108                                                           02 May 2017

City Development Committee

01 March 2017




File: (17/382)





Report no: CDC2017/2/133


Proposed Two New Private Street Names - No.8 St Columbans Grove


Purpose of Report

1.    To approve the names of two new private roads at No.8 St Columbans Grove.


It is recommended that the Committee:

(i)    approves the names of the two new private roads at No.8 St Columbans Grove, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report, from the list of suggested names below, or from the reserved Street Name list attached as Appendix 2 to the report:

a)  “Francis Douglas” suggested road type “Way”;

b)  “Bobbio” suggested road type “Court”; and

(ii)   approves the appropriate road type (as permitted by the New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4819:2011) attached as Appendix 3 to the report.



2.    The development of the St Columbans Mission Society site at No.8 St Columbans Grove will create two new private roads and 17 properties, four of which will gain access from St Columbans Grove, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report.

3.    The St Columbans Mission Society will continue to operate out of the existing building to be retained as No.18 St Columbans Grove.

4.    Under the national addressing standards, rights of way with more than 5 properties must be named as a Private Road.

5.    The responsibility for naming new private roads within Hutt City lies with the Community Boards or, in this case, with the City Development Committee for areas of the city not represented by a Community Board.

6.    The subdivision cannot proceed to completion without a legal street addresses.


7.    The developer, with the input of the St Columbans Mission Society, has requested that Council consider the following names:

a.    “Francis Douglas” – Former Catholic priest from Wellington, New Zealand and a member of the Missionary Society of St Columban. He was killed by Japanese soldiers in the Philippines in 1943 and his body has never been found.

b.    “Bobbio” - was the last monastery founded by St Columban, an Irish missionary-monk, in 614. It is still located in northern Italy and is a place of pilgrimage.


8.    Two names have been suggested for the two new private roads, Francis Douglas Way and Bobbio Court. Both have been approved for use by Land Information New Zealand and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

9.    Alternatively other names could be approved from the Reserved Street Name list attached as Appendix 2 to this report.

10.  Copies of the submissions and further background reasoning are attached as Appendix 4 to the report.

11.  An appropriate road type must be selected (as permitted by the New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4819:2011) attached as Appendix 3 to the report.


12.  As is normal with the naming of private roads, consultation has been limited to the developer and the applicant.

Legal Considerations

13.  The Committee has the delegated responsibility to name the private roads.

14.  It is important that new streets are named early in the development stage as a variety of utility connections and other administrative bodies require individual street addresses in order for the necessary connections to be provided.

Financial Considerations

15.  There are no financial considerations. The developer is responsible for the necessary street name signs. This will be undertaken by the Council contractor with the cost paid by the developer.

Other Considerations

16.  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 names the new streets. It does this in the standard cost-effective way.






Proposed New Private Street Name - No.8 St Columbans Gr



Reserved Street Names List 204



Extract of Permitted Road Types



Street Name Submissions St Columbans Gr








Author: Zackary Moodie

Traffic Engineer







Reviewed By: Sylvio Leal

Traffic Engineer




Approved By: Lyle Earl

Traffic Assets Manager