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Temporary Road Closures Subcommittee MEETING

 

 

 

Meeting Date:

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Time:

8.45am

Venue:

Green Room

Ground Floor

Civic Administration Building

Lyndon Road East

Hastings

 

Subcommittee Members

Chair: Councillor Nixon

Deputy Chair: Councillor Watkins

Ex Officio:  Mayor Hazlehurst

Transportation Manager – Mr J Pannu

Environmental Consents Manager – Mr M Arnold

 

Officer Responsible

Group Manager: Asset Management – Mr C Thew

Committee Secretary

Mrs C Hilton (Ext 5633)

 


Temporary Road Closures Subcommittee

A subcommittee of the Works and Services Committee

 

Fields of Activity

The Road Closure Subcommittee is responsible for assisting Council by:

 

·         Reviewing, considering submissions and deciding applications for temporary closure of roads.

 

Membership

Chairman appointed by the Council (who shall be an elected member)

Deputy Chairman appointed by the Council (who shall be an elected member)

Transportation Manager

Environmental Manager Consents

 

Quorum – 2 members of whom one shall be the Chairman or the Deputy Chairman.

 

DELEGATED POWERS

 

All the Council’s powers and functions in respect to temporary prohibition of traffic under Section 342(1)(b) and clause 11(e) of Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 1974.

 

The Subcommittee reports to the Works and Services Committee.

 


 

HASTINGS DISTRICT COUNCIL

 

Temporary Road Closures Subcommittee MEETING

 

Thursday, 28 June 2018

 

VENUE:

Green Room

Ground Floor

Civic Administration Building

Lyndon Road East

Hastings

TIME:

8.45am

 

A G E N D A

 

 

 

1.         Apologies

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

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

2.         Conflict of Interest

Members need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision-making when a conflict arises between their role as a Member of the Council and any private or other external interest they might have.  This note is provided as a reminder to Members to scan the agenda and assess their own private interests and identify where they may have a pecuniary or other conflict of interest, or where there may be perceptions of conflict of interest. 

If a Member feels they do have a conflict of interest, they should publicly declare that at the start of the relevant item of business and withdraw from participating in the meeting.  If a Member thinks they may have a conflict of interest, they can seek advice from the General Counsel or the Democratic Support Manager (preferably before the meeting). 

It is noted that while Members can seek advice and discuss these matters, the final decision as to whether a conflict exists rests with the member.

3.         Confirmation of Minutes

Minutes of the Temporary Road Closures Subcommittee Meeting held Thursday 31 May 2018.

(Previously circulated)

4.         Otene Road - Sunday 1 July 2018 - HB Car Club - Temporary Road Closure                                                                                                                                         5

5.         Additional Business Items

6.         Extraordinary Business Items 

 

 

     


File Ref: 18/475

 

 

REPORT TO:               Temporary Road Closures Subcommittee

MEETING DATE:        Thursday 28 June 2018

FROM:                           Transportation Operations Engineer

Tim Bateman

SUBJECT:                    Otene Road - Sunday 1 July 2018 - HB Car Club - Temporary Road Closure        

 

 

1.0       SUMMARY

1.1       The purpose of this report is to obtain a decision from the Committee on the following proposed temporary road closure:

1.2       The Hawke’s Bay Car Club – Sunday, 1 July 2018 for a motorsport (quarter mile sprint) event to be held on Otene Road, between Bennett Road and Elwood Road. The road closure will be between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Sunday, 1 July 2018.

1.3       This request arises from the need to inform and gain Hastings District Council (‘the Council’) approval in order to comply with the legal process to temporarily close the above road.

1.4       The Council is required to give effect to the purpose of local government as prescribed by Section 10 of the Local Government Act 2002. That purpose is to meet the current and future needs of communities for good quality local infrastructure, local public services, and performance of regulatory functions in a way that is most cost–effective for households and businesses. Good quality means infrastructure, services and performance that are efficient and effective and appropriate to present and anticipated future circumstances.

1.5       The objective of this decision relevant to the purpose of Local Government is to provide for good quality local public services by allowing the proposed events to take place in a controlled environment with the temporary road closure provisions providing safety measures for residents and road users in the particular areas while the activities are being undertaken.

1.6       This report concludes by recommending the above temporary road closure be approved, subject to conditions.

2.0       BACKGROUND

2.1       The above event is being undertaken by the Hawke’s Bay Car Club – Sunday, 1 July 2018 for a motorsport (quarter mile sprint) event to be held on Otene Road, between Bennett Road and Elwood Road. This will be the first temporary closure of this road during the 2018 calendar year.

2.2       The temporary closure check list (Attachment 1) details the necessary items that the organiser need to submit as part of their application for the above proposed road closure.

2.3       A GIS maps showing the areas for the temporary road closures are also attached – as Attachment 2: Otene Road.

3.0       CURRENT SITUATION

3.1       The temporary road closure will be managed in accordance with the New Zealand Transport Agency Code of Practice Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM).

3.2       A detailed Traffic Management Plan (TMP) has been submitted to the Hastings District Council and the TMP will be approved for implementation, subject to the temporary road closure application being approved.

4.0       OPTIONS

4.1       Option A: Approve the temporary road closure detailed above.

4.2       Option B: Do not approve the temporary road closure detailed above. 

5.0       SIGNIFICANCE AND ENGAGEMENT

5.1       The organiser of the above event have been in contact with affected parties/residents. They advise that no issues have been raised regarding the above temporary road closure.

5.2       The temporary road closure for Otene Road has been posted on the Council website and formal public notification was published in the Hawke’s Bay Today newspaper on: Saturday, 26 May 2018. 

5.3       The closing date for submissions was 4.00pm, Friday, 15 June 2018. No submission were received.

5.4       If the road closure is approved, final formal public notification will be published in the Hawke’s Bay Today newspaper on: Saturday, 30 June 2018 for Otene Road.

5.5       The average daily traffic count for this section of Otene Road is 400 vehicles.

5.6       As per the requirements of schedule 10, section 11 of the Local Government Act, Emergency Services including NZ Police, St John Ambulance, Ministry of Transport (MoT), New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Fire Service have been informed and will be allowed emergency access at all times during the temporary road closure. Council has not received any submissions from MoT, NZTA or the NZ Police.

6.0       HEALTH AND SAFETY

6.1       As per the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, the applicant is required to include a Health and Safety Plan with their temporary road closure application. Additionally, conditions drawing the applicant’s attention to their obligations, including compliance with the Health and Safety Plan, have been provided in the recommendations.  

7.0       ASSESSMENT OF OPTIONS (INCLUDING FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS)

7.1       The above temporary road closure will be undertaken in accordance with The Local Government Act 1974 Schedule 10, section 11 and section 11(e) which states:

“11. The council may, subject to such conditions as it thinks fit (including the imposition of a reasonable bond), and after consultation with the Police and the Ministry of Transport, close any road or part of a road to all traffic or any specified type of traffic (including pedestrian traffic).”

“(e)   For a period or periods not exceeding in the aggregate 31 days in any year for any exhibition, fair, show, market, concert, film-making, race or other sporting event, or public function:

Provided that no road may be closed for any purpose specified in paragraph (e) of this clause if that closure would, in the opinion of the council, be likely to impede traffic unreasonably.”

8.0       PREFERRED OPTION/S AND REASONS

8.1       Option A is the preferred option. It recommends the Committee approve the temporary road closure detailed above, subject to conditions that will ensure public safety is maintained.

8.2       Given that there are no submissions in opposition to the closure and that subject to the recommended conditions the activities can proceed and be undertaken in a safe and controlled environment, the risks associated with this closure can then be minimised and safely managed to Council’s satisfaction.

 

 

9.0       RECOMMENDATIONS AND REASONS

A)        That the report of the Transportation Operations Engineer titled Otene Road - Sunday 1 July 2018 - HB Car Club - Temporary Road Closure dated 28/06/2018 be received.

B)        That, there being no submissions received, the Council approve the temporary road closure of Otene Road between Bennett Road and Elwood Road. The road closure will be between 9:00am and 5:00pm on Sunday, 1 July 2018.

C)        The Council approve the above temporary road closure subject to the following conditions to be complied with to the satisfaction of the Group Manager: Asset Management:

 

1.      This event is conducted in accordance with the New Zealand Transport Agency Code of Practice Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM).

 

2.      The Traffic Management Plan including provision for appropriate signage are approved by the Traffic Management Coordinator acting under delegated authority.

 

3.      The Traffic Management Plan must be complied with including any specific conditions.

 

4.      A copy of the relevant liability insurance policy is received.

 

5.      That the cost of all advertising is met by the event organisers.

 

6.      Emergency Services are contacted regarding the holding of this events with details of the date, locations and time frames.

 

7.      As per the Traffic Management Plan provisions - all emergency services will be accommodated and access provided through the site as required.

 

8.      (i)    The applicant is responsible under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 for all health and safety risks associated with this activity and must take reasonably practicable steps to ensure the safety of all persons during this temporary road closure.

 

         (ii) And, the applicant has in place at all times, appropriate Health and Safety measures (to prevent harm to any persons), including (but not limited to) any measures provided for in the submitted Health and Safety Plan including any conditions attached in the plan.

 

With the reasons for this decision being that the objective of the decision will contribute to the good quality local infrastructure by:

i)    That the use of the above listed street/roads for these short periods of time will not unreasonably impede traffic.

ii)   Allowing the above temporary road closure the organisers can undertake their event in a safe and controlled environment with all risks minimised and managed.

 

 

Attachments:

 

1

Checklist HB Car Club

TR-8-18-9436

 

2

Overview Plan Map Otene Road Closure - HB Car Club - 1 July 2018 between Bennett Rd and Elwood Rd

TR-8-18-9435

 

 

 

 


Checklist HB Car Club

Attachment 1

 

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Overview Plan Map Otene Road Closure - HB Car Club - 1 July 2018 between Bennett Rd and Elwood Rd

Attachment 2

 

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