Waimāero

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board will be held on:

 

Date:                                    Monday 3 August 2020

Time:                                   4.30pm

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

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

David Cartwright

Bridget Williams

Linda Chen

James Gough

Aaron Keown

Sam MacDonald

Jason Middlemiss

Shirish Paranjape

Mike Wall

 

 

28 July 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Maryanne Lomax

Manager Community Governance, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

941 6730

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

 


Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

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Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

03 August 2020

 

Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C          1.        Apologies / Ngā Whakapāha........................................................................ 4

B         2.        Declarations of Interest / Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga......................................... 4

C          3.        Confirmation of Previous Minutes / Te Whakaāe o te hui o mua........................ 4

B         4.        Public Forum / Te Huinga Whānui................................................................ 4

B         5.        Deputations by Appointment / Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga............................... 4

B         6.        Presentation of Petitions / Ngā Pākikitanga.................................................. 4

Staff Reports

C          7.        Bishopdale Park - Skate Park Renewal........................................................ 11

C          8.        Armitage Reserve Play Space Renewal........................................................ 29

C          9.        Annandale Park Play Space Renewal.......................................................... 37

C          10.      Logistics Drive and Greywacke Road - Proposed No Stopping Restrictions ...... 45

 

B         11.      Elected Members’ Information Exchange / Te Whakawhiti Whakaaro o Te Kāhui Amorangi............................................................................................................. 51 

 

 


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1.   Apologies / Ngā Whakapāha  

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

2.   Declarations of Interest / Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

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.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes / Te Whakaāe o te hui o mua

That the minutes of the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board meeting held on Monday, 20 July 2020  be confirmed (refer page 5).

4.   Public Forum / Te Huinga Whānui

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

 

4.1

Heaton Street and Carlton Mill Road Bus Stops

Philip Haythornthwaite will address the Board regarding bus stops on Heaton Street and on Carlton Mill Road.

 

 

5.   Deputations by Appointment / Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

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. 

 

6.   Presentation of Petitions / Ngā Pākikitanga

There were no petitions received at the time the agenda was prepared.  


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Waimāero

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Monday 20 July 2020

Time:                                   4.30pm

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

David Cartwright

James Gough

Aaron Keown

Sam MacDonald

Jason Middlemiss

Shirish Paranjape

Mike Wall

 

 

 

20 July 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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/

 


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 / Ngā Whakapāha

Part C

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2020/00029

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

David Cartwright/Shirish Paranjape                                                                                                                  Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest / Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes / Te Whakaāe o te hui o mua

Part C

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2020/00030

That the open and public excluded minutes of the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board meeting held on Monday, 6 July 2020, be confirmed.

James Gough/Mike Wall                                                                                                                                         Carried

 

4.   Public Forum / Te Huinga Whānui

Part B

4.1

Playgrounds in Avonhead

Sophie Robb, local resident, addressed the Board regarding the playgrounds and public spaces in the Avonhead and Russley area. 

Ms Robb expressed concern that the majority of playgrounds in the Avonhead/Russley area have similar playground equipment with no point of difference. 

Ms Robb asked that a plan for the future be developed and implemented that will attract and encourage children and families to enjoy what Avonhead and Russley have to offer.  This could include updated family spaces, a skate/scooter park, picnic areas, a modern obstacle play or a splash pool/pad.

Ms Robb also asked that the Board consider installing picnic tables in some of the parks and reserves with the Avonhead/Russley area including one at the Crosbie Park bike track and one at the Crosbie Park playground. 

Ms Robb is aware of budget constraints but is of the opinion that there may be scope to support this through fundraising and sponsorship within the community.

Following questions from members, the Chairperson thanked Ms Robb for her presentation.

      The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board decided to refer the presentation from Sophie Robb regarding playgrounds in the Avonhead and Russley area, to staff for investigation and a response back to the Board, noting that playgrounds aspects of Ms Robb’s requests will need to be part of the Christchurch City Council Long Term Plan discussion.

Attachments

a       Sophie Robb Presentation   

 

James Gough left the meeting at 4.36pm

 

4.2      Home Sharing Accommodation

             Ann-Marie Smith and Sasha Stollman, Airbnb hosts, addressed the Board regarding the proposed changes to the Christchurch District Plan in order to better manage short term rental and home-share accommodation in Christchurch.

             Following questions from members, the Chairperson thanked Ms Smith and Ms Stollman for their presentation.

Attachments

a       Ann-Marie Smith Presentation   

 

4.3      Home Sharing Accommodation in Christchurch

             Sue Harrison, addressed the Board regarding the proposed changes to the Christchurch District Plan in order to better manage short term rental and home-share accommodation in Christchurch.

             Following questions from members, the Chairperson thanked Ms Harrison for her presentation. 

Attachments

a       Sue Harrison Presentation   

 

5.   Deputations by Appointment / Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

Part B

5.1

Avonhead Park Cemetery – Name Change Proposal

Mr Clive Paris addressed the Board on behalf of Friends of Avonhead Cemetery regarding Avonhead Park Cemetery – Name Change Proposal.

Friends of Avonhead Cemetery spoke in support of changing the name of the Avonhead Park Cemetery to Avonhead Memorial Cemetery as in the group’s view the name Avonhead Memorial Cemetery shows the uniqueness and cultural significance of the cemetery.

Friends of Avonhead Cemetery did not support further consultation to name the interment site.

Following questions from Board members, the Chairperson thanked Mr Paris for his deputation.

Item 7 of these minutes details the Board's decision on this matter.

 

5.2

Avonhead Park Cemetery – Name Change Proposal

Mr Murray Irvine and Mr Andrew MacLeod addressed the Board on behalf of the Avonhead Community Group Inc, regarding the Avonhead Park Cemetery – Name Change Proposal.

Avonhead Community Group spoke in support of changing the name of Avonhead Park Cemetery to Avonhead Memorial Cemetery, as the name Avonhead Memorial Cemetery implies that the cemetery is a local landmark.

Avonhead Community Group were of the opinion that the memorial for the unidentified remains of earthquake victims makes the cemetery unique and, in addition to the park character, makes the name Avonhead Memorial Cemetery more suited to the cemetery.

Following questions from Board members, the Chairperson thanked Mr Irvine and Mr MacLeod for their deputation.

Item 7 of these minutes details the Board's decision on this matter.

Attachments

a       Avonhead Community Group Inc Presentation   

 

6.   Presentation of Petitions / Ngā Pākikitanga

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

7.   Avonhead Park Cemetery  - Name Change Proposal

 

Board Consideration

Staff in attendance spoke to the accompanying report.

In its deliberations, the Board considered the consultation responses and the information provided in the deputations from Friends of Avonhead Cemetery and Avonhead Community Group Inc. (Item 5.1 and 5.2 of these minutes refers).

 

Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Resolve not to change the name of Avonhead Park Cemetery.

2.         Resolve to request staff to consult on an appropriate commemorative name for the Earthquake interment site within Avonhead Park Cemetery.  The name to be proposed in consultation with the Quake Families Trust and Friends of Avonhead Cemetery and brought back to the Community Board for approval.

or

3.         Resolve not to rename the Earthquake Interment site.

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2020/00031

Part C

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Resolved to change the name of Avonhead Park Cemetery to Avonhead Memorial Cemetery.

Sam MacDonald/Mike Wall                                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

8.   Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Area Report - July 2020

 

Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Receive the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Area Report for July 2020.

2.         Receive the information in the staff memorandum regarding the removal of invasive tree species in Jeffreys Reserve.

3.         Receive for record purposes, the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Submission on the Christchurch City Council’s revised Draft Annual Plan 2020-2021.

4.         Elect a Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board representative to the Waimakariri/Eyre/Cust Rating District Liaison Committee for the 2019-22 term.

5.         Note that the $4,500 allocated from the Board’s 2019-20 Discretionary Response Fund for the Summer with your Neighbours 2020-21 project has been returned to the Discretionary Response Fund to be carried forward into the 2020-21 financial year Discretionary Response Fund.

6.         Approve a grant of $4,500 from its 2020-21 Discretionary Response Fund to fund the Summer with your Neighbours project, subject to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund being established by the Council following the adoption of the Annual Plan.

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2020/00032

Part B

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board decided to:

1.         Receive the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Area Report for July 2020.

2.         Receive the information in the staff memorandum regarding the removal of invasive tree species in Jeffreys Reserve.

3.         Receive for record purposes, the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Submission on the Christchurch City Council’s revised Draft Annual Plan 2020-2021.

4.         Note that the $4,500 allocated from the Board’s 2019-20 Discretionary Response Fund for the Summer with your Neighbours 2020-21 project has been returned to the Discretionary Response Fund to be carried forward into the 2020-21 financial year Discretionary Response Fund.

David Cartwright/Mike Wall                                                                                                                                  Carried

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2020/00033

Part C

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board resolved to:

1.         Elect Jason Middlemiss as the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board representative to the Waimakariri/Eyre/Cust Rating District Liaison Committee for the 2019-22 term.

2.         Approve a grant of $4,500 from its 2020-21 Discretionary Response Fund to fund the Summer with your Neighbours project, subject to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund being established by the Council following the adoption of the Annual Plan.

David Cartwright/Mike Wall                                                                                                                                  Carried

 

 

9.   Elected Members’ Information Exchange

Part B

Board members exchanged information on the following:

9.1            2020-21 Christchurch City Council Annual Plan debate

9.2            Letter of Appreciation to former Community Board member Sally Buck

 

   

Meeting concluded at 5.31pm

 

CONFIRMED THIS 3RD DAY OF AUGUST 2020

 

David Cartwright

Chairperson

   


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7.     Bishopdale Park - Skate Park Renewal

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

20/124597

Report of:

Steve Gray, Project Manager, Steven.Gray@ccc.govt.nz
Megan Carpenter, Recreation Planner, Megan.Carpenter@ccc.govt.nz
Tara King, Senior Engagement Advisor, Tara.King@ccc.govt.nz

General Manager:

Brent Smith, Principal Advisor Citizens and Community, Brent.Smith@ccc.govt.nz

 

 

1.   Executive Summary / Te Whakarāpopoto Matua

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board to approve the landscape plan for the renewal of the skate park in Bishopdale Park, refer Attachment A.  This report has been written as the skate park is due for renewal and the landscape plan requires approval before the construction can progress.

1.2       The decision in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy. The impact of the project is low as this is a renewal of an existing skate area in an already busy sports park.

1.3       Staff attended a Community Board seminar on 2 September 2019 to discuss the skate park project prior to community engagement commencing.

1.4       If the landscape plan is approved construction is expected to commence in February 2021, this is subject to contractor availability and weather conditions.

 

2.   Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Approve the landscape plan dated 29 April 2020, Drawing C02, for the renewal of the skate park in Bishopdale Park, as shown in Attachment A of this report.

 

3.   Reason for Report Recommendations

3.1       The skate park in Bishopdale Park is nearing the end of its life span. The Council Parks Unit have an asset condition model that considers asset life span and condition to project a renewal year.  Renewal of the skate park area, ensures that any potential safety risks to users of the park are resolved.

3.2       The skate area at Bishopdale Park was originally constructed, as an asphalt roller skating area in the late 1980’s.  Skate elements were added to the skate park around 1996.

3.3       The current skate park is in poor condition and does not include much variation for users.

3.4       The design for the upgrade of the skate park is focused on beginner to intermediate skill level.

3.5       The design has also looked to place new skate elements over areas where there is existing damage in the asphalt, to make the best use of the condition of the existing site and provide value for money.

3.6       An accessible picnic table has been included in the plan.

 

4.   Alternative Options Considered

4.1       Do nothing

Option advantages:

·    None

Option disadvantages:

·    This option was ruled out due to public health and safety as the Bishopdale Park skate park is nearing the end of its life span. 

·    Simply removing the skate area and not renewing the space was ruled out.  The nearest skate area is approximately 4.5 kilometers away in Jellie Park.

5.   Detail

Community views and preferences

5.1       Early Engagement – 2019

Design ideas were gathered by the project team, from those who attended the Bishopdale Skate Jam on 31 March 2019. These ideas were used to put together the draft skate park landscape plan that went out for community feedback in November 2019.

5.2       Engagement 2019/2020

Consultation on plans for the Bishopdale skate park was open for feedback from 5 November 2019 until 10 December 2019.

To help create greater awareness of the planned Bishopdale skate park renewal, we contacted several local schools and community networks in October 2019, inviting them to distribute information on the upcoming consultation.

We understand the information was shared in the following newsletters:

·    Cotswold School

·    Cotswold Preschool

·    Breens Intermediate

·    Isleworth School

·    Bishopdale Bulletin

5.3       The consultation leaflet was delivered to approximately 550 properties and businesses in the area and sent to nearly 200 people who own property in the area but live elsewhere.  Consultation leaflets were also made available at the Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, Papanui Library and on the ground floor at Civic Offices.

5.4       Temporary signage was installed in three locations in Bishopdale Park to advertise the consultation period.

5.5       Summary of face-to-face engagement

·   Washington Way skate park in the central city

Staff informally canvased skate park users at Washington Way on 23 November 2019 to collect feedback on Christchurch’s skate parks and what they thought of the proposed design for the Bishopdale skate park renewal. Feedback was generally positive and recognised the poor quality of the present skate features. Most suggestions came in the form of asking for slight changes or adding features to the design to allow for progression in the features.

·   Bishopdale Skate Jam

Project team members attended the Bishopdale Skate Jam on 24 November 2019, providing the community the opportunity to talk with us. Feedback was received from locals both in support and against what was proposed, as well as receiving suggestions matching what was said in many submissions.

See Attachment B – Part B for a summary of the feedback received from the Bishopdale Skate Jam and informal canvas session at Washington Way.

5.6       Themes from submitters

The common themes from submitters and project team comments (where relevant) are provided below:

We received 34 written and online submissions:

·    19 (56 percent) submitters supported what was proposed.

·    10 submitters (29 percent) generally support the proposal but had concerns.

·    Five submitters (15 percent) did not support what was proposed.

 

 

5.7       Of the 19 submitters who supported what was proposed, 11 suggested changes or alternatives to the proposed design. Their feedback was very similar to the 10 submitters who generally supported the proposal but had concerns. Key themes across both groups were:

5.8       Removing, adding or changing some of the features in the design to cater to a broader range of abilities and users (e.g. BMX bikers).

Project team response:

The aim of this project is to include beginner to intermediate ability elements in the design of the skate park.  The design does still allow for BMX riders to use the park.  We have, however, added a few more elements to the design to provide more challenge.

5.9       Needing more progression from beginner to intermediate, with too much emphasis on entry-level features in the proposed design.

Project team response:

We have added more features to the design to increase the element of challenge.  However, we do also need to cater for some beginner level skate and scooter users.

5.10    Concern over rubbish and not enough bins

Project team response:

There are seven rubbish bins already in Bishopdale Park, including one near the skate park. This bin will be relocated to a more suitable location as per the landscape plan. Park users are also encouraged to take their rubbish home and to recycle if possible.

5.11    Of the five submitters who indicated they do not support the proposed design, the most common themes were:

5.12    Dislike for the design in general – with some preferring the current layout over the proposed design, or thinking what’s proposed is too entry-level.

Project team response:

             Some of the existing elements in the skate park have come to the end of their useful life and need removal for health and safety reasons.  The challenge with the design is working in elements that make the skate park functional and also provide good value for money by having them placed over the most damaged portions of the skate park surface.

             We have added more elements to the design to increase the element of challenge.  However, we do also need to cater for some beginner level skate and scooter users.

5.13    Attachment B – Part A provides a detailed breakdown of the submission feedback.

 

Changes following consultation

5.14    We considered all feedback and the following changes have been made to the Bishopdale skate park renewal landscape plan. These changes have been made to address concerns around creating a bit more challenge within the design:

·    Added a 1.65 metre hipped quarter pipe with a corner pocket, several hips with a banked extension

·    Added a double sided pole jam

·    Mini ramp has been adjusted to a 7.5 feet radius

·    Increased the pyramid height to 900 millimetres

·    Increased the round rail height to 300 millimetres

·    Moved the black granite ledge location to allow for the quarter pipe

·    Moved the picnic table so it’s now closer to the shade of the nearby tree

·    Moved one of the bench seats to the south western side near the jersey barrier. This sits higher on the bank providing a good overview of the whole area

·    Removed the proposed umbrella and having seating close to natural shade from trees

·    Rubbish bin to be relocated from within the park

5.15    The decision affects the following wards/Community Board areas:

5.15.1 Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board area.

6.   Policy Framework Implications

Strategic Alignment

6.1       The upgrade of the skate area at Bishopdale Park contributes to achieving the community outcome of safe and healthy communities by encouraging people to participate in active recreation.

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

6.2.1   Activity: Parks & Foreshore

·     Level of Service: 6.8.5 Satisfaction with the range and quality of recreation opportunities within parks. - Resident satisfaction with range and quality of recreation facilities within Parks: >= 85 percent.

Policy Consistency

6.3       The decision is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies.

·    Parks and Waterways Access Policy 2002

·    Physical Recreation and Sports Strategy 2002

·    Skateboarding, Inline Skating and Freestyle BMX Cycling Strategy 2004

Impact on Mana Whenua

6.4       The decision 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 Mana Whenua, their culture and traditions.

Climate Change Impact Considerations

6.5       No anticipated change in the existing impact of the park on climate change.

Accessibility Considerations

6.6       Accessibility has been improved with the inclusion of an accessible picnic table.

7.   Resource Implications

Capex/Opex

7.1       Cost to Implement - $340,000

7.2       Maintenance/Ongoing costs – No change anticipated

7.3       Funding Sources are from:

7.3.1   CPMS 51762: Bishopdale Skate Park Renewal

7.3.2   CPMS 43697: Delivery Package Recreational Surface Renewals

7.3.3   CPMS 43676: Delivery Package Play and Recreation Development

8.   Legal Implications

Statutory power to undertake proposals in the report

8.1       As per the Christchurch City Council’s Delegation Register dated 8 June 2020, the Community Board has the delegation:

·   Landscape development plans for parks and reserves – Approve and adopt any new landscape development plans for parks and reserves providing the design is within the policy and budget set by the Council.

Other Legal Implications

8.1       There is no legal context, issue or implication relevant to this decision.

8.2       This report has not been reviewed and approved by the Legal Services Unit

9.   Risk Management Implications

9.1       There is a low risk of increase in costs of the design caused through time delay from estimates at the start of the concept design phase, until gaining concept plan approval and construction works commencing.  The treatment of this risk is to confirm estimates and obtain final quotes as soon as the plan has Community Board approval.

 

Attachments / Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

Page

a

Bishopdale Park - Skate Park Renewal Landscape Plan

17

b

Community Views and Preferences - Bishopdale Park Skate Park Renewal - February 2020

23

 

 

In addition to the attached documents, the following background information is available:

Document Name

Location / File Link

- Bishopdale skate park renewal submission table

- Key issues raised and staff responses

- Consultation material and original plans

https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/275

 

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance / Te Whakatūturutanga ā-Ture

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.

 

 


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8.     Armitage Reserve Play Space Renewal

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

20/115342

Report of:

Marcy McCallum, Project Manager, Marcy.McCallum@ccc.govt.nz
Megan Carpenter, Recreational Planner, Megan.Carpenter@ccc.govt.nz
Lori Rankin, Engagement Advisor, Lori.Rankin@ccc.govt.nz

General Manager:

Brent Smith, Principal Advisor Citizens and Community Brent.Smith@ccc.govt.nz

 

 

1.   Executive Summary / Te Whakarāpopoto Matua

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board to approve the landscape plan for the renewal of the play space in Armitage Reserve as shown in Attachment A.  The play equipment in the reserve is due for renewal and the landscape plan requires approval before the construction can progress.

1.2       Option Description: This option includes

·    An accessible picnic table

·    A new asphalt footpath connecting the picnic area and play space to the footpath on Armitage Street.

·    Three swings (two strap seats and one infant seat)

·    A space shuttle spinner

·    Retaining the existing large slide (will be replaced with a new slide in the future)

·    Removal of the old play equipment that is reaching the end of its life span, consisting of two swing sets (one infant swing and three strap swings and an infant swing set), the small slide, the carousel and the rocking horse.

1.3       The Parks Unit work on an approximate 25 year renewal programme for play equipment to ensure that play spaces are safe and to maintain an acceptable level of service.  The play space in Armitage Reserve is nearing the end of its life span and funding has been allocated in the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan for its renewal. The existing play space is spread across a large area and has limited safety surfacing around each piece of equipment.

1.4       The new play equipment provides a wide range of play value and development benefits to the user and meets the current NZS 5828.2015 Playground Equipment and Surfacing Standards.

1.5       Swings were the most requested play item (from the consultation feedback), the space shuttle spinner provides a spinning and climbing play item.  Retainment of the existing large slide addresses the community desire to include a slide.

1.6       The new play space includes better accessibility into the play space, as well as the inclusion of an inclusive play item (space shuttle spinner).

1.7       The landscape plan has moved the play equipment into a smaller area at the front of the reserve to retain good sightlines into the park to meet Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) guidelines.

1.8       There is a requirement from Orion to have a 12 metre setback from the existing power pylons for all new play equipment installed in the park. Reinstating the area to grass where the old equipment is removed, is to be covered by the project budget.

1.9       The Community Board were provided with the consultation material prior to consultation via a seminar on 12 August 2019.  The project team also briefed the Community Board on 16 March 2020 following the consultation with the community. This was to discuss whether the Community Board would like an alternative option presented that took the community’s feedback around the swings and slide into consideration.

1.10    The decision in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.  The impact of the project is low as this is a small play space renewal in a local community park.

1.11    If the landscape plan is approved by the Community Board we will be aiming for work to begin in late 2020 (there is a 14 week lead time on the play equipment orders). This is also subject to contractor availability.

 

2.   Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Approve the landscape plan for the renewal of the play space in Armitage Reserve, Armitage Reserve Play Space Renewal lp377801 – Option A, as shown in Attachment A of this report.

 

3.   Reason for Report Recommendations

3.1       Following community feedback there was strong support for more swings to be included in the plan and concern over loss of the slide.  In response to this, the plan has been updated to include a larger swing set than originally proposed (refer Attachment A). The large slide is to remain in its current location. 

3.2       The slide has been inspected and is expected to remain in a useable condition for a few more years.  In the future this slide will require removal when it no longer meets health and safety standards.  Funding will be sourced at that time to replace the slide with a new slide.

3.3       The updated plan excludes the previously proposed rocker, due to the inclusion of a larger swing set.

 

4.   Alternative Options Considered

4.1       The following reasonably practicable options were considered and are assessed in this report:

4.2       Approve the alternative landscape plan, for the renewal of the play space in Armitage Reserve, as shown in Attachment B –Armitage Reserve Play Space Renewal lp377801 – Option B

4.3       Option Description: This option includes

·    An accessible picnic table

·    A new asphalt footpath connecting the picnic area and play space to the footpath on Armitage Street.

·    Two swings (one strap and one infant)

·    A space shuttle spinner

·    Retaining the existing large slide (will be replaced with a new slide in the future)

·    The race car rocker play item (as this was the most popular choice from the community in consultation)

·    Removal of the old play equipment that is reaching the end of its life span, consisting of two swing sets (one infant swing and three strap swings and an infant swing set), the small slide, carousel and the rocking horse.

4.4       Option Advantages:

·    The new play equipment provides a wide range of play value and development benefits to the user and meets the current NZS 5828.2015 Playground Equipment and Surfacing Standards.

·    The landscape plan has moved the play equipment into a smaller area at the front of the reserve to retain good sightlines into the park to meet CPTED guidelines.

·    The landscape plan includes three new play items (space shuttle spinner, race car rocker and the single bay swing with one infant swing and one strap swing) and retainment of the existing large slide until funding is available to replace this item.

Option Disadvantages:

·    This option only includes a one bay swing (one infant swing and one strap swing).  There is strong support from the community for a larger swing set.

·    This option is more expensive to implement as it requires a larger footprint/safety surfacing area to accommodate the race car rocker.

5.   Detail

Community Views and Preferences

5.1       Consultation on the play space was open from Thursday 14 November to Thursday 5 December 2019.

5.2       The consultation link was sent to 59 key stakeholders on Thursday 14 November. Hard copies of the consultation booklets were delivered to 290 households around the reserve on Armitage Street, Blanray Place, Kilburn Street, Eastling Street, Tulett Street, Stackhouse Avenue, Westmorland Place and sections of Greers Road, Harewood Road and Farringdon Avenue.

5.3       Hard copies of the consultation booklets were available in the Bishopdale Community Library, the Fendalton Service Centre and the Civic Offices.

5.4       Onsite signage with take away copies of the consultation document were available for park users.

5.5       Door knocking of neighbouring properties was completed to advise them of the consultation.

5.6       In the submission form, we asked the following questions:

·    Which rocker do you prefer?

·    What do you think about the other play space equipment?

·    Do you have any further comments?

Consultation results

5.7       During the consultation, we received 20 submissions from individuals and one submission from an organisation (CCS Disability Action). Fifteen submitters live in the suburb of Bishopdale. Of the remaining submitters, one was from Avonhead, one was from Harewood, one was from Richmond, one was from Wigram and one was from West Melton. CCS Disability Action is based in Christchurch.

5.8       Concern about the reduction of equipment in the proposed landscape plan was the most significant theme to emerge from the submitter feedback. The majority of submitters indicated that they wanted more swings, and for the slide to be retained. CCS Disability Action also commented on the swings, noting that they did not feel the proposed equipment was sufficiently accessible for all abilities.

5.9       Three submitters specifically stated that they would like the existing equipment to remain, while four submitters commented that they felt the proposed equipment did not cater to a wide enough range of ages.

The table below shows the equipment that submitters wanted to retain.

Play item

Number of submitters

Swings

13

Slide

11

Roundabout/Carousel

2

Rocking Horse

1

See saw

1

 

Comments on the proposed equipment

Rocker preference

5.10    The racing car was the most popular rocker with eleven submitters (52 percent) selecting it as their preference. Eight submitters (38 percent) selected the dinosaur rocker and two submitters (9.5 percent), one of which was an organisation, did not indicate a preference

5.11    Four submitters provided additional comments on the rockers - two requested for there to be at least two rockers in the park, one submitter suggested a slide instead of the rocker as slides provide more play opportunities and one submitter requested the exclusion of the rocker due to safety concerns.

Space shuttle carousel

5.12    Ten submitters commented on the space shuttle carousel. Of these, five submitters were supportive, three were not, and two did not indicate their preference.

Smaller play space area

5.13    Four submitters commented that the area for the proposed play space is too condensed.

Picnic Table

5.14    Three submitters supported the inclusion of a picnic table.

Changes following consultation:

5.15    The following changes have been made to the landscape plan for the renewal of the play space at Armitage Reserve (refer Attachment A), 

·    The existing large slide will remain in the same location within Armitage Reserve.  This will address community requests for a slide to be included.  In the future the slide will require removal when it no longer meets health and safety standards and funding will be sourced at that time to replace the slide with a new slide.

·    The spring rocker toy (race car) has been removed, so the budget can instead go towards a larger swing set.

·    A two bay swing set, larger than originally proposed has been included, with one infant seat and two strap seats.

5.16    The decision affects the following wards/Community Board areas:

5.16.1 Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board area.

6.   Policy Framework Implications

Strategic Alignment

6.1       The renewal of the play space in Armitage Reserve contributes to achieving the community outcome of safe and healthy communities by encouraging people to participate in active recreation.

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

6.2.1   Activity: Parks & Foreshore

·     Level of Service: 6.8.2.4 Parks are provided managed and maintained in a clean, tidy, safe, functional and equitable manner (Asset Condition) - Playgrounds - condition average or better: 90%

Policy Consistency

6.1       The decision is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies.

·    Parks and Waterways Access Policy 2002

·    Physical Recreation and Sports Strategy 2002

Impact on Mana Whenua

6.2       The decision 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 mana whenua, their culture and traditions.

Climate Change Impact Considerations

6.3       Where possible existing parts from the play equipment will be retained, to repair other play equipment across the city to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Accessibility Considerations

6.4       Accessibility has been improved with a new asphalt footpath connecting the picnic area and place space to the footpath on Armitage Street, an accessible picnic table and an accessible play item (space shuttle spinner). 

7.   Resource Implications

Capex/Opex

7.1       Cost to Implement - $78,000

7.2       Maintenance/Ongoing costs – No change anticipated

7.3       Funding Source - CPMS 51777:  Armitage Reserve play space renewal $78,000

8.   Legal Implications

Statutory power to undertake proposals in the report

8.1       As per the Christchurch City Council’s Delegation Register dated 8 June 2020, the Community Board has the delegation:

·    Landscape development plans for parks and reserves – Approve and adopt any new landscape development plans for parks and reserves provided the design is within the policy and budget set by the Council.

Other Legal Implications

8.1       There is no legal context, issue or implication relevant to this decision.

8.2       This report has not been reviewed and approved by the Legal Services Unit

9.   Risk Management Implications

9.1       There is a low risk of increase in costs of play equipment caused through time delay from estimates at the start of the concept design phase, until gaining concept plan approval and ordering the play equipment.  The treatment of this risk is to confirm estimates and obtain final quotes as soon as the plan has Community Board approval.

 

Attachments / Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

Page

a

Armitage Reserve - Play Space Renewal - Option A for Board approval - lp377801

35

b

Armitage Reserve - Play Space Renewal - Option B - lp377801

36

 

 

In addition to the attached documents, the following background information is available:

Document Name

Location / File Link

Have Your say: Armitage Reserve play space renewal

http://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/278

 

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance / Te Whakatūturutanga ā-Ture

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.

 

 


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9.     Annandale Park Play Space Renewal

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

20/118494

Report of:

Marcy McCallum, Project Manager, Marcy.McCallum@ccc.govt.nz
Megan Carpenter, Recreation Planner, Megan.Carpenter@ccc.govt.nz
Lori Rankin, Engagement Advisor, Lori.Rankin@ccc.govt.nz

General Manager:

Brent Smith, Principal Advisor Citizens and Community, Brent.Smith@ccc.govt.nz

 

 

1.   Executive Summary / Te Whakarāpopoto Matua

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board to approve the landscape plan for the renewal of the play space in Annandale Park as shown in Attachment A.  The play equipment in the park is due for renewal and the landscape plan requires approval before the construction can progress.

1.2       Option Description: This option includes

·    An accessible picnic table

·    An asphalt footpath connecting the picnic area to the existing path

·    Three swings (two strap seats and one infant)

·    A mulberry bush carousel

·    A slide

·    The planting of three new trees to provide shelter and shade

·    Removal of the old play equipment that is reaching the end of its life span, consisting of the swing set (one infant swing and three strap swings), the slide and two see-saws.

1.3       The Parks Unit work on an approximate 25 year renewal programme for play equipment to ensure that play spaces are safe and to maintain an acceptable level of service.  The play space in Annandale Park is nearing the end of its life span and funding has been allocated in the 2018-28 Long Term Plan for its renewal.

1.4       The existing play space has the equipment spread out and is located very close to neighbouring properties.  Under the District Plan, there is a requirement to have play equipment located 10 metres away from property boundaries where possible.

1.5       The new location of the play space ensures good sightlines into the park to meet Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) guidelines while also leaving a large open space for informal play, behind the play space

1.6       The new play equipment provides a wide range of play value and development benefits to the user and meets the current NZS 5828.2015 Playground Equipment and Surfacing Standards.

1.7       The Community Board were provided with the consultation material prior to consultation via a seminar on 12 August 2019. The project team also briefed the Community Board on 16 March 2020 following the consultation with the community. This was to discuss whether the Community Board would like an alternative option presented that took the community’s feedback around the swings into consideration.

1.8       The decision in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.  The impact of the project is low as this is a small play space renewal in a local community park.

1.9       If the landscape plan is approved by the Community Board we will be aiming for work to begin in late 2020. This allows for the play equipment to be ordered (14 week lead time) and is subject to contractor availability.

 

2.   Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Approve the landscape plan for the renewal of the play space in Annandale Park in Avonhead, Annandale Park Play Space Renewal - lp377901 – Option A, as shown in Attachment A of this report.

 

3.   Reason for Report Recommendations

3.1       Following community feedback there was strong support for more swings to be included in the plan.  In response to this, the plan (refer Attachment A) has been updated to include a larger swing set.

3.2       The updated plan excludes the previously proposed rocker, due to the inclusion of a larger swing set.

3.3       The cost is reduced by this change to the plan as it requires a smaller footprint/safety surfacing.

 

4.   Alternative Options Considered

4.1       Approve the alternative landscape plan for the renewal of the play space in Annandale Park in Avonhead, as shown in Attachment B – Annandale Park Play Space Renewal lp377901 – Option B

4.2       Option Description: This option includes.

·    An accessible picnic table

·    An asphalt footpath connecting the picnic area to the existing path

·    Two swings (one strap and one infant)

·    A mulberry bush carousel

·    The dinosaur rocker (the community’s preferred rocker)

·    A slide

·    The planting of three new trees to provide shelter and shade

·    Removal of the old play equipment that is reaching the end of its life span, consisting of the swing set (one infant swing and three strap swings), the slide and two see-saws.

4.3       Option Advantages:

·    The new play equipment provides a wide range of play value and development benefits to the user and meets the current NZS 5828.2015 Playground Equipment and Surfacing Standards.

·    The landscape plan has moved the play equipment into a smaller area at the front of the park to retain good sightlines into the park to meet CPTED guidelines.  This also ensures a large open space is still available for informal play, behind the play space.

·    The landscape plan includes four new play items; mulberry bush carousel (which also spins), dinosaur rocker, single bay swing (with 1 infant swing and 1 strap swing) and a 1.8 m slide.

Option Disadvantages:

·    This option includes a one bay swing (one infant swing and one strap swing).  There is strong support from the community for a larger swing set.

·    This option is more expensive to implement as it requires a larger footprint/safety surfacing area to accommodate the dinosaur rocker.

5.   Detail

Community Views and Preferences

5.1       Consultation on the play space was open from Thursday 14 November to Thursday 5 December 2019.

5.2       The consultation link was sent to 30 key stakeholders on Thursday 14 November 2019. Hard copies of the consultation booklets were delivered to 300 households around the park on Carruthers Street, Longmuir Street and sections of Hounslow Street and Maidstone Road.

5.3       Hard copies of the consultation booklets were available in the Upper Riccarton Community and School Library, the Fendalton Service Centre and the Civic Offices.

5.4       Onsite signage with take away copies of the consultation document were available for park users.

5.5       Door knocking of neighbouring properties was completed to advise them of the consultation.

5.1       In the submission form, we asked the following questions:

·    Which rocker do you prefer?

·    What do you think about the play equipment?

·    Do you have any further comments?

Consultation results

5.2       During the consultation, we received twenty eight submissions from individuals. Twenty four submitters live in the suburb of Ilam. Of the remaining submitters, two were from Avonhead, one was from Lincoln and one was from Timaru.

5.3       We received a wide range of feedback in support and against a range of aspects, covering the play space equipment, location and park setting. One clear theme that came through was community interest in the provision of swings.

Comments on the proposed equipment

Rocker preference

5.4       The dinosaur was the most popular rocker with fourteen submitters (50 percent) selecting it as their preference. Eleven submitters (39 percent) selected the panda rocker and three submitters (11 percent) did not indicate a preference.

 

Swings

5.5       Thirteen submitters commented on the swings. Of these, twelve did not support the reduction in the number of swings in the park. One submitter liked the reduction in swings, as it would limit the number of older children that could use the swings at the same time.

Use of the Park

5.6       Seven submitters commented on the age of the play space users.  Of these, five commented that the proposed equipment was age inappropriate, as there was not enough for older children. Two submitters commented the proposal made the play space more appropriate for young children. Four submitters made comments on the park use. Of these, two submitters felt the new play space would encourage younger children to use the park. One submitter felt it did not reflect the wide age group of users and the other did not want picnicking to be encouraged.

Relocation of the play space

5.7       Three submitters commented about the proposal to relocate the play space. Two did not think that the play space needed to relocate. One submitter liked that the proposal had the equipment grouped closer together. 

Other suggestions

5.8       Ten submitters made comments on the picnic table. Of these, six were supportive of the proposed picnic table. Four submitters were critical of the proposal to include a picnic table.

5.9       Five submitters requested additional rubbish bins.

Project team response: A rubbish bin is outside the budget for this project, including the regular expense to empty the bin. We encourage users to take their rubbish home and to recycle if possible.

5.10    Landscaping suggestions such as a request for shade over the picnic table and a drinking fountain were received. One submitter was also concerned about the proposed planting and safety.

Project team response: These items are outside the existing budget. There is suitable tree shade within the park and we encourage residents to bring along their own water bottle. The proposed planting will be smaller shrubs to ensure suitable visibility and sight lines through the park.

 

5.11    Five submitters would have liked a seesaw included in the proposal and other items of equipment were suggested including fitness equipment.

Project team response: The condition of both seesaws were checked to see if they could be relocated into the new play space. It was deemed that they were not in the condition to do this. If we were to include a new seesaw it would be at the expense of one of the other items. There is a fitness trail located nearby at Burnside Park.

 

Changes following consultation

5.12    The following changes have been made to the landscape plan (refer Attachment A) for the renewal of the play space at Annandale Park. These changes were discussed with the Community Board at a second briefing on 20 March 2020.

·    A larger swing set than originally proposed (two strap swings and one infant swing) has been included instead of the proposed rocker play item.

·    The spring rocker toy (Dinosaur) has been removed, so the budget can instead go towards the larger swing set. (The budget is not sufficient to accommodate both a larger swing set and the spring rocker toy).

5.13    The decision affects the following wards/Community Board areas:

5.13.1 Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board area.

6.   Policy Framework Implications

Strategic Alignment

6.1       The renewal of the play space in Annandale Park contributes to achieving the community outcome of safe and healthy communities by encouraging people to participate in active recreation.

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

6.2.1   Activity: Parks & Foreshore

·     Level of Service: 6.8.2.4 Parks are provided managed and maintained in a clean, tidy, safe, functional and equitable manner (Asset Condition) - Playgrounds - condition average or better: 90 percent.

Policy Consistency

6.3       The decision is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies.

·    Parks and Waterways Access Policy 2002

·    Physical Recreation and Sports Strategy 2002

Impact on Mana Whenua

6.4       The decision 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 mana whenua, their culture and traditions.

Climate Change Impact Considerations

6.5       Where possible existing parts from the play equipment will be retained, to repair other play equipment across the city to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Accessibility Considerations

6.6       Accessibility has been improved with the inclusion of an accessible picnic table and the asphalt path into the picnic area. The play space area will be at ground level, improving access into the space.

7.   Resource Implications

Capex/Opex

7.1       Cost to Implement - $62,000

7.2       Maintenance/Ongoing costs – No change anticipated

7.3       Funding Source - CPMS 51776: Annandale Park play space renewal $62,000

8.   Legal Implications

Statutory power to undertake proposals in the report

8.1       As per the Christchurch City Council’s Delegation Register dated 8 June 2020, the Community Board has the delegation:

·    Landscape development plans for parks and reserves – Approve and adopt any new landscape development plans for parks and reserves provided the design is within the policy and budget set by the Council.

Other Legal Implications

8.1       There is no legal context, issue or implication relevant to this decision

8.2       This report has not been reviewed and approved by the Legal Services Unit

9.   Risk Management Implications

9.1       There is a low risk of increase in costs of play equipment caused through time delay from estimates at the start of the concept design phase, until gaining concept plan approval and ordering the play equipment.  The treatment of this risk is to confirm estimates and obtain final quotes as soon as the plan has Community Board approval.

 

Attachments / Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

Page

a

Annandale Park - Play Space Renewal - Option A for Board approval - lp377901

43

b

Annandale Park - Play Space Renewal - Option B - lp377901

44

 

 

In addition to the attached documents, the following background information is available:

Document Name

Location / File Link

Have Your Say: Annandale Play Space renewal

http://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/274

 

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance / Te Whakatūturutanga ā-Ture

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.

 

 


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10.   Logistics Drive and Greywacke Road - Proposed No Stopping Restrictions

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

20/809456

Report of / Te Pou Matua:

Lachlan Beban, Senior Transportation Engineer
lachlan.beban@ccc.govt.nz

General Manager / Pouwhakarae:

David Adamson, General Manager City Services, david.adamson@ccc.govt.nz

 

1.   Executive Summary / Te Whakarāpopoto Matua

1.1       The purpose of this report is to seek the approval of the Board to extend a No Stopping restriction on Logistics Drive, to ensure the visibility of “Stop Ahead” advance warning signs for the Stop control at its intersection with Sawyers Arms Road.  In addition, approval is sought for existing No Stopping restrictions on Greywacke Road.  The report is staff initiated after observations of safety concerns on-site.

1.2       The decisions in this report are of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.  The level of significance was determined by the Significance Matrix.

1.3       The recommended option is to install No Stopping restrictions in accordance with Attachment A.  The length of No Stopping in this option is the minimum length needed to ensure warning signs are visible to drivers at the distance recommended by best practice guidelines.

2.   Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

         1.         Approve, pursuant to Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017;

a.         That the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the northern side of Logistics Drive commencing its intersection with Sawyers Arms Road, and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 147 metres.

b.         That the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the southern side of Logistics Drive commencing at a point 109 metres west of its intersection with Sawyers Arms Road, and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 22 metres.

c.         That the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the southern side of Logistics Drive commencing its intersection with Sawyers Arms Road, and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 48 metres.

d.         That the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the northern side of Greywacke Road commencing its intersection with Sawyers Arms Road, and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 117 metres.

e.         That the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the southern side of Greywacke Road commencing at its intersection with Sawyers Arms Road, and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 120 metres.

2.         Revoke any previous 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 report.

3.         Approve that these resolutions take effect when road markings that evidence the restrictions described in the staff report are in place (or removed in the case of revocations).

 

3.   Reason for Report Recommendations / Ngā Take mō te Whakatau

3.1       Safety concerns have been identified in relation to the potential for parked vehicles to obstruct advance warning signs on the Logistics Road approach to its intersection with Sawyers Arms Road.

3.2       The recommended option, Option 1, involves the installation of No Stopping restrictions in accordance with Attachment A.  The length of No Stopping in this option is considered to be appropriate in this environment to ensure visibility to the “Stop Ahead” advance warning sign.

3.3       Options within this report have been assessed against relevant industry-standard design guidance including visibility requirements for warning signs outlined in the NZTA Traffic Control Devices Manual (Part 1). 

3.4       Advantages of this option include

3.4.1   Ensuring that the advance warning sign is visible to approaching drivers

3.4.2   Mitigating crash risk associated with drivers failing to stop at the intersection

3.5       Disadvantages of this option include

3.5.1   Removing five on-street parking spaces.

4.   Alternative Options Considered / Ētahi atu Kōwhiringa

4.1       Option 2 retains the status quo.

4.2       This option is inconsistent with best practice guidance outlined in the NZTA Traffic Control Devices Manual:

4.2.1   Drivers should be provided an uninterrupted view of the signs over a distance of at least 60m in urban areas.

4.2.2   The current No Stopping restrictions do not prevent vehicles from parking in positions which obstruct visibility of the sign within the 60m envelope.

4.3       The advantages of this option include:

4.3.1   Retaining five on-street parking spaces

4.4       The disadvantages of the option include:

4.4.1   Does not prevent the “Stop Ahead” warning signs road from being obstructed by parked vehicles

4.4.2   Reduces the effectiveness of warning signs and markings put in place to warn motorists of the requirement to stop at the intersection ahead and reduce crash risk.

5.   Detail / Te Whakamahuki

5.1       Logistics Drive is a local road in Harewood, serving the surrounding industrial area. The posted speed limit is 50 kilometre per hour.  Greywacke Road is also a Local Road which connects to State Highway 1.

5.2       The intersection of Logistics Drive/Sawyers Arms Road was upgraded as part of the Western Corridor suite of projects, to include the Greywacke Road approach as an additional leg on the existing T-intersection.  This formed a priority controlled cross-road intersection, with priority given to Sawyers Arms Road.

5.3       Following a number of crashes the control on the Logistics Drive and Greywacke Road approaches was amended to Stop control.  To support this change additional flush median markings and advance warning “Stop Ahead” signs around 115m in advance of the intersection limit line were also installed.  Signs are provided on both sides of the road (‘gated’).

5.4       There was a fatal crash at the intersection in October 2018, which occurred when a vehicle went through the Stop control on the Logistics Drive approach and collided with a vehicle southbound on Sawyers Arms Road.  There have been no reported crashes subsequently.

5.5       Parking demand in this area is low, however the area is often used by truck drivers as a place to park for ‘layover’ between journeys.  There are also campervan businesses in the area which use this location for parking.  There are no restrictions in place to prevent the parking of high-sided vehicles in positions which obstruct visibility of the advance warning signs. This reduces the effectiveness of the advance warning measures and increases the risk of drivers not recognising the need to stop at the intersection.

5.6       Currently road cones are placed on a temporary basis to prevent vehicles from parking on approach to the advance warning signs to ensure visibility to the sign is not obstructed.  The intent of this report is to seek approval for No Stopping markings to be installed on a permanent basis.

5.7       No Stopping restrictions on the Greywacke Road approach to the intersection have been resolved previously but the resolution do not match the extent currently marked on-street.  This report seeks to formalise the existing restrictions.

5.8       Approval is required by the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board.

5.9       If approved, the recommendations will be implemented within the current financial year (generally around four weeks after the contractor receives the request, but this is subject to other factors such as resourcing and prioritisation beyond Council’s control).

Community Views and Preferences

5.10    No specific consultation has been undertaken for this no-stopping restriction.  This is considered a safety issue, with the need to ensure the effectiveness of advanced warning signs are not compromised.

5.11    The Team Leader Parking Compliance supports the preferred option.

6.   Policy Framework Implications / Ngā Hīraunga ā- Kaupapa

Strategic Alignment / Te Rautaki Tīaroaro

6.1       Council’s strategic priorities have been considered in formulating the recommendations in this report, however this area of work is not specifically covered by an identified priority.

6.2       The recommendations in this report are also consistent with the anticipated outcomes of the Traffic Safety & Efficiency Service Plan in the Councils Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028)  

Policy Consistency / Te Whai Kaupapa here

6.3       The recommendations in this report are consistent with the Christchurch Suburban Parking Policy. In accordance with Table 1: Road Priority Matrix in the Policy, safety is the highest priority consideration in the allocation of road space in all areas (including industrial areas) and commuter parking is the lowest.

Impact on Mana Whenua / Ngā Whai Take Mana Whenua

6.4       The effects of this proposal upon Mana Whenua are expected to be insignificant.

Climate Change Impact Considerations / Ngā Whai Whakaaro mā te Āhuarangi

6.5       This proposal does not have any significant effect upon carbon emissions and Climate Change.

Accessibility Considerations / Ngā Whai Whakaaro mā te Hunga Hauā

6.6       Accessibility for pedestrians and other road users is not likely to be significantly affected by either option.

7.   Resource Implications / Ngā Hīraunga Rauemi

Capex/Opex / Ngā Utu Whakahaere

7.1       Cost to Implement - $100 for installation of road markings.

7.2       Maintenance/Ongoing costs – Maintenance costs will be covered under the existing maintenance budget.

7.3       Funding Source – Traffic Operations signs and road markings budget.

Other

7.4       Other costs include approximately $750 in staff costs for preparation of this report.

8.   Legal Implications / Ngā Hīraunga ā-Ture

Statutory power to undertake proposals in the report / Te Manatū Whakahaere Kaupapa

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

8.2       The Community Boards have delegated authority from the Council to exercise the delegations as set out in the Register of Delegations.  The list of delegations for the Community Boards includes the resolution of stopping restrictions and traffic control devices.

8.3       The installation of any signs and/or markings associated with traffic control devices must comply with the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.

Other Legal Implications / Ētahi atu Hīraunga-ā-Ture

8.4       There is a legal context, issue or implication relevant to this decision.

8.5       This specific report has not been reviewed and approved by the Legal Services Unit however the report has been written using a general approach previously approved of by the Legal Services Unit, and the recommendations are consistent with the policy and legislative framework outlined in sections 8.1  to 8.3 above.

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Logistics Drive and Greywacke Road No Stopping Plan

50

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance / Te Whakatūturutanga ā-Ture

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 / Ngā Kaiwaitohu

Author

Lachlan Beban - Senior Transportation Engineer

Approved By

Stephen Wright - Team Leader Traffic Operations

Steffan Thomas - Manager Operations (Transport)

Richard Osborne - Head of Transport

  


Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

03 August 2020

 

 


Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

03 August 2020

 

 

11.   Elected Members’ Information Exchange / Te Whakawhiti Whakaaro o Te Kāhui Amorangi

 

This item provides an opportunity for Board Members to update each other on recent events and/or issues of relevance and interest to the Board.