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

 

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

5.00pm

This meeting will proceed via Microsoft Teams.

 

Waiheke Transport Forum

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Grant Crawford

 

Deputy Chairperson

Norm Robins

 

Members

Chris Howard

 

 

Tony King-Turner

 

 

Richard La Ville

 

 

Raymond Matthews

 

 

Don McKenzie

 

 

Robin Tucker

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Member

Bob Upchurch

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Dileeka Senewiratne

Democracy Advisor

 

1 April 2022

 

Contact Telephone: 09 980 5328

Email: Dileeka.Senewiratne@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


Waiheke Transport Forum

06 April 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

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

11        Auckland Transport Report - March 2022                                                                   7

12        Informal discussion items                                                                                          13

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 calm, bring all things good, bring peace… good peace.

 

2          Apologies

 

An apology from member Bob Upchurch has 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, 2 March 2022, as  true and correct.

 

 

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

06 April 2022

 

 

Auckland Transport Report - March 2022

File No.: CP2022/03905

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

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

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport March 2022 update.

 

Horopaki

Context

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 project is presently still in the design phase, with the consent to work near the coastline and removal of trees yet to be finalised. Other design elements requiring clarification include the structures needed to support the sealed shoulder (where the current shoulder width is less than 1.5m), and typical cross-sections at key points along the length of the Causeway.

11.     The delivery team are providing an update on the project to the local board on Wednesday 16th March.

Update on Auckland Transport operations:

12.     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

AT is working on the approval for applications from Vector (on behalf of Electric Island) for the installation of new EV charging stations in Orapiu and 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

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

Watertabling cleanouts

1.   Orapiu Rd.

Chipsealing

1.   Oue Rd., Oneroa

2.   Weka Rd., Oneroa

3.   Onetangi Rd., Onetangi

4.   Beach Pde., Oneroa

5.   Ocean View Rd., Oneroa

Road repairs

1.   O’Brien Rd, Omiha/Rocky Bay.

2.   Stop/Go traffic control. Digouts and road damage repairs– approx. 360m2

Matiatia carparks

Owhanake Carpark

Two Day parking limit signage outstanding. Installation crews have been affected by staff shortages due to recent COVID cases. Signage will be installed at earliest opportunity.

The 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 underway with 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 expected to be completed by the end of the month. 

Wharves

Matiatia Wharf (main)

Preparations are underway for the second stage of AT’s wharf renewal project at Matiatia.

 

The first round of testing has been complete which is currently being worked through with the project engineer to see if the second phase can commence.

 

A current start date of April is dependent on a critical path item currently being fabricated overseas. 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.

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(New gangways currently being fabricated off site in Auckland).

 

Metro Services

Ferry Services

COVID restrictions continued to impact on patronage during February.

 

Service performance in February for Fullers360 was impacted by staff availability challenges across all of their routes. This was because of general on-board crew shortages which resulted in the cancellation of 2 return services per weekday throughout the month, and which were subsequently compounded further by the impact of COVID-19 cases and/or self-isolation requirements towards the end of the month.

 

Whilst AT and Fullers360 are confident that the direct impact of COVID-19 on the workforce will reduce as we move into April, the overall staffing challenges for Fullers360 are expected to remain throughout the winter period.

 

Te Huruhi School pedestrian crossing

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

Internal consultation is currently with the Design Review Panel. The project team are also seeking approval from the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to progress this project to the external consultation phase.

Upon completion of the external consultation, the final design will be completed, whereafter procurement of a suitable contractor will take place to undertake the physical works.

Intersection upgrade - Donald Bruce Rd/Causeway Rd/Alison Rd

 

This project is for the construction of a new roundabout at the Donald Bruce Rd/Causeway Rd/Alison Rd intersection in Surfdale.

Scope of the project includes raised Swedish speed tables, changes to the traffic islands to accommodate new raised zebra crossings, footpath upgrades, pedestrian crossing lighting, and new road markings and signage.

The communication plan has been completed and has been submitted to the ELT (Executive Leadership Team) for approval.  Once approved, the communications team will provide the public with notification of the project – this will include Variable Message signs, letter drops, and adverts in the local papers.

 

It is anticipated that construction will commence in April 2022.

 

The delivery team are providing an update on the project to the local board on Wednesday 16th March.

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

13.     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.

14.     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

15.     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

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

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

17.     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

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

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

19.     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

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

 

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

06 April 2022

 

 

Informal discussion items

File No.: CP2022/03906

 

  

 

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 6 April 2022:

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

ii)         Discussion on the Matiatia Landside Improvements Workshop – Grant Crawford (WTF Member)

iii)        The need for Auckland Transport to programme disability access for all into its regular work schedules, plans and projects on Waiheke – Don McKenzie (WTF Member)

iv)        The transport aspects of the Waiheke Climate Action Plan presentation – Mark Inglis (Auckland Council)

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

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

Authoriser

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