Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 13 June 2018

Time:                                    1pm

Venue:                                 Council Chambers, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

8 June 2018

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

David Adamson

General Manager City Services

Tel: 941 8235

 

Samantha Kelly

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6227

samantha.kelly@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 

Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee - Terms of Reference

 

 

Chair

Councillor Cotter

Membership

Councillor Davidson (Deputy Chair), Councillor Buck, Councillor Clearwater, Councillor Galloway, Councillor Keown, Councillor Templeton

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 odd.

Meeting Cycle

Monthly

Reports To

Council

 

 

Responsibilities

The focus of the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee is the governance of roading and transport, three waters, waste management, and natural hazards protection.

 

The Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

·         Encourages opportunities for citizenship, community participation and community partnerships

·         Works in partnerships with key agencies, groups and organisations

·         Encourages innovative approaches and sustainable solutions

 

The Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committte considers and reports to Council on issues and activites relating to:

·         Water supply, conservation and quality

·         Stormwater drainage including the Land Drainage Recovery Programme

·         Natural environment, including the waterways, aquifers, ecology and conservation of resources

·         Natural hazards protection, including flood protection and river control

·         Solid waste minimisation and disposals

·         Sewage collection, treatment and disposal

·         Roads, footpaths and streetscapes

·         Transport including road operations, parking, public transport, cycle ways, harbours and marine structures consistent with Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee Terms of Reference.

 

Delegations

 

The Committee delegates to the following working group the responsibility to consider and report back to the Committee:

·         Land Drainage Working Group matters relating to the Land Drainage Recovery Programme, including opportunities for betterment.

 

Major Cycleway Route (MCR) Programme

 

At the Council meeting of 9 March 2017:

 

It was resolved that the Council:

 

1.         Delegates to the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee the authority to make all decisions in connection with the Major Cycleway Routes (MCR) programme, including final route selections and anything precedent to the exercise by the Council of its power to acquire any property, subject to:

a.         The Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee and affected Community Boards being briefed prior to any public consultation commencing on any Major Cycleway Route project.

b.         The relevant Community Board Chair(s) will be invited by the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee to participate in the relevant Major Cycleway Route item discussion and give their Board’s feedback or recommendations.

2.         Notes and reconfirms Councils previous decision to designate the MCR programme a metropolitan project, as set out in the Council’s resolutions on 29 January 2015.

13.4    Agree to the Major Cycleway Route programme being declared a Metropolitan Programme and delegate to the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee all decision making powers.

 

 

Christchurch Biodiversity Fund

 

At the Council meeting of 20 June 2017:

 

It was resolved that the Council:

 

5.         Delegate authority to the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee to consider and approve applications to the Christchurch Biodiversity Fund.

 

 

 

 

 


Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C       1.       Apologies.......................................................................................................................... 5

B       2.       Declarations of Interest................................................................................................... 5

C       3.       Confirmation of Previous Minutes................................................................................. 5

B       4.       Public Forum.................................................................................................................... 5

B       5.       Deputations by Appointment........................................................................................ 5

B       6.       Presentation of Petitions................................................................................................ 5

Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

C       7.       Petition - Stanmore Road Pedestrian Crossing........................................................... 27

Staff Reports

A       8.       Construction Site Hoardings - Temporary Use of Legal Road Fee Waiver................ 39

B       9.       Central City Regeneration: Tackling Barrier Sites - Charging for Temporary Use of Legal Road................................................................................................................................ 51

C       10.     Biodiversity Fund Project Applications....................................................................... 55

B       11.     Living Streets - Past, Present and Future.................................................................... 63

B       12.     Transport Unit - Bi-Monthly Report............................................................................ 69

C       13.     Resolution to Exclude the Public............................................................................... 114  

 

 


Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 

 

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 and 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 Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 11 April 2018  be confirmed (refer page 6).

4.   Public Forum

A period of up to 30 minutes may be available for people to speak for up to five minutes on any issue that is not the subject of a separate hearings process.

It is intended that the public forum session will be held at 1pm.

 

4.1          Jack Heinemann will present to the Committee regarding his research findings on the water in the River Avon.

4.2          Michael Delautour will present to the Committee regarding hospital car parking solutions.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment at the time the agenda was prepared.

6.   Petitions

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


Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 

 

 

Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 11 April 2018

Time:                                    1.01pm

Venue:                                 Council Chambers, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Sara Templeton

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

 

 

9 April 2018

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

David Adamson

General Manager City Services

Tel: 941 8235

 

Samantha Kelly

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6227

samantha.kelly@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

Part C

There were no apologies recorded.

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00011

That the minutes of the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 7 March 2018 be confirmed.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Keown                                                                                                           Carried

 

4.   Public Forum

Part B

4.1

The students of Selwyn House School provided an update to the Committee regarding the progress they have made on their cycleways promotion project.

 

 

5.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

5.1 Winton Royds 

Winton Royds spoke regarding item 7 – One-Way Proposal for Cumnor Terrace: Garlands Road to Marshall Street – MCR Heathcote Expressway.

5.3 Dirk De Lu – Spokes

Dirk De Lu will spoke on behalf of Spokes regarding item 9 -  An Accessible City: Kilmore Street (Colombo - Durham) - Town Hall.

5.4 Connie Christensen – Go Cycle Christchurch

Connie Christensen spoke on behalf of Go Cycle Christchurch regarding item 8 – Trafalgar Street 30km/h Speed Zone.

5.5 John Metcalf

John Metcalf spoke regarding item 7 – One-Way Proposal for Cumnor Terrace: Garlands Road to Marshall Street – MCR Heathcote Expressway.

 

6.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

8.   Trafalgar Street 30km/h Speed Zone

 

Committee Comment

The Committee received a deputation from Connie Christensen on behalf of Go Cycle Christchurch regarding this item.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Approve the implementation of a 30km/h speed limit along the full length of Trafalgar Street, Coles Place and Dover Street from Trafalgar Street to its end adjacent to No 97.

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00012

Part C

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Approve the implementation of a 30km/h speed limit along the full length of Trafalgar Street, Coles Place and Dover Street from Trafalgar Street to its end adjacent to No 97.

2.         Notes that staff are monitoring traffic movements in the area and requests a report back to the Committee in six months.

Councillor Keown/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                              Carried

 

 

The Mayor joined the meeting at 1.35pm.

 

12. Well Head Security Improvements

 

The Mayor was present for this item.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommends that the Council:

1.         Resolves that the preferred approach to improving well head security is to raise well heads above ground wherever possible (including the appropriate treatment of the 16 shallow wells).

2.         Resolves to implement temporary chlorination in Wainui until its well is made secure.

3.         Reviews the overall capital programme in the Long Term Plan to identify funding sources to undertake the well head security improvements when the preferred approach and programme has been confirmed.

4.         Requests staff to examine the option of installing uV treatment instead of wellhead improvements where there are sound economic, expedience or long term advantages to this approach

5.         Approves staff to proceed with the delivery of works required to improve wellheads or install uV treatment

6.         Requests staff to bring back to a May ITE Committee or Council meeting, a draft programme of improvements actioned and proposed which takes into account the optimum solutions and interdependencies of the water network.

 

 

 

Committee Decided ITEC/2018/00013

Part A

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommends that the Council:

1.         Reinforces the Council’s previous resolution that states:
“Requests staff continue best endeavours to complete this additional work within the 12 month timeframe”.

2.         Resolves that the preferred approach to improving well head security is to raise well heads above ground wherever practicable, affordable and timely and requests staff to examine the options of installing uV treatment, including leasing and/or purchasing, as an alternative to  wellhead improvements on a pump station by pump station basis where finance, timing and/or long term advantages have been considered.

3.         Approves staff to proceed with the delivery of works required to improve wellheads or install uV treatment when the solution is obvious due to its economic timing and practicality.

4.         Resolves to implement temporary chlorination in Wainui until its well is made secure.

5.         Requests staff identify funding sources to undertake the well head security improvements when the preferred approach and programme has been confirmed.

6.         Requests staff to bring back to a May ITE Committee or Council meeting, a report outlining progress to date and a draft programme of improvements proposed which takes into account the optimum solutions, timing, funding and interdependencies of the water network and future proofing.

7.         Request staff look at all other options to regain secure status or equivalent including renewal, remediating and/or the possibility of abandoning a wellhead.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                            Carried

 

The Mayor left the meeting at 2.24pm.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

5.2       Coastal-Burwood Community Board

Kim Money (Chairperson) and Tim Sintes (Deputy Chairperson) spoke on behalf of the Coastal-Burwood Community Board regarding item 11 - Southshore South New Brighton Temporary Floodplain Management Update.

 

11. Southshore South New Brighton Temporary Floodplain Management Update

 

Committee Comment

1.         The Committee received a deputation from Kim Money (Community Board Chairperson) and Tim Sintes (Community Board Deputy Chairperson) on behalf of the Coastal-Burwood Community Board on this item.

2.         Councillor East and Livingstone joined the table for this item’s discussion.

3.         The Committee resolved the staff recommendations and requested a Memorandum from staff on the progress of the Southshore and South New Brighton Regeneration Strategy, in time for the Council meeting of 26 April 2018 where this Part A will be considered.

4.         The Committee also recommended that the Council request for staff to communicate in person with residents to advise them of the final decision.

 

Staff Recommendations 

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommend that the Council:

1.         Adopt option 1 which will progress the extension of the Avon River stopbanks for 185m within the immediate vicinity of Bridge Street but defer the short term bund between this and the Jetty that was previously approved.

2.         Return any surplus funds to the Land Drainage Recovery Programme that are not required to deliver the reduced Southshore and South New Brighton Short Term Floodplain Management Works.

3.         Request that the deferred works be considered within the context of the South New Brighton Regeneration Strategy.

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00014

Part C

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Request a Memo on the progress of the Southshore and South New Brighton Regeneration Strategy, in time for the 26 April Council meeting where the Part A will be considered.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Buck                                                                                                               Carried

 

Committee Decided ITEC/2018/00015

Part A

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment recommend that the Council:

1.         Adopt option 1 which will progress the extension of the Avon River stopbanks for 185m within the immediate vicinity of Bridge Street but defer the short term bund between this and the Jetty that was previously approved.

2.         Return any surplus funds to the Land Drainage Recovery Programme that are not required to deliver the reduced Southshore and South New Brighton Short Term Floodplain Management Works.

3.         Request that the deferred works be considered within the context of the Southshore and South New Brighton Regeneration Strategy.

4.         Request that staff communicate in person with the residents to advise them of this resolution.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Buck                                                                                                               Carried

 

The meeting adjourned at 3.04pm and reconvened at 3.19pm.

 

7.   One-Way Proposal for Cumnor Terrace: Garlands Road to Marshall Street - MCR Heathcote Expressway

 

Committee Comment

1.         The Committee received two deputations regarding this item from Winton Royds and John Metcalf.

2.         The Committee resolved the staff recommendations, with a change to resolution 2, which approved that the shared path be 3.5metres wide. The Committee also requested an update from staff on the outcomes of detailed design, by a Memorandum.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Approve Cumnor Terrace being made one way northbound between Marshall Street and Garlands Road.

2.         Approve a 3m shared path for cyclists and pedestrians along the riverbank side of Cumnor Terrace from Garlands Road to Marshall Street.

3.         Approve removal of trees and vegetation required to construct the cycleway.

4.         Approve the project moves into detailed design and construction for the one way option.

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00016

Part C

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Approve Cumnor Terrace being made one way northbound between Marshall Street and Garlands Road.

2.         Approve a 3.5m shared path for cyclists and pedestrians along the riverbank side of Cumnor Terrace from Garlands Road to Marshall Street, and for staff to update the Committee on the outcomes of detailed design via a Memorandum.

3.         Approve removal of trees and vegetation required to construct the cycleway.

4.         Approve the project moves into detailed design and construction for the one way option.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                      Carried

 

 


 

 

9.   An Accessible City: Kilmore Street (Colombo - Durham) - Town Hall

 

Committee Comment

1.         The Committee received a deputations regarding this item from Dirk De Lu on behalf of Spokes.

2.         The Committee resolved the staff recommendations, and also made not that staff are working with the Town Hall to increase the number of available cycle stands.

 

Staff Recommendations 

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommends that the Council:

1.         Notes staff will progress with the detailed design and tender prior to conclusion of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan, utilising current budgets.

2.         Approve the scheme design and bus passenger shelter location as detailed in Attachment A, and the below resolutions all relating to the Kilmore Street project, noting that the parking and stopping restrictions relating to the scheme will be considered by the Parking Restrictions Subcommittee, as per paragraph 5.5 of this report.

Existing Intersection - Kilmore Street / Victoria Street / Durham Street North: Traffic Control

a.         Approve that all traffic controls including the Kilmore Street Give Way at the east approach left turn slip lane and traffic signals at the intersection of Kilmore Street, Victoria Street and Durham Street North be revoked.

New Intersection - Kilmore Street / Victoria Street / Durham Street North: Traffic Control

b.         Approve that the intersection of Kilmore Street, Victoria Street and Durham Street North be controlled by traffic signals (in accordance with the Land Transport Act - Traffic Control Devices Rule: 2004 as detailed on Attachment A.

c.         Approve the lane marking changes, kerb alignment changes, traffic island and road surface changes at the intersection of Kilmore Street, Victoria Street and Durham Street North as detailed on Attachment A.

Existing Intersection - Kilmore Street / Colombo Street: Traffic Control

d.         Approve that all traffic controls including traffic signals at the intersection of Kilmore Street and Colombo Street be revoked.

New Intersection - Kilmore Street / Colombo Street: Traffic Control

e.         Approve the lane marking changes, kerb alignment changes and road surface changes at the intersection of Kilmore Street and Colombo Street as detailed on Attachment A.

Existing Kilmore Street - Colombo Street to eastern Extent of Project: Traffic Controls

f.          Approve that all traffic controls except the speed limit, on Kilmore Street from its intersection with Colombo Street and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 52 metres be revoked.

New Kilmore Street - Colombo Street to eastern Extent of Project: Traffic Controls

g.         Approve the lane marking changes, and any new kerb alignment, on Kilmore Street from its intersection with Colombo Street and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 52 metres as detailed on Attachment A.

h.         Approve that pursuant to section 16 (1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that Kilmore Street be one way east to west from a point 52 metres east of its intersection with Colombo Street to its intersection with Colombo Street, as detailed on Attachment A.

i.          Approve that pursuant to section 18 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of westbound cycles only, be established on the north side of Kilmore Street, from a point 52 metres east of its intersection with Colombo Street to its intersection with Colombo Street, as detailed on Attachment A. 

j.          Approve that pursuant to section 18 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of westbound cycles only, be established on the south side of Kilmore Street, from a point 52 metres east of its intersection with Colombo Street to its intersection with Colombo Street, as detailed on Attachment A. 

Existing Kilmore Street - Durham Street North to Colombo Street: Traffic Controls

k.         Approve that all traffic controls except the speed limit, on Kilmore Street from its intersection with Durham Street North and Victoria Street to its intersection with Colombo Street be revoked.

New Kilmore Street - Durham Street North and Victoria Street to Colombo Street: Traffic Controls

l.          Approve the lane marking changes, any new kerb alignment, and traffic islands on Kilmore Street from its intersection with Durham Street North and Victoria Street to its intersection with Colombo Street as detailed on Attachment A.

m.       Approve that pursuant to section 16 (1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that Kilmore Street be one way east to west from its intersection with Colombo Street to its intersection with Durham Street North and Victoria Street as detailed on Attachment A. 

n.         Approve that pursuant to section 18 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of westbound cycles only, be established on the north side of Kilmore Street, from Colombo Street to Durham street North, as detailed on Attachment A.

o.         Approve that pursuant to section 18 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of westbound cycles only, be established on the south side of Kilmore Street, from Colombo Street to Durham street North, as detailed on Attachment A.

p.         Approve the installation of a bus passenger shelter beside the new westbound bus stop on Kilmore Street, located beside the Town Hall as detailed on Attachment A.

Existing Durham Street North – Kilmore Street and Victoria Street to Chester Street West: Traffic Control

q.         Approve that all traffic controls except the speed limit on Durham Street North from its intersection with Kilmore Street and Victoria Street, and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 73 metres be revoked.

New Durham Street North – Kilmore Street and Victoria Street to Chester Street West: Traffic Control

r.          Approve the lane marking changes, kerb alignment changes, and road surface changes on Durham Street North from its intersection with Kilmore Street and Victoria Street, and extending in a southerly direction to its intersection with Chester Street West as detailed on Attachment A.

s.         Approve that pursuant to section 16 (1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that Durham Street North be one-way North to South from its intersection with Kilmore Street and Victoria Street to its intersection with Chester Street West as detailed on Attachment A. 

t.          Approve that pursuant to section 18 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of southbound cycles only, be established on the East side of Durham Street North, from its intersection with Kilmore Street and Victoria Street and extending in a southerly distance to its intersection with Chester Street West, as detailed on Attachment A.

 

Committee Decided ITEC/2018/00017

Part A

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommends that the Council:

1.         Notes staff will progress with the detailed design and tender prior to conclusion of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan, utilising current budgets.

2.         Approve the scheme design and bus passenger shelter location as detailed in Attachment A, and the below resolutions all relating to the Kilmore Street project, noting that the parking and stopping restrictions relating to the scheme will be considered by the Parking Restrictions Subcommittee, as per paragraph 5.5 of the report.

3.         Notes that staff are working with the Town Hall to increase the number of available cycle stands.

Existing Intersection - Kilmore Street / Victoria Street / Durham Street North: Traffic Control

a.         Approve that all traffic controls including the Kilmore Street Give Way at the east approach left turn slip lane and traffic signals at the intersection of Kilmore Street, Victoria Street and Durham Street North be revoked.

New Intersection - Kilmore Street / Victoria Street / Durham Street North: Traffic Control

b.         Approve that the intersection of Kilmore Street, Victoria Street and Durham Street North be controlled by traffic signals (in accordance with the Land Transport Act - Traffic Control Devices Rule: 2004 as detailed on Attachment A.

c.         Approve the lane marking changes, kerb alignment changes, traffic island and road surface changes at the intersection of Kilmore Street, Victoria Street and Durham Street North as detailed on Attachment A.

Existing Intersection - Kilmore Street / Colombo Street: Traffic Control

d.         Approve that all traffic controls including traffic signals at the intersection of Kilmore Street and Colombo Street be revoked.

New Intersection - Kilmore Street / Colombo Street: Traffic Control

e.         Approve the lane marking changes, kerb alignment changes and road surface changes at the intersection of Kilmore Street and Colombo Street as detailed on Attachment A.

Existing Kilmore Street - Colombo Street to eastern Extent of Project: Traffic Controls

f.          Approve that all traffic controls except the speed limit, on Kilmore Street from its intersection with Colombo Street and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 52 metres be revoked.

New Kilmore Street - Colombo Street to eastern Extent of Project: Traffic Controls

g.         Approve the lane marking changes, and any new kerb alignment, on Kilmore Street from its intersection with Colombo Street and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 52 metres as detailed on Attachment A.

h.         Approve that pursuant to section 16 (1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that Kilmore Street be one way east to west from a point 52 metres east of its intersection with Colombo Street to its intersection with Colombo Street, as detailed on Attachment A.

i.          Approve that pursuant to section 18 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of westbound cycles only, be established on the north side of Kilmore Street, from a point 52 metres east of its intersection with Colombo Street to its intersection with Colombo Street, as detailed on Attachment A. 

j.          Approve that pursuant to section 18 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of westbound cycles only, be established on the south side of Kilmore Street, from a point 52 metres east of its intersection with Colombo Street to its intersection with Colombo Street, as detailed on Attachment A. 

Existing Kilmore Street - Durham Street North to Colombo Street: Traffic Controls

k.         Approve that all traffic controls except the speed limit, on Kilmore Street from its intersection with Durham Street North and Victoria Street to its intersection with Colombo Street be revoked.

New Kilmore Street - Durham Street North and Victoria Street to Colombo Street: Traffic Controls

l.          Approve the lane marking changes, any new kerb alignment, and traffic islands on Kilmore Street from its intersection with Durham Street North and Victoria Street to its intersection with Colombo Street as detailed on Attachment A.

m.       Approve that pursuant to section 16 (1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that Kilmore Street be one way east to west from its intersection with Colombo Street to its intersection with Durham Street North and Victoria Street as detailed on Attachment A. 

n.         Approve that pursuant to section 18 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of westbound cycles only, be established on the north side of Kilmore Street, from Colombo Street to Durham street North, as detailed on Attachment A.

o.         Approve that pursuant to section 18 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of westbound cycles only, be established on the south side of Kilmore Street, from Colombo Street to Durham street North, as detailed on Attachment A.

p.         Approve the installation of a bus passenger shelter beside the new westbound bus stop on Kilmore Street, located beside the Town Hall as detailed on Attachment A.

Existing Durham Street North – Kilmore Street and Victoria Street to Chester Street West: Traffic Control

q.         Approve that all traffic controls except the speed limit on Durham Street North from its intersection with Kilmore Street and Victoria Street, and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 73 metres be revoked.

New Durham Street North – Kilmore Street and Victoria Street to Chester Street West: Traffic Control

r.          Approve the lane marking changes, kerb alignment changes, and road surface changes on Durham Street North from its intersection with Kilmore Street and Victoria Street, and extending in a southerly direction to its intersection with Chester Street West as detailed on Attachment A.

s.         Approve that pursuant to section 16 (1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that Durham Street North be one-way North to South from its intersection with Kilmore Street and Victoria Street to its intersection with Chester Street West as detailed on Attachment A. 

t.          Approve that pursuant to section 18 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of southbound cycles only, be established on the East side of Durham Street North, from its intersection with Kilmore Street and Victoria Street and extending in a southerly distance to its intersection with Chester Street West, as detailed on Attachment A.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                      Carried

Councillor Keown requested that his vote against the above decision be recorded.

 

 

 

10. Hereford Street, Cambridge Terrace, Balfour Terrace & East Frame-Traffic Controls.

 

Committee Comment

1.         The Committee resolved the staff recommendations without change.

 

Committee Decided ITEC/2018/00018

Part A

Explanatory notes relating to Recommendations

3.1       The Christchurch City Council Bylaw 2017 came into force on 01 March 2018. Under section 34     of the 2017 Bylaw (Revocations and Savings), any resolutions and amendments, including the 11 December 2014 Gazette Notice under Section 27 of the CER Act, remain in force until the Council resolves otherwise under the 2017 Bylaw. Accordingly, where required, a recommendation will seek to revoke the relevant section of the December 2014 Gazette notice.

3.2       The resolutions at the Hereford Street /Oxford Terrace intersection align with the principles of those of March 2010, which ensured the appropriate functionality of Cashel Street (City Mall) for servicing vehicles and tram travel through these streets.

3.3       Throughout the design phase for each of the projects in question, Ōtākaro has consulted with key and affected stakeholders.  Full public consultation on each of the proposed designs and the associated proposed traffic resolutions was then undertaken in January-February 2017, following Local Government Act requirements. The proposed traffic resolutions were publicly notified and made available on the Ōtākaro and Council websites. Details of the consultation over each set of resolutions are contained in the appended Ōtākaro Limited letter to Council (Attachment J).

4

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommends that the Council approves the roadway layouts and traffic controls relating to the following Recovery plan projects as detailed in Attachments A B,C,D,E,F,G,H & I (with the consultation details contained in Attachment J), and notes that the Parking Restrictions Subcommittee will consider the parking restrictions relating to the following Recovery plan projects:

·    Hereford Street at the Oxford Terrace intersection and river bridge

·    Cambridge Terrace, from Manchester Street and extending in a westerly and north westerly direction to Kilmore Street and via a shared pathway to Colombo Street

·    Balfour Terrace adjacent to the Metropolitan Sports Facility;

·    East Frame roadways, Shared Zones and Shared Paths.

Hereford Street

Existing Hereford Street /Oxford Terrace Intersection

1.         Approve that all intersection traffic controls including traffic signals at the intersection of Hereford Street and Oxford Terrace be revoked.

New Hereford Street /Oxford Terrace Intersection

2.         Approve that the intersection of Hereford Street and Oxford Terrace be controlled by traffic signals in accordance the Land Transport Act - Traffic Control Devices Rule: 2004 as detailed on Attachment H.

3.         Approve pursuant to section 17 (1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the left turn movement for all motorised vehicles be prohibited from the west approach of Hereford Street into Oxford Terrace.

4.         Approve pursuant to section 17 (1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the right turn movement for all motorised vehicles be prohibited from the east approach of Hereford Street into Oxford Terrace.

5.         Approve pursuant to section 17 (1) (a) and (2) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the left turn movement for all motorised vehicles be prohibited from the east approach of Hereford Street into Oxford Terrace, except for the authorised vehicles listed as (a) to (d) below that require access to the following areas:

            within Oxford Terrace between Hereford Street and Cashel Street (City Mall), within Cashel Street (City Mall), between Oxford Terrace and Colombo Street, and within Oxford Terrace between Cashel Street (City Mall) and Lichfield Street.

a.         Goods Service Vehicles for the purposes of loading and unloading at any time other than between 10:00am and 4:00pm and 11:00pm and 5:00am the following day, on each day.

b.         Trade and other vehicles (included those operated by service authorities) of any class at specified times if authorised to do so by the Council officer who holds the position of Head of Transport at that time.

c.         Street cleaning and rubbish collection vehicles operated by the Christchurch City Council or its nominated contractor, at any time.

d.         Emergency vehicles.

6.         Approve pursuant to section 17 (1) (a) and (2) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the right turn movement for all motorised vehicles be prohibited from the west approach of Hereford Street into Oxford Terrace, except for the authorised vehicles listed as (a) to (d) below that require access to the following areas:

            within Oxford Terrace between Hereford Street and Cashel Street (City Mall), within Cashel Street (City Mall), between Oxford Terrace and Colombo Street, and within Oxford Terrace between Cashel Street (City Mall) and Lichfield Street.

a.         Goods Service Vehicles for the purposes of loading and unloading at any time other than between 10:00am and 4:00pm and 11:00pm and 5:00am the following day on each day.

b.         Trade and other vehicles (included those operated by service authorities) of any class at specified times if authorised to do so by the Council officer who holds the position of Head of Transport at that time.

c.         Street cleaning and rubbish collection vehicles operated by the Christchurch City Council or its nominated contractor, at any time.

d.         Emergency vehicles.

7.         Approve pursuant to section 19 (1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that all motorised vehicles be prohibited from travelling straight ahead (southbound) into Oxford Terrace, from the Oxford Terrace north approach, at its intersection with Hereford Street, except for the authorised vehicles listed as (a) to (e) below that require access to the following areas:

            within Oxford Terrace between Hereford Street and Cashel Street (City Mall), within Cashel Street (City Mall), between Oxford Terrace and Colombo Street, and within Oxford Terrace between Cashel Street (City Mall) and Lichfield Street.

a.         Goods Service Vehicles for the purposes of loading and unloading at any time other than between 10:00am and 4:00pm and 11:00pm and 5:00am the following day, on each day.

b.         Trade and other vehicles (included those operated by service authorities) of any class at specified times if authorised to do so by the Council officer who holds the position of Head of Transport at that time.

c.         Street cleaning and rubbish collection vehicles operated by the Christchurch City Council or its nominated contractor, at any time.

d.         Emergency vehicles.

e.         Trams.

Existing Hereford Street- Oxford Terrace to Cambridge Terrace- Traffic Controls.

8.         Approve that all traffic controls on Hereford Street from its intersection with Oxford Terrace, to its intersection with Cambridge Terrace, including any amendments to the 2008 Traffic and Parking Bylaw, pertaining to this section of the road specified in the 11 December 2014 Gazette Notice, be revoked.

New Hereford Street- Oxford Terrace to Cambridge Terrace- Traffic Controls.

9.         Approve the lane marking changes and new kerb alignment on Hereford Street, from its intersection with Oxford Terrace, to its intersection with Cambridge Terrace as detailed on Attachment H

10.       Approve pursuant to section 18 (1) and (2) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of eastbound cycles only be established on the north side of Hereford Street, commencing at a point 35 metres east of its intersection with Oxford Terrace, and extending in an easterly direction to its intersection with Oxford Terrace, as detailed on Attachment H.

11.       Approve pursuant to section 18 (1) and (2) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of westbound cycles only be established on the south side of Hereford Street, commencing at its intersection with Oxford Terrace, and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 35 metres, as detailed on Attachment H.

Cambridge Terrace

Existing Cambridge Terrace- Manchester Street to Colombo Street-Traffic Control

12.       Approve that all traffic controls including the speed limit on Cambridge Terrace, from its intersection with Manchester Street and extending in a westerly, then north westerly, then westerly direction to its intersection with Colombo Street, including any amendments to the 2008 Traffic and Parking Bylaw, pertaining to this section of the road specified in the 11 December 2014 Gazette Notice, be revoked.

New Cambridge Terrace- Manchester Street to Kilmore Street-Traffic Control

13.       Approve the new kerb alignment and road markings on Cambridge Terrace from its intersection with Manchester Street to its intersection with Kilmore Street, as detailed on Attachment G.

14.       Approve pursuant to Section 20 (1) and (2) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that Cambridge Terrace from its intersection with Cashel Street and extending in a westerly, then north westerly direction to its intersection with Kilmore Street, as detailed in Attachment G be declared a Shared Zone.

15.       Approve pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, set the speed limit at 10 km /h on Cambridge Terrace from its intersection with Manchester Street and extending in a westerly, then north westerly direction to its intersection with Kilmore Street, as detailed on Attachment G.

16.       Approve pursuant to section 16 (1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that Cambridge Terrace be one way east to west and southeast to northwest, except for cycles, from its intersection with Manchester Street to its intersection with Kilmore Street, as detailed on Attachment G.

17.       Approve pursuant to section 17 (1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 that the right turn movement for all vehicles be prohibited from the Cambridge Terrace southeast approach at its intersection with Kilmore Street, as detailed on Attachment G.

18.       Approve pursuant to section 17 (1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 that the left turn movement for all motorised vehicles be prohibited from the Kilmore Street east approach at its intersection with Cambridge Terrace, as detailed on Attachment G.

19.       Approve pursuant to section 19 (1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 that all motorised vehicles, except for service and emergency vehicles, be prohibited from using Cambridge Terrace, from its intersection with Manchester street to its intersection with Kilmore Street, as detailed on Attachment G.

20.       Approve pursuant to Section 21 (1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the path running east / west between Cambridge Terrace and Colombo Street, to the south of Kilmore Street as detailed in Attachment G be declared a Shared Path.

Balfour Terrace

Existing Balfour Terrace- Traffic Controls

21.       Approve that all traffic controls on Balfour Terrace from its intersection with Stewart Street, to a point 77.5 metres east of its intersection with Stewart Street be revoked.

New Balfour Terrace – Traffic Control

22.       Approve the new kerb alignment, road markings and signage on Balfour Terrace from its intersection with Stewart Street to a point 77.5 metres east of its intersection with Stewart Street, as detailed on Attachment I.

Cashel Street

Existing Cashel Street, Manchester Street to Madras Street- Traffic Control

23.       Approve that all traffic controls on Cashel Street from its intersection with Manchester Street to its intersection with Madras Street, including any amendments to the 2008 Traffic and Parking Bylaw, pertaining to this section of the road specified in the 11 December 2014 Gazette Notice, be revoked.

New Cashel Street, Manchester Street to Madras Street- Traffic Control

24.       Approve the new kerb alignment and road markings on Cashel Street from its intersection with Manchester Street to its intersection with Madras Street, as detailed on Attachment F.

25.       Approve that pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, set the speed limit at 30 km /h on Cashel Street from its intersection with Manchester Street and extending in an easterly direction to its intersection with Madras Street, as detailed on Attachment F. 

Hereford Street

Existing Hereford Street- Manchester Street to a point 128 metres east of its intersection with          Manchester Street- Traffic Control.

26.       Approve that all traffic controls except the speed limit, on Hereford Street from its intersection with Manchester Street to a point 128 metres east of its intersection with Manchester Street, be revoked.

New Hereford Street- Manchester Street to a point 128 metres east of its intersection with Manchester Street - Traffic Control.

27.       Approve the new kerb alignment and road markings on Hereford Street from its intersection with Manchester Street to a point 128 metres east of its intersection with Manchester Street, as detailed on Attachment E.

28.       Approve pursuant to section 18 (1) and (2) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 a special vehicle lane for the use of eastbound cycles only be established on the north side of Hereford Street, from Manchester Street to a point 128 metres east of its intersection with Manchester Street as detailed on Attachment E.

29.       Approve pursuant to section 18 (1) and (2) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of westbound cycles only be established on the south side of Hereford Street, from Manchester Street to a point 128 metres east of its intersection with Manchester Street as detailed on Attachment E.

Worcester Street  

Existing Worcester Street- Manchester Street to Latimer Square- Traffic Control.

30.       Approve that all traffic controls on Worcester Street from its intersection with Manchester Street to its intersection with Latimer Square, including any amendments to the 2008 Traffic and Parking Bylaw, pertaining to this section of the road specified in the 11 December 2014 Gazette Notice, be revoked.

New Worcester Street- Manchester Street to Latimer Square- Traffic Control.

31.       Approve the new kerb alignment and road markings on Worcester Street from its intersection with Manchester Street to its intersection with Latimer Square, as detailed on Attachment C.

32.       Approve that pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, set the speed limit at 30 km /h on Worcester Street from its intersection with Manchester Street and extending in an easterly direction to its intersection with Latimer Square, as detailed on Attachment C. 

Gloucester Street   

Existing Gloucester Street- Manchester Street to a point 99 metres east of Manchester Street- Traffic Control.

33.       Approve that all traffic controls except the speed limit, on Gloucester Street from its intersection with Manchester Street to a point 99 metres east of its intersection with Manchester Street, be revoked.

New Gloucester Street- Manchester Street to a point 99 metres east of Manchester Street- Traffic Control.

34.       Approve the new kerb alignment and road markings on Gloucester Street from its intersection with Manchester Street to a point 99 metres east of its intersection with Manchester Street, as detailed on Attachment C.

35.       Approve pursuant to section 18 (1) and (2) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 a special vehicle lane for the use of eastbound cycles only be established on the north side of Gloucester Street, from Manchester Street to a point 99 metres east of its intersection with Manchester Street as detailed on Attachment C.

36.       Approve pursuant to section 18 (1) and (2) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, a special vehicle lane for the use of westbound cycles only be established on the south side of Gloucester Street, from Manchester Street to a point 99 metres east of its intersection with Manchester Street as detailed on Attachment C.

Huanui Lane/ Shared Paths

New Huanui Lane- Lichfield Street to Cashel Street- Traffic Control.

37.       Approve pursuant to Section 20(1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that Huanui Lane from its intersection with Lichfield Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Cashel Street, as detailed in Attachment F be declared a Shared Zone.

38.       Approve pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, set the speed limit at 10 km /h on Huanui Lane from its intersection with Lichfield Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Cashel Street, as detailed on Attachment F.

New Shared Path- Lichfield Street to Cashel Street.

39.       Approve pursuant to Section 21(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the path running north /south between Lichfield Street and Cashel Street, to the east of Huanui Lane as detailed in Attachment F be declared a Shared Path.

New Huanui Lane- Cashel Street to Hereford Street- Traffic Control.

40.       Approve pursuant to Section 20(1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that Huanui Lane from its intersection with Cashel Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Hereford Street, as detailed in Attachment E be declared a Shared Zone.

41.       Approve pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, set the speed limit at 10 km /h on Huanui Lane from its intersection with Cashel Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Hereford Street, as detailed on Attachment E.

New Shared Path- Cashel Street to Hereford Street.

42.       Approve pursuant to Section 21(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the path running north /south between Cashel Street and Hereford Street, to the east of Huanui Lane as detailed in Attachment E be declared a Shared Path.

New Huanui Lane- Hereford Street to Worcester Street-Traffic Control.

43.       Approve pursuant to Section 20(1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that Huanui Lane from its intersection with Hereford Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Worcester Street, as detailed in Attachment D be declared a Shared Zone.

44.       Approve pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, set the speed limit at 10 km /h on Huanui Lane from its intersection with Hereford Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Worcester Street, as detailed on Attachment D.

New Shared Path- Hereford Street to Worcester Street.

45.       Approve pursuant to Section 21(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the path running north /south between Hereford Street and Worcester Street, to the east of Huanui Lane as detailed in Attachment D be declared a Shared Path.

New Huanui Lane- Worcester Street to Gloucester Street-Traffic Control.

46.       Approve pursuant to Section 20(1) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that Huanui Lane from its intersection with Worcester Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Gloucester Street, as detailed in Attachment C be declared a Shared Zone.

47.       Approve pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, set the speed limit at 10 km /h on Huanui Lane from its intersection with Worcester Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Gloucester Street, as detailed on Attachment C.

New Shared Path- Worcester Street to Gloucester Street.

48.       Approve pursuant to Section 21(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the path running north /south between Worcester Street and Gloucester Street, to the east of Huanui Lane as detailed in Attachment C be declared a Shared Path.

       New Shared Paths- Gloucester Street to Armagh Street.

49.       Approve pursuant to Section 21(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw     2017, that the paths running generally north /south between Gloucester Street and Armagh Street, as detailed in Attachment B be declared Shared Paths.

Councillor Galloway/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                      Carried

Councillor Keown voted in favour of resolutions 21 and 22  in relation to Belfour Terrace and requested that his vote against the remainder of the decision be recorded.

 

Councillor Templeton left the meeting.

 

13. Update on Northwest Christchurch Drinking Water Standards NZ Upgrade Programme

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommend that the Council:

1.    Notes the information provided in this report.

2.    Notes the previous Council resolution CNCL/2016/00420, that states the following:

3.    Approve the revised timeframes for the completion of several sites that are part of the Northwest Christchurch well drilling programme, provided in this report.

 

Committee Decided ITEC/2018/00019

Part A

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommends that the Council:

1.    Notes the information provided in this report.

2.    Notes the previous Council resolution CNCL/2016/00420, that states the following:

3.    Approve the revised timeframes for the completion of several sites that are part of the Northwest Christchurch well drilling programme, provided in this report.

Councillor Keown/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                              Carried

 

14. Three Waters and Waste report - March 2018

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Three Waters and Waste March 2018 report attached.

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00020

Part C

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Three Waters and Waste March 2018 report attached.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                Carried

 

 

15. Coastal Pathway Project Update

 

Committee Comment

The Committee noted the information presented in the status report and also requested for staff to reapply for the Urban Cycleway Fund, should there be another round, and to explore all other funding options.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Note the information presented in this status report on the Coastal Pathway project.

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00021

Part C

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.  Note the information presented in this status report on the Coastal Pathway project.

2.   Request staff reapply for the urban cycleway fund should there be another round and explore all other funding options.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                          Carried

 

 

16. Transport Unit - Bi-Monthly Report

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the attached Transport Unit report.

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00022

Part C

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the attached Transport Unit report.

2.         Requests a Memorandum updating the Committee on the Kiwi Rail situation particularly relating to the Northern Line stalemate.

3.         Notes the expectation to receive a briefing to all Councillors on the transport project  prioritisation.

4.         Asks the government/appropriate government department to require Kiwirail to achieve an acceptable solution to the delays to land access for cycleways on transport corridors, (noting the previous Council resolution to write a letter to this effect).

Secretarial Note: Resolution 4 is already being actioned by staff noting an earlier Council resolution. 

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                      Carried

 

 

17  Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00023

Part C

That at 5.15pm the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 272 to 273 of the agenda be adopted.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                         Carried

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 5.24pm.

   

Meeting concluded at 5.25pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 13th DAY OF JUNE 2018.

 

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Chairperson

 


Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 

Report from Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board  – 16 May 2018

 

7.        Petition - Stanmore Road Pedestrian Crossing

Reference:

18/525398

Presenter(s):

Sally Buck, Chairperson Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

 

 

1.   Consideration

 

At the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board 16 May 2018 meeting Ms Gillian Sheard presented the Board with a petition with 542 signatories.  (Attachment A).

 

The petition was signed by 542 residents and the statement of the petition is as follows:

I agree that the Stanmore Road pedestrian crossing is dangerous.  It needs improving as below (referring to photo in the petition) or getting lights at the Avalon/Stanmore Roads intersection – much sooner than later, before we have a death.

 

2.   Staff Comment

 

2.1       Staff investigated safety concerns with the Stanmore Road zebra crossing and provided a summary of the findings to the Community Board in 2017.  The investigation included pedestrian counts at different times of the day and a review of crash records.  A number of options were considered.  During peak school activity times, only four pedestrians were observed to use the crossing in a 45 minute period.  Additional surveys identified a peak of 14 pedestrians crossing in an hour between 11am and 12noon.  There have been no recorded pedestrian crashes at the crossing in the last 10 years.  This section of Stanmore Road is rated as Medium/High risk in Council’s risk mapping system.

2.2       The volume of pedestrians observed crossing at this location is well below the required warrant to install a new zebra crossing.  Zebra crossings with occasional pedestrian use may create a false sense of security for pedestrians who expect to have the right of way, increasing the risk of an accident. The crossing is also located approximately 80m south of an existing signalised T intersection. The proximity of traffic signals can result in a driver’s attention being focussed on the signals and not the marked zebra crossing.  Consequently, staff advice has been that the preferred course of action is to remove the zebra element of the crossing, causing pedestrians to select a suitable gap in traffic to cross.  It is, however, recognised that removing the zebra crossing is unlikely to meet the community expectation for improving safety. 

2.3       At the present time funding modifications to the crossing would be difficult to justify financially.  Under the draft 2018-2028 Long Term Plan it is not proposed to fund the minor pedestrian improvements programme, which is how pedestrian crossing improvements have been funded historically.  There are around 20 sites from that programme with no pedestrian crossing facilities that have higher numbers of pedestrians than the Stanmore Road crossing. 

2.4       Council has close to 100 existing zebra crossings.  Of these, 24 had a pedestrian crash in the last 10 years.  Two of these crossings have had two pedestrian crashes and coincidentally these are both in the Linwood-Central-Heathcote community board area.  The crossings are at Rolleston Avenue/Worcester Street (outside the Museum) and Ferry Road/Smith Street.

2.5       There are higher priority improvements for the minor safety programme.  These include: speed management, priority controlled cross road intersections, right turns at signals and red light running.  These work packages have been developed to specifically target and reduce high severity crashes.  Community Board discretionary funding may be one alternative funding source to meet the community aspiration for improvements at the Stanmore Road crossing. 

2.6       Staff have considered speed management to reduce likely harm of any crash in the vicinity of the Stanmore Road crossing.  Increasingly the Council will look to speed management to address safety concerns.  Under the updated speed management framework produced by the Ministry of Transport and NZTA last year, the safe and appropriate speed limit of Stanmore Road continues to be 50kph.  Whilst Council has previously and continues to promote speed limits less than 50kph in certain situations, these are limited to locations where:

·   The safe and appropriate speed is less than 50kph.

·   The speed limit change is an element of a wider transformational works package, such as An Accessible City or a Master Plan.

·   Consequently, speed management is not considered to be the appropriate mechanism to address the concerns raised in this instance.

2.7       In summary, staff acknowledge that there is a high community expectation for improvements at the Stanmore Road zebra crossing.  Staff advice is that primarily, the zebra crossing is not the correct type of facility for this location, and hence recommend that it be removed.  Other changes to the crossing do not rank highly against competing priorities for limited funds.  It is suggested that improvement options are retained on an aspirational project register for consideration if additional funding opportunities become available.

 

3.    Decisions Under Delegation

 

As the petition is seeking capital expenditure spend the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board does not have the delegation to consider the matter.

 

4.    Recommendation to Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

 

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the petition organised by Gillian Sheard relating to the Stanmore Road Pedestrian Crossing.

 

 

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Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 

 

8.        Construction Site Hoardings - Temporary Use of Legal Road Fee Waiver

Reference:

18/404328

Presenter(s):

Brindi Joy – Transitional Projects Advisor
Pana Togiaso - Team Leader Road Amenity and Asset Protection
Carolyn Ingles – Head of Urban Regeneration, Urban Design and Heritage

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee to consider a recommendation to Council in relation to the extension of the Creative Hoardings incentive.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is being provided to fulfil a resolution passed at the Council meeting on 23 June 2016. It was resolved to extend the incentive for the period of 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018.

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 assessing the criteria in the Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.2   The level of community engagement and/or consultation outlined in this report reflect the assessment.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations 

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommends that the Council:

1.         Continue the Construction Site Hoardings – Temporary Use of Legal Road Fee Waiver Incentive for a further two years with the following recommended changes:

a.         Reduce the areas available for the fee waiver to focus on the central city.

2.         Delegate to the Head of Urban Design, Regeneration and Heritage and/or Team Leader Road Amenity and Asset Protection to approve operational amendments to the Creative Hoardings Incentive toolkit to ensure the Incentive delivers the outcomes sought.

 

4.   Key Points

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

4.1.1   Activity: Roads and Footpaths

·     Level of Service: 16.0.3 Maintain resident satisfaction with roadway condition

4.2       The following feasible options have been considered:

·     Option 1 - (preferred option) Retain the current incentive and extend this for a further two years with a focus on the central city and agree to staff delegation to make minor operational amendments. Staff delegation amendments will ensure that the incentive best delivers the outcomes sought while providing a reasonable incentive for landowners/developers/contractors to raise the standard of their construction hoardings and contribute to an improved pedestrian environment.

·     Option 2 - Cease the incentive and retain toolkit on the Council’s website. The existing toolkit and resources remain available, with the pre-designed artworks for hoardings available for use free of charge.

4.3       Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages (Preferred Option) Option 1

4.3.1   The advantages of this option include:

·     Recognises over the next two years there will be a number of prominent sites within the central city with construction activity and provides an incentive for landowners/developers/contractors to enhance the pedestrian experience and provide information while works occur.

·     Allows for updates to the toolkit to clarify the design principles and encourage the level of creative content that the incentive originally aimed to achieve.

·     Focuses the incentive on the central city which aligns with the Council’s strategic priorities and achieves impact from limited financial investment, as well as recognising limited uptake beyond the central city to date.

·     Provides a viable option for developers that want to reduce their costs in regard to Temporary Use of Legal Road (TOULR) fees.

·     Allows for recently introduced changes to the conditions to be tested.

4.3.2   The disadvantages of this option include:

·     Continued loss of revenue through waiver of TUOLR fees.

·     Incentive no longer available outside the central city.

4.4       Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages Option 2

4.4.1   The advantages of this option include:

·     No loss of potential revenue through waiver of TUOLR fees.

4.4.2   The disadvantages of this option include:

·     Reduced opportunity for improving the pedestrian experience and providing content which engages visitors and residents in the rebuild.

·     Does not allow for sufficient time to test the effectiveness of recently introduced changes to the conditions.

·     Unlikely to maintain or exceed resident satisfaction with footpath condition, not consistent with Level of Service: 16.0.9 Maintain resident satisfaction with footpath condition and also community outcomes noted under Liveable City.

·     Removes a viable option for developers to reduce their costs in regard to TUOLR fees.

 

5.   Context/Background

Background

5.1       The Creative Hoardings Incentive is the first of its kind in New Zealand and meets the Council’s Strategic Priority to create a vibrant, prosperous and sustainable 21st century city.

5.2       The Creative Hoardings Incentive has been operational citywide since July 2015 when Council passed a resolution to establish a pilot.

5.3       The pilot formed part of the longer-term strategy of urban regeneration to enliven the city and reduce the visual impact of construction site hoardings during the rebuild. The pilot was also a response to developers who requested Council waive the charges for fences and hoardings levied for the temporary use of legal road during the rebuild.

5.4       The pilot aimed to:

5.4.1   Incentivise landowners/developers/contractors to contribute to the creativity and visual amenity of the city by providing artwork on construction hoardings that occupy legal road in exchange for a waiver of up to 100% of Temporary Use of Legal Road (TUOLR) fees.

5.4.2   Be cost neutral for the developer, i.e. the cost to implement a creative hoarding would be slightly less than the value of a waiver of TUOLR fees.

5.5       The pilot ran from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. There was low uptake (2 creative hoardings).

5.6       In June 2016, Council passed a resolution to extend the Creative Hoardings Incentive from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018 and accepted staff recommendations that would support improved uptake. During this period, and with the recommendations actioned, there has been moderate to high uptake in the Central City with eight sites implementing Custom Creative Hoardings and four sites using Council’s free Pre-designed Creative Hoardings.

Figure 2 Hanham & Philp Contractors Ltd. were pleased to be the first to adopt one of Council’s free-to-use Pre-Designed Creative Hoardings options on their Antigua and Tuam Streets site.Figure 1. Leighs Construction installed Custom Creative Hoardings at their outpatients building site, successfully telling the site’s story with a timeline linking the site’s past, present and future.

 

5.7       Staff have reported on the Creative Hoardings Incentive to the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee though the Central City bi-annual reporting.

Relevance today

5.8       The rebuild continues with construction site hoardings one of many factors that can impact on the overall experience of the city. There is also an impact where construction sites are in the vicinity of completed developments that seek to attract customers.

5.9       Results from a Council-led observational survey that examined how people use public space in the Central City, undertaken in December 2016 and January 2017, show that people spend time in spaces where the streetscapes and urban spaces are attractive and engaging.

5.10    It is anticipated that a significant scale of development will continue for the next two years, though likely slow and see an increase in smaller developments as the majority of the larger developments complete.

5.11    The Creative Hoardings Incentive is a positive tool that can continue to support new developments which, by nature, contribute to regeneration yet have an impact on how we experience the city during construction.

5.12    Whilst it is an option to continue the Creative Hoardings Incentive in suburban areas, there has been no uptake to date. The Draft Long Term Plan’s Community Outcomes recognise the importance of the central city and a Central City Revitalisation Action Plan is delivering coordinated activity. This includes the Barrier Sites programme, the 'Get to Know Me' marketing campaign and a host of other changes aimed at improving perceptions and attracting people. Implementing the Creative Hoarding Incentive to focus on the Central City supports improving the Central City pedestrian experience and limits the potential loss of revenue to Council.

 

Successes

The Incentive had increased uptake 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018. This can be attributed to:

5.13    Broader awareness of the incentive through dissemination of information. This has allowed those wishing to take up the Incentive to consider the budget implications (waiver of TUOLR fees, cost to engage artist or designer, print, installation costs) early in the build. Improved information within Council has meant that staff are able to add this incentive into early discussions.

5.14    The suite of four Pre-Designed Creative Hoardings graphics launched in July 2017 provide free, print-ready files that can be downloaded from the Council's website and installed based on the standard artwork application rules, design principles and staff advice. This makes it easier for developers to adopt the scheme. In general, these pre-designed options have attracted less graffiti. The pre-designed graphics have been used on four sites.

 

Figure 3. Council’s suite of available pre-designed graphics were designed by local agencies Ariki Creative and McCarthy.Figure 4. Council’s installation guide support staff advice and outline installation rules and conditions of waiver as they relate to installation.

 

 

5.15    The website has been updated to include thorough Creative Hoardings toolkit that include: simplified design principles and application form, installation and artwork application rules (Figure 4), access to the Pre-Designed graphics (Figure 3), and fee waiver conditions: ccc.govt.nz/hoardings/

5.16    Construction companies and developers including Consortium, Leighs Construction, Naylor Love and others have installed Creative Hoardings, wishing to do something different with their sites and to access the fee waiver.

However many construction sites are not creatively hoarded, and can be dominated by advertising, logos, and, in some instances, graffiti. Some of these may not occupy public realm and would therefore not be required to pay the TUOLR fee. Where a fee does apply, it is the choice of landowners/developers/contractors whether they wish to include creative content or focus more on advertising.

Figures 5 and 6 show examples of construction hoardings which have not used either the pre-designed graphics or developed site-specific graphics.

There are examples of hoardings which have included creative designs and were not undertaken in order to receive the fee waiver. These include Otakaro Ltd. on a portion of the Convention Centre site, the Catholic Cathedral on Barbadoes Street and an upcoming Ministry of Education site on Mollet Street.

Figure 5. The Box Quarter construction hoarding on the corner of Madras and St Asaph Streets has various types of branding and advertising.

Figure 6. Graffiti can dominate hoardings.

Figure 8. The Catholic Cathedral installed this Creative Hoarding in 2016 on their large street frontage. They worked with the dioceses schools to create the artwork. Figure 7. The new Spark development is a prominent site on the corner of Colombo and Hereford Streets. A pre-designed hoardings option has been installed.

5.17    Whilst Creative Hoarding information is available on the website, Staff also provide advice and guidance to applicants to work towards successful outcomes.

5.18    The incentive has had positive feedback from developers who have installed the pre-designed options. A number of the Creative Hoardings including information on history of the site and/or what the future development will be have received positive feedback from the public.

Figure 10. Consortium’s Custom Creative Hoarding on the Farmers’ Market site, pictured from Lichfield Street, has been attracting comment and anticipation around the future development.Figure 9. Consortium currently have three Creative Hoardings, including this pre-designed Creative Hoarding on Cashel Street.

 

5.1       Several Councils within New Zealand have seen Christchurch’s Creative Hoardings Incentive as an exemplar, and have contacted staff for advice on implementing similar in their city. Christchurch followed City of Sydney’s successful lead (cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/creative-hoardings) in establishing the Creative Hoarding Incentive. Creative Hoardings are relevant for any construction site, not only in a post-disaster/rebuild environment.

 

Challenges

5.2       The Creative Hoardings Incentive was never intended to directly generate profit for developers (per point 5.4.2.), but offset costs in delivering an improved outcome. To date, the uptake, scale of sites, and application of the waiver at 100% of TUOLR fees, has meant lost revenue has equated to more than was anticipated when the pilot was established.

5.3       It is estimated in the second half of F17/18 waived revenue will total $211,036. This arises where the Creative Hoarding occupies public realm.

5.4       It is important to note that there are instances of lost TUOLR revenue for construction site hoardings where Creative Hoardings have not been installed. In some instances, Council has not charged when hoardings occupy public realm.

5.5       Staff have received feedback that some developers have found the design principles or conditions lack clarity, in particular: 

5.5.1   Some developers would prefer their hoardings to contain large amounts of advertising whilst still accessing the fee waiver. The Creative Hoardings design principles can be used to promote the development whilst also being creative, however the design principles set out that advertising should not dominate the design.

5.5.2   There may be insufficient understanding, confidence or experience by developers/project managers in contracting artists and managing creative projects. Only two eligible hoardings have engaged an artist for the design work. The pre-designed hoardings and toolkit were developed to help address this.

5.6       There is ongoing opportunity for the Crown and the Council to implement a Creative Hoardings approach on builds/rebuilds of assets. 

Improvements delivered

5.7       Between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016, staff implemented changes to improve ease of use and ensure the incentive does not encourage greater occupation of public realm, thereby also minimising the total value of the waivers and loss of revenue. The Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee has been updated of these changes via the Central City bi-annual report. Key improvements include:

5.7.1   Waiver applies only 1 metre from boundary – encouraging a smaller footprint, and minimizing public impact;

5.7.2   12 month maximum period for waiver;

5.7.3   Waiver is stopped during lengthy pauses in construction and hoarding is returned to boundary of the site;

5.7.4   Simplified, clearer design principles;

5.7.5   Standard pre-designed graphics options downloadable from the Council's website;

5.7.6   Updated web pages, including a clear installation guideline.

  

Recommendation

5.8       The following changes are recommended to the Incentive:

5.8.1   Remove the suburban areas from eligible locations to receive the waiver, as there has been no uptake outside of the Central City. Staff guidance and advice will be available for those outside of the Central City who wish to install a Creative Hoarding without accessing the fee waiver.

5.8.2   Agree to staff delegation for minor operational amendments that will allow for a refinement of the current design principles within the toolkit to support more creative outcomes.

 


 

6.   Option 1 – Retain the current incentive and extend this for a further two years with a focus on the central city and agree to staff delegation to make minor operational amendments (preferred)

Option Description

6.1       Staff delegation amendments will ensure that the incentive best delivers the outcomes sought while providing a reasonable incentive for landowners/developers/contractors to raise the standard of their construction hoardings and contribute to an improved pedestrian environment.

Significance

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

6.3       Engagement requirements for this level of significance are not applicable.

Impact on Mana Whenua

6.4       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

6.5       These are not required for this project.

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

6.6       This option is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies.

6.6.1   Although this issue is not specifically identified in the Council’s Long Term Plan, it will assist in improving the urban environment and is consistent with the longer term strategy of Urban Regeneration to enliven the city and connect residents and visitors with the rebuild as per the community outcomes under Liveable City.

6.6.2   Reason for inconsistency – not applicable.

6.6.3   Amendment necessary – not applicable.

Financial Implications

6.7       Temporary Use of Legal Road charges for construction hoardings are made across a range of developers on a regular basis. The cost of this is $15.30 per month (per square metre) and has not increased since F15/16. Previously the revenue in F15/16 $241,916; in F16/17 $318,777; F17/18 (actuals/forecast) is $116,003. The revenue forecast for F18/19 is $10,000 (for ongoing projects, excluding new builds).  Examples of organisations paying these charges include: Leighs Construction, Naylor Love, Cook Bros, Rockwell Group.

6.8       The cost of the fee waiver Incentive depends on the number of qualifying applications, but it is likely to be less than in previous years due to the new conditions to the Incentive (5.7).

6.9       Cost of Implementation – not applicable.

6.10    Maintenance / Ongoing Costs – Maintenance is not applicable as the outcome, a Creative Hoarding, is the responsibility of the developer to maintain. Staff time is required to assess the proposed creative hoardings to ensure they meet the criteria to be eligible for the rebate.

6.11    Funding source – Transport Operations.

Legal Implications

6.12    Not applicable.

Risks and Mitigations

6.13    None identified.

Implementation

6.14    Implementation dependencies - securing Council’s approval by the end of the current Incentive of 30 June 2018.

6.15    Implementation timeframe – not applicable.

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

6.16    The advantages of this option include:

·   Recognises over the next two years there will be a number of prominent sites within the central city with construction activity and provides an incentive for landowners/developers/contractors to enhance the pedestrian experience and provide information while works occur.

·   Allows for updates to the toolkit to clarify the design principles and encourage the level of creative content that the incentive originally aimed to achieve.

·   Focuses the incentive on the central city which aligns with the Council’s strategic priorities and achieves impact from limited financial investment, as well as recognising limited uptake beyond the central city to date.

·   Provide a viable option for developers that want to reduce their costs in regard to TOULR fees.

·   Allows for recently introduced changes to the conditions to be tested.

6.17    The disadvantages of this option include:

·   Continued loss of revenue through waiver of TUOLR fees.

·   The incentive no longer available outside the central city.


 

7.   Option 2 – Cease the Incentive

Option Description

7.1       The existing toolkit and resources remain available, with the pre-designed artworks for hoardings available for use free of charge.

Significance

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

7.3       Engagement requirements for this level of significance are not applicable.

Impact on Mana Whenua

7.4       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

7.5       These are not required for this project.

7.6       Alignment with Council Plans and Policies.

7.7       This option is inconsistent with Council’s Plans and Policies.

7.7.1   Inconsistency – Inconsistent with Level of Service: 16.0.9 Maintain resident satisfaction with footpath condition and also community outcomes noted under Liveable City.

7.7.2   Reason for inconsistency – doesn’t meet Council objectives to provide an attractive and well-designed urban environment where urban areas are well designed and meet the needs of the community.

7.7.3   Amendment necessary – not applicable.

Financial Implications

7.8       Cost of Implementation – zero cost as the current programme will be ceased.

7.9       Maintenance / Ongoing Costs – not applicable.

7.10    Funding source – not applicable.

Legal Implications

7.11    Not applicable.

Risks and Mitigations

7.12    Not applicable.

Implementation

7.13    Implementation dependencies - will need to remove website information and advise staff of changes before 30 June 2018.

7.14    Implementation timeframe – 1 week.

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

7.15    The advantages of this option include:

·   No loss of potential revenue through waiver of TUOLR fees.

7.16    The disadvantages of this option include:

·   Reduced opportunity for improving the pedestrian experience and providing content which engages visitors and residents in the rebuild.

·   Does not allow for sufficient time to test the effectiveness of recently introduced changes to the conditions.

·   Unlikely to maintain or exceed resident satisfaction with footpath condition, not aligning with Level of Service: 16.0.9 Maintain resident satisfaction with footpath condition and also community outcomes noted under Liveable City.

·   Removes a viable option for developers to reduce their costs in regard to TUOLR fees.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for 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

Authors

Brindi Joy - Transitional Projects Advisor

Ceciel DelaRue - Team Leader Urban Design

Pana Togiaso - Team Leader Road Amenity and Asset Protection

Approved By

Steffan Thomas - Manager Operations (Transport)

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 

 

9.        Central City Regeneration: Tackling Barrier Sites - Charging for Temporary Use of Legal Road

Reference:

18/493855

Presenter(s):

Clare Piper, Planner (Urban Regeneration)
Pana Togiaso, Team Leader Road Amenity and Asset Protection

 

 

1.   Origin and Purpose of Report

 

1.1       The purpose of this report is to update the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee on the Central City Barrier Sites Programme, regarding the intention to apply Temporary Use of Legal Road (TUOLR) leasing fees to those barrier sites occupying the public realm/legal road.  The Traffic and Parking Bylaw enables a fee to be charged for the temporary use of legal road with the fees being set out in the Long Term Plan/Annual Plan.

1.2       This follows previous Council endorsements in May and December 2017 of a three stage framework (and associated toolkit) that would guide staff in working with property owners to support the tidying up or redevelopment of sites/buildings that are considered barriers to the regeneration of the Central City (resolutions CNCL/2017/00167 and CNCL/2017/00372).  Officers have applied the initial stage of the framework for twelve months (‘Dialogue, support and incentives’) and are now moving to the second stage.

2.   Significance

2.1       The recommendations in this report are considered to be of a low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.2       The assessment considered that a limited number of land/property owners are the directly affected parties.  Whilst the impact on the affected land/property owners will depend upon the state of the property, the methods proposed involve proactive sources of support meaning there is potential for tailored solutions in each case.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in this report.

2.         Note that leasing fees for temporary use of legal road will be applied to relevant properties in the Central City Barrier Sites Programme from 1 August 2018.

 

4.   Summary

Extent of the Issue

4.1       Of the Central City Barrier Sites, several have demonstrated limited or no progress to date and are continuing to occupy and interfere with public space.  Under the Temporary Use of Legal Road provision, a fee can be charged when occupying legal road, e.g., a construction site, with exceptions provided under the Creative Hoardings Incentive

4.2       The barrier sites which are most obviously occupying public road space, and would therefore be considered for application of the existing Temporary Use of Legal Road fees, are:

·     167-169 Hereford St - fencing on footpath and road

·     129 High St - fencing on footpath

·     141 High St - fencing on road

·     158 High St - containers on road

·     201 High St - containers on road

·     235 High St - fencing and hoarding on footpath

·     92 Lichfield St - containers on road 116 Worcester St - fencing on footpath and road

·     96 Lichfield St - scaffolding on footpath

·     31 Cathedral Square - hoarding on pedestrian area

·     100 Cathedral Square - hoarding on pedestrian area

·     25 Peterborough St - fencing on footpath

·     159 Oxford Tce - propping and fencing on footpath and road

·     170 Oxford Tce - hoarding on footpath

 

Applying the Fees

4.3       The Temporary Use of Legal Road (TUOLR) provision allows for the Council to charge lease fees, of $15.30 m2 per month. The legal road includes footpath and road carriageway.  Based on an average area of road/footpath occupied by barrier sites of 240m2, the fee for each site would equate to $3672 per month.

4.4       The fee structure for each property will be considered on a case-by-case basis, in particular to assess the relative impact of the occupation of public realm, such as:

·     Whether the use is of carriageway/road versus footpath or pedestrian area; and

·     Whether the use is impeding neighbouring redevelopment from progressing; and/or

·     Whether action has been taken to improve visual amenity e.g. through creative or artistic hoardings, fence-wrap or the like.

4.5       This aims to provide a considerate yet fair approach for affected landowners, acknowledging the financial implications for commencing application of the TUOLR fee.

Next steps

4.6       Affected owners have been informed of this report, and the need for the Council to apply reasonable leasing fees, so as to ensure fairness to other owners and developers who are already paying to use the legal road for construction purposes.

4.7       Further discussions will be held with each of the affected owners to consider the likely charge for each property, the ability to reduce impact and/or use of public space, and the date that charging will commence.

4.8       It is anticipated that leasing fees will be applied to relevant properties in the Central City Barrier Sites Programme from 1 August 2018.

 

 

5.   Context/Background

5.1       The report to the Council on 25 May 2017 defined ‘Barrier Sites’ as:

·     Those privately owned buildings which are unoccupied and in a very poor state of repair;

·     Those which involve the use of cordoned off road space to safeguard the public from potential structural failure (in the event of, for example, a further earthquake); or

·     Sites with un-remediated foundations which need to be fenced off for public safety.

5.2       To tackle these sites, the Council endorsed a three-stage framework that is summarised in the diagram in section 1 of this report.

5.3       Associated with this approach is a schedule of measures, drawing on operative Council policies and statutory interventions, which could be used in cases where proactive dialogue between the Council and landowners was not resulting in action. 

5.4       Since the Barrier Sites Programme commenced in May 2017, staff have engaged with landowners, helping many to resolve (or agree pathways to resolve) the issues that caused their sites to be included within the initial list. More importantly, the Barrier Sites programme has provided support to help owners accelerate their plans for redevelopment / restoration of sites and buildings. And in turn those who have made progress have had their status changed on the list or have been removed from the list altogether.

5.5       In short, staff consider that the programme is successfully helping many building owners remediate their sites.  Credit for progress must be attributed to those responsible building owners.  Equally, a significant proportion of building owners have committed plans that they are expecting will come to fruition in a reasonable timeframe. 

5.6       However, on some sites only limited or no progress has been made, and several of these sites are occupying legal road. Following twelve months of support and communication in Stage 1 of the framework, it is appropriate to now move to Stage 2 and commence charging the appropriate leasing fees for the temporary use of this land. 

5.7       The purpose of the Temporary Use of Legal Road (TUOLR) fee is to recover costs and rental of public land used by contractors.  The TUOLR fee was introduced to permit the temporary use of hoardings, shipping containers, fencing and skip bins within the legal road under the Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017.  This process also ensures that the Council:

·     Has the visibility of what is happening in the transport networks we maintain; and,

·     Can notify the applicant of any special conditions and precautions they should take in doing the work within the road reserve, and any contingences and remedial actions required.

5.8       A waiver to the leasing fees for TUOLR is provided only where contractors have qualified under the Creative Hoardings Incentive. A report on the Temporary Use of Legal Road fee waiver for construction hoardings is included on this meeting agenda for committee consideration.  The Creative Hoardings Incentive was established in 2015 and formed part of the longer-term strategy of urban regeneration to enliven the city and reduce the visual impact of construction site hoardings during the rebuild. It is an incentive to landowners/developers/contractors to contribute to the creativity and visual amenity of the city by providing artwork on construction hoardings that occupy legal road in exchange for a waiver of up to 100% of TUOLR fees. Situations where a waiver is provided is where a Creative Hoarding has been installed that meets the Creative Hoarding Incentive’s requirements (design, installation, conditions). These include but are not limited to:

·     Developing a creative design unique to the project that considers Council’s seven design principles or by using one of Council’s pre-designed options.

·     Waiver applies only 1 metre from boundary – encouraging a smaller footprint, and minimizing public impact.

·     12 month maximum period for waiver.

·     Waiver is stopped during lengthy pauses in construction and hoarding is returned to boundary.

·     The waiver applies only to hoardings, doors, gates, containers and gantries that are covered by artwork where they form part of the hoarding line.

 

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

Authors

Clare Piper - Planner - Urban Regeneration

Pana Togiaso - Team Leader Road Amenity and Asset Protection

Approved By

Steffan Thomas - Manager Operations (Transport)

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 

 

10.    Biodiversity Fund Project Applications

Reference:

18/248507

Presenter(s):

Laura Molles, Advisor-Natural Environment

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to recommend the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee approve Biodiversity Fund support for nine projects.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the report.

2.         Note that the Okuti River project involves a mix of private and public land.

3.         Approve funding for the nine recommended projects as listed below:

·        $11862 for Duvauchelle Peak

·        $17480 for Wainui Stream

·        $18750 for Armstrong Stream/Mabel Hope Reserve

·        $19978 for French Peak

·        $21242for Paua Bay C

·        $27416 for Orton Bradley Park – Hunters Gully

·        $23892 for Smacks Creek Springvale-Willowbank tributary

·        $26460 for Okuti River Project – Baldwin Wetland and River Margin

·        $28415 for Living Springs.

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       The Christchurch Biodiversity Fund supports custodians of biodiversity working on ecologically significant sites. Council provides up to 50% of funding for eligible projects aimed at protecting and enhancing biodiversity on private land. Up to $200,000 may be allocated each year, with a maximum of $40,000 per individual project/property per year.

3.2       The total funding recommended for allocation in the 2017/18 round is $195,495 across nine projects.

3.3       One of the nine recommended projects, the Okuti River Project, involves both private and public land. While the fund is intended for projects on private land, we recommend the Committee approves the project on the basis of the support from the community and its ecological merit – public and private land at the project site are intermixed and attempting to carry out work on one tenure or the other would substantially reduce the ecological benefits.

3.4       The nine projects recommended for funding involve fencing, planting projects, and pest plant and animal control. Overall, the funding will result in fencing of approximately 35 hectares of indigenous vegetation, including protection of approximately 3450 metres of waterways from disturbance by stock. Planting and/or pest control work will be carried out over approximately 90 hectares, including within some of the newly-fenced areas.

3.5       The projects encompass a variety of habitat types, from rocky outcrops on mountaintops to lowland streams.

3.6       Among the projects are works on Schedule B (information only) sites, and on sites that meet ecological significance criteria but are not yet included in either Schedule of the Christchurch District Plan. Site Significance statements for these sites will be finalised in the 2018/19 financial year. Landowners involved in applications are aware of the relationship between the Biodiversity Fund and the Sites of Ecological Significance programme, and some are concurrently arranging covenants for their project sites.

3.7       The Natural Environment Team intends to run two closing dates in the future, as the expanding Sites of Ecological Significance programme is expected to boost awareness of and applications to the Fund.

3.8       The projects recommended for allocation of funding are listed below. More information on the individual projects is provided in the attachments.

Project Name

Funding Requested

Duvauchelle Peak

$11862

Wainui Stream

$17480

Armstrong Stream/Mabel Hope Reserve

$18750

French Peak

$19978

Paua Bay C

$21242

Orton Bradley Park – Hunters Gully

$27416

Smacks Creek Springvale-Willowbank tributary

$23892

Okuti River Project – Baldwin Wetland and River Margin

$26460

Living Springs

$28415

Total

$195495

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Christchurch Biodiversity Fund 2018 - Project Descriptions

57

b

Christchurch Biodiversity Fund 2018 - Map of Project Locations

61

 

 

Signatories

Author

Laura Molles - Advisor Natural Environment

Approved By

Clive Appleton - Team Leader Natural Environment

Helen Beaumont - Head of Strategic Policy

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


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11.    Living Streets - Past, Present and Future

Reference:

18/262915

Presenter(s):

Trudy Jones, Transport Planner Sustainable Transport

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to inform the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee regarding ‘Living Streets’ Charter.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is staff generated to fulfil Council Annual Plan Meeting 20 June 2017 ‘Intersections Improvements and Streets Renewals’ enquiry (Ref: CAP/2017/00022) which related to staff providing a report on the Living Street programme.

2.   Significance

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

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined by reference to ongoing operational improvements

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receives the report for information.

2.         Acknowledges that a trial has not been undertaken.

3.         Supports the approach from staff to incorporate where possible the living streets philosophy into the work being undertaken in the Richmond area.

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       Staff were requested to provide a report to Council on the ‘Living Streets’ trial including recommendations to inform consideration of a ‘Living Streets’ programme as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan (LTP).

4.2       The trial has not been undertaken yet and staff recommend that the philosophy of the living streets charter be incorporated where possible within the work being undertaken in the Richmond area.  This will allow the community voice in the programming and development of the works required.

4.3       Regarding newly constructed streets; ‘Living Streets’ best practise design standards are now routinely incorporated into new street designs and new subdivisions. Therefore, new developments have very good environmental, accessibility, and safety outcomes.

4.4       Given the financial constraints on the transport capital programme the priority emphasis in the new LTP is on maintenance and the streets and footpaths resurfacing programme. As a consequence, funding does not include a major street renewals programme. There is no line item in the transport Long Term Plan renewal capital programme as a result for Living Streets.

4.5       In recent years there has been a stronger focus on better road classification, purpose and function, improving the design, delivery and maintenance of our streets to better reflect their priority purposes as demonstrated in Attachment A.  

4.6       Adoption of the Draft ‘New Road Classification Street Design Standards; A Christchurch Strategic Transport Plan Implementation Document (2016) will formalise appropriate designs for the various road typologies.

 

5.   Context/Background

History of Living Streets

5.1       Living Streets Charter was adopted by the Council in 2000 with the intention of mitigating environmental and safety impacts of vehicular traffic and to improve amenity values on local residential streets.

5.2       Opportunities to apply Living Streets design principles have historically been based on the existing asset condition i.e.: within the renewal programme, as well as input from residents to community boards (for example, for upgrades in proximity to a local school).

5.3       Historically, the impetus for improving amenity value on a particular street has come from opportunities based on the condition of existing assets ie: through the street renewal programme, as well as requests from residents to community boards (for example, for upgrades in proximity to a local school). When broader ‘Neighbourhood Improvement Projects’ were considered within the capital programme (during the 1990s) Living Streets design principles took a more holistic area-based approach with attempts to programme works within area clusters. Existing areas treated with Neighbourhood Improvement Programmes include parts of; St Albans, Riccarton, Philipstown, Addington and Papanui. The Council adopted David Engwicht’s community-led approach and attempted to trial the introduction of new spaces and a more naturalised approach to street design e.g. Mary Street, Papanui 2003. The narrowing of carriageways, facilitating improved pedestrian access and improved amenity value has been the intent throughout these projects.

5.4       During the 1990s, area-based approaches were considered within the capital programme. Often the stormwater elements were included in the design to improve water quality and rain event storage through open waterways, swales and rain gardens. Local Area Traffic Management Schemes (LATMS) also clustered kerb and channel rebuilds. The Living Streets programme became a less comprehensive geographical area based approach as Living Streets principles were incorporated into individual street renewal projects over time.

5.5       Prior to the 2011 series of Earthquakes, individual street renewals were undertaken on a rolling programme to replace dish channels, with approximately 20 km per year renewed which equated to between 10 and 20 streets each year. This work incorporated Living Streets amenity upgrade elements such as road narrowing, provision of berms with street trees, footpath renewals and pedestrian improvements. These locations were determined partly by asset condition and partly by community initiated/ led desire to improve local amenity and safety. Due to the earthquakes our renewals programme has been set back significantly. Renewal budget has recently been reintroduced, but will only cover approximately one street per year.

5.6       All new roads and subdivisions now follow the Infrastructure Design Standards and incorporate Living Streets design elements (including Water Sensitive Urban Design elements as and where feasible).

6.   The Future of Living Streets

6.1       Since the Living Streets Charter was adopted by the Council in 2000 the approach to mitigating impacts of traffic and improving amenity values on local residential streets has been incorporated in street renewals as and when opportunity arises. Prior to the Replacement District Plan and the earthquakes, the introduction of elements of Living Streets design were delivered through the street renewals programme and following community requests for mitigating adverse effects of traffic in particular residential streets.

6.2       The Council has recently committed to Strategic Priorities which need to be reflected in any asset renewal programmes. Any budget allocated to improving street environments should reflect strategic urban development plans as outlined in the Replacement District Plan with improved amenity value in areas of residential intensification in order to better support our cities recovery (Refer Attachment A ‘Replacement District Plan Residential Zones’).

6.3       The new design standards (as included in the Replacement District Plan, the Christchurch Strategic Transport Plan and the Infrastructure Design Standards), are now being incorporated in all new road designs and new subdivisions. These best practise design standards meet the principles and intentions of the 2000 Living Streets Charter. These standards exist for all new roads in the city (refer Attachment B; ‘Living Streets’ Renewals and New Subdivisions’ map)

6.4       Given the financial constraints on the transport capital programme the priority emphasis is on the streets and footpaths resurfacing programme. As a consequence, funding does not include major street renewals with community input on any particular residential street. Thus there is no line item in the capital programme for ‘Living Streets’ as such.

6.5       However, in line with the environmental, social, cultural and public health outcomes sought under the Living Streets Charter; incremental improvements are being achieved through a focus on improving the design, delivery and maintenance of our streets. There are many relevant projects such as; local and school speed zone changes, resident parking schemes, pedestrian improved access, cycle ways, and traffic calming measures on local residential streets. All transport and roading infrastructure improvement projects must now consider the accessibility and walkability needs within communities and cater for all modes including public transport.

6.6       The “New Road Classification Draft Street Design Standards; A Christchurch Strategic Transport Plan Implementation Document (2016)” outlines the context and function of streets, considers the place and link type of the street and whether it is located on a strategic network in the Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan. Design standards are given for each of these place and link dimensions. The ‘One Network Road Classification’ and resulting One Network Management Plan has identified modal priorities associated with the roading hierarchy. There are many projects which currently enhance the road environment; for instance, school and local speed zone changes, resident parking schemes, pedestrian improved access, cycleways, and traffic calming measure on local streets. These projects meet the ‘Living Streets’ criteria of improving accessibility, safety, enhancing walkability in communities and providing infrastructure improvements for all active modes including public transport.

7.   Living Streets Trial

7.1       In order to undertake a trial living street approach to regeneration, funding for a street renewal needs to be available for the works to be undertaken.  The only funding for a street renewal in 2017/18 was for the upgrade of North Avon Road.

7.2       To this end staff have not sought expressions of interest as they did not want to raise expectation within the community of work being planned when there was no budget available in the proposed 10 year programme.  It is suggested that the philosophy of the charter is incorporated where possible in the development and programming of the works in the Richmond area.  The aim of this process is to enable the community voice in the programming and development of the works (both capital and maintenance) required in the area.

7.3       This report provides background and information as to how the Living Streets philosophy is being applied in all transport projects.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Replacement District Plan Residential Zones

67

b

'Living Streets' Renewals and Subdivisions

68

 

 

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

Trudy Jones - Transport Planner, Sustainable Transport

Approved By

Richard Holland - Team Leader Asset Planning

Lynette Ellis - Manager Planning and Delivery Transport

David Adamson - General Manager City Services

  


Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 


Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 

 

 



Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 

 

12.    Transport Unit - Bi-Monthly Report

Reference:

18/511421

Contact:

Richard Osborne

richard.osborne@ccc.govt.nz

941 8407

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to update the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee on the activities of the Transport Unit. The report details current network performance metrics together with a status update on the Major Projects, Maintenance and Operations.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the attached Transport Unit report.

 

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       Construction on three more MCR routes is well underway.  Quarryman’s Trail (Moorhouse to Victors) and Rapanui to Shag Rock Stage 2 are due for completion in July.

3.2       Work on risk mitigation project for Sumner Road is completed and rock harvest from the Quarry has been undertaken.

3.3       Construction is well underway on the reconstruction of both North Avon Road and Medway Streets. Medway Street is expected to complete by the end of June. Staff are working closely with the community to minimise the impact of construction activities.

3.4       The first section of Riccarton Road upgrade is progressing well and the contractor is running to programme. The project team and the contractor have been undertaking extensive engagement with the affected community to ensure the impact of the works are minimised.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Transport Unit - Bi-Monthly Report Attachment

70

 

 

Signatories

Author

Richard Osborne - Head of Transport

Approved By

David Adamson - General Manager City Services

  


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Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 

 

13.  Resolution to Exclude the Public

Section 48, Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

 

I move that the public be excluded from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting, namely items listed overleaf.

 

Reason for passing this resolution: good reason to withhold exists under section 7.

Specific grounds under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution: Section 48(1)(a)

 

Note

 

Section 48(4) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 provides as follows:

 

“(4)     Every resolution to exclude the public shall be put at a time when the meeting is open to the public, and the text of that resolution (or copies thereof):

 

             (a)       Shall be available to any member of the public who is present; and

             (b)       Shall form part of the minutes of the local authority.”

 

This resolution is made in reliance on Section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by Section 6 or Section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public are as follows:


Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 June 2018

 

 

 

ITEM NO.

GENERAL SUBJECT OF EACH MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED

SECTION

SUBCLAUSE AND REASON UNDER THE ACT

PLAIN ENGLISH REASON

WHEN REPORTS CAN BE RELEASED

14

Public Excluded Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee Minutes - 11 April 2018

 

 

Refer to the previous public excluded reason in the agendas for these meetings.

 

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Water supply pressure management

s7(2)(a), s7(2)(g)

Protection of Privacy of Natural Persons, Maintain Legal Professional Privilege

This report addresses a request of support from a private entity that is named in the report.  This report comprises an application for special dispensation under Clause 13 of the General Bylaw from the provisions of Clause 10 of the Water Supply, Wastewter and Stormwater Bylaw 2014.

It is recommended that the matter should remain confidential.