Shirley/Papanui Community Board

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Shirley/Papanui Community Board will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 16 March 2016

Time:                                    4.00pm

Venue:                                 Board Room, Papanui Service Centre,
Corner Langdons Road and Restell Street, Papanui

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Mike Davidson

Aaron Keown

Jo Byrne

Pauline Cotter

Ali Jones

Emma Norrish

Barbara Watson

 

 

10 March 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Judith Pascoe

Community Board Advisor

941 5414

judith.pascoe@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

Note:  The reports contained within this agenda are for consideration and should not be construed as Council policy unless and until adopted.  If you require further information relating to any reports, please contact the person named on the report.
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Shirley/Papanui Community Board

16 March 2016

 

 

 

Role of the Shirley/Papanui Community Board

 

Chair

Mike Davidson

Membership

Aaron Keown (Deputy Chair), Jo Byrne, Emma Norrish, Barbara Watson, Pauline Cotter, Ali Jones

Quorum

Half of the members if the number of members (including vacancies) is even, or a majority of members if the number of members (including vacancies is uneven.

Meeting Cycle

Twice monthly on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

 

The role of the community board is to:

 

 

Shirley/Papanui Community Board Objectives

For the 2013-2016 Triennium

 

These objectives have been agreed to by the Shirley/Papanui Community Board. They are intended to guide decision-making and provide a basis for the Board's advocacy work now and in the future. These objectives will be achieved through partnerships with the community, community organisations, local businesses, government agencies and the Christchurch City Council.

 

§  Raise Board profile and strengthen communication

§  Work co-operatively with other wards and community boards

 

§  Empowering, enabling, supporting local communities

§  Giving the community its own voice and sense of involvement

 

§  Give the community an understanding of what is happening in the wards

 

§  Contribute to a sustainable, healthy city.


Shirley/Papanui Community Board

16 March 2016

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C       1.       Apologies.......................................................................................................................... 4

B       2.       Declarations of Interest................................................................................................... 4

C       3.       Confirmation of Previous Minutes................................................................................. 4

B       4.       Deputations by Appointment........................................................................................ 4

B       5.       Presentation of Petitions................................................................................................ 4 

B       6.       Correspondence............................................................................................................. 11  

C       7.       Cranford Street Proposed No Stopping Restrictions................................................. 13

A       8.       Northern Access Bus Lanes........................................................................................... 19

C       9.       Application to the Shirley/Papanui Community Board's 2015/16 Positive Youth Development Scheme - Papanui High School and Kate Elizabeth Cockerton-Holmes 27

B       10.     Shirley/Papanui Community Board Area Update...................................................... 31

B       11.     Elected Member Information Exchange...................................................................... 35

B       12.     Question Under Standing Orders................................................................................. 35 

 

 


Shirley/Papanui Community Board

16 March 2016

 

 

1.   Apologies

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

2.   Declarations of Interest

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

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Shirley/Papanui Community Board meeting held on Wednesday, 2 March 2016 be confirmed (refer page 5).

4.   Deputations by Appointment

4.1

Positive Youth Development Scheme Report – Zion Dance Studio

Ms Sarah-Louise Faithful and Ms Loreta-Jean Tauariki will report back to the Board on their attendance at the HipHop Dance Unit World Championships held in Martinique from 1–5 December 2015.

 

4.2

Project/Funding Report - Papanui Youth Development Trust

Mr Hamish Flynn will speak on behalf of the Papanui Youth Development Trust regarding their projects and funding for the 2015/16 grants year.

 

4.3

Project/Funding Report - St Albans Residents' Association (SARA)

Mr Peter McDonald will speak on behalf of SARA regarding their projects and funding for the 2015/16 grants year.

 

5.   Presentation of Petitions

There were no petitions received at the time the agenda was prepared.  


Shirley/Papanui Community Board

16 March 2016

 

 

 

Shirley/Papanui Community Board

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 2 March 2016

Time:                                    4.00pm

Venue:                                 Board Room, Papanui Service Centre,
Corner Langdons Road and Restell Street, Papanui

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Mike Davidson

Aaron Keown

Jo Byrne

Ali Jones

Emma Norrish

Barbara Watson

 

 

29 February 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Judith Pascoe

Community Board Advisor

941 5414

judith.pascoe@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
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Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

 

 

An apology for absence was received from Pauline Cotter.

 

Community Board Resolved SPCB/2016/00010

That the Shirley/Papanui Community Board accept the apology.

Member Davidson/Member Jones                                                                                                                     Carried

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Community Board Resolved SPCB/2016/00011

That the minutes of the Shirley/Papanui Community Board meeting held on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 be confirmed.

Member Keown/Member Norrish                                                                                                                      Carried

 

4.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

4.1       Project/Funding Report - Te Ora Hou

Mr Jade Beaman and Mr Jono Campbell spoke on behalf of Te Ora Hou regarding their projects and funding for the 2015/16 grants year.

The Chairperson thanked Mr Beaman and Mr Campbell for their deputation.

 

 

4.2       Project/Funding Report - Northgate Community Services Trust

             Mrs Karen Watson spoke on behalf of Northgate Community Services Trust regarding their projects and funding for the 2015/16 grants year.

             The Chairperson thanked Mrs Watson for her deputation.

 

 

4.3       Request for Removal of Tree in Tisch Place

             Ms Julie Brigg, resident, spoke to the Board regarding the request by residents of Tisch Place for the removal of a tree.

             The Shirley/Papanui Community Board noted Ms Brigg's concerns regarding the large elm tree located in the berm between Numbers 5 and 7 Tisch Place. The tree has grown over large for the available space and two branches had fallen in recent months, one of which blocked the road for five hours before being removed by the Council contractor. Ms Brigg advised that the residents were nervous about their safety and were afraid of further branches, or the tree itself, falling on people and properties.

             The Council Arborist was present to deliver a staff briefing on the situation. Refer Clause 7 of these minutes.

             The Chairperson thanked Ms Brigg for her deputation and accepted a petition containing 30 signatures from the residents of Tisch Place asking for the removal of the elm tree growing between 5 and 7 Tisch Place.

 

4.4       Courtenay Street/Papanui Parallel Cycle Way

             Ms Maggie Tarakana, supported by six other residents of Courtenay Street, spoke to the Board regarding the expected increase in traffic flow on Courtenay Street due to the installation of the Papanui Parallel Cycleway and the associated intersection upgrades.

The Shirley/Papanui Community Board noted the following concerns from the residents:

·         Courtenay Street designated as a "collector" road rather than a "local" road

·         The volume and speed of traffic using the road

·         The proposed upgrade (2009) to the existing "deep dish" channel and kerbing had not occurred.

·         The impact that the construction of the Papanui Parallel Cycle Way would have on traffic flows.

The residents requested that the proposed upgrading of the access to Courtenay Street be looked at holistically with regard to the Papanui Parallel Cycleway and upgrades of surrounding streets and intersections.

The Chairperson thanked Ms Tarakana and the residents for their deputation.

 

4.5       Access way from Hills Road to Onawe Place

             Mr Chauhan spoke to the Board regarding the repeated vandalism of his boundary fence with the access way from Hills Road to Onawe Place.

Community Board Decided SPCB/2016/00012

The Board noted both Mr Chauhan's request for  assistance to maintain the fence between his property and the alleyway, damaged by repeated vandalism, and the Council policy that gives responsibility for boundary fences with Council land to the adjoining landowner.

             The Board decided to request that the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) team assess the alleyway access between Hills Road and Onawe Place and report back to the Board.

The Chairperson thanked Mr Chauhan for his deputation.

 

Member Keown/Member Norrish                                                                                                                      Carried

5.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There were no petitions presented.  

6.   Correspondence

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Shirley/Papanui Community Board receive the information in the correspondence report dated 02 March 2016.

 

 

Community Board Decided SPCB/2016/00013

Part B

The Shirley/Papanui Community Board received the information in the correspondence report dated 02 March 2016 and agreed that the report currently laying on the table regarding the purchase of land at 253 Queen Elizabeth II Drive be withdrawn.

Member Davidson/Member Watson                                                                                                                 Carried

 

7.   Staff Briefings

 

7.1 Parks and Reserves Update

 

This update was postponed until a later meeting.

 

Member Jones left the meeting at 5.07pm

Member Jones returned to the meeting at 5.11pm

 

7.2 Suburban Parking Policy Project

 

The Board noted the information provided by the Policy Planner and Senior Policy Planner from the Planning and Strategic Transport Unit.

 

7.3 Tree Removal - Tisch Place

 

The Board noted the information provided by the Arborist, Parks Unit on the decision to remove several unhealthy trees in Tisch Place, including the overgrown elm between 5 and 7 Tisch Place which was seen as a safety hazard. Also to be removed is a eucalyptus tree in the adjoining Foley Reserve.

 

Member Jones left the meeting at 5.31pm

Member Jones returned to the meeting at 5.32pm

 

7.4 Priority Bus Lanes Main North Road

 

This item was cancelled.

 

 

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Shirley/Papanui Community Board note the information supplied during the Staff Briefings.

 

 

Community Board Decision

The Shirley/Papanui Community Board noted the information supplied during the Staff Briefings.

 

8.   Shirley/Papanui Community Board Area Update

 

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Shirley/Papanui Community Board receive the report.

 

Community Board Decision

The Shirley/Papanui Community Board received the report.

 

8.1 St Albans Community Centre Time Capsule

 

The Board asked staff to provide information on the procedure for the opening of the St Albans Community Centre time capsule and recommend a suitable date and time.

 

9.   Elected Member Information Exchange

Part B

·         The Board requested information from staff regarding the outcome of the Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board's request for the temporary closure of Addington Park to Freedom Campers.

10. Questions Under Standing Orders

Part B

There were no questions under standing orders at this meeting.

   

Meeting concluded at 5.55pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 16th DAY OF MARCH.

 

Mike Davidson

Chairperson

 


Shirley/Papanui Community Board

16 March 2016

 

 

6.        Correspondence

Reference:

16/249313

Contact:

Judith Pascoe

Judith.pascoe@ccc.govt.nz

941 5414

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

Correspondence has been received from:

Name

Subject

Julianne Grant

Traffic Lights at Breens, Harewood and Gardiners Road Intersection

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Shirley/Papanui Community Board:

1.         Receive the information in the correspondence report dated 16 March 2016

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a  

Shirley Papanui Community Board - 16 March 2016 - Correspondence - Julianne Grant - Request for Traffic Lights at Breens, Harewood, Gardiners Road Intersection

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7.        Cranford Street Proposed No Stopping Restrictions

Reference:

16/61406

Contact:

Penny Gray

penny.gray@ccc.govt.nz

941 8633

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Shirley/Papanui Community Board to approve the no-stopping restrictions on Cranford Street as shown on Attachment A.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is staff generated and is in response to an opportunity to increase capacity on Cranford Street.

2.   Significance

2.1       The decision in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined by assessment of the magnitude of the problem and number of properties affected by the preferred option. 

2.1.2   The community engagement and consultation outlined in this report reflect the assessment.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Shirley/Papanui Community Board:

1.         Revoke all existing parking and stopping restrictions currently located on the west side of Cranford Street commencing at its intersection with Edgeware Road and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Cornwall Street;

2.         Revoke all existing parking and stopping restrictions currently located on the east side of Cranford Street commencing at its intersection with Edgeware Road and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 71 metres;

3.         Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the west side of Cranford Street commencing at its intersection with Edgeware Road and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 27 metres;

4.         Approve that a marked bus stop be installed on the west side of Cranford Street commencing at a point 27 metres north of its intersection with Edgeware Road and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 13.5 metres;

5.         Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the west side of Cranford Street commencing at a point 40.5 metres north of its intersection with Edgeware Road and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Cornwall Street.

6.         Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the east side of Cranford Street commencing at its intersection with Edgeware Road and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 71 metres.

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2015 - 2025):

4.1.1   Activity: Road Operations

·     Level of Service: 10.0.1 Provide journey reliability on specific strategic routes

4.2       The following feasible options have been considered:

·     Option 1 - Install No Stopping Restrictions (preferred option)

·     Option 2 - Do Nothing

4.3       Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages (Preferred Option)

4.3.1   The advantages of this option include:

·     Increases the capacity for northbound traffic on Cranford Street by extending the length of the 2 existing departure lanes;

4.3.2   The disadvantages of this option include:

·     Removes parking from outside residential properties on Cranford Street

 

5.   Context/Background

Background

5.1       The intersection of Cranford Street and Edgeware Road has been identified as an intersection with opportunities to increase capacity through minor civil works.

5.2       There are two existing northbound departure lanes on Cranford Street.  However these are short lanes and merge at a pinch point, created by an existing bus stop and traffic island.  This restricts the capacity of the lanes.

5.3       Cranford Street is identified as a minor arterial in the Christchurch Replacement District Plan.  Minor arterial roads provide connections between major arterial roads and major rural, suburban and industrial areas and commercial centres. This road carries in excess of 20,000 vehicular movements each day (two-way).

5.4       All the signalised intersections on Cranford Street from Edgeware Road to Innes Road are linked.  This means, in theory, that motorists should get a 'green wave' from Edgeware Road to Innes Road as they are driving northbound on Cranford Street.

5.5       However during the evening peak period Cranford Street is congested and traffic flow on this street is slow.  This proposal aims to increase capacity of this intersection by increasing the number of through vehicles that can clear the intersection.

Proposal

5.6       The proposed design extends the two northbound lanes by removing the parking on the western side of Cranford Street between the BP station and Cornwall Street.

5.7       The proposed layout will allow more northbound traffic to clear the intersection in a traffic light phase, thereby increasing capacity for northbound traffic at this intersection.

5.8       The proposed layout will also create a longer merge space which should decrease delay for merging motorists and decrease the likelihood of a merge type crash occurring.

5.9       All properties adjacent to this proposal have off-street parking options.


 

6.   Option 1 - Install No Stopping (preferred)

Option Description

6.1       Extend the length of the northbound departure lanes on Cranford Street by installing no stopping restrictions on the western side of Cranford Street, as shown on Attachment A.

Significance

6.2       The level of significance of low is consistent with section 2 of this report. 

Impact on Māori

6.3       This option does not involve a significant decision in relation to land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision does not specifically impact Māori, their culture and traditions.

Community Views and Preferences

6.4       Consultation was undertaken from Friday 22 January 2016 to Monday 15 February 2016.

6.5       A total of 20 leaflets were delivered to businesses and residents within the vicinity of this intersection.  The leaflet was also sent to 63 key stakeholders and 11 absentee owners.  Information regarding the project and consultation was also placed in the St Albans Residents Association Newsletter.

6.6       The Council received nine submissions, with five in support of the project and four submissions did not support the plan.  One submission who opposed the plan thought the proposal was removing the right turn from Cranford Street, heading south, into Edgeware Road.  This is not the case, there will be no changes to any turning manoeuvres at this intersection.

6.7       The other main issues raised were loss of on street parking and safety concerns with the proposed length of the merge lane and entering and exiting properties. 

6.8       On street parking reduces the visibility available for residents and the removal of the parking will improve safety at accesses by increasing the visibility of approaching traffic.  Residents will need to wait for a safe gap before turning across multiple lanes of traffic.  This is the same situation as on other multi-lane sections of road throughout Christchurch. 

6.9       Providing a longer merge length allows vehicles more time to undertake the manoeuvre, which increases the capacity at the intersection and reduces the potential for crashes to occur.

6.10    The submission from the Canterbury District Health Board supported the proposal and also raised concerns regarding the footpath on the north east corner of the intersection. This will be investigated further by the Area Traffic Engineer.

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

6.11    This option is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies

Financial Implications

6.11.1 Cost of Implementation - $17,000

6.11.2 Maintenance / Ongoing Costs - Covered under the area maintenance contract and the effect will be minimal to the overall asset.

6.11.3 Funding source - Transport Corridor Optimisation Works from Capital expenditure funding.

Legal Implications

6.12    Part 1, Clause 5 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008 provides Council with the authority to install parking restrictions by resolution.

6.13    The Community Boards have delegated authority from the Council to exercise the delegations as set out in the Register of Delegations.  The list of delegations for the Community Boards includes the resolution of stopping restrictions and traffic islands.

6.14    The installation of any signs and/or markings associated with traffic control devices must comply with the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.

Risks and Mitigations

6.15    Not applicable

Implementation

6.16    Implementation dependencies  - Community Board approval

6.17    Implementation timeframe - Construction is programmed to be completed by the end of the 2015/16 financial year.

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

6.18    The advantages of this option include:

·   Increases the capacity for northbound traffic on Cranford Street by extending the length of the 2 existing departure lanes;

6.19    The disadvantages of this option include:

·   Removes parking from outside residential properties on Cranford Street

7.   Option 2 - Do Nothing

Option Description

7.1       The two existing northbound departure lanes on Cranford Street will remain as is.

Significance

7.2       The level of significance of low is consistent with section 2 of this report. 

Impact on Māori

7.3       This option does not involve a significant decision in relation to land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision does not specifically impact Māori, their culture and traditions.

Community Views and Preferences

7.4       See sections 6.4 through to 6.10.

7.5       Of the nine submissions received, four did not support the scheme.  One of the people who opposed the scheme misunderstood the plan and thought the right hand turn on Cranford Street into Edgeware Road was being removed.

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

7.6       This option is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies

Financial Implications

7.7       Cost of Implementation - $0

7.8       Maintenance / Ongoing Costs - Not applicable

7.9       Funding source - Not applicable

Legal Implications

7.10    Not applicable

Risks and Mitigations

7.11    Not applicable

Implementation

7.12    Implementation dependencies  - Not applicable

7.13    Implementation timeframe - Not applicable

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

7.14    The advantages of this option include:

·   No cost for construction works

·   No parking removed from outside of residential properties

7.15    The disadvantages of this option include:

·   Loss of an opportunity to increase capacity at this intersection

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a  

tp344901 Cranford Street Edgeware Road BP Garage - Shirley/Papanui Community Board - Attachment A - Optimisation Project

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Confirmation of Statutory Compliance

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

Signatories

Authors

Penny Gray

Ryan Rolston

Steve Parry

Traffic Engineer

Senior Traffic Engineer

Manager Traffic Operations

Approved By

Steffan Thomas

Chris Gregory

David Adamson

Operations Manager

Head of Transport

General Manager City Services

  


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8.        Northern Access Bus Lanes

Reference:

16/191201

Contact:

Adam Taylor

adam.taylor@ccc.govt.nz

039418552

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Shirley/Papanui Community Board to consider the installation of a Bus/Cycle lane on Main North Road at Chaney's and associated intersection controls.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is being provided to fulfil the Council Resolution of December 2014 which resolved to construct a bus lane on the southbound Main North Road bus approach to the Northern Motorway off ramp as part of a package of multi-agency measures to address traffic/transport problems in the north of the city.

1.3       The package of proposals has previously been agreed for construction through CEAG. 

2.   Significance

2.1       The decision(s) in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined by using the engagement significance matrix. The community engagement and consultation outlined in this report reflects the assessment.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Shirley/Papanui Community Board recommends to the Infrastructure Transport and Environment Committee that it:

1.         Approve that a special vehicle lane for the exclusive use of southbound buses and cycles be installed on the east side of Main North Road starting at a point 285 metres north east of its intersection with Link Road, and extending in a south westerly direction for 515m. 

             That the Shirley/Papanui Community Board 

2.         Revoke all parking and stopping restriction on the east side of Main North Road starting at a point 285m metres north east of its intersection with Link Road, and extending in a south westerly direction for 515m.

3.         Resolve that the stopping of all vehicles be prohibited on the east side Main North Road starting at a point 285m metres north east of its intersection with Link Road, and extending in a south westerly direction for 515m.

4.         Resolve that a Give Way control be placed against Link Road at its intersection with Main North Road.

5.         Approve the removal of the three trees to the north of the Northern Motorway off ramp.

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2015 - 2025):

4.1.1   Activity: Public Transport Infrastructure

·     Level of Service: 10.4.1 Contribute to increase number of trips made by public transport

4.2       The following feasible options have been considered:

·     Option 1 - Provide a bus lane on the southbound approach to the Empire Road off ramp (preferred option)

·     Option 2 - Do Nothing

4.3       Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages (Preferred Option)

4.3.1   The advantages of this option include:

·   Improvements to bus journey times, particularly during the congested morning peak period.

·   Encouraging greater use of public transport by commuters

4.3.2   The disadvantages of this option include:

·     Vehicles exiting the adjacent Smith Crane site will be forced to cross and additional lane of traffic to exit the site. However given the limited number of buses that use the route, then this is unlikely to any significant increase in delay.

4.4       Community Feedback                     

4.4.2   Community consultation on the Main North Road bus priority lane was             undertaken from Monday 1 February to Monday 15 February 2016.

4.4.3   A total of 60 leaflets were hand delivered to Main North Road. The leaflet was also sent to 74 key stakeholders and 28 absentee owners. 

4.4.4   During the course of the engagement, Council received eight submissions. Six respondents were in support of the bus lane installation, one respondent did not support the installation and one did not state their preference. 

4.4.5   No response was received in relation to the tree removal

 

5.   Context/Background

Background

5.1       Since the earthquakes of 2010-2011 populations have increased in the North of Christchurch and in Waimakariri, leading to increases in congestion on the surrounding road network. This in turn has led to increased delays and journey times and other adverse outcomes such as worsening road safety conditions, and environmental impacts.

5.2       Given that the population in the North of Christchurch and in Waimakariri is anticipated to grow further, and that changes to the road network in the area (including the construction of NZTAs Northern Arterial Motorway, and CCC projects along the Marshland Road corridor), it is anticipated that, in the short term at least, these problems could worsen.

5.3       In order to address these short terms concerns CCC staff entered into negotiations with staff from NZTA, ECan and WDC to establish if it was possible to undertake some relatively low cost improvements which would address the issues in the short term, ahead of the completion of NZTAs Western Belfast Bypass and the Northern Arterial Motorway.

5.4       Staff determined that a package of measures could be delivered that would provide benefits, focussing on two main area, one which would focus on improving the operation of the Northern Motorway, the other which would look at ways in which commuters could be encouraged to use alternative modes of transport.

5.5       Measures aimed at improving the operation of the Northern Motorway included NZTAs attempts to operate a variable speed limit along the motorway, and to make changes to motorway access arrangements in Waimakariri.  Attempts to encourage the use of alternative modes of transport include enhancements to the existing bus lanes along the NZTA controlled stretch of Main North Road, the provision of a greater number of bus services by ECan and this proposal by CCC to operate a bus lane on the southbound approach to the Empire Road motorway off ramp. The operation of this bus lane will enable buses (and cyclists) which can encounter significantly delays on the approach to the traffic signals in the morning peak period to "queue jump", getting ahead of all traffic queue on the approach to intersection, reducing journey times for buses when compared to other vehicles.

5.6       A report examining the condition of three Black Poplar trees located on the western side of Main North Road to the north of the Northern Motorway off ramp was undertaken as part of this project, as it was considered possible that the proposed works could impact on the trees. This report indicated that two of the trees were found to be in poor condition, and one of the trees was found to be in a very poor condition, and that there is a high risk of structural failing of the tress which would impact adversely on road safety. Accordingly it was recommended that the trees were removed. The trees are not protected under City Plan rules.

6.   Option 1 - Bus Lane (preferred)

Option Description

6.1       Widen Main North Road to permit the construction of a bus lane on the southbound approach to the Empire Road off ramp signals, which will permit buses to "queue jump" when congestion occurs at the intersection. This option requires some limited localised widening of the road, and the removal of three Black Polar trees which are in "poor" or "very poor" condition, adjacent to Main North Road.

Significance

6.2       The level of significance of this option is low consistent with section 2 of this report.  Engagement requirements for this level of significance are consistent with this assessment, and more details given in relation to the consultation process below.

Impact on Mana Whenua

6.3       This option may involve a significant decision in relation to ancestral land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision may specifically impact Ngāi Tahu, their culture and traditions. This may occur as a result of increased storm water discharge to waterways as a result of marginal increases in the area of road hardstanding provided by the scheme. As part of the on-going detailed design process this issue will be addressed through reference to CCC's global consents,

Community Views and Preferences

6.4.        Submissions were received from Monday 1 February to Monday 15 February 2016, with eight responses received.

6.4.1.     Six respondents were in support of the Main North Road bus priority lane. Their feedback included:

·   Great that this work is being done to improve the efficiency of sustainable transport options.

·   We should be encouraging much more public transport use in the city.

·   This will have a positive impact on population health through improved air quality by reducing congestion.

·   It is a critical part of the wide Northern access package, aimed at encouraging greater use of public transport in this area.

6.4.2.     One respondent did not support the Main North Road bus priority lane and included the following feedback:

·   Concerns about whether the bus priority lane would improve congestion and adding an additional lane for their customers to navigate when exiting their business.

Project team response:

The proposed measures are part of a package undertaken by Christchurch City Council, NZ Transport Agency, Environment Canterbury and Waimakariri District Council to improve congestion across the wider north Christchurch area in the short term period between now and when the western Belfast bypass (and ultimately the northern arterial motorway) are completed. The combination of these measures are expected to alleviate congestion. Whilst, adding the bus lane will add an additional lane for customers exiting to navigate, it is expected that any additional delays for customers leaving your site would be negligible due to the limited frequency of buses.

 

6.4.3.     One respondent who did not state their preference included the following feedback:

·   Concerns about whether cyclists could safely use the bus priority lane.

Project team response:

Whilst the intention of the bus priority lane is for passenger transport, the cycle lane will be wide enough to accommodate buses and cyclists.

 

No response was received in relation to the tree removal.

 

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

6.4       This option is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies

Financial Implications

6.5       Cost of Implementation - Preliminary construction costs for the scheme were $800,000, but this will be reviewed as part of the detailed design process. Under a funding agreement, NZTA are proposing to pay $432,000 of the constructions costs, with a further $183,000 provided by WDC. Accordingly CCC will fund residual $183,000 of the final construction cost.  

6.6       Maintenance / Ongoing Costs - There will be some limited additional on-going maintenance costs, largely arising from the need to maintain a slightly wider road, and more complex signal arrangements.

6.7       Funding source - Funding has been set aside in the LTP for CCC's element of the funding.

Legal Implications

6.8       Part 1, Clause 5 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008 provides Council with the authority to install parking restrictions by resolution.

6.9       The Community Boards have delegated authority from the Council to exercise the delegations as set out in the Register of Delegations.  The list of delegations for the Community Boards includes the resolution of stopping restrictions.

6.10    The Community Boards have delegated authority from the Council for the removal of trees.

6.11    The installation of any signs and/or markings associated with traffic control devices must comply with the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.

6.12    The ITE committee having delegation from the Council for the resolution of the special vehicle lanes.

Risks and Mitigations

6.13    Failing to deliver this project will result in increased journey times for public transport, due continued congestion and delay on critical routes into the city from the north.

6.14    There is some risk that the consent process could slow delivery of the project, which in turn may lead to like to programming risks in terms of other works which will be taken along the Main North and Marshland Road corridors. Attempts to mitigate this risk will be made by attempting to use CCC's Global Consents.  

Implementation

6.15    Implementation dependencies  - Subject to obtaining storm water discharge consent (or ability to use CCC's Global Consent)

6.16    Implementation timeframe - Commence construction May 2016

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

6.17    The advantages of this option include:

·   Improvements to bus journey times, particularly during the congested morning peak period.

·   Encouraging greater use of public transport by commuters

6.18    The disadvantages of this option include:

·   Vehicles exiting the adjacent Smith Crane site will be forced to cross and additional lane of traffic to exit the site. However given the limited number of buses that use the route, then this is unlikely to any significant increase in delay.

7.   Option 2 - Do Nothing

Option Description

7.1       This Option would involve maintaining existing arrangements on Main North Road to the north of the Empire Road off ramp

Significance

7.2       The level of significance of this option is low consistent with section 2 of this report.  Engagement requirements for this level of significance are consistent with this assessment.

Impact on Mana Whenua

7.3       This option does not involve a significant decision in relation to ancestral land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision does not specifically impact Ngāi Tahu, their culture and traditions.

Community Views and Preferences

7.4       No feedback supported this option and this option would not deliver the required congestion reduction benefits.

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

7.5       This option is inconsistent with Council’s Plans and Policies

7.5.1   Inconsistency - doing nothing would lead to increased journey time delays for public transport users, and would therefore fail to encourage an increase in use of public transport.

Financial Implications

7.6       Cost of Implementation - There are no direct financial implications of this option

7.7       Maintenance / Ongoing Costs - There are no additional maintenance/on-going costs resulting from this proposal above those which already occur.

7.8       Funding source - Not applicable

Legal Implications

7.9       Not applicable

Risks and Mitigations

7.10    Not applicable.

Implementation

7.11    Implementation dependencies  - Not applicable

7.12    Implementation timeframe - Not applicable

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

7.13    The advantages of this option include:

·   Limit financial expenditure

7.14    The disadvantages of this option include:

·   High levels of congestion and delay, road safety concerns and adverse environmental outcome will continue

·   Further development in the north of Christchurch and Waimakariri will worsen conditions

·   This will further dis-incentivise the use of Public Transport

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a  

Main North Road bus lane design attachment

25

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

Signatories

Authors

Adam Taylor

Lori Ford

Richard Holland

Senior Transport Planner

Consultation Leader

Team Leader Asset Planning

Approved By

David Adamson

Chris Gregory

General Manager City Services

Head of Transport

  


Shirley/Papanui Community Board

16 March 2016

 

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Shirley/Papanui Community Board

16 March 2016

 

 

9.        Application to the Shirley/Papanui Community Board's 2015/16 Positive Youth Development Scheme - Papanui High School and Kate Elizabeth Cockerton-Holmes

Reference:

16/230649

Contact:

Helen Miles

Helen.miles@ccc.govt.nz

9418999

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Shirley Papanui Community Board to consider two applications received for the Board's 2015/16 Youth Development Fund.

1.2       There is currently $3,835 remaining in this fund.

Origin of Report

1.3       This report is to assist the Community Board consider an application for funding from Papanui High School  on behalf of Georgia Saunders, Jazmine Tufau, Jess Brocket, Emma Fellows  and a further separate application for Kate Elizabeth Cockerton-Holmes.

2.   Significance

2.1       The decision(s) in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined by the number of people affected and/or with an interest.

2.1.2   Due to the assessment of low significance, no further community engagement and consultation is required.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Shirley/Papanui Community Board:

1.         Approves a grant of $600 from its 2015/16 Youth Development Fund to Papanui High School towards assisting Georgia Saunders, Jazmine Tufau, Jess Brocket and Emma Fellow's attending the Secondary School Futsal Nationals.

2.         Approves a grant of $300 from its 2015/16 Youth Development Fund to Kate Elizabeth Cockerton-Holmes towards attending the New Zealand School of Dance National Scholar programme.

 

 

4.   Applicant 1 - Papanui High School - Georgia Saunders, Jazmine Tufau, Jess Brocket and Emma Fellows

4.1       The applicant, Papanui High School is seeking financial support in assisting with costs for young people who have been selected to the Secondary School Futsal Nationals in Wellington on 5 and 6 April 2016.

4.2       Futsal is a relatively new sport to Papanui High School and this is the first year that a girls' team will go the National Tournament.  The team is mostly made of junior players, however there is an expectation of success and a valuable learning opportunity.

4.3       All the players are involved in the school football team, play club football and are part of Mainlands representative teams

4.4       All the students will participate in the school's fundraising, these include AMI Stadium Litter collection, Riccarton Mall Christmas car parking supervision, Telecom phone book delivery and assisting with the Older Adults Expo which will help go towards South Island Secondary School Tournament in August and next year's Futsal Nationals.

4.5       These tournaments are unique to participants' school years and provide the opportunity for the students to grow develop and mature in their sporting, social and personal skills.

4.6       The following table provides a breakdown of the costs per individual to attend the Secondary School Futsal Nationals:

EXPENSES

Cost ($)

Entry

48.00

Airfares

267.00

Accommodation

254.00

Food

60.00

 

 

                                                                                                 Total

$629.00

 

4.7       This is the first time the applicants have applied for funding to the Positive Youth Development Scheme.

5.   Applicant 2 - Kate Elizabeth Cockerton-Holmes

5.1       Kate Cockerton-Holmes is a 14 year old student from Papanui and currently attends St Andrews College as a Year 9 Student.

5.2       Kate is seeking financial support towards travelling to Wellington, to participate in the National School of Dance scholarship programme throughout the year.

5.3       Kate currently attends Southern Ballet Theatre and auditioned and was selected to attend the National School of Dance scholarship programme.  The programme provides the opportunity for dancers to get intensive training and is a great foundation for those dancers who want to become professional dancers.

5.4       Kate has been involved in the Santa parade and helps out other with the younger dancers.  She currently trains 20 hours a week and her goal is to become a professional ballerina.

5.5       The following table provides a breakdown of the costs for Kate Elizabeth Cockerton-Holmes:

EXPENSES

Cost ($)

Airfares

1120.00

Accommodation

600.00

Transfers

400.00

 

 

                                                                                                          Total

$2120.00

5.6       This is the first time the applicant has applied for funding to the Positive Youth Development Scheme.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

Signatories

Author

Helen Miles

Community Recreation Advisor

Approved By

Edwina Cordwell

Manager Community Governance - Shirley/Papanui

  


Shirley/Papanui Community Board

16 March 2016

 

 

10.    Shirley/Papanui Community Board Area Update

Reference:

16/215512

Contact:

Judith Pascoe

Judith.Pascoe@ccc.govt.nz

94 5414

 

 

1.   Upcoming Board Meetings and Events

 

1.1       School Principals Meeting, Papanui Boardroom - 8am, Friday 18 March 2016

1.2       Shirley/Papanui Community Garden Pride Awards - 4.30pm, Tuesday 5 April 2016, The Elms

1.3       Edible Garden Awards - 6pm, Thursday 14 April 2016

2.   Upcoming Community Events

 

2.1       Belfast Community Network Neighbours' Day Celebration, Sheldon Park - Friday 18 March

5pm-8pm

2.2       Mairehau Community Day, Mairehau Primary School - Saturday 19 March, 11am -3pm

2.3       Neighbourhood Trust AGM, St Albans Baptist Church, Tuesday 29 March 7.30pm

2.4       Northwood Residents Association AGM, 59 O'Neill Avenue - Wednesday 13 April, 7.30pm

3.   Community Board Adviser's Update

3.1       Information sent to the Board recently included:

·        Fresh Water Well Installation at Harewood Nursery

·        Process and timeline for the remuneration and allowance setting for elected members in 2016

·        Application for On-Licence, 808 Main North Road, Belfast

·        SCIRT Communication Snapshot for February

·        The Mairehau, March edition

·        Proposed Parking Changes - Halliwell Avenue, Leander Street, Shearer Avenue and Tulloch Place, Papanui

3.2       Submission to the Proposed Christchurch Replacement Plan - Residential Medium Density Zoning

Attached to this report is the draft Residential Medium Density Zoning submission from this Board. Members are asked to make any minor adjustments needed and then approve. The submission closing date is Tuesday 22 March.

3.3       Kensington Avenue School Access Way

As requested by the Board at the 17 February meeting a letter was sent to St Francis of Assisi School on 22 February asking if the school has any safety issues with the access way onto Kensington Avenue. No reply received as yet.


 

 

3.4       Proposed Road Works - Heyders Road (From the meeting of 19 August 2015).

Information has been circulated to members detailing the work to be done on Heyders Road, Spencerville to assist with drainage and to rectify the road surface. A memo from the Road Maintenance Manager will come to the Board detailing the work needed and addressing the removal of three trees.

4.   Funding Update

 

4.1       Refer to Attachment A.

 

 

5.   Staff Recommendations

That the Shirley/Papanui Community Board:

1.         Receive the report and

2.         Consider the Board's Draft Submission to the Proposed Christchurch Replacement Plan - Residential Medium Density Zone and its approval.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a  

Shirley Papanui Community Board - 16 March 2016 - Board's Submission on the Residential Medium Density Proposal for the District Plan Review

33

b  

Shirley Papanui Community Board DRF and PYD Scheme Tracker 2015-16 as at 2 March 2016.XLS

34

 

 

Signatories

Author

Judith Pascoe

Community Board Advisor

Approved By

Edwina Cordwell

Manager Community Governance - Shirley/Papanui

  


Shirley/Papanui Community Board

16 March 2016

 


Shirley/Papanui Community Board

16 March 2016

 

 


Shirley/Papanui Community Board

16 March 2016

 

 

11.  Elected Member Information Exchange

 

This item provides an opportunity for Board Members to update each other on recent events and/or issues of relevance and interest to the Board.

 

 

 

12.  Question Under Standing Orders

 

Any member of the local authority may at any meeting of the local authority at the appointed time, put a question to the Chairperson, or through the Chairperson of the local authority to the Chairperson of any standing or special committee, or to any officer of the local authority concerning any matter relevant to the role or functions of the local authority concerning any matter that does not appear on the agenda, nor arises from any committee report or recommendation submitted to that meeting.

 

Wherever applicable, such questions shall be in writing and handed to the Chairperson prior to the commencement of the meeting at which they are to be asked.