Notice of Meeting:

I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Regulatory Subcommittee will be held on:


Date:                                                    Thursday 22 April 2021

Time:                                                   9:30 a.m.

Venue:                                                Edinburgh Room, Municipal Chambers, The Octagon, Dunedin


Sandy Graham

Chief Executive Officer


Regulatory Subcommittee – Traffic and Parking Bylaw






Cr Andrew Whiley


Deputy Chairperson




Cr Steve Walker

Cr Jim O’Malley





Senior Officer                                               Jeanine Benson, Group Manager, Transport


Governance Support Officer                  Lauren McDonald




Lauren McDonald

Governance Support Officer



Telephone: 03 477 4000




Note: Reports and recommendations contained in this agenda are not to be considered as Council policy until adopted.


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ITEM TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                                                                         PAGE


1             Public Forum                                                                                                                                                              4

2             Apologies                                                                                                                                                                    4

3             Confirmation of Agenda                                                                                                                                        4

4             Declaration of Interest                                                                                                                                           4      

Part A Reports (Committee  has power to decide these matters)

5             Proposed Parking Restriction Changes - April 2021 (TPC 23-24)                                                            5             



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1          Public Forum

At the close of the agenda no requests for public forum had been received.

2          Apologies

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

3          Confirmation of agenda

Note: Any additions must be approved by resolution with an explanation as to why they cannot be delayed until a future meeting.

4          Declaration of Interest

There were no new declarations of interest.


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Part A Reports


Proposed Parking Restriction Changes - April 2021 (TPC 23-24)

Department: Transport






1          This report seeks a recommendation from the Regulatory Subcommittee for minor changes and clarifications to parking restrictions.


a)     That the Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the proposed changes to parking restrictions shown in the April 2021 update of the Dunedin City Council's traffic and parking restrictions database,



2          Traffic and parking controls contribute to the objectives of the Dunedin Integrated Transport Strategy 2013, particularly by supporting the achievement of a safe, efficient and accessible transport network.

3          Council maintains a GIS map database of traffic and parking restrictions (the database) which reflects all on-street parking restrictions that are implemented with markings and/or signs.

4          Parking controls are made under the Traffic and Parking Bylaw. The Regulatory Subcommittee (Subcommittee) has the delegation to consider changes to parking controls and to make recommendations to Council which can approve traffic restrictions and parking controls.


5          The Council receives a range of unsolicited requests to change parking restrictions from individuals and businesses.  When considering these requests, staff assess a range of factors including safety concerns, commuters’ needs, commercial user’s needs, the road width and topography, traffic flow, neighbouring on-street parking spaces, visibility concerns and crash statistics.  If a proposed change is supported by staff, consultation is undertaken with residents, businesses, and property owners in the area to demonstrate support for the requested change.

6          Recommended changes and clarifications to parking restrictions are shown in the database at and detailed in Attachments A (TPC 23-Minor Changes) and E (TPC 24-Clarifications and corrections).  The GIS layer includes a bookmark feature which links the numbered cases presented in the tables of Attachment A and Attachment E, to their specific location on the GIS layer as seen below.

7          The recommended minor parking restriction changes detailed in Attachment A (TPC-23 Minor Changes) include:

a)         Parking changes to improve safety, efficiency or access, where appropriate engagement has been carried out with affected parties.

b)        Changes to improve the operation of the bus network where appropriate engagement with affected parties has been carried out by the Otago Regional Council.

8          A summary of consultation with affected parties, including owners, residents and businesses in the area is shown in Attachment B (Consultation Table) and Attachment C (Consultation and Feedback Summary).

Cosy Dell Road

9          The most notable change is a proposed parking restriction from 4 to 20 Cosy Dell Road. Recently staff have received complaints from people who cannot easily traverse this road. This included six requests to restrict parking on one side of the road received in late February 2021, and seven complaints in late March 2021. Waste collection trucks cannot easily collect refuse, and essential services such as Meals on Wheels are finding it difficult to access properties on the street. St John New Zealand has also verbally confirmed it would support making one side of the road no stopping, as poor parking could make it difficult for an ambulance to attend an emergency. Consultation has been undertaken with residents on the street. In the interim, a temporary traffic management plan was put in place to stop parking on the left side of the street. The results of the feedback are shown in Attachment C (Consultation and Feedback Summary). The temporary measures will be removed after Council has decided on the proposed changes for Cosy Dell Road.

Changes to Bus Stops

10        The Otago Regional Council (ORC) as the bus service provider, has proposed changes and/or improvements to several bus stop locations. These are detailed in the table in Attachment A (TPC-23 Minor Changes). The ORC has consulted on the new locations for the bus stops. Overall, it is proposed that 5 parking spaces be reallocated to support the creation or relocation of bus stops.  The changes proposed are part of the DCC and ORC common strategy for improvement to the bus network.

11        The proposed changes will improve the safety , efficiency and access on the transport network through enabling property access by prohibiting obstructive parking, making existing parking controls clearer, and providing for access to new driveways; providing an improved and enforceable framework of parking restrictions; providing appropriate length of parking stay according to the surrounding land uses and increasing visibility at intersections.

12        In total, it is proposed there will be a net reduction of 29 parking spaces.  The proposed changes to Cosy Dell Road and Prosser Street, with 21 and 7 spaces respectively, comprise more than half of the lost spaces.  There is a slight increase of parking in the central city.  The table below shows the net losses and gains due to the proposed parking changes:

13        The table below shows the net losses and gains on parking changes by zone (See Attachment D-Map Zones):

14        Consultation was undertaken regarding a proposal to move a bus stop on George Street, Port Chalmers.  Staff are still considering the feedback provided and assessing options for the stop. The preferred option will be discussed with the West Harbour Community Board and presented at a later Regulatory Subcommittee meeting.

15        Clarification of parking restrictions and corrections to the database are detailed in TPC-24 (Attachment E). They do not change current parking restrictions, but include:

a)         Changes to markings or signs intended to clarify parking controls which are already in place.  Changes may make existing markings or signs clearer or reinforce existing rules (for example installation of no-stopping lines to clarify that no vehicles may stop within one metre of a driveway or within six metres of a junction under the Land Transport (Road User) Rules 2004).  These clarifications are considered necessary for access or safety reasons and are an exception to Council’s general approach not to mark anything that is currently enforceable under existing rules. 

b)        Corrections to the database that have been made to accurately reflect the parking restrictions which are on the ground.


Option One  (Recommended Option)

16        That the Subcommittee approves the proposed changes to the traffic and parking controls database.


·        Improves safety, efficiency and access on the transport network:

·        Improves public transport infrastructure by providing bus stops to support bus services and, enables buses to safely enter and exit bus stops.

·        Contributes to achieving an integrated, affordable responsive, effective and safe transport network.


·        There are no disadvantages.


Option Two (Status Quo)17        Retain the existing parking restrictions without amendment.


·        There are no advantages.


·        Does not improve efficiency and access to the transport network

·        Does not improve safety or reduce conflict points

·        Does not contribute to the Integrated Transport Strategy goals


18        If the Regulatory Subcommittee recommends the changes to traffic and parking controls, a report of the proposed changes will be brought before Council for approval.

19        If Council approves the recommended changes to parking restrictions, these will be implemented through appropriate signs and road markings and restrictions will be enforced under the Traffic and Parking Bylaw.




Paula Barragan - Policy Analyst - Transport Regulation


Simon Spiers - Team Leader - Regulation Management

Jeanine Benson - Group Manager Transport






Attachment A-Table TPC 23-Minor changes



Attachment B-Consultation Table



Attachment C-Consultation and Feedback Summary



Attachment D-Map Zones



Attachment E-Table TPC 24-Clarifications and corrections





Fit with purpose of Local Government

This report enables democratic local decision making and action by, and on behalf of communities; and promotes the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of communities in the present and for the future.

Fit with strategic framework




Not applicable

Social Wellbeing Strategy

Economic Development Strategy

Environment Strategy

Arts and Culture Strategy

3 Waters Strategy

Spatial Plan

Integrated Transport Strategy

Parks and Recreation Strategy

Other strategic projects/policies/plans

Establishing and changing traffic and parking restrictions support the achievement of a safe, efficient and accessible transport network, and supports the social and economic wellbeing of Dunedin communities.

Māori Impact Statement

There are no known impacts for tangata whenua.


Parking control changes improve efficiency and access to the transport network, which contribute to sustainability goals.

LTP/Annual Plan / Financial Strategy /Infrastructure Strategy

There are no implications.

Financial considerations

There are no implications.


The report is considered of low significance in terms of the Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy. 

Engagement – external

Engagement has been undertaken with relevant and affected parties.

Engagement - internal

Transport, legal and parking services staff have been consulted.

Risks: Legal / Health and Safety etc.

This report seeks minor changes and clarifications to the GIS map database of traffic and parking controls of the Traffic and Parking Bylaw.

Conflict of Interest

There are no known conflicts of interest.

Community Boards

The West Harbour Community Board will be consulted on a further proposal to move a bus stop in Port Chalmers.



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