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




Meeting Room:



Thursday, 6 December 2018


Local Board Office
560 Mt Albert Road
Three Kings


Puketāpapa Local Board










Harry Doig


Deputy Chairperson

Julie Fairey



Anne-Marie Coury



David Holm



Shail Kaushal



Ella Kumar, JP



(Quorum 3 members)




Selina Powell

Democracy Advisor - Puketapapa


30 November 2018


Contact Telephone: 021 531 686

Email: selina.powell@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz




Puketāpapa Local Board

06 December 2018



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Puketāpapa Local Board

06 December 2018



Proposed Regional Public Transport Plan


File No.: CP2018/23815




Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Puketāpapa Local Board the opportunity to provide formal feedback on the proposed Regional Public Transport Plan.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       Auckland Transport is required to review its ten year Regional Public Transport Plan every three years. The plan describes the services that are integral to Auckland’s public transport network for the next 10-year period. This report requests the Puketāpapa Local Board give feedback on the plan, with special emphasis on the following four focus areas:

·   Expanding and enhancing rapid and frequent networks

·   Improving customer access to public transport

·   Improving Māori responsiveness

·   Harnessing emerging technologies


Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      provides the following feedback on the Regional Public Transport Plan focus areas of:

i)        Expanding and enhancing rapid and frequent networks

ii)       Improving customer access to public transport

iii)      Improving Māori responsiveness

iv)      Harnessing emerging technologies

b)      and provide additional feedback on local specific interests.


Horopaki / Context

3.       The Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) is a requirement of the Land Transport Management Act. It sets out the changes to Auckland’s public transport. Transport is a key component of a city’s success. Auckland is growing and as more people live and visit here, the number of trips taken on our transport networks is increasing. The space available for transport networks is finite. This means that we need as many people as possible to travel using efficient forms of transport; such as walking, cycling and public transport. These alternative transport options take less space and are more environmentally sustainable than private motor vehicles. With less pressure on the road network there is more capacity available for critical vehicles that need the road, including road-based public transport, emergency services and freight.



Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

4.       Attached is the summary document for the Regional Public Transport Plans. This document outlines the main changes proposed over the next ten years by focusing on four key areas:

Focus area one

Expanding and enhancing rapid and frequent networks

5.       Planning an enhanced rapid transit network through four main city-shaping projects to dramatically increase the speed and coverage of the rapid transit network:

·   City Rail Link

·   City to Mangere Light Rail and Northwest Light Rail

·   SH20B upgrade and Puhinui Interchange

·   Eastern Busway.

6.       Implementing improvements on key arterial routes to move more people. This will include bus priority, safety improvements and cycling and walking facilities. Increasing services on the rapid and frequent networks, with the aim to have services every 10 minutes during peak travel times. Using the rapid and frequent networks to help make great public spaces.

Focus area two

Improving customer access to public transport

7.       Continuing to deliver improved wayfinding sign systems across the public transport network to make it easier for people to find their way across the network. Increasing and improving the walking and cycling and other choices for access to public transport services, focussing on improving safety. Changing park and ride facilities to meet public demand.

Focus area three

Improving Māori responsiveness

8.       Partnering with mana whenua to trial services such as on-demand ride share connecting to marae, which are hard to access by conventional public transport. Ensuring te reo Māori audio announcements and signs for rapid transit stations (train and busway) and extending this across all public transport.

9.       Applying Te Aranga Principles when designing major interchanges and stations, with future potential to apply in the planning and design of the Light Rail Transit projects, Puhinui upgrade and stormwater management. Securing opportunities for Māori and local community employment, training and business development when constructing major public transport projects.

Focus area four

Harnessing emerging technologies

10.     Improving customer insights and data, and undertaking more thorough analytics of travel data to directly inform service improvements. Continuing to evolve AT mobile apps to meet increasing customer needs. Providing simpler and improved payment options for fares to make travel easier. Using new transport modes generated by new digital technology to supplement and complement existing services, increasing access. Ensuring we future proof for mobility-as-a-service models, which will change how people make travel choices.

11.     The full text of the proposed Regional Public Transport Plan can be accessed through Auckland Transport’s website on www.at.govt.nz/rptp.

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

12.     Public transport has an impact right across the Auckland Region and therefore impacts all local boards in some way. This report seeks feedback from local boards on the most appropriate enhancements to Auckland’s public transport over the next ten years.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori / Māori impact statement

13.     The proposed Regional Public Transport Plan has a focus area of Improving Maori Responsiveness and includes initiatives such as: trialing new modes connecting marae with the public transport system, te reo announcements and signage across the public transport system and incorporating Te Aranga design principles into new facilities, such as bus and rail stations.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea / Financial implications

14.     The report has no financial implications for local boards.

Ngā raru tūpono / Risks

15.     The report has no direct risks for local boards. Each individual project has its own set of unique risks and these will be dealt with as these projects are developed and implemented.

Ngā koringa ā-muri / Next steps

16.     In terms of what happens to the proposed plan.

·   Public consultation runs until December 14

·   Feedback will be analysed over mid to late January 2019

·   The draft plan will be amended

·   The final proposed plan will go to the Auckland Transport Board in February or March 2019.



Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments





Regional Land Transport Plan summary document



Ngā kaihaina / Signatories


Stuart Knarston – Planning Projects Manager


Jonathan Anyon – Manager Elected Member Relationship Team

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


Puketāpapa Local Board

06 December 2018