Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Wednesday 13 March 2019

Time:                                   1.32pm

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

12 March 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

David Adamson

General Manager City Services

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Aidan Kimberley

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Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

13 March 2019

 

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

Committee Decision

There were no apologies.

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved ITEC/2019/00009

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 and the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee meeting held on Monday, 25 February 2019 be confirmed.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                Carried

 

4.   Public Forum

Part B

Andrew Charlesworth and Cleve Cameron from Big Street Bikers addressed the Committee regarding their proposed electric mobility network.

 

Michael Bate addressed the Committee regarding the state of the Styx River.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

5.1

Don Babe - Spokes

Don Babe addressed the Committee regarding Item 10, Tuam Street at Justice Precinct Entrance.

 

6.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

7.   Cathedral Square Improvement Works

 

Committee Decided ITEC/2019/00010

Part A

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommends that the Council:

1.         Approve Option 1 – Proceed with the design proposals for the Cathedral Square public realm improvement project (phases 1-3). Refer to attachments A and B.

2.         Note further updates will be provided at key stages of the design progression; namely at developed and detailed design stages.

3.         Delegates to the Chief Executive authority to enter into a contract/s for phases 1-3 of the Cathedral Square public realm improvements.

4.         Notes that Phase 4 works (which seek to prioritise pedestrian activity and safety in Cathedral Square) will follow a separate piece of work that will consider the transport network in the north of the CBD as well as key facilities in the immediate area. This phase will have the appropriate engagement process associated with any changes that might be proposed.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                Carried

 

8.   Cabbage Trees outside 222 High Street

 

Committee Decided ITEC/2019/00011

Part A

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommends that the Council:

1.         Approves the preferred option set out in the officers’ report, which is to remove the existing cabbage trees outside 222 High Street and plant temporary low plantings or grasses such as tussocks until a permanent landscape design is developed and further consultation carried out as part of the High Street (Cashel – St Asaph) project scheduled to be delivered in Financial Year 2020.

Councillor Keown/Councillor Buck                                                                                                                  Carried

Councillor Galloway requested that her vote against the above decision be recorded.

 


 

9.   Transport Unit Bi-Monthly Report

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2019/00012

Part C

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the attached report.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                 Carried

 

 

10. Tuam Street at Justice Precinct Entrance

 

Committee Comment

The staff recommendations were moved by Councillor Keown and seconded by Councillor Galloway. On being put to the meeting the motion was declared a tie, four votes each.

The Committee decided to refer the matter to the Council without making a recommendation and requested staff to table further information at the Council meeting. 

 

Committee Motion

Part A

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommends that the Council:

1.         Approves that the Give Way control placed against the Tuam Street west approach, left turn movement located at a point 115 metres east of Durham Street South, be revoked.

2.         Approves that a Give Way control be placed against the west approach of the Tuam Street special vehicle lane which is for the use of eastbound cycles only, and that this Give Way control be located at a point 115 metres east of Durham Street South as detailed in Attachment A.

Councillor Keown/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                                Tied

Committee Decided ITEC/2019/00013

Part A

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.              Refers this matter to the Council and requests staff to table additional information on:

a.              The removal of the left turning lane to improve sight lines outside the Justice Precinct using bollards.

b.             The cost of signalising the access way or other technological solutions.

c.              The cost of installing a stop sign or mirror, or other options.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                       Carried

Councillor Keown and Councillor Galloway requested that their vote against the above decision be recorded.

Councillor Buck left the meeting at 4:09 p.m.

11. Manchester Street  - Operational Functionality

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2019/00014

Part C

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Note the changes that Council and Christchurch Transport Operations Centre staff have made to the operation of Manchester Street.

2.         Agree on the need for continued monitoring of performance and the implementation of minor changes by the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre.

3.         Agree on staff continuing their work on the addition proposals currently underway.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Keown                                                                                                               Carried

 

 

12  Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2019/00015

Part C

That at 4:16 pm. the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 82 to 83 of the agenda be adopted.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                             Carried

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 4.23 pm. at which time the meeting concluded.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 10TH DAY OF APRIL 2019

 

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Chairperson