AGENDA R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Traffic Committee Meeting

 

THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

10.00

 


Function of the Local Traffic Committee

Background

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is legislated as the Authority responsible for the control of traffic on all NSW Roads. The RMS has delegated certain aspects of the control of traffic on local roads to councils. To exercise this delegation, councils must establish a local traffic committee and obtain the advice of the RMS and Police. The Inner West Council Local Traffic Committee has been constituted by Council as a result of the delegation granted by the RMS pursuant to Section 50 of the Transport Administration Act 1988.

 

Role of the Committee

The Local Traffic Committee is primarily a technical review and advisory committee which considers the technical merits of proposals and ensures that current technical guidelines are considered. It provides recommendations to Council on traffic and parking control matters and on the provision of traffic control facilities and prescribed traffic control devices for which Council has delegated authority. These matters are dealt with under Part A of the agenda and require Council to consider exercising its delegation.

In addition to its formal role as the Local Traffic Committee, the Committee may also be requested to provide informal traffic engineering advice on traffic matters not requiring Council to exercise its delegated function at that point in time, for example, advice to Council’s Development Assessment Section on traffic generating developments. These matters are dealt with under Part C of the agenda and are for information or advice only and do not require Council to exercise its delegation.

 

Committee Delegations

The Local Traffic Committee has no decision-making powers. The Council must refer all traffic related matters to the Local Traffic Committee prior to exercising its delegated functions. Matters related to State Roads or functions that have not been delegated to Council must be referred directly to the RMS or relevant organisation.

The Committee provides recommendations to Council. Should Council wish to act contrary to the advice of the Committee or if that advice is not supported unanimously by the Committee members, then the Police or RMS have an opportunity to appeal to the Regional Traffic Committee.

 

Committee Membership & Voting

Formal voting membership comprises the following:

·            one representative of Council as nominated by Council;

·            one representative of the NSW Police from each Local Area Command (LAC) within the LGA, being Newtown, Marrickville, Leichhardt and Ashfield LAC’s.

·            one representative from the RMS;  and

·            State Members of Parliament (MP) for the electorates of Summer Hill, Newtown, Heffron, Canterbury, Strathfield and Balmain or their nominees.

 

Where the Council area is represented by more than one MP or covered by more than one Police LAC, representatives are only permitted to vote on matters which effect their electorate or LAC.

Informal (non-voting) advisors from within Council or external authorities may also attend Committee meetings to provide expert advice.

 

Committee Chair

Council’s representative will chair the meetings.

 

Public Participation

Members of the public or other stakeholders may address the Committee on agenda items to be considered by the Committee. The format and number of presentations is at the discretion of the Chairperson and is generally limited to 3 minutes per speaker. Committee debate on agenda items is not open to the public.

 

 

 


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

 

 

1          Apologies  

 

2          Disclosures of Interest

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

4          Matters Arising from Council’s Resolution of Minutes

 

5          Part A – Items Where Council May Exercise Its Delegated Functions

 

Traffic Matters                                                                                                                             

 

ITEM                                                                                                                                       PAGE  

T0917 Item 1       Dulwich Hill North LATM Final Report                                                          5

T0917 Item 2       Wells Street, Annandale Annual Road Occupancy (Street Party)
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)                           145

T0917 Item 3       NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout 2017 – Traffic Management Plan (Leichhardt Ward /Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)                                              148

T0917 Item 4       Big Bike Day 2017 Special Event
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)                           174

T0917 Item 5       Traffic Management Plan for the 2017 New Year’s Eve Event       
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)                               176

T0917 Item 6       2018 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival (Balmain Ward / /Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC) Traffic Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan                        210

T0917 Item 7       Ross Street & Derby Street, Camperdown – Proposed Kerb Extensions & Kerb Blister Design Plan
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)                            232

T0917 Item 8       Thompson Street, Marrickville – Proposed Kerb Extensions Design Plan
(Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)                 237

T0917 Item 9       Illawarra Road, Marrickville – Proposed Raised Pedestrian Crossing & Kerb Extensions Design Plan
(Marrickvlle Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)                  241

T0917 Item 10     Denison Road, Lewisham – Proposed Raised Pedestrian Crossing & Kerb Extensions Design Plan
(Stanmore Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)                    246

T0917 Item 11     2017 Norton Street Italian Festa (Leichhardt/Balmain)
Traffic Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan For The 2017 Italian Festa Event     252

T0917 Item 12     George Street, Leichhardt – Temporary Road Closure (Leichhardt Ward / /Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC)                                                                     272

T0917 Item 13     Gallimore Avenue, Balmain East – Temporary Road Closure (Balmain Ward / /Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC)                                                                     276

T0917 Item 14     Elswick Street at Macauley Street, Carlisle Street & Marlborough Street, Leichhardt– Proposed Traffic Calming/Intersection Treatment (Leichhardt Ward /Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC)                                                                                        279

T0917 Item 15     Traffic Calming – Church Street, Croydon, Between Lang Street and Croydon Road, Croydon
(Leichhardt Ward/Strathfield Electorate/Ashfield LAC)                            285

T0917 Item 16     Traffic Calming – Intersection of Croydon Road And Church Street, Croydon
(Leichhardt Ward/Strathfield Electorate/Ashfield LAC)                            292

T0917 Item 17     Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill – Proposed Traffic Signals & Permanent Full Road Closure Concept Plan (Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield & Marrickville LAC)                                                                                                          356

 

Parking Matters

ITEM                                                                                                                                   PAGE

T0917 Item 18     Corunna Road, Stanmore - Proposal to Implement Permit Parking Scheme
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)                            365

T0917 Item 19     Requests for Mobility Parking Spaces
(Marrickville & Stanmore Wards/Newtown & Heffron Electorates / Marrickville & Newtown LACS)                                                                                       373

T0917 Item 20     Macaulay Lane at Bridge Road, Stanmore - Conversion of 'No Parking' To Unrestricted
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)                            385

T0917 Item 21     Requests for ‘Works Zone’ Adjacent to Construction Site
(Marrickville Ward / Summer Hill Electorate / Marrickville LAC)             388

T0917 Item 22     Glassop Street, Balmain – Motorbike Parking
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)                               392

T0917 Item 23     Schultz Street, Balmain – No Stopping Zone
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)                               394

T0917 Item 24     Minor Traffic Facilities (Leichhardt & Balmain Wards/ Balmain Electorate/ Leichhardt LAC)                                                                                                          397

T0917 Item 25     Salisbury Road, Camperdown – Proposal for Car Share Parking Space (Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)                                              400

 

Late Items

 

Nil at time of printing.

 

6          Part C – Items for General Advice

ITEM                                                                                                                                   PAGE

T0917 Item 26     Hillcrest Street, Tempe – Proposed New Child Care Centre At                     No. 22a –    Da201700339 (Marrickville Ward /Heffron Electorate /     Newtown LAC)                                                                                          404

 

7          General Business

 

6          Close of Meeting

 

 


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 1

Subject:     Dulwich Hill North LATM Final Report  

File Ref:     14/5141/97085.17         

Prepared By:     Felix Liu - Traffic Management Planner  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

This is a recommendation to endorse the final Dulwich Hill North Local Area Traffic Management report. The proposals within the report are based on community input and analysis of the submissions from the Public Exhibition period through 17 May and 14 June 2017. There were 108 submissions from individual households relating to specific streets or treatments. 70 (65 %) submissions indicated support or support with changes to the proposals. Once this recommendation is endorsed by Traffic Committee and Council the projects will be fed into Tomorrow’s Dulwich Hill Project for further integrated consideration.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the final Dulwich Hill LATM report be endorsed for implementation including the following Table 1 Final LTAM treatments:

 

Item No.

Street

Recommended Measures

1.1

Constitution Rd

Install cast in-situ rumble bars or fully mountable splitter islands at Denison Rd roundabout

1.2

Reconstruct southern Splitter island to include pedestrian refuge at Williams Pde

1.3

Install cast in-situ rumble bars along the centreline between Denison Rd and Williams Pde

1.4

Install a fixed radar speed display east of Grove St for eastbound traffic.

1.5

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols between Old Canterbury Rd and New Canterbury Rd.

2.1

Denison Rd

Reconstruct existing road hump to a two-way one-lane slow point near H/N 152

2.2

Install cast in-situ rumble bars or fully mountable splitter islands at Eltham St roundabout.

2.3

Change intersection priority at Dulwich St

2.4

Change intersection priority at Pigott St

2.5

Introduce AM peak “No Left Turn” restriction from New Canterbury Rd, subject to further traffic survey at New Canterbury Rd

2.6

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

2.7

Linemark on-road bike symbols

3.1

Windsor Rd

Construct pedestrian refuge island between Rosedale St and Weston St.

3.2

Construct entry threshold treatment at Old Canterbury Rd

3.3

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

4.1

Union St

Construct entry threshold treatment at New Canterbury Rd

4.2

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area and linemark opposite parking lane at Abergeldie St

4.3

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

5.1

Arlington St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Abergeldie St

5.2

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Dixson Ave

5.3

Change intersection priority at Abergeldie St

5.4

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

5.5

Linemark on-road bike symbols

6

Dixson Ave

Construct entry threshold treatment at Old Canterbury Rd

7

Gelding St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Maddock St

8.1

Hampstead St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Gelding St

8.2

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

9

Lewisham St

Convert to one-way northbound and associated kerb extension between New Canterbury Rd and The Boulevarde.

10.1

Davis St

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

10.2

Linemark on-road bike symbols

11.1

Dulwich St

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

11.2

Linemark on-road bike symbols

12

Williams Pde

Construct splitter island to include pedestrian refuge at Constitution Rd

13

Elizabeth Ave

Construct a mid-block watts profile speed hump near H/N 29

 

 

BACKGROUND

The Inner West (Marrickville) Community Strategic Plan (CSP) – Our Place Our Vision 2023 has key outcomes:

 

·    Inner West’s roads are safer and less congested

·    Inner West’s streets, lanes and public spaces are sustainable, welcoming, accessible and clean

·    The community walks, ride bikes and use public transport.

 

One element of delivering the above outcomes is the development of Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) study and plan including recommendations.

 

The objective of local area traffic management planning is to investigate and review the performance of the existing Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) schemes and recommend proposed LATM works. The original Dulwich Hill North LATM was undertaken in 2002.

 

In 2014, Council engaged a consultant to review and prepare a LATM for Dulwich Hill North area.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Public Consultation was undertaken between 7th May 2017 and 14th June 2017 via newspaper advertisement, Your Say Inner West website and a mail-out. Letters were sent to 4,785 residents and householders in the study area requesting feedback. A hard copy of the draft report was also provided at Council’s Administration Centre and Marrickville Library.

A survey form was provided online and at the display site where residents could indicate their support for the draft concept recommendations. Respondents could indicate their “support”, “support with changes” or “not support” the proposed draft concept plan. Respondents were also asked to comment on their reasons or concerns about the concept.

Council received a total of 108 submissions from individual households with most submissions relating to a specific street or treatment, including 70 in support of the strategy (65%) and 38 against the strategy (35%). Of the 70 people that supported the strategy, 49 indicates they supported the strategy with changes made. Key findings of the community feedback are provided below:

 

Support:

·    The proposed entry threshold treatment on local roads have strong support for safer streets and reducing vehicle speed of entering local roads;

·    The proposed conversion of existing speed hump onto one-lane slow point on Denison Road has strong support to eliminate through traffic on Denison Road and provide safety to local residents;

·    Incorporation of pedestrian refuges on the east and south legs into the Williams Parade/Constitution Road roundabout has strong support, with the request of improving lighting at the crossing point due to existing low lighting levels;

·    The proposed speed hump / cushion at Elizabeth Avenue was supported for reducing traffic speed;

·    The proposed crossing facility on Denison Road at Constitution Road was supported; and

·    There was strong community support for the implementation of regulatory “No Stopping” distances at intersections along key roads to improve sight distances and formalise on-street parking.

 

Against:

·    The speed humps on Dixson Avenue and Abergeldie Street are not supported due to concern of increased noise level;

·    Modified T-intersections at Gelding Street / Maddock Street and Gelding Street / Hampstead Road are not supported due to the associated significant reduction of on-street parking;

 

The primary concern from the community feedback is the impact of proposed treatments on the provision of on-street parking, especially where parking is already in high demand. The potential increased noise level due to the vertical deflection devices is another concern from residents. In addition, the community feedback included concerns that there are no signalised access points along Old Canterbury Road into Dulwich Hill North, which could influence some traffic issues experienced in the study area.

 

Based on the above feedback, the following changes are proposed to the suggested LATM measures detailed in the draft LATM plan:

 

·    Repeal modified T-intersections at Gelding Street / Maddock Street and Gelding Street / Hampstead Road to reflect the strong community view regarding loss of on-street parking. It is recommended that these treatments are replaced with kerb extensions within the regulatory ‘no stopping’ zones to improve sight distance;

·    Repeal midblock devices on Abergeldie Street and Dixson Avenue to reflect the strong local resident view regarding increased noise and the absence of traffic and / or speeding issues; and

·    Repeal the left-in left-out treatment on Denison Road at Lewisham Street.

 


 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Based on the feedback received during the Public Exhibition, the proposals in the draft LATM concept plan have been amended. The final LATM proposals are shown in following table:

 

Item No.

Street

Recommended Measures

1.1

Constitution Rd

Install cast in-situ rumble bars or fully mountable splitter islands at Denison Rd roundabout

1.2

Reconstruct southern Splitter island to include pedestrian refuge at Williams Pde

1.3

Install cast in-situ rumble bars along the centreline between Denison Rd and Williams Pde

1.4

Install a fixed radar speed display east of Grove St for eastbound traffic.

1.5

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols between Old Canterbury Rd and New Canterbury Rd.

2.1

Denison Rd

Reconstruct existing road hump to a two-way one-lane slow point near H/N 152

2.2

Install cast in-situ rumble bars or fully mountable splitter islands at Eltham St roundabout.

2.3

Change intersection priority at Dulwich St

2.4

Change intersection priority at Pigott St

2.5

Introduce AM peak “No Left Turn” restriction from New Canterbury Rd, subject to further traffic survey at New Canterbury Rd

2.6

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

2.7

Linemark on-road bike symbols

3.1

Windsor Rd

Construct pedestrian refuge island between Rosedale St and Weston St.

3.2

Construct entry threshold treatment at Old Canterbury Rd

3.3

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

4.1

Union St

Construct entry threshold treatment at New Canterbury Rd

4.2

Construction kerb extension within No Stopping area and linemark opposite parking lane at Abergeldie St

4.3

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

5.1

Arlington St

Construction kerb extension within No Stopping area at Abergeldie St

5.2

Construction kerb extension within No Stopping area at Dixson Ave

5.3

Change intersection priority at Abergeldie St

5.4

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

5.5

Linemark on-road bike symbols

6

Dixson Ave

Construct entry threshold treatment at Old Canterbury Rd

7

Gelding St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Maddock St

8.1

Hampstead St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Gelding St

8.2

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

9

Lewisham St

Convert to one-way northbound and associated kerb extension between New Canterbury Rd and The Boulevarde.

10.1

Davis St

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

10.2

Linemark on-road bike symbols

11.1

Dulwich St

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

11.2

Linemark on-road bike symbols

12

Williams Pde

Reconstruct splitter island to include pedestrian refuge at Constitution Rd

13

Elizabeth Ave

Construct a mid-block watts profile speed hump near H/N 29

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The budget of $100,000 and $150,000 has been allocated to 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 financial years. The implementation of the LATM proposals will be undertaken in stages, subject to the prioritisation of items and budget allocations.

Initial cost estimation with prioritisation is indicated in following table

Ranking

Item No.

Street

Recommended Measures

Cost

1

1.1

Constitution Rd

Install cast in-situ rumble bars or fully mountable splitter islands at Denison Rd roundabout

$15,000

2

1.2

Constitution Rd

Reconstruct southern Splitter island to include pedestrian refuge at Williams Pde

$15,000

3

1.3

Constitution Rd

Install cast in-situ rumble bars along the centreline between Denison Rd and Williams Pde

$10,000

4

2.1

Denison Rd

Reconstruct existing road hump to a two-way one-lane slow point near H/N 152

$40,000

5

2.2

Denison Rd

Install cast in-situ rumble bars or fully mountable splitter islands at Eltham St roundabout.

$15,000

6

6

Dixson Ave

Construct entry threshold treatment at Old Canterbury Rd

$40,000

7

12

Williams Pde

Reconstruction splitter island to include pedestrian refuge at Constitution Rd

$15,000

8

2.3

Denison Rd

Change intersection priority at Dulwich St

$5,000

9

2.4

Denison Rd

Change intersection priority at Pigott St

$5,000

10

4.2

Union St

Construction kerb extension within No Stopping area and linemark opposite parking lane at Abergeldie St

$20,000

11

5.1

Arlington St

Construction kerb extension within No Stopping area at Abergeldie St

$40,000

12

5.2

Arlington St

Construction kerb extension within No Stopping area at Dixson Ave

$40,000

13

7

Gelding St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Maddock St

$20,000

14

8.1

Hampstead St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Gelding St

$20,000

15

9

Lewisham St

Convert to one-way northbound and associated kerb extension between New Canterbury Rd and The Boulevarde.

$30,000

16

3.1

Windsor Rd

Construct pedestrian refuge island between Rosedale St and Weston St.

$15,000

17

3.2

Windsor Rd

Construct entry threshold treatment at Old Canterbury Rd

$40,000

18

1.4

Constitution Rd

Install a fixed radar speed display east of Grove St for eastbound traffic.

$5,000

19

5.3

Arlington St

Change intersection priority at Abergeldie St

$5,000

20

13

Elizabeth Ave

Construct a mid-block watts profile speed hump near H/N 29

$20,000

21

1.5

Constitution Rd

Install linemarking and on-road bicycle symbols between Old Canterbury Rd and New Canterbury Rd.

$4,000

22

2.6

Denison Rd

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

$10,000

23

2.7

Denison Rd

Linemark on-road bike symbols

$5,000

24

3.3

Windsor Rd

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

$5,000

25

4.3

Union St

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

$4,000

26

5.5

Arlington St

Linemark on-road bike symbols

$2,000

27

8.2

Hampstead St

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

$2,000

28

10.2

Davis St

Linemark on-road bike symbols

$2,000

29

11.2

Dulwich St

Linemark on-road bike symbols

$2,000

30

4.1

Union St

Construct entry threshold treatment at New Canterbury Rd

$40,000

31

5.4

Arlington St

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

$2,000

32

10.1

Davis St

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

$2,000

33

11.1

Dulwich St

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

$2,000

34

2.5

Denison Rd

Introduce AM peak “No Left Turn” restriction from New Canterbury Rd, subject to further traffic survey at New Canterbury Rd

$2,000

 

CONCLUSION

The final Dulwich Hill North LATM proposals are based on community input and analysis of feedback. Following consultation of the concept plan, amendments have been incorporated into the final LATM report. It is recommended that the Final Report for Dulwich Hill North LATM be endorsed for implementation.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Dulwich Hill North Local Area Traffic Management

  


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 2

Subject:     Wells Street, Annandale Annual Road Occupancy (Street Party)
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)
 

File Ref:     17/6022/97334.17         

Prepared By:     Manod Wickramasinghe - Traffic and Parking Engineer  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

Council has received an application for approval of a street party in Wells Street between Booth Street and Collins Street to be held on Sunday, 26th November 2017 between 4.00pm and 7.00pm.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The temporary road closure of Wells Street between Booth Street and Collins Street, Annandale on Sunday, 26th November 2017 between 4.00pm and 7.00pm be supported, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.   That an unencumbered passage minimum 4.0m wide be available for emergency vehicles through the closed section of Wells Street, Annandale;

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

c.   That the organiser be advised to arrange accredited traffic controllers to manage the road closure;

d.   That the barbeque activities be undertaken on the footpath, subject to no fire restrictions;

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

f.    That the supported Traffic Control Plan (TCP) be implemented at the applicant’s expense;

g.   That the Fire Brigade (Glebe) be notified of the intended closure by the applicant;

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

i.    Barrier Boards;

ii.   ‘Road Closed’ (T2-4) signs; and

iii.  ‘Detour’ (T5-1) signs.

i.    That the applicant be advised Council provides barricades and ‘Road Closed’ signs free or at minimum cost.  The applicant 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;

j.    That the areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Group Manager Roads & Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleaning costs;

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

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

m.  That Council reserves the right to cancel the approval at any time; and

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

 

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

 

 

BACKGROUND

Council has received an application for approval of a street party in Wells Street between Booth Street and Collins Street, from a resident of Wells Street, Annandale.

 

The street party is proposed to be held on Sunday, 26th November 2017 between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. The applicant is seeking permission for a temporary full road closure of Wells Street between Booth Street and Collins Street and also to use a barbeque for the event which will be placed on the footpath of Wells Street, similar to last and previous years’ events.

 

The Traffic Control Plan for the closure is as follows:

This is an annual event and no significant issues have occurred in the past. Council’s Insurance and Risk Coordinator has no objection to using a barbeque on the footpath in the closed section.

 

According to the RMS ‘Guide to Traffic and Transport Management for Special Events’ (Version 3.4) a small street party is considered as a ‘Class 3’ event.

 

Council encourages properly conducted neighbourhood street parties as a means of building community spirit and improving neighbourhood security.  Fees for road occupancy are waived by Council for small community street parties.

 

Where the following conditions apply, organisers are only required to obtain approval for a street party involving a temporary road closure:

 

·    the party is to be held outdoors for fewer than 100 people

·    no temporary structures or jumping castles are to be erected,

·    participants are to bring their own food and drinks, and food and drink are not for sale

·    there will be no performers or amplified music involved

 

For approved street parties, Council will provide barricades and ‘Road Closed’ signs free or at minimum cost.  Any non-standard signs may be provided at cost.  The Street Party Co-ordinator will need to arrange delivery by Council at cost, or arrange pickup from and return to Council’s Depot at no cost.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The Street Party Co-ordinator will bear all costs associated with the road closure.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 3

Subject:     NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout 2017 – Traffic Management Plan (Leichhardt Ward /Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)  

File Ref:     17/6022/97338.17         

Prepared By:     Manod Wickramasinghe - Traffic and Parking Engineer  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

The Inner West Council has entered into a partnership with the Redfern All Blacks to host the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout 2017 at the Leichhardt Park Precinct. The event is being held over a 4 day period from Friday, 29th September 2016 to Monday, 2nd October 2017.

 

A number of temporary traffic changes are proposed which are detailed in the report

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.   The Traffic Management Plan detailing the traffic arrangements for the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout 2017 be supported;

2.   That the Traffic Control Plans (TCP) be implemented by Event Services International (ESI), including RMS accredited traffic controllers;

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

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

5.   A four (4) metre unencumbered passage be available for emergency vehicles though all the closed section of internal roads at all times;

6.   All advertising of the event must encourage the use of Public Transport;

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

8.   The NSW Fire Brigade be notified of the intended closure;

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

a.   Barrier Boards (Barricades);

b.   ‘Road Closed’ (T2-4) signs;

c.   ‘Road Closed Ahead’ (T2-Q02A); and

d.   ‘On Side Road’ (TC-1325).

10. The areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Group Manager Roads & Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleaning costs;

11. 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 Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997;

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

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

14. The applicant complies with any reasonable directive from Council Officers and NSW Police; and

15. The applicant be advised of the Committee’s recommendation.

 

 

BACKGROUND

The NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Carnival (Koori Knockout) is one of the biggest Indigenous gatherings in Australia. Organisers created the knockout as an alternative tournament to be more accessible to Indigenous players than the NSW rugby league.  The Knockout draws more than 100 teams from Aboriginal communities across NSW.

 

The first knockout was held at Camdenville Oval, St Peters, on the October long weekend of 1971 with eight participating teams.

 

The winning team gains the right to host the next knockout. Redfern All Blacks (RAB) were winners of 2015 and 2016 Knockout and so hosted the 2016 Knockout and will host the 2017 knockout. The Redfern All Blacks (RAB) entered into a partnership that saw the 2016 tournament held in the former Leichhardt Municipality.

 

The Inner West Council has now entered into a partnership with the RAB. This provides an opportunity to support social, cultural and political activities in line with Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

 

The “knockout Precinct” will be located at Leichhardt Park (including Leichhardt Oval, Leichhardt Oval No. 2 and Leichhardt  Oval No. 3). It also includes Blackmore Oval and Glover Street Sporting Ground in Callan Park.

The event is being held over a 4 day period from, Friday, 29th September 2017 to Monday, 2nd October 2017.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

OFFICER COMMENTS

The main features of the Traffic Management Plan are detailed below:

 

·    A one way clockwise traffic loop (Mary Street to Glover Street north of Chapel Street)  will be in place for the duration of the event from 6am to 9pm on each of the four days with the partial road closures manned by RMS accredited traffic controllers.

 

·    Full road closure of the unnamed road between Frazer Street and Mary Street with the exception of shuttle bus services carried out by a 11 seat minibus.

 

·    A shuttle bus service (11 seater minibus) will run continually between Leichhardt Oval Car Park and Canal Road.

 

·    Patrons planning to utilise public transport will be directed to visit http://www.transportnsw.info/ or consult apps for public transport information for Sydney’s bus, ferry, light rail and train networks. The closest light rail stop to the Knockout is Leichhardt North, a 20min walk. Sydney Buses also operates a number of services along Perry Street including the 440, 444 and 445.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

The applicant has been advised to notify all affected residents and businesses in advance of the temporary traffic changes. Three letter box drops (including one which has already taken place) are being carried out and banners are being installed in Victoria Road and Norton Street. VMS signs will be installed one week prior to the start of the event.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Traffic Management Plan

2.

Traffic Control Plan

  


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Item No:    T0917 Item 4

Subject:     Big Bike Day 2017 Special Event
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)
 

File Ref:     17/6022/97344.17         

Prepared By:     Manod Wickramasinghe - Traffic and Parking Engineer  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

As part of NSW Bike Week 2017, Council is running free events and the last event the ‘Big Bike Day’ is to be held on Sunday, 24th September 2017.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The Big Bike Day 2017 event proposed to be held on Sunday, 24th September 2017 be supported.

BACKGROUND

 

The Big Bike Day is an annual event held every year in September, for both avid and casual bike riders of all ages. The day features entertainment, activities, free bike workshops, bike maintenance, raffle prizes and a group bike ride around the bay.

 

Council’s Sustainability Engagement Officer has requested approval for the proposed Big Bike Day 2017 to be held on Sunday, 24th September 2017 between 11.00am and 2.00pm, to coincide with the last weekend/day of NSW Bike Week 2017 (16th–24th September 2017).

 

This is considered as a Class 4 Event as per the Roads and Maritimes Services (RMS) Event Classification. Therefore, this event does not require submission of a Traffic and Transport Management Plan.

 

Council has successfully received funding from RMS as part of NSW Bike Week for promotion and advertising.

 

The event is organised by Council with the assistance of the Leichhardt Bicycle Users Group (LBUG). The main objective of the event is to promote cycling and the local cycling facilities. The Bike Week has been a fixed event on the annual calendar since 1997.

 

The key features of the Event:

·    It anticipates a maximum attendance for the Big Bike Ride of 200 people;

·    riders must be 12 years of age or older;

·    All riders must bring and wear a helmet.

·    Bike checks are offered to all riders;

·    the ride commences at 11.30am and concludes by 12.30pm;

·    Start and finish from War Memorial Park;

·    The big bike ride route uses on and off-road shared paths; and

·    LBUG volunteers and members of the Bike Police Unit will escort the group during the ride.

 

Big Bike Day is an opportunity for bike riders and their families to take a ride on the streets of Leichhardt and to learn more about bike riding generally.  Based at War Memorial Park the event will include: 

 

·     free bike checks and bike maintenance advice

·     children’s bike races and competitions

·     children’s entertainment

·     cycling information booths

·     The Big Bike Ride - a supervised, 6 km ride around Leichhardt (Figure 1)

·     To assist the approval process the route for the Big Bike Ride has been kept the same as last year, 2016. 

           

Police assistance will be required at the following sections and intersections where the route utilises a busy public road:

 

·    Balmain Road between Perry Street and Lilyfield Road

·    Catherine Street, at Lilyfield Road

·    Catherine Street, at City West Link

·    Darley Road/Allen Street

 

As in previous years, Leichhardt Highway Patrol has agreed to support and provide assistance with their Bike Police Unit.

Proposed Big Bike Ride Route for Big Bike Day 2017:

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

All costs associated with the Big Bike Day 2017 are met by RMS.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


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7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 5

Subject:     Traffic Management Plan for the 2017 New Year’s Eve Event       
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC) 
  

File Ref:     17/6022/97349.17         

Prepared By:     Manod Wickramasinghe - Traffic and Parking Engineer  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

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

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.       The Traffic Management Plan (ATTACHMENT 1) detailing the traffic arrangements for the 2017 New Year’s Eve be supported;

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

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

4.       That the following modifications to bus stops be approved:

          On the northern side of Darling Street:

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

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

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

            On the southern side of Darling Street:

iv.      Install a temporary ‘Bus Zone’ between Booth Street and Beattie Street, outside No. 244-270 Darling Street.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

BACKGROUND

As instructed by the Police, access to the Balmain peninsula is closed to vehicular traffic every New Year’s Eve.

 

It should be noted that the alcohol ban areas were extended following the 2014 event. Also, a temporary ban on taxi access to the peninsula after 7pm on New Year’s Eve was introduced to minimise traffic congestion in the peninsula and improve pedestrian safety.

 

Traffic Management

 

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic between 3:00pm Sunday, 31st December 2017 and 12:00am on Monday, 1st January 2018 to cater for the New Year’s Eve celebrations:

 

·    Brent Street at Evans Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)

·    Mansfield Street at Evans Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)

·    Hanover Street at Evans Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)

·    Mackenzie Street at Victoria Road Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)

·    Hartley Street at Victoria Road Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)

·    Joseph Street at Victoria Road Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)

·    Loughlin Street at Victoria Road Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)

·    Crescent Street at Robert Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)

·    Buchanan Street at Robert Street intersection, Balmain (both directions)

·    Waragal Avenue at Terry Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)

·    McKell Street at Yeend Street intersection, Birchgrove (both directions)

 

In addition, the following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic except STA buses, Taxis, Hire Cars and Balmain Access Permit holders and will be manned by NSW Police officers between 3:00pm Sunday, 31st December 2017 and 12:00am on Monday, 1st January 2018:

 

·    Terry Street at Wellington Street intersection, Rozelle (northbound direction)

·    Darling Street at Nelson Street intersection, Rozelle (northbound direction)

·    Darling Street at Ewenton Street intersection, Balmain (eastbound direction)

·    Evans Street at Merton Street intersection, Rozelle (northbound direction)

·    Mullens Street at Robert Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)

·    Ballast Point Road at Lemm Street-Yeend Street intersection, Birchgrove (south and eastbound directions)

·    Wharf Road at Grove Street intersection,  Birchgrove (eastbound direction)

·    Robert Street at Crescent Street, Rozelle (northbound direction)

·    Grove Street at Rose Street, Birchgrove (eastbound direction)

 

The following plan indicates the road closure points.

 

A Traffic Management Plan including Traffic Control Plans outlining the above road closures and the bus route changes is attached in Attachment 1.

 

Taxi Access

 

As previously recommended, the NSW Taxi Council again are requested to inform their members of the proposed taxi access restriction after 7pm and to use the following drop-off point locations:

·    Taxis entering Terry Street  - In the unrestricted parking on the eastern side of Terry Street or ‘Bus Zone’ and timed kerbside parking along Wellington Street

·    Taxis entering Darling Street -  In the ticket parking areas along Darling Street and Nelson Street

·    Taxis entering Robert Street – In the restricted parking area and ‘Bus Zone’

 

Public Transport Access

 

Sydney Buses will be scheduling additional services into the Balmain peninsula to cater for the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

 

As such, temporary ‘Bus Zones’ will be installed in Darling Street and the existing ‘Bus Zones’ on Darling Street between Mort Street and Curtis Road, Balmain will be extended as shown on the following plan:

 

Based on discussions held in previous years regarding disruptions to bus services leaving Gladstone Park/Curtis Road roundabout due to the gathering of large crowds, the Glebe Local Area Command representative intends to introduce Police bike units to manage the crowds in the area.

 

In addition, to avoid delays that occurred at the Robert Street/Mullens Street intersection (which is a Police check point), buses entering Robert Street from Victoria Road are proposed to use Crescent Street and Parsons Street to access Mullens Street (see TCP 06/07 in Attachment 1).

 

 

Temporary ‘No Stopping’ Restrictions

 

Following a previous year’s event, the Sydney Buses representative advised that several vehicles parked on Montague Street out from the kerb thus narrowing the carriageway and preventing buses from passing each other. Therefore, it is proposed to install temporary ‘No Stopping’ zone on the eastern side of Montague Street between Darling Street and Beattie Street. The residents will be advised of this arrangement in advance of the event.

 

Resident Access and Public Notification

 

To ensure resident access is maintained, the following permits will be accepted for access to the Balmain / Rozelle peninsula:

 

·    Inner West Council/Leichhardt Council Resident Access Permit.

·    Inner West Council/Leichhardt Council current Resident Parking Scheme Permit for Areas; B1, B2, B3, B5, BE, BG, R1, R2, R3 & R4.

·    Australian Disability Parking permit

 

Details of these traffic arrangements will be advertised in local newspapers, on Council’s website and via a mail out to all occupants in the Balmain peninsula.

 

The road closures and other event information will also be available on the Sydney New Year’s Eve Event website.

 

Similar to previous years, the RMS is requested to provide variable message signs: “Balmain Peninsula is closed” at the entry points from Victoria Road.

 

Alcohol Free Zones

 

At the August 2015 Council Ordinary meeting, Council re-established the Alcohol Free Areas for the New Year’s Eve celebrations in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 at the following locations:

 

·   Illoura Reserve

·   2-8 Weston Street

·   Thornton Park

·   Lookes Avenue Reserve

·   Simmons Point Reserve

·   Yurulbin Park

·   Birchgrove Park

·   Miklouho-Maclay Park

·   Mort Bay Park

·   College Street playground

·   Harris Reserve

·   Brownlee Reserves

·   Darling Street from Duke Street to Darling Street Wharf

·   Darling Street Wharf, Balmain East;

·   Lookes Avenue

·   Weston Street

 

These alcohol restrictions are proposed to be in place from 12.00pm (noon) 31st December 2017 to 3.00am 1st January 2018.

 

It should be noted that NSW Police introduced alcohol ban restrictions in 2014 at Ballast Point Park which is managed by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Funding for costs associated with New Year’s Eve including labour, notifications and permits have been budgeted for in the 2017-18 operational plan.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Traffic Management Plan - New Year's Eve - Balmain Peninsular

  


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7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 6

Subject:     2018 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival (Balmain Ward / /Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC) Traffic Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan   

File Ref:     17/6022/97367.17         

Prepared By:     Manod Wickramasinghe - Traffic and Parking Engineer  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

The proposed event, the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2018, is a music festival held annually at Sydney University College of Arts, Rozelle Campus, Callan Park.

 

Assure Event Safety Services has submitted a Development Application including a Traffic Management Plan for the upcoming “St Jerome’s Laneway Music Festival”, to be held in Callan Park on Sunday, 4th February 2018.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

That the Traffic Management Plan (TMP) attached in ATTACHMENT 1 dated 23rd August 2017 submitted by the event organiser for the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018 at Callan Park to be held on Sunday, 4th February 2018 between 11am and 11pm be supported, subject to the following:

 

1.   The TMP be implemented at the applicant’s cost;

2.   The maximum number of tickets sold to be 12,500, subject to NSW Police approval;

3.   Operating the Event as ‘car free’ (no parking is available at the venue);

4.   The applicant must obtain approval from the Transport Management Centre for the ‘Special Event Clearway’ restrictions on the northern side (Callan Park side) of Balmain Road and Darling Street (from 200m west of the main entrance to Callan Park at Cecily Street, to Victoria Road) from 2pm to Midnight;

5.   Use standard parking restriction signage: ‘No Parking’ (R5-40) and ‘Pick up & Set down Area”’ (R9-301), Bus Zone (R5-20) and Taxi Zone (R5-21) at the locations identified in the TMP;

6.   Liaise with Transport for NSW to ensure train and light rail services operate at full capacity (no rail close downs);

7.   The applicant must arrange additional special event buses with Sydney Buses (State Transit Authority);

8.   Close vehicular access to Callan Park at the Balmain Road/Cecily Street intersection and at the Cottage Way/South Crescent intersection;

9.   Arrange crowd control barriers along both sides of Balmain Road south of Cecily Street; and

10. Provide a current Public Liability Insurance Policy to Inner West Council

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

A request for approval to conduct the St. Jerome's Laneway Music Festival 2018 on Sunday, 4th February 2018 between 11:00am and 11:00pm has been received from the organiser of the event, The Laneway Festival Pty Ltd and Assure Event Safety Services.

The event is to be held within Callan Park which is under the jurisdiction of the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). This annual event has been held in the past with no significant traffic issues raised.

 

In accordance with the RMS “Guide to Traffic and Transport Management for Special Events V3.4 August, 2006”, and based on information supplied by the organiser, the event is classified as a Special Event Class 2.

 

This annual event involves the temporary implementation of ‘Special Event Clearway’ restrictions on the northern side (Callan Park side) of Balmain Road and Darling Street (from 200m west of the main entrance to Callan Park at Cecily Street, to Victoria Road) from 2pm to Midnight. Temporary ‘No Parking’ (R5-40),‘Pick up & Set down Area”’ (R9-301), Bus Zone (R5-20) and Taxi Zone (R5-21) signs are to be implemented as per the Traffic Control Plan attached in Attachment 1. This section of Balmain Road and Darling Street are Classified Regional Roads.

 

Event Details

The organiser has advised the following key details of the event:

 

Location:

Sydney University College of Arts – Rozelle Campus, Callan Park and adjacent parkland

Event Date:

Sunday, 4th of February 2018,

Capacity:

≤ (up to) 12,500 patrons,

Bump-In commences date and time:

 Tuesday, 30th of January 2018, 07:00hrs. (date TBC),

Event Starting Time:

11:00hrs,

Event Finish Time:

23:00 hrs,

Bump-Out:

Commences immediately after the event and completed by end of Friday, 9th of February 2018,

Event Type:

 

Event Class:

Off-Street. To be advertised as a ‘car free’ event

2 (subject to annual LTC assessment and classification),

 

Frequency:

Annual event.

 

Parking Summary

 

The Laneway Festival will encourage bicycle and public transport use and notify patrons that free shuttle buses will be provided on exit. The event demographic is a crowd using public transport.

 

Public Transport

To facilitate safe and timely egress The Laneway Festival will implement a free-of-charge shuttle bus system transporting patrons from Balmain Road to the City – Town Hall. Shuttle buses will operate between 21:00hrs. - 24:00hrs. The round trip from Callan Park to the city set-down is approximately 6.5km and is expected to take an average of 12 minutes.

The following is a breakdown of services (TBC in consultation with Transport – Sydney Buses, but applied effectively during previous LF events):

·    4 at 20:30,

·    4 at 21:00,

·    4 at 21:30,

·    6 at 21:45.

A total of 18 buses will be available, many (but not all) of which would be ‘bendy’ buses with a larger capacity. Transport- Sydney Buses supervisors will be on site to oversee the operation - 2 x at 20:30 - 24:00, 1 x 21:30 - 23:30 (exact number TBC).

The shuttle bus service will be advertised on all forms of marketing and will be strongly encouraged by the Laneway Festival. Considering the frequency of service and the quantity of buses, Assure proposes that the buses for this service utilise the existing STA bus stop in EB direction on Balmain Road. To facilitate this operation the event organiser will utilise

VMS messages during egress.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Nil

 

CONCLUSION

It is recommended that the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2018 Event scheduled for Sunday, 4th of February 2018 be supported as per the submitted TMP and TCPs.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Event Traffic Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan submitted by the event organiser

  


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7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 7

Subject:     Ross Street & Derby Street, Camperdown – Proposed Kerb Extensions & Kerb Blister Design Plan
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)
 

File Ref:     17/6022/97405.17        

Prepared By:     Emilio Andari - Civil Engineer 

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

Detailed design plans have been finalised for the proposed footpath improvements in Ross Street and Derby Street, Camperdown as part of Council’s Capital Works Program for footpaths. The proposal for kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs and linemarking in Ross Street at its intersection with Eton Street and the proposal for a kerb blister in Derby Street at its intersection with Denison Street will improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions at these locations

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the detailed design plans of the kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs and linemarking in Ross Street, Camperdown at its intersection with Eton Street and the kerb blister in Derby Street, Camperdown at its intersection with Denison Street (as per the attached design plan No. 6166) be APPROVED.

 

 

BACKGROUND

One of the key objectives from Council’s Community Strategic Planning document is to provide accessible and well connected footpaths, cycleways and associated facilities. The objective is to be achieved through reduced impact of traffic and improvement of pedestrian and cyclist safety, particularly around schools and urban centres.

 

Council is proposing to reconstruct the footpath along Ross Street and Derby Street, Camperdown and have integrated kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment at the intersection of Ross Street and Eton Street with associated signs and linemarking and a new kerb blister in Derby Street at its intersection with Denison Street.

 

The detail design plan has been finalised for the proposed device together with the consultation and are presented in this report for consideration.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Funding of $155,000 has been allocated by Council for the entire scope of works for Ross Street and Derby Street under the 2017/2018 Capital Works Program for footpaths. These works include reconstructing the footpath in both Ross Street and Derby Street including kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and kerb ramps at the intersection of Ross Street and Eton Street as well as a new kerb blister island with an in-road street tree in Derby Street at its intersection with Denison Street.

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Site location & road network

 

Street Name

Ross Street

Derby Street

Eton Street

Section

Between Derby Street and Salisbury Road

Between Australia Street and Ross Street

Between Australia Street and Ross Street

Carriageway Width (m)

7.1

7.0

7.0

Carriageway Type

Two-way road with one travel lane, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Two-way road with one travel lane, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Two-way road with one travel lane, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Classification

Local

Local

Local

85th Percentile Speed (km/h)

-

27.4

34.1

Vehicles Per Day (vpd)

-

636

175

Reported Crash History

(July 2011 – June 2016)

No crashes recorded.

No crashes recorded.

No crashes recorded.

Heavy Vehicle Volume (%)

-

5.6

4.8

Parking Arrangements

Unrestricted parking along both sides of the road.

Unrestricted parking on the northern side and permit parking restrictions on the southern side of the road.

Unrestricted parking on the southern side and permit parking restrictions on the northern side of the road.

 

Design Plans – No. 6166

 

Detailed design plans for the provision of new kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs and linemarking in Ross Street at its intersection with Eton Street and a kerb blister in Derby Street at its intersection with Denison Street (ATTACHMENT - design plan No. 6166) are submitted for consideration.

 

The proposed scope of work includes the following:

 

·    Construct three new kerb extensions with new kerb and gutter alignment at the intersection of Ross Street and Eton Street with four new kerb ramps.

·    Remove existing ‘give way’ linemarking and install new ‘give way’ linemarking and associated signs in Eton Street at its intersection with Ross Street as per design plan.

·    Construct a landscaped kerb blister island with in-road street tree on the southern side of Derby Street adjacent to property no. 7 Derby Street.

 

The proposed treatment will result in the loss of one (1) legal on-street parking space in Ross Street as an outcome of the proposed kerb extension with a new kerb and gutter alignment in order to accommodate pedestrian accessibility and safety (refer to the attached design plan No. 6166). All current vehicular access to adjoining properties will be retained.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

A notification letter as well as a copy of the detailed design plan was sent on 14 August 2017 to the owners and occupiers of the affected properties in Ross Street, Derby Street, Denison Street, Eton Street and Australia Street, Camperdown, regarding the entire scope of works for Ross Street and Derby Street, Camperdown. A total of 97 letters were distributed. The closing date for submissions ended on 28 August 2017.

 

There was a total of one (1) response opposing the proposal. This response is detailed below.

 

Residents’ Comments (opposing the proposal)

Officer’s Response

A resident of Ross Street opposes the proposal. The resident raised concerns regarding the loss of on-street parking as part of the proposed works.

 

 

Pedestrian safety and accessibility were major considerations during the development of the design plans. The proposal aims to extend the footpath in order to accommodate a kerb ramp to improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians within Ross Street.

 

It should be noted that Eton Street consists unrestricted parking on the southern side of the road and permit parking restrictions on the northern side of the road. This precinct falls under the Area M1 permit parking scheme where eligible properties can apply for up to two permits per household subject to off-street parking availability.

 

CONCLUSION

It is recommended that the design of the proposed kerb extensions and with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs and linemarking and new kerb blister be approved, to improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions at these locations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 8

Subject:     Thompson Street, Marrickville – Proposed Kerb Extensions Design Plan
(Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)
 

File Ref:     17/6022/97407.17        

Prepared By:     Emilio Andari - Civil Engineer 

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

 SUMMARY

A detailed design plan has been finalised for the proposal to widen the existing footpaths and narrow the road width in Thompson Street, Marrickville near its intersection with Edward Street as part of the Henson LATM study implementation. The proposal for kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs will improve pedestrian safety at this location.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the detailed design plan of the kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs in Thompson Street, Marrickville near its intersection with Edward Street (as per the attached design plan No. 6178) be APPROVED.

 

 

BACKGROUND

Council is proposing to reconstruct the footpath in Thompson Street, Marrickville and construct new kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs. The purpose of the proposal is to widen the existing footpaths and narrow the road width in Thompson Street, Marrickville near its intersection with Edward Street as part of the Henson LATM study implementation.

 

This proposal is a design which was included in the recently approved Henson Local Area Traffic Management Plan (LATM) which was on public exhibition (for community comment) at the end of 2016. The LATM provides rationale and recommended actions to address local traffic issues and support sustainable transport. This involves encouraging the use of public transport, walking and cycling. The Henson LATM was endorsed and approved by Council at its meeting held on 26 April 2017.

 

The detail design plan has been finalised for the proposed device together with the consultation and are presented in this report for consideration.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Funding of $100,000 has been allocated by Council for the entire scope of works for Thompson Street, Marrickville under the Henson LATM Implementation 2017/2018. These works include reconstructing the existing footpaths and construct new kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs in Thompson Street, Marrickville near its intersection with Edward Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Site location & road network

 

Street Name

Thompson Street

Edward Street

Section

Between Illawarra Street and Farr Street

Between Sydenham Road and Thompson Street

Carriageway Width (m)

9.2

7.3

Carriageway Type

Two-way road with one travel lane in each direction, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Two-way road with one travel lane, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Classification

Local

Local

85th Percentile Speed (km/h)

36.7

38.9

Vehicles Per Day (vpd)

442

196

Reported Crash History

(July 2011 – June 2016)

No crashes recorded.

No crashes recorded.

Heavy Vehicle Volume (%)

7.3

3.3

Parking Arrangements

Unrestricted parking on both sides of the road.

Unrestricted parking on both sides of the road.

 

Design Plans – No. 6178

 

A detailed design plan for the provision of new kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs in Thompson Street near its intersection with Edward Street (ATTACHMENT - design plan No. 6178) are submitted for consideration.

 

The proposed scope of work includes the following:

 

·   Construct two new kerb extensions with new kerb and gutter alignment in Thompson Street near its intersection with Edward Street with two new kerb ramps and install associated signage.

·   Install two ‘No Stopping’ zones on the northern side of Thompson Street, adjacent to Marrickville Public School and one ‘No Stopping’ zone on the southern side of Thompson Street, adjacent to property no. 2 Thompson Street, as per design plan.

·   Relocate the existing ‘No Parking – drop off & pick up school days’ zone on the northern side of Thompson Street and shift the parking zone 13.3m east, as per design plan.

 

The proposed treatment will result in the loss of four (4) legal on-street parking spaces in Thompson Street as an outcome of the proposed kerb extensions. However, it is envisaged that this treatment will improve pedestrian accessibility and safety (refer to the attached design plan No. 6178). All current vehicular access to adjoining properties will be retained.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

A notification letter as well as a copy of the detailed design plan was sent on 10 August 2017 to the owners and occupiers of the affected properties in Thompson Street, Marrickville, as well as the Principal of Marrickville Public School. A total of 12 letters were distributed. The closing date for submissions ended on 25 August 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was a total of one (1) response opposing the proposal. This response is detailed below.

 

Residents’ Comments (opposing the proposal)

Officer’s Response

A resident of Thompson Street raised concerns regarding the proposed new kerb extensions with associated signs. The resident states there is a high demand for on-street parking within the area and it appears to be no rationale for the loss in parking spaces as part of the proposal. The resident also suggested that a linemarked pedestrian crossing would be suitable to provide additional pedestrian safety for school children crossing the road to Marrickville Public School.

 

Pedestrian safety was a major consideration during the development of the design plans. Council considered comments from Marrickville Public School that called for improvements to the school via the access gate in Thompson Street, Marrickville. The proposed kerb extensions with two new kerb ramps in Thompson Street near its intersection with Edward Street will improve safety of pedestrians, particularly school children, when crossing the road. It is acknowledged that the proposal will result in the loss of four parking spaces in Thompson Street, however the kerb extensions to widen the footpath will provide additional pedestrian accessibility and improve safety as well as the removal of the two parking spaces (one parking space on either side of the road) that are on the approach to the road narrowing will improve sight lines for motorists and pedestrians and thus improve pedestrian safety.

 

It should be noted that a linemarked pedestrian crossing was considered as part of the Henson LATM for this location however it did not meet the warrant. It was considered that a kerb extension was an appropriate solution as this treatment reduces the crossing distance for pedestrians and improves sightline for pedestrians to oncoming traffic.

 

CONCLUSION

It is recommended that the design of the proposed kerb extensions and with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs and linemarking and new kerb blister be approved, to improve pedestrian safety at this location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 9

Subject:     Illawarra Road, Marrickville – Proposed Raised Pedestrian Crossing & Kerb Extensions Design Plan
(Marrickvlle Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)
 

File Ref:     17/6022/97412.17        

Prepared By:     Emilio Andari - Civil Engineer 

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

A detailed design plan has been finalised for the proposal to upgrade the existing raised pedestrian crossing on Illawarra Road, Marrickville near its intersection with Chapel Street as part of the Henson LATM study implementation. The proposal to upgrade the existing raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions and associated signs and line markings will improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions at this location.

 

Consultation was undertaken with owners and occupiers of properties adjacent to Illawarra Road and Woodland Street, regarding the proposal. A summary of the consultation results are presented in this report for consideration. It is recommended that the proposed detailed design plan be approved.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the design of the raised pedestrian crossing with new kerb extensions and associated signs and line markings on Illawarra Road, Marrickville, at the intersection with Chapel Street and new kerb extensions in Illawarra Road, Marrickville, at the intersection with Woodland Street (as per the attached design plan No. 6147) be APPROVED.

 

 

BACKGROUND

Council is proposing to reconstruct the existing raised pedestrian crossing with new kerb extensions on Illawarra Road, at its intersection with Chapel Street and construct new kerb extensions on Illawarra Road, at its intersection with Woodland Street.

 

This proposal is a design which was included in the recently approved Henson Local Area Traffic Management Plan (LATM) which was on public exhibition (for community comment) at the end of 2016. The LATM provides rationale and recommended actions to address local traffic issues and support sustainable transport. This involves encouraging the use of public transport, walking and cycling. The Henson LATM was endorsed and approved by Council at its meeting held on 26 April 2017.

 

The detail design plan has been finalised for the proposed devices together with the consultation and are presented in this report for consideration.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Funding of $100,000 has been allocated by Council for the entire scope of works for Illawarra Road, Marrickville under the Henson LATM Implementation 2017/2018. These works include demolishing the existing raised pedestrian crossing and reconstructing the raised pedestrian crossing to a more desirable location with new kerb extensions including associated signs and line markings in Illawarra Road, Marrickville at Chapel Street and at Woodland Street.

 

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Site location & road network

 

Street Name

Illawarra Road

Chapel Street

Woodland Street

Section

Between Chapel Street and Woodland Street

Between Illawarra Road and Shepherd Street

Between Illawarra Road and Holmesdale Street

Carriageway Width (m)

9.1

9.1

9.1

Carriageway Type

Two-way road with one travel lane in each direction, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Two-way road with one travel lane in each direction, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Two-way road with one travel lane in each direction, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Classification

Local

Local

Local

85th Percentile Speed (km/h)

28.4

40.7

37.8

Vehicles Per Day (vpd)

5,998

1,852

547

Reported Crash History

(July 2011 – June 2016)

1 crash (Rum Code: 13). Crash resulted in an injury.

No crashes recorded.

No crashes recorded.

Heavy Vehicle Volume (%)

2.8

4.5

2.8

Parking Arrangements

Sections of unrestricted parking along both sides of the road.

Unrestricted parking along both sides of the road.

Unrestricted parking along both sides of the road.

 

At present, the intersections of Illawarra Road with Chapel Street and Illawarra Road with Woodland Street are controlled by a ‘Give Way’ sign and line markings, with priority given to traffic along Illawarra Road.

 

Design Plan – No. 6147

 

A detailed design plan for the provision of a raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions on Illawarra Road, Marrickville, at its intersection with Chapel Street, and the provision of kerb extensions on Illawarra Road, Marrickville, at its intersection with Woodland Street including the associated signs and line markings (ATTACHMENT - design plan No. 6147) are submitted for consideration.

 

The proposed scope of work includes the following:

 

·    Reconstruct the existing raised pedestrian crossing with a raised pedestrian crossing approximately four metres south on Illawarra Road from its intersection with Chapel Street.

·    Construct landscaped kerb extensions on the corners of Illawarra Road at Woodland and Chapel Streets with the inclusion of a bike rack to increase bicycle parking outside the Henson Hotel.

·    Plant five new street trees per design plan.

·    Upgrading the street lighting to comply with Australian Standards.

·    Reseal the road pavement on Illawarra Road from Chapel Street to Woodland Street as per design plan.

·    Install all other associated signage and line markings with the raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions and ‘give-way’ intersections as per design plan.

 

The proposed treatment will not result in the loss of any legal on-street car parking spaces in Illawarra Road, Chapel Street and Woodland Street (refer to the attached design plan No. 6147). All current vehicular access to adjoining properties will be retained.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

A notification letter as well as a copy of the detailed design plan was sent on 4 August 2017 to the owners and occupiers of the affected properties on Illawarra Road and Woodland Street, Marrickville, in particular the business owners of Illi Hill Café and the Henson Park Hotel as well as the Principal of Marrickville Public School regarding the proposed design plan to implement a raised pedestrian crossing to a more desirable location with new kerb extensions including associated signs and line markings. A total of 50 letters were distributed. The closing date for submissions ended on 18 August 2017.

 

There were a total of three (3) responses opposing the proposal. These responses are detailed below.

 

Residents’ Comments (opposing the proposal)

Officer’s Response

A resident of the community is not in support of the proposed relocation of the raised pedestrian crossing in Illawarra Road near Chapel Street. The resident raised concerns of pedestrian safety, particularly school children and the thoroughfare along Chapel Street and the streets adjacent to Marrickville Public School.

 

 

Pedestrian safety was a major consideration during the development of the design plans. Council considered comments from Marrickville Public School that called for improvements to this crossing at Illawarra Road and Chapel Street, Marrickville. The proposed kerb extensions in addition to the relocation of the raised pedestrian crossing will improve safety of pedestrians when crossing the road.

 

It should be noted that additional treatments for Chapel Street have been included as part of the Henson LATM which was recently endorsed by Council. The concerns regarding Chapel Street are out of the scope for this particular project and implementation of any treatments in Chapel Street is subject to funding allocation.

Two residents were satisfied with the proposed relocation of the raised pedestrian crossing in Illawarra Road near Chapel Street however concerns were raised with the loss in parking as a result of the proposed kerb extensions at the two intersections. Both residents suggested that a resident parking scheme be implemented due to the demand in parking within the area.

On-street parking was a major consideration during the development of the design plans. This proposal has not reduced any existing on-street legal car parking space as all the kerb extensions have been proposed within the existing ‘No Stopping’ and ‘No Parking’ zones with the exception in Woodland Street. The kerb extension on the southern side of Woodland Street, adjacent to property no. 72 Illawarra Road, extends past the existing ‘No Parking’ sign by 3m. This amounts to half a legal car parking space. Overall, this proposal aims to improve pedestrian safety at the subject location as well as improve the streetscape in the area.

 

Council undertook a parking study of the area known as the Stanmore precinct. Parking utilisation surveys were undertaken in Chapel Street. It should be noted that the survey shows that the parking in the street on a weekday varied between 50-85% utilisation and parking during weekends predominantly were between 75-85% utilisation. It was also noted that there was little feedback from the public exhibition from the affected properties in Chapel Street.

 

 

CONCLUSION

It is recommended that the detailed design plan of the proposed treatment and associated signs and line markings be approved, to improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions at this location. xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 10

Subject:     Denison Road, Lewisham – Proposed Raised Pedestrian Crossing & Kerb Extensions Design Plan
(Stanmore Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)
 

File Ref:     17/6022/97414.17        

Prepared By:     Emilio Andari - Civil Engineer 

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

A detailed design plan has been finalised for the proposal to upgrade the existing at-grade pedestrian crossing in Denison Road, Lewisham at its intersection with Toothill Street as part of the NSW Government’s Pedestrian Infrastructure Safety Around Schools Program. The proposal to upgrade the existing at-grade pedestrian crossing to a new raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions and associated signs and line markings will improve pedestrian safety at this location.

 

Consultation was undertaken with owners and occupiers of properties adjacent to Denison Road and Toothill Street, regarding the proposal. A summary of the consultation results are presented in this report for consideration. It is recommended that the proposed detailed design plan be approved.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the design of the raised pedestrian crossing with new kerb extensions and associated signs and line markings in Denison Road, Lewisham, at the intersection of Toothill Street (as per the attached design plan No. 6168) be APPROVED.

 

BACKGROUND

In February 2015, the NSW State Government announced a $5 million commitment to improve pedestrian infrastructure around schools. In December 2015, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) sought assistance from Councils to develop and deliver the program to schools. The new program commenced in early 2016 and is to be completed by June 2018.

 

On 19 January 2017, Council was notified by RMS that it has been successful in gaining funding through the NSW Government’s Pedestrian Infrastructure Safety Around Schools Program for five local schools. Sites were selected using a school pedestrian risk model, to ensure treatments achieve the greatest road safety benefit and deliver a fair distribution across metropolitan and country areas.

 

The existing at-grade pedestrian crossing in Denison Road, Lewisham adjacent to Christian Brothers High School was identified as one of the five projects which are part-funded by the RMS.

 

Council is proposing to reconstruct the existing raised pedestrian crossing with new kerb extensions in Denison Road, Lewisham, at its intersection with Toothill Street.

 

The detail design plan has been finalised for the proposed devices together with the consultation and are presented in this report for consideration.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

This design was identified as part of the NSW Government’s Pedestrian Infrastructure Safety Around Schools Program which is part-funded by the RMS.

 

The estimated cost for these works is $120,000 and is part-funded by RMS with a contribution of $50,000 for this financial year 2017/2018.

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Site location & road network

 

Street Name

Denison Road

Toothill Street

Section

Between Eltham Street and Toothill Street

Between Victoria Street and The Boulevarde

Carriageway Width (m)

9.2

7.3

Carriageway Type

Two-way road with one travel lane in each direction, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Two-way road with one travel lane, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Classification

Local

Regional

85th Percentile Speed (km/h)

44.6

43.2

Vehicles Per Day (vpd)

1,992

9,180

Reported Crash History

(July 2011 – June 2016)

No crashes recorded.

1 crash (Rum Code: 10). Crash resulted in a tow away.

Heavy Vehicle Volume (%)

3.1

2.1

Parking Arrangements

Sections of unrestricted parking and bus zones on the eastern side and permit parking restrictions on the western side of the road.

Unrestricted parking on the southern side and permit parking restrictions on the northern side of the road.

 

At present, the intersection of Denison Road with Toothill Street is controlled by a ‘Stop’ sign and line markings, with priority given to traffic along Toothill Street.

 

Design Plan – No. 6168

 

A detailed design plan for the provision of a raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions in Denison Road, Lewisham, at its intersection with Toothill Street, including the associated signs and line markings (ATTACHMENT - design plan No. 6168) are submitted for consideration.

 

The proposed scope of work includes the following:

 

·    Reconstruct the existing at-grade pedestrian crossing with a raised pedestrian crossing approximately five metres south on Denison Road from its intersection with Toothill Street.

·    Construct landscaped kerb extensions on the corners of Denison Road at Toothill Street and construct three new kerb ramps in Toothill Street at its intersection with Denison Road.

·    Reseal the road pavement on Denison Road from Toothill Street to the existing raised threshold outside property no. 60A Denison Road.

·    Relocate the existing ‘Bus Zone’ and ‘No Stopping’ signs on the eastern side of Denison Road (outside Christian Brothers High School) and shift the signs on stem 11metres south on Denison Road from its intersection with Toothill Street.

·    Relocate the existing ‘2P Permit Parking’ and ‘No Stopping’ signs on the western side of Denison Road (outside property no. 56A Denison Road) and shift the signs on stem 3metres south on Denison Road from its intersection with Toothill Street. 

·    Install all other associated signage and line markings with the raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions as per design plan.

 

The proposed treatment will result in the loss of three (3) legal on-street parking spaces in Denison Road as an outcome of the proposed raised pedestrian crossing and kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment in order to accommodate pedestrian accessibility and improve safety (refer to the attached design plan No. 6168). All current vehicular access to adjoining properties will be retained.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

A notification letter as well as a copy of the detailed design plan was sent on 24 July 2017 to the owners and occupiers of the affected properties in Denison Road and Toothill Street, Lewisham, as well as the Principal of Christian Brothers High School regarding the proposed design plan to implement a raised pedestrian crossing to a more desirable location with new kerb extensions including associated signs and line markings. A total of 25 letters were distributed. The closing date for submissions ended on 15 August 2017.

 

There were a total of three (3) responses supporting the proposal and there were a total of three (3) responses opposing the proposal. These responses are detailed below.

 

Residents’ Comments (supporting the proposal)

Officer’s Response

A resident who lives in the Lewisham precinct is in support of the proposed raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions in Denison Road at its intersection with Toothill Street. The resident raised concerns regarding safety and requested that more road safety measures be investigated for this location.

Pedestrian safety was a major consideration during the development of the design plans. The proposed kerb extensions in addition to the relocation of a raised pedestrian crossing will improve safety of pedestrians when crossing the road.

 

A resident who is a member of the municipality is in support of the proposed raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions in Denison Road at its intersection with Toothill Street. The resident suggested that the ‘No Left Turn’ restrictions during morning peak periods at Toothill Street into Denison Road be amended to coincide with the typical school zone hours.

Received and noted.

 

The existing ‘No Left Turn, 7am-9am Mon-Fri, Buses Excepted’ signs were installed in Toothill Street at Denison Road as part of the Lewisham Local Area Traffic Management Scheme (LATM). Residents in Denison Road between Toothill Street and Hunter Street were concerned of the volume of through traffic using their street as a short cut “rat running” to New Canterbury Road in the morning peak period. At the time of investigation, the traffic counts had indicated that the hourly restrictions currently installed were the most effective.

A resident who lives in the Lewisham precinct is in support of the proposed raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions in Denison Road at its intersection with Toothill Street. The resident raised concerns regarding the loss in parking spaces for this location.

 

Received and noted.

 

In accordance to the Australian Standards (AS1742.10-2009), the design requirements for an on-street linemarked pedestrian crossing must consist of ‘No Stopping’ prohibition within the vicinity of the crossing. This is to increase visibility for pedestrians and improve safety. The proposed new kerb extensions have been incorporated into the design to minimise the loss in car parking spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residents’ Comments (opposing the proposal)

Officer’s Response

A resident who lives in the Lewisham precinct is not in support of the proposed raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions in Denison Road at its intersection with Toothill Street. The resident stated that the location is unsafe and that a more desirable location should be considered for the proposed raised pedestrian crossing. The resident suggested that the proposed treatment be relocated further south along Denison Road near property no. 60 Denison Road.

 

Pedestrian safety was a major consideration during the development of the design plans. The proposed shift in location of the raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions in Denison Road will improve safety of pedestrians when crossing the road whilst maintaining clear visibility for turning motorists at the intersection with Toothill Street. The proposed shift in location is maintained within close proximity to the intersection of Denison Road and Toothill Street due to the high pedestrian volume of school children as well as other pedestrians travelling along Toothill Street in an east-west direction.

A resident who lives in the Lewisham precinct is not in support of the proposed raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions in Denison Road at its intersection with Toothill Street. The resident stated that the proposed location is unsafe and that further improvements to the intersection are required. The resident suggested that this intersection be signalised.

Pedestrian safety was a major consideration during the development of the design plans. The proposed shift in location of the raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions in Denison Road will improve safety of pedestrians when crossing the road whilst maintaining clear visibility for turning motorists at the intersection with Toothill Street. The concept of a signalised intersection would require RMS to consider and investigate. It should be noted that there are two signalised intersections on either end of Toothill Street which are both in close proximity (either side) to the intersection of Denison Road and Toothill Street.

A resident of Denison Road strongly opposes the proposed raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions in Denison Road at its intersection with Toothill Street. The resident raised concerns regarding the loss in parking spaces for this location. The resident stated that the proposed location is unsafe and that a more desirable location should be considered for the proposed raised pedestrian crossing. The resident suggested that the proposed treatment be relocated further north along Denison Road immediately north of its intersection with Toothill Street.

Pedestrian safety was a major consideration during the development of the design plans. The proposed shift in location of the raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions in Denison Road will improve safety of pedestrians when crossing the road whilst maintaining clear visibility for turning motorists at the intersection with Toothill Street.

In accordance to the Australian Standards (AS1742.10-2009), the design requirements for an on-street linemarked pedestrian crossing must consist of ‘No Stopping’ prohibition within the vicinity of the crossing. This is to increase visibility for pedestrians and improve safety. The proposed new kerb extensions have been incorporated into the design to minimise the loss in car parking spaces.

The proposed shift in location is maintained within close proximity to the intersection of Denison Road and Toothill Street due to the high pedestrian volume of school children as well as other pedestrians travelling along Toothill Street in an east-west direction. The proposed raised pedestrian crossing on the southern side of Toothill Street is a direct line of path for pedestrians to Christian Brothers High School.

CONCLUSION

It is recommended that the detailed design plan of the proposed treatment and associated signs and line markings be approved, to improve pedestrian safety at this location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 11

Subject:     2017 Norton Street Italian Festa (Leichhardt/Balmain)
Traffic Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan For The 2017 Italian Festa Event
 

File Ref:     17/6022/98063.17        

Prepared By:     Manod Wickramasinghe - Traffic and Parking Engineer 

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

The proposed event, The Norton Street Italian Festa, is a street festival held annually celebrating the traditional Italian culture that is considered an essential part of the Leichhardt community.

 

To facilitate the event, it is proposed to close a number of roads in the area the following roads between 3:00am and 8:00pm on Sunday, 29th October  2017

·    Norton Street from Marion Street to William Street;

·    Marlborough Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street;

·    Short Street from Norton Street to Balmain Road;

·    Carlisle Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street;

·    Allen Street from Cromwell Street to Derbyshire Road;

·    Arthur Street from Allen Street to Short Street;

 

It is recommended that the 2017 Italian Festa Event to be held on Sunday, 29th October 2017 be supported, subject to complying with the following conditions:

 

The TMP and TCP being approved by the RMS as well as the Transport Management Centre, installation of a ‘Special Event Clearway’ restriction in Norton Street prior to the event, parking for the event be reserved in Short Street on both sides between Norton Street and the unnamed lane for Emergency Service vehicles, approval to conduct a public assembly be obtained from the NSW Police, all affected businesses, residents and other occupants be notified of the road closures, proposed event being forwarded to the appropriate authorities, including emergency services and a current Public Liability Insurance Policy be provided to Inner West Council, nominating Council as an interested party.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1)  The road closure application for the ‘Norton Street Italian Festa 2017’ on Sunday, 29th October 2017 be supported, subject to the following conditions:      

a)  The road closures be restricted to occur between 3:00am and 8.00pm on Sunday, 29th October 2017  at the following locations:

i.    Norton Street from Marion to William Street;

ii.   Marlborough Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street;

iii.  Short Street from Norton Street to Balmain Road;

iv.  Carlisle Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street;

v.   Allen Street from Cromwell Street to Derbyshire Road; and

vi.  Arthur Street from Allen Street to Short Street.

b) Approval from RMS for the TMP and to install a ‘Special Event Clearway’ restriction in Norton Street be obtained prior to the event;

c)  Wetherill Street (Norton Street – Balmain Road) and Macauley Street   (Cromwell Street – Norton Street) function as two way roads when Norton Street is closed to provide access for residents etc;

d) Parking for the event be reserved in:

·   Short Street on both sides between Norton Street and the unnamed lane for Emergency Service vehicles; 

·   William Street on the southern side between Norton Street and Derbyshire Road (Pioneers Memorial Park side).  The angle parking in this area will be temporarily amended to allow parallel parking for Police horse floats etc;

e)  Approval from the Transport Management Centre to close the roads is obtained prior to the event;

f)  A three (3) metre unencumbered passage be available for emergency vehicles though the closed section of Norton Street at all times;

g) Approval to conduct a public assembly be obtained from the NSW Police prior to the event. A copy of the NSW Police approval must be forwarded to Council’s Traffic Section prior to the event;

h) The applicant be requested to provide free bicycle valet parking at a central location (ie. Short Street or Allen Street) including adequate ‘way finding’ signage to the public and include the availability of this service in promoting the event;

i)   Additional signs indicating ‘Bicycles Excepted’ and ‘cyclists dismount’ be included with the road closure signs provided at the road closure points;

j)   The occupation of the road carriageway must not occur until the road has been formally closed;

k)  That the set up and break down times occur at 3.30am and 7:00pm respectively and include additional waste staff at the break down to expedite the road openings;

l)   The entrance to the access way into Pioneers Memorial Park in Allen Street opposite Arthur Street be temporarily closed by barricades for security purposes during the event;

m)         All advertising of the event must encourage the use of Public Transport;

n) All affected businesses, residents and other occupants be notified of the road closures, activities, parking changes and changes to public transport arrangements. Any concerns or requirements raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be resolved or reasonably accommodated. 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 one week prior to distribution;

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

p) The approved Traffic Management Plan must be implemented at the applicant’s expense;

q) 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;

r)  All traffic controllers must hold RMS certification;

s)  The areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Group Manager Roads and Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleansing costs;

t)  Council’s Manager Works & Waste Services must be notified of the cleanup arrangements;

u) 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;

v)  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;

w) Applicant shall comply with any reasonable directive from Council’s Officers;

x)  Council and RMS must be 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 $20,000,000;

2)  The following measures be provided to accommodate buses:

i.   Install temporary ‘Bus Zones’ to accommodate two buses on both sides of William Street between Norton Street and James Street;

ii.  Place barricades within 10m at the south-eastern corner of the Flood Street/William Street intersection to assist buses; and

iii. No trucks (Festa) to be parked in the Marion Street ‘Bus Zone’ at the Norton Street intersection, outside the Town Hall.

3)    The Sydney Buses Leichhardt Depot be notified of the road closure and associated activities. Any concerns or requirements raised by Sydney Buses Leichhardt Depot must be resolved or accommodated by the applicant; and

4)    Council reserves the right to cancel the road closure approval at any time.

 

 

BACKGROUND

A request for approval to conduct the Norton Street Italian Festa 2017 on Sunday 29th October 2017 between 10:00am and 5:00pm has been received from the organiser of the event, Impact Exhibitions.

 

This annual event involves the temporary closure of Norton Street between Marion Street and William Street, including associated side streets.

 

In accordance with the RMS “Guide to Traffic and Transport Management for Special Events V3.4 August, 2006”, and based on information supplied by the organiser, the event is classified as a Special Event Class 2.

 

The organiser has submitted the Traffic Management Plan (TMP) and Traffic Control Plan (TCP) to RMS for approval. Both plans are attached in Attachment 1.

 

Road Closures

To facilitate the event, it is proposed to close the following roads between 3:00am and 8.00pm on Sunday, 29th October 2017:

·    Norton Street from Marion to William Street;

·    Marlborough Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street;

·    Short Street from Norton Street to Balmain Road;

·    Carlisle Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street;

·    Allen Street from Cromwell Street to Derbyshire Road;

·    Arthur Street from Allen Street to Short Street.

Other Arrangements

Macaulay Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street and Wetherill Street from Norton Street to Balmain Road are to function as temporary two way roads to provide access for residents.

 

Public Transport

For the duration of the road closures, bus services will be diverted down Flood Street and Balmain Road, similar to previous years.  As requested by the STA representative, barricades will need to be placed around the south-eastern corner of the Flood Street/William Street intersection to prevent vehicles parking in the 10m ‘No Stopping’ zones. This arrangement will facilitate the buses diverted via Flood Street.

In accordance with Council’s policy on bicycle users, the applicant has been advised to provide free bicycle valet parking to the public at the venue and include the availability of this service in promoting this event.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Nil

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

As in previous years, all affected businesses, residents and other occupants will be notified of the road closures, activities, parking changes and changes to public transport arrangements. The notification will be distributed at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the event. The proposed information, distribution area and distribution period will be reviewed and approved by Inner West Council’s Traffic Section one week prior to distribution.

 

The proposed full-road closures are currently advertised in the newspaper for a period of 28 days. The advertising period commenced on 5 September 2017 and will conclude on 2 October 2017.

 

CONCLUSION

It is recommended that the Norton Street Italian Festa 2017 Event scheduled for Sunday, 29th October 2017 be supported as per the submitted TMP and TCPs.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Norton Street Italian Festa 2017 Event TMP and TCP submitted by the event organiser.

  


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Item No:    T0917 Item 12

Subject:     George Street, Leichhardt – Temporary Road Closure (Leichhardt Ward / /Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC)   

File Ref:     17/6022/98086.17         

Prepared By:     Manod Wickramasinghe - Traffic and Parking Engineer  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

An application has been received from Construction Solutions for the temporary full

road closure of George Street (Between Treadgold Street South and McAleer Street), Leichhardt from :

·    6:00am Tuesday 10/10/17 to midnight (17 hours continuous) with a backup date of 17/10/17; and

·    6:00am Thursday 12/10/17 to midnight (17 hours continuous) with a backup date of 19/10/17

 

The closure will allow for the dismantling of two cranes. It is recommended that the proposed temporary road closure be approved, subject to the conditions outlined in this report.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The proposed temporary full road closure of George Street (Between Treadgold Street South and McAleer Street), Leichhardt from 6:00am to midnight on Tuesday 10/10/17 (backup date 17/10/17) and Thursday 12/10/17 (backup date 19/10/17) in order to dismantle a crane be approved, subject to the following conditions:

1.   A fee of $1,540 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 Transport Management Centre;

6.   Notice of the proposed closure be forwarded by the applicant to the NSW Police, the Fire and Rescue NSW 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 pickers or concrete boom pumps shall not stand within the public way for extended periods when not in operation under this approval; and

14. The operation of the heavy plant 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; all work is to be carried out in accordance with Work Cover requirements; and the costs to repair damages, as a result of these works, to Council's footway and roadway areas will be borne by the applicant.

 

 

BACKGROUND

An application has been received from Construction Solutions for the temporary full

road closure of George Street (Between Treadgold Street South and McAleer Street), Leichhardt from :

·    6:00am Tuesday 10/10/17 to midnight (17 hours continuous) with a backup date of 17/10/17; and

·    6:00am Thursday 12/10/17 to midnight (17 hours continuous) with a backup date of 19/10/17

 

The closure will allow for the dismantling of two cranes.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Under Council’s Fees & Charges, the applicant is to pay a fee of $1,540 for the temporary

full road closure. This fee includes advertising the proposal in accordance with the Roads Act

1993.

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Nil

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

The proposed full-road closure of George Street (Between Treadgold Street South and McAleer Street), Leichhardt is currently advertised in the newspaper for a period of 28 days. The advertising period commenced on 5 September 2017 and will conclude on 2 October 2017.

The applicant is to notify all affected residents and businesses in writing at least 7 days prior to

the commencement of works and make reasonable provision for residents and businesses,

where possible..

 

 

CONCLUSION

It is recommended that the proposed temporary road closure be approved, subject to the

conditions outlined in this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Traffic Control Plan for 22 George Street Leichhardt

  


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Item No:    T0917 Item 13

Subject:     Gallimore Avenue, Balmain East – Temporary Road Closure (Balmain Ward / /Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC)   

File Ref:     17/6022/98161.17         

Prepared By:     Manod Wickramasinghe - Traffic and Parking Engineer  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

An application has been received from Beebo Constructions for the temporary full

road closure of Gallimore Avenue (Between Nos.5-11 Gallimore Ave), Balmain East

from 7:00am to 5:00pm on one day in the period from 9th October until 27th of October 2017, in order to stand a boom pump for a concrete pour. It is recommended that the proposed temporary road closure be approved, subject to the conditions outlined in this report.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The proposed temporary full road closure of Gallimore Avenue (Between Nos.5-11 Gallimore Ave), Balmain East from 7:00am to 5:00pm on one day in the period from 9th October until 27th of October 2017, in order to stand a boom pump for a concrete pour in Gallimore Avenue between Ns. 5-11 Gallimore Avenue be approved, subject to the following conditions:

1.   A fee of $1,540 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 Transport Management Centre;

6.   Notice of the proposed closure be forwarded by the applicant to the NSW Police, the Fire and Rescue NSW 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 pickers or concrete boom pumps shall not stand within the public way for extended periods when not in operation under this approval; and

14. The operation of the heavy plant 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; all work is to be carried out in accordance with Work Cover requirements; and the costs to repair damages, as a result of these works, to Council's footway and roadway areas will be borne by the applicant.

 

BACKGROUND

An application has been received from Beebo Constructions for the temporary full road closure of Gallimore Avenue (Between Nos.5-11 Gallimore Ave), Balmain East from 7:00am to 5:00pm on one day in the period from 9th October until 27th of October 2017, in order to stand a boom pump for a concrete pour.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Under Council’s Fees & Charges, the applicant is to pay a fee of $1,540 for the temporary

full road closure. This fee includes advertising the proposal in accordance with the Roads Act

1993.

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Nil.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

The proposed full-road closure of Gallimore Avenue (Between Nos.5-11 Gallimore Ave), Balmain East is currently advertised in the newspaper for a period of 28 days. The advertising period commenced on 5 September 2017 and will conclude on 2 October 2017.

The applicant is to notify all affected residents and businesses in writing at least 7 days prior to

the commencement of works and make reasonable provision for residents and businesses,

where possible.

 

CONCLUSION

It is recommended that the proposed temporary road closure be approved, subject to the

conditions outlined in this report.

 

 

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1.

Traffic Management Plan  for road closure Gallimore Avenue Balmain

  


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Item No:    T0917 Item 14

Subject:     Elswick Street at Macauley Street, Carlisle Street & Marlborough Street, Leichhardt– Proposed Traffic Calming/Intersection Treatment (Leichhardt Ward /Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC)  

File Ref:     17/6022/98251.17         

Prepared By:     Manod Wickramasinghe - Traffic and Parking Engineer  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

Council has been investigating the traffic conditions in Elswick Street, Leichhardt. A number of residents have expressed concerns regarding the speed of vehicles and accidents that have occurred in Elswick Street, between Allen Street and Marion Street.

 

In order to improve intersection safety and reduce the speed of traffic, it is proposed to install intersection treatments in Elswick Street in the form of raised traffic islands at the following locations:

·    Intersection of Macauley Street

·    Intersection of Carlisle Street

·    Intersection of Marlborough Street

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The proposed intersection treatments and associated linemarking (Attachment 1) in Elswick Street at the intersections of Macauley Street, Carlisle Street and Marlborough Street be supported.

 

BACKGROUND

The Traffic Committee previously considered a proposal to install Traffic Calming/Intersection Treatment devices in Elswick Street at its intersections with Macauley Street, Carlisle Street and Marlborough Street.

 

The report outlined a proposal, including the results of traffic counts and resident consultation.

 

The Committee recommended:

 

1.   the Concept Plans for Elswick Street, Leichhardt - Traffic Calming/Intersection Treatment and associated signage and line markings (Attachment 1) be supported, subject to:

a.   The proposed refuge islands in Macauley Street, Carlisle Street and Marlborough Street complying with RMS technical directions.

b.   Considering the comments received from Bike Leichhardt.

2.   the estimated cost of $20,000 be included in the 2017/18 Draft LATM Budget for these works.

3.   Final detailed designs of the proposed intersection treatments being presented to the LTC for review.

 

These median islands will reduce the widths of travel lanes in Elswick Street and also indicate the presence of an intersection and encourage lower traveling speeds for traffic approaching from the above mentioned side streets. Plans of the proposed intersection treatments have been updated and are shown on the attached plans (Attachment 1).

Comments in relation to this proposal previously raised by RMS and Bike Leichhardt have been taken into consideration as per the following table.

 

Comment

Officer Response

RMS representative

All refuge islands are to comply with RMS technical directions (2m wide).

The plans have been amended to incorporate this requirement.

Suggested that consideration be given to implementing edge line marking and BB lines all along Elswick Street, to encourage lower

Speeds.

Council will consider whether additional linemarking is required following construction of the proposed intersection treatments.

Bike Leichhardt representative

Rumble bars on painted islands can be dangerous for cyclists as they are hard to see.

A cyclist could think they could ride there to avoid an overtaking car for example, or

might be forced there by an overtaking car.

 

The plans have been amended to incorporate this request.

3.4 m lanes are not advised on bike routes as they fall in the 3.2 to 3.7 m width that

motorists often think is wide enough to pass in. A 3 m traffic lane would be better at

signalling to motorists not to pass, and possibly have a better slowing effect than 3.4 m.

 

The plans have been amended to incorporate this request.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Funding of $30,000 has been allocated as part of Council’s 2017/18 LATM Budget.

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

The attached plans propose rubber kerbing and islands in Elswick Street at the intersections of Macauley Street, Carlisle Street and Marlborough Street.

 

The proposed work will includes:

·    Construction of rubber kerbing and the associated line marking in Elswick Street, either side of the intersections of Macauley Street, Carlisle Street and Marlborough Street.

·    Construction of rubber median islands and the associated line marking in Macauley Street, Carlisle Street and Marlborough Street.

·    Construction of median rubber islands, the associated centre line marking and reflective raised pavement markers (RRPMs) in Elswick Street at the above mentioned intersections.

·    Implementation of painted islands on the west side of Elswick Street at the above mentioned intersections.

Parking impact

This amended proposal would result in no loss of parking and vehicular access to adjoining properties will be retained

 

CONCLUSION

That the plans for the proposed intersection treatments and associated linemarking (Attachment 1) in Elswick Street at the intersections of Macauley Street, Carlisle Street and Marlborough Street be supported.

 

 

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Elswick Street, Leichhardt – Traffic Calming/Intersection Treatment Plans

  


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Item No:    T0917 Item 15

Subject:     Traffic Calming – Church Street, Croydon, Between Lang Street and Croydon Road, Croydon
(Leichhardt Ward/Strathfield Electorate/Ashfield LAC) 
  

File Ref:     17/6022/98332.17        

Prepared By:     Davide Torresan - A/Senior Engineer - Infrastructure Design & Traffic Services 

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

Council is proposing to improve pedestrian and motorist safety in Church Street, between Lang Street and Croydon Road.  The proposal is based on recommendations from the formal Ashfield Council's Traffic Management Strategy which was endorsed by Council on 23rd August 2016 following a period of community engagement.

The proposed work includes:

·    introducing landscaped kerb blisters on Church Street, west of Birriga Road;

·    constructing landscaped kerb extensions in front of No.97 Church Street;

·    installing kerb ramps on both kerb extensions in front of No.97 Church Street;

·    introducing bus friendly speed cushions in front of No.115 Church Street and No.97 Church Street; and

·    painting associated line markings.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The following traffic calming devices be installed:

 

1.    Bus friendly speed cushions in front of No.115 Church Street with one landscaped kerb blister on the northern side of Church Street, west of Birriga Road. (See attached drawing 537 Edition 1); and

2.   Bus friendly speed cushions in front of No.97 Church Street with two kerb extensions and pram ramps, and 'No Stopping' signs. (See attached drawing 537 Edition 2).

 

BACKGROUND

A number of residents in Church Street have requested the installation of traffic calming measures to control vehicular speeding along Church Street between Lang Street and Croydon Road, Croydon.  Some residents have also raised concerns on the need to address pedestrian safety near the playground at Centenary Park.

 

The Ashfield Traffic Management Strategy prepared by the former Ashfield Council and endorsed by Council on 23rd August 2016 following a period of community engagement, presented recommendations and traffic management proposals for the former Ashfield Council area.  The recommendations for Church Street between Lang Street and Croydon Road, were as follows:

-     Investigate a splitter island on Church Street on approach to Croydon Road with an entry treatment threshold – The splitter island with threshold treatment at the intersection of Church Street (west) and Croydon Road is not in line with the proposed treatments of the intersection of Church and Croydon Road and has been separated from these proposals unless it can be considered under separate treatment in future.

-     Investigate speed humps outside houses No.93 Church Street and the bowling club - The speed hump outside No.93 Church Street was removed as part of finalising the report and has since been proposed outside No.97 Church Street and No.115 Church Street.

-     Investigate a splitter island on Church Street on approach to Lang Street with an entry treatment threshold.  This option is not feasible due to the turning movement of buses.  The concept of a splitter island is to deflect, or limit the turning directions.  Buses are required to turn left from Church Street into Lang Street and right turn from Lang Street into Church Street which is not possible with the splitter island.

 

Church Street is approximately 9.7m wide and is a local bicycle route.  Centenary Park is located on the southern side of Church Street, between Lang Street and Croydon Road, Croydon.

 

Traffic Data

 

The results of traffic counts undertaken (June 2012 & June 2014) in Church Street, between Lang Street and Croydon Road, Croydon, are tabulated below:

 

 

Eastbound

Westbound

Total

ADT Volume (veh/day)

656

821

1476

85th% Speed (km/h)

56

57

57

Heavy Vehicles

0.2%

0.2%

0.4%

 

As the current speed limit is 50km/h, based on the traffic speed levels recorded in the survey an investigation was undertaken to design appropriate traffic calming treatments in Church Street.

 

The following traffic calming treatments were also assessed; however, due to various impacts they would cause on parking and amenity of the area these treatments were not considered further.

 

·  Full width speed humps: These are not suitable on a bus route because of the impact on buses. This type of traffic calming device also increases noise because the speed humps are constructed from kerb to kerb.

·  Chicane/Slow points: These would result in a significant loss of parking on both sides of the street.

·  Road narrowing devices to one lane: This option is only preferred in low traffic environments as there will be a continuous conflict with vehicles travelling in both directions.  This option is not preferred on a local bus route and would also result in a significant loss of parking on both sides of the street.

 

PROPOSAL

The following traffic calming devices have therefore been proposed:

·      Provide bus friendly speed cushions in front of No.115 Church Street with one landscaped kerb blister on the northern side Church Street, west of Birriga Road.

·      Provide bus friendly speed cushions in front of No.97 Church Street with two kerb extensions and pram ramps.

The proposals are shown on the attached plans

 

 

 

CONSULTATION

To assess residents’ views on the above proposal, consultation letters were distributed to the properties in Church Street and Birriga Road as shown on the following plan in July 2017. The questionnaire survey was run on Council’s “Have Your Say” website portal (http://www.yoursayinnerwest.com.au/home1) from the 24th July 2017 to 10th August 2017.

 

 

Church consultation

 

Accordingly the results of the survey are as follows:

 

Traffic Calming Device

Number of Submissions Received

Bus friendly speed cushions in front of 115 Church Street with one landscaped kerb blister on the northern side Church Street, west of Birriga Road

Council received 5 submissions. All 5 submissions were in support of this proposal.

 

Of the 5 submissions, 2 submissions were from residents within the street and 3 submissions were from residents within the Municipality.

Bus friendly speed cushions in front of 97 Church Street with two kerb extensions and pram ramps

Council received 5 submissions. 4 submissions were in support of this proposal.

 

Of the 5 submissions, 1 submission in support was from a resident within the street and 3 submissions were from residents within the Municipality.

 

The remaining 1 submission was in conditional support of the proposal.

 

The residents’ views are summarised below:

 

Resident’s Comments

Officer’s Response

The device in front of 115 Church St looks perfect for the area.

My only concern with the plan for in front of 97 Church St is that it is unclear how it would work with local cyclists and perhaps there should be additional markings on the road for pedestrians.

As Church Street is listed as a local bicycle route, additional bicycle symbols will be investigated and implemented at the same time.

There should be a roundabout on Croydon Road to provide safe crossing of Croydon Road and prevent numerous accidents on this corner. Or “no right turn” into Church Street. Roundabout at Queen street enables those needing to enter  Church street

Council is currently investigating treatment options at the intersection of Church Street and Croydon Road and will consult with residents on any proposal.

We must avoid the overkill of surrounding streets and it is unacceptable to lose parking spaces as dangerous parking and parking in during soccer is already a nightmare.

 

Outside 97 Church St I think it would be better to put in a combined pedestrian crossing speed hump like the ones in front of Burwood girls.

As per the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) guidelines, volume of traffic and pedestrian numbers do not meet the warrants for a pedestrian crossing.

 

A pedestrian crossing would also result in the loss of 20m parking in the approach from both sides of the location.

The removal of the middle of the 3 bus stops on the south side of Church Street and North side of the park is requested in order to gain parking for residents and park users. It would make complete sense to allow 30 metres of more parking space. There are only 2 stops on the north side of Church St.

Get rid of the bus stop and losing two parking spots for speed humps is OK.

Council is liaising with the State Transit Authority to investigate the closure of the midblock bus stop on Church Street. Approval is required from Transport for NSW prior to removal.

 

Potential gain of 3 parking spaces.

I fully agree with council in erecting traffic calmers between Church Street Croydon and Lang Street Croydon. I have been pursuing this matter for four years for the safety of the residents and children that use Centenary Park. I have persuaded this matter with council and have all the signatures, addresses and phone numbers of the residents in Church Street Croydon.

Received and noted.

 

The proposed devices received positive feedback from the residents in close proximity to the devices.

 

Following resident and internal feedback of the initial concept plans it was necessary to amend the traffic device at No.97 Church Street.  Additional 'No Stopping' signs and the extension of the width of the kerb extension has been included to clear parking away from the pram ramp to improve viewing of pedestrians crossing the road at the pram ramp.

 

This results in the loss of 3 parking spaces at this location.  However, with the potential closure of the bus stop on the southern side of Church Street, adjacent to Centenary Park, there is the additional gain of 3 parking spaces, with the net loss of parking spaces in Church Street to be nil.  The amended concept plans have been sent to all residents who provided feedback on the designs

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The cost of the proposed works will be funded from Council's allocated 2017-2018 traffic facilities budget.

 

CONCLUSION

Following the above investigations and public consultation of the concept options, it is recommended that the following traffic calming devices be installed following detailed design:

a.   Provide bus friendly speed cushions in front of No.115 Church Street with one landscaped kerb blister on the northern side of Church Street, west of Birriga Road; and

b.   Provide bus friendly speed cushions in front of No.97 Church Street with two kerb extensions and pram ramps, and 'No Stopping' signs.

 

 

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Church Street Croydon - Traffic calming facilities - Device 1

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Church Street Croydon - Traffic calming facilities - Device 2

  


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Item No:    T0917 Item 16

Subject:     Traffic Calming – Intersection of Croydon Road And Church Street, Croydon
(Leichhardt Ward/Strathfield Electorate/Ashfield LAC)
 

File Ref:     17/6022/98349.17        

Prepared By:     Davide Torresan - A/Senior Engineer - Infrastructure Design & Traffic Services 

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

The feasibility of providing a roundabout at the intersection of Church Street and Croydon Road, Croydon following requests from residents has included various investigations by the former Ashfield Council over a number of years.

 

The findings of a study report into the provision of a roundabout are detailed below in conjunction with an attached feasibility report provided by an independent traffic consultant that does not recommend the installation of a roundabout at the above location.

 

It is proposed to consult residents on two alternate treatment options in maintaining the current 'STOP' control at the intersection, with or without providing an additional right turn lane on the eastern approach of Church Street at Croydon Road.  Also, associated 'No Stopping' restrictions at the intersection and a speed hump (or cushions) treatment in Croydon Road on the northern approach is proposed under the two options.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

Based on the report findings and draft concept options prepared, that resident consultation be undertaken on the following two options:

1.   Option 1 (attached drawing No.2684.01A) Retention of existing 'Stop' controlled intersection with additional right turn lane on eastern approach in Church Street at Croydon Road with:

a.   Installation of speed hump (or cushions) in Croydon Road, approximately 60m north of Church Street;

b.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 21m on both sides of Church Street, east of Croydon Road;

c.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 15m on east side of Croydon Road, north of Church Street and for 22m on east side of Croydon Road, south of Church Street; and

d.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 16m on west side of Croydon Road, north of Church Street.

 

2.   Option 2: (existing conditions) Retention of existing 'Stop' controlled intersection on Church Street, with;

a.   Installation of speed hump (or cushions) on Croydon Road, approximately 60m north of Church Street;

b.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 15m on east side of Croydon Road, north of Church Street and for 22m on east side of Croydon Road, south of Church Street; and

c.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 16m on west side of Croydon Road, north of Church Steet.

BACKGROUND

Community requests for a roundabout at this location date back to the 2001/2002 financial year and numerous investigations and alternative options have been considered since that time.

 

COMPLETE Urban Pty. Ltd. (COMPLETE) has been commissioned by Inner West Council to investigate the feasibility of providing a roundabout at the intersection of Croydon Road and Church Street, Croydon. The report with a chronological history background of the intersection dating back to 2001 has been provided as attached.

 

The intersection of Croydon Road and Church Street is located in the northern part of

Croydon, approximately 400m south of Parramatta Road.

 

The existing intersection is slightly misaligned, with a horizontal curve in the Croydon Road alignment at the intersection and the Church Street sections intersecting at an angle and slightly offset from each other.  Croydon Road has priority, with 'Stop' controls on both Church Street approaches.

 

The posted speed limit in the area is 50km/hr.

 

Existing traffic calming measures in the form of speed humps are located sporadically along Croydon Road, with the nearest in each direction located 40m south and 180m north of the intersection with Church Street.

 

Bus services operate between Croydon Road (north) and Church Street (west).

 

The results of traffic counts undertaken in March 2017 in Croydon Road and Church Street have been shown in the table below:

 

Approach

 

Direction

ADT (vehicles per day)

85th percentile speed (km/hr)

Croydon Road (north)

Northbound

Away from Church Street

3,633

47.6

Southbound

Towards Church Street

5,759

44.1

Croydon Road (south)

Northbound

Towards Church Street

4,426

40.1

Southbound

Away from Church Street

5,170

35.4

Church Street (east)

Eastbound

Away from Croydon Road

(2,287) *

(39.8) *

Westbound

Towards Croydon Road

(1,665) *

(47.8) *

Church Street (west)

Eastbound

Towards Croydon Road

547

37.3

Westbound

Away from Croydon Road

736

38.9

 

* It is noted that the tube counters on the eastern Church Street approach were damaged and vandalised during the survey period. The traffic count data in the above table listed with an asterisk (*) were taken in 2008 outside No.94 Church Street, Croydon.  New traffic counts are being arranged in Church Street (east) and the results will be tabled at the meeting.

 

There is a large gap between adjacent speed humps in the vicinity of Church Street, with a significant gap to the hump north of Church Street. The site observation related to vehicles accelerating between humps is confirmed by the traffic speed data, with recorded speeds significantly higher on Croydon Road north of the intersection where the gap is greatest.

The nine year crash data (2005-2013) indicated seven (7) collisions had occurred at the intersection.  Ashfield & Campsie Local Area Command confirmed that there had been no collisions to date since the latest crash in 2013.

 

Assessment of the crash information indicates the following:

·    Of the 7 crashes:

3 occurred in wet condition and 4 in dry conditions;

6 occurred during the day and 1 during the night / hours of darkness;

The crash types / cause codes indicated 5 crashes involved crossing traffic, 1 was due to a vehicle exiting the road and hitting an object and 1 involved a right turning vehicle.

 

In relation to crash type, the common cause code was crashes involving cross traffic (5 of the 7). Further assessment indicated that all five involved westbound vehicles (i.e. westbound out of Church Street).

 

5 crashes

1 crash

1 crash

 

ANALYSIS OF OPTIONS

The following concept options have been further investigated by the consultant.  A technical site meeting was held on 22nd August 2017 between staff from Council, NSW Police, Roads & Maritime Services and Complete Urban to discuss the options further.  The following options were investigated and not recommended/recommended for the following reasons:

·    Roundabout designed in accordance with the design standards (will require land acquisition) (in reference to the attached drawing No.6147-03A and 2684A);

Not recommended as it requires land acquisition of 3 out of the 4 properties at the intersection and would involve significant costs.

Investigated only to illustrate the minimum requirements for a roundabout designed to current standards.

·    Roundabout designed to account for the site constraints at the intersection. (in reference to the attached drawing No.2684.02A)

Not recommended as will require relaxation of typical design standards.

As noted above, standard design vehicle guidance for adequate entry deflection, approaches at approximately 90°, vehicle swept paths etc. have not been fully achieved with the current site constraints / layout;

Vehicle swept paths have been generated at 2.5 km/hr in order to ensure vehicle movements can be accommodated.  This would result in very slow turning vehicles movements and result in the unacceptable movement of traffic through the intersection.

Inability to provide safe and proper U-turn movements of vehicles at the roundabout.

·    Retention of existing 'Stop' controlled intersection and providing kerb blisters on Croydon Road to allow relocation of the stop line and to potentially improve sight lines and reduce vehicle speeds.

Due to swept path of bus movement from Croydon Road turning into Church Street west, kerb blisters are unable to be accommodated in the design.

'No Stopping' restrictions would be required at appropriate distances both in Croydon Road and Church Street for improved sight distance and vehicular movement around the intersection.  This would likely involve some loss of on-street parking.

A new speed hump (or cushions) is proposed in Croydon Road, north of Church Street, to reduce speed in approach to the intersection.

An amendment to the above option would be to delete the kerb blisters and retain the existing 'Stop' holding line.

·    Retention of existing 'Stop' controlled intersection with additional right turn lane on eastern approach in Church Street (will likely result in the loss of kerbside car parking provisions) (in reference to the attached drawing No.2684.01A)

This will require the removal and replacement of 1 tree due to road widening.

'No Stopping' restrictions would be required at appropriate distances both in Croydon Road and Church Street for improved sight distance and vehicular movement around the intersection.

A new speed hump is proposed in Croydon Road, north of Church Street, to reduce speed in approach to the intersection.  

This is a second recommended option in concept with additional consideration to road widening in Church Street (east).

 

CONSULTATION

The residents have not been consulted on the following options.  It is recommended to proceed to public consultation on the two options listed in the recommendation, subject to adoption by Council.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Following the consultation process a detailed estimate on the final concept design will be undertaken for future funding.

 

CONCLUSION

Following the above investigation and findings of the independent traffic consultant, it is recommended that residents should be consulted on the two alternate treatment options in maintaining the current 'STOP' control at the intersection, with or without providing an additional right turn lane in Church Street on the eastern approach.  Associated 'No Stopping' restrictions at the intersection and a speed hump (or cushions) treatment in Croydon Road is proposed under the two options.

 

There is another option not mentioned by the consultant which is to retain the status quo.  This option can be supported as the reported collision history at the intersection is low; the SIDRA modelling for the existing intersection indicated good levels of operation both in the AM and PM peaks respectively and the recorded vehicular speeds are acceptable.

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Feasibility Study Report

2.

Concept options with vehicle swept paths

  


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Item No:    T0917 Item 17

Subject:     Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill – Proposed Traffic Signals & Permanent Full Road Closure Concept Plan (Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield & Marrickville LAC) 

File Ref:     17/6022/98509.17        

Prepared By:     Emilio Andari - Civil Engineer 

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

As part of the approved mix-used development proposal at 2-32 Summer Hill Flour Mill, Summer Hill, conditions were imposed on the developer to signalise the intersection at Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill. The intersection design has progressed into a concept design and is awaiting RMS comments on proposed signal design plan.

 

A concept design plan has been finalised for the proposed traffic signals at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill and the permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor.

 

Consultation was undertaken with owners and occupiers of properties adjacent to Illawarra Road and Woodland Street, regarding the proposal. A summary of the consultation results is presented in this report for consideration. It is recommended that the signs and line markings associated with the proposed concept plan be approved in principal subject to the concurrence of the RMS.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The concept design of the proposed traffic signals and associated signs and line markings at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill and the permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor, adjacent to property no. 115 Old Canterbury Road to no. 123 Old Canterbury Road (as per the attached design plan No. 5725 CSK2-C) be APPROVED in principal subject to;

 

1.    The detailed design plan be presented to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration and include the GreenWay Project (Iron Cove to Cooks River) improvements with a kerb extension on the eastern side of Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill; and

2.    The detailed design plan be forwarded to the Roads & Maritime Services for consideration and approval.

 

 

BACKGROUND

As part of the approved mix-used development proposal at 2-32 Summer Hill Flour Mill, Summer Hill, conditions were imposed on the developer to signalise the intersection at Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill. The intersection design has progressed into a concept design and is awaiting RMS comments on proposed signal design plan.

 

A concept design plan has been finalised for the proposed traffic signals at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill and the permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor.

 

The proposed traffic signals will replace the existing ‘Give Way’ intersection of Weston Street with Old Canterbury Road and the existing ‘Stop’ intersection of Edward Street with Old Canterbury Road and will improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions at this location. The proposed permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road will replace the existing roadway as part of the concept design.

 

The concept design plan has been finalised for the proposed devices together with the consultation and are presented in this report for consideration.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

All costs associated with the establishment of the proposed signalised intersection and associated signs and line markings of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill and the proposed works of the permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor are to be borne by the applicant.

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Site location & road network

 

Street Name

Old Canterbury Road

Weston Street

Edward Street

Section

Between Spencer Street and McGill Street

Between Old Canterbury Road and Edward Lane

Between Old Canterbury Road and Wellesley Street

Carriageway Width (m)

12.8

12.8

10.2

Carriageway Type

Two-way road with one travel lane in each direction, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Two-way road with one travel lane in each direction, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Two-way road with one travel lane in each direction, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Classification

State

Local

Local

85th Percentile Speed (km/h)

-

46.8

56.4

Vehicles Per Day (vpd)

-

239

1,771

Reported Crash History

(July 2011 – June 2016)

No crashes recorded.

No crashes recorded.

No crashes recorded.

Heavy Vehicle Volume (%)

-

3.0

4.1

Parking Arrangements

Unrestricted parking along both sides of the road.

Unrestricted parking along both sides of the road.

Unrestricted parking on the eastern side of the road and permit parking restrictions on the western side of the road

At present, the intersection of Weston Street with Old Canterbury Road is controlled by a ‘Give Way’ sign and line markings, with priority given to traffic along Old Canterbury Road. Also, the intersection of Edward Street with Old Canterbury Road is controlled by a ‘Stop’ sign and line markings, with priority given to traffic along Old Canterbury Road.

 

Concept Design Plan – No. 5725 CSK2-C

 

A concept design plan for the provision of traffic signals at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill including the associated signs and line markings and the provision of a permanent full road closure for a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor (ATTACHMENT – concept design plan No. 5725 CSK2-C) is submitted for consideration.

 

The proposed scope of work includes the following:

 

·    Install pedestrian activated traffic signals at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill with associated signage and line markings as per concept design plan.

·    Reconstruct the kerb and gutter alignment on the eastern side of Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road to permanently close a section of roadway adjacent to property no. 115 Old Canterbury Road to no. 123 Old Canterbury Road as per concept design plan. 

·    Construct a new rain garden with landscaping and a shared pathway in the permanently closed section of roadway.

·    Relocate the existing ‘Bus Zone’ signs on the northern side of Old Canterbury Road (adjacent to property no. 128 Old Canterbury Road to no. 122 Old Canterbury Road) and shift the ‘Bus Zone’ signs 20metres east from the proposed signalised intersection to the northern side of Old Canterbury Road (adjacent to Edward Street Reserve).

 

The proposal will result in the total loss of six (6) legal on-street parking spaces in Edward Street, Weston Street and the section of roadway in Old Canterbury Road where it is proposed to be permanently closed in order to improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions at this location (refer to the attached concept design plans No. 5725 CSK2-C & No. 5725 CSK-3). All current vehicular access to adjoining properties will be retained.

 

It should be noted that a section of proposed kerb extension with new kerb and gutter alignment on the eastern side of Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road is still under investigation and Council Officers are liaising with the developer of the approved mix-used development proposal at 2-32 Summer Hill Flour Mill, Summer Hill to integrate an amended kerb and gutter alignment to provide accessible connectivity for the future GreenWay Project (Iron Cove to Cooks River). It is envisaged that the amendment will be incorporated into the design during the detailed design stage and will require RMS approval. 

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

A notification letter as well as a copy of the concept design plan was sent on 13 July 2017 to the owners and occupiers of the affected properties Old Canterbury Road and Edward Street regarding the proposed concept design plan to implement a raised pedestrian crossing to a more desirable location with new kerb extensions including associated signs and line markings. A total of 16 letters were distributed. The closing date for submissions ended on 25 August 2017.

 

There were a total of three (3) responses supporting the proposal and there were a total of two (2) responses opposing the proposal. These responses are detailed below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residents’ Comments (supporting the proposal)

Officer’s Response

A resident who is a member of the municipality is in support of the proposal. The resident suggested that the 20metre ‘No Stopping’ zone located on the eastern side of Edward Street be extended further north.

Received and noted.

 

The proposed 20metre ‘No Stopping’ zone is a design requirement for the proposed signalised intersection. Immediately north from the proposed ‘No Stopping’ zone is an existing continuous driveway to the adjacent properties which provides off-street parking. The length of the continuous driveway is approximately 30metres.

A resident who lives in the Dulwich Hill precinct is in support of the proposal.

Received and noted.

 

A resident of Old Canterbury Road is in support of the proposal. The resident stated that the intersection is currently very dangerous for both traffic and pedestrians so any traffic calming measure at this location is welcome. The resident also acknowledges the loss in on-street parking in Weston Street and stated that this isn’t a concern.

Received and noted.

 

 

Residents’ Comments (opposing the proposal)

Officer’s Response

A resident of Old Canterbury Road strongly opposes the proposal. The resident raised concerns in the loss in parking as a result of the proposed traffic signals and permanent road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road. The resident suggested that the bus zone on the southern side of Old Canterbury Road immediately west from its intersection with Weston Street should be relocated to compensate the loss in parking. The resident stated that the closure of Old Canterbury Road is not necessary and a safer solution is to close Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road and maintain access into the section of Old Canterbury Road.

The bus zone that is located on the southern side of Old Canterbury Road immediately west from its intersection with Weston Street is an existing bus zone (as shown in the consultation plan No. 5725 CSK2-C). There will be no loss in any legal on-street parking at this immediate location.

 

The section of Old Canterbury Road in front of property no. 115 to 123 Old Canterbury Road is proposed to be permanently closed because there would be an increased risk of motorists colliding with pedestrians or vehicles as they enter or exit this section of road onto Weston Street or Old Canterbury Road. Closing this road would prevent vehicle access and remove parking outside these properties however, pedestrian access will be maintained. It should be noted that these properties have boundaries which are adjacent to Edward Lane.

 

The concept design also includes the provision of a new rain garden with landscaping and a shared pathway and looked at opportunity to improve the streetscape while improving pedestrian safety and traffic conditions at this location. It is difficult to determine whether the proposed landscape and shared pathway improvements would impact the valuation of the properties in this closed section of roadway  either positively or negatively.

A resident of Old Canterbury Road strongly opposes the proposal. The resident raised concerns in the loss in parking as a result of the permanent road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road. The resident stated that the loss in on-street parking within the section of Old Canterbury Road will decrease the value of the adjacent residential properties.

The section of Old Canterbury Road in front of property no. 115 to 123 Old Canterbury Road is proposed to be permanently closed because there would be an increased risk of motorists colliding with pedestrians or vehicles as they enter or exit this section of road onto Weston Street or Old Canterbury Road. Closing this road would prevent vehicle access and remove parking outside these properties however, pedestrian access will be maintained. It should be noted that these properties have boundaries which are adjacent to Edward Lane.

 

The concept design also includes the provision of a new rain garden with landscaping and a shared pathway and looked at opportunity to improve the streetscape while improving pedestrian safety and traffic conditions at this location. It is difficult to determine whether the proposed landscape and shared pathway improvements would impact the valuation of the properties in this closed section of roadway  either positively or negatively.

 

CONCLUSION

The provision of pedestrian activated traffic signals at this intersection would improve the safety of pedestrians and improve traffic conditions for motorists at this location. The prevention of left turn movements and access into Old Canterbury Road, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor, would improve traffic conditions and streetscape amenity for pedestrians and cyclists.

 

It is recommended that the signs and line markings associated with the proposed traffic signals at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill and the permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor, adjacent to property no. 115 Old Canterbury Road to no. 123 Old Canterbury Road be approved subject to conditions outlined in the recommendation, to improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions at this location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Item No:    T0917 Item 18

Subject:     Corunna Road, Stanmore - Proposal to Implement Permit Parking Scheme
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)
 

File Ref:     15/SF546/72924.17         

Prepared By:     Mary Bailey - Parking Planner  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

Residents of Stanmore have requested Council to extend the streets covered by the M15 Resident Permit Parking Scheme to include Corunna Road between Canon Street and Northumberland Avenue, to Macaulay Road between Percival Avenue (Lane and Northumberland Lane West.  Community consultation and parking occupancy surveys have informed a number of recommendations which will increase the number of parking opportunities for residents. The recommendations provide a balanced approach allowing for visitors, businesses and residents by applying permit parking to only one side of the road.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.   Conversion of  ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15) in Corunna Road Canon Street to Percival Road (northern side) be APPROVED;

2.   Conversion of  ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15) in Corunna Road - Percival Road to Northumberland Avenue (southern side) be APPROVED;

3.   Conversion of ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15) Corunna Road Northumberland Avenue to Northumberland  Lane East (northern side) be APPROVED;

4.   Conversion of  ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15)Macaulay Road - Percival Avenue (Lane)  to Northumberland Lane West (southern side) be APPROVED; 

5.   Conversion of existing ‘1P 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm Saturday’  to ‘1P Permit Holders Excepted 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm Saturday’ (Area M15) in Percival Road from Corunna Lane to Corunna Road  (eastern side) be APPROVED; and

6.   Implementation of ‘Statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zones with all permit parking where required be APPROVED.

 

 

BACKGROUND

Following representations from residents expressing concerns at the impact on parking of commuters, investigations have been undertaken to determine into introduction of permit parking and laneway parking in an area of Stanmore including sections of Corunna Road, Macaulay Road and Northumberland Avenue, Northumberland Lane West and Macaulay Lane. The results of community consultation and parking occupancy surveys have been analysed and recommendation developed to address concerns of residents and provide a balanced outcome for visitors, businesses and residents of the subject streets.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The cost associated with the recommended installation of the Permit Parking and No Stopping signage and signposting is approximately $500 and can be met from the signs and line marking budget.

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

The investigation of a number of streets in the Stanmore area has been carried out following representations from residents. Correspondence from residents including petitions, feedback to a mail out and responses to a survey associated with the Parramatta Road Corridor/Camperdown Parking Strategy. The analysis of the resident feedback indicates there is support for limited implementation of resident parking as an extension to the existing Area M15 Permit Parking area. There was insufficient support for changes to laneway restrictions.

 

Parking surveys were carried out on 15 June 2017 to determine the parking occupancy rates in parts of Corunna Road, Macaulay Road and Albany Road. The extent of the parking surveys is illustrated in Figure 1.

 

Given that the hours of the permit parking scheme are from 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, the parking survey showed that the introduction of permit parking in Corunna Road (between Canon Street and Northumberland Lane East) was warranted as the occupancies were consistently over the 85% threshold throughout the day.

 

Occupancies in Macaulay Road (between Percival Avenue (Lane) and Northumberland Avenue) averaged around 75% throughout the day. It is foreseen that with knock on effect from introduction of additional permit parking in Corunna Road, there will be an increased demand in Macaulay Road.

 

In Northumberland Avenue there is a very high occupancy over 85% throughout the day and evening. A number of residents have firmly rejected resident parking despite this, citing reasons including a need to accommodate visitors, and multi car households.

 

Figure 1: Extent of Parking Occupancy Surveys – Thursday 15 June 2017

 

 

 

 

Recommendations

A series of recommendations were circulated to affected residents to determine the level of

support.  There was sufficient support for the M15 permit parking scheme to be extended to sections of Corunna Road, Macaulay Road and Percival Road, The draft recommendations that were circulated to affected residents for comment are illustrated in Figure 2 below. Following analysis of the submissions from residents, and analysis of parking survey results a series of final recommendations have been developed. Those recommendations are detailed in Table 1 below and illustrated in Figure 3 below. The context of the permit parking schemes in the surrounding streets is illustrated in Figure 4 below

 

There was insufficient support for the laneway restrictions or permit parking in Northumberland Avenue.

 

Northumberland Avenue

The draft recommendation was not supported sufficiently to introduce permit parking into Northumberland Avenue. Of sixty one (61) properties fronting Northumberland Avenue between Corunna Lane and Albany Road, there were fourteen (14) responses only seven (7) in favour. In Addition, specifically between Corunna Road and Macaulay Road on the western side of Northumberland Avenue, there would be a potential loss about 4 parking spaces with the statutory implementation of 10m No Stopping zones should permit parking be introduced. 

 

Laneway restrictions

Macaulay Lane - between Northumberland Lane West and Percival Lane – The draft recommendations was to restrict parking on both sides of this section of Macaulay Lane. There were seven responses only one in favour of the restrictions. The issue reported by the respondent in favour of restrictions is an enforcement issue as there are driveways on both sides of the laneway at the rear of that property. Due to lack of support from residents the recommendation to restrict parking in Macaulay Lane between Percival Lane and Northumberland Lane West is not proceeding.

 

Northumberland Lane West - There was insufficient support for restrictions to Northumberland Lane West so the proposal will not proceed to restrict parking in Northumberland Lane West between Albany Lane and Corunna Road.

Figure 2: Draft proposal circulated to affected residents

 

Table 1: Final recommendations

 

Location

Final Recommendation

1.   Corunna Road Canon Street to Percival Road (northern side)

 

Convert ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15)

2.   Corunna Road - Percival Road to Northumberland Avenue (southern side) -

 

Convert ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15)

3.   Corunna Road Northumberland Avenue to Northumberland  Lane East (northern side)

 

Convert ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15)

4.   Macaulay Road - Percival Avenue (Lane)  to Northumberland Lane West (southern side)

 

Convert ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15)

5.   Percival Road from Corunna Lane to Corunna Road  (eastern side)

 

Convert existing ‘1P 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm Saturday’  to ‘1P Permit Holders Excepted 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm Saturday’ (Area M15)

6.   No Stopping

Implement Statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zones with all parking restrictions where required

 

 

 


 

Figure 3: Proposed restrictions


Figure 4: Context of Permit Parking in the area


 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

On Friday 28 July, there were three hundred and fifty three (353) letters sent out to residents and householders in Corunna Road, and Macaulay Road (between Percival Lane and Northumberland Avenue and Northumberland Avenue (between Albany Road and Parramatta Road). The closing date for submissions was Friday 18 August.

 

There were thirty five responses (34) with seventeen (17) in favour of the permit parking proposals and ten (10) opposed. Twelve (12) responses referred to laneway restrictions with nine (9) against proposal to ban parking and three (3) in favour of banning laneway parking.

 

Corunna Road - (btwn Percival Lane and Northumberland Ave) - A petition signed by 29 households in Corunna Road between Percival Lane and Northumberland Avenue was received by Council in October 2015.

 

There were eight responses to the current mail out from Corunna Road households.  Of those there were two (2) for and (2) against permit parking. Additionally, one resident wanted it the permit parking on the opposite side of the road and another was concerned being an elderly person who had their children come to care for them.

 

Macaulay Road - (between Percival Lane and Northumberland Ave) - There were seven (7) responses from households in Macaulay Road. Of those six (6) were in favour of permit parking and one (1) against. Comments referred to there being no problems during the day, only in the evening and another wanted the permit parking on both sides.

 

Northumberland Ave - There were nineteen (19) responses from households in Northumberland Avenue in relation to permit and laneway parking. Of those seven (7) were in favour of permit parking. An additional one (1) wanted it but only if on both sides and another only if permits were free. Seven (7) households were against permit parking in Northumberland Avenue.

 

Macaulay Lane (between Percival Lane and Northumberland Ave) - There were seven (7) responses relating to Macaulay Lane. Of those six (6) were in against the proposed No parking restrictions, and one (1) was in favour of the restrictions.

 

Northumberland Lane West (between Albany Lane and Corunna Road)

There were six (6) responses from households relating to Northumberland Lane (west). Of those four (4) were against the proposed ‘No Parking’ restrictions and two (2) were in favour of the restrictions

 

CONCLUSION

Following community consultation and parking occupancy surveys, recommendations have been made to extend the M15 Resident Permit Parking Scheme to include Corunna Road (between Canon Street and Northumberland Lane East), Macaulay Road (between Percival Avenue (Lane) and Northumberland Lane West; and,  Percival Road (Between Corunna Lane and Corunna Road.

 

The recommendations will increase parking opportunities for residents in the area who have concerns about the number of commuters who park in their streets to access the express bus stop in Parramatta Road, making parking difficult to access for residents throughout the day.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 19

Subject:     Requests for Mobility Parking Spaces
(Marrickville & Stanmore Wards/Newtown & Heffron Electorates / Marrickville & Newtown LACS)
 

File Ref:     17/6022/72984.17         

Prepared By:     Idris Hessam - Graduate Civil Engineer Traffic Services  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

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 warrant the provision of the space and they have constrained or no off-street parking opportunities..

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the following locations:

 

1.       Northern side of Westbourne Street, Stanmore infront of property no. 50 Westbourne Street, Stanmore;

2.       Northern side of Denison Road, Lewisham infront of property no. 34 Denison Road, Lewisham;

3.       Southern side of Hutchinson street, St Peters infront of property no. 55 Hutchinson street, St Peters;

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.

 

 

BACKGROUND

A copy of the RMS disability parking permit and a medical certificate in support of the applications was submitted to Council

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The costs of the supply and installation of the signposting associated with the recommended mobility parking space is approximately $2000.

It should be noted that Council normally signposts on-street mobility parking spaces and does not line mark these spaces. Should the applicant require the provision of kerb ramps, this can be provided at their cost.

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Subject Location

Classification of Road

Road Description

Westbourne St, Stanmore

Local Road

Two-way mixed-use street, 12.9m in width that runs west-east from Charles Street to Cannon Street.

Denison Road, Lewisham

Local Road

Two-way mixed-use street, 12.9m in width that runs west-east from Toothill street to Hobbs Street.

Hutchinson St, St Peters

Local Road

One-way street, 10m in width that runs west-east from Lackey street to Applebee Street.

 

50 Westbourne Street, Stanmore  

The applicant’s property is located on the northern side of Westbourne Street, Stanmore. Also the property has an off-street parking facility which is approx. 2m in width which makes it impractical for parking purposes.

At present, unrestricted parking is permitted on both sides of Westbourne Street, Stanmore. It has been observed during a site inspection undertaken in the afternoon period that on-street parking spaces in Westbourne Street were moderately utilised.

The applicant advised the council officer that due her cancer treatment and radiation therapy she sometimes uses a wheel chair. The applicant does not drive a vehicle however she is driven by another family member.

Currently there is no existing mobility parking space within close proximity to the applicant’s property. Due to her current medical condition she requires parking availability close to her property.

 

34 Denison Road, Lewisham

The applicant’s property is located on the northern side of Denison Road, Lewisham. The applicant’s property has one off-street parking facility approx. 2.2m in width at the gate and the parking facility narrows along its length due to the boundary alignment with the neighboring property.  The applicant’s mother advised the council officer onsite that her son is becoming harder to control as he is getting older due to his medical condition. She also added that her street is always occupied with light rail commuters making difficult for her to find a parking spot close to her property.

At present, unrestricted parking is permitted on both sides of Denison Road. It has been observed during a site inspection undertaken in the afternoon period that on-street parking spaces in Denison Road were moderately utilised.

There are no existing mobility parking spaces in close proximity to the applicant’s house. The applicant does not drive a vehicle however he is driven by another family member. Due to his current condition he requires parking availability close to his property.

 

58 Hutchison Street, St Peters

The applicant’s property is located on the southern side of Hutchinson Street, St Peters. The applicant’s property has no off-street parking facility.

At present, restricted 2h parking is permitted on the northern side and ‘No parking’ is signposted on the southern side of Hutchinson Street, St Peters. It has been observed during a site inspection undertaken in the afternoon period that on-street parking spaces in Hutchinson Street, St Peters were moderately utilised.

There are no existing mobility parking spaces in close proximity to the applicant.

The applicant explained that she is suffering from multiple medical conditions which severely impedes her mobility. The applicant explained she is driving to her appointments and she does require a facility in close proximity to her property

 

Technical Standards

Australian Standard AS2890.5-1993 “On-Street Parking” states the following in regards to the provision of parking for people with a disability:

Parallel parking spaces shall not be marked as disabled spaces, nor included in the count of spaces available for people with disabilities unless –

i.          A 3.2m wide space can be provided, e.g. by indenting the space into the footpath area; and

ii.          Kerb ramps as shown in Figure 4.2(a) are also provided”.

 

 

It should be noted that due to the limited width of streets around the Marrickville LGA, it is often difficult to comply with these requirements for the parking space dimensions. This may also result in the loss of some adjacent on-street parking spaces.

Mobility parking spaces are primarily intended for on-street and off-street parking at destinations, such as in commercial/retail areas and public car parks near hospitals, schools and public transport facilities where multiple usages can be expected. They were generally not intended for points of origin such as reserving on-street parking.

A mobility parking space is not intended for the sole use of one applicant, but rather a shared facility that can used by all authorised persons having an RMS mobility permit.

 

 

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

A notification letter has been sent to the applicants informing them of the application process and as part of the assessment they will be considered at this meeting.

 

CONCLUSION

It is recommended that ‘Mobility Parking' spaces be approved as the applicant’s properties do not have an off-street parking facility and/or the applicants condition warrants the provision of the space.

It should be noted that the proposed mobility parking spaces are not for the sole use of the applicant and may be used by other authorised persons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locality Map – 50 Westbourne Street, Stanmore

 

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Photographs – 50 Westbourne Street, Stanmore

The frontage of the applicant's property in Westbourne Street, Stanmore

 

On-street parking Westbourne Street, Stanmore

 

 

 

 

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The applicant’s property

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs – 34 Denison Road, Lewisham

 

The frontage of the applicant's property in Denison Road, Lewisham

The frontage of the applicant's property in Denison Road, Lewisham

On-street parking in Denison Road, Lewisham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locality Map – 58 Hutchison Street, St Peters

 

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Proposed Location of Mobility Parking Space in Front of Property No.55 Hutchison Street, ST Peters The applicant’s property
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photographs – 58 Hutchison Street, St Peters

 

The frontage of the applicant's property in Hutchison Street, St Peters

 

On-street parking in Hutchison Street, St Peter

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 20

Subject:     Macaulay Lane at Bridge Road, Stanmore - Conversion of 'No Parking' To Unrestricted
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)
 

File Ref:     15/SF546/92521.17         

Prepared By:     Mary Bailey - Parking Planner  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

Council has received representation from a business located on the corner of Bridge Road and Macaulay Lane for a review or the ‘No Parking’ restriction in Macaulay Lane. Following a review of the existing conditions a proposal is being made to convert a section of the laneway to ‘unrestricted’ parking in order to increase parking opportunities for business and visitors to the area.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The conversion of a section of Macaulay Lane between Bridge Road and the western end of the  loading dock of 10 Bridge Road (southern side); from ‘No Parking’ to ‘unrestricted’ parking be APPROVED to increase parking opportunities in the area

 

 

BACKGROUND

The subject section of Macaulay Lane does not have rear access to garages on both sides of the laneway as is the case throughout the rest of the laneway between Bridge Road and Northumberland Lane East. Council has received representations from affected business in the area to convert ‘No Parking’ to ‘unrestricted’ parking in Macaulay Lane at Bridge Road on the southern side where the subject length of laneway does not have any off street parking access opposite.

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Council officers undertook an onsite inspection with the owner of a business located at 10 Bridge Street which backs onto Macaulay Lane (southern side) and has a loading dock in the laneway. The proposed change from ‘No Parking’ to ‘unrestricted’ will not obstruct access to off street parking and will provide additional parking spaces. The business at 10 Bridge Road is in favour of the change and other businesses or residents that may be affected have been invited to make representations to Traffic Committee.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The costs of the supply and installation of the signposting associated with the recommended signage and is approximately $500 and can be met from the signs and line marking budget.

 

Macaulay Lane - Bridge Road to Northumberland Lane East- Existing and Proposed restrictions

 

Macaulay Lane looking east towards Bridge Road

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Council Officers met on site with representatives of the business located at 10 Bridge Road to discuss concerns regarding parking. On 21 August 2017 Council sent 150 notification letters to affected residents and businesses  advising of the date that the proposal is being considered by the Local Traffic Committee and inviting comment either prior or via attendance at the meeting. To date no replies have been received.

 

CONCLUSION

The removal of existing ‘No Parking’ restrictions in the subject section of Macaulay Lane will not result in any obstruction to access to off street parking. It will result in an additional 2-3 parking spaces being available for local business and visitors.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 21

Subject:     Requests for ‘Works Zone’ Adjacent to Construction Site
(Marrickville Ward / Summer Hill Electorate / Marrickville LAC)
 

File Ref:     17/6022/97038.17         

Prepared By:     Idris Hessam - Graduate Civil Engineer Traffic Services  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

A request has been received from Quality Construction Management for the provision of 'Works Zone' adjacent to 24 Premier Street, Marrickville to facilitate construction deliveries and permit the parking of construction vehicles during loading and unloading activities.

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

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.       The installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 16 metres in length) on the southern side of Premier Street adjacent to property 24 Premier  Street, Marrickville be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction works; and

 

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

 

 

BACKGROUND

A written application along with plans illustrating the proposed location of a ‘Works Zone’ was submitted to Council for consideration

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

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

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Subject Location

Classification of Road

Road Description

Premier Street, Marrickville

Local Road

Two-way street, 12.9m in width that runs west- east between Hampden Avenue and Mansion Street.

 

The subject property is located on southern side of Premier Street, Marrickville. The proposed ‘Works Zone’ will be 16 metres in length and located on the southern side of Premier Street adjacent to the site. It will be required for a period of approximately  twelve (12) months, to be utilised by construction vehicles during deliveries and loading and unloading activities (refer to the below locality map and photographs). It is estimated that these works will take 12 months to complete.

At present, there is unrestricted parking on the both side of Premier Street, Marrickville. The parking spaces in the subject section of Premier Street are moderately utilised by local residents. Therefore, the provision of a ‘Works Zone’ would provide a safe facility for loading and unloading activities at the subject site during the construction period.

 

Locality Map – Premier Street, (adjacent to 24 Premier Street, Marrickville)

 

Proposed 16m Works Zone
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photographs – Premier Street, Marrickville (adjacent to 24 Premier Street, Marrickville)

16 metres

The proposed location of the ‘Works Zone’ in Premier Street, Marrickville.

 

On-street parking in Premier Street outside of the construction site

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

A notification letter has been sent to the applicant informing them of the application process and as part of the assessment they will be considered at this meeting.

 

CONCLUSION

It is proposed to install ‘Works Zone’ to better facilitate construction deliveries and allow the parking of construction vehicles during loading and unloading activities.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 22

Subject:     Glassop Street, Balmain – Motorbike Parking
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)
 

File Ref:     17/6022/97304.17         

Prepared By:     David Yu - Traffic Engineer  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

Council has received concerns regarding blocked vehicular access to the driveway of No.106 Glassop Street, Balmain because of vehicles over-hanging the driveway.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

3m of ‘Motor Bike Only’ parking be installed on the southern side of Glassop Street between the driveways of No. 106 and No. 108 Glassop Street, Balmain.

 

 

BACKGROUND

Concerns have been raised regarding blocked vehicular access to the driveway of No.106 Glassop Street, Balmain because of vehicles over-hanging the driveway.

 

The existing kerb space between No. 106 and 108 Glassop Street is approximately 3.2m which is insufficient to accommodate a vehicle without impeding driveway access to No.106 or 108 Glassop Street.

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

In order to prevent vehicles impeding driveway access whilst making use of this redundant space it is proposed to install 3m of ‘Motor Bike Only’ parking on the southern side of Glassop Street between the driveways of No. 106 and No. 108. The proposal will not result in the loss of a car parking space as detailed in Figure 1 below.

 

Figure 1: Proposed Motorcycle Parking Space

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

A letter outlining the above proposal was mailed out to the affected properties (7 properties) in Glassop Street, Balmain. Responses were received from two properties, with one supporting and the second raising queries.

 

Residents’ Response:

Officer’s Comment:

A notice came through recently about new motorcycle parking signs going up. It occurs to me that we wouldn't need this if there was enough street parking for residents. So maybe a first step is the review of parking on Glassop Street

The issue of utilisating parking spaces for Glassop Street will need to be examined as part of a Resident Parking Scheme process which is triggered by 3 written requests.

 

In support of the proposed motorcycle parking signs as vehicles block my driveway (No. 108 Glassop Street)

The proposed motorcycle parking is expected to prevent vehicles from blocking the property driveway as well as providing a parking facility for motorcyclists.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The cost of the proposed works will be funded from Council's Operational Budget.

 

CONCLUSION

In order to prevent blocked vehicular access to the driveways of No.106 and No. 108 Glassop Street, Balmain, it is recommended that a 3m ‘Motor Bike Only’ parking be installed on the southern side of Glassop Street between the driveways of No. 106 and No. 108 Glassop Street, Balmain.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 23

Subject:     Schultz Street, Balmain – No Stopping Zone
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)
  

File Ref:     17/6022/97323.17         

Prepared By:     David Yu - Traffic Engineer  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

Council has received concerns from a resident regarding traffic obstructions when there are vehicles parked on both sides of Shultz Street, Balmain (west of Memory Lane).

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the existing ‘No Stopping’ zone currently in place on the southern side of Schultz Street west of Memory Lane be extended by 5m to the west.

 

BACKGROUND

In response to concerns raised by residents that vehicles regularly parked too close to the Shultz Street/ Memory Lane intersection, the Traffic Committee held in October 2016 recommended that a 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the northern side of Schultz Street, west of Memory Lane.

 

Additional concerns have since been raised regarding vehicles parking on both sides of Shultz Street, Balmain, west of Memory Lane and subsequently obstructing traffic (refer to Figure 1).

 

Shultz Street narrows when approaching Memory Lane from the west and cannot support parking on both sides of the street in the narrow section.

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

It was noted that the available roadway width for the travel lane when there are vehicles parked on both sides is approximately 2.4m in the narrowest section of Schultz Street, between Terry Street and Memory Lane. This width is below the minimum required carriageway width of 3m. A site inspection identified that vehicles travelled through this section of the street with difficulty and would generally slow down to pass between parked vehicles.

 

It is therefore proposed to extend the existing ‘No Stopping’ zone on the southern side of Schultz Street west of Memory Lane by 5m to the west. This would result in an approximate total of a 15m ‘No Stopping’ zone at this location. This extenison will remove long term parking in the narrowest section of Schultz Street (between Terry Street and Memory Lane) and will improve accessibility.

 

There is approximately 22m of kerb space currently available, which can accommodate 3 vehicle spaces in accordance with AS2890.5-1993 On-Street Parking. The extension of the ‘No Stopping’ zone by 5m to the west would result in approximately 17m of kerb space being available for parking. This would also accommodate 3 vehicle spaces in accordance with the same standards, albeit at minimum car length spacing. It is noted that in the existing conditions, 4 cars could potentially squeeze into this section, which could be prevented with the proposed arrangement.

 

 

Figure 1: Proposal to Extend No Stopping Zone

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

 

A letter outlining the above proposal was mailed out to the affected properties (22 properties) in Schultz Street, Darling Street and Terry Street, Balmain.

Responses were received from one (1) property, which objected to the proposal.

 

Residents’ Response:

Officer’s Comment:

Currently at the South-West quadrant of Shultz street, there is a 5 metre ‘No Stopping’ zone directly to the west of Memory Lane and approximately 4 car spaces available. In extending this zone an additional 5 metres, the car spaces will be reduced to approximately 2 spaces of on-street parking.

The car parking of 4 vehicles could potentially occur on-site. However, cars are likely squeezed in and getting 4 spaces is dependent on how vehicles are parked. The proposed arrangement is expected to only allow for 3 spaces.

The proposal is only taking out a section of parking where street narrows to improve accessibility for vehicles, especially larger vehicles find it difficult to pass through this section of the street when cars are parked on either side where the road widens slightly immediately west of this narrow section. Council has maintained the parking in accordance with AS2890.5-1993.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The cost of the proposed works will be funded from Council's Operational Budget.

 

CONCLUSION

In order to maintain vehicle access through Schultz Street, it is recommended that the existing ‘No Stopping’ zone currently in place on the southern side of Schultz Street (west of Memory Lane) be extended by 5m to the west.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 24

Subject:     Minor Traffic Facilities (Leichhardt & Balmain Wards/ Balmain Electorate/ Leichhardt LAC)  

File Ref:     17/6022/97328.17         

Prepared By:     Manod Wickramasinghe - Traffic and Parking Engineer  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

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

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.70 Allen Street, Leichhardt;

2.   A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.31Harris Street, Balmain (overhanging No.33 Harris Street by 1.8m) replacing the existing 2P ticket parking restrictions;

3.   A 23m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.47-51Norton Street, Leichhardt for 12 weeks including the temporary removal of the existing ‘No Stopping Police Vehicles Excepted’ restrictions;

4.   A 10m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.15 Rose Street, Annandale for 12 weeks subject to concurrence being received from the residents of No.13 Rose Street; and

5.   A 30m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in Thornton Street on the side boundary of Nos.551-557 Darling Street, Rozelle including the installation of the statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone on the southern side of Thornton Street, west of Darling Street.

 

BACKGROUND

This report considers minor traffic facility applications received by Inner West Council, Leichhardt and includes ‘Disabled Parking’ and ‘Works Zone’ requests.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The installation of ‘Disabled Parking’ signage is funded from Council’s operating budget and ‘Works Zones’ signage from fees and charges paid by the applicant.

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

 

1   Installation of ‘Disabled Parking’ Restriction – Allen Street, Leichhardt

Council Ref: DWS 4384472

 

The resident of No.70 Allen Street, Leichhardt has requested the installation of a ‘Disabled Parking’ zone in front of the resident’s property.

 

A site investigation has revealed that the property has off street parking however the driveway width is 2.2m and so is below standard. The applicant does not require the use of a wheelchair.

 

It is recommended that a 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.70 Allen Street, Leichhardt.

 

2   Installation of ‘Disabled Parking’ Restriction – Harris Street, Balmain

Council Ref: DWS 4396302

 

The resident of No.31 Harris Street, Balmain has requested the installation of a ‘Disabled Parking’ zone in front of the resident’s property.

 

A site investigation has revealed the property does not have off street parking. However, the property frontage is less than 6m and so there will be approximately 2m of overhang across the frontage of No.33 Harris Street. A consultation letter outlining this proposal was sent to the resident of No.33 Harris Street, no response was received.

 

The applicant does not require the use of a wheelchair.

 

It is recommended that a 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.31Harris Street, Balmain (overhanging No.33 Harris Street by 1.8m) replacing the existing 2P ticket parking restrictions.

 

3   Installation of ‘Works Zone’ Restriction – Norton Street, Leichhardt

Council Ref: DWS 4457228

 

The applicant has requested the installation of a temporary 23m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' in front of No.47-51Norton Street, Leichhardt for 12 weeks, this includes temporarily replacing the existing 7.5m ‘No Stopping Police Vehicles Excepted’ restriction in front of the property.

 

NSW Police have been contacted and have raised no objections to the temporary removal of the 7.5m ‘No Stopping Police Vehicles Excepted’ restriction.

 

It is recommended that a 23m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.47-51Norton Street, Leichhardt for 12 weeks including the temporary removal of the existing ‘No Stopping Police Vehicles Excepted’ restrictions.

 

4   Installation of ‘Works Zone’ Restriction – Rose Street, Annandale

Council Ref: DWS 4477837

 

The applicant has requested the installation of a temporary 10m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' in front of Nos.13-15 Rose Street, Annandale for 12 weeks.

 

Due to the narrow frontages of properties in Rose Street the ‘Works Zone’ will extend across the frontage of a neighboring property. Therefore, the applicant has been requested to consult with the directly affected property.

 

It is recommended that a 10m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.15 Rose Street, Annandale for 12 weeks subject to concurrence being received from the residents of No.13 Rose Street.

 

5   Installation of ‘Works Zone’ Restriction – Thornton Street, Rozelle

Council Ref: DWS n/a

 

The applicant has requested the installation of a temporary 30m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' in Thornton Street on the side boundary of Nos.551-557 Darling Street, Rozelle for 12 weeks. Installation of this ‘Works Zone’ will also require the installation of the statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone on the southern side of Thornton Street, west of Darling Street.

 

It is recommended that a 30m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in Thornton Street on the side boundary of Nos.551-557 Darling Street, Rozelle including the installation of the statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone on the southern side of Thornton Street, west of Darling Street.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 25

Subject:     Salisbury Road, Camperdown – Proposal for Car Share Parking Space (Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC) 

File Ref:     17/6022/97404.17        

Prepared By:     Emilio Andari - Civil Engineer 

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

Requests have been received from local residents of Salisbury Road, Camperdown and GoGet Car Share representatives for the installation of an on-street dedicated car share parking space nearby their properties along Salisbury Road, Camperdown. Council officers have now undertaken consultation with affected residents and the results of the consultation are presented in this report for consideration.

 

It is recommended that the installation of the proposed on-street dedicated car share parking space detailed in this report be approved.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The installation of 'No Parking - Council Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted' restrictions on the southern side of Salisbury Road, Camperdown, adjacent to property no. 143 Salisbury Road, Camperdown be APPROVED, in order to provide parking opportunities for local residents who participate in the car share scheme; and

2.   The costs of the supply and installation of the signposting be borne by the applicant.

 

 

BACKGROUND

Car Share Schemes are considered to be a way of making vehicles available to local residents without the need for them to own one.  It has the potential to reduce private car ownership, road congestion and pollution, has benefits to the environment and increases the mobility of people using the service.

 

Research shows that each car share space can replace up to 10 vehicles on the road. Council’s recently adopted Car Share Policy will potentially reduce demand for on-street parking, meaning fewer cars on Council’s roads and lead to less pollution and greenhouse gases.  The policy is part of a holistic approach to transport planning, along with improvements to public transport services and enhanced facilities for cycling and walking.

 

Generally, car share schemes rely on having convenient dedicated on-street parking spaces. The designated space will be in operation 24 hours / 7 days a week, during which, only specifically marked car share vehicles will be permitted to park in this space.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The costs of the supply and installation of the signposting associated with the dedicated car share parking space is to be borne by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges.

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Site location & road network

 

Street Name

Salisbury Road

Section

Between Kingston Lane and St Marys Lane

Carriageway Width (m)

12.8

Carriageway Type

Two-way road with one travel lane in each direction, in addition to kerbside parking lanes.

Classification

Regional

85th Percentile Speed (km/h)

55.2

Vehicles Per Day (vpd)

17,592

Reported Crash History

(July 2011 – June 2016)

No crashes recorded.

Heavy Vehicle Volume (%)

6.1

Parking Arrangements

Permit parking restrictions along both sides of the road.

 

Requests have been received from local residents of Salisbury Road, Camperdown and GoGet Car Share representatives for the installation of an on-street dedicated car share parking space nearby their properties along Salisbury Road, Camperdown.

 

Council's officers have investigated the requested location and community engagement letters for the provision of a dedicated parking space for car share vehicles at the proposed location have been forwarded to residents in affected properties seeking feedback (refer to the attached locality map).

 

Locality Map – Salisbury Road, Camperdown

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph – Salisbury Road, Camperdown

 

 

 

Proposed location for the dedicated car share parking space outside property no.

143 Salisbury Road, Camperdown (facing south)

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Consultation was conducted in August 2017 for public comment. A letter as well as a copy of the locality map was sent to the local residents in Salisbury Road, Camperdown. A total of 87 letters were distributed.

 

There was a total of one (1) response opposing the proposal. This response is detailed below.

 

Residents’ Comments (opposing the proposal)

Officer’s Response

A resident of Salisbury Road raised concerns regarding the proposed location of the dedicated car share parking space. The resident believes that the proposal should be placed at the end or beginning of a parking zone rather than mid-block. The resident is concerned of the additional noise disturbance that will be caused by this proposed parking space.

 

 

A car share space can replace up to 10 vehicles on the road meaning fewer cars to be parked on the road. Car share reduces the over-dependency of a privately owned car and therefore reduces congestion. It should be noted that the exact proposed location is immediately adjacent to an existing bus zone on the southern side of Salisbury Road and therefore the proposal is placed at the end of a section of available on-street parking. The proposal is also located between two multi-unit developments giving residents of both a short walking distance to the car share space.

 

 

CONCLUSION

It is recommended that the installation of the proposed on-street dedicated car share parking space for Salisbury Road, Camperdown, be approved in order to provide parking opportunities for local residents who participate in the car share scheme. The dedicated car share parking spaces will be sign-posted as 'No Parking - Council Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted'.

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 September 2017

 

Item No:    T0917 Item 26

Subject:     Hillcrest Street, Tempe – Proposed New Child Care Centre At No. 22a – Da201700339 (Marrickville Ward /Heffron Electorate / Newtown LAC) 

File Ref:     17/6022/97868.17        

Prepared By:     Jennifer Adams - Traffic and Road Safety Officer 

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic Manager

 

SUMMARY

A Development Application (DA201700339) has been received to construct a new 2 storey 69 place child care centre with associated landscaping and basement car parking (on Lot No.5) 22A Hillcrest Street, Tempe.

 

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.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

BACKGROUND

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

 

The subject development relates to the residual vacant Lot No.5 fronting Hillcrest Street which resulted from development consent DA201600031 - an application to demolish existing improvements and tree removal, carry out a Torrens Title subdivision of land into 5 lots and construct 2 storey semi-detached dwellings with associated car parking on lots 1-4 facing Way Street and have a vacant residual lot to be known as lot 5 fronting Hillcrest Street.

 

During the assessment of DA201600031 and as a result of Council’s concerns the original application was amended to delete the construction of a childcare centre on Lot 5 and reduce the built form of the semi-detached dwellings from 3 to 2 storeys. Now a new application has been received to construct a child care centre on Lot No.5.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

Site location & road network

 

The site is located on the corner of Hillcrest Street and Hillcrest Lane, Tempe. The surrounding area is generally characterised by single and 2 storey dwelling houses, with Tempe High School, Tempe Public School and Col Jones swimming centre to the south of the site, and the Railway XPT Maintenance Centre situated across the railway line at the end of Way Street north of the site.  (Refer to the locality map).

 

Hillcrest Street is a two-way local residential street, approximately 12.8 metres wide running east-west between Unwins Bridge Road and ending at the railway line. In response to resident’s concerns regarding lack of parking 90° angle parking was installed along the south side of Hillcrest Street, between Unwins Bridge Road and Hillcrest Lane, Tempe at the end of 2016. It is noted that a lot of the properties along Unwins Bridge Road in the area do not have off street parking and park in Hillcrest Street.

 

Locality map – (Lot 5) 22A Hillcrest Street, Tempe

 

Proposed child care centre site N

 


Way StreetTempe High SchoolCol Jones Swimming CentreHillcrest StreetUnwins Bridge RoadXPT Maintenance Centre

Hillcrest Lane is a narrow two direction laneway, 5.0 metres wide kerb to kerb with no footpaths; verges are each 0.55 metres wide and the road reservation measures 6.1 metres. There are no posted parking restrictions. The kerb is heritage listed ‘brick paving’.

 

Unwins Bridge Road is a Regional Road and has an average daily traffic volume of  around 16,500 vehicles per day with an 85th speed of 49.7km/h, between Collins Street and Edgar Street, Tempe. It carries approximately 1,600 vehicles per hour during the PM peak period, which is close to the operating capacities for the single direction lane configuration of Unwins Bridge Road near the site.

 

Way Street is a local street approximately 6 metres in width and runs east-west between Unwins Bridge Road and the Railway XPT Maintenance Centre. There is a narrowing of the Way Street as it reaches its end adjacent to the bridge which forms the entry road into railway land. Residents have reported that a number of large trucks travel in and out of the maintenance centre throughout the day, along with railway staff. 

 

Toyer Street is a local street running east-west between Way and Collins Streets. The street varies in width between 4.5 and 12.6 metres and slopes downhill towards the south-west from the narrow point. At present, "No Parking" restrictions are installed on the northern side for a distance of approximately 27 metres between properties Nos. 16 and 22. These restrictions were installed adjacent to the narrow point to provide clear space for school buses to pass.

 

Proposed development

 

The proposed development application is for the construction of a new 2 storey 69 place child care centre with associated landscaping and basement car parking (on Lot No.5) 22A Hillcrest Street, Tempe. (Refer to the attached development plans). 

 

The development application provides the primary entrance to the centre from Hillcrest Street and a secondary pedestrian entrance from Hillcrest Lane

The total gross floor area of the centre is given as 386.6m². Total site area is 747.52m².

 

In the applicants ‘Statement of Environmental Effects’ report it states that the proposed new childcare centre, for 69 children, will operate 7am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday and that drop-off and pick-up times are 7am – 9am and 3.30pm – 6.30pm.

 

The report states that there will be a total of 15 staff - 6 staff for the 23 children aged 0-2 years old; 5 staff for the 24 children aged 2-3 years old and 3 staff for the 22 children 3-5 years old in addition to a Centre Manager. No mention is given of expected visitor numbers /additional staff eg. a cook.

 

The ‘Statement of Environmental Effects’ report also states that there are 11 car parking spaces provided along with 3 bicycle parking spaces. It states one of the car parking spaces will be a mobility space and that staff are allocated 2 staff car parking spaces and there is 1 drop off/pick up space.

 

Additionally, the report states that the applicant proposes the provision of two x 90 degree angled parking spaces on the western side of Hillcrest Street near Hillcrest Lane along the site frontage. They add that this is subject to approval from Council’s Traffic Committee and note:

 

 “ Reference should be made to the traffic report… prepared by Traffix, which concludes that the proposed development will not generate an adverse impact upon existing parking and traffic conditions in the area, and that the proposed car parking layout is compliant with the applicable Australian Standards.”

Proposed childcare Centre – (Lot No.5) 22A Hillcrest Street, Tempe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other child care centres in the locality

 

Other child care centres within an approximately 1-1½km radius are shown in the diagram below.

 

According to the applicant’s ‘Social Impact Assessment’ report there are a number of potential negative impacts/issues (identified through a community survey taken on Sunday 25 June 2017) of the proposed childcare centre, namely related to increased traffic congestion on Hillcrest Street, increased problems exiting Hillcrest Street onto Unwins Bridge Road at peak hours, and increased competition for parking in Hillcrest Street from parents who may park outside the proposed centre and walk to the station to travel to work.   

 

Public transport

 

The subject site has access to public transport services with Sydenham Railway Station being located approximately 800 metres north east from the site and Tempe Railway Station being located approximately 950 metres south west of the site. 

 

Required parking provision

 

Council’s DCP 2011 (incorporating Amendment No.2) prescribes different car parking provision rates for different sub-sections of the LGA according to their accessibility and the location of the proposed childcare centre lies in Parking Area 3 – the least accessible area, where car parking rates are the least controlled. Provision of off-street car parking requirements for childcare centres in Parking Area 3 is as follows:

 

‘1 car parking space per 30m2 Gross Floor Area (GFA)’

                                   

Therefore, the proposed development having a total GFA of 386.6m2 should provide a total of 13 off-street car parking spaces.

 

Further, in addition Council’s DCP 2011 (incorporating Amendment No.2) notes (at C2 iii) that service and delivery (truck) parking rates are to be applied to (car) parking rates for ‘commercial premises’ at a rate of one truck space per 4,000m² GFA and/or ‘other uses’ of ‘one service vehicle space per 2,000m² (50%of spaces adequate for trucks)’, therefore one service vehicle space is also required for the proposed child care centre, making the total required parking provision for the child care centre 14 off-street car parking spaces. 

 

RMS’s ‘Guide to Traffic Generating Developments’ states that off-street parking provision for child care centres is to be provided at the rate of one space for every four children in attendance. This would equate to a required of-street parking provision of 17 parking spaces.

 

The RMS guide adds that given the short length of stay (surveys found an average length of stay of 6.8 minutes), parking must be provided in a convenient location, allowing safe movement of children to and from the centre. The guides notes that consideration could be given to reducing the parking required if convenient and safe on-street parking is available (e.g. indented parking bays), provided that the use of such parking does not adversely

affect the amenity of the adjacent area.

 

The new child care centre proposes basement parking for 11 off-street car parking spaces (one a mobility space) which leaves a shortfall of 3 spaces (including the one service vehicle space).

 

Council's DCP 2011 (incorporating Amendment No.2) requires the provision of off-street bicycle parking for a child care centre as follows:

 

‘1 bicycle parking space per 20 staff for staff + 2 for customers’.

 

Therefore, the proposed development having 15 staff members should provide a total of 3 off-street bicycle parking spaces as follows:

 

-     1 space for staff bicycle parking, and

-     2 spaces for parents and carers bicycle parking.

 

The new child care centre proposes 3 bicycle parking spaces in the basement.

 

Council's DCP 2011 (incorporating Amendment No.2) requires motorcycle parking to be provided at a rate of 5% of the car parking required for the development therefore, the provision of one motorcycle parking space for the child care centre is required (14x5%=0.7).

 

The proposed child care centre does not make provision for off-street motorcycle parking.

 

Proposed parking provision

 

The applicant’s Traffic Report states in Section 4 (Description of proposed development) that the following components seek approval:

 

“The provision of ground level car parking with a total of 11 car parking spaces which includes an accessible parking space.

 

Provision of two (2) 90 degree angled parking spaces (subject to Traffic Committee approval) on the western side of Hillcrest Street near Hillcrest Lane, along the site frontage. It proposed that these allocated spaces be restricted to ‘1/4P’ (15 Minute) limit applying only between ‘7:00am – 9:00am and 3:30pm – 6:30pm, Monday to Friday’.”

 

In Section 5 of the Traffic Report it states that the proposed child care centre is nominally required to provide 13 parking spaces and is ‘nominally deficient by two (2) parking spaces’. It adds that their parking surveys reveal sufficient on-street capacity to meet the potential demand from the proposed child care centre, therefore to contain the shortfall of two drop-off / pick-up parking spaces an on-street parking restriction is suggested. Adding that the suggested time restricted two on-street parking spaces are subject to the Traffic Committees’ approval, supposing that is justified as approval has been forthcoming for short term parking by the Committee ‘to satisfy pick-up and drop-off demands of child care centres’ in the LGA and their suggestion is ‘in line with these precedents.’

 

It is noted that on-street parking spaces should not be relied upon to make up a shortfall in the provision of minimum off-street parking requirements for any development.

 

Council recently introduced 90° angle parking into Hillcrest Street subsequent to a resident petition about lack of parking in the locality. Many Unwins Bridge Road residents which do not have off-street parking also use Hillcrest Street for parking along with visitors to events held at the nearby schools and/or swimming pool centre.

 

  

Hillcrest street at the corner of Hillcrest Lane       Hillcrest Lane at the corner of Hillcrest Street

 

  

End of Hillcrest Street – cars parked on road       Looking south east along Hillcrest Street

 

Furthermore, it is noted that parking issues and road safety concerns are prevalent around all schools and child care centres in the Local Government Area. Congestion is apparent outside and around many of the schools and child care centres especially during peak school periods (morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up), when parking demand is at its peak. Council is

required to balance all the competing demands of all road users at these facilities as well as with businesses and residents that may also require parking in the area. On occasions Council has considered the provision of additional timed parking is not warranted on-street outside child care centres.

 

In addition, should the centre be approved it is envisioned that many parents/carers may use the current line marked road space directly in front of the proposed centre at the corner of Hillcrest Street and Hillcrest Lane, Tempe. However, this area will in time be unavailable for use as Council will be installing approved kerb blister islands at either end of the proposed angle parking area. The proposed landscaped island adjacent to Hillcrest Lane and the rainwater garden near Unwins Bridge Road have both been deferred into a future capital program of works and will be built when funds are allocated (Plan 6108).

 

The parking occupancy survey results referenced in the applicant’s Traffic report are considered to be on the low side. Present AM and PM occupancy rates would more like be 79% and 81% respectively. A site inspection revealed an overall parking capacity of approximately 100 on-street parking spaces opposed to the given capacity of 132 spaces, after taking into account statutory 10 metre ‘No Stopping’ distances at intersections, no encroachment of resident’s driveways and no illegal parking on the road carriageway (as at the end of Hillcrest Street).

 

Parking on either side of Hillcrest Lane is not recommended as the carriageway measures 5.0 metres kerb to kerb. It is noted also that large trucks use Hillcrest Lane either accessing or exiting the Railway XPT Maintenance Centre and any parking in the laneway has the potential to impact the flow of traffic and affect the amenity of the adjacent area. In the future should approval be forthcoming for any significant traffic generating development the laneway may have to be signposted with ‘No Parking’ restrictions both sides of Hillcrest Lane. 

 

Council’s Laneway Parking Guidelines outline the measures to consider when the use of the laneway prohibits access to off-street parking and access through the laneway. Effectively managed laneways allow for adequate access while providing the maximum amount of on-street parking.

 

The Laneway Parking Guidelines outline the priorities for using narrow laneways and the actions and processes that Council will use to manage access and parking. These guidelines have been developed to provide consistency for evaluating the need for parking controls and manage the use of narrow streets and laneways to maintain access and maximise parking. The need for parking controls is based on the width of the laneway shown below in Table 1.

 

Table 1: Laneway Parking Guidelines Laneway Width

 

Laneway Width
(between property boundaries or kerbs/driveways)

Parking and Access Arrangements

5.1 metres or more wide

·   Parking allowed on at least one side of the laneway

·   Allows access for emergency, delivery and waste collection trucks at all times

·   Complies with Australian Standards and Road Rule 208(7)

Less than 5.1 metres

·   Parking NOT permitted in the laneway

·   Allows vehicle access at all times and complies with Australian Standards and Road Rule 208(7)

 

For parking to be allowed in a narrow laneway, the Australian Standards require that parallel parking spaces be at least 2.1 metres wide and NSW Road Rules requires that at least 3 metres must be available between a parked car and the kerb or edge of the laneway to allow moving vehicles to pass safely. Therefore, laneway widths that are less than 5.1 metres wide are too narrow to allow parking as any parked vehicle would prevent traffic from using the laneway. (Refer to the diagram below – Recommended minimum width of laneway for parking – 5.1 metres).

 

 

It should be noted that laneways were generally built to provide service for properties and access into off-street parking facilities therefore restricting parking in this laneway will help achieve this goal.

 

Further, in the allocation of the 11 basement car parking spaces the Traffic report says that ‘one of the car parking spaces will be a mobility space and that staff are allocated 2 staff car parking spaces and there is 1 drop off/pick up space’ however no mention is made for the use of the remaining spaces, nor where the other staff who may drive to work will park. As the proposed centre only supplies 2 spaces for staff parking and the site has no passing bus services and railway stations are around one kilometer away it is likely that up to 13 staff will take up on-street parking all day.  

 

There is also no designated appropriate off-street ‘commercial’ parking space for short term delivery vehicle parking eg. for a small rigid vehicle, which is most likely to service the future commercial use.

 

Overall, in accordance to Council’s DCP 2011 (incorporating Amendment No.2), the proposal leaves a shortfall of 3 off-street car parking spaces and one motorcycle parking space. This shortfall should be addressed before the Committee considers the applicant’s proposal of using 2 on-street parking spaces (on the southern side of Hillcrest Street) to be used for drop-off and pick-up.

 

Vehicular Access, waste management (collection) & internal traffic circulation

 

The layout of the proposed car parking areas associated with the subject development

(including, driveways, grades, turn paths, sight distance requirements, aisle widths, aisle

lengths, and parking bay dimensions) should be in accordance with AS 2890.1- 2004.

 

All vehicles are to enter and exit the site in a forward direction.

 

The development application provides the primary entrance to the centre from Hillcrest Street and a secondary pedestrian entrance from Hillcrest Lane. The ‘Plan of Management’ report states that:

 

 “There will be two main ways of accessing the centre.

a. Via the car park and then through the car park foyer and taking a lift or stairs the main entrance

b. Via Hillcrest St footpath and either walk up the stairs to the main entrance or via the carpark lobby to take the lift.”

 

The report adds that the centre will install a security pin pad at all entrances to the centre, including the car park garage and both doors into the car park foyer  and an intercom system will be installed next to every keypad so that visitors can be approved for entrance into the centre by staff.

 

It is questionable whether parents/carers and/or visitors would use the allotted drop off/pick up space and/or other spaces in the basement as having to use a keypad / intercom entry system at the garage door  may be a possible deterrent opposed to just pulling up on Hillcrest Street and parking.

 

The applicant’s Traffic report says that service / delivery parking will be on street and that the centre would endeavour to have all deliveries occur outside the children’s pick-up and

drop-off times being 7.00am – 9.00am and 3.30pm – 6.30pm and that all waste collection for the development would also be undertaken on-street.

 

 

The applicant’s Waste Management Plan says that all proposed and existing bin enclosures / storage will be located in car park basement. Private cleaning/waste management company’s duties will be to include moving bins from bin enclosures to roadside immediately adjacent for collection by council service.

 

Estimated traffic generation

 

RMS’s Guide to Traffic Generating Developments gives the following trip rates for child care centres:

 

The proposed long day child care centre would attract a rate of 0.8 vehicle trips per hour during the AM peak and 0.7 vehicle trips per hour during the PM peak. An afternoon rate is given in addition of 0.3 vehicle trips per child. Therefore a centre with 69 children would attract:

 

AM peak –   69x0.8= 55.2 vehicle trips

Afternoon – 69x0.3= 20.7 vehicle trips

PM peak –   69x0.7= 48.3 vehicle trips

 

also states that the mean proportions of children transported to each centre type by car was 94% for the pre-schools, 93% for the long day-care and 75% for the before /after school care. In total then it is estimated that the proposed child care centre would add an additional 125 vehicle trips daily to the locality (55+21+48 x93%).

 

These estimated traffic generation rates are considered to be moderate for the locality and will add to existing delays experienced in the commuter peaks on Unwins Bridge Road and at both the intersections of Hillcrest Street/Unwins Bridge Road and Way Street/Unwins Bridge Road.

 

The RMS Guide also states that long day-care centres typically had peaks in both commuter peak periods and the average length of stay for all centres being 6.8 minutes.

 

The applicant's Traffic report states that the total estimated traffic generation for the proposed child care centre would be 56 vehicle trips per hour (morning peak) and 48 vehicle trips per hour (early evening peak). They split these rates on a 50%/50% basis as ‘in and out’ vehicle trips per hour and then allot them on a 66.6% /33.3% directional split coming from the west and east of the site respectively.

 

It is noted that regardless of how many vehicles enter which street (Hillcrest Street or Way Street) and exit which street (Way Street or Hillcrest Street) the additional generated vehicles will be leaving or entering onto Unwins Bridge Road, which is congested now directionally in peak commuter periods (east in AM peak and west in PM peak).

 

The Traffic report lists a Level of Service of E for the intersection performance of Hillcrest Street and Unwins Bridge Road with and without the proposed development, ie. the intersection is already at capacity. It is not apparent how the Level of Service at the intersection of Way Street and Unwins Bridge Road increases to a Level of Service of D with the development when it is a Level of Service E without the development.

The proposed child care centre will add vehicle trips and movements to the locality and presently the surrounding road network experiences a degree of traffic congestion which is compounded with school students travelling to the nearby schools.

 

A site visit to the area on the morning of Friday 25 August 2017 revealed that the interaction of vehicles turning into either Hillcrest Street and/or Way Street compounded traffic congestion experienced by commuter vehicles on Unwins Bridge Road. Traffic generation was further impacted by local school students crossing roads in the locality to get to the local schools. Way Street was blocked at one stage. Refer to the photographs below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unwins Bridge Road – Friday morning 25 August 2017

 

 

Hillcrest Street and Unwins Bridge intersection - Friday morning 25 August 2017

 

 

Way Street - Friday morning 25 August 2017

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Consultation/notification regarding the proposal would normally be undertaken by Council's Development and Planning Services as part of the development application process.

 

CONCLUSION

It is proposed that the following traffic related comments be forwarded to Council’s Development Assessment section.

 

The submitted development application for the new 69 child care centre proposed on Lot 5 22A Hillcrest Street, Tempe has been reviewed and in its current form cannot be supported as it does not meet Council’s Development Control minimum on-site parking requirements. There is a shortfall of 3 on-site parking spaces and no on-site motorcycle parking provided.   

 

Parking in Hillcrest Street has recently been increased by 23 on-street parking spaces due to a petition into Council because of a lack of parking in the locality, compounded by the fact that many Unwins Bridge Road residents do not have off-street parking facilities. 

 

The development would add more traffic to the locality and the area already experiences a moderate degree of traffic congestion on Unwins Bridge Road, particularly in the peak commuter periods. The congestion is further compounded with school student pedestrian movements along Unwins Bridge Road and at the adjacent Way Street and Hillcrest Street intersections. 

 

The Level of Service for both the intersections of Hillcrest Street / Unwins Bridge Road and Way Street / Unwins Bridge Road requires further explanation as it is unclear as to the improved Level of Service at Way Street /Unwins Bridge Road intersection after the development without any improvements to the intersection detailed.  It is also believed that the additional traffic will reduce the amenity in the area.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.