Traffic Committee

Notice of Meeting

 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

14 June 2017

 

Mr John Rayner

 

A Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at 1.00pm on  Tuesday, 20 June 2017 in the Transformation and Change Meeting Room located on the 1st Floor, Georges River Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurtville 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 18 July 2017 at 1.00pm

 


Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 16 May 2017

Agenda Items

TAC056-17       Roberts Avenue Mortdale - Disabled Parking

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

TAC057-17       Tooronga Terrace Beverly Hills - Raised Pedestrian Crossing Road Safety Concerns

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 3

TAC058-17       Laneway, east of Forest Road, between Grandviews Club and Our Lady of Fatima Church, Peakhurst - Request for No Parking

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 3

TAC059-17       Mulga Road Oately - Provision of pick up and drop off area near Oatley Railway Station.

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 3

TAC060-17       Morts Road Mortdale and Belmore Road Peakhurst - Fromalising Bus Stops

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 3

TAC061-17       Gladstone Street, Kogarah - Proposed Parking Changes - UBD 294 H3

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft)..................................................................... 3

TAC062-17       Hillpine Avenue, Kogarah - Proposed "No Stopping" zone - UBD 294 H8

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft)..................................................................... 3

TAC063-17       Broughton Street, Sans Souci - St Finbar's Catholic School - Proposed Children's Crossing - UBD 314 F1

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft)..................................................................... 3

TAC064-17       Terry Street, Blakehurst - Proposed "Bus Zone" - UBD 293 M13

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft)..................................................................... 3

TAC065-17       Pearl Street, Hurstville - Proposed "No Parking" zones - UBD 293 H4

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft)..................................................................... 3

TAC066-17       Oatley Park Avenue, Oatley - Proposed Parking Restrictions

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft)..................................................................... 3

 

 

TAC067-17       Victoria Avenue, Penshurst - Extension of No Parking Restriction outside Marist Catholic College

(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell).................................................................. 3

TAC068-17       St Patrick's Catholic Primary School - Chapel Street, Kogarah - Safety Concerns - UBD 294 H6

(Report by Assistant Traffic Engineer, Samuel Lindsay)........................................ 3

TAC069-17       Montgomery Street, Kogarah - Proposed Temporary "Bus Zone" - UBD 294 G4

(Report by Assistant Traffic Engineer, Samuel Lindsay)........................................ 3

TAC070-17       Draft Traffic Assessment Prepared by GHD for the Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - Assessment of Planning Proposals – Hurstville Traffic Modelling Report.

(Report by Coordinator Strategic Planning, Rita Vella)........................................... 3   

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting -  Tuesday, 20 June 2017                                             Page 1

 

AGENDA

1.      Apologies 

2.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 16 May 2017

3.      Matters Arising from Previous Meeting

4.      Disclosure of Interest


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5.      Agenda Items

 

Item:                   TAC056-17        Roberts Avenue Mortdale - Disabled Parking  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a disabled parking space be installed in Roberts Avenue west of Barr Street outside property no 11 Roberts Avenue, Mortdale.

(b)     That the disabled parking space be reviewed annually to determine if it is still required.

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report seeks the traffic committee’s approval to install a disabled parking space in Roberts Avenue, Mortdale west of Barr Street.

 

Background

2.      Council received representation from a resident living in Roberts Avenue Mortdale requesting that Council consider installing a disabled parking space near her home in Roberts Avenue Mortdale.

3.      The resident advised that she had a serious motorbike accident two years ago. As a result of the accident she needed to have surgery on her ankle.  As a side effect of the surgery the resident advised that she sustained serious nerve damage that often gets aggravated if she walks long distances or walks on uneven / soft surface.

4.      The resident further advised that she lives in a granny flat that she rents, whereby they have no access to off street parking as all the available off street parking is utilised by the landlord’s Heavy Vehicle which must be parked off the road.

5.      It was also advised that the resident depends on her car as her only mode of transport and that she has a mobility parking permit

 

6.      Accordingly the resident has requested that a disabled parking space be created near her premises on Roberts Avenue to help provide for a parking space near her home.

 

7.      The disabled parking space cannot be placed directly outside the resident’s dwelling as there is a Bus Zone followed by a No Stopping restriction for a pedestrian refuge; accordingly the only other available space is directly outside number 11 Roberts Avenue, Mortdale.

 

8.      The location of the disabled parking space was agreed upon by a site meeting with the resident.  Furthermore the residents of houses no 11 and 15 Roberts Avenue were notified of Council’s intention to install the disabled parking outside their home.

 

9.      It is advised that the affected residents were notified, these being numbers 11, 13 and 15 Roberts Avenue Mortdale (all have off street parking).

 

10.      Council received two objections to the installation of the disabled parking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Implications

11.    Within budget allocation. Estimated cost $500

 

File Reference

17/82

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC057-17        Tooronga Terrace Beverly Hills - Raised Pedestrian Crossing Road Safety Concerns  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     To be determined by Committee

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report is seeking the traffic committee to vote for a decision in regards to either

a.      Retain the existing raised pedestrian crossing in Tooronga Terrace, west of King Georges Road and upgrade it to current RMS and Australian Standards by blocking the left lane on both approaches to the crossing OR,

b.      Remove the pedestrian crossing and temporarily fence off the location to encourage pedestrians to cross at the signalised pedestrian crossing at the intersection of King Georges Road and Tooronga Terrace.

 

Background

2.      In December 2016 Council’s Traffic Advisory Committee recommended and Council approved a proposal to remove the existing pedestrian crossing in Tooronga Terrace.

3.      The decision to remove the existing pedestrian crossing in Tooronga Terrace east of King Georges Road Beverly Hills was made after Council received representations from residents and local shop owners, advising road safety concerns with the crossing.

4.      The residents advised that they have witnessed many near misses at that crossing as vehicles are focusing on the traffic lights at the intersection of King Georges Road and Tooronga Terrace, failing to give-way to pedestrians on the crossing due to their distraction of trying to make the lights, or in many cases not seeing the pedestrian at the crossing.

5.      Further to the above information, it is advised that the Roads and Maritime Services accident data were reviewed for the 5-year period between January 2011 and December 2015. Two accidents involving pedestrians were recorded at the subject crossing, where it was reported that the pedestrians were injured.

6.      It is advised that the subject pedestrian crossing was installed prior to 1982 and has been part of the Beverly Hills streetscape for many years; however the crossing in its current design does not meet current RMS Technical Direction and Australian Standards, where it stipulates that pedestrian crossings should not be installed on a multi-lane road. The RMS standard was changed in 2006 as a result of actual accident data on multi-lane crossings that have occurred throughout NSW. 

7.      The subject pedestrian crossing is located on a four-lane road in Tooronga Terrace. This results in a situation where westbound traffic in the outside lane, waiting to turn right from Tooronga Terrace into King Georges Road, block the sight line between pedestrians on the far end of the crossing and drivers in the kerbside lane, turning left from Tooronga Terrace into King Georges.  This lack of sight distance has contributed to many near misses as reported to Council.

8.      Accordingly, the traffic section was faced with two options to ameliorate the above mentioned hazard.

a.      Option 1 is to remove the pedestrian crossing at this location

b.      Option 2 is to block the inside lane of both approaches to the crossing to comply with RMS and Australian Standards and thus reducing the capacity of Tooronga Terrace at the subject location.

9.      The Traffic section opted for option 1 as there is already an existing signalised crossing 50m west of the raised pedestrian crossing, which can be utilised by pedestrians to cross Tooronga Terrace safely.

10.    Furthermore it is advised that option 2 was not favoured by the traffic section as it would result in a significant traffic delays due to the reduction of Tooronga Terrace’s carriageway capacity.

11.    Accordingly following a recommendation from the Traffic Committee, Council resolved to remove the pedestrian crossing in Tooronga Terrace.

12.    When Council installed a notification sign at the subject pedestrian crossing in Tooronga Terrace advising Council’s intention to remove the crossing, many of the residents objected to the decision.

13.    Council shortly received representations from Chris Minns office with a petition containing in excess of 600 signatures requesting that the pedestrian crossing remain. 

14.    In light of the above Council’s Manager Infrastructure along with council’s traffic engineers met on site with Chris Minns and a number of his constituents who are objecting to the removal of the pedestrian crossing.

15.    It was evident from the site meeting that the residents hold strong sentiments to the pedestrian crossing as it has been there for over three decades and it is utilised frequently by many members of the community.

16.    The residents were also concerned that if the crossing is removed, pedestrians will still         cross at the same location (out of habit) which the residents believe would endanger the pedestrians. 

17.    It is advised that if the crossing is removed Council will install a temporary pedestrian fence to stop pedestrians from jaywalking and encourage them to utilise the signalised pedestrian crossing at the intersection of King Georges Road and Tooronga Terrace.

18.    The residents also expressed their concern that crossing at the lights is perceived to be more dangerous than crossing midway along Tooronga Terrace.

19.    As can be seen from the photo below, there is clear sight distance for cars to see pedestrians crossing at the lights, there are no physical hindrance or barrier to compromise the sight line between pedestrians and motorists.

20.    Furthermore, it is advised that at the signalised pedestrian crossing, there are controlled traffic light “arrows” to physically alert northbound and southbound drivers to not turn into Tooronga Terrace, until the pedestrians “crossing phase” is completed. This is regarded as a safer mechanism than depending on the driver’s duty of care to be alert to look out for the pedestrian as they cross midway along Tooronga Terrace when utilising the pedestrian crossing.

21.    Another concern that the residents expressed was that the “green time” for pedestrians to cross at the signalised pedestrian crossing is not long enough to allow for pedestrians to complete their crossing of Tooronga Terrace in a safe manner.

22.    The above concern has been reported to RMS’s representative on Council’s Traffic Committee and he advised that RMS will investigate lengthening the “green time” for pedestrians at the signalised crossing at the intersection of King Georges Road and Tooronga Terrace. RMS advised that this can be easily accommodated as Tooronga Terrace is the secondary road at this intersection and King Georges Road through traffic get more green time which would run parallel to pedestrians crossing Tooronga Terrace.

23.    Furthermore, the residents requested that other options are investigated to upgrade the safety of the existing pedestrian crossing without the need to remove it; accordingly the residents suggested the following options be investigated by Council’s traffic section. Responses to each suggestion are provided in the following paragraphs.

a.      Install speed cushions before each approach to the crossing to slow cars down

b.      Install flashing lights to warn motorists to stop for pedestrians.

c.       Install better street lighting at the crossing.

d.      Relocate the crossing further east from its current location.

24.    For the suggestion to install speed cushions before each approach to the crossing, it is advised that the traffic section installed traffic counters in Tooronga Terrace before and after the approaches of the pedestrian crossing to establish if speeding is a concern at that location.  The results of the comprehensive traffic counts are as follows.

25.   

26.   

27.    As can be seen from the speed counts results, speeding is not a factor.  The 50th and 85th percentile speed at both approaches to the crossing are well below 40km/h.

28.    In addition as mentioned previously, the road safety concern at the crossing is due to motorists in the left lane not being able to see pedestrians due to cars on their right blocking their sight line. The installation of speed cushions at the approaches to the crossing will not ameliorate that concern and the subject pedestrian crossing will still not meet current RMS and Australian Standards.

29.    For the suggestion to install flashing lights at the crossing RMS’s representative in Council’s traffic committee was consulted and he opposed the idea as flashing lights will further distract drivers at the subject location. He further advised that it is not a treatment that is used near pedestrian crossings.

30.    For the suggestion to install better street lighting the traffic section referred this to our department in charge of street lighting upgrade and it is advised that Council’s coordinator property and assets will investigate if there is a need to upgrade the street lighting at the crossing.

31.    For the suggestion to relocate the pedestrian crossing further east, it is advised that the traffic section did a traffic count in Tooronga Terrace at three different times to establish if the pedestrian crossing would be used if it was relocated further east, and at the three times that council staff were there, not a single pedestrian crossed east of Wyanga Lane, where the crossing would be relocated.  It is further advised that if the crossing was relocated it would result in loss of car parking spaces, which is not a favourable outcome for the businesses and commuters in the area.

32.    Council understands and empathises with the community’s connection to the crossing and its significance to the residents of Beverly Hills, however the safety concerns that exist at the subject pedestrian crossing cannot be ignored, the fact remains that westbound traffic waiting to turn right onto King Georges Road, block sight distance of pedestrians to cars travelling along the inside lane of westbound traffic turning left into King Georges Road. It is this lack of sight distance that contributes to many near misses as reported to Council.

33.    Accordingly the only option available to ameliorate the safety concerns mentioned above is implementing one of the following solutions:

a.      Remove the pedestrian crossing and install pedestrian fencing forcing all pedestrians to use the signalised crossing OR,

 

b.      Retain the pedestrian crossing and upgrade it to current RMS and Australian Standards whereby kerb blisters must be installed on the kerb lane minimising the carriageway of Tooronga Terrace to one lane in each direction.

 

34.    If the option of installing kerb blisters at the approaches to the crossing is implemented, it is advised that this will cause significant traffic congestion along Tooronga Terrace and already a number of local residents have opposed this solution.

 

35.    Once again staff from the traffic section went out on site to investigate the signal phasing times for westbound traffic along Tooronga Terrace.

 

36.    During evening peak time priority is given to north bound traffic travelling along King Georges Road, accordingly traffic on Tooronga Terrace wanting to turn right into King Georges Road get only 14 seconds of green time every 145 seconds cycle. This allows approximately 6 vehicles every 145 seconds to turn right from Tooronga Terrace into King Georges Road. 

 

37.    It was observed that at times the queue length in Tooronga Terrace for vehicles waiting to turn right into King Georges Road, reached 300m and it took approximately 20 minutes for some vehicles to turn right into King Georges Road during peak time.

 

38.    As for vehicles turning left from Tooronga Terrace into King Georges Road, they get 75 seconds allocation of green time out of 145 seconds cycle. This allows approximately 32 vehicles to turn left onto King Georges Road from Tooronga Terrace every 145 seconds.

 

39.    Accordingly if Council blocks the left lane with a kerb blister, the traffic queuing in the left lane will no longer be able to utilise the ample green time that is provided for them as they will have no choice but to merge in the queue with the traffic wanting to turn right onto King Georges Road.

 

40.    This will significantly increase the queuing of vehicles in Tooronga Terrace and the delay for both left and right turning vehicles on Tooronga Terrace will only get worse from its current situation.

 

 

Financial Implications

41.    Within budget allocation. 

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting -  Tuesday, 20 June 2017                                             Page 10

Item:                   TAC058-17        Laneway, east of Forest Road, between Grandviews Club and Our Lady of Fatima Church, Peakhurst - Request for No Parking 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a “No Parking” restriction be installed along the southern side of the laneway adjacent to Grandviews Club located east of Forest Road, Peakhurst.

 

 

Executive Summary

 

1.   This report seeks Council’s recommendation to install “No Parking” along the southern side of the laneway adjacent to Grandviews Club, east of Forest Road Peakhurst.

 

Background

 

2.   Council received representation from Mr Mark Coure MP, member for Oatley, on behalf of Grandviews Club requesting that Council consider installing “No Parking” along the southern side of the laneway adjacent to their car park.

3.   The Club Manager advised Council that on many occasions when there is an event in the area or during weekends sport, cars park on both sides of the laneway, blocking access to and from the laneway.

 

4.   The Club expressed their concern for this behaviour as they reported that children frequent this laneway during sports days and the congestion caused by the cars parked on both sides does cause road safety concerns.

 

5.   Accordingly Grandviews Club requested that Council consider installing “No Parking” along the southern side of the subject laneway to prevent this congestion.

 

6.   It is advised that the laneway measures approximately 5.6m in width and the vehicular access to Gannon Park is facilitated through this laneway.

 

7.  

 

 

 

Financial Implications

 

Within budget allocation. Cost $500

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC059-17        Mulga Road Oately - Provision of pick up and drop off area near Oatley Railway Station. 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

1.   THAT the existing 19m Bus Zone in Mulga Road Oatley, directly outside the access to Oatley Railway Station be restricted to “Bus Zone 8.00am-6.00pm, Mon-Fri, 9.30am -5.30pm weekends and No Parking at all other times”.

 

 

Executive Summary

 

2.   This report is seeking the Traffic Committee’s approval to restrict the existing Bus Zone outside Oatley Railway Station in Mulga Road Oatley to “No Parking” outside the bus service hours during weekdays and weekends.

 

Background

 

3.   Council received representation from residents that frequent Oatley Railway Station requesting that Council facilitate more spaces for picking up and dropping off near Oatley Railway Station.

4.   The residents advised that the existing No Parking restriction currently in place near the station is not sufficient and not within easy access to Oatley Railway station entrance from Mulga Road.

 

5.   It is advised that there are 10 metres of “Kiss and Ride” located along the western side of Mulga Road opposite Oatley Railway Station and another 7m on the eastern side of Mulga Road (same side as Oatley Railway Station), located approximately 35m away from the access to the station.

 

6.   There are other scattered locations around Oatley Railway station with No Parking restriction in place, that can be utilised as drop off and pick up areas, however none are directly outside Oatley Railway Station.

 

7.   Site inspection revealed that directly outside Oatley Railway Station there is a 19m Bus Zone for the 955 Mortdale service currently run by Punchbowl Buses. 

 

8.   It is advised that this bus service operates from 8.00am-6.00pm, Mon-Fri and 9.30am -5.30pm weekends and public holidays.

 

9.   Council liaised with the bus operators of this service asking them if they have any objections to Council restricting the subject bus zone to No Parking outside the bus service hours of operation, to allow for kiss and ride area directly outside the railway station.

 

10. No objection was received from the Bus Companies in regards to Council’s proposal.

 

11. Accordingly it is recommended that the 19m Bus Zone directly outside Oatley Railway Station in Mulga Road Oatley be signposted to read: “Bus Zone 8.00am-6.00pm, Mon-Fri, 9.30am -5.30pm weekends and No Parking at all other times”

 

12. The above restriction will provide for an extra 19m of kiss and ride location to be provided directly outside Oatley Railway Station during peak drop off and pick up times.

 

13.

 

 

Financial Implications

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

 

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC060-17        Morts Road Mortdale and Belmore Road Peakhurst - Fromalising Bus Stops 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

THAT the following parking restrictions be installed

I.    10m Statutory “No Stopping” followed by 20m “Bus Zone” outside 78A Belmore Road, Peakhurst.

 

II.   20m “Bus Zone” outside 75 Morts Road, Mortdale

 

III.  28 metres “Bus Zone” at the existing bus plinth outside 112A Morts Road, Mortdale

 

IV. 10m Statutory “No Stopping” followed by 20m “Bus Zone” outside 82 Morts Road, Mortdale

 

Executive Summary

 

1.   This report seeks the traffic committee’s approval to formalise three existing Bus Stops located in Morts Road Mortdale and 1 Bus Stop in Belmore Road, Peakhurst.

 

Background

 

2.   Punchbowl Bus Company made representation to Council requesting that Council install Bus Zones at four (4) of their existing bus stops to formalise them in the hope of preventing illegal parking within the existing bus stops.

3.   The bus stops locations are as follows :

 

i.    Belmore Road, along the eastern side, south of Park Street, Peakhurst, outside house no 78A Belmore Road.

 

ii.   Morts Road, along the western side, north of Universal Street, Mortdale, outside house no 75 Morts Road.

 

iii.  Morts Road, along the eastern side, north of Broughton Street, Mortdale, outside house no 112A Morts Road.

 

iv.  Morts Road, along the eastern side, north of St Catherine Street, Mortdale, outside house no 82 Morts Road.

 

4.   It is advised that the above mentioned locations are already existing bus stops, with a plinth installed at most of the locations, however Punchbowl Bus Company have requested that they are signposted as bus zones to help raise awareness of their locations.

 

5.   Accordingly it is recommended that the following signs be installed at the following locations.

i.    10m Statutory No Stopping on Belmore Road, outside number 78A south of Park Street, followed by 20m of Bus Zone.

 

ii.   20m Bus Zone after the existing No Stopping outside 75 Morts Road, north of Universal Street, Mortdale

 

iii.  28 metres Bus Zone at the existing bus plinth outside 112A Morts Road Mortdale

 

iv.  10m Statutory No Stopping followed by 20m Bus Zone on Morts Road, outside number 82, north of St Catherine Street, Mortdale

 

6.   As mentioned previously the subject locations where the bus zones are to be installed are already existing bus stops that need to be formalised.

 

7.   Road Rule no 195 (Stopping at or near a bus stop) stipulates:

 

“A driver (except the driver of a public bus) must not stop at a bus stop, or on the road, within 20 metres before a sign on the road that indicates the bus stop, and 10 metres after the sign, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under the Australian Road Rules.”

 

8.   The Road Rule’s reason for 20 metres before a Bus Stop is to allow for the bus to pull into the Bus Stop and the reason for the 10 metres after, is for the bus to pull out of a Bus Stop.

 

9.   Accordingly in the absence of a “Bus Zone”, the Road Rules mentioned above are to be adhered to. 

 

10. It is further advised that the affected residents where the bus stops are located outside their premises, all have means to off street parking.

 

11. Nevertheless, Punchbowl Bus Company advised that they wrote to all the affected residents advising them of the proposed Bus Zones.

 

 

Financial Implications

Within budget allocation. RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $1,500.

 

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting -  Tuesday, 20 June 2017                                             Page 17

Item:                   TAC061-17        Gladstone Street, Kogarah - Proposed Parking Changes - UBD 294 H3  

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the angle line marking and associated parking signage on the western side of Gladstone Street, north of Regent Street, adjacent to Kogarah High School be removed.

(b)     That the area be signposted as “2P, 6am – 6pm, Mon – Fri”, as shown on plan TC1598 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed parking changes in Gladstone Street, adjacent to Kogarah High School.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received a request from the Principal of Kogarah High School to investigate the feasibility of removing the 45 degree angle parking spaces on the western side of Gladstone Street, adjacent to the school gates.

3.      A site meeting was conducted in Gladstone Street on 17 May 2017 with the Principal, Chris Minns MP, Member for Kogarah and Council’s Traffic Engineer to discuss the traffic issues.

 

4.      It was determined that due to the angle parking of the vehicles, they were restricting the vision along Gladstone Street for students crossing the road at the school gates and the Principal requested that these spaces be converted to parallel parking. 

 

5.      In order to improve vehicle turnover near the Kogarah shops it was also requested that the parallel spaces be converted to a “2P” zone to assist with local businesses and customer parking locations.

Proposal

6.      Upon investigation of this request, it is proposed to remove the existing line marking for the four (4) angle parking spaces and associated “45 Degree Parking, Rear to Kerb” signage on the western side of Gladstone Street and replace with a “2P, 6am – 6pm, Mon – Fri” zone to improve the safety and increase vehicle turnover along the street.

 

Financial Implications

 

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

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Plan TC1598 - Gladstone St, Kogarah

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 20 June 2017

TAC061-17           Gladstone Street, Kogarah - Proposed Parking Changes - UBD 294 H3

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1598 - Gladstone St, Kogarah

 

 

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Item:                   TAC062-17        Hillpine Avenue, Kogarah - Proposed "No Stopping" zone - UBD 294 H8 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a “No Stopping” zone be installed on the eastern side of Hillpine Avenue, adjacent to number 2, as shown on plan TC1595 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed parking restrictions in Hillpine Avenue, Kogarah.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received a request from a local resident to consider the installation of parking restriction signs on the inside of the curve in Hillpine Avenue to improve vehicle travel movements.

3.      When vehicles are parked on the inside of the curve there is insufficient width of the road to allow two-way vehicle travel and vehicles have been damaged as a result.

Proposal

4.      Upon investigation of this request, it is proposed to install a “No Stopping” zone on the eastern side of Hillpine Avenue, adjacent to number 2, to prevent vehicles parking in this location and lead to an improvement in vehicle movements along Hillpine Avenue.

 

5.      The residents in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed “No Stopping” zone. The closing date for submissions was 2 June 2017.  No objections were received.

 

Financial Implications

 

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Plan TC1595 - Hillpine Avenue, Kogarah

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 20 June 2017

TAC062-17           Hillpine Avenue, Kogarah - Proposed "No Stopping" zone - UBD 294 H8

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1595 - Hillpine Avenue, Kogarah

 

 

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Item:                   TAC063-17        Broughton Street, Sans Souci - St Finbar's Catholic School - Proposed Children's Crossing - UBD 314 F1 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     To be determined by the Committee.

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the request for a Children’s Crossing adjacent to St Finbar’s Catholic School, Sans Souci.

 

Background

2.      In August 2016, Council received a request from a representative of St Finbar’s Catholic School to consider the installation of a pedestrian crossing in Broughton Street and/or The Promenade adjacent to the school.

3.      The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Guidelines indicate that there are reduced crossing warrants for sites used predominately by children. The Guidelines for Traffic Facilities state that the reduced warrants conducted during two counts of one hour duration immediately before and after school hours are as follows:

 

·           The measured flows for Pedestrians (P) and Vehicles (V) are equal to or greater than 30 and 200 respectively.

Investigations

4.      Council’s Traffic Officers conducted a pedestrian and vehicle count in Broughton Street and The Promenade adjacent to the school on Tuesday 30 August, 2016. The results of the counts are detailed in the tables below:

 

5.      Broughton Street

 

TIME

PEDESTRIANS (P)

VEHICLES (V)

8.20am – 9.20am

51

137

2.30pm – 3.30pm

65

94

 

 

 

6.      The Promenade

TIME

PEDESTRIANS (P)

VEHICLES (V)

8.20am – 9.20am

18

484

2.30pm – 3.30pm

22

457

 

 

 

 

7.      As can be seen in the tables above, neither of these locations meet the RMS warrants for a pedestrian crossing to be installed adjacent to the school.

Financial Implications

8.      No budget impact for this report.

 

 

 

File Reference

D17/50423

 

 

 

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[Appendix 1]         Plan L716 - St Finbar's Catholic School Count Locations

 

 

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Item:                   TAC064-17        Terry Street, Blakehurst - Proposed "Bus Zone" - UBD 293 M13 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a statutory 10m “No Stopping” zone be installed on the southern side of Terry Street, west of the intersection with Crawford Street.

(b)     That a 15m “Bus Zone” be installed adjacent to the “No Stopping” zone and the existing bus seat relocated closer to the start of the “Bus Zone”, as shown on plan TC1597 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed installation of a “No Stopping” zone and “Bus Zone” in Terry Street, Blakehurst.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received a request from a representative of Punchbowl Bus Company to formalise the existing Bus Stop, located on the southern side of Terry Street, Blakehurst, near the intersection of Crawford Street.

 

3.      Council has been advised that there has been a Bus Stop located on the power pole for 20 years in this location and as a result the bus is stopping across the driveway of 1B Crawford Street.  As the location of Bus Stops falls under the control of the relevant bus companies, Punchbowl Bus Company has advised that the bus stop cannot be relocated to another location.

4.      Council officers have conducted numerous site inspections when the bus is in operation and determined that when the bus was picking up or setting down passengers it assisted in slowing vehicle speed on Terry Street.

 

Proposal

 

5.      Upon investigation of this request, it is proposed to install a “No Stopping” zone 10m from the intersection of Terry Street and Crawford Street, followed by a 15m “Bus Zone” that will ensure that the bus does stop across the residential driveway.

 

6.      It is also proposed to relocate the bus seat within the “Bus Zone” for bus patrons to utilise whilst waiting for the bus.

 

7.      The residents in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed installation of the “No Stopping” zone and “Bus Zone”.  The closing date for submissions was 12 June 2017.  Council received one objection from the adjacent resident. 

 

8.      The objector indicated that the bus would continue to stop across his driveway after the proposed changes are implemented and people would continue to wait on his driveway for the bus causing a safety risk.  The resident also noted that the installation of the stems on the grass verge would prohibit access into his driveway.  The summary of the objection is that the bus stop be removed from outside his property and relocated elsewhere.

 

Financial Implications

 

9.      Within budget allocation – RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $800.

 

File Reference

D17/56548

 

 

 

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TAC065-17           Pearl Street, Hurstville - Proposed "No Parking" zones - UBD 293 H4

[Appendix 1]         Plan TC1599 - Pearl Street, Hurstville

 

 

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Item:                   TAC065-17        Pearl Street, Hurstville - Proposed "No Parking" zones - UBD 293 H4 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a 13m “No Parking, 2pm Mon – 7am Tue, 2pm Thu – 7am Fri” zone be installed on the southern side of Pearl Street, east of the Forest Road intersection.

(b)     That a 13m “No Parking, 2pm Mon – 7am Tue, 2pm Thu – 7am Fri” zone be installed on the southern side of Pearl Street, opposite the Millett Street intersection, as shown on plan TC1599 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed installation of “No Parking” zones in Pearl Street, Hurstville.

 

Background

 

2.      A request has been received to consider the installation of parking restriction signs in Pearl Street, Hurstville to assist with waste collection for the property at No. 458 Forest Road.

 

3.      Due to the close proximity of the mixed-use development to the Hurstville CBD, many residents, employees and commuters park in Pearl Street making it difficult for the waste bins to be placed on the street for collection on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

 

Proposal

 

4.      Following investigation by Council officers, it is proposed that two 13m “No Parking, 2pm Mon – 7am Tue, 2pm Thu – 7am Fri” zones be installed in Pearl Street, adjacent to the bin rooms for the property at No. 458 Forest Road.  This would provide an area on the street where the waste bins of the mixed-use development can be placed safely for collection.

 

5.      The Waste Contractors and Building Manager of No. 458 Forest Road have been consulted on the proposal and are in support of the “No Parking” zones to assist in bin collection.

 

Financial Implications

 

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

 

File Reference

 

D17/77734

 

 

 

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Item:                   TAC066-17        Oatley Park Avenue, Oatley - Proposed Parking Restrictions 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Paul Croft

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the existing “No Stopping” zone on the northern side of Oatley Park Avenue, east of Short Street, be extended 9m.

(b)     That an 87m “No Stopping, 8am – 9.30am, 2.30pm – 4pm, School Days” zone be installed on the southern side of Oatley Park Avenue, east of Short Street, as shown on plan TC1596 attached to the report.

(c)     That the request for the installation of a pedestrian crossing in Short Street, south of the intersection of Oatley Park Avenue be denied, as the site does not meet the required RMS warrants.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed parking restrictions in Oatley Park Avenue, Oatley.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received a request to consider options to improve the traffic flow in Oatley Park Avenue, especially during the morning and afternoon peak periods throughout the week.

 

3.      Due to Oatley Park Avenue having a narrow carriageway, there is insufficient width to allow vehicles to park adjacent to the northern and southern kerbs whilst allowing two-way traffic flow.  As a result, there has been traffic congestion occurring in the street during the morning and afternoon peak periods with drivers accessing Oatley West Public School.

 

4.      A request has also been received to consider the installation of a pedestrian crossing in Short Street, south of the intersection of Oatley Park Avenue.

 

Investigation

 

5.      Upon investigation of these requests, it is proposed to install an 87m “No Stopping, 8am – 9.30am, 2.30pm – 4pm, School Days” zone on the southern side of Oatley Park Avenue.  This would lead to an improvement in traffic flow and an increase in safety for all road users during these periods.

 

6.      It is also proposed to relocate the “No Stopping” sign on the northern side of Oatley Park Avenue, adjacent to number 64, 9m towards the east to prevent drivers stopping close to the intersection of Oatley Park Avenue and Short Street and improve the turning movements of vehicles.

 

7.      As a result of the crossing request, Council’s Traffic Engineer conducted a pedestrian and vehicle count in Short Street, south of Oatley Park Avenue on Thursday 25 May 2017. The results of the counts are detailed in the table below:

 

TIME

PEDESTRIANS (P)

VEHICLES (V)

8.55am – 9.55am

22

59

2.55pm – 3.55pm

22

70

 

 

8.      The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Guidelines indicate that there are reduced crossing warrants for sites used predominately by children. The Guidelines for Traffic Facilities state that the reduced warrants conducted during two counts of one hour duration immediately before and after school hours are as follows:

 

·           The measured flows for Pedestrians (P) and Vehicles (V) are equal to or greater than 30 and 200 respectively.

9.      As can be seen in the table in paragraph 7, this location does not meet the RMS warrants for a pedestrian crossing to be installed in Short Street, south of Oatley Park Avenue.

 

10.    The residents in this vicinity and Principal of Oatley West Public School have been consulted on the proposal for the installation of the “No Stopping” zones.  The closing date for submissions was 6 June 2017.  Council received one phone call of support and one letter from a resident on the northern side of Oatley Park Avenue requesting additional changes. 

 

11.    The residents request involved installing a 450m “No Stopping” zone for the entire length of Oatley Park Avenue on the southern side and converting Oatley Park Avenue to one-way.

 

12.    Council is not in support of the installation of a permanent “No Stopping” zone along the southern side of Oatley Park Avenue as street parking would be removed from 26 properties and may result in an increase in vehicle travel speed along the street.  The conversion of Oatley Park Avenue to one-way would cause issues for residential waste collection and may also result in an increase in vehicle travel speed and for these reasons is also not supported.

 

Financial Implications

 

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

 

File Reference

 

D17/43189

 

 

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Item:                   TAC067-17        Victoria Avenue, Penshurst - Extension of No Parking Restriction outside Marist Catholic College 

Author:              Traffic Engineer, Ben Liddell

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the existing ‘No Parking 8am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 3:30pm School Days’ on Victoria Avenue, Penshurst, adjacent to Marist Catholic College be extended 17.5 metres towards the school’s driveway crossing.

(b)     That Mr David Coleman, MP, Member for Banks be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

1.      Council has received representation from Mr David Coleman, MP, Member for Banks, on behalf of the Principal of Marist Catholic College requesting that the No Parking restriction on Victoria Avenue, Penshurst, adjacent to the school be extended to the driveway crossing.

 

Background

2.      The Principal of Marist Catholic College has requested that the No Parking restriction on Victoria Avenue, Penshurst, adjacent to the school be extended to the driveway crossing.

3.      Currently there are 730 students attending the college. This number is set to grow to 830 students by the beginning of next year.

4.      Parking restrictions on Victoria Avenue, adjacent to the school includes 16 metres of bus zone, 17 metres of ‘No Parking 8am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 3:30pm School Days’ and 17.5 metres of all day unrestricted parking.

5.      The Principal has stated that an additional 17.5 metres of No Parking 8am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 3:30pm School Days will improve student drop off and pick up and reduce congestion on Victoria Avenue.

6.      Therefore it is recommended that the existing ‘No Parking 8am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 3:30pm School Days’ on Victoria Avenue, Penshurst, adjacent to Marist Catholic College be extended 17.5 metres towards the school’s driveway crossing.

 

Financial Implications

7.      Within budget allocation.  Estimated cost is $180

 

File Reference

D17/70180

 

 

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[Appendix 1]         Victoria Ave, Penshurst - Request to Extend No Parking Restriction Marist Catholic College

 

 

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Item:                   TAC068-17        St Patrick's Catholic Primary School - Chapel Street, Kogarah - Safety Concerns - UBD 294 H6 

Author:              Assistant Traffic Engineer, Samuel Lindsay

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     To be determined by the Committee

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for the various safety concerns in the area surrounding St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Chapel Street, Kogarah.

 

Background

2.      A petition has been received from parents of pupils attending St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Chapel Street, Kogarah to consider changes to the area surrounding the school in order to improve safety during peak pick-up and drop-off periods.

3.      The petition outlines several concerns including safety concerns at the signalised intersection of Gray Street and Princes Highway, Kogarah, school traffic congestion overflowing from Chapel Street and Short Street into Gray Street, Kogarah, and the difficulties surrounding the school pick-up and drop-off zone on Chapel Street, Kogarah, adjacent to St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School.

4.      The petition contains 107 signatures and 40 comments.

5.      In addition to the received petition Council has also received representation from Chris Minns MP, member for Kogarah, in regards to the current school Pick-up and Drop-off zone. Council has also received emails from individual parents.

 

Safety concerns at the intersection of Gray Street and Princes Highway, Kogarah

Background

6.      Currently there is an existing 40km/h school zone on commencing on Chapel Street approximately 40m from the schools main entrance and ends on Chapel Street approximately 110m from the schools main entrance. Chapel Street is a one way street.

7.      There is also an existing 40km/h school zone on the Princes Highway commencing near to the intersection of Stanley Street and Princes Highway and continues for approximately 1km ending approximately 80m east of the intersection of Gray Street and the Princes Highway.

8.      There is an existing signalised crossing at the intersection of Gray Street and Princes Highway. Pedestrians can cross in all directions at this intersection.

 

Concerns

9.      Vehicles often queue through the intersection of Gray Street and the Princes Highway, blocking the pedestrian access during the peak pick-up and drop-off times due to traffic congestion. This results in parents and children manoeuvring around vehicles.

10.    The completion of the development at 71 Gray Street, Kogarah has resulted in a reduction in the available footpath space at the north western corner of Gray Street and Princes Highway.

11.    Currently not all directions of pedestrian travel are serviced by pram ramps.

 

Proposed changes outlined in petition

12.    The petition has outlined the following proposed changes to be considered;

a.   Extend the 40km/h school zone on the Princes Highway by approximately 180m to Ocean Street, Kogarah

b.   Introduce a 40km/h zone in Gray Street, Kogarah

 

Comments

13.    Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) are currently investigating a proposal to remove right turn access from the Princes Highway into Gray Street, in order to maintain three southbound lanes on the Princes Highway between Rocky Point Road and Ocean Street. The proposal also includes traffic signal upgrades at the intersection of Rocky Point Road and Gray Avenue and prohibiting the right turn in and out of the adjacent intersection of Scott Street and Rocky Point Road.

14.    The proposal for extending the existing 40km/h school zone to Ocean Street, Kogarah and new 40km/h school zone will be investigated for feasibility by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

15.    Based on past investigations for the installation of pram ramps at the intersection of Gray Street and Princes Highway, due to the location of services in the vicinity it has meant that the construction of pram ramps in all directions has not been possible.

 

 

School traffic congestion overflowing from Chapel Street and Short Street into Gray Street, Kogarah

Background

16.    There is currently a 45m “No Parking” zone on the western side of Gray Street opposite to the intersection of Short Street, Kogarah, with an additional 25m “No Parking, 2.30pm-4pm, School Days” zone extending southwards to allow for vehicles to travel around vehicles waiting to turn right into Short Street.

17.    The other parking restrictions on the western side Gray Street include a 75m “2P, 6am-6pm, Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted Area 2” zone between Chapel Street and Princes Lane. Between Princes Lane and Princes Highway there is currently a “No Stopping, 6.30am-9.30am, 3.30pm-6.30pm, Mon-Fri” zone and a “2P, 9.30am-3.30pm, Mon-Fri” zone.

 


 

Concerns

18.    During school pick-up and drop-off times, particularly in the afternoon, traffic often queues back into Gray Street.

19.    It has been reported that numerous vehicles do illegal U-turns on Gray Street and turn the wrong way into the Chapel Street (one way street) in order to avoid traffic congestion.

 

Proposed changes outlined in petition

20.    The petition has outlined the following proposed changes to be considered;

a.   Implement a “No Parking” zone during school pick-up and drop-off times along the western side of Gray Street, Kogarah to create a clearway for cars to pass the queue of cars waiting to turn into Short Street.

 

Comments

21.    The implementation of an extended “No Parking” zone would result in the loss of 11 car spaces in a resident parking scheme area.

22.    The existing “No Stopping” clearway zone on Gray Street between the Princes Highway and Princes Lane services morning and afternoon peak traffic times, but does not synchronise with afternoon school pick-up and drop-off times.

23.    The proposed changes at the intersection of Gray Street and Princes Highway as mentioned above may also impact on traffic flow on Gray Street.

 

 

School Pick-up and Drop-off zone on Chapel Street, Kogarah, adjacent to St Patricks Catholic Primary School

Background

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

25.    There are also issues with commuters using this space for accessing the hospital and medical centres fail to return to relocate their vehicles. Parking has also been further limited by the number of large developments in the vicinity of Chapel Street.

 

Concerns

26.    The current configuration causes confusion when the 90° angle parking bays switches to parallel parking when the “School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Zone” is in operation. There are also issues with parked vehicles remaining in this area during the pick-up and drop-off zone period due to the high number of medical facilities and the close proximity of the hospital.

 


 

Proposed changes outlined in petition

27.    The petition has outlined the following proposed changes to be considered;

a.   Painted road markings on the road to more clearly indicate the kiss and ride restriction zone and “No Parking” zone times

b.   Change the existing “No Parking, 8am – 9.30am, 2.30pm – 4pm, School Days” to a “No Parking, 8am – 9.30am, 1.30pm – 4pm, School Days” to allow more time for people to move their cars from the zone.

 

Comments

28.    Councils Traffic Advisory Committee approved a proposal to remove the 11, 90° angle parking bays on the eastern side of Chapel Street and convert to parallel parking (5 spaces) to assist with the operation of the “School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Zone”. Furthermore Council approved the installation of 7, 90° angle parking bays on the western side of Chapel Street. These works have not yet been completed.

 

 

Financial Implications

29.    No budget impact for this report.

 

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Item:                   TAC069-17        Montgomery Street, Kogarah - Proposed Temporary "Bus Zone" - UBD 294 G4 

Author:              Assistant Traffic Engineer, Samuel Lindsay

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the existing 45m “1P, 8:30am – 6:00pm, Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 12:30pm, Sat” zone on the eastern side of Montgomery Street, south of Post Office Lane, be converted to a “Bus Zone” from 19th June 2017 until 29th June 2017 inclusive, whilst the Band and Orchestral Festival is being held at St George Bank, as shown on plan TC1542 attached to the report.

(b)     Further that all parking zones be returned to their current status at the completion of the festival.

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed installation of a temporary "Bus Zone" on Montgomery Street, Kogarah.

 

Background

2.      Council has received a request from the Engadine Music Education Centre to investigate the possibility of installing a “Bus Zone” directly adjacent to St George Bank in Montgomery Street, Kogarah, to help facilitate the drop-off and pick-up of the children and their equipment participating in the Band and Orchestral Festival.

 

3.      The Band and Orchestral Festival is an annual event occurring on different dates each year. Council has been informed by Engadine Music Education Centre that the event will span over nine (9) days and will be held from 19th June to 23rd June, 2017 and 26th June to 29th June, 2017 inclusive, between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm.

 

4.      This will be the fifteenth year that the festival has been held at the St George Bank Auditorium and there are approximately ninety (90) bands involved.  The festival is a non-profit event designed to provide performance experience for school age students.

 

Comments

5.      The proposed installation of the temporary “Bus Zone” area will only be used to pick up and drop off the participating children and their equipment.

 

6.      The proposed location of the temporary “Bus Zone” would allow children to access the facility in a safe manner.

 

Financial Implications

7.      Within budget allocation – RMS’s Traffic Facility Grant – Approximately $500

 

 

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Item:                   TAC070-17        Draft Traffic Assessment Prepared by GHD for the Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - Assessment of Planning Proposals – Hurstville Traffic Modelling Report. 

Author:              Coordinator Strategic Planning, Rita Vella

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the report be received and noted.

 

Executive Summary

1.      The purpose of this report is to provide information to the Traffic Committee with respect to the draft Traffic Assessment that has been prepared by GHD to assess the Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals, which are proposing significant residential and commercial uplift in the Hurstville City Centre.

 

2.      The report titled Assessment of Planning Proposals – Hurstville Traffic Modelling Report documents the work carried out as part of this impact assessment, and includes:

§ A review of the Civic Centre Planning Proposal and the Westfield Planning Proposal and provides a comparison to the Hurstville TMAP study.

§ Undertaking micro simulation traffic modelling with the proposed changes and report on the network wide impacts.

 

3.      The report includes recommendations for consideration by the Traffic Committee.

 

Background

 

4.      Council is in receipt of a number of Planning Proposals within the Hurstville City Centre, including the Planning Proposals for the Hurstville Civic Precinct (Civic Centre) and Westfield Hurstville (Westfield).

 

5.      Both sites are in the ownership/part ownership of Council and in order to ensure transparency, SJB Planning (Independent Consultants) were appointed on behalf of Council to provide an independent assessment of the Planning Proposals.

 

6.      Both Planning Proposals are seeking significant uplift and as a result of this GHD was commissioned by SJB Planning on behalf of Council to carry out an independent traffic review of these Planning Proposals, with a view to assessing whether road network improvements are required and the form these improvements may take.

 

7.      GHD has previously carried out the Hurstville Transport Management, Access and Parking (TMAP) Study in 2012. This included building a traffic modelling framework and a microsimulation model of Hurstville CBD, which has been used for this assessment. The study area for the TMAP is shown in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1: Study Area of the TMAP

 

8.      The purpose of this report is to provide information to the Traffic Committee with respect to the draft Traffic Assessment that has been prepared by GHD, titled Assessment of Planning Proposals – Hurstville Traffic Modelling Report. A copy of the report is included at Attachment 1.

 

9.      The report documents the work carried out as part of this impact assessment, and includes:

§ A review of the Civic Centre planning proposal and the Westfield Planning Proposal and provides a comparison to the Hurstville TMAP study.

§ Undertaking microsimulation traffic modelling with the proposed changes and report on the network wide impacts.

§ Recommendations for consideration

 

Overview of Planning Proposal – Westfield

10.    The Urban Design Report accompanying the proposal includes analysis of several built form options and identifies a ‘preferred option’. The Urban Design Report indicates a range of land uses under the preferred option including retail and commercial, residential, car parking, and open space.

 

11.    The preferred option is split into two main precincts being “The Avenue Precinct” and the “Cross Street Precinct”.

 

12.    The Urban Design Report envisages 456 residential apartments within the Avenue Precinct, and potential for 793 “non-retail units” within the Cross Street Precinct. The Report indicates that the non-retail units may be used for the purposes of residential, serviced apartments and student accommodation in future.

 

13.    The Urban Design Report indicates the following regarding land use:

 

§ Residential: Potential redevelopment to provide 456 residential apartments within “The Avenue” Precinct (based upon 65m2 GFA average per unit)

§ Other Non-Retail: Potential redevelopment to provide 793 mixed use non-retail units within the “Cross Street” Mixed Use Precinct (based upon 80m2 GFA average per unit)

§ Retail and Commercial Uses: Potential redevelopment will provide additional retail GFA of 12,400m2.

§ Car Parking: capacity for up to an additional 1610 additional car parks.

§ Sky Garden: 1700m2 of “publicly accessible amenity space”.

 

14.    The site has an area of 32,335m2 and the quantum of gross floor area for each use indicated in the Urban Design Report is as follows:

 

Land Use

GFA

FSR

Retail

12,400m2

0.383:1

Residential

36,720m2

1.14:1

Other non-retail

52,320m2

1.62:1

Existing Retail

77,280m2

2.39:1

Total

178,720m2

5.53:1

 

Overview of Planning Proposal – Civic Centre Precinct

15.    The Civic Centre Precinct is identified as land bounded by Queens Road, Park Road, McMahon Street and Dora Street (Figure 2). The land is owned by Georges River Council.

                                           Figure 2 – Civic Centre Precinct

16.    The Planning Proposal proposes a range of land uses including two residential buildings located at the northern end (one with ground floor retail uses), with an interconnected series of buildings in the centre and at the south western end of the site, which accommodate Council civic, community and public administrative uses, commercial uses and retail uses.

 

17.    In summary, the concept accompanying the Planning Proposal provides the following:

 

§ Council: New Council Chambers are to be located above the proposed library on the western end of the site.

     Total Area: 5,455m2

§ Commercial: Council and leasable commercial office spaces above the Council chambers and customer service centre.

     Total Area: 4,200m2

§ Library & Auditorium: The Hurstville Library is integrated within the town centre and includes the Council Customer Service Centre. A new Civic Precinct is proposed around the open public plaza with a gallery and a new auditorium and theatre space.

     Total Area: 8,470m2

§ Parking: The existing public parking will be moved from the surface into a new multi-level basement car park which extends across the whole site.

     Underground Car Parking: 2-3 Levels

§ Public Open Space: Large public forum space receives good solar access throughout the year. A range of smaller public parks and areas of covered public outdoor space and sheltered public thoroughfares.

     Total Area: 6,394m2

§ Residential: Two residential buildings provides activity and a landmark for the northern end of the Hurstville Civic Precinct.

     Total Area: 38,739m2

§ Retail: Ground floor retail opportunities across the site and a provision of an ‘Eat Street’ including cafes, restaurants and shops, all of which are accessible from the public plazas and thoroughfares.

    Total Area: 3,961m2

Overview of the Assessment of Planning Proposals – Hurstville Traffic Modelling Report

18.    The Report prepared by GHD is set out in 3 parts:

§ Part A- Provides a review of the previous Traffic impact studies; and

§ Part B – provides detailed results from the traffic impacts assessment carried out

§ Part C – will provide detailed intersection modelling results (to be completed as part of the final version of the report)

 

19.    GHD has assessed the impacts of a proposed development (based on the concepts included in the Planning Proposals) for the Civic Centre and Westfield Precinct using the Paramics Models developed for the Hurstville TMAP study.

 

20.    The trip generation rates for high density residential developments have been revised according to the Technical direction TDT 2013/04a. The demand matrices were updated for the new trip rates.

 

21.    The following four scenarios were tested:

 

§ No Development: This scenario assumes that the Civic Centre and the Westfield remain as existing

 

§ With Civic Centre: As no development, includes the proposed Civic Centre development will be fully constructed and in operation by 2021

 

§ With Westfield: As no development, includes that the proposed Westfield development will go ahead and be fully constructed and in operation by 2021

 

§ With Civic Centre and Westfield.

 

22.    The report makes the following conclusions:

 

The 2036 modelling results show that the intersection of King Georges Road / Forest Road is a major capacity constraint for Hurstville CBD. The assumed regional traffic growth and the complete development proposed under the TMAP cannot be accommodated by the assumed 2036 network. Increasing capacity at critical intersections will enable an assessment of 2036 to be carried out.

 

The 2021 modelling results indicate that under the 2021 traffic conditions, the network is largely capable of accommodating the additional traffic generated by both developments, with some intersections where capacity improvements should be considered. The following intersections have been identified as requiring further investigation as a result of the Westfield development:

§ Queens Road / Park Road;

§ Park Road/Woodville Street; and

§ Queens Road / Dora Street.

 

Further, the following intersections are expected to have capacity issues in the ‘no development’ scenario and performance does not significantly deteriorate with proposed developments:

 

§ Railway Parade / Treacy Street / Ormonde Parade and West Street; and

§ Railway Parade / Hillcrest Avenue

§ King Georges Road / Forest Road

 

23.    Following from the analysis and investigations undertaken to date, GHD recommend that the next stages of the study should be as follows:

 

§ Agree in conjunction with Council, the steps required to improve the capacity of the 2036 microsimulation model on the King Georges Road corridor, which will be used as a tool to ‘unlock’ the Paramics model to facilitate the assessment;

 

§ Identify, in conjunction with Council, a list of intersections where further analysis is required with a view to recommending network improvements.

 

§ Carry out SIDRA modelling based on the agreed list of intersections. Currently this is likely to consist of models in 2021 and 2036 (subject to analysis of the 2036 microsimulation model) for the following intersections:

o Queens Road/Park Road

o Park Road/Woodville Street

o Queens Road/Dora Street

 

§ Identify, in conjunction with Council the scope for assessing the following intersections:

o Railway Parade / Treacy Street / Ormonde Parade and West Street;

o Railway Parade / Hillcrest Avenue; and

o King Georges Road / Forest Road

 

§ Update the traffic report with the:

o 2036 microsimulation model outputs;

o intersection (SIDRA) model analysis; and

o recommendations regarding network improvements.

 

Financial Implications

24.    That the costs associated with the Traffic Assessment for the Planning Proposals for Westfield and Civic Centre be paid for by the proponent in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges.

25.    A Budget bid will be required to secure additional funds to be allocated to complete the review of the TMAP for the remainder of the Hurstville City Centre.

 

File Reference: SF16/1029

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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GHD_Traffic_Assessment_Draft Report_09062017 Review of Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - TMAP

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 20 June 2017

TAC070-17           Draft Traffic Assessment Prepared by GHD for the Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - Assessment of Planning Proposals – Hurstville Traffic Modelling Report.

[Appendix 1]         GHD_Traffic_Assessment_Draft Report_09062017 Review of Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - TMAP

 

 

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Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 20 June 2017

TAC070-17           Draft Traffic Assessment Prepared by GHD for the Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - Assessment of Planning Proposals – Hurstville Traffic Modelling Report.

[Appendix 1]         GHD_Traffic_Assessment_Draft Report_09062017 Review of Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - TMAP

 

 

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Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 20 June 2017

TAC070-17           Draft Traffic Assessment Prepared by GHD for the Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - Assessment of Planning Proposals – Hurstville Traffic Modelling Report.

[Appendix 1]         GHD_Traffic_Assessment_Draft Report_09062017 Review of Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - TMAP

 

 

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Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 20 June 2017

TAC070-17           Draft Traffic Assessment Prepared by GHD for the Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - Assessment of Planning Proposals – Hurstville Traffic Modelling Report.

[Appendix 1]         GHD_Traffic_Assessment_Draft Report_09062017 Review of Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - TMAP

 

 

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Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 20 June 2017

TAC070-17           Draft Traffic Assessment Prepared by GHD for the Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - Assessment of Planning Proposals – Hurstville Traffic Modelling Report.

[Appendix 1]         GHD_Traffic_Assessment_Draft Report_09062017 Review of Westfield and Civic Centre Planning Proposals - TMAP

 

 

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6.      General Business

7.      Next Meeting - Tuesday 18 July 2017 at 1.00pm