Akaroa Design and Appearance Advisory Committee

open minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 3 October 2018

Time:                                    2.30pm

Venue:                                 Akaroa Service Centre Boardroom

                                               78 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Pam Richardson - Banks Peninsula Community Board Representative

Janis Haley - Banks Peninsula Community Board Representative

Victoria Andrews - Akaroa Civic Trust Representative

William Fulton - Consultant

Lynda Wallace - Community Representative

Staff

Penelope Goldstone – Community Governance Manager, Akaroa-Wairewa

Kent Wilson – Senior Planner (via audio link)

Liz Carter – Community Board Advisor

Fi Smith – Support Officer

 

 

3 October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Liz Carter

Community Board Advisor

941 5682

liz.carter@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Akaroa Design and Appearance Advisory Committee

03 October 2018

 

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

That apologies for absence be accepted from Dave Margetts, John Davey and Boyd Barber.

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Akaroa Design and Appearance Advisory Committee meeting held on Thursday, 3 May 2018 be confirmed.

4.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.  
 

5.   Changes to Signage for Consideration - Black Cat Building - Akaroa Wharf

 

Committee Comment

Paul Milligan, Chief Executive of Black Cat Cruises, presented on what was being proposed as new signage for their buildings on the Akaroa Wharf.  He said the company was trying to reduce the impact of the signage but also noted their need, as a business, to advertise.

Planning staff advised that the wharf was outside the jurisdiction of the District Plan but that Council had an interest in the signage associated with the wharf, as owner of the wharf and licensor to the adjacent users.  Staff also highlighted some criteria from the District Plan which could be used as guidance in this situation.  Specifically, these were the guidelines for signage within Heritage Settings (as listed in the District Plan) which could provide meaningful guidance to the Committee as the wharf is listed as a Heritage Setting.

The Committee considered the proposal, with discussion focusing on:

·         The size of the proposed signage

·         The appropriateness of the six flags proposed as part of the signage

·         The cumulative effect of all the signage on the building and “visual clutter”

·         Whether the box like buildouts were necessary or were in fact part of the signage

·         The colour of the wooden buildouts

·         The use of graphics as opposed to imagery

·         The use of words in association with logos

·         The importance of the dormer windows as an architectural feature of the building.

The Committee felt that there was already a large amount of “signage” on the Black Cat building and that returning to the dormers as original features would restore some of the essence of the building and at the same time would reinstate a built form complimentary to architectural elements found in the township.  In this regard the box like buildouts were considered to be unsympathetic to the gable form roof of the building and built character within the township.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Akaroa Design and Appearance Advisory Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the report.

2.         Provide comment as appropriate

 

Committee Resolved ADAA/2018/00003

Part C

That the Akaroa Design and Appearance Advisory Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the report.

2.         Notes that it does not support the flags included in the proposal.

3.         Recommends that the third buildout and any associated signage (over the staff entrance) be removed.

4.         Recognising that there is already a large sign on the end of the building, recommends that the proposed signage be reduced in scale by exposing the two existing dormer windows as features, and fitting signage within the profile of the gable end of each dormer.  Signage to be in the style as was presented in the agenda for this meeting.

Victoria Andrews/William Fulton                                                                                                                          Carried

 


The Committee noted that it was making its recommendations based on the premise that neither the Akaroa Design and Appearance Advisory Committee (or the Akaroa-Wairewa Community Board acting in place of the Committee) had approved the boxed signage structures on the Black Cat building.

 

 

Akaroa Wharf Signage

The Committee also discussed signage in general on the Akaroa Wharf and expressed a wish to be involved in any review of signage provisions for the area.

Committee Resolved ADAA/2018/00004

Part B

That the Akaroa Design and Appearance Advisory Committee:

1.         Recommends to the Banks Peninsula Community Board that the Akaroa Design and Appearance Advisory Committee be asked to comment on all signage on the Akaroa Wharf as part of the redevelopment project for the structure.

Victoria Andrews/Lynda Wallace                                                                                                                          Carried

 

 

 

Meeting concluded at 4.31pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 7th DAY OF NOVEMBER 2018

Pam Richardson

Chairperson