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City Development Committee

09 February 2017

 

 

 

File: (17/171)

 

 

 

 

Report no: CDC2017/1/64

 

Proposed Temporary Road Closures

 

Purpose of Report

1.†††††††† The purpose of this report is to seek the approval, as per the authorised process, for the temporary closure of roads in Hutt City.

Recommendations

It is recommended that the Committee:

(i)†††††††† agrees to approve the following proposed temporary road closures subject to the conditions listed in the Proposed Temporary Road Closure Impact Reports attached as Appendices 1, 3, and 5 to the report:

(a)††††††† Tumeke Taita Festival 2017

††††††††††† Tocker Street from Molesworth Street to a point 112 metres east of †††††††† Molesworth Street, on Saturday 11 March 2017, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, for the Annual Tumeke Taita Festival attached as ††††††††††† Appendices 1 and 2 to the report.

(b)††††††† Weet-Bix TRYAthlon 2017

††††††††††††††††††††††† Huia Street and Huia Place, on Thursday 16 March 2017, from†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5:00 am to 3:00 pm, for the Weet-Bix TRYAthlon 2017 attached as †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Appendices 3 and 4 to the report.

††††††††††† (c)††††††† Hutt Valley Motorsport Club Silverstream Hillclimb Event 2017

††††††††††††††††††††††† Reynolds Bach Road from a point 250 metres south of Eastern ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hutt Road to the end, on Friday 14 April 2017, from 7:00 am to ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6:00 pm, for the Inaugural Hutt Valley Motorsport Club ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Silverstream Hillclimb Event attached as Appendices 5 and 6 to †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† the report.† ††††

 

Background

2.†††††††† The Hutt City Council has received applications from event organisers for approval to hold events involving road closures, as detailed in Recommendation (i) above. Details of each event and the expected impact on traffic are attached as Appendices 1, 3, and 5 to the report.

3.†††††††† Council at its meeting of 12 August 2008 approved a process for the Council to follow to comply with the Local Government Act 1974 (Schedule 10)(LGA) provisions for temporary road closures for events.

4.†††††††† Processes have been established to implement these procedures, including the required communications and consultation prior to any approval of a closure.

5.†††††††† This report has been prepared in accordance with the approved procedures.

Discussion

6.†††††††† The Traffic Assets Manager, Road and Traffic, acting as Councilís Traffic Engineer, has assessed each of the proposed closures with regards to their expected impacts on traffic. The Traffic Engineer has provided a professional opinion as to whether the resulting impact on traffic is likely to be reasonable or unreasonable.

7.†††††††† The proposed closures, if implemented according to the proposed Traffic Management Plans and in accordance with any specified conditions set by the Traffic Engineer, should not result in an unreasonable impact on traffic.

Consultation

8.†††††††† The public were notified that the Council was going to consider the proposed temporary road closures through a Public Notice in The Hutt News on Tuesday 14 February 2017. Any correspondence received in response to the proposed closures has been included in the attached reports.

9.†††††††† The traffic management plans for the events record how traffic safety and flow will be managed.

10.†††††† Public notice of any decision to close roads will be advertised in The Hutt News.

Legal Considerations

11.†††††† Any approval is required from the Council, the City Development Committee, or the Temporary Road Closure Subcommittee to allow for the temporary closure of roads. This will ensure that the Hutt City Council is complying with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1974 (Schedule 10) for the temporary closure of roads within its jurisdiction.

Financial Considerations

12.†††††† For community events, the cost of the public notices in The Hutt News is paid from Councilís budget. For commercial events, the cost of the public notices is passed onto the appropriate event organiser. These events are all community events.

Other Considerations

13.†††††† In making this recommendation, officers have given careful consideration to the purpose of local government in section 10 of the Local Government Act 2002. Officers believe that this recommendation falls within the purpose of local government in that it complies with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1974 (Schedule 10) for the temporary closure of roads for events.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1View

Tumeke Taita Festival - Impact Report

99

2View

Tocker St - Proposed Temporary Road Closure

101

3View

Weetbix TRYathlon - Impact Report

102

4View

Huia St - Proposed Temporary Road Closure

104

5View

Silverstream Hill Climb - Impact Report

105

6View

Reynolds Bach Rd - Proposed Temporary Road Closure

107

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Author: Alan Hopkinson

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Zackary Moodie

Traffic Engineer

 

 

 

Approved By: John Gloag

Divisional Manager, Road and Traffic