Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 July 2016

 

 

Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 7 July 2016

 

Meeting commenced at 10.05am

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY BY CHAIRPERSON

 

We meet today on the traditional land of the Cadigal people of the Eora nation.  I acknowledge the terrible wrongs committed against the Aboriginal peoples of this country and their care of the land over many generations.  I celebrate their ongoing survival and achievements in today's society.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT

 

Mr Wal Petschler

IWC’s Manager, Design and Investigation, Marrickville (Chair)

Mr Ryan Horne

Roads & Maritime Services

Sgt John Micallef

NSW Police – Ashfield

SC Sam Tohme

NSW Police - Ashfield

Sgt Dan Chilvers

NSW Police - Leichhardt

SC Stephen Flanagan

NSW Police - Marrickville

Mr Bill Holliday

Representative for Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain

Mr Chris Woods

Representative for Ron Hoenig MP, Member for Heffron

Ms Cathy Peters

Representative for Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown

Mr Matt Howard

Representative for Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill

 

 

 

OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE

Mr Boris Muha

IWC’s Traffic Projects Engineer, Ashfield

Mr James Brocklebank

IWC’s Traffic Engineer, Ashfield

Mr John Stephens

IWC’s Traffic Manager, Leichhardt

Mr Jason Scoufis

IWC’s Team Leader Traffic, Leichhardt

Ms Nina Fard

IWC’s Senior Traffic Engineer, Leichhardt

Mr Alan Nassau

IWC’s Team Leader Parking Enforcement, Leichhardt

Mr George Tsaprounis

IWC’s Coordinator Traffic Engineering Services, Marrickville

Mr Felix Liu

IWC’s Traffic Management Planner, Marrickville

Ms Christina Ip

IWC’s Administration Assistant, Marrickville

Mr Brandon Morson

Roads & Maritime Services

Mr Rabih Bekdache

State Transit Authority

 

 

VISITORS

 

Mr Robert Timms

Item 11

Mr John Damianou

Item 16

Mr Jacob Yammine

Item 29

Mr Paul Apostles

Item 28

Mr Hayden Calvey

Item 28

 

 

APOLOGIES    

 

Representative for Ms Jodi Mckay MP, Member for Strathfield

 


DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS

 

Mr Matt Howard declared a potential non-pecuniary conflict of interest in relation to Item 27 as he lives on the street which is directly affected by the proposed cycleway.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee, Ashfield meeting held on 3 June 2016 are awaiting adoption.

 

Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee, Leichhardt meeting held on 5 May 2016 were confirmed at Inner West Council’s Extraordinary Meeting on 24 May 2016.

 

Minutes of Local Traffic Committee, Leichhardt Transition Meeting held on 2 June 2016 are awaiting adoption.  

 

Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee, Marrickville meeting held on 12 May 2016 are awaiting confirmation.

 

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OF MINUTES

 

Nil.

 

 

 

PART A – ITEMS WHERE COUNCIL MAY EXERCISE ITS DELEGATED FUNCTIONS

 

TRAFFIC MATTERS

 

T0716 Item 1      Proposed Traffic Calming - Revised Design Plans Ness Avenue Dulwich Hill
(Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill)

SUMMARY

 

Since early 2015, Council has been developing a 10-year plan commencing in the Dulwich Hill area which is recommending a series of integrated projects which have been included in the capital works program. The plan is known as ‘Tomorrow’s Dulwich Hill’.

 

Design plans have now been finalised for the Ness Avenue - Traffic Calming proposal as part of the Tomorrow’s Dulwich Hill 10-year plan.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The proposed angle parking was confirmed as being rear to kerb.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the design for Ness Avenue, Dulwich Hill - 90 degrees angle parking, a one-way slow point and associated signage and line markings be APPROVED.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0716 Item 2      Bay Run - Proposed Temporary Road Closure to hold Bay Run Event on Sunday 7 August 2016
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain)

SUMMARY

 

The Bay Run Committee has requested approval from the Local Traffic Committee and Council to conduct the annual Bay Run event (its 14th year) on Sunday, 7th August 2016.

 

The Bay Run follows the shore line of Iron Cove and is approximately 7km. The shared path on the Iron Cove Bridge will form part of the Bay Run.

 

This event will be held between 6.00 and 10.30am on 7th August 2016. The race participation includes approximately: 2200 runners; 250 walkers; 120 runners with dogs; and 250 children (2km).

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the proposed temporary closure of Maliyawul Street (80m from the northern end), north of Le Montage Function Centre on Sunday, 7th August 2016  between 6.00 and 10.30am be supported, subject to the TMP and TCP being approved by RMS;

2.       the applicant be advised to contact OEH to seek approval for the proposed temporary closure of Waterfront Drive, south of Point Road for the event;

3.       the applicant be requested to implement the RMS approved Traffic Management Plan (TMP) and Traffic Control Plan (TCP) related to the temporary closure of Maliyawul Street and Waterfront Drive, Lilyfield at its own cost;

4.       the applicant be requested to arrange a letter box drop to nearby properties, La  Montage, Leichhardt Park & Aquatic Centre, Leichhardt Rowing Club and Balmain Soccer Club (Callan Park) two weeks prior to the event;

5.       the event organiser be requested to produce a current Public Liability Insurance Policy with Inner West Council being included as an Interested Party; and

6.       Council’s Parks & Open Space Planner be advised of the Committee’s recommendation.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 3      2016 Spring Cycle - Traffic Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan for the 2016 Spring Cycle Event
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain)

SUMMARY

 

The Spring Cycle supported by Transport for NSW, is Sydney’s largest recreational mass community bike riding event and provides a unique opportunity to travel through Sydney by bike, capturing the city’s iconic attractions, landscape and views. Every year, around 10,000 people join the Spring Cycle for a celebration of cycling that starts in North Sydney and continues across the Sydney Harbour Bridge main deck through Glebe, Annandale and Leichhardt and on to the festival-style atmosphere at the finish at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush.

 

The Spring Cycle is organised by Bicycle NSW with the support of the NSW Government, Transport for NSW, Transport Management Centre, Roads & Maritime Services, NSW Police, New South Wales Ambulance Service, St John First Aid, City of Sydney, Sydney Olympic Park, Local Councils and more than 500 trained Bicycle NSW volunteers.

Bicycle NSW has requested approval from the Local Traffic Committee and Council to conduct the 2016 Bicycle NSW Spring Cycle event (its 33rd year) on Sunday, 16 October 2016.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the 2016 Bicycle NSW Spring Cycle event to be held on Sunday, 16 October 2016 be supported, subject to:

i.   the Traffic Management Plan and Traffic Control Plans being approved by the Transport Management Centre;

ii.  the event organiser producing a current Public Liability Insurance Policy with Inner West Council being included as an Interested Party;

2.       the organiser of the event be requested to advise the affected properties in Canal Road, Leichhardt  regarding the Event details to discourage traffic movements through the narrow section of Canal Road during the critical period of the event; and

3.       the representative of Bicycle New South Wales be advised of the Committee’s recommendation.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0716 Item 4      Footprints Eco Festival - Proposed Temporary Road Closure to hold Footprints Festival on Sunday 21 August 2016
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain)

SUMMARY

 

The Footprints Eco Festival is an event run by Inner West Council with a focus on environmental sustainability of the local community. The event will focus on delivering information to participants on a variety of environmental topics via talks, workshops and information, and market stalls.

 

Some light entertainment will be located within the park lands and tours of environmentally notable locations within the parklands will be conducted throughout the event.

 

The Event will be held at Whites Creek Valley Park and William Stewart playground in Annandale on Sunday 21st August 2016 between 11:00am and 3:00pm. The event is expected to attract approximately 2000 people.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the following temporary road closures for the ‘Footprints Eco’ festival to be held at Whites Creek Valley Park and William Stewart playground in Annandale from 2pm on Saturday, 20st August to 7pm on Sunday,  21st August 2016 be supported, subject to the TMP being approved by RMS:

·        Smith Street, between Piper Street and Gilles Street;

·        Gillies Street, between Young Street and cul-de-sac;

·        Gillies Lane, between Gillies Street and Wisdom Street;

·        Wisdom Street, west of Young Street;

 

2.       the applicant be requested to advise all affected residents in advance of the temporary parking changes and temporary internal road closures in the subject area;

3.       a three (3) metre unencumbered passage be available for emergency vehicles though all the closed section of internal roads at all times;

4.       all advertising of the event must encourage the use of Public Transport;

5.       the applicant be requested to liaise with the STA to organise additional public       transport services if necessary;

6.       the applicant be requested to provide free bicycle valet parking to the public and include the availability of this service in promoting the event;

7.       Council provides and erects barricades and signage in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1742.3-1996: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads;

8.       all traffic controllers must hold RMS certification;

9.       Organisers obey all reasonable directions of Police if such direction be given;

10.     the local area Fire Brigade station be notified of the event details;

11.     Council’s Manager Works and Waste Services must be notified of the clean-up arrangements (Council contact: Allan Willding 9367 9222); and

12.     the conduct of any activities or use of any equipment required in conjunction with the road closures must not result in any “offensive noise” as defined by the Noise Control Act.

 

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0716 Item 5      Eliza Street, Newtown - Temporary Road Closure for the Newtown Good Food Fair 9 October 2016
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown)

SUMMARY

 

A Section 68 application has been submitted to Council by the Newtown Precinct Business Association (NPBA), in collaboration with Council’s Economic Development Unit for the holding of the Newtown Good Food Fair in Eliza St, Newtown on Sunday 9th October 2016, Sunday 8th October 2017 and Sunday 14th October 2018. The event will necessitate the temporary road closure of Eliza Street for the section between King Street and Lennox Street, Newtown from 7.00am to 8.00pm.

 

It is recommended that the proposed temporary road closure of Eliza Street on Sunday 9th October 2016 be approved, subject to the conditions outlined in this report.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the proposed temporary road closure of Eliza Street, Newtown for the section between King Street and Lennox Street from 7:00am to 8.00pm on Sunday 9th October 2016 for the holding of the Newtown Good Food Fair be APPROVED subject to the approval of the Section 68 Development Application and the applicant complying with the following conditions:

a.  a fee of $1,204.20 for the temporary road closure is payable by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges;

b.  the temporary full road closure be advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days notice for submissions;

c.  a Traffic Control Plan (TCP) which has been prepared by a certified Traffic Controller, is to be submitted to Council for review with a copy of the Traffic Controllers certification number attached to the plan, not less than 5 days prior to implementation of the closure;

d.  an Road Occupancy licence be obtained by the applicant by the Roads and Maritime Services’ (RMS) Transport Management Section;

e.  notice of the proposed event is forwarded to the NSW Police Local Area Commander, State Transit Authority, NSW Fire Brigades and NSW Ambulance Services;

f.   advance notifications signs advising of the proposed road closure and new traffic arrangements to be strategically installed and maintained by the applicant at least two (2) weeks prior to the event;

g.  a 4-metre wide emergency vehicle access must be maintained through the closed road areas during the course of the event;

h.  all affected residents and businesses shall be notified in writing by the applicant of the proposed temporary road closure at least two (2) weeks prior to the event, with the applicant making reasonable provision for residents and businesses;

i.   adequate vehicular traffic control shall be provided for the protection and convenience of pedestrians and motorists including appropriate signage and flagging. Workers shall be specially designated for this role (and carry appropriate certificates), as necessary to comply with this condition. This is to be carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 1742.3 – Traffic Control Devices for works on roads;

j.   water filled barriers be placed at the road closure to protect against any possible errant vehicles; and

2.       the applicant be advised in terms of this report and that all costs for advertising the event and implementation of the road closure are to be borne by the applicant.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARKING MATTERS

 

T0716 Item 6      Morris Street, Summer Hill - Request for Mobility Parking Space at No. 58 Morris Street
(Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received an application from 58 Morris Street for the creation of a dedicated mobility parking zone in front of the home. It is recommended that the zone be created as the disabled resident has no offstreet parking and on-street parking in the vicinity of the home is difficult to find.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a signposted mobility parking space be approved in front of No. 58 Morris Street, Summer Hill.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 7      Regent Street, Summer Hill - Request for Mobility Parking Space at No. 9 Regent Street
(Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received an application from 9 Regent Street for the creation of a dedicated mobility parking space in front of the home. It is recommended that space be created as the disabled resident has no off-street parking and on-street parking in the vicinity of the home is difficult to find

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a signposted mobility parking space be approved in front of No. 9 Regent Street, Summer Hill.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0716 Item 8      Victoria Street, Ashfield - Creation of "No Parking (Australia Post Vehicles Excepted)"
(Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill)

SUMMARY

 

A request from a resident and supported by Australia Post for creation of a “No Parking (Australia Post Vehicles Excepted)” zone on the west side of Victoria Street, Ashfield to the north of Seaview Street. The zone will provide space for residents to pull in to drop off mail and also for postal workers to park in order to collect mail.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a “No Parking (Australia Post Vehicles Excepted)” zone be created on the west side of Victoria Street, north of Seaview Street, and the zone to be 8m in length.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 9      Requests for Mobility Parking Spaces
(Ashfield, Stanmore & Marrickville Wards/Summer Hill & Newtown)

SUMMARY

 

Requests have been received from residents for the provision of a dedicated mobility parking space outside their residences. It is recommended that the following 'Mobility Parking' spaces be approved as the applicants’ current medical condition warrants the provision of the space and they have constrained or no off-street parking opportunities.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the following locations: 

1.       on the northern side of Pigott Street, Dulwich Hill outside property no. 32;

2.       on the eastern side of Hugh Avenue, Dulwich Hill outside property no. 20;

3.       on the western side of Hopetoun Street, Petersham outside property no. 8;

4.       on the western side of Denison Street, Dulwich Hill outside property no. 210;

5.       on the southern side of Pigott Street, Dulwich Hill outside property no. 79;

6.       on the southern side of Illawarra Road, Marrickville outside property no.19; and

7.       on the southern side of Cavendish Street, Stanmore in front of property no. 64;

 

be APPROVED as a ‘mobility parking’ space, subject to:

 

(i)      the operation of the dedicated parking space be valid for twelve (12) months from the date of installation;

(ii)      the applicant advising Council of any changes in circumstances affecting the need for the special parking space; and

(iii)     the applicant is requested to furnish a medical certificate and current mobility permit justifying the need for the mobility parking space for its continuation after each 12 months period.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 10    Requests for ‘Works Zone’ Adjacent to Construction Sites
(Ashfield, Stanmore Marrickville Wards/Summer Hill & Newtown)

SUMMARY

 

Requests have been received from several builders for the provision of 'Works Zone' restrictions to facilitate construction deliveries and permit the parking of construction vehicles during loading and unloading activities at various sites in the Local Government area.

 

It was recommended that the 'Works Zone' spaces be approved for the construction works subject to Council fees and charges applying.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Grove Street

Concerns were raised by the local member representative for Summer Hill in relation to the length of the ‘Works Zone’ and the early commencement of the ‘Works Zone’. He stated that residents of Grove experience parking pressures due to the recently constructed light rail and the traffic from construction projects in the area.

The Committee members agreed to amend the hours of the ‘Works Zone’ to assist resident with overnight parking. The Committee members were advised that the ‘Works Zone’ includes driveways which reduced the number of legal spaces lost.

Victoria Road

Concerns were raised in relation to the number of ‘Works Zones’ on Victoria Road and the need for so many in the street given that it was a partly residential street. The local member representative for Newtown asked whether these ‘Works Zones’ could be relocated to other more industrial streets. Council Officers advised that they would pursue  this query with the applicant. The Committee members agreed to reduce the number of works zones from 3 to 1 and to request the applicant provide additional information to justify the need for the other two works zones.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 42 metres in length) on the western side of Grove Street adjacent to property 6-22 Grove Street, Dulwich Hill be APPROVED for a period of eighteen (18) months, for the proposed construction works;

2.       the installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 24 metres in length at three different locations adjacent to property 34 Victoria Road, Marrickville) on the southern side of Victoria Road outside Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction works;

3.       the installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 20 metres in length) on the southern side of Hudson Street adjacent to property 102-106 Old Canterbury Road, Lewisham be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction works, subject to the completion of the road widening works of Hudson Street, Lewisham  (as per DA201400354); and

4.       the costs of the supply, installation and removal of the signs and ‘Works Zone’ fees in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges are to be borne by each of the applicants.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT

 

1.     the installation of a ‘Works Zone 8AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 42 metres in length) on the western side of Grove Street adjacent to property 6-22 Grove Street, Dulwich Hill be APPROVED for a period of eighteen (18) months, for the proposed construction works;

2.       the installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ being a total of 12 metres in length on the southern side of Victoria Road outside Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre (ie. opposite to properties 31 to 33 Victoria Road, Marrickville) be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction works;

3.       the applicant for the Metro Shopping Centre development be requested to provide           further information to Council to justify the installation of two additional work zones   (opposite to property 51 and 45) on the southern side of Victoria Road outside           Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre.

4.       the installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 20 metres in length) on the southern side of Hudson Street adjacent to property 102-106 Old Canterbury Road, Lewisham be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction works, subject to the completion of the road widening works of Hudson Street, Lewisham  (as per DA201400354); and

5.       the costs of the supply, installation and removal of the signs and ‘Works Zone’ fees in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges are to be borne by each of the applicants.

 

 

 For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0716 Item 11    Dobroyd Lane, Dobroyd Point - Request for “No Parking” in Lane
(Leichhardt Ward/Summer Hill)

SUMMARY

 

A number of requests have been received from residents of Dobroyd Lane for parking restrictions in the lane to improve access to driveways/garages accessed from the lane.

 

After consultation, it is recommended that “No Parking” restrictions recommended by the Ashfield Traffic Committee in April be amended with the existing No Parking restriction on the northern side of the lane increased in length to more clearly designate where vehicles may not park whilst retaining some parking spaces.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Public speaker: Mr Robert Timms

The Speaker stated that the proposed changes create a better situation for residents than is current and encourages the Committee to adopt the recommendations of the report.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the ‘No Parking’ zone approved at the (former Ashfield Council’s) April Traffic Committee for the northern side of Dobroyd Lane be adjusted to permit parking to take place:

a.       at the rear of No.25 Dobroyd Parade between the two property access points to that residence;

b.       between the prolongation of the driveway to No.27 Crescent Street and the side access gate for No.67 Boomerang Street; and

c.       for an additional parking space east of Boomerang Street.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0716 Item 12    Rawson Street, Haberfield - Relocation of “No Parking (Australia Post Vehicles Excepted)”
(Leichhardt Ward/Summer Hill)

SUMMARY

 

A request from Australia Post for relocation of the No Parking (Australia Post Vehicles Excepted) zone from outside their existing premises at 71 Dalhousie Street, Haberfield to a new location on the side boundary of their new premises at 175 Ramsay Street, Haberfield. The new zone will be sited on the east side of Rawson Street to the north of Ramsay Street.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the existing “No Parking (Australia Post Vehicles Excepted)” zone outside No. 71 Dalhousie Street be relocated to the east side of Rawson Street on the side frontage of No. 175 Ramsay Street and the zone be 8m in length; and

2.       that 1P parking be reinstated in place of the redundant “No Parking” zone in Dalhousie Street.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0716 Item 13    Croydon Road, Croydon - Request for Mobility Parking Space at No. 54 Croydon Road
(Leichhardt Ward/Strathfield)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received an application from 54 Croydon Road for the creation of a dedicated mobility parking space in front of the home. It is recommended that space be created as the disabled resident has no off-street parking and on-street parking in the vicinity of the home is difficult to find.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a signposted mobility parking space be approved in front of No. 54 Croydon Road.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 14    Chapman Lane, Annandale - No Parking Restrictions
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received a request to install parking restrictions in Chapman Lane, Annandale at the rear of No. 98 & Nos. 100-104 Johnston Street. The purpose is to address issues with vehicles parking in the space between the two driveways and obstructing access to nearby properties’ off-street (on-site) parking and disrupting the waste collection of Nos. 100-104 Johnston Street.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a ‘No Parking’ zone (approximately 26 metres) be installed in Chapman Lane across the two rear driveways of No. 98 & Nos. 100-104 Johnston Street, Annandale.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 15    Proposed Statutory 'No Stopping' Restrictions at Victoria Road, Marrickville
(Marrickville Ward/Newtown)

SUMMARY

 

A safety concerns has been received from a resident regarding illegally parked vehicles on Victoria Road at the intersection with Black Road, Marrickville. Vehicles are regularly park too close to the intersection, which restrict sight lines for motorists.

It is recommended that the statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions be installed at Victoria Road for a distance of 10 metres on the both sides of its intersection with Black Street, Marrickville. 

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the installation of the statutory ‘No Stopping’ restriction on the both sides of Victoria Road for a distance of 10 metres of its intersection with Black Street, Marrickville be APPROVED, in order to deter illegal parking, improve sight lines for turning motorists and increase safety for all road users.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 16    Frampton Lane, Marrickville - Request for ‘No Parking’ Restrictions
(Marrickville Ward/Newtown)

SUMMARY

 

Representations have been received from local residents for the installation of full time ‘No Parking’ restrictions in Frampton Lane, Marrickville adjacent to the off-street car parking spaces along the laneway, as vehicular access is often blocked by parked vehicles in the laneway.

 

Residents have been notified of the proposal to install a section of ‘No Parking’ signs on the southern side of Frampton Lane and two statutory ‘No Stopping’ signs on the southern side of Frampton Lane at its intersection with Frampton Avenue and Frampton Lane. It is recommended that the proposal be approved.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Public speaker: Mr John Damianou

The speaker tabled a petition from residents of Sydenham Road, Marrickville objecting to Council’s proposed ‘No Parking’ restrictions in Frampton Lane and proposing 2P restrictions in the lane. The speaker stated that:

·                                         reducing parking in Frampton Lane will force affected residents to use already diminishing overall parking in the surrounding area, including Frampton Avenue.

·                                         Council’s proposal will take parking away from residents that are currently excluded from the area’s residential parking scheme.

·                                         the mobility parking space in Frampton Lane was removed without notification  to residents

Council Officers stated that the mobility parking space was removed following notification to the property of the original applicant.

Mr Damianou tabled a 2014 application for a mobility parking space for his property which was previously refused given the existence of the nearby mobility space. He was advised that Council Officers would reconsider his original application. Mr Damianou was invited to apply for consideration for inclusion in the resident parking scheme should parking restrictions be installed in the laneway.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the installation of full-time ‘No Parking’ restrictions on the southern side of Frampton Lane, Marrickville adjacent to property no. 2 Frampton Avenue, Marrickville (between Frampton Avenue and Frampton Lane) be APPROVED, in order to provide unobstructed vehicular access to the off-street car parking spaces and deter illegal parking across vehicular crossings; and

2.       the installation of two statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the southern side of Frampton Lane, Marrickville for a distance of 10 metres from its intersection with Frampton Avenue, Marrickville and its intersection with Frampton Lane, Marrickville be APPROVED, in order to deter illegal parking, improve access for turning motorists and increase safety.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT:

  1. the installation of full-time ‘No Parking’ restrictions on the southern side of Frampton Lane, Marrickville adjacent to property no. 2 Frampton Avenue, Marrickville (between Frampton Avenue and Frampton Lane) be APPROVED, in order to provide unobstructed vehicular access to the off-street car parking spaces and deter illegal parking across vehicular crossings; and
  2. the installation of two statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the southern side of Frampton Lane, Marrickville for a distance of 10 metres from its intersection with Frampton Avenue, Marrickville and its intersection with Frampton Lane, Marrickville be APPROVED, in order to deter illegal parking, improve access for turning motorists and increase safety.
  3. Council reconsider the application from the resident of 108 Sydneham Road for a mobility parking space.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 17    Renwick Street, Marrickville - Request for ’Park 30 Minutes No Parking’ Restrictions
(Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill)

SUMMARY

 

Concerns were raised by a business owner in the southern section of Renwick Street, Marrickville that there was no short stay parking in the locality that allows motorists to park and visit businesses in the area. Allocating two presently unrestricted on-street parking spaces on the north side of Renwick Street immediately west of the statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions which extend from Carrington Road intersection as short term restricted parking would allow visitors to the area the opportunity to park for a short period of time.

 

Surrounding local business owners have been notified of the proposal to install a 12 metre length (two parking spaces) of “P30 min 7.30AM – 3.00PM Monday – Friday’ in the location described above and it is recommended that the proposal be approved.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the installation of a 12 metre length (two parking spaces) of “P30 min 7.30AM – 3.00PM Monday – Friday’ on the northern side of Renwick Street, commencing from the existing 10 metre ‘No Stopping’ restriction west of Carrington Road, Marrickville be APPROVED, in order to provide short term parking opportunities at that location.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 18    Marrickville Road, Marrickville - Request for Changes to Parking Restrictions
(Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill)

SUMMARY

 

Concerns have been raised regarding traffic congestion on Marrickville Road around St Brigid's Primary School located near the intersection of Marrickville and Livingstone Roads, Marrickville.

 

It is recommended that a 'No Stopping 2.30PM-3.30PM School Days' zone be APPROVED in an existing 13 metre length of unrestricted parking located on the southern side of Marrickville Road, adjacent to St Brigid's School driveway. It is envisaged that this will improve traffic flow during the afternoon school pick-up period.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the existing 13 metre length of unrestricted parking on the southern side of Marrickville Road, adjacent to St Brigid's Schools’ driveway and between the ‘Bus Zone’ be REPLACED with 'No Stopping 2.30pm-3.30pm School Days' restrictions, in order to improve traffic flow during the afternoon school pick-up period; and

2.       the applicant and Council Rangers be advised in terms of this report.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 19    Cooks River Tempe Car Parking 4P Restrictions
(Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill)

SUMMARY

 

The Cooks River Tempe Car parking area adjacent to Mackey Park, Concordia Club and NSW Croquet Club has become an informal commuter car parking area.

 

Council was approached by local users of the area to implement 4P restrictions during the day to ensure more equitable use of the car parking area.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

 

THAT Council implement 4P restrictions in the Cooks River Tempe Car Park.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 20    Macaulay Road, Stanmore - Proposed Statutory ‘No Stopping’ Restrictions at Macaulay Road and Percival Road Intersection
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown)

SUMMARY

 

A request has been received from a resident of Macaulay Road, Stanmore for the provision of “No Stopping” road markings to deter illegal parking in Percival Road at its intersection with Macaulay Road, Stanmore to improve traffic safety at the intersection. The resident advised that vehicles are regularly parked too close to the intersection, which restricts available sightlines for turning motorists, particularly for motorists which need to turn into Percival Road.

 

It is recommended that the statutory 'No Stopping' restrictions, in the form of unbroken yellow lines, be installed on both sides of Macaulay Road and Percival Road, Stanmore for a distance of 10 metres from their intersection in order to deter illegal parking, increase safety and improve visibility and access.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       unbroken yellow lines (statutory 10 metre ‘No Stopping’ lines) be approved for installation on both sides of the intersection of Macaulay Road and Percival Road, Stanmore in order to deter illegal parking, improve access for turning motorists and increase safety;

 

2.       Council Rangers be advised of the decision and requested to include this location in their patrols, once the ‘No Stopping’ lines have been installed; and

 

3.       the resident is advised of the decision.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 21    12-14 Brighton Street, Petersham - Request for a Change of Time for Existing Drop-Off/Pick-Up Zone Associated with Childcare Centre        
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown)

SUMMARY

 

A Development Application has been received to extend the hours of operation of the Petersham Early Childhood Centre at 12-14 Brighton Street, Petersham from 7:30am-5:30pm Mondays to Fridays to 7:00am-6:30pm Mondays to Fridays. The application has been referred to the Committee for the provision of time extension to the existing drop-off/pick-up zone adjacent to the childcare centre at 12-14 Brighton Street, Petersham.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       The time extension to an existing drop-off/pick-up zone of ‘1/4P 7am-9am, 3pm-6:30pm Mon-Fri’ restrictions on the northern side of Brighton Street, Petersham adjacent to property 12-14 Brighton Street, Petersham, be APPROVED, in order to better facilitate the existing on-street drop-off/pick-up parking zone; and

2.       The costs of the supply and installation of the associated parking signage are to be borne by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 22    Alice Street, Newtown - Proposal for Permit Parking Area M14
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown)

SUMMARY

 

THAT the installation of ‘2P 8am – 10pm, Permit Holders Excepted – Area M14’ restrictions at the front of residential properties (between property no. 132 Alice Street and property no. 142 Alice Street) along the southern side of Alice Street, Newtown be APPROVED, in order to provide parking opportunities for local residents and to help reduce the on-street parking pressures following Area M14 permit parking precinct extension.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

 

THAT the installation of ‘2P 8am – 10pm, Permit Holders Excepted – Area M14’ restrictions at the front of residential properties (between property no. 132 Alice Street and property no. 142 Alice Street) along the southern side of Alice Street, Newtown be APPROVED, in order to provide parking opportunities for local residents and to help reduce the on-street parking pressures following Area M14 permit parking precinct extension.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T0716 Item 23    Australia Street, Camperdown - Installation of Statutory ‘No Stopping’ Restrictions at Eton Street
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown)

SUMMARY

 

Representations have been received from two citizens of Eton Street, Camperdown regarding parking on the southern corner of Eton Street at its junction with Australia Street. The citizens have supported the installation of statutory 'No Stopping' signage on Australia Street immediately south of Eton Street.

 

It is recommended that a ‘No Stopping’ restrictions sign be installed on the west side of Australia Street for a distance of 10 metres south from its intersection with Eton Street to improve sight lines and define the boundaries for on-street legal parking in this high demand parking area.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       installation of a ‘No Stopping’ restriction sign on the west side of Australia Street for a distance of 10 metres south from its intersection with Eton Street, Camperdown be APPROVED to improve sight lines and define the boundaries for on-street legal parking in this high demand parking area; and

2.       the citizens and Council Parking Officers be advised in terms of this report.  

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 24    Camden Lane, Newtown - Extension of Statutory ‘No Stopping’ Restrictions at Camden Street
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown)

SUMMARY

 

A resident of Station Street, Newtown raised concerns with vehicles being parked in Camden Lane opposite their garage and therefore restricting vehicular access into and out of their garage.

 

It is recommended that the existing statutory 'No Stopping' restrictions on the eastern side of Camden Lane be extended 2 metres northward to a distance of 12 metres from its intersection with Camden Street, Newtown to improve vehicular access to residents’ off-street parking.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Council’s Coordinator, Traffic Engineering Services, tabled an objection to the proposal from a resident. The resident objects to the proposal for the following reasons:

 

  • repositioning the ‘No Stopping’ sign restricts access to the property of 473 King Street, Newtown and reduces space for local businesses to load and unload vehicles;
  • there is no legal parking space between the driveway and the current ‘No Stopping’ sign; and
  • current signage is adequate and sufficient to enforce parking laws and regulate traffic.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a proposal to extend the existing statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the east side of Camden Lane by 2 metres northward to a distance of 12 metres from its intersection with Camden Street, Newtown be APPROVED to improve vehicular access into and out of residents’ off-street parking.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0716 Item 25    Minor Traffic Facilities

 

SUMMARY

 

This report deals with minor traffic facility applications received by Inner West Council, Leichhardt and includes ‘Disabled Parking’ and ‘Works Zones’.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Council’s Traffic Manager (Leichhardt) noted the following amendments to the Committee:

 

  • page 182 of the Business Papers for Item 2 to read as follows: “The applicant has advised all affected properties that support the application.”
  • Recommendation 5 to read as follows: “That a 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed outside No. 1 Callan Street, Rozelle.”

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

 

THAT the following Officers’ Recommendations within this report be adopted:

1.       That a 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed on the frontage of No. 21 Ellen Street (excluding driveway) for 12 weeks, temporarily replacing the existing ‘2P 8am -10pm Permit Holders Excepted Area R1’ restrictions.

2.       That a 10m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed on the frontage of No.36, No.38 & No.40 Carlisle Street, Leichhardt for 2 weeks.

3.       That a 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat'  zone be installed on the frontage of No. 7 Gallimore Avenue, Balmain East and a 10m ‘No Parking 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' zone be installed opposite the works zone in front of No. 2 School Street, starting south of No. 2A Gallimore Avenue’s driveway, for 12 weeks.

4.       That a 17m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed on the frontage of No.24 Pearson Street, Balmain East for 12 weeks.

5.       That a 5.5m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed outside No. 1 Callan Street, Rozelle.

6.       That the ‘Disabled Parking’ space in front of No.46 Albert St, Leichhardt be removed after 12/07/2016 as it will be no longer required.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT

1.       That a 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed on the frontage of No. 21 Ellen Street (excluding driveway) for 12 weeks, temporarily replacing the existing ‘2P 8am -10pm Permit Holders Excepted Area R1’ restrictions.

2.       That a 10m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed on the frontage of No.36, No.38 & No.40 Carlisle Street, Leichhardt for 2 weeks.

3.       That a 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat'  zone be installed on the frontage of No. 7 Gallimore Avenue, Balmain East and a 10m ‘No Parking 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' zone be installed opposite the works zone in front of No. 2 School Street, starting south of No. 2A Gallimore Avenue’s driveway, for 12 weeks.

4.       That a 17m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed on the frontage of No.24 Pearson Street, Balmain East for 12 weeks.

5.       That a 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed outside No. 1 Callan Street, Rozelle.

6.       That the ‘Disabled Parking’ space in front of No.46 Albert St, Leichhardt be removed after 12/07/2016 as it will be no longer required.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

PART B – ITEMS FOR INFORMATION ONLY

 

T0716 Item 26    Australian Air Force Cadets Annual Street Procession through Ashfield on Sunday 7 August 2016
(Ashfield & Leichhardt Wards/Summer Hill)

SUMMARY

 

An application has been made by Flight Lieutenant Les Nastevski of the Australian Air Force Cadets requesting the permission for a street procession to be held on Sunday 7 August 2016. The Australian Air Force Cadets, formerly the Air Training Corps, have over the last 60 years conducted its Annual Church parade on the first Sunday of August.

 

For the committee information and note that Council (Ashfield) raises no objection to the procession, as similarly conducted in past years, and subject to conditions as recommended below.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the Committee note, that Council (Ashfield) raise no objection to the procession, subject to the following conditions:

a.       the applicant make formal application to the NSW Police Service for its approval, and that the procession be conducted under the control of the Police;

b.       the applicant arrange the appropriate and necessary notification to affected residents and shopkeepers in the area advising of the procession; and

c.       Sydney Buses be notified for arrangements to either hold back or divert bus services in the area.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

PART C – ITEMS FOR GENERAL TRAFFIC ADVICE

 

T0716 Item 27    Local Route 16 (Addison Road) - Draft Concept Plan for Public Exhibition
(Stanmore Ward/Summer Hill & Newtown)

 

SUMMARY

 

Council has developed a draft concept plan for public exhibition proposing improvements to Local Route 16, a bicycle route connecting Addison Road, Petersham (at Livingstone Road) and Juliett Street, Marrickville via Enmore Park.

 

The draft concept plan proposes route improvements to make bike riding safer, more comfortable and more convenient. A secondary route option is shown in some sections to address preliminary feedback from Roads and Maritime Services. The proposed improvements seek to address bicycle safety risks on Addison Road associated with the existing bicycle shoulder/shared parking (car door) lanes, pinch points, and close overtaking of bicycles on narrow sections of road.

 

Localised changes associated with the proposed bike route improvements will result in the net gain of 11 on-street parking spaces and require the minor relocation of one bus stop.

This report recommends the draft concept plan be placed on public exhibition for 28 days, with a further report to be prepared detailing outcomes of consultation and the final concept plan.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members noted that the ‘No Stopping’ signage as shown in the plans do not comply with NSW Regulatory Standards. The consultant is to be advised of this for amendment.

 

Members also commented that the parking impacts and mitigation proposals need to be better presented in the public exhibition.

 

The STA representative stated that they preferred Option 2 which involves an eastbound cycleway route via Newington Road.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the draft concept plan for Local Route 16 be placed on public exhibition for 28 days; and

2.       following public exhibition, a final report be prepared detailing outcomes of consultation and the final concept plan.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 28    73 Mary Street, St Peters - Proposed Weekend Markets at ‘Precinct 75’
(Marrickville Ward/Heffron)

SUMMARY

 

An application has been received to hold temporary weekend markets at 73 Mary Street, St Peters (‘Precinct 75’) monthly on Saturdays with consecutive Saturday and Sunday markets to be held quarterly during the calendar year with a capacity of 60 stalls operating between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm

 

The application is required to be referred to the Traffic Committee for consideration under State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007.

 

Comments of the Traffic Committee will be referred to Council’s Development Assessment Section for consideration in determining the Development Application.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Public speaker: Mr Paul Apostoles and Mr Hayden Calvey

The speakers stated the following:

·                                         The applicant had submitted a revised DA which reduced the proposed number of market stalls from 80 to 60 and reduced the number of market days from 108 days of the year to 20 market days.

·                                         The original DA received 36 objecting and 2 supporting the proposal. The revised DA received 400 letters of support, mostly from residents of Edith and Mary street and  10 objections.

·                                         Council’s traffic assessments reference RMS surveys on traffic generation from 1992, however these do not apply in this context and in the area.

·                                         Their own survey shows that 33% of people drive to the markets and overflow parking is equivalent of 8% in local area. They believe their assessment is more up to date and relevant to the St Peters area.

Council Coordinator, Traffic Engineering Services, indicated that RMS guidelines are more relevant than the survey undertaken by the applicant’s traffic consultant. He stated that there was a big difference between the RMS guide and the figures the applicant provided and that the RMS guidelines would be more relevant in this case.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 29    63-81 Princes Highway, St Peters - Proposed Mixed Development
(Marrickville Ward/Heffron)

SUMMARY

 

A Development Application has been received to construct a 3 part (i.e. development split into 3 buildings) 6 storey mixed use development consisting of 4 ground floor commercial tenancies, 5 live/work dwellings, 63 dwellings and 2 basement car parking levels.

 

Comments of the Local Traffic Committee will be referred to Council’s Development Assessment Section for consideration in determining the Development Application.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Public speaker: Mr Jacob Yammine

The speaker tabled the following statements:

·                                         The proposed development has been designed, together with Traffic Engineers, to ensure the required vehicular access is provided. A revised traffic assessment including a swept path diagram will provided as requested.

·                                         Given the design considerations, widening Short Street by 3 metres for its length of 65 metres, as suggested, is not necessary if the aim is solely to facilitate vehicular access/egress for this development.

·                                         It is however acknowledged that the proposal has a considerable public benefit. It is simply not reasonable to expect the applicant to be burdened by the costs of providing this public amenity unless mutually agreed in a VPA.

The representative for the Member for Heffron raised concerns in relation to the 3 metre widening of Short Street. He stated that this would encourage additional truck and vehicle movements into this pocket of St Peters.

The Committee members agreed to initially request a swept path analysis and defer recommending the widening of the road until further analysis is carried out on the swept path of vehicles.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the report be received and noted with the following amendments to the traffic related comments to be forwarded to Council’s Development Assessment section (page 275 of the Business Papers):

 

  1. Currently Short Street has a narrow carriageway and has on-street parking provided for residents on the opposite side of the roadway to the proposed development. This creates problems in relation to both vehicle and truck access for the proposed development from Short Street;
  2. The applicant is to amend the proposal to include splay corners at the intersection of Princes Highway and Short Street, to ensure sight lines to both traffic and pedestrians are adequate;
  3. The applicant is to provide a revised Traffic & Parking Impact Assessment report that includes swept path diagrams for garbage truck/service vehicle to access the site, to ensure that it can enter and exit the site in a forward direction; and
  4. The revised submission and recommendation be referred to the Traffic Committee for consideration

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0716 Item 30    Draft Henson Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) Strategy

SUMMARY

 

For the Committee to consider the findings of the ‘Draft’ Henson Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) study and plan recommendations.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The State Transit Authority representative raised concerns regarding the impacts the proposed plans will have on the bus services that start at Enmore Road and use Cook Road to Addison Road.

 

Council’s Traffic Management Planner (Marrickville) noted the concerns and will take the potential impacts into consideration as part of the proposal.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the Committee endorse the draft Henson LATM study and plan recommendations for community consultation; and

2.       the draft report be placed on Public Exhibition, providing a minimum 28 days for submissions.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0716 Item 31    Draft Lewisham Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) Strategy

SUMMARY

 

For the Committee to consider the findings of the ‘Draft’ Lewisham Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) study and plan recommendations.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the Committee endorse the draft Lewisham LATM study and plan recommendations for community consultation; and

2.       the draft report be placed on Public Exhibition, providing a minimum 28 days for submissions.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

Accessibility of the Local Traffic Committee Business Papers

 

Suggested improvements to the agenda were as follows;

 

 

 

 

Future meetings

Council’s Local Traffic Committee meetings to be held on the first Thursday of each month (excluding January) . The meeting venue will rotate between the Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Service Centres. The next meeting is scheduled for 4 August 2016 to be held at the Council Chambers, Leichhardt Town Hall.

 

 

Meeting closed at  11.53am.