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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

5.00pm

Waiheke Local Board Office
10 Belgium Street
Ostend
Waiheke

 

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

 

 

Bob Upchurch

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Dileeka Senewiratne

Democracy Advisor

 

29 April 2022

 

Contact Telephone: 09 980 5328

Email: Dileeka.Senewiratne@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


Waiheke Transport Forum

04 May 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 - April 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 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, 6 April 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

04 May 2022

 

 

Auckland Transport Report - April 2022

File No.: CP2022/05066

 

  

 

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.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Transport Forum:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport April 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.

8.       A workshop with the local board is planned for 20th April to identify projects from the Waiheke 10 Year Plan for consideration.

Community Safety Fund (CSF)

9.       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.

10.     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.

11.     The project is in the design phase, with the consent to work near the coastline and removal of trees yet to be finalised. 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.

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.

 

Approved licences and works agreements are due to be provided to Vector during April.

 

Road Maintenance

Programmed works

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

Road resurfacing

1.   Man O War Bay Rd.

2.   Lane closure – Stop/Go.

102 Ostend Road.

Placemakers Corner

Design works to help improve safety at the Placemakers/Ostend Road intersection is underway. Improvements planned include new line marking to move west bound vehicles away from the road shoulder, new turning lanes and flush medians for turning vehicles and buses, and on-road “SLOW” marking.

A Variable Message Sign (VMS) has been ordered and is planned to be installed at the end of the straight on the approach to the intersection. The VMS is like the one indicating current driver speed on The Causeway, as well as the Ocean View Rd sign as you head up the hill away from the terminal towards Oneroa.

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The Strand, Onetangi

The Strand, between Second Ave and Third Ave

Following recent geotechnical and traffic safety investigations, AT is proposing to reinstate wooden sleepers along the length of road on the seaward side between Second Ave and Third Ave, Onetangi.

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AT has received a geotechnical assessment of the berm and slope with the following observations and recommendations:

1.   Traffic using the berm is causing degradation and erosion of the slope surface.

2.   The current degradation and subsistence (particularly at the kerb edge) are caused by the gravel being pressed into the underlying sandy subgrade by vehicle traffic.

3.   To reduce this effect, the timber blocks should be reinstated to the kerb to prevent traffic from accessing the area. The intent of this is to stabilise the surface, enable grass to grow, and therefore reduce the likelihood of future surface instability developing.

4.   If no changes occur (i.e., traffic continues to access this area), the gravel surfaced berm is expected to continue to degrade over time, with general frittering away of the surface towards the beach.

The ward traffic engineer has provided the following recommendations:

5.   The berm is not suitable or safe for parking having never been designed or intended for this purpose. The safety in design factors include sufficient width, visibility, and how this impacts people exiting and entering their vehicles and manoeuvring in and out of parking spaces. Drivers are stepping out on yellow lines and passengers are stepping out onto a highly sloped surface. Busy periods over summer, wet weather, high tides, and erosion over time is exacerbating these concerns.

6.   The road is not designated as a “shared space” and there is no formed footpath, forcing pedestrians to walk on the road or the steep berm when these carparks are occupied. This is unsafe, especially so for people with mobility challenges. AT cannot legally ask vehicles to give way to pedestrians and cannot ask pedestrians to walk on the road. (Designating this a shared space while an option, would require the removal of the parking spaces under safety guidelines).

7.   Parking is available in nearby side streets. During summer, and busy periods, the berm parking is likely to remain occupied by vehicles who commandeer the space for long periods of time. The expectation would be reasonable access for everyone. To provide this and be fair to everyone, AT would need to implement timed parking restrictions. To do this, and designate this an official parking area, AT would need to invest in making it safe to park (as per 5 above).

8.   There is significant aesthetic amenity gained in removing vehicles from the berm, as well as reducing the risk of vehicles going over the edge of the slope. The slope of approximately 2m height falls to the beach at an angle of approximately 20-30 degrees.

9.   Unless parked over the yellow lines, AT cannot adequately enforce vehicle parking along this stretch of road as the berm is neither a formed parking area nor footpath. Site observations have noted that large trucks and buses frequently use this area, potentially increasing the risk of localised slope instability. There is no current road maintenance schedule allowing the upkeep of this berm for parking purposes.

10. Parked vehicles also do not always allow for two directional traffic movements thereby causing congestion and frustration for road users and increasing the safety risk for pedestrians.

In concurrence with the geotechnical and traffic safety investigations, AT is planning to reinstate the wooden sleepers on the concrete kerb opposite No.3 to No.13 The Strand, regrass the gravel berm, and recommend the implementation of timed parking restrictions in the formed Second Ave carpark.

 

Matiatia Wharf (main)

 

Matiatia Wharf (main)

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

 

Works are planned to commence in May 2022. Some items are being sourced from overseas with timeframes having to be adjusted to accommodate inbound shipping schedules. AT will advise as soon as timeframe updates become available.

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.

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 March, but numbers held up well partly due to Sculpture on the Gulf.

 

Service performance in March for Fullers360 continued to be impacted by staff availability across all their routes. This was because of general on-board crew shortages.

 

Te Huruhi School pedestrian crossing

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

Proposed design is due to go out for external consultation.

Upon completion of 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.

1.         Works commenced on site 11 April.

2.         Traffic flow is managed during working hours via on site Stop/Go traffic controllers.

3.         After hours traffic control is managed via pre-set traffic lights on a fixed timer. Due to lane reduction, traffic lights are required to enable traffic movement in and out of the three intersecting roads.

4.         Each cycle takes 4 minutes and 27 seconds to run, and is currently set up as follows:

-      45 Seconds Causeway Approach

-      33 Second Downtime to clear cars

-      45 Seconds Donald Bruce Approach

-      33 Second Downtime to clear cars

-      30 Seconds Alison Approach

-      33 Second Downtime to clear cars

-      15 seconds Jellicoe Ave

-      33 Second Downtime to clear cars

 

This cycle is planned to be adjusted as required for the duration of the project.

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.

1.        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

04 May 2022

 

 

Informal discussion items

File No.: CP2022/05068

 

  

 

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 meeting on 4 May 2022:

-     Presentation on Climate Change Aspects of the Waiheke Climate Action Plan (Attachment A) – Mark Inglis.

-     Transport Capital Projects – Mark Inglis.

-     Matiatia Landside Improvements Workshop – Grant Crawford.

-     Media coverage of the Forum meetings – Grant Crawford.

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

No.

Title

Page

a

Waiheke Climate Action Plan – Transport Aspects

15

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Mark Inglis - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

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

 

 


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