20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
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14 June 2019
[FYI request #10267 email]
Dear Mr Toepfer
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
We refer to your request for official information dated 7 May 2019 regarding the Hopetoun St-
Ponsonby Road to Motorway Overbridge resurfacing project.
Please find our response to your questions below.
1. Is it currently programmed for construction?
Hopetoun Street is included in the 2019/2020 asphalt-resurfacing programme. As part of the
preseal/enabling work, we have identified Kerb&Channel and footpath/vehicle crossing
renewal works. These proposed works are shown on the attached plan.
2. What is the physical boundary of the works; does it include the Howe St extension and
the northern walkway adjacent to Auckland Girls Grammar School?
The road surfacing extent is from Ponsonby Rd to the motorway over bridge western
abutment joint. The scope of works does not include resurfacing the Howe St Extension
carriageway. A portion of the northern Hopetoun St footpath adjacent to Auckland Girls
Grammar School is included. See attached plan.
3. Is there any planned layout changes involved in these works; including safety
remediation’s identified in the 2016 Opus Hopetoun St Cycleway PFR such as
intersection narrowing & refuges?
A small safety improvement to cross Howe St Extension to Hopetoun Bridge has been
identified. This is shown on the attached plan.
There are currently no cycle projects planned for Hopetown Street as part of the Urban
Cycleways Programme or Cycle Programme Business Case. However, cycling options for
Hopetown Street may be investigated as part of the forthcoming “Connected Communities”
4. Has input on this work been sought from the local board to ensure alignment with
The Local Board is aware that there is proposed work and there has been informal
discussions between AT and the Local Board about the works. AT have not yet organised
formal discussions about the works but we are in the process of organising that.
5. Has input on this work been sought to ensure alignment with the Parking Strategy?
Parking Design has not been consulted on the Hopetoun Street resurfacing project, as the
project is not proposing any changes to the existing parking restrictions, which are in line with
the AT Parking Strategy.
6. Has input on this work been sought to ensure alignment with the six Network
Operating Plan strategic principles?
The proposed maintenance work is in alignment with the current Network Operating Plan,
which takes into account modal priorities for this section of Hopetoun Street.
7. Has input on this work been sought to remediate the speeding problems known to AT?
8. Has input been sought to achieve greater safety in this area due to the high col ective
and mid-high presonal risk factors, where the ITP notes 'Routes with both High or
Medium High Col ective and Personal Risk are generally regarded as needing first
priority for improvement, such as parts of SH1 and the City Centre arterials.'?
Response for Question 7 & 8
This is a resurfacing project to renew the existing surfacing which has reached the end of its
life. It is not being undertaken to address any speeding/safety concerns. The carrying out of
this work does not prevent other projects or measures being taken in the future.
We trust the above information has addressed your request however should you believe that we have
not dealt with your request appropriately, you are able to make a complaint to the Office of the
Ombudsman in accordance with section 27(3) of the LGOIMA Act, and seek an investigation and
review in regard to this matter.
If you have any further queries, please contact me on 09 3553553 during business hours, quoting
Local Government Official Information request number CAS-1048031-J2V2C2.
Customer Liaison Delivery Lead