05 April 2017
Report no: TRC2017/2/102
Closure of Muritai Road for the Eastbourne Memorial Returned Services Association Anzac Day Event 2017
Purpose of Report
1. The purpose of this report is to seek approval, as per the authorised process, for the temporary closure of Muritai Road from Rimu Street to Makaro Street and associated temporary No Stopping At All Times restrictions for the Eastbourne Memorial Returned Services Association (RSA) Anzac Day Event.
That the Subcommittee:
(i) agrees to approve the following proposed temporary road closure, subject to the conditions listed in the Proposed Temporary Road Closure Impact Report attached as Appendix 1 to the report, at Muritai Road between Rimu Street and Makaro Street on Tuesday 25 April 2017 from 09:30 am to 11:00 am (attached as Appendix 2 to the report);
(ii) agrees to rescind, for the Annual Anzac Day Event, parking restrictions on both sides of Muritai Road, between Rimu Street and Makaro Street on Tuesday 25 April 2017 from 09:30 am to 11:00 am; and
(iii) agrees to impose the following restriction for the Annual Anzac Day Event, on both sides of Muritai Road, between Rimu Street and Makaro Street on Tuesday 25 April 2017 from 09:30 am to 11:00 am.
‘No Stopping At All Times’
2. Council has received a request from the Secretary of the Eastbourne Memorial RSA (Inc.) for the closure of roads and ‘No Stopping’ restrictions for the annual Eastbourne Memorial RSA Anzac Day Event.
3. Council at its meeting on 12 August 2008 approved a procedure for 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 consultations prior to any approval of a closure.
5. For those events where vehicles remaining on roads are considered to be a safety concern, it is necessary for Council to also pass a resolution that for the duration of the event, the roads be subject to a ‘No Stopping’ resolution.
6. Council can then erect temporary signage and its Parking Enforcement Officers can attend the event and authorise the removal of any offending vehicles.
7. This report has been prepared in accordance with the approved procedures.
8. The Traffic Assets Manager, Road and Traffic, acting as Council’s Traffic Engineer, has assessed the proposed closure with regards to its expected impact on traffic. He has provided a professional opinion as to whether the resulting impact on traffic is likely to be reasonable or unreasonable.
9. The proposed closure, if implemented according to the proposed traffic management plans and in accordance with any specific conditions set by the Traffic Engineer, should not result in any unreasonable impact on traffic.
10. For the Annual Anzac Day event, any vehicles remaining on the roads as detailed in recommendations (i) to (iii) will be a safety concern and therefore temporary ‘No Stopping’ restrictions are required to enable these vehicles to be removed.
11. The public was notified that Council was going to consider the proposed temporary road closure through a Public Notice advertisement in The Hutt News on Tuesday 4 April 2017. Any correspondence received in response to the proposed closure has been included in the Proposed Temporary Road Closure Impact report attached as Appendix 1 to the report. The traffic management plans for the event record how traffic safety and flow will be managed.
12. Approval is required from the City Development Committee or the Temporary Road Closure Subcommittee to allow for the temporary closure of roads and temporary ‘No Stopping’ restrictions. This will ensure that Council is complying with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1974 (Schedule 10) for the temporary closure of roads within its jurisdiction.
13. For community events, the cost of public notices in The Hutt News or The Dominion Post is paid from Council budgets. For commercial events, the cost of the public notices is passed onto the appropriate event organiser. This event is a community event.
14. 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 in that it complies with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1974 (Schedule 10) for the temporary closure of roads for events.
Traffic Impact Report
Eastbourne Returned Services Association Parade and Ceremony Plan 2017
Author: Alan Hopkinson
Senior Traffic Engineer
Reviewed By: Zackary Moodie
Approved By: Lyle Earl
Traffic Assets Manager