Komiti mō ngā Tūnuku me ngā Rawa Tūāhanga / Transport and Infrastructure Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Thursday, 7 December 2023 at 10.04am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO, Presiding

 

Members

Cr Andrew Baker

 

 

Cr Josephine Bartley

Via electronic link

in person from 11.18am, Item 5.4

 

IMSB Member Billy Brown

 

 

Mayor Wayne Brown

From 10.11am ,Item 5.1

Until 4.03 pm, Item 13

 

Cr Angela Dalton

From 2.11pm, Item 9

 

Cr Chris Darby

From 11.00am, Item 5.3

 

Cr Julie Fairey

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina, MNZM

Via electronic link

 

Cr Lotu Fuli

Via electronic link

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

Until 3.37pm, Item 12

 

Cr Kerrin Leoni

Via electronic link

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

Via electronic link

in person from 1.02pm, Item 10

 

IMSB Member Pongarauhine Renata

Via electronic link
Until 11.39pm, Item 5.5

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Via electronic link

 

Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson, JP

Until 4.14pm, Item 13

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

Via electronic link,

Until 1.29pm

 

Cr Ken Turner

From 10.11am ,Item 5.1

Until 3.00pm, Item 12

 

Cr Wayne Walker

Via electronic link

 

Cr Maurice Williamson

Via electronic link

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Chairperson

Cr John Watson

 

 

 


Transport and Infrastructure Committee

07 December 2023

 

 

 

Note:   In the absence of Chairperson Cr J Watson, Deputy Chairperson Cr C Fletcher presided.

 

 

 

1          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/135

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by IMSB Member B Brown:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)          whakaae / accept the apology from the following members:

Absence

Cr J Watson

Lateness

Councillor A Dalton

Early Departure

Cr L Fuli

IMSB Member P Renata.

CARRIED

Note:    Apologies were subsequently received from Deputy Mayor D Simpson for early departure.

 

 

 

2          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

IMSB Member B Brown declared an interest in Item 9 - Waitematā Harbour Connections (WHC).

 

 

 

3          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/136

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Deputy Mayor D Simpson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 16 November 2023, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

 

4          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 


 

 

5          Ngā Kōrero a te Marea | Public Input

 

5.1

Public Input:  NZ Police - Improving practices to achieve safety outcomes

 

Mayor W Brown entered the meeting at 10.11am.
Cr K Turner entered the meeting at 10.11am.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/137

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Cr S Henderson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the public input from NZ Police and whakamihi / thank them for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

5.2

Public Input:  Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD) - Importance of safe speeds from a youth perspective

 

A presentation was provided.  A copy is attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/138

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Cr R Hills:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the public input from Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD) regarding the importance of safe speeds; and whakamihi / thank Rachel Slacke and Ryan Antia for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     7 December 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 5.2 - Public Input: Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD) - Importance of safe speeds from a youth perspective, presentation

 

 

5.3

Public Input:  Boopsie Maran - Benefits to safer speeds

 

A presentation was provided.  A copy is attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr C Darby entered the meeting at 11.00am.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/139

MOVED by Deputy Mayor D Simpson, seconded by Cr J Fairey:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the public input from Boopsie Maran regarding the benefits to safer speeds; and whakamihi / thank Boopsie Maran for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     7 December 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 5.3 - Public Input: Boopsie Maran - Benefits to safer speeds, presentation

 

 

5.4

Public Input:  Geoff Upson - Katoa, Ka Ora – Draft Speed Management Plan for Auckland

 

A presentation was given and is available on the agenda for this meeting.

 

Cr J Bartley entered the meeting at 11.18am.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/140

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Deputy Mayor D Simpson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the public input from Geoff Upson; and whakamihi / thank him for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing order 1.8.6, the following councillors requested their dissenting votes be recorded:

·       Cr J Fairey

·       Cr S Henderson.

 

 

5.5

Public Input:  Surface Light Rail - Surface light rail project along the City Centre to Māngere transport corridor

 

A presentation was provided.  A copy is attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

IMSB Member P Renata retired from the meeting at 11.39pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/141

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Deputy Mayor D Simpson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the public input from Surface Light Rail; and whakamihi / thank Connor Sharp and Rachel Bate for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     7 December 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 5.5 - Public Input:  Surface Light Rail - Surface light rail project along the City Centre to Māngere transport corridor, presentation

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.43am and resumed at 11.53am.

 

Mayor W Brown and Cr G Sayers were not present.

 

 

 


 

 

5.6

Public Input: Restore Passenger Rail - climate transport goals

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/142

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Cr R Hills:

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the public input from Restore Passenger Rail; and whakamihi / thank them for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

 

6          Ngā Kōrero a te Poari ā-Rohe Pātata | Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

 

 

7          Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

 

8

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi Update - December 2023

 

A presentation was given and is available on the agenda for this meeting.

 

Mayor W Brown returned to the meeting at 12.02pm.
Cr L Fuli left the meeting at 12.06pm.
Cr G Sayers returned to the meeting at 12.08pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/143

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Deputy Mayor D Simpson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the December 2023 update from the NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi with a specific focus on its Harbour Bridge maintenance programme.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number TICCC/2023/144

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Deputy Mayor D Simpson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)          whakaae / agree that Item 10 – Te Whatu Ora / Auckland Regional Public Health Service - Transport as a Public Health Issue be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

10

Te Whatu Ora / Auckland Regional Public Health Service - Transport as a Public Health Issue

 

A presentation was provided.  A copy is attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr D Newman entered the meeting in person at 1.02pm.
Mayor W Brown left the meeting at 1.00pm.
Cr M Lee left the meeting at 1.10pm.
Cr L Fuli returned to the meeting at 1.10pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/145

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Cr S Henderson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the presentation from National Public Health Service (NPHS) on public health issues associated with the transport system.

b)      tono / request that Auckland Council and Auckland Transport staff engage further with National Public Health Service (NPHS) – Northern Region to incorporate public health costs and benefits into transport strategy, planning and prioritisation processes, where appropriate.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     7 December 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 10 - Te Whatu Ora / Auckland Regional Public Health Service - Transport as a Public Health Issue, presentation

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 1.29pm and resumed at 2.11pm.

 

Cr S Stewart was not present.

 

 

 

9

Waitematā Harbour Connections (WHC)

 

Cr A Dalton joined the meeting at 2.11pm.
Mayor W Brown returned to the meeting at 2.12pm.

 

A map was displayed and is available on the agenda for this meeting.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/146

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Darby:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)     whakaū / confirm Auckland Council does not support the Waitematā Harbour Connections project draft Indicative Business Case recommended option because of:

i)       lack of integration with the Auckland Integrated Transport Plan

ii)      significant affordability and value-for-money issues

iii)     lower cost options being discarded early in the Indicative Business Case process

iv)     the long wait for active mode and public transport crossings

v)      marginal improvement on mode shift, Vehicle Kilometres Travelled (VKT) and emissions, but high embodied carbon in road tunnels

vi)     lack of a clear problem definition on resilience

vii)    failure to consider other ways to improve resilience and freight outcomes

viii)   negligible land use opportunities being unlocked

ix)     lack of clarity about asset ownership and the impact on Auckland Transport’s operational expenditure.

b)     whakaae / agree to restate Auckland Council’s concern that it has no governance or decision-making role on the Waitematā Harbour Connections project.

c)     whakaū / confirm support for the early project improvements related to the project including:

i)       Northern Busway enhancements (such as busway station improvements)

ii)      SH1 Cycleway (Constellation to Akoranga)

iii)     Targeted active mode improvements to better connect people to busway stations and ferry terminals (providing interim cross-harbour links).

d)     whakaae / agree that the Chair of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee advise the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Board of the council’s position on:

i)       the draft Indicative Business Case recommended option, as outlined in recommendations a) and b)

ii)      the early project improvements, as outlined in recommendation c)

e)     tuhi ā-taipitopito / note council staff involvement in the development of lower-cost alternatives.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.8.6, Cr M Lee requested that his dissenting vote be recorded against clause b).

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.8.3, IMSB Member B Brown requested that his abstention be recorded.

 

 

 

Note:   Item 10 - Te Whatu Ora / Auckland Regional Public Health Service - Transport as a Public Health Issue was considered prior to Item 9 - Waitematā Harbour Connections (WHC)

 

 

 

Note:   Item 11 - Summary of Transport and Infrastructure Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings (including the forward work programme) - 7 December 2023 was considered after Item 12 - Auckland Transport Update - December 2023.

 

 


 

 

12

Auckland Transport Update - December 2023

 

An updated presentation was provided.  A copy is attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr K Turner retired from the meeting at 3.00pm.
Cr M Lee retired from the meeting at 3.37pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/147

MOVED by Cr A Baker, seconded by Deputy Mayor D Simpson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the update from Auckland Transport’s Chief Executive on the performance of the organisation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     7 December 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 12 - Auckland Transport Update - December 2023, presentation

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3.38pm and resumed at 3.53pm.

 

 

 

At 3.53pm, it was:

Extension of Time

Resolution number TICCC/2023/148

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Cr D Newman:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)          whakaae / agree under Standing Order 1.1.3 that an extension of time until the business of the agenda is complete, be granted.

CARRIED

 

 

 

11

Summary of Transport and Infrastructure Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings (including the forward work programme) - 7 December 2023

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/149

MOVED by Deputy Mayor D Simpson, seconded by Cr A Baker:   

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the progress on the forward work programme appended as Attachment A of the agenda report

b)      whiwhi / receive the Summary of Transport and Infrastructure Committee information memoranda and briefings – 7 December 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Note:   Item 12 - Auckland Transport Update - December 2023 was considered prior to Item 11 - Summary of Transport and Infrastructure Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings (including the forward work programme) - 7 December 2023.

 

13

Feedback on Katoa, Ka Ora - Draft Auckland Speed Management Plan 2024-2027

 

Mayor W Brown retired from the meeting at 4.03pm.

Deputy Mayor D Simpson retired from the meeting at 4.14pm.

 

Note:   After discussion, the following was moved as presiding chair’s recommendations.

 

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Cr D Newman:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the public consultation, mana whenua and local board feedback received on the draft Katoa, Ka Ora: Auckland speed management plan 2024-2027

b)         whakarite / provide feedback on the draft Katoa, Ka Ora: Auckland speed management plan 2024-2027 and acknowledging the diverse range of views expressed in public consultation and by local boards on this draft plan noting:

i)           the significant impact of speed on road safety and deaths and serious injuries;

ii)          the disproportionate increase in deaths and serious injuries amongst vulnerable users outside of vehicles, and the importance of road calming measures and safety infrastructure, alongside speed reductions, to reduce risk to those groups

iii)         the support of 12 of the 13 local boards impacted by the draft plan, and the large number of schools and kura who have requested safer speed limits around their sites

c)         whakaae / approve Karioitahi Beach (Lot 1 DP 28962, ALLOT 468 Parish WAIPIPI DISTRICT & SECT 3 SO 506161) for inclusion in the final Katoa, Ka Ora: Auckland speed management plan 2024-2027, for submission to the Regional Transport Committee

d)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that Katoa, Ka Ora: Auckland speed management plan 2024-2027, is intended to be submitted to the Regional Transport Committee for final approval in March 2024

e)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the intent of the speed limit changes proposed around schools and request that AT staff consider the feasibility of variable speed limits around schools as part of the finalisation of Katoa Ka Ora: Auckland Speed Management Plan 2024-2027

f)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the project team will obtain clarity from the new government on any policy changes before submitting the final plan to the Regional Transport Committee for approval.

 

The meeting adjourned 4.25pm and reconvened at 4.32pm.

 

Note:   changes to the original motion, adding new clauses b) iv) and b) v), were incorporated with the agreement of the mover and seconder.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/150

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Cr D Newman:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the public consultation, mana whenua and local board feedback received on the draft Katoa, Ka Ora: Auckland speed management plan 2024-2027.

b)         whakarite / provide feedback on the draft Katoa, Ka Ora: Auckland speed management plan 2024-2027 and acknowledging the diverse range of views expressed in public consultation and by local boards on this draft plan noting:

i)           the significant impact of speed on road safety and deaths and serious injuries;

ii)         the disproportionate increase in deaths and serious injuries amongst vulnerable users outside of vehicles, and the importance of road calming measures and safety infrastructure, alongside speed reductions, to reduce risk to those groups

iii)        the support of 12 of the 13 local boards impacted by the draft plan, and the large number of schools and kura who have requested safer speed limits around their sites

iv)        our advocacy to endorse the principles, objectives and measures in Katoa Ka Ora

v)         our advocacy in support of the three year implementation plan and ten year vision

c)          whakaae / approve Karioitahi Beach (Lot 1 DP 28962, ALLOT 468 Parish WAIPIPI DISTRICT & SECT 3 SO 506161) for inclusion in the final Katoa, Ka Ora: Auckland speed management plan 2024-2027, for submission to the Regional Transport Committee.

d)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that Katoa, Ka Ora: Auckland speed management plan 2024-2027, is intended to be submitted to the Regional Transport Committee for final approval in March 2024

e)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the intent of the speed limit changes proposed around schools and request that AT staff consider the feasibility of variable speed limits around schools as part of the finalisation of Katoa Ka Ora: Auckland Speed Management Plan 2024-2027.

f)           tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the project team will obtain clarity from the new government on any policy changes before submitting the final plan to the Regional Transport Committee for approval.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.8.6, the following councillors requested that their dissenting votes be recorded against clause f):

·        Cr A Dalton

·        Cr J Fairey

·        Cr S Henderson.

 

 

 

14        Te Whakaaro ki ngā Take Pūtea e Autaia ana | Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 


 

 

 

 

4.32 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 Transport and Infrastructure Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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