Waiheke Transport Forum

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waiheke Transport Forum held via Skype for Business on Wednesday, 3 March 2021 at 5.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Bianca Ranson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Grant Crawford

 

Members

Chris Howard

 

 

Richard La Ville

 

 

Raymond Matthews

 

 

Don McKenzie

 

 

Norm Robins

 

 

Robin Tucker

 

 

Bob Upchurch

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Auckland Transport

Representative

Jose Rodriguez Araya

 

 


Waiheke Transport Forum

03 March 2021

 

 

 

Welcome

 

Forum members led the meeting with a karakia.

 

Kua uru mai a hau kaha, a hau maia, a hau ora, a hau nui,

Ki runga, ki raro, ki roto, ki waho

Rire, rire hau…pai marire

 

Translation (non-literal) - Rama Ormsby

Let the winds bring us inspiration from beyond,

Invigorate us with determination and courage to achieve our aspirations for abundance and sustainability

Bring the calm, bring all things good, bring peace… good peace.

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number WAI/2021/1

MOVED by Chairperson B Ranson, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)         accept the apology from forum member Tony King Turner.

CARRIED

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WAI/2021/2

MOVED by Member N Robins, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Crawford:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday 2 December 2020, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

5          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

6          Deputation

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8          Forum Member Reports

 

9

Member Report - Chris Howard

 

Resolution number WAI/2021/3

MOVED by Member C Howard, seconded by Member N Robins:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      recommend to the Waiheke Local Board that it requests Auckland Transport to review road safety measures on McMillan Road by Mary Wilson Reserve.

CARRIED

 

 

10

Auckland Transport Report - February 2021

 

Resolution number WAI/2021/4

MOVED by Chairperson B Ranson, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport February 2021 update report.

CARRIED

 

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

Resolution number WAI/2021/5

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Member C Howard:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)         suspend standing orders 7.7.6 and 7.8.3 to enable open dialogue between members.

CARRIED

 

 

11

Informal discussion items

 

Members discussed the items and updated were received as follows:

 

i)          Waiheke Transport Design Guide – Jose Rodriguez Araya and introducing Design Consultant Lisa Mein (Attachment A of the agenda report).  The structure of the document was discussed.

ii)         Waiheke boating letter – pump out facilities Matiatia and Kennedy Point (Attachment C of the agenda report).  Richard La Ville updated the meeting.

iii)        Donald Bruce Rd – Te Huruhi Primary School pedestrian crossing (Attachments D and E of the agenda report)

iv)        keyhole changes – mobility parks and bus weight limitations (Attachment F of the agenda report).  Richard La Ville updated the meeting.

v)         off-peak travel concessions on buses are not available on Waiheke – Member McKenzie sought clarification on what options are available across AT network and to check are they being offered in Waiheke. - Staff will follow up.

vi)        cycle lane maintenance - What is the frequency of cleaning/maintenance and is there a better way to do this?  Members noted they had also experienced these issues. Member Howard sought clarification on what annual maintenance schedule is as appears are in some cases overgrown in parts and is gravel build up. - Staff will follow up.

vii)       cycle lanes roadworks - cycle lanes appear to not be considered during road works. re: recent reselling of Ostend Road between Erua and O’Brien Roads. What are the requirements?  Member Howard sought clarification, as cyclist experienced that recent traffic management didn’t take into account impacts on cycle lanes and was required to share road with cars.  Other members noted they had also experienced these issues. Staff will follow up with what requirements are.

viii)      Matiatia old wharf temporary changes while main wharf maintenance is completed.  Member Crawford said that this has been discussed earlier.

ix)        Terms of Reference – mid-term review (Attachment B of the agenda report).  This item will be carried over to the next meeting of the Waiheke Transport Forum.

x)         An acknowledgement was made to Auckland Transport and Downers for the lift in quality of materials, for working extended hours and weekends to make most of season. 

xi)        Richard La Ville advised the ferries in the city will be out of Pier 2 from Saturday 6 March morning (back where was).

 

Resolution number WAI/2021/6

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      note the informal discussion items.

CARRIED

 

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

Resolution number WAI/2021/7

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)         resume standing orders.

CARRIED

 

 

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Chair closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

 


 

 

6.51pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Waiheke Transport Forum HELD ON

 

 

 

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