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POARI HAPORI O WAINUIOMATA
Wainuiomata Community Board

 

 

1 February 2022

 

 

 

Order Paper for the meeting to be held in the

Wainuiomata Library, Queen Street, Wainuiomata,

on:

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 9 February 2022 commencing at 6.30pm

 

This meeting is held under the Red Traffic Light setting. Vaccine passes are required.
Please scan in with the QR code, maintain a one metre distance and wear a mask.

 

 

 

 

Membership

 

Gabriel Tupou (Chair)

Dawn McKinley

Terry Stallworth

Gary Sue

Sisi Tuala-Le’afa

Jodie Winterburn

Cr Keri Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

    


                      7                                                            09 February 2022

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Poari Hapori o Wainuiomata

Wainuiomata Community Board

 

Meeting to be held in the Wainuiomata Library, Queen Street, Wainuiomata on

 Wednesday 9 February 2022 commencing at 6.30pm.

 

ORDER PAPER

 

Public Business

 

1.       APOLOGIES

No apologies have been received.

2.       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.

3.       Mayor's Address (21/2222)

Verbal address by Mayor Barry.

4.       Presentation by Local Councillor from Greater Wellington Regional Council (21/2221)

Verbal presentation by Cr van Lier.

5.       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.  

6.       Minutes

Meeting minutes Wainuiomata Community Board, 3 November 2021                  9

7.       Democracy Advisor's Report (21/2225)

Report No. WCB2022/1/12 by the Democracy Advisor                                       18

8.       Information Items

a)      Wainuiomata Local Area Traffic Management - update (22/63)

Memorandum dated 21 January 2022 by the Traffic Engineering Manager 22

b)      Traffic Resolutions - Confirmation of Restrictions Installed under Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 (22/101)

Report No. WCB2022/1/15 by the Transport Asset and Planning Lead     24        

9.       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

 


                                                                      10                                         3 November 2021

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Poari Hapori o Wainuiomata|Wainuiomata Community Board

 

Minutes of a meeting held in the Wainuiomata Library, Queen Street, Wainuiomata on

 Wednesday 3 November 2021 commencing at 6.30pm

 

 

                 

PRESENT:

Mr G Tupou (Chair)

Ms D McKinley

 

Mr T Stallworth

Mr G Sue

 

Cr K Brown

Mrs J Winterburn

 

APOLOGIES:                  Ms S Tuala-Le’afa

 

IN ATTENDANCE:        Mayor Campbell Barry (part meeting)

                                          Ms J Miller, Chief Executive

                                          Mr B Cato, Chief Legal Officer (part meeting)

Mr J Scherzer, Head of Climate and Solid Waste (part meeting)

                                          Mr C Agate, Traffic Engineer – Network Operations (part meeting)

                                          Ms K Stannard, Head of Democratic Services

                                          Ms T Lealofi, Democracy Advisor

 

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

The Chair opened the meeting with a Karakia.

 

Resolved: (Mr Tupou/Cr Brown)                                               Minute No. WCB 21501

“That the apology received from Ms Tuala-Le’afa be accepted and leave of absence be granted.”

1.       APOLOGIES

         

          2.            PUBLIC COMMENT

Speaking under public comment, Sergeant P Tangipo introduced himself as the new interim police sergeant for Wainuiomata. He noted the importance for the community to cooperate with Police enforcement to ensure the community’s safety.

In response to a question from a member, Sergeant Tangipo advised there would be consideration to re-establish the police station office in the future.

3.

Mayor's Address

The Mayor read out his Mayoral Statement attached as pages 7-8 of the minutes.

 

 

4.

Presentation by Local Councillor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

Cr Josh van Lier was an apology for the meeting.

5.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS  

          There were no conflicts of interest.

6.       Minutes

Resolved: (Mr Tupou/Mr Sue)                                                 Minute No. WCB 21502

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Wainuiomata Community Board held on Wednesday, 1 September 2021, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

  

7.       Report referred for Board input before being considered by Subcommittee of Council

a)

Options regarding activities on the site of the closed Wainuiomata Landfill (21/1693)

Report No. WCB2021/5/244 by the Head of Climate and Solid Waste

 

Speaking under public comment, Ms P Wylie spoke to her submission attached as pages 9-10 of the minutes.

Speaking under public comment, Mr G James spoke on behalf of Ms S Moffat and Mr J Tamasese. He expressed support for full remediation and restoration of the Wainuiomata landfill outlined in recommendation (4)(c) of the officer’s report.

Speaking under public comment, Ms T Ranstead outlined the potential options that may be considered and utilised at the Wainuiomata landfill site.  She noted the opportunity would be beneficial for the community to undertake the activities she had outlined such as afforestation of the valley; enhancement of the natural environment and pest and predator control. In addition, she said the opportunity would be valuable for students and children to initiate educational activities at the landfill site.

The Head of Climate and Solid Waste elaborated on the report.

In response to a question from a member, the Head of Climate and Solid Waste advised the work would commence before Christmas. He noted the pumping trial and drilling of the well would be completed by March 2022.

In response to a question from a member, the Head of Climate and Solid Waste advised officers had consulted with the affected stakeholders and residents. He noted Council had received their feedback submission for Council’s consideration.

The Chief Executive acknowledged the recommendations contained in the officer’s report were unclear.  She provided clarity to members in relation to the recommended options. She highlighted the importance for members to represent and act as an advocate for the interests of the community in it’s decision-making as outlined in the Board’s Functions and Delegations.

Ms Winterburn believed members should be consulting with affected parties and the wider community in the first instance. She expressed concern that members were not informed by Council when consultation took place. She said members would be in a better position to provide feedback to Council if members had been notified.

The Chief Legal Officer advised that members needed to consider one of the recommended options outlined in the officer’s report and make a recommendation to Council.

 

ReCOMMENDED: (Mr Tupou/Ms McKinley)                     Minute No. WCB 21503

“That the Board:

(1)   notes the options regarding any activities that could take place on the site of Stage 3 of the old Wainuiomata landfill;

(2)   notes that officers are still investigating the feasibility and cost of establishing a gas collection and destruction system on the site;

(3)   notes that officers are carrying out further work to confirm the feasibility and cost of replanting the site;

(4)   notes that Council could disallow any potential new activities that are not associated with remediation of the site, but continue to allow any current activities on the site as long as they do not adversely impact on the ability to carry out further remediation of the site;

(5)   notes that the potential establishment of a gas collection and destruction system, and/or replanting of the site were not included in the Long Term Plan 2021-2023 and additional revenue would be required to fund ongoing costs along with servicing of debt and depreciation if no alternative revenue is identified; and

(6)   provides any feedback to officers and the Council’s Climate Change and Sustainability Committee regarding the options presented in this report.”

 

8.

Proposed New Private Street Name: Subdivision of 196B Wise Street, Wainuiomata (21/1631)

Report No. WCB2021/5/245 by the Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 

The Traffic Engineer – Network Operations elaborated on the report.

 

Resolved: (Mr Tupou/Mrs Winterburn)                                    Minute No. WCB 21504

“That the Board:

 

(1) notes and receives the report; and

(2) approves a new street name for the new proposed Private Road (attached as Appendix 1 to the report) as Tauhou Lane.”    

For the reason that these recommendations have been made so that the development may proceed to completion as a variety of utility connections and other administrative bodies require formalised street addresses in order for the necessary connections to be provided.

 

9.

Community Engagement Fund 2021-2022 (21/1677)

Memorandum dated 14 October 2021 by the Community Advisor Funding and Community Contracts

 

Resolved: (Mr Tupou/Mr Sue)                                                    Minute No. WCB 21505

“That the Board:

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

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

(3)   approves the application from Nourish Trust from the Community Engagement Fund for the total of $2,000.00 to purchase food for the Christmas Hamper boxes for families in need from local primary schools;

(4)  determines the funding to be granted through the Community Engagement Fund 2021-2022; and

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

 

10.

Democracy Advisor's Report (21/1585)

Report No. WCB2021/5/130 by the Democracy Advisor

 

Resolved: (Mr Tupou/Mr Stallworth)                                        Minute No. WCB 21506

“That the Board receives and notes the report.”

 

11.

Chair's report (21/1586)

Report No. WCB2021/5/131 by the Chair

 

The Chair acknowledged Ms McKinley’s resignation as Deputy Chair. He thanked
Ms McKinley for her hard work.

 

Resolved: (Mr Tupou/Mr Sue)                                                    Minute No. WCB 21507

“That the Chair’s report be received and noted.”

12.     QUESTIONS

          There were no questions.

 


There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 8.07pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G Tupou

CHAIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 9th day of February 2022


 

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 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, micromobility, 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.

 

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.

 


 

27 October 2021

 

Head of Parks & Recreation Hutt City Council

30 Laings Road

Private Bag 31912

LOWER HUTT

 

Dear Mr Sherwood

 

Consultation on options to suspend any current or future planned activity on the site of the old Wainuiomata Landfill I refer to your letter dated 27 August 2021 which we received on 22 September 2021 and subsequent telephone conversation on 24 September regarding the above consultation and submission date which was well past by the time we received the letter. You advised that the submission date was no longer relevant due to meetings being postponed due to Covid 19.

 

This therefore is our submission and I have outlined below our views on any current and future planned activity on the site of the old Wainuiomata Landfill. Our home is adjacent to the old landfill and if it is re-opened we believe this would have a major impact on our property and the Coast Road.

 

Given that the landfill was closed approximately 1O years ago and at that time Hutt City Councillor Max Shierlaw advised that the landfill was "near the end of its natural life" and given the introduction of the emissions trading scheme would result in higher costs to the community of using it at that time. Surely if the landfill was "near the end of its natural life" then how can the Hutt City Council contemplate re-opening it.

 

While we understand the need for additional landfill space given the high number of new buildings being built around the Hutt Valley, however, why is Wainuiomata again being considered? Given the issues that arose with the current landfill at 130 Coast Road it is disappointing that you would consider putting the residents of Wainuiomata through these issues again.

 

Is Wainuiomata again being considered as the dumping ground for all the Hutt Valley.

If the old landfill were to be used for clean fill dumping then we are concerned that this will have an impact on the environment, dumping more materials on top of an already full landfill may cause compression of the old materials and result in leaching into the water table and surrounding streams causing more pollution to waterways. We agree with the option to replant the landfill in native plants.

 

We are proud to live in Wainuiomata; the Coast Road is a place of outstanding beauty with numerous native birds and wildlife using the area as their habitat.

 

In recent times we have seen an increase in the number of cars and bikes using the Coast Road accessing the coastal walkways and the Rimutaka Forest Park for leisure pursuits. With plans to also build the cycle pathway on the road the opening of the landfill will result in increased heavy vehicle traffic causing health and safety risks.

We are concerned also by the proposal to install a flare to burn off methane gas from the landfill, given the whole are around the landfill is covered with trees we are concerned that this will cause a fire risk.

 

We have heard that the Hutt City Council is considering developing a new clean fill site in Silverstream we believe that this would be the best option for the Hutt Valley.

We appreciate being given the opportunity to express our views and look forward to receiving feedback from the Council.

 

Please don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions regarding our views.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Pat Wylie

cc: Wainuiomata Community Board


                                                                                       1                                                    09 February 2022

Wainuiomata Community Board

15 December 2021

 

 

 

File: (21/2225)

 

 

Report no: WCB2022/1/12

 

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

 

Intention to grant an easement – Fitzherbert Road

2.    Residents are invited to lodge written submissions on Council’s intention to grant an easement for the purpose of establishing vehicle access over a section of Lot 1 on DP44948 Scenic Reserve between 166 and 169 Upper Fitzherbert Road. Written submissions must be received no later than 10 February 2022. See https://haveyoursay.huttcity.govt.nz/intention-to-grant-an-easement-over-local-purpose-reserve-road-copy for more information.

 

Three Waters reforms

 

3.    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.

 

 

Community Engagement Fund – 2022 update

 

4.    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 22 June 2022.  The fund will be advertised through Council’s networks and members will be sent a link so they can promote the fund.  The Board has $4,607 available to allocate to local activities and events. 

Other funding opportunities can be viewed on Council’s funding calendar webpage:
Funding calendar | Hutt City Council

 

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

 

5.    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

 

EV Charging Stations

 

6.    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 Wainuiomata CBD. 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.

 

Lower Hutt CBD infrastructure project

 

7.    An application from Council to government’s Infrastructure Acceleration Fund has been selected from over 200 applications to move to the next stage of submitting a Request for Proposal. Council has applied for $157 million from government to support stormwater and wastewater upgrades in the area between Hutt Central, Waterloo, Epuni, Woburn, Avalon, Naenae, and Taita. If Council’s application is successful, it could mean 1200-1750 extra homes in the CBD; it will also unlock additional capacity across the valley floor, with space for potentially 6000 new homes.

 

Lower Hutt Climate Action Pathway

 

8.    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.

Young Elected Members Hui 2021/22

 

9.    A date for the Young Elected Members’ Hui that was postponed in October 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, is not yet available. A new date will be advised once it has been confirmed.

 

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.  Note that approximately $1,300 is expected to be spent from the training budget in 2022 if the Young Elected Members’ conference that was postponed from October 2021 goes ahead as planned.

 

Expenditure

 

Miscellaneous Administration

Training

 

$5,000.00

$3,000.00

Advertising

Catering
Wainuiomata Awards

Flowers

 

$180.00

$102.26

$553.37

$77.39

 

 

 

 

$36.36

Balance remaining

$4,086.98

$2,963.64

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Expenditure to January 2022

21

     

 

 

 

 

Author: Judy Randall

Democracy Advisor

 

 

Reviewed By: Kate Glanville

Senior Democracy Advisor

 

Approved By: Kathryn Stannard

Head of Democratic Services

 

 


Attachment 1

Expenditure to January 2022

 

 


MEMORANDUM                                                  1                                                    09 February 2022

Our Reference          22/63

TO:                      Chair and Members

Wainuiomata Community Board

FROM:                Bob Hu

DATE:                21 January 2022

SUBJECT:           Wainuiomata Local Area Traffic Management - update

 

 

Recommendation

That the memorandum be noted and received.

 

Purpose of Memorandum

1.    The purpose of this memorandum is to provide the Wainuiomata Community Board (the Board) with an overview of the Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) work currently underway and planned for the Wainuiomata area.

Background

2.    Under the current National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) 2021-2024 there are four traffic related projects currently scheduled.

3.    These projects will endeavour to promote a safer speed environment for the local communities of Arakura; the suburban centre in the vicinity of Parkway and Fitzherbert Road; and both Fernlea and Pukeatua Schools.

4.    LATM within the Arakura community will look at speed mitigation for Wellington Road, Wise Street and those connecting streets.
A DRAFT treatment design is progressing and is expected to be ready for the Board’s comments in March prior to public consultation. The agreed works are expected to be implemented later in 2022.

5.    The Suburban Centre LATM will be focussed around providing a lower speed environment, with treatment design planned for April 2022 and implementation in 2023.

6.    Safer Speed Limits for Schools recognises that the roads outside schools are perceived as dangerous for children. Officers are looking at options to provide a safer speed environment around schools, which could include speed reductions (variable or permanent), on-road treatments and pedestrian and school crossing improvements.

7.    The initial draft design will be ready for the Board’s comment in April 2022, before going out for public consultation. Implementation of the final agreed design is expected to be in 2023.

 

 

Appendices

There are no appendices for this report.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Bob Hu

Traffic Engineering Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Charles Agate

Transport Asset and Planning Lead

 

 

 

Approved By: Jon Kingsbury

Head of Transport

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                                       1                                                    09 February 2022

Wainuiomata Community Board

25 January 2022

 

 

 

File: (22/101)

 

 

 

 

Report no: WCB2022/1/15

 

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 Wainuiomata Community Board catchment area as follows:

(a)     the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (5 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) servicing property number 1 Dempsey Street on Rata Street, Wainuiomata, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to this report; and

(b)     the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (8 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 18 Main Road, Wainuiomata, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 2 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 - Rata St

29

2

Appendix 2 - Main Rd

30

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Charles Agate

Transport Asset and Planning Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Ravi Soni

Traffic Engineer

 

 

 

Approved By: Bob Hu

Traffic Engineering Manager

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 - Rata St

 


Attachment 2

Appendix 2 - Main Rd