1                                                   21 June 2022

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

            Poari Hapori o Ōkiwinui | Eastbourne Community Board

 

Minutes of a meeting held in the East Harbour Women's Clubrooms, 145 Muritai Road, Eastbourne on

 Tuesday 21 June 2022 commencing at 7.15pm

 

 

                                                                                                                     PRESENT:

Ms V Horrocks (Chair)

Mr M Gibbons

 

Ms B Moss

Mr B Spedding

 

Deputy Mayor T Lewis

 

                                          

APOLOGIES:                  Frank Vickers

 

IN ATTENDANCE:         Mayor Campbell Barry (part meeting)
Jon Kingsbury, Head of Transport

Bob Hu, Traffic Engineering Manager

Andrew Rowe, Traffic Asset Lead
Judy Randall, Democracy Advisor

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

1.

Opening formalities - Karakia Timatanga

Whakataka te hau ki te uru

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga

Kia mākinakina ki uta

Kia mātaratara ki tai

E hī ake ana te atakura

He tio, he huka, he hau hū

Tīhei mauri ora.

Cease the winds from the west
Cease the winds from the south
Let the breeze blow over the land
Let the breeze blow over the ocean
Let the red-tipped dawn come with a sharpened air. 
A touch of frost, a promise of a glorious day.

 

2.       APOLOGIES

Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Ms Moss)                                     Minute No. ECB 22301

“That the apology received from Frank Vickers be accepted and leave of absence be granted.”

3.       PUBLIC COMMENT

Public comment is recorded under the item to which they relate.

 

4.

Mayor's Address

Mayor Barry provided a number of updates:

•     The Barber Grove to Seaview Wastewater Treatment plant pipe duplication project was underway. This was a significant infrastructure project that would service 90% of people across the Hutt Valley.

•     Council had adopted an Integrated Transport Strategy, which would set the direction for a more integrated and sustainable transport network.

•     He would continue to seek certainty from Health New Zealand on the level of health services it would provide while Hutt Hospital was undergoing earthquake strengthening.

•     Council was a finalist for the Local Government New Zealand Excellence awards in the wellbeing category for the Kai Collective. He said this was a testament to the mahi of Pataka Kai and Kōkiri Marae who formed part of Kai Collective.

•     A representation review would be considered by the new Council in the next triennium. Mayor Barry encouraged community boards to provide feedback on the proposal.

·           He thanked the Board for their work on the Eastern Bays Speed Review.

 

·           Work was expected to begin on Tupua Horo Nuku (the Eastern Bays Shared Path) before the next Community Board meeting. He shared his enthusiasm to have the project almost underway.

5.       Presentations

a)

Presentation by representatives of CentrePort and Z Energy

William Woods, Strategic Planning Manager at CentrePort, Andrew Steele, General Manager Ferries and Bulk for Centreport, Duncan McIntyre, Project Engineer for Z Energy and Helen Russell, Project Manager at Brian Perry Civil provided a presentation on the Seaview Energy Resilience Project attached as pages 8-18 to the minutes.

Helen Russell advised the piling works currently underway at Seaview were almost complete. He added there would be ongoing construction noise. She said more piling would be required for the wharf.

William Woods advised CentrePort would be reinstating the area next to the wharf once works were complete, to dovetail with Tupua Nuku Horo. He said this would be a separate co-design project with the local Eastbourne community.

 

b)

Presentation by representatives of Metlink

Speaking under public comment, Felicity Rashbrooke expressed disappointment with the Eastbourne Metlink bus service. She was particularly concerned by the reduction in bus services. She knew of older people who were no longer able to drive and relied on bus services. She said many people preferred the more environmentally responsible option of bus transport. She expressed frustration at the frequent cancellations and changes to the bus timetable at short notice. She asked for certainty so people could plan their journeys.

 

The Chair welcomed Samantha Gain, General Manager Metlink, and Melissa Anderson, Metlink Manager, Operations and Partnerships.

Samantha Gain provided the following update:

·      Metlink had responded to driver shortages by improving driver conditions and ensuring a higher pay rate. Border openings were expected to help address driver shortages.

 

·      Half price public transport would continue until the end of August. Half price transport for community service card holders would begin from 1 September.

 

·      Snapper would be extended to all public transport in the Wellington region from November 2022. Snapper cards would provide Metlink with information on travel to assist them with timetabling.

 

·      Metlink had received funding to support bus drivers, decarbonise its fleet and assist with a modal shift.

 

·      The public transport mini bus on demand trial in Tawa would be reviewed after six months and might be trialled in other areas.

 

·      From 1 July the bus service from the Wellington Railway Station to Wellington Airport would be reinstated using electric buses.

 

·      A public consultation was underway on new fare products such as family passes. Samantha Gain agreed to send members a link to the consultation.

 

·      A project on safety and accessibility at bus stops was underway.

 

·      A project to maximise the use of public transport was underway with a focus on transport hubs and connections.

In response to questions from members, Samantha Gain and Melissa Anderson explained that Real Time Information (RTI) apps and displays had been unreliable because drivers were not logging in when they began their journey. They agreed to address the issue. They further agreed to investigate bus patronage by Eastbourne residents and provide the results to Council’s Head of Transport for the Board’s information.

 

c)

Presentation by a Councillor of Greater Wellington Regional Council

Cr Lamason advised she would not be seeking re-election.

6.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS  

There were no conflict of interest declarations

7.       Minutes

Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Mr Gibbons)                                Minute No. ECB 22302

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Eastbourne Community Board held on Tuesday, 12 April 2022, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

  

8.

Eastbourne Community Board Community Engagement Fund - Round 2 - 2021-2022 (22/1339)

Report No. ECB2022/3/105 by the Community Advisor Funding and Community Contracts

 

Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Deputy Mayor Lewis)                 Minute No. ECB 22303

“That the Board:

(1)     notes the Community Board Delegations, Guidelines and Criteria 2020-2023 for the Community Engagement Fund on the first pages of the agenda;

(2)     notes that this is the second round of funding through the Community Engagement Fund 2021-2022 for the Eastbourne Community Board;

(3)     notes the Community Engagement Fund closed on Wednesday 1 June 2022 and three applications had been received and one application was ineligible;

(4)     approves the application from St Ronan’s Church for $640.00 for the purchase of theatre flood lighting to provide Chamber concerts in Eastbourne;

(5)     approves the application from the Point Howard Residents’ Association for $836.00 for the purchase of garden supplies;

(6)     agrees that the applications received under the Community Engagement Fund were considered according to the merits of the application criteria and priorities of the fund; and

(7)     agrees that the organisations granted funding will be required to attend a meeting of the Eastbourne Community Board to provide feedback once the project has been completed.”

 

 

 

9.

Submission on Government Mandated Changes to Building Height and Density in Lower Hutt (22/1214)

Memorandum dated 17 May 2022 by the Democracy Advisor

 

Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Ms Moss)                                      Minute No. ECB 22304


“That
the Board:

 

(1)      notes that a submission to Hutt City Council in respect of government mandated changes to building height and density in Lower Hutt requires the Board’s retrospective endorsement; and

 

(2)       agrees to endorse the submission contained within the officer’s memorandum.”

 

10.

Chair's Report (22/1346)

Report No. ECB2022/3/100 by the Chair

 

Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Mr Gibbons)                                 Minute No. ECB 22305

“That the Board notes and receives the report.”

 

11.

Democracy Advisor's Report (22/1160)

Report No. ECB2022/3/101 by the Democracy Advisor

 

Resolved: (Ms Horrocks/Mr Spedding)                              Minute No. ECB 22306

“That the Board notes and receives the report.”

12.     Information Items

a)

Transport and parking update (22/1320)

A verbal update by the Head of Transport and the Traffic Engineering Manager

 

The Head of Transport and the Traffic Engineering Manager provided a transport update as follows:

·      Andrew Rowe was introduced as Council’s recently appointed Traffic Asset Lead. He would be managing a range of projects including the Waterloo to CBD cycleway and would be undertaking a project to review speeds throughout the Hutt Valley.

·      The eastern bays’ speed review was complete and had attracted approximately 400 submissions. An analysis of submissions was underway. Those living in the Eastbourne end of the bays appeared to be less supportive of lower speeds than those living in other eastern bays.

·      A livestreamed information evening for residents on the Tupua Horo Nuku shared path would be held before construction began in August 2022.  Construction would require sections of the road to reduce to one lane.

·      Officers were analysing feedback on proposed changes to the Maire Street carpark and the Community Centre car park. They would provide a recommendation on both before the Board’s final meeting for the triennium on 23 August 2022.

·      Officers were considering more signage for roads in the eastern bays. They were also looking at safety improvements on some street corners.

In response to questions from members, the Head of Transport agreed to let members know when the construction work on Tupua Horo Nuku and the Barber Grove to Seaview wastewater pipes would happen.

13.     Reports from representatives on local organisations

a)

Report back from representatives on local organisations (22/1334)

Report No. ECB2022/3/102 by the Democracy Advisor

 

a)    Okiwi Eastbourne - Bays Community Trust

       The Chair and Murray Gibbons advised the merging of the two Trusts was underway.

b)    Eastbourne Youth Workers Trust

       Bruce Spedding advised Board members were still pursuing the development of a bike skills area near Burdan’s Gate, which was of interest to the Trust.

c)    Community Emergency Response Group

       The Chair advised the water tank at Wellesley College had been cleaned and refilled.

14.     QUESTIONS

There were no questions.

15.

Closing formalities – short mihi

Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau Hou Māori.

Titiro whakamuri

Kōkiri whakamua

 

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 8.40 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V Horrocks

CHAIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 23rd day of August 2022


 

 

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