Waiheke Transport Forum






Minutes of a meeting of the Waiheke Transport Forum held in the Waiheke Local Board Office, 10 Belgium Street, Ostend, Waiheke on Wednesday, 2 June 2021 at 5.00pm.




Deputy Chairperson

Grant Crawford



Chris Howard

Entered the meeting at 5.24pm


Richard La Ville



Don McKenzie



Norm Robins



Bob Upchurch






Bianca Ranson



Robin Tucker



Raymond Matthews





Waiheke Transport Forum

02 June 2021




1          Welcome


Deputy Chairperson Grant Crawford 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)

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


Resolution number WAI/2021/16

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Member N Robins:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)         accept the apologies from Chairperson Bianca Ranson, Member Robin Tucker and Member Raymond Matthews, and note the apology for lateness from Member Chris Howard.




3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


4          Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number WAI/2021/17

MOVED by Member D McKenzie, seconded by Member N Robins:  

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


There were no leaves of absence.


6          Acknowledgements


There were no acknowledgements.


7          Petitions


There were no petitions.


8          Deputations


There were no deputations.


9          Public Forum


There was no public forum.


10        Extraordinary Business



Auckland Transport Report - April 2021


Resolution number WAI/2021/18

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Member N Robins:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport April 2021 update report.





Auckland Transport Report - May 2021


Resolution number WAI/2021/19

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Member N Robins:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport May 2021 update report.




Suspension of Standing Orders

Resolution number WAI/2021/20

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Crawford:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

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






Informal discussion items


Resolution number WAI/2021/21

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Member C Howard:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      note the informal discussion items as below:

            Waiheke Transport Design Guidelines – Jose Rodriguez and Lisa Mein

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.


Lisa Mein from Auckland Transport provided an update on work as it has progressed.  Noted have yet to take to subject matters experts at Auckland Transport for feedback.


Presented outline map, descriptor of three level road system, Arterial Roads, Village treatment, Feeder Roads are key connector roads, Beachfront Roads, Local Roads, Rural Roads, Wharves, Bus shelters, Seating, Lighting, Signage, Stormwater management:


Discussion points:


Member Norm Robins

Local roads need minimum width of 5m as enables water tanker delivery and safety of car passing. Seek to have consistency with AT terminology suggest be Connector Roads. Clarification on McCullum chip – WTF member think source may be in short supply.

Member Don McKenzie 

With respect to Dark Skies are people aware of yellow spectrum end versus blue spectrum.

Member Chris Howard

Feeder Roads sought clarification on Arterial Road with respect to the freight route to Kennedy Point goes past high school. Clarification around parking and concept of park and ride definition in relation to wharf.

Member Richard La Ville 

Bus stops, note is some resistance from some about visual impact on views.

Deputy Chairperson Grant Crawford 

Consideration about bus pull in spaces/bays on arterials, consideration around wharves and their associated infrastructure. 

Mark Inglis - Advisor

Made comment on some concern previously expressed on use of sleepers as a means of defining cycle way. Noted AT will doing a presentation update to the Waiheke Local Board based on tonight’s information.


Lisa Mein – Auckland Transport

Will be developing aspects around specific walkways / pathways for future presentation.


Members thanked Lisa and Jose for work to date


  Owhanake Carpark Time Restrictions – Richard La Ville

An action that has been working through system, are installing signage for 48hrs term parking.


Matiatia Wharf Upgrade – Richard La Ville

Gangway replacements. Tender has been let for a design and build contract. Proposed design will come to Waiheke Transport Forum and Waiheke Local Board for their information.


Te Huruhi Primary School Proposed Crossing Consultation – Richard La Ville

Acknowledge feedback was received from Waiheke Transport Forum members. Is going through initial internal review.


Safe Speed Review Tranche 2A – Mark Inglis

Is currently scheduled for August/September. Also looking to work through resident and rate payers groups to get perspectives.




Resumption of Standing Orders

Resolution number WAI/2021/22

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Member C Howard:  

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

resume standing orders.




14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.



Deputy Chairperson Grant Crawford closed the meeting with a karakia.


Waiho i te toipoto kaua i te toiroa

Let us keep close together, not far apart



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