1                                                 11 April 2022

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Poari Hapori o Pito-one |  Petone Community Board

 

Minutes of a meeting held via Zoom on

 Monday 11 April 2022 commencing at 6.30pm

 

 

PRESENT:                        Ms P Hanna (Chair)                     Mr M Fisher (Deputy Chair)

(via audio visual)             Mr M Henderson                         Mr M Roberts

Mr A Voutratzis                            Ms K Yung                

Deputy Mayor T Lewis               

 

APOLOGIES:                  There were no apologies.

 

IN ATTENDANCE:        Ms A Blackshaw, Director Neighbourhoods and Communities

via audio visual)               Mr J Kingsbury, Head of Transport

                                          Ms K Crandle, Head of Parks and Reserves

                                          Mr B Hu, Traffic Engineering Manager

                                          Mr R Soni, Traffic Engineer

                                          Ms K Glanville, Senior Democracy Advisor

                                          Ms H Clegg, Minute taker

                                           

 

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

1.       APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 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

Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.


 

4.       Presentation

 

Presentation by the Jackson Street Programme

Ms Hellen Swales, Chair of the Jackson Street Programme (JSP) provided a verbal update for the meeting.  She advised that:

·           JSP had recently formed a partnership with Job Search and a ‘Job Board’ had been developed for the website.  She said this enabled businesses to remain open during the COVID-19 situation.  She added that if central government changed the Alert Level setting to Orange this would assist businesses;

·           JSP had joined the Hospitality NZ May promotion – Eat, Drink, Play and was encouraging Jackson Street businesses to participate in activities in the final two weeks of May 2022;

·           JSP was pleased to have been invited to discussions with council officers regarding mobility links between The Esplanade and Jackson Street;

·           JSP was investigating employing a social media expert for 15 hours per week to increase the social media profile of Petone businesses; and

·           JSP had hosted an event where MP Chris Luxon and MP Chris Bishop were guest speakers to discuss issues facing businesses today.

Ms Swales advised it was business as usual in the office with planning for the holiday programme and Anzac Day activities well in hand.

5.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS  

          There were no conflict of interest declarations.

6.       Minutes

Resolved:                (Ms Hanna/Ms Yung)                                   Minute No. PCB 22201

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Petone Community Board held on Monday, 14 February 2022, be confirmed as a true and correct record subject to an amendment, that Item 5a) read: ‘Greater Wellington Regional Councillors were not in attendance at the meeting’.”

  

7.

Proposed New Private Street Name: 124 Richmond Street, Petone (22/621)

Report No. PCB2022/2/60 by the Traffic Engineer

 

The Traffic Engineer elaborated on the report. 

The Chair advised that when using a Māori name of a person for a street name, the prefix “Te Ara o” should be placed in front of the name. 

The Senior Democracy Advisor advised that the street naming process commenced under the previous Naming Policy and the process would continue under that policy.  She noted the current Naming Policy was adopted by Council in March 2022. 

Mr Fisher supported naming the first street after an historic Māori person and the second after the tobacco industry to commemorate the importance of the industry in developing early Petone. 

Deputy Mayor Lewis supported the use of the names of historic Māori wahine.  She did not support celebrating the former tobacco industry due to the extensive harm the industry had brought to society.  She highlighted that Council had made a huge effort to make the city a smoke free environment. 

MOVED: (Ms Hanna/Ms Yung)

That the Board:

(1)   notes and receives the report;

(2)   notes that the new private road (Road 1) will continue the use of the name ‘John Street’.

(3)   approves a new street name for new private road (Road 2) shown in Appendix 1 of the report, as “Te Ara o Rīpeka Wharawhara”;

(4)   approves a new street name for new private road (Road 3) shown in Appendix 1 of the report, as “Te Ara o Te Amo Hōhipene”;

(5)   approves a back-up name for the new private roads shown in Appendix 1 of the report, as “Te Ara o Tākiri Love”.

The Chair outlined the work with Mana Whenua that had been undertaken with Deputy Mayor Lewis.  The work was to gather information and gain their support about the historic Māori wahine whose names had been suggested.  She noted the Petone Historical Society also supported the proposed names.

Ms Yung supported the names from Mana Whenua which provided a history prior to the industrial era of Petone.  She stated there was a lot of history to be told and rediscovered.  She appreciated the efforts of everyone involved to bring the information of these suggested names of Māori wahine to light.  

 

 

Resolved:                  (Ms Hanna/Ms Yung)                                   Minute No. PCB 22202

“That the Board:

(1)   notes and receives the report;

(2)   notes that the new private road (Road 1) will continue the use of the name ‘John Street’.

(3)   approves a new street name for new private road (Road 2) shown in Appendix 1 of the report, as “Te Ara o Rīpeka Wharawhara”;

(4)   approves a new street name for new private road (Road 3) shown in Appendix 1 of the report, as “Te Ara o Te Amo Hōhipene”;

(5)   approves a back-up name for the new private roads shown in Appendix 1 of the report, as “Te Ara o Tākiri Love”.”

For the reasons that the development may proceed to completion as a variety of utility connections and other administrative bodies require formalised street addresses for the necessary connections to be provided.

 

8.

Democracy Advisor's Report (22/645)

Report No. PCB2022/2/59 by the Democracy Advisor

 

Speaking under public comment, Ms Hellen Swales requested clarification regarding ‘Housing Intensification in areas subject to natural hazard in Petone’.  She expressed confusion as to whether Council was proposing adaptation or mitigation regarding future development in Petone.  She said she found the language used in the report to be ambiguous.

The Chair advised more clarity would be forthcoming in the Intensification Plan Change currently underway.  She said the Board would keep informed about the review.

 

Resolved:                  (Ms Hanna/Mr Fisher)                                 Minute No. PCB 22203

“That the Board:

 

(1)   receives the report;

 

(2)   notes the amendment to the Community Boards - Functions and Delegations as approved by Council on 23 March 2022 attached as Appendix 1 to the report; and

(3)   notes the Kaupapa Here Tapanga - Naming Policy 2022-2027 attached as Appendix 2 to the report.”

 

9.

Chair's Report (22/784)

Report No. PCB2022/2/65 by the Chair, Petone Community Board

 

The Chair elaborated on the report.

The Head of Parks and Reserves provided an update on the Petone Wharf (the wharf) project.  She advised the timeline outlined previously would not be met, as the consultants were meeting with Greater Wellington Regional Council officers regarding a Conservation Plan for the wharf.  She said that following those discussions, further engagement with Heritage NZ and iwi would take place. She anticipated a report including up to three preferred options could be reported to the Board at its meeting on 22 August 2022.  She stated that it was the officers intention to formulate a resource consent application to be lodged in January/February 2023.

In response to a question from a member, the Head of Parks and Reserves advised investigations into the Bay Street toilet block replacement had highlighted the structure was not reinforced with steel.  She said this meant the floor and walls lacked structural integrity.  She added the project was currently with the architects who were investigating options.  She confirmed a report would be considered by the Board in due course.

The Director Neighbourhoods and Communities advised progress was being made in the refurbishment plans for a number of community facilities, including the Moera Library.  She explained architects were currently investigating changing the location of the entrance to Moera Library to provide better connections to the playground.  She expected detailed designs and costings to be reported to the Board in due course.  She further advised community engagement for the Petone Library refurbishment would commence in late April 2022.  She said officers were currently developing engagement material.  She noted climate change and micro-mobility options were also being assessed.

Ms Hanna advised the Annual Plan engagement process would commence on 13 April 2022.  She noted the Anzac Day dawn service would be held in Lower Hutt this year.

 

Resolved:                   (Ms Hanna/Deputy Mayor Lewis)             Minute No. PCB 22204

“That the Board notes and receives the Chair’s report.”

 

10.

Petone Transport Projects Updates (22/676)

Memorandum dated 23 March 2022 by the Traffic Engineering Manager

 

Speaking under public comment, Ms Hellen Swales requested clarification of the Station Accessibility Project (the project).  She suggested officers investigate the potential for buses to damage verandahs when entering or exiting bus stops on Jackson Street.

 

The Traffic Engineering Manager advised the project was assessing the accessibility for all mode users at three train stations in collaboration with Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and Waka Kotahi officers.  He said officers were currently assessing the options prior to developing a public consultation programme for the project.  He stated the Transport Strategy was an over-arching document for all modes of transport in the city.  He agreed to discuss the potential for buses to damage verandahs on Jackson Street with GWRC officers.

 

In response to questions from members, the Traffic Engineer Manager explained that officers were currently developing options for links between The Esplanade and Jackson Street.  He said a report would be considered by the Board in due course and public engagement would be undertaken.  He agreed to develop a diagram to depict transport projects to assist in a general understanding of how all the projects linked together under the Transport Strategy.

 

In response to a question from a member regarding the link between the proposed cycleway projects occurring in the wider Wellington region, the Traffic Engineer Manager advised Waka Kotahi was keeping officers informed of the Petone-Ngauranga project.  He said officers were about to commence investigations into the linkages with The Esplanade and Eastern Bays Shared Pathway projects.

 

The Head of Transport advised that Cornish Street would officially be closed to SH2 on 19 April 2022.  He said a temporary structure would be installed while a permanent solution was investigated.  He confirmed that if local residents experienced issues with traffic on Cornish Street their first point of contact was the New Zealand Police.

 

Deputy Mayor Lewis thanked the Head of Transport for his work relating to Cornish Street.

 

Resolved:                 (Ms Hanna/Mr Roberts)                                Minute No. PCB 22205

“That the Board receives and notes the memorandum.”

 


 

11.     QUESTIONS

There were no questions.

 

 

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 7.24 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

P Hanna

CHAIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 20th day of June 2022