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POARI HAPORI O PITO-ONE
Petone Community Board

 

 

3 February 2022

 

 

 

Order Paper for the meeting to be held in the

Please note change of venueCouncil Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt,

on:

 

 

 

Monday 14 February 2022 commencing at 6.30pm

 

This meeting is held under the Red Traffic Light setting.

Members of the public wishing to speak to items on the agenda are asked to contact democraticservicesteam@huttcity.govt.nz.

 

 

 

Membership

 

Pam Hanna (Chair)

Mike Fisher (Deputy Chair)

Mike Henderson

Matt Roberts

Alex Voutratzis

Karen Yung

Deputy Mayor Tui Lewis

 

 

 

 

For the dates and times of Council Meetings please visit www.huttcity.govt.nz

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY BOARDS FUNCTIONS AND DELEGATIONS

This document records the delegation of Council functions, responsibilities, duties, and powers to Community Boards.

The Community Boards have been established under section 49 of the Local Government Act 2002 to represent, and act as an advocate for, the interests of their community.

The delegations are expressed in general terms. The delegations shall be exercised with proper regard for the Council’s strategic direction, policies, plans, Standing Orders and its interpretation of its    statutory obligations. The delegations are to be read together with the following propositions.

These delegations are based on the following principles:

·                Issues relevant to a specific community should be decided as closely as possible to that community. Where an issue has city-wide implications, ie any effects of the decision cross a ward or community boundary or have consequences for the city as a whole, the matter will be decided by Council after seeking a recommendation from the relevant Community Board or (any ambiguity around the interpretation of “city-wide” will be determined by the Mayor and Chief Executive in consultation with the relevant Chair);

·                Efficient decision-making should be paramount;

·                Conflicts of interest should be avoided and risks minimised;

·                To ensure processes are free from bias and pre-determination Community Boards should not adjudicate on issues on which they have advocated or wish to advocate to Council;

·                Community Boards should proactively and constructively engage with residents on local matters that affect the community they represent and raise with Council issues raised with them by their community and advocate on behalf of their community.

These delegations:

(a)         do not delegate any function, duty or power which a statute (for example section 53(3) and clause 32(1) of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002) prohibits from being delegated;

(b)         are subject to and do not affect any delegation which the Council has already made or subsequently makes to any other committee, Council officer or other member of staff;

(c)         are subject to any other statutory requirements that may apply to a particular delegation;

(d)         are subject to any notice issued by the Council, from time to time, to a Community Board that a particular issue must be referred to Council for decision;

(e)         reflect that decisions with significant financial implications should be made by Council (or a committee with delegated authority);

(f)           promote centralisation of those functions where the appropriate expertise must be ensured; and

(g)         reflect that all statutory and legal requirements must be met.


DELEGATIONS

Decide:

·              Naming new roads and alterations to street names (in the Community Board’s area).

·              Official naming of parks, reserves and sports grounds within the provisions of Council’s Naming Policy. Note 1

·              Removal and/or planting of street trees within the provisions of Council’s Operational Guide for Urban Forest Plan. Note 2

·              The granting of leases and licences in terms of Council policy to voluntary organisations for Council owned properties in their local area, for example, halls, but not including the granting of leases and licences to community houses and centres.

·              The granting of rights-of-way and other easements over local purpose reserves and granting of leases or licences on local purpose reserves.

·              The granting of leases and licences for new activities in terms of Council policy to community and commercial organisations over recreation reserves subject to the provisions of the Reserves Act 1977 and land managed as reserve subject to the provisions of the Local Government 2002, in their local area. (Note: renewal of existing leases and licences will be reported once a year to Council’s City Development Committee).

·              The allocation of funding from the Community Engagement Fund in accordance with Council’s adopted guidelines.

·              Expenditure of funds allocated by the Council to the Board from the Miscellaneous Budget to cover expenditure associated with the activities of the Board. The Chair to approve expenditure, in consultation with the Board, and forward appropriate documentation to the Committee Advisor for authorisation. Boards must not exceed their annual expenditure from the Miscellaneous Budget.

·              The allocation of funding for the training and development of Community Board or members, including formal training courses, attendance at seminars or attendance at relevant conferences.

CONSIDER AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL ON:

·              Particular issues notified from time to time by Council to the Community Board.

·              Roading issues considered by the Mayor and Chief Executive to be strategic due to their significance on a city-wide basis, including links to the State Highway, or where their effects cross ward or community boundaries.

 

 

 


 

1  This excludes sites that are considered high profile, significant on a city-wide basis due to their size and location, or where the              site crosses ward or community boundaries.

2  The Operational Guide for Urban Forest Plan is available from Council’s Parks and Gardens Division.


·              Parks, reserves and sports ground naming for sites that have a high profile, city-wide importance due to their size and location and/or cross ward or community boundaries.

·              Representatives to any Council committee, subcommittee, subordinate decision-making body, working group, or ad hoc group on which a Community Board representative is required by Council.

·              The setting, amending or revoking of speed limits in accordance with the Hutt City Council Bylaw 2005 Speed Limits, including the hearing of any submissions.

 

 

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Provide their local community’s input on:

·              Council’s Long Term Plan and/or Annual Plan.

·              Council’s policies, programmes (including the District Roading Programme) and bylaws.

·              Changes or variations to the District Plan.

·              Resource management issues which it believes are relevant to its local community, through advocacy.

·              The disposal or acquisition of significant assets.

·              Road safety including road safety education within its area.

·              Any other issues a Board believes is relevant to its local area.

·              Review Local Community Plans as required.

Reports may be prepared by the Board and presented to Council Committees, along with an officer’s recommendation, for consideration.

Any submissions lodged by a Board or Committee require formal endorsement by way of resolution.

Co-ordinate with Council staff:

·              Local community consultation on city-wide issues on which the Council has called for consultation.

Maintain:

·              An overview of roadworks, water supply, sewerage, stormwater drainage, waste management and traffic management for its local area.

·              An overview of parks, recreational facilities and community activities within its local area.

Develop:

·              Community Response Plans in close consultation with the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office, emergency organisations, the community, residents’ associations, other community groups, and local businesses. The Community Response Plans will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Grant:

·              Local community awards.

Promote:

·              Recreational facilities and opportunities in its area with a view to ensure maximum usage.Arts and crafts in its area.

Appoint:

·              A liaison member or, where appropriate, representatives to ad hoc bodies, which are involved in community activities within the Board’s area, on which a community representative is sought.

Endorse:

·         Amendments to the Eastbourne Community Trust Deed (Eastbourne Community Board only).


appendix 1 – community engagement fund

criteria

 

The fund is for local activities and events that directly benefit the local community. 

 

To be eligible for funding the organisation must be a charitable trust or an incorporated society and the activity must take place within the Hutt. 

 

Each of the city’s seven wards receive funding according to the number of residents within its boundaries. For each resident there is an allocation of 40 cents. 

The ward allocations are listed below:

Ward

Amount

Eastbourne

$2,366

Petone

$6,250

Wainuiomata

$8,607

Central

$9,320

Eastern

$8,461

Northern

$7,644

Western

$6,201

Applications must support the Local Community Plan, if there is one, and also core Council business as identified in the Long Term Plan.

Decisions

Each Community Board decides the funding applications within its area. Boards are free to distribute their funding in a single large allocation or spread it over a number of smaller ones.

What can be funded

·         purchase of office equipment

·         food and catering costs

·         community festivals

·         youth group events and projects run by the elderly or citizens associations

·         art projects that are not part of the core curriculum

·         advertising, promotion costs

What won’t be funded

Activities that:

·         promote an organisation’s religious, ethical, commercial or political views

·         involve buying land or buildings or carrying out maintenance on buildings 

·         duplicate services that are already covered by Council or by government agencies eg, health or education providers

·         have already begun or have already finished

·         involve the redistribution of funds to others at the applicant’s discretion

·         involve fundraising or legal costs

·         involve capital investments or trust funds

·         go towards prize money

·         are operational costs eg, salaries, wages, rent, power

Funding rules

Successful applicants must:

·         use funds only for the approved purpose and in accordance with any terms and conditions set by Council

·         use funds by June 30 of the following year

·         let Council’s funding officer know immediately if any difficulty or potential difficulty arises that may compromise the service or project

·         lay a complaint with Police if any funds are stolen or misappropriated, and then notify Council

·         allow Council to audit the use of the funds should it wish to do so

·         recognise Council’s  support in all publicity material, annual reports and similar publications

·         complete an Accountability Report no later than six weeks after completing the project. This should outline how the funds were used and how the community benefited

·         make a presentation to the funding group showing how the event met its objectives.

Council’s Community Funding Advisor is available to support and assist community groups when making applications through the Council’s online grants system.

 

 

    


                     0                                                             14 February 2022

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Poari Hapori o Pito-one
Petone Community Board

Meeting to be held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt on

 Monday 14 February 2022 commencing at 6.30pm.

 

ORDER PAPER

 

Public Business

 

1.       APOLOGIES

No apologies have been received.

2.       He Mihi (21/2265)

Aio ki te Aorangi

Aroha ki te Aorangi

Koa ki te Aorangi

Pono ki te Aorangi

Peace to the universe

Love to the universe

Joy to the universe

Truth to the universe

 

Nā Rangimarie Rose Pere

3.       PUBLIC COMMENT

Generally up to 30 minutes is set aside for public comment (three minutes per speaker). Speakers may be asked questions on the matters they raise.

4.       Mayor's Statement (21/2204)

Verbal address by Mayor Barry

5.       Presentations

a)      Presentation by Local Councillor from Greater Wellington Regional Council (22/7)

Verbal presentation by Cr van Lier

b)      Presentation by the Jackson Street Programme (22/8)

Verbal presentation by a representative of the Jackson Street Programme

6.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.  

7.       Minutes

Meeting minutes Petone Community Board, 1 November 2021                             9

8.       Reports referred for Board input before being considered by Subcommittee of Council

a)      Traffic Resolution - Proposed Changes to Route 150 (Kelson - Lower Hutt - Maungaraki - Petone) Bus Stop Configuration (22/151)

Report No. PCB2022/1/17 by the Transport Asset and Planning Lead      19

b)      Traffic Resolutions - Confirmation of Restrictions Installed under Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 (22/94)

Report No. PCB2022/1/3 by the Transport Asset and Planning Lead        28

9.       Democracy Advisor's Report (21/2264)

Report No. PCB2022/1/14 by the Democracy Advisor                                         40

10.     Chair's Report (22/231)

Report No. PCB2022/1/19 by the Chair, Petone Community Board                    43

11.     Information Item

Update: COVID-19, Petone Library remedial work and Moera Library proposed extension. (22/215)

Verbal update by the Director, Neighbourhoods and Communities        

12.     QUESTIONS

With reference to section 32 of Standing Orders, before putting a question a member shall endeavour to obtain the information. Questions shall be concise and in writing and handed to the Chair prior to the commencement of the meeting.

 

 

 

Judy Randall

DEMOCRACY ADVISOR

 


                                                                       0                                                            1 November 2021

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Poari Hapori o Pito-one | Petone Community Board

 

Minutes of a meeting held in the Petone Library, 7 Britannia Street, Petone on

 Monday 1 November 2021 commencing at 6.30pm

 

 

 PRESENT:                       Mr M Fisher (Chair)         Mr M Henderson      

                                          Mr M Roberts                   Mr A Voutratzis

Ms K Yung                      Deputy Mayor T Lewis          

                                                     

 

APOLOGIES:                  Ms P Hanna

 

IN ATTENDANCE:        Mayor C Barry (part meeting)
Ms A Blackshaw, Director Neighbourhoods and Communities

Mr C Agate, Transport Asset and Planning Lead

Mr C Meads, Head of Mayor’s Office (part meeting)

Ms J Randall, Democracy Advisor

 

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

1.       APOLOGIES

Resolved: (Mr Fisher/Ms Yung)                                          Minute No. PCB 21501

“That the apology received from Ms P Hanna be accepted and leave of absence be granted.”

 

2.

He Mihi

Aio ki te Aorangi

Aroha ki te Aorangi

Koa ki te Aorangi

Pono ki te Aorangi

Peace to the universe

Love to the universe

Joy to the universe

Truth to the universe

 

Nā Rangimarie Rose Pere

3.       PUBLIC COMMENT

Under Standing Order 15.1 Ms R Torbit raised a matter under public comment which fell within the terms of reference of the Petone Community Board. She requested advice on progressing a bus shelter for bus stop 9018 on the corner of Jackson and Patrick Streets in Petone. She noted the bus stop was well patronised but was very exposed. She tabled a submission on the matter for the Board to consider, attached as pages 7-8 to the minutes.

 

In response to questions from members, the Transport Asset and Planning Lead advised that officers had recently met with representatives of Greater Wellington Regional Council to discuss the issue and a further meeting was being organised to finalise a plan for the bus shelter. He said the bus stop was likely to be abutted against the house behind it to avoid unsafe activities next to the house. He added the bus stop could be unbolted and moved when house maintenance was required. He agreed a rubbish bin could be installed. He further agreed to enquire about insurance for the property owner in case of damage to the house. He advised he would update the Board on the matter at its next meeting.

 

The remaining public comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.

 

 

4.

Mayor's Address

Mayor Barry provided a verbal address attached as pages 9-10 to the minutes.

5.       Presentations

a)

Presentation by the Jackson Street Programme

Ms Hellen Swales, a representative of the Jackson Street Programme (JSP), provided the following update on JSP activities:

·           One new Board member joined JSP at their Annual General meeting.

 

·           JSP had submitted on a number of consultations including the Ngauranga to Petone Shared Pathway, the Class 4 Gaming Venue and Board Venue Policy and the Resource Management Act reforms review.

 

·           JSP had discussed with officers from Council’s District Plan Team ways to try to keep inner-city living from the Jackson Street CBD road frontage.

 

·           Christmas events had been planned virtually this year. Letters from Santa would be sent as usual.

 

b)

Presentation by representatives of CentrePort and Z Energy

Mr Brent Cooper, Project Manager, Z Energy, provided an update on the Seaview Energy Resilience Project. He highlighted the Seaview Wharf was a critical lifeline asset in terms of an emergency response and essential in terms of a long-term economic response for the region. He said the existing wharf was old and required an upgrade. He explained the first part of the project had involved replacing the pipeline from Point Howard to Port Road and that this was almost complete. He added the second stage would involve upgrading Seaview Wharf and the pipeline that ran along it. He noted the third stage would involve replacing the pipeline sections from Port Road to the fuel storage terminals. He highlighted piling for stage two would not commence until March 2022 so that little blue penguins’ nesting times were not disturbed. He advised the main wharf head would be a priority due to the level of work needed and would take approximately 12 months. He added work on the ‘dolphins’ and walkway on the wharf would follow. He advised work was currently focussed on obtaining resource consent and managing environmental aspects of the project, particularly the protection of marine life. He noted the work had been designed to fit within the construction noise standards adopted by Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. He advised an interactive project website would be available from the end of November 2021 where residents could keep updated on the work.

6.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS

There were no conflict of interest declarations.  

7.       Minutes

Members asked that Cr van Lier from Greater Wellington Regional Council be asked to report back on riverbank rubbish between McEwen Bridge and Waione Street as contained in the 30 August 2021 minutes.

Resolved: (Mr Fisher/Deputy Mayor Lewis)                      Minute No. PCB 21502

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Petone Community Board held on Monday, 30 August 2021, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

  

8.

Democracy Advisor's Report (21/1563)

Report No. PCB2021/5/123 by the Democracy Advisor

 

Resolved:   (Mr Fisher/Mr Henderson)                                Minute No. PCB 21503

“That the Board receives and notes the report.”

 

9.

Community Engagement Fund 2021-2022 (21/1593)

Memorandum dated 5 October 2021 by the Community Advisor Funding and Community Contracts

 

Speaking under public comment, Ms Kirsten Gendall and Mr Luke Hanna, representatives of Hutt Timebank (the Timebank), explained the Timebank’s significance in building connections between members. They added members shared time, skills and resources with each other as they earned and used credits. They said the Timebank had evolved and was now managing a number of community projects. They considered a video to promote this aspect of the Timebank would encourage others to be involved.

 

Speaking under public comment, Ms Gabe Ralph and Ms Claire Turner, representatives of Nourish Trust (the Trust) advised the Trust provided hampers to families in need across the region. They highlighted in 2020 the Trust had provided hampers to almost 1,000 families via local schools. They noted feedback from schools and whānau indicated the hampers had made a significant difference to families at Christmas time.  They added their application had requested funding for 51 hampers for families within the Board’s boundaries.

 

 

Resolved: (Mr Fisher/Mr Voutratzis)                                  Minute No. PCB 21504

“That the Board:

(1)   notes that the Community Engagement Fund closed on 14 October 2021 and two applications had been received;

(2)   agrees that the applications were considered according to the merits of the application criteria and priorities of the fund;

(3)   approves the application from Hutt Timebank for $500 towards the cost of filming and editing a short video clip about Hutt Timebank;

(4)   approves the application from Nourish Trust for $2,000 towards the purchase of food for Christmas hampers for families in need within the Board’s boundaries; and

(5)   requests the recipients of the Petone Community Engagement fund be invited to attend a Community Board meeting in 2022 to introduce themselves and to give feedback on the use of the grants.

 

10.

Proposed New Private Street Name: Subdivision of 38 Tyndall Street, Waiwhetu (21/1646)

Report No. PCB2021/5/233 by the Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 

RESOLVED: (Mr Fisher/Mr Roberts)                                       Minute No. PCB 21505

“That the Board:

(1)   notes and receives the report; and

(2)   approves the name for the proposed private road, shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to the report as Rātō Rise.”

 

11.

Chair's report (21/1723)

Report No. PCB2021/5/132 by the Democracy Advisor

 

Members discussed the implications of the National Policy Statement for Urban Development in relation to Council’s review of its District Plan. They expressed concern that greater housing density and six-storey buildings might be allowed in Petone when the area was a tsunami zone and prone to liquefaction.

Members agreed to meet informally to write a submission and discuss ways to engage with the local community on the issue.

 

Resolved: (Mr Fisher/Mr Henderson)                                 Minute No. PCB 21506

“That the report be noted and received.”

 

12.

Submission on Council's Class 4 Gaming Venue and Board Venue Policy review (21/1739)

Report No. PCB2021/5/133 by the Democracy Advisor

 

Resolved: (Mr Fisher/Ms Yung)                                          Minute No. PCB 21507

“That the Board:

(1)    notes that in terms of its delegations, a submission to Council in respect of Council’s review of its Class 4 Gaming Venue and Board Venue Policy requires the Board’s endorsement; and

(2)    approves the submission attached as Appendix 1 to the report. “

13.     Information Items

a)

Cornish Street - 'Anti Social' Driver Behaviour Update (21/1659)

Report No. PCB2021/5/124 by the Transport Asset and Planning Lead

 

The Transport Asset and Planning Lead elaborated on the report. He advised businesses in Cornish Street had been universally in support of the traffic calming measures Council had proposed. He noted two businesses in Cornish Street had not responded to the consultation. He highlighted speed cushions were ready to install and speed humps were expected before December 2021. He added the lighting had been upgraded so the street was now brighter at night.

In response to questions from members, the Transport Asset and Planning Lead said he would send the cost of the speed cushions and speed humps to members. He confirmed the cushions and humps would be moveable and when no longer needed would be able to be reused in other parts of the city. He highlighted officers would require an assurance that Police were willing to enforce a ‘no cruising’ bylaw before Council could consider it.

 

Resolved: (Mr Fisher/Ms Yung)                                 Minute No. PCB 21508

“That the report be noted and received.”

 

b)

Petone public toilets - maintenance update (21/1755)

 

The Director, Neighbourhoods and Communities advised plans for a ‘Changing Places’ toilet in Bay Street were complete. She said the toilet would be installed in an existing refurbished toilet cubicle with a disability carpark provided. She highlighted the hoist would be able to accommodate an adult. She added work was expected to begin in March or April 2022 and would be complete by the end of 2022. She noted COVID was delaying the start time due to the shortage of materials and labour. She agreed to circulate the plans to members.

 

In response to questions from members, the Director, Neighbourhoods and Communities considered that Petone would still have an adequate provision of toilets even with the existing toilet removed from general use. She explained the Changing Places space would be accessed via a card.

 

The Chair thanked members and officers for their work during the year. Ms Hanna was thanked for her dedication and hard work as Chair of the Board over the course of the year.

14.     QUESTIONS

 

There were no questions.

 

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 8.16 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M Fisher

CHAIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 14th day of February 2022


 

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Mayoral Address

 

Kia ora koutou,

 

This is the last community board meeting of the year, and I just want to start by acknowledging all the hard work you have done for your communities.

 

2021 has been a really busy year, and we’ve managed to do so much together. We delivered a bold and ambitious ten-year plan, continued to tackle the effects of COVID-19, changed our rubbish and recycling service, and started key projects to address the infrastructure challenges that face our city. 

 

Infrastructure - central government

 

And we’re all starting to see the benefits and recognition of this work from central government. Since our last meeting, the Cross Valley Connections (CVC) business case has been approved, which takes us a step closer to being able to confirm the project and access government funding.

 

We know congestion is a big issue for commuters, especially for those who travel to town in the morning along The Esplanade. The CVC is designed to decrease this congestion by improving the pathway across Lower Hutt for all users — vehicles, micro-mobility, and public transport — to make commuting more efficient for everyone. Consultation will be happening in the near future, so it’s important that we engage our communities to deliver the best possible project.

 

Government has also progressed our application to deliver infrastructure needed for housing under the RiverLink project to the next stage. Across the city, and in your communities, we’re facing a housing and renting crisis, and we simply need more supply.

 

If our application is successful, we will get $157 million from the Infrastructure Acceleration Fund to fund three waters necessary to intensify our CBD and unlock capacity across the valley floor.

 

Three Waters reform

 

The Government is mandating the reform across the country. We want to ensure we get the best possible outcome for Lower Hutt and ensure the Government is responsive to our needs.

 

Wider government reform

 

The Government’s Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms will change things significantly for housing supply and the natural environment.

 

The Future for Local Government review will make recommendations on what local government will look like over the next 30 years. The draft report has been released and over the next six months we should see more about what this might mean for us.

 

 

Council progress

 

I want to touch on some other things council has made some progress on over the past few months.

 

We’ve signed up to the International Race to Zero, being the second Council in New Zealand to do so. This primarily supports our Community Climate Change Response, which in turn will set out how we halve city wide emissions by 2030, and then get to net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.

 

The Naenae Pool project is making headway with full scale demolition started, and the plans for the new designs out for consultation. Being a regional pool, it’s important that you encourage people in your communities to take a bit of time answering the questionnaire we have out at the moment. 

 

Council is also consulting on the Class 4 gaming venue and board venue policy review. We want to take a proactive approach to gambling and the harm it creates in our communities, while also looking at how we can provide support to those offering gambling harm reduction services.

 

Petone

 

As part of our work to refurbish some of our local libraries, Petone Library and the Heritage Centre will undergo work to ensure that we maintain our spaces for people to read, learn, and connect.

 

Given parts of the building are currently closed due to toxic mould, we’re anticipating that this will likely involve a significant period of closure next year. A smaller-scale refurbishment of Moera Library has also been prioritised to ensure it can be open when Petone needs to close.

 

Vaccination race

 

And finally, you may have seen our city is in a race with Porirua to reach 90 per cent double dose for the COVID-19 vaccination.

 

Lower Hutt and Porirua have been lagging behind in our second dose rates, and we’re now at the stage where getting to 90 per cent is going to take one vaccine at a time.

 

Apart from the fact that we clearly want to win, it’s so vital that all of us encourage our communities to protect themselves, their families, friends, neighbours and colleagues against COVID.

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                                       0                                                    14 February 2022

Petone Community Board

29 January 2022

 

 

 

File: (22/151)

 

 

 

 

Report no: PCB2022/1/17

 

Traffic Resolution - Proposed Changes to Route 150 (Kelson - Lower Hutt - Maungaraki - Petone) Bus Stop Configuration

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval of changes being proposed to local Route 150 Bus Stops to improve safety and accessibility in line with Waka Kotahi’s ‘Guidelines for Public Transport Infrastructure and Facilities’ and the Wellington Regional Public Transport Plan 2021 - 2031.

Recommendations

That the Board recommends that the Traffic Subcommittee:

(1)   notes and receives the report;

(2)   endorses the proposed changes to bus stops on Route 150 within the Board’s catchment area attached as below:

a.    Hutt Road, Petone (Stop 9050)

i. Bus Stop - At All Times (16 metres) as shown in Appendix 1

ii.         No Stopping - At All Times (9 metres) ‘exit taper’ as shown in Appendix 1

b.    Hutt Road, Petone (Stop 8046)

i. Bus Stop - At All Times (15 metres) as shown in Appendix 2

ii.         No Stopping - At All Times (20 metre) ‘entry taper’ as shown in Appendix 2

iii.        No Stopping - At All Times (14 metre) ‘exit taper’ as shown in Appendix 2

c.    Hutt Road, Petone (Stop 8047)

i. Bus Stop - At All Times (15 metres) as shown in Appendix 3

ii.         No Stopping - At All Times (17 metre) ‘exit taper’ as shown in Appendix 3          

(3)   supports the rescinding of any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they conflict with the traffic controls described in the above resolutions; and

(4)   notes that these changes will only take effect once approval is gained from Council, and the appropriate signage and/or road-markings have been installed.

For the reasons that the proposed bus stop layout changes will ensure that the bus box is of sufficient length to accommodate buses; no stopping restrictions will prevent other vehicles from blocking full access to the bus stop; and passengers will be able to board and alight safely and easily.

 

Background

2.    Greater Wellington Regional Council’s (GWRC) Te Mahere Waka Whenua Tūmatanui o te Rohe o Pōneke (Wellington Regional Public Transport Plan 2021 - 2031) has outline three Strategic Focus Areas:

a.  Mode Shift;

b.  Decarbonise Public Transport Vehicle Fleet; and

c.  Improve Customer Experience.

3.    As part of improving the customer experience GWRC has committed to prioritising the safety and maintenance of the public transport network to encourage safe behaviours. The associated key measure is a 40% reduction in serious injuries on the public transport network by 2030 which can be achieved by prioritising safety through continuous improvements to both infrastructure and operations.

4.    In 2018 GWRC implemented the largest range of changes to Wellington City bus services for many years. The changes were the culmination of years of engagement with residents, community representatives and technical work to review the bus network, as well as the development and implementation of new contractual arrangements with operators in line with the Government’s Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM).

5.    The implementation of changes started on 30 April 2018 in Wairarapa, followed by the Hutt Valley on 17 June and then Kāpiti Coast, Porirua and Wellington on 15 July. While the changes caused some disruption and customer reaction, in Wellington City other less predictable issues like driver shortages led to ongoing operational issues such as reliability. The major change to bus routes and timetables occurred within Wellington City, with minor changes to timetables in other areas.

6.    A high quality, reliable, accessible and modern public transport network relies on the provision of fit for purpose, well designed and maintained infrastructure and facilities. This includes roads, bus stops and shelters, transport interchanges and hubs, rail tracks and associated infrastructure, train stations, ferry terminals and wharves, Park and Ride facilities, cycle paths and footpaths, and door-to-door transport services for those with limited access to public transport.

 

7.    Infrastructure and facilities need to provide good access, safety and personal security at all stages of the journey, particularly for people with impairments. Public transport elements also require clear and consistent branding with services and levels and information to meet customer needs for an integrated, easy-to-use customer focused system. As different agencies have ownership or control of various elements of the system, communication and cooperation between all parties is required to achieve this.

8.    The bus route 150 runs between Kelson, Lower Hutt, Maungaraki and Petone as shown below:

 

Discussion                                              

9.    Current bus stop infrastructure has not kept pace with a changing and improving bus fleet. While new buses are designed to be fully accessible for customers, they are only accessible where the bus can pull up parallel to the kerb, allowing customers step-free access to the bus.

10.  This is particularly critical for customers with wheelchairs or other mobility aids, along with prams and wheeled luggage, where having to step out onto the roadway and then up into the bus is a significant barrier to access.

11.  In order to ensure consistency across the wider network, alterations to existing stops are designed to comply with Waka Kotahi’s – Guidelines for Transport Infrastructure and Facilities.

Options

12.  The options include:

a.  approve the proposed changes to the Route 150 bus stops as they appear in this report;

b.  reject the proposed changes to the Route 150 bus stops as they appear in this report; and/or

c.  provide comment to Council to assist in its decision regarding the proposed changes to the Route 150 bus stops.

13.  Officers recommend options a. and c. as the proposed changes go toward achieving the goals of the Regional Public Transport Plan.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

14.  The matters addressed in this report have been considered in accordance with the process set out in Council’s Climate Change Considerations Guide.

15.  Transport infrastructure and facilities that provide good access, safety and personal security at all stages of the journey, particularly for people with impairments will help to remove barriers to the use of public transport.  The more barriers removed by Council will make the choice to use public transport easier and will support moves to reduce car dependency and therefore the corresponding carbon emissions.

16.  The decision will not increase greenhouse gas emissions and will not be affected by a changing climate. There are no opportunities in this decision to reduce emissions or build resilience.

Consultation

17.  GWRC undertook consultation with all affected residents within proximity to the bus stops.

18.  Consultation occurred between August and September 2021 for periods of two weeks given the extent of the bus stops affected.

19.  Consultation letters were hand-delivered to residents and posted to owners before lockdown in August 2021. The consultation period was extended for an additional two weeks during lockdown to a total of four weeks. GWRC was unable to advise residents personally that the consultation period had been extended due to Alert Level 4 rules, but the Metlink Contact Centre was advised that residents could have the extension of time if they requested it.

20.  Below is a summary of the responses received:

Location

+'ve

Neutral

-'ve

Stop #

Hutt Road, Petone

9050

Hutt Road, Petone

1

1

8046

No!! Not prepared to have a bus stop right on our driveway entrance!!

We would like the entry taper to be 15 metres to remove the car park and give clear view to the crossing and pedestrians.

Hutt Road, Petone

1

1

8047

Here is my opposition to the changes as it will impact my and other people's businesses. If I lose money, I will sue you for damages. There are 3 other people affected in this change you are proposing, I'm affected in Unit 1 and 3, and especially as this is a cafe that will be 24 hours but currently just standard and closed for renovations, but in saying that it is reliant on people driving in and parking any time so any bus that comes there or parks we will lose customers, I have seen buses park in the busstop at day and night whaile times are getting done or just waiting for their run to go for some reason,

They even sleep in them I’ve seen this, and the thought of this impact I big,

I’m not sure if you have contacted the owners of unit 2 and unit 5 in this body corp but I suggest you do as they will be affected a lot, if it’s changed, it’s hard enough as it is without any more changes coming.

I totally reject this proposal as units 1, 2 3, 5 need the 60-minute car parks including for parking and dropped for close access to the shops and takeaway bar etc. also the access to car parks is needed all the time. It's already hard enough with the current situation as it is.

Legal Considerations

21.  The proposed changes in restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017

Financial Considerations

22.  These changes can be and will be funded from Council’s 2021/22 transport budgets.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1: Hutt Road (9050)

25

2

Appendix 2 Hutt Road (8046)

26

3

Appendix 3 Hutt Road (8047)

27

    

 

 

 

Author: Charles Agate

Transport Asset and Planning Lead

 

 

Reviewed By: Bob Hu

Traffic Engineering Manager

 

Approved By: Jon Kingsbury

Head of Transport  


Attachment 1

Appendix 1: Hutt Road (9050)

 

 


Attachment 2

Appendix 2 Hutt Road (8046)

 

 


Attachment 3

Appendix 3 Hutt Road (8047)

 

 


                                                                                       0                                                    14 February 2022

Petone Community Board

25 January 2022

 

 

 

File: (22/94)

 

 

 

 

Report no: PCB2022/1/3

 

Traffic Resolutions - Confirmation of Restrictions Installed under Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The Purpose of this report is to notify the Community Board of parking restrictions installed under Part 6 of the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.

Recommendations

That the Board:

(1)   receives the report;

(2)   notes that the following parking restrictions have been installed within the Petone Community Board catchment area as follows:

(a)     the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (8 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving the property located at 134 Hutt Road, Petone, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to this report;

(b)     the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (9 metres) across the vehicle accesses (driveways) serving property numbers 16 &18 Tirangi Road, Moera, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 2 to this report;

(c)     the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (37 metres) on the inside of a bend outside property numbers 163 to 165 Riverside Drive, Waiwhetu, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 3 to this report;

(d)     the installation of No Stopping – At All Times restrictions (11 metres and 9 metres) across the vehicle accesses (driveways) serving property numbers 7 to 9 and 13 Richmond Street, Petone, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 4 to this report;

(e)     the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (5 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 13 King Street, Petone, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 5 to this report;

(f)      the installation of multiple No Stopping – At All Times restrictions (90 metres) across the vehicle accesses (driveways) serving NZOSL Hutt City Terminal at 55 Port Road, Seaview, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 6 to this report; and

(g)     the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (5 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) servicing property number 39 Pirie Crescent, Moera, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 7 to this report.

(3)   notes that Council will rescind any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they conflict with the traffic controls described in this resolution; at its meeting in February 2022; and

(4)   notes that these restrictions have already been installed and are currently being enforced through the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.

For the reason that the parking restrictions appear in the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004, and these resolutions formally reinforce the restriction(s) as recommended in Part 13 – Parking Control – Traffic Control Devices Manual

 

Background

2.    The Road User Rule stipulates how traffic must legally operate on the road and applies to all road users. With respect to stopping and parking, the Road User Rule stipulates parking prohibitions in certain specific locations, such as near intersections, pedestrian crossings, and bus stops.

3.    The existence of underlying legislation prohibiting parking in certain locations (for instance, within 6 m of an intersection or obstructing vehicle entrances and exits) as prescribed in the Traffic Control Devices (TCD) and Road User Rules removes the need for such restrictions to be specifically identified within a local authority bylaw and they may not need to be specifically marked or signed. However, where appropriate, they can be reinforced and identified to road users through the provision of appropriate traffic control devices. In such circumstances, however, care is needed to ensure any offence notice issued during enforcement stipulates the correct description of the offence committed. Alternatively, it is recommended the restriction is implemented through the bylaw process to negate any confusion. – (3.2 Regulation of parking - Part 13 – Parking Control - Traffic Control Devices Manual)

4.    Parking Close to corners, bends, etc (Part 6.3 Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004)
(1) A driver or person in charge of a vehicle must not stop, stand, or park the vehicle on any part of a roadway so close to any corner, bend, rise, dip, traffic island, or intersection as to obstruct or be likely to obstruct other traffic or any view of the roadway to the driver of a vehicle approaching that corner, bend, rise, dip, traffic island, or intersection unless the stopping, standing, or parking is authorised by signs or markings maintained by the road controlling authority.
(2) A driver must not stop, stand, or park a vehicle on any part of a road, whether attended or unattended, within an intersection or within 6 m of an intersection unless the stopping, standing, or parking is authorised by signs or markings maintained by the road controlling authority.

5.    Obstructing vehicle entrances and exits (Part 6.9 Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004)
(1) A driver or person in charge of a vehicle must not stop, stand, or park the vehicle so as to obstruct entry to or exit from any driveway.
(2) For the purposes of this clause, a vehicle parked alongside any part of a kerb crossing provided for a driveway or within 1 m of the prolongation of the side of a driveway must be regarded as obstructing entry or exit.
(3) Nothing in subclause (1) or subclause (2) applies to a bus that has stopped at an authorised bus stop, or a light rail vehicle that has stopped at a light rail vehicle stop, for the purpose of 
picking up or dropping off passengers.

6.    Parking on footpaths or cycle paths (Part 6.9 Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004)
(1) A driver or person in charge of a vehicle must not stop, stand, or park the vehicle on a footpath or on a cycle path.
(2) Subclause (1) does not apply to cycles if a road controlling authority indicates otherwise by means of signs or markings or if it installs facilities for the parking, standing, or storage of cycles on a footpath or cycle path.
(3) Nothing in subclause (1) prevents a person from stopping, standing, or parking a cycle, mobility device, or wheeled recreational device on a footpath if doing so does not unreasonably obstruct any other user of the footpath.

Discussion

7.    Waka Kotahi outlines where not to park on their website as follows;
https://www.nzta.govt.nz/roadcode/general-road-code/road-code/about-driving/stopping-and-parking/where-not-to-park/

a.       on the right-hand side of the road, except in a one-way street

b.       where it will be in the way of other people using the road (including pedestrians)

c.       near a corner, curve, hill, traffic island or intersection, if it will stop other people from seeing along the road

d.      on the road, if you can park the vehicle off the road without damaging grass or gardens (a controlling authority may have a bylaw and/or signs prohibiting parking on a grass verge)

e.       on any footpath

f.       on a traffic island (whether it is flush or raised)

g.       on a marked bus stop or taxi stand

h.      on, or closer than 6 metres to, an intersection, unless there are parking spaces or a notice telling you that you can park there

i.        on, or closer than 6 metres to, the approach side of a pedestrian crossing

j.        closer than 6 metres to a bus stop marked only by a sign

k.       in front of, or closer than 1 metre to, a vehicle entrance

l.        alongside another parked vehicle – that is, you must not double-park

m.     on ‘no stopping’ lines (broken yellow lines) marked within 1 metre of the edge of the road, which you may see near pedestrian crossings, intersections, driveways or narrow roads

n.      where traffic signs say you must not stop or park

o.       where a sign says that part of the road is reserved for specified kinds of vehicles (for example, bus, taxi or goods service vehicles) – in many cases, this restriction is marked by a broken yellow line more than 1 metre from the kerb

p.      in a cycle lane

q.       in a bus or transit lane during the hours of operation as indicated by signs

r.       on, or closer than 500mm to, a fire hydrant, unless somebody who can move the vehicle stays with it

s.       on a yellow circle on the road containing a rectangle (as shown below) or between the circle and the footpath, unless somebody who can move the vehicle stays with it

t.       without due care and consideration for other road users. You must leave sufficient room between your vehicle and any adjacent parked vehicles to allow easy access.

8.    Council Officers routinely receive numerous safety and accessibility concerns from residents.

9.    Council Officers are looking to promote safer movement through improved manoeuvrability, visibility, and accessibility.

Options

10.  Council’s approval of these traffic resolutions will negate any confusion that may occur when enforcing offences committed.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

11.  The matters addressed in this report have been considered in accordance with the process set out in Council’s Climate Change Considerations Guide.

12.  The decision will not increase greenhouse gas emissions and will not be affected by a changing climate. There are no opportunities in this decision to reduce emissions or build resilience.  

Consultation

13.  As the restrictions contained within this report are reinforcing requirements made under Part 6 of the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004, consultation was undertaken with the affected property owners only.

Legal Considerations

14.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017, and with reference to the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004

Financial Considerations

15.  These changes can be funded from Council’s existing 2021/22 transport budgets

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 - Hutt Road

33

2

Appendix 2 - Tirangi Rd

34

3

Appendix 3 - Riverside Dr

35

4

Appendix 4 - Richmond St

36

5

Appendix 5 - King St

37

6

Appendix 6 - Port Rd

38

7

Appendix 7 - Pirie Cres

39

    

 

 

 

Author: Charles Agate

Transport Asset and Planning Lead

 

Author: Ravi Soni

Traffic Engineer

 

 

Reviewed By: Bob Hu

Traffic Engineering Manager

 

Approved By: Jon Kingsbury

Head of Transport

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 - Hutt Road

 


Attachment 2

Appendix 2 - Tirangi Rd

 


Attachment 3

Appendix 3 - Riverside Dr

 


Attachment 4

Appendix 4 - Richmond St

 


Attachment 5

Appendix 5 - King St

 


Attachment 6

Appendix 6 - Port Rd

 


Attachment 7

Appendix 7 - Pirie Cres

 

 


                                                                                       0                                                    14 February 2022

Petone Community Board

21 January 2022

 

 

 

File: (21/2264)

 

 

 

 

Report no: PCB2022/1/14

 

Democracy Advisor's Report

 

 

 

 

1.    The primary purpose of the report is to update the Board on items of interest.

Recommendation

That the Board receives and notes the report.

 

Consultation and community engagement

 

2.    Intention to grant an easement over reserve – Fitzherbert Road, Wainuiomata

You are invited under s.48 Reserves Act 1977 to lodge written submissions on the intention to grant an easement for the purpose of establishing vehicle access over a section of Lot 1 on DP44948 Scenic Reserve adjacent between 166 and 169 Upper Fitzherbert Road. Written submissions can be sent to Hutt City Council, Private Bag 31912, Lower Hutt 5040 or submission@huttcity.govt.nz.

 

Young Elected Members Hui 2021

 

3.    The 2021 Young Elected Members’ Hui that was to have been held in Northland from 27-30 October 2021 has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. New dates for the Hui will be advised once they are confirmed.

 

Three Waters reforms

 

4.    The Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee of Council agreed at its meeting on 16 November 2021 to undertake consultation with the community to help inform Council’s submission to the select committee process on three waters reform and to supply information on what the reform proposal means for Council to help inform individual submissions to the select committee process.

 

Council was planning to engage with the community early in 2022 following the introduction of the Water Services Entities Bill in mid-December 2021.  As the government has now delayed introduction of the Bill until March 2022 to allow for the Governance Working Group (of which Mayor Barry is a member) to complete its work, which is expected to feed into the Bill, local community engagement is now likely to occur in April/May 2022. In the meantime, communications officers from the territorial authorities in the region are meeting to develop a consistent approach to engagement which most councils are planning to undertake with their communities.

 

EV Charging Stations

 

5.    Following a successful funding application to the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, Council is rolling out a further 18 electric vehicle Direct Current charging stations (two Direct Current charging stations have already been installed at the Seaview Marina), in approximately six locations around Lower Hutt including the Moera Library. The roll out is scheduled to be completed by October 2022. Wellington City Council is also installing 30 EV charging stations over the next two years. As a result, both Councils will add 50 new Direct Current charging stations in total across the region. This will facilitate more uptake of electric vehicles and reduce carbon emissions in Lower Hutt and regionally.

 

Submission on the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and other Matters) Amendment Bill

 

6.    Council lodged a submission on the Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters Bill in November to Parliament’s Environment Committee. Council proposed that those councils demonstrating progress in increasing housing supply – which includes Hutt City Council – should be exempted from this Bill. You can view Council’s submission here: https://www.huttcity.govt.nz/people-and-communities/news/2021/hutt-city-council-opposes-urban-development-bill-in-current-form

 

Community Engagement Fund 2021-2022

 

7.    Dates are confirmed for the second round of the Community Engagement Fund 2021-2022. The fund opens on Monday 2 May 2022 and closes on Thursday 2 June 2022. Decisions will be made at the Board’s meeting on 20 June 2022.  The fund will be advertised through Council’s networks and members will be sent a link to promote the fund. The Board has $3,750 available to allocate to local events and activities.

 

Updates from the last Board meeting

 

8.    Council’s Transport Team confirms that current expenditure on Cornish Street ISR issues sits at $27k excluding Council and NZTA officers’ time.

The round figure to date is $27k. This is made up of the following;

·    Labour/Installation,

·    Cartage,

·    Speed Cushions (not yet installed – but purchased),

·    Speed Humps,

·    Road Marking, and

·    Third Party Design Services

 

This figure does not include Council and NZTA officers’ time.

Lower Hutt Climate Action Pathway

 

9.    The Lower Hutt Climate Action Pathway document that has been produced collaboratively with Creative HQ by individuals from the community, representatives of local organisations, including mana whenua, the ethnic and refugee community, environmental organisations, Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Metlink and others, is now being finalised. Once the final document has been endorsed by Council and partner organisations it is expected to be launched in late March or early April 2022. It is hoped that this will be a guide for city wide action on climate change.

 

2021/2022 Miscellaneous Administration and Training Budgets

 

10.  The Board is allocated $8,000 GST exclusive per annum, comprised of

 

       Miscellaneous Administration                            $5,000

       Training                                                               $3,000

 

11.  The Board has no expenditure to 25 January 2022.

 

12.  Note that approximately $1,300 is expected to be spent from the training budget for the Young Elected Members’ conference that was postponed from October 2021 goes ahead as planned. A date is yet to be confirmed.

 

 

Miscellaneous Administration

Training

 

$5,000.00

$3,000.00

Expenditure

             

$0.00

$0.00

Balance remaining

$5,000.00

$3,000.00

 

Appendices

There are no appendices for this report.    

 

 

 

 

Author: Toi Lealofi

Committee Advisor

 

 

Reviewed By: Kate Glanville

Senior Democracy Advisor

 

Approved By: Kathryn Stannard

Head of Democratic Services

 


                                                                                       0                                                    14 February 2022

Petone Community Board

02 February 2022

 

 

 

File: (22/231)

 

 

 

 

Report no: PCB2022/1/19

 

Chair's Report

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

That the report be noted and received.

 

 

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Chair's report February 2022

44

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Pam Hanna

Chair, Petone Community Board

 

 

 

 


Attachment 1

Chair's report February 2022