Traffic Committee

Notice of Meeting

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

 

 

Wednesday 13 September 2017

 

 

A Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at 1.00pm in the 1st floor meeting room, Georges River Civic Centre, MacMahon Street Hurstville on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 for the 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 17 October 2017 at 1.00pm

 

 


Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 15 August 2017

Agenda Items

TAC104-17       Truman Street, South Hurstville - Speed Advisory Signs

(Report by Traffic Engineer)......................................................................................... 2

TAC105-17       Forest Road north of Park Road, Peakhurst - Road Safety Concerns

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer)............................................................................ 4

TAC106-17       Percival Street, Penshurst - Proposed Signage for Angle Parking

(Report by Traffic Engineer)......................................................................................... 7

TAC107-17       Carwar Avenue, Carss Park - Proposed Temporary Road Closures for the Magic of Christmas Event

(Report by Traffic Engineer)......................................................................................... 9

TAC108-17       Westbourne Street, Carlton - Proposed "P10 Minute" Parking

(Report by Traffic Engineer)....................................................................................... 16

TAC109-17       St Elmo Parade, Kingsgrove - Proposed changes to school pick-up and drop-off zone

(Report by Assistant Traffic Engineer)..................................................................... 19

TAC110-17       King Street, South Hurstville - Proposed Bus Zone

(Report by Assistant Traffic Engineer)..................................................................... 22

TAC111-17       Proposed Roundabout at the intersection of Francis Street and Colvin Avenue, Carlton

(Report by Assistant Traffic Engineer)..................................................................... 24

TAC112-17       Baker Street Oatley - Road Safety Concerns

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer).......................................................................... 26

TAC113-17       930 Forest Road, Peakhurst - Request to Formalise Bus Stop

(Report by Traffic Engineer)....................................................................................... 28

TAC114-17       Lugarno Parade Lugarno - Installation of Bus Zone

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer).......................................................................... 30

TAC115-17       Illawong Street, Lugarno - Installation of STOP restriction

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer).......................................................................... 32

TAC116-17       Rose Street, Hurstville - Road Safety Concerns

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer).......................................................................... 35

 

TAC117-17       Belgrave Street, Kogarah - Proposed Temporary Road Closure

(Report by Traffic Engineer)....................................................................................... 38

TAC118-17       View Street and Brittany Place Peakhurst Heights - Intersection linemarking

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer).......................................................................... 40

TAC119-17       Melvin Street, Beverly Hills - Request for Traffic Calming Device

(Report by Traffic Engineer)....................................................................................... 43

TAC120-17       Depot Road, Mortdale - Request for a Works Zone

(Report by Traffic Engineer)....................................................................................... 45   

 


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AGENDA

1.      Apologies 

 

2.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING - 15 August 2017

 

3.      Matters Arising from Previous Meeting

 

4.      Disclosure of Interest


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5.      Agenda Items

Item:                   TAC104-17        Truman Street, South Hurstville - Speed Advisory Signs 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

That curve and speed advisory signs be installed in Truman Street and Rickard Road, South Hurstville as shown on plan TC1616 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed installation of speed advisory signs in Truman Street and Rickard Road, South Hurstville.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received a request from a local resident to consider the installation of speed controls devices near the intersection of Truman Street and Rickard Road.

 

3.      In June 2017 Council organised the installation of a traffic counter in Rickard Road, approximately 40m to the south of the chicane at the intersection with Truman Street. Prior to this, in September 2012, Council organised the installation of a traffic counter in Truman Street, approximately 80m to the north of the chicane.  The results for the 85th percentile speed in both locations were within the acceptable limits and did not warrant the installation of speed humps. 

 

4.      However during a recent site inspection, it was determined that there are inadequate warning signs for drivers on the north and south bound approaches to the chicane at the intersection.

 

Proposal

 

5.      Council conducted a Ball Bank Test on approach to the chicane from both directions to determine what curve and speed advisory signs should be installed in Truman Street and Rickard Road.

 

6.      As a result of the Ball Bank Test, it is proposed to install 25km/h speed advisory signs in Truman Street and Rickard Road with supplementary reverse curve signs.  The installation of the speed advisory signs would assist in influencing driver behaviour in these areas.

 

Financial Implications

 

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

 

File Reference – D17/147987

ATTACHMENTS

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Plan TC1616 - Truman Street, South Hurstville

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TAC104-17             Truman Street, South Hurstville - Speed Advisory Signs

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC1616 - Truman Street, South Hurstville

 

 

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Item:                   TAC105-17        Forest Road north of Park Road, Peakhurst - Road Safety Concerns  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

a)   That kerb parking be line marked to narrow the carriageway to 3.2m on Forest Road between Park Street and Hannons Avenue to act as visual traffic calming.

b)   That the signs W1-3 and W8-2 “Curve ahead” and “advisory speed (25km/h)” signs be installed on both approaches to the bend along Forest Road, Peakhurst.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.   This report seeks the traffic committee’s approval to implement traffic calming measures which include line marking and advisory signs in Forest Road Peakhurst.

Background

 

2.   Council has received many representations from residents with concerns in regards to speeding in Forest Road Peakhurst, in particular around the bend between Park Street and Hannons Avenue, Peakhurst. 

3.   Residents living along the above mentioned section of Forest Road between Henry Lawson Drive and Hannons Avenue Peakhurst have advised that they feel unsafe when exiting their driveways due to their belief that motorists along this section of Forest Road are not adhering to the posted speed of 50km/h.

4.   To ascertain the road safety concerns raised by the resident, the traffic section carried out a comprehensive traffic count in Forest Road to establish the current traffic situation in the area.

5.   The results are as follows:

 

 

6.   The above results do indicate that there is slight speeding, however it does not meet the warrant for the installation of speed humps.


 

 

7.   Site investigation and liaison with residents showed that their concerns are genuine. The location of the bend along this section of Forest Road does requires delineation and advisory signs to provide warning to motorists to slow down at the bend.

 

8.   Accordingly it is recommended that kerb lane parking be line marked where appropriate on both sides of Forest Road between Park Street and Hannons Avenue so that the carriageway of Forest Road along the bend is narrowed to 3.2m.

 

9.   The narrowing of the carriageway should help channel motorists further away from the resident’s driveways, thus allowing the residents a visual barrier to pull out with caution while waiting for a gap to safely merge with the traffic on Forest Road, Peakhurst.

 

10. Furthermore it is recommended that advisory signs indicating “curve ahead” with advisory speed reduction sign of 25km/h be installed. These being W1-3 and W8-2.

 

 

Financial Implications

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

 

File Reference – D17/149171

ATTACHMENTS

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Forest Road between Park Street and Hannons Ave Peakhurst.dwg2 P01 (1)

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TAC105-17             Forest Road north of Park Road, Peakhurst - Road Safety Concerns

[Appendix 1]          Forest Road between Park Street and Hannons Ave Peakhurst.dwg2 P01 (1)

 

 

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Item:                   TAC106-17        Percival Street, Penshurst - Proposed Signage for Angle Parking 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a “Disabled Parking” and “No Stopping” zone be installed on the southern side of Percival Street, west of King Georges Road.

(b)     That a 10m and 30m “No Stopping” zone be installed on the northern side of Percival Street, west of King Georges Road, as shown on plan U581 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed parking signs in Percival Street, Penshurst.

 

Background

 

2.      At the July 2016 meeting of the Traffic Advisory Committee, the members approved the conversion of the existing on-street parallel parking in Percival Street, adjacent to Penshurst Park, to 90° angle parking.

 

3.      Council’s Engineers have completed a detailed design of the angle parking layout which has been endorsed by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).  This design did not include signage in Percival Street near the intersection with King Georges Road.

 

Proposal

 

4.      Council is proposing to install a “Disabled Parking” zone with pram ramp on the southern side of Percival Street that would allow people with a Mobility Parking Scheme Permit to park in close proximity to the Penshurst Park entrance gate.

 

5.      To ensure that drivers do not park between the driveways that are used by large vehicles to access the Service Station, it is proposed to install a 30m “No Stopping” zone on the northern side of Percival Street.  The statutory 10m “No Stopping” zone is also required to be installed to ensure that drivers do not park illegally near the King Georges Road intersection.

 

6.      The proposed 90° angle parking has been recommended to be either front or rear to kerb and as a result, additional signage along Percival Street is not required.

 

Financial Implications

 

7.      Within budget allocation – Penshurst Park Upgrade Project – approximately $900.

 

File Reference – D17/149418

ATTACHMENTS

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Plan U581 - Percival Street, Penshurst

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TAC106-17             Percival Street, Penshurst - Proposed Signage for Angle Parking

[Appendix 1]          Plan U581 - Percival Street, Penshurst

 

 

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Item:                   TAC107-17        Carwar Avenue, Carss Park - Proposed Temporary Road Closures for the Magic of Christmas Event 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

Recommendation

That approval be granted for the closure of Allawah Avenue and part road closure of Carwar Avenue, Carss Park, between 4pm and 9pm on Saturday, 9 December 2017 for Council’s “Magic of Christmas” event to be held at Carss Bush Park, as shown on plans TCP 1 and TCP 2 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of temporary road closures in Carss Park for Council’s “Magic of Christmas” event.

 

Background

 

2.      On Saturday, 9 December 2017, Council is holding its annual “Magic of Christmas” event in Carss Bush Park.  The event involves entertainment for children and a visit from Santa and Mrs Claus.  Food and drinks will be available from a variety of market stalls onsite.

 

Proposal

 

3.      It is proposed that Allawah Avenue and a section of Carwar Avenue, from the intersection with Carlton Crescent, be closed to vehicular traffic, between 4pm and 9pm on Saturday, 9 December 2017 to allow for the safe movement of people around Carss Bush Park for those participating in the “Magic of Christmas” event.

 

4.      Parking by gold coin donation will be provided on Carss Park Flats which can be accessed from Carlton Crescent, Carss Park.  The volunteers of the State Emergency Service (SES) will be present to assist drivers during their arrival and departure.  All money raised as a result of the parking donations will support the volunteer work of Kogarah’s SES.

 

5.      The event would be classified as a Class 3 Event according to the “Guide to Traffic and Transport Management for Special Events”, and as such a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) would not be required to be submitted to the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for approval prior to the event.  The “Management Plan” attached to the report will be distributed to personnel involved in the event.

 

Financial Implications

 

6.      Within budget allocation – Council’s Event Budget – approximately $2,000.

 

File Reference – D17/149497

ATTACHMENTS

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Magic of Christmas - TCP 1

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Magic of Christmas - TCP 2

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Management Plan 2017


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TAC107-17             Carwar Avenue, Carss Park - Proposed Temporary Road Closures for the Magic of Christmas Event

[Appendix 1]          Magic of Christmas - TCP 1

 

 

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TAC107-17             Carwar Avenue, Carss Park - Proposed Temporary Road Closures for the Magic of Christmas Event

[Appendix 2]          Magic of Christmas - TCP 2

 

 

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TAC107-17             Carwar Avenue, Carss Park - Proposed Temporary Road Closures for the Magic of Christmas Event

[Appendix 3]          Management Plan 2017

 

 

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Item:                   TAC108-17        Westbourne Street, Carlton - Proposed "P10 Minute" Parking 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a 13m “No Stopping” zone be installed on the western side of Westbourne Street, north of the Princes Highway.

(b)     That a 38m “P10 Minute, 7am – 9am, 4pm – 6pm, Mon – Fri” zone be installed on the western side of Westbourne Street, adjacent to No. 297 Princes Highway, as shown on plan TC1617 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed parking signs in Westbourne Street, Carlton.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received a Development Application for the Adaptive Reuse of an existing commercial building as a Childcare Centre accommodating up to 120 children, with up to 25 staff members with associated minor building and fitout works for the property at 297 Princes Highway.

 

3.      The proposal will provide a total of 25 on-site car parking spaces for the Childcare Centre and 5 additional spaces in Westbourne Street adjacent to the site are also proposed to be used for the Centre.

 

4.      In accordance with Council’s DCP, the rate of parking for the site is 1 car space per 4 children.  As the site is proposing 120 children, it requires 30 car parking spaces. 

 

5.      The applicant has conducted on-street parking demand surveys that indicate that there are a significant number of vacant parking spaces in the AM and PM periods within a short walking distance on Westbourne Street on both sides of the road.

 

6.      Council’s DCP and the RMS “Guide to Traffic Generating Developments” for Childcare Centre’s state that consideration could be given to reducing the on-site parking required if convenient and safe on-street parking is available, provided that the use of such parking does not adversely affect the amenity of neighbouring properties and the adjacent area.

 

7.      At the 2 July 2013 meeting of the former Kogarah Local Traffic Committee, the members approved the installation of an 18m “P10 Minute, 7.30am – 9.30am, 4pm – 6pm, Mon – Fri” zone on the western side of Arthur Street, north of the Princes Highway, adjacent to a Childcare Centre.  This location is approximately 350m south of the subject site.


 

 

Proposal

 

8.      It is proposed to install a 38m “P10 Minute, 7am – 9am, 4pm – 6pm, Mon – Fri” zone on the western side of Westbourne Street, adjacent to the proposed Childcare Development at No. 297 Princes Highway.  This would allow for up to 5 vehicles to park for 10 Minutes during peak pick up and drop off times and would provide the required amount of parking for the site in accordance with Council’s requirements. 

 

9.      As per Council’s DCP and the RMS “Guide to Traffic Generating Developments” this would provide convenient and safe on-street parking for the development and would not adversely affect the amenity of neighbouring properties and the adjacent area.

 

10.    If the zone is approved, the applicant of the Childcare Centre will be required to pay for the installation of the sign as part of their development fees and conditions.

 

Financial Implications

 

11.    No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference – D17/149868

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Plan TC1617 - Westbourne Street, Carlton

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TAC108-17             Westbourne Street, Carlton - Proposed "P10 Minute" Parking

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC1617 - Westbourne Street, Carlton

 

 

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Item:                   TAC109-17        St Elmo Parade, Kingsgrove - Proposed changes to school pick-up and drop-off zone 

Author:              Assistant Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

Recommendation

To be determined by the Committee.

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for the extension of the existing pick-up and drop-off zone on St Elmo Parade, Kingsgrove.

 

Background

2.      A request has been received from Arkana College on Stoney Creek Road, Kingsgrove to consider changes to the existing school pick-up and drop-off zone due to safety concerns with the current arrangement.

3.      Currently there is an existing 27m “No Parking, 8.00am-9.30am, 2.30pm-4.00pm, School Days” zone on the eastern side of St Elmo Parade. There is also a 21m “No Parking, 8.00am-9.30am, 2.30pm-4.00pm, School Days” zone on the western side of St Elmo Parade.

 

Comments

4.      Following investigations by Council officers, it was found that by having the “No Parking, 8.00am-9.30am, 2.30pm-4.00pm, School Days” zone on the western side of St Elmo Parade created a hazard. Children crossing the road during busy periods of peak drop-off and pick-up times are unsafe in the current location.

5.      It was proposed to prevent children crossing in this location, to remove the “No Parking, 8.00am-9.30am, 2.30pm-4.00pm, School Days” zone on the western side of St Elmo Parade, and to extend the existing “No Parking, 8.00am-9.30am, 2.30pm-4.00pm, School Days” zone on eastern side of St Elmo Parade by adding a 27m “No Parking, 2.30pm-4.00pm, School Days” zone. Arkana College indicated that any extension to the existing pick-up and drop-off zone would only be required in the afternoon pick-up period.

6.      The residents in this vicinity were consulted of the proposal to extend the school pick-up and drop-off zone on the eastern side of St Elmo Parade. One objection was received.

 

Community Consultation

7.      Council received an objection from the resident at No.2 St Elmo Parade stating that the resident is a disability permit holder and is often visited by a community care bus that due to the width is unable to park on his property and must access from the street frontage. There is no guarantee that the bus will not come during the school pick-up times. The resident suggested that the current arrangement should remain as it is fair for everyone.


 

 

8.      Following community consultation a revised plan which included a 12m “No Parking, 2.30pm-4.00pm, School Days” zone to be installed on the eastern side of St Elmo Parade to extend the existing pick-up and drop-off zone. This was proposed to Arkana College. Arkana College strongly opposed the revised plan indicating that this would be inadequate due to the demand for the school to safely operate a school pick-up and drop-off zone and that the 27m extension was the only suitable option. The revised plan does not retain the current net parking from the western side (3 car spaces) compared to the revised extension (2 car spaces).

 

Financial Implications

9.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $400

 

File Reference – D17/149967

 

ATTACHMENTS

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TC1615_St Elmo Pde PickUp DropOff Extension

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TAC109-17             St Elmo Parade, Kingsgrove - Proposed changes to school pick-up and drop-off zone

[Appendix 1]          TC1615_St Elmo Pde PickUp Drop Off Extension

 

 

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Item:                   TAC110-17        King Street, South Hurstville - Proposed Bus Zone 

Author:              Assistant Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

Recommendation

That a 30m “Bus Zone” be installed on the southern side of King Street, South Hurstville, as shown on the plan TC1614 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for the proposed installation of a 30m “Bus Zone” on the southern side of King Street, South Hurstville.

 

Background

2.      A request was received by Council from Transdev to formalise the existing Bus Stop on the southern side of King Street with a 30m “Bus Zone”, due to vehicles parking in the area and preventing Buses to safely pull up to the kerb to drop off passengers.

Comments

3.      Following investigations by Council officers, it was found that vehicles were parking within the designated distance for the Bus Stop. It is proposed to install a 30m “Bus Zone” to prevent vehicles parking in this location. This will allow for buses to stop parallel to the kerb, improving safety for drivers and bus commuters.

4.      The residents in this vicinity have been notified of the proposed installation of a “Bus Zone” on the southern side of King Street, South Hurstville. No objections were received.

 

Financial Implications

5.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $300.

 

File Reference – D17/150042

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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TC1614_King St Bus Zone

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TAC110-17             King Street, South Hurstville - Proposed Bus Zone

[Appendix 1]          TC1614_King St Bus Zone

 

 

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Item:                   TAC111-17        Proposed Roundabout at the intersection of Francis Street and Colvin Avenue, Carlton 

Author:              Assistant Traffic Engineer, Samuel Lindsay

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

Recommendation

That the proposed design to install a roundabout at the intersection of Francis Street and Colvin Avenue, Carlton as per plan number U522 attached to the report be approved.

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for the proposed installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Francis Street and Colvin Avenue, Carlton.

 

Background

2.      The intersection of Francis Street and Colvin Avenue is currently controlled by stop restrictions, whereby traffic travelling along Francis Street has the priority.

3.      In analysing the crash history for blackspot funding for the 2017/2018 Financial Year, it was found that there is a cluster of crashes that indicated that the subject intersection requires treatment to enhance safety at this location.

4.      Accordingly Council applied for Blackspot funding to install a roundabout at the intersection of Francis Street and Colvin Avenue, Carlton.

5.      The design as per attached has been sent to RMS for review and approval.

6.      Council’s submission has been approved for funding under Safer Local Government Roads Program. RMS will contribute 100% funding for the installation of the roundabout.

 

Financial Implications

7.      Within budget allocation - $65,000 – RMS Safer Local Government Roads Program

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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U522- Colvin Ave and Francis Street Intersection

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TAC111-17             Proposed Roundabout at the intersection of Francis Street and Colvin Avenue, Carlton

[Appendix 1]          U522- Colvin Ave and Francis Street Intersection

 

 

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Item:                   TAC112-17        Baker Street Oatley - Road Safety Concerns  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

THAT no changes be made to the current traffic conditions at the intersection of Baker Street and Lansdowne Parade, north of Burke Street, Oatley

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Traffic Committee’s review and recommendation regarding concerns raised by a resident in Baker Street, near the intersection of Lansdowne Parade, Oatley

 

Background

 

2.      Council received representation from a resident in Baker Street advising of road safety concerns at the intersection of Baker Street and Lansdowne Parade, north of Burke Street, Oatley

3.      The resident advised that motorists driving along Baker Street and drivers turning from Lansdowne Parade into Baker Street, Oatley do so at a high speed, where on many occasions they cross the double centre lines at the subject intersection. 

4.      It is advised that the intersection of Baker Street and Lansdowne Parade is controlled by a Give-Way restriction where traffic in Lansdowne Parade must give-way to traffic in Baker Street.

5.      To ascertain road safety concerns raised by the resident, the Roads and Maritime Service accident data were reviewed for the 5-year period between January 2012 and September 2016. No accidents were recorded at the subject intersection.

6.      Furthermore a Comprehensive traffic count was carried out in Baker Street near the subject intersection, the results of which are as follows:

 

 

7.   As can be seen from the results above speeding is not a major concern.


 

 

8.   The resident has requested that Council install physical concrete islands to channel traffic through the intersection and prevent vehicles from crossing onto on-coming traffic.

9.   It is advised that this would not be a favourable outcome as it would constrict access to neighbours properties to “left in, left out”.

 

 

Financial Implications

10.    No budget impact for this report.

 

 

File Reference – D17/150661

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC113-17        930 Forest Road, Peakhurst - Request to Formalise Bus Stop  

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the existing bus stop at 930 Forest Road, Peakhurst be changed to a 33 metre ‘Bus Zone’ extending across the frontages of 928, 930 and 932 Forest Road, Peakhurst as per the attached plan.

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

(c)     Further that Punchbowl Buses be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

1.      Council has received a request from Mr David Coleman, MP, Member for Banks on behalf of a resident requesting Council to formalise the existing Bus Stop, located adjacent to 930 Forest Road, Peakhurst.

 

Background

2.      Mr David Coleman, MP, Member for Banks made representation to Council requesting that the existing bus stop outside 930 Forest Road be converted to a Bus Zone to help delineate the bus stop and prevent illegal parking.

3.      According to Australian Road Rules 2014, Part 12, Division 6, Rule 195,  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 these Rules.

4.      The distances outlined in Road Rule 195 allow buses to comfortably pull in and out of the bus stop without hindering passengers and other motorists.

5.      Punchbowl Buses has advised that cars regularly park within the statutory 30 metre bus stop identified above. Formalising the established bus stop would address illegal parking issues.

6.      Council has notified the impacted properties advising them of the proposed changes. No other bus stop infrastructure will be installed.

 

Financial Implications

7.      Within budget allocation. RMS Traffic Facility Grant – Approximately $300

 

File Reference - D17/118501

 

ATTACHMENTS

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930 Forest Rd, Peakhurst - Proposed Bus Zone

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TAC113-17             930 Forest Road, Peakhurst - Request to Formalise Bus Stop

[Appendix 1]          930 Forest Rd, Peakhurst - Proposed Bus Zone

 

 

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Item:                   TAC114-17        Lugarno Parade Lugarno - Installation of Bus Zone  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

a)   That 20m “Bus Zone” be installed outside 31 Lugarno Parade Lugarno to formalise the existing Bus Stop at that location.

b)   That 20m “Bus Zone” be installed outside 36 Lugarno Parade Lugarno to formalise the existing Bus Stop at that location.

c)   That the above mentioned Bus Zones be brought up to DDA standards.

 

 

Executive Summary

 

1.   This report seeks the Traffic Committee’s approval to formalise the existing Bus Stops in Lugarno Parade Lugarno.

 

Background

2.   Council has received a representation from Punchbowl Bus Company requesting Council to formalise the existing Bus Stops outside 31 Lugarno Parade Lugarno and 36 Lugarno Parade Lugarno by signposting them as Bus Zones.

 

3.   Formalising the Bus Zone will enable buses to pull in and out of the bus stop without being hindered by parked cars and allow for easier enforcement.

 

 

4.   According to the current standards, a Bus Zone should be at least 30m long (20m on the approach side and 10m on the departure side).  The 10m length on the departure side can be accommodated within an area restricted for parking (such as No Parking or No Stopping zone).

 

5.   There is already an existing Statutory “No Stopping” restriction outside no 31 Lugarno Parade, Lugarno, accordingly there is only a need for a 20m Bus Zone to be installed east of the existing “No Stopping”.

 

6.   Similarly outside 36 Lugarno Parade, Lugarno there is already more than 10m Statutory “No Stopping” restriction installed and accordingly there only needs to be a 20m Bus Zone to be installed south of the existing No Stopping.

 

7.   Punchbowl buses have also requested that these two subject Bus Stops be brought up to DDA Standards, requiring hard surface for picking up and dropping off of passengers. It is proposed to install a concrete pad from the edge of kerb at the appropriate location.

 

8.  

 

Financial Implications

1.      Within budget allocation. $3,500.

File Reference – D17/151112

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC115-17        Illawong Street, Lugarno - Installation of STOP restriction 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

a)   That a “STOP” restriction be installed in Illawong Street south of Boronia Parade, Lugarno.

b)   That the Statutory “No Stopping” restriction be installed at all four approaches to the intersection.

 

 

Executive Summary

 

1.   This report seeks the Traffic Committee’s approval to install a “STOP” restriction in Illawong Street, south of its intersection with Boronia / Woodcliff Parade Lugarno and to signpost the statutory “No Stopping” restriction along all four approaches to the intersection.

 

Background

 

2.   Council received representation from a resident in Lugarno with road safety concerns at the intersection of Illawong Street and Boronia / Woodcliff Parade Lugarno.

3.   The resident advised that traffic travelling north along Illawong Street fail to slow down and look out for oncoming traffic as they approach Boronia / Woodcliff Parade, Lugarno.

 

4.   RMS Technical Directions stipulate that intersections should be upgraded to a “STOP” restriction if site distance is impeded at the intersection. 

 

5.   Site inspection of the intersection of Illawong Street and Boronia / Woodcliff Parade, Lugarno revealed that due to the bend along Woodcliff Parade, east of Illawong Street, site distance is impeded and accordingly installation of a “STOP” restriction is warranted in Illawong Street to require motorists to come to a complete stop before proceeding through the intersection to turn into Boronia / Woodcliff Parade Lugarno.

 

6.   It is also recommended that the Statutory “No Stopping” restriction be installed along all four approaches to the intersection of Illawong and Boronia/Woodcliff Parade, Lugarno to further enhance the sight distance.

 

 


 

 

Financial Implications

 

7.      Within budget allocation.

 

File Reference – D17/151115


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Item:                   TAC116-17        Rose Street, Hurstville - Road Safety Concerns  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

That the Traffic Committee review the road safety concerns presented in the report and make appropriate recommendations, as required.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.   This report seeks the Traffic Committee’s consideration and recommendation on road safety concerns raised by Westfield Service Manager on Rose Street Hurstville

 

Background

 

2.   Westfield Services Manager made representation to Council advising of road safety concerns that he has at the entrance to Westfield in Rose Street Hurstville.

3.   He advised that pedestrians walk “haphazardly” along Rose Street and utilise the gap in the concrete median shown below to run across Rose Street without any regard to oncoming traffic.

 

 

4.   The Centre Manager further advised that to make matters worse, on many occasions there would be delivery trucks parked along the western side of Rose Street, impeding sight distance of oncoming traffic to pedestrians who cross in front of the parked vehicle.


 

 

5.   The Centre Manager advised that it is the popularity of the street shops along the western side of Rose Street that makes pedestrians want to cross from the eastern side to the western side.

6.   It is advised that there is “No Parking” restriction along the western side of Rose Street between Humphreys Lane and the Westfield car park.  This No Parking is there to allow for the dropping off and the picking up of goods for the shops along the western side of Rose Street.

 

7.   It is further advised that a site inspection was conducted between the Centre Manager and Council’s Traffic Engineers.  During the site inspection it was observed that pedestrians do cross Rose Street without any regard to traffic and on many occasions oblivious to on-coming traffic.

 

8.   However it was also observed that the speed of traffic at the subject intersection was not of a concern due to cars slowing down to negotiate the entrance and exit into and out of Westfield car park.

 

9.   The Centre manager has requested that Council implement the following measures to stop pedestrians crossing at this location in Rose Street.

 

a)   Change the “No Parking” restriction to “No stopping” restriction along the western side of Rose Street outside the retailers closest to the car park entry lane.

b)   Consider the possibilities of closing the gap in the concrete median island to stop unnecessary u turns of vehicles.

c)   Consider the possibilities of installing a fence on the concrete median strip to prevent pedestrians from crossing Rose Street at that location.

 

10. It is advised that if the “No Parking” along the western side of Rose Street was changed to “No Stopping” it would remove a strategic location for delivery trucks to be able to drop off and pick up goods to the retail shops.

 

11. The gap in the concrete median strip cannot be closed due to the location of a large drain along that section of Rose Street that must remain unobstructed.

 

12. Installation of a pedestrian fence would therefore serve no purpose while the required gap exists in the concrete median strip.


 

 

 

 

Financial Implications

13. No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference – D17/151118

 

  


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Item:                   TAC117-17        Belgrave Street, Kogarah - Proposed Temporary Road Closure  

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

(a)     That approval be granted to temporarily close Belgrave Street, Kogarah from Post Office Lane to Kensington Street, between 6am and 3pm on Sunday, 24 September 2017 for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Greek Orthodox Church Annual Fete, as shown on plan TC1122 attached to the report.

(b)     That the Ladies Auxiliary of the Greek Orthodox Church be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the temporary part road closure of Belgrave Street, Kogarah.

 

Background

 

2.      A request has been received from the Treasurer of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Greek Orthodox Church in Belgrave Street, Kogarah to conduct their Annual Fete on Sunday, 24 September 2017.  This request includes a proposal to temporarily close a section of Belgrave Street, between Post Office Lane and Kensington Street, Kogarah.

 

3.      This event has been occurring in Belgrave Street for the past twelve (12) years and Council has previously supplied the barricades and road closure signage to the Greek Orthodox Church to close Belgrave Street for the event.

Proposal

 

4.      It is proposed that Belgrave Street, between Post Office Lane and Kensington Street, be closed to vehicular traffic from 6am to 3pm on Sunday, 24 September 2017 to allow the safe movement of people attending the Ladies Auxiliary of the Greek Orthodox Church Annual Fete.

 

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

 

Financial Implications

 

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

 

File Reference – D17/151224

ATTACHMENTS

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Plan TC1122 - Belgrave Street, Kogarah

 


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TAC117-17             Belgrave Street, Kogarah - Proposed Temporary Road Closure

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC1122 - Belgrave Street, Kogarah

 

 

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Item:                   TAC118-17        View Street and Brittany Place Peakhurst Heights - Intersection linemarking  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

That centre line marking and lane marking be installed as per attached drawing along the junction of View Street, Brittany Place and Lorraine Street, Peakhurst to channel traffic through the intersection.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.   This report seeks the Traffic Committee’s recommendation to install line marking along the carriageway at the junction of Brittany Place, Lorraine Street and View Street, Peakhurst, to help regulate and channel traffic through the intersection.

 

Background

2.   Council received representations from a resident in Peakhurst Heights advising his concerns with road safety at the junction of View Street, Brittany Place and Lorraine Street, Peakhurst Heights.

 

3.   The resident is concerned that due to the width of the three-way intersection of Brittany Street, Lorraine Street and View Street, motorists find it somewhat confusing to negotiate the intersection in a safe manner and on many occasions drive on the wrong side of the road.

 


 

4.   Accordingly the resident requested that Council consider installing some delineation line marking to delineate the laneways through the subject intersection.

 

5.   It is advised that site inspection revealed that the intersection is only controlled via a give-way restriction on View Street, whereby traffic on View Street must give-way to traffic on Brittany Place and Lorraine Street.

 

6.   Site inspection also revealed that besides the holding line, for the give-way there is no other centre-line marking or lane marking to help channel traffic through the intersection.

 

7.   Accordingly it is recommended that line marking be installed as shown below at the subject intersection.

 

 

Financial Implications

8.   Within budget allocation. RMS Traffic Facility Grant – Approximately $2,500

 

File Reference – D17/151792

ATTACHMENTS

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View, Lorraine and Brittany Place


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TAC118-17             View Street and Brittany Place Peakhurst Heights - Intersection linemarking

[Appendix 1]          View, Lorraine and Brittany Place

 

 

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Item:                   TAC119-17        Melvin Street, Beverly Hills - Request for Traffic Calming Device 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the request to install a pedestrian refuge at the intersection of Melvin Street and Edgbaston Road (southern leg), Beverly Hills be denied.

(b)     That the existing BB centreline at the intersection of Melvin Street and Edgbaston Road (southern leg), Beverly Hills be modified to include eight (8) 300mm Rumble Bars as shown on the attached plan.

(c)     Further that Mr Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for a proposed intersection treatment on Melvin Street, Beverly Hills to discourage motorists driving over the BB centreline.

 

Background

2.      Council has received a request from Mr Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley on behalf of a resident requesting Council to install a pedestrian refuge or traffic calming device at the intersection of Melvin Street and Edgbaston Road, Beverly Hills to prevent motorist cutting the corner.

3.      A site investigation confirmed that motorists turning right from Edgbaston Road into Melvin Street were constantly cutting the corner and driving over the BB centreline.

4.      The installation of a concrete pedestrian refuge is not supported as it would remove a significant number of all-day parking spaces due to the installation of “No Stopping” restrictions south of the refuge. All-day car parking is in high demand around the Beverly Hills train station, shops and park. 

5.      Accordingly it is proposed to modify the existing BB centreline by installing eight (8) 300mm rumble bars at 0.7 metre intervals. A 1.5 metre gap will be left open for pedestrians. 

 

Financial Implications

6.      Within budget allocation. RMS Traffic Facility Grant – Approximately $3,000.

 

File Reference - D17/132792

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Melvin St Beverly Hills - Rumble Bars

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TAC119-17             Melvin Street, Beverly Hills - Request for Traffic Calming Device

[Appendix 1]          Melvin St Beverly Hills - Rumble Bars

 

 

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Item:                   TAC120-17        Depot Road, Mortdale - Request for a Works Zone 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a 30 metre long “Works Zone 7am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday” be installed adjacent to 3 Depot Road, Mortdale for a duration of eight (8) weeks, provided that the applicant pay the necessary fees and charges in accordance with Council’s adopted Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2017-18.

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

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s approval to establish a 30 metre long “Works Zone” adjacent to 3 Depot Road, Mortdale for a period of eight (8) weeks.

 

Background

2.      Council has received an application from Stephen Edwards Constructions requesting Council to establish a 30 metre long “Works Zone” adjacent to 3 Depot Road, Mortdale for a period of eight (8) weeks.

 

3.      Stephen Edwards Constructions is constructing a paramedic response point adjacent to the Sydney Water enclosure which is expected to take eight (8) weeks to build.

 

4.      Currently, on-street parking at this location is regulated by all-day unrestricted parking. The proposed “Works Zone” will replace approximately five (5) parking spaces.

 

5.      The applicant claims that a “Works Zone” at the above location is necessary to safely unload construction materials as the demand for on-street parking in Depot Road is high due to nearby the shops and industrial park.

 

6.      Accordingly, it is recommended to approve a 30 metre long “Works Zone” adjoining the abovementioned construction site to ensure unhindered access for construction related vehicles to the site.

 

Financial Implications

7.      Within budget allocation. RMS Traffic Facility Grant - Approximately $450

 

File Reference - APP2017/0466

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Depot Road, Mortdale - Proposed Works Zone


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TAC120-17             Depot Road, Mortdale - Request for a Works Zone

[Appendix 1]          Depot Road, Mortdale - Proposed Works Zone

 

 

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6.      General Business

 

7.      Next Meeting – Tuesday 17 October 2017 at 1.00pm.