I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 12 July 2018

6.00pm

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Office
39 Glenmall Place
Glen Eden

 

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Greg Presland

 

Deputy Chairperson

Saffron Toms

 

Members

Sandra Coney, QSO

 

 

Neil Henderson

 

 

Steve Tollestrup

 

 

Ken Turner

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Brenda  Railey

Democracy Advisor - Waitakere Ranges

 

6 July 2018

 

Contact Telephone: +64 21 820 781

Email: brenda.railey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

12 July 2018

 

 

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

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

11        Waitākere Ward Councillor Update                                                                             7

12        Land owner application for the installation of storm water infrastructure within the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve                                                                          9

13        Approval of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board Community Facilities 2018/2019 Work Programme                                                                                                                   15

14        Auckland Transport’s Road Safety and Speed Management programme for Waitākere Ranges Local Board 2018/21                                                                                      29

15        New road name in the Simpson Holdings 2012 Limited subdivision at 109A & 111A Woodglen Road, Glen Eden                                                                                       37

16        Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar                                                  43

17        Confirmation of Workshop Records                                                                         47  

18        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Welcome

            Chairperson Greg Presland will open the meeting and welcome those present.

2          Apologies

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

3          Declaration of Interest

Members were 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.

            Specifically members are asked to identify any new interests they have not previously disclosed, an interest that might be considered as a conflict of interest with a matter on the agenda.

The following are declared interests of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board:

Board Member

Organisation/Position

Sandra Coney

-   Waitemata District Health Board – Elected Member

-   Women’s Health Action Trust – Patron

-   New Zealand Society of Genealogists – Member

-   New Zealand Military Defence Society – Member

-   Cartwright Collective – Member

-   Titirangi RSA – Member

-   Portage Trust – Member

-   West Auckland Trust Services - Director

Neil Henderson

-   Portage Trust – Elected Member

-   West Auckland Trust Services (WATS) Board – Trustee/Director

-   Whau River Catchment Trust - Employee

Greg Presland

-   Lopdell House Development Trust – Trustee

-   Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust – Trustee

-   Combined Youth Services Trust – Trustee

-   Glen Eden Bid - Member

Steve Tollestrup

-   Waitakere Licensing Trust – Elected Member

-   Waitakere Task force on Family Violence – Appointee

Saffron Toms

No declarations

Member appointments

Board members are appointed to the following bodies. In these appointments the board members represent Auckland Council:

Board

Organisation/Position

Sandra Coney

Friends of Arataki Incorporated – Trustee

Neil Henderson

-   Friends of Arataki Incorporated – Trustee

-   Rural Advisory Panel - Member

Steve Tollestrup

Glen Eden Business Improvement District

Greg Presland

Glen Eden Business Improvement District (alternate)

Saffron Toms

Ark in the Park

 

 

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 28 June 2018, 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 7.7 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 Waitākere Ranges Local Board. 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.

 

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

 

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.”


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

12 July 2018

 

 

Waitākere Ward Councillor Update

 

File No.: CP2018/09084

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To enable the Waitākere Ward Councillors to verbally update the Board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      thank Waitākere Ward Councillors Linda Cooper and Penny Hulse for their update.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Authors

Brenda  Railey - Democracy Advisor - Waitakere Ranges

Authorisers

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


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Land owner application for the installation of storm water infrastructure within the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve

 

File No.: CP2018/12291

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval from the Waitakere Ranges Local Board for:

(a)   the land owner application for the installation of storm water infrastructure, including a pipe and outlet structure, within the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve (132 Shaw Road).

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       Rodney Bearman, the applicant and owner of 542B West Coast Road, is seeking land owner approval to install a new 300mm diameter storm water pipe and associated outlet structure within the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve (132 Shaw Road). This is to assist with storm water discharge from an approved eight-lot subdivision proposed at 542B West Coast Road.

3.       Council’s development engineer and Healthy Waters department have reviewed and support the proposal.

4.       Staff recommend that the Waitakere-Ranges Local Board grant land owner approval for the installation of the storm water pipe and outlet structure within the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve as it will help to provide a healthy and resilient riparian margin, whilst allowing for the applicant’s development of 542B West Coast Road.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

(a)     approve the application from for the installation of storm water infrastructure, including a pipe and outlet structure, within the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve (132 Shaw Road).

Horopaki / Context

5.       Rodney Bearman, the applicant and owner of 542B West Coast Road, is seeking land owner approval to install a new 300mm diameter storm water pipe (replacing an existing 225 diameter pipe) and associated outlet structure within the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve (132 Shaw Road). This is to assist with storm water discharge from an approved eight-lot subdivision at 542B West Coast Road (approved resource consents BUN60065943, LUC60065831 and SUB60065942).

6.       There is an existing 225mm diameter storm water pipe and outlet structure located within the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve, which discharges to the Kaurimu Stream. Council’s healthy waters department have identified that the existing outlet structure and associated storm water discharge has resulted in the bank of the stream within the esplanade reserve becoming eroded and unstable, and subsequently needing to be remediated by reshaping and planting.

7.       As part of the proposal, and with the support of council’s healthy waters department, the applicant has therefore proposed a new outlet structure set back from the stream edge to provide energy dissipation of storm water flow prior to discharge to the stream environment. Specifically this involves an approximately five metre storm water pipe (located underground), followed by a five-six metre open channel that will be comprised of rocks, boulders and planting to assist with stability and the dissipation of energy associated with storm water flow. Rock stabilisation is also proposed at the point of discharge where the storm water will be meeting the Kaurimu Stream to ensure stability and protection against erosion. This will help to ensure that the localised erosion that is currently evident at the bank of the stream is prevented from further occurring. Please refer to Attachment A which shows the proposed design.

8.       The proposal aligns with the Waitakere-Ranges Local Board Plan 2017, specifically Outcome 2: Our unique natural habitats are protected and enhanced, as the proposed works will improve the existing stream environment in the vicinity of 542B West Coast Road by helping to provide a healthy and resilient riparian margin, whilst allowing for the development of additional housing stock at the applicant’s site.

9.       The proposal aligns with the Auckland Plan 2050, specifically Outcome: Environment and Cultural Heritage, Direction 1: ‘Ensure Auckland’s natural environment and cultural heritage is valued and cared for’ and Direction 3: ‘Use growth and development to protect and enhance Auckland’s natural environment, for the above mentioned reasons.

10.     The proposal is also consistent with the Waitakere Ward Local Reserves Management Plan, specifically Objective 7: To restore and enhance the life-supporting capacity of the water in the streams and waterways running through the reserves, as the proposal will help contribute to improving the existing stream environment.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

Specialist advice

11.     Council’s parks and places specialist, parks planner, development engineer and healthy waters specialist all support the proposal, noting that it will result in an improvement to the current riparian margin and stream environment.

Options

12.     The options available to the Waitakere Ranges Local Board are to approve or decline the land owner application.

          Option 1: Approve the land owner application for storm water infrastructure in the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve

13.     The advantage of approving the land owner application is:

·   The applicant will be able to efficiently and effectively discharge storm water from the approved development at 542B West Coast Road

·   The proposal will not adversely affect the use of or access to the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve

·   The proposal has been supported by council’s relevant specialists as mentioned above

·   The proposal will help to provide a healthy and resilient stream environment

·   The proposal aligns with the Waitakere-Ranges Local Board Plan and Auckland Plan, as previously discussed.

14.     There are no obvious disadvantages of approving the land owner application.

          Option 2: Decline the land owner application for storm water infrastructure in the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve

15.     There are no obvious advantages of declining the land owner application

16.     The disadvantages of declining the land owner application are:

·   The applicant will not be able to adequately dispose of storm water from their property as there are no other feasible options for storm water discharge as confirmed by council’s healthy waters department and council’s development engineer.

·   The stream environment as it currently exists in the vicinity of 542B West Coast Road will continue to degrade, particularly in relation to the erosion of the stream bank.

Recommended option

17.     It is recommended that the Waitakere-Ranges Local Board supports Option 1, this being to approve the land owner application for storm water infrastructure in the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve, for the following reasons:

·   Council’s specialists support the proposal

·   The proposal will allow the applicant to be able to efficiently and effectively discharge storm water from the approved subdivision

·   The proposal will not adversely affect the use of or access to the Kaurimu Stream Esplanade Reserve

·   The proposal aligns with the Waitakere-Ranges Local Board Plan

·   The proposal will ensure a healthier and more resilient stream environment as a result of the proposed works

·   Any adverse effects of the proposal can be mitigated by conditions placed on any land owner approval issued.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe /
Local impacts and local board views

18.     The application was discussed at a workshop with the Waitakere-Ranges Local Board on 7 June 2018, whereby following discussion with staff, the Board indicated their support for the proposal.

19.     As discussed at the local board workshop, a number of issues associated with the Kaurimu Stream and surrounding environment have been identified by staff a result of this land owner approval application. These include the presence of localised erosion and bank instability at the existing storm water discharge point (which is being addressed as part of the land owner approval), as well as the presence of a weir that has been constructed without consent downstream of the discharge point. This weir has resulted in the elevation of upstream water levels, which has contributed to erosion of the stream bank, as well as being a barrier to fish passage. As discussed at the workshop, staff will work with adjoining landowners through the regulatory process to remedy the issues associated with the weir, or enforcement action will be undertaken if a resolution with adjoining landowners cannot be reached. Staff will keep the Board informed of progress on this.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori / Māori impact statement

20.     There are no sites of value or significance to mana whenua identified in the Auckland Unitary Plan in relation to the application. Iwi consultation was therefore not undertaken as this application refers to the installation of operational infrastructure.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea / Financial implications

21.     There are no financial implications for the local board as the installation of the storm water infrastructure will be privately funded. Council will be acquiring the infrastructure so there may be financial implications around the ongoing maintenance. These maintenance costs are however considered to be minor and operational.

Ngā raru tūpono / Risks

22.     There is a risk to the local board and council given that the proposed infrastructure will be vested in council upon completion along with the maintenance responsibilities. The design of the infrastructure will however be required to comply with council’s storm water code of practice and as such it is anticipated that ongoing maintenance will be minimal.

Ngā koringa ā-muri / Next steps

23.     If the Board approve the proposal, the next steps involve issuing a formal land owner approval letter to the applicant with associated conditions. Such conditions will include, but not be limited to:

·     the requirement for vegetation protection during works

·     the infrastructure to be constructed in accordance with the plans submitted to council

·     a health and safety plan being implemented during the works taking place

·     the implementation of silt and sediment controls

·     the requirement for all other necessary consents and permits being obtained

·     the implementation of accidental discovery protocols.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Outlet Concept

13

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Authors

Darren Cunningham - Senior Land Use Advisor

Authorisers

Rod Sheridan - General Manager Community Facilities

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


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Waitākere Ranges Local Board

12 July 2018

 

 

Approval of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board Community Facilities 2018/2019 Work Programme

 

File No.: CP2018/11621

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the 2018/2019 Community Facilities Work Programme for the Waitākere Ranges Local Board, including all physical works, leasing and operational maintenance projects delivered by Community Facilities.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       The Community Facilities department is responsible for the building, maintaining and renewing of all open spaces and community buildings. This includes the community leasing and licensing of council-owned premises.

3.       The Waitākere Ranges Local Board 2018/2019 Community Facilities Work Programme was developed using a combination of local board feedback, staff assessments of assets and key stakeholder input.

4.       The following indicative costs have been identified in the 2018/2019 Community Facilities Work Programme:

i)        $1,626,703 of asset-based services capital funding

ii)       $0 of local board initiative capital funding

iii)      $0 of local board initiative operational fundin.g

5.       The work programme has been developed through a series of iterative workshops between key staff and local boards since October 2017. The programme provided in Attachment A reflects the agreed projects that were presented in the last local board workshop. This report recommends that the board approves the 2018/2019 Community Facilities Work Programme and associated budget.

6.       Once approved by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board, new work will commence from July 2018. Regular updates on the line items will be provided by the Community Facilities’ Stakeholder Advisors.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board :

a)      approve the Waitākere Ranges Local Board 2018/2019 Community Facilities Work Programme as detailed in Attachment A.

Horopaki / Context

7.       Community facilities and open spaces provide important community services to the people of Auckland. They contribute to building strong, healthy, and vibrant communities by providing spaces where Aucklanders can participate in a wide range of social, cultural, art, and recreational activities. These activities improve lifestyles and a sense of belonging and pride amongst residents.

8.       The 2018/2019 Community Facilities Work Programme detailed in Attachment A contains information on all proposed projects to be delivered by Community Facilities, including capital works projects, leasing and operational maintenance.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

Capital works programme

9.       Investment in the capital programme will ensure that council facilities and parks open spaces in Waitākere Ranges Local Board remain valuable and well-maintained community assets that continue to meet the agreed levels of service. Asset-based services capital works includes Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI), renewals and growth and development projects.

 

Locally Driven Initiative

Renewal

Growth and development

Coastal Renewals

Basis for amount of budget allocated to each local board

As per the local board funding policy:

·    90% population

·    5% deprivation

·    5% land.

In proportion to assets in very poor and poor condition requiring renewal, limited to funding available.

To specific projects identified as priority projects to meet the needs of new and future residents.

To specific projects identified as priorities by the coastal specialist team.

Type of projects that can be paid for

Any projects that deliver a council owned asset or as a capital grant to an asset made available for public use.

Renewal of existing assets on a “like for like” basis, taking into account current service standards where applicable.

Development budgets are used for specific projects approved by the Governing Body.

Growth budgets can only be used for specific projects that are required by and benefit new and future residents.

Renewal of and enhancement where required, to existing coastal structures

Degree of local board discretion on allocation to projects

Full discretion

Broad discretion - can be allocated to any renewal project

Limited discretion – must be allocated to the specific project.

Local board discretion on scope and design of project within available budget.

Limited discretion – must be allocated to the specific project for the purpose of protecting our coastal assets.

Please note that coastal renewals projects are allocated regionally.

10.     The 2018/2019 Community Facilities Work Programme has been created following a series of workshops with elected members from October 2017 to May 2018. All feedback gathered from the workshops has been taken into consideration throughout the process. The proposed work programme in Attachment A contains:

·    Number of projects: 38

·    Indicative cost for proposed projects: $5,284,715.

Leasing work programme

11.     Community leases are a valuable way in which the council provides support to community organisations across the region, commonly on public parks and reserves. These groups provide a wide range of community activities and services aligned with recognised local priorities and are a key part of the mosaic of community activity and infrastructure in Auckland.

12.     The draft work programme provides a detailed list of the community leases and licences that will expire or are due for renewal over the 2018/2019 financial year. It also includes the additional leases and licences that will be deferred from the 2017/2018 financial year to the 2018/2019 financial year.

13.     Once the 2018/2019 Community Facilities Work Programme is approved, staff will be able to consolidate reporting on routine matters or use the streamlined process for straight forward renewals without variations whilst focusing attention on those community leases that are more complex.

Operational maintenance work programme

14.     The regular maintenance of all council-owned built and open space assets plays an important part in:

·    increasing the long-term durability of Community Facilities assets

·    improving the safety of Community Facilities assets

·    ensuring the enjoyment of Community Facilities assets by the users.

15.     Community Facilities launched ‘Project 17’ in July 2017 which created new bundled maintenance contracts across the Auckland region for full facility, ecological restoration and arboriculture maintenance contracts.  The Finance and Performance Committee approved these contracts on 30 March 2017.

16.     In the 2018/2019 Community Facilities Work Programme, there are three line item dedicated to all maintenance in the local board area:

·    Full Facilities Maintenance Contracts – These contracts include all buildings, parks and open space assets, sports fields, coastal management and storm damage

·    Arboriculture Maintenance Contracts – These contracts include all tree management and maintenance

·    Ecological Restoration Maintenance Contracts – These contracts include pest plant and animal pest management within ecologically significant parks and reserves.

17.     Staff will be able to provide regular reporting on maintenance through monthly updates to the local boards and through the quarterly report. Community Facilities is also providing additional weekly updates to all elected members on contractor performance.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe / Local impacts and local board views

18.     The Community Facilities Work Programme has been created through a combination of local board feedback, asset condition assessments and agreed levels of service.

19.     The draft 2018/2019 Community Facilities Work Programme has been considered by the local board in a series of workshops from October 2017 to May 2018. The views expressed by local board members during the workshop have been adopted in Attachment A.

20.     The Community Facilities work programme supports the achievement of the following 2017 Waitākere Ranges Local Board Plan priorities:

·      Our community spaces, parks, sports and recreation facilities meet local needs and are easy to get to

·      Our unique natural habitats are protected and enhanced.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori / Māori impact statement

21.     The 2018/2019 Community Facilities Work Programme ensures that all facilities and open space assets continue to be well-maintained assets that benefit the local community, including Māori. Where any aspects of the proposed work programme are anticipated to have a significant impact on sites of importance to mana whenua then appropriate engagement will be undertaken.

22.     Staff are also attending mana whenua fora on a monthly basis to receive feedback on the 2018/2019 Community Facilities Work Programme.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea / Financial implications

23.    The proposed 2018/2019 Community Facilities work programme will see the allocation of $0 of the board’s locally driven initiatives capital budget, $1,626,703 of the board’s asset based services capital budget, and $3,413,012 of the board’s asset based operational budget. These amounts can be accommodated within the board’s total draft budget for 2018/2019. As such, the board’s approval will not have significant financial implications unless projects experience a significant overspend or underspend. Regular updates on projects will be provided to the board tracking expenditure and identifying any projects at risk of non-delivery, over or underspend.

Ngā raru tūpono / Risks

24.    If the proposed Community Facilities work programme is not approved at the business meeting, there is a risk that the proposed projects may not be able to be delivered within the 2018/2019 financial year.

Ngā koringa ā-muri / Next steps

25.     The work programme will be implemented as part of Community Facilities’ usual business practice.

26.     Work programme implementation will be reported regularly by stakeholder advisors and quarterly through the performance report to the local board.

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Waitakere Ranges Local Board Community Facilities 2018/2019 Work Programme

21

b

Waitakere Ranges Local Board Community Leases 2018/2019 Work Programme

27

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Authors

Susan Quinn - Stakeholder Advisor

Authorisers

Rod Sheridan - General Manager Community Facilities

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


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Auckland Transport’s Road Safety and Speed Management programme for Waitākere Ranges Local Board 2018/21

 

File No.: CP2018/12293

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To update the Waitākere Ranges Local Board on Auckland Transport’s (AT) Road Safety and Speed Management Programme.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       Auckland has a serious problem with people needlessly dying and being seriously injured on our roads and streets. In 2017, 64 people died on our roads and an additional 749 were seriously injured.

3.      Road Safety performance in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area has also worsened over the last five years due to various factors. These include economic and population growth, new demands on the unforgiving high speed rural road network, and growth in vulnerable road users. Vulnerable road users are people walking, people on bikes, people on motorcycles, and children.

4.       There is a renewed focus among the Tāmaki Makaurau Road Safety partners including AT, NZ Police, NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and ACC on improving safety and reducing the high number of death and serious injuries (DSi) on the Auckland road network.

5.       To meet its long-term goal of Vision Zero, AT is also proposing an ambitious safety infrastructure acceleration programme, estimated to reduce DSi by around 20% over an initial three year period. It will work closely with its partners to deliver on the Vision Zero goal for Auckland.

6.       This follows the New Zealand’s Government’s commitment to deliver a new road safety strategy as outlined in the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport.

7.          The AT Board and Executive Leadership Team have recently endorsed an increased three year investment in road safety engineering, a Speed Management Plan and behaviour change activities to reduce road trauma, including in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area.

8.       The primary road safety focus areas in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area for the next three years include safe intersections and roads, safe speeds, vulnerable road user safety and sober driving. These areas are will be addressed through a combined annual programme of investment in safety engineering, speed management, education and training of road users, and enforcement of safe road user behaviour with NZ Police

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive Auckland Transport’s Safety and Speed Management programme for Waitākere Ranges Local Board 2018/21 report.

Horopaki / Context

9.       Auckland’s rapid growth has resulted in a number challenges including housing, transport and public health. The recent increase in road trauma is both a transport and public health issue for the region with significant economic costs.

10.     AT’s long-term  Vision Zero goal emphasises that no loss of life on our road network is acceptable, and that road designers and operators need to take greater responsibility for preventing road trauma.

11.     The Vision Zero approach also accepts that road users are people who make mistakes and therefore all parts of the transport system need to be strengthened through a safe road environment, safe speeds, safe vehicles and safe road use, so that when mistakes occur, it does not lead to people dying or being seriously injued.

12.     Speed management is a central part of the Vision Zero approach to reduce speeds to survivable levels for road users, particularly on unforgiving rural roads and in urban streets where there are large numbers of vulnerable road users.

13.     Speed management is a low-cost area-wide treatment that will deliver substantial savings including reduced deaths and serious injuries, increased walking, cycling and public transport use, and increased public health benefits.

14.     AT and its partners have a Road Safety Action Plan (RSAP)  in place that identifies key actions from partners for addressing Road Safety Focus Areas in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area, including speed management.

15.     AT is investing in an ambitious road safety programme including safety engineering, speed management and behaviour change over the next ten years that will contribute towards a 60% reduction in road trauma across Auckland.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

16.     Auckland’s DSi rates have increased between 2014 and 2017 as outlined in the table below.

Auckland Region

2014

2015

2016

2017

Deaths

36

52

46

64

Serious injuries

447

568

618

749

 

17.     While the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area DSi made up 4% of all Auckland DSi in 2017, it has increased 135% from 14 in 2013 to 33 in 2017. There were no road accident related deaths in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area in 2017 and it has the lowest level of rural DSi, and the lowest rate of serious road injuries per capita out of the three rural local boards.



18.     While the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area has a large network of rural roads, 42% of all DSI involved vulnerable road users.



19.     AT’s Road Safety Action Plan for 2018-19 covers the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area. Below is an excerpt from the action plan showing five year DSi trends from 2013 to 2017 for the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area. The primary safety intervention measures include aspects from the Safe Systems approach: Improving the safety of the roads and intersections, improving safety for motorcycle users, speed management and alcohol/drugged driving prevention (shaded in red in the table below). Please note that DSi Focus Areas overlap i.e. one DSi can appear in multiple focus areas.

Road Safety Focus Areas for Waitākere Ranges 2018/19

                     Focus areas             Five year Road Death & Serious Injury (DSI) Trend                                   Interventions

Increase Focus

Safe System Management

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total

Waitematā  Police Road Safety Action Plan, Monitoring & Evaluation

Safe Intersections

3

2

2

6

9

22

Safety Engineering, Enforcement & Campaigns

Safe Roads

10

5

15

15

29

74

Safety Engineering, Enforcement & Campaigns

Pedestrian Safety

1

1

1

1

4

8

Travelwise Schools, Walking School Bus routes, Safe Crossings

Motorcycle Safety

4

2

3

4

11

24

Safety Engineering, Enforcement & Campaigns

Safe Speed

3

2

13

6

9

33

Speed Management Changes, Education & Enforcement Campaigns

Maintain Focus

Alcohol/Drugged Driving

4

2

4

3

15

28

Education & Enforcement Campaigns

Young Drivers

1

1

4

1

4

11

Young Driver Training, Education and Enforcement Campaigns

Cycle Safety

2

0

1

2

3

8

School Cycle Training

 

 

Emerging Focus

 

Restraints

0

1

1

2

2

6

Restraint Education & Enforcement, including Child Restraints

Older Road Users

1

1

1

0

0

3

Monitor

Distraction & Fatigue

1

1

0

3

2

7

Education and Enforcement Campaigns

Maori

1

2

2

1

8

14

Marae-based Learner Licence workshops

 

20.     The table also highlights how AT and its partners combine their resources and programmes to address high-risk areas and road user groups through a combination of safety engineering, speed management, education, training and enforcement activities. While a majority of these activities are planned in advance, the action plan is revised quarterly to be more responsive to emerging trends.

21.     Road crashes are investigated by NZ Police and then mapped by NZTA across the Waitākere Ranges Local Board. The map highlights Waitākere Ranges’ fatal and serious crashes from 2013 to 2017, where the majority were midblock (not at intersection) crashes on bends.

 

22.     Road death and serious injury (DSi) locations are also analysed to identify high-risk intersections and routes that have a high collective crash–risk (number of DSi per km or intersection) and personal crash-risk (rate of DSi per vehicle kilometres travelled). This methodology identifies a small percentage of the network carrying a large percentage of the road trauma.

23.     Within the Waitākere Ranges Local Board boundaries, there are two high-risk intersections and two high-risk routes (based on 2012 to 2016 data), as outlined in the two tables below. One of the high-risk routes is also high-risk for motorcycles.

High Risk Routes in Waitākere Ranges Local Board Area

ranked in the Top 100 High Risk Routes in Auckland Region  (2012-2016 data)

Regional Ranking

Route Name

Collective Crash Risk

Active Road User Collective Crash Risk

Motorcycle Collective Crash Risk

19

West Coast Road (Janet Clews Place to Glendale Road)

High

Medium

High

71

West Coast Road (Great North to Janet Clews Place)

Medium High

Medium

Low


High Risk Intersections in Waitākere Ranges Local Board Area

ranked in the Top 100 High Risk Intersections in Auckland Region (2012-2016 data)

Regional Ranking

Intersection Location

[1]Collective Crash Risk

[2]Active Road User Collective Crash Risk

Motorcycle Collective Crash Risk

54

West Coast Road / Glenview Road

High

Low Medium

Medium

86

Great North Road / Glenview Road

Medium High

Low Medium

Low Medium

 

24.     AT has embarked on a bold programme to reduce the incidence of death and serious injury by 60% in a 10-year period. The initial three-year target is to reduce the incidence of death and serious injury by 20% from the 2018-19 financial year.

25.     The tables below highlight some of the engineering improvements, speed management changes, and behaviour change activities that will be delivered in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area in 2018/19 as part of the 2018/21 AT programme.

Shared path network expansion 2018/19

Woodlands Park Road

Footpath investigation from Waima Crescent to Boylan Road

Levy Road

Footpath investigation on entire road

Opanuku Road

Footpath investigation from Grassmere Road to Mountain Road

Huia Road

Foot path investigation from Rahuia Road to Staley Road

West Coast Road / Oratia

Shared path and raised pedestrian crossings to be completed in 2018/19

 

Speed management investigations 2018/19

Piha Road

Waitākere Road

Huia Road

Investigation into safe and appropriate speeds on these roads in 2018/19

 

Road safety & school travel behaviour activities 2018/19

11 active Travelwise School Programmes and 11 active walking school buses, along with re-engaging inactive Travelwise schools and walking school bus routes.

Delivered two Raihana Akonga - learner licence workshops at Te Kura kaupapa o Hoani Waititi

Delivered  learner licence refresher at Te Kura kaupapa o Hoani Waititi

Young driver social media campaign

Compulsory breath testing checkpoint (with NZ Police)

Child restraint checkpoints (with NZ Police)

Older drivers programme

Distraction campaign and checkpoints (with NZ Police)

Motorcycle campaign and workshop

Safe speed awareness campaign

Unsignalised intersection campaign and checkpoints (with NZ Police)

Cycle safety training

26.     Speed has an impact on both the likelihood of a crash occurring and the severity of injury, should a crash occur.

27.     Therefore, one of the fastest and most cost effective ways to reduce road trauma is to implement speed reduction measures. Research shows there is a very strong relationship between speed and road safety. It is difficult to identify another risk factor that has a more powerful impact on crashes or injuries than speed.

28.     A Vision Zero or Safe System speed is defined as the maximum survivable speed upon impact where the chance of death is less than 10%. 

29.     Speeds of 30 km/h are the maximum any vulnerable or unprotected road user (pedestrians and people on bikes) can withstand without sustaining death of serious injuries. Although this speed is common on local roads in Europe, it is uncommon in New Zealand.

30.     Speeds over 50km/h dramatically increase the chances of death and serious injury in the event of a crash between two vehicles at an intersection.

31.     Contrary to popular belief, the majority of Auckland road deaths and serious injuries occur on 50km/h urban roads, involving vulnerable road users.

32.     While a smaller percentage of speed related crashes occur on rural roads, the ones that do happen are more likely to result in death. The Waitākere Ranges Local Board area has a large network of 100 km/h roads that would benefit from a reduction to safer speeds of 80km/h or 60km/h .

33.     Many people fear that reducing the speed limit in urban areas will dramatically increase journey times. However, research shows that lower speed limits only marginally increased journey times. An NZTA study tracked travel times along six different routes in New Zealand. It found that when driving at the maximum posted speed limit wherever possible, drivers arrived at their destination as little as 1.08 minutes faster than when they drove 10km/h slower.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe /
Local impacts and local board views

34.     AT welcomes input from the Waitākere Ranges Local Board to help address the road safety challenge that is creating such a significant burden on road users and their families.

35.     This report is for information purposes at this stage, however AT will engage with the local board as projects progress to design stages. AT will also provide any significant updates through its monthly local board report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori / Māori impact statement

36.     AT is committed to meeting its responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and its broader legal obligations in being more responsible or effective to Māori.

37.     Māori residents in Auckland experience a much higher risk of road traffic injury than other ethnicities, at all age groups.

38.     Māori are also over-represented in road deaths and serious injuries related to speed, making up 22% of all speed-related DSi.

39.     The Te Ara Haepapa Road Safety programme is AT’s response to reduce death and serious injuries involving Māori and Rangatahi Māori. The programme is intended to focus delivery through whānau, hapū, iwi, and marae, kohanga reo, kura kaupapa Māori and Māori communities.

40.     Waitākere Ranges Local Board area has seen an increase in Māori-related DSi in 2017 and some Māori communities will be engaged with the Te Ara Haepapa Road Safety programme.

Ngā koringa ā-muri / Next steps

41.     Aligning with our partners and stakeholders ( for example Local Boards, Councillors, Ministers, MoT, NZ Transport Agency, NZ Police, AA, Walk Auckland and Bike Auckland)) is imperative for the success of the AT road safety and speed management programme in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area.

42.     Raising awareness of the growing road safety issue is a politically charged and sensitive topic, with expectations from some stakeholders that AT should deliver rapid changes to speed limits across Auckland, while others in the community may not like the speed limit reductions and speed calming measures.

43.     AT will do this by talking about the unacceptable loss of human life and focus on road safety with our communities, stakeholders and the media.

44.     This will include running a public awareness campaign followed by a consultation process on the bylaw changes.

45.     Before and during the awareness campaign, AT will engage with our key stakeholders (NZTA, NZ Police, AA) to identify roads that will be affected by the speed limit changes.

46.     Once those roads have been identified, they will be added to the Schedule of Speed Limits and drafted into the bylaw.

47.     The bylaw will be consulted on across Auckland (consultation on the entire programme of works for the Auckland region at a strategic level). Due to the urgent imperative to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries, AT will in many cases not consult on each individual element of the safety improvement plan.

48.     Once the bylaw has been approved by AT’s Board, the speed limits become legally enforceable.

49.     We aim to change the road safety conversation by educating our audiences about what road safety is all about and that speed always determines the outcome of a crash. For example, it is not just about a new speed limit but also about whether our children can walk and cycle to school and how liveable our streets are, and the many health and environmental benefits that follow from this.

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Authors

Owena Schuster - Elected Members Relationship Manager (Western Boards)

Authorisers

Jonathan Anyon - Manager Elected Member Relationship Unit, Auckland Transport

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

12 July 2018

 

 

New road name in the Simpson Holdings 2012 Limited subdivision at 109A & 111A Woodglen Road, Glen Eden

 

File No.: CP2018/12210

 

 

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval from the Waitakere Ranges Local Board to name a new private road created by way of subdivision at 109A & 111A Woodglen Road, Glen Eden.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       Auckland Council has road naming guidelines that set out the requirements and criteria of the Council for proposed road names. These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming across the Auckland Region.

3.       The Applicant, Simpson Holdings 2012 Limited, has submitted the following names:

·    Indar Close (preferred)

·    Kamal Close

·    Pani Close

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      approve a name for the a new private road constructed within the subdivision being undertaken by Solution Street Limited at 109A & 111A Woodglen Road, Glen Eden in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

Horopaki / Context

4.       Resource consent has been obtained for a 10 lot residential subdivision at 109A & 111A Woodglen Road, Glen Eden, and the council reference is BUN60068947 & SUB60068950.

5.       This approved development contains a new private road, in the form of a jointly owned access lot, which requires a road name as it services more than 5 lots.

6.       A site plan of the road and development can be found in Attachment A.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

7.       Auckland Council’s road naming criteria typically require that road names reflect:

-     A historical or ancestral linkage to an area;

-     A particular landscape, environment or biodiversity theme or feature; or

-     An existing (or introduced) thematic identity in the area.

8.       The Applicant has proposed the road names listed in the table below, in order of preference.

Proposed New Road Name

Meaning

Road Naming Criteria

Indar Close (preferred)

This is the name of the land owner’s great great grandfather who lived in the area. He contributed to the area as a volunteer throughout his lifetime.

Meets criteria – unique and promotes diversity.

Kamal Close

 

The Hindi word for lotus. The beautiful lotus flower grows in wet environments, and this name symbolizes the emergence of attractive housing for a new community on this muddy and difficult site.

Meets criteria – unique and promotes diversity.

Pani Close

 

The Hindi word for water, acknowledging the significance of the awa/stream at the rear of the site.

Meets criteria – unique and promotes diversity.

9.       Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has confirmed the proposed and alternative names are acceptable and no duplicates exist.

10.     All iwi in the Auckland area were written to and invited to comment.

Ngati Whatua o Kaipara deferred comment to Te Kawerau a Maki and no response was received from this iwi.

No other replies were received.

11.     The road suffix ‘Lane’ being a short enclosed roadway is deemed appropriate, and suitable for this private cul-de-sac.

12.     The proposed new names are deemed to meet the council’s road naming guidelines.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe /
Local impacts and local board views

13.     The decision sought for this report does not trigger any significant policy and is not considered to have any immediate impact on the community.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori / Māori impact statement

14.     The applicant has corresponded with local iwi and no objections were received.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea / Financial implications

15.     The applicant has responsibility for ensuring that appropriate signage will be installed accordingly once approval is obtained for the new road name.

Ngā raru tūpono / Risks

16.     There are no significant risks to council as road naming is a routine part of the subdivision development process with consultation being a key part of the process.

Ngā koringa ā-muri / Next steps

17.     Approved road names are notified to Land Information New Zealand who records them on their New Zealand wide land information database which includes street addresses issued by councils

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Diagram for 109A & 111A Woodglen Road

41

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Authors

Dale Rewa - Subdivision Advisor

Authorisers

Trevor Cullen - Team Leader Subdivision

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

12 July 2018

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

12 July 2018

 

 

Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar

 

File No.: CP2018/12377

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To present the Waitākere Ranges Local Board with its updated governance forward work programme calendar (the calendar).

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       The calendar for the Waitākere Ranges Local Board is in Attachment A. The calendar is updated monthly, reported to business meetings and distributed to council staff.

3.       The calendar was introduced in 2016 as part of Auckland Council’s quality advice programme and aim to support local boards’ governance role by:

·    ensuring advice on meeting agendas is driven by local board priorities

·    clarifying what advice is expected and when

·    clarifying the rationale for reports.

4.       The calendar also aims to provide guidance for staff supporting local boards and greater transparency for the public.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive the governance forward work programme calendar for July 2018.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Governance forward work programme calendar, July 2018

45

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Authors

Brenda  Railey - Democracy Advisor - Waitakere Ranges

Authorisers

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

12 July 2018

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

12 July 2018

 

 

Confirmation of Workshop Records

 

File No.: CP2018/12130

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To present records of workshops held in June 2018 by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       Briefings provided at the workshop held on are as follows:

             7 June 2018

WORKSHOP 8 – Local Board Agreement planning process

Local Grant round 2 and Quick Response (Round 4)

Sign-off of the walking route and brochure

Landowner approval application: 542b West Coast Road, Oratia.

          14 June 2018

Proposed classification of Titirangi War Memorial Park

Glen Eden Town

Centre Climate Change Action Planning: Low Carbon Auckland and addressing climate impacts

Bike Track Proposal.

21 June 2018

Kauri Karnival Debrief Meeting

Draft open space management policies for local board (Workshop 2

Weed projects update

Community Waitakere 2017/18 report

West Coast Rd (town centre) upgrade.

28 June 2018

Piha and Seaview Roads - Pavement Renewal and additional works

Auckland Libraries – Draft proposal for expanded regional Mobile Library & Access service

Sublease arrangements

Movies in Parks debrief

Greenways – submissions.

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      receive the workshop records for 7, 14, 21 and 28 June 2018.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Workshop record for 7, 14, 21 and 28 June 2018

49

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Authors

Brenda  Railey - Democracy Advisor - Waitakere Ranges

Authorisers

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

12 July 2018

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

    

    

 



[1] Collective Crash Risk = total number of fatal & serious crashes or estimated deaths and serious injuries within 50metres of an intersection or within 1kilometre of a corridor in a 5-year crash period

[2] Active Road Users (ARU) = Pedestrians and Cyclists