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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

6 March 2018

 

 

Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting

Held at Chamber Room, Petersham Service Centre, on 6 March 2018

 

Meeting commenced at 10.11am

 

 

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 Marghanita Da Cruz

Leichhardt Ward (Chair)

Mr Bill Holliday

Representative for Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain

Mr Chris Woods

Representative for Ron Hoenig MP, Member for Heffron

Ms Sarina Foulstone

Representative for Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill

Mr Ryan Horne

Roads and Maritime Services

SC Anthony Kenny

NSW Police – Inner West Area Command

 

 

OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

Mr Peter Whitney

State Transit Authority

Mr Tony Michalis 

State Transit Authority

Mr Colin Jones

Inner West Bicycle Coalition

Mr Wal Petschler

IWC’s Group Manager, Roads, Traffic and Stormwater

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 Mary Bailey

IWC’s Parking Planner

Mr David Yu

IWC’s Engineer – Traffic and Parking Services

Mr Boris Muha

IWC’s Engineer – Traffic and Parking Services

Mr Emilio Andari

IWC’s Engineer – Traffic and Parking Services

 

 

VISITORS

 

 

 

Mr Steven Burns

Item 10

Mr Mike Samms

Item 10

Ms Ann-Therese King

Item 18

Mr Denis Doyle

Item 18

Ms Natalie Lovett

Item 18

Mr Joseph Atallah

Item 18

Ms Elizabeth Avent

Item 18

Mr Neil Tonkin

Item 18

Mr Bob Moore

Item 18

Ms Leonie Derwent

Item 18

Ms Roslyn Burge

Item 18

Mr Peter Haramis

Item 18

Resident of Hornsey Street, Lilyfield

Item 18

 

 

APOLOGIES:    

 

 

 

Ms Jo Haylen MP

Member for Summer Hill

Mr Jamie Parker MP

Member for Balmain

Sgt John Micallef

NSW Police – Burwood & Campsie (emailed support)

Sgt Dan Chilvers

NSW Police – Leichhardt (emailed support)

Clr Julie Passas

Deputy Mayor – Ashfield Ward

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:                   Nil.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

The Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 were confirmed.

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OF MINUTES

 

The Local Traffic Committee recommendations of its meeting held on 7 December 2017 and 6 February 2018 were adopted at Council’s meeting held on 27 February 2018.

 

Council at its meeting held on 27 February 2018 also resolved that:

 

Council as soon as possible organise a public meeting on the Lilyfield Road Cycleway proposal at which staff provide a full overview of the proposal and allow the community to ask questions in order to better understand what is being proposed. (Item 17 LTC0218)

 

LTC0318 Item 1    Croydon Road, Croydon - Proposed statutory ‘NO STOPPING’   Restrictions at Intersection With Anthony Street
   (ASHFIELD WARD/STRATHFIELD ELECTORATE/ASHFIELD LAC)

SUMMARY

 

This report provides an update in response to Council's resolution dealing with Notice of Motion C1017 Item 14 – Pedestrian safety on Croydon Road, Croydon of its 12 October 2017 Council Meeting. An on-site meeting was conducted on 7 December 2017.

 

This report specifically looks at the installation of statutory ‘No Stopping’ restrictions at the intersection of Croydon Road and Anthony Street, Croydon as part of the local traffic calming measures identified to improve the safety of school children and pedestrians on Croydon Road, Croydon. A further report will be submitted following the completion of pedestrian surveys and traffic counts.

 

It is recommended that the statutory 'No Stopping' restrictions, in the form of unbroken yellow lines, be installed on both sides of all approaches to the intersection of Croydon Road and Anthony Street, Croydon for the distances as indicated in order to deter illegal parking, improve visibility and access and increase safety for all road users.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   This report be received and noted;

 

2.   Unbroken yellow lines (statutory ‘No Stopping’ lines) be approved for installation at the distances indicated on both sides of all approaches to the intersection of Croydon Road and Anthony Street, Croydon as follows in order to deter illegal parking, improve visibility and access and increase safety for all road users;

 

a)      Install solid yellow line marking on Croydon Road (western side) for a     distance of 10m north of Anthony Street;

b)      Install solid yellow line marking on Croydon Road (eastern side) for a      distance of 20m north of Anthony Street;

c)      Install solid yellow line marking on Croydon Road (western side) for a     distance of 20m south of Anthony Street;

d)      Install solid yellow line marking on Croydon Road (eastern side) for a      distance of 15m north of Anthony Street;

e)      Install solid yellow line marking on Anthony Street (northern side) for a    distance of 20m west of Croydon Road;

f)       Install solid yellow line marking on Anthony Street (southern side) for a   distance of 20m west of Croydon Road;

g)      Install solid yellow line marking on Anthony Street (northern side) for a    distance of 10m east of Croydon Road; and

h)      Install solid yellow line marking on Anthony Street (southern side) for a   distance of 10m east of Croydon Road.

 

3.   Council Rangers be advised of the decision and requested to include this location in their patrols, once the ‘No Stopping lines have been installed and affected residents notified.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.   This report be received and noted;

 

2.   Unbroken yellow lines (statutory ‘No Stopping’ lines) be approved for installation at the distances indicated on both sides of all approaches to the intersection of Croydon Road and Anthony Street, Croydon as follows in order to deter illegal parking, improve visibility and access and increase safety for all road users;

 

a)      Install solid yellow line marking on Croydon Road (western side) for a     distance of 10m north of Anthony Street;

b)      Install solid yellow line marking on Croydon Road (eastern side) for a      distance of 20m north of Anthony Street;

c)      Install solid yellow line marking on Croydon Road (western side) for a     distance of 20m south of Anthony Street;

d)      Install solid yellow line marking on Croydon Road (eastern side) for a      distance of 15m north of Anthony Street;

e)      Install solid yellow line marking on Anthony Street (northern side) for a    distance of 20m west of Croydon Road;

f)       Install solid yellow line marking on Anthony Street (southern side) for a   distance of 20m west of Croydon Road;

g)      Install solid yellow line marking on Anthony Street (northern side) for a    distance of 10m east of Croydon Road; and

h)      Install solid yellow line marking on Anthony Street (southern side) for a   distance of 10m east of Croydon Road.

 

3.   Council Rangers be advised of the decision and requested to include this location in their patrols, once the ‘No Stopping lines have been installed and affected residents notified.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

LTC0318 Item 2    Railway Parade, Marrickville - Proposed Temporary Road Closure       For Two Special Events On Friday 30 March 2018 & Saturday 31         March 2018 (Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Inner West   LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A Development Application has been received to use Railway Parade, Marrickville and hold two commercial special events known as ‘Bad Friday’, an 18+ music event showcasing upcoming Australian Rock and Roll acts on Friday 30 March 2018 between the hours of 12:00pm to 11.00pm, and ‘Good Saturday’, an all-ages community focused event that aims to promote local food, music and craft beer, including a live music stage and food/retail stalls on Saturday 31 March 2018 between the hours of 11:00am to 11:00pm. The erection of the stage, stalls and associated works will include a temporary full-road closure of Railway Parade, Marrickville between Sydenham Road and Buckley Lane from 7:00pm Thursday 29 March 2018 to 12:00pm Sunday 1 April 2018.

 

It is recommended that Council agree to the temporary road closure of the subject section of Railway Parade from 7:00pm Thursday 29 March 2018 to 12:00pm Sunday 1 April 2018 subject to complying with the following conditions; apply to the RMS for consent to close the subject road, subject to the event being advertised, a Traffic Management Plan be submitted to the RMS for approval, a Road Occupancy License be obtained from the Transport Management Centre and advice of the proposed event being forwarded to the appropriate authorities including emergency services.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    The proposed temporary road closure of Railway Parade, Marrickville between Sydenham Road and Buckley Lane from 7:00pm Thursday 29 March 2018 to 12:00pm Sunday 1 April 2018, for the holding of the ‘Bad Friday’ and ‘Good Saturday’ events on Railway Parade, be APPROVED subject to the approval of the Development Application and the applicant complying with the following conditions:

 

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

 

b)   A fee of $10,000.00 for the occupation of the road reserve for the use of two commercial special events is payable by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges;

 

c)   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;

 

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

 

e)   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;

 

f)    A Road Occupancy License application be obtained by the applicant from the Transport Management Centre;

 

g)   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;

 

h)   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;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

l)    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

 

m)  The applicant ensures hostile vehicle/errant vehicle mitigation measures at entry points and use concrete barricades.

 

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; and

 

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

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    The proposed temporary road closure of Railway Parade, Marrickville between Sydenham Road and Buckley Lane from 7:00pm Thursday 29 March 2018 to 12:00pm Sunday 1 April 2018, for the holding of the ‘Bad Friday’ and ‘Good Saturday’ events on Railway Parade, be APPROVED subject to the approval of the Development Application and the applicant complying with the following conditions:

 

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

 

b)   A fee of $10,000.00 for the occupation of the road reserve for the use of two commercial special events is payable by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges;

 

c)   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;

 

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

 

e)   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;

 

f)    A Road Occupancy License application be obtained by the applicant from the Transport Management Centre;

 

g)   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;

 

h)   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;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

l)    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

 

m)  The applicant ensures hostile vehicle/errant vehicle mitigation measures at entry points and use concrete barricades.

 

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; and

 

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

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0318 Item 3    Darling Street between Mort Street and Curtis Road, Balmain - Road Occupancy - ANZAC Day Dawn Service         (Balmain Ward/ Balmain     Electorate/ Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

In preparation to mark the ANZAC Day DAWN SERVICE 2018 on Wednesday, 25th April 2018, Inner West Council is organising an event at the Loyalty Square War Memorial, Balmain. To facilitate the event, it is proposed to close Darling Street between Mort Street and Curtis Road between 2:30am and 9:30am

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the road closure application for the ‘ANZAC Day Dawn Service’ on Darling Street (Mort Street to Curtis Road), Balmain on Wednesday, 25th April 2018 between 2.30am and 9.30am be supported, subject to the following conditions:

 

a)   That an unencumbered passage minimum 4.0m wide be available for emergency vehicles through the closed section of Darling Street, Balmain;

 

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

 

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

 

d)   That the 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. 

 

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

 

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

 

g)   That Fire and Rescue NSW (Balmain) 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)    All traffic controllers must hold RMS certification;

 

j)    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;

 

k)   That all advertising of the event must encourage the use of Public Transport;

 

l)    That STA buses terminate all services either at Grove Street or in Mullens Street;

 

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

 

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

 

o)   That Council’s Maintenance Services Manager must be notified of the clean-up arrangements;

 

 

p)   Council and RMS must be indemnified against all claims for damage or injury that may result from either the activities or from the occupation of part of the public way during the road closures.  The applicant must produce evidence of public risk insurance cover (under which the Council and RMS are indemnified) with a minimum policy value of at least $20,000,000;

 

q)   That concrete barriers and/or heavy vehicles be used to protect against any possible errant vehicles;

 

r)    That the applicant be advised of the Committee’s recommendation; and

 

s)   That Fire and Rescue NSW (Balmain) be notified of the intended closure by the applicant.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the road closure application for the ‘ANZAC Day Dawn Service’ on Darling Street (Mort Street to Curtis Road), Balmain on Wednesday, 25th April 2018 between 2.30am and 9.30am be supported, subject to the following conditions:

 

a)   That an unencumbered passage minimum 4.0m wide be available for emergency vehicles through the closed section of Darling Street, Balmain;

 

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

 

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

 

d)   That the 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. 

 

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

 

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

 

g)   That Fire and Rescue NSW (Balmain) 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)    All traffic controllers must hold RMS certification;

 

j)    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;

 

k)   That all advertising of the event must encourage the use of Public Transport;

 

l)    That STA buses terminate all services either at Grove Street or in Mullens Street;

 

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

 

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

 

o)   That Council’s Maintenance Services Manager must be notified of the clean-up arrangements;

 

 

p)   Council and RMS must be indemnified against all claims for damage or injury that may result from either the activities or from the occupation of part of the public way during the road closures.  The applicant must produce evidence of public risk insurance cover (under which the Council and RMS are indemnified) with a minimum policy value of at least $20,000,000;

 

q)   That concrete barriers and/or heavy vehicles be used to protect against any possible errant vehicles;

 

r)    That the applicant be advised of the Committee’s recommendation; and

 

s)   That Fire and Rescue NSW (Balmain) be notified of the intended closure by the applicant.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

LTC0318 Item 4    Route EW14 (Thames Street & Curtis Road, Balmain) and Route          NS08 (Mackenzie Street, Leichhardt) - Bicycle Facilities (Balmain &        Leichhardt Wards / Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

This report details an upgrade to bicycle facilities along Route EW14 (Thames Street & Curtis Road, Balmain) and Route NS08 (Mackenzie Street, Leichhardt).

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   the proposed bicycle facilities along Route EW14 (Thames Street & Curtis Road, Balmain) as detailed in Attachment 1 and 2 be supported

2.   the proposed bicycle facilities along Route NS08 (Mackenzie Street, Leichhardt) as detailed in Attachment 3 be supported

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   the proposed bicycle facilities along Route EW14 (Thames Street & Curtis Road, Balmain) as detailed in Attachment 1 and 2 be supported

2.   the proposed bicycle facilities along Route NS08 (Mackenzie Street, Leichhardt) as detailed in Attachment 3 be supported

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0318 Item 5    Esk Lane, Marrickville - Implement 'No Stopping' (Marrickville    Electorate/MarrickvilleWard/Inner West LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received representations from a resident, proposing the implementation a section of ‘No Stopping’ in Esk Street at Frede Lane, Marrickville in order to improve safety and access at that intersection.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a proposal to convert a 10m section of ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘No Parking’ on the western side of Esk Lane where it intersects with Frede Lane be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT a proposal to convert a 10m section of ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘No Parking’ on the western side of Esk Lane where it intersects with Frede Lane be APPROVED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

LTC0318 Item 6 Cambridge Street, Stanmore - Implement Permit Parking (Newtown Electorate/Stanmore Ward/Inner West LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council is proposing to install permit parking in a small section of Cambridge Street between the shops and the Newington Early Learning Centre.  Providing permit parking in this section will provide a balance of parking types for the area and afford additional opportunities for residents to park in an area of high parking demand during the day and evening.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a proposal to convert ‘Unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P 8am-10pm Monday to Friday Permit Holders Excepted Area M8’ between property No.135 Cambridge Street and property No.145 Cambridge Street, Stanmore be SUPPORTED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT a proposal to convert ‘Unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P 8am-10pm Monday to Friday Permit Holders Excepted Area M8’ between property No.135 Cambridge Street and property No.145 Cambridge Street, Stanmore be SUPPORTED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0318 Item 7    Whites Creek Lane, Leichhardt (Leichhardt Ward, Balmain Electorate, Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received a request to improve access to Whites Creek Lane to allow delivery vehicles to access the warehouse at the rear of Nos.21-35 John Street, Leichhardt.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a 15m ‘No Stopping’ zone be provided on the western side of Whites Creek Lane, opposite the Unnamed Laneway between Alfred Street and Whites Creek Lane.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT a 15m ‘No Stopping’ zone be provided on the western side of Whites Creek Lane, opposite the Unnamed Laneway between Alfred Street and Whites Creek Lane.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0318 Item 8    Douglas Lane, Stanmore, Install 'No Parking' at rear of 31 Temple        Street (Newtown Electorate/Stanmore Ward/Inner West LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received representations from a resident regarding obstructed access to their off-street parking because of parked vehicles in Douglas Lane at the rear of 31 Temple Street. It is recommended that a 7m section of ‘No Parking’ zone at the rear of 31 Temple Street be installed to allow for access to off-street parking for a resident of Douglas Street.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT conversion of a 7m section of ‘unrestricted’ parking in Douglas Lane, at the rear of 31 Temple Street, Stanmore to ‘No Parking, be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT conversion of a 7m section of ‘unrestricted’ parking in Douglas Lane, at the rear of 31 Temple Street, Stanmore to ‘No Parking, be APPROVED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0318 Item 9    Morton Street, Lilyfied - Proposed 'No Parking' Restrictions (Balmain    Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received concerns regarding blocked vehicular access to the driveway of No. 3 and No. 5 Morton Street, Lilyfield due to vehicles over-hanging the driveway. 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a 14.2m ‘No Parking’ zone be installed on the northern side of Morton Street, across the driveways of No. 3 and No. 5 Morton Street, Lilyfield and including the 3.5m of kerb space in between the driveways.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT a 14.2m ‘No Parking’ zone be installed on the northern side of Morton Street, across the driveways of No. 3 and No. 5 Morton Street, Lilyfield and including the 3.5m of kerb space in between the driveways.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

LTC0318 Item 10  Elswick Street, Albert Street, National Street, Seale Street and Myrtle Street, Leichhardt - Resident Parking Scheme (Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received correspondence from a number of residents of Elswick Street, Albert Street, National Street, Seale Street and Myrtle Street, requesting the extension of Area L1 Residential Parking Scheme (RPS) restrictions into their streets to deter commuter/long stay parking.

 

This report provides the results of a resident parking scheme investigation in Elswick Street, Albert Street, National Street, Seale Street and Myrtle Street, Leichhardt.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.    The proposed Resident Parking Scheme in Elswick Street, Albert Street, National Street, Seale Street and Myrtle Street not be supported at the present time due to less than 50% support received from the consulted residents; and

 

2.    The matter be reviewed following the completion of construction works around the scheme area.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speaker: Mr Steven Burns, resident of Elswick Street, attended at 10.13am.

 

Mr Burns stated that he supports a Resident Parking Scheme in Elswick Street, Leichhardt and made the following comments:

 

·         Local residents have difficulty parking in their street during the day due to commuters occupying spaces from 7am to 5pm.

·         Resident parking issues existed before construction works commenced in the area.

·         Low support for a Resident Parking Scheme may be due to some residents not owning a vehicle.

·         If resident parking were to be installed in Elswick Street, 2P restrictions could end at 6pm instead of 10pm as proposed in the survey.

 

(Mr Burns left at 10.19am)

 

Council Officers advised that a number of survey respondents had identified that the large developments under construction in the area were having impacts on parking in the surrounding streets and suggested reviewing the parking after construction concludes. Council Officers also advised that ‘2P 8am-10pm, Permit Holders Excepted’ was proposed to be consistent with adjacent schemes and due to area’s proximity to Marion Street restaurants. Respondents did not raise issues with the proposed times.

 

Public speaker: Mr Mike Samms, resident of Elswick Street, attended at 11.27am.

 

Mr Samms stated that he supports a Resident Parking Scheme in Elswick Street and made the following comments:

 

·         Parking in Elswick Street during the day is often occupied by commuters and nearby construction workers and this has been happening for 18 months.

·         Myrtle Street is a narrow street that supports two-way traffic, parking and pedestrians. The street is a ‘rat run’ and it is not understood why Council requires 50% support from residents for this dangerous situation to be addressed.

·         The ‘rat run’ in Myrtle Street could be addressed by making the street one-way traffic or only permitting parking on one side of the street.

 

(Mr Samms left at 11.30am)

 

The Committee members agreed with Council Officers’ suggestion to investigate different options for resident parking and review the matter in 6 months.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    The proposed Resident Parking Scheme in Elswick Street, Albert Street, National Street, Seale Street and Myrtle Street, Leichhardt not be supported at the present time due to less than 50% support received from the consulted residents; and

 

2.    The matter be reviewed in 6 months following completion of major construction works in George Street, Leichhardt.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0318 Item 11  Kensington Lane, Summer Hill - Request For 'No Parking' Restrictions (ASHFIELD WARD/SUMMER HILL ELECTORATE/       ASHFIELD LAC)

SUMMARY

Council has received a request to assist with access for delivery trucks which service 84-90 Parramatta Road via Kensington Lane. Currently, trucks attempting to manoeuvre around the bend in Kensington Lane are having difficulties due the vehicles being parked on or in close proximity to the bend. Council Officers have been advised that occasionally trucks are required to reverse back into Parramatta Road jeopardizing traffic safety in this area due the cars parked on or close to the bend.

 

It is recommended that this proposal be approved.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the installation of a 30 metre length ‘No Parking 8.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri’ restrictions in Kensington Lane, Summer Hill at the bend of the lane, be APPROVED, in order to provide unobstructed vehicular access to the warehouse.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the installation of a 30 metre length ‘No Parking 8.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri’ restrictions in Kensington Lane, Summer Hill at the bend of the lane, be APPROVED, in order to provide unobstructed vehicular access to the warehouse.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0318 Item 12  Macaulay Lane, Stanmore - Implement 'No Parking' rear of 111   Corunna Road (Newtown Electorate/Stanmore Ward/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received representation from a resident proposing to convert a section of ‘unrestricted’ parking at the rear of 111 Corunna Road to ‘No Parking’, to allow for access to an off-street parking space. The proposal was distributed to affected owners/occupiers and revised after feedback. All affected owners/occupiers have been advised of the revision and invited to comment, either before or at the Local Traffic Committee meeting or subsequent Council meeting.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the proposal to convert a 7m section of ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘No Parking’ at the rear of 111 Corunna Road opposite the rear of 112 Macaulay Road to allow access and egress for off-street parking be APPROVED

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the proposal to convert a 7m section of ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘No Parking’ at the rear of 111 Corunna Road opposite the rear of 112 Macaulay Road to allow access and egress for off-street parking be APPROVED

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0318 Item 13  Sydenham Green Skate Park, Sydenham – Proposed Timed Angle       Parking Restrictions (Marrickville Ward/Heffron Electorate/Inner        West LAC)

SUMMARY

 

The recently constructed Sydenham Green Skate Park in Sydenham includes a section of 90 degree angle car parking bays for visitors to use the skate park and other nearby facilities within Sydenham Green.

 

It is recommended that two ‘Mobility Parking’ 90 degree angle parking bays and seventeen ‘2P 8am–6pm’ 90 degree angle parking bays be implemented to ensure more equitable use of the car parking area.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the installation of two (2) ‘Mobility Parking’ 90 degree angle parking bays and seventeen (17) ‘2P 8am–6pm’ 90 degree angle parking bays within the car park of Sydenham Green Skate Park, Sydenham be APPROVED in order to ensure more equitable use of the car parking area.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The representative for the Member for Heffron advised that although the facility is not located in a residential area, the SES operates in the area as well as a number of businesses which may cause conflict over the use of the parking spaces. The SES and businesses in the area have not raised issues regarding the dedicated parking to the Member for Heffron, however it is noted that they may request to claim parking given that there was no consultation undertaken.

 

The representative was advised that the issue of consultation will be followed up with the appropriate Council Officer.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the installation of two (2) ‘Mobility Parking’ 90 degree angle parking bays and seventeen (17) ‘2P 8am–6pm’ 90 degree angle parking bays within the car park of Sydenham Green Skate Park, Sydenham be APPROVED in order to ensure more equitable use of the car parking area.

 

For motion: Unanimous  

 

LTC0318 Item 14         Minor Traffic Facilities (All Wards/ All Electorates/ All LACs)

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.   A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No. 42 Hubert Street, Leichhardt with associated kerb ramp;

 

2.   A 5.4m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.168 Beattie Street, Balmain;

 

3.   A 11m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.30pm Mon- Sat' be installed in front of property no.22 Fisher Street, Petersham;

 

4.   A 12m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.30pm Mon- Sat' be installed in front of No.327-329 Trafalgar Street, Stanmore;

 

5.   A 40m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.30pm Mon- Sat' be installed in front of No.313-319 Marrickville Road (Livingstone Road Frontage), Marrickville ; and

 

6.   A 12m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.30pm Mon- Sat' be installed in front of No.260-264 Wardell Road (Ewart Street frontage), Stanmore.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No. 42 Hubert Street, Leichhardt with associated kerb ramp;

 

2.   A 5.4m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.168 Beattie Street, Balmain;

 

3.   A 11m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.30pm Mon- Sat' be installed in front of property no.22 Fisher Street, Petersham;

 

4.   A 12m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.30pm Mon- Sat' be installed in front of No.327-329 Trafalgar Street, Stanmore;

 

5.   A 40m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.30pm Mon- Sat' be installed in front of No.313-319 Marrickville Road (Livingstone Road Frontage), Marrickville ; and

 

6.   A 12m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.30pm Mon- Sat' be installed in front of No.260-264 Wardell Road (Ewart Street frontage), Stanmore.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

LTC0318 Item 15  Change Of Local Traffic Committee Meeting Date For April 2018 (All   Wards/All Electorates/All LACs)

SUMMARY

 

The proposed scheduled date of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held in April is Tuesday, 3 April 2018. It is recommended that the proposed meeting date be deferred from Tuesday, 3 April 2018 to Tuesday, 10 April 2018.

 

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

 

 

LTC0318 Item 16  Livingstone Road, Marrickville – Temporary Road Closures For ‘Good Friday’ Processions On 30 March 2018 (Marrickville         Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Inner West LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has been advised by the NSW Police that there will be a street procession taking place on Easter Good Friday 30 March 2018, between 7.15pm and 8.30pm for St Brigid's Catholic Church in Marrickville. This procession will require some temporary road closures which will be undertaken by the NSW Police. Council has been requested to provide barricades to assist the Police in implementing the proposed road closures.

 

It is recommended that this report be received and noted. It is also recommended that Council provide barricades at no cost to assist the Police in implementing the proposed temporary road closures as in previous years.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   The report be received and noted; and

 

2.   Council provide barricades at no cost to assist the Police implementing the proposed temporary road closures as in previous years.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The report be received and noted; and

 

2.   Council provide barricades at no cost to assist the Police implementing the proposed temporary road closures as in previous years.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0318 Item 17  Livingstone Road, Marrickville – Temporary Road Closures For The   Orthodox Easter Processions On 6 & 7 April 2018 (Marrickville    Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Inner West LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has been advised by the NSW Police that there will be a street procession taking place on Orthodox Easter Good Friday 6 April 2018, between 8.30pm and 10.00pm and Orthodox Easter Saturday 7 April 2018, between 10.00pm and 12.30am for St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Marrickville. This procession will require some temporary road closures which will be undertaken by the NSW Police. Council has been requested to provide barricades to assist the Police in implementing the proposed road closures.

 

It is recommended that this report be received and noted. It is also recommended that Council provide barricades at no cost to assist the Police in implementing the proposed temporary road closures as in previous years.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   The report be received and noted; and

 

2.   Council provide barricades at no cost to assist the Police implementing the proposed temporary road closures as in previous years.

 

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The report be received and noted; and

 

2.   Council provide barricades at no cost to assist the Police implementing the proposed temporary road closures as in previous years.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

   

 

LTC0318 Item 18  Route EW09 (Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield) - Separated Cycleway (Balmain Ward/ Leichhardt LAC/ Balmain Electorate)

SUMMARY

 

This report details the revised concept plan, community engagement results and options for further investigation for the Lilyfield Road Separated Cycleway (Route EW09) that has been developed following public exhibition of the revised concept plans.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   In recognition of the level of objection to the project in its current form, the project not proceed to detailed design at this time;

2.   A revised concept plan be developed for the Lilyfield Road Separated Cycleway (Route EW09) following investigation into the following options:

a.   Investigation of an amendment to the proposed one-way restriction on Lilyfield Road between Gordon Street to Victoria Road from eastbound to westbound traffic.

b.   Investigation of further treatments to discourage ‘rat-running’.

c.   Investigation of opportunities to relocate bicycle crossing to the signalised crossing of Balmain Road and Lilyfield Road.

d.   Investigation of opportunities to increase parking supply.

e.   Investigation of opportunities to retain left turn slip lane from Mary Street into Lilyfield Road.

f.    Investigation of options to allow cyclists to enter mixed traffic treatment in the westbound direction from Mary Street to Canal Road whilst retaining the bidirectional bicycle treatment in this section.

g.   Investigation of increasing width of cyclepath where possible to 3.0m.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speakers: Ms Ann-Therese King, Mr Denis Doyle, Ms Natalie Lovett, Mr Joseph Atallah, Ms Elizabeth Avent, Mr Neil Tonkin, Mr Bob Moore, Ms Leonie Derwent, Ms Rosyln Burge, Mr Peter Haramis and a resident of Hornsey Street, Lilyfield attended at 10.33am.

 

Ms King made the following comments:

 

·         The Mary Street slip lane is important as it relieves congestion at the Lilyfield Road intersection and removing it would worsen traffic flow.

·         Traffic at the intersection of Perry Street/Mary Street/Lilyfield Road often banks up to Orange Grove Public School and this congestion will increase with the removal of the Mary Street slip lane.

·         Construction for WestConnex will add further congestion to the intersection.

·         Buses use the slip lane and removing it would add to bus journey times.

 

The RMS representative advised that Council is aware that proposed changes to the intersection is subject to RMS approval and that RMS requires detailed analysis of the operation of the intersection due to issues concerning congestion.

 

A resident of Hornsey Street, Lilyfield stated the following:

 

·         Grateful for the investigation into the westbound restriction, however the proposed one way section on Lilyfield Road between Gordon Street and Victoria Road will have impacts to Hornsey Street and Quirk Street whether the one way is eastbound or westbound.

·         Traffic calming treatments to reduce rat running in Hornsey Street and Quirk Street is likely to reduce amenity and parking in the street and increase noise.

·         Community consultation should be undertaken more effectively including email and letterbox drop,

 

Mr Doyle made the following comments:

 

·         The establishment of the light rail depot at Catherine Street, Lilyfield will have impacts on the proposed Lilyfield Road cycleway and the local area and will mean an increase in traffic and parking demand to the precinct.

·         There will be an opportunity to create a cycleway in the Rozelle Rail Yards after the depot is established.

·         Installing a two way cycleway on the southern side of Lilyfield Road will create traffic chaos, however it could work on the northern side of Lilyfield Road.

·         Pedestrian safety at the Lilyfield Road/Catherine Street intersection needs to be reviewed and signage improved.

 

Ms Lovatt tabled a recent photo of traffic on Lilyfield Road between Norton Street and Balmain Road and made the following comments:

 

·         She represents a group of residents whom are opposed to all aspects of the proposal.

·         She has a list of alternative routes that are safer and better for a cycleway.

·         She is particularly concerned with the one-way proposed between Norton Street and Balmain Road. The detour route via Perry Street/Mary Street/James Street is long and is prone to congestion, particularly at school times.

 

Mr Attala stated the following:

 

·         There are four parking spaces which cater for the businesses on Lilyfield Road and allow for loading of goods. The proposed cycleway will create a barrier preventing businesses from stopping to load/unload.

·         Problems with parking already exist near his business.

 

Ms Avent stated that:

 

·         She suffers from health issues and will have difficulty exiting her car across the proposed cycle path and across the verge into her home.

·         There are a number of older residents in the streets who would face similar problems.

·         There are also residents whose first language is not English and are intimidated by the process.

·         The value of homes in Lilyfield Road will decrease and residents cannot afford to move.

Mr Tonkin, Inner West Bicycle Coalition, made the following comments:

·         The Inner West Bicycle Coalition supports the current recommendation for the project to not proceed to design phase and further investigations and consultation should take place to consider all issues, including route selection.

·         The western side of Lilyfield Road, from Hawthorne Canal to Mary Street has an average gradient of 8%. Austroads guidelines recommends that cycleway gradient  should not exceed 3% with the exception of 5% for short sections. 

·         Cycling down a steep hill on a confined bi-directional cycleway as proposed is likely to lead to head on crashes.

·         Improving the pedestrian and cyclist bridge over Victoria Road has not been included in the proposal.

·         Connection from the cycleway to or from the off-road cycleway adjacent to the bus depot on Balmain Road not addressed in the proposal.

·         The proposed bi-directional cycleway from Balmain Road to Victoria Road will offer some protection to cyclists and the Coalition supports the cycleway in this section.

·         The Coalition supports the introduction of a 40km/h speed limit.

·         The cycleway should be 3m wide throughout.

·         The project has attracted considerable criticism from residents, commuters and cyclists alike.  The Coalition would like to work with the community to facilitate greater uptake of cycling for the benefit of everyone.

·         The WestConnex and the Western Harbour Tunnel projects will cause significant disruption to local roads over the construction life of these projects there is much uncertainty surrounding these projects. It would be prudent for this project to be put on hold pending the outcome of the WestConnex.

·         Funding from RMS will be wasted on this route as it will not attract new cyclists as people will not cycle up the hill on Lilyfield Road between May Street and Canal Road. Council should pursue other bicycle projects instead.

Mr Moore,  Vice President of Bike Leichhardt, also expressed his support for the recommendation that the project not proceed to design phase and stated that all the issues with the proposal should be considered, including consideration of whether a bidirectional facility is suitable for Lilyfield Road and exploring alternate cycle routes.   

Ms Derwent made the following comments:

·         The proposal will not encourage more people to take up cycling. The lack of ‘end of use’ facilities limits how many people take up cycling.

·         Traffic from Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre travel through the bay area into the congested Lilyfield Road and Mary Street intersection. Diverting traffic from the Aquatic Centre to Glover Street could ease the congestion in Lilyfield Road.

·         Suggest limiting speeds in Lilyfield Road and surrounding streets to 40km/h.

·         Suggest installing a bicycle traffic signal at the intersection of Lilyfield Road and Mary Street.

 

(The speakers left at 11.25am)

The representative for the Member for Balmain tabled a petition objecting to the proposal as it poses significant safety risks for cyclists and local residents and will increase traffic significantly in local streets. The petition is signed by the Member for Balmain and contains  98 signatories. The representative requested that:

·         The second recommendation be amended to state that further planning regarding the Lilyfield Road cycleway be deferred until the proposed WestConnex cycle path through the Rozelle Rail Yards is confirmed. 

·         A third recommendation be included to state that a committee be formed of interested Councillors, the Member for Balmain and residents, to consider other possible routes for this cycleway and to negotiate with the State Government. 

The representative for the Inner West Bicycle Coalition made the following comments:

·         The existing Lilyfield Road cycle path is mainly used by experienced cyclists who would not benefit anymore from an upgrade.

·         The biggest problem is the proposed cycleway going on the Lilyfield Road hill which could deter up to 70% of potential new cyclists.

·         RMS, Council and WestConnex should work together to explore alternative solutions to this route.

 

Council Officers stated that:

 

·         Council staff met with Sydney Motorways Corporation a number of times and have not been able to see any detail on their plans for WestConnex at Lilyfield Road.

·         In its submission to the Sydney Motorways Corporation regarding WestConnex work in Lilyfield Road, Council requested that any future design in the Rozelle Rail Yards includes connections to Lilyfield Road.  

·         In relation to the steep hill on Lilyfield Road, the former Leichhardt Council made submissions to the State Government in regards to the extension of the light rail and advised that there was an opportunity for cycleway tunnels to be built before the light rail was extended. The State Government did not take this on board and proceeded with their plan to extend and operate the light rail.

The RMS representative made the following comments:

·         RMS also do not know what WestConnex plans are near Lilyfield Road.

·         The 40km/h speed limit on Lilyfield Road is unlikely to happen as it does not meet the criteria for a high pedestrian activity area.

·         RMS disagrees with deferring the project until WestConnex plans are confirmed.

·         RMS has limited funding under the Active Transport Program and need to know whether or not Council is going to proceed to construction. If the project does not proceed, RMS would allocate the funding elsewhere.

The Committee members agreed that the recommendation be amended to include investigation of alternative routes to address the issues raised during consultation and at this meeting.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   In recognition of the level of objection to the project in its current form, the project not proceed to detailed design at this time;

2.   A revised concept plan be developed for the Lilyfield Road Separated Cycleway (Route EW09) following investigation into the following options:

a.   Investigation of an amendment to the proposed one-way restriction on Lilyfield Road between Gordon Street to Victoria Road from eastbound to westbound traffic.

b.   Investigation of further treatments to discourage ‘rat-running’.

c.   Investigation of opportunities to relocate bicycle crossing to the signalised crossing of Balmain Road and Lilyfield Road.

d.   Investigation of opportunities to increase parking supply.

e.   Investigation of opportunities to retain left turn slip lane from Mary Street into Lilyfield Road.

f.    Investigation of options to allow cyclists to enter mixed traffic treatment in the westbound direction from Mary Street to Canal Road whilst retaining the bidirectional bicycle treatment in this section.

g.   Investigation of increasing width of cyclepath where possible to 3.0m.

 

3. Alternative routes which address the issues raised during consultation be considered.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

LTC0318 Item 19  Minor Traffic Facilities (Leichhardt Ward / Balmain Electorate /   Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

This report considers a late minor traffic facility application received by Inner West Council.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT a 5.4m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of Nos. 45-47 Susan Street, Annandale.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Clr Da Cruz asked whether the mobility parking space can be placed across the applicant’s disused driveway so that the mobility space does not remove existing parking in the street. Council Officers advised that this can be investigated during installation of the mobility space.

 

The RMS representative did not support locating the mobility space across the applicant’s driveway due to road rules that prohibit parking across driveways. The representative advised that anyone with a mobility parking permit would be allowed to use the mobility space and the applicant may not like members of the community parking acorss their driveway.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT a 5.4m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of Nos. 45-47 Susan Street, Annandale.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

LTC0318 Item 20  Northumberland Lane East, Stanmore - Proposal to convert 'No           Parking' to 'Unrestricted' Parking (Newtown Electorate/Stanmore Ward/Inner West LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received representation from a resident of Northumberland Avenue seeking to change parking restrictions in Northumberland Lane East to allow for parking in the laneway. Council undertook consultation with the affected properties and subsequent to that consultation, is now proposing to remove the existing ‘No Parking’ restriction.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the ‘No Parking’ in Northumberland Lane East (western side) between Macaulay Road and Macaulay Lane be converted to ‘unrestricted’ parking be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the ‘No Parking’ in Northumberland Lane East (western side) between Macaulay Road and Macaulay Lane be converted to ‘unrestricted’ parking be APPROVED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

LATE ITEMS

 

LTC0318 Item 21 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield - Road Occupancy (Balmain   Ward/Balmain    Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

 

Prepared by:  Manod Wickramasinghe – Coordinator Traffic Engineering Services

 

Authorised by: John Stephens – Traffic and Transport Services Manager

 

SUMMARY

This report considers a request received from the developer of No.107-109 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield for the temporary relocation of the bus zone on the northern side of Lilyfield Road east of Trevor Street, Lilyfield to facilitate stormwater works.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.    The existing 30m ‘Bus Zone’ on the northern side of Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield, on the side boundary of No.24 Trevor Street be temporarily relocated 40m east of its current position to facilitate stormwater works for one week from 2 April 2018, this relocation would result in the temporary removal of 30m of ‘10P 6am-8pm Wednesday’ restrictions;

2.    All affected residents and businesses be notified in writing, by the applicant, of the proposed temporary bus stop relocation at least 7 days in advance of the relocation with the applicant making reasonable provision for residents;

3.    The applicant erect notices outlining the temporary relocation of the existing bus stop at least 7 days in advance of the relocation.

 

BACKGROUND

Council has received a request from the developer undertaking works at No.107-109 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield to relocate the existing bus stop on the northern side of Lilyfield Road, on the side boundary of No.24 Trevor Street 40 metres to the east from it’s original location for a week starting from 2nd of April 2018. This relocation would result in the temporary removal of 30m of ‘10P 6am-8pm Wednesday’ restrictions.

 

The relocation would facilitate stormwater work on the northern side of Lilyfield Road between Trevor Street and No.107-109 Lilyfield Road. It should be noted that the developer has contacted Sydney Buses and has received support for the temporary relocation of the bus stop.

 

The bus stop relocation and traffic control associated with the stormwater works is shown on the following traffic control plan.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

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Nil.

 

CONCLUSION

In order to facilitate stormwater works along Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield it is recommended that the temporary relocation of the bus zone on Lilyfield Road to be supported.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

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THAT:

1.    The existing 30m ‘Bus Zone’ on the northern side of Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield, on the side boundary of No.24 Trevor Street be temporarily relocated 40m east of its current position to facilitate stormwater works for one week from 2 April 2018, this relocation would result in the temporary removal of 30m of ‘10P 6am-8pm Wednesday’ restrictions;

2.    All affected residents and businesses be notified in writing, by the applicant, of the proposed temporary bus stop relocation at least 7 days in advance of the relocation with the applicant making reasonable provision for residents;

3.    The applicant erect notices outlining the temporary relocation of the existing bus stop at least 7 days in advance of the relocation.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

LTC0318 Item 22 Leichhardt and Haberfield - Pedestrian Safety Measures (Balmain      Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

 

Prepared by:  David Yu – Traffic Engineer

 

Authorised by: Manod Wickramasinghe – Coordinator Traffic Engineering Services

 

SUMMARY

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Council officers have been requested to investigate pedestrian safety measures at several intersections in Haberfield and Leichhardt as an outcome of a Council resolution. Local businesses and residents raised pedestrian safety concerns regarding vehicles narrowly missing pedestrians, buses clipping the footpath endangering pedestrians, and “Road Rage” incidents.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.    this report be received and noted.

2.    a further report be prepared detailing the investigation of 40km/h speed limits on Marion Street, Leichhardt and Ramsay Street, Haberfield.

 

BACKGROUND

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At the Council Meeting held 24 October 2017, Council resolved that the following matters be referred to the Traffic Committee for consideration:

1. Investigate pedestrian safety measures including the introduction of 40km speed limits and associated traffic calming for the commercial areas approaching the intersection of Dalhousie and Ramsay Streets, Haberfield;

 

2. Investigate pedestrian safety measures including the introduction of 40km speed limits and associated traffic calming on Marion Street at the intersections with Norton Street, Elswick Street and Flood Street, Leichhardt; and

3. Investigate pedestrian safety measures including the introduction of 40km speed limits and associated traffic calming on the approaches to the intersection of Flood Street and Lords Road, Leichhardt.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

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Nil.

 

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Council sought advice from RMS for introducing 40km/h speed limits in the vicinity of the following intersections:

·         Dalhousie and Ramsay Streets, Haberfield;

·         Marion Street at the intersection with Norton Street, Leichhardt;

·         Marion Street at the intersection with Elswick Street, Leichhardt;

·         Marion Street at the intersection with Flood Street, Leichhardt; and

·         Flood Street and Lords Road, Leichhardt.

 

RMS has recently specified the requirements for introducing 40km/h speed limits. Council will further investigate the subject streets based on these requirements and bring an additional report back to the Traffic Committee.

The crash data for the subject streets are summarised in the table below (5 year data):

Locations

Accident Data

Dalhousie Street and Ramsay Street, Haberfield

8 accidents - no pedestrians involved (25m radius)

Marion Street and Norton Street, Leichhardt

8 accidents - 3 pedestrians involved (25m radius)

Elwick Street (Between Marion Street and Parramatta Road), Leichhardt

2 accidents - no pedestrians involved

Flood Street (Between Marion Street and Parramatta Road), Leichhardt

10 accidents - 4 pedestrians involved

Flood Street and Lords Road, Leichhardt

8 accidents - 4 pedestrians involved (25m radius)

 

It should also be noted that Council previously submitted the following project to RMS under the RMS 2016/2017 Grants Applications:

 

·         Marion Street at Flood Street, Leichhardt – Install right turn holding arrow for pedestrian safety or flashing orange as proposed on new RMS program (100% funding) – Submission Reference No. 210306868.

 

It should also be noted that Council previously submitted the following project to RMS under the RMS 2015/2016 Grants Applications:

 

·         Lords Road/Flood Street, Leichhardt – Construction of kerb extensions at roundabout (ID 10041) (completed).

  • The intersection of Marion Street and Elswick Street, Leichhardt – for northbound and southbound traffic turning right from Elswick Street into Marion Street across the signalised pedestrian crossing.  (4 reported collisions in 5 years none pedestrian related).

 

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

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Nil.

 

CONCLUSION

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To improve pedestrian safety at the locations outlined in this report, it is recommended that 40km/h speed limits be further investigated on Marion Street, Leichhardt and Ramsay Street, Haberfield.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

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THAT:

1.    this report be received and noted.

2.    a further report be prepared detailing the investigation of 40km/h speed limits on Marion Street, Leichhardt and Ramsay Street, Haberfield.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

Item 23  Frederick Street, Ashfield - Pedestrian Crossing

 

The RMS representative advised that distribution of community notification letters for the construction of the Frederick Street pedestrian crossing was delayed due issues raised regarding noise impact. The representative advised that the notifications will be distributed when the noise issues are resolved. The representative also advised that the project is on track and the facility will be constructed by the end of the financial year.

 

Item 24  Darley Road and Allen Street, Leichhardt - Pedestrian Crossing

 

The RMS representative advised that RMS are waiting to hear back on an application for funding submitted under the Active Transport Program for the construction of a pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Darley Road and Allen Street.

 

The Inner West Bicycle Coalition suggested that funding be obtained to construct a footpath between Darley Road and Allen Street intersection and the light rail station where the unpaved path is eroding.

 

 

Item 25   Lonsdale Street, Lilyfield - Maintenance of Bicycle Logos

 

The representative for the Inner West Bicycle Coalition advised that bicycle logos on Lonsdale Street, Lilyfield require maintenance. Council Officers advised that a maintenance request was received from a representative of the Bicycle Coalition regarding bicycle logos in Lonsdale Street and this request has been referred to the relevant area in Council for action. Council Officers stated that issues also raised by the Bicycle Coalition regarding the closure of Lonsdale Street will be addressed at a site meeting with the representative.

 

 

 

 

Meeting closed at 12.42pm.