Anzac Day Dawn Parade and Wreathlaying Ceremony:
Proposed Temporary Road Closure Impact Report
1. ††††††† Description of Event
The Mayorís Office has applied to temporarily close Laings Road, between Myrtle Street and Queens Drive, and Queens Drive, between Laings Road and High Street, to vehicular traffic on Tuesday 25 April 2017 between 05:00 am and 07:00 am for the Anzac Day Dawn Parade.
The Mayorís Office has also applied to close Queens Drive, between Laings Road and High Street, to vehicular traffic on Tuesday 25 April 2017 between 08:00 am and 11:00 am for the Annual Anzac Day Wreathlaying Ceremony.
2.†††††††† City Promotions Division Support
The City Promotions Division has assessed the proposed events with regard to their contribution towards Councilís strategies and policies. The proposed events support the Councilís event strategy and will contribute to the outcomes listed in the long term plan.
3.†††††††† Proposal Notice
The public notice that the Council was proposing to consider these closures was published in The Hutt News on Tuesday 4 April 2017.
No objections were received in response to the public notice.
5.†††††††† Traffic Impact Assessment
The proposed closures for these events will not result in these roads being closed for an aggregate of more than 31 days this year, i.e. it does not exceed the LGA restriction of not more than 31 days in any year.
In the opinion of Lyle Earl, Traffic Assets Manager, acting as Councilís Traffic Engineer, the proposed closures, if implemented according to the plans provided, is not likely to impede traffic unreasonably.
In this particular instance there should be very little in the way of wider network effects because of the day of the week, a public holiday on Anzac Day.
I am of the view therefore that the proposed closures will be acceptable in terms of their traffic related effects subject to a high level of public awareness being achieved through advertising and a high standard of on street signage and traffic control at the closure points.
Traffic Assets Manager
6.††††††††††† Conditions of Closure
Subsequent to approval, the organiser will be written to with the standard conditions that will apply, being:
The closure shall apply only on the roads for the hours as approved.
∑††† The applicant shall allow access for all emergency vehicles.
∑††† The applicant will act as directed by the Police or by officers of the Road Controlling Authority (HCC). A contact name and phone number for the Police is given to the applicant.
∑††† The applicant will be responsible for under taking all work relating to the physical closure of roads and managing the closure.
∑††† The applicant will be responsible for ensuring closed roads are left in a suitable clean and tidy state following the completion of the event. A contact name and phone number for Intergroup Ltd., Councilís Street Cleaning Contractor, is given to the applicant.
Appendix 2:††††††† Plan of the Proposed Road Closure Area, Laings Road and Queens Drive, Dawn Parade
Appendix 3:††††††† Plan of the Proposed Road Closure Area, Queens Drive, Civic Wreathlaying Ceremony