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Community Safety Fund Community Safety Fund

Partnering with local boards and ward councillors to improve local road safety.

Auckland Transport (AT) recognises the important link between local boards and the community, Auckland Council’s Governing Body set aside $20 million in the 2018 Regional Land Transport Plan to address local road safety concerns raised by the community to their elected members. Auckland Transport (AT) is partnering with local boards to deliver over 84 safety improvement projects across Auckland. 


Project zone: Region-wide


Programme details

AT and local boards are partnering to address local road safety issues via the Community Safety Fund (CSF). A total of 84 safety projects have been identified for full or significant funding across Auckland’s 21 local board areas.

  • Each of the projects has been identified by the local boards with AT’s expertise guiding them to meet safety selection criteria and budgets.
  • The Regional Fuel Tax, passed by Auckland Council’s Governing Body partly funds this programme.
  • With the AT Board approving the Tāmaki-Makaurau Road Safety Governance Group’s Vision Zero strategy for Auckland, all CSF projects will follow safe system principles.
  • The $20 million Community Safety Fund is part of AT’s overall $703 million road safety investment. Our investments are directly targeted to risk, i.e., the highest risk projects across the region are prioritised to funding with the goal of reducing deaths and serious injuries.
  • However, we know there are safety concerns for local communities that do not fall into high-priority categories for immediate investment.
  • The Community Safety Fund has been created to target and address local community safety concerns and issues.

Project development

Beginning in March 2019, AT conducted workshops with the region’s 21 local boards whose members were invited to share their candidate projects. Local Boards were also encouraged to involve ward councillors in selection and prioritisation of these projects.

  • AT then undertook detailed assessment of these candidate projects to determine their feasibility in terms of budget and site-constraints.
  • After assessment, AT conducted another series of workshops to present projects that were selected from the original candidate lists supplied by the local boards.
  • AT provided indicative costs which included all stages for development and delivery of projects.
  • Local boards then selected the shortlisted projects that could be accommodated within their Community Safety Fund budgets
  • AT is now working on delivering these projects. We will ask for community feedback on project designs for new infrastructure, such as zebra crossings and intersection signals. For smaller initiatives, such as maintenance works or electronic speed signs, we will move forward to construction once construction crews are contracted.

Project selection process

Members of the community have raised safety issues to their elected members. AT has partnered with elected members in the project selection process.

Selection criteria included

  • Safety concerns raised by the local community to prevent, control or mitigate local road and street safety hazards.
  • The maximum cost of each project is $1 million.
  • Projects must consist of best practice components, conform to AT standards and comply with New Zealand law.

Selection criteria excluded

  • Projects that are funded by existing AT road safety or other capital works programmes including, but not limited to setting speed limits, seal extensions, maintenance, renewals and planned footpath upgrades.
  • Projects not within the street, including parks, rail corridor, beaches and property not owned or controlled by AT.
  • Projects that have unacceptable effects on the overall network efficiency or introduce unacceptable secondary hazards or effects.
  • Projects with an unacceptably high maintenance costs.
  • Projects that clash with other planned projects.
  • Complex projects that may take longer than two years to deliver including but not limited to projects requiring significant engineered structures, complex resource consents and complex traffic modelling.
  • Projects containing unconventional or unproven components including new trials or pilot projects.
  • Projects or components of projects that have no demonstrable safety benefit unless they are integral with another safety project/s.

Timeframe

  • March 2019 – Workshops with Local Boards to introduce the Community Safety Fund.
  • May to September 2019 – Confirmation of projects by local boards.September – February 2020 –Investigation and development of initial designs.* 
  • February 2020 onwards – Consultation for community feedback begins and work continues on detailed designs and construction of selected projects.

* Note that consultation will start early on a selection of advanced projects. More information can be found below.


Project list

Albert-Eden

Name Location Description
Point Chevalier village signalised crossing enhancements Great North Road in Pt Chev Village Installation of new pedestrian countdown timers to existing signalised crossing and review signal timings.
Waterview School (Herdman Street) Herdman Street Upgrade existing crossing amenity between Daventry St and the new school (Waterview Primary School) access.
Mt Eden Normal Primary School Valley Road Upgrade existing zebra crossing on Valley Road to a raised table pedestrian crossing.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School Banff Avenue/Manukau Road New signalised mid-block crossing to facilitate safe crossing of Manukau Road in this area.
Epsom Normal pedestrian crossing upgrade - countdown timers Approx. 59 The Drive ,The Drive/ Greenlane West/Gillies Avenue area Countdown timers at The Drive/Greenlane West intersection.
Epsom Normal pedestrian crossing upgrade - raised zebra  41 The Drive Raise existing zebra crossing outside Epsom Primary and upgrade existing school zone signage.

Devonport-Takapuna

Name Location Description
Pedestrian crossing  Sunnynook Road vicinity of Bus Station Stop ID 3240 New signalised mid-block crossing.
Improved Pedestrian Crossing  113 Bayswater Road New toucan (allows for cyclists) zebra crossing or raised zebra crossing.

Franklin

Name Location Description
Clevedon town centre pedestrian crossing Location to be confirmed: Papakura Clevedon Road – Clevedon town centre Raised zebra crossing and two pedestrian refuges. Locations to be determined after pedestrian surveys establish pedestrian desire line.
Gun Club - Patumahoe Road intersection improvements Gun Club Road/Patumahoe intersection Trim or remove hedges. Improve advance warning by installing a gated STOP ahead signs.
Hart - Gun Club Road intersection improvements Hart/Gun Club Road intersection Improve intersection road markings and install gated STOP ahead signs.
Whitford Maraetai Road new crossing Maraetai Drive near walkway 94 Maraetai Drive A new pedestrian crossing on Maraetai Drive that allows for safer pedestrian access to the Omana Regional Park. Pedestrian count to verify pedestrian crossing treatment.
Queen street and Victoria Court intersection Queen street and Victoria Avenue, Waiuku Intersection improvements
Race Course - Kitchener Road intersection improvements Racecourse/Kitchener Road intersection Extend existing flush median on Kitchener Road to provide staged merge for vehicles turning right out of Racecourse Road.
Station Road parking upgrade Station Road outside eastern side of Pukekohe station Install new splitter island on Birch Road and footpath improvements on both sides of Station Road.
Gun Club - Helvetia Road intersection Gun Club/Helvetia Road intersection New high friction surfacing on Heights Road approach to the intersection. New road marking and signage before crest on Heights Road warning of upcoming intersection.
Patumahoe - Mauku Road intersection improvements Patumahoe/Mauku Road intersection Improve visibility for vehicles turning from Woodhouse Road onto Patumahoe Road by removing parking outside Ray White.
Woodside road pedestrian crossing Woodhouse Road (between 15 Woodhouse Road and intersection with Patumahoe) New raised zebra pedestrian crossing near the Patumahoe Village on Woodhouse Road to provide safe crossing for local children heading to the local school to the east of Woodhouse Road. Location to be determined by a pedestrian survey.
Turangaruru Road safety improvements Turangaruru Road, Waiuku (entire length) Route treatments to improve road safety.

Great Barrier

Name Location Description
Hector Sanderson walkway Hector Sanderson from 143 Hector Sanderson Road to 2 Blind Bay Road New unsealed footpath on the northside of Hector Sanderson Road.

Henderson-Massey

Name Location Description
Universal Drive/Rathgar Road – Raised intersection Universal Drive/Rathgar Road intersection Raising of intersection as an additional upgrade to the Universal Drive/Rathgar Road – Signalisation project.

Hibiscus and Bays

Name Location Description
Ramsgate Terrace – conversion of existing raised table to a zebra crossing 20 Ramsgate Terrace, Mairangi Bay Upgrade existing speed table to a raised zebra crossing. Crossing may need to be relocated depending on results of a pedestrian survey.
Hibiscus Coast Highway – Signalised mid-block crossing facility 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa Signalised crossing for both cyclists & pedestrians linking shared paths across Hibiscus Coast Highway
Hatfields Beach gateway treatment 544 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Hatfields Beach New gateway treatment on Hibiscus Coast Highway on either approach to Hatfields Beach.

Howick

Name Location Description
Flatbush School Road temporary pedestrian bridge Flatbush Culvert New timber pedestrian footbridge and connecting footpaths/cycle paths.
Botany Down Secondary College crossing point The intersection of Chapel Road and the entranceway to Botany Down Secondary College Removal of existing slip lane into Botany Down Secondary College and enlarging the existing island for safer waiting area for children.

Kaipātiki

Name Location Description
Eskdale Road vehicle speeds Eskdale Rod - vicinity of the Pony club area New road marking to create median and edgelines to visually narrow the road.
Rangatira Road – Kauri Park School crossing Rangatira Road at top entrance to Kauri Park School Upgrade existing zebra crossing to a raised zebra crossing.
Coronation Road/Archers Road intersection upgrade Intersection of Archers and Coronation Roads Upgrade existing intersection to a roundabout.
Rangatira Road Entrance to Beach Haven Primary - slow markings Rangatira Road at School Entrance to Beach Haven Primary School Red SLOW markings/patches on both approaches to this zebra crossing.
Birkdale Road – pedestrian safety measures Location to be confirmed New raised zebra crossing, exact location to be determined.

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu

Name Location Description
Otahuhu town centre upgrade – 50% shared path Station Road and Princes/Great South Road roundabout and in the surrounding area Contribution to Auckland Council: Shared path.
Otahuhu town centre upgrade – safety improvements Station Road and Princes/Great South Road roundabout and in the surrounding area Contribution to Auckland Council: Safety improvements.
Fort Richard/Great South Road intersection improvements Fort Richard/Great South Road intersection Remove parking outside 519 Great South Road (build out) to improve sight lines and install high friction surfacing on the approaches to signalised mid block on Great South Road.

Manurewa

Name Location Description
Alfriston and Claude Roads intersection signalisation Alfriston and Claude Roads intersection Upgrade existing stop-controlled intersection to a signalised intersection.

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki

Name Location Description
Selwyn Street pedestrian safety improvements 93 Selwyn Street Raise existing zebra crossing and a new pedestrian refuge crossing between existing zebra crossing and Trafalgar Street.
Farringdon Street pedestrian safety improvements 26A Farringdon Street Convert existing kea crossing into a raised zebra crossing.
Elstree Avenue pedestrian safety improvements Elstree Avenue near the pools, approx. 120 Elstree Avenue Convert existing zebra crossing into a raised zebra crossing.
Bailey Road pedestrian safety improvements 15 Bailey Road Slow traffic in proximity to kea crossing by installing two new asphalt speed humps either side of crest.
Panama Road School pedestrian safety improvements Panama Road School (approx. 194 Panama Road) High friction surfacing on both approaches to the existing zebra crossing.
Harris Road pedestrian safety improvements 5 Harris Road Install high friction surfacing on both approaches to the existing zebra crossing and delineate parking opposite shops with road marking.
Apirana Avenue and Dunkirk Road - electronic speed feedback signs pirana Avenue and Dunkirk Road Install electronic speed signs - 2 at each location.

Ōrākei

Name Location Description
Waiatarua Reserve/Abbotts Way crossing and path Waiatarua Reserve, Abbotts Way entrance (opposite 163-165 Abbotts Way, Meadowbank) New pedestrian refuge crossing with a footpath link to the entrance of the reserve.
Mt Carmel School crossing Temple Street (between 52 and 56A) New splitter island on Blackett Cres to facilitate pedestrians crossing the intersection. Convert an existing speed hump into raised zebra crossing.
Kohimarama School crossing 12 Rowhitiroa Road Upgrade existing kea crossing to a raised zebra crossing.

Ōtara - Papatoetoe

Name Location Description
Holy Cross School (St George Street & Carruth roundabout safety upgrade) Holy Cross School (St George St & Carruth roundabout) - north crossing Raised zebra crossing including kerb upgrade on St George Street approach to roundabout.
Papatoetoe North School - safety improvements Papatoetoe North School, 25 Graeme Avenue, Papatoetoe Widen footpath on Graeme Avenue in vicinity of gate to create a staging area for school pupils.
Aorere College - pedestrian safety improvements 29 Claude Avenue Upgrade existing refuge islands to a raised zebra crossing.
East Tamaki Primary School - pedestrian safety improvements 198 Preston Road, Otara Upgrade existing zebra crossing to a raised zebra crossing.
Wallace Road near Old Papatoetoe - pedestrian crossing 30 Wallace Road, Papatoetoe New raised zebra crossing. A pedestrian survey will be required to determine the best location.

Papakura

Name Location Description
Wood Street - pedestrian crossing Across from New World on Wood Street, Papakura town centre New raised zebra crossing.
Porchester Road/Manuroa Road refuge improvements Manuroa Road at Porchester intersection Investigate possible upgade of existing refuge islands on Manuroa and Porchester Roads.
Clevedon Road - pedestrian crossing 72 Clevedon, Papakura New raised zebra crossing
Settlement Road safety improvements Settlement Road, near the intersection with Kelvin Road, Papakura New splitter island to reduce speed at intersection and reduce crossing distance for pedestrians.
Elliot Street - Haven Outside Ray Small Park, Elliot St, Papakura Installation of a new pram crossing, side islands and a concreted/paved cut through on the existing grass median.

Puketāpapa

Name Location Description
Waikowhai School - crossing 383 Hillsborough Road New signalised mid-block crossing.
Richardson Road - slow down red carpet 639 Richardson Road Red carpet SLOW patches on downhill approaches to the existing zebra crossing.
Pah Road - electronic feedback sign 81-95 Pah Road Electronic feedback sign
Wesley Primary School – improve safety around school entrances and crossings 21 Potter Avenue Upgrade existing kea crossing on Potter Avenue to a raised zebra crossing.

Rodney

Name Location Description
Motutara Road - crossing Domain Crescent to 340 Motutara Road, Muriwai New footpath and pedestrian refuge island.
Motutara Road - footpath extension 447 Motutara Road, Muriwai New footpath including kerb buildout to tighten corner.
Coatesville - speed calming Approx. 308 Coatesville/Riverhead Highway Improve driver’s pedestrian awareness when entering the village by installing new gateway treatments and road marking improvements.
Matakana mid block – Matakana Primary School 948 Matakana Road Signalised mid-block crossing
Matua Road/Tapu Road - intersection Matua Road/Tapu Road intersection, Huapai Install new splitter islands and ‘STOP AHEAD’ signs on Tapu Road at the Matua Road intersection.
Matua Road/Oraha Road - intersection 16 – 23 Matua Road, Huapai Install new footpath and a zebra crossing with pedestrian refuge. Buildout kerb on corner of Matua Road to tighten up the left turn.
Rata Street - pedestrian crossing 28 Rata Street Upgrade existing kea crossing to a raised zebra crossing.
Kaipara College - pedestrian crossing 47 Rautawhiri Rd, Helensville New raised zebra crossing. Pedestrian survey required to determine crossing location.
Waitoki School - speed calming 1107 Kahikatea Flat Road, Waitoki Install red SLOW patches and gated children crossing signs either side of school frontage.
Whangateau - speed warning signs Leigh Road, Whangateau 2 new electronic feedback signs
Kumeu - signalised midblock SH16/Matua Road Signalised mid-block crossing

Upper Harbour

Name Location Description
Gills Road - footpath extension Gills Road Extending current footpath along remainder of the road.
Brigham Creek - crossing Village Centre – Brigham Creek Road, Whenuapai Raise existing zebra crossing

Waiheke

Name  Location Description
Shelly Beach Road - cycle lane on causeway - Westbound Eastside of the Causeway between the yacht club and Shelly Beach Road Sealed path on the eastside of the Causeway between the yacht club and Shelly Beach Road.

Waitākere Ranges

Name Location Description
Konini School - safety improvements Paewai and Withers Road Intersection Install new raised zebra crossing at 2 Paewai Road.
Konini School - safety improvements 12 Annison Road Install new raised zebra crossing at 12 Annison Road (rear school entrance).
Lopdell House - intersection Lopdell House intersection Intersection improvements to shorten pedestrian crossing distance.
Konini School - safety improvements 2 Annison Road Install new raised zebra crossing at 2 Annison Road.

Waitematā

Name Location Description
Newton Central School (area wide upgrade) - Safe Schools toolbox Area around Newton Central School Improvements around Newton Central School
West End Road - crossing West End Road/Fife Street intersection New raised zebra crossing.
Lovers Lane - domain crossing Lower Domain Drive at Lovers Lane Upgrade existing speed tables to raised zebra crossings.
Domain Drive - domain crossing Lower Domain Drive at Domain Drive Upgrade existing speed tables to raised zebra crossings.
Davis Crescent - crossing Davis Crescent outside ACG Senior College Raised zebra crossing outside ACG Campus on Davis Crescent to Olympic Reserve.
Hopetoun Street - improvements Hopetoun Street Raised zebra crossing on Hopetoun Street and raised courtesy crossing on Hereford Street.

Whau

Name Location Description
Blockhouse Bay - roundabout safety upgrade Blockhouse Bay Road roundabout pgrade existing roundabout which includes raising four existing zebra crossings, the addition of anew raised zebra crossing, kerb buildouts and friction surfacing.

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