Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Submissions Committee

Open Minutes



Date:                                     Wednesday 3 October 2018

Time:                                    5.08pm

Venue:                                 Boardroom, Fendalton Service Centre,
Corner Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton





Deputy Chairperson


David Cartwright

Sam MacDonald

Shirish Paranjape




2 October 2018






Maryanne Lomax

Community Development Advisor

941 6730



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Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood 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 FBSC/2018/00009

Committee Decision

That the apologies for absence from Aaron Campbell, Linda Chen and Bridget Williams, the apology for lateness by David Cartwright and the apology for early departure from Shirish Paranjape, be accepted.

Sam MacDonald/Shirish Paranjape                                                                                                                      Carried


David Cartwright arrived at 5.09pm

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.



3.   Draft Canterbury Regional Transport Plan 2018 - 2028


Committee Comment



Staff Recommendations

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood 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 Recommendation

Part C

The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Submissions Committee, under delegated authority, resolved to:

1.              Provide feedback to the Council on the Draft Canterbury Regional Transport Plan 2018-28 on behalf of the Board, as attached.


David Cartwright/Sam MacDonald                                                                                                             Carried/Lost



             Shirish Paranjape departed at 5.45pm



Meeting concluded at 6pm.




David Cartwright








1.              Feedback to the Council  - Draft Canterbury Regional Transport Plan 2018-28

The Board is thankful for the opportunity to provide feedback to the Council for consideration for its submission on the draft Canterbury Regional Transport Plan 2018-28. The Board appreciates and acknowledges the work done in developing the draft Plan.


The Board supports effective public transport through buses (large and small) and a range of different transport mediums to reduce congestion on our roads, improve users’ experience and to be environmentally sustainable. To encourage patronage the Board recommends that routes and timetables be easily adapted to meet the needs of changing user requirements eg smaller buses covering a wider network and that costs are low enough to entice people away from using private vehicles.


The Board is very supportive of the two new high frequency bus routes proposed for its area.  It does however, recommend that the proposed new route down Harewood Road, passing Bishopdale Mall, includes direct connections to the central city to allow people to easily access the new and existing attractions and facilities via public transport rather than using private vehicles.


With regard to the proposed high frequency route down Wairakei Road to the Airport, the Board notes that right hand turning arrows will be required at the Roydvale Road/Memorial Avenue intersection to assist buses turning from Roydvale Road into Memorial Avenue towards the airport.

The Board notes that the experience of customers using public transport needs to be improved and recommends that whatever the method of public transport, patrons need be confident they will reach their destination by the expected time.  A multi-agency approach may be required to put in place methods to achieve this.


The Board furthers suggest that on-board route information be installed in multi-user modes of public transport to assist in identifying the approaching stop.  Expansion of the existing colour coded routes/buses to encompass all routes with appropriately painted strips at bus stops to indicate which buses are scheduled to stop there, would also benefit visitors to the area.


To encourage patronage of the public transport options the Board recommends that the cost of taking public transport needs to be low enough to entice people away from using private vehicles.


2.              While outside of the scope of this feedback, the Board recommends that the Council discuss with the Canterbury District Health Board the possible extension of the current hospital shuttle bus route to include stopping at the central city Bus Exchange. 



Thank you again for the opportunity to provide feedback to the Council for possible inclusion in its submission on the draft Canterbury Regional Transport Plan 2018-28.