UnconfirmedRegional Transport Committee Minutes - 3 October 2018

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Regional Transport Committee

Held in the Council Chamber, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

On Wednesday 3 October 2018, commencing at 10.07a.m.

 

Present:              Councillor M Rutledge (Chairperson), Her Worship the Mayor R Reese, Councillors P Matheson, G Noonan (Deputy Chairperson) and Mr J Harland (New Zealand Transport Agency)

In Attendance:   Councillors I Barker, M Courtney, K Fulton, M Lawrey, B McGurk, S Walker, Chief Executive (P Dougherty), Group Manager Infrastructure (A Louverdis), New Zealand Transport Agency representatives (S Higgs, J Skinner and J Llewellyn), Nelson Consultant (N Cree) and Governance Adviser (J Brandt)

Apologies :          Nil

 

 

1.       Apologies

2.       Confirmation of Order of Business

There was no change to the order of business.

3.       Interests

There were no updates to the Interests Register, and no interests with items on the agenda were declared.

4.       Public Forum 

There was no public forum.

5.       Confirmation of Minutes

5.1      19 June 2018

Document number M3547, agenda pages 5 - 8 refer.


 

 

Resolved RTC/2018/028

That the Regional Transport Committee

Confirms the minutes of the meeting of the Regional Transport Committee, held on 19 June 2018, as a true and correct record.

Her Worship the Mayor/Rutledge                                                Carried

  

6.       Chairperson's Report  

 

There was no Chairperson’s Report.

7.       Regional Land Transport Plan variation - Noise Reduction and Safety Enhancements Programmes

Document number R9473, agenda pages 9 - 18 refer.

The GM Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis presented the report.

Mr Steve Higgs from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) answered questions regarding the methodology applied by NZTA to identify the areas in Nelson requiring noise reduction treatment, noting that it was a desktop exercise.

Attendance: Mr Harland joined the meeting at 10.12a.m.

Attendance: Councillor Matheson left the meeting from 10.16a.m. to 10.18a.m.

Mr Higgs answered questions on implementation and consideration of noise reduction treatment of SH6 for new subdivisions, and noted the Committee’s concerns regarding potential oversights.

Attendance: Councillor Matheson left the meeting from 10.26a.m. to 10.28a.m.

It was noted that speeds and resulting safety issues remained a big community concern.

The meeting was adjourned from 10.36a.m. to 10.50a.m. during which Councillor Matheson left the meeting.

The officer recommendation was amended to include concerns discussed regarding noise reduction for future residential areas and consideration of a trial to lower speed zones. 

Resolved RTC/2018/029

That the Regional Transport Committee

Receives the report Regional Land Transport Plan variation - Noise Reduction and Safety Enhancements Programmes and its attachment (A2061349); and 

Notes that the New Zealand Transport Agency will be writing to Tasman District Council requesting it to include “Safe Enhancements Programme on the State Highway Network” into its Regional Land Transport Plan as a matter of urgency; and

Requests that the New Zealand Transport Agency, recognising current and future residential housing is close to SH6, provide  further information  to a future Regional Transport Committee meeting on possible future road treatments between Haven Road and Todd Bush Road; and

Requests that the New Zealand Transport Agency considers a reduced speed limit along SH6 between Haven Road and Todd Bush Road and report their findings back to a future Regional Transport Committee meeting. 

Rutledge/Noonan                                                                       Carried

       

Resolved RTC/2018/030

        That the Council

Approves that the Nelson Regional Land Transport Programme 2015-21 be varied to include a total of $4.97M for “Noise Improvements” and $350,000 for “Safety Enhancements on the State Highway Network” spread over the 2018-21 financial years.

Rutledge/Noonan                                                                       Carried

There being no further business the meeting ended at 10.55am.

Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings:

 

 

 

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