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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

7 December 2017

 

 

Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting

Held at Leichhardt Town Hall, 107 Norton Street, Leichhardt

 

Meeting commenced at  10.30am

 

                                                                     

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY BY CHAIRPERSON

 

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

 

COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT

 

Clr Julie Passas

Deputy Mayor – Ashfield Ward (Chair)

Mr Bill Holliday

Representative for Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain

Ms Sarina Foulstone

Representative for Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill

Mr Chris Woods

Representative for Ron Hoenig MP, Member for Heffron

Ms Cathy Peters

Representative for Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown

Mr Ryan Horne

Roads and Maritime Services

Sgt John Micallef

NSW Police – Ashfield

SC Stephen Flanagan

NSW Police - Marrickville

SC Anthony Kenny

NSW Police – Newtown

 

 

OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

SC Germaine Grant

NSW Police - Ashfield

SC Sam Tohme

NSW Police – Ashfield

Mr Peter Whitney

State Transit Authority

Mr Wal Petschler

IWC’s Group Manager, Roads, Traffic and Stormwater

Mr John Stephens

IWC’s Traffic & Transport Services Manager

Mr Manod Wickramasinghe

IWC’s Coordinator Traffic and Parking Services (North)

Mr Joe Di Cesare

IWC’s Coordinator Design Services

Mr Boris Muha

IWC’s Engineer - Traffic & Parking Services

Ms Jenny Adams

IWC’s Engineer - Traffic & Parking Services

Mr David Yu

IWC’s Engineer - Traffic & Parking Services

Mr Davide Torresan

IWC’s Civil Engineer - Investigation & Design

Mr Sam Sritharan

IWC’s Civil Engineer - Investigation & Design

Ms Snezana Bakovic

IWC’s Project Manager (Traffic & Transport Projects)

Ms Christina Ip

IWC’s Business Administration Officer

 

 

VISITORS

 

 

 

Ms Lynne Livery

Item 15

Mr Jonathan Davis

Item 15

Ms Helen Dougan

Item 15

Ms Robyn Bernstein

Item 15

Mr Shane Hall

Item 15

Mr John Golinelli

Item 26

Mr Ron Page

Item 26

Ms Andrea Fernandes

Item 30

Ms Kat Costigan

Item 30

Mr Patrick William

Item 30

Ms Taimi Lubek

Item 32

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES:    

 

 

 

Sgt Dan Chilvers

NSW Police – Leichhardt (emailed support)

Mr George Tsaprounis

IWC’s Coordinator, Traffic and Parking Services (South)

Mr Emilio Andari

IWC’s Engineer, Traffic and Parking Services

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:

 

Ms Sarina Foulstone declared a non-pecuniary interest in Items 8, 9 and 30 as a member of BIKESydney’s management committee.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 2 November 2017 and Extra-Ordinary Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on Friday, 3 November 2017 are awaiting adoption.

 

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OF MINUTES

 

Nil.

 

 

LTC1217 Item 1    Darling Street at Wise Street/Beattie Street, Rozelle - Raised       Pedestrian Crossing (Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt      LAC)

SUMMARY

 

As part of Council’s 2017-18 LATM program, it is proposed to upgrade the existing pedestrian (zebra) crossing on Darling Street, south of Wise Street/Beattie Street to a raised (zebra) pedestrian crossing.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT Drawing No. A1-905 detailing the proposed upgrade of the existing pedestrian (zebra) crossing to a raised pedestrian (zebra) crossing on Darling Street, south of Wise Street/Beattie Street be supported as detailed in Attachment 1 of the agenda.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Drawing No. A1-905 detailing the proposed upgrade of the existing pedestrian (zebra) crossing to a raised pedestrian (zebra) crossing on Darling Street, south of Wise Street/Beattie Street be supported as detailed in Attachment 1 of the agenda.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

LTC1217 Item 2    Darling Street, Balmain - Road Occupancy (Balmain Ward/Balmain    Elecorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

BreastScreen NSW have requested permission to occupy the parking lane outside of Balmain Library for 8 weeks in order to conduct free breast x-rays.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

The road occupancy for a BreastScreen NSW mobile lab unit within the parking lane on

the southern side of Darling Street, in front of Balmain Library (No. 370 Darling Street),

for the duration of 8 weeks from Friday, 19th January to Friday, 16th March 2018 be

supported, subject to the following conditions:

 

a)    That all affected businesses, residents and other occupants must be notified of the road occupancy and activities at least one week prior to the commencement of the event. Any concerns or requirements raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be resolved or accommodated by the applicant;

b)    That the applicant contact Energy Australia/Ausgrid in relation to power access to the mobile laboratory;

c)    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 and Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleansing costs;

d)    That the 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 activities. The applicant must therefore produce evidence of its public risk insurance cover (under which Council is indemnified) with a minimum policy value of at least $10,000,000;

e)    That a copy of the Council approval letter must be made available on the site for inspection by relevant officers;

f)     That the applicant must comply with any reasonable directive from Council’s Compliance Officers and NSW Police; and

g)    That Council reserves the right to cancel this approval at any time.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The road occupancy for a BreastScreen NSW mobile lab unit within the parking lane on

the southern side of Darling Street, in front of Balmain Library (No. 370 Darling Street),

for the duration of 8 weeks from Friday, 19th January to Friday, 16th  March 2018 be

supported, subject to the following conditions:

 

a)    That all affected businesses, residents and other occupants must be notified of the road occupancy and activities at least one week prior to the commencement of the event. Any concerns or requirements raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be resolved or accommodated by the applicant;

b)    That the applicant contact Energy Australia/Ausgrid in relation to power access to the mobile laboratory;

c)    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 and Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleansing costs;

d)    That the 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 activities. The applicant must therefore produce evidence of its public risk insurance cover (under which Council is indemnified) with a minimum policy value of at least $10,000,000;

e)    That a copy of the Council approval letter must be made available on the site for inspection by relevant officers;

f)     That the applicant must comply with any reasonable directive from Council’s Compliance Officers and NSW Police; and

g)    That Council reserves the right to cancel this approval at any time.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 3    Lyall Street, Leichhardt - Road Occupancy - Street Party (Leichhardt   Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received an application from a resident of Lyall Street, Leichhardt to conduct a

Christmas street party in Lyall Street between Flood Street and the closed end of Lyall Street.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    The temporary road closure of Lyall Street between Flood Street and the closed end

of Lyall Street, Leichhardt on Saturday, 23rd December 2017 between 3.00pm and 7.00pm be supported, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.    That a TMP be submitted to RMS for approval;

b.    That an unencumbered passage minimum 4.0m wide be available for emergency vehicles through the closed section of Lyall Street, Leichhardt;

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

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

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 Fire and Rescue NSW (Leichhardt) 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 Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997;

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; and

 

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

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    The temporary road closure of Lyall Street between Flood Street and the closed end

of Lyall Street, Leichhardt on Saturday, 23rd December 2017 between 3.00pm and 7.00pm be supported, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.    That a TMP be submitted to RMS for approval;

b.    That an unencumbered passage minimum 4.0m wide be available for emergency vehicles through the closed section of Lyall Street, Leichhardt;

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

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

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 Fire and Rescue NSW (Leichhardt) 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 Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997;

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; and

 

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

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 4    Gallimore Avenue, Balmain East - Temporary Road Closure (Balmain    Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

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 two days in the period from 29th January 2018 until 17th of February 2018, in order to stand a boom pump for a concrete pour and dismantle a crane. It is recommended that the proposed temporary road closure be approved, subject to the conditions outlined in this report.

 

Officer’s 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 two days in the period from 29th January 2018 until 17th of February 2018, in order to stand a boom pump for a concrete pour and dismantle a crane in Gallimore Avenue between Nos. 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 to 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 the closure;

 

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

 

6.    A notice of the proposed closure be forwarded by the applicant to the NSW Police, 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;

 

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.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE 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 two days in the period from 29th January 2018 until 17th of February 2018, in order to stand a boom pump for a concrete pour and dismantle a crane in Gallimore Avenue between Nos. 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 to 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 the closure;

 

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

 

6.    A notice of the proposed closure be forwarded by the applicant to the NSW Police, 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;

 

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.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 5    Garden Street, Marrickville – Proposed Temporary Road Closure for a Special Event on 20 January 2018 (Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill       Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received an application under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 to

use Garden Street, Marrickville to hold a street party style event for the community, known as

‘Heaps Gay Street Festival', on Saturday 20 January 2018 between the hours of 12.00pm to

11.00pm. The erection of the stage, stalls and associated works will include the temporary fullroad closures of Garden Street, Marrickville between Shirlow Street and to the cul-de-sac, and Shirlow Street, Marrickville, between Sydenham Road and Saywell Street from 7:00pm Friday 19 January 2018 to 9:00am Sunday 21 January 2018.

 

It is recommended that Council endorse the temporary road closures of Garden Street and

Shirlow Street, Marrickville from Friday 19 January 2018 to 9:00am Sunday 21 January 2018

subject to complying with the conditions within this report; applying to the RMS for consent to

close the subject roads, subject to the event being advertised, a Traffic Management Plan

being submitted to the RMS for approval, a Road Occupancy License being obtained from the Transport Management Centre and advice of the proposed event being forwarded to the

appropriate authorities including emergency services.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    The proposed temporary road closures of Garden Street, Marrickville between

Shirlow Street and to the cul-de-sac, and Shirlow Street, Marrickville from between Sydenham Road and Saywell Street from 7:00pm Friday 19 January 2018 to 9:00am Sunday 21 January 2018, for the holding of the ‘Heaps Gay Street Festival' event on Garden Street, be endorsed subject to the approval of the Development Application and the applicant complying with the following conditions:

 

                      i.        A fee of $1,540.00 for the temporary road closure is payable by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges;

 

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

 

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

 

                   iv.        A Traffic Control Plan (TCP) which has been prepared by a certified Traffic Controller, is to be submitted to Council for review with a copy of the Traffic Controller’s certification number attached to the plan, not less than 5 days prior to implementation of the closure;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                 viii.        'No Parking Special Event' signs be affixed on both sides of Garden Street, Marrickville between Shirlow Street and to an end on the evening of the day prior to the event date;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    The proposed temporary road closures of Garden Street, Marrickville between

Shirlow Street and to the cul-de-sac, and Shirlow Street, Marrickville from between Sydenham Road and Saywell Street from 7:00pm Friday 19 January 2018 to 9:00am Sunday 21 January 2018, for the holding of the ‘Heaps Gay Street Festival' event on Garden Street, be endorsed subject to the approval of the Development Application and the applicant complying with the following conditions:

 

                      i.        A fee of $1,540.00 for the temporary road closure is payable by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges;

 

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

 

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

 

                   iv.        A Traffic Control Plan (TCP) which has been prepared by a certified Traffic Controller, is to be submitted to Council for review with a copy of the Traffic Controller’s certification number attached to the plan, not less than 5 days prior to implementation of the closure;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                 viii.        'No Parking Special Event' signs be affixed on both sides of Garden Street, Marrickville between Shirlow Street and to an end on the evening of the day prior to the event date;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 6    Richardsons Crescent, Marrickville – Proposed Kerb Extension Design Plan (Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville           LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A detailed design plan has been finalised for the proposed traffic calming improvements in

Richardsons Crescent, Marrickville, as part of Council’s Capital Works Program for Footpath

Renewals. The proposal for a kerb extension with a new kerb and gutter alignment and

associated signs and line markings will improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and traffic

conditions at this location. It is recommended that the proposed detailed design plan be

approved.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the detailed design plan of the kerb extension with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs and line markings in Richardsons Crescent, Marrickville between the signalised entrance to Tempe Railway Station car park and Cooks River (as per the attached design plan No. 6152) be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the detailed design plan of the kerb extension with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs and line markings in Richardsons Crescent, Marrickville between the signalised entrance to Tempe Railway Station car park and Cooks River (as per the attached design plan No. 6152) be APPROVED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

LTC1217 Item 7    Arthur Street, Ashfield – Proposed Speed Cushions, Kerb Blister        Islands & Kerb Extension Design Plans (Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill    Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Detailed design plans have been finalised for the proposed traffic calming improvements in

Arthur Street, Ashfield as part of Council’s Capital Works Program for Traffic Facilities,

Stormwater Renewals and Local Road Renewals. The proposal for speed cushions, kerb

blister islands and kerb extension with a new kerb and gutter alignment 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 Arthur

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 plans be

approved.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the detailed design plan of the speed cushions, kerb blister islands and kerb

extension with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs and line markings in Arthur Street, Ashfield between Milton Street and Holden Street (as per the design plan Nos. RC525-31 Rev. C, RC525-32 Rev. C, RC525-33 Rev. C) be APPROVED.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Council Officers advised that the design of the proposed kerb reconstruction has been revised in response to residents’ concern with the loss of on-street parking in Arthur Street. The revised plan was tabled to the Committee (Attachment 1) indicating that one parking space near Brunswick Parade, originally proposed for removal, is now proposed to be retained (parking space no. 19).  It was advised that residents near the affected area were consulted and no objections were received. There will be a net loss of 4 on-street parking spaces under the revised plan.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s revised proposal.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the detailed design plan of the speed cushions, kerb blister islands and kerb

extension with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs and line markings in Arthur Street, Ashfield between Milton Street and Holden Street (as per the design plan Nos. RC525-31 Rev. D, RC525-32 Rev. D, RC525-33 Rev. D) be APPROVED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 8    Regional Route 2 (Parramatta Road To Marrickville Park) - Public        Consultation Report And Revised Concept Plan

SUMMARY

 

A revised concept plan for improvements to Regional Route 2 as identified in Council’s

Marrickville Bicycle Strategy has been developed following public exhibition of the draft

concept plan. This report presents a summary of feedback received during consultation with

the local community and other stakeholders, and recommends that the revised concept plan

be approved and detailed designs for the route be developed.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    The revised concept plan for Regional Route 2 be approved; and

 

2.    Detailed designs for the route be developed.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The representative for the Member for Summer Hill asked whether any treatment is proposed for West Street bridge considering the proposed shared path will increase the number of cyclists at that location.

 

Council Officers advised that it would be difficult to provide a treatment due to the limited space on West Street bridge; however, stencil information could be implemented at the location to improve visibility.

 

The representative for the Member for Balmain suggested incorporating a single direction bike lane on West Street with a mixed traffic lane in the opposite direction to accommodate for an increase in bike users. Committee members discussed this option and its impact on parking and swept paths. Council Officers advised that the feasibility of the suggested option can be investigated during the detailed design stage.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    The revised concept plan for Regional Route 2 be approved; and

 

2.    Detailed designs for the route be developed with consideration of the Local Members’ representatives’ comments.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

LTC1217 Item 9    Local Route 18-Dulwich Hill Station To Marrickville Station-Detail        Design (Ashfield & Marrickville Wards/Summer Hill)

SUMMARY

 

On December 2016, Council approved a final concept plan for improvement to Local Route 18, bicycle route identified in Council’s Bicycle Plan. The Local Route 18 (LR18),

connecting Dulwich Hill train station and Marrickville train station via Dudley Street. The aim of the proposal was to make LR18 bicycle route more safe, convenient and more enjoyable for people of all ages and ability to ride.

 

Based on the approved concept plan the draft design plans have been finalised and it is

presented in this report for Committee consideration.

 

The proposed improvements will complete missing links in Council’s bicycle network and

enhance bicycle access to public transport, local shops and other destinations.

 

It is recommended that the detail design of the LR18 to enhance bicycle access to public

transport, local shops and other destination be APPROVED.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the Local Route 18 Dulwich Hill Station to Marrickville Station detail design plan (No 6175) be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the Local Route 18 Dulwich Hill Station to Marrickville Station detail design plan (No 6175) be APPROVED.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 10  Proposed Bus Stop and kerb extended pedestrian crossover facility   outside/near No.126 Victoria Street, Ashfield (opposite Cardinal        Freeman Retirement Village)
   (Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council proposes to install an ‘in lane’ Bus Stop and kerb extended crossover facility for

pedestrians between and outside of No. 126 Victoria Street and the existing pedestrian path

leading towards Victoria Square, Ashfield.

 

The bus stop facility, to be located opposite the Cardinal Freeman Village, will serve the

elderly residents of the Village and similarly the general public in the area. A safe crossover

treatment for pedestrians will be provided in combination with the Bus Stop as shown on the

diagram and concept plan attachments 2 and 3 to this report.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    An ‘in lane’ Bus Stop and kerb extended pedestrian crossover facility (as shown

on the concept plan attachment 3) be constructed between and outside No. 126

Victoria Street and the existing pedestrian path leading towards Victoria Square,

Ashfield;

 

2.    Edge lines approximately 20-25 metres in length be painted on both sides of

Victoria Street on the approach and departure of the above ‘in lane’ Bus Stop and

pedestrian crossover facility, with the added installation of raised reflective

pavement marking (RRPM’s);

 

3.    ‘Pedestrian’ (W6-1B) and ‘Aged’ (W8-18B) signage be placed in advance

approach to the facility on both sides of Victoria Street; and

 

4.    Chevron alignment marker (G9-243A) signage be placed to the front ends of the

kerb extended islands.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Ashfield Police representative advised of their support for the proposal.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    An ‘in lane’ Bus Stop and kerb extended pedestrian crossover facility (as shown

on the concept plan attachment 3) be constructed between and outside No. 126

Victoria Street and the existing pedestrian path leading towards Victoria Square,

Ashfield;

 

2.    Edge lines approximately 20-25 metres in length be painted on both sides of

Victoria Street on the approach and departure of the above ‘in lane’ Bus Stop and

pedestrian crossover facility, with the added installation of raised reflective

pavement marking (RRPM’s);

 

3.    ‘Pedestrian’ (W6-1B) and ‘Aged’ (W8-18B) signage be placed in advance

approach to the facility on both sides of Victoria Street; and

 

4.    Chevron alignment marker (G9-243A) signage be placed to the front ends of the

kerb extended islands.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 11  Piper Street at Annandale Street, Annandale - Proposed 'No        Stopping' restrictions (Leichhardt Ward/ Balmain Electorate/          Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received a request to signpost the statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions at the

corners of the Piper Street and Annandale Street intersection (Annandale) in order to prevent

illegal parking and improve sight visibility.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    A 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the northern and southern sides of Piper Street (east and west of Annandale Street); and

 

2.    A 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the western side of Annandale Street (north of Piper Street).

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    A 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the northern and southern sides of Piper Street (east and west of Annandale Street); and

 

2.    A 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the western side of Annandale Street (north of Piper Street).

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 12 Minor Traffic Facilities (Leichhardt and Balmain Wards/Summer Hill   and Balmain Electorates/Ashfield and Leichhardt LACs)

SUMMARY

 

This report deals with minor traffic facility applications received by Inner West Council and

includes ‘Disabled Parking’ and ‘Works Zone’ applications.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    The 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ space in front of No.75 Francis Street, Leichhardt be removed as it is no longer required noting that the 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ space in front of No.73 Francis Street will be retained;

 

2.    The 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ space in front of No No.2 Springside Street, Rozelle be removed as it is no longer required;

 

3.    The committee endorse the relocation of the 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone from in front of No.61 St David’s Road to in front of No.59 St David’s Road, Haberfield as it was no longer required;

 

4.    A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.23 National Street,

Leichhardt;

 

5.    A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.122-126 Evans Street, Leichhardt (immediately south of the existing ‘No Stopping’ zone) replacing the existing 2P ticket parking restrictions;

 

6.    A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.23 Day Street, Leichhardt removing the 2P resident parking restrictions;

 

7.    A 13m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.32 Jarrett Street, Leichhardt for 12 weeks replacing the existing resident parking restrictions; and

 

8.    A 17m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.383-389 Darling Street, Balmain for 12 weeks, temporarily replacing the existing ‘Loading Zone’ and ticket parking restrictions.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

                  

1.    The 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ space in front of No.75 Francis Street, Leichhardt be removed as it is no longer required noting that the 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ space in front of No.73 Francis Street will be retained;

 

2.    The 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ space in front of No No.2 Springside Street, Rozelle be removed as it is no longer required;

 

3.    The committee endorse the relocation of the 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone from in front of No.61 St David’s Road to in front of No.59 St David’s Road, Haberfield as it was no longer required;

 

4.    A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.23 National Street,

Leichhardt;

 

5.    A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.122-126 Evans Street, Leichhardt (immediately south of the existing ‘No Stopping’ zone) replacing the existing 2P ticket parking restrictions;

 

6.    A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.23 Day Street, Leichhardt removing the 2P resident parking restrictions;

 

7.    A 13m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.32 Jarrett Street, Leichhardt for 12 weeks replacing the existing resident parking restrictions; and

 

8.    A 17m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.383-389 Darling Street, Balmain for 12 weeks, temporarily replacing the existing ‘Loading Zone’ and ticket parking restrictions.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 13  Grove Street, Birchgrove - New Year's Eve Temporary Bus Zone         (Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

NSW Police and State Transit Authority (Sydney Buses) propose the installation of a

temporary ‘Bus Zone 12 Noon 31st Dec to 3AM 1st Jan’ for New Year's Eve to store buses on the eastern side of Grove Street between Wharf Road and Bay Street, Birchgrove.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT the proposed installation of a temporary ‘Bus Zone 12 Noon 31st Dec to 3AM 1st

Jan’ for New Year's Eve to store buses on the eastern side of Grove Street between

Wharf Road and Bay Street, Birchgrove be supported.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the proposed installation of a temporary ‘Bus Zone 12 Noon 31st Dec to 3AM 1st

Jan’ for New Year's Eve to store buses on the eastern side of Grove Street between

Wharf Road and Bay Street, Birchgrove be supported.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 14  Hoffman's Lane, Balmain - 'No Parking' restriction (Balmain        Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Concerns have been raised regarding obstructed pedestrian and vehicle access to No.3

Hoffman’s Lane, Balmain because of over-hanging vehicles.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the existing 8.5m ‘2P 8am-10pm Permit Holders Excepted Area B2’ parking restriction (3.5m parking space) currently signposted on the northern side of Hoffman’s Lane on the frontage of No.3 Hoffman’s Lane be converted into a ‘No Parking’ zone.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the existing 8.5m ‘2P 8am-10pm Permit Holders Excepted Area B2’ parking restriction (3.5m parking space) currently signposted on the northern side of Hoffman’s Lane on the frontage of No.3 Hoffman’s Lane be converted into a ‘No Parking’ zone.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 15  Trafalgar Lane, Annandale - 'No Parking' restrictions (Balmain   Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Concerns have been raised regarding vehicles in Trafalgar Lane and obstructing vehicular

access to the off street parking spaces of a number of properties. Council has subsequently

investigated ‘No Parking’ restrictions in Trafalgar Lane to resolve these concerns.

 

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a ‘No Parking’ zone be installed on the western side of Trafalgar Lane, across the frontage of Nos.3-7 Trafalgar Lane and across the rear boundaries of Nos. 173187A Trafalgar Street, Annandale.

 

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speakers: Ms Lynne Livery, Mr Jonathan Davis and Ms Helen Dougan (attended at 11.05am)

 

Mr Davis stated that he, Ms Livery, Ms Dougan support the proposed ‘No Parking’ zone in Trafalgar Lane and made the following comments:

 

·         Council’s swept path analysis indicates that he is prevented from accessing his garage when vehicles are parked outside Nos. 5-7 Trafalgar Lane.

·         His neighbour at no. 182 gave up on parking in her garage  years ago and currently uses on-street parking in Nelson Street due to ongoing obstruction.

·         Residents on the west side of Trafalgar Street are often observed not using their off-street parking and parking on the street.

·         Trafalgar Lane is primarily a service lane providing access to off-street parking. Currently only certain sections of Trafalgar Lane have full-time access to their off-street parking. All residents in the lane should be afforded with equal access to their own off-street parking.

 

(Ms Livery, Mr Davis and Ms Dougan left at 11.14am)

 

Public speakers: Ms Robyn Bernstein and Mr Shane Hall (attended at 11.15am)

 

Ms Bernstein stated that she and Mr Hall are opposed to the recommendation and stated the following:

 

·         The lane has clear sightlines so motorists can see when other vehicles are approaching

·         The survey was weighted against them as of the 67 properties surveyed, 4 properties in the lane, including their own property, fronts onto the lane and there is no other access to these properties.

·         It is not understood why the ‘No Parking’ zone is proposed to be full-time instead of, for example, limited to weekdays.

 

(Ms Bernstein and Mr Hall left at 11.20am)

 

The representative for the Member of Summer Hill advised that although the issue is located outside of the Summer Hill electorate, Mr Davis had contacted the Office of Jo Haylen MP to express his support for the proposed ‘No Parking’ zone.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT a ‘No Parking’ zone be installed on the western side of Trafalgar Lane, across the frontage of Nos.3-7 Trafalgar Lane and across the rear boundaries of Nos. 173187A Trafalgar Street, Annandale.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LTC1217 Item 16  Request For ‘Works Zone’ Adjacent To Construction Sites          (Marrickville Ward/ Summer Hill Electorate / Marrickville LACS)

SUMMARY

 

A number of requests have been received from builders for the provision of 'Works Zone' 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.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    The installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 40 metres in length) on the eastern side of Livingstone Road adjacent to property no. 313-319 Marrickville Road, Marrickville be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction works;

 

2.    The installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 12 metres in length) on the northern side of Ewart Street adjacent to property no. 260-264 Wardell Road, Marrickville be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction works; and

 

3.    The costs of the 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 applicants.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The representative for the Member for Summer Hill asked whether there was any opposition to the ‘Works Zone’ applications during public consultation.

 

Council Officers advised that ‘Works Zone’ applications generally do not go through a consultation process and instead, affected residents are notified of the proposed ‘Works Zone’. It was noted that no issues had been raised by residents in regards to these ‘Works Zones’.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    The installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 40 metres in length) on the eastern side of Livingstone Road adjacent to property no. 313-319 Marrickville Road, Marrickville be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction works;

 

2.    The installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 12 metres in length) on the northern side of Ewart Street adjacent to property no. 260-264 Wardell Road, Marrickville be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction works; and

 

3.    The costs of the 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 applicants.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 17  Requests For Mobility Parking Spaces
   (Marrickville & Ashfield Wards/Summer Hill Electorate / Marrickville    LAC)

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 applicant’s current medical conditions warrants the

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

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    Southern side of Kays Avenue West, Dulwich Hill infront of property no. 18 Kays

Avenue West, Dulwich Hill;

 

2.    Southern side of Kintore Street, Dulwich Hill infront of property no. 32 Kintore

Street, Dulwich Hill

 

3.    Southern side of Livingstone Road, Marrickville infront of property no. 210

Livingstone Road, Marrickville;

            

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

 

a)    The operation of the dedicated parking space be valid for twelve (12) months

from the date of installation;

 

b)    The applicant advising Council of any changes in circumstances affecting the

need for the special parking space; and

 

c)    The applicant is requested to furnish a medical certificate and current

mobility permit justifying the need for the mobility parking space for its

continuation after each 12 months period.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    Southern side of Kays Avenue West, Dulwich Hill infront of property no. 18 Kays

Avenue West, Dulwich Hill;

 

2.    Southern side of Kintore Street, Dulwich Hill infront of property no. 32 Kintore

Street, Dulwich Hill

 

3.    Southern side of Livingstone Road, Marrickville infront of property no. 210

Livingstone Road, Marrickville;

            

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

 

a)    The operation of the dedicated parking space be valid for twelve (12) months

from the date of installation;

 

b)    The applicant advising Council of any changes in circumstances affecting the

need for the special parking space; and

 

c)    The applicant is requested to furnish a medical certificate and current

mobility permit justifying the need for the mobility parking space for its

continuation after each 12 months period.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 18  Requests for Statutory ‘No Stopping’ Restriction (Stanmore        Ward/Newtown Electorate /Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A request has been received from a local resident for the provision of ‘No Stopping’ restrictions to deter illegal parking at the eastern side of Trafalgar Street adjacent to property no.1 Nelson Place, Petersham. The resident has advised that vehicles are regularly parked too close to the intersection, restricting sightlines for motorists turning into Trafalgar Street.

 

It is recommended that statutory 'No Stopping' restrictions be installed on the eastern side of

Trafalgar north of its intersection with Nelson Street for a distance of 10m in order to deter illegal parking, increase safety and improve visibility and access.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT:

 

1.    The installation of a statutory ‘No Stopping’ restriction on the eastern side of Trafalgar Street, Petersham for a distance of 10m, east of its intersection with Nelson Place, Petersham (adjacent to property no. 1 Nelson Place, Petersham) be APPROVED, in order to deter illegal parking, increase safety and improve motorist visibility and access; and

 

2.    The applicant, affected residents and Council Rangers be advised in terms of this

  report.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    The installation of a statutory ‘No Stopping’ restriction on the eastern side of Trafalgar Street, Petersham for a distance of 10m, east of its intersection with Nelson Place, Petersham (adjacent to property no. 1 Nelson Place, Petersham) be APPROVED, in order to deter illegal parking, increase safety and improve motorist visibility and access; and

 

2.    The applicant, affected residents and Council Rangers be advised in terms of this

  report.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

LTC1217 Item 19  Smidmore Street, Marrickville – Request by BreastScreen NSW to       position a mobile x-ray unit outside Marrickville Metro (Marrickville          Ward / Summer Hill Electorate / Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A request has been received from ‘BreastScreen New South Wales’ to position a mobile x-ray van in Smidmore Street, Marrickville outside Marrickville Metro, for a period of seven (7)

weeks from 29 March 2018, as in previous years. It is recommended that the request be

approved, on the basis of this being an annual occurrence with no major problems being

encountered previously.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    The positioning of a ‘BreastScreen NSW.’ mobile x-ray van on the northern side of Smidmore Street, Marrickville, approximately 55 metres east of Edinburgh Road, outside the Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre, be APPROVED, for a period of  seven (7) weeks from Thursday 29 March to Friday 18 May 2018; and

 

2.    The existing ‘No Parking’ restrictions (for the length of van) be temporarily removed for the proposed duration (i.e. 29 March to 18 May 2018).

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.    The positioning of a ‘BreastScreen NSW.’ mobile x-ray van on the northern side of Smidmore Street, Marrickville, approximately 55 metres east of Edinburgh Road, outside the Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre, be APPROVED, for a period of  seven (7) weeks from Thursday 29 March to Friday 18 May 2018; and

 

2.    The existing ‘No Parking’ restrictions (for the length of van) be temporarily removed for the proposed duration (i.e. 29 March to 18 May 2018).

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

LTC1217 Item 20  Brereton Lane, Marrickville – ‘No Parking’ restrictions in the laneway (Marrickville Ward / Heffron Electorate / Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A resident of Brereton Avenue, Marrickville raised concerns regarding vehicles being parked in Brereton Lane opposite their driveway and thereby restricting vehicular access into and out of their driveway. Residents have been notified of a proposal to install an 18 metre length of ‘No Parking’ restrictions in Brereton Lane, Marrickville on the northern side of the laneway from the statutory 10 metre ‘No Stopping’ section. The reason for this proposal is to provide clear vehicular access to resident’s off-street parking facilities. It is recommended that this proposal be approved.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    The installation of statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the northern side of Brereton Lane, Marrickville for a distance of 10 metres from its intersection with Brereton Avenue, Marrickville be APPROVED, in order to deter illegal parking, improve access for turning motorists and increase safety;

 

2.    The installation of an 18 metre length full-time ‘No Parking’ restrictions in Brereton Lane, Marrickville on the northern side of the laneway from the statutory 10 metre ‘No Stopping’ section be APPROVED, in order to provide unobstructed vehicular access to the laneway and to off-street car parking facilities; and

 

3.    The applicant, responders and Council Rangers be advised in terms of this report.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    The installation of statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the northern side of Brereton Lane, Marrickville for a distance of 10 metres from its intersection with Brereton Avenue, Marrickville be APPROVED, in order to deter illegal parking, improve access for turning motorists and increase safety;

 

2.    The installation of an 18 metre length full-time ‘No Parking’ restrictions in Brereton Lane, Marrickville on the northern side of the laneway from the statutory 10 metre ‘No Stopping’ section be APPROVED, in order to provide unobstructed vehicular access to the laneway and to off-street car parking facilities; and

 

3.    The applicant, responders and Council Rangers be advised in terms of this report.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

LTC1217 Item 21  Request for a Works Zone outside No.1 Heighway Avenue, Ashfield.
   (Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A request has been received from a builder to install a temporary ‘Works Zone’ 7.00am to

6.00pm Mon – Fri and 7.00am to 1.00pm Sat within the frontage of No.1 Heighway Avenue,

Ashfield. The Works Zone is approximately 9m in length and is generally provided to assist in

the parking of construction vehicles for the loading and unloading of materials to the site.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT:

 

1.    A Works Zone 7.00am to 6.00pm Mon-Fri and 7.00am to 1.00pm Sat, 9m in length be temporary installed outside No.1 Heighway Avenue, Ashfield for a period of five (5) months;

 

2.    The “2P, 8.00am to 6.00pm Permit Holders Excepted Area 2” parking restrictions outside No.1 Heighway Avenue be temporarily removed; and

 

3.    The cost of supply, installation and removal of the signs for the Works Zone are to be borne by the applicant in accordance with Council’s fees and charges.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Ashfield Police representative advised of their support for the proposal.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    A Works Zone 7.00am to 6.00pm Mon-Fri and 7.00am to 1.00pm Sat, 9m in length be temporary installed outside No.1 Heighway Avenue, Ashfield for a period of five (5) months;

 

2.    The “2P, 8.00am to 6.00pm Permit Holders Excepted Area 2” parking restrictions outside No.1 Heighway Avenue be temporarily removed; and

 

3.    The cost of supply, installation and removal of the signs for the Works Zone are to be borne by the applicant in accordance with Council’s fees and charges.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 22 Minor Traffic Facilities (No Stopping At Intersections) In Ashfield &    Croydon, (Leichhardt Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

This report considers minor traffic facility applications received within the Ashfield and Croydon areas of Inner West Council. The requests have been received from residents for the provision of ‘No Stopping’ restrictions to deter illegal parking and to improve safety at a number of intersections.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT:

 

1.    The installation of statutory ‘No Stopping’ signs on the north-west side of Sunbeam Avenue, 10m south of Croydon Road, Croydon, be approved;

 

2.    The installation of statutory ’No Stopping’ signs (both sides) in Farleigh Street at

its intersection with Clissold Street, Ashfield, be approved; and

 

3.    The installation of 15m ‘No Stopping’ on the eastern side Queen Street, Ashfield

south of Clissold Street, be approved.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Ashfield Police representative advised of their support for the proposal.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    The installation of statutory ‘No Stopping’ signs on the north-west side of Sunbeam Avenue, 10m south of Croydon Road, Croydon, be approved;

 

2.    The installation of statutory ’No Stopping’ signs (both sides) in Farleigh Street at

its intersection with Clissold Street, Ashfield, be approved; and

 

3.    The installation of 15m ‘No Stopping’ on the eastern side Queen Street, Ashfield

south of Clissold Street, be approved.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 23  Elizabeth Street, Between Railway Street and Bastable Street,    Croydon - Removal of Pm Peak ‘No Stopping’ & Providing Short    Term Parking

SUMMARY

 

Council has received concerns from residents/shopkeepers about a lack of short term parking for customers on Elizabeth Street between Edwin Street North and Bastable Street, Croydon. Queries have also been received with regard to the ongoing need for the PM peak “No Stopping” restriction on the southern side of Elizabeth Street.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT:

 

1.    The current ‘No Stopping, 3.30pm-6pm Mon-Fri’ restrictions on the southern side of Elizabeth Street between Bastable Street and Railway Street be removed;

 

2.    Extend the existing full-time ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the southern side of Elizabeth Street, across the driveway of No. 198 Elizabeth Street by approx. 9m (commencing 36m and west of Bastable Street); and

 

3.    Install new ‘2P 9am- 3pm Mon-Fri’ restrictions for a distance of 23m commencing 12m west of Bastable Street.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Ashfield Police representative advised of their support for the proposal.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    The current ‘No Stopping, 3.30pm-6pm Mon-Fri’ restrictions on the southern side of Elizabeth Street between Bastable Street and Railway Street be removed;

 

2.    Extend the existing full-time ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the southern side of Elizabeth Street, across the driveway of No. 198 Elizabeth Street by approx. 9m (commencing 36m and west of Bastable Street); and

 

3.    Install new ‘2P 9am- 3pm Mon-Fri’ restrictions for a distance of 23m commencing 12m west of Bastable Street.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 24  Hordern Parade, Croydon - Extending 'No Parking' Restriction In        Dead End (Leichhardt Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Following representation from a resident at 12 Hordern Parade, Croydon, Council is proposing to extend the existing ‘No Parking’ restrictions on Hordern Parade, Croydon along the southeastern side to the dead end of the street.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT the existing ‘No Parking’ zone on the south-eastern side of Hordern Parade, Croydon be extended a further 18 m south of the existing ‘No Parking’ restriction to the dead end.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Ashfield Police representative advised of their support for the proposal.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the existing ‘No Parking’ zone on the south-eastern side of Hordern Parade, Croydon be extended a further 18 m south of the existing ‘No Parking’ restriction to the dead end.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 25  Park Avenue, Ashfield - Request For Mobility Parking Space At No.     115 (Leichhardt Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A request has been received from a resident of 115 Park Avenue, Ashfield for the provision of a dedicated mobility parking space outside his residence. It is recommended that the 'Mobility Parking' space be approved as the applicant’s current medical condition warrants the provision of the space and he has no off-street parking opportunities.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT a signposted mobility parking space in front of No. 115 Park Avenue, Ashfield, be

supported.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Ashfield Police representative advised of their support for the proposal.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT a signposted mobility parking space in front of No. 115 Park Avenue, Ashfield, be

supported.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 26  Hubert Street (Between Darley Road & William Street), Leichhardt -     Angle Parking (Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received correspondence from a number of residents of Hubert Street, raising

concerns regarding limited number of parking spaces available in Hubert Street, Leichhardt.

This report provides the results of the angle parking investigation in Hubert Street, Leichhardt.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT the proposed angle parking in Hubert Street not be supported at the present time due to less than 50% support received from the consulted residents.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speakers: Mr John Golinelli and Mr Ron Page (attended at 11.19am)

 

Mr Golinelli requested Council monitor this area as a lot of the residents will be affected by WestConnex traffic and stated that during a recent public meeting, there was discussion regarding the closing of certain streets affected by increased traffic from WestConnex including Hubert, Francis, Charles and Elswick Streets.

 

Mr Page advised that:

 

·         The proposed angle parking should be installed on the western side of Hubert Street (as less driveways);

·         He did not understand how support for the proposal was reported to be under 50% in the agenda and requested Council Officers contact him to explain.

 

(Mr Golinelli and Mr Page left at 11.24am)

 

Council Officers advised that more parking spaces would be gained in Hubert Street by converting the eastern side of the street to angle parking than converting the western side. It was advised that the driveways on the eastern side of the street are positioned closer together whereas the driveways on the western side are spaced further apart. The closer spacing of driveways on the eastern side created larger continuous sections of road for parallel parking than the western side which would result in a greater gain in parking spaces when converted to angle parking. The greater number of parking spaces produced from the eastern side was thought to be of benefit to both sides of the street.

 

The Committee noted that Council Officers will contact Mr Page to clarify the results of the consultation.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the proposed angle parking in Hubert Street not be supported at the present time due to less than 50% support received from the consulted residents.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 27  Perrett Street, Rozelle – Resident Parking Scheme
   (Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council received correspondence from a number of residents of Perrett Street, raising

concerns regarding increased parking demands generated by residents and commuters.

This report provides the results of a residential parking scheme investigation in Perrett Street, Rozelle.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT the proposed Resident Parking Scheme in Perrett Street not be supported at the

present time due to less than 50% support received from the consulted residents.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the proposed Resident Parking Scheme in Perrett Street not be supported at the

present time due to less than 50% support received from the consulted residents.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC1217 Item 28 Hornsey Street, Rozelle - Modification of Existing Resident Parking    Scheme (RPS) Restrictions (Leichhardt Ward/ Balmain Electorate/       Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received correspondence from a number of residents of Hornsey Street to change the existing ‘2P 8am-6pm Mon-Fri Permit Holders Excepted Area R1’ restrictions with extended time and day limits.

 

This report provides the results of a residential parking scheme investigation in Hornsey

Street, Rozelle.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT the proposed modification of the existing parking restrictions in Hornsey Street,

Rozelle not be supported at the present time due to less than 50% support received from

the consulted residents.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the proposed modification of the existing parking restrictions in Hornsey Street,

Rozelle not be supported at the present time due to less than 50% support received from

the consulted residents.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

LTC1217 Item 29  Denison Street, Newtown – Investigation on Pedestrian and Cyclist    Safety at Intersection with Bedford Street (Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council officers have been requested to undertake an investigation and develop options to

improve safety of cyclists and pedestrians at the intersection of Denison Street and Bedford

Street as an outcome of Council resolution from matter arising. A site investigation on the

nature of the subject environment and a traffic volume and speed count was undertaken and

the outcomes of this investigation, together with recommendations, are presented in this

report.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

  

   

LTC1217 Item 30  Local Route 7 (St Peters To Tempe) - Public Consultation Report And          Revised Concept Plan

SUMMARY

 

A revised concept plan for improvements to Local Route 7, a bicycle route identified in

Council’s Marrickville Bicycle Strategy, has been developed following public exhibition of the

draft concept plan. This report presents a summary of feedback received during consultation

with the local community and other stakeholders, and recommends that the revised concept

plan be approved and detailed designs for the route be developed.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:

 

THAT:

 

1.    The revised concept plan for Local Route 7 be approved; and

 

2.    Detailed designs for the route be developed.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speakers: Ms Andrea Fernandes, Ms Kat Costigan and Mr Patrick William, residents of Edwin Street, Tempe (attended at 10.33am)

 

Ms Fernandes stated that the proposed shared path in Edwin Street would be unsafe, anti-social and lacks purpose, and made the following comments:

 

·         Edwin Street has many driveways and the potential for motorists colliding with cyclists as they exit their driveway is high due to poor visibility. A neighbour has previously collided with a child riding a scooter on the Edwin Street footpath.

·         It would be negligent for Council to promote Edwin Street as a route for inexperienced riders as there will be bollards at two intersections, a ‘dog-leg’ turn on a gradient in front of Tempe Public School and sharp turns at a busy roundabout on Gannon Street.

·         The proposed shared path would disturb the Edwin Street community life and create danger and conflict with train commuters and school children who use the footpath. The proposed footpath widening will not make a difference to congestion with other users.

·         There are no shared paths on existing residential streets in the local area.

·         Neither Transport for NSW or Bike Marrickville, an advocate for new cyclists, are in support of the proposed shared path.

·         The shared path is proposed to terminate at the eastern side of Tempe train station and does not connect to the Cooks River cycleway.

·         The majority of LR7 is mixed traffic routes. A mixed traffic option is preferred in Edwin Street and is supported by Bike Marrickville.

 

Ms Fernandes also tabled further comments to the Committee elaborating on the previous points and tabled feedback from her neighbour, Ms Maureen Ellis who comments on impacts the shared path will have on community safety, especially for young children and senior residents of Edwin Street.

 

Mr William stated that he does not support the proposed shared path in Edwin Street and made the following comments:

 

·         There is a statistic in the report which states that 68% of submissions indicated support for the proposal. Of the 68%, over 50% indicated support for the proposal with changes which indicates these respondents do not completely support the current proposal. Taking this into account, the proportion of submissions against the current proposal is closer to 70%.

·         There are concerns that children may be clipped by cyclists when stepping out from driveways onto the proposed shared footpath.

·         Elderly and less mobile residents may find it difficult to navigate around the proposed bollards.

·         Extending the footpath width could reduce the ability to remove prams from cars in a safe manner. Garages on the street are small and are not useful for this purpose.

 

Mr William tabled a letter from his neighbour, Mr Luke Ellis objecting to the shared path on Edwin Street and commenting on the unsuitability of the shared path for inexperienced cyclists, the potential conflicts between cyclists and pedestrians and noted his preference for a mixed traffic treatment in the street.

 

Ms Costigan tabled her comments agreeing with the safety concerns raised by the previous speakers and noted the following:

 

·         Clr Colin Hesse recently met residents of Edwin Street and observed the sense of community in the street and stated that Council should reflect that.

·         There is a culture of engagement with the residents in the street and a shared path would change this culture.

·         The proposed widening of the footpath would reduce the green space in the street and impact on children who play on the large verges.

 

(Ms Fernandes, Mr William and Ms Costigan left at 10.55am)

 

Council Officers tabled an email from Mr Daniel Gardiner who was not able to attend the meeting. Mr Gardiner commented that:

 

·         He objected to RMS neglecting to provide infrastructure along Unwins Bridge Road.

·         The only way there will be an increase in the number of cyclists is if a vehicle lane is removed from Unwins Bridge Road.

·         The proposed route along Henry Street is too slow when commuting and will not be used by cyclists. He plans to organise slow rides in the morning peak to make a point.

 

The Committee also noted submissions from Tempe Public School P&C and Betty Spears Child Care Centre, both objecting to the shared path on Edwin Street due to concerns for the safety of children and families.

 

The RMS representative questioned the potential for a mixed traffic treatment in Edwin Street. Council Officers advised that a mixed traffic treatment is possible; however, a shared path was the preferred option as this could encourage more inexperienced cyclers to use the route which is the purpose of the project. It was also advised that the shared path treatment was chosen because RMS did not support converting the street from a 50km/h zone to a 40km/h zone. The RMS representative stated that changing the speed limit can be reconsidered.

 

Police representatives expressed their support for a mixed traffic treatment in Edwin Street.

 

The representative for the Member for Heffron stated that many residents have contacted the Office for Ron Hoenig with concerns regarding the safety of the proposed Edwin Street shared path, the route not linking to existing cycleways and other concerns with the route. Based on the feedback received, the representative presented a number of recommendations for the Committee’s consideration.

 

The Committee members agreed to amend the recommendation to include additional recommendations as proposed by the representative for the Member for Heffron.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    The revised concept plan for Local Route 7 be approved subject to:

 

a.    The proposed LR7 be examined with respect to its connection to the Cooks River Cycleway;

b.    That the Edwin Street, Tempe section of LR7 be amended to an on-road, mixed traffic treatment shared cycleway, rather than the proposed shared path;

c.    Any decision concerning the route of the cycleway at Florence Street and Campbell Street be delayed until full consideration of the WestConnex-widened Campbell Street cycle path (including the potential Florence Street/Campbell Street crossing) is fully examined:

d.    That an examination of the route be given with regard to Daburi Lane;

e.    That consideration be given to the proposed pedestrian/cycle path along Sydenham Station as a consequence of the Sydney Metro;

f.     The effects of enforcement, as a consequence of LR7, of the 10m parking rule on street corners along Henry Street be well communicated to the local community; and

 

2.    Detailed designs for the route be developed, with particular regard to:

 

a.    Potential treatment of School Lane behind Tempe Public School as a ‘Shared-Zone, given its nature as a narrow laneway with no footpaths;

b.    Examination of a contraflow bicycle lane on Union Street and Mary Street.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATE ITEM

 

LTC1217 Item 31 Request for a Temporary 'Works Zone' and 'No Parking' zone outside          and opposite No.12-14 James Street, Summer Hill (Ashfield         Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

 

Prepared By:      Boris Muha – Engineer, Traffic and Parking Services

 

Authorised By:  John Stephens – Traffic and Transport Services Manager

 

SUMMARY

 

RCR O’Donnell Griffin Pty Ltd has been contracted by Ausgrid to construct a new Summer Hill electrical substation facility located on the corner of Old Canterbury Road and James Street, 238-240 Old Canterbury Road, Summer Hill. The builder has requested for a temporary ‘Works Zone’ 7.00am to 6.00pm Mon – Fri and 8.00am to 1.00pm Sat to be installed outside No.12-14 James Street, together with a temporary ‘No Parking’ Zone of similar times to the opposite side of the street. The property No.12-14 James Street is adjacent to 238-240 Old Canterbury Road, and also forms part of the electrical substation facility in the area.

 

The ‘Works Zone’ and ‘No Parking’ Zone (opposite) are required to assist construction vehicle access to the site via an existing driveway off James Street. The ‘Works Zone’ would also assist in the parking of construction vehicles for the loading and unloading of materials to the site.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    A ‘Works Zone 7.00am to 6.00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am to 1.00pm Sat’, 33.5m in length be temporary installed outside No.12-14 James Street, Summer Hill, for a period of 12-14 months.

 

2.    A temporary ‘No Parking Zone 7.00am to 6.00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am to 1.00pm Sat’ be placed opposite the Work Zone in James Street for a period of 12-14 months.

 

3.    ‘No Stopping’ signs be signposted on the northern corner side of James Street, approximately 30 metres west of Old Canterbury Road.

 

4.    ‘No Stopping’ signs be signposted on the southern corner side of James Street, approximately 20 metres west of Old Canterbury Road.   

 

5.   The cost of supply, installation and removal of the signs for the ‘Works Zone’ and ‘No Parking’ zone are to be borne by the applicant in accordance with Council’s fees and charges.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Ausgrid is planning for a new electricity substation in Summer Hill to replace the adjacent existing substation currently known as the Dulwich Hill Zone Substation. This existing substation has been supplying power to the community since 1966 and is approaching the end of its service life. Ausgrid needs to replace the substation’s equipment and associated cables in order to maintain a safe and reliable power supply for the area in the future. Once the new substation becomes operational, the old substation will be decommissioned.

The temporary ‘Works Zone’ and ‘No Parking’ Zone will assist construction vehicle access to the site off James Street, and the ‘Works Zone’ will also assist in the loading and unloading of materials to the site from James Street.   

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

 

The cost of supply, installation and removal of the signs for the ‘Works Zone’ and ‘No Parking’ Zone are to borne by the applicant in accordance with Council’s fees and charges.

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

 

James Street is a narrow local street measuring approximately 7.0 metres in width (kerb to kerb) from Henson Street to Old Canterbury Road. James Street is two-way in traffic and carries low volumes of traffic under 1500 vehicles per day.

The ‘Works Zone’ outside the site will be placed on the northern side of James Street, and the ‘No Parking’ Zone will be placed on the southern side opposite the ‘Works Zone’. The No Parking Zone, in association with the ‘Works Zone’, will assist in the manoeuvre of construction vehicles in and out of the site owing to the narrowness of the street.

The proposed ‘Works Zone’ (33.5 metres in length) and ‘No Parking’ Zone (38 metres in length) are to be used for an approximate period of 12-14 months. Parking in the subject area is currently unrestricted, and is mostly utilised by the local residents. The provision for a ‘Works Zone’ and ‘No Parking’ Zone would provide a safe facility for construction vehicle access to the site, and assist the loading and unloading of materials to the site during the construction period.

It was agreed, through a site meeting with Council Officers and Police, that the proposed ‘Work Zone’ and ‘No Parking’ restrictions be set back from the intersection of James Street and Old Canterbury Road some 20-30 metres. By doing so, this would not to interfere or pose a hazard with traffic movement at the intersection. ‘No Stopping’ restrictions will be placed to the corners of the intersection in James Street as shown in attachments 1,2 and 3. Construction vehicles will be assisted to access James Street via Old Canterbury Road under traffic control.    

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Not applicable. The ‘Works Zone’ will apply within the frontage of the electrical substation site in James Street, and the No Parking zone will apply to the opposite side of the street during construction times of operation. The builder has/will liaise with residents adjacent to and opposite the site in James Street on the temporary provision of the above restrictions for construction works.

 

 

CONCLUSION

 

The proposed temporary ‘Works Zone’ and ‘No Parking’ Zone will generally assist in the access of construction vehicles to the site via James Street, and the ‘Works Zone’ will also assist in the loading and unloading of materials to the site. It is recommended that a ‘Works Zone’ be placed outside No.12-14 James Street, Summer Hill, and that a temporary ‘No Parking’ zone be placed opposite the ‘Works Zone’ in James Street.

 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.      A ‘Works Zone 7.00am to 6.00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am to 1.00pm Sat’, 33.5m in length be temporary installed outside No.12-14 James Street, Summer Hill, for a period of 12-14 months.

 

2.    A temporary ‘No Parking Zone 7.00am to 6.00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am to 1.00pm Sat’ be placed opposite the ‘Works Zone’ in James Street for a period of 12-14 months.

 

3.    ‘No Stopping’ signs be signposted on the northern corner side of James Street, approximately 30 metres west of Old Canterbury Road.

 

4.    ‘No Stopping’ signs be signposted on the southern corner side of James Street, approximately 20 metres west of Old Canterbury Road.   

 

5.   The cost of supply, installation and removal of the signs for the ‘Works Zone’ and ‘No Parking’ zone are to be borne by the applicant in accordance with Council’s fees and charges.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

LTC1217 Item 32 Hugh Avenue, Dulwich Hill - Request for a Mobility Parking Space

 

Public speaker: Ms Taimi Lubek (attended at 10.30am)

 

Ms Lubek stated that she has mobility issues due to multiple sclerosis and has recently applied for a mobility parking space near her property at 8 Hugh Avenue, Dulwich Hill. She noted that she applied last year and was advised that Council could not provide a dedicated mobility parking space outside her property and to use the existing mobility parking spaces outside No.16 and No.20 Hugh Avenue. However, she advised that she often misses out on using those spaces due to them being utilised by the residents who applied for those parking spaces. Ms Lubek stated that her mobility problems have worsened and her neurosurgeon has written a letter to Council, which formed part of her new application, recommending she obtains reliable parking in close proximity to her home.

 

(Ms Lubek left at 10.32am)

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Ms Lubek’s comments be noted.

 

 

 

LTC1217 Item 33 Flashing lights at Pedestrian Crossings

 

Clr Passas questioned the RMS policy for the use of flashing lights at pedestrian crossings, which are present in some areas such as Burwood.

 

The RMS representative advised that RMS does not support flashing lights at pedestrian crossings unless they are used on approach to a pedestrian crossing where the signs are obstructed. RMS is aware of such lights operating on some pedestrian crossings in Burwood; however, it was noted that RMS was not provided an opportunity to comment on them prior to installation. The representative advised that RMS has a strict policy on where flashing lights can be used and would have objected to the installation of the lights in Burwood if the Council had sought comment from them.

 

Furthermore, the representative advised that should Council proceed with installing flashing lights at pedestrian crossings against the RMS policy, RMS may ask Council to remove the lights. It was also advised that if an accident were to happen at a crossing with flashing lights and it was brought to the Coroner’s Court, Council may be liable if they did not seek comment from RMS prior to the installation of flashing lights.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the RMS advice be noted.

 

 

 

LTC1217 Item 34 Enforcement of Crane, 'Works Zone' and Concrete Pump Permits

 

The representative for Marrickville Police reported a number of ‘Works Zones’ where builders were operating outside of Council approved hours. He advised that Council’s Regulatory Services should have powers to undertake random permit checks and take legal action when required. He also advised that NSW Police are prepared to arrange random checks of construction sites with Council’s Regulatory Services.

 

Clr Passas stated that she had received complaints from residents about construction workers working late and not watering down dust at the end of the day. Clr Passas stated that residents do not know what steps to take to report these issues and suggested that Council provide an afterhours contact number when notifying residents of a ‘Works Zone’.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Council provide an afterhours contact number when notifying residents of a ‘Works Zone’.

 

 

 

LTC1217 Item 35 Frederick Street, Ashfield - Pedestrian Crossing Upgrade

 

The RMS representative advised that RMS are committed to constructing the new crossings in Frederick Street, at Henry Street and John Street, Ashfield in the current financial year.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the RMS advice be noted.

 

 

 

LTC1217 Item 36 Frederick Street, Ashfield - Advertising Trailers

 

Clr Passas asked what RMS can do to manage the advertising trailers parked along Frederick Street, Ashfield. The RMS representative stated that timed parking on one side of Frederick Street had previously been investigated. However, implementing timed parking on one side of the road would potentially move the trailers to the opposite side of the road and obstruct sightlines for motorists exiting their driveways. The representative advised that the only way to prevent the trailers from moving from one side of the street to the other is to have timed parking on both sides of Frederick Street. This proposal would relocate the trailers into residential sections of Frederick Street and would be opposed by residents.

 

The Member for Balmain representative advised there were similar issues with trailers parking in Darley Road, Leichhardt. The was noted to be a State Road similar to Frederick Street, Ashfield.

 

Council Officers advised that they were investigating whether enforcement action could be taken if the trailers were breaching Council’s Local Environment Plan in relation to advertising.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the advice of the RMS representative and Council Officers be noted.

 

 

 

Meeting closed at 12.24pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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