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




Meeting Room:



Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Māngere-Otāhuhu Local Board Office
Shop 17B
93 Bader Drive


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board









Lydia Sosene


Deputy Chairperson

Carrol Elliott, JP



Nick Bakulich



Tafafuna'i Tasi Lauese, JP



Christine O'Brien



Leau Peter Skelton



Walter Togiamua



(Quorum 4 members)




Janette McKain

Local Board Democracy Advisor


9 October 2014


Contact Telephone: (09) 262 5283

Email: janette.mckain@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz




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Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 October 2014



Auckland Transport Monthly Update Report - October 2014


File No.: CP2014/23849





1.       This report provides an update on local transport matters over the last month for the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board (MOLB).

Executive summary

2.       This report contains a general monthly update on transport matters both locally and from across Auckland and a list of issues currently being addressed by Auckland Transport for the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board.



That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Receives the Auckland Transport Monthly Update Report – October 2014.




4.       Resolution Number:  MO/2014/176


a)      Requests that the removal of the fencing in the Mangere Town Centre car park, near the Citizen’s Advice Bureau is resolved.


5.       This resolution has been discussed with the Manager Property who is responsible for the overall management of the car park and unfortunately, due to staff changes, Auckland Transport has not yet been able to schedule a meeting. But it is planned that the Manager Property will meet with the Transport Portfolio Leaders on Monday 20 October 2014 and discuss the situation with the fence. 


6.       Resolution Number:  MO/2013/561


a)      Request that Auckland Transport liaise with the ‘Future Streets’ and ‘Otahuhu Linkages’ project teams and identify projects that the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board may wish to consider funding using its Transport Capital Fund.


7.       This resolution’s intent has now been met.  Both the ‘Future Streets’ and Otahuhu Linkages project teams have provided information about potential projects to the MOLB.  The MOLB has workshopped all the projects both with officer support and independently.  The MOLB resolved at its 17 September 2014 meeting to fund three projects as follows:


·        Building a walking and cycling linkage from Windrush close to Mascot Road as part of the ‘Future Streets’ project. Cost $ 346,000.

·        Upgrading Mascot Road as part of the ‘Future Streets’ project. Cost $ 1,180,000.

·        Re-modelling the car park in Otahuhu that links Mason Ave and Station Road. Cost $200,000.







Auckland Transport Work Programme


8.       Auckland Transport aims to provide an annual work programme, to all Local Boards, in August each year. Last month it was reported that this document would be available in September or October 2014. The process for providing the work programme will now be:


·        All Southern Local Boards will be briefed on Auckland Transport’s proposed budget on 15 October 2014;

·        Late in October 2014, Auckland Council’s Governing Body and Auckland Transport’s Board will confirm budgets

·        The MOLB will have a workshop with senior Auckland Transport staff to discuss the confirmed programme for work in this area on 26 November 2014.


East - West Study


9.       The East - West Study is a project to analyse transport routes between SH20 and SH1 and develop solutions for managing an anticipated increase in road freight of 60%, through that corridor in the next 30 years. In particular, the objective will be to permit better connectivity for the industrial areas of Onehunga-Southdown, East Tamaki-Highbrook, the Airport, Wiri and southern Mt Wellington.


10.     This year the project has been focussed on two key areas:


· Freight movements east-west via Onehunga; and

· Public transport linkages to and from Slyvia Park, Otahuhu, Mangere and the Airport. 


11.     Recently consultation to identify key issues associated with these areas has finished and the next step in this project’s discussion with the public starts in October.


12.     This month’s public consultation will involve informing key stakeholders and the wider public about the to inform people about the possible options that have been developed to address the issues identified within these areas and to allow people the opportunity to offer their ideas about the options.  The consultation will involve:


· Workshops with key stakeholders;

·        Advertising the consultation in the media ( the information package with details was circulated to all elected members on 1/2 October 2014)

· Three public open days (details are included in Attachment A)

· Four public workshops (details are included in Attachment A)


13.     At the end of this period of engagement the project team will analyse the information that they have gathered and then brief the MOLB on their findings. The earliest date for this information to be available is late- November or December 2014 but it may take longer depending on the amount of feedback received. 


Future Streets


14.     ‘Future Streets’ is a safety and ‘liveability’ programme that involves redesigning and modifying residential streets to reduce the number of heavy vehicles, slow traffic down and improve walking and cycling routes. Auckland Transport is intending to run the first trial of the ’Future Streets’ programme in Mangere.


15.     Both the New Zealand Transport Agency and the MOLB have agreed to help fund the project and Auckland Transport will finalise its commitment at the completion of the Long Term Plan process.


16.     The project team is aiming to start building the physical infrastructure in summer 2014 / 15 and the ‘Future Streets’ project is progressing according to plan. Projects have been identified and are starting to enter the detailed design phase of planning.


17.     At this time there is still considerable detail to be confirmed and the project team is expecting to be in a position to discuss concepts later this year probably in November.


18.     Both the New Zealand Transport Agency and the MOLB have agreed to help fund the project.


19.     Details of engagement with the MOLB over this project are included in Attachment A.




20.     The SMART Study involves looking at rail access from Onehunga to Auckland Airport.


21.     The study is at a very conceptual level and the Transport Portfolio Leaders are members of the study’s political working group. Generally there is little progress to report on SMART as the project is long-term and only at its earliest stages.


Otahuhu Bus and Rail Interchange Upgrade


22.     The Otahuhu Bus and Rail Interchange is being re-developed and upgraded.


23.     The project is progressing according to plan and has now entered the detailed design phase.   Public Open days were held on 15 and 16 August 2014 in the Otahuhu Town Hall. 


24.     Auckland Transport expects the design to be finished by the end of September 2014 and a tender for construction to be completed by November 2014. 


25.     The project is still on track for completion by the last half of 2015.


Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Transport Capital Fund


26.     Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board has a total pool of approx. $1,971,770 available in this electoral term to spend on transport projects.


27.     This money can be used for projects identified by the Local Board, the principal constraints being  that the project:


·        Will not compromise transport safety;

·        Is transport-related; Is in the ‘road corridor’ or is part of a recognized cycle route that crosses a park; and

·        Does not compromise the efficiency of the road network.


28.     In its first electoral term the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board requested a number of projects and the progress of these projects is summarised in Attachment B. 


29.     So far in this electoral term the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board has identified six projects and these are also identified in Attachment B.


30.     In August 2014 the MOLB agreed to authorise $ 30,000 worth of funding for installing a; coloured, non-slip surface on Massey Road creating a visual change in road environment to encourage traffic to slow down and be more cautious in the ‘village’.


31.     After seeking advice from officers the MOLB has commited to funding three large projects two associated with the ‘Future Streets’ project and one that is part of the upgrade of Otahuhu Town Centre. The projects are listed above and are detailed in Attachment B.



32.     A list of specific transport issues that the MOLB has asked Auckland Transport to investigate is included as Attachment C.







Auckland Transport Engagement



Auckland Transport Projects



Auckland Transport Issues





Ben Stallworthy, Elected Member Relationship Manager, Auckland Transport


Jonathan Anyon, Elected Member Relationship Team Manager, Auckland Transport

Carol McKenzie-Rex - Relationship Manager


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