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Traffic ADVISORY Committee MEETING

Notice of Meeting

 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

12 October 2016

 

Mr John Rayner

 

A Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at Hurstville Civic Centre, Meeting Room 2, on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 at 1.00pm 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 Previous Meeting Minutes

3.    Matters Arising from Previous Minutes

4.    Disclosures of Interest

5.    Agenda Items

6.    General Business

7.    Next Meeting – Tuesday, 15 November 2016


Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 20 September 2016

Agenda Items

TAC061-16       Mulga Road, Oatley - Request for a High Pedestrian Activity 40km/h Zone and to modify the existing Pedestrian Crossings

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

TAC062-16       Park Street, Peakhurst - Road Safety Concerns

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 5

TAC063-16       Forest Road, Penshurst - Request for Speed Cameras

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 7

TAC064-16       Broughton Street, Mortdale - Road Safety Concerns

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 9

TAC065-16       Mi Mi Street, Oatley - Request to Restrict Existing Angle Parking Zone to ‘Rear to Kerb’ Parking

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................. 11

TAC066-16       Bennett Road, Riverwood - Concerns Regarding Commuter Parking

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................. 13

TAC067-16       Littleton Street, Riverwood - Request from Club Rivers to Close Littleton Street for a Street Fair

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell)................................................................ 15

TAC068-16       Renway Avenue Lugarno - Road Safety Concerns

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell)................................................................ 17

TAC069-16       Narwee Railway Station Upgrade - Proposed Road Works Associated with the Station Upgrade

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell)................................................................ 21

TAC070-16       Connells Point Road, Connells Point - Proposed "No Stopping" zone - UBD 293 L13

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft).................................................................. 24

TAC071-16       Russell Lane, South Hurstville - Proposed Sign Changes and Line Marking - UBD 293 P10

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft).................................................................. 26

TAC072-16       Oatley Parade, Oatley - Proposed Parking Signs at Oatley Railway Station - UBD 293 C12

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft).................................................................. 29

 

TAC073-16       Letitia Street, Oatley - Proposed "Disabled Parking" zone - UBD 293 C12

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft).................................................................. 32

TAC074-16       Hogben Street, Kogarah - Proposed 15 Minute Parking - UBD 294H5

(Report by Assistant Traffic Engineer, Samuel Lindsay)...................................... 35   

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting -  Tuesday, 18 October 2016                                        Page 1

 

AGENDA

1.      Apologies 

2.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 20 September 2016

3.      Matters Arising from Previous Meeting

4.      Disclosure of Interest


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5.      Agenda Items

Item:                   TAC061-16        Mulga Road, Oatley - Request for a High Pedestrian Activity 40km/h Zone and to modify the existing Pedestrian Crossings  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the request to convert Mulga Road between Myall Street and Waratah Street, Oatley to a High Pedestrian Activity Area with reduced speed limit of 40km/h be denied as the subject section of road does not meet the required RMS warrants.

(b)     That the existing pedestrian crossings in Mulga Road at Myall Street and Mi Mi Street be upgraded to raised pedestrian crossings subject to availability of funding in the future.

 

(c)     That Mr Coure be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for a request to convert Mulga Road between Myall Street and Waratah Street, Oatley to a High Pedestrian Activity Area with reduced speed limit of 40km/h.

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 converting Mulga Road, Oatley to a High Pedestrian Activity Area with a reduced speed limit of 40km/h.

2.      The resident has further requested to that the existing pedestrian crossings in Mulga Road Oatley north of Myall Street and Mi Mi Street be raised to slow down traffic on the street.

3.      It is advised that as presented below for an area to be qualified to be considered for a High Pedestrian Activity Area, the subject area needs to meet certain criteria as stipulated by the Roads and Maritime Services.

4.      The shopping strip at Mulga Road is limited to the southern side only from Myall Street to Waratah Street, measuring less than 400m in length. Accordingly, Mulga Road does not meet the RMS criteria set in the flow chart below.

5.      Accordingly Mulga Road, in its current state, cannot be considered for introduction of a High Pedestrian Activity Area; however a reassessment can be undertaken if the characteristics of the street changes in the future.

 

 

6.      The resident has also raised concerns regarding speed of traffic on Mulga Road and has requested to raise the existing pedestrian crossings in Mulga Road, at the corners of Myall Street and Mi Mi Street, Oatley.

7.      In this regard Council undertook a comprehensive traffic survey to establish the current traffic situation in the street. The results of which are as per below.

 

 

8.      As can be seen from the results of the survey, the observed speeds of vehicles (both average and 85th percentile) are well below the posted speed limits of the street. Accordingly, the request to raise the existing pedestrian crossings in Mulga Road is not warranted at this stage.

9.      However, it is recommended to upgrade the subject crossings to raised pedestrian crossing to improve road safety subject to availability of funding in the future.

 

Financial Implications

10.    Additional non-budgeted funds of $12,000 from future Capital Works Program

 

File Reference

12/1557

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting -  Tuesday, 18 October 2016                                        Page 6

Item:                   TAC062-16        Park Street, Peakhurst - Road Safety Concerns  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the information in this report be received and noted.

(b)     That Mr David Coleman be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks Committee’s consideration for a request to install traffic calming devices in Park Street, Peakhurst to reduce traffic congestion.

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from Mr David Coleman, MP, Member for Banks, on behalf of one of his constituent, expressing concerns in regard to traffic congestion on Park Street, Peakhurst.

2.      The resident advised that traffic in Park Street has increased more than usual causing frustration due to traffic congestion.

3.      To ascertain the resident’s concerns the traffic section carried out a comprehensive traffic survey to establish the volume and speed of traffic in Park Street.

4.      The results of the traffic survey are tabulated below:

5.      The results of the traffic survey show that the traffic volume in Park Street is well below the recommended environmental goals for a local road, which is around 200-300 vehicles per hour (2000-3000 vehicles per day).

6.      The 85th percentile is slightly above the posted speed limit; however it doesn’t warrant the installation of traffic calming devices.

 

Financial Implications

7.      No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

15/370

 

 

 

Item:                    TAC063-16        Forest Road, Penshurst - Request for Speed Cameras 

 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the request to install speed cameras on Forest Road, Penshurst be referred to the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for appropriate action as Forest Road is a state road under the jurisdiction of the RMS.

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

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for a request to install traffic cameras on Forest Road between Penshurst Street and King Georges Road, Penshurst.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from Mr Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley requesting Council to consider installing a speed camera on Forest Road, Penshurst between Penshurst Street and King Georges Road.

2.      It is advised that the subject section of Forest Road is a state road under the care and control of the Roads and Maritime Services.

3.      It is further advised that the installation and maintenance of speed cameras on public roads also come under the jurisdiction of the Roads and Maritime Services.

4.      Accordingly it is considered appropriate to refer this matter to Roads and Maritime Services for an investigation and action.

 

 

Financial Implications

 

1.      No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

D16/116141

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting -  Tuesday, 18 October 2016                                        Page 9

Item:                   TAC064-16        Broughton Street, Mortdale - Road Safety Concerns  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the results of the traffic survey in Broughton Street, Mortdale be referred to the St George Local Area Command for enforcement.

(b)     That Mr David Coleman be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks Committee’s consideration for a request to install traffic calming devices in Broughton Street, Mortdale to discourage speeding.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from Mr David Coleman, MP, Member for Banks on behalf of one of his constituents in Broughton Street, Mortdale raising concerns regarding speeding in his Street.

2.      To ascertain the resident’s road safety concerns, Council carried out a comprehensive traffic survey to establish the existing traffic situation in Broughton Street, Mortdale. The traffic survey includes a 7-day, 24-hour survey of speeds of vehicles on the street.

3.      The results of the traffic survey are presented in the table below:

 

4.      As can be seen from the results of the traffic survey, the 85th percentile speed is of traffic on Broughton Street is slightly above the posted speed limit; however the monitored speeds are not high enough to warrant traffic calming device in the street.

5.      Accordingly it is considered appropriate to refer the speed data to the St George Local Area Command for enforcement

 

 

Financial Implications

6.      No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

03/1959

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting -  Tuesday, 18 October 2016                                        Page 11

Item:                   TAC065-16        Mi Mi Street, Oatley - Request to Restrict Existing Angle Parking Zone to ‘Rear to Kerb’ Parking  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

(a)     To be determined by the Committee.

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks Committee’s consideration whether the existing 90 degree angle parking zone in Mi Mi Street, Oatley, outside Edmonds and Greer Café should be restricted to ‘rear to kerb’ parking.

Background

1.      There are seven (7) 90 degree angle parking spaces provided in Mi Mi Street, Oately outside the side frontage of Edmonds and Greer café. These spaces are restricted to ‘2P, 8.30am-6pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12.30pm,Sat, vehicles under 6m only’.

2.      While the signs do not stipulate an orientation for the direction of parking, patrons of the café usually park front to kerb. This is due to the fact that in front of these parking spots, the café has outdoor seatings, where if cars reverse into the angle parking spaces, the fumes from the car exhaust will blow onto the patrons of the café, especially the footpath seating area.

3.      As a result of the angle parking zone along the western side of Mi Mi Street and parallel parking on the eastern side of the street, width of the carriageway at this location for two-way through traffic on Mi Mi Street is 6m.

4.      A number of residents in Oatley have written to Council raising road safety concerns in regard to cars reversing out of the subject angle parking spaces onto the carriageway of Mi Mi Street. Residents have advised that the drivers of reversing vehicles have limited visibility of through traffic on Mi Mi Street and consider ‘front to kerb’ parking is a serious road safety issue.

5.      Accordingly the residents have requested Council to consider restricting the existing 90 degree angle parking zone in Mi Mi Street outside Edmonds and Greer Café to ‘rear to kerb’; so that the drivers of parked vehicles have clear visibility of frontage road when leaving the subject angle parking spaces.

6.      Council has in the past discussed with the café owner in this regard and he has objected to ‘rear to kerb’ parking arrangement as the exhaust fumes from the cars parking at these parking spaces will blow onto the patrons of the café.

 

Financial Implications

7.      Within budget allocation.

 

File Reference

16/656

 

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting -  Tuesday, 18 October 2016                                        Page 13

Item:                   TAC066-16        Bennett Road, Riverwood - Concerns Regarding Commuter Parking 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That Council make further representations to the State Government (Transport for NSW) to provide a commuter parking facility at the Riverwood Train Station to ease the demand for parking in residential streets in the area.

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

 

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s support for a commuter parking facility at the Riverwood Train Station to ease the demand for all day parking on local streets in the area.

 

Background

1.      Council received representation from Mr Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley on behalf of a resident in Bennett Road, Oatley, raising concerns regarding commuters parking on her street.

2.      The resident has advised that commuters utilise Bennett Road to park their vehicles due to the proximity of her street to Riverwood Train Station. Some commuters park too close to the driveway crossings making it difficult for residents to leave their premises in a safe manner.

3.      The resident has further advised that the commuters do not leave enough space for the residents to leave their waste bins out on the road on the waste collection days.

4.      Previously, the resident has requested Council to install time-restricted parking in Bennett Road to discourage commuters from parking in her street.

5.      Council has advised the resident that any restriction that will be installed in Bennett Road will apply to the residents of the street as well; thus majority of the residents would not support a restriction in their street.

6.      It is advised that Council has made a number of representations to State Government requesting to consider constructing a commuter car park at Riverwood Train Station.

 

 

Financial Implications

7.      No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

16/1043

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting -  Tuesday, 18 October 2016                                        Page 15

Item:                   TAC067-16        Littleton Street, Riverwood - Request from Club Rivers to Close Littleton Street for a Street Fair 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the request to hold a street-fair in Littleton Street, Riverwood between Belmore Road and Erskine Street on Saturday, the 11 March 2017, between 6:00am and 3:30pm be approved pursuant to sections 139A and 144 of Roads Act (1993).

(b)     That the request for the temporary closure of Littleton Street, Riverwood between Belmore Road and Erskine Street on Saturday, the 11 March 2017, between 6:00am and 3:30pm to facilitate a street-fair be approved subject to following conditions:

i.   Club Rivers shall prepare a detail Traffic Management Plan for the proposed road closure in accordance with the RMS’s Guide to Traffic Transport Management for Special Events and submit to Council, the RMS and NSW Police for approval.

ii.  Club Rivers shall notify all emergency services, bus companies, St. George Cabs Limited and affected residents of the event at least seven (7) days prior to the event.

iii. Club Rivers shall advertise the road closure in local newspapers at least seven (7) days prior to the event.

(c)     That the request to erect stalls and entertainment on Littleton Street, Riverwood between Belmore Road and Erskine Street on Saturday, the 11 March 2017 be approved pursuant to section 144 Roads Act 1993.

(d)     That all the temporary food stalls operating on the event day shall comply with the requirements stipulated by Council's Environmental Health Unit.

(e)     That the standard fees for road closures as per Council’s Schedule of Fees & Charges be waived for the proposed closure of Littleton Street, Riverwood between Belmore Road and Erskine Street on Saturday, the 11 March 2017 to hold the street-fair.

(f)      That the Events Coordinator of Club Rivers be informed of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committees’ approval for a temporary closure of Littleton Street, Riverwood on Saturday, the 11 March 2017, between 6:00am and 3:30pm to facilitate Club River’s annual street fair.

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from the Events Coordinator of Club Rivers, Riverwood requesting approval for a temporary closure of Littleton Street, Riverwood.

2.      This is an annual event and has become a tradition to hold the street-fair in Littleton Street, Riverwood during the Seniors Week.

3.      This year the event organisers are planning to have the event on Saturday 11 March, 2017. As per previous years, the event organisers have requested Council approval to close Littleton Street between Belmore Road and Erskine Street for traffic from 6:00am and 3:30pm.

4.      Council has approved the road closure in the past few years subject to conditions. In the past, Council has waived standard fees for road closures as this is a community event.

5.      Only minor impacts on the local road network as there are numerous alternative routes between Belmore Road and Erskine Street for through traffic movements. It is further advised that this event has been held in the past few years with no reported incidents.

Financial Implications

6.      No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

16/1192

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting -  Tuesday, 18 October 2016                                        Page 17

Item:                   TAC068-16        Renway Avenue Lugarno - Road Safety Concerns  

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the request to install traffic calming devices along Renway Avenue, Lugarno be denied.

(b)     That the request to restrict parking in the cul-de-sacs along Renway Avenue, Lugarno be     denied.

(c)     That the road surface surrounding the roundabout at the intersection of Renway Avenue   and Forest Road, Lugarno be lowered when the surface is renewed to provide a 50mm         kerb. 

(d)     That the resident be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for a request to install traffic calming devices and parking restrictions in Renway Avenue, Lugarno.

Background

1.      Council has received a representation from a resident raising road safety concerns in Renway Avenue, Lugarno. The resident has raised the following concerns:

a.   Motorist speeding along Renway Avenue leading to a number of near misses for residents reversing from driveways. The resident advises that animals and pets have been killed by speeding motorists.

b.   Parked vehicles preventing trucks turning within cul-de-sacs along Renway Avenue.

c.   The flat profile of the roundabout at the intersection of Renway Avenue and Forest Road, Lugarno.

2.      The resident has requested council to consider installing rubber speed humps along Renway Avenue to prevent motorists from speeding.

3.      Renway Avenue is a 50km/h local street.

4.      To ascertain road safety concerns raised by the resident, Council conducted a comprehensive traffic survey along Renway Avenue, Lugarno. Traffic counters were placed outside 22 and 40 Renway Avenue. The results of the traffic survey are tabulated below.

 

5.      The above results demonstrate that drivers are travelling under the speed limit of 50km/h with 85th percentile speeds of 46km/h outside number 22 and 40km/h outside number 40. The speeds shown above cannot justify the installation of speed calming devices along Avenue, Lugarno.

6.      There are two cul-de-sac like treatments along Renway Avenue. A site inspection revealed that the cul-de-sac at the end of Renway Avenue rarely used by residents to park vehicles. The cul-de-sac like treatment adjacent to 66 Renway Avenue consists of driveways and kerb and gutter and provides valuable on-street parking to residents within the area. The area is large enough to allow trucks to complete a three point turn with vehicles parked parallel to the kerb and gutter. Accordingly it is recommended that no parking restrictions are installed within the cul-de-sacs.

7.      The roundabout at the intersection of Renway Avenue and Forest Road, Lugarno was resurfaced in June 2014. The road surface was replaced flush with the centre island, creating a flatter profile. It is recommended that the road surface surrounding the roundabout at the intersection of Renway Avenue and Forest Road, Lugarno be lowered when the surface is renewed to provide a 50mm kerb.

 

 

Financial Implications

8.      No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

16/1007

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting -  Tuesday, 18 October 2016                                        Page 20

Item:                   TAC069-16        Narwee Railway Station Upgrade - Proposed Road Works Associated with the Station Upgrade 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the proposed bus stop line marking on Broadarrow Road, Narwee be approved subject to RMS approval.

(b)     That Arenco’s Design Manager be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks Council approval to install bus stop line marking on Broadarrow Road, Narwee as part of the proposed upgrade of the Narwee Train Station.

Background

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

2.      Arenco has advised Council that minor works fall within the Georges River Council boundary. The works consist of the following;

a.   Line marking the existing bus stop on Broadarrow Road, Narwee.

b.   Installing a TfNSW wayfinding plinth at the existing bus stop on Broadarrow Road, Narwee.

3.      The proposed line marking and plinth location are detailed in the plan below.

4.      The State Transit Bus Infrastructure Guide - 4.4 Bus stop painted pavement box marking states the following;

Painted boxes can be used at bus stops and bus zones where there is a high incidence of illegal parking. This treatment is only to be used at locations where persistent illegal parking is restricting bus access, as the significance of the treatment will be devalued if it is used at every stop. Bus boxes should be between 2.7m and 3.0m wide and should cover the full length of the bus zone.

 

 

Financial Implications

5.      No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

D16/116100

 

 

 

Item:                   TAC070-16        Connells Point Road, Connells Point - Proposed "No Stopping" zone - UBD 293 L13 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for the proposed installation of a “No Stopping” zone in Connells Point Road, Connells Point.

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a 5.5m “No Stopping, 7am – 10am, 3pm – 6pm, Mon – Fri” zone be installed between the entry and exit driveway for the Child Care Centre located at number 137 Connells Point Road, Connells Point.

 

Background

 

1.      In December 2015, Council approved the demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a Child Care Centre at 137 Connells Point Road, Connells Point.

2.      A Condition of Consent states that “The applicant shall pay a fee of $500.00 for Council to install a 5.5m "No Stopping, 7am – 10am, 3pm – 6pm, Mon – Fri” zone on the western side of Connells Point Road between the centre’s driveways, subject to approval from the Kogarah Local Traffic Committee”.

 

Comments

3.      The installation of a 5.5m “No Stopping, 7am – 10am, 3pm – 6pm, Mon – Fri” zone between the entry and exit driveway to the approved Child Care Centre would prevent people parking in this location during the morning and afternoon peak periods and lead to an improvement in sight distance along the street for exiting drivers.

 

Operational Plan Budget

4.      No budget impact for this report.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Plan TC1562 - Connells Point Road, Connells Point

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 18 October 2016

TAC070-16           Connells Point Road, Connells Point - Proposed "No Stopping" zone - UBD 293 L13

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1562 - Connells Point Road, Connells Point

 

 

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Item:                   TAC071-16        Russell Lane, South Hurstville - Proposed Sign Changes and Line Marking - UBD 293 P10 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for proposed sign changes in Russell Lane and line marking in George Street, South Hurstville adjacent to St Raphael’s Catholic Primary School.

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the existing 17m “No Stopping” zone on the southern side of Russell Lane, be reduced in length to 10m.

(b)     That the existing 13m “Disabled Parking” zone southern side of Russell Lane, be relocated adjacent to the “No Stopping” zone and reduced in length to 7m with a new access ramp.

(c)     That the existing “No Parking, 8am – 9.30am, 3pm – 4pm, School Days” zone on the southern side of Russell Lane, be extended 13m adjacent to the “Disabled Parking” zone.

(d)     That a 72m and 65m dividing barrier line with yellow raised pavement markers be installed in George Street, north and south of the intersection with Russell Lane, as shown on plan TC1563 attached to the report.

 

Background

1.      Council has received a request from the Principal of St Raphael’s Catholic Primary School to investigate the possibility of modifying the existing parking control signs adjacent to the school in Russell Lane.

2.      In September 2016, Council’s Traffic Engineer had an on-site meeting with the Principal and discussed various options to improve the traffic flow and possibility of creating additional “No Parking” zones to reduce the traffic queuing length along Russell Lane, especially during the afternoon pickup.

 

3.      Currently there is a 17m “No Stopping” zone in Russell Lane, east of George Street, followed by a 13m “Disabled Parking” zone and a 100m “No Parking, 8am – 9.30am, 3pm – 4pm, School Days” zone adjacent to the school.

 

4.      It was determined that the “No Stopping” zone could be reduced in length to 10m that would still comply with the parking requirements under the NSW Road Rules 2014.  This zone could then be followed by a 7m “Disabled Parking” zone which would allow the “No Parking” zone to be extended an additional 13m, thereby reducing the queuing length along Russell Lane by 2 cars.

 

5.      The Principal also advised that many drivers do U-turns in George Street near the intersection with Russell Lane and it was requested that dividing barrier lines be painted in the street to prevent drivers doing this manoeuvre.

Comments

6.      The modifications to the signs in Russell Lane adjacent to the school would result in an additional 13m of “No Parking” zone that parents could utilise and reduce the queuing length along the street.

 

7.      The painting of the dividing barrier lines in George Street would deter drivers from doing a U-turn near the intersection and would lead to an improvement in safety near the school for road users.  The centre of the line would be painted 6.45m from the face of the kerb and not impact on street parking.  If drivers need to turn around, there is a cul-de-sac in George Street approximately 100m to the south of Russell Lane that they can utilise.

 

Financial Implications

8.      Within budget allocation – RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $2,500.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Plan TC1563 - Russell Lane, South Hurstville

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 18 October 2016

TAC071-16           Russell Lane, South Hurstville - Proposed Sign Changes and Line Marking - UBD 293 P10

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1563 - Russell Lane, South Hurstville

 

 

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Item:                   TAC072-16        Oatley Parade, Oatley - Proposed Parking Signs at Oatley Railway Station - UBD 293 C12 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed sign changes in Oatley Parade adjacent to Oatley Railway Station.

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the existing 6.5m “No Parking” zone on the western side of Oatley Parade, south of River Road, be converted to “No Stopping, Taxis Excepted (Limit 1 Minute)”.

(b)     That 12.5m of the existing “Works Zone” be converted to a “1P, 8.30am – 6pm Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 12.30pm Sat” zone.

(c)     That 14m of the existing “Works Zone” be converted to a “No Parking” zone with supplementary plates “Pick Up & Set Down Area”.

(d)     That the “No Stopping” zone on the western side of Oatley Parade adjacent to the pedestrian crossing be extended 6m towards the north.

(e)     That 7m of the existing “2P, 8.30am – 6pm Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 12.30pm Sat” zone on the eastern side of Oatley Parade be converted to a “No Parking” zone with supplementary plates “Pick Up & Set Down Area”, as shown on plan TC1565 attached to the report.

 

Background

1.      The NSW Government has provided lift access at Oatley Railway Station and new station forecourts on both Oatley Parade and Mulga Road.  The Oatley Station upgrade is being delivered as part of the Transport Access Program, a NSW Government initiative to deliver accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport where it is needed most.

2.      As part of the interchange upgrades there was a proposal to reconfigure the “kiss and ride” zone, accessible parking, taxi and bus stop locations, while providing additional cycle storage, lighting, CCTV surveillance cameras and new way finding signage.

3.      The company undertaking the works requested that a “Works Zone” be installed adjacent to Oatley Station on the western side of Oatley Parade, north of the pedestrian crossing that allowed an area where vehicles could park in close proximity to the job site.

 

4.      At the Kogarah Local Traffic Committee meeting of 5 May 2015, the members supported the installation of the “Works Zone” and sign changes adjacent to the station, and Council at its meeting of 25 May 2015, considered the Committee’s recommendations and also resolved in part (Min No. 55/2015):

 

“a)     That prior to the expiration of the “Works Zone”, Council officers investigate appropriate parking control options for this area adjacent to Oatley Railway Station and a report be presented to a future Traffic Committee meeting.”

5.      The builder has since advised Council that the works at the station are due to be completed late October and that the “Works Zone” will no longer be required.

6.      As part of the station upgrades, a Road Safety Audit was required to be carried out to investigate the preferred and safest options for the parking control signs in Oatley Parade near the station entrance.

Comments

7.      Council has incorporated the findings of the Road Safety Audit into Plan TC1565 that is attached to the report.  It provides “No Parking” locations on the western and eastern side of Oatley Parade for commuters to be picked up and dropped off near the entrance, as well as two “1 Hour” parking spaces for people to utilise to access the nearby businesses.

 

Financial Implications

8.      Within budget allocation – RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $600.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Plan TC1565 - Oatley Parade, Oatley

 


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TAC072-16           Oatley Parade, Oatley - Proposed Parking Signs at Oatley Railway Station - UBD 293 C12

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1565 - Oatley Parade, Oatley

 

 

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Item:                   TAC073-16        Letitia Street, Oatley - Proposed "Disabled Parking" zone - UBD 293 C12 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed installation of a “Disabled Parking” zone and kerb ramp in Letitia Street, Oatley.

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That 8m of the existing “1P, 8.30am – 6pm Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 12.30pm Sat” zone on the western side of Letitia Street, adjacent to the medical clinic, be converted to a “Disabled Parking” zone with a new kerb ramp, as shown on plan TC1564 attached to the report.

 

Background

1.      A request has been received from Mark Coure MP, Member for Oatley on behalf of one of his constituents to investigate the feasibility of installing a “Disabled Parking” zone adjacent to the Letitia Street Clinic in Oatley.

2.      Council has been advised that the current parking arrangement near the entrance to the clinic makes it difficult for people who own a mobility parking scheme (MPS) permit to park close to the clinic to attend their appointments.

Comments

3.      Following investigations by Council officers, it is proposed to convert 8m of the existing “1P, 8.30am – 6pm Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 12.30pm Sat” zone on the western side of Letitia Street, adjacent to the medical clinic, to a “Disabled Parking” zone.  A new kerb ramp within the space is also proposed in accordance with “Australian Standards 2890.6:2009”.  This would provide easier access for people with a MPS permit to park in close proximity to the entrance to the medical clinic.

 

4.      The businesses in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed installation of the “Disabled Parking” zone.  Submissions were invited to be received by 4 October 2016.  No objections were received.

 

Financial Implications

5.      Within budget allocation – RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $2,500.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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TAC073-16           Letitia Street, Oatley - Proposed "Disabled Parking" zone - UBD 293 C12

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1564 - Letitia Street, Oatley

 

 

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Item:                   TAC074-16        Hogben Street, Kogarah - Proposed 15 Minute Parking - UBD 294H5 

Author:              Assistant Traffic Engineer, Samuel Lindsay

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed installation of a “1/4P” zone in Hogben Street, Kogarah.

 

Recommendation

(a)     That 12m of the existing “2P, 8:30am – 6pm, Mon-Fri” ” zone near the intersection of Montgomery Street and Hogben Street, Kogarah, be converted to “1/4P, 8:30am – 6pm, Mon-Fri” zone.

 

Background

1.      Council has received representations from a local business in Kogarah to investigate the current parking arrangements in Montgomery Street, Kogarah, requesting conversion of the existing “No Stopping” zone, at the intersection of Montgomery Street and Hogben Street, Kogarah to a “P5 minute” zone.

Comments

2.      Following investigations by Council officers, it is alternatively proposed to convert 12m of the existing “2P, 8:30am – 6pm, Mon-Fri” ” zone near the intersection of Montgomery Street and Hogben Street, Kogarah, to a “1/4P, 8:30am – 6pm, Mon-Fri” zone, as this is consistent with other short term parking zones in Kogarah CBD.

Consultation Feedback

3.      The residents and businesses in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed installation of the “1/4P, 8:30am – 6pm, Mon-Fri” zone, near to the intersection of Montgomery Street and Hogben Street, Kogarah. Submissions were invited to be submitted by 9 September 2016. Two objections were received.

4.      Both objections were received from staff at No. 52 Montgomery Street. Both oppose the proposal and believe that parking in the Kogarah CBD region is a scarce commodity and that the loss of this parking does not suit their business needs.

5.      Prior to written consultation being undertaken verbal consultation was undertaken with No. 52 Montgomery Street to see if they would be in favour of any modification to the existing unrestricted parking on Montgomery Street agent to their premises. They were opposed to this proposal.

6.      Based on the initial request received and the number of on-street parking spaces available for businesses in this area, the installation of a “1/4P, 8:30am – 6pm, Mon-Fri” zone is warranted. There is no loss of parking, only a change of duration for the proposed 12 metres.

 

Financial Implications

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

 

 

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TC1558 - Hogben Street, Kogarah

 


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TAC074-16           Hogben Street, Kogarah - Proposed 15 Minute Parking - UBD 294H5

[Appendix 1]         TC1558 - Hogben Street, Kogarah

 

 

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6.      General Business

7.      Next Meeting – Tuesday, 15 November 2016 at 1.00pm