Christchurch City Council

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Christchurch City Council will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Thursday 24 January 2019

Time:                                    9.30am

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

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor David East

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Raf Manji

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Deon Swiggs

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

18 January 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Dr Karleen Edwards

Chief Executive

Tel: 941 8554

 

Jo Daly

Council Secretary

941 8581

jo.daly@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

Note:  The reports contained within this agenda are for consideration and should not be construed as Council policy unless and until adopted.  If you require further information relating to any reports, please contact the person named on the report.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.       Apologies................................................................................................................................... 4

2.       Declarations of Interest............................................................................................................ 4

3.       Public Participation.................................................................................................................. 4

3.1       Public Forum....................................................................................................................... 4

3.2       Deputations by Appointment............................................................................................... 4

4.       Presentation of Petitions......................................................................................................... 4

Council

5.       Council Minutes - 6 December 2018........................................................................................ 5

6.       Council Minutes - 13 December 2018.................................................................................... 29

7.       Council Minutes - 19 December 2018.................................................................................... 47

Regulatory Performance Committee

8.       Regulatory Performance Committee Minutes - 12 December 2018................................... 59

Health and Safety Committee

9.       Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee Minutes - 7 December 2018............................. 65

Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

10.     Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee Minutes - 12 December 2018... 69

Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

11.     Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee Minutes - 10 December 2018...... 77

Staff Reports

12.     Hearings Panel report to the Council on the Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City........................................................................................................................................... 83

13.     Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City - Associated Traffic Resolutions.... 99

14.     Resolution to Exclude the Public......................................................................................... 126  

 

 

 


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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.   Public Participation

3.1  Public Forum

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

3.2  Deputations by Appointment

Deputations may be heard on a matter or matters covered by a report on this agenda and approved by the Chairperson.

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

4.   Presentation of Petitions

There were no Presentation of Petitions at the time the agenda was prepared.

 


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5.        Council Minutes - 6 December 2018

Reference:

18/1346545

Presenter(s):

Samantha Kelly – Committee and Hearings Advisor

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

For the Council to confirm the minutes from the Council meeting held 6 December 2018.

2.   Recommendation to Council

That the Council confirm the Minutes from the Council meeting held 6 December 2018.

 

 

Attachments

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Minutes Council - 6 December 2018

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Signatories

Author

Samantha Kelly - Committee and Hearings Advisor

  


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6.        Council Minutes - 13 December 2018

Reference:

18/1346621

Presenter(s):

Jo Daly – Council Secretary

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

For the Council to confirm the minutes from the Council meeting held 13 December 2018.

2.   Recommendation to Council

That the Council confirm the Minutes from the Council meeting held 13 December 2018.

 

 

Attachments

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Minutes Council - 13 December 2018

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Signatories

Author

Jo Daly - Council Secretary

  


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7.        Council Minutes - 19 December 2018

Reference:

18/1372439

Presenter(s):

Jo Daly – Council Secretary

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

For the Council to confirm the minutes from the Council meeting held 19 December 2018.

2.   Recommendation to Council

That the Council confirm the Minutes from the Council meeting held 19 December 2018.

 

 

Attachments

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Minutes Council - 19 December 2018

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Signatories

Author

Jo Daly - Council Secretary

  


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8.        Regulatory Performance Committee Minutes - 12 December 2018

Reference:

19/12932

Presenter(s):

Liz Ryley, Committee Advisor

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The Regulatory Performance Committee held a meeting on 12 December 2018 and is circulating the Minutes recorded to the Council for its information.

2.   Recommendation to Council

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Regulatory Performance Committee meeting held 12 December 2018.

 

 

Attachments

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Minutes Regulatory Performance Committee - 12 December 2018

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Signatories

Author

Liz Ryley - Committee Advisor

  


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9.        Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee Minutes - 7 December 2018

Reference:

18/1305537

Presenter(s):

Mark Saunders - Committee and Hearings Advisor

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee held a meeting on 7 December 2018 and is circulating the Minutes recorded to the Council for its information.

2.   Recommendation to Council

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee meeting held 7 December 2018.

 

 

Attachments

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Minutes Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee - 7 December 2018

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Signatories

Author

Mark Saunders - Committee and Hearings Advisor

  


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10.    Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee Minutes - 12 December 2018

Reference:

18/1336356

Presenter(s):

Samantha Kelly, Committee and Hearings Advisor

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee held a meeting on 12 December 2018 and is circulating the Minutes recorded to the Council for its information.

2.   Recommendation to Council

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee meeting held 12 December 2018.

 

 

Attachments

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Minutes Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee - 12 December 2018

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Signatories

Author

Samantha Kelly - Committee and Hearings Advisor

  


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11.    Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee Minutes - 10 December 2018

Reference:

18/1320141

Presenter(s):

Mark Saunders - Committee and Hearings Advisor

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee held a meeting on 10 December 2018 and is circulating the Minutes recorded to the Council for its information.

2.   Recommendation to Council

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee meeting held 10 December 2018.

 

 

Attachments

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Minutes Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee - 10 December 2018

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Signatories

Author

Mark Saunders - Committee and Hearings Advisor

  


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12.    Hearings Panel report to the Council on the Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City

Reference:

19/6844

Presenter(s):

Councillor Mike Davidson

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to present to the Council the Hearings Panel recommendations following the consultation and hearings process on the Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City.

1.2       The Hearings Panel has no decision-making powers but, in accordance with its delegation, has considered the written and oral submissions received on the proposal and is now making recommendations to the Council.  The Council can then accept or reject those recommendations as it sees fit bearing in mind that the Local Government Act 2002 s.82(1)(e) requires that “the views presented to the local authority should be received by the local authority with an open mind and should be given by the local authority, in making a decision, due consideration.”

1.3       The Council, as the final decision-maker, should put itself in as good a position as the Hearings Panel having heard all the parties.  It can do so by considering this report which includes a summary of the written and verbal submissions that were presented at the hearings, any additional information received and the Hearings Panel’s considerations and deliberations.  A link to the written submissions is available: http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2018/11/BLHP_20181121_AGN_3040_AT.PDF

1.4       If Council resolves to accept the above recommendations in full or in part, the associated traffic recommendations recommended to Council in Item 13. of this Agenda will enable the changes to speed limits and some associated on street parking changes to be enacted under Council’s Traffic and Bylaw 2017.

 

2.   Hearings Panel Recommendations

That the Council:

Proposed 30km/h slow speed zone extension

1.         Approves the proposal to reduce the speed limit from 50km/h to 30km/h on the following streets:

a.         St Asaph Street (from Madras Street to Hagley Avenue).

b.         Hagley Avenue from Selwyn Street to Riccarton Avenue.

2.         Does not approve the proposal to reduce the speed limit from 50km/h to 30km/h on the following streets:

a.         Riccarton Avenue (in front of the Christchurch Hospital).

Proposed 10km/h speed limit for sections of Oxford Terrace and Antigua Street

3.         Approves the proposal to reduce the speed limit from 30km/h to 10km/h on the following streets:

a.         Oxford Terrace (between Riccarton Avenue and Antigua Street).

b.         Antigua Street (north of Tuam Street).

Proposed 30km/h gateway thresholds

4.         Approves the proposed speed limit threshold locations on the following streets:

a.         St Asaph Street (eastern end).

b.         Hagley Avenue.

c.         Antigua Street.

d.         Montreal Street. Swap buildout and cycleway

e.         Manchester Street.

f.          Durham Street (exit only).  Move North to a suitable location midblock. 

g.         Stewart Street. Extend gateway to Balfour Terrace.

The Panel note that the design team utilise a consistent approach across the gateways and where possible separate the cycle lanes from the traffic lanes. 

The Panel further notes that reconsideration of the gateway on Stewart Street to be closer to Balfour Terrace but any further extension to Moorhouse Avenue will need to be considered with the metro sports development.  

5.         Does not approve the proposed speed limit threshold locations on the following streets:

a.         Riccarton Avenue.

6.         Reinstates the Parking Restrictions Subcommittee’s delegations that were suspended by the Council on 1 November 2018.

“2 - Suspends the Parking Restrictions Subcommittee’s delegations as necessary, to allow the Council to resolve any parking and stopping restrictions related to the associated threshold treatments of the review of speed limits in the southern central city consultation”.

7.         Requests that future consultations with transport elements have appropriate technical information available to submitters.

8.         The Hearing Panel notes that the speed limit road setting user rule 2017 permits some flexibility in the placement of the speed limit thresholds on adjacent streets. 

Secretarial note: Recommendation 6 to occur after consideration of the Hearings Panel report to the Council on the Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City Report (Item 13.) if the Council passes the above. 

 

3.   Background

3.1       Under the national Land Transport Rule – Setting Speed Limits 2017, the Council must consult on any proposed speed limit change.

3.2       Staff had initially sought feedback in June 2016 on lowering the speed limit on St Asaph Street and Hagley Avenue from 50 km/h to 30 km/h, in association with a city-wide review of speed limits. Of the submissions received at that time, 77% of the 155 submitters opposed reducing the speed limit and as a result, the Council retained the status quo. However, with the prospect of a new school, Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery School, and the Metro Sports Facility being built on St Asaph Street, the Council in 2017 asked for this decision to be reviewed.

3.3       In 2017, a post-construction safety audit for the St Asaph Street street-scape changes, recommended a number of post-construction design and operational changes to benefit the safety of the corridor, including lowering the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h. The Council resolved in November 2017 that consultation on a lower speed limit should be undertaken. This was confirmed in February 2018.  

3.4       At the 22 February 2018 Council meeting, the Council requested a comprehensive review of the safety and functionality of the St Asaph Street corridor (CNCL/2018/00024). A resulting independent joint report by Beca and Stantec (two transport and engineering consultancies), titled the St Asaph Street Safety and Functionality Review, has also recommended that the posted speed limit be reduced to 30 km/h as a priority.

3.5       The review of the speed limits in the southern central city consisted of extending the central city’s slow speed zone. The consultation sought feedback on two proposed changes to the central city speed limits, these were:

3.5.1   Extending the central city’s slow speed zone (30km/h) to include St Asaph Street (from Madras Street to Hagley Avenue), and short sections of Hagley Avenue, and Riccarton Avenue. The proposed location of threshold treatments would also affect short sections of Stewart Street, Antigua Street, Montreal Street, Durham Street and Manchester Street – all south of St Asaph Street. (Refer to map of affected streets below).

3.5.2   Reducing the speed limit on sections of Oxford Terrace and Antigua Street, adjacent to the new Christchurch Hospital Outpatients building, to 10km/h following completion of the street-works happening there at the moment (Refer to map of affected streets below).

Map

3.6       In addition, the proposal also sought feedback on proposed gateways/entry thresholds associated with the proposed change in speed limits, these were:

3.6.1   Two of the new 30km/h gateways would require some alterations to existing on-street car parks – at the Montreal Street and Manchester Street entry points.

3.6.2   The remaining thresholds or gateways would not affect any on-street parking spaces to be removed.

3.7       These proposed changes are intended to make a safer street environment for everyone – to help improve the safety of the main Hospital access points, and to support the Christchurch Outpatients building, new South Frame developments, including a new school currently under construction (Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery School) expected to open 2019, and the planned Metro Sports Facility.

3.8       The original consultation document outlined the decision making process which included a staff recommendation being presented to the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment (ITE) Committee for a recommendation to then go to the Council. However given the high level of community interest in this consultation, the number of submissions received and those submitters wishing to speak, as well as ensuring that the proposal is considered as a whole, a Hearings Panel was appointed to hear and consider all submissions, and make a recommendation to the Council at the 1 November 2018 Council meeting through resolution CNCL/2018/00263.

 

That the Council:

1.         Appoint a Hearings Panel to receive deputations, consider public submissions, and make a recommendation to the Council on the review of speed limits in the southern central city consultation, together with the associated threshold treatments, which have some effects on street parking.

2.         Suspends the Parking Restrictions Subcommittee’s delegations as necessary, to allow the Council to resolve any parking and stopping restrictions related to the associated threshold treatments of the review of speed limits in the southern central city consultation.

 

3.9       All of the proposed changes in speed limits, apart from the section on Riccarton Avenue, sit within the Central City Area. The Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board does not have the delegated authority to determine matters in the central city, and in addition, any changes to parking and stopping restrictions relating the thresholds/gateways would need to be approved by the Parking Restrictions Subcommittee. Therefore, it was decided that the proposed changes were considered by one body, in this case a Hearings Panel recommending directly to the Council, for their final decision.

4.   Consultation Process and Submissions

4.1       The consultation period opened on 14 August 2018 and closed 4 September 2018.

4.2       Consultation booklets were delivered to 950 businesses and residents between Lichfield Street and Moorhouse Avenue, and Hagley Avenue to Barbadoes Street.  Booklets were also posted to the owners of 274 properties and copies were made available in libraries and service centres.  In addition 230 Stakeholders were e-mailed information about the consultation.

4.3       A total of 737 submissions were received during the consultation period, with 29 submitters indicated they wished to be heard.  

4.4       Analysis of submissions yielded the following results:

4.4.1   265 submitters (36%) were in support of the proposed 30km/h speed limit extension, and 475 (64%) against

4.4.2   253 submitters (34%) were in favour of the proposed 30km/h speed limit thresholds, with 475 (64%) against; and 12 (2%) submitters not indicating a view.

4.4.3   297 submitters (40%) were in favour of the proposed 10km/h speed limit on Oxford Terrace, with 421 (57%) against and 22 (3%) submitters not indicating a view.

5.   The Hearing

5.1       The Hearings Panel consisted of Councillor Davidson as Chairperson and Councillors Clearwater, Swiggs and Templeton as members.  The Hearings Panel convened on Wednesday 21 November and 7 December 2018 to consider and deliberate on all submissions received.

5.2       Prior to hearing oral submissions Council Officers presented a brief overview of the themes and individual issues raised in submissions. Fifteen submitters were heard by the Hearing Panel. 

6.   Consideration and Deliberation of Submissions

6.1       The Hearings Panel considered and deliberated on all submissions received on the proposal as well as information received from Council Officers during the hearing.  Some of the key issues that were addressed by the Hearings Panel were:

6.1.1   Whether slower speed causes congestion or reduces congestion for a more consistent run (typical journey times and progression along St Asaph Street (Madras to Hagley Ave).   

6.1.2   If making the whole central city 30km would reduce confusion of where the 30km and 50 km speed limits areas start and finish.

6.1.3   Implications for Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery School.

6.1.4   Safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

6.1.5   If issues are from speed or road design.

6.1.6   Prioritising Public transport. 

6.1.7   Reconsideration both the placement of some speed limit thresholds locations and also draft engineering designs of some of the threshold treatments. 

6.1.8   Changes to the threshold layouts to address concerns about “pinch” points for cyclists at those speed limit entry and exit points due to the nature of the proposed road markings and kerb re-alignments.

6.1.9   It was noted there were a number of comments on accessible city which was outside the scope of the consultation. 

6.2       The key changes the Hearing Panel recommends to be made to the extent of the speed limit changes and some of the threshold locations and designs changes are as follows:

·   Riccarton Avenue

The Hearings Panel did not support recommending to Council extension of the 30km/h speed limit on Riccarton Avenue to a point west of the new Hospital emergency services access.

·   Antigua Street (30km/h threshold)

The layout of the threshold gateway to the 30km/h speed limit south of St Asaph Street has been modified from the draft consultation. The new proposal is now for a simple marked and signed threshold.

·   Stewart Street

The Hearings Panel resolved that the entry point to the 30km/h speed limit be moved further south on Stewart Street, in order to respond to submissions from a number of owners and occupiers that the threshold should be at least south of the bend in the road. The proposed new location is therefore immediately north of Balfour Terrace and is a simple threshold treatment with no changes to kerb alignment or on street parking.

·   Durham Street South

The Hearings Panel asked officers to explore moving the exit threshold from the 30km/h zone (noting this is a southbound only exit threshold) northwards to a point closer to St Asaph Street.

·   Antigua Street (10km/h threshold)

The proposed threshold design for the entry point to the Antigua Street 10km/h entry threshold immediately north of Tuam Street. This will consist of a pair of 10km/h signs and simple carriageway roundel markings.

·   Oxford Terrace (10km/h threshold)

This will be by 10km/h signs only, as the recently installed streetscape changes completed there by Otakaro Ltd have already achieved a broadly self- explaining low speed regime.

 

Signatories

Author                        Elizabeth Hovell - Hearings Advisor

Approved By            Councillor Mike Davidson - Chair of Hearings Panel

 

 

 

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Officer Report to Hearing Panel

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13.    Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City - Associated Traffic Resolutions

Reference:

19/18603

Presenter(s):

Steffan Thomas, Tim Cheesebrough, Mike Thomson

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       This report arises from a prior report to this Council agenda, concerning the Hearings Panel report to the Council on the Review of Speed limits in the Southern Central City. If the Council accepts the Hearings Panel’s recommendations in whole or in part, then this report provides for Council’s approval, those associated speed limit and parking resolutions necessary to enact the speed limit and parking control arrangements under Council’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is staff generated, and is wholly consequential upon the prior report to Council of the appointed Hearings Panel for the Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City. It should be noted that Council suspended the Parking Restrictions Subcommittee’s delegations as necessarily pertinent to these matters at its meeting on 1 November 2018, when it appointed the Hearings Panel.

2.   Significance

2.1       The decisions in this report are 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 the proportion of the community directly impacted by these proposals.

2.1.2   The community engagement and consultation outlined in the accompanying report of the Hearings Panel reflect the assessment.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations 

That the Council:

St Asaph Street – Speed Limit Change

1.         Approves that the existing speed limit of 50 km/h on St Asaph Street from its intersection with Madras Street and extending in a westerly direction to its intersection with Hagley Avenue be revoked.

2.         Approves pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, to set the speed limit at 30 km /h on St Asaph Street from its intersection with Madras Street and extending in a westerly direction to its intersection with Hagley Avenue, as detailed on Attachment A. This speed limit is to be added to the Council’s Register of Speed limits.

3.         Approves changes to the road surface colouring and road marking on St Asaph Street, west of its intersection with Madras Street as detailed on Attachment I.

Hagley Avenue – Speed Limit Change

4.         Approves that the existing speed limit of 50 km/h on Hagley Avenue from its intersection with Selwyn Street and extending in a north easterly direction to its intersection with Riccarton Avenue be revoked.

5.         Approves pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, to set the speed limit at 30 km /h on Hagley Avenue from its intersection with Selwyn Street and extending in a north easterly direction to its intersection with Riccarton Avenue, as detailed on Attachment A. This speed limit is to be added to the Council’s Register of Speed limits.

6.         Approves changes to the road surface colouring and road marking on Hagley Avenue, northeast of its intersection with Selwyn Street as detailed on Attachment B.

Stewart Street – Speed Limit Change

7.         Approves that the existing speed limit of 50 km/h on Stewart Street, commencing at a point four metres north of its intersection with Balfour Terrace and extending in a northerly, then north easterly and then northerly direction to its intersection with St Asaph Street, be revoked.

8.         Approves pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, to set the speed limit at 30 km /h on Stewart Street, commencing at a point four metres north of its intersection with Balfour Terrace and extending in a northerly, north easterly and northerly direction, to its intersection with St Asaph Street as detailed on Attachment A. This speed limit is to be added to the Council’s Register of Speed limits.

Oxford Terrace – Speed Limit Change

9.         Approves that the existing speed limit of 30 km/h on Oxford Terrace from its intersection with Riccarton Avenue and extending in a north easterly direction to its intersection with Antigua Street be revoked.

10.       Approves pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, to set the speed limit at 10 km /h on Oxford Terrace from its intersection with Riccarton Avenue and extending in a north easterly direction to its intersection with Antigua Street, as detailed on Attachment A. This speed limit is to be added to the Council’s Register of Speed limits.

Antigua Street – Speed Limit Changes

11.       Approves that the existing speed limit of 30 km/h on Antigua Street from its intersection with Tuam Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Oxford Terrace be revoked.

12.       Approves pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, to set the speed limit at 10 km /h on Antigua Street from its intersection with Tuam Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Oxford Terrace, as detailed on Attachment A. This speed limit is to be added to the Council’s Register of Speed limits.

13.       Approves changes to the road surface colouring and road marking on Antigua Street, north of its intersection with Tuam Street as detailed on Attachment D.

14.       Approves that the existing speed limit of 50 km/h on Antigua Street commencing at a point 50 metres south of its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with St Asaph Street, be revoked.

15.       Approves pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, to set the speed limit at 30 km /h on Antigua Street commencing at a point 50 metres south of its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with St Asaph Street, as detailed on Attachment A. This speed limit is to be added to the Council’s Register of Speed limits.

16.       Approves changes to the road surface colouring and road marking on Antigua Street, south of its intersection with St Asaph Street as detailed on Attachment E.


 

Montreal Street – Speed Limit and Parking Changes

17.       Approves that the existing speed limit of 50 km/h on Montreal Street from its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 45 metres, be revoked.

18.       Approves pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, to set the speed limit at 30 km /h on Montreal Street from its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 45 metres, as detailed on Attachment A. This speed limit is to be added to the Council’s Register of Speed limits.

19.       Approves changes to the kerb alignments, road surface colouring and road marking on Montreal Street, south of its intersection with St Asaph Street as detailed on Attachment F.

20.       Approves that any existing parking or stopping restrictions on the west side of Montreal Street commencing at its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 57 metres are revoked.

21.       Approves that any existing parking or stopping restrictions on the east side of Montreal Street commencing at a point 39 metres south of its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 13 metres are revoked.

22.       Approves that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the west side of Montreal Street commencing at its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 57 metres.

23.       Approves that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the east side of Montreal Street commencing at a point 39 metres south of its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 13 metres.

Manchester Street – Speed Limit and Parking Changes

24.       Approves that the existing speed limit of 50 km/h on Manchester Street from its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 47 metres, be revoked.

25.       Approves pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, to set the speed limit at 30 km /h on Manchester Street from its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 47 metres, as detailed on Attachment A. This speed limit is to be added to the Council’s Register of Speed limits.

26.       Approves changes to the kerb alignments, road surface colouring and road marking on Manchester Street, south of its intersection with St Asaph Street as detailed on Attachment H.

27.       Approves that any existing parking or stopping restrictions on the west side of Manchester Street commencing at its intersection with Welles Street and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of eight metres are revoked.

28.       Approves that any existing parking or stopping restrictions on the east side of Manchester Street commencing at a point 43 metres south of its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of six metres are revoked.

29.       Approves that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the west side of Manchester Street commencing at its intersection with Welles Street and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of eight metres.

30.       Approves that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the east side of Manchester Street commencing at a point 43 metres south of its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of six metres.


 

Durham Street South – Speed Limit Change

31.       Approves that the existing speed limit of 50 km/h on Durham Street South from its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of nine metres, be revoked.

32.       Approves pursuant to Section 27(1) (a) of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, to set the speed limit at 30 km /h on Durham Street South from its intersection with St Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of nine metres, as detailed on Attachment G. This speed limit is to be added to the Council’s Register of Speed limits.

 

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028):

4.1.1   Activity: Traffic Safety and Efficiency

·     Level of Service: 10.0.6.1 Reduce the number of casualties on the road network - =129 (reduce by 5 or more per year)

4.2       The following feasible options have been considered:

·     Option 1 – Approve the traffic resolutions and speed limits threshold design recommendations within this report relating to speed limit and associated on-street parking changes as recommended by the Hearings Panel report preceding this report (preferred option).

·     Option 2 – Do not approve the traffic resolutions and speed limits threshold design recommendations within this report relating to speed limit and associated on-street parking changes as recommended by the Hearings Panel report preceding this report.

4.3       Option Summary – (Approve traffic resolutions and threshold design recommendations) Advantages and Disadvantages (Preferred Option)

4.3.1   The advantages of this option include:

·     Enabling the Hearings Panel recommendations to Council previously considered on this agenda and concerning the Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City, to be reflected in appropriate traffic resolutions under Council’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017.

4.3.2   The disadvantages of this option include:

·     There are no significant disadvantages to this option.

5.   Context/Background

The Findings and Recommendations of Council’s appointed Hearings Panel into the Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City

5.1       A previous report on today’s Council agenda concerns the findings and recommendations to Council of its appointed Hearings Panel into a review of southern central city speed limits. If Council resolves to approve those Hearings Panel recommendations in full or in part, the associated traffic resolutions recommended to Council in this report enable those changes to speed limits and some associated on-street parking changes to be enacted under Council’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017.

5.2       In its consideration of submissions over the proposed speed limit changes and associated threshold (gateway) entry points to the new speed limits, the Panel asked officers to re-consider both the placement of some speed limit threshold locations – and also the draft engineering designs of some of those threshold treatments. The advertised extent of the speed limit changes and the form of each of the individual thresholds are as outlined in the Have Your Say consultation leaflet (Attachment J).

5.3       Changes to the threshold layouts were requested in some cases in order to address concerns raised by Spokes (the cycling advocacy group) that some thresholds risked “pinching” cyclists at those speed limit entry and exit points due to the nature of the proposed road markings and kerb re-alignments. As a result, the Panel asked staff to ensure that thresholds achieve a more consistent design as far as practicable across the network of sites – and that staff ensure any designs are subjected to appropriate safety audits.

5.4       The key changes made to the extent of the speed limit changes are detailed in the overview plan on Attachment A, and some of the originally advertised threshold locations and designs changes are as follows:

·   Riccarton Avenue. The Hearings Panel in its recommendations to Council did not support the extension of the 30km/h speed limit on Riccarton Avenue to a point west of the new Hospital emergency services access. Therefore, the existing entry threshold to the 30km/h speed limit remains at its current location and with an unaltered threshold design.

·   Antigua Street (30km/h threshold). The layout of the threshold gateway to the 30km/h speed limit south of St Asaph Street has been modified from the draft layout featuring in the Have Your Say consultation leaflet, in order to reduce the scale of the threshold markings. The new proposal is now for a simple marked and signed threshold, as shown on Attachment E. It should be noted however that Council’s Long Term Plan has a proposal due for completion in the 2019/20 financial year, for the upgrade of this section of Antigua Street – which features the provision of new separated cycle lanes. This will be delivered in association with the adjacent construction of the new Metro Sports Facility, which has its eastern frontage to Antigua Street. Therefore, the design of the speed limit threshold will be amended at that time to accord with the new road layout.

·   Stewart Street. The Hearings Panel resolved to recommend to Council that the entry point to the 30km/h speed limit be moved further south on Stewart Street, in order to respond to submissions from a number of owners and occupiers that the threshold should be at least south of the bend in the road. The proposed new location is therefore immediately north of Balfour Terrace and is a simple threshold treatment with no changes to kerb alignment or on‑street parking. This is shown on Attachment C.

·   Durham Street South. The Hearings Panel asked officers to explore moving the exit threshold from the 30km/h zone (noting this is a southbound only exit threshold) northwards to a point closer to St Asaph Street. The new location (which will be for a signing only exit threshold) is shown on Attachment G.

·   Antigua Street (10km/h threshold). Attachment D shows the proposed threshold design for the entry point to the Antigua Street 10km/h entry threshold immediately north of Tuam Street. This will consist of a pair of 10km/h signs and simple carriageway roundel markings with coloured road surface.

·   Oxford Terrace (10km/h threshold). This will be by 10km/h signs only, as the recently installed streetscape changes completed there by Otakaro Ltd have already achieved a broadly self- explaining low speed regime.

Prior to implementation, each of the threshold arrangements will be the subject of an independent pre-construction stage safety audit, paying particular attention to the effects of the proposed arrangements on cyclists’ safety.


 

6.   Option 1 - Approve the traffic resolutions and speed limits threshold design proposals to facilitate the hearings panel recommendations (Preferred Option)

6.1       This option enables the Hearings Panel recommendations to Council previously on this agenda and concerning the Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City, to be reflected in appropriate traffic resolutions under Council’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017.

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 as detailed in the separate Hearings Panel recommendations report.

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       Refer to Hearings Panel report.

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

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

Financial Implications

6.7       Cost of Implementation – these changes will be funded under the budget arrangements for completion of the St Asaph Street streetscape changes, the central city low speed zone thresholds programme – and the Otakaro Ltd Avon River Precinct works (for the 10km/h Oxford Terrace and Antigua Street, north changes)

6.8       Maintenance / Ongoing Costs - Covered under the area maintenance contract and effect will be minimal to the overall asset.

6.9       Funding source – as above.

Legal Implications

6.10    The Part 1, Clauses 7 and 8 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 provides Council with the authority to install parking and stopping restrictions by resolution.

6.11    The Parking Restrictions Subcommittee has delegated authority from the Council to exercise the delegations as set out in the Register of Delegations for any parking and stopping changes within the area of these recommended changes. On 1 November 2018 however, Council suspended the Parking Restrictions Subcommittee’s delegation for the matter of the review of speed limits in the southern central city. Therefore, any parking and stopping changes associated with this matter require approval by Council.

6.12    The installation of any signs and/or markings associated with parking and stopping restrictions must comply with the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.

6.13    The speed limit changes are in accordance with the Land Transport rule – Setting of Speed Limits (2017) (Rule 54001/2017)

Risks and Mitigations

6.14    There is a risk that if Council do not approve the necessary speed limit and parking control resolutions recommended in this report, Council will not be in a position to give effect to the Hearings Panel recommendations under Council’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 – and that any changed speed limits and parking restrictions will be unenforceable by the Police or Council enforcement officers.

Implementation

6.15    Implementation dependencies - Council approval of the speed limit and parking resolutions and erection of the necessary regulatory signs.

6.16    Implementation timeframe – it is expected the majority of the necessary threshold works and signing changes would be implemented by April 2019 – enabling enforcement after that time.

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

6.16.1 The advantages of this option include:

·     Enabling the Hearings Panel recommendations to Council previously on this agenda and concerning the Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City, to be reflected in appropriate traffic resolutions under Council’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017.

6.16.2 The disadvantages of this option include:

·     There are no significant disadvantages to this option.

7.   Option 2 – Do not approve the traffic resolutions and speed limits threshold design proposals to facilitate the hearings panel recommendations

Option Description

7.1       The Hearings Panel recommendations to Council previously on this agenda and concerning the Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City, would not be reflected in the approval by Council of appropriate traffic resolutions under Council’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017. Therefore, the recommended changes to speed limits and some associated parking enforcement changes would be incapable of enforcement by the Police or Council enforcement staff.

Significance

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

7.3       The engagement requirements for this level of significance are as outlined in the separate Hearings Panel report.

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       Refer Hearing’s Panel report.

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

7.6       This option is inconsistent with Council’s Plans and Policies

7.6.1   The inconsistency arises in so much as the Hearings Panel recommendations to improve road user safety through speed limit changes on the affected central city streets in accordance with the Long Term Plan’s Traffic Safety and Efficiency service plan, will not be capable of implementation by Police or Council enforcement staff.

Financial Implications

7.7       Cost of Implementation - Nil

7.8       Maintenance / Ongoing Costs – Nil, beyond existing arrangements

7.9       Funding source – N/A

Legal Implications

7.10    There is not a legal context, issue or implication directly relevant to this decision, as Council has considered the matter in accordance with the NZ Government Speed Limit Setting Rule 2017 and in accordance with its statutory obligations under the Local Government Act.

Risks and Mitigations

7.11    The risks associated with this option are primarily those associated with Council not supporting the necessary traffic resolutions required to implement the recommendations of its appointed Hearings Panel – and therefore the risks are of Council failing to be seen to act to improve road safety on the affected central city streets through the lowering of some speed limits.

Implementation

7.12    Implementation dependencies - none.

7.13    Implementation timeframe – none.

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

7.14    There are no clear advantages of this option.

7.15    The disadvantages of this option include:

·    That the Hearings Panel recommendations to Council previously on this agenda and concerning the Review of Speed Limits in the Southern Central City, would not be reflected in appropriate traffic resolutions under Council’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017. Therefore, the recommended changes to speed limits and some associated parking enforcement changes would be incapable of enforcement by the Police or Council enforcement staff.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Overview TP30k - Attachment A to Council Report on 24th January 2019

108

b

Hagley Avenue 30k/h - Attachment B to Council Report on 24th January 2019

109

c

Stewart Street 30k/h - Attachment C to Council Report on 24th January 2019

110

d

Antigua Street 10k/h - Attachment D to Council Report on 24th January 2019

111

e

Antigua Street 30k/h - Attachment E to Council Report on 24th January 2019

112

f

Montreal 30k/h - Attachment F to Council Report on 24th January 2019

113

g

Durham Street South 30k/h - Attachment G to Council Report on 24th January 2019

114

h

Manchester Street 30k/h - Attachment H to Council Report on 24th January 2019

115

i

St Asaph Street East 30k/h - Attachment I to Council Report on 24th January 2019

116

j

ATTACHMENT J - Review of Speed Limits in the southern central city - Have Your Say Consultation

117

 

 

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

Michael Thomson - Transport Engineer

Tim Cheesebrough - Senior Transport Planner

William Homewood - Traffic Engineer - Investigation & Design

Approved By

Steffan Thomas - Manager Operations (Transport)

Richard Osborne - Head of Transport

David Adamson - General Manager City Services

  


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14.  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:


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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

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Public Excluded Council Minutes - 6 December 2018

 

 

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Public Excluded Council Minutes - 13 December 2018

 

 

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Public Excluded Council Minutes - 19 December 2018

 

 

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Public Excluded Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee Minutes - 10 December 2018

 

 

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Public Excluded Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee Minutes - 7 December 2018

 

 

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