Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Submissions Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 31 October 2018

Time:                                    3.30pm

Venue:                                 Board Room, Fendalton Service Centre, Corner Jeffreys and Clyde Roads

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Debbie Mora

Ross McFarlane

Helen Broughton

Mike Mora

 

 

 

31 October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Watson

Manager Community Governance, Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

941 8258

gary.watson@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Submissions Committee

31 October 2018

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

 

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved HRSC/2018/00011

That the apologies received for absence from Natalie Bryden and Catherine Chu, be accepted.

Mike Mora/Debbie Mora                                                                                                                                        Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

 

3.   Christchurch City Council - Draft Heritage Strategy 2019-2029, Draft Suburban Parking Policy, Earthquake Prone Buildings and Proposed Lincoln Road and Moorhouse Avenue Bus Priority Improvements

 

The Committee reviewed the contents of the proposed Christchurch City Council Draft Heritage Strategy 2019-2029, Draft Suburban Parking Policy, Earthquake Prone Buildings and Proposed Lincoln Road and Moorhouse Avenue Bus Priority Improvements with a view to preparing submissions to the Council, on behalf of the Board.

The attached submissions were subsequently completed and forwarded to the Council.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Submissions Committee resolve to:

1.         Prepare Board submissions/feedback on its reviews of the Draft Heritage Strategy 2019-29, Draft Suburban Parking Policy, Earthquake Prone Buildings and Proposed Lincoln Road and Moorhouse Avenue Bus Priority Improvements.

2.         Note that given the consultation timeframes, the Submissions Committee will exercise its delegated authority to make submissions on behalf of the Board.

 

Committee Resolved HRSC/2018/00012

Part C

That the Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Submissions Committee resolved to:

1.         Adopt the submissions prepared on behalf of the Board to the Council regarding the Draft Heritage Strategy 2019-29, Draft Suburban Parking Policy, Earthquake Prone Buildings, and Proposed Lincoln Road and Moorhouse Avenue Bus Priority Improvements.

2.         Note that given the consultation timeframes, the Submissions Committee has exercised its delegated authority to make these submissions on behalf of the Board.

Debbie Mora/Ross McFarlane                                                                                                                               Carried

 

 

 

   

Meeting concluded at 5.45pm

 

CONFIRMED THIS 7TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2018

 

DEBBIE MORA

CHAIRPERSON


 

SUBMISSION TO:                Christchurch City Council

 

ON:                                         Draft Heritage Strategy 2019-2029

 

BY:                                          Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board

 

CONTACT:                           Mike Mora

Chairperson

C/- PO Box 73021

CHRISTCHURCH 8022

 

Phone 027 4303132

mike.mora@ccc.govt.nz

 

 

1.      INTRODUCTION

 

The Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board (the Board) appreciates the opportunity to provide this brief feedback on the Council’s Draft Heritage Strategy 2019-2029.

 

The Board wishes to be heard in support of this submission.

 

2.      SUBMISSION

 

         The Board is generally supportive of the Council’s Draft Heritage Strategy 2019-2029 and offers the following comments:

 

        

Does the strategy include and reflect what you value about our heritage, our taonga?

Yes

The Board considers the Strategy needs to include and reflect all of the values of our shared heritage.

 

The Board requests therefore that the Strategy have regard to European/Pakeha heritage in its wider context. For example references to Akaroa, the Deans Family, Lyttelton and the First Four Ships. 

Does this draft strategy represent your values and culture/respect and acknowledge the diverse and distinctive cultures of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula?

Yes

As above.

Have we got the balance right between tangible (physical) and intangible heritage (stories and memories)?       

Yes

The Board notes the Council’s goals to investigate and promote funding sources for heritage projects/initiatives through future Long Term and Annual Plan processes. Also from other agencies in support of the community gaining access to such funding.

 

Ongoing funding provision from the Christchurch City Council needs to continue to be available towards heritage projects and initiatives.

 

Do you support the idea of a heritage Charter so individuals and groups can work together to recognise protect and celebrate our heritage, our toanga?

Yes

The Board has no further comment to make.

Do you have any further comments about the draft Heritage Strategy?

Yes

The Board supports the provisions and associated goals of the Strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Mora

Chairperson

WAIPUNA/HALSWELL-HORNBY-RICCARTON COMMUNITY BOARD

 

12 November 2018


 

 

SUBMISSION TO:                Christchurch City Council

 

ON:                                         Draft Suburban Parking Policy

 

BY:                                          Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board

 

CONTACT:                           Mike Mora

Chairperson

C/- PO Box 73021

CHRISTCHURCH 8022

 

Phone 027 4303132

mike.mora@ccc.govt.nz

 

 

1.      INTRODUCTION

 

The Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board (the Board) appreciates the opportunity to provide this feedback on the Council’s Draft Suburban Parking Policy.

 

The Board wishes to be heard in support of its submission.

 

2.      SUBMISSION

        

         The Board is generally supportive of the Council’s Draft Suburban Parking Policy and makes the following comments:

 

Policy 1: Do you agree with the order these have been prioritised?

Yes

Policy 2: Do you agree with the parking management criteria being applied in areas of high parking demand?

Yes

The Board has considerable experience in dealing with the overflow of all day parking on residential streets from large commercial, industrial or educational complexes. Riccarton has Westfield, the South Island’s largest shopping complex, the University of Canterbury and Bus Inn Retail complex extending to the Upper Riccarton shopping centre. Hornby has the Hornby Hub and many commercial/industrial complexes.

 

There are two features of our current practices and involvement  that the Board does not want removed:

 

1.The Board currently has delegation to implement parking restrictions. This is done after consultation with residents. The Board currently supports keeping this delegation as we are close to and representative of our communities.

2.Those streets that currently have parking restrictions (either both sides or one side) should not have them changed or removed to fit the new policy. Many of these parking restrictions have stood the test of time, an example around Westfield has had restrictions for 23 years. There would a considerable outcry from residents if there was any change to remove/change the current restrictions. The final version of the policy needs to make this clear.

 

Note: The area south of Westfield has medium density housing with little requirements for parking for new townhouse type developments. Residents are concerned with the impact of cars parking on-street. One can have four units each with four people and potentially twelve cars. This area currently has one side of the road 120 minute parking restrictions. The Board asks that a section of the Suburban Parking Policy be devoted to the particular issue of parking and intensification.

 

The following additional comments are made:

1.Our Board believes that the 85 per cent threshold to trigger parking restrictions is too high. The difficulty arises from all day parking by employers or students on local residential streets. The Board believes there does not need to be a threshold or for it to be lowered, the issues should be dealt with on a case-by-case basis once concerns have been raised. There is always consultation with residents and parking restrictions do not occur if a sizable majority are not in favour. 

2.Residential Zones - similarly the 25 per cent approach to parking restrictions is far too low. Generally, when the Board implements parking restrictions it is on one side of the street (50 per cent).

3.Car parking has an impact on the visual amenity and living quality of a residential street. The Board is pleased to note that this is aspect is recognised in Appendix 2, Issue 2.

4.When there is all day parking as an overflow from large complexes, small businesses on adjoining streets would normally request 60 minute parking restrictions and local residents would normally request 120 minute parking restrictions. These differences need to be respected.

5.Large complexes like Westfield and the University of Canterbury are not supplying enough car parking. It is the Board’s understanding that they are required to provide a certain number of car parks but can allocate them to staff or customers. Both Westfield and the University of Canterbury have been very supportive of our Board installing parking restrictions so residents are not completely overwhelmed by all day parking on residential streets.

6.If considering off-street parking for commercial overflow, this should not include the installation of parking meters on suburban streets. We understand this is not intended but there has been resistance from suburban residents to any suggestion of metering.

 

The Board is particularly affected by parking issues and we ask that the Council notes this aspect. The Board has particular concerns that arise in its area which require addressing that may not be echoed in other wards/Board areas of the city.

Policy 3: Do you agree that residential parking exemption areas are an effective way to prioritise residential parking?

Yes

Policy 5: Do you agree with using parking time restrictions to prevent private businesses from storing vehicles on the road?

Yes

Policy 6: do you agree with the criteria for assessing whether to provide off-street parking in suburban areas?

Yes

Policy 7: Is there anything else we can consider to make parking easier for people with restricted mobility?

Yes

The Board is supportive of the policy’s provisions to improve access for those with restricted mobility.

Policy 8: Are there any other types of parking the Council should be supporting?

Yes

With the exception of large tour buses/coaches and heavy vehicles parking on any road primarily in residential areas. These vehicles should be parked overnight at a depot/yard or a suitable off-street facility, for example, like at the Racecourse Hotel.

Policy 9: Do you agree that the Council should have an active role in adopting new parking management technologies? What, if any, technologies are most relevant in your view?

Yes

The Board fully endorses this aspect, especially the continued use of digital way finding.

Policy 10: do you agree with parking management in narrow streets to address safety and access issues?

Yes

The Board requests retaining its delegation to make decisions on parking restrictions on residential roads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Mora

Chairperson

WAIPUNA/HALSWELL-HORNBY-RICCARTON COMMUNITY BOARD

 

12 November 2018


 

SUBMISSION TO:                Christchurch City Council

 

ON:                                         Earthquake Prone Buildings

 

BY:                                          Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board

 

CONTACT:                           Mike Mora

Chairperson

C/- PO Box 73021

CHRISTCHURCH 8022

 

Phone 027 4303132

mike.mora@ccc.govt.nz

 

 

1.      INTRODUCTION

 

The Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board (the Board) appreciates the opportunity to provide this feedback on the Council’s Earthquake Prone Buildings.

 

The Board does not wish to be heard on this matter.

 

2.      SUBMISSION

 

         The Board is generally supportive of the Council’s Earthquake Prone Buildings strategic routes and high pedestrian and vehicular traffic areas for metropolitan Christchurch.

 

        

Vehicular and pedestrian thoroughfares with sufficient traffic to warrant prioritisation

 

Do you agree with the thoroughfares identified for prioritisation?

Yes

The Board agrees with the thoroughfares identified for prioritisation within the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton wards.

Buildings on a transport route of strategic importance

 

Do you agree with the routes identified for prioritisation?

Yes            

 

 

         The Board passes on its thanks to staff for their active role in consulting with emergency services on this Statement of Proposal.

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Mora

Chairperson

WAIPUNA/HALSWELL-HORNBY-RICCARTON COMMUNITY BOARD

 

12 November 2018

 

FEEDBACK TO:                             Christchurch City Council

 

ON:                                         Proposed Lincoln Road and Moorhouse Avenue Bus Priority Improvements

 

BY:                                          Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board

 

CONTACT:                           Mike Mora

Chairperson

C/- PO Box 73021

CHRISTCHURCH 8022

 

Phone 027 4303132

mike.mora@ccc.govt.nz

 

 

1.      INTRODUCTION

 

The Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board (the Board) appreciates the opportunity to provide this feedback on the Council’s Proposed Lincoln Road and Moorhouse Avenue Bus Priority Improvements.

 

The Board wishes to be heard in support of these comments.

 

2.      FEEDBACK

        

         The Board is generally supportive of the proposal and comments as follows: 

What do you think of the peak hour bus lane?

Support

However, the Moorhouse Avenue peak hour bus lane should be operational from 4pm to 6pm Monday to Friday only, and not for twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

What do you think of the signalised pedestrian crossing?

Support

There should be strategic timing technology provided to enable the smooth flow of all forms of traffic and pedestrians.

What do you think of the parking changes?

Support

The Board considers that the parking changes proposed will remain advantageous to local businesses during core business hours.

What do you think of the turning restrictions?

Support

No comment

What do you think of the speed reduction?

Do not support

The Board has reservations over the appropriateness of this change as it feels that the 30 kilometres per hour speed limit could be too restrictive and may deter the travelling public from using this strategic corridor into the city centre.

By reducing the bus speed to 30 kilometres per hour would mean that some of the gains this project is creating, are lost.  

What location do you prefer for sculpture?

The Board favours the sculpture being positioned in a high profile and aesthetic location.

Any other comments?

The Board records that the Lincoln Road project, as alluded to in the consultation document (refer Wrights to Curletts LTP # 962) as being complimentary to the network efficiency the bus lane project is promoting as a key outcome.

 

The Board recalls that during the LTP presentations to the Council, Jim Harland of the New Zealand Transport Agency, informed that of all transport projects co- funded with NZTA, the Wrights Road/Curtletts Road link is the one project NZTA would ask be brought forward in the Council’s programme.

 

Based on the above and for project synergy, the Board would request that project # 962 be brought forward from the 2023-24 financial years so that total project delivery is able to be optimised.

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Mora

Chairperson

WAIPUNA/HALSWELL-HORNBY-RICCARTON COMMUNITY BOARD

 

12 November 2018