Waitai

Coastal-Burwood Community Board Submissions Committee

 Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 3 October 2018

Time:                                    3pm

Venue:                                 Boardroom, Corner Beresford and Union Streets,
New Brighton

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Linda Stewart

Tim Baker

Tim Sintes

 

 

3 October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Wells

Manager Community Governance, Coastal-Burwood

941 6451

jo.wells@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Waitai/Coastal-Burwood Community Board Submissions Committee

03 October 2018

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

 

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved CBSC/2018/00002

Committee Decision

That the apology from Kim Money be accepted.

 

Linda Stewart/Tim Baker                                                                                                                                          Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

 

3.   Draft Canterbury Regional Transport Plan 2018 - 2028

 

Committee Comment

·         The Draft Canterbury Regional Transport Plan (RPTP) is for a period of 10 years and sets out an action plan for three, ten and 30-year actions

·         The Committee received tabled correspondence from Aaron Tilly regarding equal service provision for the city east. Aaron noted that Dallington has lost the Orbiter. He also advised that Avondale has no bus service and Wainoni Aranui to New Brighton has a reduced route.

·         The Committee addressed the questions posed in the consultation document and agreed this would form the basis of the feedback, with an overarching statement.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Waitai/Coastal-Burwood Community Board Submissions Committee:

1.         Progress the preparation of feedback to the Council on Environment Canterbury’s Draft Canterbury Regional Transport Plan 2018-2028.

2.         Will exercise its delegated authority to complete and lodge feedback on behalf of the Board.

 

Committee Resolved CBSC/2018/00003

Part C

That the Waitai/Coastal-Burwood Community Board Submissions Committee:

1.         Progress the preparation of feedback to the Council on Environment Canterbury’s Draft Canterbury Regional Transport Plan 2018-2028.

2.         Will exercise its delegated authority to complete and lodge feedback on behalf of the Board.

Linda Stewart/Tim Sintes                                                                                                                                         Carried

 

 

The agreed feedback is attached.

   

Meeting concluded at 4.25pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 15th DAY OF October 2018

 

 

Linda Stewart

Chairperson


 

 

3 October 2018

Feedback from the Coastal-Burwood Community Board

 

 

Draft Canterbury Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-2028

The following feedback is from the Coastal-Burwood Community Board in response to Environment Canterbury’s Draft Canterbury Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-2028:

Based on the Consultation Document questions, the Board’s responses are:

1.       What do you think of the proposed Regional Public Transport Plan?

The Board agrees with the plan in general but have suggestions or concerns which are outlined herein.

2.       What do you think of our vision for the future?

The Board agree with the visions and thanks the Joint Committee partner agencies for their work on it.

3.       What do you think of the idea in Greater Christchurch to provide more buses more often on current high frequency lines and to create new high frequency lines?

The Board agrees with the idea but has the following suggestions:

A balance is required between providing for high frequency lines and meeting the needs of the transport-disadvantaged following the 2014 cutbacks which affected connectability within the Coastal Burwood Wards.

4.       What do you think of the funding share to deliver the service improvements, between central government, ratepayers, and service users?

The Board considers the funding share to be inequitable and suggested that the fares percentage be reduced to 30% with the increase coning from Government grants.

 

5.       Do you think we should:

a.       Provide discounted fares for tertiary students? OR

b.      Provide discounted fares for everyone aged under 25? OR

c.       Extend the current child fare eligibility from 18 to 21 years old? OR

d.      Other (please state)

The board suggested retaining the Gold Card advantages and that consideration be given to lowering fares to attract more users.

6.       If additional discounted fares were provided, how do you think these should be funded?

Central Government

7.       What do you think about the planned central city shuttle being free to users, at an additional cost of around $1 million per year?

The Board agrees with a free central city shuttle, noting that this has previously been the case.

8.       If you agree with Q7, how do you think it should it be funded?

Central Government

9.       What do you think about the public transport fleet transitioning to use zero emission vehicles?

The Board agree. Maintaining fleets on electric is cheaper.

10.   Which of the following technology innovations would encourage you to use public transport services more often?

a.        Better payment methods

b.       Better travel planning information

c.        Zero emission vehicles

d.       Services that are flexible and responsive to demand

e.       None of the above

f.         Other:

Travel/Fare cost

11.   Should we take into account future rapid transit corridors now in our planning?
Yes

12.   Have we missed anything or do you have any other suggestions that could be included in the plan?

The Coastal-Burwood Community Board suggests consideration be given to a new route that would provide a link from Southshore to New Brighton, North Brighton, Parklands, Tumara Park, Prestons, Spencerville, Burwood and QEII Park (Taiora QEII Recreation Centre) ) and The Palms.  Avondale had no bus service at all and Dallington route is three bus changes to reach the central business district.  One suggestion is a trial utilising a small bus based locally to reconnect our ward-fringe suburbs and those left without any bus service at all.  The previous cuts to eastern suburbs were extremely hard for our population exacerbating post-earthquake losses to people.  Our preference is reinstatement of the original routes.  Frequencies can be adapted however, no bus service for outlying suburbs is not acceptable.

The current Plan exacerbates the transport disadvantaged problem by not catering for Styx/Brooklands/Spencerville as well as parts of Avondale – Wainoni – Aranui.

It is recommended that the Orbiter be reinstituted and should return to its route through Dallington to Taiora QEII, noting that the two high schools currently under construction on that site will be opening mid-2019.

The Public transport joint committee visionary statements agreed upon in principle by the Board with some suggestions:

·         The Plan does not address widespread social isolation because of poor access.

·         The Committee acknowledged that finance is an issue in supporting the aims of the Plan.

·         The funding shortfall needs to be addressed to provide equality between east and west route/frequency provisions.