements of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, including the new licensing system and new fees that had to operate from 18 December 2013.

 

Alcohol licensing fees

On track

G

The Governing Body has resolved that the council adopt its own fees for licensed premises. This is provided for in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The council can change the fee amounts, using the cost / risk fee categories that have been set by central government. Work is underway to capture actual information on costs, based on operating the new licensing system and the parts of those costs that can be recovered through licensing fees.

 

Health protection

On track

G

The Health protection project is implementing the new Health and hygiene bylaw and code of practice (which will come into force from 1 July 2014). A range of user-friendly brochures that summarise key provisions of the health protection code have been prepared to help communicate the requirements to all the people who operate these businesses.

 

A series of approaches are underway to help ensure operators are aware of the requirements to be followed. The new bylaw (with its risk-based approach) has resulted in some premises that are newly required to be registered, and the communication activities are focussed on these premises. Most of these will receive an individual visit, with an appropriate information pack.

 

There are also some premises that no longer need to be registered with the council, and this is also being communicated to them.

 

Funding for bylaw review and implementation

19.     The scope and scale of the expected changes mean that implementation requires significant effort and resources, and cost, for some topics. T he Strategy and Finance committee made an initial provision for funding the IBRI programme at its meeting of 9 May 2013 (in part; refer item 16, SF/2013/67).

20.     As provided for in the resolution, a further investment proposal is being prepared for the 2015-2024 long-term plan.  The programme continuously monitors its approach to each bylaw, and where possible captures any cost efficiencies and learnings for later bylaws.

 

Consideration

Local Board Views

21.     Local boards are involved in the review of each bylaw topic (consistent with the review’s principles).  This report provides an update on the programme for local boards.

Maori Impact Statement

22.     This report does not raise any specific issues relating to Māori.  The review of each topic includes considering whether that topic includes any elements of special interest to Māori, and if so the appropriate way to seek a greater level of engagement.  Where appropriate, consultation with Māori (on a particular topic) may be linked to consultation on other related topics through the Unitary Plan or other initiatives.

General

23.     The recommendations in this report do not trigger the council’s policy on significance.

Implementation Issues

24.     Implementation issues are addressed as relevant to each topic, as noted above.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Background to Bylaws

63

bView

Overview of the timeline for the programme

71

     

Signatories

Authors

Andrew Simon Pickering - Manager, Planning, Policies and Bylaws

Authorisers

Penny Pirrit - Regional & Local Planning Manager

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 









Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 



Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Community Group Funding, Applications for round two, 2013/2014

 

File No.: CP2014/07918

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To present applications received under round two of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board 2013/2014 Community Funding programme. The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board is required to fund, part-fund or decline these applications.

Executive Summary

2.       The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board has a total Community Funding programme budget for 2013/2014 of $105,854. This is being distributed to community groups in two funding rounds. The first round closed July 2013 and the second in February 2014.

3.       Under round one, the local board committed $33,528 from its Community Funding programme budget, which leaves a balance of $72,326 for round two.

4.       The applications to be considered at this time are those received for round two, which is the second and final round in this financial year.

5.       Twenty three applications have been received, requesting a total of $187,867.04.

6.       The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board considered these applications at a workshop on 9 April 2014.

 

Recommendation

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      considers the applications listed in Table 1 and agrees to fund, part-fund or decline each application in this round

Table 1 – Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Community Funding Applications

 

Organisation

Application purpose

Requested

1

East Coast Bays Community Project

Prince George’s birthday party

$300

2

East Coast Bays Community Project

Have-a-Go day for Older people

$250

3

East Coast Bays Community Project

Matariki Celebration

$720

4

YMCA of Auckland Inc

Replacement of safety helmets and boat/sails for Shakespeare Lodge

$7,336

5

Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre

Recarpeting student accommodation

$7,531

6

Hibiscus Coast Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren

Purchase of baby supplies

$10,000

7

The Parenting Place – Toolbox Division

Funding to run 13 Toolbox parenting programmes in the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area

$2,418

8

North Harbour Bays Athletics Club Inc

Funding for membership fees to the AUT Millennium Institute for 12 months for club members

$5,750

9

Project Litefoot

Implementation of LiteClub project in the Whangaparaoa Golf Club

$2,873

10

Orewa Theosophical Society

Purchase of a new Dishwasher for the Orewa Lodge

$1,800

11

Kingsway Community Preschool (Kingsway Community Trust)

Purchase and installation of blinds for Silverdale Community Preschool

$24,626

12

Community Fruit Harvesting Charitable Trust

Purchase of fruit picking tools, print costs, t-shirts and sugar for the harvesting project

$2,850

13

Get in2life Youth Development

Funding for six “Underground Street Play” sessions in Hibiscus and Bays

$3,288

14

Raeburn House

Funding for resilient community worker and resilient community leader toolkits

$4,716.04

15

North Harbour Hockey Association

Funding for turf hire at Orewa College

$1,950

16

Coast Youth Community Trust

Service provision, training and camp costs

$15,000

17

Hibiscus Coast Community Learning

Funding for booklet

$10,000

18

Mairangi Bay Arts Centre Trust

Report into website and Microsoft access 2007

$2,300

19

Royal New Zealand Coastguard Boating Education

Safe boating programme at Stanmore Bay Leisure

$7,380

20

East Coast Bays Coastal Protection Society inc

Purchase of equipment

$17,861

21

Torbay Business Association

Funding to increase branding

$2,730

22

Wider Horizon

Entertainment costs for the programme for the elderly

$1,000

23

Hibiscus Coast Youth Council

Funding for youth events, overhead expenses in relation to the internet café

$55,088

 

 

Total

$187,867.04

 

 

 

Comments

7.       In March 2013, the Regional Operations and Development Committee agreed to the continuation of the interim community funding approach for the 2013/2014 financial year:

“That the Regional Development and Operations Committee endorse the continuation of the interim community funding programme for the 2013/2014 financial year, in accordance with current budgets and decisions-making delegations, due to the complexity of the range of funding models currently operating across the region, with the expectation that a new funding policy be in place for the 2014/2015 financial year, or before” (RDO/2013/32).

8.       Twenty three applications were received for this round, requesting a combined total of $187,867.04.

9.       The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board held a workshop on 9 April 2014 to consider each application and how each project aligned with the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board priorities and guidelines.

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Community Funding Programme Budget

10.     Table 2 summarises the budget applicable to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Community Funding programme.  It identifies the grant levels approved to date and the balance remaining for 2013/2014.

Table 2: Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Community Funding Budget

2013/14

Annual

Budget

 

Type of Fund

Grants paid

Balance

$105,854

 

Local Board Discretionary Community Fund

$33,528

$72,326

 

Consideration

Local Board Views and Implications

11.     Feedback on these applications was sought at a workshop with the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board held on 9 April 2014.

12.     Local board members received a summary of each application along with information relating to the current legacy community funding scheme priorities that apply.

Maori Impact Statement

13.     Community funding is a general programme of interest and accessible to a wide range of groups, including Maori.  Maori are therefore likely to benefit alongside other groups in the community. The provision of community funding to support community development initiatives provides opportunities for all Aucklanders to undertake projects, programmes and activities that benefit Maori.

Implementation

14.     Staff will confirm, in writing, all grants made by the local board and will administer payment and receipt of accountability for all grants made. The team will also notify all unsuccessful applicants in writing.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Kim Hammond - Community Grants and Support Officer West

Authorisers

Louise Mason - Manager Community Development, Arts and Culture

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Quarterly Performance report for nine months to March 2014

 

File No.: CP2014/07890

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To update the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board members on progress towards their objectives for the year from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 as set out in the local board agreement.

Executive summary

2.       This report contains the following Hibiscus and Bays local board reports:

-        Highlights and achievements for the March 2014 quarter

-        Watching brief and recommendation

-        Progress updates on key initiatives and projects for the March 2014 quarter

-        Activity overview for CDAC for the March 2014 quarter

-        Activity overview for Libraries for the March 2014 quarter

-        Activity overview for Sports, Parks and Recreation for the March 2014 quarter

-        Financial report to March 2014

-        Parks capital projects summary to March 2014 (Appendix A)

-        CDAC work plan to March 2014 (Appendix B)

-        Treasury Report for the quarter ending 31 March 2014 (Appendix C)

-        Rates Funding Analysis (Appendix D)

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      note the Quarterly Performance Report for the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board for the period ended March 2014.

 

 

Consideration

Local board views and implications

3.       This report informs the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board of the quarterly performance to date for the period ending 31 March 2014.

Maori impact statement

4.       Maori as stakeholders of council are affected and have an interest in any report on financial results. However this report does not impact specific outcomes or activities. As such the content of this report has no particular benefit to, or adverse effect on Maori.

Implementation

5.       There are no implementation issues.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Quarterly Performance Report to March 2014

79

     

Signatories

Authors

Jane Koch - Business Performance Advisor

Authorisers

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

Christine Watson - Manager Financial Advisory Services - Local Boards

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 































































Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Auckland Transport Update to Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, May 2014

 

File No.: CP2014/09524

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       To respond to local board requests on transport-related matters and to provide information to elected members about Auckland Transport (AT) activities.

 

2.       The report provides an update on transport matters for the information of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board and a register of transport issues in the local board’s area, as collated by AT’s Elected Member Relationship Manager North.

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport Update to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board for May 2014.

 

 

Comments

 

Glenvar Road, Torbay Heights

 

3.       At its meeting on 19 March 2014, the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board resolved (HB/2014/23):

 

b)      That Auckland Transport be asked to review the need for provision of a footpath between East Coast Road and Fitzwilliam Drive on Glenvar Road.

 

4.       Auckland Transport’s response:

 

In a response to the local board’s Transport Portfolio Leads (TPLs) on 13 April, it was advised that the request had been reconsidered by AT's Community Transport team, which had confirmed that installing a footpath in advance of the upgrade works scheduled along this section of Glenvar Road in 2017/2018 and at the intersection in 2016/2017 would not be considered prudent use of ratepayers’ funds. The request had therefore been declined.

 

The local board has requested that AT relook at this decision and investigate the installation of a temporary footpath for possible funding through its Local Board Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF)or the footpath fund.  Further information on likely costs will be made available to the local board’s TPLs when this becomes available.

 

Glen Road, Browns Bay

 

5.       The Board clarified its previous request for restricted P180 parking for a further six car parks outside the Local Board’s office, 2 Glen Road, Browns Bay, at its meeting on 16 April 2014 (HB/2014/54).

 

6.       Auckland Transport’s response:

 

AT is currently investigating the request and a formal response will be provided to the local board at the conclusion of this investigation, most likely in June.

 

Silverdale Street/Tavern Road/Hibiscus Coast Highway

 

7.       At its meeting on 16 April the Board resolved (HB/2014/54):

 

b)    that Auckland Transport prioritise its current intersection upgrade work programme to give first priority to the intersection of Silverdale Street and Hibiscus Coast Highway because this intersection has ranked as the sixth most dangerous intersection in Auckland and that this work on this intersection also addresses the access issues being experienced by the businesses in the Silverdale business area.

 

8.       Auckland Transport’s response:

 

It is noted that the Silverdale Street/Tavern Road/Hibiscus Coast Highway intersection ranked 16th on NZTA’s list of Top 100 High Risk Intersections, not 6th as stated in the Board’s resolution.

 

AT has acknowledged that the signalisation of Silverdale Street/Tavern Road/Hibiscus Coast Highway may provide better connectivity and opportunities for an enhanced cycling and pedestrian environment in Silverdale. However, it would also attract large volumes of morning peak traffic through Silverdale Village, resulting in long queues and associated issues in the village. It has also been established that, even with a reduction of the Hibiscus Coast Highway speed limit to 60 km/h, there could still be significant safety issues with the volume and speed of traffic, and the difficult gradient at this location on Hibiscus Coast Highway. Nevertheless, the Curley Avenue Feasibility Study recommends that the option to signalise the Silverdale Street/Tavern Road/Hibiscus Coast Highway intersection be carried forward to the next stage of investigation to fully explore these issues.

 

The commencement of the next stage of investigation is dependent on funding availability. Currently the next budget allocation for this project is in the 2016/2017 year of the Long Term Plan (LTP); however, the timing of this funding will be subject to review when the LTP is updated in June 2015.

 

Update on Local Board Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF)

 

9.       Construction of the following LBTCF projects nominated by the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board has now been completed:

 

·          Duck Creek Road, Stillwater – new footpath (Project 097);

·          201-246 Centreway Road, Orewa – new footpath (Project 100);

·          Titan Place to Silverdale Township, Silverdale – new footpath (Project 098);

·          East Coast Road (vicinity of Spencer Road), Pinehill – footpath upgrade (Project 094);

·          504 Beach Road, Murrays Bay – footpath upgrade (Project 099);

·          Grand Drive – Tauranga Place, Orewa – new walkway and footpath (Project 101);

·          St John’s School, Mairangi Bay – new footpath (Project 229).

 

10.     A consultant has been asked to quote for the cost of providing a design for Project 090, Access to Matakatia Scenic Reserve, Whangaparaoa.  It is anticipated that the cost of this work will be made known to the local board in May.

 

11.     At a meeting with Member Cooper on 18 March 2014, Auckland Council’s Principal Planner North-West, Andrew Trevelyan, was asked to provide a concept plan for Project 091, provision of a footpath with a higher than normal amenity value on Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay, based on discussions at that meeting.  Discussion on the concept plan is on-going and further information on the estimated cost of the design will be made available to the local board as this comes to hand.

 

12.     A design for safety improvements on Awaruku Road, Torbay (Project 096) is currently underway and a firm cost estimate will be provided to the local board on its completion.  Providing the firm cost estimate meets with the local board’s approval, construction will be carried out by AT’s minor works contractor.

 

13.     The car parking adjacent to Stillwater Reserve (Project 209) will be provided on completion of a new community hall on the reserve.  The design for the hall and car parking is being managed by the community hall project manager and a firm cost estimate will be provided once the design for the car parking has been completed.

 

14.     AT staff are currently collating rough cost estimates for the following projects on behalf of the local board:

 

·          Whangaparaoa Road, Whangaparaoa – new footpath to Cedar Terrace;

·          Ferry Road, Arkles Bay – new footpath to Wade River Road;

·          Noel Avenue, Orewa – new footpath;

·          Okura River Road, Okura – new footpath Vaughans Road to Okura Hall;

·          Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale – provision of additional lighting for footpath constructed by the Board in 2013 (Project 098);

·          Tavern Road, Silverdale – provision of pedestrian crossing facilities;

·          Glenvar Road, Torbay – new footpath East Coast Road to Fitzwilliam Drive.

 

Issues Update

 

15.     The following Issues Update comprises issues raised by Elected Members and Local Board Services staff to 6 May 2014:

 

 


 

Location

Issue

Status

1

Moana and Florence Avenues, Orewa

Request for safety improvements at the intersections of Moana and Florence Avenues/Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa.

At a meeting attended by the chairperson, Julia Parfitt, Member Harding, representatives of Destination Orewa Beach and AT, concerns were expressed about the position of the pedestrian crossing immediately north of the roundabout at the intersection of Florence Avenue and Hibiscus Coast Highway, together with the informal crossing points located at the intersections of Hibiscus Coast Highway with Moana, Tamariki and Moenui Avenues. AT staff agreed to carry out pedestrian and vehicle speed counts with a view to investigating possible safety enhancements if required. Note: Investigations into options for improving pedestrian safety on Hibiscus Coast Highway in the area between Moana and Tamariki Avenues are continuing.

2

666 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay

Proposed pedestrian refuge at 666 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay.

Documentation describing a proposal to install a pedestrian refuge outside the property at 666 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay, was forwarded to the TPLs on 13 March 2014 with a request for comments no later than 10 April. No comments were received from Members.

3

Beach/Carlisle Roads, Browns Bay

Request for bumps at the intersection of Beach/Carlisle Roads, Browns Bay, to be smoothed.

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board staff advised on 17 March 2013 that the tar seal on the signalised crossing at the intersection of Beach/Carlisle Roads in Browns Bay was lumpy, making it difficult for the wheelchair-bound to cross. On 4 April 2014 the local board's TPLs were advised that the area maintenance engineer had inspected the area and will instruct the contractor to smooth the footpath to road section of this intersection.

4

Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay

Request for pedestrian improvements on Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay.

At a meeting on 18 March 2014 Member Cooper asked that consideration be given to improving pedestrian safety on Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay, with the installation of NSAAT restrictions on the southern side from 16 – 26 Hastings Road, to facilitate access to/egress from the driveway located between 18 and 22 Hastings Road. This driveway services a reserve, a large tennis complex, a Scout Hall and Arts Centre so is used by multiple users whose visibility is severely restricted by parked vehicles. He also requested installation of a pedestrian crossing facility in the vicinity of 8 – 10 Hasting Road, to improve connectivity for those who wish to access the reserve. However, rather than locating the refuge opposite the entrance to the reserve etc., he suggested that it would be safer in the vicinity of 8 – 10 Hasting Road, where there is access via steps to the low level access between 6 – 18 Hastings Road that forms part of the soon to be constructed Mairangi Bay Art Walk. Documentation describing a proposal to install NSAAT restrictions to address the concerns raised was forwarded to the TPLs on 2 April 2014 with a request for response no later the 2 May. Further response from Road Corridor Operations staff expected in July.

5

Glen Road, Browns Bay

Request for changes to parking in Glen Road, Browns Bay.

At meetings on 19 March and 16 April 2014 the local board requested that parking restrictions for six spaces in the vicinity of its offices in 2 Glen Road, Browns Bay, where people park for extended periods of time so that parking for visitors to the offices is severely restricted, be reviewed and altered to reflect P180 parking restrictions. Response from Parking Design staff expected in June.

6

Glenvar Road, Torbay

Request for improved pedestrian safety on Glenvar Road, Torbay.

At the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board meeting on 19 March, Members requested urgent consideration of pedestrian safety on Glenvar Road from its intersection with East Coast Road to its intersection with Fitzwilliam Drive, Torbay. While there are plans to upgrade this section of the road in a few years’ time, pedestrian numbers in this area have escalated significantly, with many of these children, so there is a need to urgently address these safety concerns in the interim. On 13 April the local board's TPLs were advised that the request had been reconsidered by Auckland Transport's Community Transport team which confirmed that, if constructed, the footpath would need to be reconstructed when the road corridor upgrade works are carried out along this section of Glenvar Road (2017/2018) and at the intersection (2016/2017). Installing a footpath in the interim would therefore not be considered sensible use of available funds. Note: AT is currently investigating the cost of constructing a temporary footpath in this area for possible funding by the local board through its LBTCF.

7

Silverdale Street, Silverdale

Request for safety improvements for the pedestrian crossing on Silverdale Street, Silverdale.

On 14 March Board Chairperson Julia Parfitt asked that an investigation be carried out into making changes at the pedestrian crossing adjacent to Agency Lane on Silverdale Street, Silverdale, following reports of several car vs. pedestrian near misses. Changes requested by Lorraine Sampson, President of the Silverdale Commercial Ratepayers’ Association, included installation of a flashing light for the Saturday markets, the pedestrian crossing being raised, or a special speed reduction to 30 km/h for the time of the Saturday markets. On 3 April 2014, the local board's TPLs were advised that Road Corridor Operations staff will add the request for raising the pedestrian crossing to their list of projects for investigation and prioritisation during the 2014/2015 financial year, beginning on 1 July 2014. However, the request for a temporary speed reduction for the time of the Saturday morning market will not be progressed as temporary speed limits are implemented through a Temporary Traffic Management Plan for such events.  The Silverdale Commercial Ratepayers’ Association could therefore consider the option of applying for a Temporary Traffic Management Plan for its market days.

8

Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay

Maintenance of berm outside 18 Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay.

On 27 March 2014 Member Cooper advised that the bank/berm between the road and footpath outside 18 Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay, was overgrown and required urgent maintenance.  On 14 April 2014 the local board's TPLs were advised that, as this area is a planted garden, the request had been referred to Auckland Council's Parks staff for action.

9

Lucy Foster Lane, Red Beach

Request for review of recently imposed restricted parking on Lucy Foster Lane, Red Beach.

Rodney MP, Mark Mitchell, asked that students' safety, compromised as a result of recently imposed parking restrictions on Lucy Foster Lane, Red Beach, be investigated. On 3 April 2014 Mr Mitchell's Electorate Agent was advised that, due to a breakdown in communication between AT staff and the specialist firm which carried out consultation on the proposed changes in Lucy Foster Lane, Red Beach School had not been consulted on the proposed changes. This had been an oversight and Auckland Transport staff had conveyed their sincerest apologies direct to the school. Congestion and safety on Lucy Foster Lane during morning and afternoon drop-off/pick-up times will be monitored over a period of weeks to assess the situation. The outcome of these observations and any proposed changes will be discussed with the school before the middle of July 2014. 

10

Hammond Avenue, Hatfields Beach, Orewa

Proposed installation of NSAAT restrictions on Hammond Avenue, Hatfields Beach, Orewa.

Documentation describing the proposed installation of NSAAT restrictions on Hammond Avenue, Hatfields Beach, Orewa, to address a lack of forward visibility for southbound vehicles, was forwarded to the Board's TPLs on 1 April 2014 with a request for response no later than 1 May 2014. No comments were received.

11

Saint Clair Place, Browns Bay

Proposed installation of NSAAT restrictions on Saint Clair Place, Browns Bay.

Documentation describing the proposed installation of NSAAT restrictions on Saint Clair Place, Browns Bay, to address a lack of road width for east bound vehicles, was forwarded to the Board's TPLs on 1 April 2014, with a request for response no later than 1 May 2014. No comments were received.

12

Hibiscus Coast Highway, Hatfields Beach, Orewa

Concerns about pine trees on Hibiscus Coast Highway, Hatfields Beach, Orewa.

On 2 April 2014 Cr John Watson received advice that the roots of pine trees on the main road in the Hatfields Beach area immediately prior to Hammonds Road were exposed, prompting concerns that the trees would fall onto the road. By return Cr Watson was advised that Auckland Transport's maintenance engineers were aware of the situation and had forwarded a report on the matter to Auckland Council’s Northern Parks team, which is responsible for maintenance of trees in the road reserve, and from whom further information could be sought.

13

Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay

Proposed installation of NSAAT restrictions on Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay.

Documentation describing a proposal to install NSAAT restrictions on Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay, to address concerns raised by Member Cooper about access and exit issues in the vicinity of the Arts Centre, was forwarded to the Board's TPLs on 2 April 2014 with a request for response no later the 2 May 2014. No comments were received.

14

Whangaparaoa Plaza/Town Centre, Whangaparaoa

Proposed parking changes at Whangaparaoa Plaza/Town Centre, Whangaparaoa.

Documentation explaining a proposal for parking changes at the Whangaparaoa Plaza/Town Centre area, covering all three parking areas - Main Street, Wade River Road and Whangaparaoa Road, was sent to the local board's TPLs on 3 April 2014, with a request for response no later than Friday, 18 April. The changes proposed were the result of customer feedback and suggestions, with additional input from Pacific Plaza Management and Auckland Council’s Whangaparaoa Library staff. It is hoped that minor issues in the area can be addressed through this process and an improved amenity provided. On 3 April 2014 Member Fitzgerald advised she would prefer the restrictions to be P90 and P180 except for the loading zones, or that there be a parking zone established with P120 restrictions except for loading zones, such as in Orewa and as proposed for Silverdale. No other comments were received.

15

470 Beach Road, Murrays Bay

Request as to how the local board would initiate purchase of the property at 470 Beach Road, Murrays Bay.

On 7 April 2014, local board chairperson, Julia Parfitt, asked how the local board would request AT to acquire the property at 470 Beach Road, Murrays Bay, to be used for better road alignment and further parking for Murrays Bay Beach, noting that the former North Shore City Council had investigated realigning the corner in the past and that the neighbouring sailing club had prepared a plan showing how the road could be realigned and the parking reorganized. By return, members were advised that AT does not have any budget to purchase properties that have not been identified in its LTP for a particular purpose, so cases such as this would need to be considered on their merits. However, the time it takes to acquire the required approvals means opportunities such as this are often lost. If the purchase was to proceed, its need would first have to be identified through a roading project and there is currently no such project. There should be no concern that car parking on 472 Beach Road would be lost if 470 was redeveloped, as 472 is owned by Auckland Council, which would therefore determine its use, not the adjoining owners. As previously suggested, the local board could advocate to Auckland Council that the property be purchased to protect the site, especially if there is to be some rationalisation with the adjoining Auckland Council property at 476 Beach Road. It was noted that the GV for 470 Beach Road was $1.25 million in 2011, and the current asking price is therefore likely to be significantly higher.

16

Garadice Road, Rothesay Bay

Proposed NSAAT restrictions on Garadice Road, Rothesay Bay.

Documentation explaining a proposal to install NSAAT restrictions on Garadice Road, Rothesay Bay, to improve visibility for westbound vehicles and the flow of traffic around the bend, was forwarded to the Board's TPLs on 7 April 2014 with a request for response no later than 4 May. Member Cooper advised that he supported the installation of NSAAT restrictions on the bend as there will be more parking pressure in future which could encourage dangerous parking.  He advised that he didn't agree with the proposed restrictions on Braemar and Garadice Roads as these would eliminate two parking spaces, but that NSAAT restrictions could be installed on the Braemar\Garadice corner to prevent parking at this location in future.  No other comments were received.

17

Old North Road/Hatfields Hill area, Hatfields Beach, Orewa

Request for additional street lighting in the Old North Road/Hatfields Hill area, Hatfields Beach, Orewa.

Member Harding requested consideration of additional street lighting in the Old North Road/Hatfields Hill area, Hatfields Beach, Orewa, to improve safety for pedestrians and bus patrons in particular. On 10 April 2014 member Harding and the Board's TPLs were advised that existing street lighting on Hibiscus Coast Highway and in Old North Road was considered adequate; however, the request could be investigated further on receipt of more specific advice as to where the additional lighting is needed. Note: No further advice has been received from member Harding.

18

Beach Road, Torbay

Proposed installation of NSAAT restrictions on Beach Road, Torbay.

Documentation explaining the proposed installation of NSAAT restrictions on Beach Road, Torbay, to address concerns highlighted in a previous consultation, was forwarded to the local board's TPLs on 8 April 2014 with a request for responses no later than 18 April 2014. No comments were received.

19

Intersection of Spur and Lennon Access Road, Stillwater

Proposed change of priority at the intersection of Spur and Lennon Access Road, Stillwater.

Documentation explaining a proposal to change the priority at the intersection of Spur and Lennon Access Road, Stillwater, to address concerns about visibility, was forwarded to the Board's TPLs on 8 April 2014, with a request for comments no later than 2 May 2014. No comments were received.

20

16A Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay

Request for removal of large directional chevron sign outside the property at 16A Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay.

Member Cooper requested removal of the large chevron directional sign outside the property at 16A Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay, on 8 April 2014. This area is a slow speed suburban road with parked cars along the outer bend much of the time, there are two existing smaller chevrons warning of the bend, and the pedestrian desire line in the berm shows this is directly under the chevron sign.  On 14 April 214 the local board's TPLs were advised that the four-bar chevron sign is incorrectly positioned so will be removed. A single bar chevron will be positioned to the right of the original sign, increasing the visibility of this sign and therefore its effectiveness.  The work will be programmed and the sign removed by mid July 2014.

21

East Coast and Kowhai Roads, Mairangi Bay

Proposed installation of NSAAT restrictions at the intersection of East Coast and Kowhai Roads, Mairangi Bay.

Documentation describing a proposal to install NSAAT restrictions at the intersection of East Coast and Kowhai Roads, Mairangi Bay, to improve visibility for turning traffic, was forwarded to the Board's TPLs on 10 April 2014, with a request for responses no later than 2 May 2014. No comments were received.

22

Carlisle Road, Browns Bays

Walking and Cycling Project on Carlisle Road, Browns Bay.

Documentation explaining a proposal by AT's road safety and walking and cycling engineers to install cycle lanes on Carlisle Road, between the Deverell Place and Firth Road intersections, together with the removal of on-street parking between these intersections, was forwarded to the local board's TPLs on 10 April 14, with a request for feedback before 9 May 2014. The aim of this work is to provide an enhanced cycle connection between Browns Bay, Albany and East Coast Road, and improve safety for commuters, particularly cyclists.

23

Tindalls Bay/Whangaparaoa Roads, Whangaparaoa

Concerns regarding visibility at the intersection of Tindalls Bay/Whangaparaoa Roads, Whangaparaoa.

Member Fitzgerald advised on 14 April 2014 that a resident had raised concerns about a fence being constructed on the corner of Whangaparaoa Road and Tindalls Bays Road, Whangaparaoa, which was obstructing visibility for drivers. On 1 May 2014 the local board's TPLs were advised that the fence has been erected on the property boundary, so there are no encroachment issues, and that the give way lines and signs have been relocated to improve visibility at the intersection.

24

Link Crescent, Whangaparaoa

Concerns regarding increased traffic at the vicinity of Link Crescent, Whangaparaoa.

Cr Wayne Walker raised concerns about traffic flows between Whangaparaoa Road and Link Crescent, Whangaparaoa, as well as the relationship between the Whangaparaoa Road/Link Crescent intersection and the Whangaparaoa Road/Palmgreen Court intersection on 28 April 2014. His concerns related to how these roads and intersections would cope with a large volume of increased traffic due to the Link Crescent development. Cr Walker also asked if Auckland Transport has completed any modelling for future traffic flows in the area. Referred to Road Corridor Operations.

25

Silverdale Street, Silverdale

Request for reinstatement of directional sign on Silverdale Street, Silverdale.

Local board chairperson Julia Parfitt advised on 28 April 2014 that a directional sign removed during development of the site at 23-25 Wainui Road, Silverdale, has not yet been reinstated, causing confusion for drivers exiting Silverdale. She had previously been advised that once construction in this area had been completed, the contractor responsible would re-position the sign to a permanent location in the same area. Referred to Road Corridor Operations staff.

26

Ferry Service for Browns Bay and Takapuna

Request for contact information regarding introduction of a ferry service for Browns Bay and Takapuna.

On 28 April 2014 local board staff forwarded a request for contact information regarding a proposed ferry service for Browns Bay and Takapuna from a customer who advised he had a vessel that requires little to no infrastructure and is due for completion shortly. By return it was advised that Auckland Transport’s Senior Account Manager, Ferry Services, had also been contacted about the proposed service.  The customer has a hovercraft being built in Australia by a company that has indicated it will provide the support to put the vessel into service. The customer has been advised that he needs to speak to Auckland Council’s Resource Consent Coastal team to discuss issues pertaining to environmental impacts, use of existing boat ramps, timetable, pricing structure, inclement weather alternatives (buses) and disabled access. The contact details of the relevant Auckland Council officer were provided for his information.

27

Wainui Road/Millwater Parkway, Orewa

Request for confirmation that Wainui Road/Millwater Parkway, Orewa is to be closed for a period of four months.

Cr Penny Webster was advised on 29 April 2014 that Wainui Road/Millwater Parkway, the connector road between Wainui/Silverdale and Orewa, is to be closed for a period of four months for construction of the Wainui South-facing motorway ramps. On 1 May Crs Webster, Wayne Walker and Watson, the Hibiscus and Bays and Rodney Local Board TPLs were advised that the closure of Millwater Parkway between Bankside Road and Wainui Bridge is required to enable the widening of Millwater Parkway and the construction of the new motorway on-ramp.  The motorway interchange is being constructed by a joint venture comprising the Millwater developer and Highgate Commercial Ltd, developers of the Highgate Business Park. It is recognised that the closure of this section of Millwater Parkway will pose some inconvenience for road users using the bridge, who will need to use Wainui Road and Silverdale Street to travel north to Grand Drive. The expectation is that the road will be closed for the minimum period of time necessary to carry out the work. The immediately affected residents were advised of the impending closure and a public notice was placed in the local paper on 16 April 2014. Copies of the letter sent to affected residents and a map showing the closure area, which detailed the reasons for the closure, explained that detours will be in place and provided contact information for the relevant contractor/consultant was forwarded. A copy of the design showing the new ramps was also provided.

28

1075 Whangaparaoa Road, Whangaparaoa

Proposed installation of NSAAT restrictions outside 1075 Whangaparaoa Road, Whangaparaoa.

Documentation explaining a proposal to install NSAAT restrictions outside 1075 Whangaparaoa Road, Whangaparaoa, where parked vehicles impede the movement of vehicles passing on the inside of those waiting to turn right into Hardley Avenue, was forwarded to the Board's TPLs on 30 April with a request for responses no later 29 May.

29

65 Florence Avenue, Orewa

Proposed installation of NSAAT restrictions outside 65 Florence Avenue, Orewa.

Documentation describing a proposal to install NSAAT restrictions outside the property at 65 Florence Avenue, Orewa, where parked vehicles restrict the movement of those approaching the roundabout, was forwarded to the local board's TPLs on 30 April 2014, with a request for responses no later than 29 May 2014.

30

Hibiscus Coast Highway in the vicinity of Florence Avenue and Riverside Road, Orewa

Proposed changes to NSAAT restrictions and bus parking on Hibiscus Coast Highway in the vicinity of Florence Avenue and Riverside Road, Orewa.

The local board's TPLs were forwarded information relating to minor changes to NSAAT restrictions and bus parking previously proposed in 2013 on the Boulevard (Hibiscus Coast Highway) in the vicinity of Orewa Square and Florence Avenue, and in the vicinity of Riverside Road, Orewa, on 5 May 2014 with a request for comments no later than Friday, 16 May.

31

Passenger Transport Statistics

Request for most recent bus and ferry passenger transport statistics.

On 5 May 2014 Cr Wayne Walker requested the most recent statistics for bus patronage to the Hibiscus Coast and ferry patronage from Gulf Harbour, Hobsonville, and Upper Harbour. Forwarded to Public Transport staff for response.

 

Consideration

Local board views and implications

16.     This report is for the local board’s information.

 

Maori impact statement

17.     No specific issues with regard to the Maori Impact Statement are triggered by this report.

 

General

18.     The activities detailed in this report do not trigger the Significance Policy, all programmes and activities are within budget/in line with the Council’s Annual Plan and LTP documents and there are no legal or legislative implications arising from the activities detailed in this report.

 

Implementation

19.     There are no implementation issues.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

 

 

 

Signatories

Author

Ellen Barrett, Elected Member Relationship Manager, Auckland Transport

Authoriser

Jonathan Anyon, Elected Member Relationship Team Manager, Auckland Transport

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards

 

File No.: CP2014/09538

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       To inform local boards about progress on activities undertaken by Auckland Transport in the three months January - March 2014, and the planned activities anticipated to be undertaken in the three months April – June 2014.

 

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport Quarterly Report.

 

 

Comments

 

Significant activities during the period under review

 

Key Agency Initiatives

 

SMART (South Western Multimodal Airport Rapid Transit) Project

 

2.       Investigation into protecting a corridor to expand the rail network to the Airport.  As part of planning for the future public transport network, Auckland Transport (AT) has been talking to Auckland Airport about making provision for a potential rapid transit corridor in its master plan. Rail has been identified as the best long term public transport option for improving transport in Auckland’s airport and south western area.  Auckland Airport has allowed for a rail corridor and station at the terminal as part of its latest master plan.  There are no confirmed alignments for rapid transit links outside the airport property yet and further work is required to confirm this and the timing of any construction.  The project is currently in the development phase and public consultation will be carried out when more certainty on feasible alignments and station locations are reached. 

 

East West Link

 

3.       The primary objective of the project is to provide an improved freight connection between SH20, SH1 and the Onehunga/Penrose industrial aria. Public Transport, cycling and safety upgrades will also be considered.

 

4.       The project team has started the process for procurement of a professional services contract for the production of the Detailed Business Case in the 2014/2015 financial year, subject to approval of funding.  The contract will be led by the Transport Agency, as principal, but the project will continue to be jointly led by AT and the Transport Agency.  Indicatively, construction is scheduled to start by 2016/2017, with forecast completion by 2019/2020.

 

 

AMETI Package 1 - Panmure Phase 2

 

5.       This phase encompasses the replacement of the existing Panmure roundabout with a signalised intersection, construction of a two lane busway on the northern part of Lagoon Drive and a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists along the north side of Lagoon Drive from Queens Road/Jellicoe Road to the new Panmure Bridge, re-allocation of road space within existing kerb lines to provide for bus priority, cycle lanes, improved footpaths and landscaping along Ellerslie-Panmure Highway from Forge Way to Mt Wellington Highway and widening of existing footpaths to provide shared footpath/cycle paths at Mt Wellington Highway.  This piece of work is part of the AMETI Programme.

 

6.       The base design is complete and will be updated to align with the requirements of the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan and to ensure effects (e.g. on cultural heritage sites) are appropriately mitigated.  Work has commenced on the consenting phase and a designer is being procured.

 

 

PT Development

 

Distributed Stabling - Detailed Design

 

7.       The project entails the development of out stabling facilities which support rail services throughout the region.  These facilities are located in Auckland South/CBD and West and comprise facilities for overnight stabling of trains, staff facilities for operational staff as well as lighting and security systems for the remote monitoring of the facilities.

 

Platform Extensions

 

8.       Extending the platforms of 11 stations by 5-15m each to bring them into line with other platforms on the network addressed by KiwiRail's DART projects and to accommodate the stopping of six car EMU services (147m in length + stopping distances).

 

9.       The first three stations with platform extensions are now nearing completion and good progress is being made on the next four stations.  The Project Manager has accelerated these works to complete them all extensions by June 2014.

 

City Rail Link

 

10.     The City Rail Link (CRL) is a 3.5km double track underground electrified rail line running under Auckland City centre from Britomart Station to the Western Line near the existing Mt Eden Station.  Britomart would become a through station and provide for three intermediate stations in the Aotea, Karangahape Road and Newton areas.

 

11.     The Independent Commissioners’ recommendations in relation to AT’s Notice of Requirement for the designation to construct and operate the CRL have been received and are under review.  The Principal Technical Advisor has completed the establishment phase and commenced the design definition phase in preparation of the reference design.  The project team continues preparations to be collated in an integrated project office by early April.

 

Upgrade Downtown Ferry Terminals

 

12.     Scope of work is being discussed with Public Transport Operations. A new covered waiting area will be installed on Pier 2 by the end of April 2014.

 

13.     Scoping and initiation works for the upgrade of Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3 and 4 is under development in coordination with the Harbour Edge Programme.

 

Harbour Bridge Pathway

 

14.     The purpose of the project is to construct a cycle/foot-bridge below/alongside the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

 

 

Road Design and Development

 

Route optimisation CBD

 

15.     Improving AT's transport network by maximising use of existing infrastructure, considering all transport modes, improving consistency and customer experience, with a high focus in the City Centre on moving people.

 

Corridor Management Plans (CMPs)

 

16.     Corridor Management Plans identify the long term (< 30 year) strategic vision for each corridor based on projected growth and development.  Potential network deficiencies across all modes are analysed and the CMPs set an integrated transport and land use approach to enable anticipated growth.   CMPs also inform Network Operating Plans for the day-to-day management of the corridor and influence the planning for other AT projects and operations.  A key focus for CMPs is to create robust implementation plans of prioritised projects to address future issues, creating a large portion of AT’s forward programme.

 

January- March 2014:

·        Onewa Rd CMP starts

·        Mt Albert Rd-Carrington Rd CMP starts

·        Great South Rd Stage 3 starts

·        Greenlane East/West starts

·        Manukau Rd CMP starts

·        New North Rd CMP starts

·        Pakuranga Rd CMP underway

·        Great North Rd CMP underway

·        Brigham Creek Rd CMP finishes

·        Oteha Valley Rd CMP finishes

 

April-June 2014 (planned):

·        Mangere-Otahuhu-Sylvia Park CMP starts

·        Great North Rd CMP finishes

·        Onewa Rd CMP finishes

·        Mt Albert Rd-Carrington Rd CMP finishes

·        Great South Rd Stage 3 finishes

·        Greenlane East/West finishes

·        Manukau Rd CMP finishes

·        New North Rd CMP finishes

·        Pakuranga Rd CMP finishes

·        Great North Rd CMP finishes

 

Community Transport

 

School Transport Programme and Road Safety Education

 

17.     The number of schools signed onto the TravelWise Programme has now reached 387.

 

18.     Key activities undertaken with schools included Safety at The School Gate parking enforcement, speed enforcement campaigns undertaken with the NZ Police, cycle training, scooter training, school leadership programme for intermediate and high school students and school curriculum transport-related activities targeted at road safety and school travel options.

 

19.     Walking School Buses now number 362 in the region with a continued programme of recruitment and recognition for the volunteers who accompany the buses.

 

20.     Demand for cycle training is still strong from schools and greater partnerships with the NZ Police, Sports Trusts and Bike NZ have been developed to deliver cycle training and cycle safety. 

 

21.     The following regional road safety education campaigns are being delivered over the coming six months: 

 

·        Local speed  campaign – focused at all road users

·        Pedestrian safety campaign – focused on youth and at risk sites

·        Cycle safety - winter campaign focused on Be Bright Be Seen

·        Back to school speed campaign - focused on targeting drivers speed around schools.

 

Travel Planning and Cycle and Walking

 

22.     Commute travel planning packages and personal journey plans are being delivered across the region, targeting business, communities, business associations and tertiary institutions.

 

23.     The development of the Auckland Cycle network continues with priority being placed on working with NZTA on Grafton Gully and Waterview, working with Local Board Greenway proposals, Beach Road, Great South Road, Puhinui Road and the New Zealand Cycle Trail network expansion programme of the Airport to City route.

 

 

Road Corridor Access

 

Corridor Access Request Applications (CAR)

 

24.     There were 1,366 CAR applications approved in March, with 80% processed within five working days and 94% processed within 15 working days of lodgement.

 

25.     In the last three months to the end of March 2014 there have been 3,872 CAR applications approved to carry out work on the road network. 

 

Ultra-Fast Broadband Rollout (UFB)

 

26.     There continues to be a high volume of work underway on the network as Chorus looks to complete the Year 3 (2013/14) build before the deadline set by Crown Fibre Holdings of 31 May 2014.   As at the end of March there have been 252 cabinet areas completed, 133 of which have been signed off and commenced their warranty period.

 

27.     To date 478 of the 522 Year 1 (2011/12) and Year 2 (2012/13) cabinet areas have had the outstanding remedial work completed and have either been moved into warranty or are awaiting final sign off.   The completion of the remaining work remains a high priority for both VisionStream and Chorus.  It is expected that the remedial work on the remaining cabinet areas will be fully completed by the end of May 2014.

 

28.     The demand for customer connections is continuing to grow as the rollout of fibre continues and more retailers enter the market.  Due to improved architecture, Year 3 connections are less disruptive; however, the connections relating to the Year 1 and Year 2 cabinet areas sometimes require additional deployment and excavation to be undertaken.

 

Watercare Hunua 4 Bulk Watermain

 

29.     There are currently three crews working at Tidal Road in Mangere, Tutare Road in Papatoetoe and Mountain Road in Mangere Bridge.

 

30.     The works on Tidal Road are currently taking place between Gee Place and Waokauri Place.  The works are moving northwards and when they reach the industrial part of Tidal Road, will be undertaken in shorter sections to minimise the impact for adjoining businesses as much as possible. 

 

31.     Discussions are underway with Watercare on future stages of this project between Onehunga and Campbell Crescent and then from Campbell Crescent through to the Khyber Pass reservoir.  Despite best endeavours from Watercare, it has not been able to obtain approval from the Cornwall Park Trust Board to install the pipeline through Cornwall Park and therefore intends to follow local roads around the perimeter of Cornwall Park.  The proposed route follows Campbell Road, Wheturangi Road, Wapiti Avenue and Market Road.  This outcome is disappointing as the construction of the pipeline will result in considerable disruption and inconvenience to residents and road users along the proposed route.  Investigation is also underway to determine the preferred route and construction methodology between Campbell Crescent and the Khyber Pass reservoir.  Watercare is investigating the use of tunnelling and other trenchless methods so as to reduce the traffic impacts.

 

 

Road Corridor Maintenance

 

North

 

32.     Good progress has been made with the resurfacing programme, with 16.2 km of asphaltic concrete (AC) resurfacing and 88.4 km of chip sealing completed to date. 

 

33.     There has been 19.3 km of pavement renewals completed to date, with projects recently completed on Bentley Avenue and Whangaripo Valley Road.

 

Central

 

34.     The chip sealing programme was completed by the end of March and comprised the resealing of 32.3km of sealed roads in the central area.

 

35.     To date this year there has been 19.9 km of footpaths either resurfaced or replaced in the central area.  The UFB rollout has adversely impacted on the delivery of the footpath renewal programme as it has affected the availability of suitable resources to carry out the concrete works and the need for coordination of works.

 

West

 

36.     There has been 13.2 km of AC resurfacing and 33.5 km of chip sealing completed to the end of March. 

 

37.     There has been 10.1 km of footpaths either resurfaced or replaced to date. 


 

South

 

38.     There has been 17.8 km of AC resurfacing and 140.4 km of chip sealing completed to date.  The remainder of the chip sealing programme will be completed in April, with the remaining AC resurfacing carried out during April and May.

 

39.     There has been 13.2 km of pavement renewals completed to date, with projects recently completed comprising Great South Rd (Coles Crescent to Subway Road) and Carruth Rd.

 

Streetlights

 

40.     To date there has been 2,903 luminaires renewed and 603 street light poles replaced this year.

 

 

Road Corridor Operations

 

Route Optimisation: Investigation and analysis

 

41.     Focus for this year is central Auckland.

 

42.     The Central City has been divided into five key zones and each zone has an assigned technical lead.

 

43.     Stage 1 Investigation and traffic signal optimisation has now been completed on the following routes:

 

Road/Street

From

To

Quay Street

Lower Hobson St

Solent St

Customs Street

Lower Hobson St

The Strand

Victoria Street

Hobson

Stanley St

Wellesley Street

Hobson

Grafton Rd

The Strand

Quay St

Alten Rd

Albert Street

Quay St

Wellesley

Queen Street

Quay St

Newton Rd

Mayoral Drive/Cook Street

Wellesley St W

Wellseley St E

Nelson Street

SH1

Fanshawe St

Hobson Street

Quay St

SH1

Karangahape Road

Ponsonby Road

Grafton Rd

Wellington Union

Franklin

Karangahape Road

Symonds Street

Mt Eden

Customs

Grafton Road

Khyber Pass

Symonds St

 

44.     Route optimisation has also begun on:

 

·       Highbrook Drive

·       Jervois Road

·       Ponsonby Road, and

·       Rosebank Road.

 

Network Safety and Operations Improvement Programme

 

45.     This programme is part of the region-wide School Travel Planning process for 2013/2014. A safety engineering programme has been developed for 25 Schools and advance designs for 20 Schools for 2014/2015 implementation:

 

As at 31 March 2014:

 

·       15 projects at design stage

·       13 projects under construction

·       30 projects have been completed

·       18 projects at procurement stage.

 

46.     Advance Design for 2014/2015 schools programme developed for 20 schools:

 

As at 31 March 2014:

 

·       11 projects under investigation

·       60 projects at scheme stage

·       67 projects at design stage.

 

47.     40% of 2013/14 Minor Safety Improvement Programme delivered to date and 40% of 2013/14 Regional Safety Programme is under construction

 

 

Urban Kiwi RAP and Red Light Camera Programmes

 

Kiwi RAP

 

48.     Version 1 of the Urban KiwiRAP risk mapping software has been developed and all Auckland routes, intersections, and vulnerable user groups are mapped and prioritised.

 

49.     Urban KiwiRAP star-rating tender responses have been evaluated and the tender is expected to be awarded by the end of April.

 

Red Light Cameras

 

50.     A meeting with NZ Police in February updated AT on the tender process and investigated the possibility of AT buying poles in advance of NZ Police procurement of cameras, expected to be in early 2015.

 

 

Parking and Enforcement

 

City Centre Parking Zone price review

 

51.     The project entails adjustment of on-street tariff based on the demand as per the price adjustment policy approved by the AT Board in 2012. The policies both state that prices should be adjusted regularly to achieve gradual behaviour change and ensure parking is available for customers to use.  The price changes will be the first since the implementation of the City Centre Parking Zone in December 2012.  The proposed on-street price changes will be communicated to Local Boards and Heart of the City.  These will also be made available on the AT website.

 

Newmarket parking review

 

52.     The proposal is to remove time limits from paid parking areas in Newmarket and move towards a demand responsive pricing approach similar to the Central City Parking Zone.  

 

 

 

Howick village parking study

 

53.     The purpose of this parking review is to provide guidance on parking management within the Howick town centre to support existing activities and future growth. The scope of the Howick Village parking review was to:

 

(i)      Review the existing parking demand and determine the public parking supply in Howick Village

(ii)      Identify the location and nature of parking problems

(iii)     Identify and evaluate potential measures to address the problems and improve the overall parking management

(iv)    Recommend specific short -term actions for implementation and longer term options for future parking management.

 

54.     The development of the Howick Village parking review involved:

 

(i)      Parking utilisation and turnover survey

(ii)      Local business perception survey

(iii)     Consultation with internal and external stakeholders (the Howick Local Board and the Howick Village Business Association).

 

Privately owned and controlled parking provision was not included in this review.

 

 

Public Transport

 

Rail Electrification

 

55.     The delivery of 9 of 57 new electric trains, seven of which have commenced service and two of which are currently being tested and commissioned.

 

56.     KiwiRail is continuing the installation of the overhead system and the section from Wiri to Otahuhu was commissioned to allow night time testing of the trains.  Some Sunday to Thursday evening services have been replaced by buses on the Western and Eastern lines to progress the installation of the overhead power supply.

 

57.     Rail patronage for the twelve months to March 2014 exceeded 11 million, an increase of 11% on the same period the previous year and a new record for heavy rail in the Auckland region.

 

58.     Rail service punctuality continues to improve and was 87.9% for the twelve months to March 2014, an improvement from 82.9% the previous year.  In January 2014, service punctuality was 91.7%, the first time on record that punctuality has exceeded 90%.

 

Bus – Improvements

 

59.     The major marketing campaign that went live late in 2013 is on-going for the Central Corridors (Mt Eden Road, Sandringham Road, Dominion Road, Great North Road and New North Road) and is focused on breaking down myths and encouraging non-users to change their perceptions of bus travel.  The campaign will rolled out to the North Shore region in April 2014. Targeted local direct marketing campaigns providing an overview of local bus services and free tickets to generate trial by non-users that went live late 2013 are on-going, with 7,400 households in Tamaki Drive and Albany Central targeted during the first quarter of 2014. NZTA has tendered the Total Mobility (TM) Administration System and is expected to better manage the TM scheme, leading to efficiencies and reduced risk of fraud.  AT Public Transport staff have been involved in the specification development and the subsequent on-going tender evaluation is expected to reach a successful conclusion. 

 

 

Bus - Integrated ticketing & fares

 

60.     In March 2014, with the implementation of Auckland Integrated Fare System (AIFS) HOP on the remainder of the buses, HOP is now available across over 100% of the bus network, marking a major milestone for PT.  AT staff were on the road at key locations to support drivers and customers during the entire roll-out process that began in late 2013.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Schedule of activities undertaken for the third quarter (2013/2014) ending 31 March 2014 and foward works programme for the fourth quarter (2013/2014) ending 30 June 2014

165

bView

Traffic Control Committee Decisions

195

cView

Local Board Advocacy Report

197

dView

Local Board Transport Capital Fund Report

203

     

Signatories

Authors

Various Auckland Transport authors

Authoriser

Jonathan Anyon, Elected Member Relationship Team Manager

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 































Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 







Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 



Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Rodney and Hibiscus Coast Subdivision Local Board Funding Subcommittee

 

File No.: CP2014/09169

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       The Northern Joint Funding Committee met on 2 May 2014 and resolved to set up two sub-committees to allocate the funding of the legacy Rodney District Council and North Shore City Council.  For the purpose of allocating the funding of the legacy Rodney District Council the Rodney Local Board and the Hibiscus Coast Subdivision of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Funding Sub-committee has been established.  The Rodney and Hibiscus Coast Subdivision Local Board Funding Subcommittee will comprise two members from the Rodney Local Board area and two members from the Hibiscus Coast Subdivision of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area.  Alternates to the subcommittee will also be appointed from each local board.

Executive Summary

2.       The arrangements and the responsibilities of each subcommittee are largely the same as the previous term.

3.       At the meeting held on 2 May 2014, the Northern Joint Funding Committee resolved that the Rodney and Hibiscus Coast Subdivision Local Board Funding Subcommittee consist of two members of the Rodney Local Board to be appointed by the Rodney Local Board as well as an alternative member and two members of the Hibiscus Coast subdivision of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board to be appointed by the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board as well as an alternative member.

4.       The Northern Joint Funding Committee delegated to the Rodney and Hibiscus Coast Subdivision Local Board Funding Subcommittee all responsibilities as required under the Northern Joint Funding Committee’s terms of reference (Attachment A).

 

Recommendation/s

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      confirm members xxx and xxx to the Rodney and Hibiscus Coast Subdivision Local Board Funding Subcommittee to determine the Rodney District Council legacy funding applications to the Large Grants Fund (community), Large Grants Fund (recreation), Large Grants Fund (youth), Community Grants Scheme, Small Grants Fund (youth), Rodney Natural Heritage Fund and Rodney Heritage Item Assistance Fund, as delegated by the Northern Joint Funding Committee.

b)      confirm member xxxx as an alternate member of the Rodney and Hibiscus Coast Subdivision Local Board Funding Subcommittee.

 

 

Discussion

5.       The Northern Joint Funding Committee at its meeting on 2 May 2014 confirmed that two local board members from each of the Rodney Local Board and the Hibiscus Coast Subdivision of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Boards are to be appointed to the Rodney and Hibiscus Coast Subdivision Local Board Funding Subcommittee. 

Consideration

Local Board Views

6.       The Northern Joint Funding Committee has confirmed that two local board members from each of the Rodney Local Board and the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board are to be appointed to the Rodney and Hibiscus Coast Subdivision Local Board Funding Subcommittee. 

Maori Impact Statement

7.       No consultation with Maori has been undertaken. No specific benefits or risks to Maori communities have been identified.

Implementation Issues

8.       After the Rodney Local Board and the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Members are confirmed the Rodney and Hibiscus Coast Subdivision Local Board Funding Subcommittee meeting dates will be set to consider applications.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Terms of Reference for the Northern Joint Funding Committee

207

    

Signatories

Authors

Vivienne Sullivan - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 




Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2014 hearing dates

File No.: CP2014/09691

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       This report seeks approval for the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2014 hearings and formal adoption dates.

Executive summary

2.       Legislation requires a special consultation process for the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2014.   Local board plans must be adopted by 31 October 2014.

3.       The proposed key dates are as follows:

i)        Hearings:  Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 9.00am – 3.00pm, with a reserve day of Thursday, 11 September 2014, 9.00am – 3.00pm (if required).

ii)       Formal adoption of the local board plan:  Business meeting on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      approve the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2014 hearings dates as follows:

i)        Hearing:  Wednesday, 10 September 2014, at 9.00am

ii)       Reserve day:  Thursday, 11 September 2014, at 9.00am

          to be held in the Council Chamber, Orewa Service Centre, 50 Centreway Road, Orewa.

b)      consider the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2014 for adoption at the  Hibiscus and Bays Local Board business meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 15 October 2014 at 4.30pm in the Council Chamber, Orewa Service Centre, 50 Centreway Road, Orewa.

 

 

Comments

 

4.       Local boards are required to adopt a local board plan no later than 31 October in the year immediately following the triennial general election.  The special consultative procedure must be used.  [Section 20(1)(a) and (b) of the Local Governing (Auckland Council) Act 2009].

5.       A local board plan is for a three year period and can set out longer term aspirations beyond the three year period. 

6.       The purpose of the local board plan is to:

i)        reflect the priorities and preferences of the local board’s communities

ii)       identify and describe the interests and preferences of the people within the local board area

iii)      provide a basis for developing the local board agreement

iv)      inform the development of the Long-term Plan 2015-2025

v)      provide a basis for accountability of the local board to the community in its area.

7.       The public will have an opportunity to make submissions on the local board plans during 7 July to 6 August 2014.

8.       The local board hearings will be conducted between 26 August and 9 September 2014 and workshop will be held in early and mid September 2014.

9.       Local boards will formally adopt their local board plans at their October 2014 meetings.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

10.     The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board has undertaken public consultation and wide engagement to inform the draft Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2014.  Local Board Services staff will discuss the hearings options with the local board once the volume of submissions is known. 

Maori impact statement

11.     The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board recognises the significance of Maori and is working to strengthen relationships.  The local board has listened to mana whenua and their priorities during the development of the local board plan. 

Implementation

12.     There are no implementation issues.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

Vivienne Sullivan - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Ward Councillors Update

 

File No.: CP2014/08697

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board allocates a period of time for the Ward Councillors, Cr Wayne Walker and Cr John Watson, to update them on the activities of the Governing Body.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      thank Councillors Walker and Watson for their update to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board on the activities of the Governing Body.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Vivienne Sullivan - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Local Board Members Reports

 

File No.: CP2014/08698

 

  

 

Executive Summary

1.       This is an opportunity for local board members to update the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board on projects and issues they have been involved with.

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      receive the information.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Vivienne Sullivan - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Minutes of Hibiscus and Bays Facilities and Reserves Committee Meeting 11 April 2014

 

File No.: CP2014/08707

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       The minutes of the Hibiscus and Bays Facilities and Reserves Committee Meetings of 11 April 2014.

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      receive the minutes of Facilities and Reserves Committee Meetings of 11 April 2014.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Minutes of meeting of 11 April 2014

219

    

Signatories

Authors

Vivienne Sullivan - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 





Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Record of Workshop Meetings

 

File No.: CP2014/08758

 

  

 

Executive Summary

1.       The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board held workshop meetings on 28 March 2014, 2, 9, 23 and 30 April 2014.  A copy of these workshop records is attached.

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      endorse the records of the workshop meetings held on 28 March 2014, 2, 9, 23 and 30 April 2014.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Workshop Record 28 March 2014

225

bView

Workshop Record 2 April 2014

229

cView

Workshop Record 9 April 2014

231

dView

Workshop Record 23 April 2014

233

eView

Workshop Record 30 April 2014

235

    

Signatories

Authors

Vivienne Sullivan - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 




Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 



Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 



Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 



Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 


     

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

21 May 2014

 

 

Exclusion of the Public: Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

 

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

C1       Te Tiriti / Treaty settlement update

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(c)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information or information from the same source and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be supplied.

In particular, the report contains information provided by the Crown to council in confidence on the understanding the information is negotiation sensitive between Hapū / Iwi and the Crown. If confidential information is made available, it will prejudice both those negotiations and the provision of similar information to council in the future.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.