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




Meeting Room:



Thursday, 4 December 2014


Council Chamber
Henderson Civic Centre
6 Henderson Valley Road


Henderson-Massey Local Board








Vanessa Neeson, JP


Deputy Chairperson

Shane Henderson



Brenda Brady, JP



Peter Chan, JP



Warren Flaunty, QSM



Will Flavell



Tracy Kirkley



Luke Wilson



(Quorum 4 members)




Glenn Boyd

(Relationship Manager)

Local Board Services (West)


Busola Martins

Local Board Democracy Advisor


27 November 2014


Contact Telephone: (09) 839 3514

Email: busola.martins@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz






Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 December 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          Ward Councillor’s Update                                                                                            5

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          6

12        Auckland Transport Update Report – Henderson-Massey Local Board                7

13        Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards                                         29

14        Cemeteries Budget Transfer                                                                                      59

15        Performance Report for the Henderson Massey Local Board for the period ended 31st October 2014                                                                                                                63  

16        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 



1          Welcome/Prayer



2          Apologies


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


3          Declaration of Interest


            Members were reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

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


4          Confirmation of Minutes


That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)         Confirms the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 20 November 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          Ward Councillor’s Update


Ward Councillors are given the opportunity to update the board on Governing Body decisions that affects the board.


8          Deputations


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


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


9          Public Forum


A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from www members.


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


10        Extraordinary Business


Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:


“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-


(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and


(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-


(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and


(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”


Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:


“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-


(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-


(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and


(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but


(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


11        Notices of Motion


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


Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 December 2014



Auckland Transport Update Report – Henderson-Massey Local Board


File No.: CP2014/27495





Executive Summary

1.       The purpose of the report is to respond to Local Board requests on transport-related matters and to provide information to Elected Members about Auckland Transport’s activities in their Local Board area.



That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      Receives the Auckland Transport Report Update.





1.   Auckland Transport is unable to progress a programme of new footpaths in 2014/15 due to budgetary constraints and a high volume of other schemes going to construction.


2.   It is hoped to restart the programme in 2015/16, subject to funding becoming available through the Long Term Plan.


3.   It the interim, it is acknowledged that there are a large number of outstanding requests from members of the public and Local Boards for new footpaths.


4.   Attached is a listing of footpath requests previously assessed by AT for design and construction. These schemes have already gone through a prioritisation process with a focus around connecting up with the existing network and linking to key destinations.


5.   The Board may wish to consider funding design and construction of some schemes in its area, using the Local Board Transport Capital Fund.


6.   In order to advance any schemes that the Board wishes to financially support, it is desirable that decisions should be made as soon as possible.





7.   Attached is the current Local Board Transport Capital Fund – Financial update for the Local Board.





8.   The Local Board Transport Portfolio Lead requested Auckland Transport to reinvestigate the visibility concerns caused by a vehicle parked at the intersection of Chadlington Avenue and Summerland Drive.


9.   Auckland Transport has revisited the site and observed driver behaviour and checked visibility. Attached are some of the photographs that were taken. The observations show that there is no problem with sight visibility.   At the time of the site visit Auckland Transport were able to have a conversation with the owner of the vehicle and advised him that AT have received a complaint about his vehicle parking in this location and requested that he park further away from the intersection – on the other side of the vehicle crossing.   The owner agreed to this request.  Looking forward, Auckland Transport will continue to monitor this spot.




10. The public consultation summary has been communicated to the submitters and it is provided on AT’s website.   The designation process is underway. One property has been purchased and AT is negotiating with other property owners for the potential purchase and the procurement process for the detailed design is progressing and it is antipated that the consultant will be appointed in January 2015.




11. Auckland Council Property Limited (ACPL) is undertaking the acquisition phase of the Te Atatu Corridor Improvement Project.


12. Auckland Transport reports that:

   There are 111 property interests, in total.

   106 property interests have been acquired by agreement with the property owner.

   4 property interests have been acquired by proclamation, under S26 of the Public Works Act.  These parcels are available for use by AT for its project, however compensation needs to be agreed with the owners.

   1 property interest is still in the final stages of negotiation, subject to negotiations between landlord and tenant. AT has been advised that the landlord/tenant negotiations have recently been concluded, paving the way to an agreement between the landlord and AT.

   A major milestone has been reached with the demolition of the seven shops at the intersection of Te Atatu and Edmonton Roads. Only about half of the land parcel is needed for road widening. The now-vacant site has been legally separated into land required by AT for road and land available for redevelopment by the original owner, who owns the property next door. Settlement has been concluded for the transfer of severance land back to the original owner, and AT is currently managing the amalgamation of that land with the owners’ land at 4 Flanshaw Road. Once amalgamation of the two titles is complete, the original owner will be able to progress the development of new shops at the intersection, using the amalgamated land.



13. The Local Board has requested Auckland Transport to consider installing a Pedestrian Crossing at Te Atatu and Gloria Road shops to enable access to Rutherford Primary School.



14. Auckland Transport understand the concerns that were raised, however under the rules established by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), pedestrian crossings can only be installed where pedestrian numbers and traffic volumes suggest they are warranted.


15. The underlying concept behind this requirement is that unless the crossing facility is well used by pedestrians, drivers will not expect pedestrians at the location concerned, and their awareness of the pedestrian crossing will decrease. Furthermore, pedestrians naturally feel more confident crossing at a pedestrian crossing and may take less care than they would, where there is no facility. Combined, these two aspects can have the reverse effect of the facility becoming a more dangerous crossing point.



16. Pedestrian count surveys on Te Atatu Road between Gloria Avenue and Cellarman Street were carried out to assess this section of road for a possible zebra crossing or a signalised pedestrian crossing.  The surveys were conducted on a weekday and a weekend.  Pedestrian and traffic count surveys were carried out in morning and afternoon school periods of a school day.  AT observed a maximum of 31 pedestrians per hour in the morning and 28 pedestrians per hour in the afternoon.  Pedestrian numbers are relatively higher at the beginning and end of school, than at other times of the day. Although it does not meet the required 50 pedestrian threshold, AT acknowledges that this area has a relatively significant demand. The speed and volume of traffic on Te Atatu Road create few gaps for pedestrians to cross.  Therefore AT will consider installing a signalised pedestrian crossing on Te Atatu Road near Gloria Avenue.


17. This project has been added to AT’s minor improvement programme.  Auckland Transport is unable to provide you with a timeframe of when this work will be initiated as this needs further investigation and requires prioritisation with other projects waiting to be implemented.




18. A request has been received by Auckland Transport through the Local Board Plan - Special Consultative Procedure, Public Meeting, requesting that they look into the street lighting on Barry Road.



19. Auckland Transport is investigating this request and will report the outcome of this investigation back to the Local Board.




20. Auckland Transport has been requested to look at the parking issues at the Luckens Road Shops.



21. Auckland Transport notes that the angle parking outside this address is not part of the public road reserve and as such Auckland Transport (AT) has no authority over it. Any comments relating to this would need to be addressed to the property owner.


22. While AT empathises with the resident it is the responsibility of each business to provide sufficient parking for their needs. AT does not advise on relying solely on on-street parking as this can be subject to removal at any time depending on priority within the road reserve.


23. AT feels that the removal of any No Stopping At All Times (NSAAT) road markings would be inappropriate as their removal would compromise road safety.


24. Also, it is not possible to create a recessed parking bay outside No 54-56 as this would remove access along the footpath. AT feels that the removal of the grass berm and the creation of parking on Luckens Road and Moire Roads are not suitable. This is due to the presence of services beneath the berm in this area and consideration of the access and egress to any potential parking space.


25. Alternative on-street parking options are available on Edgware Road and Crosby Road which are only 200m walking distance. Alternatively it may be possible that the resident to enter into a private agreement with a local land owner who has off street parking such as The West Harbour Alliance Church.



26. Auckland Transport has been requested to look at the street lighting on Wattle and View Roads.



27. Auckland Transport is investigating this request.




28. Auckland Transport is proposing to install two pram crossings on Wadier Place, Henderson.  The proposal was initiated by the Waitakere Garden Retirement Village at No.15, Wadier Place.  There are approxialtmently 400 residents living in the retirement village with a variety of mobility.  There are no crossing facilities on Wadier Place currently for them to go to the retirement village buildings on the other side of the road.   This is a safety issue particular for the residents with mobility scooters. 


29. Auckland Transport investigated the possibility of providing pram crossings on Wadier Place outside the pedestrian access gates to the retirement village. Unfortunately, the sight lines between pedestrians and vehicles driving in Wadier Place are very poor at this location, as it is situated in the middle of two bends.


30. However AT have identified that the provision of pram crossings approximately 15 metres west (towards Great North Road) of the pedestrian access gates is feasible. This location provides sufficient visibility for pedestrians, and is situated between two speed humps so vehicles are already slowed down. Two 15-min time restricted car park spaces adjacent to the traffic island will need to be removed to provide the pram crossing.


Local Board Response

31. The Local Board Transport Portfolio holder is happy with what is being proposed.




32. Auckland Transport is proposing to install some No Stopping At All Times (NSAAT) restrictions on Serwayne Place, Sunnyvale.  The proposal was initiated by a number of enquiries from the residents of Serwayne Place.  Serwayne Place is located near the Sunnyvale Train Station and the number of vehicles parking on Serwayne Place is high, as train commuter’s park there.


33. Serwayne Place is 7.7m wide and it operates as a one-way road when vehicles are parked on both sides of the road.  Visibility between opposing vehicles is limited when vehicles are parked on the inside of the bend outside number 4 Serwayne Place. Proposed NSAAT parking restrictions outside number 4 Serwayne Place will improve visibility and accessibly for vehicles travelling on Serwayne Place.


Local Board Response

34. The Local Board Transport Portfolio holder is happy with what is being proposed.




35. The NZ police have approached Auckland Transport to deliver a joint project on Waitemata Drive.


36. The project aims at providing pedestrians with walking and crossing facilities to and from Starling Park to the north, connecting walkways and park access points.


37. Waitemata Drive is a collector road located in the Henderson/Massey Local Board area.  It has an average annual daily traffic of approximately 11000 vehicles per daily and an 85th percentile speed of 57 kph (surveyed on 30th May 2013).The road straight runs between Swanson Road and Launda Road and is straight, which lends itself to speeding. 


Local Board Response

38. The Local Board Transport Portfolio holder is happy with what is being proposed.




39. The existing crossing location for the shared path on Border Road in Henderson was highlighted as a concern by Waitakere City Council. As part of the historical commitment to this project, Auckland Transport has investigated possible improvements on Border Road to better facilitate movements across this busy arterial road and to remove the existing impediment to people using the network.


40. Auckland Transport is currently proposing to install a combined signalised crossing south of the existing bridge on Border Road, as per the attached plan. Other options considered were an underpass, a central refuge island, a zebra and a raised zebra however these were discounted due to the nature of the existing use of the road, the requirements of the expected users and concerns relating to the underpass.


Local Board Response

41. The Local Board Transport Portfolio holder is happy with what is being proposed.




42. Auckland Transport has investigated pedestrian facility across Te Atatu Road, and as a result of those investigations Auckland Transport is proposing to install a pedestrian refuge between the intersections of Gunner Drive / Te Atatu Road and Yeovil Road / Te Atatu Road.


Local Board Response

43. The Local Board Transport Portfolio holder is happy with what is being proposed.




44. Auckland Transport has been made aware of road safety concerns relating to parked cars at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Sunhill Road and the narrow cul-de sac section of Sunhill Road.  It has been reported that people attending funerals at Waikumete cemetery often park their vehicles at the bend and on the narrow road, obstructing visibility and access for other vehicles.


45. Following the site investigations, AT is  proposing to install broken yellow lines (NSAAT);


   At the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Sunhill Road &

   On the eastern side of Sunhill Road between Sunnyside Road and the cemetery entrance as shown on the attached plans. 

46. The proposed broken yellow lines will provide better forward visibility and accessibility around the bend and ensure the thoroughfare is not obstructed on the narrow section of Sunhill Road.


Local Board Response

47. The Local Board Transport Portfolio holder is happy with what is being proposed.


PROPOSED Parking restrictions – summerland drive, Henderson

48. Auckland Transport has been made aware of road safety concerns for pedestrians relating to parked cars near the pedestrian refuge crossing at No.87, Summerland Drive.  


49. Following the site investigations, Auckland Transport concluded that providing broken yellow lines was justified at this location.   Auckland Transport is proposing to install broken yellow lines between the driveways of Nos. 87 & 89, Summerland Drive as shown on the attached planThe proposed broken yellow lines will provide safe accessibility and better visibility for the pedestrians who use the crossing.


Local Board Response

50. The Local Board Transport Portfolio holder is happy with what is being proposed.




51. As part of the region-wide Safety Improvement Programme, Auckland Transport has identified the need to improve the safety of pedestrians at the intersection of Great North Road and Awaroa Road.


52. Currently the width of Awaroa Road at the intersection of Great North Road is too wide for pedestrians to cross safely because vehicles enter and leave Awaroa Road at high speeds.  The proposed improvements at this intersection are aimed at lowering speeds and providing a safer pedestrian environment. 


The proposed improvements are:

   Installation of a kerb build-out on the southern side and the widening of the splitter island on Awaroa Road to reduce the pedestrian crossing distance.  These improvements will also result in narrower vehicle lanes which will encourage lower vehicle speeds into and out of Awaroa Road.


   Installation of new ‘No Stopping At All Times’ road marking as shown on the attached plan. This will result in the loss of some on-street parking spaces. However, this is essential to improve pedestrian safety by providing a better view of approaching traffic as well as making pedestrians more conspicuous to drivers.

Associated footpath, pram crossings, road marking and lighting improvements.


53. Details of the proposed works are shown in the attached layout plan.


Local Board Response

54. The Local Board Transport Portfolio holder is happy with what is being proposed.




55. As part of the Auckland Transport programme to improve walking and cycling facilities in the region, it is proposed to install a shared path along Central Park Drive, between 133 Central Park Drive (Corben Lowell Lawyers) and 91-93 Central Park Drive (opposite Universal Drive extension)


56. The project aims to improved safety for pedestrian and cyclists along Central Park Drive.  The project will also improve connectivity with existing shared paths either end of the cycle lanes on Universal Drive.  The project is part of a wider programme and walking and cycling improvements in the area which includes a new shared path alongside SH16 between Te Atatu and Lincoln Road.


57. The completed scheme is aimed at less confident cyclists, who may not feel comfortable cycling on the road.  Once constructed, a continuous off-road facility will then be in place between Lincoln Road and Henderson via Central Park Drive and the Twin Streams network path connecting to Cranwell Park.


58. The shared path can be constructed within the berm on Central Park with no impact on parking.  The new shared path will be 3m wide, to facilitate both pedestrians and cyclists.  There will be a grass berm between the kerbline and the path to protect cyclists.


59. The existing vehicle crossings in this area will be retained unless modifications are required. If so required, the affected parties will be notified accordingly by the Contractor.  The shared path will have a minimal impact on the adjacent businesses and property owners.  Detailed design will follow after this consultation process.


Local Board Response

60. The Local Board Transport Portfolio holder is happy with what is being proposed.




61. An update for the Local Board on the Henderson Town centre P90 zone.  The Auckland Transport Resolution Report for this project has needed to be resubmitted due to some design issues. The report and drawings will need to be corrected before the TCC Board signs this off for approval. This does mean there will be a slight delay with the implementation. However, Auckland Transport will still push to try and get the new signs in before the end of this year, 2014.



62. As per a recent public enquiry, Auckland Transport reviewed the safety issues for vehicles exiting this driveway of the Choice Supermarket.  Auckland Transport has approved the installation of “No Stopping at all Times Parking Restrictions on Swanson Road adjacent to this driveway.  It is expected that the parking restrictions will be implemented within the next four weeks.



Subject Name


Date Requested

Request Due Date

Antisocial use of cars and future planning Mihini Road, Ranui

Auckland Transport is processing a Bylaw “Car Curfew” which will assist the police to undertake enforcement in the commercial areas to mitigate the antisocial use of cars.


Pending approval process




Subject Name

Workshop Date


Don Buck Road Cycleway: Stage 3

18 December 2014

Auckland Transport presented the outcome of consultation for the Stage 3 Don Buck Road Cycleway to the Local Board and confirmed the final design of the cycleway taking all feedback into account.



Subject Name


Subject Requested Date

Subject Closed Date

Proposed Bus Stops and Shelter  45 and 48 Harvest Drive

The Local Board Transport Portfolio holder is happy with the proposal as long as feedback is positive.   These changes are planned to be implemented in late 2014.

September 2014

October 2014

Dangerous Obstruction On Railside Avenue Footpath – Safety Issue

Auckland Transport has forwarded these safety concerns onto the utility company responsible for the obstruction.

August 2014

October 2014

Summerland And Chadlington Aveune, Henderson Heights.

Auckland Transport cannot justify extending parking restrictions on Summerland Drive at the Chadlington Avenue intersection.  However, should any vehicle be parked on the NSAAT markings, within one metre of a driveway, or parked for more than seven days continuously, then AT suggest that enforcement is the most appropriate means of educating motorists of their legal obligations.

September 2014

October 2014









Auckland Transport Report Update Attachment





Owena Schuster Elected Member Relationship Manager (West)


Jonathan Anyon, Elected Member Relationship Team Manager

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


Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 December 2014



Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 December 2014



Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards


File No.: CP2014/27762






1.       The purpose of this report is to inform local boards about progress on activities undertaken by Auckland Transport in the three months July – September 2014 and the planned activities anticipated to be undertaken in the three months October – December 2014.



That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      Receives the Auckland Transport Quarterly Report.



Significant activities during the period under review


Key Agency Initiatives

East West Connections

1.   Auckland Transport (AT) and the NZ Transport Agency have completed an indicative business case that identified a short list of options to address the transport issues in the Onehunga-Penrose area.  Improvements were also identified along the proposed bus route between Mangere, Otahuhu and Sylvia Park.

2.   The assessment process to narrow down potential options included the outcomes of the July/August engagement as well as assessing factors such as transport performance; consentability; constructability; natural environment; public health and cultural heritage.  The short list contains a range of low to high investment options for further investigation.

3.   Public consultation on these short listed options commenced in October.  This included public open days and workshops.


PT Development

Otahuhu Interchange

4.   A civil enabling works package has gone to market to enable construction activities in December to capitalise on the scheduled Christmas Block of Line in the rail corridor.

5.   The main works package is scheduled to go to market mid-December, with tenders closing end of January and award end of February 2015.  Target completion for the interchange is end of September 2015.  A public open day was held in Otahuhu Town Hall, attended by 225 people including Local Board members; feedback was very positive.  Hui with local mana whenua are on-going with six having been completed to date. 


City Rail Link

6.   Registrations of interest (ROI) by the construction industry for the Enabling Works design work for the downtown section of the City Rail Link, from Britomart through Queen, Customs and Albert Streets to Wyndham Street were received and evaluated during August.

7.   Following an evaluation process, Request for Proposal documentation for two enabling works contract packages were released to the ROI respondents in late August.  A series of interface meetings are scheduled with respondents prior to receipt of proposals in November whereby a tender evaluation will be undertaken to procure the preferred tenderer.  A project update was provided to manu whenua groups (seven iwi represented) mainly focussing on stormwater mitigation issues.


EMU Procurement

8.   There are now 27 units in NZ with 17 units in service.  Manukau peak services began mid September.  Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) testing on the Western line to Swanson began on 29 September.  Manufacture and delivery is on programme.


PT Operations

Bus Improvements

9.   An on-going programme of bus timetable adjustments, in partnership with AT service providers, continued this year to ensure published timetables more closely reflect actual bus running times.  This is driving a significant improvement in bus service reliability, particularly for North Star, Go West, Waka Pacific and Metrolink Outer with implementation scheduled across the entire bus network by September 2014.

10. On-time performance across the entire bus network rose to 91.45% for September and has remained over 90% during the quarter. 

11. NZ Bus operated 91.7% of its bus services on time, which is a 10% increase on the previous 12 months.  Go West showed the largest improvement with an 11% increase in punctuality since December.  On-time performance improved by 5% after delivering a new customer value proposition of services from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week on 3 August in the west (Green Bay/Titirangi).   

12. On time performance for the Northern Express Service also continued to operate at a very high level during August delivering 98.7% and with most of September operating at 99.4%.


Rail Improvements

13. Rail patronage for the 12 months to September 2014 was more than 11.8 million; an increase of 27% on the previous year and a new record for heavy rail in the Auckland region.  Rail patronage for the first quarter 2014 was 15% above the same period in 2013.

14. Rail service punctuality was stable at 87.7% for the 12 months to September 2014; an improvement from 86.3% the previous year.  This was achieved through a period of operational change to new systems following the introduction of EMUs that have presented some challenges.  For the month of August 2014, punctuality was 90.5% - the first month for at least ten years that performance exceeded 90% outside holiday periods .

15. Rail station security was upgraded from May 2014 and a strategic review of rail safety, security and fare enforcement is underway.


Road Design and Development

Dominion Road

16. Construction on the cycle routes is proceeding with the project being close to 50% complete.   Tenders for the main Dominion Road works have closed and evaluation is underway.  The project has been expanded at the request of Watercare to include water main replacement in the three village centres.

Albany Highway

17. The contract for construction has been awarded to Fulton Hogan. Work will commence on site in November.  The construction is expected to be completed early in 2017.

18. An open day will be held in October to give the local community the opportunity to meet the construction team and ask any questions they may have about the project before works begin.  A communications and stakeholder management plan will be in place for the duration of the construction period.


Murphys Road

19. Construction of Flat Bush School Road and Murphys Road intersection upgrade is progressing and on track for completion by mid-December 2014. Design of the Murphy’s Road upgrade between Flat Bush School Road and Ormiston Road is on-going and programmed to finish by the end of December 2014.


20. Construction of the new Te Horeta Road at Panmure is near complete.  Pavement works and line marking were completed during the period and the final integration testing of tunnel systems is in progress.  The road is scheduled to open on 2 November when critical activities on Mt Wellington Highway and at the adjacent NCI site are complete.

21. The new William Harvey Bridge footbridge is now fully operational.  The upgrade of Van Damme’s Lagoon, NCI and Watercare works are ongoing.

22. Planning and design meetings were held to update Pakuranga town centre stakeholders on the design work for Pakuranga bus station and Reeves Road flyover.  Feedback will assist to further develop the design.

Cycle Initiatives

23. The construction of Stage 1 of the Beach Road Cycle Route (Churchill Street to Quay Street via Mahuhu Crescent and Tapora Street) was completed ahead of schedule and formally opened by the Prime Minister and the Mayor.  A short safety video for cyclists has been produced http://youtu.be/fNlu7xaS2KA.  Within a week it had been viewed more than 2,700 times on YouTube.

24. A survey to benchmark the number of cyclists is about to start and will be used to monitor usage.  The design of Stage 2 that will make the link through to Britomart Place is progressing with the start of construction planned for early 2015.

25. A number of other cycle schemes are under construction including Portage Road (New Lynn), Swanson Rail Path and St George Street (Papatoetoe).  Meanwhile the Spring Cycling Programme has commenced with a series of cycle training and safety events being held throughout the region.



Public Transport ‘Give it a Go’ Scheme

26. Between Late May and the end of September AT has delivered the scheme through 18 businesses and personalised journey planning projects.  Through the scheme, individuals have two weeks of commute travel.

27. Results indicate that 6 weeks after the start of the trial 52% are continuing to use public transport and after 8 weeks there is only a slight drop to 41%.

28. An evaluation survey is also undertaken as this allows participants to provide feedback on the service.  There has been positive feedback, as shown in the quotes below:

   “Great idea – certainly surprised me how great public transport has become”  ASB workplace survey

   “I had never taken public transport before the trial and now find that travelling by train is a lot less stressful than by road… …and thank you for offering the trial pass, you now have a passenger for life.”  Health Alliance workplace survey

   “Using public transport was a lot better than I had expected. More trials like this should be done to convince others.”  Sovereign workplace survey


Commute Businesses

29. Auckland Council senior management have approved the Auckland Council Travel Plan.  A more detailed Action Plan is being co-developed for presentation to the Chief Planning Officer in early November for approval to proceed.

30. Commute awards recognised businesses achieving success in travel planning.  The award winners have been promoted in business publications including Auckland Today.  The award winners were:

   Progress on Travel Plan – AECOM

   Delivery of Commute Packages – Mahitahi Trust

   Embedding sustainable transport into company practice – MRCagney.


Route Optimisation

31. The 2013 – 2014 Route Optimisation Programme has been primarily focused around the Auckland city centre, aiming to prioritise and optimise network performance for all modes as appropriate.  The Programme made use of the detailed Network Operating Plan to translate strategic intent into operational priorities, for the various modes by time of day.  Being the city centre, greater emphasis was placed on public transport and pedestrian performance, the latter being particularly noticeable during the day outside of peak periods.  As a whole, route optimisation covered approximately 33 km, over 110 intersections.


Variable Message Signs (VMS)

32. Eight variable message signs (VMS) programmed for the 2013-14 year are now in place.

33. The signs are due for final hand-over to the Auckland Traffic Operations Centre (ATOC) during the month of October, and will be available for use for incident management, planned events, multi-modal real time travel time information (including multi-modal travel time where relevant), and any messaging requirements.


Bus route improvements

34. The Operational Planning and Performance Teams have been assisting the Public Transport Operations team to identify and implement quick-win projects to improve the efficiency and reliability of the bus operations.  Current projects include:



Project Scope


Esmonde Road

Widening to extend bus lane

Resolution prepared, awaiting tree removal consent

Khyber Pass Road

Introduction of additional 90m of bus lane

Resolution prepared, awaiting Local Board approval

Crowhurst intersection bus priority upgrade

Wellesley Street East

Bus lane pocket

Resolution prepared, awaiting Road Safety Audit sign off

Park Road

Investigation of southbound bus lane

Concept design complete, internal consultation to commerce shortly

Parnell Road

Investigation of bus lane

Concept development with consultants, due imminently


Urban KiwiRAP (International Road Assessment Programme) Update

35. A specialist engineering team completed vehicle-mounted video-mapping of 2,000 kilometres of the Auckland local road network in September as part of the Safer Journeys Urban KiwiRAP demonstration project.  This project is a world first and the video footage will be analysed to establish road safety star ratings for the Auckland urban local road network that will be used to prioritise improvements on high-risk parts of the network.


Road Corridor Delivery

36. Overall operating expenditure is running ahead of budget due to the effects of the major storm event which struck Great Barrier Island in June, higher electricity costs and an increased spend on unsealed road maintenance.

37. Renewal expenditure is behind forecast but good progress has been made in making preparations for the upcoming construction season.  The actual spend is consistent with the reduced level of funding now available for renewals.


Key Renewals

38. Construction of the Beach Road Cycleway was delivered by the Road Corridor Group and completed on time for the opening by the Prime Minister in August.

39. The design of the new box culvert is underway on Great Barrier Road with the intention of commencing physical works later this year.  The existing steel plate was washed away in the storm event on 10 June 2014 and there is a temporary stream crossing in place until the works can be completed.

40. Chipsealing commenced in Franklin in August using Emulsion instead of cut-back bitumen.  Emulsion can be sprayed in cooler weather, provides improved chip wetting and adhesion and is safer and more environmentally friendly than hot bitumen. 

41. Repairs to the Maraetai Beach seawall were also completed in August.  The seawall had been undermined by several major storms over the June/July period.

42. Streetlight improvements have been carried out on East Tamaki Road and on the cycle routes in the Dominion Road Corridor.  The street lights in these cycle routes, located immediately to the East and West of Dominion Road, have been upgraded with LED Luminaires to improve safety.


Road Corridor Access

Corridor Access Request (CAR) Applications

43. There were 4,039 CAR applications approved during the first quarter, representing a 4.4% increase over the number of 3868 for the same period last year.

44. Monthly incremental increases of around 8% have been experienced since July with the major share of the increases being for minor works i.e. works in the footpath and berm area only.


Ultra-Fast Broadband Rollout

45. Overall forecast build starts have fallen below forecasts and the likelihood of a back ended build programme for the year has increased.  Up to 30 cabinet areas appear to be at risk.

46. Currently for Year 4, 88 cabinet areas are in build, 43 are completed and 22 have moved into warranty. 


Watercare Hunua 4 Bulk Watermain

47. As at the end of September 2014, 12.6 km of pipe has been laid at an average weekly rate of 48 metres and Watercare advise it is on target.


Watercare Pakuranga Rising Water Main

48. Work commenced in January on the construction of a new 0.9 metre diameter sanitary sewer rising main in the carriageway of Pakuranga Road and Lagoon Drive in the vicinity of the Panmure Bridge. 

49. Progress at either end of the project site (Lagoon Drive and Pakuranga Road east of the Panmure Bridge) has been good and the positive temporary traffic management measures employed have enabled traffic to continue with only minimal delays.


Overweight Permits

50. There were 198 overweight permit applications processed in September. Of the 198 permit applications, 155 (78.3%) were processed within the target times and all applications were processed by the nominated travel start date.

51. The target timeframes for processing overweight permit applications are 3 days for KPI 2, single trip, multi travel and continuous renewal permits and 5 working days for KPI 3 continuous and area permits.


Parking and Enforcement

Parking machine replacement

52. The existing 922 Pay and Display machines installed in the greater Auckland area have reached their end of life and are due for replacement.  Parking Services have conducted an on-going investigation into the developing technology associated with on-street parking.  A paper has recently been prepared requesting the funding necessary for a technology upgrade and is planned to be presented to the AT Board at its November meeting.

53. The proposed new system incorporates the ‘pay by space’ mode with in-road sensors for each parking spot.  Parking availability will be published on the internet.  Once a parking space is occupied payment will be made at a nearby payment machine that will accept HOP cards, credit cards, text-a-park and cash.  Smartphone payments will also be available with text reminders being sent when the time limit is due to expire.  Additional topping up for extending parking will be available by either smartphone or at any other parking payment machine.

54. Enforcement of expired parking spaces will be managed from Parking Officers PDAs that will be able to communicate to a central system holding data on the parking status of the city’s precincts.  Improved management information and remote tariff adjustments will be managed from the centralised system.


Auckland parking discussion document

55. There was significant interest in the parking discussion document, with AT receiving over 6,000 submissions.  The submissions are still being analysed and themes collated.  The next step will be to draw up a region-wide parking policy which will consider information from those submissions.

56. A report on key themes and possible policy responses was reported back to the AT Board in October.  The detail of individual schemes will follow.







Schedule of activitieSchedule of activities undertaken for the first quarter (2014/15) ending 30 September 2014 and forward works programme for the second quarter (2014/15) ending 31 December 2014s undertaken for the first quarter 2014/15



Travelwise Schools activities broken down by Local Board



Traffic Control Committee Decisions



Local Board Advocacy Report



Local Board Transport Capital Fund Report





Owena Scuster Elected Member Relationship Manager (West)


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


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Cemeteries Budget Transfer


File No.: CP2014/26880






1.       The purpose of this report is to request local board approval for the transfer of budget from Local and Sports Parks (local decision making function) to Regional and Specialist Parks (regional decision making function) to provide for the ongoing operational maintenance of cemeteries servicing the following Local Board areas:

   Henderson Massey

   Whau

   Waitakere Ranges

Executive Summary

2.       In July 2012, Auckland Council entered into long term contracts with providers to deliver green asset services for a range of business units and departments across the organisation. Local and Sports Parks have responsibility for managing the integrated delivery of these contracts.

3.       Green asset maintenance within cemeteries is incorporated within these contractual arrangements, with Regional and Specialist Parks retaining asset ownership and Local and Sports Parks having responsibility for managing contractual delivery.

4.       Budget allocation for green asset maintenance within cemeteries is currently incorrectly aligned as a Local Board decision making activity. Cemeteries assets are in fact a Regional Governing Body decision making activity.

5.       A budget transfer is required from Local and Sports Parks to Regional and Specialist Parks in order to properly align cemeteries budget allocation to the correct asset owner and level of politically decision making within Auckland Council.



That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      Agree to transfer the Henderson-Massey Local Board activity budget, as specified in table A below, to the Regional Governing Body activity budget for green asset maintenance within cemeteries.

b)      Agree that the budget transfer will take effect within the 2014 – 2015 financial year and the Long Term Plan amended accordingly.




6.       Subject to Local Board approval the budget transfer will take place within the 2014 – 2015 financial year and the Long Term Plan amended accordingly. The transfer represents budget provision to deliver both scheduled and unscheduled green asset maintenance services for cemeteries within the Local Board areas specified.

7.       Relevant Service levels will not be directly impacted through the transfer of budget recommended within this report.

8.       The table below (Table A) specifies the amount and relevant Local Board activity budget from which the transfer will take place, subject to Local Board approval:

Local Board


Hyperion Code/Cost Centre

WBS Code

GL Code

Budget to be transferred (based on volume of Local Board assets)

Henderson Massey

Cemetery Maintenance





Henderson Massey

Cemetery Maintenance





Henderson Massey

Cemetery Maintenance





Henderson Massey TOTAL






Waitakere Ranges

Cemetery Maintenance





Waitakere Ranges

Cemetery Maintenance





Waitakere Ranges TOTAL







Cemetery Maintenance






Cemetery Maintenance






Cemetery Maintenance






Cemetery Maintenance












Local Board Views and Implications

9.       The purpose of this report is to seek resolution at local board level.

Maori Impact Statement

10.     No impact on Maori is expected.

Implementation Issues

11.     Subject to approval, officers from Parks Sport and Recreation will implement the resolution/s arising from this report.



There are no attachments for this report.    



Mark Maxlow - Team Leader Community Safety West


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

Ian Maxwell - Manager Parks, Sports & Recreation


Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 December 2014



Performance Report for the Henderson Massey Local Board for the period ended 31st October 2014


File No.: CP2014/25031





1.       To update the Henderson Massey Local Board members on progress towards their objectives for the year from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015, as set out in their Local Board Agreement.

Executive summary

2.       The attached performance report consolidation contains the following this quarter

  Local board financial performance report

  Local Community Development, Arts and Culture (CDAC) activity overview

  Local Libraries overview

  Infrastructure and Environmental services overview

  Work programmes for CDAC and LSP

  Treasury report –Quarter to Sept 2014




That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      Approves the Performance Report for the Henderson Massey Local Board for the period ended October 2014.



3.       In consultation with local boards this report has been created to give the elected members a comprehensive and common overview of local activities from council departments and CCO’s. Future reports are expected to include additional departmental and CCO reports as these are developed for inclusion and discussion


Local board views and implications

4.       Local board feedback on the performance report for the period ended 31 October 2014 was sought at a workshop on the 25th November 2014.

Māori impact statement

5.       Maori, as stakeholders in the council, are affected and have an interest in any report of the local board financials.  However, this financial performance report does not impact specific outcomes or activities. As such, the content of this report has no particular benefit to, or adverse effect on Maori



6.       The next performance report will be for the six months to December 2014 and presented to the Local board at the February business meeting.







Performance report for the period ended 31 October 2014





David Rose - Lead Financial Advisor


Christine Watson - Manager Financial Advisory Services - Local Boards

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


Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 December 2014