I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

3.30pm

Council Chamber
Orewa Service Centre
50 Centreway Road
Orewa

 

Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Phelan Pirrie

 

Deputy Chairperson

Steven Garner

 

Members

James Colville

 

 

Warren Flaunty, QSM

 

 

Thomas Grace

 

 

Beth Houlbrooke

 

 

John McLean

 

 

Greg Sayers

 

 

Brenda Steele

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Raewyn Morrison

Local Board Democracy Advisor

 

30 March 2015

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 427 3399

Email: raewyn.morrison@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 


Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

07 April 2015

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               6

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          6

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       6

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          6

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    6

8.1     Vector Update                                                                                                       6

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          7

12        New Road Names – Remana Crescent and Hooton Drive                                        9

13        Auckland Transport Update to the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee, April 2015                                                                        15

14        Delegations to the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson of the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee                                                29

15        Local Board Members Reports                                                                                  31

16        Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee Workshop Records                                                                                                                         33  

17        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Welcome

 

2          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

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.

 

Board Member

Organisation

Position

James Colville

St Marys Church Wellsford, Parish Council

Federated Farmers Auckland

Wellsford Drama Club

Wellsford Promotions

Landowners and Contractors Protection Assn.

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Warren Flaunty, QSM

Westgate Pharmacy Ltd

NorSGA Properties Ltd

The Trust Community Foundation Ltd

Henderson-Massey Local Board

Waitemata District Health Board

Taupaki Residents and Ratepayers Assn.

Contractor and Director

Director

Director

Member

Elected Member

Member

Steven Garner

(Deputy Chairperson)

Mahurangi College Board of Trustee

Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club

Trustee

Member

Thomas Grace

Kumeu Rotary

South Kaipara Community Patrol

Rally New Zealand

Targa New Zealand

Waimauku Lions

Auckland Conservation Board

Federated Farmers

Northern Sports Car Club

Graceland Properties

Kumeu Community Patrol

President

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Director

Member

Beth Houlbrooke

Greater Auckland Chorus (Charitable Trust)

Sweet Adelines New Zealand (Charitable Trust)

ACT NZ
ACT NZ

Baddeleys and Campbells Beach Residents and Ratepayers Assn.

Member

Member

Vice President

Employee

Member

John McLean

Albany CoCo

De Paul House

Furniture for Schools Charitable Trust

Newpark Financial

Trust member

Member

Trustee

Shareholder

Phelan Pirrie

Muriwai Environmental Action Community Trust

North West District Business Association

Muriwai Community Association

Muriwai Volunteer Fire Brigade

Best Berries (NZ) Ltd 

Trustee

Member

Member

Officer in Charge

Director/Shareholder

Greg Sayers

Rotary Club of Auckland

Neighbourhood Support Rodney

Member

Member

Brenda Steele

(Chairperson)

Te Uri o Hau

Ngati Whatua o Kaipara

Woodhill School Board of Trustees

H.I.P.P.Y. South Kaipara

Beneficiary

Beneficiary

Trustee

Trustee

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 2 February 2015, 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

 

Standing Order 3.20 provides for deputations. Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

8.1       Vector Update

Nicholas Albrecht, Government Relations Manager, Vector, will be in attendance to address the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee on Vector’s activities and vegetation management in the local board area.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      thank Nicholas Albrecht, Government Relations Manager, Vector, for his update on Vector’s activities and vegetation management in the local board area.

 

 

 

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 www 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.

 


Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

07 April 2015

 

 

New Road Names – Remana Crescent and Hooton Drive

 

File No.: CP2015/04575

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to seek the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee approval for two new road names in stage 2 of the Matua Estate subdivision at 88 Tapu Road, Huapai.

Executive Summary

2.       A condition of the subdivision land-use consent (SLC-59597) required the applicant to suggest to council names for the new roads within the subdivision which will vest in council.

3.       The applicant wishes to name the two roads created in stage 2 of the Matua Estate subdivision as Remana Crescent and Hooton Drive.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      approve the new road names under section 319(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 of Remana Crescent and Hooton Drive at 88 Tapu Road, Huapai, Council reference SLC-59597.

 

Comments

4.       The applicant is Cabra Developments Limited, the site address is 88 Tapu Road and the council reference: SLC-59597

5.       This 222 residential lot subdivision was granted in 2013, and is to be carried out in stages. As required by the resource consent, following consultation with Georgina Parata of Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, the applicant company has suggested the new roads created in stage 2 of the subdivision be named Remana Crescent and Hooton Drive. In Maori, ‘Remana’ is a type of lemon and the name was recommended by Ngati Whatua o Kaipara in recognising the fertile soils and orchards that were originally in the area. ‘Hooton’ is the surname of a person that Cabra Developments Limited has been associated with and who has had a connection with this land and lived in the Huapai area for 40-50 years. These names were recommended on the basis that they reflect the fertile soils and orchards, and a person’s lengthy occupation of this land. 

6.       LINZ confirms that there are no similar road names in the area.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

7.       A decision is sought from the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee to approve the new road names under section 319(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

 

Māori impact statement

8.       The applicant consulted with Georgina Parata of Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, who confirmed Remana Crescent as a suitable name for one of the new roads. At that stage another name (Pititi drive) was suggested by Iwi but not adopted.

Implementation

9.       If and when the name is approved the developer will be advised and they are responsible for erecting the new road name signs.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Locality Plan

11

bView

Scheme Plan

13

      

Signatories

Authors

Frank Lovering, Land Surveyor/Senior Subdivision Advisor

Authorisers

Bonnie Lees, Resource Consents Team Manager

 


Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

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Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

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Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

07 April 2015

 

 

Auckland Transport Update to the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee, April 2015

 

File No.: CP2015/04650

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to respond to local board requests on transport-related matters and to provide information to elected members about Auckland Transport (AT) activities.

Executive Summary

2.       The report provides an update on transport matters for the information of the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee members and a register of transport issues in the local board’s area, as collated by Auckland Transport’s (AT’s) Elected Member Relationship Manager North.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport Update for April 2015.

 

Comments

Auckland’s new directional signage system

3.       A cross-council project team led by AT has been tasked with cleaning up the jumble of signs in Auckland city. At present directional signage, or ‘wayfinding’, varies all over Auckland. Now there is a single council structure it’s time to make it simpler to travel around the region. Visitors in particular say Auckland’s signage is not clear and can be contradictory.

4.       A single directional signage system will help Aucklanders and visitors to use our buses, trains, ferries and make it simpler for walking, cycling or driving.

5.       The new signs will also be designed to carry additional information, including icons for activities such as cycling or walking, and in some instances provide estimated travel times along with information on local points of interest. There will also be a new public transport signage system that will provide more information but be easier to use.

6.       Prototype signage is currently in place along the Dominion Road Safe Cycle Route and the Grafton Gully Cycleway to assess how effective the signage is for cyclists. In mid-2015 prototype signage will be installed around Wynyard through to the ferry terminal and also in New Lynn and Northcote Town Centre. The project team is currently holding key stakeholder presentations and will be working with focus groups once all prototypes are in place to discuss how they are performing and whether any changes are required.

7.       The proposed new signage system will be peer reviewed to ensure that it meets the needs of people travelling around Auckland and is in line with global best practice. Following this, a strategy and implementation plan will guide the introduction of the new signage system. This is expected to take some years as the signs are intended to be implemented as budgets allow or when associated with new capital works, renewals and maintenance programmes.

8.       For more information visit the AT’s website, www.at.govt.nz or email the team at signage@aucklandtransport.govt.nz.

2015 Public Transport Fare Review: Aligning fares for the introduction of Integrated Fares

9.       The focus of this year’s public transport fare review is to better align short and long distance fares in preparation for a change to a simpler zone based system (integrated fares) next year.

10.     As transport changes in the city continue, improving the fare structure with integrated fares will allow the introduction of the New Network, which will see more frequent services on key routes at a minimum average of every 15 minutes, 7am to 7pm, seven days a week.

11.     AT’s HOP card, electric trains on the rail network, the first step towards the construction of the City Rail Link and an investigation of the benefits of light rail are all designed to provide Aucklanders with choices that will offer them the freedom to most effectively use their time.

12.     The changes to public transport fares through the 2015 review will see:

·    Small increases of between 5 and 10 cents for short distance (stage one and stage two trips) for those using the AT HOP card;

·    No increases on longer AT HOP trips on buses and trains, other than for stage five journeys which receive a tertiary concession;

·    Reductions of 5c and 16c per trip for stage six and seven child fares, using AT HOP;

·    Increases for some cash fares by 50 cents, to increase the incentive for passengers to take advantage of the fare discounts that AT HOP provides;

·    Decreases of some fares on Hobsonville and West Harbour ferry services by between 24c and 50c a trip;

·    Tertiary and child concession fares available on the InnerLink bus service

13.     There will also be some changes to pricing for the CityLink bus service. This service had received funding from the Heart of the City business organisation and Waterfront Auckland; however, this subsidy has now ended. AT therefore has reluctantly introduced a 50 cent (adult single trip), 40 cent (tertiary student single trip) and 30 cent (child single trip) fare for AT HOP card users. Single trip cash fares will be $1 for adults, 50 cents for tertiary students and 40 cents for a child.

14.     On average, fares contribute 47% to the total cost of providing public transport services – the remainder is provided through government (NZTA) contributions and rates subsidies. While petrol and diesel prices have fallen over recent months, and fluctuated in recent weeks, fuel prices make up only a small percentage of operator costs and by far the largest expense is wages.

15.     Public transport patronage growth has continued strongly during recent fuel price reductions showing that customers are choosing to use improved services rather than face congested traffic conditions. Latest figures show that public transport patronage is at an all-time high, with patronage totalling 76,480,955 passenger trips for the 12 months to January 2015, an annual increase of 9.4%.

Update on Rodney Local Board’s ‘Local Board Transport Capital Fund’ Projects

16.     As at 15 February, the Rodney Local Board had a total of $533,169 in funding available to  allocate before 30 June 2016, made up of $163,908 that must be spent before 30 June 2016 and $369,261 that may be spent by 30 June 2016 (the latter being the local board’s TCF budget for the 2016/2017 financial year.

17.     Construction of the following LBTCF projects identified by the Rodney Local Board has been completed:

·    Mountable kerb outside 336 Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach (Project 118);

·    Footpath extension on Fordyce Road, Parakai (Project 174);

·    Extending the loose metal bridle trail on the northern side of Coatesville-Riverhead Highway from east of Glenmore Road to 264 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway (Project 179);

·    New footpath on Mahoenui Valley Road opposite the school to its intersection with Coatesville-Riverhead Highway (Project 180);

·    New footpath on Rodney Street, Wellsford (Project 190);

·    Construction of local access road improvements, 338 – 382 Main Road, Huapai (Project 175);

·    New footpath on the eastern side of Coatesville-Riverhead Highway Elliot Street to the bridge (Project 177);

·    Installation of a seat in front of the property at 6 Alexander Road, Algies Bay (Project 294).

 

18.     At its meeting on 16 February 2015 the Rodney Local Board resolved to:

a)   Agree to proceed to construction for LBTCF Projects 113, Puhoi Pedestrian Bridge, and 162, a footpath on the eastern side of Puhoi Road, as per Option B of the plans distributed at the meeting, i.e. from the Puhoi Library, outside the Historic Heritage Extent of Place boundary for the library, to Krippner Road Bridge, based on a firm cost estimate of $255,000.

 

19.     Whilst tenders were invited in mid-March, only one company expressed an interest in the work, with a tender of $302,000, an 18.4% increase over the funding allocated. The Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, Members Pirrie and Garner, together with Member Houlbrooke, have therefore agreed to further tenders being invited to ensure that the best price is achieved for the work.

20.     Tenders will now close on 7 April and the results of this process will be advised once these have been evaluated.

21.     As advised previously, funding from Auckland Council’s stormwater team is no longer being pursued for Projects 161, a new 200m long footpath on Waitoki Road, Waitoki, and 163, a 1.8 m wide footpath on the western side of Oaia Road from Waitea Road, Muriwai, given that wider stormwater benefits delivered by these projects would be minimal. AT staff have been investigating alternative options that would achieve the same outcomes whilst minimising costs and firm cost estimates for these options will be provided to members of the Rodney Local BoardTransport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee once these have been completed.

22.     At its September meeting the Rodney Local Board resolved to vary the scope of Project 205, construction of a 1.8m wide footpath on Point Wells Road, deciding that, rather than constructing the footpath from 30 Point Wells Road to the Point Wells General Store at 14 Point Wells Road, it should extend from Waimanu Place to 30/32 Point Wells Road.

23.     The lowest price tendered for the amended project was $50,272 which, together with a construction contingency of $3,941, design, supervision and consents costs of $8,787, brought the total cost of the project to $63,000.

24.     The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Rodney Local Board Transport Planning and Infrastructure Committee approved this increased cost under the delegated authority granted to them by the Rodney Local Board in December 2014 and construction of the footpath will now proceed.

25.     Project 116, construction of a footpath on Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach, from Arabella Lane to the existing footpath, is on hold pending slip repair works in this vicinity. The design for the retaining wall required for the slip repair works is now being reviewed by AT’s Technical Services Team (TSS) and, providing no issues are highlighted, the plan is to commence construction of the slip repair during April 2015. Footpath construction would need to follow on from the wall construction as the road width is not suitable for both projects to be progressed at the same time. The Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee will be further updated on completion of the TSS review and the design of the footpath, when a firm cost estimate can be provided and a decision can be made as to whether to proceed further with the footpath project.

26.     Detailed designs for projects 398, a footpath on Maude Street, Riverhead, and 399, a footpath on Great North Road, Riverhead, for which rough order costs of $145,000 and $321,000 respectively were provided, will be completed in June and firm estimates of cost for these will then be made available. Providing the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee confirms its desire to proceed with these projects, construction will begin in August.

 

Issues Update

27.     The following Issues Update comprises issues raised by Elected Members and Local Board Services staff to 25 March 2015:

 

Location

Issue

Status

 

1

Valley Road, Kaukapakapa

Request for enhancement of barrier preventing vehicles access the paper road portion of Valley Road, Kaukapakapa.

Member McLean asked on 6 June 2014 for the implementation of additional measures, such as heavy duty lockable gates, concrete barriers and/or signage, to prevent vehicle access to the paper road portion of Valley Road, Kaukapakapa.  Member McLean was advised that a decision on the request would be made following adoption of guidelines on the management of unformed legal roads which will set procedures for dealing with such queries, expected early in 2015. On 20 March members were advised that, so that AT can achieve a consistent region-wide best practice approach to the management of its unformed legal roads, a document that outlines guiding principles to help operational staff respond to common issues arising from their use has been developed.  This document also provides guidance to the public on use of unformed legal roads and can be found on AT’s website. With regard to the installation of gates (as is the case on Chatham Road East, Helensville) that people can access but which will deter the unwary motorist who may get stuck, the guidelines advise that where it is physically possible for vehicles to use an unformed legal road, the drivers of these vehicles have the same right of access as other road users, unless this has been expressly restricted by resolution under clause 17 of the Auckland Transport Traffic Bylaw. With regard to the installation of signs warning of hazards, again to deter the unwary motorist, AT expects users of motor vehicles on unformed roads to evaluate the surface conditions and terrain for suitable conditions before accessing these with a motor vehicle, and then to drive to the conditions of the unformed road. In looking at the construction of a turnaround area at the top end of Valley Road (as is the case on the bottom end of Valley Road) so that people may turn around before attempting to enter the paper road and potentially getting stuck, AT generally has no obligations or liability to maintain unformed legal roads, with the exception of any structures that AT has constructed or is responsible for; given the many significant calls on the funding available to AT, it’s not possible to prioritize expenditure on unformed legal roads. To summarise and in relation to Valley Road, Kaukapakapa, whilst AT will not allow installation of the kind of barriers requested by Member McLean, an unlocked gate might be permitted if, for instance, the road was to be used for grazing.

 

2

Warkworth /Matakana/ Snells Beach areas

Request for repairs/ maintenance in the Warkworth /Matakana/ Snells Beach areas.

Local Board staff forwarded a list of repairs/maintenance required in the Warkworth/Matakana/Snells Beach areas (specifically Morpeth and Elizabeth Streets, Sandspit, Mahurangi East, Matakana and Sharp Roads) submitted by Bryan Jackson of the Snells Beach Residents' and Ratepayers' Association in support of the association's Local Board Plan submission. Responses to a number of these concerns were provided late in 2014, and further updates were provided to Rodney Local Board staff on 19 January 2015, with the final responses sent on 11 February 2015. 

 

3

Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Coatesville

Request for regular surface treatment on Coatesville-Riverhead Highway.

On 19 December 2014 Member Pirrie advised that there was an on-going problem on a section of Coatesville-Riverhead Highway that had been partially responsible for the death of a motorist in 2014, with the surface being water-cut immediately after the accident to remove the tar bleed- through. He noted that the problem reoccurs quite quickly and that significant lengths of the road have the issue so asked that AT urgently look at a program of regular surface treatment and requested feedback and assurance that this is something that can be done urgently. On 2 March members were advised that, whilst AT has no ‘programme of regular surface treatment on high profile roads’, it does have an annual resealing and rehabilitation renewal programme, with sites for this being identified through a condition rating exercise carried out on the whole network by AT’s Assets Management team. Information from this rating exercise is then used in a joint assessment by the Assets Management team and road corridor delivery staff and a renewal programme is drawn up based on the needs of the network; there is no separate programme just for high profile roads.
In the day-to-day operations and managing of the network, the contractor carries out inspections to identify faults which are then addressed as part of routine maintenance or escalated to the area engineers for a decision as ordered works. In their site inspections and auditing works, Area Engineers will also report faults through the RAMM (Road Assessment and Maintenance Manual) system or through direct communication with the contractor. These, together with issues raised through the Customer Response Team, are added to a monthly works programme of ordered works (prioritised), though this monthly programme is very much constrained by the limited operational budget available.

 

4

Muriwai Road, Muriwai

Request for changes and advice of damage to AT signage on Muriwai Road, Muriwai.

On 7 January 2015 Member Pirrie advised that recently installed signage on Muriwai Road which had restricted vision for an adjacent property owner when exiting his driveway had been damaged. He also advised that 50 km/h signs installed when the 50 km/h speed limit had been extended had been damaged. On 23 January Member Pirrie was advised that the signage on Muriwai Road had been installed incorrectly by the contractor so had been reinstated further away from the resident's driveway. He was also advised that signage installed by AT relates only to directions, the operation of the network or to public facilities such as hospitals, libraries, public toilets etc. and not tourist information. However, such signage can be installed at the applicant's cost and with the approval of AT, a request for this being made through Auckland Council. It was understood that the 50km/h signs had been relocated illegally and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this was underway. On 27 January Member Pirrie requested a meeting on site to discuss the size of the directional sign, whether threshold signage is possible, and whether the 50km/h speed zone can be extended. A meeting took place on-site on 17 March 2015 and, whilst no action will be taken on relocation of the 50km/h speed signs on Muriwai Road at this stage, traffic volume and speed counts to determine the 85th percentile between the repositioned speed signs and the Muriwai/Motutara/Oaia Road junction will be undertaken; the possibility of funding threshold treatment will be investigated; the origin and repositioning of the destination sign so that the repositioned speed sign/investigate was not obstructed would be investigated; installation of warning signage for the fire station will be requested (see issue 21) and signage to Jack Butt Lane for the pole located on the corner of Motutara Road/Waitea Lane, i.e. opposite the entrance to Jack Butt Lane will be considered, together with other signage on this pole.

 

5

Leigh Road, Big Omaha

Follow up questions after repairs on Leigh Road, Big Omaha.

Following up on work carried out in 2014 on Leigh Road, on a section approximately 2 kilometres in length near 1053 Leigh Road and another series of patches near 738 Leigh Road, on 21 January 2015 Member Sayers asked why the quality of the repair was so poor, whether the repairs met Auckland Transport's minimum standard and what this was, and whether the contractor could be held accountable to redo the jobs to a higher quality standard at no additional cost to AT or AC. Referred to Road Corridor Maintenance for response.

 

6

Albert Road, Warkworth

Request for comment following seal remediation work carried out on Albert Road, Warkworth.

Following recent seal remediation works on Albert Road, Warkworth, on 27 January 2015 Member Garner requested comment and action on debris and sediment which had flowed down the drive of the property opposite the area remediated, at the location of the intersection with Lyttle Lane. He expressed concerns that, as the new seal is level with (or above) the level of the drive, water flowing down this drive off the road may become an issue; and the open drains along the section of road. Members were advised  on 2 March 2015 that AT’s contractor for the work will follow it up with the property owner, noting that, while the seal level is slightly above the concrete channel, the lip of the concrete driveway was not altered by the work and this controls water level past the driveway. It has also been noted that the driveway has no cut off and falls away from the road and that there are no current plans to extend the kerb and channel at this location. Member Garner later advised that there was significant stormwater runoff from the road and properties up Lyttle Lane, and that there are regularly large flows of water off the road into the drain and onto the property below. He also noted that the wide, deep open drain remains a safety concern, particularly in the event of heavy rain and any form of failure to the stormwater system in Lyttle Lane. In response, Member Garner was advised on 23 March that the engineers were prepared to install a small bund along the driveway entrance to deflect stormwater run-off to the lower side of the driveway but, because of the topography of the area there was little else that would address the situation. Awaiting a response from Member Garner.

 

7

Rodney General

Request for further details of Rodney projects proposed in the draft RLTP 2015 – 2025.

On 29 January 2013 Member Garner requested further details as to what the AT budget lines in the draft RLTP 2015 - 2015 for Warkworth SH1 Intersection Improvements; Warkworth intersection stage 1 (Hill St); Matakana Village Centre and Rodney Leathers Bridge were for, and whether completion of the Mansel Drive bridge had been signalled in the document. On 2 February 2015 members were advised that the budget item for the Warkworth SH1 Intersection Improvements ($3.8 million in 2016/17) represents AT’s contribution to the SH1 / local road intersection upgrades planned for Warkworth in the short to medium term. An AT contribution is anticipated for the following NZTA upgrades: Hill Street / SH1, McKinney / SH1 and Wech Drive / SH1, documented in the pre-existing MoU between Rodney District Council and Transit NZ – hence this funding has been provided as part of AT's ‘projects with commitments’ section. The Warkworth intersection stage 1 (Hill St) - ($1.8 million in 2015/16) is an NZTA project to improve the Hill Street intersection. Matakana Village Centre and Rodney Leathers Bridge ($1.7 million in 2018/19 under Auckland Plan budget) is an AT project relating to consented growth in the Matakana Village area (specifically PV64, which provides for new growth in the area).  In particular, the bridge on Matakana Road next to Tamahunga Drive does not provide for pedestrians/cyclists and for any space for turning movements into Tamahunga Drive. The project description also notes that the line item provides funding for streetscape improvements associated with the plan change. It was noted that this project is in the Auckland Plan Transport Network, and at this stage does not rank highly enough to be included in the Basic Transport Network planning. In relation to the query about completion of the Mansel Drive bridge, the first stage of the Warkworth Western Collector is a new bridge connecting Woodcocks Road and Falls Road via Mansel Drive.  This is also sometimes known as Mansel Drive Bridge. This proposed new connection has been included in the RLTP under the name ‘Stockyard Falls Light Industrial and Retail Parks (Variation 158)’ and though shown in the Auckland Plan Transport Network, at this stage has not been prioritised high enough to be included in the Basic Transport Network.

 

8

Mansel Drive, Warkworth

Request for NSAAT restrictions and review of the painted median on Mansel Drive, Warkworth.

Member Garner asked on 29 January 2015 on behalf Summerset Retirement Village, Warkworth, that NSAAT restrictions be implemented on Mansel Drive from the entrance to the village extending approximately 3 car lengths toward Woodcocks Road, to improve vision for vehicles exiting the village. Member Garner also asked that the painted median through the middle of Mansel Drive be reviewed as he considered much of the current road marking to be superfluous. On 2 March 2015 members were advised that further detailed investigation is required to ensure a comprehensive review and this has been prioritised and programmed. The outcome of this assessment will be made available in June 2015. Concerns raised by Member Houlbrooke about visibility on Mansel Drive, were also forwarded to the engineers for inclusion in the more detailed investigation.  With Road Corridor Operations for further investigation.

 

9

Kaipara Portage Road, Riverhead

Queries about development on Kaipara Portage Road, Riverhead.

On 12 February 2015 Member Pirrie raised concerns about a development underway on Kaipara Portage Road, Riverhead. Specifically, Member Pirrie asked for comment on dust issues and problems with water tanks, plus complaints on Facebook about trucks using Great North Road and resulting dust issues; the state of the road and when this is going to be sorted out; developers being required to create footpaths only outside their development, resulting in short strips of footpath with nothing in between; and who in AC/AT (under the consent requirements) monitors the development in terms of the requirement that the developers mitigate or eliminate the effects on existing residents. On 16 March Member Pirrie was advised that his concerns had been referred to the resource consents planning team in Orewa for response; however, queries regarding future proposals for Kaipara Portage Road, maintenance and footpath improvements had also been referred to AT staff. He was advised that AT would not consider improving the condition of the road until the majority of construction had been completed, but that engineers had been asked if there was anything that could be done by way of mitigation in the meantime. Referred to various departments for response.

 

10

417 Motutara Road, Muriwai

Bus shelter at 417 Motutara Road, Muriwai.

Member Pirrie asked on 12 February 2015 when the bus shelter at 417 Motutara Road, Muriwai, which blew over in a storm, will be replaced. Referred to PT Facilities staff.

 

11

SH16 General

Queries about NZTA/AT areas of responsibility on SH16.

On 19 February Member Pirrie raised concerns about a growing list of maintenance concerns on SH16, asking for some definition as to the areas of responsibility between AT/NZTA. The Maintenance Contract Manager Auckland and North for NZTA advised Member Pirrie by return that maintenance and other issues on SH16 from the Brigham Creek roundabout could be forwarded to him so that he could discuss these with NZTA's maintenance contractor and have them programmed for action. Member Pirrie was also advised that a planting plan to remove the existing plants from the Taupaki roundabout was being prepared as these grow too high and are unsightly so will be replaced with lower growing plants that will maintain visibility yet hopefully provide a pleasing visual effect. Further discussions between NZTA/AT about their respective responsibilities continue.

 

12

1040 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway

Request for an existing crossing point outside 1040 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Riverhead to be upgraded to a zebra crossing.

Member Pirrie requested an investigation into the possible upgrading of the existing crossing facility at 1040 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway (adjacent to the shops) to a zebra crossing, given the ongoing development in the area and the need for children to safely cross Coatesville-Riverhead Highway to the school. On 10 March Member Pirrie was advised that a detailed assessment was required, the results of which are expected in early June 2015. With Road Corridor Operations staff for detailed investigation.

 

13

Taupaki Road, Taupaki

Temporary fencing and road slumping on Taupaki Road, Taupaki.

On 26 February 2015 Member Flaunty asked the reasoning behind a temporary fence that has been in place at the bridge located outside the property at 1 Taupaki Road, Taupaki, requesting details as to if and when there is a plan to install permanent fencing. Member Flaunty also advised that, in generally the same vicinity, closer to the properties at 26/32 and 29/31 Taupaki Road, the road had dropped (slumped), asking that the area be remediated. On 20 March members were advised that AT staff are in the process of compiling an estimate for the replacement fencing and once the estimate has been received and approved, installation of a new fence will be added to the programme. With regard to the slumping noted by Member Flaunty, the engineer advises that reinstatement is currently being investigated and advice of action to be taken will be provided in early May. Slumping still under investigation by Road Corridor Maintenance staff.

 

14

Rodney Street, Wellsford

School Zone signs for Rodney College, Rodney Street, Wellsford.

Documentation proposing the installation of electronic ‘School Zone’ signs in the vicinity of Rodney College was forwarded to local board members on 4 March 2015, with a request for response no later than 17 March 2015. Rodney Local Board Chairperson Brenda Steele advised on 5 March that the community would be pleased with the electronic signage. No objections were received to the proposal.

 

15

Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Coatesville

Proposed safety improvements on Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Coatesville.

Documentation outlining proposed works on Coatesville-Riverhead Highway in the Coatesville township area was forwarded to members on 6 March 2015 with a request for responses no later than 26 March 2015. The proposed changes include an upgrade to the damaged bollards and removal of the temporary orange fencing outside the Coatesville store; improvements to pedestrian amenity by way of adequate crossing points and footpaths in the township area; upgrading the existing bridal paths to improve equestrian amenity; provision of parking facilities to accommodate buses, trucks and cars; reducing speed through the township and the provision of gateway treatments on the approaches to the township; and a ‘Love your Local’ campaign to encourage a slower speed environment through the township. An information evening was held at the Coatesville Hall on Thursday, 12 March to clarify questions regarding the proposed changes. On 20 March information regarding the results of the consultation process, which indicated that the scope of works should be drastically reduced, and requesting a further meeting with Member McLean and members of the community, was forwarded. Concerns raised related to the width of the driveway into 310 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, parking outside this property and outside 311 and 315 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway.

 

16

Blackbridge Road, Dairy Flat, and Old North Road, Kumeu

Resource consent applications for cleanfills on Blackbridge Road, Dairy Flat, and Old North Road, Kumeu.

At a meeting of the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee on 9 March 2015, Member Flaunty asked whether AT had submitted to the two resource consent applications for clean fill sites on Blackbridge Road, Dairy Flat, and Old North Road, Kumeu. On 11 March 2015 members were advised that AT does not make submissions to AC on resource consent applications for clean fill operations; however it does provide comment on these from a transport network operations point of view.

 

17

Warkworth general

Mobility scooter crossings in the Warkworth area.

Member Houlbrooke forwarded a resident's concerns about hazards for those using mobility scooters in Warkworth on 9 March 2015.  With Road Corridor Maintenance for response.

 

18

Hepburn Creek Road, Warkworth

Concerns about maintenance on Hepburn Creek Road, Warkworth, and on unsealed roads in general.

Member Garner forwarded a resident's concerns about maintenance on Hepburn Creek Road, Warkworth, on 11 March 2015. Member Garner was advised by AT's Customer Response Team on 18 March that, based on the high daily traffic volumes Hepburn Creek Road and its relatively high priority within the maintenance strategy when compared to other roads with low traffic volumes, AT has four grading cycles per year scheduled for Hepburn Creek Road, though it should be noted that these are seasonal rather than programmed every three months. In addition to these grading cycles, reactive grading is undertaken in response to weather conditions and unforeseen events such as spot grading and manual repairs of potholes required, whether identified in routine inspections or by members of the public.

 

19

Sandspit, Warkworth

AT's responsibilities at Sandspit, Warkworth.

On 11 March 2015 Rodney Local Board staff asked that AT outline its responsibilities on Sandspit for clarity, and perhaps mention the attempts to look at other measures/options being explored for overflow parking, for the benefit of the Sandspit Residents' and Ratepayers' Association. On 20 March a copy of a letter was forwarded responding to the issues raised, advising that AT is exploring initiatives around Brick Bay Drive with AC Parks staff to ensure that the reserve can be used for overflow parking as a temporary measure without detriment to the existing planting, together with a proposal to relocate the curb line of Brick Bay Drive. 

 

20

Matakana Road, Matakana

Request for compensation to vehicle damaged by signage on Matakana Road, Matakana.

On 17 March 2014 Local Board staff forwarded a request from the driver of a vehicle allegedly damaged by AT signage left in a car parking space on Matakana Road, Matakana. Referred to AT's Finance team for investigation.

 

21

Motutara Road, Muriwai.

Request for signage for rural fire station on Motutara Road, Muriwai.

Member Pirrie asked on 17 March 2015 for the installation of appropriate signage for the fire station located at 341 Motutara Road, the sign to be installed in the vicinity of 359/365 Motutara Road (Jack Butt Lane end), where there is a sharp corner. Volunteer fire fighters indicate that they take drivers unawares when driving out of the Muriwai Rural Fire station. Referred to Road Corridor Operations for response.

 

22

Ararimu Valley Road, Ararimu Valley

Request for safety review of Ararimu Valley Road, Ararimu Valley.

Following a recent serious accident on Ararimu Valley Road, Ararimu Valley, on 17 March 2015 the Rodney Local Board Chairperson Brenda Steele asked that a review of this metal road in terms of its safety be undertaken so that sufficient warning signage, edge markers etc. can be installed. Forwarded to Road Corridor Operations for investigation.

 

23

330 – 380 Main Road, Huapai

Repairs to edge seal requested opposite 330 – 380 Main Road, Huapai.

Member Grace asked on 18 March 2015 that repairs be carried out to the edge of the tar seal on the opposite side from the houses on the slip lane at 330 – 380 Main Road, Huapai. Forwarded to Road Corridor Maintenance.

 

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

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

Māori impact statement

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

Implementation

30.     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.

31.     There are no implementation issues.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Ellen Barrett, Elected Member Relationship Manager

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon, Elected Member Relationship Team Manager

 


Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

07 April 2015

 

 

Delegations to the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson of the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

 

File No.: CP2015/03922

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is for the Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee to delegate responsibilities to the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of this committee.

Executive Summary

2.       On 13 October 2014 the Rodney Local Board resolved to establish a Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee and a Parks, Culture and Community Development Committee (Resolution RD/2014/230).

3.       At the 16 February 2015 meeting, the Rodney Local Board adopted the Terms of Reference of the two committees and acknowledged that the Parks, Culture and Community Development Committee will on delegate responsibilities to the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson of the Transport, Planning and Infrastructure (Resolution RD/2015/13)

4.       This report seeks approval from the Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee to delegate responsibilities to the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of this committee.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      delegate the following responsibilities to the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson of the Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee:

i)       to provide feedback on any Special Housing Areas,

ii)      to approve the variance of costs for approved Local Board Capital Transport Fund projects up to 20% of the original funding allocated to the project,

iii)     to provide the final approval of informal feedback following committee workshop relating to matters delegated to this committee.

Discussion

5.       On 13 October 2014 the Rodney Local Board resolved to establish a Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee and a Parks, Culture and Community Development Committee (Resolution RD/2014/230) as follows.

That the Rodney Local Board:

b)      confirm that the Parks, Culture and Community Development Committee will deal with matters relating to the following:

i)       Parks, Stormwater, Community Facilities, Halls, Recreation Services, Biosecurity, Environment, Conservation, Community Leases, Pools and Multisport Facilities, Reserve Management Plans, Environmental Community Grants, applications for special exemptions under the Swimming Pool Act 1987, Arts, Culture, Events, Community Development, Libraries, Heritage, Iwi, Grants and Event Funding, Youth Advisory Panel, and relevant Bylaws.

c)      confirm that the Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee will deal with matters relating to the following:

i)       Transport, Infrastructure, Waste Management, Auckland Transport, New Zealand Transport Agency, Watercare and Special Housing Areas, Street Environments, Town Centres, Built Environment, Main Street Upgrades, Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Economic Development, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Gateways, Urban Design, Urban and Town Centre Planning and Engagement, Communications and Engagement, Civil Defence and Emergency Management and relevant Bylaws.

6.       At the 16 February 2015 meeting, the Rodney Local Board adopted the Terms of Reference of the two committees and acknowledged that the Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee will on delegate the following responsibilities to the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson of the Transport, Planning and Infrastructure (Resolution RD/2015/13):

i)       to provide feedback on any Special Housing Areas,

ii)      to approve the variance of costs for approved Local Board Capital Transport Fund projects up to 20% of the original funding allocated to the project,

iii)      to provide the final approval of informal feedback following committee workshop relating to matters delegated to this committee.

7.       It is recommended that the Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee now approve the above delegations.

Consideration

Local Board Views and Implications

8.       This report seeks the views of the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee on the proposed delegations.

Maori Impact Statement

9.       The Rodney Local Board will continue to have hui with iwi and ensure that effective decision-making takes into account the views of Maori.

Implementation Issues

10.     The Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson of the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure will operate under the delegations of the committee once they have been approved and adopted.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

Sonja Tomovska - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

07 April 2015

 

 

Local Board Members Reports

 

File No.: CP2015/04156

 

  

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to provide an opportunity for local board members to update the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee on projects and issues they have been involved with since the last meeting of the Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee.

Executive Summary

2.       This is an opportunity for the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee members to provide verbal reports regarding member’s appointments or recent meetings attended.

3.       Local board members may prefer to provide their reports in writing for future agendas.

4.       These reports are for member’s information only and no decisions can be made.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      receive the information.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Raewyn Morrison - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

07 April 2015

 

 

Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee Workshop Records

 

File No.: CP2015/04171

 

  

Purpose

1.       Attached is the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee workshop records for 13 November and 15 December 2014 and 2 February, 16 February and 9 March 2015.

Executive Summary

2.       The Rodney Local Board holds regular workshops.  The Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee and the Rodney Local Board Parks, Culture and Community Development Committee also hold regular workshops. Records of those workshops are included in the relevant committee business agendas.

3.       Attached for information is the record of the most recent workshop meetings of the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      Workshop Records for 13 November 2014, 15 December 2014 and 2 February 2015, 16 February 2015 and 9 March 2015 be accepted.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Workshop record, 13 November 2014

35

bView

Workshop record 15 December 2014

39

cView

Workshop record 2 February 2015

43

dView

Workshop record 9 March 2015

45

eView

Workshop record 16 February 2015

49

    

Signatories

Authors

Raewyn Morrison - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Lesley Jenkins - Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

07 April 2015

 

 





Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

07 April 2015

 

 




Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

07 April 2015

 

 



Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

07 April 2015

 

 




Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

07 April 2015