What's all the fuss about?

Update pending....



 

Mt Eden Village Inc maintains a focus on the key points of their submission to the Auckland Transport bus and bus stop proposals. MEV key points are:

  • Auckland Transport is making incremental and ad hoc decisions relating to the Public Transport network without following its own Roads and Streets Framework document; and without having regard to the historic amenity values of Mt Eden Village. Auckland Transport's proposals are a cheap, quick fix.
  • The Mt Eden Village Inc business association proposal for a Centre Plan is to take a holistic approach and include all aspects of the village environment, stakeholders and users. The Centre Plan will provide a long-term approach and the necessary context with which Auckland Transport can make decisions relating to the Public Transport network.
  • The bus stop locations identified by Mt Eden Village Inc enable the delivery of increased bus services (using the existing bus lanes) through Mt Eden Village, which is welcomed by the association.

The Albert Eden Local Board passed a resolution at their 28 March 2018 business meeting.

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:
a) Notes the resolutions and concerns of the 'Public Meeting to Save Our Village', Mt Eden Village, held at Mt Eden Village Centre Monday, 12 March 2018' as outlined in Attachment A.
c) Seeks an urgent briefing from Auckland Transport on how the concerns of the Mt Eden Village Business Association and others are to be addressed; and convenes a meeting with Auckland Transport and the Mt Eden Village Business Association to discuss the results of the consultation.
d) Notes that the board continues to be very supportive of measures to improve public transport services along arterial routes, including Mt Eden Road, provided that there is appropriate mitigation for loss of kerb-side parking in the affected villages.
e) Requests that the Plans and Places Department, working with Auckland Transport, develop a design-led Centre Plan for Mt Eden Village as part of the 2018/2019 work programme, with genuine consultation with the Mt Eden community, residents and stakeholders and to address the broader transport and other issues surrounding Mt Eden Village.
CARRIED
b) Notes the Mt Eden Village Business Association submissions to Auckland Transport on the Bus Lane Extensions and Parking Changes in Mt Eden Project, dated 9 March 2018 and 25 January, 2017.
CARRIED


To view the full AELB minutes, click here:

Mt Eden Village Resident Group

Seventeen local residents came forward after the public meeting held on March 12 to be part of a Mt Eden Village resident group.
The group met for the first time on Monday April 16 and has already identified an approach that will focus in the first instance the Auckland Transport proposal. The group will meet again to develop and action plan. We'll keep you post on their progress.

Next steps for Mt Eden Village Inc:

 

  • Auckland Transport is completing the full analysis of the submissions received, including theses and issues. They have advised MEV this process is expected to be completed in late-April.
  • MEV looks forward to taking part in a meeting with Auckland Transport and Albert Eden Local Board to discuss the results of the consultation.

MEV wishes to thank the Albert Eden Local Board for listening to MEV, considering the issues raised, supporting the need for a design-lead Centre Plan for Mt Eden Village and looks forward to meeting at the appropriate time.

View further background information below...


 

Thank you to all the over 250 Mt Eden people who attended our public meeting at the Mt Eden Village Centre on March 12.

The meeting called on Auckland Transport to stop its plans for bus stop extensions in the village and come up with a better plan.

Justice Rod Hansen facilitated the meeting, Councillor Christine Fletcher, David Seymour ACT Party, member of parliament for Epsom, Paul Goldsmith, National Party List MP, Lee Corrick and Rachel Langton Albert Eden Local Board Member and over 250 local business owners and residents attended the meeting.

Steve Roper, chair of the Mt Eden Village business association told the meeting 'Mt Eden felt ignored and believed Auckland Transport was pushing their agenda ahead without meaningful consultation and a comprehensive plan'.

The proposed plan is a grave threat to the viability and character of the village and the business association wants the bus stops relocated to the northern end of the village.

The meeting considered a motion opposing AT implementing the plan pending a full and genuine development of a holistic place based centre plan for the village. The motion was discussed and the following resolutions were put before the meeting.

The resolutions past at the public meeting are as follows:

  • Move to note it is unacceptable for AT to decline to attend this meeting and consider this as a failure in ATs duty to this community.
  • Move to urge AT to halt all steps to implement these projects before producing a longer term, holistic plan done in consultation with residents and MEV
  • Move of support for the MEV in their response to AT proposal and for organising the opposition to AT's plans.
  • Move to direct the elected representatives to push for a long-term plan to include parking, bus stops and roadways in and around Mt Eden Village. Further to place the current plans on hold and demand the development of a design-led Centre Plan for Mt Eden by Auckland Council and AT.

Moved – Steve Roper – OPSM chair MEV

Second – Maureen Keene – City Cake Co

Carried - virtually unanimously with no dissenters.

You are able to view our full submission to Auckland Transport and the minutes and resolutions agreed at the public meeting held on March 12th.

You are also able to view the Haines Planning presentation from the public meeting held on March 12th.

 


  

Next Steps

Mt Eden Village business association will be:

  • Attending the Have Your Say event – Albert Eden Local Board Have your Say meeting, Tuesday 20 March, 6pm – 8pm at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 489 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden.
  • Presenting at the March 28 Albert Eden Local Board business meeting and will request the local board support the proposal
  • Requesting a meeting with Lester Levy chair of Auckland Transport and the AT board of directors.
  • Sending in a submission to the Auckland Council 10 Year Budget, Long Term Plan and Annual Plan 2018/2019 to halt the AT proposal, request the funding and the development for the development of a holistic place based Centre Plan for Mt Eden.
  • Sending in a submission to the Albert Eden Local Board plan 2018/2019 requesting the local boards support to halt the AT proposal, secure the funding and the development for the development of a holistic place based Centre Plan for Mt Eden

There were sevel suggestions made after the meeting closed to form a Mt Eden resident group. This group could contribute to the conversation from a resident and community perspective. The business association supports this idea and encourages local residents to come together to form a local group. Contact MEV by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

 

What You Can Do

  • Register your contact details with the association to receive updates – click here to complete the registration form
  • Attend the Have Your Say event – Albert Eden Local Board Have your Say meeting, Tuesday 20 March, 6pm – 8pm at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 489 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden.
  • If you support the association's proposal you can have your say by:
  1. Send a submission supporting the association's proposal to the Auckland Council 10 Year Budget, Long Term Plan and Annual Plan 2018/2019 and or
  2. Send a submission supporting the association's proposal to the Albert Eden Local Board plan 2018/2019

 

 

In The Press

Auckland Transport faces rising backlash as shop owners across super city say it is destroying their businesses

Auckland Transport okays new Takapuna cycleway, despite local board opposition

Mt Eden businesses petition against Auckland Transport plans to make bus stops longer 

Mt Eden businesses angry over proposed bus lanes

Lack of governance behind Auckland Transport woes 

 

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