Local Traffic Committee Meeting

Minutes 1 April 2019

 

 

Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting

Held at Petersham Service Centre on 1 April 2019

 

Meeting commenced at 10.02am

 

 

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 Victor Macri

Councillor – Midjuburi Ward (Chair)

Bill Holliday

Representative for Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain

Chris Woods

Representative for Ron Hoenig MP, Member for Heffron

Sarina Foulstone

Representative for Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill

Cathy Peters

Representative for Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown

Sgt Paul Vlachos

NSW Police – Inner West Police Area Command

Ryan Horne

Roads and Maritime Services

 

 

OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

Asith Nagodavithane

Transit Systems – Inner West Bus Services

Clr Marghanita da Cruz

Councillor – Gulgadya Ward

John Stephens

IWC’s Traffic and Transport Services Manager

George Tsaprounis

IWC’s Coordinator Traffic and Parking Services (South)

Manod Wickramasinghe

IWC’s Coordinator Traffic and Parking Services (North)

David Yu

IWC’s Engineer – Traffic and Parking Services

Vinoth Srinivasan

IWC’s Engineer – Traffic and Parking Services

Christina Ip

IWC’s Business Administration Officer

 

 

VISITORS

 

 

 

Jeremy Lawrance

Item 5 – Resident

John Sanderson

Item 5 – Resident

Rae Owen

Item 6 – Resident

Jeffrey Sheather

Item 8 – Resident

John Frangipane

Item 9 – Resident

 

 

APOLOGIES:    

 

 

 

Wal Petschler

IWC’s Group Manager Roads and Stormwater

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:

 

Nil.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

The Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on Monday, 4 March 2019 were confirmed.

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OF MINUTES

 

Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on Monday, 4 March 2019 are awaiting adoption.

 

 

LTC0419 Item 1   Minor Traffic Facilities (All Wards/All Electorates/All PACs)

SUMMARY

 

This report considers minor traffic facility applications by Inner West Council, and includes

‘Disabled Parking’ and ‘Works Zone’ requests.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be removed and the 1P resident parking be reinstated in Red Lion Street, on the side boundary of No.207 Evans Street, Rozelle;

 

2.       A 6m 'Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.5 Burfitt Street, Leichhardt;

 

3.       A 6m 'Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.5 High Street, Balmain;

 

4.       A 5.5m 'Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.12 Kroombit Street, Dulwich Hill;

 

5.       A 6m 'Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.105 Trafalgar Street, Annandale;

 

6.       A 6m 'Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in Piper Street on the side boundary of No.227 Annandale Street, Annandale;

 

7.       A 5.5m 'Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.56 Renwick Street, Marrickville;

 

8.       A 20m 'Works Zone 7:00am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am-1.00pm Sat' be installed in Barwon Park Road at the back of No.44-46 Princes Highway, St Peters for 12 weeks;

 

9.       A 9m 'Works Zone 7:00am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am-1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.93 Louisa Road, Birchgrove for 12 weeks;

 

10.     A 9m 'Works Zone 7:00am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am-1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.112 Edith Street, Leichhardt for 26 weeks;

 

11.     A 9m 'Works Zone 7:00am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am-1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.132 Evans Street, Rozelle for 12 weeks;

 

12.     A 10m 'Works Zone 7.00am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am-1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.109 Birchgrove Road, Birchgrove for 12 weeks; and

 

13.     A 9m 'Works Zone 7:00am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am-1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No. 9 Johnston Street, Balmain East for 12 weeks.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.       A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be removed and the 1P resident parking be reinstated in Red Lion Street, on the side boundary of No.207 Evans Street, Rozelle;

 

2.       A 6m 'Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.5 Burfitt Street, Leichhardt;

 

3.       A 6m 'Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.5 High Street, Balmain;

 

4.       A 5.5m 'Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.12 Kroombit Street, Dulwich Hill;

 

5.       A 6m 'Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.105 Trafalgar Street, Annandale;

 

6.       A 6m 'Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in Piper Street on the side boundary of No.227 Annandale Street, Annandale;

 

7.       A 5.5m 'Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.56 Renwick Street, Marrickville;

 

8.       A 20m 'Works Zone 7:00am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am-1.00pm Sat' be installed in Barwon Park Road at the back of No.44-46 Princes Highway, St Peters for 12 weeks;

 

9.       A 9m 'Works Zone 7:00am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am-1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.93 Louisa Road, Birchgrove for 12 weeks;

 

10.     A 9m 'Works Zone 7:00am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am-1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.112 Edith Street, Leichhardt for 26 weeks;

 

11.     A 9m 'Works Zone 7:00am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am-1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.132 Evans Street, Rozelle for 12 weeks;

 

12.     A 10m 'Works Zone 7.00am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am-1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.109 Birchgrove Road, Birchgrove for 12 weeks; and

 

13.     A 9m 'Works Zone 7:00am – 6:00pm Mon-Fri and 8.00am-1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No. 9 Johnston Street, Balmain East for 12 weeks.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LTC0419 Item 2 Elliott Street at Terry Street and Glassop Street, Balmain - Proposed  Intersection treatments (Baludarri Ward/ Balmain Electorate/ Leichhardt PAC)

SUMMARY

 

Concerns have been raised by a number of residents and motorists regarding safety at the intersection of Elliott Street/Terry Street/Glassop Street, Balmain.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the intersection improvement works at the intersection of Elliott Street, Terry Street and Glassop Street, Balmain, which includes installation of barrier lines, chevron painted islands and relocation of 'STOP' holding line be approved.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the intersection improvement works at the intersection of Elliott Street, Terry Street and Glassop Street, Balmain, which includes installation of barrier lines, chevron painted islands and relocation of 'STOP' holding line be approved.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0419 Item 3 Railway Parade, Marrickville (between Sydenham Road and Buckley Lane) – Temporary Full Road Closure for ‘Bad Friday 2019’ event (Midjuburi Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Inner West PAC)

SUMMARY

 

A S68 Application has been received to use lower Railway Parade, Marrickville and hold a commercial special event known as ‘Bad Friday’ on Friday, 19 April 2019. ‘Bad Friday 2019’ is a ticketed access event presenting live music acts that starts at 1.00pm and ends at 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 3:00pm Thursday, 18 April to 6.00pm on Saturday, 20 April 2019.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   The proposed temporary road closure of Railway Parade, Marrickville between Sydenham Road and Buckley Lane from 3:00pm Thursday, 18 April to 3:00pm Saturday, 20 April 2019, for the holding of the ‘Bad Friday’ event on Railway Parade be supported, subject to the applicant seeking consent from RMS and forwarding a TMP;

 

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

 

3.   All affected residents and businesses, including the NSW Police Local Area Commander, Fire & Rescue NSW and the NSW Ambulance Services 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 stakeholders; and

 

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

 

5.   Fees and charges in relation to roadway occupation and closure of the roadway be met by the applicant.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The RMS representative stated that the event organisers have provided TCPs that are inadequate and RMS are not yet satisfied that Sydenham Road can be closed. RMS still require clarification regarding egress time and duration and whether the closure will be under the control of Police or RMS certified controllers. Council Officers will clarify these issues with the event organisers and will advise the RMS accordingly.

 

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 3:00pm Thursday, 18 April to 3:00pm Saturday, 20 April 2019, for the holding of the ‘Bad Friday’ event on Railway Parade be supported, subject to the applicant seeking consent from RMS and forwarding a TMP;

 

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

 

3.   All affected residents and businesses, including the NSW Police Local Area Commander, Fire & Rescue NSW and the NSW Ambulance Services 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 stakeholders; and

 

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

 

5.   Fees and charges in relation to roadway occupation and closure of the roadway be met by the applicant.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0419 Item 4 Beattie Street at High Street, Balmain - Proposed 'No Stopping' zones (Baludarri Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt PAC)

 

SUMMARY

 

Concerns have been raised by residents regarding vehicles parking too close to the intersection of High Street and Beattie Street, Balmain.

 

The illegal parking behaviour obstructs sight lines as well as access into and out of Beattie Street and High Street, Balmain.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   A 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the northern side of Beattie Street, east of High Street; and

 

2.   A 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the northern side of Beattie Street, west of High Street.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Council Officers tabled and outlined submissions received after the consultation period closed.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   A 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the northern side of Beattie Street, east of High Street; and

 

2.   A 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the northern side of Beattie Street, west of High Street.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0419 Item 5 Tilba Avenue and Phoebe Street, Balmain - Proposed 'No Stopping' zone (Baludarri Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt PAC)

SUMMARY

 

Concerns have been raised by residents regarding obstructed sight lines and manoeuvring space for vehicles turning from Carieville Street into Tilba Avenue, Balmain due to parked vehicles.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT A 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the eastern side of Tilba Avenue, north of Carieville Street, Balmain.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speakers: Jeremy Lawrance and John Sanderson attended at 10.03am

 

Mr Lawrance tabled a suhmission and photos illustrating parking at the intersection of Tilba Avenue, Phoebe Street and Carieville Street. Mr Lawrance requested that due to local demand for on-street parking, the proposed 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be reduced to 8m to preserve one parking space. Mr Lawrance indicated that:

 

·         The photos tabled show that a car parked 8m from the intersection on the eastern side of Tilba Avenue does not affect sightlines for traffic approaching the corner.

·         Tilba Avenue could be converted to a Shared Zone to improve safety. This suggestion was previously investigated by (Leichhardt) Council; however, it was difficult to assess at the time due to development in the street.

 

Mr Sanderson tabled an email supporting Council’s proposal. Mr Sanderson indicated that:

 

·         Tilba Avenue has a very narrow footpath on the eastern side and sightlines from that side are poor. Removing parking on the eastern side of Tilba Avenue will be safer for pedestrians due to clearer sight lines of traffic coming from Phoebe Street.

·         The northern corner of Phoebe Street at Tilba Avenue should be signposted 10m ‘No Stopping’ to improve sightlines.

 

(Mr Lawrance and Mr Sanderson left at 10.26am)

 

The RMS representative agreed that the northern side of Phoebe Street needs to be signposted 10m ‘No Stopping’ to provide clear sightlines. The representative stated that RMS can agree to an 8m ‘No Stopping’ zone on the eastern side of Tilba Avenue if Council can demonstrate it is safe and provided that the 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone on the northern side of Phoebe Street is installed.

 

The representative for the Member for Balmain supported a reduced 8m ‘No Stopping’ zone on Tilba Avenue to provide an extra car space and access to Mr Sanderson’s gate and suggested Council reinvestigate a Shared Zone for Tilba Avenue.

 

Council Officers tabled and outlined further submissions received after the consultation period closed.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    An 8m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the eastern side of Tilba Avenue, north of Carieville Street, Balmain.

2.    A 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the northern side of Phoebe Street, south of Carieville Lane, Balmain.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0419 Item 6 Gannon Lane, Tempe - Proposed Installation of 'No Stopping' signage, replacing current 'No Parking 5am-10am Fridays' restrictions (Midjuburi Ward/Heffron Electorate/Inner West PAC)

SUMMARY

 

A request has been received from a local resident for the provision of 10m ‘No Stopping’ restrictions to deter illegal parking on the eastern side of Gannon Lane, adjacent to the corner of Gannon Street, Tempe. The resident has advised that vehicles are regularly illegally parking within 10m of the corner, often blocking the rear driveway of No.767 Princes Highway restricting their ingress and egress movements from their off-street parking.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the installation of 10m ‘No Stopping’ signage on the eastern side of Gannon Lane, Tempe, between the rear access of property Nos.767 & 769 Princes Highway (replacing the current ‘No Parking 5am-10am Fridays’ signage) be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speaker: Rae Owen attended at 10.37am

 

Ms Owen stated that her property on Princes Highway is a Council approved commercial property. The current ‘No Parking’ restrictions, allow for delivery vehicles to stop in Gannon Lane at the rear of Ms Owen’s property. Ms Owen stated that deliveries cannot be accepted from the front of her property due to it facing Princes Highway, thus the proposed changes would prevent deliveries to her property entirely. Ms Owen requested that the proposed ‘No Stopping’ signage be amended to ‘No Parking’ to allow delivery vehicles to stop in Gannon Lane and to assist her in entering and exiting her property safely.

 

(Ms Owen left at 10.38am)

 

Council Officers advised that deliveries to Ms Owen’s property would also not be possible in Gannon Street due to parking restrictions.

 

The Committee members agreed to amend the recommendation to install 10m ‘No Parking’ signage on the eastern side of Gannon Lane.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the installation of 10m ‘No Parking’ signage on the eastern side of Gannon Lane, Tempe, between the rear access of property Nos.767 & 769 Princes Highway (replacing the current ‘No Parking 5am-10am Fridays’ signage) be APPROVED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0419 Item 7 Albion Street, Annandale - Proposed Extension of 'No Stopping' zone (Gulgadya Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt PAC)

SUMMARY

 

Concerns have been raised regarding blocked vehicular access to the driveway of No.1 and No.3 Albion Street, Annandale due to vehicles over-hanging the driveway.

 

The existing kerb space between the driveways of No.1 and No.3 Albion Street is 2.6m long and so is insufficient to accommodate a vehicle without impeding driveway access to both properties.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the existing 12m ‘No Stopping’ zone on the northern side of Albion Street be extended to 14.6m, west of Susan Street, Annandale.

 

DISCUSSION

 

It was suggested to implement motorbike parking on the 2.6m section of Albion Street proposed to be an extension of the existing ‘No Stopping’ zone. Council Officers advised that the 2.6m space could accommodate two motorbike parking spaces without affecting access to driveways.

 

The Committee members agreed.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Motorbike Only parking be installed in the 2.6m section of road adjacent to the existing 12m ‘No Stopping’ zone on the northern side of Albion Street, west of Susan Street, Annandale.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0419 Item 8 Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill - Request for extension to existing school drop off zone adjacent to St Maroun's College at Nos.149-206 Wardell Road (Djarrawunang Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Inner West PAC)

SUMMARY

 

Representations have been received from the Principal of St Maroun’s College and parents of children attending the school for an extension to the existing school drop off / pick up zone on Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill. Originally the request was for the school drop off zone to be extended to the north eastern corner of Gilbert Barry Memorial Park incorporating the parks frontage; however, the request was subsequently restricted to the north-east school boundary line only and consultation was carried out on the latter proposal.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   The existing 'No Parking 8.00am-9.30am; 2.30pm-4.00pm School Days’ restrictions adjacent to St Maroun’s College on Wardell Road (southern side of roadway) be extended 10 metres eastward (to the school boundary line  west of Gilbert Barry Reserve) to improve road safety outside St Maroun’s College; and

 

2.   Council's Parking Officers be requested to regularly enforce the parking restrictions outside St Maroun's College in Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill during morning and afternoon school peak periods.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speaker: Jeffrey Sheather attended at 10.40am.

 

Mr Sheather stated that:

·         He lives in the block of units across from St Maroun’s College and moved in before the school was built.

·         Over time as the school expanded, parking in the street has worsened.

·         Parking in the section of Wardell Road between Margaret Street and Beach Road is particularly difficult as unit blocks do not have sufficient off-street parking.

·         The introduction of parking restrictions in Wardell Road from Dulwich Hill station to Margaret Street has made parking increasingly difficult.

·         He objects to the proposed changes as it removes up to three unrestricted parking spaces which residents use.

·         There is no supervision or enforcement of the ‘No Parking’ zone.

·         If the proposal is adopted, Council should consider a Resident Parking Scheme for residents in the section of Wardell Road between Margaret Street and Beach Road.

 

(Mr Sheather left at 10.45am)

 

Council Officers advised that a Resident Parking Scheme may not address the parking problems as there are more residents in the section of the street where he lives than there are parking spaces. Council Officers also advised that surveys conducted in Margaret Street indicate that there is some parking availability in Margaret Street during the day.

 

The RMS representative stated that extending the ‘No Parking’ zone is unlikely to resolve road safety issues and suggested that in the first instance, the school manage pick-up and drop-off times at the ‘No Parking’ zone.

 

Council Officers advised that Council’s Road Safety Officer can liaise with the school regarding management of pick-up and drop-off times within the existing ‘No Parking’ zone.

 

The Committee members agreed to defer the item pending Council’s Road Safety Officer liaising with the school to improve management of the pick-up and drop-off zone.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The extension of the existing 'No Parking 8.00am-9.30am; 2.30pm-4.00pm School Days’ restrictions adjacent to St Maroun’s College on Wardell Road be deferred.

 

2.   Council's Road Safety Officer be requested to liaise with St Maroun's College regarding management of school pick-up and drop-off in the existing ‘No Parking 8.00am-9.30am; 2.30pm-4.00pm School Days’ zone.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

LTC0419 Item 9 Charles Street, Leichhardt - Proposed Angled Parking
(Gulgadya Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt PAC)

SUMMARY

 

A number of residents of Charles Street, Leichhardt requested the implementation of angle parking in their street to address concerns with limited parking availability. Parking occupancy surveys undertaken in Charles Street have indicated high parking occupancy levels.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT

 

a)   ‘45 degree angle parking, rear to kerb, vehicles under 6 metres only’ restrictions be installed on the eastern side of Charles Street, Leichhardt from the driveway of No.53A Charles Street to the boundary of No.7/9 Charles Street; and

 

b)   Existing bike logos be amended to accommodate 45 degree angle parking layout

 

c)   10m ‘No Stopping’ zones be installed on the eastern and western side of Charles Street, north of William Street.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speaker: John Frangipane attended at 10.57am.

 

Mr Frangipane stated that he does not support the proposal and that:

 

·         Due to the street’s proximity to the North Leichhardt light rail station, parking in Charles Street is often used by commuters. The increase in parking spaces under the proposal will only create a hub for commuter parking.

·         Properties on both sides of the street have rear lane access and have the capacity to park vehicles at the rear.

·         He has never had a parking problem in the street.

·         Maintaining current parking conditions means better streetscape, a quieter street and better traffic flow.

·         If the proposal was implemented, it would make sense for angle parking to be installed on the eastern side of Charles Street as most traffic flows from the northern side of the street and it would be easier to reverse into parking bays if they are on the eastern side.

·         It would be more cost-effective for Council to convert Charles Street parking to resident parking. There is enough space in the street for residents to park without implementing angle parking.

 

(Mr Frangipane left at 11.02am)

 

It was noted that:

 

·         The former Leichhardt Council had investigated resident parking in the street but residents did not support the proposal at the time.

·         Off-duty buses travel via Charles Street to get to the bus depot.

·         The angle parking will narrow the street; however, traffic volumes are low such that it may not impact cyclists.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT

 

a)   ‘45 degree angle parking, rear to kerb, vehicles under 6 metres only’ restrictions be installed on the eastern side of Charles Street, Leichhardt from the driveway of No.53A Charles Street to the boundary of No.7/9 Charles Street; and

 

b)   Existing bike logos be amended to accommodate 45 degree angle parking layout

 

c)   10m ‘No Stopping’ zones be installed on the eastern and western side of Charles Street, north of William Street.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

General Business

 

LTC0419 Item 10    Pedestrian access to Leichhardt North light rail from Darley Road,    Leichhardt

 

The representative for the Member for Balmain stated that the pedestrians should be able to directly access the Leichhardt North light rail station through Dan Murphy’s eastern car park rather than walking east on Darley Road up a steep hill or walking west towards Charles Street and using the walkway to access the station. A resident has suggested this to Dan Murphy’s and they are receptive to the idea. The representative requested Council investigate this issue.

 

The RMS representative advised that RMS has received complaints about impeded access to the light rail station because of the Dan Murphy’s site. The representative advised that a public pedestrian walkway through a car park would not be supported by RMS.

 

Council Officers stated that a public walkway to the light rail station would need to be separated from a public car park and that the change of leasehold was an opportunity to investigate the feasibility of a walkway with Transport for NSW.

 

 

LTC0419 Item 11    Traffic around Petersham Station development

 

The representative for the Member for Newtown reported that traffic diversion around development sites in the vicinity of Petersham Station are chaotic with detours causing confusion for motorists.

 

 

LTC0419 Item 12    Request for red light camera on corner of Princes Highway and         Canal Road, St Peters

                                

A request for a red light camera on the corner of Princes Highway and Canal Road was made to the Member for Newtown. The RMS representative advised that the Centre for Road Safety manages the red light camera program and nominations for a red light camera location can be made through its website.

 

 

LTC0419 Item 13    Heavy traffic around Sydney Metro, WestConnex and Marrickville     Metro sites        

 

The representative for the Member for Newtown stated that a resident has reported seeing heavy traffic along streets surrounding the Sydney Metro, WestConnex and Marrickville Metro development sites, including Edgeware Road, Unwins Bridge Road, May Street and Campbell Street. The resident reported there has been aggressive driver behaviour and she witnessed a near miss with a truck. The resident stated that the situation is dangerous when dropping off children to school and day care and asked what kind of monitoring is being undertaken in the area.

 

Council Officers advised that if the trucks can be identified, Council can approach the appropriate authorities.

 

The Police representative for Inner West PAC stated that complaints have been received regarding trucks speeding and vehicles not giving way to pedestrians at the crossing on Campbell Street. Police have been monitoring traffic and the pedestrian crossing on Campbell Street and issues with speeding have been referred to the Highway Patrol for monitoring.  

 

LTC0419 Item 14    Vehicles not stopping at ‘Stop’ signs on Cook Street and Barker        Street,                                  Lewisham

 

The RMS representative stated that a complaint was received regarding motorists proceeding through ‘Stop’ signs without stopping on Cook Street and Barker Street, Lewisham. All associated linemarking at the ‘Stop’ signs are present. The RMS representative referred the matter to Police for enforcement.

 

 

 

LTC0419 Item 15    Motorists stopping in middle of pedestrian crossings

 

Clr da Cruz enquired regarding enforcement of motorists who stop in the middle of a signalised pedestrian crossing. It was advised that Police would need to be present at pedestrian crossings and witness such incidents to take enforcement action.

 

The RMS representative stated that the pedestrian crossing stop lines are being converted from unbroken lines to broken lines to prevent confusion as to where motorists should be stopping. The representative stated that RMS can update linemarking at locations where motorists are regularly stopping at or after the pedestrian crossing line.

 

 

Meeting closed at  11.34am.