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Council Meeting

 

TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2018

 

6.30pm

 


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Council Meeting

27 February 2018

 

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Council Meeting

27 February 2018

 

 

PRECIS

 

1          Acknowledgement of Country

 

2          Apologies

 

3          Notice of Webcasting

 

4          Disclosures of Interest (Section 451 of the Local Government Act
and Council’s Code of Conduct)
 

 

5          Moment of Quiet Contemplation

 

6          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                       PAGE

Minutes of 13 February 2018 Council Meeting                                                                4

7          Mayoral Minutes

 

Nil at the time of printing.

8          Staff Reports

 

ITEM                                                                                                                                   PAGE

 

C0218 Item 1      Shade Sails in Playgrounds                                                                        16

C0218 Item 2      Cottages at 9 and 11 Marion Street Leichhardt                                          19

C0218 Item 3      Ashfield Aquatic Centre Redevelopment - Project Update                        36

C0218 Item 4      Draft Dulwich Hill Station Public Domain Master Plan                               70

C0218 Item 5      Bangla New Year's Day Festival - Request to Hold Event at Tempe Reserve     174

C0218 Item 6      Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 7 December 2017 and 6 February 2018     213

C0218 Item 7      Investment Report as at 31 January 2018                                                282

C0218 Item 8      Panel Member Appointment - Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel (‘SECPP’)   313

9          Notices of Motion

 

ITEM                                                                                                                                   PAGE

 

C0218 Item 9      Notice of Motion: Better use of Banners                                                   341

C0218 Item 10    Notice of Motion: Inner West Council Position on the Cruise Ship Terminal 343

C0218 Item 11    Notice of Motion: Compensation from the NSW Government and Sydney Motorway Corporation for Westconnex damage                                                       349

C0218 Item 12    Notice of Motion: Callan Park Landscape Structural Plan Consultation  350

C0218 Item 13    Notice of Motion: Friends of Callan Park 20th Anniversary (1998-2018) 352

C0218 Item 14    Notice of Motion: Athletics Australia Partnership                                      356

C0218 Item 15    Notice of Motion: Making Sydenham Green Skate Park Key to the Australian Skating Community                                                                                                358

 

 

Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 13 February 2018

 

Meeting commenced at 6.34 pm

 

 

Present:

Darcy Byrne

Julie Passas

Marghanita Da Cruz Mark Drury

Lucille McKenna OAM

Colin Hesse

Sam Iskandar

Tom Kiat

Pauline Lockie

Victor Macri

Rochelle Porteous

Vittoria Raciti

John Stamolis

Louise Steer

Anna York
Rik Hart

Elizabeth Richardson

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

General Manager

A/Deputy General Manager Assets and Environment

Michael Tzimoulas

Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

David Birds

Nellette Kettle

Group Manager Strategic Planning

Group Manager Civic and Executive Support, Integration,

Customer Service and Business Excellence

Ian Naylor

Darcie Huisman

Katherine Paixao

Manager Civic and Executive Support

Business Paper Support Officer

Business Paper Coordinator (Minute Taker)

 

APOLOGIES:     Nil

 

Motion (Byrne/Stamolis)

 

THAT the media representatives present be granted permission to take photos of the Council Meeting.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:  

 

Councillor Raciti declared a significant, pecuniary conflict of interest in Item 10 Notice of Motion: Upgrade and Beautification of Haberfield Main Street / Shopping Village, as she owns a property in the Haberfield Town Centre and will leave the Chamber during discussion of the item.

 


 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Porteous)

THAT:

  1. The Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, subject to the following changes: -

 

a)    Clr Kiat being recorded as present; and

b)    The amendment for Item 7 being recorded as withdrawn.

 

  1. The Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 12 December 2017 be confirmed, subject to the following changes: -

 

a)    Clr Kiat being recorded as present;

b)    The Foreshadowed Motion for Item 4 being recorded as Out of Order by the Mayor; and

c)    The voting for the amendment for Item 7 to show only Clrs Hesse, Lockie and Steer in favour.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 


C0218 Item 15    Mayoral Minute: Funding for campaigns opposing overdevelopment in Marrickville and along the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Allocate funding of up to $300 for the production of two banners opposing over-development of the Sydenham to Bankstown corridor;

2.   Letterbox local residents within the catchment of the Sydenham to Bankstown corridor to inform them of the Save Marrickville rally to be held on February 24; and

3.   Provide logistical support and assistance to the organisers of the rally in liaising with the Police to ensure the safety of the event.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Crs Passas and Raciti

 

C0218 Item 16    Mayoral Minute: Initiating Consultation about an Appropriate Frontier War Memorial

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council consult with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Strategic Reference Group, the Metro Land Council and further representatives from the local community about the need, form and location of a Frontier War memorial;

2.   A report be brought back to council outline the results of this consultation; and

3.  The report should draw from international examples and research.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C0218 Item 17    Mayoral Minute: Piloting Aboriginal Language Program in Local Early Learning Centre

Motion: (Byrne)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Allocate $5,000 to the Aboriginal Languages and Culture Program to enable the pilot to proceed;

2.   Request a full copy of the DiverseWerks report as condition of the funding allocation;

3.   Report back regarding the evaluated success of the trial and any appropriate opportunities to trial the program in Council-owned childcare facilities; and

4.   Include in the report a summary of Aboriginal staffing and programs at Inner West Council.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C0218 Item 18    Mayoral Minute: A Respectful and Inclusive Australia Day Commemoration

Motion: (Byrne/Drury)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Commend the Events and Civic Reception teams for their work in carrying out the citizenship ceremony, awards ceremony and community event  on January 26 2018;

2.   Staff initiate consultation with the local Aboriginal community, the Metro Land Council and the wider community about how the nature of Council’s January 26 events can further evolve to recognise the history of Indigenous Australia; and

3.   Staff seek to identify possible funding for consultation as part of the Third Quarter Budget Review.

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, Macri, McKenna OAM and York

Against Motion:          Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Kiat, Lockie, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis and Steer

 

Foreshadowed Motion (Item 14 on the Agenda): (Kiat/Hesse)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Acknowledge that January 26 marks the beginning of the British invasion of the lands of First Nations people, and in particular that of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and oppression of First Nations people, and is therefore not an appropriate date for an inclusive national celebration;

 

2.   Acknowledge that First Nations people never ceded sovereignty of their land and have continuously cared for their country for over 60,000 years as the world's oldest living culture;

 

3.   Acknowledge the first Day of Mourning was held 80 years ago on January 26, 1938, being the 150th anniversary of the British invasion. The day was attended by Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous supporters in protest of the national holiday and the callous treatment of Aboriginal people and the date continues to be commemorated annually as a Day of Mourning or Invasion Day;

 

4.   Support the Change the Date campaign and advocate to the Federal Government to change the date on which Australia Day is commemorated, consistent with the resolution passed by the National General Assembly of Local Government in June 2017;

 

5.   Provide a report to Councillors by May 2018, based on consultation with local First Nations people and the broader inner west community considering:

a)   Whether and how Council could host or fund a commemoration of January 26 led by First Nations people;

b)   How Council can continue to annually recognise community service in the Inner West through its Citizen of the Year awards;

c)   Whether and how Council can appropriately hold an annual event to commemorate Australia as a nation; and

d) Cease holding an “Australia Day” event on January 26 from 2019, and cease referring to the January 26 public holiday as “Australia Day” in its communications.

 

       6. If the consultation with First Nations people is unable to be performed by                                Council officers, Councillors be provided with a report explaining same and       identifying how Council can gain the capacity to perform this essential                        function.

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Kiat, Lockie, Porteous, Stamolis and Steer

Against Motion:          Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Raciti and York

 

Councillors Raciti, Passas and Porteous left the meeting at 8.25pm

 

C0218 Item 1      Affordable Housing Submission to Explanation of Intended Effect for State Environmental Planning Policy No. 70

Motion: (Drury/McKenna OAM)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Support the inclusion of the Inner West LGA in SEPP 70;

 

2.       Endorse Council's Strategic Planning Group to work with the DPE to develop proposals for affordable housing contribution schemes under SEPP 70 to implement Council’s Affordable Housing Policy;

 

3.       Endorse Council's Strategic Planning Group to require affordable housing contribution schemes to support Planning Proposals to amend relevant LEPs in accordance with the aims of Council’s Affordable Housing Policy; 

 

4.       Request that the DPE provides guidance to councils on the process and information requirements to be addressed in preparing an affordable housing contribution scheme; and

 

5.       Request Council's Strategic Planning Group to report back to Council on discussions with DPE on the implementation of Council’s Affordable Housing Policy and the potential need for changes to the Policy to optimise the outcomes that can be achieved utilising SEPP 70 including harmonising processes for implementing Council’s Policy across the three former councils.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                                  Crs Raciti, Passas and Porteous

 

Councillors Raciti, Passas and Porteous returned to the meeting at 8.32pm.

 

C0218 Item 2      Planning Proposal for 114-140 Parramatta Road/Ormond Street/Gower Street/Tideswell Street/Liverpool Road, Ashfield

Motion: (McKenna OAM/Passas)

 

THAT:

 

1.       Council not support the Planning Proposal for the reasons given in the report, including that:

 

a)    It fails the Strategic Merit test of the Planning Proposal Guidelines pursuant to Section 55(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act;

 

b)    It is inconsistent with the local council strategy being the Ashfield Urban Planning Strategy 2010;

 

c)    It is inconsistent with the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy and the recommended Land Use Zoning and Maximum Height of Buildings and Maximum Floor Space Ratio standards, and outside the staging period for development for 2016-2023;

d)    A significant part of the affected land is outside the Frame Area of the Implementation Plan of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy for redevelopment of land, and is not part of any local strategy;

 

e)      It is inconsistent with Section 117 Direction – Clause 7.3 (4), in that it does not comply with the recommendations of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy, and has not produced a “better outcome” pursuant to Section 117 Direction 7.3 (5);

f)       It will lead to a substantial loss of employment and urban services generating land;

 

 

 

g)       It will lead to a substantial adverse impact on the character of the local area due to its significantly excessive height and density, and will have an adverse social impact as demonstrated by the significant amount of objections to the proposal; and

 

h)       Support of the application would cause an adverse precedent and be contrary to the orderly development of land and the objectives of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.

 

2.       Should the proponent request a Rezoning Review by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, delegation is given to the Group Manager of Strategic Planning to lodge a submission to the review process in accordance with this report and Council’s resolution;

 

3.   Notify the communities of Ashfield, Haberfield and Summer Hill of Council’s position; and

 

4.   Convene a meeting at Ashfield Park/ Ashfield Bowling Club to inform the community of Council’s position.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion (Byrne/Passas)

 

That Item 11 be brought forward and dealt with at this time.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

 

C0218 Item 11    Notice of Motion: Trees Policy

Motion: (Passas/ Macri)

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Urgently review the DCP controls on trees relating to issues arising around damage to residents and properties and the financial burden to residents of tree retention ie. The requirement to obtain engineers and arborist reports

        and bring forward and expedite the harmonisation of Council DCP relating to          tree preservation and replacement; and

 

2.   Consider funding this work as part of the next quarterly budget review in 2017/18 or as part of the budget considerations for 2018/19.

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Raciti, Stamolis and York

Against Motion:          Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Kiat, Porteous and Steer

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

9.47pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne adjourned the meeting for a short recess.

9.57pm - The Mayor, Clr Byrne resumed the meeting.

 

Motion (Stamolis/Lockie)

 

THAT Items 4, 5, 6 and 7 be moved en bloc and the recommendations contained in the reports be adopted.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Raciti, Stamolis and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                                  Crs Porteous and Steer

 

C0218 Item 4      Investment Report as at 30 November 2017

Motion: (Stamolis/Lockie)

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Raciti, Stamolis and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                                  Crs Porteous and Steer

 

C0218 Item 5      Investment Report as at 31 December 2017

Motion: (Stamolis/Lockie)

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Raciti, Stamolis and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                                  Crs Porteous and Steer

 

C0218 Item 6      Tabling of Pecuniary Interest Returns of Councillors

Motion: (Stamolis/Lockie)

 

THAT Council note the tabling of Pecuniary Interest Returns of Councillors elected in September 2017.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Raciti, Stamolis and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                                  Crs Porteous and Steer


 

C0218 Item 7      Business excluded from the Council Agenda of 12 December 2017

Motion: (Stamolis/Lockie)

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Raciti, Stamolis and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                                  Crs Porteous and Steer

 

C0218 Item 8      Councillor Support Staff

Motion: (Byrne/Macri)

 

THAT this matter be deferred.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Raciti, Stamolis and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                                  Crs Porteous and Steer

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Motion (Byrne/McKenna OAM)

 

That Items 9, 10, 12 and 13 be brought forward and considered at this time.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Raciti, Stamolis and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                                  Crs Porteous and Steer

 

Councillors Porteous and Steer returned to the meeting at 10.01pm

 

C0218 Item 9      Notice of Motion to Rescind: Item 4 Post Exhibition Report - Sydenham Station Creative Hub Planning Proposal

Motion: (Byrne/York)

 

THAT Council Rescind the resolution of 12 December 2017, regarding Item 4 of the 21 November 2017 Ordinary Council Meeting, ‘Post Exhibition report – Sydenham Station Creative Hub Planning Proposal’.

 

Motion Lost

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, McKenna OAM and York

Against Motion:          Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis and Steer

 


 

Clr Raciti left the chamber at 10.53pm as she declared a significant, pecuniary interest in Item 10 and did not participate in discussion of the item and did not vote.

 

C0218 Item 10    Notice of Motion: Upgrade and Beautification of Haberfield Main Street / Shopping Village

Motion: (Passas/Macri)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council develop a holistic strategy for the Haberfield town centre including public domain master planning, streetscape improvements and economic sustainability; and

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, Passas, Porteous and Steer

Against Motion:          Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, McKenna OAM, Stamolis and York

Absent:                                  Cr Raciti

 

  1. Officers provide a report in March 2018 outlining process, timelines and indicative costs for the development and implementation of the strategy.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, Passas, Porteous, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, McKenna OAM and Stamolis

Absent:                                  Cr Raciti

 

  1. Council produce a report identifying the underlying local economic challenges and drivers of economic sustainability in Haberfield and other centres that are facing difficulties within the LGA.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                                  Cr Raciti

 

  1. Priority be given in the 2018/2019 budget for those strips which have received little or no upgrading in the last twenty years.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

Absent:                                  Cr Raciti

 

PROCEDURAL MOTION

 

Motion: (McKenna/Lockie)

 

THAT the meeting be extended to 11.10pm.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                        Cr Raciti

Amendment (York/Lockie)

 

THAT Council produce a report identifying the underlying local economic challenges and drivers of economic sustainability in Haberfield and other centres that are facing difficulties within the LGA.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

Absent:                                  Cr Raciti

 

As the amendment was carried, it was included as part of the primary motion.

 

Amendment (Hesse/Macri)

 

That priority be given in the 2018/2019 budget for those strips which have received little or no upgrading in the last twenty years.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

Absent:                                  Cr Raciti

 

As the amendment was carried, it was included as part of the primary motion.

 

Foreshadowed Motion:   (Da Cruz)

 

THAT:

 

  1. Council develop a holistic infrastructure plan for  Haberfield including public domain master planning, streetscape improvements and economic sustainability; and

 

  1. Council to include the development of an Active Transport Infrastructure     Plan to improve walking and cycling routes through Haberfield to the Bay Run, the Greenway and Light Rail Stops and buses on Parramatta Road, mitigate against rat running and enhance bus traveller facilities along the 438 bus route.

 

  1. That the plan will recognise Haberfield's cultural and built heritage and include the management of Yasmar and State Heritage Listing of the suburb. Particular attention is to be paid to the stranded pockets & parts of Haberfield adjacent to the Westconnex construction sites.

 

  1. Officers to provide a report in March 2018 outlining process, timelines and indicative cost. The Inner West Council to seek compensation and reparations from Sydney Motorway Corporation for the terrible damage it has inflicted on Haberfield and Haberfield residents and businesses. The compensation to also cover the restoration and rebuilding of the suburb of Haberfield together with its town centre and new traffic management infrastructure for the additional traffic generation from WestConnex around and through Haberfield./*

 

  1. That Council produce a report identifying the underlying local economic challenges and drivers of economic sustainability in Haberfield and other centres that are facing difficulties within the LGA.
  2. And that priority be given in the 2018/2019 budget for those strips which have received little or no upgrading in the last twenty years.

 

This foreshadowed motion was withdrawn.

 

Extension of Time

 

Motion: (Porteous/Lockie)

 

THAT the meeting be extended up until 11.45pm to deal with Items 12 and 13.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                                  Cr Raciti

 

C0218 Item 12    Notice of Motion: Ferris Lane Annandale Green Space

Motion: (Da Cruz/Byrne)

 

THAT Council Staff bring back a report on the conversion of Ferris Lane to a Park incorporating  a community garden, rain capture and flood mitigation elements.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Cr Passas

Absent:                                  Cr Raciti

 

C0218 Item 13    Notice of Motion: Ted Floyd Way

Motion: (Da Cruz/Hesse)

 

THAT:

 

1.   Council name the path through the White’s Creek wetlands in Lilyfield, "Ted Floyd Way"; and

 

2.   The budgetary implications of this resolution be considered at the next quarterly budget review.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion:          Nil

Absent:                                  Cr Raciti

 

Meeting closed at  11.40 pm.

 

Item 3 Shade Sails in Playgrounds was not considered at this meeting and will be placed on the agenda for the Council Meeting on 27 February for consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Speakers:

 

 

Item #

 

Speaker                     

Suburb

Item 15:

Heather Davie

Kim Goode

Marrickville

Marrickville

Item 18:

Alex Lofts

Ken Canning

Summer Hill

Glebe

Item 1:

Heather Davie

Marrickville

Item 2:

Sharon Laura

Alex Lofts

Teresa Jakubowaki

Haberfield

Summer Hill

Ashfield

Item 9:

Kerri Glasscock

Mark Lucas

Dave Panichi

Simon Konstantinidis

Tempe

Leichhardt

Marrickville

Marrickville

Item 10:

Alfio Musumeci

Haberfield

Item 11:

Maria Totino

Linda Viskovic

Sherwin Chetty

Joanne Nash

Croydon

Haberfield

Sydenham

Balmain

Item 12:

Kathy O’Donnell

Annandale

 

 

 

 


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Council Meeting

27 February 2018

 

Item No:         C0218 Item 1

Subject:         Shade Sails in Playgrounds       

This matter was listed for consideration at the Council Meeting of 13 February 2018 and was deferred to the meeting to be held on 27 February 2018.    

Prepared By:     Cathy Edwards-Davis - Group Manager Trees, Parks and Sports Fields  

Authorised By:  Elizabeth Richardson - Deputy General Manager Assets and Environment

 

SUMMARY

This report responds to a Notice of Motion on shade sails and provides recommendations for the installation of shade sails as part of the 2018/2019 capital works program.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT pending the adoption of the budget, Council install shade sails in 2018/2019 at the following playgrounds:

 

-     Campbell Street, Balmain;

-     College Street, Balmain;

-     J.F. Laxton Reserve, Union Street, Dulwich Hill;

-     Marr Reserve, Cary Street, Leichhardt;

-     Nestor Park, Hearn Street, Leichhardt;

-     O’Connor Reserve, Rozelle;

-     Pine Square, Leichhardt; and

-     William Street, Ashfield.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

At the Council meeting on the 12 December 2017, the following was resolved:

 

THAT Council:

 

1.         Officers report on the suitability and rank the priority of the following playgrounds for installation of shade sails, to be considered in the preparation of the 2018/19 Budget:

 

Chester Street Annandale

Hearn Street Leichhardt

Marr Reserve Leichhardt

O’Connor Reserve Rozelle

Cary Street Leichhardt

Ann Cashman Reserve Balmain

Lambert Park Leichhardt

War Memorial Park Leichhardt

Elkington Park Balmain

Bridgewater Rozelle

Orange Grove Lilyfield

Gray Street Annandale

North Street Leichhardt

Mort Bay Birchgrove

Gladstone Park Balmain

36 Battalion Park Leichhardt

 

2.         Have a review of all playgrounds in the LGA for the prioritisation of the installation of shade sails in preparation for the 2018/19 budget.

 

 

The following comments are made regarding the nominated playgrounds:

 

Proposed Location

Comments

Douglas Grant Memorial Park, Chester Street, Annandale

New trees have been planted for shade.  There is an existing shade sail. The “rocket ship” is uncovered.  However, any shade sail over this piece of equipment would have to be very high.  It would then overshadow the neighbor and it is therefore not recommended.

Nestor Park, Hearn Street, Leichhardt

This is a new playground. Agreed, this playground requires a shade sail.  Funding recommended for 2018/2019.

Marr Reserve, Cary Street,  Leichhardt

Natural shade already available from trees. Suitable for shade sail.  Funding recommended for 2018/2019.

O’Connor Reserve, Rozelle

There is an existing shade sail.  Suitable for additional shade sail.  Funding recommended for 2018/2019.

Ann Cashman Reserve, Balmain

Natural shade already available from trees. A shade sail is not needed.

Lambert Park, Leichhardt

Natural shade already available from trees. A shade sail is not needed.

War Memorial Park, Leichhardt

Natural shade already available from trees. A shade sail is not needed.

Elkington Park, Balmain

Natural shade already available from trees. A shade sail is not needed.

Bridgewater, Rozelle

Complete.  A shade sail has been installed.

Orange Grove, Lilyfield

Complete.  A shade sail has been installed.

Gray Street, Annandale

Complete.  A shade sail has been installed.

North Street, Leichhardt

This location was reviewed for 2017/2018 shade sail program.  The location was found not suitable for shade sails as the sails would cause overshadowing of house on southern side.

Mort Bay, Birchgrove

There is an existing shade sail.  The shade sail was repaired as part of the 2017/2018 program.

Gladstone Park, Balmain

Complete. A shade sail was installed as part of the  2017/2018 program.

36 Battalion Park, Leichhardt

Complete. A shade sail was installed as part of the  2017/2018 program.

 

In addition to the above nominated shade sails, staff have identified the need for shade sails at the following locations:

 

Proposed Location

Comments

J.F. Laxton Reserve, Union Street, Dulwich Hill

Whilst undertaking inspections at this park, this playground was identified as requiring a shade sail.

William Street, Ashfield

An adjacent developer has removed a number of trees, which has reduced shade in this location.  Council has received resident requests for a shade sail at this playground.

 

Shade Sail Program

 

The draft capital works budget includes the following funding for shade sails:

 

Project

2018/2019

2019/2020

Shade sail program (Leichhardt s94)

400,000

90,000

Shade sail program

30,000

150,000

Minor Parks – Shade sails

70,000

0

 

The shade sails funded from the Leichhardt Developer Contributions Plan Open Space and Recreation (s94) must be located within the former Leichhardt LGA.  The other funding may be spent throughout the LGA.

 

The draft budget is subject to public exhibition and adopted by Council.

 

In 2018/2019, it is recommended that the following shade sails be installed:

 

·    Campbell Street, Balmain 

·    College Street, Balmain 

·    J.F. Laxton Reserve, Union Street, Dulwich Hill

·    Marr Reserve, Cary Street, Leichhardt

·    Nestor Park, Hearn Street, Leichhardt

·    O’Connor Reserve, Rozelle

·    Pine Square, Leichhardt

·    William Street, Ashfield

 

The above projects will be subject to further detailed design investigation.

 

It is recommended that part of the shade sail program funding in 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 be utilised for the development of a Shade Sail Program Strategy which will be developed in conjunction with a Playground Program Strategy for the LGA.  Both Strategies will also be informed by the Recreation Needs Study: A Healthier Inner West.  The Shade Sail and Playground Strategies will ensure that these two important programs are delivered to meet the prioritised needs of the community and that they inform each other, such that shade sails, if needed, are delivered in conjunction with any new playgrounds.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The shade sail program has been identified in the draft capital works budget for 2018/2019 and future financial years.  The funding implications are outlined in the report.

 

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

Nil.

 

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Nil.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.  


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Item No:         C0218 Item 2

Subject:         Cottages at 9 and 11 Marion Street Leichhardt           

Prepared By:     Helen Langford - Property & Assets Manager  

Authorised By:  Brooke Martin - Group Manager Properties, Major Building Projects and Facilities

 

SUMMARY

The former Leichhardt Council had a masterplan and strategy to address the serious shortage of Council administration space. Property acquisition and demolition of most of the buildings was undertaken including adding two floors to the administration building. The remaining two cottages have been only used for storage since 2014. Parking needs for the Council and surrounds have been a long time issue and in April 2017 it was resolved that the cottages be demolished and replaced with parking. This report addresses the Council Notice of Motion in November 2017 to review alternative options for use of the former cottages and report back in the February.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       demolish the former cottages at 9 and 11 Marion Street Leichhardt and replace with a parking area under the SEPP (Infrastructure) 2007;

 

2.       Identify a suitable permanent location for a Blak Douglas commissioned artwork; and

 

3.       Provide a suitable budget for the artwork in the 2018/19 budget.

 

 

BACKGROUND

In the 1980s the properties between 1C and 13 Marion Street Leichhardt were purchased by the former Leichhardt Council to address a severe shortage of administration space with most buildings demolished for public and staff parking.  In 2006, a master plan was adopted by Council and two floors were added to the Wetherill Street administration building.  The Cottages were used as office space until deemed not fit for use. The cottages have been used for storage since 2014. 

 

In August 2011, a report by Tyrells Property Inspections estimated costs to bring the properties back to satisfactory condition subsequently indexed by CPI are $165,000.00 to $240,000.00 per dwelling and $330,000.00 to $475,000.00 for both dwellings excluding ongoing maintenance and operational costs.

 

At the Council meeting held on Wednesday 26th April 2017, the Administrator determined that:

 

1. Council prepares a car parking plan on the site of 9 and 11 Marion Street Leichhardt

which is to be reported to the Local Traffic Committee following a community

engagement process;

2. should the car parking plan be approved by the Local Traffic Committee, Council

proceeds with this work under the SEPP (Infrastructure) 2007; and

3. Council provides $300,000 funding in the draft 17/18 budget for the demolition of the

former cottages at 9 and 11 Marion Street, Leichhardt and replacement with parking

area.

 

At the June 2017 Traffic Committee and endorsed at the Council June 2017 meeting it was determined

 

1. The car parking plan in Attachment 1 detailing the demolition of Nos.9 and 11

Marion Street and construction of additional car parking be supported.

2. The existing driveway layback on the northern side of Marion Street immediately

west of No.11 Marion Street be closed following construction of the expanded car

park and that the metered parking restrictions be extended across the new kerb

space.

3. The unnamed east-west accessway (Council owned) located on the northern

boundary of Leichhardt Town Hall be signposted as “No Entry; Council Authorised

Vehicles Excepted”.

 

At the November 2017 Council meeting the April 2017 council determination was rescinded and Council requested a report be provided to the February 2018 Council meeting on alternative uses for the cottages as below.

 

THAT Council’s resolution of C0417 Item 14 Cottages at 9 and 11 Marion Street Leichhardt at the April 2017 Ordinary Meeting be rescinded.

 

THAT a report be brought to the February 2018 Ordinary meeting on the opportunity, costs and timeline for conversion of cottages 9 and 11 Marion St to a community purpose. The consideration on what that community purpose that should be to include: a Community Centre for Leichhardt Youth; artist studios and art gallery/cultural space; a general community space, housing for low income housing or other appropriate community uses.

 

REUSE OF COTTAGES INVESTIGATION

An internal working group undertook a review of alternative uses for the cottages including preliminary costings provided by SPM Consulting who are currently undertaking a council wide audit on all buildings.

Possible Use

Requirement for User

Issues

Capital

 

Suitable/Not Suitable

Affordable Housing Rental

Short term residential for high needs individuals and families. Not suitable for multi occupancy boarding.

Requires a major rebuild including Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliance & adaptable housing (AS4299) provision of domestic kitchen, bathroom & laundry. Residential fire safety and HAZMAT compliance. There is limited privacy due to the close proximity and visual intrusion from the council administration building. Poor acoustics.

$475K

NOT SUITABLE

 

Short Term Artist in Residence Program

Ability to wash up materials & equipment. Day time use for Artist Studio.

Requires works to bring to satisfactory including removal of mould, isolation of asbestos and bathroom/kitchen improvements.

$330K

SUITABLE

Pride Centre

Small office area and large space for meetings/performances/conferences.

Requires a major rebuild including Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliance & adaptable housing (AS4299) provision of domestic kitchen, bathroom & laundry. Residential fire safety and HAZMAT compliance. There is limited privacy due to the  close proximity and visual intrusion from the council administration building. Poor acoustics.

$475K

NOT SUITABLE

Not-for-Profit Organisation

Small office area required.

Requires a major rebuild including Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliance & adaptable housing (AS4299) provision of domestic kitchen, bathroom & laundry. Residential fire safety and HAZMAT compliance. There is limited privacy due to the  close proximity and visual intrusion from the council administration building. Poor acoustics.

$475K

NOT SUITABLE

Rent as Commercial Premises

No. 9   130m2

No. 11 165m2

Total    295m2

Requires a major rebuild including Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliance & adaptable housing (AS4299) provision of domestic kitchen, bathroom & laundry. Residential fire safety and HAZMAT compliance. There is limited privacy due to the close proximity and visual intrusion from the council administration building. Poor acoustics.

$475K

NOT SUITABLE

 

SHORT TERM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

 

The above analysis identifies that the cottages are suitable for a short term artist in residence day studio. The cost above is to bring the cottages up to a standard for a 5 year period. Long term use of the cottages will require an ongoing renewal program. The expected renewal after 5 years is $140K and the expected maintenance and operational costs are approximately $20K per annum excluding cleaning. These costs are based on bring up to a satisfactory standard and not restoration costs. Restoration costs will be considerably higher. Community services and culture are currently reviewing the Artist in Residency program and will brief council next month on the options available.

 

The improvement works will require documentation and procurement in the current financial year and the construction works completed by June 2019. An Expression of Interest process can be undertaken concurrently with the artist program commencing in the 2019/20 year.

 

 

 

 

MARION STREET CARPARK EXTENSION

 

The demolition of the two cottages will provide an additional 22 car spaces at a cost of $300k. This will be a one off cost with no ongoing operational costs to keep the properties in a satisfactory condition. The works can be completed in the current financial year.

 

Parking studies in recent years identified that there was a shortfall of parking for the current

mix of businesses and there was limited capacity to increase off-street parking. The Marion

Street carpark operates with an efficient layout with plenty of access i.e. two lanes off Marion

Street and single access at the rear. However, efficiency could be improved by an additional

internal aisle (east-west) so vehicles wouldn't need to proceed back into Marion Street to access the other north-south aisle and has been incorporated into the proposed car parking layout. Parking occupancy surveys also indicated high occupancy rates with good levels of parking turnover during the 2P midweek period and operating hours of 8am-8pm Mon-Fri. There was pressure on the carpark prior to the colocation of staff in August 2017.

 

The Traffic Committee endorsed the proposed car park plan as per ATTACHMENT 2.

 

COTTAGE ARTWORKS

 

The cottage artworks were commissioned in 2015 as a temporary canvas with a 2 year life expectation. There was no intention for the artwork to be permanently preserved. There is no cost effective way to preserve or relocate the artwork.

 

An option to preserve the Blak Douglass important message is to identify a long term permanent location for a new commissioned artwork. This could provide a new educational opportunity for the local community and school children. Depending on the location a suitable budget will need to be assessed and provided in the 2018/19 budget.

 

The wall 2 wall mural by Shannon Crees was installed in 2009. Generally murals have a life expectancy of 2 years, it is proposed to preserve the artwork digitally.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

There is a budget of $300,000 for demolition and carpark in 2017/18.

A budget for a new permanent artwork will be required in 2018/19.

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

Council, as a public authority, may demolish the existing public administration buildings at 9 & 11 Marion Street Leichhardt, as this demolition would constitute works not requiring consent under the SEPP (Infrastructure) 2007. Council may also create an open carpark without any further requirement, as these works would constitute Exempt development under the SEPP

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

In May a public consultation process was undertaken including a letter outlining the above proposal mailed to the affected properties (331 properties) and placed on Council’s Website (Your Say Inner West) for comment from the general public and those consulted. The consultation received 157 page visits, of which there were 25 individuals who participated in the survey. 16 respondents did not support the proposal whilst 6 respondents supported the proposal and an additional 3 supported it with changes. An additional letter of support was received from Uniting Church/Epworth House in Wetherill Street.

 

There was consultation about the master plan prior to its adoption. 

 


 

CONCLUSION

An investigation into alternative uses has been undertaken considering affordable housing, not for profit office, gay pride centre and artist in residence. An assessment of the cottages has been undertaken and they could be improved for the use as artist in residence program for a capital cost of $330k and $20k each year for the next 5 years. If council recommend this option an additional $30k will be required in 2018/19 and $20k for 5 years from 2019/20.

 

Parking needs for the Council and surrounds have been a long time issue and the former Leichhardt Council had a masterplan and strategy to address the serious shortage of council administration space. The acquisition of the cottages was undertaken for future plans of  demolition. The remaining two cottages have been unused since 2014 and it is recommended that they be demolished and replaced with parking.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Council Meeting - C0417 Item 14 Cottages at 9 and 11 Marion Street Leichhardt - 26 April 2017

2.

Local Traffic Committee Meeting - Leichhardt (Leichhardt Ward/ Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC - 1 June 2017

3.

Council Meeting - C1117 Item 20 - Notice of Motion to Rescind: Cottages at 9 and 11 Marion Street Leichhardt

  


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Item No:         C0218 Item 3

Subject:         Ashfield Aquatic Centre Redevelopment - Project Update           

Prepared By:     Josephine Bennett - Group Manager Recreation and Aquatics and Daryl Jackson - Financial Partnering and Analytics Manager  

Authorised By:  John Warburton - Deputy General Manager Community and Engagement

 

SUMMARY

This report provides an update on the Ashfield Aquatic Centre redevelopment, including design, development application, project costs and capital budget, operating budget model, and discussions with Water Polo NSW regarding on-going use of the centre.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Note progress on plans for the redevelopment of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre;

 

2.       Endorse the design, capital budget and operating budget model for the Ashfield Aquatic Centre;

 

3.       Endorse the inclusion of a spa, steam, sauna facility in the Stage 1 of the project;

 

4.       Write to Water Polo NSW to accept offer to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for ongoing use of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre; and

 

5.       Endorse the funding proposal for the upgrade of Ashfield Aquatic Centre as outlined in the Financial Implications section in this report.

 

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

At the 27 June 2017 Council Meeting (C0617, Item 3), the Administrator determined that:

 

1.   Council endorses the Concept Plan Option 3 (Diagram 6) with the following amendments as detailed in the ‘Community Preferred Concept Design’ (Diagram 7):

inclusion of a combined splash-pad and shallow water pool suitable for young children;

inclusion of a 25 metre grandstand on the western side of the 50 metre pool;

inclusion of shade sails over the combined splash-pad and shallow water pool, grassed areas on the western side of the 50 metre pool and grassed area on the south-eastern corner of the site; extension of the Bastable Street carpark, including demolition of the Bastable Street Hall and playground, single entry via Elizabeth Street and single exit onto Bastable Street;

 

2.   all residents and stakeholders who made submissions during the community engagement be notified of Council’s decision; and

 

3.   the project proceeds to detailed design based on ‘Community Preferred Concept Design’ (Diagram 7).

The Community Preferred Concept Design emerged from an extensive community engagement with local community from 8 May 2017 to 5 June 2017 during which 1,412 responses were received. Full details were compiled in the Ashfield Aquatic Centre Engagement Report which was presented to Council at its 27 June 2017 (C0617, Item 3).  The Community Preferred Concept Design comprised the configuration of facilities most likely to best meet the community’s needs now and into the future, while providing a providing a contemporary mix facilities that would enable a sustainable business model for Council. It was also evident in the results that there was some polarisation between the needs of the water sports Centre users who preferred as separate water polo pool and the family / leisure Centre users who prefer the additional recreation facilities, open space, shade and cafe. The results demonstrated the community highly values the learn-to-swim and program pool, the 50m and the outdoor program pool.

 

 

Diagram 1: Community Preferred Concept Design

 

The internal Ashfield Aquatic Centre Project Control Group has met regularly throughout 2017 – 2018 to implement Council’s resolution and maintain project oversight.

 

 

Councillor Engagement

 

1.   Administration Period Briefings

During Council’s period of Administration from May 2016 – September 2017, the Implementation Advisory Group and Local Representation Advisory Committee were extensively briefed on the project, including project status and costs, design options and community engagement.

 

2.   Councillor Briefing - 7 November 2017

Following the June meeting, the Ashfield Aquatic Centre Project Control group (AAC PCG) commenced implementation of Council’s resolution, including the development of a detailed design and comprehensive business operating model. A workshop was held with newly elected Councillors on 7 November 2017 to provide a project overview and status update. At this workshop, Councillors requested a tour of the AAC with project architects and further information regarding:

·    Business plan for hydrotherapy;

·    Parking requirements;

·    Formal arrangements with water polo and Water Polo NSW; and

·    Project costs to date.

 

 

3.   Councillor correspondence November 2017 – January 2018

Between November 2017 and January 2018, staff provided Councillors with responses to several enquiries regarding aspects of the project. Questions and responses are detailed in ATTACHMENT 1.

 

4.   Site Tour of AAC

Councillors attended a tour of the AAC on 5 February 2018, with project architects Brewster Hjorth Architects providing progress update on the design and staff provided an update on the overall project. At this session, Councillors requested that staff:

 

·    Ensure a comprehensive approach to concessions was considered as part of 2018/2019 Budget process;

·    Rename the ‘water polo pool’ to ‘outdoor program pool’ to be better reflect the use of that pool by multiple water sports;

·    Develop a proposed operating schedule for the outdoor program pool; and

·    Explore costs for installation of a movable floor.

 

Current Project Description 

 

Current project plans for the redevelopment of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre (AAC) include:

·    Demolition of existing 50m pool, water polo pool, existing change facilities, grandstand and plant areas;

·    Rebuilding a new 50m pool with accessible ramp and split boom;

·    Rebuilding a new water polo pool;

·    Building a new children leisure pool;

·    The design of a new two story entry building to accommodate new entry, cafe, change areas, crèche, staff facilities and retail space;

·    New 1000m2 gym on level 2 of the new entry building;

·    Upgrade and connection of new entry building to the existing pool hall and indoor pools

·    New sauna, steam and spa attached to the existing pool hall building;

·    New plant room to service the new pools and new building;

·    Alterations to the existing western grandstand to create community green space and covered seating;

·    New landscaping and green wall to the children leisure pool;

·    New landscaped areas and terraces to the external pools;

·    Amendments to the Frederick Street car park and extension of the Bastable Street car park to increase the parking spaces required for the new development;

·    Future upgrade of the pool hall roof to connect with one single roof over the existing Pool Hall;

·    All new services associated with the new pool, and upgrade services to the existing pool hall; and

·    Replacement of fencing between Pool Site and Bastable Street carpark, and Frederick Street carpark.

 

 

 


 

Development Application

 

A development application was submitted on 12 December 2017. Public exhibition closed on 31 January 2018 with one objection received from an adjacent resident regarding proposed carpark lighting and potential noise concerns.

 

As part of the preparation of the new development application, a number of reports were prepared and/or revised, as follows:

 

1.   Revised Remedial Action Plan – Revision 8 for DA Submission Outcome

The proposal to raise the level of the whole site to match the internal pool deck in the current design scheme will maximise opportunity to keep contaminated material on site by capping.

 

2.   SEPP 33 Risk Screening Assessment - Revised for DA Submission

No major risk has been identified under SEPP 33 and the proposed land use does not exceed threshold criteria for dangerous goods storage or transport. The proposal is unlikely to be considered ‘potentially hazardous’ under SEPP 33 and a HIPAP preliminary hazard assessment or dangerous goods transport study, it was not required for the development application.

 

3.   Traffic and Parking Management Report - with extended street parking area

The proposed car parking provision of 194 car parking spaces will satisfactorily provide for the estimated future 85th percentile (standard design) demand on both weekdays (105-144 cars) and weekend days (174-196 cars). The short periods of demand on weekend days when up to 5 cars would park on street within the available 165 to 216 vacant spaces. The report found there will be no detrimental impacts on the existing users of on-street parking.

 

4.   Flood Impact Assessment – with new flood modelling

The study conducted flood modelling simulation to identify the 1 in 100 year flood level on the existing site, which was shown to be approximately RL 12.6. The proposed finished floor level of the buildings and external pool deck at RL 13.05 will effectively prevent flood water entering the site. A flood wall and flood gate in the shut position by the access bridge will prevent flow towards the main pool hall by redirecting the flood water from the rail underpass towards the Bastable Street Car Park.

 

5.   Green Travel Plan – New Report

The plan includes measures to reduce car usage for staff and patrons of the AAC after redevelopment, including consideration of other travel modes such as train, bus, walking and cycling. Time restriction to the car parking is recommended in the plan to control the use of the existing parking facilities to reduce pressure on the surrounding streets from the AAC staff and patrons.

 

The development application identified two stages for the redevelopment works and the following diagrams are excerpts from the development application and provide a visual summary of the works proposed. Stage 1 presents works to be undertaken immediately (Diagrams 2 – 11), while Stage 2 identifies future works, primarily full replacement of the roof over the indoor program pool (Diagrams 12-18).

 

Diagram 2: AAC DA Submission – Existing Site Plan with extent of site works

 

Stage One Development

 

Diagram 3: AAC DA Submission – Level 1 Plan

Diagram 4: AAC DA Submission – Level 2 Plan

 

Diagram 5: AAC DA Submission – Elevation


Diagram 6: AAC DA Submission – Level 1 Plan Bus drop off

 

 

Diagram 7: AAC DA Submission – Aerial Perspective View

 

Diagram 8: AAC DA Submission – Entry Foyer View

 

Diagram 9: AAC DA Submission – External Pools View

 

Diagram 10: AAC DA Submission – Pool Hall Internal View

 

Diagram 11: AAC DA Submission – Gym Internal View

 

 

Stage 2 – Future Development

Diagram 12: AAC DA Submission – Level 1 Plan Future Stage

Diagram 13: AAC DA Submission – Level 2 Plan Future Stage

Diagram 14: AAC DA Submission – Roof Plan Future Stage

 

 

Diagram 15: AAC DA Submission – Elevations Future Stage

 

 

 

Diagram 16: AAC DA Submission – Aerial Perspective View with Future Stage

 

Diagram 17: AAC DA Submission – Pool Hall Internal View with Future Stage

Diagram 18: AAC DA Submission – External Pools View with Future Stage

 

 

Current Project Costs and Capital Budget

 

Following the development of detailed design and new cost plans, revised construction costs have been prepared. Table 1 presents the change in budget costs.

 

           

Council Approved Budget (27 June 2017):

$23,500,000

Revised Construction Cost,  including Spa, Steam, Sauna; excluding Movable Floor (Cost Plan No. 5)

$29,550,000

Additional budget required

$6,050,000

 

Table 1: Project Costs

 

 

Once the designs have reached 90% completion, the above construction costs will be refined through the preparation of pre-tender cost estimates. This schedule of costs will be market tested through a competitive tender process.

 

The operating budget modelling below demonstrates that the inclusion of a spa, steam, sauna facility would have a significant positive impact on operational income for the Centre over ten years.

 

 

 

 


 

Proposed Operating Budget Model

 

In relation to the current draft budget for AAC, the below table summarises the estimated operating budget model for the Centre for the first ten years. The operating budget model was developed through consideration of:

 

·    Performance of the AAC in recent years;

·    Industry trends and program norms; and

·    Available capacity of health and fitness areas and water space to estimate memberships and learn to swim program enrolments.

 

The operating budget model includes:

 

·    Anticipated income and expenses over 10 years with business maturity occurring after 3 years;

·    Outdoor Program Pool where all water polo, pool hire, lap swimming and other income generating programs and activities are allocated; and

·    Year 1 set-up costs, including general program equipment purchase and fit out, which contributes to the negative result in the first year of operating.

 

1.   Income / Expenditure

Table 2 below presents the estimated income and expenses for the Centre over the first ten years, excluding the spa, steam, sauna facility. While Table 3 below presents estimated income and expenditure if the spa, steam, sauna facility was included and demonstrates an average operating contribution of $177,013 per annum over ten years.

 

Year

Income

Expense

Net Result

Year 1

$3,574,924

$4,624,706

-$1,049,782

Year 2

$4,790,498

$5,044,566

-$254,068

Year 3

$5,534,063

$5,274,456

$259,607

Year 4

$5,672,415

$5,392,008

$280,407

Year 5

$5,814,225

$5,519,842

$294,383

Year 6

$5,959,581

$5,608,752

$350,829

Year 7

$6,108,570

$5,743,057

$365,513

Year 8

$6,261,284

$5,880,720

$380,564

Year 9

$6,417,816

$6,021,825

$395,991

Year 10

$6,578,262

$6,166,457

$411,805

 

TABLE 2: AAC Estimated Operating Income and Expenses – Excluding Spa, Steam, Sauna

 

 

 

 


 

Spa Sauna Steam Included

Income

Expense

Net Result

Year 1

$3,814,924

$4,706,706

-$891,782

Year 2

$5,036,498

$5,128,616

-$92,119

Year 3

$5,786,213

$5,360,607

$425,606

Year 4

$5,930,868

$5,480,313

$450,555

Year 5

$6,079,140

$5,610,355

$468,785

Year 6

$6,231,119

$5,701,527

$529,592

Year 7

$6,386,896

$5,838,152

$548,744

Year 8

$6,546,569

$5,978,192

$568,377

Year 9

$6,710,233

$6,191,734

$588,499

Year 10

$6,877,989

$6,268,864

$609,125

 

TABLE 3: AAC Estimated Operating Income and Expenses – Including Spa, Steam, Sauna

 

 

2.   Estimated Fees and Charges

The estimated operating income has been based on the following proposed fees for the key income and program categories. These fees have been modelled on current fees across Inner West aquatic facilities and knowledge of current market in the metropolitan Sydney area, with CPI increments added to an anticipated opening in the 2019-2020 financial year.

                                                                                   

Item

Estimated Fee (GST free)

Adult Swim

$8.00

Child Swim

$6.10

Family Swim

$16.70

Concession Swim

$4.20

Spectator

$3.80

Membership

$16.40 per week/$69 per month (average yield per member across all categories)

Learn to Swim

$16 per lesson (average income across all categories)

 

Table 4: Estimated Fees and Charges – AAC Key Program Categories

 

 

Outdoor Program Pool

 

Currently the outdoor program pool is used by a range of clubs and schools for competitions and training as well as other uses. Table 5 below presents approximate income and expenditure averaged over the past three years.

 

Outdoor Program Pool Income

$194,435

All income including water polo games, training, school hire, competitions, general hire, spectator and general entry.

Outdoor Program Pool Expenditure

$652,353

As 25% of total water space, including allocation for utilities, labour cleaning and chemicals.

 

Table 5: Current Outdoor Program Pool – Average Income and Expenditure

At the AAC Site Tour on 5 February 2018, Councillors requested that staff explore the option of a movable floor for outdoor program pool with view to increasing the capacity of the Centre and use of the pool across all hours of operation.

 

With a movable floor installed, potential uses of the outdoor program pool would include:

 

·    Water polo use for carnivals and competitions;

·    Training and pool hire for water polo clubs;

·    Schools use for water polo;

·    Learn to swim with movable floor set at 1 metre depth;

·    Children’s programs with movable floor set at variable depths depending on the age of the children from zero depth to 1.2 metres;

·    Aquaerobics with depth set at 1.4 metres;

·    Lap swimming;

·    Hire for user groups and sporting groups;

·    Hire to specialist groups such as underwater rugby, scuba diving courses, kayak training, deep water rescue training etc;

·    Schools sports use set at 1.2metres;

·    Schools learn to swim set at 1.2metres;

·    General leisure and recreation use across different times;

·    Specialist activities such as outdoor pool big screen cinema; and

·    Open days/fun days and special events.

 

An example schedule for Monday to Friday is presented in Table 6 below. The programs in some cases require different depths and operational planning would be required.

 

Time

Example Program/Use

6am-8am

Lap swimming / Water Polo training

8am-9am

Aquaerobics / Lap swimming / Water Polo Training

9am-1pm

Learn to Swim / Aquaerobics / Water Polo / Schools bookings / Pool Hire

1pm-3pm

Schools Hire, Pool Hire, Lap swimming

3pm-4pm

Schools Hire, Pool Hire, Lap swimming/Learn to Swim

4pm-7pm

Schools Hire, Pool Hire, Lap swimming / Learn to Swim / Water polo

7pm-8pm

Water Polo, Lap Swimming / Aquaerobics

8pm– 9pm

Water Polo, Lap Swimming

 

Table 6: Example Schedule for Outdoor Program Pool with Movable Floor

 

A movable floor was also considered to contribute to operational efficiencies including:

 

·    Ability to close the pool simply by raising the floor to zero depth reducing the need for lifeguard surveillance when pool not in operation; and

·    By setting pool to zero depth in the evenings, removes need for pool covers. This saves initial purchase and ongoing costs for pool covers for this pool.

The project architects have costed the installation of a movable floor in the outdoor program pool as $1,876,000, excluding GST and additional consultant team fees. While a movable floor is not considered likely to greatly improve the operational income of the centre over the next ten years, it is considered to improve the amenity of the Centre for the community. The operational costs of a movable floor would include labour and ongoing maintenance. It is anticipated that labour costs would be met within the proposed staff budget and it is anticipated that maintenance costs could be absorbed within the operational budget.

A movable floor could be achieved as either a floating floor or as a screw lift floor, both systems being of similar cost.  If Council resolves to progress the movable floor, further investigation on the most suitable system would be explored.

Tender and Construction

 

A Request for Expression of Interest closed on 19 January 2017 and a number of submissions were received. A staff panel is currently evaluating the expressions of interest, with recommendations expected to be reported to the General Manager for approval in late February 2018. The competitive tender process is on track to be advertised in mid-March 2018.

 

A construction certificate is anticipated for May 2018, with the head contractor to be appointed in June 2018 and site established in July 2018.

 

It is anticipated that the Centre would close in April 2018 and re-open early 2020.

 

Water Polo NSW

 

A key user of the outdoor program pool, following a request from Councillors at the November 2017 Project Briefing, a stakeholder meeting was held with Water Polo NSW (WPNSW) on 12 January 2018. WPNSW consequently wrote to Council to state their commitment to entering into a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the use of the AAC as a priority venue (ATTACHMENT 2). The Memorandum of Understanding would address:

 

·    WPNSW seeking funding opportunities for investment in water polo facilities at AAC;

·    Reinstate AAC as a strategic venue for WPNSW after the AAC re-opening;

·    Water polo’s long-term use of AAC;

·    Re-establishment of ACC as the ‘home’ of the UNSW Wests (National League & Sydney 1st First Division) Club;

·    Local water polo program development and where possible alignment with AAC swim school programs; and

·    Agreement to broad scope of fees and charges for the use of facilities.

 

 

Decommissioning Plan

 

Staff are currently finalising a decommissioning plan that details actions for:

·    engagement with Centre user groups regarding the closure and relocation options;

·    options for the relocation of Centre staff (meetings with affected staff have commenced); and

·    salvage and storage of equipment and memorabilia.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Group Manager Finance reports:

 

The current projected budget of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre is forecast to be $29.6 million. It is proposed that Council funds the $29.6million through a combination of working funds allocated from the former Ashfield Council ($4 million) and loan borrowings ($25.6 million) sourced a from either TCORP or a financial institution of a 10 year period.  It is anticipated that the repayments of the $25.6 million loan will be funded from both the Ashfield SRV and General funds.

 

 

 

 

 

A business as usual ten year forecast shows a cumulative operating Loss of $9.8 million which includes maintenance expenditure of $1m to bring the Aquatic Centre to the regulation standard.  The post upgrade ten year cumulative forecast shows a cumulative surplus of $1.9million. The net change in working funds result is $11.7 million increase over this year period.

 

The following options exist on the term of the loan to fund the construction works:

 

 

 

 

 

It is proposed that Council incorporates the $25.6 million loan and one off additional funding amount of $0.8m to fund the construction of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre into the draft 2018/19 base year Long Term Financial Plan.

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

The Group Manager Properties, Major Building Projects and Facilities; Manager Major Projects; Manager Aquatic Facilities, and Ashfield Aquatic Centre Coordinator were consulted in the development of this report.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

 

Council engaged centre users, clubs and the wider community during May and June 2017 regarding 3 options for the refurbishment of the Centre. Engagement included a survey, submissions and direct stakeholder meetings. A project page was established on the Inner West Council website under ‘Major Council Projects’ to provide community updates and will be updated when the construction dates have been confirmed post-tender. Informational displays have been also maintained at the Centre. As noted above, the decommissioning plan details engagement with Centre user groups regarding closure, temporary relocation of programs where possible and other local options. Projects updates will be included on Council’s website and a specific community information program will be implemented for the construction stage of the project.

 

CONCLUSION

The Community Preferred Concept for the refurbishment of Ashfield Aquatic Centre has progressed to detailed design and provides for a contemporary mix of facilities that will meet a range of community needs while enabling a sustainable business model for Council to manage the facility into the future.

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Councillor Correspondence November 2017 - January 2018

2.

Letter from Water Polo NSW, 7 February 2018

  


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Council Meeting

27 February 2018

 

Response to Councillor’s questions from 7 November 2017 briefing session

 

1. Business Plan for Hydrotherapy

Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC) has a hydrotherapy pool for medical treatment and rehabilitation which is shared with other users and programs held at LPAC. Annett Kellerman Aquatic Centre (AKAC) also provides hydrotherapy classes in their Multipurpose Program Pool.

 

Steam Spa and Sauna facilities are not provided in any of IWC aquatic centres. The addition of Spa Sauna and Steam facilities will attract a variety of users and will complement the needs of the community who will benefit from warm water access for rehabilitation or general wellbeing.

 

The financial analysis of Steam, Spa and Sauna versus hydrotherapy pool.

 

Spa Sauna Steam

Smaller Scale Hydrotherapy Pool

Cost to build

$750,000 to $900,000

Approx. $2,500,000

Total expected attendance per annum

35,000

10,000

Operating result per annum

$180,000

-$260,000 to -$330,000

 

2. Parking requirements for each of the assets in the centre e.g. 50 m pool, gym etc schedule-

The proposed development has provided total number of 194 car parking spaces complies with Development Control Requirements. The parking requirement was based on industry usage trends whereby total visitation is converted into car parking demand.

Simon Duck has forecasted on the visitors of different facilities per hour in the centre. The forecast analysis showed maximum demand of 182 parking spaces per hour during peak period has testified the proposed 194 car parking spaces will fulfil the peak demand in the new development.

 

Aquatics av. visits per day

 

 

 

 

 

 

20%

20%

15%

25%

20%

 

6am-9am

9am-12pm

12pm-3pm

3pm-6pm

6pm-9pm

average cars per hour

50

50

38

63

50

Mics av. visits per day

 

 

 

 

 

 

20%

25%

10%

25%

20%

 

6am-9am

9am-12pm

12pm-3pm

3pm-6pm

6pm-9pm

average cars per hour

0

3

0

0

0

Learn To Swim av. visits per day

 

 

 

 

 

 

0%

35%

15%

40%

10%

 

6am-9am

9am-12pm

12pm-3pm

3pm-6pm

6pm-9pm

average cars per hour

0

62

27

71

18

Fitness  av. visits per day

 

 

 

 

 

 

20%

25%

15%

20%

20%

 

6am-9am

9am-12pm

12pm-3pm

3pm-6pm

6pm-9pm

average cars per hour

48

61

36

48

48

Total average cars per hours

99

176

101

182

117

 

3. Tour of Ashfield pool and AKAC when architects and Client operations to lead the tour. –Along with architects

Tour proposed on Monday 5 February 2018 at 6:00pm at Ashfield Aquatic Centre.

 

4. Look at requesting the water polo clubs and water polo NSW secure long term licence to guarantee the income.

Simon Duck has contacted the Water Polo NSW, further meeting arrangement will be made after 2018 New Year. Simon will also approach the individual Water Polo Clubs to discuss the long term lease opportunities.

 

5. Costs to date on the project –

FY 2015/16 (Ashfield Council)

   $821,582.84

FY 2016/17 (Inner West Council)

   $327,950.81

Jul to August 2017

   $65,887.00

September to October 2017

   $55,386.00

Total:

   $1,270,806.65

 

 

 

Responses to the enquiries from Councillor Marghanita Da Cruz dated 9 November 2017.

 

1) The business case for each pool in the complex including current use and utilisation of variety of facilities available at other pools in the LGA and vicinity of the Ashfield Pool?

The aquatic centre entry fee is a “pay per visit” set up which is not linked to the usage of each pool, The Ashfield Aquatic Centre Manager has to make assumption on the utilisation rate of each pool from the long term operational observation. The table below demonstrates the current historical operating outcomes for each pool and provides an overview of expected future trends for the AAC.

 

Income by Pool

3 year Average

Indoor Pool

$1,449,877.40

50m Pool

$193,317.00

Existing outdoor kids pool

$96,658.49

Water polo pool

$194,435.00

Total

1,934,287.89

Expenditure by Pool

3 year Average

Indoor Pool (35%)

$913,294.52

50m Pool (25%)

$652,353.23

23m Pool (15%)

$391,411.94

Water polo pool (25%)

$652,353.23

Total

2,609,412.92

 

Information is not readily available in relation to detailed income and analysis per pool type with other non-Inner West Council operated pools in the vicinity. It require more time for further investigation.

 

2) The proportion of water to surrounds in this proposal compared to other public pools and any safety issues arising from the close proximity of the pools?

 

The site area is 15,022 sqm the total water area is 2,811 sqm. The proportion of water is approximately 18.7 % of the site area.

 

The clearances provided around the pools for public walkways are in accordance with Royal Life Saving Society Australia guidelines. The surrounding space allowances proposed at Ashfield are very similar to allowances provided in large indoor Aquatic Centres such as those recently constructed in Melbourne.

 

3) Details of the Risks identified and the proposed management of these

 

The Project Risk Management Plan is reviewed regularly and updated with a focus on the high and maximum risks. The current high risks that are being managed are identified below.

 

 

High Risks

Action to mitigate

1

Concept/Feasibility Cost Blowouts

Undertake regular cost planning

Project Control Group to monitor cost planning

2

Detailed Design Cost Blowouts

Use specialist consultancies upfront

Project Control Group to monitor cost planning

3

Scope Creep

Good ideas out of scope need business case

Project Control Group to monitor cost planning

4

Unknown extent of site contamination

Engaged Site Contamination Auditor and Validator to monitor and certify contaminated material managed according to EPA’s guideline.

5

Inadequate/inappropriate budget contingency

Include contingency in the cost plan.

6

Poor quantum or quality of tender responses received

Undertake an Expression of Interest process.

Invite contactors with aquatic centre experience to EOI process and advertise.

7

Contractors increase price due to  risk of complex project

Provide detail design and specification to eliminate unnecessary assumptions and contingencies in the tender price. 

8

Timeline for DA approval

Meet with Council Planners to ensure everything is provided.

Provide a comprehensive DA submission and

 

4) The Operational costs of each pool - in particular the heating costs and whether there is solar heating or panels included in the plans.

 

Estimated Operational Heating Costs Summary Table

 

Pool               

Heating           

Water Treatment

Chemicals

Total

50m Pool

$56,946

$24,570

$27,663

$109,179

Water Polo Pool

$38,209

$15,712

$17,746

$71,668

Indoor Leisure

$25,473

$21,604

$13,440

$60,517

Outdoor Leisure

$25,105

$7,463

$6,681

$39,249

Spa     

$4,168

$5,597

$470

$10,435

Total

$149,901

$74,946

$66,000

$290,847

*All cost excludes GST

There is currently provision of services being run to a future solar heating system included in the project. Councils sustainability team is looking for grant opportunities for a solar heating system in the future.

 

5) Cost component of expanding the Car Park on the Western Side.

 

The cost of the extension and reconfiguration of the Bastable Street carpark is $565K.

 

6) Whether additional shade can be provided for the pools.

 

There is a sail structure over 50% of the outdoor leisure pool. A shade structure for water polo pool is not feasible due to the size and height required. A shade structure over the 50 m pool must be high enough to eliminate visual obstruction from grandstand seatings with minimum span of 30m in width. The cost to construct the shade over the 50 m pool will be at least $2M.

 

7) Why is access to the Water Polo Pool currently restricted?

 

The water polo pool is currently used for water polo games, training, lane hire or for lap swimming activities across each morning, afternoons and all day on weekends so there is no public access during these times.  It is necessary to have a lifeguard on duty for each body of water that is open to the public. At off peak times, when there is available space in the 50m pool and there are no bookings in the water polo pool, this pool is closed to the public. This delivers a significant operational saving without impacting on public access.

 

8) Will there be a ramp and lift for wheelchair access into the pool?

 

The children’s indoor pool has a sloped/ramped floor and the ‘learn to swim’ portion of the indoor pool has a ramp. The proposed 50m pool will have a ramp and the proposed children’s leisure pool has a beach with a sloped/ramped floor. The water polo pool is not proposed to have a ramp as it will interfere with the game field. A hoist is not currently being planned as all pools except the water polo pool will be accessible. If it is required a portable aquatic lift can be purchased as part of the operational equipment for the pool.


9) Has the inclusion of a slide in the recreation pool been considered?

 

It is not recommended that a slide be included as the site is small and already dense with activity. A slide requires additional standalone filtration and pumps and significant space to operate safely.

 

10) Shouldn’t the children’s pool be fenced off from the other pools? Is there safe access from change rooms to children’s pool?

 

The amount of space between the children’s pool and the 50m pool as shown on the plans is quite limited and a fence would further reduce this space. The northern end of the complex will be a high usage activated area which includes the end of the 50m pool, the children’s pool and the café area. This will require a lifeguard supervision strategy which places a strong focus on the area and mitigates the risk associated with the children’s pool being adjacent to the 50m pool. A fence in this location may also impact patron experience and the ability to move freely between locations on the pool deck, as well as impede lifeguards and prevent them moving quickly between pools or to respond to an incident.

 

The shallow end of the 50m pool is planned to be a constant depth of 1.2m which will be a uniform depth all the way to the mid-point of the pool. This is a similar depth to the deep end of the children’s pool. This allows a secondary point of safety where the deep end of the pool is estimated to be at least 30 metres or more from the children’s pool. The location of children’s or other pools being adjacent to a larger pool is a common design feature of many aquatic facilities. Whilst there is some inherent risk associated with this children’s area not being fenced off from other areas, this risk will be mitigated through the development of supervision strategies and staff presence as well as seating and amenities available for parents to remain close to their children whilst in the pool.

 

11) What has caused the increase in estimated cost of the pool refurbishment from 14million to 28 million?

 

As identified in the 27 June 2017 Council Meeting report the following is a summary.

 

Council resolved at its meeting of 25 November 2014 to proceed with the SRV application for a $14 million partial upgrade of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre based on Option 3 (Diagram 3). The SRV application was lodged in February 2015 and approved in May 2015.

 

In April 2016, the project costs were estimated at $20 million and Council advertised for expressions of interest for the redevelopment. Four companies were invited to proceed to select tender. Inner West Council sought select tenders for the refurbishment of the Centre in late 2016 after Councils amalgamation but only received a single non-conforming tender which was $6 million over the estimated $20 million cost of the project.

 

New concept designs, business case and project program were developed and discussed with the Local Representation Advisory Committee at its April 2017 meeting. The revised project objectives comprise the following:

·    Create a whole-of-community centre that supports a vibrant community life by providing spaces for social interaction, relaxation and health and fitness;

·    Support diverse health and wellbeing needs from infancy to older years;

·    Accessible / inclusive facility meeting the needs of locals with a range of abilities;

·    High quality design providing a wonderful architectural and landscape experience, connecting indoors through to outdoors;

·    Well located amenities including family change rooms;

·    Enhanced public domain and improved entrance for ease and efficiency on arrival;

·    Integrated public art contributing to community pride and belonging;

·    Designed with safety in mind;

·    Innovative solutions promoting energy and water efficiency; and

·    Affordable for residents and financially sustainable for Council.

 

Community engagement was undertaken with Centre users and local community from 8 May to 5 June 2017 to receive feedback on the concept designs. The Community Preferred Concept Design is Option 3 with a number of agreed amendments including:

·    Inclusion of a combined splash-pad and shallow water pool suitable for young children;

·    Inclusion of a 25 metre grandstand on the western side of the 50 metre pool;

·    Inclusion of shade sails over the combined splash-pad and shallow water pool, grassed areas on the western side of the 50 metre pool and grassed area on the south-eastern corner of the site; and

·    Extension of the Bastable Street carpark, including demolition of the Bastable Street Hall and playground, single entry via Elizabeth Street and single exit onto Bastable Street.

 

 

12) What would be the cost if the project slips and does not open for the 2019 summer?

 

On the basis of a 1 year programme slippage with the project commencing construction in 2019 and opening in 2020, the project cost would be expected to increase by approximately 5% or an additional $1.3m p.a. (compounding) which is the current expected annual escalation in costs across the building industry.

 

The centre requires major planned maintenance to keep it running to meet WHS standards and community expectations. This maintenance is currently being undertaken on a reactive basis. If a major piece of plant or service fails it could be a large cost eg $200,000 for the chlorinator or decide to close a pool or the centre.

 

The program is currently being reviewed by a specialist programmer to identify timelines and opportunities to accelerate. Once the EOI process has been reviewed the project team will be in a better position to advise of any changes to current program expectations.

 

Additional Councillor Request - Monday, 4 December Enquiries regarding Ashfield Aquatic Centre Refurbishment

 

A)  What provision is there for Aquarobics.

 

Aquaerobics is currently held at AAC across a range of times in the morning period. When the pool re-opens, Aquaerobics will be provided to users of AAC as per present arrangements as a minimum. It is also possible that further opportunities are considered which may include extra aqua classes and hydrotherapy type classes which are offered during off peak times such as the middle of the day. The expected increase in membership numbers as a result of the gym will require a review of all programs including Aquaerobics. Given the demand on lane space for the indoor pool during peak times it is unlikely there will be opportunities to provide aquaerobics classes during the peak evening period in the indoor pool as per current operations.

 

B) What Materials specified for floors etc., to ensure hygiene of change rooms in particular.

 

The materials will be specified by the architects to meet the performance requirements of the specific areas and to the relevant codes and standards. Generally it will be polished concrete floor with a non-slip treatment, high quality vinyl, ceramic or vitrified porcelain tiles to walls. The non-wet areas there will be Commercial grade Sheet vinyl and Commercial grade carpets to indoor areas.

 

C) Suggestions have been made of footpaths

There are footpaths identified in the DA landscape plans, further development will be undertaken by the landscape architects for the final construction plans.

 

D) Incorporation of Advertising/Sponsorship within the pool and on fencing.

Appropriate third party and community advertising and sponsorship opportunities will be maximised for financial returns within the relevant planning approvals and the relevant polices of council.

 

E) Pedestrian, Cycling and Public Transport Access/Routes to pool.

A Pedestrian, Cycling and Public Transport Access / Routes maps will be developed for the pool and gym opening along with advertising and the updated intranet site. This will be ongoing as part of the management of the new Pool and Gym complex.

 

F) Possible economic benefits of a council bus to provide access to this pool once it is operational (and to other pools during construction)

 

A detailed business case is required to confirm the benefits and operational procedures for a bus opportunity. This is currently not funded and will need to be a consideration in the new financial year’s budget if it is a priority.

 

Additional Councillor Request - Friday, 15th December Enquiries regarding Ashfield Aquatic Centre Refurbishment

 

1. The breakdown of the costs of operating the outdoor pools on a monthly basis.

2. Do you have data on monthly usage of each of the outdoor pools?

The table below shows the average attendance and cost breakdowns for each pool. Average attendance is higher in all pools across the summer period when compared to the winter period. Expenses are relatively consistent across the pools for both summer and winter periods apart from materials costs. The winter period requires more utilities costs for heating the pool which is shown in a slightly higher overall materials cost.

Ashfield Aquatic Centre 2016-2017

 Winter

Summer

 

 

 

50m Pool

Average

Average

Attendance

2,911

4,641

Staffing Cost

40,047

40,362

Materials

10,276

7,035

Depreciation

10,798

10,798

 

 

 

23m Pool

Average

Average

Attendance

986

1,572

Staffing Cost

24,028

24,217

Materials

6,166

4,221

Depreciation

6,479

6,479

 

 

 

Water polo Pool

Average

Average

Attendance

1,436

1,591

Staffing Cost

40,047

40,362

Materials

10,276

7,035

Depreciation

10,798

10,798

* All not including GST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Is there an alternate playground to the Bastion Park being provided nearby?

There is limited supply of green spaces in the Ashfield area. The consolidation of the Aquatic Centre and the Bastion Park will provide more efficient shared and activated green spaces including additional green space for public at the entry area by setting back the centre from Elizabeth Street and useable green space surrounding the 50m and splash pools.

4. Will there be a time limit on the parking in the pools

There is no time limit on the parking currently and nothing is being recommended as part of the current DA submission.

5. Will the Traffic Study include impact of parking in the vicinity?

The Traffic Study has included the survey of the onsite parking in the areas within a comfortable walking distance which is up to 250-400 metres from AAC.  Please refer to the red-lined streets below.

 

The consultants have conducted on-street parking surveys on Friday 20th of October 2017 and Sunday 22nd of October 2017 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The outcomes of the survey have shown the peak demand of the AAC did not have a consequential impact on the on-street parking.  There were at least 122 spaces vacant, to a maximum of 176 spaces during Friday 20th of October 2017 and there were at least 165 spaces vacant, to a maximum of 216 spaces during the day Sunday 22nd of October 2017.

6. What is the clearance between the canal bank and the pool and car park boundaries i.e. are there any water board land or channel easement?

According to the Sydney Water’s Guideline “New Building over or adjacent to Sydney Water stormwater assets”, there is a clearance requirement of 1m to the outer edge and no structure above the asset. The boundary fence is less than 1.2m and has been exempted under this clearance requirement as it is existing.  These clearance requirements apply to both pool site and Bastable Street Carpark.

7. My concern about the materials is that I have been told one of the pools recently upgraded in the City of Sydney has floors which cannot be cleaned properly.

The current design scheme has specified concrete floor with wet-look clear sealer coating for pool deck and the concourse which provides good slip resistance and easy maintenance in the future. The wet area and the swimming pool floor will specify tiled finishes as required for waterproofing. The colour and surface finishes of those tiles will be carefully selected to eliminate unnecessary ongoing maintenance. Can you please let us know which pool and floor finish is an issue at the City of Sydney and we can further investigate.

8. Does the construction of the car park include demolition of the Bastable Street Hall?

The hall will be demolished and the service consolidated within the redevelopment of Ashfield Aquatic Centre. This provides multi use facilities with better spaces to accommodate the program that is currently running at the Bastable Street Hall such as room hire, crèche and party rooms. The proposed ground floor multi-function room also has a dedicated outdoor play area for kids.

9. What is the recent usage and revenue from the Bastable Street Hall - will similar facilities be made available in the pool complex or nearby?

The Bastable St Hall has provided regular child minding services every Tuesday and Thursday between 9:30 to 13:00. Council’s community services also run several community programs in this hall. Many of the local ethnic groups have booked the hall for their program. Casual hirers use this hall which is reflected by the revenue from the hall booking.   

-     Revenue 2016/17 Full Year $10,888.10

-     Revenue 2017/18 November YTD $3,108

Council published Fees and Charges for the hourly rate of the hall hire is $61/hour in FY 2016/17 and $63 in FY 2017/18.

The calculation reveals the casual hiring of the hall is only around 178 hours in FY 2016/17 and around 49 hours in this financial year.

The Bastable St Hall is moderately used as community facilities which are mainly used to provide council services. The utilisation for casual hire is relatively low when compared with other facilities which may be due to the age and location of the facility.

The redeveloped AAC will provide a new crèche / multi-purpose room at ground floor and associated services which will include access to some outdoor space adjacent to the crèche. This will allow a designated space that can be used for a variety of programs and hirers at times when the crèche is not operating.

Birthday parties will be a program offering at AAC which will include designated party areas as listed above as well as supervised access to the pool. It is anticipated these will be a popular program and will complement the large range of aquatics and recreation programs available at AAC. There are two additional hireable rooms located at Level 1.

Additional Councillor Request – Thursday 4 January 2018 Enquiries regarding Ashfield Aquatic Centre Refurbishment

 

A) The issues with the floor surfaces are at the City of Sydney pool in Prince Alfred Park which was redone about 3-4 years ago. The floor looks like it has greasy footprints and the shower recesses smell moldy. My friend was told the floor which is concrete with a coating can’t be scrubbed. There are also issues with small tiles falling of the walls and lockers not working.

The project team will visit the Prince Alfred park pool and review that the specification will not have the same issues.

B) Looking at the traffic management study area - this overlaps with Croydon Road, where we had a site meeting a few weeks ago. One of the issues was the need for resident parking because of the proximity to Croydon Station, the streets are used for commuter parking. If you haven’t already, it would be useful to talk to Wal Petscler.

The traffic study has been forwarded to Wal and I will discuss if there is any action required as part of the redevelopment.

C) Can you remind me which pools the Architects have worked on previously?

BHA have recently completed the Bexley Pool (Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre), I have provided their website below which has recent projects including aquatic centres.

 http://www.brewsterhjorth.com.au/projects_detail.php?id=124&title=Rockdale City Aquatic Centre.

Additional Councillor Request – Monday 8th January 2018 Enquiries regarding Ashfield Aquatic Centre Refurbishment

 

1.   How many car spaces would be lost if the park and playground was retained, relocated, expanded and encircled with trees within the proposed car park?


The forecasted maximum demand requires 182 parking spaces per hour during the peak period. There is a total of 134 spaces from existing car parking facilities at Fredrick St car park (74 spaces) and Bastable Street car park (60 spaces). The community building, park and playground space provides the additional 48 parking spaces. The conversion of the park and playground to carpark is offset by converting the public domain front area to open space and increasing the functionality of green space around the kiddy splash pool and adding in the green walls.



2. Has water sensitive design been incorporated into the car park to capture rain water and manage storm water to support the trees and other vegetation by replenishing the soil moisture?

Water sensitive design has been incorporated into the design of the Bastable Street car park. A rainwater garden system is proposed behind the wheel stoppers in the new tree planting area of the car park to filter the stormwater before discharging to the system. The new proposed trees and landscaping will be low maintenance with minimal irrigation required. There are two on-site stormwater detention tanks proposed for greywater reuse that includes toilet flushing and plants irrigation.  

 

3. Have there been any requests or consideration of the installation of squat toilets at the pool or community Centre?

The need for squat toilets has not come up in any of the community engagement for the centre.

For your information an in depth research into public toilets was recently undertaken by former Marrickville Council and it was identified that squat toilets were not considered best practice. The Toilet Strategy is located here for your information.

 

 


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Item No:         C0218 Item 4

Subject:         Draft Dulwich Hill Station Public Domain Master Plan           

Prepared By:     David Petrie - Coordinator Public Domain Planning  

Authorised By:  Josephine Bennett - Group Manager Recreation and Aquatics

 

SUMMARY

This report is seeking Council’s endorsement to place the draft public domain master plan for the Dulwich Hill Station precinct on public exhibition.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.       The report be received and noted;

 

2.       The draft Public Domain Master Plan for the Dulwich Hill Station precinct (ATTACHMENT 1) be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days and submissions be received for a further 14 days; and

 

3.       The results of the public exhibition and community engagement process be presented to Council recommending further action.

 

 

BACKGROUND

The Public Domain Planning team has engaged with the community, businesses, State Government agencies and Council staff to develop an integrated public domain improvement plan for the streets and public spaces around the Dulwich Hill Station (ATTACHMENT 1). 

 

There are a number of drivers that led to initiation of the Dulwich Hill Station public domain plan, including:

 

1.   Public Domain Study

The former Marrickville Council completed a public domain study in 2015 that included a review the quality of public space around the former Marrickville Local Government Area, compared against best practice. The public domain study found that the streets around Dulwich Hill Station were deficient for meeting the needs of the existing and future community and recommended a master plan be prepared to address the public domain needs.

 

2.   A changing Dulwich Hill

The Dulwich Hill Station area has been the focus of increased densification with medium to high density residential recently being completed, with several more developments approved by Council.  The new developments are changing the existing housing types from low rise semi or detached housing to medium rise apartments. The changing housing stock has resulted in an increased residential population. The increased population places additional pressure on the public domain for residents to meet their needs for access, recreation, transport, social activities and commerce. 

 

3.   State Government Planning Proposals (Sydney Metro and Draft Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy)

The New South Wales Government is committed to delivering the Sydenham to Bankstown City Metro and Southwest with a planned stop at Dulwich Hill Station. The State Government’s proposed rail upgrades will provide increased frequency of trains and faster access to the city and northern rail lines along with an upgraded equal access Dulwich Hill Station. The Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy includes plans to densify development along the rail corridor between Sydenham and Bankstown. The densification plans for the area immediately around Dulwich Hill Station have been considered as part of the site analysis for the public domain master plan. 

 

4.   Economic Support for Village Centres

A significant aim of the master plan was to develop a pedestrian oriented village centre around Dulwich Hill Station. Improvements to the public domain help provide an environment that fosters spaces for the community to live their life including recreation, social activity and economic stimulus through encouraging pedestrians to linger and spend more money at local businesses as they pass through the village.

 

Master Plan Process

Inner West Council engaged Plummer and Smith Landscape Architects to undertake the Dulwich Hill Station Detail Master Plan.  Plummer and Smith worked collaboratively with Council to engage with internal staff, the community and state government agencies to develop an integrated public domain plan.  Detailed site analysis reviewed site history, stormwater issues and drainage, active transport opportunities, pavement quality, street trees, urban heat island, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian connections and road crossings, pedestrian furniture and public art.  The combination of site analysis and stakeholder input produced opportunities and constraints that were used to establish the master plan design strategies.  The final stage of the process ensured that the strategies were costed and integrated into Council forward capital budget.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Draft Master Plan

 

The draft master plan document comprises the following sections:

 

1.    Project context: this section provides an introduction and background to the project including existing Council policies supported by the plan, project objects and project methodology;

2.    Site Analysis: the physical characteristics of the site area and its context are described with analysis in plan, text and images. The focus is on the physical site, but it also includes site and cultural history, sense of place and meaning to the community;

3.    Community Engagement: this section provides an overview of the community engagement process and the feedback provided by the community;

4.    Design Strategies: each of the proposed design strategies that help create a pedestrian oriented village centre are described in plan, text and images to articulate the desired outcome for the precinct;

5.    The Detailed Master Plan: the master plan compiled all the strategies to spatially illustrate the designed outcomes, supported by text and imagery; and

6.    Project Costs and Implementation: This section outlines the probable costs for the project and articulates a potential staging and implantation strategy.

The draft master plan aims to deliver a pedestrian oriented village centre around Dulwich Hill Station.  The strategies to deliver this aim include:

 

·    Provide raised threshold treatments to the entries along Wardell Road at Wilga Avenue and Ewart Street designed to slow traffic and define the village centre;

·    Provide pedestrian priority and connection across Bedford Crescent;

·    Install new pavement treatments to delineate a shared pedestrian zone in Ewart Lane;

·    Install a designated bicycle lane to Dudley Street;

·    Reconfigure the existing intersection at Dudley Street and Wardell Road with raised pedestrian pavements, shorter pedestrian crossing distances and traffic signals;

·    Provide new tree plantings to increase shade with Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) rain gardens to each tree base in order to improve storm water quality and provide passive irrigation to each tree;

·    Install new pedestrian pavements to the town centre streets;

·    Implement a street art strategy reflective of the local environment;

·    Support proposals by the Sydney Metro and South-West project to integrate the upgraded metro station with connections to Ewart Lane, Wardell Road and Bedford Crescent;

·    Optional extra of undergrounding of electrical infrastructure to accommodate larger tree species (This is an optional extra as it is beneficial to the streetscape, but alternative tree species can be selected in detail design that will grow beneath the existing electrical infrastructure); and

·    Widening of Wardell Road pedestrian zone with decking structure to improve the pedestrian connection over the railway bridge.

 

Public Exhibition

 

Public exhibition is proposed as the next phase of the master planning process. Public exhibition will allow the community another round of input on the draft master plan to ensure proposed strategies meet community requests.

 

The public exhibition period will be for a period of 28 days with submissions received for a further 14 days.  The exhibition period will be initiated from Sunday 4 March 2018.  All submissions will be reviewed with feedback integrated in an updated master plan. The feedback will be presented back to Council in a schedule for transparency, along with the final draft master plan. The public exhibition will be advertised via the Inner West Courier, the Your Say Inner West website, Facebook posts and Twitter. 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The master plan costs have been estimated by a quantity surveyor with the following cost summary:

 

 

Item

Amount

Construction works                                                                                           

$ 5,118,000

Undergrounding of electrical infrastructure (option)                                    

$ 1,224,000

Design contingency (10%)                                                                                

$    635,000

 

 

Subtotal                                                                                                                       

$ 6,977,000

 

 

Cost escalation                                                                                    

$    140,000

Construction contingency (5%)                                                                          

$    355,000

 

 

Total (Excluding GST)                                                                                     

$ 7,472,000

                                                           

The master plan has been developed to be implemented in seven stages.  The cost breakdown associated with the stages includes:


 

Stage

Amount

1

$    570,095

2

$    459,315

3

$ 1,071,455

4

$    894,090

5

$ 1,775,850

6

$    857,280

7

$    619,915

Undergrounding of electrical infrastructure (option)

$ 1,224,000

 

 

The master plan has been integrated into the forward capital works budget. The forward capital works budget has allowed for $1,620,000 over the following financial years:

 

Year

Amount

2018 / 2019

$    120,000

2019 / 2020

$    400,000

2020 / 2021

$ 1,100,000

TOTAL

$ 1,620,000

 

An additional amount of budget is available for the master plan (stage 1), however this is included an overlapping bicycle pathway (bike route LR18) project which has $240,000 allocated for construction.

 

Stages one to three can be delivered with the current budget allocations.  Additional budget would be sought from external funding sources such as grant applications for the unfunded four stages of the master plan. Recent grant applications by Public Domain Planning have been successful with $1,370,000 being secured for public domain improvement designs along the Parramatta Road corridor and approximately $5 million being secured for the Cooks River Parklands Maser Plan since 2016.  It is expected the additional stages can be similarly funded by grant submissions.

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

The development of the master plan has been a collaborative process with input from all disciplines across Council.  The feedback occurred at several times through the development of the plans, and staff comments have been integrated into the plans.  The collaborative and iterative process has been helpful in developing multifunctional infrastructure that benefits many users. The internal stakeholders across Council have included representatives from:

 

·    Development Assessment and Regulatory Service;

·    Trees, Parks and Sport fields;

·    Environment and Sustainability;

·    Roads and Stormwater;

·    Major Building Projects and Facilities;

·    Finance;

·    Strategic Planning;

·    Library and History Services;

·    Recreation and Aquatics;

·    Community Services and Culture; and

·    Communications, Engagement and Events

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

During June and July 2017, Inner West Council completed community engagement on the current use and future vision for the Dulwich Hill Station Precinct. The engagement included interactive sessions and an online survey at Inner West Council ‘Your Say Inner West’ website.  During the four week engagement period, the online website received 729 visits with 181 surveys completed. The engagement sessions also received input from respondents who completed interactive activities and had lengthy discussions with Council staff.

 

The scope of the engagement included feedback on the streets, footpaths, lanes, plazas, bicycle connections and other residual public space. The scope also included the pedestrian and bicycle connections to nearby parks and residential areas including the light rail and GreenWay corridors.  The engagement included the feedback on the following streets:

 

·    Wardell Road (from near Keith Street to Ewart Street);

·    Dudley Street (from Wardell Road to School Parade);

·    Ewart Street (from Ewart Lane to Murray Lane);

·    Bedford Crescent; and

·      Ewart Lane.

 

The feedback highlighted the majority of people that visit the Dulwich Hill Station precinct live near or in the study area and catch public transport to and from the area. A smaller portion only travel through the precinct but of those people that stop in the precinct, many buy food or supplies.

 

Respondents noted they feel safe during the day due to the large number of other pedestrians providing casual surveillance.  At night however, a lack of lighting meant that many respondents felt unsafe.  Respondents also noted the pedestrian crossing across Wardell Road is considered dangerous due to high volumes of traffic and poor sight lines.

 

From the feedback provided, there was consensus on key items the community requested, including:

 

·    Better pedestrian lighting;

·    Greener streets, more trees and plants;

·    More street art;

·    Better footpaths and kerb ramps;

·    Safer pedestrian crossings;

·    Bicycle parking;

·    Slower traffic; and

·    Better / more street furniture.

 

The community engagement feedback has directly influenced that strategies and plans developed for the public domain master plan.  The full report of the community engagement is included as ATTACHMENT 2.

 

Engagement has also occurred with external stakeholders and agencies including Sydney Buses, Department of Planning and Roads and Maritime Service (RMS). RMS has provided approval for the changes to the roadways including the raised threshold treatments and the signalization of the Dudley Street intersection.  The approval letter is included as ATTACHMENT 3.

 

Further engagement and consultation will occur through the proposed public exhibition period, with the feedback received report back to Council once it has been completed and compiled.

 

CONCLUSION

The draft Dulwich Hill Station Detail Master Plan has followed the required collaborative process to establish the values consistent with the views of the local community and stakeholders. To ensure the plans meet the needs of the users it is now appropriate for the wider community to again have the opportunity for input through a public exhibition process.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Dulwich Hill Station Detailed Master Plan DRAFT [2] 180207.pdf

2.

Community Engagement Report - Dulwich Hill Station Detail Master Plan.pdf

3.

20171117 - RMS submission - Draft Dulwich Hill Station Detailed Masterplan.pdf

  


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Item No:         C0218 Item 5

Subject:         Bangla New Year's Day Festival - Request to Hold Event at Tempe Reserve           

Prepared By:     Cathy Edwards-Davis - Group Manager Trees, Parks and Sports Fields  

Authorised By:  Elizabeth Richardson - Deputy General Manager Assets and Environment

 

SUMMARY

Council has received an application for the Bangla New Year’s Day Festival to be held at Tempe Reserve.  This event is not supported at this location in its current form due to public safety concerns.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Council:

 

1.       Not sign Owner’s Consent on the application for the Bangla New Year’s Day Festival to be held at Tempe Reserve; and

 

2.       Staff meets with the Event Organisers of the Bangla New Year’s Day Festival to provide assistance on locations and how to best manage the event for 2019.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

The proposed event includes around 65 stalls selling cultural items, garments, souvenirs and food; performances of Bangladeshi songs and dances on a 9m x 7m stage; jumping castles and pony/ camel rides.

Council staff have serious concerns regarding the management of the Bangla Festival, particularly with regards to public safety.  The Festival has outgrown the capacity of Tempe Reserve. 

 

Public Safety Concerns

 

The majority of attendees drive to the event, and there is inadequate traffic capacity and available parking for the number of attendees.  At the 2017 event, this led to substantial and unsafe congestion on the Princes Highway.  There were extensive delays to traffic on the Princes Highway.  Police had to urgently attend the site on the day, to undertake traffic control and attempt to manage the congestion on the Princes Highway.  There was unsafe driver behaviour near to the event, as motorists were attempting to find parking.  There were a number of instances where pedestrian safety was put at risk.

 

Safety concerns were also raised regarding stall holders driving their vehicles within the grounds, whilst the event was still being held.  Pedestrians were put at risk.

The NSW Police wrote to Council outlining their safety concerns regarding the event.  The letter from the Police dated 5 July 2017 states in part, “Police have witnessed numerous near misses with vehicles due to pedestrians spilling out onto the roadway…Newtown Police are of the opinion that there is insufficient parking in the vicinity to cope with the large number of persons attending this event.  Illegal parking in and around feeder streets is prevalent this also creating safety issues.  A more adequate location needs to be considered by the event organiser.”

 

At the 2017 event, Council’s Rangers were in attendance for the majority of the event.  They observed a number of breaches and the following unsafe behaviours:

 

·    Inadequate number of RMS qualified traffic controllers on site to manage traffic;

·    Inadequate number of security staff on site to manage pedestrians;

·    Staff did not update the Variable Message Signs to direct approaching traffic;

·    Lack of emergency vehicle access;

 

It should be noted that there are no behavior concerns for event participants once they are within the event venue.  The Festival is a family-friendly event at which no alcohol is served.

 

Meetings with the Event Organiser

 

In light of Council and Police concerns, Council staff scheduled a number of meetings with the Event Organiser as follows:

 

·    5 June 2017

·    26 October 2017

·    3 January 2018

·    24 January 208

 

At these meetings, staff advised the Event Organiser that future Bangla Festivals will not be supported at Tempe Reserve in its current form.  Staff provided a number of suggestions for the future of the Bangla Festival, including investigating alternative sites with greater parking availability.  Staff provided a list of possible alternative locations.

 

Staff advised the Event Organiser that if they chose to proceed with the application for the use of Tempe Reserve, the size and nature of the Bangla Festival would need to change significantly, particularly with regards to traffic and parking.

 

Staff advised that a Traffic & Parking Management Plan would be required for the event, and that it must demonstrate how it is intended to reduce the number of vehicles, and associated parking issues, attending the event.  Blanket statements suggesting numbers will be decreased is not sufficient.  Substantive actions must be taken to demonstrate that alternative access arrangements have been made, such that the majority of attendees are not arriving by private vehicle.  Staff advised the Event Organiser to consider methods to encourage more participants to arrive at the site by public transport.

 

Staff advised the Event Organiser that parking on Tempe Reserve was not a suitable option.  This damages the surface, damages the underground irrigation heads and causes compaction, which is costly for Council to address. There are already significant drainage problems at Tempe Reserve and managing the turf surface for sporting use is a key priority for Council.

 

Staff advised that an Emergency Management Plan would be required for the event.

 

Staff also advised the Event Organiser to meet with the NSW Police, to obtain their advice and concurrence for the event.

 

Proposed 2018 Event

 

The application for the 2018 event states that there will be 3,000 participants with peak volumes to reach 1,500 at any one time.  Based on past experience, staff believes that there are more likely to be around 8,000 participants.

 

With regards to traffic and parking, no substantial changes have been proposed to encourage participants to arrive at the Festival by means other than private vehicle.

The applicant has stated that they will run shuttle buses from Sydenham and Tempe Stations.  However, there is no substantive behavioural change strategy in place to encourage participants to utilise these shuttle buses, rather than arriving by car as they have previously.

 

The applicant has proposed the parking of 350 vehicles on Tempe Reserve.  They have previously been advised that this is not a suitable option.  Further, this does not eliminate the substantial congestion issues on the Pacific Highway.

 

No Police Concurrence has been submitted with the application.  Council received updated advice from the NSW Police on the 15 January 2018 recommending that the event not be approved at this location due to the safety issues.  The Police stated, “This location cannot cope from a traffic management perspective with the numbers attending this location.  Due to this reason the safety of persons attending the event is put at risk”.

 

Planning Comments

 

Development Advisory Services have provided the following comments and advice:

 

The event does not appear to be exempt under the LEP or State Instruments and therefore the event would require a Development Application & Section 68 Approvals. 

 

Clause 2.8 of Marrickville LEP requires consent for the temporary use of land. To ascertain if it could be exempt from this requirement, the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 was reviewed. 

 

Subdivision 1, clause 2.108 of that SEPP enables temporary uses which “have an approval for the use of the land related to the purpose of the temporary structure, unless the use of the temporary structure is specified as exempt development or is ancillary to the principal use of the land”

 

Given the scale of the event I would conclude that it is no longer ancillary to the principal use of the park. Circular PS 13-001 from Department of Planning outlines what is considered to be ancillary which states:

 

If a component serves the dominant purpose, it is ancillary to that dominant purpose;

If a component serves its own purpose, it is not a component of the dominant purpose but an independent use on the same land. It is a dominant use in its own right.

 

Furthermore based on the limited information available in the documentation provided, the details of the event do not meet the provisions of the SEPP with regard to the total area of the tents, marquees & booths. There is simply not enough information in the documentation to ascertain where else the proposal would not meet the specific provisions.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

Regulatory and Development Advisory Services staff provided comments, which have been included within the report.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Nil.


 

CONCLUSION

Nil

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Bangla Festival - Bangla Event Management Plan

2.

Bangla Festival - TMP Bangla Festival Tempe Reserve

3.

Bangla Festival - Site Plan

4.

Bangla Festival - Site Parking Plan

5.

Bangla Festival - Security and Traffic

6.

Bangla Festival - Temporary Food Business Register Form

7.

Bangla Festival - Inner West Council Application Form

8.

Bangla Festival - Statutory Declaration

9.

Bangla Festival - Festival Hire Equipment

10.

Bangla Festival - RD Cleaning Service

  


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Item No:         C0218 Item 6

Subject:         Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 7 December 2017 and 6 February 2018  

Prepared By:     John Stephens - Traffic and Transport Services Manager  

Authorised By:  Wal Petschler - Group Manager Footpaths, Roads, Traffic and Stormwater

 

SUMMARY

The minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 7 December 2017 and 6 February 2018 are presented for Council consideration.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 7 December 2017 and 6 February 2018 be received and the recommendations be adopted.

 

 

 

BAKGROUND

The Inner West Council Local Traffic Committee met on 7 December 2017 at Leichhardt and on 6 February 2018 at Petersham. The minutes of the December 2017 meeting are shown at ATTACHMENT 1 and the minutes of the February 2018 meeting are shown at ATTACHMENT 2.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Projects proposed for implementation in 2017/18 are funded within existing budget allocations.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Specific projects have undergone public consultation as indicated in the respective reports to

the Traffic Committee. Members of the public attended the meeting to address the Committee

on specific items.

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 7 December 2017

2.

Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 6 February 2018

  


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Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting

 

Held on 7 December 2017 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ATTACHMENT 1


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Council Meeting

27 February 2018

 

Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting

Held on 6 February 2018 at Council Chambers Room, Petersham Service Centre

 

Meeting commenced at 10.03am

 

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)

Clr Marghanita Da Cruz

Leichhardt Ward (Alternate Chair)

Ms Sarina Foulstone

Representative for Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill

Mr Chris Woods

Representative for Ron Hoenig MP, Member for Heffron

Mr Bill Holliday

Representative for Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain

Sgt John Micallef

NSW Police – Burwood & Campsie

Sgt Dan Chilvers

NSW Police – Leichhardt

SC Anthony Kenny

NSW Police – Inner West Area Command

Sgt Trudy Crowther

NSW Police - Burwood

SC Germaine Grant

NSW Police - Burwood

SC Sam Tohme

NSW Police - Campsie

Mr Ryan Horne

Roads and Maritime Services

 

 

OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

Mr Peter Whitney

State Transit Authority

Mr Colin Jones

Inner West Bicycle Coalition

Mr John Stephens

IWC’s Traffic and Transport Services Manager

Mr George Tsaprounis

IWC’s Coordinator Traffic and Parking Services (South)

Mr Manod Wickramasinghe

IWC’s Coordinator Traffic and Parking Services (North)

Ms Jenny Adams

IWC’s Engineer – Traffic and Parking Services

Mr Boris Muha

IWC’s Engineer – Traffic and Parking Services

Mr David Yu

IWC’s Engineer – Traffic and Parking Services

Mr Emilio Andari

IWC’s Engineer – Traffic and Parking Services

Ms Christina Ip

IWC’s Business Administration Officer

 

 

VISITORS

 

 

 

Mr Richard Mazzeo

Item 8

Mr David Tierney

Item 16

Mr Andrew Morse

Item 16

Ms Leonie Derwent

Item 17

Mr Denis Doyle

Item 17

Ms Anne-Therese King

Item 17

Mr John Johnson

Item 17

Ms Natalie Lovett

Item 17

Resident of Hornsey Street, Lilyfield

Item 17

 

 

APOLOGIES:    

 

 

 

Mr Jamie Parker MP

Member for Balmain

Ms Sophie Cotsis MP

Member for Canterbury

Mr Ron Hoenig MP

Member for Heffron

Ms Cathy Peters

Representative for Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown

Mr Wal Petschler

IWC’s Group Manager, Roads, Traffic and Stormwater

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:

 

Nil.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

·          The Local Traffic Committee recommendations of its meeting held on 2 November 2017 and the Extra-Ordinary Local Traffic Committee recommendations of its meeting held on 3 November 2017 were adopted at Council’s meeting held on 12 December 2017, with the exception of:

 

Item 13 of the 2 November 2017 meeting where Council resolved to amend the recommendation to:

 

 THAT Council:

 

1.    Install a resident parking scheme “2p 8am-10pm Mon-Fri, Permit holders excepted, area A1” on the west side of Edith Street, Leichhardt (South of Marion Street); and

2.    Limit the number of permits per eligible households to a maximum of 2 residential permits only.

 

·          The representative for the Member for Balmain requested that Item 36 of the minutes for the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 7 December 2017 be amended to include that he had proposed installing 'No Parking– Motor Vehicles Under 4.5t GVM Excepted' restrictions to prevent advertising trailers parking on Frederick Street, Ashfield.

 

Clr Da Cruz advised that, effective from 1 March, changes to the State Environmental Planning Policy banning advertising trailers will allow Council Officers to monitor and enforce advertising trailers parked on roads.

 

·          IWC’s Manager for Traffic and Transport Services tabled the following amendments to the Minutes for Item 30 of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 7 December 2017 from resident Ms Andrea Fernandes:

 

Ms Fernandes stated that the proposed shared path in Edwin Street would be unsafe, antisocial 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’s car 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: (1) there will be no separation between a shared path and residents’ driveways, fencing and gates; (2) bollards within the footpath at two intersections; (3) a ‘dog-leg’ turn on a gradient in front of Tempe Public School; (4) unavoidable dismount at busy Gannon Street; and (5) sharp turns at the ‘bottleneck’ Gannon Street roundabout towards Tempe station.

·          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.

·          In principle, Transport for NSW does not support shared paths, particularly when close to schools and train stations.

·          Bike Marrickville, an advocate for new cyclists, is not in support of the proposed Edwin Street shared path.

·          It is unclear where the shared path would take leisure and vulnerable cyclists. It 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 circulated photographs that visually demonstrated the poor sightlines - from both cyclist and resident perspectives – that a proposed Edwin Street shared path would have. She 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.

 

The Committee members agreed with the amendments to the Minutes.

The Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 7 December 2017 are awaiting adoption.

 

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OF MINUTES

 

Nil.

 

LTC0218 Item 1    Learmonth Street, Haberfield – Proposed speed cushions             (Leichhardt Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

Design plans have been prepared for proposed speed cushions as part of traffic calming improvements in Learmonth Street, Haberfield as part of Council’s Capital Works Program for Traffic Facilities. The proposal for speed cushions and associated signs and line markings will improve traffic conditions at this location

 

Consultation was undertaken with owners and occupiers of properties adjacent to Learmonth Street, regarding the proposal. A summary of the consultation results are presented in this report for consideration. It is recommended that the proposed design plans be supported.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the design plan of the speed cushions and associated signs and line markings in Learmonth Street, Haberfield between Boomerang Street and Tillock Street (as per design plan Nos. RC550-A Ed. 1, RC550-B Ed. 2, RC550-C Ed. 2) be SUPPORTED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Police representatives stated that the reported 85th percentile speed in Learmonth Street does not support the need for speed cushions.

 

Council Officers advised that a Local Area Traffic Management study had identified speed cushions as a treatment to slow vehicle speeds and manage anti-social behaviour, including burnouts, in the street. It was advised that further treatments will be implemented in stages in surrounding streets as a result of the study.

 

Council Officers tabled an email from a resident who made a submission during the consultation period but could not attend the meeting. The resident wrote that he does not believe the proposed speed cushions is the right solution and will cause other problems and attached a photo of tyre marks on the road caused by burnouts near his property on Learmonth Street.

 

Police representatives advised that they have seen skid marks on the road during inspections of Learmonth Street and concluded that drivers reverse onto the speed hump and use it to take off from to do burnouts. Police representatives advised that the speed cushions may assist in managing anti-social behaviour; however, to address the issue, it is necessary for Police to identify the anti-social drivers and take enforcement action.

 

Council Officers proposed installing radar speed units in Learmonth Street and advised that these units, along with the distribution of residential bin stickers with text 'SLOW DOWN In my street' have previously been successful in reducing speeds in streets in the Leichhardt area. It was noted that rotating the radar speed units could also strengthen their effectiveness.

 

The Committee agreed to defer the proposed installation of speed cushions to allow Council Officers to install radar speed units for a period of time and report back to the Committee.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Council Officers install radar speed units on Learmonth Street, Haberfield and presents results back to the Committee.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0218 Item 2    Boomerang Street, Haberfield – Proposed speed cushion (Leichhardt     Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

Design plans have been prepared for a proposed speed cushion as part of traffic calming improvements in Boomerang Street, Haberfield as part of Council’s Capital Works Program for Traffic Facilities.  The proposal for speed cushions and associated signs and line markings will improve traffic conditions at this location. 

 

Consultation was undertaken with owners and occupiers of properties adjacent to Boomerang Street and Crescent Street, regarding the proposal.  A summary of the consultation results are presented in this report for consideration.  It is recommended that the proposed design plans be supported.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the design plan of the speed cushions and associated signs and line markings in Boomerang Street, Haberfield, between the City West Link Road and Crescent Street (as per design plan No. RC551-A Ed. 1) be SUPPORTED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Clr Passas expressed safety concerns regarding the left turn exit from City West Link Road into Boomerang Street as motorists tend to make the turn at high speed. The representative for the Member for Balmain stated that the signage indicating the Boomerang Street exit is unclear and suggested that clear signage be installed before the exit to allow drivers sufficient time to slow down and turn from an appropriate distance.

 

Council Officers stated that linemarking and signage treatments can be investigated with RMS to improve the visibility of the Boomerang Street exit.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation and agreed for linemarking and signage improvements at the Boomerang Street exit of City West Link Road be investigated. 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.         The design plan of the speed cushions and associated signs and line markings in Boomerang Street, Haberfield, between the City West Link Road and Crescent Street (as per design plan No. RC551-A Ed. 1) be SUPPORTED.

2.         Council Officers liaise with RMS to investigate appropriate linemarking and signposting for the Boomerang Street exit from City West Link Road, Haberfield.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0218 Item 3    Audley Street, Petersham – Temporary Full Road Closure For      Special Event On Sunday 4 March 2018 (Stanmore Ward/Newtown            Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A Development Application was approved in 2018 for the holding of the annual ‘Bairro

Portuguese Food and Wine Fair’ for a five year period (i.e. 4 March 2018, 17 March 2019, 15

March 2020, 14 March 2021 and 13 March 2022).

 

This year’s event will necessitate the temporary closure of Audley Street (between Trafalgar

Street and New Canterbury Road), Sadlier Crescent (between Audley Street and Abels Lane) and Fisher Street (between Audley Street and Regent Street), as well as the parking lanes on New Canterbury Road (between Gordon Street and Audley Street), Petersham from 1.00am until 12.00 midnight as in previous years.

 

It is recommended that Council agree to the temporary road closures on Sunday 4 March

2018; apply to the RMS for consent to close the subject roads, subject to the event being

advertised, a Traffic Management Plan be submitted to the RMS for approval and advice of

the proposed event being forwarded to the appropriate authorities, including the Transport

Management Centre.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the proposed temporary road closure of Audley Street (between Trafalgar Street and New Canterbury Road), Sadlier Crescent (between Audley Street and Abels Lane) and Fisher Street (between Audley Street and Regent Street), as well as the parking lanes on New Canterbury Road (between Gordon street and Audley Street), Petersham, on Sunday 4 March 2018, from 1.00am to 12.00 midnight, for the holding of the annual ‘Bairro Portuguese Food and Wine Fair’, be SUPPORTED subject to the applicant complying with the following conditions;

 

1.         The temporary road closure is advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days' notice for submissions;

 

2.         A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is submitted to and approved by the Roads and Maritime Services; and an application for a Road Occupancy Licence and a temporary Speed Zone Authorisation is forwarded to and approved by the Transport Management Centre;

 

3.         Notice of the proposed event is forwarded to the N.S.W. Police, State Transit Authority, Marrickville Local Area Commander, the Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance;

 

4.         Advance notifications signs for the event are strategically installed at least two (2) weeks prior to the event;

 

5.         "No Parking - Special Event" signs are affixed over all existing timed parking restriction signs within the sections of streets to be closed on the afternoon of the day prior to the event;

 

6.         State Transit Authority (Leichhardt Depot) be requested to implement a revised routing for scheduled bus services in Audley Street on the day of the event and install temporary bus stops as required;

 

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

 

8.         The applicant is to consult with all affected residents and/or businesses in the area in writing and to conduct a letter box drop of surrounding properties at least two weeks prior to event; and

 

9.         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.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Police representatives advised that Police will be assessing traffic control plans for these types of events to check they have adequate hostile vehicle mitigation. The representatives suggested including guidelines for hostile vehicle mitigation in Council’s traffic events guide.

 

Police representatives noted that the applicant for this event will be using water-filled barricades and advised that they are not sufficient to mitigate hostile or out-of-control vehicles and concrete barricades are more appropriate.

 

Council Officers suggested adding another condition to the recommendations requesting the applicant replace the water-filled barricades with concrete barricades and provide sufficient mitigation at entry points for errant vehicles. Council Officers stated that when community events are presented to the Committee, Council could request applicants provide concrete barricades instead of water-filled barricades. 

 

The representative for the Inner West Bicycle Coalition requested for part 9 of the recommendation be amended to include cyclists.

 

Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation with an amendment to part 9 and the addition of a condition for hostile vehicle/errant vehicle mitigation measures.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the proposed temporary road closure of Audley Street (between Trafalgar Street and New Canterbury Road), Sadlier Crescent (between Audley Street and Abels Lane) and Fisher Street (between Audley Street and Regent Street), as well as the parking lanes on New Canterbury Road (between Gordon street and Audley Street), Petersham, on Sunday 4 March 2018, from 1.00am to 12.00 midnight, for the holding of the annual ‘Bairro Portuguese Food and Wine Fair’, be SUPPORTED subject to the applicant complying with the following conditions;

 

1.         The temporary road closure is advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days' notice for submissions;

2.         A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is submitted to and approved by the Roads and Maritime Services; and an application for a Road Occupancy Licence and a temporary Speed Zone Authorisation is forwarded to and approved by the Transport Management Centre;

 

3.         Notice of the proposed event is forwarded to the N.S.W. Police, State Transit Authority, Marrickville Local Area Commander, the Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance;

 

4.         Advance notifications signs for the event are strategically installed at least two (2) weeks prior to the event;

 

5.         "No Parking - Special Event" signs are affixed over all existing timed parking restriction signs within the sections of streets to be closed on the afternoon of the day prior to the event;

 

6.         State Transit Authority (Leichhardt Depot) be requested to implement a revised routing for scheduled bus services in Audley Street on the day of the event and install temporary bus stops as required;

 

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

 

8.         The applicant is to consult with all affected residents and/or businesses in the area in writing and to conduct a letter box drop of surrounding properties at least two weeks prior to event; and

 

9.         Adequate vehicular traffic control shall be provided for the protection and convenience of pedestrians, motorists and cyclists 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.

 

10. The applicant ensures hostile vehicle/errant vehicle mitigation measures at entry points and use concrete barricades instead of water-filled barricades.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0218 Item 4    Route NS07 (Balmain Road, Leichhardt) - Extension of Shared Path        (Leichhardt Ward / Leichhardt LAC / Balmain Electorate)

SUMMARY

 

This report seeks to complete the Shared Path component of the NS07 Bicycle Route along

the western side of Balmain Road, Leichhardt, including the provision of bicycle lanterns at the intersection of Balmain Road/Alfred Street/Leichhardt Bus Depot Access Road.

 

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.         The proposed ‘Shared Path’ on the western footpath of Balmain Road, Leichhardt between Moore Street and Alfred Street be supported, including installation of associated signage and

 

2.         The proposed bicycle lanterns at the intersection of Balmain Road/Alfred Street/Leichhardt Bus Depot Access Road be supported as detailed in Attachment 1.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The representative for the Inner West Bicycle Coalition asked whether the proposed green light phase for cyclists will be the same as the phasing for traffic at the Balmain Road/Leichhardt Bus Depot Access Road/Alfred Street intersection. The RMS representative stated that he would investigate the phasing and report back to the Bicycle Coalition representative.

 

The representative for the Member for Balmain asked whether an extension of the shared path through City West Link Road had been investigated. The RMS representative and Council Officers advised that the western footpath in Balmain Road between City West Link Road and Lilyfield Road was narrow and could not accommodate a shared path. Council Officers advised that widening the footpath would require property acquisition on the western side of Balmain Road.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.         The proposed ‘Shared Path’ on the western footpath of Balmain Road, Leichhardt between Moore Street and Alfred Street be supported, including installation of associated signage and

 

2.         The proposed bicycle lanterns at the intersection of Balmain Road/Alfred Street/Leichhardt Bus Depot Access Road be supported as detailed in Attachment 1.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

LTC0218 Item 5    Grosvenor Crescent-Temporary Road Closure (between Dover    Street and Carlton Crescent) Summer Hill.
                            (Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

An application has been received from Altus Traffic on behalf of Sydney Trains for the

temporary full road closure of Grosvenor Crescent (between Dover Street and Carlton

Crescent), Summer Hill. The closure is required from 5.00am-5.00pm on two consecutive day periods, 3 April to 4 April 2018, and 28 April to 29 April 2018 to carry out essential rail bridge maintenance in line with scheduled weekend closures of the inner west rail line.

 

The closure is required to stand mobile cranes and elevated works platforms (scissor lifts) in

maintenance of the underside of the bridge together with rail corridor works on top of the

bridge.

 

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 Grosvenor Crescent (between Dover Street and Carlton Crescent), from 5:00am to 5:00pm on weekend periods, Saturday 3 April to Sunday 4 April 2018, and Saturday 28 April to Sunday 29 April 2018, in order to stand elevated works platforms and mobile cranes for rail bridge maintenance 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, scissor lifts or other plant shall not stand within the public way for extended periods when not in operation under this approval; and

 

14.       The operation of the heavy plant shall not give rise to an "offensive noise" as defined in the Protection of Environment Operations Act, 1997. Furthermore, vibrations and/or emission of gases that are created during its operations and which are a nuisance, or dangerous to public health are not permitted; all work is to be carried out in accordance with Work Cover requirements; and the costs to repair damages, as a result of these works, to Council's footway and roadway areas will be borne by the applicant.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The representative for the Member for Summer Hill asked whether the residents could be notified of the road closures through electronic signage further in advance. Council Officers advised that the electronic signage notification will be in place 3 weeks prior to the road closures and part 7 of the recommendation will be amended to reflect this. Council Officers also advised that a notification letter from the applicant is distributed 7 days in advance advising residents of both road closure periods. The representative for the Member for Summer Hill requested that separate notification letters be distributed before each closure period.

 

Council Officers advised of an amendment to the road closure dates in the recommendation and that the first closure will occur on Saturday, 3 March 2018 to Sunday, 4 March 2018 and the applicant has changed the operational times of both closure periods.

 

The representative for the Bicycle Coalition requested for pedestrian activity to be managed through the applicant’s traffic control.

 

The Committee members agreed with the amendments to the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the proposed temporary full road closure of Grosvenor Crescent (between Dover Street and Carlton Crescent), from 5:00am Saturday 3 March to 4:00pm Sunday 4 March 2018, and from 5:00am Saturday 28 April to 4:00pm Sunday 29 April 2018, in order to stand elevated works platforms and mobile cranes for rail bridge maintenance 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 21 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, scissor lifts or other plant shall not stand within the public way for extended periods when not in operation under this approval; and

 

14.       The operation of the heavy plant shall not give rise to an "offensive noise" as defined in the Protection of Environment Operations Act, 1997. Furthermore, vibrations and/or emission of gases that are created during its operations and which are a nuisance, or dangerous to public health are not permitted; all work is to be carried out in accordance with Work Cover requirements; and the costs to repair damages, as a result of these works, to Council's footway and roadway areas will be borne by the applicant.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0218 Item 6         Sloane Street, Haberfield - "Keep Clear" road markings and removal of parking space near intersection to Parramatta Road.
                               (Leichhardt Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

Health Infrastructure NSW is delivering a new Ambulance facility at 45 Parramatta Road, Summer Hill. Associated traffic works involve additional phasing to the signals at the intersection of Sloane Street and Parramatta Road, the addition of "KEEP CLEAR" road markings to the facility driveway on Sloane Street, and the removal of one on-street resident parking space in Sloane Street to assist in the emergency/priority access for ambulances.

 

It is recommended that the proposed works be supported.

 

 

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.         Proposed "KEEP CLEAR" road pavement markings in front of the new Ambulance Station driveway off Sloane Street be supported;

 

2.         The removal of one resident parking space associated with the "KEEP CLEAR” markings opposite the driveway in Sloane Street be supported, subject to resident notification; and

 

3.         The traffic signal phasing alterations to be carried out at the intersection of Parramatta Road and Sloane Street to assist emergency/priority access of ambulances from the new Ambulance Station at 45 Parramatta Road, off Sloane Street, Summer Hill, be noted.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

 

THAT:

 

1.         Proposed "KEEP CLEAR" road pavement markings in front of the new Ambulance Station driveway off Sloane Street be supported;

 

2.         The removal of one resident parking space associated with the "KEEP CLEAR” markings opposite the driveway in Sloane Street be supported, subject to resident notification; and

 

3.         The traffic signal phasing alterations to be carried out at the intersection of Parramatta Road and Sloane Street to assist emergency/priority access of ambulances from the new Ambulance Station at 45 Parramatta Road, off Sloane Street, Summer Hill, be noted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0218 Item 7     Minor Traffic Facilities (All Wards/ All LACs/ All Electorates)

SUMMARY

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

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.         The 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone in front of No.3 Garnet Avenue, Lilyfield be removed as it is no longer required;

 

2.         The 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone in front of No.5 Trafalgar Street, Annandale be removed as it is no longer required;

 

3.         A 3.2m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone (90 degree angle parking) be installed in front of No.99 Annandale Street, Annandale;

 

4.         A 5.4m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in William Street, Balmain East on the side boundary of No.7 Edward Street (adjacent to the existing ‘No Stopping’ zone);

 

5.         A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No. 257 Young Street, Annandale;

 

6.         A 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in Bay Street on the side boundary of No.2 Dock Road, Birchgrove;

 

7.         A 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.67 Darling Street, Balmain East for 12 weeks, temporarily replacing the existing resident parking restrictions;

 

8.         A 25m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of Nos.33-53 Nelson Street, Annandale for 12 weeks, temporarily replacing the existing resident parking restrictions, ‘Disabled Parking’, ‘Loading Zone’ and short term parking restrictions as required;

 

9.         A 6m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.6 Toelle Street, Rozelle for 12 weeks;

 

10.       A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in Stafford Street, Stanmore on the side boundary of property No.24 Railway Street;

 

11.       A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in Beach Road, Dulwich Hill adjacent to the frontage of property No.4 Beach Road;

 

12.       A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in Australia Street, Newtown adjacent to the frontage of property No.142 Australia Street;

 

13.       A 10m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.30pm Mon-Sat' be installed in front of property No.121 Darley Street, Newtown for 6 months;

 

14.       A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in Junction Road, Summer Hill adjacent to the frontage of No.38 Junction Road;

 

15.       The 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone in front of No.2 Dickinson Avenue, Croydon be removed as it is no longer required; and

 

16.       A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in Cecily Street, Lilyfield in front of the resident’s property No.118 Cecily Street.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.         The 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone in front of No.3 Garnet Avenue, Lilyfield be removed as it is no longer required;

 

2.         The 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone in front of No.5 Trafalgar Street, Annandale be removed as it is no longer required;

 

3.         A 3.2m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone (90 degree angle parking) be installed in front of No.99 Annandale Street, Annandale;

 

4.         A 5.4m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in William Street, Balmain East on the side boundary of No.7 Edward Street (adjacent to the existing ‘No Stopping’ zone);

 

5.         A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No. 257 Young Street, Annandale;

 

6.         A 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in Bay Street on the side boundary of No.2 Dock Road, Birchgrove;

 

7.         A 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.67 Darling Street, Balmain East for 12 weeks, temporarily replacing the existing resident parking restrictions;

 

8.         A 25m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of Nos.33-53 Nelson Street, Annandale for 12 weeks, temporarily replacing the existing resident parking restrictions, ‘Disabled Parking’, ‘Loading Zone’ and short term parking restrictions as required;

 

9.         A 6m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.6 Toelle Street, Rozelle for 12 weeks;

 

10.       A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in Stafford Street, Stanmore on the side boundary of property No.24 Railway Street;

 

11.       A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in Beach Road, Dulwich Hill adjacent to the frontage of property No.4 Beach Road;

 

12.       A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in Australia Street, Newtown adjacent to the frontage of property No.142 Australia Street;

 

13.       A 10m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.30pm Mon-Sat' be installed in front of property No.121 Darley Street, Newtown for 6 months;

 

14.       A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in Junction Road, Summer Hill adjacent to the frontage of No.38 Junction Road;

 

15.       The 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone in front of No.2 Dickinson Avenue, Croydon be removed as it is no longer required; and

 

16.       A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in Cecily Street, Lilyfield in front of the resident’s property No.118 Cecily Street.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0218 Item 8         Carlton Crescent Summer Hill - Request for Two Hours Parking         Restrictions (Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/ Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council is proposing to introduce a 2 hour parking limit on the southern side of Carlton

Crescent, Summer Hill in the two existing parking spaces in front of the shops at Nos.121-123 Carlton Crescent as shown on the attached map.

 

The following proposal addresses the need to have an appropriate turnover of parking for

customers to visit the existing businesses in this section of Carlton Crescent.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the first two existing parking spaces outside Nos.121-123 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill signposted ‘2P, 8.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area 12’ be changed to nominal business parking ‘2P, 8.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri’.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speaker: Mr Richard Mazzeo, business owner on Carlton Crescent attended at 10.37am.

 

Mr Mazzeo stated that he does not support the recommendation and made the following comments:

 

·          Some years ago when the street parking in front of his air conditioner shop on the corner of Carlton Crescent was unrestricted, nearby residents and Council employees would use the parking spaces for lengthy periods of time from 5.30am.

·          After making complaints to Council, the 4 parking spaces adjacent to his shop were designated 2P zones. However two years later, resident parking exemptions were installed at the four parking spaces and since then, those spaces are frequently occupied by residents.

·          In addition, the loading zone is often occupied and this forces him to illegally unload air conditioner units in the ‘No Stopping’ zone at the corner of Carlton Crescent and Prospect Road.

·          His customers often cannot find parking close to his shop and he is losing business as a result.

·          The proposed nominal 2P business parking spaces are in front of businesses adjacent to his and this could cause conflicts between him and neighbouring businesses when his customers occupy those spaces.

·          Council should reinstate nominal business parking ‘2P, 8.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri’ for the two parking spaces on Carlton Crescent and two parking spaces on Prospect Road.

 

Mr Mazzeo left at 10.44am.

 

Council Officers advised that prior to the implementation of the resident parking scheme, the two parking spaces outside shops on Carlton Crescent were unrestricted and the two spaces on Prospect Road were designated 2P. Council Officers advised reinstating nominal business 2P parking on Carlton Crescent benefits all the businesses on the street. The Committee members were advised that the parking changes could be reviewed if issues arise.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the first two existing parking spaces outside Nos.121-123 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill signposted ‘2P, 8.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted, Area 12’ be changed to nominal business parking ‘2P, 8.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri’.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 


 

LTC0218 Item 9     Brenan Street, Lilyfield - Proposed 'No Parking 7am-7pm - Motor            Vehicles Under 4.5t GVM Excepted' restriction (Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

Council has received correspondence from a number of residents in Brenan Street, Lilyfield requesting that parking restrictions be installed to deter boat trailer and caravans from parking in Brenan Street, between Gladstone Street and White Street, Lilyfield.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a ‘No Parking 7am-7pm – Motor Vehicles Under 4.5t GVM Excepted' restriction be installed on the northern side of Brenan Street, from the 'No Stopping' restriction, east of Percival Street to Railway Parade and southern side of Brenan Street, between Starling Street and Railway Parade, Lilyfield.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT a ‘No Parking 7am-7pm – Motor Vehicles Under 4.5t GVM Excepted' restriction be installed on the northern side of Brenan Street, from the 'No Stopping' restriction, east of Percival Street to Railway Parade and southern side of Brenan Street, between Starling Street and Railway Parade, Lilyfield.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0218 Item 10   Upward Street, Leichhardt - P5min restrictions (Leichhardt Ward/          Leichhardt LAC / Balmain Electorate)

SUMMARY

Council has received a request from the Principal of Kegworth Public School to modify the existing short term parking restrictions in Upward Street for Kegworth Public School Preschool.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the existing ‘No Parking 8:30am-9:30am; 2:30pm-3:30pm School Days Only’ restriction on the western side of Upward Street, outside Kegworth Public School Preschool be modified to ‘P5min 8:30am-9:30am; 2:30pm-3:30pm School Days Only’.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the existing ‘No Parking 8:30am-9:30am; 2:30pm-3:30pm School Days Only’ restriction on the western side of Upward Street, outside Kegworth Public School Preschool be modified to ‘P5min 8:30am-9:30am; 2:30pm-3:30pm School Days Only’.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

LTC0218 Item 11  Constitution Road, Dulwich Hill - Proposal To Remove '1P Parking'        (Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Following representation from the owner of a local child care centre, Council is proposing to

convert a section of ‘1P’ parking in Constitution Road, Dulwich Hill to ‘unrestricted’ parking.

The '1P’ restriction is historical and was associated with a Post Office which no longer exists.

The recent introduction of permit parking nearby decreased the availability of ‘unrestricted’

parking. The proposal will reinstate five (5) ‘unrestricted’ parking spaces.

 

Officer’s recommendation

 

THAT the conversion of  ‘1P 9:30am – 4pm Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm Sat’ to ‘unrestricted’ parking from property No.151 Constitution Road (western side) to the existing ‘No Stopping’ zone at New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill  be SUPPORTED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the conversion of  ‘1P 9:30am – 4pm Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm Sat’ to ‘unrestricted’ parking from property No.151 Constitution Road (western side) to the existing ‘No Stopping’ zone at New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill  be SUPPORTED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0218 Item 12   Flood Street, Leichhardt - Road Occupancy (Leichhardt    Ward/Leichhardt LAC/ Balmain Electorate)

SUMMARY

This report considers a request received from BreastScreen NSW for the temporary placement of their mobile lab unit on the western side of Flood Street adjacent to Leichhardt Market Place within the existing ‘Taxi Zone”, for the duration of 8 weeks starting from Friday, 3rd August to Friday 28th September 2018.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the road occupancy for the BreastScreen NSW mobile lab unit on the western side of Flood Street, adjacent to Leichhardt Market Place within the existing ‘Taxi Zone’, for the duration of 8 weeks starting from Friday, 3rd August to Friday 28th September 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 , Traffic 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

 

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 the BreastScreen NSW mobile lab unit on the western side of Flood Street, adjacent to Leichhardt Market Place within the existing ‘Taxi Zone’, for the duration of 8 weeks starting from Friday, 3rd August to Friday 28th September 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 , Traffic 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

 

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

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 


 

LTC0218 Item 13   Railway Street, Petersham – Proposed Statutory No Stopping     Restrictions (Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

Requests have been received from local residents of Railway Street, Petersham for the introduction of ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on Railway Street at its intersection with Carrington Lane. Residents have advised Council officers that vehicles park too close to the intersection, restricting available sightlines for turning motorists.

 

It is recommended that statutory 'No Stopping' restrictions be installed for a distance of 10 metres in Railway Street at its intersection with Carrington Lane in order to deter illegal parking, increase safety, and improve visibility and access.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the installation of the statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the western side of Railway Street, Petersham for a distance of 10 metres north and south from its intersection with Carrington Lane be SUPPORTED in order to deter illegal parking, increase safety and improve visibility and access.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the installation of the statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the western side of Railway Street, Petersham for a distance of 10 metres north and south from its intersection with Carrington Lane be SUPPORTED in order to deter illegal parking, increase safety and improve visibility and access.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

LTC0218 Item 14  Request For a Mobility Parking Space Outside No. 2 Comet Street,          Ashfield. (Leichhardt Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

The resident of No.2 Comet Street, Ashfield has requested the installation of a ‘Disabled

Parking’ zone in front of the resident’s property. A site investigation has revealed that the

property has off street parking.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

A signposted mobility parking space outside No. 2 Comet Street, Ashfield, be supported, subject to:

 

1.         The mobility parking space not being used for the sole and exclusive use of the applicant and that any motorist displaying a Mobility Parking Scheme Permit within his/her vehicle is entitled to park in the space; and

 

2.         The mobility parking space being reviewed at least every 12 months for its continued use and need, and removed when no longer required.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee was advised that the resident has mobility problems that prohibit her from walking long distances and that the walk from the garage to the rear entrance of her home is difficult.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

A signposted mobility parking space outside No. 2 Comet Street, Ashfield, be supported, subject to:

 

1.         The mobility parking space not being used for the sole and exclusive use of the applicant and that any motorist displaying a Mobility Parking Scheme Permit within his/her vehicle is entitled to park in the space; and

 

2.         The mobility parking space being reviewed at least every 12 months for its continued use and need, and removed when no longer required.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

LTC0218 Item 15  The ‘Gear Up Girl’ Bicycle Event (Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill &         Heffron Electorate/Marrickville & Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

Advice has been received from Bicycle NSW regarding the 'Gear Up Girl' bicycle challenge to be held on Sunday 11 March 2018, which will involve cycling through the Inner West Local Government Area (LGA).

 

It is recommended that Council supports the proposed cycling event, subject to the event being advertised, a Traffic Management Plan be submitted to the RMS for approval and advice of the proposed event be forwarded to the appropriate authorities and affected properties by the applicant.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the 'Gear Up Girl' bicycle event held on Sunday 11 March 2018 be supported subject to the applicant complying with the following conditions:

 

1.    The event being advertised in the local newspapers by the applicant in advance of the event;

 

2.    A Traffic Management Plan being submitted by the applicant to the Roads and Maritime Services for consideration and approval;

 

3.    Advice of the proposed event be forwarded by the applicant to the N.S.W. Police, the Transport Management Centre, State Transit Authority, Marrickville & Newtown Local Area Commanders, Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance; and

 

4.    Adequate traffic control shall be provided for the protection and convenience of pedestrians, cyclists 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.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the 'Gear Up Girl' bicycle event to be held on Sunday 11 March 2018 be supported subject to the applicant complying with the following conditions:

 

1.    The event being advertised in the local newspapers by the applicant in advance of the event;

 

2.    A Traffic Management Plan being submitted by the applicant to the Roads and Maritime Services for consideration and approval;

 

3.    Advice of the proposed event be forwarded by the applicant to the N.S.W. Police, the Transport Management Centre, State Transit Authority, Marrickville & Newtown Local Area Commanders, Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance; and

 

4.    Adequate traffic control shall be provided for the protection and convenience of pedestrians, cyclists 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.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0218 Item 16   1-9 Rich Street, Marrickville – DA201700558 – for the redevelopment       of existing industrial land into a commercial precinct adjacent to    Rich Street     (Marrickville Ward / Summer Hill Electorate /         Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

An application (DA 201700558) has been received for the Rich Street Precinct and seeks

consent for the redevelopment and use of the Rich Street Precinct for a range of creative light industries, offices and food and drink premises and including associated car parking,

landscaping and site infrastructure works.

 

Comments of the Local Traffic Committee will be referred to Council’s Development

Assessment Section for consideration in determining the Development Application.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speakers: Mr David Tierney and Mr Andrew Morse attended at 10.54am.

 

Mr Tierney, Project Director for the Rich Street development, tabled a submission in response to Council Officer’s comments and stated the following:

 

·          The development is unique which caters to creative industry workers who do not work traditional business hours.

·          Whilst it is acknowledged that new proposals creating new employment will increase traffic, the traffic increases from this project is not expected to create any great deterioration in the level of service in the neighbouring areas and intersections and there is nothing that requires an intersection upgrade.

·          In response to a question in the Officer’s report regarding the proposed ticked parking station, the decision to create a ticked parking station is based on best commercial practices to control access to the site. The ticketing system is proposed to take a token amount and will help ensure that the parking is used by employees and visitors to the site and prevent commuters parking on the site all day.

·          In regards to the issue of parking for employees, it is intended that the tenants may lease some of the parking spaces for their employees.

·          Parking in the Rich Street area is proposed to increase to a total of 41 public, accessible and unrestricted parking spaces (25 spaces along Rich Street, 6 spaces in Malco Lane and 10 spaces in Studio Lane), not 25 as stated in the Officer’s report.

·          The proposal will also improve both the streetscape and stormwater systems for the site.

·          According to the State Government’s plans for the new metro line, the distance to Sydenham Station will be reduced to 1.1km by the creation of a new northern entrance to the station and improved local pathways. The Rich Street development also includes plans to provide a shuttle bus service to and from the local railway stations, subject to demand driven by the tenants.

 

Mr Morse, Traffic Engineer for the development, made the following comments:

 

·          The parking provision of 177 parking spaces on site was calculated on the basis of the various floor areas and the associated parking provision rates for Area 2 within the DCP. One space per 80m2 is adopted for most areas and a patronage based rate is used for the proposed bar area. Council’s higher figure of 227 spaces appears to have amalgamated the ground floor GFA and assessed parking demand assuming one large business premise whereas the proposal proposes a series of smaller businesses with lesser employee density.

·          Technical reports fully analyse the traffic movements and the impacts on the existing network. The traffic volumes generated by the proposal do not warrant changes to the intersection of Rich Street and Victoria Road.

 

Council Officers emphasised the need for developments to comply with Council’s DCP and raised concerns with the potential for future price changes to the ticketed parking which could drive people to use street parking and add further parking pressures to the street.

 

Mr Tierney and Mr Morse left at 11.24am.

 

The RMS representative stated the following:

 

·          RMS had not provided consent for the proposal

·          The applicant was not clear on the type of traffic generated by the development

·          The applicant has not provided modelling to RMS as requested

·          The impact of the entire precinct has not been assessed as each DA is being submitted individually and being assessed on its own merit. The entire precinct is likely to have impacts on current intersections and warrant intersection upgrades.

·          RMS has met with Council and the Department of Planning to discuss a way forward with the proposal

 

The Committee members noted the comments from the speakers and concerns raised by RMS and agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the report be received and the concerns raised by RMS be noted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

  

 

LTC0218 Item 17   Route EW09 (Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield) - Separated Cycleway         (Balmain Ward/ Leichhardt LAC, Balmain Electorate)

SUMMARY

This report details a revised concept plan for the Lilyfield Road Separated Cycleway (Route EW09) that has been developed following public exhibition of the draft concept plans

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.         The revised concept plan for the Lilyfield Road Separated Cycleway (Route EW09) be supported;

2.         Detailed designs for Route EW09 be developed with consideration of comments received during the public exhibition; and

3.         The TMP outlining the proposed one-way sections of Lilyfield Road be submitted to RMS for approval.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Council Officers advised that since the release of the report for this item, the exhibition period

was extended to 20 February 2018 to provide more time for the community to make a submission and that the matter will be deferred to the Local Traffic Committee meeting to be held on 6 March 2018.

 

Public speakers: Ms Leonie Derwent, Mr Denis Doyle, Ms Anne-Therese King, Mr John Johnson, Ms Natalie Lovett and a resident from Hornsey Street, Rozelle attended the meeting at 10.13am.

 

Ms Derwent, resident of Lilyfield Road, made the following comments:

 

·          The proposal seeks to remove six parking spaces in her neighbourhood. Parking is already difficult in her street and the proposed removal of parking will impact on residents who do not have off-street parking on their property.

·          Slip lane to be removed in Mary Street to provide parking was noted; however, the report suggested possible retention of the slip lane.

·          Residents will lose the ability to stop outside their home.

·          Residents will start using street parking in neighbouring streets, creating a ‘knock-on’  effect and causing conflicts between residents.

·          The notification stated that no parking will be removed outside residences and that the only parking spaces that will be removed on Lilyfield Road is the section near Gordon Street. However, when residents made enquiries with the project consultant, the consultant advised that there would be removal of parking spaces outside residences as they previously did not consider the residences above shops.

·          There are concerns regarding the safety of exiting a vehicle and opening doors into the cycle lane.

·          Many residents were not aware of the project as they did not receive the letterbox notification.

·          It doesn’t seem like the Annandale residents who use the IGA on Catherine Street have been considered.

 

A resident from Hornsey Street stated the following:

 

·          The proposal gives no consideration to the rat run that will potentially develop on Hornsey and Quirk Streets if the section of Lilyfield Road between Gordon Street and Victoria Road is made one-way.

·          The report states that due to the narrow and indirect nature of alternative local streets, it is expected that the redistribution of traffic will be into City West Link Road. The traffic volumes stated in the report suggest that a disproportionate amount of traffic is projected to go into Hornsey Street, far more than the volume the street currently experiences. The projected increase in traffic will have impact on amenity, safety and parking in Hornsey Street due to its alternating topography.

·          Choosing Hornsey Street as an alternative route is unacceptable given there is a level access arterial road already operating.

·          The report does not consider treatment options if Hornsey Street were to be affected by increased traffic volumes.

·          There are concerns with how the Lilyfield Road cycleway will fit in with the proposed WestConnex cycleway.

·          If the project intends to beautify the area, street tree planting is a more cost effective alternative to constructing a cycleway.