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:

 

Monday, 11 July 2016

2.00pm

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

 

6 July 2016

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 427 3399

Email: raewyn.morrison@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

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/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

Baddeleys and Campbells Beach Residents and Ratepayers Assn.

Member

Member

 

Contractor

Member

John McLean

Albany CoCo

De Paul House

Furniture for Schools Charitable Trust

Newpark Financial

Coatesville Residents and Ratepayers Association

Member

Supporter

Trustee

Shareholder

Member

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

 

Beneficiary

Beneficiary

Trustee

 

 

 

 


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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     North West District Business Improvement District                                       5

8.2     Kumeu-Huapai Residents and Ratepayers Association                                 6

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          7

12        Road Name Approval Report for Whisper Cove Heights Limited subdivision at 57 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach                                                                                         9

13        Road Name Approval Report for Mt Richmond Industrial Park Limited subdivision at 16 Duke Street, Riverhead                                                                                               17

14        Rodney 2016/17 Local Economic Development Programme                                 23

15        Auckland Transport Update                                                                                       27

16        Rodney Local Board Locally Driven Initiative Funding – Footpath Projects       49

17        Deputation/Public Forum Update                                                                              57

18        Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee Workshop Records                                                                                                                         61  

19        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.

 

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, 9 May 2016, 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       North West District Business Improvement District

Purpose

1.       Gary Holmes, Manager of the North West District Business Improvement District will be in attendance to give an update on the activities and progress of the North West District Business Improvement District.

 

Recommendation/s

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

a)      thank Gary Holmes, Manager North West District Business Improvement District on an update on the activities and progress of the Business Improvement District in the North West.

 

 

8.2       Kumeu-Huapai Residents and Ratepayers Association

Purpose

1.       Representatives from Kumeu-Huapai Residents and Ratepayers Association will be in attendance to give a presentation on transport and traffic issues in Kumeu and the Maddren Block development.

 

Recommendation/s

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

a)      thank the representatives from the Kumeu-Huapai Residents and Ratepayers Association for their presentation on transport and traffic issues in Kumeu and the Maddren Block development.

 

 

 

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.

 


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Road Name Approval Report for Whisper Cove Heights Limited subdivision at 57 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach

 

File No.: CP2016/13174

 

  

Purpose    

1.       To seek the Rodney Local Board’s approval for a new road name in the Whisper Cove Heights Limited subdivision at 57 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach.

 

Executive Summary

2.       A condition of the subdivision consent required the applicant to suggest to council a name for the new road within the subdivision.

3.       The applicant wishes to name the road Koru Place.

 

Recommendation/s

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

a)      approve the new road name of Koru Place for the Whisper Cove Heights Limited subdivision at 57 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

 

Comments

4.       The applicant is Whisper Cove Heights Limited, the site address is 57 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach, and the council reference is file R63047.

5.       This 17 lot residential subdivision was approved in October 2015.

6.       The site is located at Whisper Cove near the northern end of Snells Beach (see Attachment A to the agenda report).

7.       The applicant wishes to name this two hundred metre long cul-de-sac “Koru Place”, being a reflection of the shape of the new Road, and a connection to the Koru “earth sculpture” on the adjoining property, which is part of the applicant’s acclaimed “Brick Bay Sculpture Trail” – see attached Aerial Photo (Attachment B to the agenda report).

8.       The adjoining farmland to the north also contains “The Glasshouse” Café/Restaurant .

9.       Fiona McKenzie of Ngati Manuhiri iwi was asked for comment on the proposed name. Iwi replied that they were supportive of the suggested name.

10.     The Land Information New Zealand database shows that there is one other occurrence of the name in the Auckland area. This is Koru Street in Mangere Bridge which is felt is remote enough from this location to not cause any confusion.

11.     The proposed road name is deemed to meet council’s road naming guidelines.

Consideration

Local Board Views

12.     A decision is sought from the Rodney Local Board to approve the new road name.

Maori Impact Statement

13.     Ngati Manuhiri iwi has agreed to the proposed road name.

General

14.     Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) database confirms that the name “Koru” (Street) has been used about seventy five kilometres away so the proposal should be acceptable by virtue of substantial separation.

Implementation Issues

15.     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

Koru Place Locality Map

11

bView

Koru Place Aerial Photo

13

cView

Koru Place Scheme Plan

15

      

Signatories

Authors

Frank Lovering - Land Surveyor, Northern Resource Consents

Authorisers

Ian Smallburn - General Manager Resource Consents

Kathryn Martin – Acting Relationship Manager

 


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Road Name Approval Report for Mt Richmond Industrial Park Limited subdivision at 16 Duke Street, Riverhead

 

File No.: CP2016/13195

 

  

Purpose    

1.       To seek the Rodney Local Board’s approval for a new road name in the Mt Richmond Industrial Park Limited subdivision at 16 Duke Street, Riverhead.

 

Executive Summary

2.       A condition of the subdivision consent required the applicant to suggest to council a name for the new road and the jointly owned access lot within the subdivision.

3.       The applicant wishes to name the new road as Te Roera Place and the jointly owned access lot Duchess Way.

 

Recommendation/s

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

a)      approve the new road name of Te Roera Place, and Duchess Way for the jointly owned access lot in the Mt Richmond Industrial Park Limited subdivision at 16 Duke Street, Riverhead, in accordance with Section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

 

Comments

4.       The applicant is Mt Richmond Industrial Park Limited, the site address is 16 Duke Street, Riverhead, and the council reference is file R62894.

5.       This 19 lot residential subdivision was approved in June 2015.

6.       The site is located at the western side of Riverhead, adjoining the Riverhead Forest (see Attachment A to the agenda report).

7.       The applicant wishes to name the new road as Te Roera Place and the jointly owned access lot as Duchess Way. These names have been chosen to be in keeping with the theme of royalty in road naming in Riverhead.

8.       The extension of the existing Duke Street will retain the name Duke Street.

9.       Roera translates to “royal”. Kingi was considered and is Maori for King but is too close to King Street to be considered.

10.     Alternative names have been provided. Te Reora, alternatives – Royalist Place, Monarchy Place, Kingi Place: Duchess Way alternative Princess Di Way. There is a Monarch Way in Hillcrest so this is not supported.

11.     Georgina Parata of Ngati Whatua Nga Rima o Kaipara iwi was asked for comment, on the 4th May, on the proposed names. Iwi have not replied.

12.     The Land Information New Zealand database confirms that the chosen names are unique and appropriate.

13.     The proposed road names are deemed to meet council’s road naming guidelines.

Consideration

Local Board Views

14.     A decision is sought from the Rodney Local Board to approve the new road names.

Maori Impact Statement

15.     Ngati Whatua Nga Rima o Kaipara iwi has not provided comment.

General

16.     Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) confirms that this name is appropriate and acceptable.

Implementation Issues

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

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Te Roera Place and Duchess Way Locality Map

19

bView

Te Roera Place and Duchess Way Scheme Plan

21

     

Signatories

Authors

Frank Lovering - Land Surveyor, Northern Resource Consents

Authorisers

Ian Smallburn - General Manager Resource Consents

Kathryn Martin – Acting Relationship Manager

 


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Rodney 2016/17 Local Economic Development Programme

 

File No.: CP2016/13672

 

  

Purpose

1.       To approve the Rodney Local Economic Development (LED) Work Programme for the 2016/2017 financial year.

Executive summary

2.       This report introduces the proposed 2016/2017 financial year LED work programme for the Rodney Local Board.

3.       The proposed work programme (Attachment A) comprises Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) support.

4.       The total value of the LED programme is $1,000. Further items may be added, with the approval of the local board, at a future meeting which may utilise the remaining economic development budget.

 

Recommendation/s

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

a)      approve the 2016/2017 Local Economic Development Work Programme (attached to the agenda report as Attachment A).

b)      note that officers may present additional items to add to the work programme for the local board’s approval in the future.

 

Comments

Background

 

5.       The 2016/2017 LED work programme has been developed having regard to the local board’s priorities for local economic development set out in the Local Board Plan (2014) and the Rodney Local Economic Development Action Plan.

6.       The proposed LED work programme comprises one activity at present. It is likely that further items will be added, with the approval of the local board, at a future business meeting.

 

Support for the Young Enterprise Scheme ($1,000)

7.       The Young Enterprise Scheme provides a practical, hands-on experience for young people to develop and execute a business idea.

8.       The funding from the local board is new spend and will contribute to the delivery of sub-regional events (Dragons Den and Awards ceremony) to enhance the Young Enterprise Scheme.  Currently two high schools in Rodney (Kaipara College and Rodney College) participate in the Young Enterprise Scheme.

9.       In 2015 the Dragons Den and Regional Awards events were held in five sub-regional locations: North, West, Central, South and East Auckland. However, the success of the programme and the resulting growth has resulted in substantially increased event costs. Each event is now required to cater for approximately 300-400 students, plus teachers, business mentors and supporters. The cost of venue hire and the associated cost of delivering these events amounts to approximately $5,000 per event. In total, this equates to approximately $50,000 (5x Dragon’s Den and 5x Regional Awards) to run the programme on a sub-regional basis.

10.     Due to the rising costs, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) has had to centralise these events into one centralised Dragon’s Den event in May 2016 and one regional event in October 2016.

11.     Initial feedback from schools and the local community has been that they perceive considerable value in the delivery of the events at the local (sub-regional) level - in terms of the connections built between schools, and with the businesses. Therefore in order to respond to the feedback ATEED is seeking local board support to deliver an expanded programme of events being held in five sub-regional locations, and respond to the feedback that has been received.

12.     Auckland employers and tertiary institutions have also been asked and are contributing both financially and ‘in kind’ in support of YES.

13.     A contribution is also sought from local boards where there are schools participating in the YES. The amount of support requested has been worked out using a formula of $500 per school in the local board area. It ranges from $500 to $3,500 per local board. The Rodney Local Board is being asked to contribute $1,000 to the YES for two high schools (Kaipara College and Rodney College).

Consideration

Local board views and implications

14.     The proposed LED work programme was presented to the local board at the 25 May 2016 workshop with agreement on the above proposed projects.

Māori impact statement

15.     There are no direct impacts as a result of this report on Maori.

Implementation

16.     Following approval by the local board the Local Economic Development team at ATEED will begin to implement the work programme as approved by the local board. Where there is a need further scoping of activities will be undertaken and presented back to the local board as required.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

ATEED Work Programme 2016/2017

25

     

Signatories

Authors

Luo Lei  - Local Economic Development Advisor - ATEED

Authorisers

Paul Robinson  - Manager Local Economic Growth – ATEED

Kathryn Martin – Acting Relationship Manager

 


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Auckland Transport Update

 

File No.: CP2016/13217

 

  

Purpose

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

Executive summary

2.       The report provides an update on transport matters for the information of members and a register of transport issues in the local board’s area (refer Attachment A), as collated by 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, May 2016.

b)      note the balance of funding available to the local board in its transport capital fund for the 2016/2017 financial year of $46,069, and resolve not to proceed further with Project 455, a footpath on Waitoki Road, Wainui (the Wainui School Village Track) based on the rough order of cost of $687,000 provided.

 

Comments

Footpath Priorities

3.       At its meeting on 9 May 2016 the Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee requested that the rough order of costs on the footpath priorities provided to Auckland Transport in February 2016 be completed urgently to enable the local board to make decisions on footpaths to be constructed using its Locally Driven Initiative funding (RODTP/2016/21).

4.       Auckland Transport met with local board members on 19 May, discussing a number of options for delivery of the footpaths requested. Outcomes from that meeting are discussed in a separate item on the agenda for this meeting.

 Takatu Road

5.       In a project update forwarded to members on 16 May, Broadspectrum, the contractors delivering the Takatu, Silver Hill and Monowai Roads seal extension projects, noted that construction of Stage 1 of the Takatu Road seal extension work had begun at the end of March 2016. Six weeks later local residents were able to see the shape of the new road alignment running through the first section of the works, the clearance of vegetation and that the majority of the earthworks had been completed. As the earthworks were completed, the cut faces were hydro seeded. The drainage works were also well underway, with a number of the existing cross road culverts being replaced and extending to accommodate the new road.

6.       The geology made visible on the cut faces showed the variance in the ground conditions encountered, from soft clay to rock and boulders, dealt with by a number of engineering/construction techniques using differing batter slopes, rock armouring and high level benches.

7.       The photographs below show progress of the earthworks during the first six weeks of work.

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8.       Work was also progressing to widen the existing pavement, involving testing the existing ground conditions to determine the thickness of material required to construct the new pavement. Once the pavement has been widened on both sides, the level of the material will be brought up to approximately 13 centimetres below the final road level. The kerbs and verges will be completed from this level, depending on the design assembly being used. Once completed the final running course of aggregate will be placed on the road surface, with this layer being stabilised by mixing it with cement prior to sealing. These activities are weather dependant, and a good weather window is required to complete the Stage 1 works, anticipated in July/August 2016.

9.       The design for Stages II and III is currently being finalised, and will be subject to a number of reviews prior to the resource consent for the works being lodged in July/August 2016. It is anticipated that work will commence on these stages in October 2016.

Western Collector Update – Mansel Drive to Falls Road

10.     AT representatives updated the local board on progress with Stage I of the Warkworth Western Collector works on Monday, 20 June. Construction of the new two lane road from Mansel Drive to Falls Road, Warkworth, is being delivered by Wharehine Construction Ltd and began following an iwi blessing on Friday, 22 April 2016, conducted by Ngati Manuhiri.

11.     AT will be responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of the new road, which crosses the Mahurangi River and will end at a new intersection at Mansel Drive and Falls Road. Falls Road will be realigned with the existing culvert, which will be extended, and provision will be made for storm water treatment, an off road shared cycleway and pedestrian facilities.

12.     The benefits of the project include:

·      improved accessibility of future development sites to the west of Warkworth;

·      improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians resulting in increased travel choices;

·      improved efficiency of the transport network for road users, which has economic benefits for businesses by way of reduced travel time and improved journey reliability;

·      provision of an alternative route to the current connection for heavy vehicles between the industrial/commercial areas around Woodcocks Road and the Hudson Road/SH1 intersection and associated intersections;

·      provision of an alternative route during storm events when the single lane bridge and concrete ford are overtopped, making the road impassable.

 

13.     Construction is expected to take ten months.

Matakana Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

14.     Though there may not be much activity on site, construction of the Matakana pedestrian and cycle bridge project is progressing.

 

 

15.     Briefly:

·      Scaffolding has been erected under the bridge to allow scanning to take place to allow location of the reinforcing bars within the bridge support;

·      The scanning has enabled the design of the support truss for the new pedestrian bridge;

·      The new Vector termination pole east of the bridge has been installed and connected ready for the next phase of the undergrounding of the power;

·          The brackets to hold the new power ducts to the bridge have been designed;

·      The pedestrian cycle bridge is under construction in Levin and will be transported to Matakana in August;

·      A change to the lighting plan to allow better efficiency because the power will be underground is under review; and

·      Steelwork is being manufactured off-site.

 

16.     During July, undergrounding of the overhead power will take place, the piles, abutments and steelwork to support the pedestrian/cycle bridge will be installed and the footpath will be constructed on site.

17.     The photographs below were taken on site during June.

 

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Third Party Funding for Seal Extensions

18.     AT is finalising a new roading policy, which will include the option of third party funding for seal extensions.

19.     There are approximately 863 kilometres of unsealed roads in the region (approximately 12% of all roads) and a strict prioritisation process which ensures that limited funding is spent wisely is therefore used. This prioritisation process includes factors such as the numbers of traffic movements and houses on a road.

20.     There is $10 million allocated for seal extensions in Auckland Council’s Long Term Plan over the three years 2015 - 2018 and a good deal of frustration from residents whose roads are on the programme but won’t be sealed for a number of years.

21.     This has led to the formation of the new policy, which has been discussed with and agreed to by local boards in rural areas.

22.     Once finalised, the new policy will allow residents to fund the capital costs of sealing their roads, including project design, consenting and construction. This work will need to be carried out to AT standards as AT will assume all future maintenance and replacement costs. 

23.     AT will also provide assistance in developing any community proposal, peer reviews and advice to designers and contractors. It should be noted however that there is no typical or standard cost per kilometre to seal an unsealed road as each requires a different level of preparation and physical construction.

NZ Post's new electric delivery vehicles

24.     The first of New Zealand Post's bright red electric buggies have landed in Auckland and their nationwide rollout starts this year. The 50 vehicles, from Norwegian manufacturer Paxster AS, are earmarked for parcel and mail delivery and are similar to battery-powered mobility vehicles, but a little larger and have better manoeuvrability because of their larger wheels.

25.     The mix of products being carried by NZ Post is changing, with more parcels and fewer letters to deliver, enabling NZ Post to combine the delivery of parcels and mail in residential areas instead of both a courier and postman providing deliveries in the same street.

26.     NZTA approved the vehicles for operation on public roads but left the issue of public footpath use to individual councils. They have been part of a successful pilot of combined parcel and mail delivery in Taranaki, as well as road trials in Auckland and Wellington.

27.     NZTA has provided NZ Post with exemptions to the relevant rules to allow the vehicles to be used on footpaths generally, and AT as the road controlling authority is now working through NZ Post’s proposals, assessing the particular footpaths where they will not be allowed, more likely those in busy pedestrian areas such as shopping centres etc.

28.     The vehicles will be in operation by mid-2017. 

 

The first 50 electric delivery vehicles have arrived in New Zealand.

Update on Rodney Local Board’s Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF) Projects

29.     The following table summarises the Rodney LBTCF activities to 13 June 2016:

 

Rodney Local Board Transport Capital Fund Financial Summary

 

 

 

 

 

Total Funds Available in current political term (Four years including 2012-13)

 $     1,477,044

 

Spent to Date on Completed Projects
(including money spent on cancelled projects)

 $     1,012,536

 

Committed to date on projects approved for design and/or construction

 $        787,700

60%

Percentage of these commitments spent to date.

Total budget left that needs to be allocated to new projects and spent by the end of the current political term.

-$        323,192

The four year budget (and some from 2016-17) is already allocated. No more projects need to be approved.

 

 

 

Total of Projects assessed to a Rough Order of Cost (ROC) stage but not approved by the LB.

 $                    -

 

Funds available from the next political term
(2016-17)

 $          46,069

This is the unallocated balance of the 2016-17 Rodney LBTCF budget.

 

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

·      Puhoi Pedestrian Bridge and Footpath Extension (Project 113 and 162);

·      A footpath on Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach, from Arabella Lane to the existing footpath (Project 116);

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

·      Construction of a new footpath on Oaia Road, Muriwai (Project 163);

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

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

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

·      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 a 1.8m wide footpath on Point Wells Road, from Waimanu Place to 30/32 Point Wells Road (Project 205);

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

·      Construction of a footpath on Maude Street, Riverhead (Project 398);

·      Construction of a footpath on Great North Road, Riverhead (Project 399);

·      Construction of twenty parking bays by Cabra Developments to improve the new road frontage between Huapai Reserve and the adjacent housing development (Project 426).

 

31.     Project 399, a footpath on Great North Road, Riverhead, was completed in June. The pictures below show the latter stages of the footpath construction.

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32.     The local board requested a rough cost for a footpath on Waitoki Road, Wainui (Project 455, Wainui School Village Track), comprising a 479m low cost alternative to enable children to walk from the school to the village green, suggesting that this be a 1200mm wide wearing course of compacted backfill with H4 treated wooden edge restraints. The path is to extend over two streams.

33.     To provide safe passage for pedestrians on a road where speed is restricted to 80km/h, AT’s code of practice requires:

·           a distance of at least 1m between the road edge and the footpath; and

·           a 1500mm wide concrete path to reduce the cost and frequency of maintenance.

 

34.     Whilst discussions are currently underway within AT which may result in a relaxation of the relevant existing code of practice standards in rural areas in future, variance from these requirements is not possible at this stage.

35.     Based on these requirements, the need for a 140m long retaining wall from the most northern stream in the direction of the school, required because there is a considerable difference in levels between the berm and the adjacent paddock, and the construction of board walks to cross the streams, the rough order of cost for the project is $687,000.

36.     The unallocated portion of the local board’s TCF for the 2016/2017 financial year is $46,069, clearly well below the estimate for this village track. It is therefore recommended that the committee either defer further consideration of the project to future years or resolve not to proceed with the project based on its significant cost.

37.     The Rodney Local Board approved a financial contribution of $150,000 from its TCF towards procurement of the construction contract for the Matakana Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge (Project 477), referred to in paragraphs 14 – 17 of this report.

38.     The TPI Committee approved the allocation of $62,700 towards detailed design and construction of a footpath over reserve land at Riverhead Point, Riverhead, from Pohutukawa Parade to The Landing (Project 497). An infrastructure funding agreement between Cato Bolam Consultants, the developer’s consultant, and AT staff is currently being drafted and further updates on this and completion of the project will be provided at future meetings.

Consultations

39.     Rodney Local Board Members and Cr Penny Webster were sent copies of the proposed amendments to AT's Seal Extension Guidelines on 7 April 2016 with a request for comments no later than the end of April. Cr Webster and Member Pirrie provided comments in support of the amended guidelines. No objections were received from the local board.

40.     Members were asked to provide comment on signs being used in AT's Regional Signage Trials, examples of which were displayed in the Wynyard Quarter, New Lynn, Northcote and Grafton Gully Cycleway, by 29 April 2016. No comments or objections to the proposals were received from the local board.

41.     Documentation explaining a request from property owners on Whitmore Road, Buckletons Beach, for an encroachment licence from AT to cover planting and maintenance of the berm area was sent to members on 19 May. The proposal detailed a planting plan, construction of low rock walls held by gabion baskets and indicated that vehicle access had also been applied for. No objections to the proposal were received from the local board.

42.     Details of a request by owners on Rauhori Road, Makarau, for an encroachment licence from AT for a newly constructed gate across the legal road servicing a subdivision, as required by that consent, was forwarded to members on 7 June 2016. Members were advised that if a licence is approved, there will be a condition that the public must be able to open the gate for access if required. No objections to the proposal were received from the local board.

Issues Update

43.     The Issues Update at Attachment A comprises issues raised by elected members and local board services staff to 22 June 2016.

 

Consideration

Local board views and implications

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

Māori impact statement

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

Implementation

46.     There are no implementation issues.

 

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Signatories

Authors

Ellen Barrett – Elected Member Relationship Manager North

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon – Elected Member Relationship Team Manager

Kathryn Marting – Acting Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

11 July 2016

 

 














Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

11 July 2016

 

 

Rodney Local Board Locally Driven Initiative Funding – Footpath Projects

 

File No.: CP2016/13220

 

  

Purpose

1.       To present the rough order costs of several footpaths in the Rodney Local Board area and provide an opportunity for the local board to discuss the projects further and make decisions on which of these it wishes to progress.

Executive summary

2.       The Rodney Local Board Plan 2014 notes a key priority for the local board of building footpaths in and between towns and villages to provide connectivity in Rodney.  This includes $2 million in funding from the local board’s Locally Driven Initiatives budget, spread over three years.

3.       At its meeting on 9 May 2016 the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee requested that the rough order of costs on the footpath priorities provided to Auckland Transport in February 2016 be completed urgently to enable the local board to make decisions on footpaths to be constructed using its Locally Driven Initiative funding (RODTP/2016/21).

4.       This report summarises the results of Auckland Transport’s findings and a subsequent discussion with members on 19 May 2016 at which the criteria to be applied to the selection process was discussed and successful candidates were provisionally selected.

 

Recommendation/s

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

a)         approve the following footpaths to proceed to detail design and construction based             on the rough order of costs indicated:

 

·    Tapu Road, Huapai (East side), from Maple Lane to Matua Road - $118,000;

·    1-31 Elliot Street, Riverhead (South side) - $385,000;

·    Princes Street, Riverhead (North side), from Coatesville Riverhead Highway to Great North Road - $237,000;

·    Hill Street, Warkworth (North side), from 20a to 4 - $168,000;

·    Hill Street, Warkworth (South side), from Albert Street to Hudson Road - $394,000;

·    Kaspar Street, Warkworth (full length, East side) - $160,000; and,

·    Wilson Road, Warkworth (West side) from McKinney Road to Pulham Road - $360,000.

 

b)      arrange for the transfer of $1.5 million of the $2 million Locally Driven Initiatives Opex budget to Auckland Transport to allow them to progress the detail design and subsequent construction of the footpaths.

 

c)      acknowledge that the detailed design and construction of footpaths up to the value of $500,000 of the $2 million Locally Driven Initiatives Opex available will be delivered in the 2017/2018 financial year as funds become available.

 

d)      acknowledge that the cost of individual footpaths may increase once the investigation and design phase is complete and the market conditions at the time are assessed, and delegate to the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee the ability to approve those projects where costs have risen by $50,000 or more over the rough costs provided.

 

Comments

5.       The Rodney Local Board has allocated $2 million of its Locally Driven Initiative (LDI) Opex funding, apportioned over a three year period from 1 July 2015 to construct a number of footpath projects in its area. Due to staging of budgets, $1.5 million is available in 2016/2017 and $500,000 will become available in 2017/2018.  The Rodney Local Board can therefore allocate $1.5 million for the construction of footpaths this year.

6.       Local board members compiled a list of potential footpaths for construction in 2015 (Attachment A).  From that list, Auckland Transport (AT) was asked to provide a rough costing for each of the following:

·      Tapu Road, Huapai, from 27 to Maple Lane

·      Tapu Road, Huapai, from Maple Lane to Matua Road

·      Tapu Road, Huapai, from 68 to 88

·      Elliot Street, Riverhead, from 1 to 31

·      Elliot Street and York Terrace, Riverhead, from Wharf Road to Queen Street

·      The full length of Newton Road, Riverhead

·      Springs Road, Parakai, from 33 to the end

·      Kaipara Coast Highway, Kaukapakapa, from Moses Road to North Cres

·      Albert Street, Riverhead, from George St to Coatesville Highway

·      Hill Street, Warkworth, from 20a to State Highway 1

·      Princes Street, Riverhead, from Coatesville Highway to Great North Road

·      Leigh Road, Whangateau, from 578 to Ashton Road

·      Hill Street, Warkworth, from Albert Road to Hudson Road

·      Omaha Drive, Omaha, from Broadlands Drive to the Golf Club

·      State Highway 1, Wellsford, from 28 to 68

·      The full length of Kaspar Street, Warkworth

·      Matakana Road, Matakana, from 936 to 948

·      Pulham Road, Warkworth, from 94 to 130

·      The full length of McKinney Road, Warkworth

·      Wilson Road, Warkworth, from McKinney Road to Pulham Road

·      Hudson Street, Warkworth, from Albert Street to State Highway 1

7.       AT staff met with local board members at a workshop on 19 May 2016 to discuss a number of options for delivery of the footpaths.

8.       At the workshop, the members present worked with AT staff to refine and prioritise criteria for the footpaths to be constructed, applying a filter which included:

·    high priorities around schools;

·    linking areas of growth with existing developed areas; and

·    well used pedestrian routes.

9.       Further site investigation following the meeting resulted in the rough costings of a new scope for Hill Street and pricing of two options for Elliot Street, with the advice that, although the footpath for Elliot Street was requested on the north side, this side would need kerb and channel, making it the significantly more expensive option. The south side however can be built back towards the boundary with no kerbing required, making it cheaper. A footpath on this side could also be extended around into Maude Street to join with another footpath, an additional 70m of footpath but still $130,000 cheaper than the north side.

10.     No other advice was provided with the costings and it is noted that AT has made no recommendation with respect to the relevant priority of these footpaths, this decision being the responsibility of the local board.

11.     Using the criteria discussed at the workshop on 19 May, and taking into account the limited budget, the following seven footpaths are potential candidates for construction:

Footpath

Reason

Tapu Road, Huapai (East side), from Maple Lane to Matua Road

 

Completes the footpath network that wasn’t built by the developer.  This will provide connectivity and safety for pedestrians in a growing area with increasing foot traffic.

1-31 Elliot Street, Riverhead (South side)

 

Used by children to get to school, will connect to the existing footpath at Maude Street. Currently deep ditches on sides of road.

Princes Street, Riverhead (North side), from Coatesville Riverhead Highway to Great North Road

 

Services local playgrounds and will provide safe pedestrian access for local children to those sites. Narrow road with cars parked up it at sports events.

Hill Street, Warkworth (North side), from 20a to 4

 

Used by children to get to school; Hill Street is an exceptionally busy intersection, the footpath will provide additional safety.

Hill Street, Warkworth (South side), from Albert Street to Hudson Road

 

Will provide safe pedestrian access for the significant number of residents in the subdivision off Viv-Davie Martin Drive.  Used extensively by runners and walkers as part of a fitness loop.

Kaspar Street, Warkworth (full length, East side)

Outside of a school, needed to improve children’s safety.

Wilson Road, Warkworth (West side) from McKinney Road to Pulham Road

High growth area, used by runners and walkers as part of a fitness loop.

 

12.     It should also be noted that, once the investigation and design phase is complete and the market conditions at the time are assessed, some projects may increase in cost to above the initial rough costs. It is recommended that, in cases where costs exceed the rough costs by $50,000, the project be brought back to the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee who, under delegation from the Committee, will provide approval for the project to proceed.

13.     The next stage in the process is for the local board to confirm which of these projects it wishes to progress so that detail design and construction of the successful candidates can begin.

14.     However, detail design work for the successful candidates cannot begin before the available funding is transferred from the local board to AT’s budget to undertake this work.

15.     Full accounting of the use of the funding will be provided throughout the design and construction processes by way of AT’s update reports to the committee.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

16.     This report is for the committee’s information and informs its decision making on the use of its $2 million capital from its Locally Driven Initiatives Opex funding, which it has identified for use in the construction of footpaths within the Rodney Local Board area.           

Māori impact statement

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

Implementation

18.     No implementation issues have been identified by Auckland Transport providing the funding required to implement construction of the successful projects identified at the meeting is transferred to AT to allow the detail design work to begin.

 

Attachments

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Signatories

Authors

Ellen Barrett – Elected Member Relationship Manager North

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon – Elected Member Relationship Team Manager

Kathryn Martin – Acting Relationship Manager

 


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Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

11 July 2016

 

 

Deputation/Public Forum Update

 

File No.: CP2016/13741

 

  

Purpose

1.       As part of its business meetings Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee has a period of time set aside for Deputations/Presentations and Public Forum during which time members of the public can address the local board on matters within its delegated authority.

Executive Summary

2.       Under Standing Orders there is provision for Deputations/Presentations to the local board. Applications for Deputations/Presentations must be in writing setting forth the subject and be received by the Relationship Manager at least seven working days before the meeting concerned, and subsequently have been approved by the Chairperson.  Unless the meeting determines otherwise in any particular case, a limit of ten minutes is placed on the speaker making the presentation.

3.       Standing Orders allows three minutes for speakers in Public Forum.

4.       Requests, matters arising and actions from the Deputations/Presentations and Public Forum are recorded and updated accordingly.  The Rodney Local Board Deputations/Presentations and Public Forum Update is attached as Attachment A.

 

Recommendation/s

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

a)      note the Deputation/Public Forum Update.

 

 

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Signatories

Authors

Raewyn Morrison - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Kathryn Martin – Acting Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

11 July 2016

 

 


Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

11 July 2016

 

 

Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee Workshop Records

 

File No.: CP2016/13742

 

  

Purpose

1.       Attached are the Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee workshop records for 2 May, 16 May and 20 June 2016.

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 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 2 May, 16 May and 20 June 2016 be accepted.

 

 

Attachments

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Workshop Record 2 May 2016

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Workshop Record 16 May 2016

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Workshop Record 20 June 2016

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Signatories

Authors

Raewyn Morrison - Local Board Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

Kathryn Martin – Acting Relationship Manager

 


Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

11 July 2016

 

 



Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

11 July 2016

 

 



Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee

11 July 2016