Information regarding the intersection of Cuba & Ghuznee Streets

James Lynex made this Official Information request to Wellington City Council

The request was successful.

From: James Lynex

Dear Wellington City Council,

I write to you today in relation to the intersection of Cuba & Ghuznee Streets, Te Aro, and a veranda which provides protection to pedestrians from wet weather.

This veranda is attached to an adjacent building, where it features a balcony and black poles for ground support. For pedestrians crossing on the western-side of this intersection and heading in a northbound direction down Cuba Street, one veranda pole is directly placed in the crossing path of these pedestrians.

Under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA), I would like to obtain some further understanding as to why this intersection has not yet been corrected and the safety of pedestrians continues to be jeopardised.

May I please request the below information:

1. How was this veranda authorised by Wellington City Council?
2. Was there any consideration given by Wellington City Council to existing objects near the veranda, such as traffic light poles, street lights, as well as pedestrian crossing paths?
3. When was Wellington City Council first notified of this veranda and its safety concerns to pedestrians?
4. Have corrective measures been considered to restore safety at this intersection, and if not, why not? I note that coloured materials are cellotaped to the offending pole. This is not a long term solution.
5. When will this intersection be modified to provide a safe intersection for road users, especially pedestrians who use this intersection to cross Ghuznee Street?
6. All internal correspondence in relation to this manner.

For clarity, I enclose a copy of an article from New Zealand Herald which reported this veranda's clear safety danger https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic...

I await your response with much anticipation.

Yours faithfully,

James Lynex

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From: BUS: Assurance
Wellington City Council

Dear James

Thank you for your email dated 3 June 2019 requesting information regarding the intersection of Cuba & Ghuznee Streets.

Our team will manage your request under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 which requires us to respond as soon as possible, but no later than 1 July 2019.

The reference number for your request is IRO-8578.

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Kind regards

Jessica Hall
Assurance Services Coordinator  | Wellington City Council
| W Wellington.govt.nz | |

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From: Ana Nicholls
Wellington City Council

Kia ora James,

 

I am emailing you regarding your information request relating to 132 Cuba
Street balcony pole.

 

In relation to point 6 of your request, the amount of email correspondence
we hold would require substantial collation therefore I would like to know
if we could narrow the scope of this request.

 

To help, could you provide a specific timeframe for the correspondence? Or
provide what specific correspondence you are interested in?

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Ngā mihi

Ana

 

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From: James Lynex

Dear Ana Nicholls,

I am interested in emails from April 2017 onwards, as this was when this issue was first reported in the media.

If this is still too vague - I am primarily interested in emails that relate to moving the offending pole and/or works that relate to correcting this intersection so that the safety of pedestrians is no longer jeopardised.

Yours sincerely,

James Lynex

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From: Ana Nicholls
Wellington City Council

Kia ora James,

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 3 June 2019.

 

I am happy to advise that the decision has been made to grant  your
information request including all email correspondence from April 2017
onwards.

There are 60 email chains and the necessary redactions will be made under
section 7(2)(a), 7(2)(g) and 7(2)(ii) of the Act.

 

It will take me some time to prepare the information for release therefore
I will send you the information as soon as possible and no later than the
beginning of next week.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Ngā mihi

Ana

 

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From: James Lynex

Dear Ana Nicholls,

Could you kindly please confirm when I may receive a response?

With the "beginning of next week" now been and gone, I would be extremely grateful if I may please receive the information requested shortly.

Yours sincerely,

James Lynex

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From: Ana Nicholls
Wellington City Council

Kia ora James,

Apologies for the delay.

This information will be submitted today.

Thank you for your patience.
Ngā mihi
Ana

Ana Nicholls
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From: BUS: Assurance
Wellington City Council

Kia ora James,

Unfortunately it is taking a bit longer than I anticipated and will submit it tomorrow with the relevant documents.

I apologies for the inconvenience.

Ngā mihi
Ana

Ana Nicholls
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From: Ana Nicholls
Wellington City Council

Kia ora James,

 

Thank you for your patience,

 

Attached is your response letter and documents.

 

Ngā mihi

Ana

 

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From: Ana Nicholls
Wellington City Council


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