Waimāero

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Extraordinary Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Saturday 17 August 2019

Time:                                   9am

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Sam MacDonald

David Cartwright

Aaron Campbell

Linda Chen

Aaron Keown

Raf Manji

Shirish Paranjape

 

 

17 August 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Maryanne Lomax

Manager Community Governance, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

941 6730

maryanne.lomax@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/meetings-agendas-and-minutes/

 


Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

17 August 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.

 

The Chairperson welcomed Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee Chairperson Councillor Pauline Cotter and Committee member Councillor Phil Clearwater, who joined the Board at the table for the hearing of the deputations.

1.   Apologies

Part C

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2019/00064

That the apologies received for absence from James Gough and Bridget Williams, and from Linda Chen for lateness, be accepted.

David Cartwright/Shirish Paranjape                                                                                                               Carried

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

Linda Chen arrived at 9.03am.

3.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

3.1

Go Cycle Christchurch - Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements

Connie Christensen, on behalf of Go Cycle Christchurch, addressed the Board regarding the Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements report.

Go Cycle Christchurch supported the proposed Revised Left In, Left Out option as it was considered a safer option for cyclists crossing the intersection and a safer crossing for pedestrians particularly children walking to school.  Go Cycle Christchurch encourages cycling and considered that a cycleway down Harewood Road would fit with this option.

Following questions from Board members, the Chairperson thanked Connie Christensen for her deputation on behalf of Go Cycle Christchurch.

Item 4 of these minutes details the Board's decision on this matter.

Attachments

a       Go Cycle Presentation  

 

3.2

Vince Eicholtz - Harewood Road /Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements

Vince Eicholtz was unable to attend the meeting.

 

 

3.3

Simon Britten - Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements

Simon Britten, local resident, addressed the Board in relation to the Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements report. 

Mr Britten spoke in support of Harewood Road being reduced to one lane.  Mr Britten considered that this would preserve the corridor, be cheap and easy to implement and the intersection would be safer than it currently is.  This option would also retain the ability for further intersection work to be carried out at a later date to improve safety.

Following questions from Board members, the Chairperson thanked Simon Britten for his deputation.

Item 4 of these minutes details the Board's decision on this matter.

 

 

3.4

Glenda Hicks - Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements

Glenda Hicks, local resident, addressed the Board in relation to the Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements report.

Ms Hicks spoke in support of Option 3, Traffic Lights.

In her deputation, Ms Hicks was opposed to the preferred Option 1: Revised Left In, Left out  and expressed a number of concerns  including  a decrease in options for motorists; safety concerns regarding the U-turns on Harewood Road and the potential diversion of traffic through narrow neighbouring streets, in particular Cotswold Avenue, creating safety issues for children attending Cotswold School.

Following questions from Board members, the Chairperson thanked Glenda Hicks for her deputation.

Item 4 of these minutes details the Board's decision on this matter.

Attachments

a       Glenda Hicks Presentation  

 

3.5

Merav Benaia - Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements

Merav Benaia was unable to attend the  meeting.

 

 

3.6

Richard and Ros Huppert - Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements

Richard and Ros Huppert, local residents, addressed the Board in relation to the Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements report. 

Mr and Mrs Huppert spoke in support of the staff report Option 3: Traffic Lights.

Mr and Mrs Huppert were opposed to the preferred Option 1: Revised Left In, Left Out option and expressed a number of concerns including safety around the U-turns into Harewood Road, particularly outside the Copenhagen Bakery, the long term appropriateness of this option due to the expected residential growth in the area, an expected increase in traffic on Gardiners Road into Harewood Road and Breens Road and concern that the proposed pedestrian crossing could be confusing for children crossing Harewood Road.

Following questions from Board members, the Chairperson thanked Richard and Ros Huppert for their deputation.

Item 4 of these minutes details the Board's decision on this matter.

 

 

3.7

Connie Christensen - Harewood Road /Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements

Connie Christensen, local resident, addressed the Board in relation to the Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements report.

Ms Christensen spoke in support of the proposed Option 1:Revised Left In, Left Out  and considered this a safer option for cyclists, in particular, children cycling to the local schools. 

Following questions from Board members, the Chairperson thanked Connie Christensen for her deputation.

Item 4 of these minutes details the Board's decision on this matter.

 

 

3.8

Spokes - Harewood Road /Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements

Don Babe, on behalf of Spokes, addressed the Board regarding the Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements report.

Spokes supported the proposed Option 1: Revised Left In, Left Out  and considered that Option 1 and the single-laning of Harewood Road would support the speed controls on Harewood Road and lessen the impact of speeding vehicles for other road users. 

Spokes encourage cycling particularly when travelling short distances, and would recommend that the some roads be kept for cyclists and suggested that Breens Road/Gardiners Road could be an alternative route for cyclists currently using Greers Road.

Following questions from Board members, the Chairperson thanked Don Babe, on behalf of Spoke, for his deputation.

Item 4 of these minutes details the Board's decision on this matter.

 

 

3.9

Bruce McCormick - Harewood Road /Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements

Bruce McCormick, local resident, addressed the Board, in relation to the Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements report.

Mr McCormick spoke in support of Traffic Lights (option three of the staff report) and expressed concern that under Option 1 traffic would be diverted into the surrounding local streets.

Following questions from Board members, the Chairperson thanked Bruce McCormick for his deputation.

Item 4 of these minutes details the Board's decision on this matter.

 

Councillors Cotter and Clearwater left the table at the conclusion of the deputations.

4.   Harewood Road/Gardiners Road/Breens Road Intersection Improvements

 

Board  Consideration

Staff in attendance spoke to the accompanying report and answered questions from members.

In its deliberations, the Board considered the information presented in the deputations from Go Cycle Christchurch, Simon Britten, Glenda Hicks, Richard and Ros Huppert, Connie Christensen, Spoke and Bruce McCormack (Item 4 of these minutes refers.)

The Board also considered the feedback provided through the consultation process.

 

Staff Recommendations 

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board recommend that the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommend to the Council:

1.         The Preferred Option: Revised left in/left out with signalised pedestrian crossing, as shown in Attachment A of the agenda report.

2.         To request staff to investigate funding opportunities for the preferred option.  If funding cannot be found from project savings over the next 12 months, then request that staff include the project in the next Annual Plan. 

 

Community Board Decided FWHB/2019/00065

Part A

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommend to the Council:

1.         To approve Option 3 of the agenda report, Traffic Signals (Consultation Option 2).

2.         To request staff to investigate funding opportunities for the preferred option.  If funding cannot be found from project savings over the next 12 months, then request that staff include the project in the next Annual Plan. 

3.         To revoke any previous approvals and resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they are in conflict with the traffic controls described in this project.

Aaron Keown/Linda Chen                                                                                                                                     Carried

 

 

Meeting concluded at 10.20am

 

CONFIRMED THIS 26TH DAY OF AUGUST 2019

 

 

 

Sam MacDonald

Chairperson