Submission Tips

Online Submission here:


When doing a submission, it pays to prepare a word document first, to note down the issues, and to prepare for the online
form. You can also upload that as your submission.
   

As you go through adverse effects, you should relate them to you and your households circumstances eg distance from the
ground, household details - children, pets etc and work and general travel patterns around the area. These can all be related
to how the concert activity will impact on you.
 

Noise
How close are you, what do you expect to hear from the ground, and how will that impact your BBQs, outdoor
activities. Do you have doors and windows open during summer. You can raise concerns around other noise such as
firework displays, helicopters, crowd noise as well as the music noise.
Also, do you get street noise from patrons and cars leaving after an event, how late is that normally and you can then relate
that to a 10.30pm and 11pm finish (or maybe later).

Remembering that a 10dBA increase in the noise level, is a doubling of perceived sound to your ear. So going from 55dBA
to 75dBA is 4 times louder. However the maximum level hasn’t been specified. The Leq averaging does play some part in
limiting a max, but the max, along with fireworks/helicopters at 140dBA will be the very disturning noise to wake children
frighten pets etc.

But also think of how concert noise works compared to short music or announcements during a sporting event, which can
be as short as only 90 minutes.


Traffic and Parking

Again concerts of 50,000 and 60,000 are an incredible impact on the roading network, and have never been done like this.
Eden Park has never done 50,000 people mid-week starting at 6.30pm, and 60,000 for Saturday, has only ever been done
under the extraordinary plans for the RWC.
  
Again detail, from your experience how this level of parking, traffic into the area will impact on you -both mid-week and
on the weekend.

For those outside the Resident only Parking (RoP) blocks, it will be crucial to explain what happens now, ie no RoP, no
street cleaning, security etc, as Council staff often don’t understand the differences between the areas. And of course for
RWC there was a second, much wider RoP area, which was subsequently removed by Eden Park and Council. If you’re
within the RoP and road closures areas, you can explain any issues you have with gaining access, shifting cars etc.

Try to cover how this level of crowds, parking and traffic will impact on you, and as a base use what you see now. Also, you can cover the cumulative impact over the summer months, and what it’s like to have so many events within that period, from direct impacts, to trying to plan other events around Eden Park events taking out a lot of weekends during summer.


Missing sport events.

It is also worth covering off the risk of losing sporting events. The summer concert season is also a
congested part of the sporting calendar, and there is a very real risk of losing events. Depending on your sporting code
preferences, this is also a potential adverse effect to cover off in your submission. Simply detailing the events you or your
household go to, and that losing those would also impact you.


General

Cover off any other adverse effects you see happening, again relating to your experience.

You can of course comment on any elements eg the economic impact, which was premised on getting 6 new concerts that
Auckland isn’t currently hosting, and the social assessment, which was lacking in analysis of the impacts on locals who
don’t want to attend a concert.

You can make you submission as long or detailed as you want to. It is better to explain the adverse effects.

The RMA is effects based and the direct impacts on you will be critical – much more so than wider non impacted
submitters.

It is always worthwhile to tick to say you wish to present.

While it may seem daunting, it is a simple process. It allows you to explain your submission in more detail, and it also
allows the commissioners to ask questions. This helps them get a feel for the local residential amenity and the impacts the
current events have, and the likely effects of concerts. It is an easy process.

Your submission will have been read, and you can run through it, or explain just key elements. It also gives you a chance to
comment on the various Council reports which Commissioners have – you can explain factual experience in relation to
those. Eden Park can’t question you, and the only questions can be from Commissioners and maybe Council experts,
usually where they want a little more detail or explanation on an element. 


 

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When doing a submission, it pays to prepare a word document first, to note down the issues, and to prepare for the online
form. You can also upload that as your submission.
   

As you go through adverse effects, you should relate them to you and your households circumstances eg distance from the
ground, household details - children, pets etc and work and general travel patterns around the area. These can all be related
to how the concert activity will impact on you.
 

Noise
How close are you, what do you expect to hear from the ground, and how will that impact your BBQs, outdoor
activities. Do you have doors and windows open during summer. You can raise concerns around other noise such as
firework displays, helicopters, crowd noise as well as the music noise.
Also, do you get street noise from patrons and cars leaving after an event, how late is that normally and you can then relate
that to a 10.30pm and 11pm finish (or maybe later).

Remembering that a 10dBA increase in the noise level, is a doubling of perceived sound to your ear. So going from 55dBA
to 75dBA is 4 times louder. However the maximum level hasn’t been specified. The Leq averaging does play some part in
limiting a max, but the max, along with fireworks/helicopters at 140dBA will be the very disturning noise to wake children
frighten pets etc.

But also think of how concert noise works compared to short music or announcements during a sporting event, which can
be as short as only 90 minutes.


Traffic and Parking

Again concerts of 50,000 and 60,000 are an incredible impact on the roading network, and have never been done like this.
Eden Park has never done 50,000 people mid-week starting at 6.30pm, and 60,000 for Saturday, has only ever been done
under the extraordinary plans for the RWC.
  
Again detail, from your experience how this level of parking, traffic into the area will impact on you -both mid-week and
on the weekend.

For those outside the Resident only Parking (RoP) blocks, it will be crucial to explain what happens now, ie no RoP, no
street cleaning, security etc, as Council staff often don’t understand the differences between the areas. And of course for
RWC there was a second, much wider RoP area, which was subsequently removed by Eden Park and Council. If you’re
within the RoP and road closures areas, you can explain any issues you have with gaining access, shifting cars etc.

Try to cover how this level of crowds, parking and traffic will impact on you, and as a base use what you see now. Also, you can cover the cumulative impact over the summer months, and what it’s like to have so many events within that period, from direct impacts, to trying to plan other events around Eden Park events taking out a lot of weekends during summer.


Missing sport events.

It is also worth covering off the risk of losing sporting events. The summer concert season is also a
congested part of the sporting calendar, and there is a very real risk of losing events. Depending on your sporting code
preferences, this is also a potential adverse effect to cover off in your submission. Simply detailing the events you or your
household go to, and that losing those would also impact you.


General

Cover off any other adverse effects you see happening, again relating to your experience.

You can of course comment on any elements eg the economic impact, which was premised on getting 6 new concerts that
Auckland isn’t currently hosting, and the social assessment, which was lacking in analysis of the impacts on locals who
don’t want to attend a conference.

You can make you submission as long or detailed as you want to. It is better to explain the adverse effects.

The RMA is effects based and the direct impacts on you will be critical – much more so than wider non impacted
submitters.

It is always worthwhile to tick to say you wish to present.

While it may seem daunting, it is a simple process. It allows you to explain your submission in more detail, and it also
allows the commissioners to ask questions. This helps them get a feel for the local residential amenity and the impacts the
current events have, and the likely effects of concerts. It is an easy process.

Your submission will have been read, and you can run through it, or explain just key elements. It also gives you a chance to
comment on the various Council reports which Commissioners have – you can explain factual experience in relation to
those. Eden Park can’t question you, and the only questions can be from Commissioners and maybe Council experts,
usually where they want a little more detail or explanation on an element.