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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

5.00pm

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

 

29 July 2021

 

Contact Telephone: 09 980 5328

Email: Dileeka.Senewiratne@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


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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        Member Report - Grant Crawford                                                                                7

12        Auckland Transport Report - July 2021                                                                    11

13        Informal discussion items                                                                                          21

14        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, 2 June 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.”


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Member Report - Grant Crawford

File No.: CP2021/10874

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To address the Waiheke Transport Forum on Matiatia wharf repairs and maintenance.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Member Crawford wishes to recap and discuss a few key points with respect to Matiatia wharf repairs and maintenance – new and old areas.  Please refer to Attachment A of this report.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      receive Member Crawford’s report.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Member's Report - Grant Crawford

9

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Mark Inglis - Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Louise Mason - GM Local Board Services

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 


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Auckland Transport Report - July 2021

File No.: CP2021/10618

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Waiheke Transport Forum with a copy of the Auckland Transport Report - July 2021 provided 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 Waiheke Local 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

Recommendations

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport July 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 emergency budget allocation for the financial year 2020/2021 was $97,061. At the November 2020 business meeting the board approved the use of up $25,000 from their Local Board Transport Capital Fund for installation and supply of two bus shelters at the taxi rank platform in the Matiatia carpark.

9.       The current amount of funding proposed in the Regional Land Transport Plan is $400,000 per annum.

10.     The unspent budget of $71,000 from 20/21 will also be able to be carried forward for the board to allocate as they see fit. Auckland Transport will work with the local board to discuss and advise on the best use of the budget.

Community Safety Fund (CSF)

11.     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.

12.     The CSF is funded from Auckland Transport’s safety budget and 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 FY21/22 budgets are confirmed.

Update on Auckland Transport operations:

13.     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

Roundabout - Oneroa

The raised central island at the intersection of Tui and Oceanview Roads in Oneroa has been removed under the Waiheke Tracking project to improve bus tracking, especially for the new e-buses that have tighter turns.

Tracking showed that the buses had to track over the centre island to make the turn, with tyre marks observed on the semi-mountable kerbs and the blue “Keep Left” signs knocked over or bent. These signs are not legally required to define a roundabout and they are not being reinstated.

 

The intersection still operates as a roundabout with signs posting it a roundabout, as encircled in red below.

To highlight the centre island, red coloured surfacing is due to be installed with a white edge line painted around it. An update will be provided to the board when the contractor has been confirmed.

 

EV chargers

A request for installation and supply of EV charging facilities at 107 Donald Bruce Rd, Surfdale (Kennedy Point upper carpark) has been to consultation and is due to be brought to the Transport Control Committee in July for formalization of the parking resolution.

 

The proposal is to create two EV car parking bays with allowance made for e-bike charging, and separate bays for motorbike parking.

 

AT is waiting on legal advice regarding other 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 contract has been awarded to Heron Construction who have partnered with Lighthouse Naval Architects (steel pontoon engineering) and Manson Engineering (detailed design and gangway fabrication).

 

Since contract award there have been numerous workshops with AT stakeholders, Fullers and the contractors to find a solution for stability issues arising from the separation of the southern and northern berths.

 

Last month a temporary connection between the two berths was considered but this has created further issues. AT and Fullers have agreed to a proposal from the designers which is currently being designed and finalised.

 

Once these details are clarified, we should be able to provide clearer timeframes of when time on site will be required.

 

Options for use of the Old Wharf are also being prepared for when ferry users will be required to relocate to this facility.  These include the operational requirements, HOP machine location, shelter options, pedestrian flow, terminal businesses and overall user experience.

 

A more detailed update will be provided once some of these items are clarified with what that will look like.

 

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 completed. Items were designed and fabricated with the contractor on site July and likely early August to finish off this scope.

 

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 due to meet end July with representatives of Coastguard to discuss their proposal. The proposal is due to be brought to the board for discussion.

 

Matiatia Wharf (wayfinding)

Updated wayfinding at the ferry terminal has been installed to provide improved directional signage for access to buses, shuttles and taxis.

 

Road Maintenance

Programmed works

July works includes water tabling and other routine cyclic maintenance of signs, drains and potholes.

 

Grading

·      Stony Batter Rd.

·      Cowes Bay Rd.

 

Road maintenance

·      Wharf Rd.- shoulder repairs

·      Korora Rd. – shoulder repairs

·      Te Toki Rd.

 

Wheel stop replacement

·    Causeway Rd.

·    Wharf Rd.

·    Ostend Rd.

 

Watertabling

·      Orapiu Rd, Orapiu.

 

Metro Ferry Services

Ferry Services

Patronage for the month continues to increase month on month. Overall, numbers for May were 91% of 2019 numbers which has been a better response rate than most other services and in line with expectations.

 

A small number of capacity issues were reported during the month on passenger services with left behinds reported on 3 weekend days in the month.

 

It should be noted that whilst patronage recovery to the island is encouraging, as a % of 2019 figures this is expected to decrease as we head into summer.

 

COVID-19

Crew and passenger compliance with Ministry of Health guidelines and Health Notices through the month continued to be good. No issues reported.

 

 

Update on Auckland Transport operations:

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

15.     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.

The proposal is for a new pedestrian crossing to be constructed outside the school.

 

Consultation is currently underway within various internal AT departments. Updates will be provided once this has been collated and submitted to the local board for their input.

 

The school and Transport Forum have also provided input to the proposed design.

 

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

The project is on hold pending:

 

1)   Engagement discussions in progress with the Iwi Mana whenua of the area.

2)   $25.6m has been confirmed in the 2021-2031 Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) for this project.

The next steps will be sharing the plan options with stakeholders for their input.

 

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 will be built/upgraded starting shortly and are now expected to be completed by August. The delay was caused by budget restraints.

 

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 will be completed first.

 

The rest will follow shortly thereafter.

 

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.

 

Bus infrastructure is being assessed at the bus stop outside #13 Belgium St to improve visibility issues at the nearby vehicle entrance/exit.

 

Crossing improvement - Sea View Rd

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

Considered for upgrade in new financial year.

 

 

Downtown redevelopment

 

 

 

·    Quay Street Enhancement

·    Downtown Public Space

·    Ferry Basin Redevelopment

 

 

 

 

 

 


https://mcusercontent.com/e7ceb328626df1d8b20015622/images/147c68b7-ccdd-d8b3-f423-1e66db40d2b8.jpgQuay Street Enhancement 

Complete.

 

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Te Wānanga
(Downtown Public Space)

The official opening of the Te Wānanga public space opened on 2 July 2021

 

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Te Ngau o Horotiu 

(Ferry Basin Redevelopment)

The six new ferry berths named Te Ngau O Horotiu welcomed their first passengers on 5 July 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.

 

The project is currently subject to funding confirmation.

 

 

Community Safety Fund

16.     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.

17.     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.

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

19.     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)

Design is complete.

Resource consent to be obtained before commencing the physical works.

Construction on this project is subject to budget approval.

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

 

 

Outstanding AT responses to local board requests or queries

20.     WHK/2020/63. Provide details of the process for closing The Esplanade to all motor vehicles except those used for emergency purposes. To be progressed with Traffic Safety and AT Legal in the new financial year when budget becomes available.

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

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

22.     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.

23.     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

24.     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

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

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

26.     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

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

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

28.     The proposed decision of receiving the report has no risks. Auckland Transport has risk management strategies in place for all their projects.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

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

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

 

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Richard La Ville, Operations Manager Waiheke & Gulf Islands Airfields

Authorisers

John Strawbridge, Group Manager Parking Services & Compliance

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

 


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Informal discussion items

File No.: CP2021/10619

 

  

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 4 August 2021:

·    Proposed Coastguard Berth update – Richard La Ville

 

·    Review of 10 Year Transport Plan – Glenn Boyd and Mark Inglis

 

The plan is up for its first review and members are asked re-read the plan and participate in a facilitated discussion.

ACTION: Within the context of this being the first review of the relatively recently adopted plan, and the plan having been through a robust community engagement process, Forum members are asked to refamiliarise themselves with the plan and to provide comment with associated reasoning on any new items or adjustments that may be given consideration. Resultant points will be collated and forwarded to the Auckland Transport team.

 

·    Safe Speed Review Tranche 2A update – Mark Inglis

 

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

No.

Title

Page

a

Waiheke 10 Year Transport Plan

23

  

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Mark Inglis - Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

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

 


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