Rodney Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rodney Local Board via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 16 March 2022 at 3.00pm. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded to the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Phelan Pirrie

 

Deputy Chairperson

Beth Houlbrooke

 

Members

Brent Bailey

 

 

Steve Garner

From 3.33pm

 

Danielle Hancock

 

 

Tim Holdgate

 

 

Louise Johnston

 

 

Vicki Kenny

 

 

Colin Smith

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Ward Councillor

Greg Sayers

 

 

 


Rodney Local Board

16 March 2022

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed those in attendance.

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number RD/2022/22

MOVED by Member D Hancock, seconded by Chairperson P Pirrie:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)           accept the apology from member S Garner for lateness.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number RD/2022/23

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke, seconded by Member B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)           confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting held on Wednesday 16 February 2022 as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation: Northern Action Group

 

Bill Foster was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2022/24

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      thank Bill Foster from the Northern Action Group for his presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

8.2

Deputation: Friends of Awa Matakanakana (FOAM)

 

John Collins and Martin Evans were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2022/25

MOVED by Member B Bailey, seconded by Member S Garner:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      thank Mr Collins and Mr Evans from Friends of Awa Matakanakana for their presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

8.3

Deputation: Warkworth age-friendly study

 

Dr Sara Napier was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2022/26

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke, seconded by Member D Hancock:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      thank Dr Napier for her presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

            There was no public forum.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11

Local board input to development of Auckland Transport’s Interim Speed Management Plan

 

Xinghao Chen – Senior Transport Engineer and Emma Petrenas – Elected Member Relationship Partner were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2022/27

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke, seconded by Member L Johnston:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)           provide the following feedback on the introduction of an interim Auckland Speed Management Plan:

i)             request a maximum speed limit of 60 kilometers per hour outside all Rodney schools with a lower variable speed limit during school pick up and drop off times

ii)           request consistent speed limits for unsealed roads

iii)         request consistent speed limits for non-exit roads without center lines

iv)     request consistent speed limits on individual roads

v)           request consistent speed limits between main and feeder roads

vi)         request the review of speed limits for rural roads and intersections surrounding new Rodney urban areas

vii)        ensure that all road users are considered when accessing appropriate speed limits

viii)      request that where side roads intersect with main roads which have speed limits of 80 kilometers per hour or above, these be reviewed for installation of right hand turning bays and merging lanes for right turning traffic to reduce the number of deaths and serious injury crashes in these locations

b)          provide the following list of roads within the local board area in that should be reviewed when staff develop the proposed plan

Road or area

Issue description

Escott Road and Three oaks Drive

Non exit roads with no centre line. In the Countryside living zone i.e., there has been increased subdivision into small lifestyle blocks. Escott Road has direct access into forest and both roads are popular for horse riding, dog walking etc but speed limit is 80km/hr. There are no footpaths or bridle trails.

Blackbridge Road from One lane Bridge to Drury Lane

The one lane bridge has a temporary speed limit reduction of 60km/hr. There are deep culverts along the berm and the geometry of road makes the 80km/hr speed limit dangerous for non-motorised vehicles. This part of Blackbridge road is zoned countryside living several blocks have recently been subdivided into small lifestyle blocks. There are no footpaths or bridle trails.

Glenmore Road

Glenmore Road is an 80km/hr side road off Coatesville Riverhead Highway that has a speed limit of 60km/hr. Community concern has been raised about the increased traffic volume and speed on Glenmore Road since the speed reduction along Coatesville Riverhead Highway.

It is a popular road for walking, cycling and horse-riding. There are deep culverts along the berm and the geometry in sections make it dangerous at current speed limit for non-motorised road users. Glenmore Road is zoned Countryside living and several large rural blocks have been subdivided into smaller.

Donaldson Drive and Coatesville Heights

Both are 80km/hr roads and are off Glenmore Road, zoned countryside living. Both non exit with no centre lines and popular with residents for walking, cycling and horse riding.

Wake Road

Wake Road is an 80km/hr side road off Coatesville Riverhead Highway that has a speed limit of 60km/hr. Community concern has been raised about the increased traffic volume and speed on Wake Road since the speed reduction along Coatesville Riverhead Highway

Wake Road forms a significant commuter corridor, to and from Albany, an increase which may be partially attributed to the increased housing areas in Riverhead, Kumeu, Huapai and beyond/ Wake Road is zoned countryside living and there have been two large

Wake Road has three school bus routes operating along it twice daily, one of which requires the bus to stop and reverse into Oak Lane to safely collect/deliver students. As the entrance to Oak Lane is in the centre of the road bends, and has reduced visibility from both directions, the current speed limit of 80kph poses a significant risk to speeding vehicles and school child safety. Further, some of the school children must walk along the road verge/ditch to waiting vehicles or to their homes, without benefit of a footpath for refuge.

Dairy Flat Highway between Landfill Access Road and Richards Road

 

 

The Dairy Flat Primary school is in this section of Dairy Flat Highway. The speed limit is 80km/hr and there are dynamic speed signs that lower speed limit at pick up and drop off to 60km/hr. Opposite the primary is the largest landfill in New Zealand with consent for 680 truck movements per day. There is strong community demand for the speed limit to be reduced permanently to 60km/hr with dynamic speed signs reducing speed at pick up and drop ff to 30km/hr.

Kahikatea Flat Road between Pine Valley and just after Whitehills

 

Main concerned raised is that traffic needs to be a lower, safer speed for residents along this section of K/Flat Road as they are not able to exit and entry into Kahikatea Flat Road Road safely.

Kaipara Coast Highway through Kaukapakapa

The Kaukapakapa community (School, pedestrians, and bus users) would like the 80km/h speed areas on Kaipara Coast Highway through Kaukapakapa reduced to 50km/h so that we can create pedestrian connections and bus stops.

Section of Ridge Road still 80km/hr

 

 

Numerous requests for the section of Ridge Road that is still 80km/hr to be lowered. Ridge Road is zoned countryside living and there have been several small subdivisions along this road, but the geometry and speed are not safe for non-motorised road users.

Motutara Road                      

Four wheel vehicle drivers speeding and losing control on road in urban area

Anderson Road Matakana         

           

Unsealed road, high lifestyle density blocks, contributing to dust health issues

Wright Road Matakana                  

Unsealed road, contributing to dust health issues

 

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member B Bailey

Member S Garner

Member D Hancock

Member T Holdgate

Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke

Member L Johnston

Member V Kenny

Chairperson P Pirrie

Against

Member C Smith

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 8 votes to 1.

CARRIED

 

 

 

12

Millwater and Silverdale community provision investigation

 

Carole Canler – Senior Policy Manager and Katie Kim – Policy Advisor were in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2022/28

MOVED by Member L Johnston, seconded by Member B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

 

a)          do not endorse the findings of the Auckland Council’s Millwater and Silverdale Community Provision Investigation 2021

b)          request that the Parks Arts Community Events Committee direct staff to address the systemic errors within the Auckland Council’s Millwater and Silverdale Community Provision Investigation 2021 and the essential evidence gathering including relevant and up-to-date demographic and community asset information, and engage with the relevant local boards to comprehensively review the investigation

c)          appoint local board chairperson Phelan Pirrie and local board member Louise Johnston to speak at the Parks Arts Community Events Committee when the report on the Auckland Council’s Millwater and Silverdale Community Provision Investigation 2021 is on the agenda.

CARRIED

 




 

 

13

Council-controlled Organisations Quarterly Update: Quarter Two, 2021-2022

 

Resolution number RD/2022/29

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member B Bailey:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      receive the Council-controlled Organisations Quarterly Report for Quarter Two 2021-2022

b)      approve updates to the Joint Council-controlled Organisation Engagement Plan 2021-2022.

CARRIED



 

14

Rodney Local Board input into Auckland Council’s submission on the proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water

 

Resolution number RD/2022/30

MOVED by Member D Hancock, seconded by Member S Garner:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      note the Rodney Local Board’s feedback (Attachment A to the agenda report) approved under delegation to the chairperson to inform Auckland Council’s submission on the proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water.

CARRIED

 

 

 

15

Rodney Ward Councillor update

 

Ward Councillor Greg Sayers was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2022/31

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke:   

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      receive Councillor Sayers’ update on the activities of the Governing Body.

CARRIED

 

 

 

16

Governance forward work calendar

 

Resolution number RD/2022/32

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member C Smith:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      note the governance forward work calendar.

CARRIED

 

 

 

17

Rodney Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number RD/2022/33

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      note the workshop records for 15 February, 2 and 9 March 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

 

18        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

4.22 pm                                              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 Rodney Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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