Ellerslie’s parking has been studied

Part of the parking map of Ellerslie

Changes to Ellerslie parking have been recommended by Auckland Transport’s Parking Design office.

Their analysis of parking close to the Ellerslie town centre is available below.

It comes up with recommendations, which start off like this:

AT Parking Strategy parking intervention trigger point recommend review of parking management regime if the average occupancy for on-street parking regularly exceeds 85% during the four busiest hours in a day.

According to the parking survey, the average peak occupancy on most of the streets within the study area is well over 85% on regular basis and majority of the parked vehicles are staying for longer time period. Continue reading “Ellerslie’s parking has been studied”

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Catch this thief!

A young burglar is on a early-morning smash and grab rampage through Ellerslie, causing thousands of dollars of damage and so far the police have not been able to get to the scenes of his raids quick enough to catch him.

Do you recognize him in this photo? If you know who he is the Mount Wellington police would like to hear from you.

He has broken into the Ellerslie YMCA nine time in the last month! That’s annoying and expensive.

Chris Laing, recreation manager at the YMCA says, “He is apparently an Ellerslie local based around the Michael’s Avenue Reserve area. Please phone us on 579 4716 if you think you may know who he is. He moves around the community on a bicycle so keep your eyes out.”

Cathy Summers, Ellerslie Residents’ Association committee member said, “This is a smart guy. He’s well covered, wears gloves and leaves very little evidence to tie him to the crimes. Continue reading “Catch this thief!”

Our solution for the rising crime rate in Ellerslie

Since our community constable, Sarah Johnston, was withdrawn from manning her office in the Ellerslie War Memorial Hall crime has slowly risen in Ellerslie.

The New Zealand Police allocated an officer for Ellerslie based in Onehunga. Gradually, over time, the police have lost touch with the inhabitants of our area who give rise to crime in our suburb. Your ERA committee have been in correspondence with MP Sam Lotu-Iiga and police minister, Judith Collins, requesting the reinstatement of a community constable to man our office from 3pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday, each week.

Click to read the latest letter written by the ERA secretary to the police minister expressing our concerns.

Liston Park

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The ERA committee is calling for suggestions for the use of a renovated club room facility at Liston Park.

Colin Davis, the new chair of the Orakei Local Board, is fully committed to the effective use of Liston Park so residents have access to a wide variety of recreational pursuits to mitigate the increasing intensification of our suburbs.

Please email us your suggestions, by the end of January 2017, for the use of the park and its renovated facilities.

Park and Ride

The ERA committee will be presenting a proposal for a bicycle and motor bike Park and Ride facility at the Ellerslie Railway Station to the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board at their next meeting.

Auckland Transport, Auckland Council and NZTA will also need to be involved in the implementation of this proposal. The ERA committee believes that this “Green” initiative will enable Ellerslie residents purchasing electric powered bicycles to ride them to the railway station and leave them in a safe parking area while they commute on our great new electric rail service. Residents in areas of Ellerslie such as Celtic Crescent, Barratt Road and Michaels Avenue will be able to more readily access rail transport.

This proposal may eliminate the need to have feeder bus services to the railway station like the feeder bus service that has been implemented in Stonefields to get commuters to the Glen Innes. In preparation for the CRL, easier access for commuters to rail transport will enhance the opportunity and investment in the CRL.

Click here to see a map

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Ellerslie residents call for motorway noise barriers

Ellerslie Residents Association (ERA) secretary Bryce Bartley is calling for immediate action to reduce the impact of traffic noise from State Highway 1 (SH1) and invites Transport Minister to experience the problem for himself.

“The increased noise we are facing from this motorway is absolutely crazy,” Ellerslie resident Troy Elliott says.

“There has been a steady increase in noise over the last few years with more traffic on the motorway as Auckland grows, but since the completion of the fourth northbound lane this noise has intensified dramatically.”
Continue reading “Ellerslie residents call for motorway noise barriers”

Chairperson’s report for 2016 AGM

Chairmans Report for AGM
Unitary Plan
This is now live from last Friday. The ERA has participated in the process for the last 4 years. Our wins in this are
1. The area between Main Highway and the Motorway ie Findlay & Hewson Sts changed from MIXED to SINGLE DWELLINGS which is important to preserve the character of Ellerslie.
2. The eastern side of Cawley St from light industrial to MIXED, this will allow the change to TERRACED HOUSE/APARTMENTS to happen.
Parking Plan
We submitted a proposed plan for the streets outside of the Business District area in April. Orakei Local Board has supported our proposal. Auckland Transport is still considering the proposal !!!!.
Motorway Sound Barriers
We are working to achieve the erection of sound barriers on the Ellerslie side of the motorway. See letter from the Minister of Transport 11/8/16. We have met with Rob Hannaby NZTA Manager Highway Environments.More to be discussed this evening on this matter.   Continue reading “Chairperson’s report for 2016 AGM”

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