Waimāero

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Monday 11 April 2022

Time:                                   4.31pm

Venue:                                 Held by Audio/Visual Link

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Bridget Williams

David Cartwright

James Gough

Aaron Keown

Sam MacDonald

Jason Middlemiss

Shirish Paranjape

Mike Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

11 April 2022

 

Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation

 

Post meeting Note: This meeting was held via audio/visual link on the Zoom platform due to New Zealand being at the red setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework (the Traffic Alert system) on the date the meeting was scheduled. These minutes provide a written summary of the meeting proceedings.

 

The Chairperson opened the meeting and notified members that the meeting was being publicly livestreamed on YouTube and that the recording would be kept online for future viewing.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies / Ngā Whakapāha

Part C

The Chairperson advised that she had received an apology from Linda Chen. There being no further apologies, Bridget Williams moved that the apology be accepted. The motion was seconded by Shirish Paranjape and when put to the vote was carried unanimously.

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2022/00014

That the apology for lateness received from Linda Chen be accepted.

Bridget Williams/Shirish Paranjape                                                                                                                   Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest / Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

Part B

The Chairperson asked if any members needed to declare a conflict of interest relating to any matters on the agenda. There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

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

Part C

The Chairperson asked members to confirm that the minutes were a true and accurate record of the meeting held on 14 March 2022. No matters concerning the accuracy of the minutes were raised. Bridget Williams moved that the minutes be confirmed. The motion was seconded by Mike Wall and when put to the vote was carried unanimously.

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2022/00015

That the minutes of the Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board meeting held on Monday, 14 March 2022 be confirmed.

Bridget Williams/Mike Wall                                                                                                                                   Carried

 

4.   Public Forum / Te Huinga Whānui

Part B

4.1      Andrew Rusbatch

Andrew Rusbatch, local resident, addressed the Board on behalf of the Rusbatch Family regarding a naming proposal for a new Reserve in the Belfast area.

Mr Rusbatch explained that his family has strong connections to the Belfast area. His Grandparents purchased a parcel of land in Belfast in the 1950’s and it has been in the family for over 70 years. The land, which is on Englefield Road, is now being developed into a residential subdivision. The Rusbatch Family also owned a civil construction company which completed various infrastructure work throughout Christchurch. The development plan includes a reserve at 46 Englefield Road which will also act as a stormwater retention basin.

Mr Rusbatch asked the Board to consider naming the reserve after Rusbatch Reserve. The Rusbatch family would also be interested in donating a park bench and plaque to place on the reserve.

Mr Rusbatch noted that this proposal is consistent with other place names in the area such as Johns Road and Englefield Road which are named after prominent local families.

The Board thanked Mr Rusbatch for his presentation and requested advice from staff on his proposal to name the new reserve at 46 Englefield Road after his Grandparents, and donate a park bench with a plaque.

 

5.   Deputations by Appointment / Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.

6.   Presentation of Petitions / Ngā Pākikitanga

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

7.   Correspondence

 

The Community Board Advisor informed the Board that subsequent to sending the letter, Countdown Northwood has extended an invitation to the Board to have a tour of the new Countdown Belfast facility once construction has progressed further.

The Community Board Advisor also informed the Board that the letter from the Northwood Residents’ Association was also sent to the Papanui-Innes Community Board, who have already confirmed that a cycle connection along Radcliffe Road connecting with the Northern Corridor cycle path is being planned and construction is budgeted later in the LTP.

Sam MacDonald expressed disappointment at the suggestion in the letter from Sarah Pallett MP that the Council needed to fund the proposed footpath, when the original commitment was to seek funding from the Ministry of Education.

 

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2022/00016

Part B

That the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Receive the correspondence from Countdown Northwood regarding the upcoming opening of Countdown Belfast and the closure of the Countdown Northwood store. 

2.         Receive the correspondence from the Northwood Residents’ Association in relation to their proposal for a cycleway connecting Northwood Boulevard, Main North Road and the Northern Corridor cycle lane.

3.         Receive the correspondence from Sarah Pallett, the Member of Parliament for Ilam, regarding the proposed footpath through the Cobham Intermediate, Burnside Primary and Allenvale School site.

Sam MacDonald/Shirish Paranjape                                                                                                                   Carried

 

8.   Proposed Road Names - 251 Styx Mill Road and 285 Highsted Road

 

Board Comment

The Manager Resource Consents introduced the report and explained that the proposed road names are connected to the history of the site and some of the natural and physical features of the location.

Aaron Keown suggested that Quail Road might be a stronger option than Collies Road. The Manager Resource Consents explained that Collies Road relates to the Collies Drain and it is common for road names to reflect nearby waterways, however staff are unaware of the background to why it was originally named Collies Drain.

The Board discussed the suggestion, but decided to proceed with the original staff recommendations. James Gough moved that the staff recommendations be adopted. The motion was seconded by Mike Wall and when put to the vote was carried unanimously.

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2022/00017

Part C

That the Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Approves the following new road and lane names for 251 Styx Mill Road (RMA/2021/708) and 285 Highsted Road (RMA/2021/2922).

a.         Road 1 - Collies Road

b.         Road 2 - Flaxmill Road

c.         Road 3 - Kiekie Road

d.         Lane 1 - Lizard Lane

e.         Lane 2 - Rākau Lane

James Gough/Mike Wall                                                                                                                                         Carried

 

 

9.   Todd Avenue / Wairakei Road Intersection - Proposed No Stopping Restrictions

 

The Traffic Engineer introduced this item and explained that this proposal originated from a customer service request that came via the Board. A local resident had concerns about visibility at the intersection, particularly when the nearby Funeral Chapel is holding a service which places increased demand on the parking supply.

The Chairperson thanked the Traffic Engineer for their work in bringing this item to the Board. Aaron Keown moved that the staff recommendations be adopted. The motion was seconded by Bridget Williams and when put to the meeting was carried unanimously.

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2022/00018

Part C

That the Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time at the intersection of Todd Avenue and Wairakei Road as indicated in the drawing TG140770 Issue 1, dated 30/11/2021 (refer Attachment A) and detailed in recommendations 1a-1b below:

a.         That the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at all times on the east side of Todd Avenue commencing at its intersection with Wairakei Road, and extending in a northerly direction into Todd Avenue for a distance of 15 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 resolutions 1a – 1b above.

3.         Approves that these resolutions 1 to 2 take effect when parking signage and/or road markings that evidence the restrictions described in the staff report are in place (or removed in the case of revocations).

Aaron Keown/Bridget Williams                                                                                                                            Carried

 

 

10. Hawksbury Avenue and Somme Street Intersection: Proposed P3 and No Stopping Restrictions

 

The Traffic Engineer introduced this item and explained that this item originated from a request from the St Albans Catholic School. Recent road improvements along the school’s street frontage including the addition of a cycleway have had an effect on parents’ ability to use that area for dropping off and collecting school children, and there are also concerns about children crossing the cycleway. This proposal is to create a drop-off/pick-up zone in another location, and add no-stopping restrictions at the nearby intersection to improve safety.

Mike Wall commented that he is a regular visitor to the area and had seen the problem first hand, so fully supported the proposal.

James Gough moved that the staff recommendation be adopted. The motion was seconded by Mike wall and when put to the vote was carried unanimously.

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2022/00019

Part C

That the Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time at the intersection of Hawkesbury Avenue and Somme Street as indicated in the drawing TG140731 Issue 1, dated 28/07/2021 (refer Attachment A) and detailed in recommendations 1a-1e below:

a.         That the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at all times on the southern side of Hawkesbury Avenue commencing at its intersection with Somme Street, and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

b.         That the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at all times on the southern side of Hawkesbury Avenue commencing at its intersection with Somme Street, and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

c.         That the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at all times on the west side of Somme Street commencing at its intersection with Hawkesbury Avenue, and extending in a south easterly direction for a distance of eight metres.

d.         That the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at all times on the east side of Somme Street commencing at its intersection with Hawkesbury Avenue, and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of eight metres.

2.         Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 3 minutes on the east side of Somme Street, commencing at a point eight metres south east of its intersection with Hawkesbury Avenue and extending in a south easterly direction for a distance of 40 metres, as detailed on Attachment A. This restriction is to apply for School Days Only, between the hours of 8:30am to 9:30am and 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

3.         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 resolutions 1a – 1d and 2 above.

James Gough/Mike Wall                                                                                                                                         Carried

 


 

11. Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood 2021-22 Discretionary Response Fund Application - McLeans Island Golf Club Inc

 

The Community Governance Manager introduced this item and explained that the request is for a contribution towards better storage facilities. The current storage is in old shipping containers, they are not very secure and the floors are rotten which is presenting a health and safety hazard.

Mike Wall moved that the staff recommendation be adopted. The motion was seconded by Shirish Paranjape and when put to the vote was declared carried unanimously.

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2022/00020

Part C

That the Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Approves a grant of $10,000 from its 2021-22 Discretionary Response Fund to the McLeans Island Golf Club Inc towards the installation of a secure storage shed at their club.

Mike Wall/Shirish Paranjape                                                                                                                                 Carried

 

12. Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Area Report - April 2022

 

The following Officers presented to the Board regarding the two memoranda included as Attachments D and E to the report in the agenda regarding traffic and parking issues in the Merivale area:

·         The Head of Planning and Consents

·         The Planning Manager

·         The Team Leader Traffic Operations

·         The Transport Engineer

 

The Officers delivered a PowerPoint presentation which is included as Attachment A to these minutes.

 

During the discussion between Officers and the Board the following points were raised:

·         The original Merivale Parking Plan conducted in 2008 pre-dates the Suburban Parking Policy. Now that we have the Suburban Parking Policy, that needs to guide our work in this area.

·         The Board expressed a concern that the current approach appears to be considering each street in isolation with a particular focus on Rugby Street. The Board emphasised that there are a number of problems being experienced throughout the Merivale area and highlighted that these relate both to parking and traffic operations.

·         The Board discussed conducting a more strategic review of parking and traffic safety operations in the wider area.

·         There is a high concentration of schools in this area with city-wide catchments, so this needs to be taken into account.

·         Officers advised that there is an Otautahi Christchurch Plan under development which is a spatial plan that could lead to the creation of neighbourhood plan. This may address issues such as the traffic and parking issues in Merivale.

·         Officers advised the Board that when the 2008 Merivale Parking Plan was developed, parking demand was found to significantly exceed supply. This issue is likely to have been further amplified with intensification in the area since then.

·         Care will need to be taken, for example, to avoid shifting demand from one street to another which underlines the importance of a strategic approach.

·         Common feedback from residents is that the streets are too narrow to allow parking on both sides of the road. Most streets in this area are wide enough to support parking on both sides of the road under current standards, it can be a tight fit but this also has the effect of lowering the average speed. Wider streets are more likely to experience problems with excessive speed.

·         The Board discussed whether the purpose of a parking review would be to increase the volume of parking spaces, or to ration them between various user groups. Officers advised that there is a finite length of kerb which can be legally used for parking, the only way to increase the supply is to convert it to angle parking but this would not suit most of the streets in the area. It is for this reason that the 2008 Plan sought to find a balance between time-restricted parking and non-restricted parking.

Following the discussion the Board decided to add clauses to their motion to request a review of traffic and parking operations in the area bordered by Heaton Street, Rossall Street, Carlton Mill Road and Papanui Road with the findings being reported back to the Board. The Board also requested regular progress updates on the review.

This motion was moved by Bridget Williams and Seconded by James Gough. When put to the vote the motion was carried unanimously.

 

Officer Recommendations Ngā Tūtohu

That the Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Receive the Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Area Report for April 2022.

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2022/00021

Part B

That the Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Receive the Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Area Report for April 2022.

1.              Requests staff to review traffic and parking operations in the area bordered by Heaton Street, Rossall Street, Carlton Mill Road and Papanui Road and report the findings back to the Board.

2.             Requests staff to provide regular progress updates on the review.

Bridget Williams/James Gough                                                                                                                           Carried

 

Attachments

a       Officer Presentation  

 


 

13. Elected Members’ Information Exchange

Part B

Members exchanged information on the following matters of interest:

·         Sam MacDonald informed the Board that there will be a public meeting with Gerry Brownlee, Sarah Pallett, Sam MacDonald and the Avonhead Community Group at 7pm on 26 April 2022 at St Mark’s Church on Withells Road to discuss the proposed Three Waters Reforms and Housing Intensification rules.

·         James Gough informed the Board that the Rata Midwives will be presenting their petition to save the St George’s maternity facility at 10.30am on Wednesday 13 April.

 

13.1   Wairarapa Stream

Bridget Williams informed the Board that a resident has contacted her to discuss maintenance of the Wairarapa Stream near Garden Road. The stream is clogged with silt and weeds which is causing flooding issues. The Board asked staff to provide information about this situation and options to increase the maintenance schedule or dredge the silt from the stream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting concluded at 6.01pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 16TH DAY OF MAY 2022

 

Bridget Williams

Chairperson