I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Waiheke Transport Forum will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

5.30pm

Waiheke Local Board Office
10 Belgium Street
Ostend
Waiheke

 

Waiheke Transport Forum

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Bianca Ranson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Grant Crawford

 

Members

Chris Howard

 

 

Tony King-Turner

 

 

Richard La Ville

 

 

Raymond Matthews

 

 

Don McKenzie

 

 

Norm Robins

 

 

Robin Tucker

 

 

Bob Upchurch

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Dileeka Senewiratne

Democracy Advisor

 

30 April 2021

 

Contact Telephone: 09 980 5328

Email: Dileeka.Senewiratne@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


Waiheke Transport Forum

05 May 2021

 

 

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        Auckland Transport Report - April 2021                                                                     7

12        Informal discussion items                                                                                          17

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Welcome

 

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.

 

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 Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 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

 

Standing Order 7.7 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 Waiheke Transport Forum. 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 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.”


Waiheke Transport Forum

05 May 2021

 

 

Auckland Transport Report - April 2021

File No.: CP2021/04824

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update to the Waiheke Local Board on transport related matters in their area including the Local Board Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF), and Community Safety Fund (CSF).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

This report covers:

2.       A general summary of operational projects and activities of interest to the board.

3.       An update on Auckland Transport projects identified in the Waiheke 10 Year Transport Plan.

4.       An update on the board’s Transport Capital Fund and Community Safety Fund.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport April 2021 update report.

 

 

Horopaki

Context

5.       Auckland Transport is responsible for all of Auckland’s transport services, excluding state highways. We report monthly to local boards, as set out in our Local Board Engagement Plan. This reporting commitment acknowledges the important engagement role local boards play within the governance of Auckland on behalf of their local communities. 

6.       This report updates the Waiheke Local Board on Auckland Transport (“AT”) projects and operations in the local board area, it updates the local board on their advocacy and consultations and includes information on the status of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund (“LBTCF”) and Community Safety Fund (“CSF”).

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Local Board Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF)

7.       The LBTCF is a capital budget provided to all local boards by Auckland Council and delivered by Auckland Transport. Local boards can use this fund to deliver transport infrastructure projects that they believe are important but are not part of AT’s work programme

8.       The LBTCF for the 20/21 financial year has been set at $5.0 million for allocation across the 21 local boards. Allocation is based on the Local Board Funding Policy. Decisions about the 21/22 and 22/23 financial years will form part of the Long-Term Plan/Regional Land Transport Plan (LTP/RLTP) discussions.

9.       Advice from the Finance Department is that with specific budgets unknown for 21/22 and 22/23 financial years, boards are unable to combine future years allocations into a single project.

10.     Boards are encouraged to target delivery of smaller projects or complete design and documentation for a project than can be physically delivered in 21/22.

11.     The Waiheke Local Board share of the 20/21 LBTCF allocation is $97,061.

12.     The local board agreed at the November business meeting to allocate $25,000 of the LBTCF allocation to install two shelters on the taxi rank platform at Matiatia. These shelters were installed in December 2020.

13.     Auckland Transport will work with the local board to discuss and advise on the best use of the remaining budget.

Community Safety Fund (CSF)

14.     The CSF is a capital budget established by Auckland Transport for use by local boards to fund local road safety initiatives. The purpose of this fund is to allow elected members to address long-standing local road safety issues that are not regional priorities and are therefore not being addressed by the Auckland Transport programme.

15.     The CSF is funded from Auckland Transport’s safety budget and is dependent on the level of funding AT receives from Council. This level of funding has been constrained through the Emergency Budget process. Public consultation and design work is progressing so that projects are designed and ready to go when the money becomes available.

16.     Safety projects will be prioritized according to DSI (death and serious injury) data and therefore local board community safety projects will continue with planning and design but may not be delivered in the 20/21 financial year.

Management Accounts:

17.     The table below has a general summary of projects and activities of interest to the local board with their status. Please note that:

·    All timings are indicative and are subject to change.

·    The Waiheke Operations Manager will update the local board in the event of any amendments or changes to the summaries provided for below.

Activity

Update

EV chargers

A request for installation and supply of EV chargers at 107 Donald Bruce Rd, Surfdale (Kennedy Point upper carpark) is currently being investigated.

AT is also waiting on legal advice regarding to on-street applications at 26 Anzac Rd, Orapiu, and 1 Third Ave, Onetangi.

 

Wharves

Matiatia Wharf (main)

Project objective: Phase one - to replace the old gangways, pontoon and hydraulic lifting system at the southern (main) berth.

 

The preliminary design and modelling was completed and released to open market on 22 Dec 2020 via the Government Electronic Tender Service (GETS).

 

The design-build tender extended and closed 6 April. Tender reviews were completed 12 April. Moderation to get a preferred supplier planned for 13-14 April with the intention to award the contract as soon as possible.

 

The local board will be provided with proposed timeframes following contractor award. 

 

Once the installation works go ahead on site for the new southern berth (phase one), it will mean that both the southern and northern berth will need to be removed. Phase one works includes full replacement of the southern berth.

 

The northern berth (phase two) requirement has grown significantly in project size and scope primarily to enable compliant gradients ascertained from accessibility feedback.

The northern berth was permanently closed on 6 April with the old wharf available as a backup berth.

 

Matiatia Wharf (old)

Project objective: To enable commuter vessels to berth at this wharf in the event of emergency or as back up to works taking place on the main berths

 

Berthing trials with Fullers arranged for 12 April.

 

Quotes have been obtained for temporary shelter on the old wharf factoring in wind and other requirements.

 

Waiheke Coastguard

The Waiheke Coastguard currently occupy a permanent berthing position alongside the main wharf and recently expressed a desire to relocate permanently to the old wharf.

 

AT is currently waiting on a formal proposal from Coastguard.

 

Matiatia Wharf (toilets upgrade)

Construction works on upgrading the toilet facilities at the Matiatia ferry terminal commenced on site 16 November 2020.

 

The new facilities include:

·    A new building to accommodate females, containing seven toilets and three hand wash basins.

·    Existing male/female facility will be renovated to accommodate the males with three toilets, four urinals and three hand wash basins.

·    The existing facility will also house a new accessible facility and a unisex toilet, each with its own hand wash basin.

·    A new canopy over the extended portion of the building.

 

Current Progress:

·    Project is complete and commissioned.

·    Minor snag items were identified which will be completed by end April. These snag items do not affect the use of the toilets.

·    The temporary toilets will be removed by end of April.  

 

Road Maintenance

Programmed works

April includes grading and metaling of various unsealed roads, water tabling and other routine cyclic maintenance.

 

Sweeping

·    Additional sweeping of all reseal sites undertaken during February.

 

Grading and Metaling

·      Man ‘O War Bay Rd completion estimate 20th April.

 

Road maintenance

·      Orapiu Rd, Orapiu

·      Onetangi Rd, Onetangi

·      O’Brien Rd, Omiha - repair road slumps approx. 20th-22nd April.

 

Metro Ferry Services

Ferry Services

Patronage for the month was impacted by Auckland starting the month in Alert Level 3 through until 7 March when the region moved down to Alert Level 2, where we stayed until 12 March.

 

Since returning to Alert Level 1 on 12 March, patronage has performed well across all service providers, in particularly on the vehicular ferries which was close to the patronage reported in March 2019. There are encouraging signs across all ferry public transport routes that the patronage recovery is performing well, with 2021 numbers now being consistently above 80% of 2019 figures.

 

Whilst there was pent up demand experienced on the first weekends after revised Alert Levels, overall there were no major issues or incidents reported with capacity and queues in the month of March.

 

COVID-19

Crew and passenger compliance with Ministry of Health guidelines and Health Notices through the month continued to be good – even during the elevated levels of Alert. During Alert Level 3, the sale of food and beverage on-board vessels continued to be suspended, and only reintroduced when Auckland returned to Alert Level 1.

 

Crew and AT / Fullers360 messaging continues to support the requirement for masks to be worn whilst onboard ferries; but continued support and enforcement management will be required from police if compliance levels are to significantly improve. Customer fatigue with the on-going COVID protection measures and change in Alert Levels increased through the month.

 

Regular audits of QR Codes and MoH / COVID related posters continue, as does the deep cleaning of vessels by Fullers360.

 

America’s Cup Service Delivery

March saw the completion of the America’s Cup 36 Sailing Regatta. The timetables delivered were the same as those used for the Christmas Cup and Prada Series / Finals, and managed to cope well with the speed restrictions, congestion on the harbour and the reduced frequency / capacity.

 

Bus Patronage

Overall patronage on the island during February was around 60% of usual demand.

 

 

504 bus service consultation

AT consulted during December with users of the 504 bus service for their feedback on four options for the future of this service.

 

Feedback closed on 20 December 2020, and any changes are planned to occur later in 2021. AT will advise the local board of the changes planned.

 

 

Update on Auckland Transport operations:

18.     This list is initially an update on the projects outlined in the “Waiheke 10 Year Transport Plan: Project Lists draft for consultation June 2019”.

19.     Progress on these projects are subject to the outcomes from the Emergency Budget 2020/2021.

20.     The Waiheke Operations Manager will update the local board in the event of any amendments or changes to the summaries provided for below.

 

Activity

Summary

Update

Te Huruhi School

New pedestrian crossing outside Te Huruhi School, Donald Bruce Rd.

Funding secured for new pedestrian crossing outside the new school.

Installation of a temporary crossing being investigated whilst design for a permanent crossing is being completed.

 

Matiatia landside transport improvements

Development of a strategic business case for the master redevelopment of the Matiatia precinct, including carparking, footpaths, surrounding streets and modal access arrangements

Transport and non-transport Matiatia Plan workstreams are both on hold.

$25.6m is identified in the draft RLTP for this project.

 

New bus network infrastructure

Provision of infrastructure to support the new Waiheke bus network, which will require new bus stops and the removal of redundant bus stops

Donald Bruce Road, Surfdale.

Seven stops (two with shelters) will be built/upgraded starting shortly and are expected to be completed by 30 June 2021.

 

The two stops with shelters at this stage are corner of Esslin Rd and Donald Bruce Rd, and outside the School – both on the Matiatia bound side of the road.

 

Ocean View Road, Oneroa. Recently confirmed funding will now allow for the bus stop at 112 Ocean View Rd to be designed, consulted on, and resolved.

Meeting confirmed with Local Board for feedback on 28 April.

 

Regulated parking – Belgium St

Modification and upgrade of the bus stops, pedestrian crossings and footpaths on Belgium Street, as well as implementation of regulated parking

 

Design work for future bus stop improvements is progressing.

Regulated parking of P120 8am to 6pm Monday to Sunday in the bays on the council offices side of the road. Signage to be installed by end April.

 

Roadway maintenance - Moa Rd

Rehabilitation of roadway surfacing on Moa Road

AT will continue to inspect and maintain Moa Rd as per the other roads in the region.

 

No further update available.

 

Pedestrian crossing - Alison Rd

Investigation of a new pedestrian crossing on Alison Road

There is a crossing point with a central island at the intersection with Jellicoe Parade.

 

Further assessment for an additional crossing to be discussed with the local board at a future workshop. Limited funding is available this financial year.

 

Crossing improvement - Sea View Rd

Upgrade of the crossing on Sea View Road to high friction surfacing

Considered for upgrade in new financial year.

 

To be discussed with the local board at a future workshop. Limited funding is available this financial year.

 

Matiatia Renewal 2

Upgrade of the gangway lift and installation of steel plates and hydraulics at the new Matiatia wharf

 

The design-build tender closed 6 April. Tender reviews were completed 12 April with the intention to award the contract as soon as possible.

 

The local board will be provided with proposed timeframes following contractor award. 

 

Matiatia Renewal 3

Refurbishment of existing toilet facilities at Matiatia ferry terminal and provision of additional toilets

 

Project is complete and commissioned.

The temporary toilets will be removed by end April.

Downtown Ferry Terminal redevelopment

Relocation of Pier 3 and 4 at the Downtown Ferry Terminal (city centre) to Queens Wharf West

The creation of six new of berths on the western side of Queens Wharf. All berths fully operational by mid-2021.
Finishing works ongoing until end-April 2021.

 

Intersection upgrade - Moa Road / Oceanview Rd

Upgrade of the Moa Road / Oceanview Road intersection to improve road safety and allow for pedestrian access to Little Oneroa.

 

Investigation complete – being considered for detailed design stage. Currently subject to funding confirmation.

 

 

Community Safety Fund

21.     The CSF is funded from AT’S safety budget and is dependent on the level of funding AT receives from Auckland Council. This level of funding has been constrained through the 2020 Emergency Budget process.

22.     Now that Auckland Council’s emergency budget is confirmed, AT is reviewing all CSF projects. It is possible that some projects are delayed or even stopped.

23.     The local board resolved for Auckland Transport to construct an improved and dedicated pedestrian and cycle facility along Causeway Road (coastal side).

24.     This is project 13 from the Waiheke 10 Year Transport Plan.

 

Project

Approved funding

Update

The Causeway – from Shelley Beach Rd to the Boating Club

Community Safety Fund (CSF)

Detailed design currently delayed due to a requirement to undertake a topographical survey and geotechnical tests.

 

Public feedback is complete and various concerns expressed have been passed on to other divisions for input and/or clarification. These items will be collated and provided to the local board as additional information.

 

Regarding construction, this project will proceed when funding become available.

The local board will be advised on budget confirmation and progress.

 

 

Outstanding AT responses to local board requests or queries

25.     WHK/2020/63. Provide details of the process for closing The Esplanade to all motor vehicles except those used for emergency purposes. In progress with Traffic Safety and AT Legal.

26.     Provide confirmation of process and local options for treatment of abandoned vehicles. In progress.

27.     WHK/2020/10. Provide clarity around Auckland Transport’s position on managing apparent anti-completive practices at Matiatia (and Downtown) ferry terminals, and surrounds.

28.     WHK/2021/23. Request an update and clarification from Auckland Transport with regards to the design and construction of the planned causeway cycleway under the community safety fund, particularly with respect to timeframes. Updated design delayed due to a requirement for a topographical survey and geotechnical test. Information input being provided by other AT divisions, and these will be collated and provided to the local board.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

29.     Auckland Transport engages closely with Council on developing strategy, actions and measures to support the outcomes sought by the Auckland Plan 2050, the Auckland Climate Action Plan and Council’s priorities.

30.     Auckland Transport’s core role is in providing attractive alternatives to private vehicle travel, reducing the carbon footprint of its own operations and, to the extent feasible, that of the contracted public transport network.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

31.     The impact of the information in this report is confined to Auckland Transport and does not impact on other parts of the Council group. Any engagement with other parts of the Council group will be carried out on an individual project basis.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

32.     The proposed decision of receiving the report has no local, sub-regional or regional impacts.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

33.     The proposed decision of receiving the report has no impacts or opportunities for Māori. Any engagement with Māori, or consideration of impacts and opportunities, will be carried out on an individual project basis.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

34.     There are no financial implications of receiving this report.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

35.     Auckland Transport is reviewing our annual works programmes in response to Auckland Council’s emergency budget adopted at the end of July 2020.

36.       Auckland Transport’s capital and operating budgets have been reduced through this process, so some projects planned for 2020/21 may not able to be delivered.

37.     Both the Community Safety Fund and the Local Board Transport Capital Fund are impacted by these budget reductions.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

38.     Auckland Transport will provide another update report to the local board at their next business meeting in May 2021.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Richard La Ville – Operations Manager – Waiheke and Gulf Islands Airfields – Auckland Transport

Authorisers

John Strawbridge – Group Manager Parking Services and Compliance – Auckland Transport

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager – Aotea/Great Barrier and Waiheke Local Boards

 


Waiheke Transport Forum

05 May 2021

 

 

Informal discussion items

File No.: CP2021/04822

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       The purpose of this report is to introduce various topics which will be discussed during informal discussion at the Waiheke Transport Forum. 

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Waiheke Transport Forum (WTF) will be discussing the following member and staff identified items during informal discussions at its business meeting on 5 May 2021:

Waiheke Transport Design Guidelines

i)          The Waiheke Local Board have received the design guide principles from the Waiheke Transport Forum through their last business meeting.

ii)         The local board are scheduled to review this input and work with Auckland Transport staff on next steps.

iii)         Auckland transport staff will provide a brief update to the Waiheke Transport Forum on status of the overall project.

 

Early input to Waiheke Safe Speed Review

i)          There is an opportunity for Waiheke Transport Forum members to collectively identify specific Waiheke roads where speed and safety is a known issue, the collated roads will be provided as early guidance to the Waiheke Local Board to inform the local board’s commentary to Auckland Transport as the Waiheke Safe Speed Review Tranche 2b project is being scoped.

ii)         This project has yet to substantively start as Waiheke are in the second tranche of local board areas to be reviewed and work is still underway with the first tranche of other local boards.

iii)         Auckland Transport will be reviewing aspects across the island and this is an early opportunity to give input.

iv)        The project scope is still in development, however full public consultation will likely occur in 2022.

v)         Staff will facilitate the conversation and record feedback to pass on via the local board representatives on the Forum.

 

3.       Further items may be taken verbally at the meeting at the discretion of the Chair.

4.       Resolutions under this item are limited to requests for further information or recommendations to the Waiheke Local Board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      note the informal discussion items.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Mark Inglis - Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Louise Mason – General Manager - Local Board Services

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager – Aotea/Great Barrier and Waiheke Local Boards