AGENDA


Traffic Committee

 

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

 

To be held remotely due to COVID-19 period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council – Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting -  Tuesday, 7 April 2020                                                Page 2

 

Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

 

1.      Agenda Items

TAC040-20       Lorraine Street, Peakhurst - Proposed Line Marking

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

TAC041-20       Nielsen Avenue, Carlton - Proposed "Give Way" linemarking

(Report by Traffic Engineer)......................................................................................... 5

TAC042-20       Pindari Road, Peakhurst Heights - Proposed "Give Way" linemarking

(Report by Traffic Engineer)......................................................................................... 8

TAC043-20       Stanley Street, Peakhurst - Proposed "Works Zone" adajcent to No. 64

(Report by Traffic Engineer)....................................................................................... 10

TAC044-20       The Avenue, Hurstville - Proposed “Works Zone”

(Report by Manager Infrastructure)........................................................................... 12

TAC045-20       Mortdale Carpark - Proposed "Motor Bike" Parking

(Report by Coordinator Traffic & Transport)............................................................ 14

TAC046-20       Cook Street, Mortdale - Proposed ''No Parking'' Zones

(Report by Traffic Engineer)....................................................................................... 17

TAC047-20       Myerla Crescent, Connells Point - Proposed ''No Parking'' zone

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

TAC048-20       Park Road, Carlton - Proposed "Bus Zone" extension

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

TAC049-20       Terry Street, Blakehurst - Request to formalise existing Bus Stop (2221100).

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

TAC050-20       Parkside Drive, Kogarah Bay - Proposed Parking Sign Changes

(Report by Coordinator Traffic & Transport)............................................................ 29

TAC051-20       Morshead Drive, Connells Point - Proposed Speed Cushions

(Report by Coordinator Traffic & Transport)............................................................ 31

TAC052-20       Peakhurst Traffic Study

(Report by Coordinator Traffic & Transport)............................................................ 34

TAC053-20       Forest Road, Hurstville - Proposed Temporary Road Closure

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

 

 Agenda Items

Item:                   TAC040-20        Lorraine Street, Peakhurst - Proposed Line Marking 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

That the existing separation lines in Lorraine Street, between Isaac Street and Hannons Avenue, be converted to a double barrier line, as shown on plan TC2072 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed line marking changes in Lorraine Street, Peakhurst.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received a request from a local resident to investigate the line marking on Lorraine Street, specifically between Isaac Street and Hannons Avenue, Peakhurst.

 

3.      An inspection of the street revealed that the line marking alternates between double barrier lines and separation lines along the street. These changes are confusing for drivers and Council has been advised that drivers have been overtaking at the separation lines.

 

Proposal

 

4.      As a result of this request, Council is proposing to convert the existing separation lines on Lorraine Street, between Isaac Street and Hannons Avenue, to double barrier line to improve the safety along the street.

 

5.      There will be no loss of street parking associated with the conversion of the line marking and vehicle access to driveways along the street will not be affected.

 

Financial Implications

 

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

 

File Reference

D20/54767

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC2072 - Lorraine Street, Peakhurst

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC040-20             Lorraine Street, Peakhurst - Proposed Line Marking

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC2072 - Lorraine Street, Peakhurst

 

 

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Item:                   TAC041-20        Nielsen Avenue, Carlton - Proposed "Give Way" linemarking 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

That “Give Way” line marking and associated signage be installed on Nielsen Avenue, Carlton at the intersection of Anglo Square, as shown on plan TC2088 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committees consideration for the proposed installation of “Give Way” linemarking and associated signage on Nielsen Avenue, Carlton

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received a request from a local resident, requesting Council investigate the intersection of Nielsen Avenue and Anglo Square, with safety concerns and vehicle movements.

 

3.      Currently there is an existing BB Centreline on Nielsen Avenue, and “No Stopping” zone restrictions at the intersection of Nielsen Avenue and Anglo Square.

 

4.      Following investigations by Council officers, it was observed that the predominant vehicle movements were those travelling towards Kogarah CBD, whereby vehicles travel along Tanner Avenue, onto Anglo Square and turn left into Nielsen Avenue. Drivers travelling west on Nielsen Avenue (away from Kogarah CBD) are failing to give way due to their assumption that oncoming vehicles will not continue south on Anglo Square. This is creating a hazard at the intersection.

 

Proposal

 

5.      It is therefore proposed to install a 20m “Give Way” line and sign on Nielsen Avenue at the intersection of Anglo Square. This will delineate the intersection and provide further visual enforcement of the intersection restrictions, improving safety.

 

Financial Implications

 

6.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facilities Grant – Approximately $1,500.

 

File Reference

D20/73816

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

TC2088_Nielsen Avenue Give Way

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC041-20             Nielsen Avenue, Carlton - Proposed "Give Way" linemarking

[Appendix 1]          TC2088_Nielsen Avenue Give Way

 

 

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Item:                   TAC042-20        Pindari Road, Peakhurst Heights - Proposed "Give Way" linemarking 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

That “Give Way” line marking be installed on Pindari Road, Peakhurst Heights at the intersection of Isaac Street, as shown on plan TC2084 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committees consideration for the proposed installation of “Give Way” linemarking on Pindari Road, Peakhurst Heights.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received a request from a local resident, requesting Council investigate the intersection of Pindari Road and Isaac Street, Peakhurst Heights.

 

3.      Currently there is an existing BB Centreline, and “Give Way” signage but no appropriate line marking at the intersection.

 

4.      Following investigations by Council officers, it was observed that on occasions, vehicles encroached into the travel lane on Isaac Street, when approaching from Pindari Road.

 

Proposal

 

5.      It is therefore proposed to install a 21m “Give Way” line on Pindari Road at the intersection of Isaac Street. This will delineate the intersection and provide further visual enforcement of the intersection restrictions, improving safety.

 

Financial Implications

 

6.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facilities Grant – Approximately $800.

 

File Reference

D20/73952

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

TC2084_Pindari Road Give Way

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC042-20             Pindari Road, Peakhurst Heights - Proposed "Give Way" linemarking

[Appendix 1]          TC2084_Pindari Road Give Way

 

 

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Item:                   TAC043-20        Stanley Street, Peakhurst - Proposed "Works Zone" adajcent to No. 64 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That a 53m “Works Zone, 7am – 5pm, Mon – Sat” be installed on the northern side of Stanley Street, Peakhurst adjacent to No.64 Stanley Street for a period of 52 weeks commencing in March 2020.

(b)     That the “Mail Zone” and post box be temporarily relocated to Lorraine Street during the construction period, as shown on the attached plan TC2089.

(c)     That the parking be returned to its current status at the completion of the “Works Zone” period.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed “Works Zone” on Stanley Street, Peakhurst.

 

Background

 

2.      The builder of a Council approved development at No 64 Stanley Street, Kogarah has lodged a request for a “Works Zone”. The requested period of the “Works Zone” is 52 weeks.

 

3.      The “Works Zone” will provide an area adjacent to the site for vehicles associated with the construction such as concrete pumps and delivery vehicles.

 

4.      Currently there is an existing “Mail Zone” in this location. It is proposed to relocate the “Mail Zone” and existing mail box onto Lorraine Street, during the construction period.

 

Financial Implications

 

5.      No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

D20/42167

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

TC2089_Stanley Street Works Zone

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC043-20             Stanley Street, Peakhurst - Proposed "Works Zone" adajcent to No. 64

[Appendix 1]          TC2089_Stanley Street Works Zone

 

 

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Item:                   TAC044-20        The Avenue, Hurstville - Proposed “Works Zone” 

Author:              Manager Infrastructure

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That 30 metres of the existing “2P, 8.30am – 6pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am – 12.30pm, Sat” zone on the western side of The Avenue, adjacent to Westfield Hurstville, be converted to “Works Zone, 7am – 5pm, Mon – Sat” for a period of 4 weeks commencing in April 2020.

(b)     That the parking be returned to its current status at the completion of the “Works Zone” period.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed “Works Zone” on The Avenue, Hurstville.

 

Background

 

2.      A builder has been engaged by Westfield Hurstville, to conduct emergency works to the signage and facade on the side of the building on The Avenue, Hurstville. The builder has requested for a “Works Zone” to be placed adjacent to the premises. The requested period of the “Works Zone” is 4 weeks.

 

3.      The “Works Zone” will provide an area adjacent to the site for mobile cranes, cherry pickers and vehicles associated with the works.

 

4.      Currently there is a “2P, 8.30am – 6pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am – 12.30pm, Sat” zone in this location.

 

Financial Implications

 

5.      No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

D20/76757

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

TC2091 The Avenue, Works Zone

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC044-20             The Avenue, Hurstville - Proposed “Works Zone”

[Appendix 1]          TC2091 The Avenue, Works Zone

 

 

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Item:                   TAC045-20        Mortdale Carpark - Proposed "Motor Bike" Parking 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

That the existing “3P, 8.30am – 6pm Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 12.30pm Sat” parking space on the southern side of the Mortdale carpark, adjacent to the electrical substation, be converted to 6 “P, Motor Bikes Only” spaces, as shown on plan TC2073 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the consideration of the proposed “Motor Bikes Only” parking zone in the Mortdale carpark.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received numerous requests for the installation of dedicated motorbike parking spaces in Mortdale in close proximity to the shops and trains station.

 

3.      Due to the lack of motorbike parking spaces, motorbikes are currently parking on the street and within the off-street carparks taking up spaces that could be used for larger vehicles.

 

Proposal

 

4.         As a result, it is proposed to convert 1 existing “3P, 8.30am – 6pm Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 12.30pm Sat” parking space on the southern side of the Mortdale carpark, adjacent to the electrical substation, to 6 “P, Motor Bikes Only” spaces.

 

5.         The area is proposed to be line marked in accordance with the requirements of “Australian Standards, 2890.1:2004 – Off Street Car Parking” and would comply with Section 2.4.7 – Provision for motorcycles.

 

6.         Whilst there is a loss of one car space with this proposal, the conversion of this space to 6 motorbike spaces would encourage motor bike riders to use this area and ultimately increase the car parking availability in the area.

 

7.         This proposed parking area would encourage people to commute on their motorbikes which helps reduce traffic congestion on the street network and produce lower emissions.

 

Financial Implications

 

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

 

File Reference

D20/57023

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC2073 - Mortdale carpark

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC045-20             Mortdale Carpark - Proposed "Motor Bike" Parking

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC2073 - Mortdale carpark

 

 

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Item:                   TAC046-20        Cook Street, Mortdale - Proposed ''No Parking'' Zones 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the existing “No Parking” zone on the northern side of Cook Street, from No.’s 8 – 12 be extended by 24m.

 

(b)     That an 18m ‘’No Parking’’ zone be installed on the southern side of Cook St, from No.’s 17 – 21, as shown on the plan TC2071 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed “No Parking” zones on Cook Street, Mortdale.

 

Background

 

2.      An informal request was received during the February Traffic Advisory Committee meeting, on behalf of residents requesting a “No Parking” zone to be installed on Cook Street, to improve access to and from their properties.

 

3.      Currently there is a 26m “No Parking” zone on the northern side of Cook Street. The southern side currently has no parking restrictions from 17 - 21 Cook Street.

 

4.      Following an investigation, it was observed that vehicles are parking in the “No Parking’’ zone along the northern side of Cook Street. Vehicles were parked across driveways, preventing the residents from accessing their driveways in a safe manner causing a potential hazard.

 

5.      Proposals to change currently unrestricted parking within 1km of nominated train stations requires endorsement by Transport for NSW (TfNSW). The proposed design was submitted to TfNSW for review. No objection to the proposed changes were raised.

 

Proposal

 

6.      It is therefore proposed to extend the current “No Parking” zone on the northern side of Cook Street from No.’s 8-12 by 24m. This will prevent vehicles parking in this location, maintaining safe access to and from the adjacent properties.

 

7.      Furthermore, 18m of ‘’No Parking’’ zone on the southern side from No.’s 17-21 is also proposed. This will prevent vehicles parking in this location, maintaining safe access to and from the adjacent properties.

 

 

Financial Implications

 

8.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facilities Grant – Approximately $600.

 

Community Engagement

 

9.      The residents were notified by letter of the proposed “No Parking” zone. No objections were received.

 

File Reference

D20/65278

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

TC2071- Cook st, Mortdale- No Parking

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC046-20             Cook Street, Mortdale - Proposed ''No Parking'' Zones

[Appendix 1]          TC2071- Cook st, Mortdale- No Parking

 

 

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Item:                   TAC047-20        Myerla Crescent, Connells Point - Proposed ''No Parking'' zone 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

That a 50m “No Parking’’ zone be installed at the cul-de-sac end of Myerla Crescent, Connells Point, as shown on plan TC2077 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Traffic Committee’s consideration for the proposed installation of a “No Parking” zone at the cul-de-sac end of Myerla Crescent, Connells Point.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received requests from residents to consider implementing signage to prevent vehicles parking at the cul-de-sac end of Myerla Crescent and further allow easier access for waste collection trucks.

 

Proposal

 

3.      Following investigations by Council, it was found that vehicles were parking at the cul-de-sac end of Myerla Crescent restricting turning movements.

 

4.      It is therefore proposed to install a 50m “No Parking’’ zone to indicate that vehicles cannot park in this location. This improves access for waste collection trucks and all vehicles accessing the roundabout area to make a turn.

 

Financial Implications

 

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

 

Community Engagement

 

 

6.        Residents in this vicinity have been notified by letter of the proposed “No Parking” zone. The closing date for submission was 20 March 2020. No objections were received.

 

File Reference

D20/73670

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC2077 - Myerla Crescent, Connells Point

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC047-20             Myerla Crescent, Connells Point - Proposed ''No Parking'' zone

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC2077 - Myerla Crescent, Connells Point

 

 

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Item:                   TAC048-20        Park Road, Carlton - Proposed "Bus Zone" extension 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

That the existing “Bus Zone” on the northern side of Park Road, adjacent to No. 66, be extended 7 metres, as shown on plan TC2090 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the “Bus Zone” extension on Park Road, Carlton.

 

Background

 

2.      A request has been received to investigate the traffic congestion in Park Road, Carlton with particular emphasis on vehicles heading south towards the Princes Highway.

 

3.      Following investigations by Council officers it was observed that there is an existing “Bus Zone” and “No Stopping, 6.30am – 9.30am, 3.30pm – 6.30pm, Mon – Fri” zone on the northern side of Park Road, west of the Princes Highway.

 

4.      This “No Stopping” zone was installed prior to 2007 to improve traffic flow along Park Road in the morning and afternoon peak periods during the week.

 

5.      The seat for the “Bus Zone” and audio-tactile markings are currently located to the south of the driveway of No. 66 Park Road.

 

6.      The location of the existing “Bus Zone” signage permits vehicles to park 9m from the bus seat when the “No Stopping” restrictions cease. As a result, the shortened approach provides inadequate manoeuvring area for the bus to safely pull into the kerb and allow for the safe movement of patrons.

 

Proposal

 

7.      It is proposed to relocate the existing stem and signage adjacent No. 66 Park Road approximately 7 metres towards the north.  This would prevent vehicles stopping in this location and would lead to an improvement in traffic flow and reduce congestion along Park Road. This change would also assist the bus to stop at the audio-tactiles on the footpath and improve accessibility for bus patrons.

 

Financial Implications

 

8.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $200.

 

 

 

Community Engagement

 

9.     Community engagement was conducted including: A consultation letter and plan of the proposed sign change was distributed to the nearby residents and property owners. The closing date for submissions was 25 March 2020. No objections were received.

 

File Reference

D20/74019

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC2090 - Park Road, Carlton

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC048-20             Park Road, Carlton - Proposed "Bus Zone" extension

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC2090 - Park Road, Carlton

 

 

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Item:                   TAC049-20        Terry Street, Blakehurst - Request to formalise existing Bus Stop (2221100). 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

That a 20m “Bus Zone” be installed on the southern side of Terry Street, Blakehurst adjacent to No. 88, as shown on plan TC2074 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration to formalise the existing bus stop to a “Bus Zone” adjacent to 88 Terry Street, Blakehurst.

 

Background

 

2.      As part of the Disability Discrimination Act, Georges River Council is committed to ensure that all Bus Stops in the Local Government Area comply with the ‘Disability Standards’ by 2022.

 

3.      The ‘Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport’ requires that all Bus Stops be converted into ‘Bus Zones’, formalising existing NSW Road Rule 195 and provide the appropriate infrastructure to meet the standard requirements. The route for Bus No. 953 stop was investigated.

 

4.      Formalising the Bus Stop with ‘Bus Zone’ signage alerts drivers to the parking restrictions required at bus stops and enables more consistent enforcement. This provides adequate manoeuvring area for busses to safely pull into, and away from, the kerb, allowing for the safe movement of bus patrons.

 

Proposal

 

5.      Following investigation by a council officer, it is proposed to formalise the existing bus stop in front of 88 Terry Street, Blakehurst to a 20m ‘’Bus Zone’’ on the southern side of Terry Street. The existing Bus Stop sign in front of 82 Terry Street, Blakehurst will also be removed.

 

Financial Implications

 

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

 

Community Engagement

 

7.     A letter and plan of the proposed “Bus Zone” was distributed to the nearby residents. The closing date for submissions was 24th March 2020. No objections were received.

 

 

File Reference

D20/75157

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

TC2074-Terry St,Blakehurst-Proposed ''Bus zone''

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC049-20             Terry Street, Blakehurst - Request to formalise existing Bus Stop (2221100).

[Appendix 1]          TC2074-Terry St,Blakehurst-Proposed ''Bus zone''

 

 

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Item:                   TAC050-20        Parkside Drive, Kogarah Bay - Proposed Parking Sign Changes 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

That the parking signs on the western side of Parkside Drive adjacent to the new footpath be converted from “90° Angle Parking, Front to Fence” to “Parallel Parking” as shown on plan TC2086 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed sign changes in Parkside Drive, Kogarah Bay.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has recently completed the construction of a new footpath along Parkside Drive and adjacent to the sports fields.

 

3.      Currently there are signs installed that permit “90° Angle Parking, Front to Fence” along the western side of Parkside Drive.  As a result of the new footpath being constructed it is not possible to park at 90° without vehicles blocking the footpath and impeding pedestrians.

 

4.      The distance from the back of the dish gutter to the front of the footpath is 2.6m minimum that allows a vehicle to park parallel.

 

Proposal

 

5.      As a result it is proposed to convert the parking signs on the western side of Parkside Drive adjacent to the new footpath from “90° Angle Parking, Front to Fence” to “Parallel Parking”.

 

Financial Implications

 

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

 

File Reference

D20/73576

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC2086 - Parkside Drive, Kogarah Bay

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC050-20             Parkside Drive, Kogarah Bay - Proposed Parking Sign Changes

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC2086 - Parkside Drive, Kogarah Bay

 

 

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Item:                   TAC051-20        Morshead Drive, Connells Point - Proposed Speed Cushions 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

That rubber speed cushions with associated signage be installed in 4 locations on Morshead Drive, between Rickard Road and Duggan Crescent, Connells Point, as shown on plan TC2087 attached to the report.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report seeks the Committee’s consideration of the proposed speed cushions in Morshead Drive, Connells Point.

 

Background

 

2.      Council has received requests from residents to investigate the traffic issues in Morshead Drive, between Rickard Road and Kyle Parade, near Poulton Park.

 

3.      As a result of these requests, Council conducted a traffic study in Morshead Drive to ascertain the speed of vehicles using the street.

 

4.      The data from the traffic study was presented at the Traffic Advisory Committee at its meeting of 4 September 2018 where the members determined that the calculated speed warranted further investigation and a report presented at a future meeting.

 

Proposal

 

5.      Council is proposing the installation of rubber speed cushions in 4 locations along Morshead Drive in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Standards and Austroads “Local Area Traffic Management” documents.

 

6.      The speed cushions are proposed to be approximately 120m apart and located in the following locations to maximise the efficiency of slowing vehicles in the street and improve the safety for drivers and residents:

 

·        Between No. 24 and No. 26

·        Between No. 36 and No. 38

·        Between No. 52 and No. 54

·        Between No. 64 and No. 66

 

7.      There will be no loss of street parking as a result of the proposed speed cushions.

 

 

 

Financial Implications

 

8.      Within budget allocation – RMS Traffic Facility Grant – approximately $40,000.

 

Community Engagement

 

9.      On Wednesday 4 March 2020 a consultation letter and plan outlining the proposal for the speed cushions was sent to 33 residential properties on Morshead Drive, between Rickard Road and Duggan Crescent. Submissions on the proposal were requested to be received by Friday 20 March 2020. 

 

10.   Council received one objection to the proposal and Council also received comments from 3 other residents in regards to the speed cushions. The comments received by residents are noted below:

 

·        The cushions may not be the most efficient way to slow traffic and instead wanted additional speed signs installed. 

·        The cushions will create noise for residents living in close proximity

·        There have been no crashes so humps are not required

·        Additional humps should be installed between numbers 78 – 80 Morshead Drive

·        Additional humps should be installed between Rickard Road and Greenacre Road

·        Speed humps should be further apart.

 

11.   The speed cushions have been determined to be the best option for Morshead Drive as it is not a bus route and does not result in the loss of parking for residents. 

 

12.   Whilst there is noise associated with the humps, the daily traffic volume is approximately 1,000 vehicles which is not significant. Peak hour volume is approximately 72 in the AM and 100 in the PM.

 

13.   The traffic count data from studies carried out near number 80 Morshead Drive and between Rickard Road and Greenacre Road were determined to be acceptable and did not warrant speed humps. The daily traffic volume on Morshead Drive between Rickard Road and Greenacre Road was approximately 4,500 vehicles and the 85th percentile speed was 45km/h. Council will continue to monitor these locations to determine if future action is required.

 

File Reference

D20/73860

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Plan TC2087 - Morshead Drive, Connells Point

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC051-20             Morshead Drive, Connells Point - Proposed Speed Cushions

[Appendix 1]          Plan TC2087 - Morshead Drive, Connells Point

 

 

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Item:                   TAC052-20        Peakhurst Traffic Study 

Author:              Coordinator Traffic & Transport

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the report on the Peakhurst Traffic Study be received and noted.

(b)     That no changes be made to the travel direction of any streets in the Peakhurst precinct.

(c)     That residents of Pearce Avenue be consulted on the proposed “No Parking” restrictions on the western side of the street, between Trafalgar Street and Lawrence Street, and that the results of the consultation be brought back to a future Traffic Committee meeting.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      This report advises the Committee on the traffic study findings conducted for the Peakhurst R3 zone.

 

Background

 

2.      At the Council meeting of 23 September 2019 the below Notice of Motion (NOM0709-19) was raised by Councillor Hindi in regards to a review of the Traffic Management Study for Trafalgar/Gover Street precinct, Peakhurst:

 

(a)       That Council, as a matter of urgency, provide a report to the Local Traffic Advisory Committee to review the existing traffic management studies completed for this area in 2015.

 

(b)       That the report considers the extent that the area has now been redeveloped following the zoning changes as well as all potential options for improving traffic movements.

 

3.      In 2013 a precinct within Peakhurst was rezoned from low density residential zoning to a medium density residential (R3) zoning.  This precinct is located to the north of Forest Road between Bonds Road and Jacques Avenue and south of Peakhurst Park.

 

4.      In April 2015, Council commissioned GTA Consultants to prepare a detailed traffic impact assessment for the intensification of land uses within the R3 zoned precinct in Peakhurst. The report investigated the various traffic impacts that might result from the R3 zoned precinct being 50% developed, 80% developed and 100% developed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.      The study findings were reported to Council at its meeting on 3 June 2015 and Council resolved:

 

(a)       That the traffic impact assessment undertaken by GTA Consultants for Peakhurst R3 Zone be received and noted

 

(b)       Further that the report be referred to the Local Traffic Advisory Committee for advice and comment.

 

6.      Accordingly, the traffic report prepared by the consultants was referred to the Traffic Advisory Committee, at its meeting on 2 July 2015 for consideration.  The consultants recommended the following mitigation measures to improve current traffic situation in the precinct:

 

·    Ban parking on one side of Trafalgar Street between Jacques Avenue and Gover Street.

·    Ban right turn movements at the Forest Road/Pearce Avenue intersection.

 

7.      After considering the Consultants recommendations Council at its meeting of 19 August 2015 resolved the following:

 

(a)       That a No Parking restriction be installed along the southern side of Trafalgar Street between Gover Street and Jacques Avenue Peakhurst, subject to consultation with the affected residents.

 

(b)       That a No Right Turn between 6am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm, and a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) be prepared and submitted to the RMS proposing to introduce a ‘Right Turn Restriction’ for vehicles turning right in or out of Pearce Avenue at Forest Road, Peakhurst.

 

(c)       Further that traffic and parking situation along Lawrence Street and Gover Street, Peakhurst be reviewed after 50% of the Construction is completed for the entire Peakhurst R3 area.

 

8.      In November 2015 Council consulted with the residents of Trafalgar Street, between Gover Street and Jacques Avenue, with a proposal to install a “No Parking” restriction on the southern side of the street in accordance with the approved recommendation (a) above.  Residents were not in support of the proposal due to the loss parking and as a result no changes occurred in the street.

 

9.      In regards to the banning of the turning movements at the intersection of Pearce Avenue and Forest Road, RMS did not support the request to ban the right turn into Pearce Avenue due to the minimal crash history, ample sight distance and low volume of turning traffic. With regard to the proposed ban of the right turn movement out of Pearce Avenue, RMS advised that the redistributed traffic would have an impact on other local streets that currently have low traffic volumes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further Investigation

 

10.    As a result of the recent Notice of Motion by Councillor Hindi, Council undertook a new traffic study at various locations in the Peakhurst precinct in February 2020. The results of these counts are shown in the table below and in reference to the map attached to the report:

 

Map Number

Location

Daily Traffic Volume

85th Percentile Speed

Max Peak Hour Volume

1

Trafalgar Street (between Jacques Ave and Lawrence St)

2,171 both directions

47 km/h

183

(5pm-6pm)

1,305 (towards Jacques Ave)

48 km/h

 

866 (towards Peakhurst Park)

44 km/h

 

2

Trafalgar Street (near Pearce Ave)

2,016 both directions

48 km/h

197

(5pm-6pm)

1,175 (towards Peakhurst Park)

47 km/h

 

841 (towards Pearce Ave)

48 km/h

 

3

Gover Street (near Pearce Ave)

 

 

708 both directions

29 km/h

63

(6pm-7pm)

337 (towards Pearce Ave)

28 km/h

 

371 (towards Trafalgar St)

29 km/h

 

 

4

 

Gover Street (near Trafalgar Street)

 

461 both directions

40 km/h

37

(6pm-7pm)

216 (towards Trafalgar St)

37 km/h

 

245 (towards Pearce Ave)

41 km/h

 

5

Lawrence Street (near Trafalgar St)

659 both directions

39 km/h

50

(4pm-5pm)

353 (towards Trafalgar St)

40 km/h

 

306 (towards Pearce Ave)

37 km/h

 

 

6

 

Lawrence Street (near Pearce Ave)

 

798 both directions

 

41 km/h

 

69

(6pm-7pm)

418 (towards Pearce Ave)

40 km/h

 

380 (towards Trafalgar St)

42 km/h

 

7

Pearce Avenue (between Peake Pde and Gover St)

2,661 both directions

45 km/h

222

(8am-9am)

1,228 (towards Forest Rd)

45 km/h

 

1,433 (towards Trafalgar St)

45 km/h

 

8

Peake Parade

440 both directions

38 km/h

39

(4pm–5pm)

224 (towards Hugh Ave)

38 km/h

 

216 (towards Pearce Ave)

38 km/h

 

9

Jacques Avenue (between Trafalgar St and Arnold St)

5,413 both directions

53 km/h

454

(3pm-4pm)

3,049 (towards Forest Road)

53 km/h

 

2,364 (towards Riverwood)

53 km/h

 

 

11.    The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) “Guide to Traffic Generating Developments” document states that local streets have an environmental goal of 200 vehicles per hour (vph) during the peak to ensure that traffic congestion is minimal. Local streets have a maximum environmental capacity of 300 vph. Collector roads such as Jacques Avenue have an environmental goal of 300 vph and a maximum of 500 vph.

 

12.    As can be seen in the table above, the highest peak hour traffic volume in all streets surveyed are lower than the maximum allowable as stated in the RMS guide.

 

13.    Lawrence Street and Gover Street have a width of approximately 7.3m between kerbs with parking permitted on both sides of the street.  There are multiple driveways on the northern and southern sides of these streets that allow for passing opportunities for drivers. 

 

14.    Council has assessed the most recent Roads and Maritime Service’s (RMS) crash database for a 5 year period between July 2014 and June 2019. There were 2 crashes recorded in Lawrence Street and no crashes in Gover Street or Trafalgar Street within that period. Both crashes in Lawrence Street were a result of people entering and exiting their driveways.

 

15.    Council has received several requests to convert Lawrence Street and Gover Street to one-way. The feasibility of this option was considered. A conversion to one-way traffic would not result in the loss of parking for residents however the speed of vehicles is likely to increase under a one-way configuration. For this reason the proposal is not recommended at this stage. Widening of these streets is also not considered a feasible option due to the significant cost of infrastructure works including potential underground service relocations and tree removal.

 

16.    Consultation with Council’s Waste Section has been undertaken on the potential for these streets to be converted to one-way.  They have advised that this would cause issues with their collection as all bins would be required to be moved to one side of the street and additional staff would be required thereby increasing the costs to Council.

 

17.    Based on the comments by Council’s Waste Section, low traffic volume, passing opportunities at driveways, low speed and crash history in both Lawrence Street and Gover Street, the conversion of these streets to one-way is not warranted at this stage however the traffic will continue to be monitored to determine if any action is required.

 

18.    Pearce Avenue carries a significant volume of traffic in peak periods (222 vehicles between 8am - 9am and 218 vehicles between 6pm – 7pm) and has a width of 7.6m with parking currently permitted on both sides of the street.

 

19.    To improve traffic flow along Pearce Avenue, it is proposed to install a “No Parking” zone along the western side of the street, between Trafalgar Street and Lawrence Street.  This would result in the loss of approximately 10 parking spaces. Less parking is lost on the western side than the eastern side and for this reason the “No Parking” zone is proposed on the western side.

 

Financial Implications

 

20.    No budget impact for this report.

 

Community Engagement

 

21.    Community engagement will be conducted including: The proposed “No Parking” zone on Pearce Avenue will be consulted with the residents living in this vicinity and the results presented at a future Traffic Advisory Committee meeting.

 

File Reference

D20/65434

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Peakhurst Precinct - Traffic Study Aerial

Attachment 2

Pearce Avenue - No Parking

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC052-20             Peakhurst Traffic Study

[Appendix 1]          Peakhurst Precinct - Traffic Study Aerial

 

 

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TAC052-20             Peakhurst Traffic Study

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Item:                   TAC053-20        Forest Road, Hurstville - Proposed Temporary Road Closure 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Agenda Items

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the “Construction Traffic Management Plan (Tower Crane Height Increment)” prepared by Transport and Traffic Planning Associates in March 2020, attached to this report, for the proposed temporary road closure of Forest Road, Hurstville, be approved.

(b)     That the preferred time of the closure, be at night, as there is no impact to existing public transport services.

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      The report seeks the Committees consideration of the proposed temporary road closure at No.’s 282-290 Forest Road, Hurstville.

 

Background

 

2.      The builder of a Council approved development at No.’s 282-290 Forest Road, Hurstville has applied for a Road Closure in order to increase the height of an installed tower crane on their worksite.

 

3.      The crane work will be carried out over a total of 3 nights and a minimum period of 8 hours for each ‘jump’ on either of the following dates;

 

a.   Night Shutdown (9pm-5.30am)

Proposed            Backup

Tower Crane Jump No. 1       9/05/2020           16/05/2020

Tower Crane Jump No. 2       30/05/2020         13/06/2020

Tower Crane Jump No. 3       20/06/2020         04/07/2020

 

b.   Daytime Shutdown (7am-5pm)

Proposed            Backup

Tower Crane Jump No. 1       10/05/2020         17/05/2020

Tower Crane Jump No. 2       31/05/2020         14/06/2020

Tower Crane Jump No. 3       21/06/2020         05/07/2020

 

Public Notification

 

4.      To provide on-street parking users with advanced warning of the Forest Road full road closure at the site, signs indicating “No Parking, 9pm Sat – 9am Sun” will be installed along Forest Road.

 

5.      The applicant would have to appoint a communications consultant to prepare notification letters, under the approval of Council, that would be delivered to nearby properties, to advise of the construction works and timing thereof. The letters would advise properties along Forest Road to schedule deliveries.

 

Impact on Public Transport Service

 

6.      Should the works be conducted at night there will be no disruption to existing services.

 

7.      Should works be conducted during the day the following routes will be impacted;

Hurstville Station, Barratt St, Stand E: 452 and 455

Hurstville Station, McMahon St, Stand D: 490 and 491

Hurstville Station, Forest Rd, Stand C: 450, 940, 941, 943, 945 and M91

Westfield Hurstville, Forest Rd: 410, 450, 452, 455, 490, 491, 940, 941, 943, 945, 947 and M91

 

Financial Implications

 

8.      No budget impact for this report.

 

File Reference

D20/75505

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

282-290 FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE MARCH 2020 CTMP REV F

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 7 April 2020

TAC053-20             Forest Road, Hurstville - Proposed Temporary Road Closure

[Appendix 1]          282-290 FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE MARCH 2020 CTMP REV F

 

 

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