28 March 2017
Report no: PCB2017/2/90
The Esplanade (Petone Wharf) - Proposed P120 Parking Restrictions and No Stopping At All Times Restrictions
Purpose of Report
1.††† The purpose of this report is to seek Councilís approval for the installation of P120 Parking Restrictions and No Stopping At All Times Restrictions in the Petone Wharf car parking area, on The Esplanade,† Petone as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report.
That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council:
(i)††† approves the installation of P120 Parking Restrictions in the Petone Wharf car parking area, on the Esplanade, Petone as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report; and
(ii)†† approves the installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions in the Petone Wharf car parking area, on the Esplanade, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report.
2.††† Council has received several requests from members of the public to improve the parking turnover in the vicinity of the Petone Wharf.
3.††† The concern expressed is that local workers are parking in the area for the entire day therefore leaving no parks available for recreational visitors.
4.††† The Reserves Asset Manager notes that at times vehicles park in front of the beach access ramp obstructing the path for people unloading their boats/kayaks.†
5.††† The installation of P120 Parking Restrictions as proposed will increase parking turnover in the area therefore improving the level of service for recreational users, both local and Lower Hutt visitors.
6.††† The installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions as proposed will ensure that the beach access ramp is clear at all times.
7.††† The options are:
a)††† To leave the area as it is without any restrictions and accept that the low level of service for recreational users will remain or,
b)††† To install the proposed changes and improve the level of service for recreational users.
8.††† Requests have been made separately by several members of the public to Craig Cottrill, Reserves Asset Manager, who supports the proposal.
9.††† As the area is part of Hutt City Councilís Reserve land, no further consultation has been undertaken.
10.† These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2007 (Amended 20 November 2014).
11.† These changes can be funded from Councilís 2016/2017 operational budget.
12.† 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 the local government. It does this in a way that is cost-effective because it utilises standard signage.
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Author: Sylvio Leal
Approved By: Bruce Sherlock
General Manager, City Infrastructure