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Traffic Committee

Notice of Meeting

 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

 

Mr John Rayner

A Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at Kogarah Civic Centre, 2 Belgrave Street, Kogarah, on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 for consideration of the business available on Council's website at http://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meetings.

 

 

 

 

Gail 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, 20 September 2016 at 9.30am

 


Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 19 July 2016

Agenda Items

TAC025-16       Holley Road, Beverly Hills - Road Safety Concerns

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 2

TAC026-16       Bonds Road and Broadarrow Road Intersection - Request for a Pedestrian Crossing

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 4

TAC027-16       St George Community Transport - Request for Designated Parking Areas

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 6

TAC028-16       Universal Street - Request for Bus Zone

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 8

TAC029-16       Belmore Road, Riverwood - Request for Painting "Do Not Queue Across Intersection" on Carriageway

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................. 10

TAC030-16       Bridge Street, Penshurst - Request for Resident Parking Scheme

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................. 12

TAC031-16       Safety, Productivity & Environment Construction Transport Scheme (SPECTS) - Request for Council Participation

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................. 14

TAC032-16       Clarendon Road, Peakhurst - Road Safety Concerns

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell)................................................................ 43

TAC033-16       Roberts Avenue, Mortdale - Request for a Pedestrian Crossing

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell)................................................................ 45

TAC034-16       Georges River College - Request to Formalise existing Bus Stops and to install a No Parking Zone

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell)................................................................ 47

TAC035-16       Hurstville CBD - Request to Change Operation Times of Saturday Parking Restrictions

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell)................................................................ 50

TAC036-16       Oatley Railway Station Accessibility Upgrade Project - Proposed Traffic Control Plans

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell)................................................................ 51

 

TAC037-16       Boundary Road, Mortdale - Request to Install Stop Restrictions at Bridge Approaches

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell)................................................................ 53

TAC038-16       Planthurst Road, Carlton - Proposed "Loading Zone" - UBD 294 A10

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft).................................................................. 55

TAC039-16       Truman Street, South Hurstville - Proposed "No Stopping" zone extension - UBD 293 K10

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft).................................................................. 58

TAC040-16       Railway Parade, Hurstville - Proposed Concrete Median Island - UBD 293 N6

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft).................................................................. 61

TAC041-16       Maher Street, Hurstville - Proposed Parking Restrictions - UBD 293 K8

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft).................................................................. 64   

 


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AGENDA

1.      Apologies 

2.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 19 July 2016

3.      Matters Arising from Previous Meeting

4.      Disclosure of Interest


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5.      Agenda Items

 

Item:                   TAC025-16        Holley Road, Beverly Hills - Road Safety Concerns  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT a “ Do Not Queue Across Intersection” signs be installed on the northern side and southern side of Stoney Creek Road (on approach side) at its intersection with Holley Road, Beverly Hills.

b)      THAT the statutory No Stopping restriction be increased  to 15 metres in Holley Road, south of Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills.

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

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s approval to install “Do Not Queue Across Intersection” signage and to extend the existing No Stopping restrictions in Holley Road, Beverly Hills.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from a resident requesting Council to install ‘Do not Queue across intersection’ signage on Stoney Creek Road at its intersection with Holley Road, Beverly Hills. The resident has also requested Council to extend the Statutory No Stopping restrictions in Holley Road, south of Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills.

2.      The resident has advised that it is somewhat difficult to exit Holley Lane at its intersection with Stoney Creek Road, due to the high volume of westbound traffic travelling along Stoney Creek Road.

3.      Traffic travelling westbound along Stoney Creek Road often end up queuing across the intersection blocking traffic wishing to exit from Holley Lane.  The resident further advised that due to the narrowness of Holley Road, when cars are queueing along the laneway, they take up most of carriageway in Holley Road making vehicles turning into Holley Road almost impossible, especially if there is a parked car on the other side of the road.

4.      Accordingly to alleviate the congestion at the intersection of Stoney Creek Road and Holley Lane, Beverly Hills, the resident has requested Council to paint “Keep Clear” on the carriageway and install appropriate signage.

5.      The resident further requested due to Holley Road being only 7.5m wide, that the Statutory No Stopping restrictions in Holley Lane be extended to prevent parked cars from impeding ingress into Holley Lane when cars are queuing to exit onto Stoney Creek Road.

 

6.      It is advised that the words “Keep Clear” is reserved for emergency access points, such as for Police Stations, Fire Stations and Ambulance Services.

7.      It is further advised that according to NSW Road Rules, 2008, it is an offence to block an intersection, if the driver cannot drive through the intersection because the intersection or a road beyond the intersection is blocked (Rule 128).

8.      However installing the sign “Do not Queue across Intersection” before the approaches to the intersection could reinforce the abovementioned Road Rule.

9.      The extension of the statutory No Stopping restriction to 15m in Holley Road south of its intersection with Stoney Creek Road does have merit as it will clear the carriageway for vehicles turning left into Holley Road, when cars are queueing in Holley Road.

 

Operational Plan Budget

10.    No budget impact for this report.

 

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC026-16        Bonds Road and Broadarrow Road Intersection - Request for a Pedestrian Crossing  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

Recommendation

a)     THAT the request to install a pedestrian crossing near the intersection of Bonds Road and Broadarrow Road, Riverwood be denied as the subject site does not meet the required RMS warrants.

b)     FURTHER THAT MR David Coleman, MP, Member for Banks be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

This seeks the Committee’s consideration to a representation from Mr David Coleman, MP, Member for Banks requesting to install a pedestrian crossing near the intersection of Bonds Road and Broadarrow Road, Riverwood

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from Mr David Coleman, MP, Member for Banks, on behalf of one of his constituent, requesting Council to consider installing a pedestrian crossing near the intersection of Bonds Road and Broadarrow Road, Riverwood.

2.      The resident believes that pedestrians attempting to cross the road at the above intersection find it difficult to do so. Accordingly the resident has requested Council to consider installing a pedestrian crossing near the subject roundabout.

3.      It is advised that according to RMS technical Directions, it is necessary to comply with a set of warrants to justify the installation of pedestrian crossing on a public road.  These warrants are as follows:

·   The products of the measured pedestrian flow per hour (P) and the measured vehicle traffic flow per hour (V), PV, is equal to or greater than 60,000, and

·   The measured flows, P and V are equal to or greater than 30 and 500 respectively, and

·   The measured flows apply for three periods of one hour in any day

4.      It is further advised that land users in the vicinity of the intersection of Bonds Road and Broadarrow Road are residential with very low pedestrian movements. There are no public facilities such as schools, hospitals or parks in the vicinity of the subject intersection to generate the required number of pedestrians to meet the required warrants to justify the installation of a pedestrian crossing at this location.

 

 

 

Operational Plan Budget

5.      No budget impact for this report.

 

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC027-16        St George Community Transport - Request for Designated Parking Areas 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT the request for designated parking by St George Community Transport Services for their vehicles be denied due to the very high demand for parking in Hurstville CBD.

b)      FURTHER THAT St George Community Transport Services be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks Committee’s consideration to a request from St George Community Transport Services for designated parking spaces for their use in Hurstville CBD.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from Mr Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley on behalf of St George Community Transport Services, requesting Council to consider the provision of more drop off and pick up areas for their patrons in Hurstville’s CBD and in particular Crofts Avenue.

2.      It is advised that the Hurstville CBD is a thriving business centre with demand for parking being very high by many users of the community.

3.      Council has worked before with St George Community Transport Services and provided designated No Parking Zones in number of locations to drop-off and pick-up their passengers. 

4.      Furthermore it is advised that there are varied parking restrictions all around Hurstville CBD to provide quick turnover of parking and allow for the safe picking up and dropping off of passengers.

5.      Restrictions vary from 5 minutes to 1/2P parking in Forest Road, up to 2P parking in Park Road and The Avenue and 3P parking in Council’s car parks.

6.      Cross Street and Crofts Avenue have a variety of Loading Zone, 1/2P Parking and Bus Zones. Thus if St George Community Transport are utilising buses for picking up and dropping off their passengers, they can utilise any Bus Zone or Loading Zone around Georges River Council Local Government Area to do so legally under the current Road Rules.

7.      It is further advised that it is not feasible to reserve any public parking for one particular group of users or individuals as this will set a precedent that cannot be afforded due to the high demand for parking in Hurstville CBD from various groups of the community.

8.      Accordingly, Council believes that the existing parking arrangement in Hurstville CBD reasonably balance the competing parking needs of the community.

 

Operational Plan Budget

9.      No budget impact for this report.

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC028-16        Universal Street - Request for Bus Zone  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT a 15m long Bus Zone be installed on the southern side of Universal Street, Mortdale adjacent to the statutory No Stopping restriction on Universal Street east of The Strand, Mortdale.

b)      FURTHER THAT Mr Mark Coure be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s approval to install a Bus Zone on the southern side of Universal Street, Mortdale.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from Mr Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley, on behalf of one of his constituent, requesting Council to install a Bus Zone along the southern side of Universal Street, Mortdale.

2.      The resident has advised that Council has installed a Bus Zone on the northern side of Universal Street outside Ruby Wing Reserve, but not at the Bus Stop on the southern side. She advised that this leads to cars parking within the bus stop which leads to buses double parking to pick up and drop off passengers.

3.      It is advised that the existing bus stop on the southern side of Universal Street is located west of the intersection of Universal Street and The Strand.

4.      Accordingly to save in loss of on street parking, it is recommended that the existing statutory No Stopping restriction at this location be utilised for buses to pull in and that a bus zone of no more than 15m be installed to clear kerbside parking for buses to safely pull-in to drop off and pick up passengers.

 

Operational Plan Budget

5.      No budget impact for this report.

 

 

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC029-16        Belmore Road, Riverwood - Request for Painting "Do Not Queue Across Intersection" on Carriageway 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT the request to paint “KEEP CLEAR” pavement markings on Belmore Road at its intersection with Morotai Avenue, Riverwood be denied.

b)      FURTHER THAT Mr Jihad Dib, MP, Member for Lakemba be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks Committee’s consideration for a request to install “KEEP CLEAR” pavement marking on Belmore Road at its intersection with Morotai Avenue, Riverwood.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from Mr Jihad Dib, MP, Member for Lakemba, on behalf of one of his constituents, requesting Council to paint the words “KEEP CLEAR” on the road pavement of Belmore Road at its intersection with Morotai Avenue Riverwood.

2.      The resident has advised that motorists do not obey the existing “Do not queue across intersection” sign installed on Belmore Road, Riverwood. Accordingly, he has requested that the words “KEEP CLEAR” be painted on the carriageway to remind motorists to keep the intersection clear.

3.      It is advised that according to NSW Road Rules, 2008, it is an offence to block an intersection, if the driver cannot drive through the intersection because the intersection or a road beyond the intersection is blocked (Rule 128).

4.      It is further advised that the words “KEEP CLEAR” is reserved for emergency access points, such as for Police Stations, Fire Stations and Ambulance Services.

5.      Accordingly, the request to install “KEEP CLEAR” pavement markings on Belmore Road, Riverwood cannot be supported.

 

Operational Plan Budget

6.      No budget impact for this report.

 

 

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC030-16        Bridge Street, Penshurst - Request for Resident Parking Scheme 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Recommendation

To be determined by the Committee

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for installation of a Resident Parking Scheme in Bridge Street, Penshurst.

Background

1.     Council has received a representation from Mr Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley, on behalf of one of his constituents, requesting Council to consider installing a Resident Parking Scheme in Bridge Street, Penshurst.

2.     The resident has advised that she lives in Bridge Street, Penshurst. Due to the close proximity of Bridge Street to Penshurst Railway Station, finding parking outside her residence is very difficult. As a result she is forced to park a long distance away from her home.

3.     The resident has further advised that she has four children, the youngest of which is a new born, and the lack of parking has caused her great distress. Accordingly she has requested Council to consider issuing parking permits for residents in Bridge Street, Penshurst to park in the vicinity of their homes.

4.     It is advised that Bridge Street, Penshurst is a long stretch of road starting from Penshurst Street continuing up to King Georges Road and over to Forest Road, Hurstville.

5.     The section of Bridge Street (between Penshurst Street and King Georges Road), where the resident lives, is predominantly residential along the northern side while the southern side of the street is bounded by the railway line.

6.     Parking near the resident’s premises is unrestricted along both the northern side and southern side, however approximately 200m from the residence premises there is a 2P parking zone.

7.     Resident Parking Schemes are reserved for suburbs where the majority of dwellings do not have access to off street parking facility and the residents are disadvantaged by living in suburbs where on street parking is unavailable due to commuters and/or shoppers.

8.     It is further advised that the resident has means to an off street parking facility at her advised address of dwelling, thus may not eligible to obtain a permit even a Resident Parking Scheme is install in the street.

 

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

9.      No budget impact for this report.

 

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC031-16        Safety, Productivity & Environment Construction Transport Scheme (SPECTS) - Request for Council Participation  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Recommendation

To be determined by the Committee

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration to a request from Jeff Roorda and Assocaites on behalf of RMS to participate in NSW Roads and Maritime Services Safety, Productivity & Environment Construction Transport Scheme (SPECTS).

 

Background

1.     Council has received a representation from Jeff Roorda and Associates on behalf of RMS requesting Council’s participation in NSW Roads and Maritime Services Safety, Productivity & Environment Construction Transport Scheme (SPECTS).

2.     The implementation of the Scheme relies on Road Manager consent for access to local council roads for eligible vehicles. Once approved local roads will be included on the SPECTS Network Map which will be published as part of the Scheme.

3.     SPECTS is a voluntary scheme designed by Roads and Maritime Services aiming to enable the efficient movement of construction materials to support the growth of the greater Sydney area by providing eligible vehicles with improved road network access in return for meeting higher environmental and safety standards.

4.     RMS advised that the Scheme  aligns with the NSW Government’s five-year road infrastructure boom, which next year will see the State delivering more construction activity than Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, South of Australia and Queensland combined (according to a Media Release)

5.     If Georges River Council approves the Scheme for our local roads, the following types of heavy vehicles will be eligible to participate in the scheme under the National Performance Based Standards (PBS) Scheme.

a.     Truck and dog combinations (6 axle and 7 axle)

b.     Semi Trailers up to 20m in length

c.     Concrete agitators

6.     All vehicles will be required to be enrolled in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) and equipped with On Board Mass (OBM) monitoring systems linked to provide compliance assurance in return for greater access.

 

7.     Vehicles enrolled in the Scheme will be permitted to operate at the masses approved by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) under the NSW Urban Zone, excluding bridges, signposted with load limits.

8.     More details about the SPECTS Scheme is available on the document attached to the Business Paper.

 

Operational Plan Budget

9.      No budget impact for this report.

 

 

 

 

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Item:                   TAC032-16        Clarendon Road, Peakhurst - Road Safety Concerns 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Financial Implications

Within Budget

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT the existing 10 metre No Stopping restriction outside 165 Belmore Road, Peakhurst be extended by 18 metres (up to existing power pole).

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s approval to extend the existing 10 metre No Stopping restriction outside 165 Belmore Road, Peakhurst, by 18 metres (to existing power pole) to improve sight distance.

 

Background

1.      The Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee, at its meeting on 4 February 2016, considered a report proposing to relocate the existing No Stopping restriction 18 metres north to improved intersection sight distance. The Traffic Advisory Committee recommended the following:

“THAT the existing 10 metre No Stopping restriction outside 165 Belmore Road, Peakhurst be extended by 18 metres (up to existing power pole) subject to consultation with the affected residents.”

2.      Council has undertaken public consultation with residents immediately affected by the proposed changes. Residents were requested to respond to the proposal with in 2-weeks, especially if they have any objection.

3.      Council received no responses from the affected residents.

4.      Accordingly it is considered that the existing 10 metre No Stopping restriction outside 165 Belmore Road, Peakhurst be extended by 18 metres (to existing power pole).

 

 

Operational Plan Budget

5.      Within budget allocation

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC033-16        Roberts Avenue, Mortdale - Request for a Pedestrian Crossing 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Financial Implications

Outside Budget

 

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT the design for the proposed pedestrian refuge island on Roberts Avenue between the access driveway of Mortdale Plaza and Deport Road, Mortdale be approved.

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s approval to construct a pedestrian refuge on Roberts Avenue between the access driveway of Mortdale Plaza and Depot Road, Mortdale.

 

Background

1.      The Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee, at its meeting on 5 May 2016, considered a report for the installation of a pedestrian refuge on Roberts Avenue between the access driveway of Mortdale Plaza and Deport Road, Mortdale to address safety concerns raised by Mr David Coleman, MP, Member for Banks on behalf of the residents in Mortdale. The Traffic Advisory Committee recommended the following:

“THAT adjoining property owners be consulted proposing to construct a pedestrian refuge island on Roberts Avenue between the access driveway of Mortdale Plaza and Deport Road, Mortdale.

 

FURTHER THAT the results of public consultation and detailed design of the proposed pedestrian refuge island on Roberts Avenue between the access driveway of Mortdale Plaza and Deport Road, Mortdale be reported back to the Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.”

2.      Council consulted St George Masonic Club with the proposal. The Club has provided support for the installation of the proposed pedestrian refuge island.

3.      Additionally, Council has submitted detailed design plans to the RMS for review and the RMS has approved the design for the proposed pedestrian refuge island.

4.      Accordingly it is recommended that the pedestrian refuge on Roberts Avenue between the access driveway of Mortdale Plaza and Depot Road, Mortdale be approved and listed for construction subject to availability of funding. 

 

Operational Plan Budget

5.      Outside the budget allocation. The estimated cost of the proposed pedestrian refuge and associated bus stop works is $26,000.

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC034-16        Georges River College - Request to Formalise existing Bus Stops and to install a No Parking Zone 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Financial Implications

Within Budget

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT a 50 metre ‘Bus Zone, 8am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 4pm School Days’ be installed at the existing bus stop on Samuel Street, Peakhurst (adjacent to Georges River College)

b)      THAT a 20 metre ‘Bus Zone, 8am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 4pm School Days’ be installed at the existing bus stop at 2 Coronation Avenue, Peakhurst followed by a statutory 10 metre long No Stopping restriction at the intersection of Samuel Street and Coronation Avenue, Peakhurst.

c)      THAT a 75-metre long ‘No Parking, 8am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 4pm School Days’ zone be installed on Rona Street north of the Georges River College car park entrance followed by a statutory 10 metre No Stopping restriction at the intersection of Samuel Street and Rona Street, Peakhurst.

d)      THAT the request to install bollards on Rona Street, Peakhurst be denied.

e)      FURTHER THAT Georges River College Peakhurst Campus P&C President be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s approval to formalise two bus stops on Samuel Street, Peakhurst and to install a No Parking Restriction on Rona Street, Peakhurst.

Background

1.      Council has received a correspondence from Georges River College Peakhurst Campus P&C President, requesting Council to install additional signage to resolve parking issues on Samuel Street and Rona Street, Peakhurst.

2.      Details of these requests are listed below:

a)   A Bus Zone on Samuel Street from 2:00pm – 3:30pm to prevent parents parking within the bus stop.

b)   No parking restriction from 2:00pm – 3:30pm on western side of Rona Street from the car park entrance to Samuel Street to improve traffic flow.

c)   Installation of bollards on Rona Street to prevent vehicles parking on grass footpath.

3.      Punchbowl Buses has agreed that both bus stops on Samuel Street should be formalised during school drop off and pick up times to improve access for bus drivers.

4.      Rona Street, Peakhurst is 7.70 metres wide. During school drop off and pick up times, Rona Street is reduced to a single 3.6 metre wide lane which creates congestion for parents and teachers leaving the school.

5.      The section of Rona Street between the car park entrance and Samuel Street is currently unrestricted parking.

6.      The proposed parking restriction on Rona Street, Peakhurst will affect two houses and 12 units.  

 

Operational Plan Budget

7.      Within budget allocation

 

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC035-16        Hurstville CBD - Request to Change Operation Times of Saturday Parking Restrictions 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Financial Implications

Within Budget

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT operation times on Saturdays at all the existing timed parking zones within Hurstville CBD be changed to operate from 8:30am to 4:00pm

b)      FURTHER THAT Council’s Compliance Section be notified of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for a proposal to change the operation time of parking restrictions on Saturdays within the Hurstville CBD. 

 

Background

1.      Council’s Traffic Section has received a request from the Compliance Section to change the operation times of parking restrictions on Saturdays within the Hurstville CBD from 8:30am-12:30pm to 8:30am-4:00pm.

2.      Council’s Compliance Section has stated that changing parking restrictions to end at 4:00pm will allow a higher turn over for timed parking while alleviating illegal parking within restricted areas caused by high demands for short term parking. 

3.      8:30am-4:00pm parking restrictions on Saturday already exist in Council car parks within the CBD. Thus changing operation times of timed on-street parking will create consistency across the CBD.   

 

Operational Plan Budget

4.      Within budget allocation.

 

 

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC036-16        Oatley Railway Station Accessibility Upgrade Project - Proposed Traffic Control Plans 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Financial Implications

Nil

 

Recommendation

a)     THAT the information in the report be received and noted.

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

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for the Traffic Control Plans proposed to be implemented during the staircase installation stage of the Oatley Railway Station Accessibility Upgrade Project.

Background

1.      Arenco has been appointed as the contractor for the Oatley Station Accessibility Upgrade Project by Transport for NSW (Sydney Trains).

2.      Arenco on behalf of Transport for NSW (Sydney Trains) has approached Council advising that a number of road closures are required to accommodate the installation of a staircase at the Oatley Railway Station as part this project. They have advised that they will require a full road closure of Mulga Road on 30 August 2016 and 31 August 2016.

3.      Full road closure of Mulga Road between River Road and Waratah Street, Oatley is required to set up a 300 tonne crane to install a steel staircase.

4.      The road closures are required on the following dates:

a.   Tuesday 30 August 2016 from 6pm to 6am

b.   Wednesday 31 August 2016 6pm to 6am (contingency)

5.      As part of the conditions of the Oatley Station Accessibility Upgrade Project, Arenco is to issue suburb wide monthly updates for the project. These updates include the upcoming road closures and other activities that may affect amenities of the local community. Each update is distributed to the entire suburb of Oatley at the start of every month. Further notification will be distributed to the residents of River Road, Mulga Road, Waratah Street, Hurstville Road and Oatley Parade detailing the road closures and detours involved. This specific notification will also detail that access will be maintained for all local residents. This will be communicated and coordinated through the traffic controllers present. VMS board will be set up on Mulga Road, Oatley Parade and River Road 7 days prior to the proposed closures detailing the upcoming closures and detours involved.

 

Operational Plan Budget

No budget impact for this report.

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC037-16        Boundary Road, Mortdale - Request to Install Stop Restrictions at Bridge Approaches 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Financial Implications

Within Budget

 

Recommendation

a)      THAT ‘STOP’ restrictions be installed on the north and south approaches at the Boundary Road Railway Overpass.

b)      THAT ‘Proceed with Caution’ warning signs be installed on the north and south approaches at the Boundary Road Railway Overpass.

c)      FURTHER THAT10 metres of double barrier lines (BB) be installed on Hurstville Road, Oatley.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s approval to install STOP restrictions and ‘Proceed with Caution’ warning signs on the north and south approaches at the Boundary Road Railway Overpass.

 

Background

1.      Council has received representations requesting Council to install ‘Give Way restrictions on the north and south approaches at the Boundary Road, Mortdale railway overpass.

2.      The Boundary Road railway overpass is a one-way bridge between the former Hurstville City Council and Kogarah City Council local government areas.

3.      Currently no restrictions are in place for motorists approaching the bridge.

4.      In March 2016, former Hurstville City Council had discussions with the RMS regarding possible installation of ‘Give Way’ restriction on the north and south approaches at the Boundary Road, Mortdale railway overpass. The RMS has recommended the installation of ‘STOP’ restrictions and ‘Proceed with Caution’ warning signs at that location.

5.      STOP restrictions will increase safety for motorists travelling north and south along Boundary Road, Mortdale.

6.      Council has prepared a detailed design was prepared for the proposed restrictions and submitted to RMS for approval. The RMS approved that design.

 

Operational Plan Budget

7.      Within budget allocation.

 

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC038-16        Planthurst Road, Carlton - Proposed "Loading Zone" - UBD 294 A10 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Office of Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Financial Implications

Within Budget

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed installation of a “Loading Zone” in Planthurst Road, Carlton.

 

 

Recommendation

That a 16m “Loading Zone, 7am – 5pm Mon – Fri” zone be installed on the southern side of Planthurst Road, adjacent to number 70, as shown on plan TC1553 attached to the report.

 

Background

1.         A request has been received from a local business owner to consider the installation of a “Loading Zone” on Planthurst Road, Carlton, east of Bellevue Parade, to increase the parking availability for delivery vehicles and reduce the need for vehicles to double park.

 

2.         Due to the large number of industrial premises and automotive businesses, this section of Planthurst Road is continually parked out and larger vehicles required for deliveries are unable to find safe, legal parking areas to service the nearby businesses.

 

Comments

3.         Following investigation of this request, it is proposed to convert 16m of the existing unrestricted parking on the southern side of Planthurst Road, east of Bellevue Parade, to a “Loading Zone, 7am – 5pm Mon – Fri”.  This would prevent vehicles parking all day in this area and lead to efficiencies in deliveries to businesses in this vicinity.

 

4.         In accordance with the NSW Road Rules, 2014, Rule 179:

(1)    A driver must not stop in a loading zone unless the driver is driving:

(a)    a public bus that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers, or

(b)    a truck that is dropping off, or picking up, goods, or

(c)    any of the following vehicles:

(i)     a vehicle that a person is getting into or out of or getting on or off,

(ii)     a station wagon or a motor bike that has 3 wheels and is constructed principally for the conveyance of goods,

(iii)    a motor vehicle constructed principally for the conveyance of goods (other than a vehicle referred to in subparagraph (ii)).

 

(2)    A driver who is permitted to stop in a loading zone must not stay continuously in the zone for longer than:

(a)    30 minutes, or

(b)     if information on or with the loading zone signs applying to the loading zone indicates another time—the indicated time, or

(c)    for a driver of a vehicle referred to in subrule (1) (c):

(i)     in the case of a vehicle that a person is getting into or out of or getting on or off—the period during which the person is getting into or out of or on or off, the vehicle, or

(ii)     in the case of a station wagon or a motor bike that has 3 wheels and is constructed principally for the conveyance of goods—the period during which goods are being dropped off or picked up from the vehicle or 15 minutes (whichever is the lesser), or

(iii)    in the case of a motor vehicle constructed principally for the conveyance of goods (other than a vehicle referred to in sub-paragraph (ii))—the period during which goods are being dropped off or picked up from the vehicle or 30 minutes (whichever is the lesser).

 

5.         The installation of the “Loading Zone” would prevent people parking all day, however it would provide an area where drivers of approved vehicles could park for a maximum thirty minutes whilst unloading and also allow people to be picked up or dropped off near these businesses.

 

6.         The businesses in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed installation of the “Loading Zone”.  Submissions were invited to be submitted by 22 July 2016.  Council received one phone call of support from a nearby business and no objections were received.

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

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

 

File Reference

 

Plan TC1553 – Planthurst Road, Carlton

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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TAC038-16           Planthurst Road, Carlton - Proposed "Loading Zone" - UBD 294 A10

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1553 - Planthurst Road, Carlton

 

 

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Item:                   TAC039-16        Truman Street, South Hurstville - Proposed "No Stopping" zone extension - UBD 293 K10 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Office of Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Financial Implications

Within Budget

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed extension of the “No Stopping” zone in Truman Street, South Hurstville.

 

 

Recommendation

That the existing “No Stopping” zone on the eastern side of Truman Street, north of the intersection with William Street, be extended 10m as shown on plan TC1552 attached to the report.

 

Background

1.         Council has received a request from a local resident to consider options to improve the safety for drivers using the intersection of Truman Street and William Street, South Hurstville.

2.         The resident has advised Council that the crest of Truman Street, near its intersection with William Street, makes it difficult for drivers to see vehicles approaching from the north when other vehicles are parked at the statutory 10m “No Stopping” distance on Truman Street.

 

Comments

3.         Council is proposing to extend the existing “No Stopping” zone on the eastern side of Truman Street, north of the intersection with William Street, to increase the sight distance along Truman Street and lead to an improvement in safety at this location.

 

4.         The most recent traffic data collected in Truman Street indicated that the Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) is 3,448 vehicles, with William Street having a much smaller AADT, based on recent inspections by staff.


 

Consultation Feedback 

 

5.         The residents in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed extension of the “No Stopping” zone in Truman Street. Submissions were invited to be submitted by 22 July, 2016.  Council received one letter of objection from a resident that lives on the western side of Truman Street.
 

6.         The objector complained about the resultant loss of street parking, especially near the child care centre in Truman Street during morning and afternoon peak periods.  However recent inspections by Council staff during these periods indicated that there was ample street parking available near the child care centre.  Parents should be encouraged to park on the western side of Truman Street so that they are not required to cross the road to access the centre.  Based on the reasoning of the objection, Council deems that the loss of 10m of street parking to increase the sight distance out of William Street is warranted.

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

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

 

File Reference

 

Plan TC1552 – Truman Street, South Hurstville

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 16 August 2016

TAC039-16           Truman Street, South Hurstville - Proposed "No Stopping" zone extension - UBD 293 K10

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1552 - Truman Street, South Hurstville

 

 

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Item:                   TAC040-16        Railway Parade, Hurstville - Proposed Concrete Median Island - UBD 293 N6 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Office of Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Financial Implications

Nil

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report seeks the Committees consideration to consider a request for the construction of a concrete median island in Railway Parade, Hurstville.

 

Recommendation

a)      That a 15m long Concrete Median Island, 600mm wide with barrier kerb and “Keep Left” signs be installed on Railway Parade, Hurstville adjacent to number 524.

b)      That the existing lane lines adjacent to the proposed median island be ground off and repainted 3.1m from the edge of the median, as shown on plan TC1555 attached to the report.

c)      That a detailed design be submitted to the Roads and Maritime Services prior to construction.

d)      That the applicant for the development be advised of Council’s decision.

e)      That the applicant pays all costs associated with the construction of the concrete median island.

 

Background

1.      The builder of a Council approved development at No. 524 Railway Parade, Hurstville has requested the installation of a concrete median island in the centre of Railway Parade to restrict vehicle movements for the development.

2.      The development involves the construction of a new car park for Col Jones Swim Centre with a left in / left out driveway proposed off Railway Parade.  The builder has requested that a concrete median be installed to prohibit right turn movements into and out of the development.

3.      The design of the in and out driveway for the development caters for left in / left out vehicle movements, however the builder has requested a further measure to ensure vehicles do not turn across approaching traffic.  The construction of a concrete median is a preferred alternative to “No Right Turn” signs which then need to be enforced by NSW Police.

Comments

4.      The median island would be designed in accordance with the Austroads “Guide to Road Design” with barrier kerb and a width of 600mm. The existing lane lines adjacent to the new island will be required to be ground off and repainted to allow a travel lane width of 3.1m.  The detailed design of the median island will be sent to RMS for approval prior to the island being constructed.

5.      The installation of the concrete median to prevent right turn movements into the development would lead to improved traffic flow along Railway Parade and an increase in safety for road users.

 

Operational Plan Budget

6.      No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

Plan TC1555 – Railway Parade, Hurstville

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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TAC040-16           Railway Parade, Hurstville - Proposed Concrete Median Island - UBD 293 N6

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1555 - Railway Parade, Hurstville

 

 

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Item:                   TAC041-16        Maher Street, Hurstville - Proposed Parking Restrictions - UBD 293 K8 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure Directorate

Matter Type:     Assets and Infrastructure

 

 

Financial Implications

Within Budget

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed installation of parking restrictions signs in Maher Street, Hurstville.

 

 

Recommendation

a)     That the existing “Bus Zone, 8am - 9.30am, 2.30pm – 4pm, School Days” on the southern side of Maher Street be relocated adjacent to the “No Stopping” zone, east of the pedestrian crossing and be replaced with a “P5, 8am – 9.30am, 2.30pm – 4pm, School Days” zone.

b)      That the existing 30m “No Parking, 8am – 9.30am, 2.30pm – 4pm, School Days” zone on the southern side of Maher Street, west of the pedestrian crossing, be extended 6m.

c)      That a 16m “No Stopping” zone be installed across the Hurstville South Public School staff car park driveway, as shown on plan TC1556 attached to the report.

d)      That the Principal of Hurstville South Public School be notified of Council’s decision.

 

Background

 

1.      Council has received a request from a parent of a student attending Hurstville South Public School to investigate the current parking arrangements in Maher Street adjacent to the school.

 

2.      The parent has advised Council that there are insufficient locations on the street that allows drivers to legally stop to drop off or pick up their children.  As a result, many parents have been observed stopping illegally in the street causing a safety risk for other drivers and pedestrians.  There are currently 500 students enrolled at Hurstville South Public School and the last parking sign changes in the street occurred in 2006.

 

 

3.      There is 102.5m (approximately 17 vehicles) of legal parking area on the southern side of Maher Street adjacent to the school that drivers can use, however only 30m (approximately 5 vehicles) is signposted as “No Parking, 8am – 9.30am, 2.30pm – 4pm, School Days” with the remaining area being unrestricted parking.  Recent site inspections by Council staff have indicated that these unrestricted spaces are continually parked out throughout the day and limit the area that parents can drop off or pick up in close proximity to the school.

 

Comments

4.      Following investigations by Council officers and consultation with the school Principal, it is proposed to make the following changes in Maher Street adjacent to the school to help ease congestion and improve traffic flow and safety in the street:

 

a.   The existing 20m “Bus Zone” zone on the southern side of Maher Street, be relocated adjacent to the “No Stopping” zone near the crossing.  The “Bus Zone” is proposed to be converted to a “P5, 8am – 9.30am, 2.30pm – 4pm, School Days” zone.  This was a preferred option to a “No Parking” zone as there was a potential for traffic queues to extend back onto King Georges Road during the peak periods if a “No Parking” zone was installed.  Vehicles have been observed to be queuing into the Bus Zone with the current arrangement and a “P5 Minute” zone allows parents to leave their vehicle unattended.

b.   The existing 30m “No Parking, 8am – 9.30am, 2.30pm – 4pm, School Days” zone be extended 6m to provide an area for an additional car to utilise.

c.   A 16m “No Stopping” zone be installed across the Hurstville South Public School staff car park driveway to improve the sight distance for exiting vehicles and prevent drivers parking across the driveway.

5.      Outside the peak periods of 8am – 9.30am and 2.30pm – 4pm during school days, the parking spaces will be unrestricted for other drivers to utilise during the quite period of the school day.

 

6.      The Principal of Hurstville South Public School has been notified by letter of the proposed installation of the parking restrictions signs in Maher Street. Submissions were invited to be submitted by 29 July, 2016.  No objections were received.  Council did not consult with the residents on the northern side of Maher Street as they all have off-street parking and the unrestricted parking on their side of the street is to remain.

 

Operational Plan Budget

 

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

 

File Reference

 

Plan TC1556 – Maher Street, Hurstville

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Plan TC1556 - Maher Street, Hurstville

 


 

 

Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 16 August 2016

TAC041-16           Maher Street, Hurstville - Proposed Parking Restrictions - UBD 293 K8

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1556 - Maher Street, Hurstville

 

 

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6.      General Business

7.      Next Meeting - Tuesday, 20 September 2016 at 9.30am