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




Meeting Room:



Monday, 10 March 2014


Howick Local Board Meeting Room
Pakuranga Library Complex
7 Aylesbury Street


Howick Local Board









David Collings


Deputy Chairperson

Adele White



Garry Boles



Katrina Bungard



Jim Donald



Lucy Schwaner



John Spiller



Steve Udy



Bob Wichman



(Quorum 5 members)




Lynda Pearson

Local Board Democracy Advisor


28 February 2014


Contact Telephone: (09) 572 0151

Email: lynda.pearson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz






Howick Local Board

10 March 2014



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          6

12        Chair's Report                                                                                                                7

13        Councillor's Update                                                                                                       9

14        Mangemangeroa Environmental Education Centre                                                11

15        Auckland Transport Update – March 2014                                                               27

16        Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards
For the quarter - 1 October to 31 December 2013                                                  

17        Greater Tamaki Stormwater Network Discharge Consent - Stormwater Priorities Consultation                                                                                                               105

18        Infrastructure and Environmental Services Update Report                                 139

19        Howick Local Board Position Paper on the Sale of Psychoactive Substances 151

20        Reporting Urgent Decisions Made during February 2014                                    169

21        Reports Requested and Issues Raised 2013 -2016                                                187

22        Workshop Notes                                                                                                        191  

23        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 Howick Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 10 February 2014, 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


A request for a deputation from Counties Manukau District Health Board has 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.”


11        Notices of Motion


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


Howick Local Board

10 March 2014



Chair's Report


File No.: CP2014/03160





1.       To provide an opportunity for the Chair to update the meeting on projects and issues which the Board has been involved with since the last meeting.

Executive Summary

2.       An opportunity for the Chair to verbally update the meeting on projects, issues, events, and progress the board has made since the last meeting.



That the Howick Local Board:

a)      Receive the Chair’s verbal report.




There are no attachments for this report.      



Lynda Pearson - Local Board Democracy Advisor


Teresa Turner - Relationship Manager


Howick Local Board

10 March 2014



Councillor's Update


File No.: CP2014/03161





1.       An opportunity for the Ward Councillors to update the Board on regional matters of interest.

Executive Summary

2.       A period of time (10 minutes) has been set aside for the Ward Councillors to update the Board on regional matters.



That the Howick Local Board:

a)      Receive the verbal report.




There are no attachments for this report.     



Lynda Pearson - Local Board Democracy Advisor


Teresa Turner - Relationship Manager


Howick Local Board

10 March 2014



Mangemangeroa Environmental Education Centre


File No.: CP2014/03136




1.       The purpose of this report is threefold: firstly to recap on the background of this project, secondly to advise on progress made by the Project Planning Group since the board’s 12 November 2012 resolutions and thirdly to seek further funding that will allow the project to advance to the next stage.

Executive Summary

2.       The idea of an environmental education centre on Mangemangeroa Reserve has its origins in 1994 when Manukau City Council purchased the land from the estate of Archibald Hugh Somerville.

3.       The building of an environmental education centre was seen as a way in which Council and the Somerville Estate (now known as the Somerville Foundation) could work together to resolve legal differences that arose following the purchase of the land.

4.       The differences related specifically to an option that the Somerville Foundation had to ‘buy-back a piece of the land on which to build an Anglican Chapel in memory of Archie Somerville.

5.       Negotiations between Council and Somerville Foundation continued in good faith over a number of years without reaching a conclusion, but a broad understanding was reached that a compromise solution was to build an environmental education centre on the reserve that could also meet the wishes of Archie Somerville.

6.       Upon the formation of Auckland Council in 2010, the Howick Local Board assumed authority over Mangemangeroa Reserve and these legacy negotiations.

7.       The matter was brought back into focus in October 2012 when the Friends of Mangemangeroa presented their vision for an environmental centre on the reserve to the Howick Local Board.

8.       The board endorsed the concept, allocated $50,000 to project as a starting point and set up a Project Planning Group (PPG) that was charged with a number of tasks. (Minute HW/2012/259 refers).

9.       In accordance with the board’s decision the PPG produced the following as part of stage 1: a concept design and indicative costs, a commitment of support from the Somerville Foundation, an initial business case and a community needs assessment survey. Each of these is discussed in more detail in the body of the report.

10.     Whilst the work undertaken so far has produced positive results that point to a strong justification for continuing with this project, they must all be regarded as seminal pieces of work.

11.     The $50,000 invested by the Howick Local Board to date has been used to establish that the project is viable, has strong community support and a potential major partner. As such it offers an opportunity to make progress in a way not presented before.

12.     In order to build on the work already undertaken, additional funding will be required.  It is proposed that Howick local board consider allocating $132,500 to progress the project to the next stage.  Currently this funding has not been allocated.

13.     This figure is half the $265,500 required to move the project to Stage 2 which will be detailed design, costing’s and an examination of operational costs, management and governance. But critically it will also allow the PPG to continue to work closely with the Somerville Foundation in the hope of securing a major financial contribution and a long-term partnership that will lead to this project finally becoming a reality.     



That the Howick Local Board:

a)      Endorses and signs-off on the completion of Stage 1 of the Mangemangeroa Reserve Environmental Education Centre project.

b)      Approves advancing to Stage 2 of the project by allocating $132,500 from existing budgets on the condition that the Somerville Foundation makes a matching financial contribution.

c)      Authorises the Project Planning Group to continue in negotiations with the Somerville Foundation with a view to securing capital funding that will allow the project to move to Stage 3 and subsequent completion of a building on Mangemangeroa Reserve.





14.  The idea of an environmental education centre on Mangemangeroa Reserve has its origins as far back as 1994 when Manukau City Council purchased the land from the estate of Archibald Hugh Somerville.

15.  The Sale and Purchase Agreement entitled the Somerville Estate to ‘buy-back’ 4000 square metres of the land, including the trig-site, for the construction of an Anglican Chapel as a memorial to Mr Archie Somerville.

16.  However differences arose between the Council and the Trustees of the Estate of A.H Somerville as to the exercise of the ‘buy back’ provision.

17.  By way of compromise a proposal was put forward which would involve the construction of an environmental centre on the reserve that could also meet the wishes of Mr Somerville.

18.  Negotiations between Manukau City Council and the Somerville Trust continued in good faith over the years leading up to the formation of the Auckland Council in 2010.

19.  The goal of both parties was to reach a solution of mutual benefit, and one that supersedes the ‘buy back’ option. Moreover, it was the view of both parties that this approach was favourable to having the matter determined in Court.

20.  The general view was that it was beneficial to the community that the Council retains ownership of the entire reserve whilst the Somerville Estate invests in the facility in a way it deems to be appropriate in terms of the Will of Archie Somerville.

21.  A partnership of this nature, where an environment centre is constructed on public reserve land, means that funding is not diverted to unnecessary land purchase, but is instead invested in a public facility.

22.  Such a development would be in keeping with the natural and cultural values of the Mangemangeroa Reserve and would enhance the experience of those visiting the reserve.

23.  It was also entirely consistent with the Mangemangeroa Valley Reserves Management Plan 2007 to which the Trustees of the Somerville Estate made a significant submission. The management plan discusses these issues fully and as a matter of policy it supports the building of an environmental education centre.

24.  Following amalgamation in 2010, the Howick Local Board assumed control over Mangemangeroa Reserve and therefore assumed responsibility for the negotiations with the Somerville Estate (now known as the Somerville Foundation).

25.  The Friends of Mangemangeroa Incorporated, who over the years have been major contributors to the management of the reserve, have always been supporters of an environmental education centre.

26.  On 30 October 2012 the Friends made a presentation to the Howick Local Board setting out their vision and aspirations for such a facility.

27.  In response at the meeting on 12 November 2012 the Howick Local Board resolved (HW/2012/259):

                        a) That the Howick Local Board endorse the concept of an Environmental

                        Education Centre at Mangemangeroa Reserve presented at the 30 October 2012

                        Workshop by the Friends of Mangemangeroa, as a starting point.


                        b) The Howick Local Board delegates to Council Officers to use the allocated

                        $50,000 on preliminary work for the concept design phase of the Environmental

                        Centre at Mangemangeroa Reserve on things such as archaeologists,

                        geotechnical investigations, consultation, consents, consultancy fees.


                        c) That the Howick Local Board enters into formal and expeditious negotiations

                        with the Trustees of the Somerville Estate with a view to reaching a settlement

                        in relation to the development of an Environmental Education Centre and its

                        possible funding.


                        d) That staff investigate the coordinated service delivery options should the centre

                        be used for the delivery of Council’s environmental education programme in the

                        Howick Board area.


                        e) That the Howick Local Board supports the formation of a Project Planning

                        Group which should comprise representation from the Friends of

                        Mangemangeroa, council officers from relevant departments and the Howick

                        Local Board Environment portfolio lead.


                        f) That the Project Planning Group works with the relevant council officers to

                        develop a sound business case that considers the costs, benefits and

                        operational aspects of the Environmental Centre


28.  In accordance with the board decision, a Project Planning Group (PPG) was established with Howick Local Board member John Spiller as Chair. The PPG included membership from Friends of Mangemangeroa and Council staff. An early decision was made to appoint local architect Max Grant of Arcube Architects, as Project Manager.

29.  As the work of the PPG developed, so other expertise was sought including David Beamish from Ngai Tai ki Tamaki Tribal Trust who has been asked to provide an iwi perspective, local business consultant Geoff Foster who explored the business case, and local project facilitator Angela Sutton who undertook a community survey.

30.  Also in accordance with the board decision, the Chair of the PPG and other representatives also met with Jim Chamley from Thorne, Thorne, White & Clarke-Walker Barristers & Solicitors who act for the Somerville Foundation.

31.  The Howick Local Board received updates of progress at workshops on 6 June 2013 and 5 September 2013. It should be noted that at those workshops it was acknowledged that the allocated $50,000 had produced seminal work only and although very valuable, represented what has become known as Stage 1 of the project.  The budget has been spent on a combination of project management, archaeological investigations, initial business case, a community survey, quantity and land surveys.

32.  The outcome of the various work-streams and meetings mentioned above are discussed in more detail below.

33.  The initial work [known as stage 1] of the PPG focussed on concept design, potential resource consent requirements, site investigations and exploring indicative capital costs. This work was important to get a sense of the potential scale of the project in order to inform later discussions.

34.  A key finding of Stage 1 is that a further $265,500 of funding will be required to progress and complete work in Stage 2.

35.  The preliminary cost estimate details for stage 2 is attached and can be broken down into 3 distinct parts as follows; Preliminary concept designs including compliance $83,800, further developed design $39,100 and final detailed design including documentation $142,600.

36.  The outcome of the work done as part of Stage 1 was presented to Jim Chamley at a meeting on 25 July 2013. The resulting positive response from Mr Chamley is attached. In the letter Mr Chamley give support in principle to the project and offers a financial contribution towards Stage 2.

37.  Moreover, and most importantly, he indicates a willingness to provide further capital money when more detail is known.  Mr Chamley goes on to explain how part of the development must relate to the wishes of Archie Somerville and that is a matter for further discussion.

38.  The business case takes an early look at issues such as demands, services, partnerships and operating costs.  It does acknowledge that until more detail is known there can be no certainty about sustainability although it is considered essential that sustainable design and construction methods will be included where possible.

39.  However it makes the important point that Council (and now the Howick Local Board) has already invested in Mangemangeroa Reserve and will continue to do with both capital and operational funding regardless of whether or not an education centre is built. So financial contributions by the Local Board could be directed towards an education centre as a way of matching any contributions from outside sources.

40.  In the interim the business case concludes that there are considerable community, environmental and educational benefits to be gained from such a centre that should not be measured solely against financial return. The business case recommends that the project proceed to Stage 2.

41.  A key issue to be explored in more detail is Stage 2 is service delivery options and governance models. The PPG visited a number of like facilities [Kaipatiki Project in Birkdale and EcoMatters in New Lynn] as part of its work in Stage 1. They range from being Council run, to being run by charitable trusts or run by a strong volunteer effort. It is too early to say which model would suit an environmental educational centre at Mangemangeroa but a common feature is that such facilities are rarely self-funding.

42.  The final piece of work undertaken by the PPG was the Community Needs Assessment Survey, the key findings and observations which are attached.

43.  In summary, 66 surveys were completed from 18 schools, two kindergartens and 46 local organisations and individuals. There was substantial and enthusiastic support (83%) for an education centre on Mangemangeroa Reserve. An equally high percentage of respondents felt that environmental education was important for the future and current needs of the Howick community.

44.  Support came from a diverse range of age and ethnicity. Schools in particular see a huge potential for such a facility.

45.  Of the minority who did not support the idea the main concerns were about the potential size of the building and its operating costs. Both are valid points that will be addressed in more detail in Stage 2.



Local Board Views


46.     This work-stream stemmed from the Howick Local Board decision of 12 November 2012 (Minute HW/2012/259). The board have had subsequent workshops with members of the PPG on 6 June 2013 and 5 September 2013. In addition board member John Spiller has chaired regular PPG meetings to date.

Maori Impact Statement


47.     Ngai Tai ki Tamaki Tribal Trust have been invited members of the PPG however their representative Dave Beamish has found it difficult to attend meetings. At the detailed design stage there will need to be engagement with Ngai Tai with a view to incorporating Maori cultural elements in the building and in its operation and programmes. 


48.     The Howick Local Board will be provided with regular updates on any future progress.

Implementation Issues

49.     This project is not yet at implementation stage.







Letter of Intent



Survey - Key Findings



Stage 2 Breakdown





Gregor Leishman - Parks Advisor


Ian Maxwell - Manager Parks, Sports & Recreation

Teresa Turner - Relationship Manager


Howick Local Board

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Howick Local Board

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Auckland Transport Update – March 2014


File No.: CP2014/03112




1.       Providing an update on transport matters for the information of the Howick Local Board and a register of transport issues in the Howick Local Board area, as collated by Auckland Transport’s Elected Member Relationship Manager (South).

Executive Summary

1.       This report covers matters of specific application and interest to the Howick Local Board and its community; matters of general interest relating to Auckland Transport activities or the transport sector; and Auckland Transport media releases for the information of the Board and community.

2.       In particular, this report provides updates on:

·    the Howick Local Board’s transport capital fund

·    the Howick town centre parking review

·    Watercare update on the Panmure Wastewater Main Project (affecting Millen Avenue, Pakuranga)

·    April Local Board workshops – pre-engagement on Transport LTP

·    Auckland Transport’s new website – www.at.govt.nz



That the Howick Local Board:

a)      That the report entitled ‘Auckland Transport Update – March 2014’ and the attached issues register from Auckland Transport’s Elected Member Relationship Manager (South) be received.

b)      That the Howick Local Board approves the construction of the proposed bus shelter outside the Cockle Bay Primary School based on a firm estimate of cost of $28,000 to be funded from its Local Board Transport Capital Fund.





Howick Items


A1. Local board transport capital fund (LBTCF)

3.       The Howick Local Board’s funding allocation under the LBTCF is $871,903 per financial year.  Following Auckland Council approval last year to roll-over the 2012/13 LBTCF budget into the subsequent electoral term and then the recent elections, the Board is able to access funding across five financial years.

4.       The Board’s active projects are included in Table 1 below (NB: ROC = rough order of costs; FEC = firm estimate of cost):



Table 1:


Project Description

Progress/Current Status


Improvements at Half Moon Bay (HMB) Marina

·      $27,000 allocated from 2011/12 Discretionary budget in Aug-13

·      $100,000 allocated from LBTCF in Sep-13

·      On 12-Aug-13, the Board re-prioritised $27,000 from its 2011/12 Discretionary Budget allocated to HMB Interim Improvements to fund connecting the pedestrian walkway across the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club (BBYC) to the passenger ferry terminal.

·      On 9-Sep-13, the Board resolved to reallocate $100,000 towards this project, with the scope to be agreed with the transport portfolio leader.  That scope was approved by the transport portfolio leader in Nov-13 and design work commenced shortly thereafter.

·      The design work has identified that further investigations into stormwater, earthworks and removal or relocation of parking for resource consents would be required.

·      Three companies were requested to submit proposals for the planning works for the walkway and AT is currently reviewing the briefs.  It is expected that the preferred supplier will be engaged by the end of Feb-14.

·      AT expects to be in a position to hold a stakeholder meeting to enable consideration of the proposed design and costs around the middle of Apr-14.


Driver Feedback Signs x3

·      FEC estimate of $27,000

·      On 12-Aug-13, the Board approved construction of driver feedback signage at three sites – Bradbury Road, Gracechurch Drive, and Cryers Road.

·      The citywide contract for the installation of these and other signs is currently out to tender.

·      All exact locations have been determined and consultation will be completed by mid Mar-14.

·      Installation is planned for Mar/Apr-14.


Pedestrian Safety Improvements to the Meadowlands/Whitford/Millhouse intersection

·      FEC estimate of $460,000

·      The project includes speed tables on Millhouse Drive and Meadowlands Drive, a signalised pedestrian crossing in Whitford Road on the northbound approach to the intersection, and improvements to street lighting.

·      On 9-Sep-13, the Board approved the project for construction.

·      The contract is currently out to tender, and closes in early Mar-14.  The contract is expected to commence in early Apr-14.


Crooks Road pedestrian and streetscape improvements

·      FEC estimate of $129,000

·      On 9-Sep-13, the Board approved a reduced project for construction at $129,000.

·      Design of planting, footpaths including pram crossings, and kerb build-outs currently is being progressed.

·      Consultation will follow.


Burswood Business Area enhancements

·      FEC estimate of $196,000

·      Following an initial assessment of $220,000 by AT, the Board more clearly defined a scope for the project.

·      On 9-Sep-13, the Board resolved that engagement with affected parties and representative groups be undertaken on the project.

·    Design of planting, seats, bus shelters, footpaths including pram crossings, and kerb build-outs is currently being progressed.

·    Consultation will follow.


Highland Park bus shelter installation

·      FEC estimate for duplicate shelter $22,000

·      AT proposed the installation of a duplicate shelter that could be relocated to another site in Howick once the Eastern Public Transport Network Review in 2015 becomes operational in 2016.

·      On 9-Sep-13, the Board approved the duplicate shelter for construction based on the ROC of $15,000.

·    Design of the second shelter is currently being progressed.  As part of the design process, the position of underground services in the area is being checked.


New bus shelters x2 (at Ti Rakau Drive and Cockle Bay)

·      FEC estimate for Ti Rakau $20,000

·      FEC estimate for Cockle Bay $28,000

·      On 9-Sep-13, the Board requested AT to investigate the provision of bus shelters at 298 Ti Rakau Drive and outside Cockle Bay Primary School.

·      On 10-Feb-14, the Board approved the Ti Rakau Drive shelter for construction based on the FEC of $20,000.

·      The Cockle Bay site has been assessed and it is proposed to install a 7.2m long shelter outside the primary school.  Consultation with the school has not yet been undertaken but a verbal update will be provided at the meeting.  The FEC estimate is $28,000 which includes the supply and installation of the shelter, and the preparation and approval of the formal resolutions and consents.


Pigeon Mountain Road metering signals and bus lane

·      ROC estimated at $165,000

·      An AT study into safety improvements at the Prince Regent Drive/ Pigeon Mountain Road/ Sunderlands Road intersection also recommended installation of metering signals on the southbound lane of Pigeon Mountain Road north of Compass Point Way, to create breaks in southbound traffic from the ferry terminal and allow vehicles to turn into and out of Argo Drive, Sunderlands Road and Prince Regent Drive.  The scheme also included a small bus lane to allow buses to skip part of the queue.

·      In Jul-13 the Board resolved to support the Pigeon Mountain Road/Sunderlands Road/Prince Regent Drive intersection improvements but with minimal impact on current parking provisions.

·      While the intersection improvements were prioritised for implementation in the 2013/14 financial year, the metering signals/bus lane components were assessed as relatively low priority and therefore would not be implemented in the current FY.

·      On 10-Feb-14, the Board approved the project to proceed to detailed design and costing stage based on the ROC of $165,000.


Murphys Road shoulder widening (Tyndale Park School entrance)

·      Recommended not to proceed

·      An AT project to upgrade and widen the intersection of Murphys Road and Flatbush School Road extends northwards to the Tyndale School entrance on Murphys Road.

·      The enabling works for this project are in progress.  The site clearance and power undergrounding is complete and the contract for the Watercare Bulk Watermain has been let.

·      If the project is extended further north past the school entrance, additional enabling works would need to be carried out.  Due to the relatively small amount of work required, the cost would be very high compared to the overall cost of the project.

·      When the intersection upgrade project is completed, access to the school for northbound traffic turning left into the school will be much easier than at present.  However, there will be no change for southbound traffic turning right into the school.

·      The upgrading of Murphys Rd from the Flatbush School Road intersection to Ormiston Road is currently being designed and is expected to be constructed within the next two years.

·    Accordingly, it is recommended that the extension of the current project further north beyond the Tyndale School entrance is not progressed.


5.       The Howick Local Board’s transport capital fund to date is summarised below:

Howick Local Board transport capital fund summary:

Total funding available (across 5 FYs)


Completed projects reporting actual costs (none as yet)


Firm estimates for projects given construction approval (3x driver feedback signs; pedestrian improvements at Meadowlands/Whitford/Millhouse; Crooks Road pedestrian and streetscape improvements; Highland Park duplicate bus shelter, Ti Rakau Road bus shelter)


Projects with committed funding awaiting detailed estimates (Half Moon Bay walkway/ pedestrian improvements)


Firm estimates for projects awaiting construction approval (Burswood Business Area enhancements, Pigeon Mountain Road metering signals and bus lane, bus shelter outside Cockle Bay Primary School)


Funding still available to allocate



A2. East-West Link resolution

6.       At its February meeting, the Howick Local Board passed Resolution number HW/2014/7 as follows:

“That the Howick Local Board:

d) expresses its disappointment at the lack of consultation on the dropping of the Southern route for the East West Link.”


7.       Auckland Transport advises that the East-West Link (EWL) project team will be holding a joint Local Board Forum, including the Howick Local Board, to update the boards on the EWL.  Auckland Transport and NZTA have confirmed that the present focus for the EWL project is the immediate transport need in the Onehunga/Penrose area.  Beyond the immediate response, it has been identified that there is a need to support further transport investment in the East West study area.  Further reinvestigation will be required to determine the form, scale and timing of any future investment in the study area.


A3. Howick town centre parking review

8.       During the current financial year, Auckland Transport has been conducting a town centre parking review in the Howick village area to provide guidance on parking management within the Howick town centre to support existing activities and future growth.

9.       The scope of the parking review was to:

·    Review the existing parking demand and public parking supply in Howick town centre

·    Identify the parking problems and the location of those problems

·    Identify and evaluate potential measures to address the problems and improve the overall parking management

·    Recommend specific short-term actions for implementation


10.     To develop the parking plan, Auckland Transport undertook a parking utilisation and turnover survey within the defined study area and a local business perception survey.

11.     The study included all on-street and off-street public car parking areas located within the study area.  Privately-owned and controlled parking areas were not included in the review.

12.     Auckland Transport has completed a draft Howick Village Parking Plan and is scheduled to present the findings and recommendations of its review to the Howick Local Board’s transport portfolio team on 4 March before finalising the plan.

13.     Any parking improvements works will be programmed into Auckland Transport’s Parking Design annual work programme for delivery in the 2014/15 financial year.


A4. Update from Watercare on Panmure Wastewater Main Project

14.     Included at Attachment A is a flyer regarding the temporary closure of the right turn into Millen Avenue, Pakuranga, required as part of the Panmure Wastewater Main Project.

15.     Watercare has been working with Riverina School and the School Community Constable for Counties Manukau East regarding the road closure and alternative drop-off options and has distributed the flyer to libraries and Local Board offices in both Panmure and Pakuranga.

16.     Notification of the temporary road closure was placed in local papers on Friday 21 February, including the Howick and Pakuranga Times, Howick and Botany Times, East and Bays Courier and the Eastern Courier.  Residents in the area have received a letter in addition to the flyer.


A5. Consultation documents on proposed changes

17.     Consultation documents for the following proposals have been provided to the Howick Local Board for its feedback.  As the Board’s transport portfolio holders provide feedback on the Board’s behalf, the material below is included for general information purposes only.

18.     Proposed minor safety improvements, Chapel Road, Flat Bush – Auckland Transport is committed to improving road safety and reducing the number of people killed or injured on the road network. Chapel Road has been identified as one of Auckland’s medium risk roads or routes, with a number of crashes occurring along the route over the past five years.  The proposed changes are the result of investigations conducted by Auckland Transport with the objective of reducing the likelihood of crashes along the route.

19.     The proposed works along this section of road, as shown on the plan at Attachment B, consist of:

·    Improvements to the existing pedestrian refuge island by extending the central island and associated pram crossings

·    Providing additional footpath connections from existing footpath on Chapel Road to the extended central pedestrian refuge island.


20.     Proposed 40km/h School Speed Zone for St Marks Catholic School, Pakuranga – Auckland Transport is planning to implement a School Speed Zone (SSZ), consisting of a 40km/h speed limit during peak school traffic hours, in the vicinity of St Marks Catholic School as shown on the plan at Attachment C.  This will be achieved by installing electronic 40km/h variable speed limit signs with alternating flashing beacons on the main roads approaching the zone.  Additionally, static 40km/h speed limit signs displaying operating times will be installed on side roads approaching each zone.

21.     An SSZ seeks to reduce the speed of motorists in the locality of the school and raise awareness to the presence of children in the surrounding area.  The electronic signs operate at the beginning and end of each school day, and require motorists to reduce their speed to below 40km/h during these times.  The speed limit reverts to 50 km/h when these signs are not in operation.

22.     The school principal, or a delegated staff member, will manually activate the electronic signage once installed.  The 40km/h speed limit will only apply during the following times:

·     35 minutes before the start of school until the start of school;

·     20 minutes at the end of school commencing no earlier than 5 minutes before the end of school.


23.     The electronic signs will automatically turn off after the pre-programmed period has lapsed.  The signs may also be used for a maximum of 10 minutes at other times of the day if at least 50 children cross the road, or enter or leave vehicles at the roadside.

24.     Auckland Transport undertook a selection and prioritisation process, by using criteria set down by New Zealand Transport Authority, which requires certain conditions to be met in terms of child numbers, vehicle speeds, crash history and road type.  The prioritisation process scores each school against the criteria and compares schools across the city to determine which ones are to be treated first.

25.     St Marks Catholic School has been selected for implementation and the SSZ is expected to be installed by June 2014.

26.     Proposed ‘No Stopping At All Times’ (NSAAT) parking restrictions, Manchester Driver, Bickerton Way and Concepts Way, Mission Heights – it has been brought to Auckland Transport’s attention that vehicles are frequently parked close to one another on both sides of Manchester Drive, Mission Heights.  Access for traffic using Manchester Drive, including emergency services vehicles, is obstructed by this parking activity.

27.     In order to maintain clear access for traffic (including emergency services), Auckland Transport is proposing to install NSAAT parking restrictions on one side of Manchester Drive, Bickerton Way and Concepts Way as shown on the plan at Attachment D.

28.     The parking restrictions are proposed on the side of those streets with the greater number of driveways, in order to retain the greatest number of on-street parking spaces.  The proposed parking restrictions are not expected to reduce the current parking availability, as currently vehicles have to be parked in stagger in order to maintain access for through traffic.

29.     Proposed Electronic Active Warning Signs in the vicinity of Howick Intermediate, Howick – Auckland Transport proposes to install electronic Active Warning Signs in the vicinity of Howick Intermediate.  These electronic signs are equipped with alternating flashing beacons and will be installed on the main roads approaching the school.

30.     The proposed signs will operate for a period of 35 minutes prior to school commencing and 20 minutes at the close of school to increase driver awareness of the school, as well as reinforce driver expectation of the presence of children.

31.     Auckland Transport undertook an assessment, by using criteria set down by New Zealand Transport Authority, which requires certain conditions to be met in terms of child numbers, vehicle speeds, crash history and road type.  Howick Intermediate has been selected for implementation and the electronic Active Warning Signs as shown on the plan at Attachment E are expected to be installed by July 2014.

General Information Items


B1. April Local Board workshops – pre-engagement on Transport LTP

32.     Auckland Transport is scheduling three workshops for Local Board members, probably in the second and third weeks of April 2014.

33.     The workshops aim to gain early feedback to inform advice and options for Transport as input to Auckland Council’s 2015-25 Long Term Plan (LTP) and by extension, the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP). 

34.     Auckland Transport hopes that the workshops will also be useful to Local Boards in developing the Transport Advocacy component of their Local Board Plans.

35.     At this early stage, the priority is to understand community preferences and to look for opportunities to improve the alignment of Auckland Transport and Local Board priorities.

36.     The importance of participating in the workshops is that local boards will be able to help shape the options that eventually make it into the draft RLTP, before the draft is written.

37.     The workshops will be designed to be interactive, with a focus on listening.  Auckland Transport is particularly interested in elected members’ views on the strategic direction for Transport, the prioritisation process Auckland Transport uses to select projects, and the overall levels of expenditure on Local Roads, Public Transport and Walking and Cycling.

38.     Formal consultation on the Transport component of Auckland Council’s Long Term Plan, and on Auckland Transport’s Regional Land Transport Programme, will take place in January and February 2015.


B2. Auckland Transport launches new website

39.     Auckland Transport has launched an updated website which is easier for customers to use and has more features.  Improved customer service is a major focus for Auckland Transport this year.

40.     The new site consolidates three websites: AucklandTransport.govt.nz; AT.co.nz and ATHOP.co.nz.  The new website is: www.at.govt.nz

41.     The website has a new structure, refreshed design and a new feature called “My AT”.  This is for personal content such as AT HOP details plus new features like saved favourite stops or journeys.

42.     The site retains popular features like the Journey Planner, timetables and fares information. 

43.     The new site is designed with dynamic content that automatically resizes when viewed on tablets or mobile phones.

44.     www.at.govt.nz is built on new technology and the website will be flexible to deliver online services to grow with increased customer numbers and their needs.

45.     The new site will run parallel with the old ones for several weeks as users transition across to www.at.govt.nz

Media Releases


C1. Scam Warning from Auckland Transport

46.     Auckland Transport is warning residents in southern and eastern suburbs about a possible scam involving its new transport card.

47.     Auckland Transport has been made aware of a couple in Papatoetoe who were approached by a group of three people going door to door claiming to be representatives of the organisation.  They offered AT HOP cards for $20 cash, asked the couple to fill in a fake application form and told them the cards would be posted in due course.  The couple paid the money and heard no more.

48.     Auckland Transport advises that it does not have representatives selling cards door to door and suggests anyone approached should contact its call centre immediately on phone 355 3553.  The Police have also been advised.

49.     AT HOP is a reusable smart card which can be used for travel on trains, buses and ferries.  Cards can be purchased online or from ticket offices at some train stations, including the Papakura ticket office; Auckland Transport customer service centres; or at authorised retailers, which can be found using the following link: http://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop/get-a-card/find-a-retailer-or-buy-a-card-online/


C2. AT HOP cracks 200,000

50.     Aucklanders are now travelling on more than 200,000 AT HOP cards.  AT HOP is a smart-card which can be used for travel on trains and ferries and it is now rolling out to buses across the region.

51.     Auckland Transport has been progressively introducing the system across different transport modes and a multitude of operators.

52.     Auckland Transport’s chief operations officer Greg Edmonds said the 200,000 card milestone comes with 95% of the roll-out – due for the end of March – completed.

53.     Mr Edmonds said that under the second phase of the integrated ticketing programme, a new Fares Policy will be developed.  This will involve a review of fare structures (e.g. stage-based, zonal, distance-based), investigation of different fare products and passes, and pricing levels.

54.     AT HOP was introduced on Howick and Eastern Bus services on 16 February 16, and will be followed by services on Waiheke.

55.     For more information on AT HOP, call Auckland Transport on 09-3664467 or go to: www.ATHOP.co.nz

Issues Register

56.     The regular monthly issues register is Attachment F to this report.


Local Board Views

57.     The Board’s views will be incorporated during consultation on any proposed schemes.

Implementation Issues

58.     All proposed schemes are subject to prioritisation, funding and consultation. 







Watercare's Panmure Watermain Project Update, February 2014



Plan of proposed minor safety improvements, Chapel Road, Flat Bush



Plan of proposed 40km/h School Speed Zone St Mark Catholic School, Pakuranga



Plan of proposed 'No Stopping At All Times' parking restrictions Manchester Driver, Bickerton Way and Concepts Way, Mission Heights



Plan of proposed Electronic Active Warning Signs in the vicinity of Howick Intermediate, Howick



Issues Register - Howick Local Board - March 2014





Jenni Wild – Elected Member Relationship Manager (South); Auckland Transport


Jonathan Anyon – Elected Member Relationship Team Manager; Auckland Transport



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Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards
For the quarter - 1 October to 31 December 2013


File No.: CP2014/03167





1.       The purpose of this report is to inform Boards about progress on activities undertaken by AT in the three months October - December 2013, and the planned activities anticipated to be undertaken in the three months January – March 2014.

Executive Summary

2.       Attachments include:

A – AT activities, broken down by Local Board

B – Decisions of the Transport Co-ordinating Committee, by Board

C – Report against local board advocacy issues (replaces the previous reports against the Local Board Plan and Local Board Agreement)

D – Report on the status of the Board’s projects under the Local Board Transport Capital Fund




That the Howick Local Board receives the Auckland Transport Quarterly Report.



Main activities during the period under review


Investment and Development


City Rail Link

The Independent Commissioners’ recommendations in relation to  Auckland Transport’s  Notice of Requirement for the designation to construct and operate the City Rail Link, is now expected by the end of February 2014. An Engineering/ Architectural consortium led by Aurecon, has been awarded the contract for the role of  Principal Technical Advisor Tender for the ongoing technical support of the project. Its initial focus will be on the development of the  Reference Design to support a subsequent stage of delivery preparation. This team will be collocated with Auckland Transport’s project team in an integrated project office by March.


EMU Depot

On Budget and Practical Completion issued, CAF and Transdev now occupying


EMU Procurement

Seven three-car units are now in Auckland, with the first four of these undergoing mainline testing between Wiri and Newmarket and also on the Onehunga branch line. Driver training is scheduled to begin in late February and will utilise two units. Units number 8 and 9 will leave Spain at the end of January and are due in Auckland early March.  Train delivery and commissioning is currently occurring to programme.

Road Design & Development


St Luke's Intersection

Provision of increased walking and cycling, extended bus lane and additional right turn lane for Great North Road to St Lukes Road. Tender submissions to NZTA for physical works are being evaluated. It is expected that the contract will be awarded by mid-February.


Waterview Cycle Way connection

The Waterview Walking and Cycling project is required as a condition of the decision of the Waterview Connection. The Unitec Board approved new development strategy for Precinct. Consultation with Ngati Whatua to restart based on alternative route. Draft SAR has been received that proposes a preferred route. This will allow property purchase to proceed. Public engagement will commence in March 2014.


New Lynn to Waterview Scheme Cycle Way

Provision of a shared cycling and walking route between Soljak Place and the New Lynn town centre. Scheme Assessment tender closed Dec 2013. Tender evaluation and award Jan 2014.


Taharoto/Wairau - Stage 3

Negotiations are continuing with Atlas regarding land acquisition.  An interim solution to provide continuity of walking and cycling facilities has been constructed as part of Stage 6 & 8.


North Area Bus Improvement Progrogramme – Onewa Road

Funding application is almost complete.  A workshop to update the Local Board is scheduled for February.


Devonport Marine Square

Upgrade the Devonport Marine Square, provide improved connection from the ferry building to the town centre and enhance the transport hub. Construction will start in February 2014.


King/Queen/Constable Intersection Upgrade

Construction contract has been awarded to Transfield Services. Programmed commencement date on site is 20th January 2014.


The Redoubt Road - Mill Road

The Redoubt Road - Mill Road corridor provides an arterial road connection east of State High 1 between Manukau, Papakura and Drury and includes Murphys Road from Redoubt Road to Flatbush School Road.

1, Scheme Assessment is being finalised

2, Preparation for Notice of Requirements documentations for lodgement during second quarter 2014 is underway.

3, On-going consultation with iwi, residents and interest groups

4, Funding request from NZTA and procurement activities for the investigation of Phase 2 now initiated. 


Lincoln Road - Corridor Improvements

The project involves widening Lincoln Rd between Te Pai Place and Motorway Interchange to accommodate additional transit/bus lanes on both sides. Public submissions on the proposed design will be continuing till February 2014. Works associated with the notice of requirements will be also starting in February.


Te Atatu Road : Corridor Improvements

Road Corridor Improvement project on Te Atatu Rd from School Rd/Edmonton Rd intersection to SH16, works include rood corridor widening by 2.88m each side. August 2014 is the new forecast starting date for physical works due to delay in land take. More than 85% of the required land has been purchased and planned to complete the land purchase by April 2014. Building consent application to be lodged by March 2014.


Park and Ride Silverdale-Stage 2

The resource consent application for the land use consent has been resubmitted and will be partially notified to the adjacent property owners.


Whangaparaoa Road four Laning

The project has been put on hold until the AT Board makes a decision on Penlink, possibly in February 2014.


Orpheus Drive Shared Path Cycle Way

Awaiting business case sign off. Tender for SAR being prepared.


Tamaki Drive and Ngapipi Intersection Safety Improvements

The Tamaki, Ngapipi intersection is uncontrolled and an accident black spot. This projects seeks to address the safety issues by providing a controlled intersection treatment. In addition, the intersection will be future-proofed by extending the seawalls in the vicinity so that the future aspirations for Tamaki Drive are enabled.


Warkworth SH1 intersection improvement

NZTA have completed  the design of the walking and cycling facilities between Hill St and Hudson Rd.  This work will be undertaken by June 2014  as a variation to the Hudson Rd contract.  SKM are remodelling the Hill St intersection taking into account RONS Puhoi to Warkworth and the Unitary Plan growth assumptions.


Albany Highway (Sunset to SH18)

Reviewing NZTA proposals for the SH1/18 connection and the impact on Albany Highway South traffic volumes.  The purpose of this review is to ensure that AT has sized the road correctly and the NZTA work has a potential to increase traffic volumes along the route.


Brigham Creek Road Corridor Improvements

The scoping phase is expected to be completed in February 2014.  The following activities are planned between Jan and Mar 2014:

* Summary and prioritisation of issues to be investigated under the feasibility phase.

* Production and review of final scoping report.

* Commence procurement of resources for the feasibility phase.


Beach Road Cycle Route

Detailed Design Tender going out to market 24/03/2014. Detailed design to be complete 30/06/2014. Delivery of AT connecting sections, from Churchill St. to Mahuhu Cres, to be aligned with NZTA Grafton Gully Cycleway delivery in Sept 2014. The entire project (Beach Rd. to Quay St.) scheduled for completion Dec 2014.


Quay Street - City Centre Master Plan

The project is currently looking at options for the seismic upgrade of the seawall between Princes and Marsden wharves. The work is due to be complete by the end of June 2014 after which a preferred option will be selected with a view to starting construction in early 2015.


Newmarket Level Crossing

Replace Level crossing in Newmarket that constrains train movements into/out of Newmarket Station and inhibits planned increases in timetable frequencies. The AT Board has confirmed the crossing will be at Cowie Street. Engagement with stakeholders, preparation of design documentation



New Lynn to Waterview Scheme Cycle Way

Scheme Assessment tender closed Dec 2013. Tender evaluation and award Jan 2014.


Tiverton-Wolverton Stage 2

Complete remaining 100m section of pavement reconstruction work on Tiverton Road and all pavement reconstruction works on New Windsor Road following completion of retaining wall construction. New Windsor Road and overall project finishing works will be complete by end April 2014.


Key Agency Initiatives


Dominion Road Corridor Upgrade

Design work underway



Submissions have closed for Northside Drive East. Notice of Requirement and Public Hearing to occur March/April. Rua Road South under construction. Don  Buck Road extension works currently being tendered and construction to commence in March.


NORSGA PC 13 Hobsonvillle Point

Working with Hobsonville Land Co and Auckland Council Property to secure site for permanent park and ride.


NORSGA PC14 Hobsonville Village

Working group established with NZTA to jointly develop solutions to future congestion at Brigham Creek Road interchange and other strategic Connections.


Long Bay Glenvar Ridge Road

An application for consent to undertake geotechnical investigations has been submitted to Auckland Council.  The NoR is under preparation and the preliminary design is progressing.  Further consultation with Iwi is being undertaken.


Penlink Toll Road

Decision on the progression of Penlink is required by the AT Board and anticipated for end February 2014.


Work to update the designation and consents for Penlink is progressing in lieu of this decision, and an RFP has been tendered with award programmed for end January 2014.


As part of this work, additional communication with stakeholders and the Local board will take place.


AMETI –Package 4 – Pakuranga, Ti Rakau-Reeves Road (Provision of a busway between Pakuranga and Botany)

The scheme assessment is complete. Work is now commencing on the design and consenting phase of this project.


AMETI - Package 2 Sylvia Park Bus Lanes

Design is complete and consent documentation is being prepared. The project team is working to secure property required for the proposed scheme.


AMETI - Package 6  Mt Wellington (Improving connections to the west of the AMETI area.)

The Package 6 investigation is complete. It identified several components across the region for which detailed investigation is recommended as the next step. Some of these will be included within the AMETI programme.


AMETI - Package 1 - Panmure Phase 2

This phase encompasses the replacement of existing Panmure roundabout with a signalised intersection. Construction of a two lane busway on the northern part of Lagoon Drive and a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists along the north side of Lagoon Drive from Queens Road / Jellicoe Road to the new Panmure Bridge.  The base design is complete. The design will be updated to align with the requirements of the proposed Auckland unitary plan and to ensure effects (e.g. on cultural heritage sites) are appropriately mitigated. Work is commencing on the consenting phase.


East West Link

The primary objective of the project is to provide an improved freight connection between SH20/Onehunga and the Southdown (MetroPort) and adjoining SH1 inland port. The nature and scale of the access improvements allows construction to commence by 2016/2017 with forecast completion by 2019/2020.


Public Transport Development


Mt Albert Train Station Upgrade Stage II

Design phase to cover platform stairs and upgrade underpass, underway.


Ferry Terminal Upgrade – Bayswater

Marine works (dredging and pontoon) consented and ready to go to construction. Funding application for land based design works is in progress.


Pukekohe Station Upgrade

Concept design for the proposed station layout is under review based on long term plan for electrification of  Papatoetoe to Pukekohe rail station. Concept should be finalised / signed off by April 2014.


Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal

This projects entails upgrade of the Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal to address the safety issues on water and land, improvements of parking facilities, traffic circulation and amenity. Still awaiting sign off for permanent parking changes. Delay was incurred  at request for additional disabled parking spaces.   Staging of the main project concept plan proposals is on-going. Early staging to focus primarily on PT.


Otahuhu Bus-Train Interchange

To upgrade Otahuhu Train Station to a Bus-train interchange and park and ride to enable implementation of the new propose public transport network plan.The tender for detailed design closed on 17 January 2014 and is currently being evaluated.  This remains an extremely tight programme but is on track for construction completion in 1st half of 2015.


Manukau Bus Interchange

Design tender documentation is being prepared. Funding approval has been given for the design phase and tenders will be out to the market early February 2014.


Puhinui Station Upgrade

Initial concept investigation underway. Targeting June 2014 for completion of design work


Rail Platform Extensions

Extending the platforms of 11 stations 5-15m each to bring them into line with other platforms on the network. First three stations with platform extensions are now nearing completion. Good progress is being made on the next 4 stations. Project Manager has accelerated works to complete all extensions by June 2014.


Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 2 Upgrade

Scope of work is being worked through with PT Operations. New covered waiting area will be installed in pier 2 by end of April 2014


Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3 & 4 Upgrade

Scoping and initiation works under development is coordination with the Harbour Edge Programme


Parnell Train Station

Detailed design tender to be issued.


New Lynn Rail Station Electronic Gates

Concept designs being finalised and order for gates placed. 10 month lead time for gates, design for gates coverage and balustrade to be finalised over this period, followed by construction of kiosk and supporting works for gateline.


Re-development Devonport Wharf

Significant work is happening on the Devonport Wharf.  Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are working together to improve structural works on Victoria Wharf, and improve the Boardwalks and retail space.


Panmure Rail/Bus Interchange (AMETI Phase 1)

Panmure Bus Interchange (AMETI Phase 1) handover from contractors took place 24 December 2013, with the official opening on18 January 2014.  Services have been rescheduled so that from this date, Howick & Eastern and NZ Bus services will travel via the new interchange.


New bus network in South Auckland

Final decisions on bus routes for the new network in South Auckland were announced on 9 December 2013 and communicated to stakeholders with a significant number of changes to proposed routes made as a result of customer feedback.


Bus Services - Integrated Ticketing & fares

The implementation of Auckland Integrated Fare System (AIFS) “HOP” on buses resumed after intermittent technical issues were resolved in September 2013 with roll-out on all NZ Bus services taking place 13 October - 8 December 2013.  This included North Star, Metrolink, LINK, Go West and Waka Pacific services.  AT staff were on the road at key locations to support drivers and customers.  The implementation schedule for AIFS/HOP with remaining bus operators is as follows: January 2014 – Bayes Coachlines school buses; February 2014 – Ritchies, Howick & Eastern; March 2014 – Waiheke Bus Company, Tranzit, Party Bus Company school buses. Negotiations re implementation date for two further minor operators are ongoing (Airbus and Murphy Buses school buses).


Ferry Services - Integrated Ticketing & fares

It is intended to phase out the 10 trip tickets from 17 February 2014 in favour of AT HOP card Stored Value pricing (the same as 10 trip ticket pricing). AT is developing an AT HOP Monthly Pass for ferry users.  Implementation timeframe TBC. Note:- Devonport and Stanley Bay will be phased out later by Fullers.

Strategy and Planning


Auckland Integrated Transport Programme (ITPv2) and its key components

Work is progressing on the development of the next version of the ITP which is due by the middle of 2014.  Work are also continuing on the development/updating of the key components of the ITP including:

Regional Rapid Transit Review (RTN) review – further analysis is being undertaken as required in view of the RDS update

Rail Development Strategy (RDS) update – in progress

Rail Level Crossings Study – joint review with KiwiRail in progress

Park and Ride and Parking Strategy – draft strategy was presented to the AT Board in December.  The board has required consultation of the draft strategy.

Regional Passenger Transport Plan – formally adopted by the AT Board on 23rd September 2013.  Consultation of the new network for the other areas in Auckland will be undertaken in 2014-15.  Implementation of the new network will commence in early 2015.

Regulatory planning

Strategy and Planning continues to lead and co-ordinate AT’s responses to proposed plan changes and Notices of Requirements (NoRs) to ensure that land use and transport are integrated and that proposed land use changes enable AT to deliver its capital works programme.  During the second quarter, there are 26 applications that are in progress.  There were no new applications made this quarter.

AT also continued working closely with the Auckland Council on the review of the notified Unitary Plan.  A series of internal workshops were conducted within AT during this quarter.  AT’s feedback on the notified plan is currently being consolidated and Strategy and Planning is liaising with the council on inclusion of feedback as part of the council’s submission.

AT has also initiated a review of the application lodged by the Further North Alliance (on behalf of NZTA) with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a number of resource consents and a Notice of Requirement for the proposed Puhoi to Warkworth motorway project.

Corridor management plans (CMPs)

The nine priority arterial CMPs in the 2012/13 year have now been completed:

Great North Road-Rata St-Ash St corridor

Albany Highway-Greville Rd-Tawa Dr corridor

Takapuna North (East Coast Road Stage 2)

East Tamaki Road-Springs Rd-Harris Rd corridor

City East West Transport Study

Tamaki Drive-Ngapipi Rd-Kohimarama Rd-Kepa Rd corridor

Ellerslie-Panmure Highway

Balmoral Road-St Lukes Road corridor

Great South Road Stage 2

Funding Implementation Plans (FIPs) for the programmes proposed in each of the completed CMPs are currently being prepared, with the prioritised projects to be included in the future ITP programme.

Nine CMPs under the 2013/14 CMP programme are currently being developed:

Oteha Valley Road (Albany Expressway to East Coast Road) – study underway, initial consultations with the Upper Harbour Local Board and the Albany Village Business Association were undertaken this quarter

Great North Road (between Ash Street and Karangahape Road) – study underway, initial consultation with Waitemata Local Board undertaken in December

New North Road (Blockhouse Bay Road to Mt Eden Road) – study commenced in January

Manukau Road (Broadway to Royal Oak roundabout) – study commenced in January

Onewa Road (SH1 Interchange to Verran’s Corner) – scoping underway, study to commence over the next quarter

Mt Albert Road – Carrington Road (Royal Oak roundabout to Great North Road) – scoping underway, study to commence over the next quarter

Green Lane East - West (Remuera Road to Balmoral Road) – scoping underway, study to commence over the next quarter

Brigham Creek Road – study underway in conjunction with Investigation and Design team

Pakuranga Road – study underway in conjunction with AMETI team


The City Centre East-West (CEWT) Study has been completed.  Programmes put forward in the study relating to public transport facilities are now at the concept design stage, and are being co-ordinated with other city centre projects:

Downtown bus interchange

Wynyard Quarter bus interchange

Learning Quarter bus interchange

Fanshawe St urban busway

Wellesley St Civic upgrade


Other studies being undertaken are as follows:

SH16 Te Atatu Rd Bus Interchange Preliminary Engineering Assessment – completed this quarter.  Next steps include the development of a business case to support the decision-making process, completion of the Te Atatu Bus Interchange feasibility study and work with NZTA to future proof the SH16 upgrades

SH16 Bus Corridor Feasibility Study – study commenced this quarter to assess the feasibility of various bus facilities on SH16, to complement current works as part of the Western Ring Route project (which covers the section from Waterview to Westgate).  This study will look at the bus corridor from Waterview to the City Centre.

Transport modelling

Work is continuing on the update/development of transport models including:

The CRL modelling programme development

The Auckland Passenger Transport (APT3) model update

Other projects such as for the Fanshawe St BRT, Te Atatu Road and Lincoln Road TMP, convention Centre, Rapid Transit Network (RTN) and the ITPv2

Asset Management Plan 2015-2018

The development of the next Asset Management Plan 2015-2018 is continuing.  Consultations with Business Units are underway and linkages with the ITP are being developed.

Seismic Screening Programme

Work is continuing on the screening of all transport assets for earthquake susceptibility. 

Asset Condition Surveys

Work on the survey for higher risk transport assets has continued this quarter and completed at the end of December as programmed.  Minor safety and other issues are prioritised and addressed through the maintenance teams.  The more extensive defects are included in the long-term forward renewal works programme and, where feasible, coordinated with the capital works programme.

Community Transport


School Transport Programme and Road Safety Education

The number of schools signed onto the TravelWise Programme has now reached 375.

Key activities that were undertaken with the schools included, safety at the school gate parking enforcement, speed enforcement campaigns undertaken with the NZ Police, cycle training, scooter training, school leadership programme for intermediate and high school students and school curriculum transport related activities targeted at road safety and school travel options.

Walking School Buses now number 359 in the region with a continued programme of recruitment and recognition for the volunteers who accompany the buses. 

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

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


Red light running campaign – focused at all road users

Pedestrian safety campaign – focused on youth and at risk sites

Cycle safety- focused on training, maintenance and share the road

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


Travel Planning and Cycle and Walking

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

The summer “Cycling’s the go” safety and promotional campaign is being delivered over the coming months targeting, cycle training, safety, guided rides and maintenance programmes.

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


Road Corridor Maintenance



The new road maintenance contract is “bedding in” and providing good operational and customer services within the Henderson – Massey, Waitakere and Whau local board areas. The inclusion of additional berm and vegetation management items since the issuing of the last report was supplied and exceptional growth conditions regionally, had bogged down the reactive capability of the contractor in the last 2 months of 2013. A change in methodology has   been developed between Contractor and RCM management which will make treatment and information supply easier going forward. Unfortunately some additional cost implications as a result of these changes will affect overall budget allocations. Cost and activity reductions will have to be implemented in other areas for the remaining 2013 – 14 programs. Additional funding will be sourced during budget calculations for the next financial year.

Progress in the large pavement reconstruction works and footpath renewal are on target throughout the western area. Pavement rehabilitation works have been or are nearing completion in Margan Ave, Kinross St, Henderson Vly Rd and View Rd. Projects that are continuing into 2014 and a list of forward works for your reference, that will soon be underway in the western network are - Birdwood Rd, Nikau St, Kervil Ave, Rimu St, Blockhouse Bay Rd and Titirangi Rd .

Programming, investigation and design works are well underway for the sites allocated for 2014 – 15 program with future works in the design area targeting network sites beyond 2016 where possible.

The extensive resurfacing program is also underway throughout the central – west region. To date 5.5km of asphalt surfacing has been completed to Dec. The schedule of activities includes approx. 12.5km of Asphaltic Concrete surfacing and 35km of various Chip Sealing (resealing) sites. This program continues on from the previous 3 years, due to recent bitumen price increases and site pre-sealing repairs costing more than expected, the total quantities have had to be reduced to match the budget allowance. 

The slip repairs have been undertaken in the 5 sites Titirangi Road and Titirangi Beach Roads noted in the last report. Major retaining structures and road strengthening have been completed in Candia Road and Laingholm Drive. Final detailed design and both building & resource consents are in hand for a major slip repair site on Titirangi Road.

Investigation of any opportunities to “future proof” the western network against storm and flooding impacts continues to be high priority, but funding through NZTA is unfortunately difficult to obtain for these works.



Completed the section of Tamaki Drive (Okahu section) with new poles and luminaires in accordance with the Tamaki Drive approved upgrade report. There are only 25 poles and lights to complete the upgrade between Ngapipi Road and The Strand.

St George Street Papatoetoe is currently being upgraded with new poles and lights.  The former decorative type lights will become gas look alike lights for decorative purpose only.

Bowen Street in the CBD has been upgraded to provide increased safety for pedestrians walking into the city especially from the university at night.

Installation of new lights and poles supporting the Vector undergrounding programme removing overhead lines.  Areas where undergrounding has taken place are Epsom, and Penrose.



The 2013/14 resurfacing programme ($15.3M) commenced during the period. All Chipseal sites are expected to be completed by early April and the Asphaltic Concrete sites by end of May 2014.

The 2013/14 Pavement Rehabilitation and Reconstruction programmes are well underway. A large number of the sites were either completed or commenced during the period. Some of the completed sites include, Princess St Otahuhu, Te Irirangi Drive - Smales to Accent, Great South Road – Grande View to Corin and Ronwood to Gladding, Mahia Road – Coxhead to Hobart, Hill Road – Hill to Grande Vue, Hunua Gorge, and Pukeoware Road rehabilitation.

The preseal repair, footpath and kerb/channel programmes of work are underway. The Contractors main focus during the period was to complete the works associated with the 2013/14 resurfacing and pavement rehabilitation sites.


Following months of planning between Auckland Council Stormwater, Watercare and RCM, a major upgrade of Carlton Gore Rd, between Davis Crs and George St, has commenced. The objective of this 6 month project is to upgrade the public stormwater system, separate the existing combined sewer system to prevent on-going sewer overflow discharges to the New Market Stream and to reconstruct the deteriorated road pavement. The 3 members of the Auckland Council Family have engaged Downer to undertake all components of the work to ensure disruption to the local businesses and residents is minimised and to achieve value for money for ratepayers.

The pavement rehabilitation of Woodward Rd, between New North Rd and Carrington Rd, has been completed. This work was completed in collaboration with Kiwi Rail during a weekend shut down for the electrification of the Western rail line to minimise disruption to public transport users.

After a major internall and external stakeholder management consultation period between RCM, RCA, PT and Downer,  approx. 11000 m2 of Jervois Road, between Ponsonby Road and Clarence Street was resurfaced over Labour Weekend.


Spring growth combined with the October Local body elections has made berm mowing an area of focus for the Central team. Following high levels of resistance to the change in policy initially, there is now some indications that the levels of resitance, is changing.

Following consultations with local Iwi and the New Zealand Historical places trust, The Orakei Road (Shore to Ngapipi roads) road Rehabilation Project is now underway.Completion is programmed for early March 2014.

Negotiations between ATs maintenance contractors and the UFB Project contractors have now concluded. These nogations which were driven by the Central AT Team have openend the way for ATs footpath contractors to upgrade footpaths and install UFB simultaneously.


Hauraki Gulf Islands


Wharf Road Rehab stage one was completedin December with Stage two  from Muratai to Homai commencing in February.

CT Footpath – Tui Street completed in December)

Wharf Road board walk completed in December

Waiheke Island reseals, 7.5 kms were completed in November

Pavement designs for Sea View Road rehab completed with work to commence February.




Rural North

The focus during the December period was on giving the town centres a ‘spring clean’ before the Christmas period.   The work has progressed well with all townships 100% complete.   With many visitors expected to holiday at the spectacular beach locations in Rodney the coastal unsealed roads (e.g. Pakiri Road and Takatu Road) were given a maintenance run to ensure they are in top condition.

In the North Rural the AWPT programme is progressing well with 1.5 kms completed in December.   To date the AWPT programme is 62% complete (by length).   Cost savings have also been delivered to Auckland Transport with the current spend approximately 10% below the target value.   The reseals programme has been slightly delayed with rain in December and is 56% complete, year to date.   The programme has been updated with the reseals now scheduled to be 100% complete by March.

The Opex and Renewals rolling quarter and year to date budgets are on track.   The overall year to date variance against forecast is less than 1%.


Urban North

Despite being a short month December has had some large and technical works completed within.The Fulton Hogan chipseal reseal program commenced in December and is expected to be complete late March.

The Asphalt resurfacing is 85% complete and the target date for completion is late March early April with the aim of targeting additional monies should they become available.

Rehabs in the North are progressing well with .576 km completed to the end of December however Hugh Green Drive is only 85% completed and has not made the completed works figures for December. The outstanding works for Hugh Green is the asphalt resurfacing which is planned to be tied in with roundabout construction at Spencer Rd.

Kaipatiki Road Subsoils are complete and work has started on Bentley Road.

Colonial Road work due to start at the end of January.

There were no health and safety issues for the Fulton Hogan team in the month of December.


Road Corridor Operations


One Network

The next step in the integrated road classification system project  - ‘collate all feedback and update the ONRC Framework;’ is ongoing this quarter.

AT is currently progressing various Engineering Plan Approvals (EPA) for different packages of work for Waterview and other NZTA SH16 corridor improvements.

AT has also been working with NZTA on SH16 Initiatives to reduce the impact of the on-going works to travel times, particularly for buses.  A package of quick win measures has been implemented to provide improved journey times for buses to mitigate the loss of key bus priority infrastructure. Measures include the reinstatement of, or new shoulder bus lanes, priority lanes on the motorway ramps and local road network.  NZTA has ensured coordination between the various projects along SH16, with particular regard to traffic management measures and timing of works to minimise the impact on travel times along the SH16 corridor.  Measures for the medium to longer term have been identified and these are currently at various stages of assessment.


Route Optimisation

Stage 1 Investigation and traffic signal optimisation completed on:


Quay Street

Lower Hobson St

Solent St

Customs Street

Lower Hobson St

The Strand

Victoria Street


Stanley St

Wellesley Street


Grafton Rd

The Strand

Quay St

Alten Rd

Albert Street

Quay St


Queen Street

Quay St

Newton Rd


Stage 1 Investigation completed on


Mayoral Drive/Cook Street

Wellesley St W

Wellseley St E

Nelson Street


Fanshawe St

Hobson Street

Quay St


Karangahape Road

Ponsonby Road

Grafton Rd

Wellington Union


Karangahape Road

Symonds Street

Mt Eden


Grafton Road

Khyber Pass

Symonds St


Note Symonds Street revisited for consistency with CBD approach.


Physical Works Programme (other routes across the region):

8 projects are at the scheme design stage

4 projects are at the detailed design stage

1 construction project is completed


Road Safety


Urban KiwiRAP risk mapping project

Risk Mapping software has been completed. AT network corridors and intersections have been prioritised. Urban KiwiRAP coding and star rating work will commence shortly. The procurement plan has been approved and a tender will be let in February 2014.


Red Light Cameras

NZ Police is currently managing a tender process for new safety camera equipment, which encompasses modern technology with up-to-date radar detection methods and wireless data download capability that will contribute to increased road safety benefits. This process will include investigating the benefits of dual purpose red light/speed cameras. Research demonstrates increased safety benefits from multi-purpose cameras able to detect and deter high-risk behaviours such as accelerating through intersections to beat red lights.

Parking and Enforcement


Newmarket – Consultation commenced on a proposal to remove time limits from paid parking areas in Newmarket and move towards a demand responsive pricing approach similar to the Central City Parking Zone.  


Beaumont Street, CBD - New area of paid parking on Beaumont Street opposite Victoria Park to improve parking availability for customers


Sale Street and Halsey Street, CBD - New car share parking restriction bringing the total number of spaces to eight.


Tuarangi Road, Grey Lynn - Conversion of the angle parking to parallel parking  on the southern kerb  of Tuarangi Road Grey Lynn at its junction with Great North Road. This improves safety and removes the danger of vehicles reversing into the live traffic lane.


Turner Street, CBD - New area of paid parking to replace redundant vehicle crossing.



Matiatia – Some 117 parking spaces at Matiatia were converted from underutilized lease parking to pay and display in November to free up short term parking for people wishing to catch a ferry to Auckland.


Mission Bay, St Heliers and Tamaki Drive – Parking occupancy and turnover surveys were completed in December. Another set of surveys are planned of AT assets in the town centre and along Tamaki Drive during first quarter 2014. This is to assist with the corridor management plan.


Howick Village parking study – A Howick Village parking study has been drafted and is being finalised.


Halfmoon Bay Car Park – Implementation of a 14 hour parking restriction with some dedicated carpool bays was completed in Dec 2013.


Mirovale Place, Sunnynook  - Installed a P120 parking restriction in November.


Link Drive, Wairau Valley  - Installed a P120 parking restriction in December.


Papakura – AT obtained consent for the continuation (eighteen months) of the temporary Park and Ride site.


Dominion Rd project – Parking occupancy surveys were completed for Dominion Road in November 2013.


Miro Street and Tawera Rd, Greenlane – Consultation on a proposal to install P120 time restriction was completed in October 2013 with positive feedback.


Veronica Street, New Lynn – A new P120 time restriction hs been installed.


Henderson Town centre review – Consultation was undertaken in November 2013 for a new P90 parking zone, for Great North Road, Henderson and adjacent side streets along the main arterial. Results of the consultation will be presented to the Henderson-Massey local board in February 2014.







Schedule of activities undertaken for the second quarter (2013/14) ending 31 December 2013 and forward works programme for the third quarter (2013/14) ending 31 March 2014



Traffic Control Committee Decisions July-September 2013



Local Board Advocacy Report



Local Board Transport Capital Fund Report





Various Auckland Transport authors


Jonathan Anyon, Elected Member Relationship Team Manager


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Greater Tamaki Stormwater Network Discharge Consent - Stormwater Priorities Consultation


File No.: CP2014/00808




1.       To inform the local board about the Greater Tāmaki stormwater network discharge consent (NDC) process, to provide an update on the consultation process, and to obtain feedback on priorities and criteria for stormwater management.

Executive Summary

2.       Auckland Council’s stormwater unit is seeking feedback on priorities for stormwater management in the Greater Tāmaki consolidated receiving environment (CREs) (i.e. the area of land draining to a coastal receiving environment, such as the Greater Tāmaki).

3.       A number of stormwater issues have been identified around the Greater Tāmaki.  These include managing infrastructure and assets, managing growth, managing flooding (or the risk of flooding), urban stream management, contamination of the Tāmaki Estuaries and coastal inlets, managing stormwater discharges to groundwater, and stormwater effects on the wastewater network.

4.       Given that there has already been extensive consultation for high-level strategic planning documents, such as the Auckland Plan, the Greater Tāmaki stormwater CRE NDC focusses on two specific questions for consultation:

a)   From the stormwater issues identified, what do you think are the priorities for the Greater Tāmaki CRE and what must be most urgently addressed?

b)   From the stormwater unit’s responsibilities, what do you think are the criteria that council should use for selecting stormwater management priorities?

5.       Since September council has been undertaking consultation on these questions.  Stakeholders that were consulted include: Council departments, advisory panels, iwi, business, community and environmental groups, national government and council controlled organisations.  A brief summary of feedback received to date is provided in Attachment A of this report.

6.       Council’s stormwater unit would also like to ensure that feedback is received from the local boards in relation to the two consultation questions raised in point four.  A cluster workshop with local board representatives is scheduled for 13 February 2014 to discuss these questions in detail. Feedback received from the consultation process will be summarised and will help to inform the setting of priorities for the network consent application.  Based on priority issues and the selected criteria for prioritisation, a “best practicable option” approach to managing stormwater discharges from the public network will be developed.



That the Howick Local Board:

a)      receive the Greater Tamaki Stormwater Network Discharge Consent - Stormwater Priorities Consultation report.

b)      endorse the consultation process.

c)      consider providing feedback by the end of March 2014 through the attached feedback form

d)      indicate whether they would like to receive further updates on the outcomes of the Greater Tāmaki stormwater NDC consultation process.




7.       Stormwater drainage is a natural process where rainwater flows by gravity across or through the ground to drains, streams, lakes, groundwater or wetlands and ultimately to the coast, or underground aquifers in some areas of Auckland.  Urbanisation modifies this natural process.  As a city develops the area covered by impervious surfaces also grows.  This increases the quantity of water that runs off as surface flows, and the potential for flooding and erosion.  Removal of streamside vegetation has also reduced the quality of urban streams. Many urban streams have previously been piped or lined with concrete during development to efficiently convey stormwater runoff and minimise erosion.  As a result the extent of urban streams has been severely reduced and many areas lack a connected network of natural open stream channels, particularly in the central Auckland isthmus.

8.       Contaminants are picked up by stormwater as it travels across the land, and passes through natural and man-made drainage systems.  The primary contaminants of concern in the Auckland region are sediment (soil particles), copper, zinc, lead and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These contaminants can be toxic to aquatic life, and cause harm as they are dispersed in the aquatic environment.

9.       Many of these adverse effects are already occurring.  The stormwater network discharge consents (NDCs) provide an opportunity to create a framework for managing and mitigating these identified effects to Auckland’s stream and coastal environment, and its public stormwater network.

10.     It is neither practically possible nor affordable to address all the negative effects of stormwater discharges, including existing effects, within the next 35 years (the duration of a stormwater network consent).  Effort and resources therefore need to be directed to where we can make the most difference, in accordance with identified priorities.

The Greater Tāmaki Stormwater Network Discharge Consent

11.     Council is required under the Resource Management Act (1991) to obtain resource consents to discharge stormwater from the region’s stormwater network into the natural environment.  Under the Auckland Regional Plan: Air Land and Water and the Auckland Regional Plan: Coastal, stormwater discharge consents from the public stormwater network are called stormwater NDCs.

12.     A high level, broad-scale assessment approach to stormwater NDCs is being proposed, which focuses on outcomes for Consolidated Receiving Environments (CREs) (i.e.  the area of land draining to a distinct marine receiving environment or coastal catchment).  Ten CREs have been identified for the Auckland region, and the first CRE to be considered was the Waitematā Harbour CRE and consultation on this area has been undertaken.  This agenda report considers consultation on the Greater Tāmaki CRE (see Figure 1 below).

13.     The Greater Tāmaki CRE covers around 19,300 ha and contains some of the earliest, and most intensely urbanised areas in New Zealand.  Today, around 26% of the entire Tamaki catchment and 43% of urban land is covered by impervious, built structures.  There are 14 sub-catchments, and approximately 1,730 km of stormwater drains (including pipes, ditches and open drains), 29,204 manholes and 19,929 catchpits.  The Greater Tāmaki CRE stormwater NDC application focuses on priorities within the urban areas of the Greater Tāmaki CRE Harbour consolidated receiving environment.

Figure 1:  Location of the Greater Tāmaki consolidated receiving environment


14.     Council has published three documents explaining consultation surrounding the Greater Tāmaki NDC stormwater priorities, issues and criteria:

a)   Greater Tāmaki Stormwater Network Discharge Consent - Information Brochure and Request for Feedback (Attachments B and C)

b)   Frequently Asked Questions – including a list of detailed responses to the frequently asked questions about this project.

c)   The Greater Tāmaki Stormwater Network Discharge Consent Consultation Summary Report – a detailed technical report regarding the challenges of managing the stormwater draining into the Greater Tāmaki CRE. This report contains details regarding key issues within the Greater Tāmaki CRE, along with an explanation of the potential criteria for prioritisation.

15.     The feedback form and information brochure have been attached to this report (Attachments B and C).

How will the stormwater NDCs affect you?

16.     Consolidation of the numerous authorisations will assist council and developers by simplifying management of the consent process. The stormwater network consents will set parameters around priorities for stormwater management, and guide sub-catchment (i.e.  individual stream catchments within the greater CRE) planning initiatives.  In addition, it will assist with directing council as to where physical works will be undertaken to improve stormwater management.  The type and scale of various development activities, which can take place around the Greater Tāmaki, will still be governed by the limitations already set in the existing (e.g. the district plans) and proposed planning documents (e.g. the Unitary Plan).

The consultation process

17.     In order to support the implementation of a well-designed and focussed consultation process which facilitates quality engagement with stakeholders, a “Greater Tāmaki Stormwater NDC Consultation Plan” has been designed.  This consultation plan outlined the core issue under consideration: In managing stormwater discharges for the Greater Tāmaki CRE, what should the high-level management priorities of the council be?

18.     From this core issue, two specific questions for consultation were developed (as described in paragraph four of this report).  The consultation plan explained that high level regional issues, visions and objectives would not be subject to further consultation.  In addition, there will be no consultation on the NDC objectives as they are derived directly from the issues and priorities identified through this consultation process. 

19.     The consultation plan also identified key stakeholders, as well as the proposed methodology for consulting with stakeholders. Key stakeholders included:

         (a)   Local boards (6 local boards were identified as being interested in the project)

   (b)        Ward councillors

                   (c)   Advisory Panels (Ethnic Peoples, Pacific Peoples, Youth, Rural and Business Advisory Panels)

   (d)        Internal council departments

                   (e)   Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs - Auckland Transport, Watercare,  Auckland Council Property, Regional Facilities, Ports of Auckland)

   (f)        Iwi (14 iwi groups were identified as being interested in the project)

                   (g)   Central government departments (a number of departments were identified, such as the Ministries for the Environment, Primary Industries, Housing New Zealand, etc.)

                   (g)   Environmental and recreational interest groups (such as Forest and Bird, the Environmental Defence Society, Harbour Clean-up Trust, Sustainable Coastlines, The Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum, Chinese Conservation Education Trust, etc.)

              (h)   Community and business interest groups (such as the Employers and Manufacturers Association, community networks, Greater East Tāmaki Business Association, marinas, Auckland Community Development Alliance); and

                   (i)     The general public (including identified residents and ratepayers associations, and other environmental groups).

20.     The stakeholders identified above were all sent a copy of the consultation information either via email or post.  In addition, the material was placed on http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/haveyoursay.  Stakeholders were also invited to attend consultation workshops and requested to read the consultation material and complete the feedback form. To date, 12 consultation workshops have been held.

21.     A request was also made to place an item on the agenda for each of the council Advisory Panels mentioned above.

22.     Preliminary consultation outcomes to date from consultation with internal council departments, council controlled organisations, iwi, and the general public are summarised in Attachment A to this report.

23.     Overall, a wide range of stakeholders have been contacted, and diverse feedback provided.  This is indicative of their respective priorities and concerns regarding the effects of stormwater discharges on the Greater Tāmaki CRE.  Following feedback from local boards, all feedback will be reviewed, consolidated and considered in the application documents.  Outcomes from this consultation process will inform the development of the best practicable option for managing stormwater discharges.

24.     A comprehensive background report and a summary of the consultation programme, key findings, and changes made as a result of consultation will be provided to the relevant committee of the governing body in 2014.  Any feedback and changes from the committee will then be incorporated into a report to the Regional Strategy and Planning Committee (RSPC).

25.     Council will then formally lodge the Greater Tāmaki CRE Stormwater NDC with our regulatory unit 

Questions for consultation

26.     Prior to finalising the outcomes from this consultation process, council’s stormwater unit would like to provide local boards with an additional opportunity to provide feedback on the two consultation questions:

a)      From the stormwater issues identified, what do you think are the priorities for the Greater Tāmaki CRE and what must be most urgently addressed?

b)      From the stormwater unit’s responsibilities, what do you think are the criteria that council should use for selecting stormwater management priorities?

27.     A description of the identified issues and criteria can be found in the Greater Tāmaki Stormwater Network Discharge Consent - Information Brochure and Request for Feedback document (Attachment C). 

28.     If this project is considered of interest, a feedback form has been attached to this agenda report and can be completed by board members (Attachment B).  Alternatively, general feedback and comment through recommendations to this report would be welcomed.


Local Board Views

29.     This is a report prepared specifically to engage with impacted local boards on this issue.

Maori Impact Statement

30.     This activity can contribute to delivery of enabling Maori outcomes from stormwater activity, as identified in Auckland Council’s Long Term Plan.  Specifically in relation to working towards ensuring the mauri of the natural environment is in optimum health.

31.     As noted earlier in this report consultation with iwi is underway and will be on-going. Iwi have given strong feedback that the mauri of water is a key criteria which should be incorporated into any decision-making processes, and any work which negatively effects the mauri of water would not be supported.

Implementation Issues

32.     Three risks with respect to implementation of feedback from local boards have been identified.  Firstly, it is noted that a wide range of stakeholders are being consulted.  As a result, it is likely that there will be differing opinions with respect to stormwater management priorities.  Secondly, there is a risk that there will be a lack of funding to implement all identified priorities.  Thirdly, since the Greater Tāmaki Stormwater NDC application will be going through a regulatory process under the Resource Management Act (1991) any outcomes may be open to challenge through this process.










Summary of consultation outcomes



Feedback form for Tamaki stormwater network discharge consent



Information brochure for Tamaki stormwater network discharge consent





Claudia Hellberg – Team Leader Stormwater Liaison, Stormwater

Theresa Pearce - Relationship Advisor

Emma Joyce - Relationship Advisor

Lucy Hawcroft - Relationship Advisor


John Dragicevich - Manager Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Teresa Turner - Relationship Manager


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Infrastructure and Environmental Services Update Report


File No.: CP2014/00675




1.       To inform the local board about the activities of the Infrastructure and Environmental Services (I&ES) department during the period from November 2013 to January 2014. This includes both local board based and regional activities undertaken by the three units of I&ES – Environmental Services, Solid Waste and Stormwater.

2.       This report also tracks the delivery and expenditure of environmental budget lines from the 2013/2014 Local Board Agreement (LBA), as assigned to the I&ES department.

Executive Summary

3.       I&ES delivers on the Auckland Plan and local board plans through the provision of environment and sustainability programmes, regional waste and stormwater services, as well as the maintenance and enhancement of Auckland's natural environment.

4.       This report has been written to inform the local board about the delivery of activities and work programmes by I&ES. A number of these regional activities have a distinct local involvement and impact and are detailed in the attachments to this report.



That the Howick Local Board:

a)      Notes the information in the Infrastructure and Environmental Services update report.



5.       This report and attachments specifically detail the activities delivered by the three units of I&ES within the local board area which support and contribute to the following local board plan priorities and initiatives:



Encourage participation in the community

Protecting our environment and heritage

·    Support the development of an environmental education centre in a suitable reserve site

·    Develop a weed management programme for parks and walkways including removal of rhamnus as a priority

6.    The local board is supporting the delivery of local environmental programmes through its budget for weed management programme: parks and walkways. Key project highlights and milestones are noted in Table 2 below with additional detail provided in Attachment A.

Budget Line



Weed Management programme

Rhamnus control

·       The delivery of the rhamnus removal project in the Eastern Beach and Buckland Beach areas was delayed. This work is scheduled to commence in February 2014 and completed prior to end of the financial year.

7.    Local environmental initiatives are also supported through regional funding. Highlights of our regional activities are noted in Table 3 below with additional detail provided in Attachment B.




Environmental Services

·    A total of 132 successful applications shared a total of $619,512 of funding from the annual Environmental Initiatives Fund to 132 applications. Funding was approved at the December 2013 meeting of the Environment Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee.

·    Organised and facilitated a national kauri dieback symposium, attended by 200 people including scientists, policy makers, land managers and community groups.  The symposium was an excellent opportunity to showcase the leadership of scientists and Auckland Council staff in actively managing this disease.

Solid Waste

·    Successful trial of new inorganics collection model held in Howick in October-November 2013. Over 50% of material collected was recycled or reused.

·    $293,878 awarded to 33 different projects through the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund, including one project in the board area.

·    Two new hazardous waste drop off sites opened at Pikes Point in Onehunga and Constellation Drive on the North Shore. Officers are working to identify potential sites closer to the board area.


·    Three stormwater projects as described in Attachment C are being progressed within the Howick Local Board area. 21-49 Argo Drive, Half Moon Bay and La Trobe Street, Pakuranga Heights project are in the design phase and construction is anticipated in the 2014/15 financial year. The primary objective of these two projects is to reduce flooding. The Minaret Drive, Buckland’s Beach upgrade has been completed.


Local Board Views

8.       This is a report prepared specifically to inform the local board.

Maori Impact Statement

9.       While this report is for information only and does not require any decision making, it is recognised that environmental management, water quality and land management has integral links with the mauri of the environments and concepts of kaitiakitanga.

Implementation Issues

10.     The activities detailed in this report are within budget. Any decisions arising from discussions and planned changes to work programmes will have financial and resourcing implications which will need to be managed.







Local Infrastructure and Environmental Services Activity



Regional Infrastructure and Environmental Services Activity



Stormwater Capital Works Programme






Mara Bebich - Senior Relationship & Engagement Advisor

Emma Joyce - Relationship Advisor


John Dragicevich - Manager Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Teresa Turner - Relationship Manager


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Howick Local Board Position Paper on the Sale of Psychoactive Substances


File No.: CP2014/03109




1.       The purpose of this report is for the Howick Local Board to retrospectively endorse a position paper sent to the Ministry of Health relating to the management and control of the sale of psychoactive substances.

Executive Summary

2.       The purpose of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 (the Act) is to “regulate the availability of psychoactive substances in New Zealand to protect the health of, and minimise harm to, individuals who use psychoactive substances.”

3.       The Act provides that territorial authorities (such as Auckland Council) may have a Local Approved Product Policy (LAPP) regulating the sale of approved products in their area.

4.       A LAPP may include policies regarding the location of premises that sell approved products (by reference to broad areas), proximity to other premises selling such products and proximity to certain facilities (or ‘sensitive sites’) such as kindergartens, early childhood centres, schools, places of worship or other community facilities.

5.       Auckland Council is waiting until regulations are produced to drive the intended outcomes of the legislation by the Ministry of Health before producing a LAPP, as the regulations may provide the tools for council to deal with how and where approved products are sold and to avoid duplication.

6.       In advance of council preparing a LAPP, some southern local boards (including Franklin, Manurewa and Papakura) have prepared a psychoactive substances position paper (position paper) to make the local views known and to help inform the regulations.

7.       Howick’s position paper is included as Attachment A.  The objectives are to:

a)      Minimise the harm to the community caused by psychoactive substances by providing a clear view to the Authority of where retail premises selling psychoactive substances should be located, and

b)      Ensure that the community, through its Local Board, is able to express a clear view about the location of these retail premises.

This includes a position on the following:

·    the location of premises from which approved products may be sold

·    the location of premises of a particular kind (sensitive sites)

·    the location of premises in relation to other premises from which approved products are sold

·    request that interim licences granted are limited to existing numbers and that a ‘sinking lid’ policy on the number of retail licences is adopted

·    request for a restriction on the hours of operation.

8.       Due to tight timeframes, the position paper has been sent to the Ministry of Health to enable it to be taken into consideration as part of the process to draft regulations.

9.       The board is therefore asked to retrospectively endorse the position paper to formalise its feedback to help form the development of the regulations.



That the Howick Local Board:

a)      endorses the Psychoactive Substances Position Paper included as Attachment A.








Draft Howick Local Board Psychoactive Substances Position Paper





Vanessa Leddra – Local Board Advisor


Teresa Turner - Relationship Manager


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Reporting Urgent Decisions Made during February 2014


File No.: CP2014/03293




1.       This report is to bring to the Board any urgent decisions made outside of the business meetings.

Executive Summary

2.       On 9th December 2013, the Howick Local Board agreed an urgent decision process where it was not practical to call the full board together and meet the requirement of a quorum.  The process delegates authority to the Chair and Deputy Chair to make an urgent decision on behalf of the local board.  The process requires any urgent decisions made to be reported to the full board at the next ordinary business meeting. This report is to bring before the Board those decisions made under that process during February 2014.

3.       On 13th February 2014 the Chair and Deputy Chair agreed to fund $1539 towards the Pakuranga Jaguars Rugby League Club hosting a NRLs 9’s Club (Canterbury Bulldogs) at their venue on 13th February 2014.  The signed documents are attached to this report as Attachment A.  The need for an urgent decision came about as the second round of Local Event Funding had closed.



That the Howick Local Board:

a)      notes the urgent decision made on 13th February 2014 to fund $1539 towards the Pakuranga Jaguars Rugby League Club hosting a NRL’s 9’s Club (Canterbury Bulldogs) at their venue on 13th February 2014.








Urgent Decision Pakuranga Jaguars Rugby





Lynda Pearson - Local Board Democracy Advisor


Teresa Turner - Relationship Manager


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Reports Requested and Issues Raised 2013 -2016


File No.: CP2014/03162





1.       Providing a list of reports requested and issues pending for the Howick Local Board.

Executive Summary

2.       A list of reports requested and issues pending is updated monthly and presented at the Board meeting to keep members informed of progress on outstanding reports and issues.



That the Howick Local Board:

a)      Receives the Reports Requested and Issues Raised 2013 – 2016 schedule.








Reports Requested Issues Raised





Lynda Pearson - Local Board Democracy Advisor


Teresa Turner - Relationship Manager


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Workshop Notes


File No.: CP2014/03163





1.       This report attaches the workshop notes taken for the period stated below.

Executive Summary

2.       Under Standing Order 1.4.2 and 2.15 workshops convened by the Board shall be closed to the public, however, the proceedings of a workshop shall record the names of members attending and a statement summarising the nature of the information received and nature of matters discussed.  No resolutions are passed or decisions reached, but are solely for the provision of information and discussion.  This report attaches the workshop notes for the period stated below.



That the Howick Local Board:

a)      Receives the workshop notes for workshops held on 30th January, 13th and 20th February 2014.








Workshop Notes





Lynda Pearson - Local Board Democracy Advisor


Teresa Turner - Relationship Manager


Howick Local Board

10 March 2014