Traffic and Parking Bylaw Subcommittee



Minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Traffic and Parking Bylaw Subcommittee held in the Edinburgh Room, Municipal Chambers, The Octagon, Dunedin on Monday 10 June 2019, commencing at 10:05am





Cr Andrew Whiley



Cr David Benson-Pope

Cr Jim O'Malley



Nick Sargent (Transport Strategy Manager), Anja McAlevey (Senior Transportation Planner)


Governance Support Officer                  Lauren McDonald




1          Public Forum

There was no Public Forum.  


2          Apologies

No apologies were made.

3          Confirmation of agenda



Moved (Chairperson Andrew Whiley/Cr Jim O'Malley):

That the Committee:

Confirms the agenda without addition or alteration


Motion carried (TAPBS/2019/004)



4          Declarations of interest

Members were reminded of the need to stand aside from decision-making when a conflict arose between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.


No conflicts were advised.



Moved (Chairperson Andrew Whiley/Cr Jim O'Malley):

That the Committee:

a)         Notes if necessary the Interest Register and

b)        Confirms the proposed management plan for Interests


             Motion carried (TAPBS/2019/005)


Part A Reports

4          Proposed parking changes - June 2019


The Regulation Management report outlined the recommended changes to some of Council’s current parking controls in the Jetty Street to Police Street area (Vogel/Crawford and Bond Streets) for consideration by the Traffic and Parking Bylaw Subcommittee.

Option One proposed changes to the traffic and parking controls database to improve: short term and resident parking; safety and property access through prohibiting obstructive parking; clearer parking controls.

Option Two proposed the existing traffic and parking controls be retained without amendment which would allow for allocation of resources to other transport projects.


The Transport Strategy Manager, Nick Sargent advised that all submissions had been considered and that minor changes to that proposed for Bond Street had been included in the tabled report.  He advised that the staff recommendation reflected the consultation feedback received, particularly in regard to the east side of Bond Street.


Mr Sargent confirmed that the tertiary precinct parking changes had been postponed until wider consultation on the tertiary precinct streetscape changes had been completed and other matters had been considered.


Mr Sargent responded to questions from councillors about parking spaces for residents and commuters in Manor Place.  He advised that the parking changes were a result of requests from residents in the area and were completed alongside a roundabout installation project.


Mr Sargent confirmed that the number of parking spaces for Bond Street, Crawford Street and Vogel Street were not changing but that the use was, to allow turnover and availability of parking in the area.  Car parking spaces remained the same with an increase in motorcycle parks.


In response to a question on secure parking for bicycles, Mr Sargent advised that cycle provision would be part of the streetscape changes planned for Bond Street.


Mr Tony Purvis spoke to his submission and responded to questions from councillors.  He sought a collaborative approach by Council with residents, building and business owners due to their local knowledge ahead of any parking changes in the Jetty and Bond Street areas.  He did not consider any changes should be put in place until the infrastructure work and improvements to the Bond Street alleyway were completed.  He commented that the closure of the Jetty Street link into Cumberland Street effectively separated the two areas for traffic and parking needs.


Mr Purvis questioned the method used to notify residents and owners of the proposed parking changes as many had not received any notification.


Mr Sargent confirmed the notification method used by staff was through letters, delivered to properties in the area, and advertised public notices.  He advised that the infrastructure improvement work to renew water pipes in Bond Street, from Queens Gardens to the Police Street, would be included in the next stage of the Central City Plan, with work to commence in the 2019/2020 financial year.  Sensors would be put in place in the interim to collect data on car parking space usage, which in turn would inform future streetscape and parking changes in the Bond Street area.


Cr O’Malley advised Mr Purvis that the staff recommendation was for parking spaces in the east side of the Bond Street area to remain unchanged until after the infrastructure work was completed.



Moved (Cr David Benson-Pope/Cr Jim O'Malley):

That the Committee:

a)         Recommends to the Council the approval of changes to parking controls that are shown in the Dunedin City Council's traffic and parking controls database, May 2019 update,

b)        Notes that all parking controls previously approved by Council and not shown as a change on the May 2019 traffic and parking controls database, remain unchanged.

c)         Notes that a decision on parking changes in the Tertiary area has been deferred for consideration during the Tertiary Precinct Upgrade project.

Motion carried (TAPBS/2019/006)



The meeting concluded at 10:41 am.