AGENDA


Traffic Committee

 

Tuesday, 07 May 2019

10.00am

 

River Room, Georges River Civic Centre, Corner

MacMahon and Dora Streets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Tuesday, 07 May 2019

 

1.      Agenda Items

TAC069-19       Macquarie Place, Mortdale - Proposed "ChillOUT Hub"

(Report by Coordinator Traffic & Transport)............................................................... 3

TAC070-19       Forest Road near Tate Place, Lugarno - Proposed Changes to Bus Parking Area

(Report by Coordinator Traffic & Transport)............................................................... 6

TAC071-19       Cheddar Street, Blakehurst - Proposed "No Stopping" signs

(Report by Coordinator Traffic & Transport)............................................................... 9

TAC072-19       Weemala Avenue, Riverwood - Proposed "No Stopping" Zones

(Report by Traffic Engineer)....................................................................................... 12

TAC073-19       Nicholson Street, Penshurst - Proposed 'No Stopping' Zone

(Report by Traffic Engineer)....................................................................................... 15

TAC074-19       Stewart Avenue, Peakhurst - Proposed Give-Way Line Marking & Additional 'Do Not Queue Across Intersection' Signage

(Report by Traffic Engineer)....................................................................................... 18

TAC075-19       Miowera Avenue, Carss Park - Proposed Give-Way Holding Line & 'No Stopping' Zones

(Report by Traffic Engineer)....................................................................................... 20

TAC076-19       Lloyd Street, Oatley - Proposed Line Marking and Signage

(Report by Coordinator Traffic & Transport)............................................................ 23

TAC077-19       Railway Parade, Kogarah - Proposed Parking Changes

(Report by Coordinator Traffic & Transport)............................................................ 25

TAC078-19       Battye Avenue, Beverley Park - Traffic Study Outcome

(Report by Coordinator Traffic & Transport)............................................................ 28

TAC079-19       Hurstville Road, Hurstville Grove - Traffic Study Outcome

(Report by Coordinator Traffic & Transport)............................................................ 32

TAC080-19       The Strand Penshurst - Extension of time restriction to include Sundays

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

TAC081-19       Forest Road, north of Park Road, Peakhurst - Request for speed humps

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

TAC082-19       Pedestrian Crossing Penshurst Street, Penshurst - Road Safety Concerns

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer).......................................................................... 41

TAC083-19       Rainbow Crossing in Forest Road, Hurstville

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

 

 


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Agenda Items

Item:                   TAC069-19        Macquarie Place, Mortdale - Proposed "ChillOUT Hub" 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the existing “No Stopping” zone on the southern side of Macquarie Place, Mortdale, west of Morts Road, be extended by 12m.

(b)     That the kerb on the southern side of Macquarie Place, west of Morts Road be realigned for the installation of a new “Smart Hub” as shown on plan U700 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed changes to the signage and kerb alignment in Macquarie Place, Mortdale.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has been awarded a Commonwealth Grant by the department of Industry, Innovation and Science to support projects that apply smart technology, with people focussed design in metro and regional urban centres.

 

3.      A Smart Hub is proposed on the southern side of Macquarie Place, Mortdale and this project is 1 of 3 “ChillOUT Hubs” to be installed across the Georges River Council LGA.

 

4.      These ChillOUT hubs will increase community engagement by providing a social space, as well as smart furniture which includes charging points and environmental sensors that will capture the weather to aim at reducing the urban heat island effect.

 

5.      The concept design of the Hub proposed to be installed in Macquarie Place on the footpath area is shown below:

Proposal

 

6.      To allow for maximum social benefit and safety to the community, it is proposed to remove one parking space on the southern side of Macquarie Place and extend the footpath which will permit the installation to be fixed to a level ground, while also providing wheel chair accessibility, without the need of ramps or steps.

 

7.      To combat the loss of the single parking space, Council is currently investigating options to change parking in Mortdale to increase the turnover of vehicles.  A report will be presented to a future Traffic Committee meeting with any proposed changes.

 

Financial Implications

 

8.      Within budget allocation – Commonwealth Grant.

 

Community Engagement

 

9.   Community engagement will be conducted including: Once approved by the Traffic Advisory Committee, Council will notify the nearby businesses of the proposed changes as part of the overall project.

 

File Reference

D19/90235

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan U700 - Macquarie Place, Mortdale

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 May 2019

TAC069-19             Macquarie Place, Mortdale - Proposed "ChillOUT Hub"

[Appendix 1]          Plan U700 - Macquarie Place, Mortdale

 

 

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Item:                   TAC070-19        Forest Road near Tate Place, Lugarno - Proposed Changes to Bus Parking Area 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the statutory 10m “No Stopping” restrictions at the intersection of Forest Road with Tate Place and Margaret Crescent be installed.

(b)     That the existing Bus Stop, shelter and rubbish bin on Forest Road, between Tate Place and Margaret Crescent, be removed.

(c)     That a kerb and gutter, bus shelter with concrete pad and tactile ground surface indicators and line marking, be installed on the western side of Forest Road, south of Tate Place, as shown on plan U761 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed changes to the bus parking area in Forest Road, near Tate Place, Lugarno.

 

Background

 

2.      In February 2018, the Traffic Advisory Committee members endorsed the following recommendations in relation to the existing Bus Stop in Forest Road, between Margaret Crescent and Tate Place, Lugarno:

 

a)   “Formalise the “No Stopping” restrictions at the intersections with Tate Place and Margaret Crescent.;

b)   Install an 18 “Bus Zone”.

c)   Install warning signs approaching the intersection advising “Buses Turning”.

d)   That Punchbowl Bus Company be requested to only stop at the “Bus Zone” between Tate Place and Margaret Crescent to pick up and drop off passengers and not use this area as a “layover” location.”

3.      During the consultation a nearby resident advised that when buses are parked on Forest Road between Margaret Crescent and Tate Place at the Bus Stop, it forces other drivers onto the incorrect side of the road at the bend and is a safety risk.  Measurements taken by Council staff onsite have determined that the distance between the edge of the kerb and centreline is 5.4 metres.

 

4.      There is an existing “Bus Zone” in Forest Road, directly south of the Tate Place intersection. This was installed to provide a location where the buses could “lay over” before commencing their route.  It has however been observed that drivers have instead been using the Bus Stop between Margaret Crescent and Tate Place where there is a shelter to wait resulting in the bus being parked on the bend of Forest Road for an extended duration.  A photo indicating the location of the existing Bus Stop and shelter on the bend is shown below:

 

 

5.      Buses have continued to be observed to be parking between Tate Place and Margaret Crescent whilst waiting for the scheduled time for the route to commence.

 

6.      As a result of the ongoing issues in this location, Council’s Design Engineers have carried out a survey and completed a detailed design for the construction of new kerb and gutter in Forest Road, south of Tate Place at the location of the existing “Bus Zone”.  The design also includes the installation of a new shelter with a concrete hardstand area and tactile ground surface indicators. New line marking to assist with vehicle movements is also recommended for installation.

 

7.      The existing dilapidated shelter and bus stop in Forest Road between Tate Place and Margaret Crescent is proposed to be removed at the completion of the construction of the new kerb.

 

Financial Implications

 

8.      Additional non-budgeted funds of $45,000 from the 2019/20 Capital Works Budget or the RMS Traffic Facilities Grant.

 

Community Engagement

 

9.   Community engagement will be conducted including: Once approved by the Traffic Advisory Committee the nearby residents will be notified of the outcome.

 

File Reference

D19/90072

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan U761 - Forest Road, Lugarno

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 May 2019

TAC070-19             Forest Road near Tate Place, Lugarno - Proposed Changes to Bus Parking Area

[Appendix 1]          Plan U761 - Forest Road, Lugarno

 

 

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Item:                   TAC071-19        Cheddar Street, Blakehurst - Proposed "No Stopping" signs 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

That “No Stopping” signs be installed on each corner of the intersection of Cheddar Street and Woniora Road, Blakehurst as shown on plan TC1928 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed “No Stopping” signs in Cheddar Street and Woniora Road, Blakehurst.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has been advised by a local resident that vehicles are parking within the statutory 10m “No Stopping” area at the intersection of Cheddar Street and Woniora Road, Blakehurst.

 

3.      Council has inspected the intersection and it was noted that due to there being no signs to indicate the legal parking locations, cars were observed to be parking illegally.

 

Proposal

 

4.         As a result of this investigation, Council is proposing to install “No Stopping” signs on the corners of Cheddar Street and Woniora Road to advise drivers of the legal area to park and lead to an improvement in safety and turning movements at the intersection.

 

5.         There is an existing dividing line in Cheddar Street and the “No Stopping” signs would enforce the parking requirements of NSW Road Rule 208 (6), which states that drivers must position their vehicle at least 3 metres from any dividing line on the roadway.

 

6.         As a result of the proposal, there is no loss of any legal parking spaces in either Cheddar Street or Woniora Road.

 

Financial Implications

 

7.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $800.

 

File Reference

D19/81210

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC1928 - Cheddar Street, Blakehurst

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 May 2019

TAC071-19             Cheddar Street, Blakehurst - Proposed "No Stopping" signs

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC1928 - Cheddar Street, Blakehurst

 

 

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Item:                   TAC072-19        Weemala Avenue, Riverwood - Proposed "No Stopping" Zones 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

That a 100m “No Stopping” zone be installed on both sides of Weemala Avenue and Short Road, Riverwood, as shown on plan TC1929 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committees consideration for the proposed “No Stopping” zone in Weemala Avenue and Short Road, Riverwood.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received representations from a local resident to investigate the intersection of Weemala Avenue, Short Road and Keppel Avenue, Riverwood, in particular highlighting vehicles parking too close to the existing dividing barrier line.

 

3.      Following investigations by Council Engineers, it was found that vehicles were, at times, parking within 3m of the existing dividing barrier line contrary to NSW Road Rule 208 (6), which states; ‘If the road has a continuous dividing line or a dividing strip, the driver must position the vehicle at least 3 metres from the continuous dividing line or dividing strip’.

 

Proposal

 

4.      It is therefore proposed to signpost this location as “No Stopping” to remind road users of the above-mentioned road rule. Furthermore, it is proposed to extend the “No Stopping” zone further than the current dividing barrier line, in Weemala Avenue, to ensure that vehicles can properly manoeuvre around parked vehicles without crossing the existing dividing barrier line.

 

5.      The proposal will improve traffic flow at the S-bend and cause a safer situation for all road users.

 

Financial Implications

 

6.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $1,300.

 

Community Engagement

 

7.      Residents in the vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed “No Stopping” zones. The closing date for submissions was 26th April 2019. The following feedback was received:

a.   Resident at number 7 objected to the extension of the “No Stopping” zone further than the current dividing barrier line as it would promote speeding leading up to the bend.

 

8.   The proposal removes one (1) on-street parking space on the northern side of Weemala Avenue and no loss of on-street parking on the southern side. The single on-street car space on the northern side would still act as a natural traffic calming facility on the approach to the bend. On this basis the proposal has been deemed acceptable.

 

File Reference

D19/87913

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC1929 - Weemala Avenue, Riverwood

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 May 2019

TAC072-19             Weemala Avenue, Riverwood - Proposed "No Stopping" Zones

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC1929 - Weemala Avenue, Riverwood

 

 

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Item:                   TAC073-19        Nicholson Street, Penshurst - Proposed 'No Stopping' Zone 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a 15m “No Stopping” zone be installed on both sides of Nicholson Street, Penshurst.

(b)     That statutory “No Stopping” zones be installed on the western side of Penshurst Street at           the intersection of Nicholson Street, as shown on plan TC1931 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for the proposed “No Stopping” zone in Nicholson Street, Penshurst.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received representations requesting investigation of the intersection of Nicholson Street, at the corner of Penshurst Street, in particular highlight vehicles parking too close to the existing dividing barrier line.

 

3.      Additionally, as a result of a separate request from MP Mark Coure, the Give Way Holding line and associated works was approved at the October 2018 Traffic Advisory Committee and has subsequently been installed.

 

4.      Following the installation of the Give Way Holding Line and associated Dividing Barrier Line, it was found that vehicles were, at times, parking within 3m of the existing dividing barrier line contrary to NSW Road Rule 208 (6) which states; ‘If the road has a continuous dividing line or a dividing strip, the driver must position the vehicle at least 3 metres from the continuous dividing line or dividing strip’.

 

Proposal

 

5.      It is therefore proposed to signpost this location as “No Stopping” to remind road users of the above-mentioned road rule. Furthermore it is proposed to extend the “No Stopping” zone further than current dividing barrier line, to ensure that vehicles can properly manoeuvre around a parked vehicle.

 

6.      It is also proposed to install statutory 10m “No Stopping” zones in Penshurst Street at the intersection of Nicholson Street. This proposal will encourage safer driver movements and improve safety for all road users.

 

Financial Implications

 

7.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $700.

 

 

Community Engagement

 

8.   Residents in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed installation of the “No Stopping” zones. The closing date for submissions was 26th April 2019. No objections were received.

 

File Reference

D19/87917

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC1931 - Nicholson Street, Penshurst

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 May 2019

TAC073-19             Nicholson Street, Penshurst - Proposed 'No Stopping' Zone

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC1931 - Nicholson Street, Penshurst

 

 

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Item:                   TAC074-19        Stewart Avenue, Peakhurst - Proposed Give-Way Line Marking & Additional 'Do Not Queue Across Intersection' Signage 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a 15m Give-Way Holding Line (TB & TB1) and associated signage be installed in Stewart Avenue, Peakhurst at the intersection of Belmore Road.

(b)     That a ‘Do Not Queue Across Intersection’ sign be installed eastern side of Belmore Road           south of Stewart Avenue as shown on plan TC1930 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committees consideration for the proposed Give-Way Holding Line and additional ‘Do Not Queue Across Intersection’ sign in Stewart Avenue, Peakhurst.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received representation from MP Mark Coure Member for Oatley, on behalf of a constituent to investigate the intersection of Stewart Avenue and Belmore Road, Peakhurst, in particular highlighting vehicles queuing across the intersection.

 

3.      For information, there is an existing ‘Do Not Queue Across Intersection’ sign on the power pole, north of Stewart Avenue. It has been reported that motorists fail to either observe or obey this sign as such a request for ‘Keep Clear’ line marking was received.

 

4.      Stewart Avenue is a cul-de-sac road that services 16 residential properties and as such traffic flow during the afternoon peak would be minimal.

 

Proposal

 

5.      Following investigations and a benefit cost ratio analysis, ‘Keep Clear’ Line Marking would not be supported however, it is proposed to install an additional ‘Do Not Queue Across Intersection’ sign after the intersection and a Give-Way holding line with associated signage in Stewart Avenue to further delineate the intersection.

 

Financial Implications

 

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

 

File Reference

D19/85879

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC1930 - Stewart Avenue, Peakhurst

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 May 2019

TAC074-19             Stewart Avenue, Peakhurst - Proposed Give-Way Line Marking & Additional 'Do Not Queue Across Intersection' Signage

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC1930 - Stewart Avenue, Peakhurst

 

 

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Item:                   TAC075-19        Miowera Avenue, Carss Park - Proposed Give-Way Holding Line & 'No Stopping' Zones 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a 20m Give-Way holding line (TB & TB1) and associated signage be installed in Miowera Avenue, Carss Park at the intersection of Bunyala Street.

(b)     That a 42m “No Stopping” zone be installed on the northern side and a 27m “No Stopping” zone on the southern side of Miowera Avenue at the intersection of Bunyala Street, as shown on plan TC1925 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration for the proposed Give-Way holding line and associated signage as well as the proposed “No Stopping” zone in Miowera Avenue, Carss Park.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received multiple representations from various residents in Bunyala Street requesting Council to investigate the intersection of Miowera Avenue and Bunyala Street Carss Park, in particular highlighting vehicles parking too close to the intersection.

 

3.      Following investigations by Council Engineers, it was found that vehicles were, at times, parking too close to the intersection restricting sight distance for motorists navigating the intersection especially at the northern bend.

 

Proposal

 

4.      It is therefore proposed to signpost this location as “No Stopping” to improve sight distance. It is also proposed to extend the “No Stopping” zone further than the current dividing barrier line, in Miowera Avenue, to ensure that vehicles can properly manoeuvre around a parked vehicle and not cross the dividing barrier line.

 

5.      Furthermore, it is proposed to install a Give-Way Holding line and associated signage to further delineate this intersection to motorists. The proposal will improve traffic flow and cause a safer situation for all motorists, especially when nearby sports fields at Todd Park are in use.

 

Financial Implications

 

6.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $1,600.

 

 

 

 

Community Engagement

 

7.      Residents in the vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed installation of the “No Stopping” zone and Give-Way holding line and associated signage. The closing date for submissions was 26th April 2019. The following feedback was received;

 

a.   Resident at number 37 Bunyala Street, while in support of the Give-Way holding line, objected to the associated signage to be installed adjacent to their property, noting that it will affect the streetscape. Resident has also requested that the ‘No Stopping’ zone on the south side of Miowera Avenue be extended to the power pole opposite their driveway, noting that access to and from their property is hindered should a vehicle be parked in this location.

 

b.   Resident at number 39 Bunyala Street, was in support of the proposal however has requested that the “No Stopping” signs in Miowera Avenue not be installed as to maintain the streetscape.

 

8.      In reference to “Australian Standard 1742.2 Traffic control devices for general use”, Give-Way signs are the primary control for such an intersection treatment with pavement markings as supplementary. As such the installation of the proposed Give-Way signage is deemed acceptable.

 

9.      The “No Stopping” signs in Miowera Avenue are required to ensure vehicles are not encouraged to cross the dividing barrier line should a vehicle be legally parked after the current linemarking.

 

10.    Furthermore, the request to extend the “No Stopping” on the southern side of Miowera Avenue by 16m, to opposite the driveway at number 37, is not supported at this time. There is sufficient road width for safe access to and from the property providing caution is taken as per normal road rules. Maintaining on-street parking past the proposed location is favourable, as they act as natural traffic calming devices. On this basis, the proposal has been deemed acceptable.

 

File Reference

D19/87925

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC1925 - Miowera Avenue, Carss Park

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 May 2019

TAC075-19             Miowera Avenue, Carss Park - Proposed Give-Way Holding Line & 'No Stopping' Zones

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC1925 - Miowera Avenue, Carss Park

 

 

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Item:                   TAC076-19        Lloyd Street, Oatley - Proposed Line Marking and Signage 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

That a “Give Way” sign with associated line marking and a 10m dividing barrier line with raised pavement markers be installed in Lloyd Street at its intersection with Gungah Bay Road, as shown on plan TC1932 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed line marking in Lloyd Street, Oatley.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received a request to investigate the vehicle movements at the intersection of Lloyd Street and Gungah Bay Road, Oatley.

 

3.      Currently there are no delineation lines at the intersection to assist drivers in this location.

 

Proposal

 

4.      Upon investigation, Council is proposing to install a “Give Way” sign with associated line marking and a 10m dividing barrier line with raised pavement markers in Lloyd Street at the intersection with Gungah Bay Road to improve vehicle turning movements and safety.

 

Financial Implications

 

5.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $1,000.

 

File Reference

D19/88871

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC1932 - Lloyd Street, Oatley

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 May 2019

TAC076-19             Lloyd Street, Oatley - Proposed Line Marking and Signage

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC1932 - Lloyd Street, Oatley

 

 

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Item:                   TAC077-19        Railway Parade, Kogarah - Proposed Parking Changes 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a 20m “No Parking” zone be installed on the eastern side of English Street across the driveways for Ausgrid, the RSL development and the residential property.

(b)     That a 30m “No Stopping” zone be installed on the southern side of Railway Parade, east of the pedestrian refuge.

(b)     That a 10m “No Parking, Buses Excepted” zone be installed adjacent to the above mentioned “No Stopping” zone.

(c)     That a 14m “No Parking” zone be installed adjacent to the “No Parking, Buses Excepted” zone.

(d)     That a 27m “2P, 6am – 8pm” zone be installed on the southern side of Railway Parade, west of Blake Street.

(e)     That a 30m “No Parking” zone be installed on the western side of Blake Street across the driveways for the RSL Development as shown on plan TC1937 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed parking changes near the Kogarah RSL Development.

 

Background

 

2.      The development at 250 – 258 Railway Parade, Kogarah comprises of a new Kogarah RSL Club, residential apartments, commercial floor space for the Wesley Mission and an underground carpark.

 

3.      Council has been requested by a representative of the Kogarah RSL to investigate the existing parking arrangements around the site to provide improved parking turnover for the area.

 

Proposal

 

4.      Upon investigation and consultation with the RSL Club, Council is proposing the following changes:

 

a)   A 20m “No Parking” zone be installed on the eastern side of English Street.  This is to deter people parking across the driveways for Ausgrid, the RSL development and the residential property.

 

b)   A 30m ‘No Stopping” zone on the southern side of Railway Parade.  This is to comply with the RMS no stopping requirements for a pedestrian refuge as well as allowing the free flow of traffic near the rail underpass road.

 

c)   A 10m “No Parking, Buses Excepted” zone be installed adjacent to the “No Stopping” zone.  This is to provide an area for the clubs courtesy bus to park near the entrance.

 

d)   A 14m “No Parking” zone be installed adjacent to the “No Parking, Buses Excepted” zone.  This would provide an area for patrons to be dropped off and picked up at the entrance to the club.

 

e)   A 27m “2P, 6am – 8pm” zone be installed on the southern side of Railway Parade, west of Blake Street.  Before the “Works Zone” was installed this location was signposted as “1P, 8:30am – 6pm Mon – Fri, 8:30m – 12:30pm Sat”.  The proposed signage is to encourage residents of the development to use the basement carpark during these hours and would be a benefit to the nearby businesses by creating more vehicle turnover.

 

f)    A 30m “No Parking” zone be installed on the western side of Blake Street.  There are two driveways proposed in Blake Street that service the loading dock as well as the residential basement carpark.  There is a section of kerb between the driveways that would allow one car to park.  However it is proposed to signpost this area as “No Parking” to improve the sight distance and turning movements in and out of the driveways.  This would also create a drop off and pick up point adjacent to the Wesley Mission section of the development.

 

Financial Implications

 

5.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facility – approximately $1,500.

 

Community Engagement

 

6.   Community engagement was conducted including: The proposed changes were consulted with members of the Kogarah RSL and no objections were received on the final proposal.  No other properties are directly affected by the changes.

 

File Reference

D19/90120

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC1937 - Railway Parade, Kogarah

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 May 2019

TAC077-19             Railway Parade, Kogarah - Proposed Parking Changes

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC1937 - Railway Parade, Kogarah

 

 

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Item:                   TAC078-19        Battye Avenue, Beverley Park - Traffic Study Outcome 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     To be determined by the Committee.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the results of the traffic survey conducted in Battye Avenue, Beverley Park.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received correspondence from a local resident to investigate the traffic issues in Battye Avenue, Beverley Park, specifically the section between Weeney Street and Jubilee Avenue adjacent to the Golf Course.

 

3.      Council has been advised that drivers use this area as a “drag strip” and creates danger to residents in the street as there have been a number of near misses with speeding drivers.

 

4.      This section of Battye Avenue has a road width of approximately 6.5m with parking permitted on both sides of the road. However it is noted that the western side of the road is adjacent to the Golf Course and vehicles are rarely parked on that side as there is a coppers log fence. The eastern side is entirely residential properties.  The length of Battye Avenue, between Weeney Street and Jubilee Avenue, is approximately 340 metres.

 

Investigations

 

5.      As a result of the request, in March 2019 Council conducted a traffic study in Battye Avenue, between Weeney Street and Jubilee Avenue, to ascertain the speed and volume of vehicles using the street.  Previous studies have also been conducted in this area by Council and the results of these studies are shown in the table below:

 

DATE

DAILY TRAFFIC VOLUME

85TH PERCENTIAL SPEED

March 2014

399 vehicles

57km/h

May 2016

382 vehicles

58km/h

March 2019

461 vehicles

57km/h

 

6.      The 85th percentile speed is defined as the speed at or below which 85% of all vehicles are observed to travel under free flowing conditions and is a widely used traffic statistical measurement.

 

7.      Battye Avenue is classified as a local street and has a speed limit of 50km/h.  As can be seen in the results table, the determined 85th percentile speed for each count is within 10km/h of the posted speed limit.  The data revealed that 4% of the traffic was exceeding 65km/h.

 

8.      Council has also assessed the Roads and Maritime Service’s (RMS) crash database for a 5 year period between October 2013 and September 2018 in this section of road.  There have been no recorded crashes during this time.

 

9.      Council is requesting that the members of the Traffic Advisory Committee review the results of the traffic study conducted in Battye Avenue and endorse a suitable recommendation of the action required in this location.

 

Financial Implications

 

10.    No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

D19/90127

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Traffic Study Locations - Battye Avenue, Beverley Park

Attachment 2

North view - Battye Avenue, Beverley Park

 


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Item:                   TAC079-19        Hurstville Road, Hurstville Grove - Traffic Study Outcome 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     To be determined by the Committee.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the results of the traffic survey conducted in Hurstville Road, Hurstville Grove.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received correspondence from a local resident to investigate the traffic issues in Hurstville Road, Hurstville Grove, specifically the section between Waitara Parade and East Crescent.

 

3.      Council has been advised that drivers use this street as a “rat run” to bypass Hillcrest Avenue and there have been a number of collisions in the street, especially with parked vehicles.

 

4.      This section of Hurstville Road has a road width of approximately 8.4m with parking permitted on both sides of the road.  The length of Hurstville Road, between Waitara Parade and East Crescent, is approximately 300 metres.

 

Investigations

 

5.      As a result of the request, in February 2019 Council conducted a traffic study in Hurstville Road, between Waitara Parade and East Crescent, to ascertain the speed and volume of vehicles using the street.  A previous study was also conducted in this area by Council and the results of these studies is shown in the table below:

 

DATE

DAILY TRAFFIC VOLUME

85TH PERCENTIAL SPEED

September 2011

3,506 vehicles

53km/h

February 2019

4,188 vehicles

52km/h

 

6.      The 85th percentile speed is defined as the speed at or below which 85% of all vehicles are observed to travel under free flowing conditions and is a widely used traffic statistical measurement.

 

7.      Hurstville Road is classified as a local street and has a speed limit of 50km/h.  As can be seen in the results table, the determined 85th percentile speed for each count is within 5km/h of the posted speed limit.  The data revealed that 1% of the traffic was exceeding 60km/h.

8.      Council has also assessed the Roads and Maritime Service’s (RMS) crash database for a 5 year period between October 2013 and September 2018 in this section of road which is the most recent data available.  There have been no recorded crashes during this time.  Recorded crashes involve a vehicle being towed or that result in an injury.  Council has been advised by the resident that there have been a number of crashes which would not have been recorded or occurred after September 2018.

 

9.      Whilst this section of road is narrow, it does allows sufficient room for a heavy vehicle, such as a garbage truck or emergency vehicle, to pass between vehicles parked on both sides of the road.  The parking of vehicles on either side also assists in slowing down the speed of vehicles using Hurstville Road, which is verified by the results of the traffic studies.

 

10.    The resident has requested that this section of Hurstville Road be converted to one-way traffic flow in the direction of Waitara Parade towards East Crescent.  Converting the street to one-way may result in an increase in vehicle travel speed and also cause issues for residential waste collection.  The traffic volumes would also increase in nearby streets.

 

11.    Council is requesting that the members of the Traffic Advisory Committee review the results of the traffic study conducted in Hurstville Road and endorse a suitable recommendation of the action required in this location.

 

Financial Implications

 

12.    No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

D19/91574

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Traffic Study Location - Hurstville Road, Hurstville Grove

 


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Item:                   TAC080-19        The Strand Penshurst - Extension of time restriction to include Sundays 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

THAT the existing 1P restriction on the southern side of The Strand north of Station Lane, Penshurst be changed to include Sundays.  The new changes would be 1P, 8.30am-6.00pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12.30pm, Sat and Sun.  

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration to extend the 1P restriction in The Strand Penshurst to include Sundays from 8.30am-12.30pm

 

Background

 

2.      Council received representation from a business in The Strand, north of Station Lane, Penshurst, requesting that Council extend the existing 1P restriction along the southern side of The Strand to include Sundays.

 

3.      The current restriction in The Strand, Penshurst is 1P, 8.30am-6.00pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12.30pm Saturday.  The restriction is to allow for quick turnover of parking for businesses along The Strand due to the street being across the road from Penshurst Train Station.

 

4.      A number of businesses located on the southern side of The Strand advised Council that they operate on Sundays and need the 1P restriction to be extended to include Sunday morning as well.

 

5.      Accordingly it is recommended that the existing 1P restriction along the southern side of The Strand be changed to 1P, 8.30am-6.00pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12.30pm Sat and Sun.

 

Financial Implications

 

6.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facility Grant – Approximately $100

 

Community Engagement

 

7.      Businesses along the southern side of The Strand, north of Station Street have been notified of the proposed changes.  No objection to the time extension was received.

 

File Reference

D19/89882

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

The Strand Penshurst, proposed time restriction changes to extend to Sundays

 


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Item:                   TAC081-19        Forest Road, north of Park Road, Peakhurst - Request for speed humps 

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     To be determined by the Committee

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Traffic Committee’s consideration of a resident’s request to install speed humps before the curve near 850 Forest Road, Peakhurst.

 

Background

 

2.      Council had 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 residents, the traffic section carried out a comprehensive traffic count mid 2017 on Forest Road near the residents homes to establish the traffic situation in the area.

 

5.      The results were as follows:

 

 

North East Direction

South West Direction

Combined

Weekly 50th% Speed

49

50

49

Weekly 85th% Speed

57

58

57

Five Day AADT

4584

4622

9206

Seven Day AADT

4495

4560

9055

 

6.      The above results do indicate that the 85th % speed limit is slightly over the posted speed limit of 50km/h, however it does not meet the warrant for the installation of speed humps.

 

7.      Traffic Section (after obtaining approval from Traffic Advisory Committee and Council), linemarked kerb lane parking lines on both sides of Forest Road between Park Street and Hannons Avenue, narrowing the carriageway of Forest Road along the bend to 3.2m.

 

8.      The narrowing of the carriageway helps 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.

 

9.      Furthermore the Traffic section installed advisory signs indicating “curve ahead” with advisory speed reduction sign of 25km/h.

 

10.    The above traffic calming measures were installed in January 2018.

 

11.    A resident living along Forest Road has since written to Council advising that they do not feel that the linemarking and the speed reduction advisory signs are sufficient and they still insist on the installation of speed humps before the bend on Forest Road Peakhurst.

 

12.    Accident Statistics between October 2013 and September 2018 were assessed with only one accident reported for the 5 year period. The accident occurred In August 2016.  A car lost control at the bend and collided with a parked vehicle.  No injuries were reported.

 

Financial Implications

 

13.    No budget impact for this report.

 

Community Engagement

 

14.    No Community engagement is required yet for this report.

 

File Reference

D19/90992

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Forest Road Peakhurst Linemarking

 


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[Appendix 1]          Forest Road Peakhurst Linemarking

 

 

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Item:                   TAC082-19        Pedestrian Crossing Penshurst Street, Penshurst - Road Safety Concerns  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     To be determined by Committee

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Traffic Committee’s consideration and recommendation in regards to a request to raise an existing pedestrian crossing in Penshurst Street, Penshurst.

 

Background

 

2.      Council received representation from residents and parents of St Declan’s Primary School in Penshurst with concerns for the pedestrian crossing in Penshurst Street, located near St Declan’s Catholic Primary School.

 

3.      Residents reported to the traffic section that on many occasions cars fail to stop and give way to pedestrians at the crossing, and accordingly are requesting that the pedestrian crossing be raised.

 

4.      These concerns have previously been reported to the Traffic Advisory Committee, where they were raised as an informal item. The Committee recommended that the crossing and all associated linemarking be repainted. This linemarking and repainting was subsequently completed.

 

5.      The pedestrian crossing was constructed in 2010 to assist students attending St Declan’s Primary school.

 

6.      A site inspection revealed that the subject pedestrian crossing has the following measures in place to help warn motorists to slow down and give way to pedestrians at the crossing:

 

·    Dragon teeth at both approaches to the crossing

·    School zone flashing lights at the southbound approach to the pedestrian crossing

·    School crossing supervisor during school hours.

·    All associated signage is florescent high visibility neon yellow.

 

7.   Speed counts were completed at Penshurst Street, near the pedestrian crossing in early 2018 and the 85th percentile speed was 45km/h

 

8.      Accident statistics were reviewed for the period between October 2013 to September 2018. One accident was recorded near the pedestrian crossing. It involved cross traffic crash between a light truck and a car, at the intersection of Percival Street and Penshurst Street.  No casualties or injuries were reported.

 

 

Financial Implications

 

9.      No budget impact for this report.

 

Community Engagement

 

10.    No community engagement is needed.

 

File Reference

D19/93441

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   TAC083-19        Rainbow Crossing in Forest Road, Hurstville  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     THAT the pavement at the signalised pedestrian crossing on Forest Road, Hurstville be painted a rainbow colour pattern for the month of June 2019 as part of Council’s recognition of ‘Pride Month’.

(b)     THAT the pavement be returned to its original condition at the end of Pride Month.

 

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Traffic Committee’s consideration of painting the pavement of the signalised pedestrian crossing on Forest Road Hurstville, in a rainbow pattern for pride month in June 2019.

 

Background

 

2.      Council’s Community and Culture section have requested permission to paint the road pavement in a rainbow pattern to create a ‘Rainbow Crossing’ at the signalized pedestrian crossing on Forest Road, Hurstville outside Hurstville Train Station, leading to the new Hurstville Plaza, as shown in the image below.

 

3.      The request for the ‘Rainbow Crossing’ relates to Council’s celebration of Pride Month which will take place from the 6th – 30th June 2019 for the LGBTIQ community.

 

 

4.      This location was chosen as it is a signalised crossing, providing protection to pedestrians by alerting cars to stop to allow for pedestrians to cross.

 

5.      The Rainbow Colours will remain in place for approximately one month and the pavement will be returned to its original condition following this event.

 

6.      Attached is a presentation that has been put together by Council’s Community and Culture department for painting Rainbow the signalized pedestrian crossing in Hurstville.

 

Financial Implications

 

7.      Budget allocation of $20,000 from Council’s Community and Culture Department

 

Community Engagement

 

8.      No Community engagement will be conducted.

 

File Reference

D19/91060

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Pride Month Rainbow Crossing Traffic Committee Meeting Presentation 2 April 2019

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 May 2019

TAC083-19             Rainbow Crossing in Forest Road, Hurstville

[Appendix 1]          Pride Month Rainbow Crossing Traffic Committee Meeting Presentation 2 April 2019

 

 

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