Traffic and parking controls have a direct impact on road users. Auckland Transport's decision-making process seeks to ensure the most appropriate controls and restrictions are put in place and can be legally enforced.
Robust decision-making process
Auckland Transport (AT) is required to contribute to an effective, efficient and safe Auckland land transport system. Traffic and parking controls play a significant role in trying to achieve this, but they are not effective unless put in place using a legally robust, enforceable decision-making process. AT bylaws allow the establishment of certain traffic and parking controls by way of resolutions passed under the bylaws (this power is delegated to the Traffic Control Committee as resolutions must be made by a group decision).
AT also has the power under the Local Government Act 1974 and Land Transport Act 1998 to approve a range of other traffic controls. The Traffic Control Committee is delegated the power to pass resolutions for these controls. The Traffic Operations Manager has also been delegated the power to approve these types of controls in situations where a project does not involve any of the bylaw powers.
The reports used in the decision-making process (either TCC resolutions or Traffic Operations Manager reports) ensure that the decision maker can consider the relevant information before making these formal decisions. Legalising the restrictions and controls ensures that they can be enforced by AT and the NZ Police.
- Used if any of the controls are covered by bylaws.
- Passed by the Traffic Control Committee (TCC).
Traffic Operations Manager approvals
- Used if none of the controls is covered by bylaws.
- Approved by the Traffic Operations Manager.
All changes to parking and traffic controls must be approved on a case-by-case basis, using AT's formal decision-making process. Proposed changes must have the support of an AT officer to facilitate the process, whether they are associated with a private development or as part of a project initiated by AT or Auckland Council.
The report sets out the formal recommendations (linked to a plan) to be decided on by the TCC or Traffic Operations Manager for the restrictions, controls, and physical devices to be installed on the AT roading system.
The report explains the strategic context, background and location information, identified issues, alternatives considered, and outcome of consultation on the proposals. It also contains the analysis and advice of subject matter experts for the decision makers' consideration.
The traffic and parking controls report guidebook
The guidebook will help you plan and prepare reports for traffic and parking changes and guide you through the TCC resolution and Traffic Operations Manager approval processes.
The wording for the formal recommendations from the guidebook is also provided in the link below in a format suitable for copying and pasting directly into your reports.
Resolution review checklist
We have developed a checklist of issues that are likely to get your report or plan rejected either during review or by the Committee. Please make sure you carefully check your report and plan against the items in the list before submitting them for review or your project may be delayed.
Download these templates for use in preparing reports:
- Permanent Traffic and Parking Changes Report - TCC (.docx 91KB)
- Permanent Traffic Control Changes Report - Traffic Operations Manager (.docx 92KB)
- Temporary Traffic and Parking Changes Report - TCC (.docx 89KB)
- Amended Resolution Report - TCC or adjusted for Traffic Operations Manager (.docx 78KB)
In order to properly approve non-regulatory signs and markings (warning and advisory), we have developed the template below. This report can be used when a proposal for non-regulatory signs and markings is being made separately from a broader project which includes controls or restrictions covered by one of the reports listed above.
The Traffic Control Committee meets regularly to consider traffic and parking control reports. To ensure your report is considered by the TCC, it must first be reviewed and signed off by various AT officers by way of a digital review process. This process is designed to take 2 weeks and it must be commenced by the AT officer of record for the report. The TCC secretary is alerted when the review process is complete and if this happens before the deadline it will be included in the next TCC agenda.
The agenda closing dates for the TCC meetings in 2021 and 2022 are:
- 2 November 2021
- 16 November 2021
- 30 November 2021
- 13 December 2021
- 18 January 2022
- 1 February 2022
- 15 February 2022
- 1 March 2022
- 15 March 2022
- 29 March 2022
- 12 April 2022
- 26 April 2022
- 10 May 2022
- 24 May 2022
- 7 June 2022
- 21 June 2022
- 5 July 2022
- 19 July 2022
- 2 August 2022
- 16 August 2022
- 30 August 2022
- 13 September 2022
- 27 September 2022
- 11 October 2022
- 25 October 2022
- 8 November 2022
- 22 November 2022
- 6 December 2022