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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

2 March 2017

 

 

Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting

Held at Leichhardt Town Hall, 107 Norton Street, Leichhardt

on Thursday, 2 March 2017

 

Meeting commenced at  10:10am

 

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 John Stephens

IWC’s Traffic Manager, Leichhardt (Chair)

Mr Chris Woods

Representative for Ron Hoenig MP, Member for Heffron

Ms Cathy Peters

Sgt Dan Chilvers

Representative for Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown

NSW Police – Leichhardt

SC Stephen Flanagan

SC Sam Tohme

NSW Police – Marrickville

NSW Police – Ashfield

 

 

OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE

 

Mr Jason Scoufis

 

IWC’s Team Leader Traffic, Leichhardt

 

Mr Joe Di Cesare

 

Mr George Tsaprounis

IWC’s Acting Manager, Design and Investigation, Marrickville

IWC’s Coordinator Traffic Engineering Services, Marrickville

 

Mr Boris Muha

Mr Davide Torresan

Ms Nina Fard

IWC’s Traffic Project Engineer, Ashfield

IWC’s Acting Senior Engineer, Ashfield

IWC’s Senior Traffic Engineer, Leichhardt

 

Mr Manod Wickramasinghe

IWC’s Traffic & Parking Engineer, Leichhardt

 

Mr Emilio Andari

IWC’s Traffic Engineer, Marrickville

 

Mr Alan Nassau

IWC’s Team Leader Parking Enforcement

 

 

 

VISITORS

 

Mr Andrew Hulse

Item 2 Traffic Consultant ARUP

Mr Raja Jamal

Item 2  EG Funds Management

Ms Georgia Macintosh

Item 2  EG Funds Management

Mr Richard Yates

Item 2  James Taylor & Associates

 

APOLOGIES:  

 

Mr Bill Holliday

Representative for Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain (emailed comments)

 

Mr Brandon Morson

Roads & Maritime Services (emailed comments)

 

SC Anthony Kenny

NSW Police – Newtown (emailed comments)

Mr Matthew Howard

Representative for Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill

Mr Wal Petschler                         Group Manager Roads, Traffic & Stormwater

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:         

Jason Scoufis declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 2 as a local resident.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

That the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 2 February 2017 were adopted at the Council’s Ordinary Meeting held on Tuesday 28 February 2017, including Items 1-35 and Item 38 of the Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 1 December 2016.

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OF MINUTES

 

Nil.

 

T0317 Item 1      Simmons Street, Newtown - Proposed Kerb Extension Design Plans
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

A detailed design plan has been finalised for the proposed traffic calming improvements in Simmons Street, Newtown as part of Council’s Capital Works Program for Footpaths. The proposal for a kerb extension with a new kerb alignment and associated signs will improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions at this location

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the detailed design plan of the kerb extension with a new kerb alignment and associated signs in Simmons Street, Newtown between Sarah Street and property no. 41 Simmons Street (as per the attached design plan No. 6137) be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Police representative (Newtown LAC), in an email dated 1 March 2017, supported the Officer’s recommendation.

 

An email objection dated 26 February 2017 from a resident of 40 Simmons Street, Newtown was tabled at the meeting, raising the following concerns in regards to the proposal:

·         Reducing the carriageway to a single lane will greatly increase the risk of traffic accidents and damage to parked vehicles.

·         Residents of Simmons Street do not have the option of rear lane access and parking is difficult outside business hours and on Enmore Theatre nights.

·         Simmons Street is one of the streets most impacted by the Enmore Theatre traffic and is inundated by frustrated drivers unfamiliar with the area on theatre nights. Reducing the width of the street to a single lane will exacerbate traffic risks.

 

Council Officers noted that the above concerns have been considered in their report  under officer’s response to public consultation.

 

The RMS representative, in an email dated 2 March 2017, supported the recommendation.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the detailed design plan of the kerb extension with a new kerb alignment and associated signs in Simmons Street, Newtown between Sarah Street and property no. 41 Simmons Street (as per the attached design plan No. 6137) be APPROVED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0317 Item 2      Introduction of Roundabout at Intersection of Smith, Edward and Chapman Streets and Median Island in Smith Street, Summer Hill - Condition of Development Application - Nos.2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill - Former Allied (Flour) Mills Site
(Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

The Development Application (DA) for the former Allied Mills site, 2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill, was approved by the Department of Planning & Infrastructure on 7 December 2012. This report seeks conditional support for the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Smith Street/Edward Street/Chapman Street, Summer Hill and an associated median island treatment in Smith Street adjacent to the internal private road.

These treatments were approved under concept. Local community consultation was carried out on the detailing of the treatments with residential issues being addressed in the report and the recommendation made below.   

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT under the approved condition of Development Consent for the Former Allied (Flour) Mills Site 2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill, the following traffic facilities be supported:

1.       The construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Smith Street/Edward Street/Chapman Street, Summer Hill, in accordance with the attached amended plan C13.G, further to condition:

a.    That lighting of the roundabout is provided to Australian Standards AS/NZS 1158- “lighting for roads and public spaces”.

b.    That 3 resident parking spaces be allocated to the eastern side of Edward Street, south of Smith Street.

2.       The construction of the median island in Smith Street at Nos.17-21 Smith Street, Summer Hill at the intersection of the new private internal road of the development, in accordance to the attached amended plan X1.C further to conditions:

a.    that the median island be painted with white reflective paint and 10m of double white centreline (BB) marking with associated rrpms be provided to the approaches to the median; and

b.    that Give-Way signs and (TB) marking and an ALL TRAFFIC LEFT sign be provided at the private road exit to Smith Street.

    

 

DISCUSSION

 

Council Officers briefed the Committee members with the following information:

·         Traffic Calming in the form of a roundabout has been proposed at the intersection of Smith Street/Edward Street/Chapman Street, Summer Hill as part of the condition of the Development Consent for 2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill.

·         Initial consultation phase proposed Chapman Street as a one-way street. In response to objections received from the local residents, the design was amended to maintain Chapman Street, Summer Hill as a two-way street.

·         During the initial consultation phase concerns were also raised regarding the loss of parking in an area were parking is limited. In response to the concerns raised, further changes were made to the roundabout design to reduce the net parking loss to 4 spaces in the area. No further reduction of ‘No Stopping’ zones are warranted as this will cause safety concerns.

 

An email objection dated 1 March 2017 from Rachel O’Loughlin, resident of No. 34 Smith Street, Summer Hill was tabled at the meeting, requesting that the Committee discuss the following:

·         The limited width of the footpath, combined with the fact that No. 34 Smith Street, Summer Hill is built right to the boundary, is the fundamental reason why the roundabout design is flawed.

·         There are many examples of additional islands with greenery around the Inner West Council area which are used to direct traffic flow. This intersection is certainly large enough to accommodate such islands. This will be a more considerate and sympathetic solution and highly appropriate given that this is Summer Hill’s main arterial road.

 

An email objection dated 1 March 2017 from LRAC member, Caroline Stott on behalf of the residents of 34 Smith Street, Summer Hill was tabled at the meeting, raising the following concerns in regards to the roundabout design and proposed guard rail outside their property:

·         Additional islands with greenery should be considered to divert the flow of traffic away from the property instead of ugly metal guard rails that contribute to the devaluation of the property.

·         This roundabout is to facilitate the redevelopment of the Miller Site and the existing residents that have to put up with the redevelopment and the increased parking and traffic issues are also having ugly barriers placed outside their homes.

 

Public speaker: Mr Richard Yates from James Taylor & Associates

 

·         Mr Yates commented that further changes to the roundabout design would require relocation of the existing pits which will cause issues with maintaining drainage flow. In that regards using low-point landscaping can also interfere with drainage.

·         There is insufficient road reserve to accommodate a concrete kerb blister, reducing the width of the footpath will be the only way to gain more land space.

·         The existing speed hump on the approach to the proposed roundabout on Smith Street is expected to reduce the speeds of conflicting vehicles. The speed hump would also focus the flow of traffic around the roundabout by reducing the speed of approaching west bound vehicles.

·         The subject guard rail has been included at the request of the residents and is not a technical requirement of the design of the roundabout and as such, can be changed to a pedestrian fence. 

 

The RMS representative, in an email dated 2 March 2017, supported the recommendation.

 

The following points were raised by Council’s Acting Senior Engineer – Infrastructure Design & Traffic Services:

·         That all roads leading into and out of the development into the surrounding street network be constructed with a continuous footpath at the intersection of the adjacent streets, as per the continuous footpath on Smith Street and constructed to RMS requirements.

·         It is noted that some of the intersections have already been constructed by the builder; however, to ensure pedestrian safety around the development and light rail, the continuous footpaths should be installed at these locations. (The road that intersects with Edward Street has already been constructed without a continuous footpath).

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT under the approved condition of Development Consent for the Former Allied (Flour) Mills Site 2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill, the following traffic facilities be supported:

1.       The construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Smith Street/Edward Street/Chapman Street, Summer Hill, in accordance with the attached amended plan C13.G, further to condition:

a.    That lighting of the roundabout is provided to Australian Standards AS/NZS 1158- “lighting for roads and public spaces”.

b.    That 3 resident parking spaces be allocated to the eastern side of Edward Street, south of Smith Street.

2.       The construction of the median island in Smith Street at Nos.17-21 Smith Street, Summer Hill at the intersection of the new private internal road of the development, in accordance to the attached amended plan X1.C further to conditions:

a.    that the median island be painted with white reflective paint and 10m of double white centreline (BB) marking with associated rrpms be provided to the approaches to the median; and

b.    that Give-Way signs and (TB) marking and an ALL TRAFFIC LEFT sign be provided at the private road exit to Smith Street.

 

3.       That alternative treatments, including possible landscaping on the south-west corner of Smith Street and Edward Street be investigated e.g. pedestrian fence or bollards and that RMS support be sought.

 

4.       That the applicant be requested to construct continuous footpaths at all future private roads intersecting with public roads and constructed to RMS requirements.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0317 Item 3      Rowntree Street at Curtis Road, Balmain - Raised Pedestrian Crossing
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

As part of the 2016-17 traffic facilities program, it is proposed to upgrade the existing pedestrian (zebra) crossing facility in Rowntree Street immediately south of Curtis Road, Balmain to a raised pedestrian (zebra) crossing.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       Drawing No.A1-897 detailing the proposed upgrade of the existing pedestrian (zebra) crossing to a raised pedestrian (zebra) crossing in Rowntree Street on the southern approach to Curtis Road, Balmain be supported, as detailed in Attachment 1; and

2.       the cost of upgrading the pedestrian (zebra) crossing in Rowntree Street be funded from Council's allocated LATM budget and RMS Active Transport funding.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The RMS representative, in an email dated 2 March 2017, supported the proposal subject to a review of the traffic volumes at this location. The raised threshold may affect the continuous flow of traffic through the roundabout.

 

Council Officers advised that the existing at grade pedestrian (zebra) crossing has had no major impact on traffic flow and it is not expected that the proposed upgrades (raising the crossing) will have a significant impact on the traffic flow.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.       Drawing No.A1-897 detailing the proposed upgrade of the existing pedestrian (zebra) crossing to a raised pedestrian (zebra) crossing in Rowntree Street on the southern approach to Curtis Road, Balmain be supported, as detailed in Attachment 1; and

2.       the cost of upgrading the pedestrian (zebra) crossing in Rowntree Street be funded from Council's allocated LATM budget and RMS Active Transport funding.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0317 Item 4      Balmain Road at Stanley Street, Leichhardt - Speed Cushions on approach to Pedestrian (Zebra) Crossing
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the installation of speed cushions (narrow profile) on both approaches to the existing pedestrian (zebra) crossing on Balmain Road, south of Stanley Street, Leichhardt be supported, as detailed in Attachment 1; and

2.       the cost of the above works be funded from Council's allocated LATM budget and RMS Active Transport funding.

 

DISCUSSION

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.       the installation of speed cushions (narrow profile) on both approaches to the existing pedestrian (zebra) crossing on Balmain Road, south of Stanley Street, Leichhardt be supported, as detailed in Attachment 1; and

2.       the cost of the above works be funded from Council's allocated LATM budget and RMS Active Transport funding.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T0317 Item 5       Whites Creek Lane and Macquarie Street, Leichhardt - ‘Proposed                              10km/h Shared Zone’
                             (Leichhardt & Balmain Wards/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

 

SUMMARY

Council is proposing to install a ‘10 km/h Shared Zone’ in Whites Creek Lane and part of Macquarie Street (near Albion Street) as part of the redevelopment of No.13 Hearn Street, Leichhardt, into a public park and playground. The new park has two frontages, Hearn Street and Whites Creek Lane and there is a pedestrian path running through the park which connects Hearn Street to Whites Creek Lane. During the consultation for the park a number of residents in the street requested implementation of a ‘Shared Zone’ to improve pedestrian safety in Whites Creek Lane adjacent to the new park.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       a ‘10km/h Shared Zone’ be installed in Whites Creek Lane and adjacent section of Macquarie Street, Leichhardt with associated traffic calming devices, subject to RMS approval; and

2.       the cost of the proposed traffic treatments be funded from Council's current budget allocation for 13 Hearn Street, Leichhardt.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The RMS representative, in an email dated 2 March 2017, supported the proposal subject to speed signage and line marking being installed by RMS after inspection.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.       a ‘10km/h Shared Zone’ be installed in Whites Creek Lane and adjacent section of Macquarie Street, Leichhardt with associated traffic calming devices, subject to RMS approval; and

2.       the cost of the proposed traffic treatments be funded from Council's current budget allocation for 13 Hearn Street, Leichhardt.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T0317 Item 6      Darling Street between Mort Street and Curtis Road, Balmain - Road Occupancy - ANZAC Day Dawn Service
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

In preparation to mark ANZAC Day DAWN SERVICE 2017 on Tuesday 25th April, Inner West Council is organising an event at the Loyalty Square War Memorial, Balmain. To facilitate the event, it is proposed to close Darling Street between Mort Street and Curtis Road between 2:30am and 9:30am.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the road closure application for the ‘ANZAC Day Dawn Service’ on Darling Street (Mort Street to Curtis Road), Balmain on Tuesday, 25th April 2017 between 2.30am and 9.30am be supported, subject to the following conditions:

a)      That the subject road closure occurs between 2.30am and 9.30am on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.

b)      That the TCP for the closure of Darling Street between Beattie Street and Curtis Road, Balmain be approved.

c)      That approval from the Transport Management Centre (TMC) of Transport for NSW to temporarily close Darling Street is obtained prior to the event.

d)      That a three (3) metre unencumbered passage be available for emergency vehicles though the closed section of Darling Street at all times.

e)      That approval to conduct a public assembly be obtained from the NSW Police prior to the event.  (Local Area Command – Glebe Ph: 9552 8099).  A copy of the NSW Police approval must be forwarded to Council’s Traffic Section prior to the event.

f)       That the occupation of the road carriageway must not occur until the road has been formally closed.

g)      That all advertising of the event must encourage the use of Public Transport.

h)      That STA buses terminate all services either at Grove Street or in Mullens Street.

i)        That three parking spaces on the northern side of Grove Street (even numbered side, No. 22, 24, 26A) near Deloitte Avenue be converted to a ‘Bus Zone’.

j)        That the affected residents in the vicinity of Grove Street bus turning area be notified of the above temporary parking changes.

k)      That NSW Police be requested to provide traffic control in Darling Street at Rowntree Street/Montague Street to restrict bus/truck access into Darling Street, east of Rowntree Street.

l)        That all affected businesses, residents and other occupants be notified of the road closures, activities and parking changes. Any concerns or requirements raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be considered. The notification shall involve the following, at minimum an information letterbox drop distributed two weeks prior to the commencement of the event.  The proposed information, distribution area and distribution period is to be submitted to Council’s Traffic Section for approval two weeks prior to distribution.

m)     That the road closures be advertised in the local relevant newspapers by Council. The advertisements shall be placed in the local newspapers 7 days before the event.

n)      That the approved Traffic Management Plan must be implemented at the applicant’s expense.

o)      Where applicable, that the applicant provides and erects barricades and signage in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1742.3-1996: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads.

p)      That all traffic controllers must hold RMS certification.

q)      That Council’s Manager Works and Waste Services must be notified of the clean-up arrangements.

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

s)       Those copies of approvals from Council, NSW Police, RMS and the approved Traffic Management Plan must be available on the site for inspection by NSW Police, WorkCover Inspectors, RMS Inspectors, or Council Officers.

t)       That free bicycle valet parking be provided within or in proximity to the event area. 

u)      The Council and RMS are indemnified against all claims for damage or injury that may result from either the activities or from the occupation of part of the public way during the road closures.  The applicant must produce evidence of public risk insurance cover (under which the Council and RMS are indemnified) with a minimum policy value of at least $10,000,000.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the road closure application for the ‘ANZAC Day Dawn Service’ on Darling Street (Mort Street to Curtis Road), Balmain on Tuesday, 25th April 2017 between 2.30am and 9.30am be supported, subject to the following conditions:

a)      That the subject road closure occurs between 2.30am and 9.30am on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.

b)      That the TCP for the closure of Darling Street between Beattie Street and Curtis Road, Balmain be approved.

c)      That approval from the Transport Management Centre (TMC) of Transport for NSW to temporarily close Darling Street is obtained prior to the event.

d)      That a three (3) metre unencumbered passage be available for emergency vehicles though the closed section of Darling Street at all times.

e)      That approval to conduct a public assembly be obtained from the NSW Police prior to the event.  (Local Area Command – Glebe Ph: 9552 8099).  A copy of the NSW Police approval must be forwarded to Council’s Traffic Section prior to the event.

f)       That the occupation of the road carriageway must not occur until the road has been formally closed.

g)      That all advertising of the event must encourage the use of Public Transport.

h)      That STA buses terminate all services either at Grove Street or in Mullens Street.

i)        That three parking spaces on the northern side of Grove Street (even numbered side, No. 22, 24, 26A) near Deloitte Avenue be converted to a ‘Bus Zone’.

j)        That the affected residents in the vicinity of Grove Street bus turning area be notified of the above temporary parking changes.

k)      That NSW Police be requested to provide traffic control in Darling Street at Rowntree Street/Montague Street to restrict bus/truck access into Darling Street, east of Rowntree Street.

l)        That all affected businesses, residents and other occupants be notified of the road closures, activities and parking changes. Any concerns or requirements raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be considered. The notification shall involve the following, at minimum an information letterbox drop distributed two weeks prior to the commencement of the event.  The proposed information, distribution area and distribution period is to be submitted to Council’s Traffic Section for approval two weeks prior to distribution.

m)     That the road closures be advertised in the local relevant newspapers by Council. The advertisements shall be placed in the local newspapers 7 days before the event.

n)      That the approved Traffic Management Plan must be implemented at the applicant’s expense.

o)      Where applicable, that the applicant provides and erects barricades and signage in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1742.3-1996: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads.

p)      That all traffic controllers must hold RMS certification.

q)      That Council’s Manager Works and Waste Services must be notified of the clean-up arrangements.

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

s)       Those copies of approvals from Council, NSW Police, RMS and the approved Traffic Management Plan must be available on the site for inspection by NSW Police, WorkCover Inspectors, RMS Inspectors, or Council Officers.

t)       That free bicycle valet parking be provided within or in proximity to the event area. 

u)      The Council and RMS are indemnified against all claims for damage or injury that may result from either the activities or from the occupation of part of the public way during the road closures.  The applicant must produce evidence of public risk insurance cover (under which the Council and RMS are indemnified) with a minimum policy value of at least $10,000,000.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0317 Item 7      Addendum to Lewisham LATM Traffic Committee Report

SUMMARY

This is a recommendation to endorse the addendum to the final Lewisham LATM report.

 

Officer’s Recomnmendation

 

THAT the following additional recommendation from the final Lewisham LATM report be endorsed for implementation as follows:

 

·    Installation of kerb extension on The Boulevarde north of Hunter Street, Dulwich Hill.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the following additional recommendation from the final Lewisham LATM report be endorsed for implementation as follows:

 

·        Installation of kerb extension on The Boulevarde north of Hunter Street, Dulwich Hill.

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0317 Item 8       Minor Traffic Facilities
                             (Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

 

SUMMARY

This report considers minor traffic facility applications received by Inner West Council, Leichhardt.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT:

1.       a 6.5m ‘No Parking’ zone be trialled for 3 months on the western side of Buruwan Lane extending northwards from a point 1.5m south of the off-street parking facility of No.361 Annandale Street, Annandale;

2.       the results of the trial be reported back to the next available Traffic Committee meeting; and

3.       a 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.2 Springside Street, Rozelle.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.       a 6.5m ‘No Parking’ zone be trialled for 3 months on the western side of Buruwan Lane extending northwards from a point 1.5m south of the off-street parking facility of No.361 Annandale Street, Annandale;

2.       the results of the trial be reported back to the next available Traffic Committee meeting; and

3.       a 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.2 Springside Street, Rozelle.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0317 Item 9      Requests for Mobility Parking Spaces
(Stanmore & Marrickville Wards/Heffron, Summer Hill & Newtown Electorates/Marrickville & Newtown LACs)

SUMMARY

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

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the following locations:

 

1.       western side of Audley Street, Petersham in front of property no. 12 Audley Street, Petersham;

 

2.       southern side of Yelverton Street, Sydenham in front of property no. 26 Yelverton Street, Sydenham; and

3.       northern side of Jersey Street, Marrickville in front of property no. 4 Jersey Street, Marrickville;

 

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

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.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the following locations:

 

1.       western side of Audley Street, Petersham in front of property no. 12 Audley Street, Petersham;

2.       southern side of Yelverton Street, Sydenham in front of property no. 26 Yelverton Street, Sydenham; and

3.       northern side of Jersey Street, Marrickville in front of property no. 4 Jersey Street, Marrickville;

 

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

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.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0317 Item 10    Proposed ‘No Stopping’ and 'No Parking' Restrictions to be Installed - Various Locations
(Stanmore & Marrickville Wards/Newtown & Summer Hill Electorates/Newtown & Marrickville LACs)

SUMMARY

Requests have been received from residents for the provision of ‘No Stopping’ and ‘No Parking’ restriction to deter illegal parking and to improve access to resident off street parking at various locations within the LGA.

 

 

Residents have advised that vehicles are regularly parked too close to the following intersections; Australia Street at Bishopgate Street, Harrow Road at Harrow Lane and Frede Lane at Esk Street. This restricts available sightlines to pedestrian crossing at this location and for turning motorists. A resident has also raised a concern with access to a property in Frede Lane near Esk Street.

All requests have been investigated and summary of investigations and proposed parking restrictions at various locations are presented in these report to Committee for consideration

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       Statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions be installed at the following locations:

a.    Western side of Australia Street, extending 10 metres on either side of its intersection with Bishopgate Street , Camperdown;

b.    Northern Side of Harrow Road, extending 10 metres on either side of its intersection with Harrow Lane, Stanmore;

c.    Frede Lane, extending 10 metres on either  sides of the laneway from Esk Street, Marrickville; and

2.       ‘No Parking’ restrictions be installed, for a length of 6 metres, on the southern side of Frede Lane, (opposite rear of properties 35-37 Grove Street) Marrickville.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.       Statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions be installed at the following locations:

a.    Western side of Australia Street, extending 10 metres on either side of its intersection with Bishopgate Street , Camperdown;

b.    Northern Side of Harrow Road, extending 10 metres on either side of its intersection with Harrow Lane, Stanmore;

c.    Frede Lane, extending 10 metres on either  sides of the laneway from Esk Street, Marrickville; and

2.       ‘No Parking’ restrictions be installed, for a length of 6 metres, on the southern side of Frede Lane, (opposite rear of properties 35-37 Grove Street) Marrickville.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 


 

 

T0317 Item 11     Modification of Short Term Parking Restriction - 67 Denison Street,                          Rozelle
                             (Leichhardt & Balmain Wards/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

 

SUMMARY

Council has received correspondence from the owner of the local grocery store at No.67 Denison Street, Rozelle, requesting an extension to the operating hours of the existing short term parking space outside the business, to assist customers. The business owner has raised concerns in regards to the low turnover in the subject spot after 6pm and the impact on their customers’ parking needs.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the hours of the existing ‘10-Minute’ parking space outside No.67 Denison Street, Rozelle be modified from ‘8am-6pm Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm Sat’ to ‘8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm Sat’.

 

DISCUSSION

 

An amended location map was circulated at the meeting, showing the operating hours of the proposed ‘10-minute P‘8am-6pm Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm Sat’ to ‘8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm Sat’

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the hours of the existing ‘10-Minute’ parking space outside No.67 Denison Street, Rozelle be modified from ‘8am-6pm Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm Sat’ to ‘8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm Sat’.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0317 Item 12    93 Smith Street, Summer Hill - Proposed "No Parking - Australia Post Vehicles Excepted"
(Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

Council has received a request from Australia Post for the installation of a 'No Parking - Australia Post Vehicles Excepted' zone directly outside of 93 Smith Street, Summer Hill due to the relocation of the Post Office from 132a Smith Street, Summer Hill. The zone will provide a space for Australia Post vehicles to service the Post Office and collect the mail from the Post Box.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       6m of the existing '1P 8:30am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri; 8:30am-12:30pm Sat' parking zone be removed to the left of the 'No Stopping' zone and a 6m 'No Parking - Australia Post Vehicles Excepted' zone be installed directly outside of 93 Smith Street, Summer Hill;

 

 

2.       the existing 'No Stopping - Aust Post Vehicles Excepted' zone be removed between the existing 'No Stopping zone and P5Min parking in Morris Street near Smith Street outside the previous Post office; and

3.       nearby affected businesses be consulted on their views to the proposed '1P 8:30am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri; 8:30am-12:30pm Sat' zone to replace the existing 'No Stopping - Aust Post Vehicles Excepted' zone in Morris Street.

 

DISCUSSION

 

As a result of the feedback received from a local business, it is recommended to limit the time of the ‘No Parking Australia Post Vehicles Excepted’ zone to AM and PM peak hours with the  restrictions remaining as 1P outside of AM and PM peak hours. The proposed changes are subject to confirmation from Australia Post.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.       6m of the existing '1P 8:30am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri; 8:30am-12:30pm Sat' parking zone be removed to the left of the 'No Stopping' zone and a 6m 'No Parking - Australia Post Vehicles Excepted' zone (during the AM and PM peak period only, subject to Australia Post advice and support) be installed directly outside of 93 Smith Street, Summer Hill;

2.       the existing 'No Stopping - Aust Post Vehicles Excepted' zone be removed between the existing 'No Stopping zone and P5Min parking in Morris Street near Smith Street outside the previous Post office; and

3.       nearby affected businesses be consulted on their views to the proposed '1P 8:30am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri; 8:30am-12:30pm Sat' zone to replace the existing 'No Stopping - Aust Post Vehicles Excepted' zone in Morris Street and the signposting be installed subject to no significant objections being received.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0317 Item 13    Changes to Parking in Beach Street and Kintore Street, Dulwich Hill

SUMMARY

Changing the existing 2P parking restrictions in Beach Street and Kintore Street between New Canterbury Road and Hercules Street will provide a more balanced parking solution for residents and businesses in the immediate area. Providing some 2P resident parking and unrestricted parking will allow for businesses, visitors and residents to maximise the use of the available parking spaces.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       the existing 2P 8:30am-6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm Saturday in Beach Street between New Canterbury Road and Hercules Street (western side) be converted to 2P Permit Holders Excepted 8:30am-6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30-12:30 Saturday;

2.       the existing 2P 8:30am-6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30-12:30 Saturday in Beach Street between New Canterbury Road and Hercules Street (eastern side) be converted to  Unrestricted;

3.       the existing 2P 8:30am-6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm Saturday in Kintore Street between New Canterbury Road and Hercules Street (western side) be converted to 2P Permit Holders Excepted  8:30am-6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm Saturday; and

4.       the existing 2P 8:30am-6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm Saturday in Kintore Street between New Canterbury Road and Hercules Street (eastern side) be converted to Unrestricted.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Chairperson advised that this item would be deferred for further consultation with the affected residents. The RMS representative did not support the current recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That this matter be deferred for further consultation with residents

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0317 Item 14    Longport Street, Lewisham - Proposed No Parking & No Stopping Restrictions
(Stanmore Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       ’No Stopping’ restrictions on the northern side of Longport Street, Lewisham, for a length of 20 metres west of its intersection with Old Canterbury Road be APPROVED, to improve traffic safety; and

 

2.       ’No Parking’ restrictions on the northern side of Longport Street, Lewisham, for a length of 50 metres commencing 20 metres west of its intersection with Old Canterbury Road be APPROVED, to improve traffic safety and facilitate an additional traffic lane.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Council Officers discussed adjusting the proposed full-time ‘No Parking’ restrictions on the northern side of Longport Street, Lewisham, to AM and PM peak period restrictions to facilitate an additional traffic lane during peak periods and maintain parking spaces outside of peak hours.

It was also agreed to investigate the possible extension of the proposed peak period ‘No Parking’ restrictions towards Smith Street to improve traffic flow.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.       ’No Stopping’ restrictions on the northern side of Longport Street, Lewisham, for a length of 20 metres west of its intersection with Old Canterbury Road be APPROVED, to improve traffic safety; and

 

2.       ‘No Parking 6:30am-9:30am and 3:30pm-6:30pm Mon-Fri’ restrictions on the northern side of Longport Street, Lewisham, for a length of 50 metres commencing 20 metres west of its intersection with Old Canterbury Road be APPROVED, to improve traffic safety and facilitate an additional traffic lane during peak periods.

3.    That an extension of the proposed peak hour ‘No Parking’ restrictions towards Smith Street be reviewed in 6 months and reported back to the Committee.

 

For motion: Unanimous

T0317 Item 15    Improving Cyclist and Pedestrian Access in Cardigan Lane, Camperdown
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

A request has been received from a resident for the provision of a ‘No Stopping’ zone to improve cyclist and pedestrian access in Cardigan Lane, Camperdown.

The resident has advised Council that cyclists and pedestrians exit out of Cardigan Laneway into Salisbury Road is blocked most of the time by parked vehicles.

It is recommended that installation of ‘No Stopping’ zones and green bicycle lane markings for a distance of three metres on both sides of Cardigan Lane adjacent to Salisbury Road be approved, to improve cyclist and pedestrian access.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the installation of ‘No Stopping’ zones and green bicycle lane markings for a distance of three metres on the both side of Cardigan Lane (commencing from side boundary of No. 100 and No. 104 Salisbury Road respectively) to improve access for cyclists and pedestrians be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Police representative (Newtown LAC), in an email dated 1 March 2017, supported the Officer’s recommendation.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the installation of ‘No Stopping’ zones and green bicycle lane markings for a distance of three metres on the both side of Cardigan Lane (commencing from side boundary of No. 100 and No. 104 Salisbury Road respectively) to improve access for cyclists and pedestrians be APPROVED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0317 Item 16    Improving Garbage Truck Access in Oxford Street, Newtown
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

A request has been received from a resident for the provision of a 'No Parking' zone in Oxford Street near its intersection with Marys Street, Newtown to improve the width for a garbage truck to manoeuvre and lower risk of damaging parked vehicles, during garbage collection days.

It is recommended that installation of a 'No Parking' zone Monday 5am-10am for a length of approximately 12 metres on the western side of Oxford Street (opposite of property 45 Oxford Street & Lands Lane) be approved, to allow sufficient room for garbage truck manoeuvring and lower risk of damaging parked vehicles.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the installation of a 'No Parking’ zone Monday 5am-10am for a distance of approximately 12 metres on the western side of Oxford Street, Newtown (opposite of property 45 Oxford Street and Lands Lane) be APPROVED in order to improve garbage truck manoeuvring space and reduce the potential damage to parked vehicles.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Police representative (Newtown LAC), in an email dated 1 March 2017, supported the Officer’s recommendation.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the installation of a 'No Parking’ zone Monday 5am-10am for a distance of approximately 12 metres on the western side of Oxford Street, Newtown (opposite of property 45 Oxford Street and Lands Lane) be APPROVED in order to improve garbage truck manoeuvring space and reduce the potential damage to parked vehicles.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0317 Item 17    Pedestrian Infrastructure Safety around Schools Program - Project Funding Notification From RMS
(Various Wards/Various Electorates/Various LACs)

SUMMARY

Council has received notice from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) that it has been successful in gaining funding through the NSW Government’s Pedestrian Infrastructure Safety Around Schools Program. Five applications for funding for pedestrian works around local schools have been successful and these works have been listed in the 5 year capital program for the year indicated. The program will be completed by the end of the 2017/18 financial year. Approval is sought in principle for the five local projects nominated for funding under the NSW Governments’ $5 million program for Pedestrian Infrastructure Around Schools.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT this report be received and noted.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Police representative (Newtown LAC), in an email dated 1 March 2017, noted this report.

 

The Committee members noted the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT this report be received and noted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 


 

 

T0317 Item 18    2/32-72 Alice Street, Newtown - Proposed Childcare Centre
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

A Development Application has been received to fit out and use the premises as a childcare centre for 32 children at 2/32-72 Alice Street, Newtown. It is recommended that the comments of the Local Traffic Committee be referred to Council’s Development Assessment Section for consideration in determining the Development Application.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members noted the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT this report be received and noted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0317 Item 19    Railway Parade, Marrickville - Proposed Temporary Road Closure for Two Special Events on Friday 14 April 2017 and Saturday 15 April 2017
(Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

Council has received an application under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 to use Railway Parade, Marrickville to hold 2 street party style events known as ‘Bad Friday’, an 18+ music event showcasing upcoming Australian Rock and Roll acts on Friday 14 April 2017 between the hours of 11.00am to 11.00pm, and ‘Throttle Roll’ event, a custom motorcycle show including a live music stage, display of motorcycles, food/retail stalls, art exhibitions and mechanical games on Saturday 15 April 2017 between the hours of 11.00am to 11.00pm. The erection of the stage, stalls and associated works will include a temporary full-road closure of Railway Parade, Marrickville between Sydenham Road and Buckley Lane from 7:00pm Thursday 13 April 2017 to 12:00am Monday 17 April 2017.

It is recommended that Council agree to the temporary road closure of the subject section of Railway Parade from 7:00pm Thursday 13 April 2017 to 12:00am Monday 17 April 2017 subject to complying with the following conditions; apply to the RMS for consent to close the subject road, subject to the event being advertised, a Traffic Management Plan be submitted to the RMS for approval, a Road Occupancy License be obtained from the Transport Management Centre and advice of the proposed event being forwarded to the appropriate authorities including emergency services.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.   the proposed temporary road closure of Railway Parade, Marrickville between Sydenham Road and Buckley Lane from 7:00pm Thursday 13 April 2017 to 12:00am Monday 17 April 2016, for the holding of the ‘Bad Friday’ and ‘Throttle Roll’ events on Railway Parade, be APPROVED subject to the approval of the Development Application and the applicant complying with the following conditions:

a.   A fee of $1,499.40 for the temporary road closure is payable by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges;

b.   The temporary full road closure be advertised by the applicant in the local newspaper providing 28 days notice for submissions, in accordance with the Roads Act;

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

d.   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 Controller’s certification number attached to the plan, not less than 5 days prior to implementation of the closure;

e.   A Road Occupancy License application be obtained by the applicant from the Transport Management Centre;

f.    Notice of the proposed event is forwarded by the applicant to the NSW Police Local Area Commander, State Transit Authority, NSW Fire Brigades and NSW Ambulance Services;

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

h.   'No Parking – Special Event' signs be affixed on both sides of Railway Parade, Marrickville between Marrickville Road and Sydenham Road on the afternoon of the day prior to the event date;

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

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

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

l.    Water filled barriers be placed at the road closure points to protect against any possible errant vehicles.

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

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The representative for the Member for  Newtown did not support the proposed events due to potential parking impacts on the local community.

 

The Police representative advised that previous events did not result in any complaints.

 

It was acknowledged that previous applications for the event were for a shorter duration. 

 

Council officers requested that future event locations be submitted to the Traffic Engineering Section for consideration prior to a formal application through Council’s development section.

 


 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.   the proposed temporary road closure of Railway Parade, Marrickville between Sydenham Road and Buckley Lane from 7:00pm Thursday 13 April 2017 to 12:00am Monday 17 April 2016, for the holding of the ‘Bad Friday’ and ‘Throttle Roll’ events on Railway Parade, be APPROVED subject to the approval of the Development Application and the applicant complying with the following conditions:

a.   A fee of $1,499.40 for the temporary road closure is payable by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges;

b.   The temporary full road closure be advertised by the applicant in the local newspaper providing 28 days notice for submissions, in accordance with the Roads Act;

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

d.   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 Controller’s certification number attached to the plan, not less than 5 days prior to implementation of the closure;

e.   A Road Occupancy License application be obtained by the applicant from the Transport Management Centre;

f.    Notice of the proposed event is forwarded by the applicant to the NSW Police Local Area Commander, State Transit Authority, NSW Fire Brigades and NSW Ambulance Services;

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

h.   'No Parking – Special Event' signs be affixed on both sides of Railway Parade, Marrickville between Marrickville Road and Sydenham Road on the afternoon of the day prior to the event date;

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

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

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

l.    Water filled barriers be placed at the road closure points to protect against any possible errant vehicles.

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

 

3.    Future event locations be submitted to the Traffic Engineering Section for           consideration prior to a formal application being lodged with Council.

 

For motion: Majority support

 

T0317 Item 20    Christian Brothers High School - Section 96 Amendment to Development Consent DA200300504 dated 3 June 2004 - 68-84 The Boulevarde, Lewisham
(Stanmore Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

An application has been received under Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act to modify Determination No.200300504 dated 3 June 2004, specifically to modify condition 3 so as to increase the student numbers from 1200 to 1350 students

Comments of the Local Traffic Committee will be referred to Council’s Development Assessment Section for consideration in determining the Section 96 Application.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The representative for the Member for Heffron raised concerns regarding the lack of additional on-site parking to be provided as part of the proposal to increase the number of students at the school. This proposal will increase parking demands in the area and should be addressed prior to approval.

 

The Police representative raised concerns with increased parking and traffic activity in the area impacting on student’s safety and advised that this site received the highest number of complaints regarding traffic/parking issues.

 

Committee members agreed with the Officer’s comments within the report to advise the applicant to demonstrate that the additional parking requirements (8 parking spaces) can be provided on-street without major impact on the surrounding community.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

The representative for the Member for  Newtown requested that a report be brought back to the Traffic Committee on the traffic modelling for the WestConnex from the RMS.

 

Council Officers advised that a report was put to the previous Council Meeting to discuss WestConnex and the proposed M4-M5 link. InnerWest Council has set up a WestConnex unit which collaborates with RMS and other interested parties.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That this matter will be investigated and a report will be brought back to the next available Traffic Committee Meeting.

 

Meeting closed at 11:40am.