6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland 0612
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
09 355 3553 Fax
09 355 3550
8 June 2017
Mr Richard Evans
[FYI request #5839 email]
Dear Mr Evans
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Thank you for your letter/email dated 8 May 2017, requesting information about Wilsons
Parking and Albany Pay and Display carpark.
Please provide all conversations including emails that you have had with
Wilsons carpark or any of their subsidiary companies regarding the car parking situation in
Auckland Transport (AT) has not had any discussions or correspondence with Wilsons
Parking about the parking situation in Albany. Your request for information is therefore
refused under Section 17(e) of the Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act
1987 (LGOIMA) as the information does not exist.
Albany Pay & Display carpark
Please confirm the date the Local Board were notified of the proposed Albany
Pay and Display parking.
Upper Harbour Local Board was presented with the proposal on 2 February 2017.
The date the public were notified and what methods were used to notify
The following methods were used to notify the public:
1. On-road signage was installed (see enclosed map of the initial on-road signage
locations) on 24 April 2017. Note: It was not feasible to install the signs on all locations
due to several factors, including being distracting to drivers/cyclists, obstructing
pedestrians, or imposing on private property. The locations are determined by our
signage experts. A sticker, to correct an error regarding price, was placed on signs on
1 May 2017 and a sticker to clarify map installed 10 May 2017.
2. Press adverts were placed in the following publications:
North Shore Times (1/4pg portrait) 27 April 2017; and
North Harbour News (1/4pg portrait) 27 April 2017.
3. A flyer with a feedback form was:
hand-delivered to businesses in affected area; and
emailed to businesses with large numbers of staff in the area (Westfield
Mall, Megamall, Pak n Save, Mitre 10 Mega).
4. Media release sent to media contacts
5. Open day advertised in all above material, held at Auckland Senior High School café
on 3 May
7. Online feedback form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Albany_Paid_Parking
8. Social media promotion via AT Facebook and Twitter
9. Local Board notified on 25 April (regretfully later than intended)
please provide a map of the locations where signs were placed.
Please see enclosed map.
please provide evidence of consultation with Auckland Council in regards to
the free and unrestricted parking provided for Hooten Reserve. Specifically the consultation
about avoiding spill over of parking issues from the Albany Town Centre as suggested in the
AT has been assisting Auckland Council Parks team in establishing controls within Hooten
Reserve car park to manage long stay parking at these sites.
On 1 July 2016 an AT representative met with AC Parks at Takapuna Office to discuss Kell
Park and Hooten Reserve parking.
Please also provide what investigation you have done regarding the feasibility
of providing additional facilities after on street parking management controls are in place as
suggested in the opus study undertaken in Nov 2016.
Any feasibility study of providing additional parking is subject to the outcome of the current
proposal. AT would undertake a study after/if proposed changes are in place. Your request for
information is therefore refused under Section 17(e) of the Local Government Official Information and
Meeting Act 1987 (LGOIMA) as the information does not exist.
We trust the above information has addressed your request however should you believe that
we have not dealt with your request appropriately, you have the right in accordance with
section 27(3) of the LGOIMA to make a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman and seek
an investigation and review in regard to this matter.
If you have any further queries, please contact Auckland Transport on 09 355 3553 quoting
Official Information request number CAS-461569-J9T8V1.
John Strawbridge Manager, Parking Services