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






Wednesday, 2 March 2022


This meeting will proceed via Microsoft Teams.


Waiheke Transport Forum










Grant Crawford


Deputy Chairperson

Norm Robins



Chris Howard



Tony King-Turner



Richard La Ville



Raymond Matthews



Don McKenzie



Bianca Ranson



Robin Tucker



Bob Upchurch



(Quorum 5 members)




Dileeka Senewiratne

Democracy Advisor


25 February 2022


Contact Telephone: 09 980 5328

Email: Dileeka.Senewiratne@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz



Waiheke Transport Forum

02 March 2022



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

8.1     Deputation - Andrew Couch - Kara Ridepool                                                    5

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

11        Auckland Transport Report - February 2022                                                              9

12        Informal discussion items                                                                                          15

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 minutes of its ordinary meeting, held on Wednesday, 1 December 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.



8.1       Deputation - Andrew Couch - Kara Ridepool

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Andrew Couch of Kara Ridepool has requested the opportunity to consult the Waiheke Transport Forum on the concept of a ridepool on Waiheke and to ask for connections with interested people, groups and businesses.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Kara Ridepool is an on-demand ridepooling company (similar to the AT Devonport trial) that is considering launching an app-based minibus service to take people around Waiheke Island in groups including the ferry terminals. It does not offer single passenger trips.

3.       The service will have a lower carbon footprint through using electric vehicles or vehicles with a strong recycling profile.

4.       Kara Ridepool is a commercial operation requiring no subsidisation.

5.       Andrew wishes to consult with the Waiheke Transport Forum about members’ thoughts of the concept and requests connections with possible interested people, groups and businesses.



Ngā tūtohunga


That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      thank Andrew Couch of Kara Ridepool for his attendance and presentation.



a          Kara Ridepool Feb 2022................................................................................ 21



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

02 March 2022



Auckland Transport Report - February 2022

File No.: CP2022/01815




Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Waiheke Transport Forum with a copy of the Auckland Transport Report – February 2022 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.

Ngā tūtohunga


That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport February 2022 update report.




3.       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. 

4.       This report updates the Waiheke Local Board on Auckland Transport (AT) projects and operations in the local board area.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Local Board Transport Capital Fund (LBTCF)

5.       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.

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

7.       The unspent budget of $71,493.50 from 2020/2021 can be carried forward for the board to allocate as they see fit providing a total fund available for 2021/2022 of $471,493.50. Auckland Transport will work with the local board to discuss and advise on the best use of the budget.

Community Safety Fund (CSF)

8.       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.

9.       CSF funding for the design and construction for the Causeway project has been confirmed for 2021/2022, and further updates on this project will be provided to the local board in due course.

10.     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.



EV chargers

AT is working on establishing a formal process to approve the installation of kerbside EV infrastructure to support applications from Vector (on behalf of Electric Island) for new stations in Orapiu and Onetangi.


Letters to nearby residents and businesses have been distributed advising of proposed locations at 26 Anzac Rd, Orapiu, and 1 Third Ave, Onetangi.


There is one dedicated parking space planned at Orapiu, and three dedicated parking spaces on Third Avenue in Onetangi. These parking spaces will be for electric vehicle use only where electric vehicles can charge and are permitted to stay for up to 4 hours (240 minutes).


Waiheke has the highest number of electric vehicles per capita in New Zealand, and these dedicated parking spaces will support the high and growing number of electric vehicles on Waiheke, supporting efforts to lower emissions across the island.


Road Maintenance

Programmed works

February works includes routine cyclic maintenance of signs, drains and potholes.


1.   Man O War Bay Rd.

2.   Cowes Bay Rd.

3.   Wallingford Rd, Orapiu

4.   Awaawaroa Rd.

Preseal repairs

1.   Onetangi Rd, Onetangi

2.   Beach Pde, Onetangi

Matiatia carparks

Owhanake Carpark

Installation of 2 Day parking limit signage planned for 17th & 18th February.

Parking limits are being implemented to provide short term parking availability and increase available commuter parking. There is no cost for parking in this carpark.

An extended area of No Stopping At All Times on the eastern boundary is designed to prohibit vehicles from parking as they currently do to ensure there is sufficient area for vehicles to manoeuvre safely.

Matiatia lower carpark

AT is commencing plans to draw up a resolution proposing to swop the current Small Passenger Service Vehicle (SPSV) stand with the adjacent P15 vehicle waiting area.


SPSVs tend to be unbooked taxis or shuttles waiting for a fare coming off the ferry. The proposed SPSV stand will provide more visibility for people looking for a taxi or shuttle. There is no time limit for these vehicles waiting on the dedicated SPSV stand, drivers however are required to remain with their vehicles.


The adjacent P15 allocation allows for a vehicle to remain unattended for 15 minutes. (There are P30 parking spaces nearby if the vehicle needs or wishes to remain unattended for longer).


Separation of $3 and $6 Matiatia carparks

To provide a safer pedestrian environment in the lower carpark, it is proposed to install bollards between the lower ($3) and upper ($6) carparks. Vehicles will no longer be able to cross over between the two carparks.

This work is planned for installation once the contractor has confirmed availability.


The Strand, Onetangi

AT is investigating implementing a 4-hour time limit for vehicles parking on the seaward side along a section of The Strand between Third Ave and Second Ave, Onetangi.

Vehicles are currently able to park along here for extended periods provided they are not parked on or encroaching into the road over the dotted yellow lines.


Matiatia Wharf (main)

Preparations are underway for the second stage of AT’s wharf renewal project at Matiatia. A current start date of April is dependent on a critical path item currently being fabricated overseas, and still requiring testing.


An update will be provided as soon as the proposed start day is confirmed.

All items (pontoons, gangways, and hydraulics platforms) are being fabricated off-site, and work on the new wharf will only commence once these items are ready to be shipped to the site. Initial works will consist of dismantling and removing the existing infrastructure, and all ferry services will temporarily relocate to the old wharf while the renewal work is carried out.

Once onsite, works are expected to take between 6-8 weeks. Some items are being sourced from overseas with timeframes having to be adjusted to accommodate inbound shipping schedules.

Phase one – the southern berth (Pier 1)

·    Pontoon replacement

·    New hydraulic platform

·    New fixed landing platform

·    New upper and lower gangways

Phase two – to replace the northern berth (Pier 2).

Expected to take place within 12-18 months.

Metro Services

Ferry Services

COVID restrictions continued to impact on patronage during January.


Whilst the region did start the month in Traffic Light setting Orange, the whole of the country moved to Red on the evening of Sunday 23 January.


This resulted in patronage dropping off from c.75% of 2019 level to approximately 45% of 2019 levels once the country moved to Red.


Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

11.     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.

12.     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

13.     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

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

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

15.     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

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

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

17.     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

18.     Auckland Transport will provide another update report to the local board at a future business meeting.


Ngā tāpirihanga


There are no attachments for this report.      

Ngā kaihaina



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


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

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



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Informal discussion items

File No.: CP2022/01816




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 2 March 2022:

              i.        Questions on the Auckland Transport Report – Richard La Ville (AT)

             ii.        Auckland Transport consultations over the coming months – Mark Inglis & Glenn Boyd (AC)

            iii.        Auckland Council Annual Budget 2022/23 consultation – Glenn Boyd (AC)

           iv.        Waiheke Small Passenger Service Vehicles – Proposed Code of Conduct – Grant Crawford (WTF)


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

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


Ngā tūtohunga


That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      note the informal discussion items.


Ngā tāpirihanga


There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina



Mark Inglis - Local Board Advisor


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




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Item 8.1      Attachment a    Kara Ridepool Feb 2022                                 Page 21

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