Local Traffic Committee Meeting

4 August 2016

 

 

Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting

 

Meeting commenced at 10:10 am

 

 

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 Jason Scoufis

 

IWC’s Team Leader Traffic, Leichhardt (Chair)

Mr Ryan Horne

Mr Wal Petschler

Roads & Maritime Services

IWC’s Manager, Design and Investigation, Marrickville

Sgt Dan Chilvers

NSW Police - Leichhardt

SC Stephen Flanagan

NSW Police - Marrickville

Mr Chris Woods

Representative for Ron Hoenig MP, Member for Heffron

Ms Cathy Peters

Representative for Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown

Mr Simon Emsley

Mr Bill Holiday

Representative for Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill

Representative for Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain

 

OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE

Mr Boris Muha

IWC’s Traffic Projects Engineer, Ashfield

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

Ms Kim Fagan

Mr Khanh Nguyen

Mr Manod Wickramasinghe

Mr Emilio Andari

Mr Bruno Sinatambou

IWC’s Administration Assistant, Leichhardt

IWC’s Traffic Engineer, Leichhardt

IWC’s Senior Traffic & Parking Engineer, Leichhardt

IWC’s Engineer – Traffic Services, Marrickville

State Transit Authority

 

 

 

VISITORS

 

Ms Mary Bailey

Item 8

Mr Josh Milton - Arup

Item 8

Ms Kathy Smithies

Item 10

Ms Kathryn Ling

Mr Michael Bluestone

Mr Rosa Gallo

Ms Claudio Ocestia

Mr Philip Bull

Item 17

Item 17

Item 17

Item 17

Item 20

Mr Brett Maynard – GTA

Item 21

 

 

APOLOGIES:    

 

Mr John Stephens

Sgt John Micallef

 

WC’s Traffic Manager, Leichhardt

NSW Police – Ashfield

SC Sam Tohme

NSW Police - Ashfield

Mr Brandon Morson

Roads & Maritime Services

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:         

Nil.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

The following minutes were approved on 20/07/2016 by the General Manager under delegation:

 

The following minutes were approved on 23/07/2016 by the General Manager under delegation:

 

Minutes of the Inner West Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 7 July 2016 were confirmed at Inner West Council’s Meeting held on 23 July 2016.

 

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OF MINUTES

Nil.

 

 

PART A – ITEMS WHERE COUNCIL MAY EXERCISE ITS DELEGATED FUNCTIONS

 

TRAFFIC MATTERS

 

 

T0816 Item 1      New Year's Eve 2016 - Traffic Management Plan for the 2016 New Year's Eve Event
(Leichhardt/Balmain)

SUMMARY

As instructed by the Police, access to the Balmain peninsula is closed to vehicular traffic every New Year’s Eve. This report outlines the traffic management associated with the event.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Police Representative requested that the possibility of closure of Darling Street at the intersection of Victoria Road, after 3pm, be further investigated and a report brought back to the next Traffic Committee.

 

STA Representative requested the exclusion of Sydney buses from the proposed restrictions.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the Traffic Management Plan (Attachment 1) detailing the traffic arrangements for the 2016 New Year’s Eve be supported;

2.       the Traffic Management Plan (Attachment 1) be forwarded to Council’s Area Base Coordinator, Transport Management Centre and the Major Events & Incidents Group (NSW Police);

3.       a temporary ‘No Stopping’ restriction be installed on the eastern side of Montague Street between Darling Street and Beattie Street, Balmain;

4.       the following modifications to bus stops be approved:

          on the northern side of Darling Street:

i. install temporary ‘Bus Zones’ between  Mort Street and Ford Street;

ii. extend the ‘Bus Zone’ between Ford Street and McDonald Street;

iii.  extend the ‘Bus Zone’ between McDonald Street and Curtis Road, outside Nos.217-223 Darling Street;

iv. on the southern side of Darling Street: Install a temporary ‘Bus Zone’ between Booth Street and Beattie Street, outside No. 244-270 Darling Street;

5.       the Police representative be requested to provide bike unit resources to improve traffic/crowd controls around the Darling Street/Curtis Road intersection (roundabout);

6.       the Police be requested to liaise directly with the Roads and Maritime Services in regards to the installation of variable message signs (“Balmain Peninsula is closed” and “Alcohol Free Zone”) on the main access roads into Balmain Peninsula a few days in advance of the event;

7.       confirmation be sought regarding the areas to be declared alcohol free and the Police and Sydney Buses representatives be advised;

8.       the Sydney Buses representative be requested to place adequate notices on buses regarding the establishment of an alcohol free zone in the Balmain East area (details to be provided by Council);

9.       the taxi/hire car access to the Peninsula be restricted from 7:00pm;

10.     taxis/hire cars carrying mobility impaired or infirmed residents be permitted access at all hours into the Peninsula; and

11.     the Taxi Council be advised of the Committee’s recommendation.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

That the Item be deferred for further discussion with RMS, NSW Police and STA.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0816 Item 2      Charles Street and Darley Road Leichhardt - Road Occupancy (Leichhardt/Balmain)

SUMMARY

Council has received a request for approval of a temporary partial and full road closure at the

intersection Darley Road and Charles Street for the construction of a roundabout relating to

the development at No.7 Darley Road, Leichhardt.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    the application for the full road closure of Charles Street component (as detailed in the TMP and TCP) for up to 9 weeks (the start date to be confirmed by the applicant) subject to the following conditions:

a)    that the applicant be requested to obtain NSW Police approval for the road closure;

b)    That an unencumbered passage (minimum 3.0m) wide be available if possible for emergency vehicles through the closed section of Charles Street;

c)    the occupation of the road carriageway must not occur until the road has been physically closed;

d)    all traffic movements associated with the works must travel to and from the site via the State Road network;

e)    that the applicant notifies all affected businesses, residents and other occupants in Charles Street and Darley Road of the proposed partial and full road closures prior to the event. Any concerns or requirements in relation to the road closure raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be resolved or accommodated. The notification shall involve at the minimum an information letterbox drop distributed one week prior to the commencement of the road closures. The proposed information must be submitted to Council’s Traffic section for approval. A separate detailed notification letter for Charles Street stakeholders regarding the full road closure and its timing must be submitted to Council prior to distribution;

f)     that the approved Traffic Control Plan (TCP) be implemented at the applicant’s expense including use of RMS accredited traffic controllers;

g)    that the Fire Brigade (Leichhardt) be notified of the intended closure;

h)    that the applicant provide and erect barricades and signs, in accordance with the current Australian Standard AS 1742.3: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads. As a minimum the following must be erected at both ends of the road closure area:

i.     Barrier Boards;                            

ii.     ‘Road Closed’ (T2-4) signs;

i)     that the areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Director Major Projects & Engineering, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleaning costs;

j)     that the conduct of any activities or use of any equipment required in conjunction with the road occupancy and temporary road closures not result in any ‘offensive noise’ as defined by the Noise Control Act;

k)    that a copy of the Council approval be available on site for inspection by relevant authorities;

l)     that Council reserves the right to cancel the approval at any time;  and

 

2.    the applicant complies with any reasonable directive from Council and RMS Officers and NSW Police.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0816 Item 3      Gehrig Lane, Camperdown Road Occupancy - Off Broadway Precinct Launch
(Leichhardt/Balmain)

SUMMARY

In partnership with the Inner West Council, the Sydney Fringe Festival is launching a new

creative arts precinct along Parramatta Road, Annandale/Camperdown. The launch of this

new precinct as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival will be on Sunday, 11th September 2016 in Gehrig Lane, Camperdown and requires road closure approval for the event.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the temporary road closure of Gehrig Lane, west of Chester Street, Camperdown, on Sunday, 11th September 2016 between 2.00pm and 6.00pm be approved, subject to the following conditions:

a.    that a TMP/TCP be submitted to RMS for approval as the subject area is in proximity 40 metres to Pyrmont Bridge Road (State Road).

b.    that an unencumbered passage minimum 3.0m wide be available for emergency vehicles through the closed section of Gehrig Lane, Camperdown.

c.    the occupation of the road carriageway must not occur until the road has been physically closed.

d.    that the applicant notifies all affected businesses, residents and other occupants of the temporary road closure prior to the event.  Any concerns or requirements in relation to the road closure raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be resolved or accommodated. The notification shall involve at the minimum an information letterbox drop distributed one week prior to the commencement of the event.  The proposed information, distribution area and period must be submitted to Council’s Traffic section for approval two weeks before the event.

e.    that the approved Traffic Control Plan (TCP) be implemented by Council, including RMS accredited traffic controllers.

f.        that the Fire Brigade (Glebe Fire Station) be notified of the intended closure.

g.    that the applicant provide and erect barricades and signs, in accordance with the current Australian Standard AS 1742.3: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads.  As a minimum the following must be erected at the appropriate locations:

i.      Barrier Boards (Barricades)

ii.     ‘Road Closed’ (T2-4) signs

iii.    ‘Road Closed Ahead’ (T2-Q02A)

iv.    ‘On Side Road’ (TC-1325)

h.    that the areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Director Major Projects & Engineering, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleaning costs.

i.        that the conduct of any activities or use of any equipment required in conjunction with the road occupancy and temporary road closure not results in any ‘offensive noise’ as defined by the Noise Control Act.

j.     That a copy of the Council approval be available on site for inspection by relevant authorities.

k.    That Council reserves the right to cancel the approval at any time.

l.     That the applicant complies with any reasonable directive from Council Officers and NSW Police.

2.   the applicant be advised of the Committee’ recommendation.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T0816 Item 4      Dalhousie Street, Haberfield - Extend Separation Lines at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Primary School (Leichhardt Ward)

SUMMARY

A request from a parent at St.Joan of Arc Catholic School on Dalhousie Street for the

extension of the double separation lines in front of the school to assist in preventing U-Turns

on the school frontage. The suggested measure is supported as observations reveal some

parents do perform U-turns in front of the school and this creates dangers for oncoming traffic and students attempting to cross the road.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the existing double separation lines in front of the school be extended along the full frontage of the Joan of Arc Catholic Primary School in Dalhousie Street, Haberfield.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0816 Item 5      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 were advised of the following changes to the recommendation:

Part 1:  Property No. 310 in the recommendation is to be replaced with property No. 316.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the following locations: 

1.       on the northern side of Llewellyn Street, Marrickville adjacent to property no. 310 Enmore Road;

2.       on the western side of Simmons Street, Enmore in front of  property no.37; and

 

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 following locations: 

1.       on the northern side of Llewellyn Street, Marrickville adjacent to property no. 316 Enmore Road;

2.       on the western side of Simmons Street, Enmore in front of  property no.37; and

 

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.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0816 Item 6      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.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Concerns were raised by the local member representative for Newtown in relation to the length of time the ‘Works Zone’ has been proposed for and requested more information in regards to the nature of the intended works.

 

The Committee members agreed to review the ‘Works Zone’ in 3 months to determine its eligibility for extension. The Committee members were advised that the requested ‘Works Zone’ include driveways and as such reduces the number of legal spaces lost.

 

The local member representative for Newtown did not support the proposed changes.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       the installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 12 metres in length at two 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;

2.       the installation of a ‘Works Zone 9AM-4.00PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 10 metres in length) on the northern side of Addison Street adjacent to property 31-33 Addison Street, Marrickville 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 10 metres in length at  rear of  property 380-382 Illawarra Road, Marrickville) on the eastern side of Woodley lane be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction works.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       the installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 12 metres in length at two 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 three (3) months, for the proposed construction works;

2.       the installation of a ‘Works Zone 9AM-4.00PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 10 metres in length) on the northern side of Addison Street adjacent to property 31-33 Addison Street, Marrickville be APPROVED for a period of three (3) months, for the proposed construction works;

3.       the installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 10 metres in length at  rear of  property 380-382 Illawarra Road, Marrickville) on the eastern side of Woodley lane be APPROVED for a period of three (3) months, for the proposed construction works.

For motion: Majority support.

 

 

 

T0816 Item 7      Macaulay Lane, Stanmore - Request for 'No Parking' Restriction
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown)

SUMMARY

A request has been received from a resident for the installation ‘No Parking’ restrictions in

Macaulay Lane, Stanmore directly opposite to his off-street car parking space, as vehicular

access is often blocked by vehicles being parked on the opposite side of the laneway.

Residents have been notified of the proposal to install ‘No Parking’ restriction on this section of the Macaulay Lane. It is recommended that the proposal be approved.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the installation of full-time ‘No Parking’ restrictions be APPROVED for a distance of 26 metres on the northern  side of Macaulay Lane, Stanmore between the rear of property 73 Corunna Road, Stanmore  and the rear of property 69 Corunna Road; and

2.       the installation of statutory ‘No Stopping’ restriction on the northern and southern side of Macaulay Lane, Stanmore, for a distance of 10 metres from its intersection with Northumberland Lane (East) Stanmore be APPROVED, in order to deter illegal parking and improve access to off street parking.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0816 Item 8      Parramatta Road Corridor and Camperdown Parking Study - Final Report

SUMMARY

Council has completed the Parramatta Road Corridor/Camperdown Parking study. The

community consultation and parking surveys were included in the draft report which was

endorsed by Traffic committee, and subsequently went to public exhibition in June 2016. All

comments received have been incorporated into a final report with recommendations for

implementation of parking changes in the area. This report is to recommend the

implementation of the changes listed in TABLE 1: Study Recommendations of this report.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Public speaker: Mr Josh Milton

 

The Speaker from Arup addressed the committee in regards to the Parramatta Road Corridor and Camperdown Parking Management Study and advised the following:

  • This report has been on public exhibition and has received 168 comments from the community.
  • Some of the recommendations have been adjusted to reflect the comments received.
  • No infrastructure changes are proposed, this report is purely parking related (policy changes).

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT Council adopt the recommendations of the Parramatta Road Corridor/Camperdown Parking Study – Final Report as listed in Table 1: Study Recommendations of this report.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0816 Item 9      Council Street, St Peters - Proposal for Permit Parking Area M12
(Marrickville Ward/Heffron)

SUMMARY

Following a resident request permit parking restrictions are proposed within a section of

Council Street. Residents have been notified of the proposals to install:

a)  A section of ‘2P 8.30am – 6pm Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted – Area M12’

          restrictions nearby their properties as part of the extension to the Area M12 permit

          parking precinct;

b)  A section of ‘No Parking’ restrictions on the eastern side of Council Street at the end

          of the street near the railway corridor; and

c)  Three statutory ‘No Stopping’ signs on both sides of Goodsell Street at Council Street

          and on the eastern side of Council Street at Goodsell Street.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Concerns were raised by the Local Member representative for Heffron in relation to the proposed statutory ‘No Stopping’ zone in Goodsell Street and the reduction in parking for local residents. The local member requested that implementation of the proposed ‘No Stopping’ zones in Goodsell Street be delayed until the park upgrade works are completed. The Local Member  representative also requested a reduction in the ‘No Stopping’ length; however, the RMS representative advised that the reduction would not meet the RMS assessment requirements. 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT;

 

1.   the installation of ‘2P 8.30am – 6pm Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted – Area M12’ restrictions (20 metres in length) adjacent to property no. 63 Goodsell Street, St Peters on the eastern side of Council Street, St Peters be APPROVED, in order to provide parking opportunities for local residents;

 

2.   the installation of full-time ‘No Parking’ restrictions (6 metres in length) on the eastern side of Council Street, St Peters adjacent to property no. 63 Goodsell Street, St Peters (immediately south from the railway corridor) be APPROVED, in order to improve access for turning motorists and increase safety;

 

3.   the installation of statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on both the northern and southern sides of Goodsell Street, St Peters for a distance of 10 metres from its intersection with Council Street, St Peters be APPROVED, in order to deter illegal parking, improve access for turning motorists and increase safety; and

 

4.   the installation of statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the eastern side of Council Street, St Peters (adjacent to property no. 63 Goodsell Street, St Peters) for a distance of 10 metres from its intersection with Goodsell Street, St Peters be APPROVED, in order to deter illegal parking, improve access for turning motorists and increase safety.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT;

 

1.   the installation of ‘2P 8.30am – 6pm Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted – Area M12’ restrictions (20 metres in length) adjacent to property no. 63 Goodsell Street, St Peters on the eastern side of Council Street, St Peters be APPROVED, in order to provide parking opportunities for local residents;

 

2.   the installation of full-time ‘No Parking’ restrictions (6 metres in length) on the eastern side of Council Street, St Peters adjacent to property no. 63 Goodsell Street, St Peters (immediately south from the railway corridor) be APPROVED, in order to improve access for turning motorists and increase safety;

 

3.   the installation of statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on both the northern and southern sides of Goodsell Street, St Peters for a distance of 10 metres from its intersection with Council Street, St Peters be DELAYED until the park upgrade works are completed; and

 

4.   the installation of statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the eastern side of Council Street, St Peters (adjacent to property no. 63 Goodsell Street, St Peters) for a distance of 10 metres from its intersection with Goodsell Street, St Peters be APPROVED, in order to deter illegal parking, improve access for turning motorists and increase safety.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0816 Item 10    Piper Lane (South of Piper Street), Annandale - No Stopping and No Parking Restrictions
(Leichhardt/Balmain)

SUMMARY

Council received a petition requesting the installation of parking restrictions in the Piper Lane, Annandale, on the side of No. 2A Piper Street to address driveway accessibility and safety concerns caused by parked vehicles in the lane. The statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ restriction followed by ‘No Parking’ restrictions are being proposed to alleviate the problem.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Public speaker: Ms Kathy Smithies

 

The speaker from Annandale Street attended the meeting in support of the proposal; she advised that the planned parking changes will create a better situation for the residents than is current and encouraged the Committee to adopt the recommendations of the report.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1)   A 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the eastern side of Piper Lane, south of Piper Street.

2)   A 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the western side of Piper Lane, south of Piper Street.

3)   ~33.4m ‘No Parking’ restrictions be installed on the western side of Piper Lane following south of the proposed 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone (opposite the rear of No. 184 Johnston Street inclusive).

4)   ‘No Parking’ restrictions be extended on the western side of Piper Lane further south to include the rear boundary of No. 215 Annandale Street, subject to consultation with affected properties (that were not originally consulted) and no significant objections being received.

5)   Statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ restrictions be installed on Piper Street west of Piper Lane, and the affected properties be notified.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0816 Item 11    Piper Lane (North of Rose Street), Annandale - No Stopping Restrictions
(Leichhardt/Balmain)

SUMMARY

Concerns have been raised with vehicles parking too close to the intersection of Piper Lane at Rose Street, Annandale. In order to alleviate this issue it is proposed to signpost the statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zones on both sides of Piper Lane, north of Rose Street.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       a 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the western side of Piper Lane, north of Rose Street; and

2.       a 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the eastern side of Piper Lane, north of Rose Street.

         

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0816 Item 12    Piper Lane (South of Weynton Street), Annandale - No Stopping and No Parking Restrictions
(Leichhardt/Balmain)

SUMMARY

Concerns have been raised with vehicles parking too close to the intersection of Piper Lane at Weynton Street, Annandale. In order to alleviate this issue it is proposed to signpost the

statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone on the western side of Piper Lane, south of Weynton Street. A further request to install ‘No Parking’ restrictions on the side boundary of the subject property is also being recommended as a revised proposal.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.   a 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the western side of Piper Lane, south of Weynton Street; and

2.   a ‘No Parking’ zone be installed on the western side of Piper Lane following south of the proposed 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone to cover the side boundary of No. 1 Weynton Street (approximately 24m).

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T0816 Item 13    Trafalgar Lane, Annandale - No Parking Restrictions
(Leichhardt/Balmain)

 

SUMMARY

Concerns have been raised by two neighbouring residents that are frequently unable to

access their rear garage in Trafalgar Lane due to obstructions from parked vehicles opposite

the garages. ‘No Parking’ restrictions are being proposed to alleviate this problem.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a 12m ‘No Parking’ zone be installed in Trafalgar Lane, at the rear boundary of No. 165 Trafalgar Street, Annandale.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0816 Item 14    Minor Traffic Facilities (Leichhardt/Balmain)

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

 

The committee members were advised of the following changes to the recommendation:

Item  4: College Street is to be changed to Cambridge Street

Item 5: College Street is to be changed to Emma Street outside No.1A Emma Street, Leichhardt.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the ‘Disabled Parking’ space in College Street, on the side boundary of No.50 Curtis Road, Balmain be removed as it is no longer required;

2.       the ‘Disabled Parking’ space outside No.24 Springside Street, Rozelle be removed as it is no longer required;

3.       the ‘Disabled Parking’ space in front of No.48 Mort Street, Balmain be removed as it is no longer required;

4.       the ‘Disabled Parking’ space in College Street, outside No.14 Cambridge be removed as it is no longer required;

5.       the ‘Disabled Parking’ space in College Street, outside No.1A Emma Street, on the side boundary of No.50 Curtis Road, Balmain be removed as it is no longer required;

6.       a 3.2m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone (45 degree angle parking) be installed outside No. 309 Annandale Street, Annandale;

7.       a 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in Little Darling Street, Balmain on the rear boundary of No.366C Darling Street for 4 weeks; and  

8.       a 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed across the frontage of No.25 Ennis Street, Balmain for 12 weeks. 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the ‘Disabled Parking’ space in College Street, on the side boundary of No.50 Curtis Road, Balmain be removed as it is no longer required;

2.       the ‘Disabled Parking’ space outside No.24 Springside Street, Rozelle be removed as it is no longer required;

3.       the ‘Disabled Parking’ space in front of No.48 Mort Street, Balmain be removed as it is no longer required;

4.       the ‘Disabled Parking’ space in Cambridge Street, outside No.14 Cambridge be removed as it is no longer required;

5.       the ‘Disabled Parking’ space in Emma Street, outside No.1A Emma Street, Leichhardt be removed as it is no longer required;

6.       a 3.2m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone (45 degree angle parking) be installed outside No. 309 Annandale Street, Annandale;

7.       a 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in Little Darling Street, Balmain on the rear boundary of No.366C Darling Street for 4 weeks; and  

8.       a 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed across the frontage of No.25 Ennis Street, Balmain for 12 weeks. 

T0816 Item 15    Norton Street, Leichhardt - Temporary Installation of a Parklet
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain/Glebe)

SUMMARY

Council’s Economic Development Officer has requested that a parklet be installed in Norton

Street for a period of 2 months. It is recommended that it be supported.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The RMS representative advised that future Parklets should only be considered in 40km/h zones (slow speed environment) as the approval criteria for 50km/h zones are different. It was noted that Norton Street has a 40km/h speed limit.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT that the installation of a Parklet for a 2 month period on the eastern side of Norton Street in front of No. 39 Norton Street be supported.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0816 Item 16    Angelini Avenue & Woodlark Street, Rozelle - Extension to Existing RPS Time & Day Restrictions
(Balmain/Balmain)

SUMMARY

A petition was received from residents of Angelini Avenue and Woodlark Street to extend the

existing time and day restrictions on the existing 2P Resident Parking Scheme to 10pm and 7 days respectively.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the existing resident parking restrictions of ‘2P 8am-6pm Mon-Fri Permit Holders Excepted Area R1’ on both sides of Angelini Avenue (west of Woodlark Street) and both sides of Woodlark Street, Rozelle be converted to ‘2P 8am-10pm (7 Days) Permit Holders Excepted Area R1’.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0816 Item 17    Fowler Street, Hill Street & Mackenzie Street, Leichhardt - Resident (Permit) Parking Scheme Restrictions
(Leichhardt/Balmain)

SUMMARY

Council has received numerous requests for a resident parking scheme (RPS) to be

implemented in Hill Street and Mackenzie Street to deter long stay parking from non-residents following the recently installed RPS restrictions in the nearby Waratah Street, Leichhardt.

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Public speaker:  Ms Kathryn Ling, Mr Michael Bluestone, Mr Rosa Gallo, Ms Claudio Ocestia

 

Four speakers from Hill Street and Waratah Street attended the meeting in support of the proposal. These residents encouraged the Committee to adopt  the proposed RPS as it will result in relocation of permanently parked trailers and improve access to and from driveways.

 

A resident requested that access for emergency vehicles in Hill Street be investigated.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

THAT:

1.       A ‘2P, 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area L1’ restrictions be installed on both sides of Fowler Street, Leichhardt.

2.       A ‘2P, 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area L1’ restrictions be installed on northern side of Hill Street, Leichhardt between Balmain Road and Mackenzie Street.

3.       A ‘2P, 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area L1’ restrictions be installed on southern side of Hill Street, Leichhardt between Balmain Road and Unnamed laneway (adjacent 36th Battalion Park).

4.       A ‘2P, 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area L1’ restrictions be installed on western side of Mackenzie Street between Annesley Street and Hill Street.

5.       A ‘2P, 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area L1’ restrictions be installed on eastern side of Mackenzie Street between Hill Street and Fowler Street.

6.       Angled Parking on one side of Coleridge Street, Leichhardt between Fowler Street and Styles Street be investigated.

7.       Statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ restrictions be installed on Balmain Road north of the intersection of Annesley Street, Leichhardt.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

THAT:

1.       A ‘2P, 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area L1’ restrictions be installed on both sides of Fowler Street, Leichhardt.

2.       A ‘2P, 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area L1’ restrictions be installed on northern side of Hill Street, Leichhardt between Balmain Road and Mackenzie Street.

3.       A ‘2P, 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area L1’ restrictions be installed on southern side of Hill Street, Leichhardt between Balmain Road and Unnamed laneway (adjacent 36th Battalion Park).

4.       A ‘2P, 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area L1’ restrictions be installed on western side of Mackenzie Street between Annesley Street and Hill Street.

5.       A ‘2P, 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area L1’ restrictions be installed on eastern side of Mackenzie Street between Hill Street and Fowler Street.

6.       Angled Parking on one side of Coleridge Street, Leichhardt between Fowler Street and Styles Street be investigated.

7.       Statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ restrictions be installed on Balmain Road north of the intersection of Annesley Street, Leichhardt.

8.     Access for emergency vehicles be investigated in Hill Street Leichhardt.

 

For motion: Unanimous

T0816 Item 18    Cohen Park, Annandale - Parking and Traffic Study
(Balmain Ward/Balmain/Glebe)

SUMMARY

In response to residential concerns highlighted during community engagement, a parking and traffic study during the peak winter sporting season has been carried out to ascertain if any improvements in traffic management are needed to ensure children’s safety when accessing and exiting the park.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

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

 

 

 

T0816 Item 19    29 Station Street, Newtown - Proposed Childcare Centre
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown)

SUMMARY

A Development Application has been received to demolish the existing building and to

construct a 3 storey building with basement parking and use the premises as a childcare

centre for 80 children at 29 Station Street, Newtown.

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

The Local Member representative for Newtown raised concerns regarding the high pedestrian activity in Enmore Road and suggested reduction of the speed limit to improve safety.

 

The RMS representative advised that local speed limits cannot be changed for childcare centres and are only applicable to primary and high schools.

 

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

 

 

 

T0816 Item 20    308-314 Stanmore Road, Petersham - Proposed Mixed Use Development
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown)

SUMMARY

A Development Application has been received to demolish part of the existing premises and

carry out alterations and additions to convert the existing residence into a 13 room hotel with

a ground floor café and florist.

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 Philip Bull

The speaker for the subject DA addressed the committee and advised that the proposed development was changed to comply with floor space concerns raised by Council. The report does not reflect the supporting documentation which was provided to show the functional use of space in the hotel.

The existing redundant crossing will be converted back to kerbside and used for parking. The hotel is located within walking distance of Ashfield Station and use of public transport will be actively encouraged.

There are provisions in the DCP to provide minimal parking in certain circumstances and the planners were requested to review these provisions in light of the supporting document.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0816 Item 21    (Former) Ashfield LGA Traffic Management Strategy (Ashfield/Liechhardt Ward)

SUMMARY

Council has engaged consultants GTA Consulting to prepare a Traffic Management Strategy

for the (former) Ashfield LGA. After public exhibition and stakeholder review the Traffic

Management Strategy has now been finalised and is presented to the Traffic Committee for

consideration. It is recommended that the strategy be adopted and the 10 year Action Plan

noted. A copy of the completed Strategy has been circulated separately to voting members as a pdf.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

Public speaker: Mr Brett Maynard

 

The speaker from GTA Consultants addressed the committee in regards to the Traffic Management Strategy for the (former) Ashfield LGA and advised the following:

  •   This report is a strategic study prepared using crash history and volume studies to address traffic concerns around the former Ashfield LGA.
  •   The study was put on public exhibition and 27 comments were received, minor changes to speed hump locations were made in response to the comments.
  •   Should the report receive in principal support from the LTC, further investigation and civil works will be brought back to the committee for approval.

 

The Local Member representative for Balmain requested all proposed speed humps located on bicycle routes be designed accordingly. Reference was made specifically to the proposed speed hump on page 387.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

THAT:

1.       the Traffic Management Strategy for the (former) Ashfield LGA be supported in Principle with items listed in the Action Plan to be the subject of detailed investigation and further reporting through the Traffic Committee, where necessary, prior to implementation; and

2.       the 10 year Action Plan list be noted and updated annually or as required to allow new traffic management and road safety issues to be captured. The Action Plan to rank items utilising the scoring system identified in this report to prioritise measures for future implementation in line with available funding.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LATE ITEM:

 

T0816 Item 21    nelson street, annandale – no parking restrictions (leichhardt/ balmain Ward)

SUMMARY

Council is seeking to amend the recommendation resolved from 5 May 2016 Traffic Committee for a ‘motorbike only’ parking zone to be changed to a ‘No Parking’ zone south of the driveway of No. 136-142 Nelson Street, Annandale.

BACKGROUND

In the Traffic Committee on 5th May 2016, it was recommended to install a 5.5m ‘Motorbike Only’ parking zone be installed on the western side of Nelson Street, immediately south of Nos. 136-142’s driveway subject to consultation with affected properties and no significant objections being received.

The ‘Motorbike Only’ parking zone was recommended at the time to retain some form of parking whilst still addressing the sight distance concerns for vehicles exiting No. 136-142 Nelson Street’s driveway. However, due to strong objections and the directly affected property originally requesting it to be ‘No Parking’ restrictions, it is recommended to amend the proposal to ‘No Parking’ restrictions instead if a ‘Motorbike only’ zone.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

THAT a 5.5m ‘No Parking’ parking zone be installed on the western side of Nelson Street, immediately south No. 136-142’s driveway instead of a ‘motorbike only’ parking zone recommended in May’s 2016 Traffic Committee.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

Future meetings

The next meeting of the Traffic Committee is scheduled for Thursday 1st September 2016 to be held at Ashfield Service Centre.

 

 

Meeting closed at  12:00 pm.