Notice of Meeting:

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


Date:                                                    Tuesday 12 October 2021

Time:                                                   2:00 pm (or at conclusion of the previous meeting)

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


Sandy Graham

Chief Executive Officer


Regulatory Subcommittee

Traffic and Parking Changes






Cr Andrew Whiley






Cr Jim O'Malley



Cr Steve Walker






Senior Officer                                               Simon Pickford, General Manager Community Services


Governance Support Officer                  Clare Sullivan




Clare Sullivan

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                                                                                                                                           5      

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

5             Proposed parking changes-October 2021                                                                                                       9             



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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.

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Declaration of Interest





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


2.         Elected members are reminded to update their register of interests as soon as practicable, including amending the register at this meeting if necessary.




That the Subcommittee:

a)     Notes/Amends if necessary the Elected Members' Interest Register attached as Attachment A; and

b)     Confirms/Amends the proposed management plan for Elected Members' Interests.








Elected Members' Register of Interest



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Part A Reports


Proposed parking changes-October 2021

Department: Transport






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


That the Subcommittee:

a)     Recommends Council to approve the proposed changes to parking restrictions shown in the October 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 26-Minor Changes) and B (TPC 27-Clarifications and corrections). The GIS layer includes a bookmark feature which links the numbered cases presented in the tables of Attachment A and Attachment B, to their specific location on the GIS layer as seen in the example below.

7          The recommended minor parking restriction changes detailed in Attachment A (TPC-26 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 (ORC).

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

9          The most notable change is a proposed bus stop relocation due to the construction of a shared path in Port Chalmers by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, from the intersection of George Street and Wickliffe Terrace, to the first pedestrian crossing on George Street. This will allow users of the new cycle path to use the crossing to access the left lane.

10        The bus stop is currently located outside of property #57 George Street. A previous proposal to relocate to outside #71 George Street was rejected by staff earlier in the year after feedback from consultation was considered. It is now proposed to move the bus stop to outside of the Four-Square Supermarket on George Street. This option was presented to the West Harbour Community Board’s meeting of 11 August 2021.

11        By relocating the stop to the front of the Four-Square supermarket, four car parks are proposed to be removed to provide the bus stop with appropriate entry and exit tapers. Two parks would be gained at the location of the current stop. This change was proposed in coordination with Waka Kotahi and the ORC. Because the bus stop is located on a state highway, consultation has been undertaken on behalf of Waka Kotahi by the DCC. Owners and residents of the street have been consulted. A traffic engineer has reviewed the feedback and conducted a site visit. They are satisfied that the proposed location for the bus stop is satisfactory. More detail about the feedback received can be seen in Attachment C (Consultation Summary).

12        Staff have received a request from Waste and Environmental Solutions Group to install a clearway for two hours, once a week, on the narrowest section of Coney Hill Road to allow safe passage of trucks that are having trouble accessing properties for rubbish and recycling collection. Owners and residents of the area were consulted, and one property owner and resident provided feedback opposing the change. This feedback was considered and discussed with Waste and Environmental Solutions, and no changes were made to the original proposal. Approximately 8 parks are affected for two hours, once a week (Fridays from 9am to 11am), but there is no permanent loss of parking due to this measure.

13        Other cases of note relate to the road safety improvements programme:

·    The roundabout at the Forbury Road and Bay View Road intersection was completed in early September 2021. As a result of these improvements, changes to the parking layout are proposed. This includes the relocation of 2 bus stops in coordination with ORC, and the reconfiguration of some parking. Overall, no parking is lost, though some restrictions would be changed.

·    The school safety improvements programme has implemented a new parking layout on Elgin Road, near Mornington School. The school requested a Pick-Up and Drop-Off zone outside of its premises to allow students to have safer access to the school. The result on parking is the change of 7 unrestricted parks to 5 Pick-Up and Drop-Off and, 2 multi-use 5 minutes/unrestricted parks (8:30-9:30 am and 2:45-3:45 pm-MON-FRI.) There is no permanent loss of parking due to this measure.

14        Earlier in the year the road reserve on Ward Street between Halsey Street and Wickliffe Street was rehabilitated and upgraded, and a one-way restriction on this section of Ward Street was approved by Council in February 2021. Angled car parks were created to replace the informal parking arrangement that had existed previously. The Regulatory Subcommittee is asked to consider changes to time restrictions for the new parking layout. The results of engagement with businesses in the area has shown that the preference is to maintain the majority of parks as unrestricted and to provide some short-term parking for customers. For more detail please see Attachment D-Ward Street Map.

15        From the changes and improvements related to the bus network detailed on the table Attachment A (TPC-26 Minor Changes), it is proposed that 9 parks be reallocated to support the creation or relocation of bus stops and 18 would be gained due to removal of bus stops, resulting in a net gain of 9 parks. The changes proposed are part of the DCC and ORC common strategy for improving the bus network.

16        In total, it is proposed there will be a net gain of 3 parking spaces across the city. The table below shows the net losses and gains due to the proposed parking changes:

There is an increase of parking in the central city. The table below shows the net losses and gains on parking changes by zone (See Attachment E-Map Zones):

17        Clarification of parking restrictions and corrections to the database are detailed in TPC-27 (Attachment B). They do not change current parking restrictions, but include:

a)         Markings or signs which will clarify parking controls that 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


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


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

ü Enabling property access by prohibiting obstructive parking, making existing parking controls clearer, and providing for access to new driveways.

ü Providing an improved and enforceable framework of parking restrictions.

ü Providing appropriate length of parking stay according to the surrounding land uses.

ü Increases visibility at intersections.

·        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 known disadvantages.

Option Two – Status Quo

19        Retain the existing parking restrictions without amendment.


·        There are no known 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.


20        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.

21        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

Simon Drew - General Manager Infrastructure and Development






Attachment A-TPC 26-Minor Changes



Attachment B-TPC 27-Clarifications and corrections



Attachment C-Consultation Summary



Attachment D-Ward Street Map



Attachment E-Map Zones





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 Māori.


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

Costs for implementing the proposed changes are covered by existing budgets.


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

West Harbour Community Board has been informed of the option proposed for the George Street /Wickliffe Intersection at Port Chalmers. There are no more significant changes within the boundary of the Community Boards.



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