Supplementary AGENDA  1R

 

Distributed on 4 October 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Local Traffic Committee Meeting

 

THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER 2017

 

10.00am

 


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

5 October 2017

 

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

The following report/s appear as late item/s with Mayoral approval as information required for the preparation of the report/s was not available at the time of distribution of the Business Paper.

 

 

1          Staff Reports

 

Parking Matters

 

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T1017 Item 28     Requests For Mobility Parking Spaces (Marrickville & Ashfield

                            Wards/ Summer Hill Electorate /Marrickville                                                     3

  


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

5 October 2017

 

Item No:              T1017 Item 28

Subject:              REQUESTS FOR MOBILITY PARKING SPACES
(MARRICKVILLE & ASHFIELD WARDS/SUMMER HILL ELECTORATE /MARRICKVILLE LAC) 

File Ref:              17/6022     

Prepared By:     Idris Hessam - Graduate Civil Engineer Traffic Services  

Authorised By:  John Stephens - Traffic and Transport Services 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 warrants the provision of the space and they have constrained or no off-street parking opportunities.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.       Eastern side of Roach Street, Marrickville in front of property no. 2 Roach Street, Marrickville;

2.       Northern side of Dudley Street, Marrickville in front of property no. 3 Dudley Street, Marrickville;

3.       Eastern side of Union Street, Dulwich Hill adjacent to property no. 643 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill;

4.       Northern side of Frederick Street, St Peters in front of property no. 23 Frederick Street , St Peters;

5.       Eastern side of Quarry Street, Tempe in front of property no.8 Quarry Street, Tempe 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 $2500. 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

Roach Street, Marrickville

Local Road

One-way residential street, 12.9m in width that runs north-south from Warren Road to Dead End.

Dudley Street, Marrickville

Local Road

Two-way residential street, 12.9m in width that runs west-east from School Parade to Bayley Street.

Quarry Street, Tempe

Local Road

Two-way residential street, 12.9m in width that runs north-south from Station Street to Bay Street.

Union Street, Dulwich Hill

Local Road

Two-way residential street, 11.1m in width that runs north-south from May Street to New Canterbury Road.

Frederick Street, St Peters

Local Road

Two-way residential street, 11.9m in width that runs west-east from Henry Street to Princess Hwy.

 

2 Roach Street, Marrickville

The applicant’s property is located on the eastern side of Roach Street, Marrickville. The applicant’s property has no off-street parking facility.

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

The applicant does not drive a vehicle however he is driven by another family member.

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

 

3 Dudley Street, Marrickville

The applicant’s property is located on the northern side of Dudley Street, Marrickville. The applicant’s property has one off-street parking facility approximately 2.7m in width.

At present, restricted parking (2hr) is permitted on both sides of Dudley Street, Marrickville. It has been observed during a site inspection undertaken in the afternoon period that on-street parking spaces in Dudley Street were moderately utilised.

The applicant does not drive a vehicle and currently there is no existing mobility parking space within close proximity to her property. Due to her current age and medical condition, she requires parking availability close to her property.

 

641 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill

The applicant’s property is located on the eastern side of New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill. The applicant’s property has no off-street parking facility.

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

The applicant does drive a vehicle and currently there is no existing mobility parking space within close proximity to the applicant’s property. Due to his current medical condition, he requires parking availability close to his property.

A Notification letter has been sent to the neighbor at (643 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill) but hasn’t received any response to date.

21 Frederick Street, St Peters

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

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

The applicant does not drive a vehicle and due to her current age and medical condition, she requires parking availability close to her property.

 

8 Quarry Street, Tempe

The applicant’s property is located on the eastern side of Quarry Street, Tempe. The applicant’s property has no off-street parking facility.

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

The applicant does drive a vehicle and due to his current medical condition, he requires parking availability close to his 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 – 2 Roach Street, Marrickville

The applicant’s property
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photographs – 2 Roach Street, Marrickville

The frontage of the applicant's property in Roach Street, Marrickville

 

On-street parking Roach Street, Marrickville

 

 

Locality Map – 3 Dudley Street, Marrickville

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The applicant’s property

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs – 3 Dudley Street, Marrickville

 

The frontage of the applicant's property in Dudley Street, Marrickville

 

On-street parking in Dudley Street, Marrickville

 

 

Locality Map – 641 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill

 

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Proposed Location of Mobility Parking Space in Union Street, Dulwich Hill The applicant’s property
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photographs – 641 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill

 

The frontage of the applicant's property in New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill

 

On-street parking in Union Street, Dulwich Hill

 

 

Locality Map – 21 Frederick Street, St Peters

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The applicant’s property
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photographs – 21 Frederick Street, St Peters

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

 

On-street parking in Frederick Street, St Peters

 

 

Locality Map – 8 Quarry Street, Tempe

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The applicant’s property
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photographs – 8 Quarry Street, Tempe

The frontage of the applicant's property in Quarry Street, Tempe

 

On-street parking in Quarry Street, Tempe

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