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5.6.14 DCC Transport Strategy and Riccarton Road
24.4.14 DCC promotes Riccarton Rd as sole heavy traffic bypass
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
█ City council and spooks menace Riccarton Rd property owners
█ Conflicted Mosgiel-Taieri community board pushes agendas
█ What’s really going on ????
Former Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board member Brian Miller, a resident of Riccarton Rd, is one of four landowners along the stretch who have declined to sell part of their land to the council for the project.
### ODT Online Wed, 23 Apr 2014
Get road fixed – board
By Debbie Porteous
The Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board has again urged the Dunedin City Council to get on with improving Riccarton Rd, saying it is even more of a priority now the council has agreed to allow 50-tonne trucks on local roads. The board made the plea in its submission to the Dunedin City Council on its 2014-15 draft annual plan. […] The council plans to widen and strengthen Riccarton Rd to improve its safety, and is working through land purchases to that end.
NZTA | 50MAX
Updated: 15 April 2014
50MAX is a new generation of truck that allows for safe and more efficient transport of freight goods.
50MAX vehicle combinations have one more axle than conventional 44 tonne vehicles combinations, meaning the overall truck load is spread further and there is no additional wear on roads per tonne of freight.
50MAX gives operators an option to carry increased payloads on parts of the network that, while economically important to New Zealand, carry lower volumes of freight. The increased payloads of 50MAX can lead to economic benefits for producers, customers and our communities.
The New Zealand Transport Agency is now accepting 50MAX permit applications for State Highways in the North Island and South Island, as well as a steadily increasing number of roads delegated by local authorities.
50MAX permits for other local roads will be rolled out as they become available (in the meantime, 50MAX operators can apply for higher mass HPMV route permits from local authorities).
Read more + 50MAX vehicle designs
On the road
● Trucks will be permitted to carry loads of up to 53 tonnes on specified routes.
● Some types of trucks, including logging rigs and vehicle carriers, will be allowed to extend to 22m “as of right” instead of by permits.
● Some buses will be allowed to be 13.5m long – up from 12.6m now.
● Farm machinery will be allowed on roads at all hours, as long as it occupies no more than one lane.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
It’s not. Consultation on Plan Change 8 – Stadium (an RMA process) can’t touch road stopping…or can it? Or what about the process for the Notice of Requirement – Harbour Arterial Link? Some things aren’t immediately clear.
Not to put words in its mouth but Dunedin City Council seems to think that no objections raised on road stopping during the plan change process means that road stopping at the Forsyth Barr Stadium site has been fully consulted. Has it?
We raise the questions, looking at the legals helps…
Elizabeth Kerr has not threatened Dunedin City Council with a judicial review of this matter, she has put one letter raising questions about temporary road closure and road stopping to Chief Executive Jim Harland. A courteous reply was received from the council, care of General Manager Tony Avery.
It might be the matter has enough weight to effect a challenge by judicial review. Or not. Nothing more nothing less until more is known.
### ODT Online Wed, 27 May 2009
Stadium road closure challenge
By Chris Morris
The Dunedin City Council is defending its procedures after being threatened with a judicial review over rushed road closures and restricted access to the Water of Leith around the Forsyth Barr Stadium site.
Comments at ODT Online
Wed, 27/05/2009 – 12:39pm. Dunners on Clutching at straws
Wed, 27/05/2009 – 11:34am. mt on Why?
Wed, 27/05/2009 – 7:27pm. ro1 on Clutching at straws
Thu, 28/05/2009 – 11:36am. Razor on Road stopping
Thu, 28/05/2009 – 1:22pm. petermcd on Stadium /road closures
Thu, 28/05/2009 – 4:12pm. ro1 on The Public Works Act
The reference to road closures in the council’s Assessment of Environmental Effects of the Spectator Events and Education Zone occurs in section 2.3 Legal Description (page 11):
“It should also be noted that there is a right-of-way easement used by the Otago Regional Council parallel to and adjoining the Water of Leith. This easement is for the purposes of maintenance of and access to this water body. In addition to the above land, parts or all of the following streets are to be closed and rezoned to be within the Spectator Events and Education Zone. Awatea Street, Leander Street, Parry Street, Magnet Street. It is also relevant to note that the Council is presently considering a Notice of Requirement to alter the alignment of the Harbour arterial, so that it follows the railway line past the stadium and into Ravensbourne Road.”
The reference is to closure and rezoning… not road stopping, per se.
The AEE report was prepared by Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd (Beca). December 2007.
Currently, council’s (temporary) closure of the Leith Access Way has not been notified despite the physical fact of closure, which ignores District Plan requirements for access.
Thanks Channel 9 and ODT. This story has been slow to emerge, not helped by a response lacking detail from one councillor visiting What if?
ODT provides a graphic showing realignment of the proposed roading.
Full public consultation on the changes looks to have suffered a detour and avoidance – why are we not surprised?
### ODT Online Sat, 23 May 2009
Redrawing the map for stadium
By Chris Morris
With Awatea St already closed for stadium construction purposes, Dunedin City Council staff yesterday confirmed nearby Leander St, running almost parallel, would be the next to close, in about two weeks. That would be followed by the closure of parts of Parry and Magnet Sts leading to the nearby railway and level crossing, expected at the beginning of July.
See post and comments at Adopting a moderate tone