Design Documents for St Heliers Safety Upgrade

David Harton made this Official Information request to Auckland Transport

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Auckland Transport should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: David Harton

Dear Auckland Transport,

Please provide design documents for the proposed safety upgrade, including:
Consultant reports including - but not limited to - safety analysis, speed restrictions, walking and cycling, accident analysis, traffic studies, parking, crossing design...
Design proposals (plans and reports)
Marked up design documentation (red lines) showing changes proposed to the initial designs.
Minutes of meetings and emails with interested 3rd parties (including - but not limited to - Residents Association, youth representatives, and representatives from the disability community or road safety advocates)
Minutes of meetings and emails within AT and Auckland Council including with board members and Councillors, regarding this project.

Yours faithfully,

Dave Harton

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Kia ora Dave,

Auckland Transport (AT) acknowledges receipt of your request for official
information dated 13 October about design documents for the proposed St
Heliers safety upgrade.

We hope to respond to your request as soon as possible, but not later than
11 November, which is 20 working days after the day your request was
received. If we aren’t able to respond to your request by then, we will
notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Your case is being managed by Cameron who is one of our LGOIMA (Local
Government Official Information and Meetings Act) Business Partners. If
you have any further queries, you can contact the team on (09) 355 3553
during business hours, quoting Local Government Official Information
request number CAS-228970-H8Z3Q3.

Ngâ mihi,

Emma | Case Coordinator
Customer Care
20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010| 
[1]www.at.govt.nz
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From: David Harton

Dear AT Official Information (AT),

Please also add to the request to produce signed copies of all dispensations to depart from AT design rules and guidelines.

Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

David Harton

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From: AT Official Information (AT)
Auckland Transport

Kia ora David,
 
My name is Cameron and I’m a LGOIMA Business Partner at Auckland
Transport. I’m responsible for looking into the official information
request you made on 13/10/2020 regarding the St Heliers Safety Upgrade. 

As your request is for information that is not available straight away, we
need to treat it as an official information request. This means that we
follow the rules of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings
Act 1987 (LGOIMA)

Update
Auckland Transport can provide you with the requested information but we
first require a refinement to your request. The refinement is necessary as
the requested information is very broad and spans over a 2yr period.
Auckland Transports allows for 5hrs of LGOIMA work, free of charge, and
collating the data will take longer then 5hrs of work.

If possible, I would like to avoid any charges.
If you could you please give us some details as to why you need the data.
This will help us determine what is relevant and what can be left out.

If I have not heard back from you, I will follow up again on the 16
November.

Please let me know if you would like to discuss, simply reply to this
email leaving the subject line as it is. We’ll make sure this information
is added to your case.

Ngā mihi
Cameron 
LGOIMA Business Partner 
Auckland Transport
20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
[1]www.at.govt.nz
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From: David Harton

Dear AT Official Information (AT),

I, and a large number of Aucklanders, do not believe that AT has followed current best practice for the proposed St Heliers Safety Upgrade. It appears that AT has not even followed its own internal guidelines and design rules, or indeed NZTA design rules. I need to see any dispensations from the use of these rules.

I believe that conforming works will mean that this area will need to be reworked after only a few tears as it will need to be upgraded to meet design best practice and to be incorporated into the Tamaki Shared Path now being constructed.

I believe that intensive lobbying from residents and businesses has watered down that design from any proposals developed internally or from consultants reports. I need to see the original design documents and/or consultants reports and how this has changed following these "consultations", ie including red line drawings.

We also need to see correspondence with lobbyists to understand how these modifications were made.

We also need to understand why other stakeholders (eg disabled, youth, and cyclist organisations) were not consulted.

Please provide your response with this priority:
1. Consultant reports.
2. Design proposals (plans and reports)
3. Marked up design documentation (red lines).
4. Signed off dispensations to AT and other design guidelines and rules.
5. Minutes of meetings and emails with 3rd parties (eg lobbyists)
6. Minutes of meetings and emails within AT and Auckland Council

Yours sincerely,

David Harton

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Dear David,

Thank you for your patience as we work through your request.

I just wanted to update you and let you know that we are at still in the
process of retrieving the documentation from our subject matter experts.
Unfortunately we wont be able to complete the request before the holiday
period, we will be returning on the 11 January and I will be work on your
request as a priority.

Please let me know if you would like to discuss.

Kind regards
Cameron Kirchoff | LGOIMA – Business Partner
Auckland Transport
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142
P 09 355 3553 | E [1][email address] or
[2][email address]
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Kia ora David,

I have been advised that the requested information is now publicly
available. Please find the below links;
[1]https://at.govt.nz/about-us/news-events/...
- Scroll to bottom to view 2019 plans
[2]https://at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/vi...

I have also attached;

* Safety Map
* Crash stats
* Merged Plan

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 Act and seek an investigation and
review in regard to this matter.

Ngā mihi
Cameron 
LGOIMA Business Partner 
Auckland Transport
20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
[3]www.at.govt.nz
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From: David Harton

Dear AT Official Information (AT),

Thank you for the information, but I am still missing the information below (as requested)

1. Consultant reports.
2. Design proposals (plans and reports) - partially received
3. Marked up design documentation (red lines). - original design documents as circulated within AT for comment (including comments)
4. Signed off dispensations to AT and other design guidelines and rules.
5. Minutes of meetings and emails with 3rd parties (eg lobbyists)
6. Minutes of meetings and emails within AT and Auckland Council

Please advise when I could expect to receive this information.

I believe these are now well overdue, and if I do not receive a satisfactory response I will be contacting the ombudsman

Yours sincerely,

David Harton

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From: David Harton

Dear AT Official Information (AT),

Please advise when you will be responding in full to this request.

Please note that the Ombudsman has been approached for resolution.

This request is two weeks overdue. It was due March 30th.

Yours sincerely,

David Harton

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From: AT Official Information (AT)
Auckland Transport

Hi David,

Further information can be found publicly at the below FYI links;

Meetings and Minutes;
https://fyi.org.nz/request/13650/respons...
https://fyi.org.nz/request/11446/respons...
https://fyi.org.nz/request/11446/respons...

Correspondence;
https://fyi.org.nz/request/10217-request...
https://fyi.org.nz/request/10217/respons...

Speed management;
https://fyi.org.nz/request/11446/respons...

Please let me know if you require any further information or if you would like to discuss the request.

Kind regards
Cameron Kirchoff | LGOIMA – Business Partner
Auckland Transport
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142
P 09 355 3553 | E [email address] or [email address]
www.at.govt.nz

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Dear AT Official Information (AT),

This appears to answers 5 & 6 above, but leaves 1 - 4 unanswered.

Please advise when I can receive this information.

Yours sincerely,

David Harton

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Hi David,
I have gone back to our business unit and confirmed all information
regarding the St Heliers safety update is all publicly available and
updated as of March 2021.
The following [1]link; contains;

* [2]Detailed design 2020 - With comments
* [3]Public engagement 2020
* [4]Safety Maps
* [5]Crash locations
* [6]Details Design 2019
* [7]Public consultant 2019

As the information is made public. The request was closed as under section
17(d) of the act.
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.
 
Kind regards
Cameron Kirchoff | LGOIMA – Business Partner
Auckland Transport
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142
P 09 355 3553 | E [8][email address] or
[9][email address]
[10]www.at.govt.nz
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From: David Harton

Dear AT Official Information (AT),

This does not cover my original request.

Particularly I need to see:
Sign off by senior management of not abiding by AT's own design standards.
"Red Line" markups showing the peer review process for design documents.

I am still waiting and have again informed the Ombudsman of the delay.

Yours sincerely,

David Harton

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