LGOIMA Into Manukau Inter City Bus Operations Away #AKLPols

Seeking methodology of Auckland Transport wanting to move inter city bus operations from City Centre to Manukau City Centre

In light of finding out Auckland Transport wants to move Okay so Manukau Ends Up With The Inter-City Buses Too? I have fired off a Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) request to Auckland Transport asking the following:

Methodology behind wanting the Intercity Bus ‘Depot’ at Manukau Transport Interchange

Ben Ross made this Official Information Act request to Auckland Transport

Currently waiting for a response from Auckland Transport, they must respond promptly and normally no later than September 22, 2015 (details).

Dear Auckland Transport,

In light of the current Auckland Transport Board August Agenda –
Item 8 Business Report which states:

“Manukau Bus-Train Interchange: The contract design scope for this
project has varied by negotiation to increase the capacity of the
interchange from 16 bays to 25 bays (23 bays for services and 2
layover bays for buses. The increase is to accommodate the shift of
Inter-city and other coach operators bus stop from the CBD. The
current programme estimates construction completion in August
2017.”

Source:
https://at.govt.nz/media/1215836/item-8-…

I have the following questions:

1) What do you mean “shift of Inter-city and other coach operators
bus stop from the CBD?” Are you moving the operations out of the
City Centre and to Manukau City Centre as their base point for
origin and terminating journeys in and out of Auckland

2) Why are you doing this rather than facilitating the inter-city
operations at the Britomart Precinct either pre or post CRL
construction? Thus the methodology moving the inter city operations
to Manukau

3) How would inter city operations from north of Auckland work if
the inter city depot was to be moved to Manukau

4) How does moving the inter city base of operations from the CBD
to Manukau work in with the following questions asked by resolution
of the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board:

Resolution number OP/2015/134
MOVED by Member LT Fuli, seconded by Member SC Grey:

That the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board:

a) receives the Auckland Transport monthly report for August 2015.

c) request that Auckland Transport and Auckland Council Property
Ltd incorporate residential accommodation options to the airspace
above the Manukau bus interchange (lot 59) for the board to
consider.

d) note the long-term plan 2015- 2025 identified Manukau
metropolitan centre as a key priority area to improve public
transport and quality urban living. Future proofing the bus
terminal by investing in these areas will drive positive
environmental, economic and social outcomes for Auckland and local
areas.

e) request Auckland Transport and Auckland Council Property Ltd
identify opportunities in the long-term plan to improve the
linkages to local amenities to the bus terminal interchange, such
as Putney Way and local retail stores.
……..

5) And in light of 4c how will Auckland Transport mitigate any
reverse sensitivity effects from parked buses at the interchange if
residential apartments were to be built above it?

I look forward to your reply

Yours faithfully,
…………………….

Source: https://fyi.org.nz/request/3080-methodology-behind-wanting-the-intercity-bus-depot-at-manukau-transport-interchange/new

We will see what comes about this if Auckland Transport do not report on it back to the Auckland Development Committee next month.

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