Minutes of a meeting of the Regional Transport Committee

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

On Monday 7 December 2020, commencing at 4.09p.m.

 

Present:               Councillor B McGurk (Chairperson), Her Worship the Mayor R Reese, Councillors J Edgar (Deputy Chairperson), R O'Neill-Stevens and Waka Kotahi Representative (Mr J Harland)

In Attendance:     Group Manager Infrastructure (A Louverdis), Governance Adviser (E Stephenson) and Governance Support (P Boutle)

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 

4.1       Nelsust - Congestion Charging

Peter Olorenshaw, representing Nelsust, provided a PowerPoint presentation (A2536992) regarding congestion charging. He suggested that the Nelson Future Access Project should include a congestion charging option which included the use of any arterial roads at peak times. He presented a Waimea Road crossing idea as a talking point.

Mr Olorenshaw answered questions regarding how he felt congestion charging could work.

 

 

 

Attachments

1    A2536992 - Nelsust Public Forum Presentation

 

5.       Confirmation of Minutes

5.1       7 September 2020

Document number M14100, agenda pages 6 - 8 refer.

It was requested that the 7 September 2020 minutes be amended to refer to Waka Kotahi in all instances for consistency.

Resolved RTC/2020/059

 

That the Regional Transport Committee

1.     Confirms the amended minutes of the meeting of the Regional Transport Committee, held on 7 September 2020, as a true and correct record.

O'Neill-Stevens/Her Worship the Mayor                                             Carried

  

6.       Regional Transport Committee Chair's Report

Document number R21440, agenda pages 9 - 10 refer.

The Chair spoke to his report commending the decision to reduce speed limits on SH6 between Nelson and Blenheim. He thanked Mr Jim Harland for his contribution as the Waka Kotahi representative on the Nelson City Council (NCC) Regional Transport Committee (RTC) and welcomed Emma Speight, Director Regional Relationships, Lower North Island who would be taking over from Mr Harland.

Resolved RTC/2020/060

 

That the Regional Transport Committee

1.     Receives the report Regional Transport Committee Chair's Report (R21440).

 

McGurk/O'Neill-Stevens                                                                    Carried

  


 

7.       2019/20 Annual Monitoring Report on the Regional Transport Plan 2015-21

Document number R13709, agenda pages 11 - 42 refer.

Manager Transport and Solid Waste, Marg Parfitt, answered a question regarding walking and cycling and public transport regional monitoring on agenda page 23.

Discussion took place regarding missing data from Waka Kotahi on agenda pages 26-27 and Waka Kotahi representative, Rhys Palmer, provided an explanation on the missing data, noting that Waka Kotahi could fill that gap from the Tom Tom dataset.

Concerns were raised by the Committee regarding the missing data, which was considered vital to inform the Nelson Future Access study. Waka Kotahi Representative, Mr Jim Harland, advised that this would be included as an item on its next update report.

Resolved RTC/2020/061

 

That the Regional Transport Committee

1.     Receives the report 2019/20 Annual Monitoring Report on the Regional Transport Plan 2015-21 (R13709) and its attachment (A2448144).

 

Harland/Edgar                                                                                  Carried

 

8.       SH6 Hope to Wakefield Speed Limit Review - Submission

Document number R13694, agenda pages 43 - 48 refer.

Resolved RTC/2020/062

 

That the Regional Transport Committee

1.     Receives the report SH6 Hope to Wakefield Speed Limit Review - Submission (R13694) and its attachments (A2518550 and   A2518335); and

2.     Approves retrospectively the submission on the SH6 Hope to Wakefield Speed Limit Review to Waka Kotahi (A2518335 of Report R13694).

 

O'Neill-Stevens/Her Worship the Mayor                                             Carried

 

9.       South Island Regional Transport Committee Chairs - Collaboration Charter

Document number R21410, agenda pages 49 - 51 refer.

In response to a question, Group Manager Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis, advised that there was no equivalent North Island group to the best of his knowledge.

Resolved RTC/2020/063

 

That the Regional Transport Committee

1.      Receives the report South Island Regional Transport Committee Chairs - Collaboration Charter (R21410) and its attachment (A2510677); and

2.      Notes the amended Collaboration Charter (A2510677 of Report R21410) as agreed to by the South Island Regional Transport Committee Group.

Edgar/McGurk                                                                                   Carried

 

10.     Nelson Future Access Update

Document number R21452, agenda pages 52 - 54 refer.

Waka Kotahi representative, Rhys Palmer, answered questions regarding progress on the project, noting that an opportunity to further engage with the community before Christmas had been missed. He advised that, in discussion with NCC officers, that placeholder budgets would be included in the Draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP).

In response to a question as to how the RLTP would line up with Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) process, Group Manager Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis, advised that all documents would be aligned.

A concern was raised that if the state highway network was not operating as it should, that this would mean that ratepayers would be funding state highway deficiencies, which was not acceptable, and that a further discussion with Waka Kotahi on this issue was required.

Resolved RTC/2020/064

 

That the Regional Transport Committee

1.     Receives the report Nelson Future Access Update (R21452) and its attachment (A2519917).

O'Neill-Stevens/Her Worship the Mayor                                             Carried

 

11.     Waka Kotahi Update

Document number R21453, agenda pages 55 - 80 refer.

Wahi Kotahi representatives, Jim Harland and Steve Higgs, presented the update, highlighting key points.

Discussion included a focus on improving road safety and inclusion of commuter walking in the Urban Street Guide. It was noted that the Nelson population figures on agenda page 77 were out of date. Mr Higgs advised that Council was still able to give informal feedback on the Draft Waka Kotahi Investment Proposal if it wanted to.

The importance of communicating some of the legislative barriers and significant challenges faced by Council towards achieving the network changes that it wanted to achieve was noted.

Resolved RTC/2020/065

 

That the Regional Transport Committee

1.     Receives the report Waka Kotahi Update (R21453) and its attachment (A2519918)

 

Harland/Her Worship the Mayor                                                        Carried

       

 

 

There being no further business the meeting ended at 5.30p.m.

 

Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings:

 

 

 

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