Local Traffic Committee Meeting

3 November 2016

 

 

Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting

held at Leichhardt Service Centre on 3 November 2016

 

Meeting commenced at  pm

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY BY CHAIRPERSON

 

Acknowledgement by Chairman:

 

“I acknowledge the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora nation on whose country we are meeting today and their elders past and present”

 

COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT

Mr Jason Scoufis

IWC’s Team Leader Traffic, Leichhardt(Chair)

Mr Ryan Horne

Roads & Maritime Services

SC Sam Tohme

Sgt Dan Chilvers

NSW Police – Ashfield

NSW Police – Leichhardt

Mr Bill Holliday

Representative for Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain

Mr Chris Woods

Ms Cathy Peters

Mr Mathew Howard

Representative for Ron Hoenig MP, Member for Heffron

Representative for Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown

Representative for Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill

 

OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE

Mr Wal Petschler

IWC’s Director, Major Projects and Engineering

Mr Joe Di Cesare

Mr Boris Muha

IWC’s Manager, Design and Investigation, Marrickville

IWC’s Traffic Projects Engineer, Ashfield

Ms Nina Fard

IWC’s Senior Traffic Engineer, Leichhardt

Mr Manod Wickramasinghe

IWC’s Traffic & Parking Engineer, Leichhardt

Mr Emilio Andari

IWC’s Traffic Engineer, Marrickville

Ms Mary Bailey

IWC’s Parking Planner, Marrickville

Ms Jenny Adams

IWC’s Road Safety Officer, Marrickville

Mr Benny Horn

Mr Pierre Ayoub

IWC’s Cycling Organiser, Marrickville

IWC’s Civil Engineer, Marrickville

Mr Davide Torresan

IWC’s Traffic Engineer, Ashfield

Mr Caloust Chichmanian

SC John Micallef

State Transit Authority

NSW Police - Ashfield

 

VISITORS

Mr Douglas Ramsbottom

Mr Sam McClean

Item 1

Item 2

Mr Mathew Bergan

Mr Daniel Younan

Item 7

Item 13

 

APOLOGIES

Mr John Stephens

IWC’s Traffic Manager, Leichhardt

Mr George Tsaprounis

IWC’s Coordinator Traffic Engineering Services, Marrickville

SC Stephen Flanagan

SC Anthony Kenny

NSW Police - Marrickville

NSW Police – Newtown

Mr Brandon Morson

Roads & Maritime Services

 

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS

 

Nil.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 6 October 2016 were adopted at Council’s Ordinary Meeting held on Tuesday, 25 October 2016.

 

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OF MINUTES

Nil.

 

PART A – ITEMS WHERE COUNCIL MAY EXERCISE ITS DELEGATED FUNCTIONS

 

TRAFFIC MATTERS

 

 

T1116 Item 1      Nicholson Street, Balmain East - Children’s Crossing
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

 

 

SUMMARY

The Traffic Committee at its meeting in November 2015 approved the installation of a

‘Children’s Crossing 8:30am-9:30am to 2:45pm-3:45pm, School Days’ in Nicholson Street, just south of Brett Avenue, Balmain East. Council late last year endorsed the Traffic Committee’s recommendation and the crossing was subsequently installed in February 2016.

Council has since received correspondence from a number of local residents in regards to the safety of children using the crossing at its current location and have requested relocation of the crossing to north of Brett Avenue.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Public speaker: Mr Douglas Ramsbottom

 

Mr Ramsbottom from No. 9 Nicholson Street, Blamain East addressed the committee and expressed concerns in regards to the  Children’s Crossing at its current location. He advised the following:

  •   We acknowledge that a crossing in Nicholson Street is needed; however, we oppose the crossing at its current location as it forces children to cross Nicholson Street and Brett Avenue. If the crossing was relocated north of Brett Avenue there would be no need for children to cross Brett Avenue, hence making the crossing safer.
  •   The primary purpose of the crossing is to improve safety for the school children and in that sense, not relocating the crossing because of the potential impact on parking would be unacceptable.
  •   School teachers supervise the crossing in the morning but not in the afternoon. They are not trained for the job and should be replaced with an accredited school crossing supervisor.
  •   Parents park in the ‘No Stopping’ zones to drop off and pick up students and rangers are rarely available to issue infringement notices.

 

Council Officers advised Committee members that significant studies of the issues raised by the residents have been undertaken by Council officers. The data from the study has been included in the report for the committee’s deliberation. The traffic generation of Brett Avenue is very minimal and can be compared to a driveway for a residential unit development. Relocation of the crossing north of Brett Avenue would eliminate the need for some children to cross Brett Avenue, however vehicles could reverse over the crossing when performing a 3-point turn using Brett Avenue, which is an unsafe manoeuvre. 'The children's crossing cannot be located any further north as it would impact the drop-off and pick-up zone directly outside the school.

 

The Local Member representative for Balmain advised that he acknowledges the crossing would be better located north of Brett Avenue;  however, he supports the STOP sign and TF holding line in Brett Avenue as the first step to minimise cost and loss of parking.

 

An email from Chris Pevy-Buenen, Principal of Nicholson Street Public School was tabled at the meeting;

 

“The school is committed to continuing to work with the community and council to ensure the crossing of Nicholson Street is utilised in a safe way by all members of the school community. We thank the council and the traffic committee for the positive way in which they have endeavoured to work with all members of the community through the issues presented throughout this process and we look forward to a positive outcome for all involved.”

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       the current location of the Nicholson Street Children’s Crossing (south of Brett Avenue) be retained; and

2.       a STOP sign and the associated TF holding line be installed in Brett Avenue at the intersection of Nicholson Street.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T1116 Item 2      Balmain Road at Stanley Street, Leichhardt - Raised Pedestrian Crossing (Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

As part of Council’s 2016-17 traffic facilities program, it is proposed to upgrade the existing

pedestrian (zebra) crossing on Balmain Road, south of Stanley Street to a raised (zebra)

pedestrian crossing.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Public speaker: Mr Sam McClean

 

Mr McClean from No. 2 Short Street, Leichhardt addressed the committee and expressed concerns in regards to the proposed upgrade of the crossing on Balmain Road, south of Stanley Street. He stated the following:

  •    Raising the crossing is ineffective in improving pedestrian safety as it will give pedestrian’s a false sense of security and encourage them to cross without taking due care.
  •   The noise associated with a raised crossing will be exacerbated, causing problems for the immediately affected residents.
  •   The option of extending the existing School Zone (40km/h) to include the subject crossing in order to encourage lower speeds and improve safety, be investigated.
  •   Consideration be given to implementing a speed camera or employ an accredited crossing supervisor.
  •   That If none of the above are viable options that a noise engineer evaluate the potential impact of the raised crossing before the work is commenced, and should the works still be undertaken that Council be responsible for noise mitigation on adjacent properties.     

 

The Committee members agreed to defer the recommendation to a future Traffic Committee meeting to allow for further investigation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the proposed upgrade of the existing pedestrian (zebra) crossing to a raised pedestrian (zebra) crossing be supported as detailed in Attachment 1.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the matter be deferred to a future Traffic Committee meeting for further investigation

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 3      Catherine Street at Ilka Street, Lilyfield - Pedestrian Conditions (Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate /Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

A resident has raised concern regarding pedestrian safety at the Catherine Street/Ilka Street

intersection associated with conflict between northbound vehicles making u-turns in Catherine Street and pedestrians. These pedestrians, in particular children are crossing Catherine Street to access to War Memorial Park and are not expecting u-turns at this location. A pedestrian refuge is provided in Catherine Street at Ilka Street to provide pedestrian access to the park via a staged crossing.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

An email from Bob Moore, representative of bike Leichhardt was tabled at the meeting

 

“I appreciate the intention of widening the shoulder lane northbound but I don't think it will provide a safe width at the first parked car after the No Stopping sign, which is too close to the refuge according to the relevant RMS technical note. As there is no residential frontage there I ask that the sign be moved further north.”

 

The Local Member representative for Balmain similarly requested that the ‘No Stopping’ zone on the western side of Catherine Street be moved further north to prevent cars from parking and obstructing the bike lane.

 

Council staff advised that further investigation will be undertaken to determine the required length of the subject ‘No Stopping’ zone after the edge-line has been adjusted.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

  1.    road flaps be installed in the central painted median island in Catherine Street at Ilka Street to prevent u-turns; and
  2.    the edgeline on the western side of Catherine Street be adjusted to provide a wider bicycle shoulder parking lane whilst retaining a 3.2 metre wide northbound travel lane.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

  1.    road flaps be installed in the central painted median island in Catherine Street at Ilka Street to prevent u-turns; and
  2.   the edgeline on the western side of Catherine Street be adjusted to provide a wider bicycle shoulder parking lane whilst retaining a 3.2 metre wide northbound travel lane.
  3.    Once linemarking has been installed that an on-site meeting be held with the representative of Bike Leichhardt to assess if an extended ‘No Stopping’ is required.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 4      View Street/Piper Street South, Annandale - Pedestrian Conditions (Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate /Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

A business owner has raised concern regarding pedestrian safety conditions at the View

Street/Piper Street South intersection as a result of speeding vehicles and corner cutting. The new café is generating more pedestrian movements in and around the intersection which has highlighted the issue.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       a 10 metre ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the southern side of Piper Street South west of View Street, Annandale;

 

2.       chevron linemarking be marked around the south western kerb return to reduce the travel lane width, slowing motorists as they make a left turn and providing improved separation between pedestrians and vehicles; and

 

3.       installation of a STOP sign and stop linemarking be undertaken in View Street at Piper Street South.     

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 5      Foreman Street, Tempe - Proposed ‘No Right Turn’ Restriction into Princes Highway - Consultation Results
(Marrickville Ward/Heffron Electorate/Newtown LAC)

 

SUMMARY

It has been reported that the right turn movement from Foreman Street into Princes Highway,

Sydenham is dangerous because of the high volume of traffic on the highway and should be

banned.

 

Consultation with affected residents and businesses regarding a proposal to introduce morning and afternoon peak hour right-turn ban at this location has been undertaken and the results are presented in this report for consideration.

 

It is recommended that an AM (6am-10am) and PM (3pm – 7pm) peak hour ‘No Right Turn’

restriction from Foreman Street into Princes Highway, Tempe be approved and implemented,

subject to a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) being considered and approved by the Roads

and Maritime Services (RMS).

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.      the findings of the community consultation be received and noted; and

2.       the installation of an AM (6am-10am) and PM (3pm – 7pm) peak hour ‘No Right Turn’ restriction from Foreman Street into Princes Highway, Tempe be APPROVED and implemented, subject to a Traffic Management Plan being considered and approved by the Roads and Maritime Services.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 6      Merton Street, Rozelle - Kerb Blisters
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

 

SUMMARY

As part of the 2016-17 traffic facilities program, it is recommended to install kerb blisters on

Darling Street at Merton Street, Rozelle to improve pedestrian amenity.

 

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the construction of kerb blisters on both sides of Darling Street, Rozelle immediately south of Merton Street be supported as detailed in Attachment 1.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 7      Union Street, Tempe - Proposed Traffic Calming Revised Design Plans (Marrickville Ward/Heffron Electorate/Newtown LAC)

 

SUMMARY

A presentation by a resident of Union Street, Tempe was made to the Local Traffic Committee at its meeting on 6 October 2016. A number of concerns and issues were raised as part of the presentation regarding the proposed traffic calming measured in Union Street. It was resolved to refer the matter back to the November Local Traffic Committee meeting in order to address the resident’s concerns.

 

The report below addresses the issues raised through the resident’s presentation and

incorporates changes to the detailed design plan following consideration of these issues.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Public speaker: Mr Mathew Bergan

 

Mr Bergan from No. 41 Union Street, Tempe addressed the committee with the following comments:

  •   The proposed landscaped kerb island outside No. 41 Union Street is too long and will remove two parking spaces in an area with very high parking demands due to the close proximity of a church and a school.
  •   The landscape kerb island at its proposed location will not stop cars from mounting the kerb and hence will not improve safety.
  •    Increased number of heavy vehicles (mainly construction trucks but also the occasional service vehicles) use the area. This number is expected to rise as a number of future warehouse developments are expected to be approved in the area.
  •   Trucks turning right out of School Lane in to Union Street, regularly mount the kerb. Bollards should be installed at this location to improve safety.
  •   The proposed traffic calming works in Union Street will reduce the width and only allow one vehicle to exit at a time, this will not improve the traffic flow in the surrounding streets.  

 

The Local Member representative for Heffron advised that local residents have requested the implementation of ‘Keep Clear’ linemarking on Unwins Bridge Road to improve the right turn out of Union Street.   

 

Council staff advised that the propose kerb island outside No. 41 Union Street is intended to improve site visibility and is implemented within the 10m statutory ‘No Stopping’ zone. The narrowing at the intersection of Union Street and Unwins Bridge Road has been intentionally designed to improve safety. The traffic volumes in Union Street are not high and the impact on traffic flow will be minimal.

 

RMS representative advised that there are strict RMS guidelines in regards to implementation of ‘Keep Clear’ linemarking. RMS will consider Council’s proposal.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the detailed design plan for a raised pedestrian crossing, a raised threshold and an at-grade threshold (including kerb blisters) and associated signs and line markings in Union Street, Tempe (as per the attached design plan No. 5912 ‘Amendment B’) be APPROVED.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT

  1.   the detailed design plan for a raised pedestrian crossing, a raised threshold and an at-grade threshold (including kerb blisters) and associated signs and line markings in Union Street, Tempe (as per the attached design plan No. 5912 ‘Amendment B’) be APPROVED
  2.   A vehicle length restriction in School Lane to access Union Street, Tempe be investigated.
  3.   “Keep Clear” linemarking on Unwins Bridge Road at Union Street, Tempe be investigated.

.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 8      Jersey Street & Moyes Street, Marrickville - Proposed Traffic Calming Revised Design Plans
(Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

Revised design plans have been finalised for the proposed drainage improvements,

landscaping and associated signs and line marking works at the intersection of Jersey Street

and Moyes Street, Marrickville as part of Council’s Drainage Facility Capital Works Program.

The proposal for three new storm water inlets, a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs and line markings will improve drainage amenities and traffic conditions at

this location.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the detailed design plans for drainage improvements, landscaping and associated signs and line marking works at the intersection of Jersey Street and Moyes Street, Marrickville (as per the design plan No. 6102_A) be APPROVED.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 9      Temporary Road Closure to Carry Out Reinstallation of Mobile Phone Antenna Mount Across Agar Street, Marrickville (Marrickville Ward/Marrickville Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

An application has been received from K&D Traffic Management Pty Ltd for the temporary full road closure of Agar Street (between Addison Road and Newington Road) Marrickville for a period of 7 hours from 10am to 5pm on 3th and 4th of December 2016, in order to stand a

mobile boom crane on Agar Street to reinstall a mobile phone antenna mount across Agar

Street, Marrickville. It is recommended that the proposed temporary road closure 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 the proposed temporary full road closure of Agar Road(between Addison Road and Newington Road) Marrickville be APPROVED for a period of 7 hours from 10am to 5pm on 3th and 4th of December 2016 December 2016,  in order to stand a mobile boom crane on Agar Street to reinstall a mobile phone antenna mount across Agar Street, Marrickville, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.       a fee of $1,354.60 for the temporary full road closure is payable by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges;

2.       the temporary full road closure be advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days’ notice for submissions, in accordance with the Roads Act;

3.       a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) be submitted by the applicant to the Roads and Maritime Services for consideration and approval;

4.       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 closure;

5.       a Road Occupancy License be obtained by the applicant from the Roads and Maritime Services’ Transport Management Centre;

6.       notice of the proposed closure be forwarded by the applicant to the NSW Police, the NSW Fire Brigades and the NSW Ambulance Services;

7.       notification signs advising of the proposed road closures and new traffic arrangements to be strategically installed and maintained by the applicant at each end of the street at least 7 days prior to the closure;

8.       all affected residents and businesses shall be notified in writing, by the applicant, of the proposed temporary road closure at least 7 days in advance of the closure with the applicant making reasonable provision for residents;

9.       vehicular and pedestrian access for residents and businesses to their off-street car parking spaces be maintained where possible whilst site works are in progress;

10.     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, 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;

11.     the holder of this approval shall indemnify the Council against all claims, damages and costs incurred by, or charges made against, the Council in respect to death or injury to any person or damage in any way arising out of this approval. In this regard, a public liability insurance policy for an amount not less than $20,000,000 for any one occurrence is to be obtained and is to note the Council as an interested party. The holder of this approval shall inform its insurer of the terms of this condition and submit a copy of the insurance policy to the Council prior to commencement of the work the subject of this approval;

12.     the operator of any unit exercising this approval shall have this approval with them and produce it if required along with any other relevant authority approvals granted in the connection with the work;

13.     mobile cranes, cherry packers or concrete boom pumps shall not stand within the public way for extended periods when not in operation under this approval;

14.     the operation of the mobile crane shall not give rise to an "offensive noise" as defined in the Protection of Environment Operations Act, 1997. Furthermore, vibrations and/or emission of gases that are created during its operations and which are a nuisance, or dangerous to public health are not permitted;

15.     all work is to be carried out in accordance with Work Cover requirements; and

16.     the costs to repair damages, as a result of these works, to Council's footway and roadway areas will be borne by the applicant.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 10    Short Street, Balmain - Road Occupancy
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

Council has received an application from a resident of Short Street, Balmain to conduct a

Christmas street party in Short Street between Spring Street and Curtis Road. This is an

annual event.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the temporary road closure of Short Street, Balmain between Spring Street and Curtis Road, on Saturday, 17th December 2016 between 6.00pm and 11.30pm be approved, subject to the following conditions:

a.    an unencumbered passage minimum 3.0m wide be available for emergency vehicles through the closed section of Short Street, Balmain;

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

c.    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;

d.    the approved Traffic Control Plan (TCP) be implemented at the applicant’s expense including RMS accredited traffic controllers;

e.    the Fire Brigade (Balmain) be notified of the intended closure;

f.        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;

iii.  ‘Detour’ (T5-1) signs;

g.    the Street Party co-ordinator be advised Council provides barricades, ‘Road Closed’ and ‘Detour’ signs free or at minimum cost.  The Street Party co-ordinator is required to arrange delivery by Council at cost, or arrange pickup from and return to Council’s Depot at no cost.  Any non-standard signs may be provided at cost;

h.    the applicant must comply with the risk assessment conditions supplied by Council’s Employee Services Section prior to the event. (Council contact: David Gollan on 9367 9222);

i.        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 and Engineering, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleaning costs;

j.        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;

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

l.        Council reserves the right to cancel the approval at any time;

m.   the applicant complies with any reasonable directive from Council Officers and NSW Police; and

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

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T1116 Item 11    Heighway Avenue, Ashfield - Annual Road Occupancy (Christmas Street Party) on Saturday 3rd December 2016
(Ashfield Ward/Strathfield Electorate/Ashfield LAC)      

 

 

SUMMARY

Representation has been received from Ms Julia Pokorny for residents in Heighway Avenue,

requesting the temporarily closure of Heighway Avenue, between Walter Street and Frederick Street, to conduct an annual Christmas Street party from 5.00pm-9.00pm on the Saturday 3rd December 2016.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the Committee raises no objection for Council to proceed and arrange the temporary closure of Heighway Avenue, Ashfield, between Walter Street and Frederick Street, to conduct an annual Christmas Street Party on the Saturday 3 December 2016, from 5.00pm - 9.00pm. The closure will be subject to relevant conditions as imposed by Council together with any other conditions from the RMS and Police.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 12    Anthony Street, Croydon - Annual Road Occupancy (Christmas Street Party) on Saturday 17 December 2016
(Leichhardt Ward/Strathfield Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

 

SUMMARY

Representation has been received from Ms Jackie Speak for residents in Anthony Street,

Croydon, requesting the temporary closure of Anthony Street, Croydon, between Croydon

Road and Etonville Parade, to conduct an annual Christmas Street party from 4.00pm 9.00pm on Saturday 17 December 2016.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the Committee raises no objection for Council to proceed and arrange the temporary closure of Anthony Street, Croydon, between Croydon Road and Etonville Parade, to conduct an annual Christmas Street Party on the Saturday 17 December 2016, from 4.00pm - 9.00pm. The closure will be subject to relevant conditions as imposed by Council together with any other conditions from the RMS and Police.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 13    Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) 15-17 Hercules Street, Ashfield (Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

AAA Traffic Control Pty Ltd for Daniel Younan & Associates has prepared a Construction

Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) as required under condition of consent for the development of 15-17 Hercules Street, Ashfield.

The CTMP dated 14th October 2016 (Attachment 1) has been developed in discussion and

meetings on site between the developer, Council, Police and STA for use of the rear lane,

known as Fox’s Lane, for road occupation and construction vehicle access to the site.

 

It is recommended that the CTMP operate to the extent of providing a full road closure in Fox’s Lane, and the installation of a work zone, during DA times of operation. This would be subject to the CTMP being further revised to include Council permit conditions for the use and operation of the Fox’s Lane under appropriate Council fees and charges, and include any other conditions as required by the RMS and/or Police.

 

Any out of hours operation, will need to be approved under special permit arrangement (e.g.

the erection and dismantling of a tower crane.) and may be included in Council permit

conditions in use and operation of Fox’s Lane.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

Public speaker: Mr Daniel Younan

 

Mr Younan addressed the committee and advised that the developers have met with Council’s (Ashfield) staff on numerous occasions, to ensure the CTMP is in accordance with Council’s requirements. He encouraged the committee to approve the CTMP.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT support be given for the Construction Traffic Management Plan to operate to the extent of providing a full road closure in Fox’s Lane and installation of a work zone in Fox’s Lane, during DA times of operation for development works of 15-17 Hercules Street, Ashfield. This is subject to the CTMP being further revised (for Council approval) to include:

1.       Council permit conditions for the use and operation of Fox’s Lane under appropriate Council fees and charges; and

2.       any other conditions as required by the RMS and/or Police.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

T1116 Item 14    Local Route 3 (Livingstone Road) - Public Consultation Report

SUMMARY

Council has prepared a final concept plan for improvements to Local Route 3, a bicycle route

identified in Council’s Bicycle Plan, following public exhibition of the draft concept plan. 62%

of the responses received did not support the concept plan. The concept plan has been

amended in response to the main objection of the proposed removal of on-street parking on

Livingstone Road. The final concept plan identifies a route along Livingstone Road from the

Bankstown Line rail corridor to Marrickville Park to make bike riding safer, more comfortable

and more convenient, and addresses the community concerns by reducing impacts to onstreet parking by 99%. This report recommends that the final concept plan be approved and detailed designs for the route be developed.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Local Member representative for Balmain objected to the proposal due to the following safety concerns:

  •   2m wide bi-directional bike path is too narrow for fast bicycle traffic.
  •   The cycle path is on the footpath side and only 200mm away from parked cars. There is a risk of collision between the passengers opening doors and cyclists.
  •   The path is on the footpath side of bus stops; passengers will not be expecting speeding cyclists as they move towards the footpath.
  •   The design is unsafe at minor road junctions for contraflow cyclists. Turning cars will not be looking for cyclist traffic coming from their right.
  •   The design could cause conflict between cyclists and pedestrians using the pedestrian refuges. Pedestrians will not be expecting a rider approaching from their right.
  •   There are no provision for cyclists turning east off Livingston Road.
  •   The proposed path is subject to obstruction by residents garbage bins. The narrowed road lane width could encourage residents to place their bins adjacent to the road, in the bike path.

 

The Committee members agreed to defer the recommendation to a future Traffic Committee meeting to allow for further community engagement.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the final concept plan for Local Route 3 be approved and detailed designs for the route be developed.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the item be deferred to the December LTC for further community engagement.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T1116 Item 15    Local Route 18 (Dulwich Hill Station to Marrickville Station) - Public Consultation Report

SUMMARY

Council has prepared a final concept plan for improvements to Local Route 18, a bicycle route identified in Council’s Bicycle Plan, following public exhibition of the draft concept plan. The final concept plan identifies a route between Dulwich Hill station and Marrickville station to make bike riding safer, more comfortable and more convenient. 70% of submissions received during public exhibition indicated support for the draft concept plan. This report recommends that the final concept plan be approved and detailed designs for the route be developed.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed to defer the recommendation to a future Traffic Committee meeting to allow for further investigation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       the final concept plan for Local Route 18 be approved and detailed designs for the route be developed; and

2.       Council consult further with Sydney Metro to seek agreement on a bike route in the rail corridor between School Parade and Randall Street.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the item be deferred to the December LTC for further community engagement.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 16    Regional Bicycle Route 7 (Lewisham to Newtown) - Public Consultation Report

SUMMARY

Council has prepared a final concept plan for improvements to Regional Route 7, a NSW

Government priority bicycle route and part of strategic bicycle corridor, following public

exhibition of the draft concept plan. The final concept plan connects Lewisham and Newtown

to make bike riding safer, more comfortable and more convenient. 77% of submissions

received during public exhibition indicated support for the proposal. This report recommends

the final concept plan be endorsed to progress to the detailed design stage.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed to defer the recommendation to a future Traffic Committee meeting to allow for further investigation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the final concept plan for Regional Route 7 be approved and detailed designs for the route be developed; and

2.       Council consult further with Roads and Maritime Services and the City of Sydney to  identify options for improved bicycle access across King Street, Newtown.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the item be deferred to the December LTC for further community engagement.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARKING MATTERS

 

 

T1116 Item 17    Livingstone Road, Marrickville - Relocation of Existing ‘Bus Zone’ & ‘No Parking’ Restrictions
(Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

 

SUMMARY

A detailed signage plan has been finalised for the proposed relocation of a ‘Bus Zone’ on

Livingstone Road, Marrickville as part of the proposed development of Council’s new Library

and Community Hub located on the corner of Marrickville Road and Livingstone Road,

Marrickville. The proposal for a new ‘Bus Zone’ with associated signs will improve traffic

conditions at this location as a result of the future development.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the detailed signage plan of the ‘Bus Zone’ relocation with associated signs on the eastern side of Livingstone Road, Marrickville near its intersection with Marrickville Road (as per the signage plan No. PTC-001 Rev5) be APPROVED.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 18    Australia Street, Camperdown - Amendment to Mail Zone Restrictions to allow Residential Parking in Non-Operational Periods (Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

A local resident has requested that parking be allowed in the recently formalised ‘Mail Zone’

adjacent to 44-50 Australia Street, Camperdown. Details of operational times for the ‘Mail

Zone’ at this location were requested from Australia Post. Australia Post advised Council that

they did not object to a time restricted ‘Mail Zone’ at this location thereby allowing an

opportunity to extend the adjacent Resident Parking Scheme (M1) for the benefit of local

residents.

 

Due to the high utilisation of on-street parking in the subject area, it is recommended that the

dedicated ‘Mail Zone’ become time restricted to Australia Post operational times of 5.00pm –

8.00pm, Sunday to Friday and the existing Resident Parking Scheme (M1) in Australia Street, Camperdown, be extended into the mail zone outside Australia Post’s operational hours.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       the existing dedicated ‘Mail Zone’ adjacent to 44-50 Australia Street, Camperdown  be time restricted to Australia Post operational times of 5.00pm – 8.00pm, Sunday to Friday;

2.       the adjacent Residential Parking Scheme restrictions be extended into the ‘Mail Zone’ with amended times of ‘2P 8.30am – 5.00pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted – Area M1’; and

3.       the applicant, surrounding residents, Australia Post and Council Parking Officers be advised in terms of this report.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 19    Ferndale Lane, Newtown - Extension of ‘No Parking’ Restrictions in the Laneway (Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

A resident of Ferndale Street, Newtown raised concerns with regards to vehicles being parked in Ferndale Lane opposite their garage and therefore restricting vehicular access into and out of their garage. It is recommended that the existing 'No Parking' restrictions on the western side of Ferndale Lane be extended 16 metres northward from the rear of property No.32 Ferndale Street to the rear of the property No.24 Ferndale Street, Newtown to improve

vehicular access to residents’ off-street parking.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       the existing 'No Parking' restrictions on the eastern side of Ferndale Lane BE  EXTENDED by 16 metres northward from the rear of property No.32 Ferndale Street to  the rear of property No.24 Ferndale Street, Newtown to improve vehicular access to residents’ off-street parking; and

2.       the applicant, Council's Rangers and all affected residents be advised in terms of this report.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 20    Briar Lane, St Peters - ‘No Parking’ Restrictions in the Laneway (MarrickvilleWard/Heffron Electorate /Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

Representations have been received from local residents for the installation of full time ‘No

Parking’ restrictions in Briar Lane, St Peters as vehicular access is often blocked by parked

vehicles in the laneway and some residents are unable to access their off-street parking due to parked vehicles. Residents have been notified of the proposal to install ‘No Parking’

restrictions along the eastern length of the laneway along with statutory 10 metre ‘No

Stopping’ signs on the south-east side of Briar Lane at its intersection with Henry Street.

 

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 on the eastern side of Briar Lane, St Peters commencing adjacent to property No. 9 Henry Street and extending to the northern end of the laneway be APPROVED, in order to provide unobstructed vehicular access to the laneway and to the off-street car parking spaces and deter illegal parking across vehicular crossings;

2.       the installation of statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the south-east side of Briar Lane, St Peters for a distance of 10 metres from its intersection with Henry Lane, St Peters be APPROVED, in order to deter illegal parking, improve access for turning motorists and increase safety; and

3.       the applicants, affected residents and Council Rangers be advised in terms of this report.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 21    2 South Street, Marrickville - Request for a Drop-Off & Pick-Up Zone outside the Waranara Centre
(Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

 

SUMMARY

A request has been received from the Waranara Centre for the provision of a morning and

afternoon school P10minute drop-off/pick-up zone adjacent to the school in South Street,

Marrickville to assist parents and carers with the drop-off and pick-up of children. 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 ‘P10minute, 8:00am-9:30am and 2:30pm-4:00pm, Mon-Fri’ restrictions on the eastern side of South Street, Marrickville directly outside property 2 South Street (10 metres in length), be APPROVED, in order to provide an on-street drop-off/pick-up parking facility and to improve safety for passing traffic and access for children and parents into their vehicles.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 22    Wooley Lane, Marrickville - Request for ‘No Parking’ Restrictions in Laneway (Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

Representations have been received from local residents for the installation of full time ‘No

Parking’ restrictions in Wooley Lane, between Warburton Street and Greenbank Street,

Marrickville adjacent to their 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 extend the existing ‘No Parking’ restrictions on the western side of Wooley Lane by 30 metres to encompass the entire length of the laneway to improve access to off-street parking. 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 existing full-time ‘No Parking’ restrictions on the western side of Wooley Lane, between Warburton Street and Greenbank Street, Marrickville BE EXTENDED by 30 metres southward, in order to provide unobstructed vehicular access to the off-street car parking spaces and deter illegal parking across vehicular crossings;

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

3.       the applicants, Council Rangers and affected residents be advised in terms of this report.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 23    Requests for Mobility Parking Spaces
(Ashfield, Stanmore & Marrickville Wards/Summer Hill & Newtown Electorates/Stanmore & Marrickville LACs)

 

SUMMARY

Requests have been received from residents  within the Local Government Area (LGA) for the provision of dedicate mobility parking space outside their residence. It is recommended that the following ‘Mobility Parking’ spaces be approve das the applicants current medical conditions warrant the provision of these spaces 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 subject to the below conditions, the following locations be APPROVED as a ‘mobility parking’ space:

 

1.       Southern side of Station Street, Petersham adjacent to property no 36 Station Street, Tempe;

2.       Southern side of Camden Street, Tempe adjacent to property no 160 Camden Street, Tempe; and

3.       Northern side of Alfred Street, Marrickville adjacent to property no 1A Alfred Street, Marrickville.

 

The conditions are:

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

b.       the applicant advising Council of any changes in circumstances affecting the need for the special parking space; and

c.       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

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 24    Lion Street and Wetherill Street, Croydon - Proposal for Permit Parking Area 2 and 7 Respectively
(Ashfield Ward/Strathfield Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

 

SUMMARY

Requests have been received from local residents for consideration of a Resident Parking

Scheme in Lion Street and Wetherill Street, Croydon.

Surveys and recent consultation was conducted to consider the inclusion of Lion and Wetherill Streets as part of the extension of the Ashfield LGA Residential Parking Scheme with precincts introduced in the surrounding street areas over the last few years.

The following recommendation is made to propose installation of ‘2P 8.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri., Permit Holders Excepted – Area 2 (east side of Wetherill Street, north of Liverpool Road) & ‘2P 8.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri., Permit Holders Excepted - Area 7 (west side of Lion Street).

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       ‘2P 8.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri., Permit Holders Excepted - Area 2’ restrictions be installed on the eastern side of Wetherill Street, north of Liverpool Road, Croydon; and

2.       ‘2P 8.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri., Permit Holders Excepted - Area 7’ restrictions be installed on the western side of Lion Street, Croydon.     

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 25    Mullens Street, Rozelle between Mansfield Street and No. 181 Mullens Street - Resident (Permit) Parking Scheme Restrictions
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

Council has received a petition form the residents of Mullens Street (between Mansfield Street and No. 181 Mullens Street). The residents have requested extension of the existing Resident Parking Scheme (RPS) Zone R1 to include the frontage of their properties for a total of 5 indented parking spaces. The request intends to deter long term commuter parking which was recently exacerbated following the installation of RPS restrictions in the nearby Mansfield Street, Rozelle.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT ‘2P 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area R1’ restrictions be installed on the western side of Mullens Street, Rozelle (between Mansfield Street and No. 181 Mullens Street).

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 26    Darling Street, Balmain East - 1/4P Parking Restriction
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

Council has received a petition from a number of business owners in Darling Street between

Curtis Road and Stephen Street, requesting the installation of two short term parking spaces.

The business owners have raised concerns in regards to the low turnover in the existing 2-

hour parking zones in this section of Darling Street and the impacts on their customers’

parking needs.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT ‘1/4P 8am-6pm’ and ‘2P 6pm-10pm, 7 days’ Permit Holders Excepted, Authorised Area B2’ signage be installed outside No.224 Darling Street, Balmain for a length of 6 metres (as shown on the plan).

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 27    Flood Street, Leichhardt - No Stopping
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

It is recommended to signpost the statuatory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone on the eastern side of

Flood Street, south of Albert Street to provide adequate sight lines to traffic in Flood Street.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be signposted on the eastern side of Flood Street, Leichhardt immediately south of Albert Street.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 28    Wharf Road, Lilyfield - No Parking Restrictions
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

It is recommended to install a 13 ‘No Parking’ zone on the western side of Wharf Road extending 3m either side of the University of Tasmania car park driveway in order to address

concerns with vehicles being unable to pass each other in Wharf Road.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a 13 ‘No Parking’ zone be installed on the western side of Wharf Road extending 3m either side of the University of Tasmania car park driveway.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 29    Walumil Street, Balmain - Motorbike Parking
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

It is proposed to provide a dedicated on-street Motorbike Parking space in Walumil Street to

address concerns raised by the Colgate Palmolive building management regarding scattered

motorbike parking in Colgate Avenue and Walumil Street, Balmain.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a 6m ‘Motorbike Only’ restriction be installed on the northern side of Walumil Street, Balmain immediately west of St Andrew Street.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 30    Minor Traffic Facilities
(Leichhardt & Balmain Wards/Balmain Electorate/ Leichhardt LAC)

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 agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       a 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ space be installed in front of No.16 George Street, Balmain;

2.       a 8m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.8 Derbyshire Road, Leichhardt for 12 weeks; and

3.       a 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ space be installed in front of No.13 Hearn Street, Leichhardt including construction of associated kerb ramps.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

 

 

T1116 Item 31    Lewisham Parking Review - Final Report

SUMMARY

The Lewisham Parking Study was completed in 2013 and the recommendations of the study

implemented in 2014. This is a review of the implemented actions of the final study. Following public exhibition of the draft recommendations 68% of the community feedback supported the Lewisham Parking Study Review recommendations. The final report and recommendations have been revised following the community feedback.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the Committee endorse the recommendations in the Lewisham Final Parking Study Review and Management Plan.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 32    Riverside Parking Study - Final Report

SUMMARY

The final Riverside Parking Management Plan is a comprehensive community engagement,

review, analysis and parking management plan for the Riverside area. The draft report was

placed on Public Exhibition during August with 57% not supporting the recommendations

within the report. The comments on the draft recommendations from public exhibition during

August 2016 have informed and amended the final recommendations for Riverside precinct.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the Committee endorse as detailed in this report, the recommendations (Table 2) and action plan (Table 3) in the Riverside Final Parking Management Plan.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART B – ITEMS FOR INFORMATION ONLY

 

 

T1116 Item 33    Illawarra Road, Marrickville - Safety Concerns of Pedestrian Crossing near Thompson Street
(Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

 

SUMMARY

This report is for Council to consider the findings of a review into the safety of the raised

pedestrian crossing on Illawarra Road, Marrickville, near its intersection with Thompson Street and speeding issues in the section of Illawarra Road between Sydenham Road and Thompson Street.

Council Officers undertook an investigation into the safety of this raised pedestrian crossing

which revealed that speeding is not an issue on approach to the crossing nor does the

crossing require further improvements at present.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 34    Local Traffic Committee Meeting Schedule for 2017

SUMMARY

The proposed schedule of the Local Traffic Committee meetings has been prepared for the

2017 calendar year. It is recommended that the proposed meeting schedule be received and

noted.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the proposed schedule of meetings of the Local Traffic Committee for the 2017 calendar year be received and noted.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART C – ITEMS FOR GENERAL ADVICE

 

 

T1116 Item 35    Stanmore Parking Study - Draft Report

SUMMARY

The draft Stanmore Parking Study identifies the extent and utilisation of parking in the precinct, establishes community opinion and concerns and proposes a strategy for parking in the area. It makes a number of recommendations for resident, short term and laneway parking

restrictions to address concerns raised by the community and based on the data collected. It

is recommended to place the draft Stanmore Parking Study and recommendations on public

exhibition for community feedback.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the Draft Stanmore Parking Study report be approved for Public Exhibition.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 36    Newtown Enmore Parking Review - Draft Report

SUMMARY

The Newtown Enmore Parking Study was completed in 2013 and the recommendations of the study implemented in 2014. This is a review of the implemented actions of the final study. An interim study and recommendations around the Alice Street development have been endorsed and will be implemented this year. This review and draft report has a focus on restrictions in laneway parking in response to resident feedback of the ongoing issue. It is recommended to place the draft Newtown Enmore parking review report and recommendations on public exhibition for community feedback.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the Draft Newtown Enmore Parking Review report be approved for Public Exhibition.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 37    Local Route 16 (Addison Road) - Draft Concept Plan for Public Exhibition

SUMMARY

At its 26 July 2016 meeting, Council endorsed a draft concept plan proposing bicycle route

improvements on Addison Road for public exhibition. The draft concept plan has since been

revised to incorporate a new configuration for a separated bike path on local bike routes

agreed by Council and RMS. The proposed improvements seek to address bicycle rider safety on Addison Road associated with existing conditions, and greatly reduce the impact of on street parking. This report recommends the revised draft concept plan be placed on public

exhibition.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

 

THAT:

 

1.       the revised 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 a final concept plan.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T1116 Item 38    ILLAWARRA ROAD, MARRICKVILLE - PROPOSED BUS ZONE SIGNS AND LINE MARKING REVISED DESIGN PLANS Parking Study - Draft Report (MARRICKVILLE WARD/SUMMER HILL ELECTORATE/MARRICKVILLE LAC)

 

SUMMARY

On the 9th September 2016, Council held an Extra-Ordinary Local Traffic Committee meeting

via email. The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and State Transit Authority (STA) raised a number of concerns and issues regarding the proposed relocation of a ‘Bus Zone’ on Illawarra Road, Marrickville as part of the Marrickville Railway Station upgrade. It was resolved to refer the matter back to the Local Traffic Committee meeting in order to address the RMS and STA concerns.

 

The report below addresses the issues raised by the RMS and STA and incorporates changes to the detailed design plan following consideration of these issues.

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

 

THAT the detailed design plans of the new ‘Bus Zone’ with associated signs and line

markings on Illawarra Road, Marrickville adjacent to Marrickville Railway Station (as

per the attached design plan TAP-1826-CI-3560 06) be APPROVED.

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

 

T1116 Item 39 PROPOSED NO PARKING RESTRICTIONS NEAR NO.131 SMITH STREET, SUMMER HILL (ASHFIELD/SUMMER HILL)

 

 

SUMMARY

The Traffic Committee at its meeting held on 6th October 2016 considered Item 19 on “Proposed ‘No Parking’ restrictions near No.131 Smith Street, Summer Hill” and recommended the following:

 

“THAT:

  1.   a 'No Parking 8.30am-6.00pm Mon-Fri., 8.30am-12.30pm Sat., Buses with Disabled

Persons Excepted.' zone be installed for 6-8metres to the east of the driveway to

the Community Centre outside No.131 Smith Street, Summer Hill; and

  1.   the existing 1P 8.30am-6.00pm Mon-Fri., 8.30am-12.30pm Sat parking signs be

           amended for the above No Parking proposal.

 

subject to agreement of RMS to the wording of the proposed sign.

 

Following further discussion with the RMS representative, it was resolved to amend the wording of the above mentioned signs to “Mini Bus Zone 8:30am-6:00pm Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12.30pm Sat”

 

Traffic Committee Discussion

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.   a 'Mini Bus Zone 8.30am-6.00pm Mon-Fri., 8.30am-12.30pm Sat' zone be installed for 6-8metres to the east of the driveway to the Community Centre outside No.131 Smith Street, Summer Hill; and

2.   the existing 1P 8.30am-6.00pm Mon-Fri., 8.30am-12.30pm Sat parking signs be amended for the above Mini Bus Zone proposal.

 

 

Traffic Committee Recommendation

 

THAT the Officer’s recommendation be adopted.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

Future meetings

The next meeting of the Traffic Committee is scheduled for Thursday, 1st December 2016 to

be held at Ashfield Service Centre.

 

Meeting closed at 11:30 pm.