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Traffic Committee MEETING

Notice of Meeting

 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

 

Thursday, 7 July 2016

 

 

Mr John Rayner

 

A Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at Hurstville Civic Centre

Meeting Room 2, on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 for consideration of the business available on Council's website at http://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meetings.

 

 

 

 

Ms G Connolly

General Manager

 

 

BUSINESS

1.      Apologies

2.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

3.      Matters Arising from Previous Meeting

4.      Disclosures of Interest

5       Agenda Items

6.      General Business

7.      Next meeting - Tuesday 16 August 2016 at 9.30am

 

 


Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 7 June 2016  

Agenda Items

TAC001-16       Bonds Road Peakhurst - Road Safety Concerns 

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim).................................................... 2

TAC002-16       Barnards Avenue Hurstville - Request to shorten the existing Bus Zone 

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim).................................................... 5

TAC003-16       Carrington Avenue Hurstville - Request for Disabled Parking Space

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim).................................................... 7

TAC004-16       Myall Street Oatley - Request for a 15 Minutes Parking Zone

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim).................................................... 9

TAC005-16       Martin Place Mortdale - Request for a 15 Minutes Parking Zone for Mortdale Medical Centre

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim).................................................. 11

TAC006-16       Carlton Railway - RMV Incursions into Station Precinct, Risk Reduction Program, Design Works at High Risk Sites-

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim).................................................. 13

TAC007-16       Broad Arrow Road, Beverly Hills - Road Safety Concerns

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim).................................................. 17

TAC008-16       Stanley Street Peakhurst - Request for Kerb Blisters

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim).................................................. 19

TAC009-16       Colin Avenue, Riverwood - Request for a "No Parking" Zone

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim).................................................. 22

TAC010-16       Kingsway, Kings Place, Westbrook Street and Glenwall Street Beverly Hills - Proposed New Roundabout

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mr B Liddell)............................................................... 24

TAC011-16       Percival Street, Penshurst - Change to On-Street Parking

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mr B Liddell)............................................................... 26

TAC012-16       Connelly Street, Penshurst - Proposed Road Narrowing

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mr B Liddell)............................................................... 28

TAC013-16       333-339 Stoney Creek Road, Kingsgrove - Request for a Works Zone

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mr B Liddell)............................................................... 31

TAC014-16       Belmore Road, Peakhurst - Proposal to Relocate and Upgrade Existing Pedestrian Crossing

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mr B Liddell)............................................................... 33

TAC015-16       Neville Street, Oatley - Proposed Temporary Road Closure - UBD 293 C14

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mr P Croft)................................................................... 36

TAC016-16       Railway Parade, Penshurst - Proposed Speed Advisory Signs - UBD 293 E6

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mr P Croft)................................................................... 38

TAC017-16       Frederick Street, Oatley - Proposed Temporary Road Closures - UBD 293 C12

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mr P Croft)................................................................... 41

TAC018-16       St Georges Parade, Allawah - Proposed "No Stopping" zone - UBD 293 P8

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mr P Croft)................................................................... 44

TAC019-16       Railway Parade, Mortdale - Proposed Removal of "Bus Zone" and shelter - UBD 293 C8

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mr P Croft)................................................................... 47

TAC020-16       Illawarra Street, Allawah - Proposed "No Parking" zone - UBD 293 Q8

(Report by Assistant Traffic Engineer, Mr S Lindsay)............................................ 49

TAC021-16       Ramsgate Road, Kogarah Bay - Proposed "No Stopping" zone - UBD 294 E13

(Report by Assistant Traffic Engineer, Mr S Lindsay)............................................ 51

TAC022-16       Kensington Lane, Kogarah - Proposed extension of "No Stopping" zone - UBD 294 G5

(Report by Assistant Traffic Engineer, Mr S Lindsay)............................................ 54

TAC023-16       Blake Street and Bowns Road, Kogarah - Proposed Linemarking - UBD 294 F6

(Report by Assistant Traffic Engineer, Mr S Lindsay)............................................ 56

TAC024-16       Chapel Street, Kogarah - Proposed changes to parking arrangements - UBD 294 H6

(Report by Assistant Traffic Engineer, Mr S Lindsay)............................................ 60   

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                     Page 1

 

AGENDA

1.      Apologies 

2.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 7 June 2016

3.      Matters Arising from Previous Meeting

4.      Disclosure of Interest


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                     Page 3

 

5.      Agenda Items

Item:                   TAC001-16        Bonds Road Peakhurst - Road Safety Concerns  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report presents results of a comprehensive traffic survey conducted in Bonds Road, Peakhurst for the Committee to consider potential traffic calming measures in Bonds Road, Peakhurst.

 

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT this matter be referred to the Roads and Maritime Services requesting to consider installing a speed camera within the 40km/h School Zone in Bonds Road, Peakhurst.

b)      FURTHER THAT Mr Mark Courre, MP, Member for Oatley be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from Mr Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley raising road safety concerns in Bonds Road, Peakhurst. Mr Coure has expressed his concerns regarding speeding traffic along Bonds Road and the safety of the school children that attend Peakhurst Public School.

2.      Accordingly, a comprehensive traffic survey was conducted in Bonds Road, Peakhurst to establish the current traffic situation in the vicinity of Peakhurst Public School.

 

3.      The results of the count are presented below.

4.      As can be seen from the results above, more than 50% (the 50th percentile speed) of the motorists travel below the posted speed limit of the street; however the 85th percentile speed results show that some motorists travel slightly above the posted speed limit of 50km/h along Bonds Road.

5.      To further ascertain the residents’ road safety concerns during school time, the traffic speeds during the School Zone times were reviewed. Please be advised that the morning School Zone operates from 8.00am-9.30am and in the afternoon it operates from 2.30pm-4.00pm. The results of 85th percentile speeds during the School Zone times are presented in the table below.

 

 

Day

Monday

(13 June - a Public Holiday)

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8am-9am 85% speed

58.8km/h

43.6km/h

40.2km/h

43.5km/h

42.6km/h

3pm-4pm 85% speed

57.9km/h

38..8km/h

38.4km/h

37.9km/h

38.8km/h

6.      As can be seen from the results above, some motorists travel slightly above the posted speed limit of 40km/h on Bonds Road during school times. However, it is considered that the installation of speed humps can be a nuisance for residents living in the vicinity of such devices. 

7.      Accordingly, it is recommended to refer this matter to Roads and Maritime Services requesting to consider installing a speed camera within the 40km/h School Zone in Bonds Road, to discourage speeding in the vicinity of Peakhurst Public School.

 

 

Operational Plan Budget

8.      Within budget allocation.

 

 

Item:                      TAC002-16     Barnards Avenue Hurstville - Request to shorten the existing Bus Zone  

 

Author:                 Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim

 

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT the existing 25m long Bus Zone outside 1G Barnards Avenue, Hurstville be shortened to 17m towards the eastern direction.

b)      THAT the statutory No Stopping restrictions at the south-western corner of the intersection of Smiths Avenue and Barnards Avenue be installed.

c)      FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s approval to shorten the existing 25m long Bus Zone outside 1G Barnards Avenue Hurstville.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from the resident of 1G Barnards Avenue, Hurstville, raising road safety concerns regarding a Bus Zone that exists on the southern side of Barnards Avenue, outside her residence.

2.      The subject Bus Zone is 25m long.

3.      In response to the resident’s concerns, Council requested the bus operator, TransDev NSW to investigate the resident’s concerns and advise if the subject Bus Zone can be shortened.

4.      Accordingly TransDev NSW conducted a site inspection and advised that as the Bus Zone is located near the intersection of Barnards Avenue and Smith Avenue, Hurstville, the Bus Zone can be shortened to 17metres. They advised that the drivers can utilise the statutory No Stopping restriction at the intersection to pull into the Bus Zone.

5.      The shortening of the Bus Zone will result in the Bus Zone no longer being outside the concerned resident’s premises, which is a favourable outcome.

 

Operational Plan Budget

6.      Within budget allocation.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                     Page 7

 

Item:                   TAC003-16        Carrington Avenue Hurstville - Request for Disabled Parking Space 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT two disabled parking spaces conforming to AS2890.5-1993 be installed outside Shangri La Nursing Home at 107 Carrington Avenue Hurstville.

b)      FURTHER THAT Shangri La Nursing Home be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks Traffic Committee’s approval to install two (2) disabled parking spaces in Carrington Avenue, Hurstville, outside Shangri La Nursing Home.

 

Background

1.      A representative from Shangri La Nursing Home has advised that they care for over 50 frail aged citizens at their facilities at 107 Carrington Avenue, Hurstville and on many occasions their family and friends who visit them are also quite fragile and cannot walk for a long distance. 

2.      Accordingly Shangri La Nursing Home has requested Council to consider installing two disabled parking spaces outside the entrance to their premises at 107 Carrington Avenue Hurstville to facilitate parking close to the entrance to the nursing home for the family of residents of the nursing home.

3.      It is advised that a site inspection has revealed that there is a No parking restriction outside the nursing home to facilitate drop off and pick up of residents and visitors of the nursing home.

4.      The site inspection also revealed that the nursing home doesn’t have means to an off street parking facility for their visitors.

5.      It is further advised that parking in Carrington Avenue is in very high demand due its close proximity to Hurstville Private and other health care facilities.

6.      The traffic section has clearly advised Shangri La Nursing that the requested disabled parking spaces will not be always available for the visitors of the nursing home as any motorist with a disabled parking permit can legally park within a disabled parking space all day.

 

Operational Plan Budget

7.      Within budget allocation.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                     Page 9

 

Item:                   TAC004-16        Myall Street Oatley - Request for a 15 Minutes Parking Zone 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT a 31m (approximately 6 car spaces) long, ‘15 minutes, 8.30am-6.30pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12:30pm Sat’ zone be installed on the eastern side of Myall Street, south of Mulga Road, Oatley.

b)      FURTHER THAT Mullan’s Pharmacy be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks Traffic Committee’s consideration to install a 15 minutes parking zone in Myall Street, Oatley to facilitate quick turnover of parking for Mullen’s Pharmacy and Oatley West Licensed Post Office (LPO).

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from the owner of Mullan’s Pharmacy & Oatley West Licensed Post Office (LPO) requesting the provision short term parking zone to ensure quick turnover of parking for their customers. Mullan’s Pharmacy & Oatley West LPO is located at the corner of Mulga Road and Myall Street, Oatley.

2.      The owner has advised that due to the increasing number of eateries opening along Mulga Road, Oatley, it is difficult to find any on-street parking along Mulga Road, Oatley for their customers. She advised that she is losing business as her customers can’t find a safe location to pick up medications or obtain other health services from her pharmacy. 

3.      The owner of Mullan’s Pharmacy also advised that she also owns and operates Oatley West LPO which is attached to the pharmacy.  Accordingly she has requested that 15 minutes parking be installed in Myall Street, Oatley adjacent to her property to facilitate quick turnover of parking for both of her businesses.

4.      It is advised that Mulga Road Oatley is mostly residential along the northern side and parking on the northern side is unrestricted, while land uses on the southern side are predominately commercial and retail premises with on-street parking is restricted to 1P and 2P.   

5.      To facilitate quick turnover of parking for the Pharmacy and LPO, it is considered appropriate to install a 15-minute parking zone in Myall Street adjacent to the side frontage of the business. 

6.      It is advised that the side frontage of Mullan’s Pharmacy and Oatley West LPO in Myall Street is 42.5m long.  There is a 10m statutory No Stopping restriction at the intersection of Myall Street and Mulga Road leaving about 31m of unrestricted parking area.

7.      Accordingly, it is recommended to install a 31m long ‘15-minutes, 8.30am-6.30pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12:30pm Sat’ zone along the eastern side of Myall Street, south of Mulga Road, Oatley.

 

 

Operational Plan Budget

8.      Within budget allocation.

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 11

 

Item:                   TAC005-16        Martin Place Mortdale - Request for a 15 Minutes Parking Zone for Mortdale Medical Centre 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim

 

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT 6m of the existing 1P restriction located along the northern side of Martin Place, west of Morts Road, Mortdale be converted to a ‘P15min, 8.30am-6.30pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12:30pm Sat’ zone.

b)      FURTHER THAT Mortdale Medical Centre be advised of Council’s decision 

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration to install a ‘P15min, 8.30am-6.30pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-6.00pm Sat’ zone in Martin Place, Mortdale to improve availability of short term parking for Mortdale Medical Centre.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from Mortdale Medical Centre, requesting Council to consider installing a 15 minutes parking zone in Martin place, outside the side frontage of their Medical Centre located at 23a Morts Road, Mortdale.

2.      Mortdale Medical Centre is located along at the north-western corner of the intersection of Martin Place and Morts Road, Mortdale. The Practise Manager advised that parking in the immediate vicinity of the medical practise is very hard to find due to the practise being located in the centre of Mortdale Commercial Centre.  This in turn can cause difficulty to the elderly and patients with restricted mobility to access the practise, when being dropped off by their family and/or friends as they can’t walk too far to get to the practise.

3.      Accordingly the Practise Manager has requested Council to consider installing a 15 minutes parking zone adjacent to their premises. 

4.      It is advised that the Practise Manager’s request cannot be accommodated along Morts Road as this is restricted to a Bus Zone at all times, however along their side frontage on Martin Place, there is a 20m long 1P parking restriction. 

5.      As the Medical Centre does provide an important service to the community, converting 6m of the abovementioned 1P restriction to accommodate a ‘15 minutes, 8.30m-6.30pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-6.12:30pm Sat’ zone does have merit.

 

Operational Plan Budget

6.      Within budget allocation.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 13

 

Item:                   TAC006-16        Carlton Railway - RMV Incursions into Station Precinct, Risk Reduction Program, Design Works at High Risk Sites- 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim

 

 

Recommendation

THAT the installation of  Omni-Stop bollards as proposed by Sydney Trains along Station Lane, Allawah outside Allawah Railway Station be approved.

THAT the cost of supply, installation and maintenance of bollards be borne by Sydney Trains.

FURTHER THAT Sydney Trains be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks Committee’s approval to install Omni-Stop bollards along Station Lane, Allawah outside Allawah Railway Station.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff on behalf of Sydney Trains in regards to their project, RMV Incursions into the Station Precincts, Risk Reduction program. The objective of this project is to develop engineering solutions to reduce the risk of incursions by road motor vehicles into the Sydney Trains and NSW Trains rail corridors within station precincts.

2.      Internationally, rail operators have had to address risk associated with incursions by errant Road Motor Vehicles onto the rail network. One of the worst incidents occurred in 2001 at Great Heck, near Selby in Yorkshire, UK, where a Land Rover, towing another vehicle, left the motorway, obstructed the railway line and caused a train accident resulting in 10 fatalities.

3.      The number of incidents on the Sydney Trains and NSW Trains networks increased between 2005 and 2015, in line with the increased number of NSW vehicle registrations.

4.      In 2012, the RailCorp Asset Operations Group conducted an assessment, which ranked the risk sites along the rail corridor, using a methodology developed “in house”. The ranking assessment was expanded in 2015 to include station car parks and the other station precincts. Subsequently, the Sydney Trains GM Risk endorsed the February 2003 “Managing the accidental obstruction of the railway by road vehicles” methodology for Sydney Trains, which had previously been approved and used by the Department for Transport in the UK.

5.      The highest risk sites in the Station Precinct have now been determined by Sydney Trains using a methodology which was tailored by the UK Department for Transport Methodology and adjusted it for Sydney Trains conditions and the station precinct environments.

6.      Nine of the highest risk stations have been selected for investigation and detailed design of the engineering safety solutions within the station precincts. One location within Georges River Council has been identified, that being Allawah Railway Station.

7.      For Allawah Station, Sydney Trains identified the risk area to be located in Station Lane due to the road curvature and the sheer drop from the road level into the railway lines lacking safety barriers.

8.      Sydney Trains have also identified Allawah station as a high risk due to the high volume and dangerous goods train route that passes through Allawah Station which can further increase the risk in the event of an accident.

9.      Station Lane is local road with a designated speed of 50km/h and includes a kiss and ride stop adjacent to Allawah train station entry, on street parking and an entry to a commuter car park.

10.    Sydney Trains advised that they believe the risk area at Allawah is the southern side of station Lane between the Ausgrid Substation and the commuter car park, where the footpath has a width of minimum 1.6m and maximum 4.8m. They further advised that even though there is a pedestrian fence on top of the retaining wall, it is insufficient in acting as a safety barrier for road motor vehicles.

11.    Accordingly Sydney Trains are proposing to install safety barriers along three locations, which they labelled as Work Area 1, Work Area 2 and Work Area 3

·    Work Area 1 – Ausgrid substation to station entry

·    Work Area 2 – End of Kiss and ride to car park entry

·    Work Area 3 – The first two car spaces.

12.    A quick preview of the work is presented below.  More details are available in the attached document.

 

13.    Sydney Trains are proposing to install Omni Stop Bollards.  They are proposing to install them along the kerb with a 400mm offset from top of kerb.

14.    Omni Stop Bollards are RMS approved steel bollard supplied by Saferoads Pty Ltd. The Omni Stop Bollard is non re-directive crash attenuator tested under AS/NZS:3845 1999 Table5.3.3(3) for a 1600kg vehicle impact at 60km/h. At the point of impact of a vehicle, the Omni-Stop`s energy absorbing cartridge which is at the base of the steel bollard absorbs the energy and safely decelerates the vehicle at a level that is safe for the occupant.

15.    Proper design, deployment and maintenance of the bollard are essential to ensure maximum performance. Saferoads “Product Manual” and “Installation Instructions” to be used when installing the bollards. Refer to Appendix B-1 in attached report for manufacturer’s product manual and installation instructions.

 

Operational Plan Budget

16.    No budget impact for this report.

 

 

APPENDICES

Appendix View1

Plan of proposed location of Omni Bollards at Allawah Railway Station

 


Georges River Council Ordinary Meeting   Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TAC006-16           Carlton Railway - RMV Incursions into Station Precinct, Risk Reduction Program, Design Works at High Risk Sites-

[Appendix 1]         Plan of proposed location of Omni Bollards at Allawah Railway Station

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 17

 

Item:                   TAC007-16        Broad Arrow Road, Beverly Hills - Road Safety Concerns 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim

 

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT the request to install traffic calming devices in Broad Arrow Road, Beverly Hills be denied.

b)      FURTHER THAT Mr Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

This report presents results of a comprehensive traffic survey conducted in Broad Arrow Road, Beverly for the Committee’s consideration.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from Mr Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley on behalf of one of his constituents in regards to speeding in Broad Arrow Road, Beverly Hills. The constituent is concerned about the safety of school children around Beverly Hills Girls High School and has requested Council to consider installing traffic calming devices in Broad Arrow Road to discourage speeding.

2.      It is advised that a pedestrian crossing with associate kerb blisters exists in Broad Arrow Road outside Beverly Hills Girls High School. The kerb blisters at this location have narrowed Broad arrow Road into one lane in each direction to conform with RMS Technical Directions.

3.      The abovementioned pedestrian crossing causes delays in traffic (particularly in the east direction), as it narrows Broadarrow Road from two lanes to a single lane at that location. Accordingly, it is somewhat difficult to speed during school morning peak times and afternoon peak times due to the traffic congestion. 

4.      Nevertheless the traffic section commissioned Centre for Excellence to carry out a comprehensive traffic survey to establish the speed and traffic profile in Broad Arrow Road near Beverly Hills Girls High School. The results of the count are presented below.

5.      As can be seen from the results above, the 50th percentile speed is well below the posted speed limit; however the 85th percentile does show minor deviation from the posted speed limit of 50km/h.

6.      To further ascertain the resident’s road safety concerns during school time, the traffic speeds during the School Zone times were reviewed. Please be advised that the morning School Zone operates from 8.00am-9.30am and in the afternoon it operates from 2.30pm-4.00pm. The results of 85th percentile speeds during the School Zone times are presented in the table below.

7.     

  Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8am-9am 85% speed

35km/h

36km/h

36km/h

35.5km/h

39.4km/h

3pm-4pm 85% speed

45.3km/h

46.5km/h

46km/h

44km/h

44.7km/h

8.      As can be seen from the above table, there is no evidence of speeding during morning school zone times, however the afternoon does show slight speeding over the 40km/h zone.

9.      The above results do not demonstrate excessive traffic speeds to warrant any further traffic calming devices in Broad Arrow Road.

10.    Additionally, the existing pedestrian crossing and kerb blisters in Broad Arrow Road slow down traffic and create a safe environment for the pedestrians. 

 

Operational Plan Budget

11.    No budget impact for this report.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                 Page  20

 

Item:                   TAC008-16        Stanley Street Peakhurst - Request for Kerb Blisters 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim

 

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT kerb blisters be installed in Stanley Street, Peakhurst on both sides of the driveway crossing at 1/9 Stanley Street Peakhurst provided that the business owner bear the cost of construction of the kerb blisters.

b)      FURTHER THAT the business owner be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

The report seeks the Committee’s consideration for a request received from a business owner requesting Council to install kerb blisters in Stanley Street, Peakhurst, near the driveway crossing of his business premises.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from the business owner at 1/9 Stanley Street Peakhurst, requesting Council to consider installing kerb blisters in Stanley Street near the layback of the driveway crossing of his business premises. The business owner advised Council that they have had constant issues with persons parking over or too-close the layback entrance to their showroom.

2.      It is advised that the business located at 1/9 Stanley Street Peakhurst has a layback that leads into the business’s showroom. West of the layback there is a 1.4m kerb space and east of the layback there is a 4m kerb space.  Accordingly due to the high demand for parking from the varied business in Stanley Street, motorists try to squeeze their vehicles within the above mentioned spaces, blocking access to the subject business.

3.      The business owner has constantly written to Council reporting this problem.  Council tried to assist him by first installing delineation line marking on both sides of the driveway crossing, then later a No Parking restriction.

4.      The Business owner advised that the No Parking restriction worked for a while, however the parking problem became more intense overtime, happening everyday that waiting for enforcement to arrive is not helping anymore.

5.      Accordingly he has requested Council to install kerb blisters east and west of the subject layback to physically stop vehicles from parking clos to the driveway crossing.

6.      The resident further advised that this issue has caused confrontations between him and the offending motorists and he fears that if this continues it could escalate into security issues.

7.      A few site visits to the subject location has shown that indeed vehicles are more often than not have parked almost halfway across the subject layback.

8.      It is advised that Council does not favour installing kerb blisters near driveway crossing as it could set a precedent.  However due to the nature of the situation and in fear of the matter being escalated further, it is recommended that the installation of the kerb blisters be approved subject to the business owner paying for the installation of the kerb blisters.

9.      The following is an example of what the blisters would look like if installed.

 

 

Proposed location of the kerb blisters at 1/9 Stanley Street, Peakhurst.

 

Operational Plan Budget

10.    No budget impact for this report.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 23

 

Item:                   TAC009-16        Colin Avenue, Riverwood - Request for a "No Parking" Zone 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Mrs S Selim

 

 

Recommendation

a)       That a ‘No Parking Mon-Fri’ zone be installed on the western side of Colin Avenue Riverwood, including the cul-de-sac, subject to consultation with the affected residents.

b)      Further that the resident be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

 

Council has received a representation from a resident in Colin Avenue Riverwood, requesting Council to consider installing a No Parking restriction on one side of Colin Avenue, Riverwood.

 

Background

 

1.         Council has received a representation from a resident in Colin Avenue Riverwood, requesting Council to consider installing a No Parking restriction on one side of Colin Avenue, Riverwood.

 

2.         The resident has advised that due to their street’s close proximity to Riverwood Station, commuters are attracted to the on street parking in their street, occupying both sides of Colin Avenue for most of the weekdays.

 

3.         The resident has further advised that this causes ingress and egress problems to the off-street parking facilities of the residents due to the narrow width of Colin Avenue.  The situation is worse on waste collection days where trucks cannot enter their street in a safe manner to collect the residents’ waste bins.  As a solution, the resident has requested Council to install a No Parking restriction on one side of Colin Avenue.

 

4.         It is advised that Colin Avenue is located south of Webb Street, Riverwood, ending in a cul-de-sac configuration.  It measures 7.2m in width. Accordingly when cars are parked on both sides, only about 2.5m carriageway is left for vehicles to get through.  Road Rules stipulates a minimum of 3m clearance for through traffic.  Thus a No Parking restriction on one side of Colin Avenue is considered warranted.  However, it is recommended that the No Parking be installed during weekdays only to allow for visitors of the residents to be able to utilise the on street parking during weekends.

 

5.         It is further advised that all residents in Collins Avenue have means to off street parking.

 

6.         The resident was advised that if No Parking was installed, the restriction will also apply to the residents and their visitors without any exemption.

 

 

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

7.         Within budget allocation.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 25

 

Item:                   TAC010-16        Kingsway, Kings Place, Westbrook Street and Glenwall Street Beverly Hills - Proposed New Roundabout 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Mr B Liddell

 

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT the design for the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Kingsway, Kings Place, Westbrook Street and Glenwall Street, Beverly Hills be approved.

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s approval to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Kingsway, Kings Place, Westbrook Street and Glenwall Street, Beverly Hills.

Background

1.      The Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee, at its meeting on 5 May 2016, considered a report for the installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Kingsway, Kings Place, Westbrook Street and Glenwall Street, Beverly Hills to address safety concerns raised by residents. The Traffic Advisory Committee recommended the following:

“THAT the concept design for the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Kingsway, Kings Place, Westbrook Street and Glenwall Street, Beverly Hills be approved in principle subject to public consultation.

FURTHER THAT a detailed construction drawing for the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Kingsway, Kings Place, Westbrook Street and Glenwall Street, Beverly Hills be submitted to RMS for approval.”

2.      Council has undertaken public consultation with residents immediately affected by the proposed roundabout. Council letter dropped 15 residents at the intersection of Kingsway, Kings Place, Westbrook Street and Glenwall Street, Beverly Hills and provided two weeks for residents to reply.

3.      Council received seven responses with all respondents supporting the installation of a roundabout at the above intersection.

4.      Additionally, Council has submitted detailed design plans to the RMS for review and the RMS has approved the design for the proposed roundabout.

5.      Accordingly it is recommended that the roundabout design at the intersection of Kingsway, Kings Place, Westbrook Street and Glenwall Street, Beverly Hills be approved and listed for construction subject to availability of funding. 

 

Operational Plan Budget

6.      Outside the budget allocation. The estimated cost of the proposed roundabout and associate road works is $ 325,000.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 27

 

Item:                   TAC011-16        Percival Street, Penshurst - Change to On-Street Parking 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Mr B Liddell

 

 

Recommendation:

a)      THAT the existing on-street parallel parking on Percival Street, Penshurst adjacent to Penshurst Park be changed to 90° angle parking.

 

Executive Summary

Council seeks Committee’s approval to change the existing on-street parallel parking on Percival Street, Penshurst to 90° angle parking as part of the Penshurst Park upgrade works. 

Background

1.      Council is proposing to change the existing on-street parallel parking on Percival Street, Penshurst to 90° angle parking as part of the Penshurst Park upgrade. 

2.      Council has proposed to install approximately 38, 90° angle parking spaces on the southern side of Percival Street.

3.      A site survey has shown the following cross sectional measurements on Percival Street;

·     12.40 metres from kerb face to kerb face

·     2.30 metres from back of kerb to first retaining wall

·     1.83 metres from first retaining wall to second retaining wall

·     16.53 metres from northern kerb face to second retaining wall

4.      According to Guide to Road Design Part 3: Geometric Design the required width to accommodate  a 2.3 metre wide parallel parking lane, two 3.2 metre wide travel lanes, 90° parking with 600mm overhang, and a 1.20 metre wide footpath is 15.30 metres.

5.      To meet the required road width, the following works on the southern side of Percival Street are necessary;

·     Realignment of kerb and gutter

·     Alterations to existing drainage structures

·     Relocation of two power poles (if required)

·     Relocation/Removal of first retaining wall

·     Relocation of underground services

·     Removal of raised threshold on Percival Street

6.      Currently there are approximately 12 all day parallel parking spaces on the southern side of Percival Street.  The proposed design will provide 26 additional parking spaces (altogether 38 parking spaces) for the users of Penshurst Park.

 

Operational Plan Budget

7.      Works will be undertaken as part of the Penshurst Park upgrade Project.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 29

 

Item:                   TAC012-16        Connelly Street, Penshurst - Proposed Road Narrowing 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Mr B Liddell

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT the proposed design to narrow north-western corner of Connelly Street at Bridge Street, Penshurst be approved.

b)      THAT the proposed design to narrow north-western corner of Connelly Street at Bridge Street, Penshurst be constructed subject to RMS approval.

c)      FURTHER THAT the resident be notified of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks approval to a kerb blister at the north-western corner of the intersection of Connelly Street and Bridge Street, Penshurst to improve pedestrian safety.

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from a resident raising pedestrian safety concerns at the intersection of Connelly Street and Bridge Street, Penshurst.

2.      The resident advised that the western corner of the intersection of Bridge Street and Connelly Street, Penshurst is very wide and as a result vehicles turning left from Bridge Street onto Connelly Street, do that turn at a high speed. This in effect is causing near misses as vehicles fail to slow down when pedestrians are trying to cross Connelly Street.

3.      Connelly Street at its intersection with Bridge Street has a median splitter island to delineate the intersection and channel vehicles through the intersection. The western carriageway at the intersection of Connelly Street and Bridge Street measures 10.5m at its widest point.

4.      To ascertain road safety concerns raised by the resident, the Roads and Maritime Service accident data was reviewed for the 5-year period between January 2009 and December 2013 and no accidents were recorded within the subject intersection.

5.      The above facts were presented to the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee at its meeting in April 2016. The Committee recommended the following:

a)  THAT a detailed design of a kerb extension aiming to narrow the carriageway at the intersection of Connelly Street and Bridge Street, Penshurst be prepared and brought back to the Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.

b)  FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council’s decision.

6.      Accordingly, Council has prepared a detailed design for the proposed road narrowing. The design incorporates new kerb ramps, landscaped kerb build outs, 2.8 metre wide pedestrian refuge island, line marking and signage. The pedestrian refuge island was designed in accordance with the RMS Technical Direction TDT 2011/01a. A layout of the proposed road narrowing is attached to Council Business Paper for information and review.

7.      Attached design shows that the refuge island is 2.8 metres wide and has a crossing gap of 3.0 metres. 500mm barrier kerb (SM) will be used for all islands and holding rails will be installed as per RMS standard drawing. 1.2 metre wide pedestrian kerb ramps will be constructed on the eastern side of Connelly Street and the southern side of Bridge Street to facilitate mobility impaired pedestrians. Warning signs, no stopping restrictions and line marking tapers were designed for an 85th percentile vehicle speed of 50 km/h.

 

 

 

Operational Plan Budget

8.      The proposed works will carried out from the allocated LATM budget.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 32

 

Item:                   TAC013-16        333-339 Stoney Creek Road, Kingsgrove - Request for a Works Zone 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Mr B Liddell

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT a 6 metre long Works Zone to operate from 7am-5pm, Monday to Saturday be installed on Donald Street, adjacent to 339 Stoney Creek Road, Kingsgrove for a duration of 12 weeks, provided that the applicant pay the necessary fees and charges in accordance with Council’s adopted Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2016-17.

b)      FURTHER THAT the applicant be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks approval to establish a 6 metre long Works Zone on Donald Street, adjacent to 339 Stoney Creek Road, Kingsgrove for a period of 12 weeks.

 

Background

1.      Council has received an application from Saf Developments requesting Council to establish a 6 metre long Works Zone on Donald Street, adjacent to 339 Stoney Creek Road, Kingsgrove for a period of 12 weeks.

2.      Currently, on-street parking at this location is regulated by all day parking and a 6 metres No Parking zone that used to provide unhindered access to a loading dock. The proposed Works Zone will replace the unused No Parking zone on Donald Street.

3.      The applicant claims that a Works Zone at the above location is necessary to safely unload construction materials as the demand for on-street parking in Donald Street is high due to nearby shops and a petrol station.

4.      Accordingly, it is recommended to approve a 6 metre long Works Zone adjoining the abovementioned construction site to ensure unhindered access for construction related vehicles to the site.

 

 

Operational Plan Budget

5.      Within budget allocation.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 34

 

Item:                   TAC014-16        Belmore Road, Peakhurst - Proposal to Relocate and Upgrade Existing Pedestrian Crossing 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Mr B Liddell

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT the existing pedestrian crossing outside 82 Belmore Road, Peakhurst be relocated 15m south and upgraded the crossing to a raised pedestrian crossing (wombat crossing).

b)      THAT the existing Bus Stop and the associated Bus Zone on the western side of Belmore Road outside Peakhurst West Public School be relocated 10m north of the proposed pedestrian facility.

c)      THAT a detailed design for the proposed raised pedestrian crossing (wombat crossing) in Belmore Road, Peakhurst be prepared and submitted to the RMS for approval.

d)      THAT the proposed raised pedestrian crossing (wombat crossing) in Belmore Road, Peakhurst be constructed subject to RMS approval and availability of funding.

e)      FURTHER THAT the cost difference between upgrading the existing pedestrian crossing to a wombat crossing and relocating the existing facility 15m south be borne by the property developer of 82 Belmore Road, Peakhurst.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s approval to relocate and upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing outside 82 Belmore Road, Peakhurst to improve pedestrian safety and accommodate new driveway crossings at 82 Belmore Road, Peakhurst.

 

Background

1.      Hurstville City Council engaged Transport and Urban Planning to carry out a Pedestrian and Traffic Study, focusing on school children safety around Peakhurst West Public School. The objectives of the study was to assess current pedestrian and traffic conditions and to identify and recommend measures to improve safety of school children, the general public and pedestrians in the study area.

2.      The report of the traffic study was presented to the Hurstville April Traffic Advisory Committee, at its meeting in April 2016 for consideration. After reviewing the report and the recommendation of the consultant, the Committee recommended, in part:

THAT the recommended actions to improve safety of pedestrians (Pedestrian Safety Management Plan) by the consultants be implemented subject to availability of funding

3.      One of the recommendations of the study was to upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing outside 82 Belmore Road, Peakhurst to raised pedestrian crossing (wombat crossing) to improve pedestrian safety and discourage speeding.

4.      Accordingly, Council lodge an application for funding under the ‘NSW Government’s Program for Pedestrian Infrastructure Safety around Schools’ for the recommended upgrade of pedestrian crossing in Belmore Road. The NSW Government has advised that the funding up to $50,000 will be considered favourably, provided that Council funds any costs in excess of $50,000.

5.      Subsequently, Council has received a development application for a two storey attached dual occupancy at 82 Belmore Road, Peakhurst. The proposed driveway for the northern occupancy encroaches the proposed wombat crossing, thus creating safety concerns for children using the crossing and design issues for the proposed upgrade works.

6.      To resolve above concerns, Council is proposing to relocate the pedestrian crossing approximately 15 metres south to improve pedestrian safety and minimise design and construction issues.

7.      80 Belmore Road, Peakhurst is located at the corner of Belmore Road and Park Street, and has a driveway crossing on Park Street; thus driveway access will not be affected by the proposed relocation of the pedestrian facility.

8.      The existing Bus Zone on the western side of Belmore Road (opposite Park Street) will be relocated north to meet RMS no stopping requirements.

9.      Peakhurst West Public School may be required to relocate the gated entry to the school.

 

   

Operational Plan Budget

10.    Outside budget.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 36

 

Item:                   TAC015-16        Neville Street, Oatley - Proposed Temporary Road Closure - UBD 293 C14 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Mr P Croft

 

 

Recommendation

a)         That approval be granted for the closure of a section of Neville Street, Oatley, between Oatley Avenue and Letitia Street, bordered by the boom gates, from 9am until 5pm on Saturday, 5 November 2016, as shown on plan TC1507 attached to the report.

b)         That Oatley Public School’s representative be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

 

This report seeks the Committees consideration to consider a request for the temporary closure of a section of Neville Street, Oatley.

 

Background

 

1.         A request has been received from a representative of Oatley Public School’s P&C to conduct their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, 5 November 2016.  This request includes a proposal to temporarily close a section of Neville Street, between Oatley Avenue and Letitia Street, Oatley.

 

2.         There are boom gates in this section of Neville Street that are closed from 8am to 4pm on school days to improve the safety for students of Oatley Public School crossing Neville Street.

 

Proposal

 

3.         It is proposed that Neville Street be closed to vehicular traffic at the boom gates located between Oatley Avenue and Letitia Street, from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, 5 November 2016, to allow the safe movement of people attending Oatley Public School’s Christmas Fair.

 

4.         The event would be classified as a Class 3 Event according to the “Guide to Traffic and Transport Management for Special Events”, and as such a Traffic Management Plan would not be required to be submitted to the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for approval prior to the event.

 

5.         The School’s P&C would notify the relevant Emergency Services prior to the event.

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

6.      No budget impact for this report.

 

 

APPENDICES

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Plan TC1507 - Neville Street, Oatley

 


Georges River Council Ordinary Meeting   Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TAC015-16           Neville Street, Oatley - Proposed Temporary Road Closure - UBD 293 C14

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1507 - Neville Street, Oatley

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 39

 

Item:                   TAC016-16        Railway Parade, Penshurst - Proposed Speed Advisory Signs - UBD 293 E6 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Mr P Croft

 

 

Recommendation

That chicane and speed advisory signs be installed in Railway Parade near the intersection with Lansdowne Street, Penshurst as shown on plan TC1546 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

This report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed installation of speed advisory signs in Railway Parade, Penshurst.

 

Background

 

1.         A request has been received from Mark Coure MP, Member for Oatley on behalf of his constituents to investigate the safety at the intersection of Railway Parade and Lansdowne Street, Penshurst.

 

2.         Residents living near the intersection have indicated that there have been a number of vehicle crashes into property as a result of vehicles travelling too fast through the chicane in a south-bound direction.  The chicane at the intersection was constructed in 2007.

 

Comments

 

3.         There has been one (1) RMS recorded crash at the intersection of Railway Parade and Lansdowne Street for the last five (5) years of available data.  This reported crash occurred in October 2014 and was detailed as being “RUM 81 – Left off carriageway on right hand bend into object”.

 

4.         Council has conducted speed and volume measurements in Railway Parade, north of the intersection with Lansdowne Street, in February 2005 before the chicane was constructed and also in November 2014.  The street is currently signposted as a 50km/h local street.  The results from the traffic counts are indicated below:

 

5.         11 February 2005 – 3 March 2005 (South-bound direction only)

 

85th percentile speed:                               58.7 km/h

Average Annual Daily Traffic:                  2,675

 

6.         13 November 2014 – 19 March 2014 (South-bound direction only)

 

85th percentile speed:                                 44.1 km/h

Average Annual Daily Traffic:                  2,572

 

 

7.         As can be seen in paragraphs 5 and 6 above, the installation of the chicane in Railway Parade has reduced the 85th percentile speed from 58.7 km/h to 44.1 km/h.

 

8.         Council conducted a Ball Bank Test on approach to the chicane from both directions to determine what warning and speed advisory signs should be installed in Railway Parade near Lansdowne Street as there are currently no signs on approach to the intersection.

 

9.         As a result of the Ball bank test, it is proposed to install 25km/h speed advisory signs and modified T-intersection signs in Railway Parade, approximately 50m to the north and south of Lansdowne Street that would assist in influencing driver behaviour in this location.

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

10.    Within budget allocation – RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $300.

 

 

APPENDICES

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Plan TC1546 - Railway Parade, Mortdale

 


Georges River Council Ordinary Meeting   Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TAC016-16           Railway Parade, Penshurst - Proposed Speed Advisory Signs - UBD 293 E6

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1546 - Railway Parade, Mortdale

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 43

 

Item:                   TAC017-16        Frederick Street, Oatley - Proposed Temporary Road Closures - UBD 293 C12 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Mr P Croft

 

 

Recommendation

a)         That the part road closure of Frederick Street and Oatley Avenue, Oatley on Saturday 15 October, 2016 for the Oatley Village Festival in accordance with the Festival Stall Plan, attached to the report, be approved.

b)         That a Traffic Management Plan be submitted to the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for their approval prior to the festival.

c)         That the Oatley Lions Club of Oatley be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

 

This report seeks the Committees consideration to consider a request for the temporary closure of streets in Oatley for the Oatley Village Festival.

 

Background

 

1.         The Lions Club of Oatley Inc. has requested Council’s permission to hold the annual Oatley Village Festival on Saturday, 15 October, 2016.  This festival is a popular community event that promotes local community organisations and provides an opportunity to raise funds for a wide variety of projects.  The event has been running for forty years.

 

Festival Arrangements

 

2.         As in previous years, the festival will be held within the barricaded areas of Frederick Street and Oatley Avenue and the adjoining Memorial Gardens in Oatley, as indicated on the Oatley Lions Village Festival Plan, attached to this report.  Public transport authorities using the Oatley area are advised weeks in advance of the event that road closures will be in place and alternate routes will be made available for use around the festival area.

 

3.         Frederick Street (between Letitia Street and Oatley Parade) and a section of Oatley Avenue is proposed to be closed to vehicular traffic from 6.30am until 5.30pm on
15 October 2016 to allow for the safe movement of pedestrians attending the festival.

 

4.         Council will supply the barricades and road closure signage to the Lions Club of Oatley Inc. prior to the event and these will be erected and removed by the State Emergency Services (SES) on the day of the festival.

 


Comments

 

5.         The event would be classified as a Class 2 Event according to the “Guide to Traffic and Transport Management for Special Events”, and as such a Traffic Management Plan will be required to be submitted to the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for their approval prior to the event.  This plan will be prepared in accordance with the RMS document “Procedures for use in the Preparation of a Traffic Management Plan.”

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

6.      Within budget allocation – Council’s Events Budget – approximately $900.

 

 

APPENDICES

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Oatley Lions Village Festival Stall Plan

 


Georges River Council Ordinary Meeting   Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TAC017-16           Frederick Street, Oatley - Proposed Temporary Road Closures - UBD 293 C12

[Appendix 1]         Oatley Lions Village Festival Stall Plan

 

 

 



Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 46

 

Item:                   TAC018-16        St Georges Parade, Allawah - Proposed "No Stopping" zone - UBD 293 P8 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Mr P Croft

 

 

Recommendation

That a 40m “No Stopping” zone be installed on the eastern side of St Georges Parade along the road cutting, as shown on plan TC1545 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

This report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed installation of a “No Stopping” zone in St Georges Parade, Allawah.

 

Background

 

1.         Council has received a request from a local resident to consider the installation of a restricted parking zone on St Georges Parade in the location of the crest to improve the safety of vehicles in this location.

 

2.         The resident has raised concerns about vehicles parking on both sides of the street, making it difficult for two way traffic to travel safely over the crest due to the limited sight distance experienced in this area. 

 

3.         The width of the road at the crest is 7.9m between the face of kerbs and is an insufficient width to allow parking on both sides whilst maintaining safe two way traffic flow.

 

Comments

 

4.         Currently there is an 8m “No Parking, 5am – 12pm Wed” zone on the eastern side of St Georges Parade that was installed to provide an area where residents living in the upper section of St Georges Parade could leave their bins for collection.  This zone is proposed to be converted to “No Stopping” and form part of the proposed 40m “No Stopping Zone”.

 

5.         The installation of the 40m “No Stopping” zone, prohibiting vehicles from parking on the eastern side of St Georges Parade, would allow for the safe travel of vehicles in both directions on the crest.

 

6.         The residents in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed installation of the 40m “No Stopping” zone.  Submissions were invited to be submitted by 1 July, 2016.  No objections were received.

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

7.      Within budget allocation – RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $400.

 

 

APPENDICES

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Plan TC1545 - St Georges Parade, Allawah

 


Georges River Council Ordinary Meeting   Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TAC018-16           St Georges Parade, Allawah - Proposed "No Stopping" zone - UBD 293 P8

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1545 - St Georges Parade, Allawah

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 49

 

Item:                   TAC019-16        Railway Parade, Mortdale - Proposed Removal of "Bus Zone" and shelter - UBD 293 C8 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Mr P Croft

 

 

Recommendation

That the redundant 22m “Bus Zone” and bus shelter on the southern side of Railway Parade, Mortdale opposite the train station, be removed, as shown on plan TC1551 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed removal of the “Bus Zone” and shelter in Railway Parade, Mortdale.

 

Background

 

1.         Punchbowl Bus Company has advised Council that the “Bus Zone” on the southern side of Railway Parade, opposite Mortdale Train Station is no longer required as the bus company now uses a different route.  There is also a bus shelter in this location that can be removed and possibly relocated to another bus stop.

 

Comments

 

2.         The removal of the 22m redundant “Bus Zone” and conversion to unrestricted parking would provide an additional legal parking area for train commuters and nearby residents to utilise.

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

3.         Within budget allocation – RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $1,000.

 

 

 

APPENDICES

Appendix View1

Plan TC1551 - Railway Parade, Mortdale

 


Georges River Council Ordinary Meeting   Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TAC019-16           Railway Parade, Mortdale - Proposed Removal of "Bus Zone" and shelter - UBD 293 C8

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1551 - Railway Parade, Mortdale

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 52

 

Item:                   TAC020-16        Illawarra Street, Allawah - Proposed "No Parking" zone - UBD 293 Q8 

Author:              Assistant Traffic Engineer, Mr S Lindsay

 

 

Recommendation

That a 2.7m “No Parking, Motorcycles Excepted” zone be installed on the eastern side of Illawarra Street, between the driveways of No.’s 14-16 and No. 18 Illawarra Street, Allawah, as shown on the plan TC1359 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

This report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed installation of a “No Parking, Motorcycles Excepted” zone on the eastern side of Illawarra Street, between the driveways of No.’s 14-16 and No. 18 Illawarra Street, Allawah.

 

Background

 

1.         A request has been received from a resident of Illawarra Street to consider the installation of a “No Parking” zone between the driveways of No.’s 14-16 and No. 18 Illawarra Street.  Parking in this area is sought out and often fully parked out due to commuters accessing Allawah train station.  When a vehicle parks in this location it becomes difficult for residents of both properties to enter and exit safely.

 

Comments

 

2.         Following investigations by Council officers, it is proposed to install a 2.7m “No Parking, Motorcycles Excepted” zone between the driveways of No.’s 14-16 and No. 18 Illawarra Street.  This will restrict the type of vehicles that can park in this area and stop vehicles from blocking the driveways of the two properties.

 

3.         The residents in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed installation of the “No Parking, Motorcycles Excepted” zone between the driveways of No.’s 14-16 and No. 18 Illawarra Street.  Submissions were invited to be submitted by 10 June, 2016.  No objections were received.

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

4.      Within budget allocation – RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $300.

 

 

APPENDICES

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TC1549 - Illawarra Street, Allawah

 


Georges River Council Ordinary Meeting   Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TAC020-16           Illawarra Street, Allawah - Proposed "No Parking" zone - UBD 293 Q8

[Appendix 1]         TC1549 - Illawarra Street, Allawah

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 55

 

Item:                   TAC021-16        Ramsgate Road, Kogarah Bay - Proposed "No Stopping" zone - UBD 294 E13 

Author:              Assistant Traffic Engineer, Mr S Lindsay

 

 

Recommendation

That a 33m “No Stopping” zone be installed on the southern side of Ramsgate Road, from the existing “Bus Zone” to the edge of the driveway of 19 Ramsgate Road, Kogarah Bay, as shown on the plan TC1540 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

This report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed installation of a “No Stopping” zone on the southern side of Ramsgate Road, from the existing “Bus Zone” to the edge of the driveway of No. 19 Ramsgate Road, Kogarah Bay.

 

Background

 

1.         A request has been received from a resident of Ramsgate Road to consider the installation of a “No Stopping” zone in order for pedestrians to safely access the pedestrian refuge crossing adjacent to No. 15 Ramsgate Road, Kogarah Bay.

 

Comments

 

2.         Following investigations by Council officers, it is proposed to install a 33m “No Stopping” zone on the southern side of Ramsgate Road, from the existing “Bus Zone” to the edge of the driveway of No. 19 Ramsgate Road.  The Proposed “No Stopping” zone is in accordance with Roads and Martine Services requirements for a pedestrian refuge crossing.  The northern side of Ramsgate Road is also “No Stopping” in the vicinity of the pedestrian refuge.

 

Consultation Feedback

 

3.         The residents in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed installation of the “No Stopping” zone on the southern side of Ramsgate Road, from the existing “Bus Zone” to the edge of the driveway of No. 19 Ramsgate Road. Submissions were invited to be submitted by 10 June 2016.  Two objections were received.

 

4.         The objections were received from No. 17 and No. 23 Ramsgate Road.  Both residents oppose the proposal and believe the crossing is underutilised and does not warrant the loss of parking.

 

5.         Based on the initial request received from residents using the pedestrian crossing and the off street parking available to residents in this area, the installation of a “No Stopping” zone is warranted under the technical direction.

 


 

Operational Plan Budget

 

6.      Within budget allocation - RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $200.

 

 

APPENDICES

Appendix View1

TC1540 - Ramsgate Road, Kogarah Bay

 


Georges River Council Ordinary Meeting   Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TAC021-16           Ramsgate Road, Kogarah Bay - Proposed "No Stopping" zone - UBD 294 E13

[Appendix 1]         TC1540 - Ramsgate Road, Kogarah Bay

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 59

 

Item:                   TAC022-16        Kensington Lane, Kogarah - Proposed extension of "No Stopping" zone - UBD 294 G5 

Author:              Assistant Traffic Engineer, Mr S Lindsay

 

 

Recommendation

That the current “No Stopping” zone on the western side of Kensington Lane, at the rear of No. 9 Derby Street, Kogarah, be extended 5m south as shown on the plan TC1544 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed extension of the existing “No Stopping” zone by 5m on the western side of Kensington Lane, at the rear of No. 9 Derby Street, Kogarah.

 

Background

 

1.         A request has been received from a resident of Derby Street to consider the extension of the existing “No Stopping” zone on the western side of Kensington Lane to incorporate all of the garages at the rear of the properties on Derby Street, and allow for easier access to these properties.

 

2.         There is currently a 27m “No Stopping” zone on the western side of Kensington Lane followed by a 25m “No Parking, 8.30am – 6pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am – 12.30pm, Sat”.

 

Comments

 

3.         Following investigations by Council officers, it is proposed to extend the existing “No Stopping” zone 5m south to incorporate the garage at the rear of No. 9 Derby Street, Kogarah.  This will stop vehicles blocking access to the garage.

 

4.         The residents in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed extension of the “No Stopping” zone on the western side of Kensington Street.  Submissions were invited to be submitted by Friday, 1 July 2016.  No objections were received.

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

5.      Within budget allocation – RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $200.

 

 

 

APPENDICES

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TC1544 - Kensington Lane, Kogarah

 


Georges River Council Ordinary Meeting   Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TAC022-16           Kensington Lane, Kogarah - Proposed extension of "No Stopping" zone - UBD 294 G5

[Appendix 1]         TC1544 - Kensington Lane, Kogarah

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 62

 

Item:                   TAC023-16        Blake Street and Bowns Road, Kogarah - Proposed Linemarking - UBD 294 F6 

Author:              Assistant Traffic Engineer, Mr S Lindsay

 

 

Recommendation

a)         That a 10m dividing barrier line with yellow Raised Reflective Pavement Markers (RRPM’s) and “Give Way” sign with associated 17.5m holding line be installed in Blake Street, Kogarah at the intersection with Railway Parade, as shown on plan TC1549 attached to the report.

b)         That a 10m dividing barrier line with yellow Raised Reflective Pavement Markers (RRPM’s) and “Give Way” sign with associated 17m holding line be installed in Bowns Road, Kogarah at the intersection with Railway Parade, as shown on plan TC1550 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

This report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed installation of line marking in Blake Street and Bowns Road, at the intersection with Railway Parade, Kogarah.

 

Background

 

1.         During recent inspections by Council’s officers it was found that  both Blake Street and Bowns Road are not consistent with other roads in the vicinity intersecting with Railway Parade, as they do not have the appropriate “Give Way” signage and associated holding line.

 

Proposed Building Works

 

2.         A development application at No.’s 250-258 Railway Parade, Kogarah includes the demolition of existing structures and construction of a mixed use development incorporating an RSL club, training facilities, residential flat building and basement parking.

 

3.         A Condition of Consent on this development states that “The conditions that follow in this Section B of the Notice of Determination relate to the payment of fees, amendments being made to the proposal, further investigation being undertaken or the preparation of documentation that must be complied with prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate or Demolition…Payment of the following amounts as detailed below: Blake Street Intersection Line Marking: $1,300.00.”

 

Comments

 

4.         Following investigations by Council officers, in order to maintain consistency with roads intersecting with Railway Parade in conjunction with the works on Blake Street as per the above development, it is proposed to undertake the same treatment on Bowns Road at the intersection with Railway Parade, Kogarah.

 

5.         It is proposed to install a 10m dividing barrier line with yellow RRPM’s at 1m intervals, so as to deter people from cutting across the intersection when turning from Railway Parade into Blake Street or Bowns Road.  This would lead to an improvement in vehicle turning movements and safety at the intersection.

 

6.         It is also proposed to paint a new holding line and install the associated “Give Way” signage at the intersections to provide a delineation line where drivers exiting Blake Street or Bowns Road can safely stop and see passing vehicles before entering Railway Parade.

 

7.         The installation of a 10m dividing barrier lines with yellow RRPM’s and “Give Way” signs with associated holding lines in Blake Street and Bowns Road would make it consistent with other roads in the vicinity intersecting with Railway Parade, Kogarah.

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

8.         Within budget allocation – RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant and contribution from Development at 250-258 Railway Parade – approximately $2,600 for both intersections.

 

 

 

APPENDICES

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TC1549 - Blake Street, Kogarah

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TC1550 - Bowns Road, Kogarah

 


Georges River Council Ordinary Meeting   Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TAC023-16           Blake Street and Bowns Road, Kogarah - Proposed Linemarking - UBD 294 F6

[Appendix 1]         TC1549 - Blake Street, Kogarah

 


Georges River Council Ordinary Meeting   Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TAC023-16           Blake Street and Bowns Road, Kogarah - Proposed Linemarking - UBD 294 F6

[Appendix 2]         TC1550 - Bowns Road, Kogarah

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 68

 

Item:                   TAC024-16        Chapel Street, Kogarah - Proposed changes to parking arrangements - UBD 294 H6 

Author:              Assistant Traffic Engineer, Mr S Lindsay

 

 

Recommendation

a)       That the 11, 90° angle parking bays on the eastern side of Chapel Street, Kogarah be removed and converted to parallel parking (6 spaces).

b)      That 7, 90° angle parking bays and associated linemarking be installed on the western side of Chapel Street, Kogarah as shown on the plan TC1547 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

This report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed changes to the parking arrangements and associated linemarking works in Chapel Street, Kogarah.

 

Background

 

1.         A request has been received from multiple parents of students attending St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School at 36 Chapel St, Kogarah, to consider any changes that would lead to a reduction in traffic congestion during periods when the “School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Zone” is in operation.

 

2.         Currently there are 11, 90° angle parking bays on the eastern side of Chapel Street that are restricted by a “1P, 9.30am – 2.30pm, Mon Fri” zone and a “No Parking, 8am – 9.30am, 2.30pm – 4pm, School Days” zone during which a “School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Zone” is in operation. On the western side of Chapel Street there is parallel parking restricted by a “2P, 6am – 6pm, Mon-Fri” zone.

 

3.         During periods when the “School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Zone” is in operation there is often confusion as the 90° angle parking bays switch to parallel parking. Changes to the existing signage were implemented in April to make the parking conditions clearer; however, there are continued instances where this area is not vacated by visitors to the medical facilities in the surrounding area.

 

Comments

 

4.         Following investigations by Council officers, it is proposed to remove the 11, 90° angle parking bays on the eastern side of Chapel Street and convert these to parallel parking (6 spaces) to assist with the operation of the “School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Zone”.  Furthermore it is proposed to install 7, 90° angle parking bays and associated linemarking on the western side of Chapel Street.  There is only a net parking loss of 1 car space from this proposal.

 


 

Consultation Feedback

 

5.         The businesses, school and medical facilities in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed changes to the parking arrangements in Chapel Street, Kogarah.  Submissions were invited to be submitted by 1st July, 2016.  Council received two objections and two comments in favour of the proposed changes.

 

6.         The objections were received via phone call by parents of students attending St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School. Both objectors believe that the installation of 90° angle parking bays on the western side of Chapel Street, would push cars closer to the eastern side of Chapel Street and increase the risk of collision with a child attending the school.

 

7.         An email was received by a parent of a student attending St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, stating the changes aren’t necessary and the current arrangement works perfectly.

 

8.         The school principal contacted Council via phone call. An email was received from a member of the school P&F community; both are highly in favour of the proposed changes, stating they should improve traffic congestion and eliminate confusion when the “School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Zone” is in operation.

 

9.         St George Hospital and Community Health Service agree with the proposal in principal but have also suggested that redesigning the footpath at the corner of Chapel St adjacent to the school, would further improve traffic flow.  They are concerned that the installation of 90° angle parking bays on the western side of Chapel Street may contribute further to the existing congestion.

 

10.       Based on the initial requests received from parents of students attending St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School and the overall feedback received, the proposed changes to the existing parking arrangement in Chapel Street, Kogarah are warranted.

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

11.       Within budget allocation – RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $3,000.

 

 

APPENDICES

Appendix View1

TC1547 - Chapel Street, Kogarah

 


Georges River Council Ordinary Meeting   Tuesday, 19 July 2016

TAC024-16           Chapel Street, Kogarah - Proposed changes to parking arrangements - UBD 294 H6

[Appendix 1]         TC1547 - Chapel Street, Kogarah

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 July 2016                                                  Page 72

 

6.      General Business

7.      Next Meeting - Tuesday 16 August 2016 at 9.30am