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Thursday 7 March 2024

10.00am

Reception Lounge
Auckland Town Hall
301-305 Queen Street
Auckland

 

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

 

OPEN ATTACHMENTS

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS            PAGE

 

5.1       Public Input:  Sarah Howard and Elizabeth Busch - Great North Road Safety

A.      Public Input:  Great North Road Safety - Presentation                                                  3

8          Auckland Transport Statement of Intent amendment to forecast financial statements

A.      AT Amended SOI 2023-2026 as at February 2024                                                             13

9          Auckland Transport six month (quarter two) performance report 2023/2024

A.      AT 2023/2024 Quarter 2 Performance Report                                                          69

12        KiwiRail Update - March 2024

A.      Kiwirail Update - Presentation                   101

13        City Rail Link Update - March 2024

A.      City Rail Link Update - Presentation         119

14        Review of the Forward Work Programme - Transport and Infrastructure Committee

A.      Transport and Infrastructure Committee - Forward Work Programme 2024              157

15        Summary of Transport and Infrastructure Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings - 7 March 2024

A.      Letter to the Acting Chair, New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi - Resolution TICCC/2023/146                                       167


 


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.Komiti mō ngā Tūnuku me ngā Rawa Tūāhanga / Transport and Infrastructure Committee
Forward Work Programme 2024

This committee has oversight of major transport and infrastructure matters that affect the Auckland Region.

The full terms of reference can be found here: Auckland Council Governing Body Terms of Reference

 

 

Area of work and Lead Department

Pūnga / Reason for work

Committee role

(whakatau / decision and/or tika / direction)

Expected timeframes

Highlight the month(s) this is expected to come to committee in 2024

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Auckland Integrated Transport Plan

 

Mayor

The Minister of Transport and the Mayor have agreed on the need for a plan to futureproof Auckland with a high-quality, joined-up transport system, which more closely integrates decision-making on cars, buses, trains, ferries, cyclists, pedestrians, freight and passenger rail and light rail.

Tuhi-ā-taipitopito / note the work and incorporate the strategic direction into decision making where appropriate.

Progress to date:

Update on the Integrated Auckland Transport Plan and endorse a political steering group to support its implementation. 16 February 2023.  Link to released report, attachments and minutes

Confidential workshop held 28 June 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auckland Light Rail Governance

 

Auckland Light Rail

Chief of Strategy

Auckland Light Rail Limited (ALR Ltd) is responsible for advancing the Auckland Light Rail project through the detailed planning phase and developing a business case to enable the Crown to make a final investment decision in relation to the Auckland Light Rail Project.

 

Project cancelled by central government

 

Auckland Light Rail Governance is a listed responsibility for the committee.

To whiwhi / receive updates on the Auckland Light Rail Project

 

Progress to date:

Update received 16 March 2023 - link to decision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Rail Link (CRL) Project Oversight

 

City Rail Link Limited

Director Infrastructure & Environmental Services

The City Rail Link is one of New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure projects. The 3.45km twin-tunnel underground rail link will transform the downtown Britomart Transport Centre into a two-way through station.

This will enable the Auckland rail network to at least double rail capacity when it is completed in 2024.

 

COVID-19 impacts and associated commercial negotiations will impact the final delivery date and costs. Budget and costs will be considered by the Governing Body.

 

City Rail Link project oversight is a listed responsibility for the committee.

 

To whiwhi / receive updates on the City Rail Link Rail Project

 

Progress to date:

Update on City Rail Link project – 1 December 2023
Link to released
report and attachments

City Rail Link Limited – Update September 2023 - Link to decision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auckland Transport Quarterly Performance

CCO Governance & External

Under Auckland Council’s accountability framework, each substantive CCO must provide a quarterly report.

 

Auckland Transport will report to the committee as per responsibilities of the committee. 

To whiwhi / receive quarterly performance reports

Progress to date:

Auckland Transport quarter one performance report 2023/2024 (includes AT update) - November 2023 – Link to report and attachments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auckland Transports Letter of Expectation and Statements of Intent

CCO Governance & External

The listed responsibilities of the committee include:

·    recommending to the Mayor the content of the annual LoE to Auckland Transport 

·    exercising relevant powers under Schedule 8 of the Local Government Act 2002, which relate to the Statements of Intent of Auckland Transport

Approval of a modification to the financial section of AT’s SOI 2023 in response to Audit NZ recommendations (March 2024)

Shareholder comments on AT Draft Statement of Intent (April 2024)

Approval of Final Statement of Intent (August 2024)

Recommendations to the Mayor in regards Auckland Transport’s Letter of Expectations (November)

Progress to date:

Workshop held 26 April 2023.

Shareholder feedback on the draft Statement of Intent 2023 – Link to decision

Statement of Intent approved August 2023 – link to decision

Joint workshop: Transport and Infrastructure / CCO Direction and Oversight Committees - 2024-25 letters of expectation to substantive CCOs – held on 12 December 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auckland Transport - Updates

Auckland Transport

The committee’s responsibilities as per their delegations includes:

·    direction, oversight and monitoring of Auckland Transport

·    transportation, including monitoring regional transport projects and issues

·    providing direction to Auckland Transport on key matters when engaging communities on transport issues 

To whiwhi / receive monthly updates from Auckland Transport.

NB: No monthly report required when there is a Quarterly Performance report.

 

Progress to date:

Auckland Transport update – February 2023 – 16 February 2023
Link to released report and attachments

 

Auckland Transport update – March 2023 – 16 March 2023

Link to released report and attachments

 

Auckland Transport update – April 2023 – 20 March 2023

Link to released report and attachments

 

Auckland Transport update – May 2023

Link to released report and attachments

 

Auckland Transport update – July 2023

Link to released report and attachments

 

Auckland Transport update – August 2023

Link to released report and attachments

 

Auckland Transport Update - September 2023

Link to decision

 

Auckland Transport Update - October 2023

Link to decision

 

Auckland Transport Update - December 2023 – Link to decision

Auckland Transport Update - February 2024 - Link to decision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferry Services

Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) to report back on the performance of Auckland’s ferry services and solutions to improve service provision, where possible.

 

 

NB:  Committee timelines and decision points TBC

 

To whiwhi / receive updates from Auckland Transport on Auckland’s ferry services and respond to resolution number TICCC/2023/11

 

Progress to date:

Auckland Transport update – February 2023 – 16 February 2023

Link to released report and attachments

Update from Auckland Transport (AT) on the Auckland ferry network and work programmes to improve the network – 16 March 2023

link to released report and attachments

Auckland Ferry Network – Update and Future Procurement - November - Link to report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transport and Infrastructure 2023 Weather Events Response and Recovery

 

Infrastructure and Environmental Services

To receive updates in regards the impacts of the Auckland Anniversary Floods and Cyclone Gabrielle on our transport, water and coastal and land infrastructure.

 

 

Closed – Report completed in November and reporting on progress under Governing Body

Update on the impact of the Auckland Floods and Cyclone Gabrielle on the assets within the committee’s remit.

NB Council is managing its recovery efforts through the Recovery Office and Recovery Manager functions. This will require close working relationships between the committee and the Governing Body who have responsibility for the recovery functions.

 

Progress to date:

Interim update from infrastructure providers within the council group on the impact of the Auckland floods on our infrastructure - 16 February 2023
Link to released report and attachments

To seek approval to progress a Flood Recovery Programme for Three Waters Operations – 16 March 2023

Link to released report and attachments, minutes attachment

Response to 2023 Weather Events – November -
Link to report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katoa, Ka Ora: Auckland Speed Management Plan

 

Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport’s Safe Speeds programme has set safe speed limits on 1,500 km of roads since 2020.

 

Setting safe speed limits across the Auckland region, as part of a shared vision to keep everyone safe, healthy, and well on Auckland roads and streets.

 

To whiwhi / receive updates on the Katoa Ka Ora speed management plan

Progress to date:

Update received April 2023.

Workshop scheduled for November 2023 postposed due to time pressures.  Agenda item due at December 2023 meeting.

Feedback on Katoa, Ka Ora - Draft Auckland Speed Management Plan 2024-2027 – December 2023 - Link to decision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parking Strategy

 

Auckland Transport

The draft Parking Strategy provides the guiding principles and policies for the planning, supply, and management of on-street and AT-controlled off-street parking in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.

 

 

NB:  Committee timelines and decision points TBC

 

To whiwhi / receive an update on the Parking Strategy

To ohia / endorse the Parking Strategy

Progress to date:

Memo received from Auckland Transport 16 June 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updates from transport and infrastructure providers and partners

 

To provide an opportunity to hear from our key partners and providers and build good working relationships to deliver on the committee’s outcomes.

 

To whiwhi / receive updates from NZTA / Waka Kotahi, KiwiRail, Kainga Ora and others as required.

Progress to date:

Port of Auckland Limited (POAL) Update - February 2024 - Link to decision and report

Watercare Update - February 2024 - Link to decision and report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Land Transport Plan

Auckland Transport

 

The RLTP is the 10-year plan for Auckland’s transport network. It details the areas that Auckland Transport, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and KiwiRail will focus on to respond to our region’s transport challenges. It also outlines the proposed 10-year investment programme for specific transportation projects.

 

To whiwhi / receive updates on the Regional Land Transport Plan.

The Regional Land Transport Plan is a listed responsibility of the committee.

In August 2023, the Committee resolved (TICCC/2023/88) and requested staff from AT and Auckland Council to jointly develop the 2024 RLTP and regularly engage with the Transport and Infrastructure Committee on its development.

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      ohia / endorse the proposed joint approach between AT, the Regional Transport Committee and Auckland Council to develop the 2024 Regional Land Transport Plan, which includes the following key elements:

i)       development of the Auckland Council’s transport ‘funding envelope’ and strategic direction through the Long-Term Plan process

ii)      joint Auckland Council and AT development and prioritisation of the AT capital proposal to be input to the 2024 Regional Land Transport Plan, for endorsement by the Transport and Infrastructure Committee and approval by the AT Board

iii)     Transport and Infrastructure Committee endorsement of the draft 2024 Regional Land Transport Plan for formal consultation, before approval by the AT Board

iv)     Transport and Infrastructure Committee endorsement of the final 2024 Regional Land Transport Plan document before approval by the AT Board.

Progress to date:

Proposed approach to joint development of the 2024 Regional Land Transport Plan - 21 September 2023 - Link to decision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Public Transport Plan

Auckland Transport

The Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) describes the public transport network that Auckland Transport (AT) proposes for the region, identifies the services that are integral to that network over a 10-year period, and sets out the policies and procedures that apply to those services.

 

NB:  Committee timelines and decision points TBC

 

To whiwhi / receive updates on the Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP)

Progress to date:

Update received April 2023

Regional Public Transport Plan – Outcomes of Consultation – November 2023 - Link to report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transport Emission Reduction Pathway (TERP)

Chief Planning Office

 

The TERP gives effect to Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri’s (Auckland's Climate Plan) target to halve Auckland’s regional emissions by 2030 (against a 2016 baseline).

 

NB:  Committee timelines and decision points TBC

 

To whiwhi / receive updates on the Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway programme.

Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway is a listed responsibility of the committee.

 

Progress to date:

TERP Workshop held on 6 September 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Vehicle Kilometres Travelled Reduction Programme

Chief Planning Office

Central Government requires all council to develop an urban vehicle kilometres travelled (VTK) reduction programme by the end of 2023.

Only Tier 1 councils will now need to implement this by the end of 2023.

 

NB:  Committee timelines and decision points TBC

 

 

 

To receive information and establish a political reference group to guide the development of the plan over 2023. To ohia / endorse the programme in September 2023.

Progress to date:

Receive information on the required process for Auckland Council to develop an Urban Vehicle Kilometres Travelled (VTK) Reduction Programme and to establish a reference group to provide oversight and direction to staff during the development of this programme. 16 March 2023 Link to report and attachments

 

Vehicle Kilometres Travelled (VKT) Reduction Programme -Workshop held on 15 November 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time of Use Charging

Chief Planning Office and AT

To design and deliver a Congestion charging scheme that improves the productivity of Auckland’s transport system and addresses equity concerns, once enabling legislation has been passed by government

 

NB:  Committee timelines and decision points TBC

 

To provide direction and oversight in relation to congestion charging design and delivery.

NB no set dates as when the legislation will be passed is unknown.

Progress to date:

Confidential workshop held 9 August 2023

Time of Use Congestion Charging Methodology and Next Steps – November - Link to report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure funding mechanisms and agreements, including agreements with the Crown.

Development Programme Office and Chief Planning Office

 

Auckland Council and the Crown have and will continue partner in agreements and through joint governance arrangements to fund and or deliver infrastructure.

To provide direction and oversight in relation to infrastructure funding mechanisms and agreements, including agreements with the Crown, as required.

Progress to date:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property Acquisition and Disposal

Acquisition and disposal of property relating to the committee’s responsibilities in accordance with the LTP.

 

Action as needed.

 

Progress to date:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level Crossings Programme

 

Plans to remove level crossings on the Auckland Metro Rail Network (AMRN) to reduce the risk of collision between rail vehicles and road vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists.

 

NB:  Committee timelines and decision points TBC

 

To whakarite / provide current and future plans to remove level crossings on the Auckland Metro Rail Network (AMRN)

 

Progress to date:

Acquisition of land in Mount Roskill for stormwater management purposes, October 2023 - Link to Decision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Transport Growth Programme

Joint Auckland Council (AC) and Auckland Transport (AT) Public Transport Growth Programme 

 

 

NB:  Committee timelines and decision points TBC

 

To whiwhi / receive updates on the Public Transport Growth Programme

tuhi ā-taipitopito / note initiatives being included in the programme for delivery during the 2024-2025 financial year.

tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that initiatives with funding allocated within the 2024-2025 financial year budget will remain prioritised for delivery.

tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that some initiatives are unfunded and additional funding will need to be requested or prioritised from existing budgets.

 

Progress to date:

2 x online drop-in sessions - Engagement on PT Growth Plan, held on 9 October 2023

Public Transport Growth Programme - October 2023 – Link to decision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 Year Rail Investment Programme for Auckland's Rail Network

Auckland Transport (AT) and KiwiRail have jointly developed a 30-year investment programme for Auckland’s Metro rail network to optimise outcomes for passenger and freight.

 

NB:  Committee timelines and decision points TBC

 

To whiwhi / receive updates on the development of the 30-year investment programme for rail in Auckland developed through the Auckland Rail Programme Business Case.

 

Progress to date:

Update on the development of the 30-year investment programme for rail in Auckland developed through the Auckland Rail Programme Business Case – Link to decision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual reporting of Asset Management Maturity and Policy Implementation

CPO and I&ES

 

Annual reporting

To whiwhi / receive updates on group Asset Management Maturity and Policy Implementation (annual)

 

To provide strategic direction to the group on asset management improvements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Waters Updates

Healthy waters delivers the capital work programme for council's stormwater and water quality outcomes. It will report to the committee as required but also on a 6 monthly basis as a key infrastructure provider.

To whiwhi / receive regular updates on the Healthy Waters capital and renewals programmes and seek decisions on key points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Local Authorities and Government departments

Updates and information exchange with other government agencies and interest groups

To whiwhi / receive information and updates from other government bodies and agencies.

 

Action as needed

 

Progress to date:

Waikato Regional Council - Waikato Regional Council Update – October 2023 - Link to Decision

 

Te Whatu Ora / Auckland Regional Public Health Service - Transport as a Public Health Issue – December 2023 - Link to Decision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review of committee forward work programme*

 

Governance

Regular reporting

To whai / adopt the committee work programme.

To whiwhi / receive updates (monthly)

To arotake / review the content of the forward work programme six-monthly.

 

Progress to date:

Transport and Infrastructure Committee Forward Work Programme – 16 March 2023 – Link to decision

Review of the Forward Work Programme - Transport and Infrastructure Committee – 21 September 2023 TICCC/2023/105). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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