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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF MEETING
Thursday, 1st April 2010


29 March 2010


Members

I hereby inform you that a meeting of the Traffic Advisory Committee will be held at the Civic Centre, Hurstville on Thursday, 1st April 2010 at 1.00 pm for consideration of the business mentioned hereunder.

Victor G D Lampe
General Manager


BUSINESS

1. Apologies

2. Disclosures of Interest

3. Consideration of reports


COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Councillor B Giegerl, OAM
Director Service Delivery, Mr L O'Connor
Manager Engineering Services, Ms M Whitehurst
Manager Infrastructure Planning, Mr O Wijayaratna
Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
Traffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab
Member for Oatley, Mr K Greene MP representative, Mr M Lynch, OAM
Member for Kogarah, Ms C Burton MP representative, Mr I Cutting
Roads & Traffic Authority representative, Ms L Moran
Roads & Traffic Authority representative, Mr N Kocoski
NSW Police Service, Sergeant B Whitwell
St George Cabs Co-operative Limited representative, Mr G Kell
Punchbowl Bus & Coach Company representative, Mr P DeLuca
Veolia Transport NSW representative, Mr P Humphries
State Transit Authority representative, Mr P Turner


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

SUMMARY OF ITEMS
Thursday, 1st April 2010

ITEMS


TAC036-10 1-5 AUSTRAL STREET, PENSHURST - DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 09/DA-416 - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (09/DA-416:1)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim )


TAC037-10 ARNOLD STREET, PEAKHURST - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (10/781)
(Report by Traffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab)


TAC038-10 HAMPDEN LANE, BEVERLY HILLS - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS (04/1106)
(Report by Traffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab)


TAC039-10 LUGARNO LIONS SPRING FESTIVAL 2010 - PROPOSED TRAFFIC CONTROL MEASURES (09/292)
(Report by Traffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab)


TAC040-10 PENSHURST STREET AND PERCIVAL STREET, PENSHURST - SAFETY CONCERNS AT SAINT DECLAN’S PRIMARY SCHOOL (09/832)
(Report by Traffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab)


TAC041-10 RAINBOW PARADE AND SUNSHINE PARADE, PEAKHURST HEIGHTS - REQUEST FOR A ROUNDABOUT (09/1850)
(Report by Traffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab)


TAC042-10 CAIRNS STREET, RIVERWOOD - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (05/458)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim)


TAC043-10 GUNGAH BAY ROAD, OATLEY - REQUEST FOR A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING (05/1951)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim)


TAC044-10 HURSTVILLE CITY CENTRE - REQUEST FOR PARKING AND DROP OFF & PICK UP ZONES (09/448)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim)


TAC045-10 KING GEORGES ROAD, BEVERLY HILLS- RTA PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW (09/929)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim)


TAC046-10 K2RQ PROJECT - REQUEST FOR A SITE COMPOUND IN WILLIAM STREET, RIVERWOOD (06/1067-4)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim)


TAC047-10 K2RQ - REQUEST TO CLOSE WEBB STREET UNDERBRIDGE (06/1067-4)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim )


TAC048-10 MORGAN STREET, KINGSGROVE - REQUEST FOR WEDDING/FUNERAL PARKING SPACES FOR ST THOMAS WAR MEMORIAL CHURCH (10/757)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim)


TAC049-10 MULGA ROAD, OATLEY - REVIEW DECISION TO RETAIN THE EXISTING BUS STOP OPPOSITE COLES CARPARK ACCESS (07/112)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim )


TAC050-10 PENSHURST STREET, PENSHURST - REQUEST FOR A LOADING ZONE (09/767)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim)


TAC051-10 ROUTE 944, CHANGES TO BUS ROUTE BY PUNCHBOWL BUSES (06/1253)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim )




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TAC036-101-5 AUSTRAL STREET, PENSHURST - DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 09/DA-416 - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File09/DA-416:1



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council's Development Assessment section has referred a development application to the Traffic Section in regards to a conflict between the proposed vehicular crossing of the development and the existing raised pedestrian crossing in Austral Street, Penshurst.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the existing raised pedestrian crossing outside 1-5 Austral Street, Penshurst be relocated to Austral Street immediately west of its intersection with Penshurst Street, Penshurst.

THAT the cost of the relocation of the raised pedestrian crossing be paid for by the developer of the proposed development at 1-5 Austral Street, Penshurst.

THAT Georges River College be notified of the relocation of the raised pedestrian crossing.

FURTHER THAT Council's Senior Development Assessment Officer be advised of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Hurstville City Council is currently assessing a development application for 1-5 Austral Street, Penshurst. The proposal is for the demolition of the existing three dwellings at 1, 3 and 5 Austral Street, and the construction of a multi-unit residential building. The proposal will consist of 14 units over three levels with a basement parking facility. The units will consist 2 x 2 bedroom units in a townhouse configuration, 8 x 3 bedroom units and 4 x 4 bedroom units.

The driveway for the basement car park is proposed to be located in front of an existing kerb blister, associated with the existing raised pedestrian crossing in Austral Street. The crossing has been constructed near the entrance to Georges River College and provides a safe facility for students and parents of the College to cross Austral Street.

The proposed location of the driveway and the redevelopment of the sites 1-5 Austral Street make the current location of the pedestrian crossing unsafe due to increased traffic movements in the vicinity of the facility. Accordingly, it is recommended that the existing raised pedestrian crossing be relocated away from the vehicular access point to make the crossing safe.

It is advised that Council commissioned a Local Area Traffic Management Study (undertaken by Parsons Brinckerhoff) in May 2008 for Penshurst Street between Forest Road and to the South Illawarra Rail Line, Penshurst. One of the recommendations made by the study was to install a pedestrian crossing in Austral Street at the corner of Penshurst Street as that location meets the required warrants for a pedestrian crossing and will be better utilised.

The Penshurst LATM Study was adopted by Council and approved by the RTA's Road Safety Unit in late 2008. Council is currently negotiating with the RTA to secure funding for the proposed Penshurst LATM scheme.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the required RTA warrants be established to consider possible relocation of the existing raised pedestrian crossing outside 1-5 Austral Street, Penshurst to a location in Austral Street immediately west of its intersection with Penshurst Street, PenshurstTHAT Georges River College be consulted of the proposed relocation of the raised pedestrian crossing.

THAT this matter be referred back to the Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.

FURTHER THAT Council's Senior Development Assessment Officer be advised of Council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT Council's concerns be referred to the Director Service Delivery and the Senior Development Assessment Officer for the matter to come back with a report to Council or Workshop for discussion.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor N Liu)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT Council's concerns be referred to the Director Service Delivery and the Senior Development Assessment Officer for the matter to come back with a report to Council or Workshop for discussion.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Austral and Penshurst Street.pdf


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TAC037-10ARNOLD STREET, PEAKHURST - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab
File10/781



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received representation from a resident of Arnold Street, Peakhurst raising road safety concerns in regard to speeding through traffic in Arnold Street, Peakhurst.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT a comprehensive traffic and pedestrian count be carried out in Arnold Street, Peakhurst to establish the traffic situation in Arnold Street and to examine the need for traffic calming measures.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Arnold Street is a local narrow residential street, approximately 7-meters wide, that runs between Belmore Road and Jacques Avenue, Peakhurst .

The resident who made representations to Council lives in Arnold Street and he has raised concern in regard to excessive traffic speed along Arnold Street and fears for the safety of residents, in particular the children. He has requested council to install traffic calming devices, such as speed humps, in Arnold Street to discourage speeding.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT a comprehensive traffic and pedestrian count be carried out in Arnold Street, Peakhurst to establish the traffic situation in Arnold Street and to examine the need for traffic calming measures.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT a comprehensive traffic and pedestrian count be carried out in Arnold Street, Peakhurst to establish the traffic situation in Arnold Street and to examine the need for traffic calming measures.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT a comprehensive traffic and pedestrian count be carried out in Arnold Street, Peakhurst to establish the traffic situation in Arnold Street and to examine the need for traffic calming measures.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Location Map - Arnold Street, Peakhurst.pdf


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TAC038-10HAMPDEN LANE, BEVERLY HILLS - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab
File04/1106



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from the resident of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills requesting a NO PARKING restrictions at the off-street parking of his property in the rear laneway (unnamed).


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION


THAT a 15-metre NO PARKING restriction be installed on the eastern and western side (opposite side of the driveway) in the unnamed laneway (Hampden lane). The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres either side of the driveway.

FURTHER THAT the resident of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills be notified of Council’s decision.


REPORT DETAIL


Council has received a representation from the resident of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills requesting a NO PARKING restrictions at the off-street parking of his property in the rear laneway.

47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills is located on the western side of Hampden Street south of Edgbaston Road. The off-street parking facility for 47 Hampden Street is serviced by a 4.5m wide vehicular-crossing in the rear laneway . The subject laneway is unnamed and is 4.9 metres wide, it is characterised as a quiet laneway with low traffic volumes.

The resident claims that when vehicles are parked too close or directly opposite his driveway, he finds it difficult to enter and exit the property, as the lane is narrow.

An onsite investigation revealed that if vehicles park too close or on the opposite side of the vehicular access, it is difficult to access the subject off-street parking facility. However, it was noted that very few cars were parked in the laneway during the site inspection.

It is advised according to Australian Road Rules, it is an offence to park on a public road, unless the driver could park the vehicles leaving a minimum of 3-metre space between the vehicles and the centre lines to allow unhindered access for through traffic flow (Rule 208). However, inspections revealed that occasionally motorists park at this location breaching the road rules.

It is considered appropriate to install a NO PARKING restriction at the vehicular crossing of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills located in the rear laneway to reinforce the above road rule ensuring unhindered access to adjoining properties


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC


THAT a 30 metre "No Parking" restriction be installed on the eastern side of the unnamed laneway at the rear of 47 Hampden Street Beverly Hills. The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres to the north of the vehicular crossing of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills and up to the existing power pole to the south of the subject vehicular crossing.

THAT a 15 metre No Parking restriction be installed on the western side of the unnamed laneway at the rear of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills. The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres either side of the vehicular crossing of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills.

FURTHER THAT the resident of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills be notified of Council’s decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD


THAT a 30 metre "No Parking" restriction be installed on the eastern side of the unnamed laneway at the rear of 47 Hampden Street Beverly Hills. The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres to the north of the vehicular crossing of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills and up to the existing power pole to the south of the subject vehicular crossing.

THAT a 15 metre No Parking restriction be installed on the western side of the unnamed laneway at the rear of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills. The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres either side of the vehicular crossing of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills.

FURTHER THAT the resident of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL


THAT a 30 metre "No Parking" restriction be installed on the eastern side of the unnamed laneway at the rear of 47 Hampden Street Beverly Hills. The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres to the north of the vehicular crossing of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills and up to the existing power pole to the south of the subject vehicular crossing.

THAT a 15 metre No Parking restriction be installed on the western side of the unnamed laneway at the rear of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills. The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres either side of the vehicular crossing of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills.

FURTHER THAT the resident of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills be notified of Council’s decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Hampden St.pdf


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TAC039-10LUGARNO LIONS SPRING FESTIVAL 2010 - PROPOSED TRAFFIC CONTROL MEASURES
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab
File09/292



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received representations from the Lions Club of Lugarno, advising that the Lugarno Lions 31st Spring Festival at Gannons Park, Peakhurst will be held on Sunday 19th September, 2010. To facilitate this event, the Lions Club of Lugarno has requested a numbers traffic control facilities to regulate traffic flow on adjoining road network during the event.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT arrangements be made to install following temporary traffic control measures on Sunday 19th September, 2010 to facilitate the Lugarno Lions Spring Festival at Gannons Park, Peakhurst.

FURTHER THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be notified of Council’s decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Lugarno Lions Spring Festival is an annual event organised by the Lions Club of Lugarno during the early spring each year. Last year this event has attracted in excess of 42,000 people and the traffic has been managed with no reported incidents with the assistance of Hurstville SES.

In the past few years Council has approved following traffic control measures to ensure unhindered traffic flow surrounding Gannons Park during the event:Car parking will be provided within the middle part of Gannons Park, between Ernest Street and Kara Lane, to accommodate an overflow of public parking. They will also provide a bus to transport people up to and down from the upper park. In addition, subject to weather, the Lions Club has made arrangements to utilise the Peakhurst High School and Catholic Church grounds to provide additional off street parking facilities.


The Lions Club has advised that Hurstville SES Controller has agreed to provide SES volunteers to manage traffic, parking and crowds both on and off the park during the event. The Club has requested the Police assistance (as in the previous years) to manage the traffic. The Lugarno Lions Club has requested similar traffic control measures during the 2010 Spring Festival.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT arrangements be made to install following temporary traffic control measures on Sunday 19th September, 2010 to facilitate the Lugarno Lions Spring Festival at Gannons Park, Peakhurst.

THAT a TMP be submitted to the RTA for the proposed traffic management measures

FURTHER THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be notified of Council’s decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT arrangements be made to install following temporary traffic control measures on Sunday 19th September, 2010 to facilitate the Lugarno Lions Spring Festival at Gannons Park, Peakhurst. THAT a TMP be submitted to the RTA for the proposed traffic management measures

FURTHER THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be notified of Council’s decision.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT arrangements be made to install following temporary traffic control measures on Sunday 19th September, 2010 to facilitate the Lugarno Lions Spring Festival at Gannons Park, Peakhurst. THAT a TMP be submitted to the RTA for the proposed traffic management measures

FURTHER THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be notified of Council’s decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Location Map - Gannons Park.pdfTraffic Management Plan.pdf


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TAC040-10PENSHURST STREET AND PERCIVAL STREET, PENSHURST - SAFETY CONCERNS AT SAINT DECLAN’S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab
File09/832



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Following representations from the Parents and Citizens Association of Saint Declan’s Primary School in Penshurst, Council has resolved to upgrade the existing pedestrian refuges in Penshurst Street and Percival Street, Penshurst to marked foot crossings to improve safety of pedestrians.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the revised layout plan for the upgrade of existing pedestrian refuges in Penshurst Street and Percival Street, Penshurst to marked foot crossings be approved.


REPORT DETAIL

Following representations from the Parents and Citizens Association of Saint Declan’s Primary School in Penshurst, Council investigated the possibility of upgrading the existing pedestrian refuges in Penshurst Street and Percival Street, Penshurst to marked foot crossings to improve safety of school children. Council carried out detail surveys to establish traffic situation in the area. The surveys showed that the subject locations meet the required RTA warrants to install marked foot crossings.

Accordingly, the Traffic Advisory Committee at its meeting in December 2009, recommended:

Council at its meeting in December 2009 endorsed the Traffic Advisory Committee's recommendation.

Accordingly, the designs for the proposed crossings were tabled at the Traffic Advisory Committee at its meeting in February 2010 where it was resolved:

After consulting with the RTA and the residents adjoining the proposed facility, a few amendments have been made to the design. The amendments include:



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the revised layout plan for the upgrade of existing pedestrian refuges in Penshurst Street and Percival Street, Penshurst to marked foot crossings be approved.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the revised layout plan for the upgrade of existing pedestrian refuges in Penshurst Street and Percival Street, Penshurst to marked foot crossings be approved.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the revised layout plan for the upgrade of existing pedestrian refuges in Penshurst Street and Percival Street, Penshurst to marked foot crossings be approved.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Penshurst Street - Design for Pedestrian Crossings.pdf


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TAC041-10RAINBOW PARADE AND SUNSHINE PARADE, PEAKHURST HEIGHTS - REQUEST FOR A ROUNDABOUT
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab
File09/1850



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a request from a resident in Peakhurst Heights requesting Council to investigate the possibility of installing a roundabout at the four way intersection of Rainbow Parade and Sunshine Parade, Peakhurst Heights.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the request for a roundabout at the intersection of Rainbow Parade and Sunshine Parade, Peakhurst Heights be denied.

FURTHER THAT the resident be notified of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Following a representation from a resident in Peakhurst Height, the Traffic Advisory Committee at its meeting in December 2009 considered this matter and recommended:

The resident is concerned about the speed and manner upon which vehicles especially buses travel down Sunshine Parade. The resident claims that the buses travel at an excessive speed along Sunshine Parade. Currently, the intersection of Sunshine Parade and Rainbow Parade is regulated by a Give-Way restriction, where vehicles on Sunshine Parade are required to give-way to vehicles on Rainbow Parade.

Council at its meeting in December 2010 endorsed the Traffic Advisory Committee's recommendation.

Accordingly, in February 2010, a comprehensive traffic survey was carried out on all four legs of the intersection of Rainbow Parade and Sunshine Parade, Peakhurst Heights for a period of one week. The summarised results of the traffic surveys for Rainbow Parade (right of way at the intersection) are tabulated below;The summarised results of the traffic surveys for Sunshine Parade (Give Way restriction at intersection) are tabulated below;

Parameter
Eastern Leg
Western Leg
Average Daily Traffic Volume, veh/day
193
247
AM Peak Traffic Volume, veh/hr
13 (11-12 am)
20 (8-9 am)
PM Peak Traffic Volume, veh/hr
19 (3-4 pm)
27 (3-4 pm)
Average Speed(km/h)
23.5
19.9
85th Percentile Speed (km/h)
31.3
23.4
Vehicles above the speed limit (50 km/h)
0.1
0
Percentage of heavy vehicles
13.3 %
15.5 %
The traffic volumes at this intersection are very low and do not meet the required warrants for installation of a roundabout. The 85th percentile speed of vehicles on Rainbow Parade (right of way) at the intersection is approximately 43km/h which is well below the posted limit of 50km/h. The 85th percentile speed of vehicles on Sunshine Parade (Give Way restriction at intersection) is approximately 22km/h which is well below the post speed limit, which shows motorists are slowing down when approaching the Give Way restriction at the intersection.

To ascertain road safety concerns raised by the resident, the Roads and Traffic Authority accident data were reviewed for the 5-year period between January 2003 and June 2008. Only one accident has been reported in the vicinity of that intersection. The accident had occurred on 2 August 2003 where a vehicle emerging from a driveway on Rainbow Parade had collided with another vehicle travelling north along Rainbow Parade. The accident had occurred on Rainbow Parade about 15m south of Sunshine Parade.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request for a roundabout at the intersection of Rainbow Parade and Sunshine Parade, Peakhurst Heights be denied.

THAT the existing GIVE WAY signage and line marking at this intersection be reviewed and upgraded

FURTHER THAT the resident be notified of Council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the request for a roundabout at the intersection of Rainbow Parade and Sunshine Parade, Peakhurst Heights be denied.

THAT the existing GIVE WAY signage and line marking at this intersection be reviewed and upgraded

FURTHER THAT the resident be notified of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request for a roundabout at the intersection of Rainbow Parade and Sunshine Parade, Peakhurst Heights be denied.

THAT the existing GIVE WAY signage and line marking at this intersection be reviewed and upgraded

FURTHER THAT the resident be notified of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Rainbow Parade and Sunshine Parade.pdf


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TAC042-10CAIRNS STREET, RIVERWOOD - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File05/458



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received representations from a resident in Cairns Street, Riverwood raising road safety concerns. The resident has requested Council to consider converting Cairns Street into a one-way street or restricting on-street parking to improve road safety and access to adjoining properties.



AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the request to convert Cairns Street, Riverwood to one-way street and to prohibit parking on one side of Cairns Street, Riverwood be denied.

THAT subject to acceptance of property owners driveway delineation line-markings be installed at all the vehicular crossings of the properties located on the narrow part of Cairns Street, Riverwood.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received representations from a resident in Cairns Street, Riverwood requesting Council to reconsider his request to convert Cairns Street, Riverwood into a one way Street or limit on-street parking on one side of Cairns Street to improve road safety and access to adjoining properties.In March 2005 and December 2005, the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee considered a request from residents of Talbot Street and Cairns Street to Close Talbot Street, Riverwood to traffic at Bonds Road, applying parking restrictions in Cairns Street or widen the narrowed section of the street, convert Cairns Street into a one-way street and applying other traffic restriction in the neighbouring streets to improve road safety in the local area.

In March 2005, following a recommendation from the Traffic Advisory Committee, Council resolved:

In December 2005, following a recommendation from the Traffic Advisory Committee, Council resolved::
Since then, a resident of Talbot Street and a resident of Cairns Street had made further representations to Council requesting to reconsider possible closure of Talbot Street for through traffic and converting Cairns Street to a one way street.

Council has conducted detail traffic surveys in 2007 to ascertain the residents road safety concerns. After considering traffic counts and volume of traffic in Talbot Street, Cairns Street, Eldon Street and Hardwicke Street, in August 2007 the Traffic Advisory Committee has recommended:
The Committee had made its recommendation as the traffic counts in Talbot Street, Cairns Street, Eldon Street and Hardwicke Street are within the classification of the roadways.

Following further representations from the residents, the Traffic Advisory Committee has considered the residents requests in December 2007, where it has recommended:

The recommendations of the August 2007 Traffic Advisory Committee and the recommendations of the December 2007 Traffic Advisory Committee have been endorsed by Council.

As detailed above that the residents' requests have been considered by the Traffic Committee on numerous occasion and the Committee has denied their requests. It has been advised that the resident from Talbot Street has since moved from the street. However, the resident from Cairns Street continues to pursue his requests to convert Cairns Street into one way and restrict parking on one side of the street.

Cairns Street is a local Street, located between Belmore Road and Talbot Street in Riverwood. It is located within very close proximity to Riverwood Station and Riverwood shopping centres, which makes Cairns Street a prime location for on street parking.

Cairns Street narrows to around 8 metres, and has unrestricted parking on both sides of the street. The resident claims that when cars are parked on both sides of the street, two-way traffic flow becomes somewhat difficult as there is not enough width for vehicles to travel alongside parked car. The resident also advised that due to the high demand for on-street parking, cars park too close to vehicular crossings of properties in Cairns Street, blocking sight distance of residents exiting their premises. It is advised that Council has installed delineation line marking at the resident's driveway.

The resident is requesting Council to consider converting Cairns Street into one-way street as he believes that the street is too narrow for a two way traffic and to prohibit parking on one side of the Street. It is advised that the narrowness of Cairns Street and parked cars on both sides discourage speeding and act as a natural traffic calming measure. If Cairns Street was made into one-way and parking was prohibited on one side of the Street, it could encourage speeding.

Council's Traffic staff met with the resident on site to discuss his road safety concerns and explain possible road safety concerns that may arise from his proposals. However, he does not wish to withdraw his requests for changing Cairns Street into a one way street and restricting parking on one side of the street.

All the studies that were done in the past clearly demonstrate that converting Cairns Street into a one way street is not justifiable. Restricting parking on one side of Cairns Street is an unnecessary loss of parking in an area with high demand for parking.

Installing delineation line-marking at all the driveways in Cairns Street might improve with the site distance of residents exiting their driveways.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request to convert Cairns Street, Riverwood to one-way street and to prohibit parking on one side of Cairns Street, Riverwood be denied.THAT subject to acceptance of property owners driveway delineation line-markings be installed at all the vehicular crossings of the properties located on the narrow part of Cairns Street, Riverwood.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the request to convert Cairns Street, Riverwood to one-way street and to prohibit parking on one side of Cairns Street, Riverwood be denied.THAT subject to acceptance of property owners driveway delineation line-markings be installed at all the vehicular crossings of the properties located on the narrow part of Cairns Street, Riverwood.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request to convert Cairns Street, Riverwood to one-way street and to prohibit parking on one side of Cairns Street, Riverwood be denied.THAT subject to acceptance of property owners driveway delineation line-markings be installed at all the vehicular crossings of the properties located on the narrow part of Cairns Street, Riverwood.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Carins Stret, Riverwood.pdf


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TAC043-10GUNGAH BAY ROAD, OATLEY - REQUEST FOR A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File05/1951



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from Councillor Wagstaff on behalf of parents of Oatley West Public School requesting Council to consider installing a Pedestrian Crossing in Gungah Bay Road, Oatley , north of its intersection with Mulga Road.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT a comprehensive traffic count be carried out in Gungah Bay Road near its intersection with Mulga Road to establish the current traffic situation and to identify if there is a need for a pedestrian crossing at this location.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wagstaff be advised of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from Councillor Wagstaff on behalf of parents of Oatley West Public School requesting Council to consider installing a Pedestrian Crossing in Gungah Bay Road, Oatley, north of its intersection with Mulga Road, Oatley.

Councillor Wagstaff has advised that she is concerned for children's safety crossing Gungah Bay Road on their way to and from school as she believes that traffic in the area has increased with more heavy vehicles travelling along Gungah Bay Road accessing the Coles supermarket located in Mulga Road, Oatley.

Currently a Pedestrian Refuge Island with associated kerb pram ramps and line-marking exists in Gungah Bay Road, south of Mulga Road.

It is advised that Gungah Bay Road is a Local Road, measuring 10.5m wide and carries four lane of traffic, 2 lanes in each direction. If a pedestrian crossing was to be approved in Gungah Bay Road, it will need to be narrowed by means of kerb blister to reduce the number of traffic lanes at the location of the pedestrian crossing to comply with RTA technical directions. Reduction of traffic lanes in Gungah Bay Road, could lead to traffic congestion during morning peak hours and afternoon peak hours.

It is further advised that to justify the need for a marked pedestrian crossing on a public road there are certain warrants that must be established according to the RTA's Guidelines for Traffic Facilities. These warrants are as follows:

To ascertain road safety concerns raised by the Councillor Wagstaff, the Roads and Traffic Authority accident data were reviewed for the 5-year period between January 2003 and June 2008, no accidents were reported in the vicinity of the subject intersection.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT a comprehensive traffic count be carried out in Gungah Bay Road near its intersection with Mulga Road to establish the current traffic situation and to identify if there is a need for a pedestrian crossing at this location.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wagstaff be advised of Council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT a comprehensive traffic count be carried out in Gungah Bay Road near its intersection with Oatley Park Avenue and surrounding streets to establish the current traffic situation and to identify if there is a need for a pedestrian crossing at this location.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wagstaff be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor N Liu)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT a comprehensive traffic count be carried out in Gungah Bay Road near its intersection with Oatley Park Avenue and surrounding streets to establish the current traffic situation and to identify if there is a need for a pedestrian crossing at this location.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wagstaff be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Gungah Bay Road.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 1st April 2010

TAC044-10HURSTVILLE CITY CENTRE - REQUEST FOR PARKING AND DROP OFF & PICK UP ZONES
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File09/448



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from Sutherland and St George Transport Forum requesting Council to consider provision of more parking and drop off / pick up area in McMahon Street, Forest Road, Dora Street and Queens Road, Hurstville.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT Sutherland and St George Transport Forum be provided the details of existing on-street parking facilities in McMahon Street, Dora Street, Forest Road and Queens Road as outlined in the report by the Senior Traffic Engineer.


REPORT DETAIL

The Sutherland and St George Transport Forum has been formed to address traffic problems faced by service providers engaged in Community Transport and Disability services.

The Sutherland and St George Transport Forum had conducted a survey and have written to Council advising that the results of the survey concluded that there are lack of parking and dropping off areas in McMahon Street, Forest Road, Dora Street and Queens Road, Hurstville. Accordingly the Forum has made representations to Council requesting Council to consider provision of more parking spaces and drop off/pick up spots in the above streets.

A review of the existing on-street parking facilities in streets identified by the Sutherland and St George Transport Forum is as follows:

McMahon Street


Dora Street

Forest Road

Queens Road
The above review demonstrates that there is a substantial amount of on-street parking available in streets identified by the Forum. These spaces vary from spaces that have a high turn-over of vehicles such as 1/2P and 1/4P to longer term parking in the form of 3P. There are also few places with No Parking restrictions that can be utilised for dropping off and picking up passengers or goods.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT Sutherland and St George Transport Forum be provided the details of existing on-street parking facilities in McMahon Street, Dora Street, Forest Road and Queens Road as outlined in the report by the Senior Traffic Engineer.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT Sutherland and St George Transport Forum be provided the details of existing on-street parking facilities in McMahon Street, Dora Street, Forest Road and Queens Road as outlined in the report by the Senior Traffic Engineer.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT Sutherland and St George Transport Forum be provided the details of existing on-street parking facilities in McMahon Street, Dora Street, Forest Road and Queens Road as outlined in the report by the Senior Traffic Engineer.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Dora Street.pdf Forest road.pdfMacMahon Street.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 1st April 2010

TAC045-10KING GEORGES ROAD, BEVERLY HILLS- RTA PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File09/929



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) has made further presentations to Council advising that the RTA is planning to install a set of traffic lights at the intersection of King Georges Road and Edgbaston Rod, Beverly Hills, as part of the RTA's proposal to improve traffic flow on King Georges Road, Beverly Hills.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the report by the Senior Traffic Engineer be received and noted.


REPORT DETAIL

In its October 2009 meeting, the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee considered the latest proposal from the RTA to improve traffic flow on King Georges Road, Beverly Hills. The proposal included


This updated design addressed the two most important issues highlighted during the feedback period conducted by the RTA and they are:
The RTA further advised that the amended design will satisfy the RTA's objectives of improving operational efficiency and traffic flow on King Georges Road and will lead to improved road safety conditions. The RTA advised that it is anticipated that seven (7) crashes per year will potentially be eliminated by implementation of this project.

The Traffic Committee recommended

Subsequently, the matter was referred to Council and Council resolved at its October 2009 meeting :
After carrying out public consultation , the RTA has written to Council advising that the RTA will now proceed with

A layout plan showing the design for the traffic improvements is attached to this report.

The traffic lights will allow safe movement between the local streets of Edgbaston Road, Morgan Street and Tooronga Terrace, Beverly Hills in both directions. There will be no right hand turn from Edgbaston Road eastbound onto King Georges Road Southbound. Motorists will need to travel via Stoney Creek Road or Broad Arrow Road to travel in this direction.

Construction work will commence in late March 2010, and is scheduled to be complete by June 2010, weather permitting. Working hours will be Monday to Friday from 7am-6pm. Some night work may be required during construction, however the RTA will notify nearby residents and businesses in advance of such work occurring.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the report by the Senior Traffic Engineer be received and noted.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the report by the Senior Traffic Engineer be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the report by the Senior Traffic Engineer be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
King Georges Road, pinch point.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 1st April 2010

TAC046-10K2RQ PROJECT - REQUEST FOR A SITE COMPOUND IN WILLIAM STREET, RIVERWOOD
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File06/1067-4



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from K2RQ Alliance requesting Council's permission to install a site compound in William Street south of Morotai Avenue, Riverwood.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT K2RQ Alliance request to install a site compound along the eastern side of William Street south of Morotai Avenue be approved provided that appropriate fees and charges are paid and condtions set by Council's Commercial Property Manager are met before the occupation of Council land.

THAT K2RQ Alliance be requested to consult the affected businesses in Riverwood before the occupation of Council land.

THAT K2RQ Alliance be requested to submit a dilapidation report, prepared by a professional engineer, on Council’s infrastructure within and near the proposed site compound before the occupation of Council land. The dilapidation report must specify (with supporting photographic/DVD evidence) the exact location and extent of any damaged or defective public infrastructure. Upon completion of the works, the K2RQ Alliance shall bear the cost of reinstatement of Council infrastructure to its original condition.

FURTHER THAT K2RQ be informed of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

K2RQ Alliance has made a representation to Council requesting council's permission for K2RQ to set up a site compound in William Road, south of Morotai Ave. The site compound will occupy 8 parking spaces (1hour) and the adjoining road reserve for a period of approximately 10 months.

As a part of the K2RQ Project the Belmore Road overpass in Riverwood needs to be lengthened to accommodate the two additional tracks required for the proposed Kingsgrove to Revesby Rail Quadruplication Project. The K2RQ Alliance is planning to commence bridge extension works later in 2010. To facilitate the bridge works, K2RQ Alliance is requesting Council's permission to set up their site compound along the eastern side of William Street, south of Morotai Avenue, occupying 8 car parking spaces.

The site compound will be required for a period of 10 months starting from mid April, 2010.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT K2RQ Alliance request to install a site compound along the eastern side of William Street south of Morotai Avenue be approved provided that appropriate fees and charges are paid and condtions set by Council's Commercial Property Manager are met before the occupation of Council land.

THAT K2RQ Alliance be requested to consult the affected businesses in Riverwood before the occupation of Council land.

THAT K2RQ Alliance be requested to submit a dilapidation report, prepared by a professional engineer, on Council’s infrastructure within and near the proposed site compound before the occupation of Council land. The dilapidation report must specify (with supporting photographic/DVD evidence) the exact location and extent of any damaged or defective public infrastructure. Upon completion of the works, the K2RQ Alliance shall bear the cost of reinstatement of Council infrastructure to its original condition.

FURTHER THAT K2RQ be informed of Council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT K2RQ Alliance request to install a site compound along the eastern side of William Street south of Morotai Avenue be approved provided that appropriate fees and charges are paid and condtions set by Council's Commercial Property Manager are met before the occupation of Council land.

THAT K2RQ Alliance be requested to consult the affected businesses in Riverwood before the occupation of Council land.

THAT K2RQ Alliance be requested to submit a dilapidation report, prepared by a professional engineer, on Council’s infrastructure within and near the proposed site compound before the occupation of Council land. The dilapidation report must specify (with supporting photographic/DVD evidence) the exact location and extent of any damaged or defective public infrastructure. Upon completion of the works, the K2RQ Alliance shall bear the cost of reinstatement of Council infrastructure to its original condition.

FURTHER THAT K2RQ be informed of Council's decision.

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT K2RQ Alliance request to install a site compound along the eastern side of William Street south of Morotai Avenue be approved provided that appropriate fees and charges are paid and condtions set by Council's Commercial Property Manager are met before the occupation of Council land.

THAT K2RQ Alliance be requested to consult the affected businesses in Riverwood before the occupation of Council land.

THAT K2RQ Alliance be requested to submit a dilapidation report, prepared by a professional engineer, on Council’s infrastructure within and near the proposed site compound before the occupation of Council land. The dilapidation report must specify (with supporting photographic/DVD evidence) the exact location and extent of any damaged or defective public infrastructure. Upon completion of the works, the K2RQ Alliance shall bear the cost of reinstatement of Council infrastructure to its original condition.

FURTHER THAT K2RQ be informed of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Morotai Avenue.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 1st April 2010

TAC047-10K2RQ - REQUEST TO CLOSE WEBB STREET UNDERBRIDGE
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File06/1067-4



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from the K2RQ Alliance requesting Council's permission to close Webb Street underbridge to install a drainage pipe at Webb Street underpass adjacent to the rail bridge.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the K2RQ Alliance request to close Webb Street underbridge for drainage works be approved, subject to K2RQ submit Traffic Manamgement Plan for the RTA for approval.

THAT the K2RQ Alliance be requested to consult the affected residents before the proposed road closure.

THAT the K2RQ Alliance be requested to submit a dilapidation report, prepared by a professional engineer, on Council’s infrastructure within and near the road closure before the road closure The dilapidation report must specify (with supporting photographic/DVD evidence) the exact location and extent of any damaged or defective public infrastructure. Upon completion of the works, the K2RQ Alliance shall bear the cost of reinstatement of Council infrastructure to its original condition.

FURTHER THAT the K2RQ Alliance be informed of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from K2RQ requesting Council's permission to close Webb Street underbridge to install a drainage pipe at Webb Street underpass adjacent to the rail bridge.

As a part of the K2RQ project, the Alliance has to install a new drainage system to collect all the stormwater in the widened rail corridor. The stormwater will be collected from Riverwood station and discharged into Salt Pan Creek. To finalise the connection across Webb Street, the Alliance proposes to close Webb Street underbridge for one week to complete the construction.

Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the construction period. However, vehicle access will not be permitted.

The Alliance advised that as majority of the traffic movements is generated by the local residents and Montessori School located in Lillian Road, the Alliance will undertake targeted notification to the affected stakeholders. Traffic controllers will be on site facilitating the road closure. Local access in Webb Street will not be affected.

The Alliance targeted to commence the construction on 12 April 2010.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the K2RQ Alliance request to close Webb Street underbridge for drainage works be approved, subject to K2RQ submit Traffic Manamgement Plan for the RTA for approval.

THAT the K2RQ Alliance be requested to consult the affected residents before the proposed road closure.

THAT the K2RQ Alliance be requested to submit a dilapidation report, prepared by a professional engineer, on Council’s infrastructure within and near the road closure before the road closure The dilapidation report must specify (with supporting photographic/DVD evidence) the exact location and extent of any damaged or defective public infrastructure. Upon completion of the works, the K2RQ Alliance shall bear the cost of reinstatement of Council infrastructure to its original condition.

FURTHER THAT the K2RQ Alliance be informed of Council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the K2RQ Alliance request to close Webb Street underbridge for drainage works be approved, subject to K2RQ submit Traffic Manamgement Plan for the RTA for approval.

THAT the K2RQ Alliance be requested to consult the affected residents before the proposed road closure.

THAT the K2RQ Alliance be requested to submit a dilapidation report, prepared by a professional engineer, on Council’s infrastructure within and near the road closure before the road closure The dilapidation report must specify (with supporting photographic/DVD evidence) the exact location and extent of any damaged or defective public infrastructure. Upon completion of the works, the K2RQ Alliance shall bear the cost of reinstatement of Council infrastructure to its original condition.

FURTHER THAT the K2RQ Alliance be informed of Council's decision.

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the K2RQ Alliance request to close Webb Street underbridge for drainage works be approved, subject to K2RQ submit Traffic Manamgement Plan for the RTA for approval.

THAT the K2RQ Alliance be requested to consult the affected residents before the proposed road closure.

THAT the K2RQ Alliance be requested to submit a dilapidation report, prepared by a professional engineer, on Council’s infrastructure within and near the road closure before the road closure The dilapidation report must specify (with supporting photographic/DVD evidence) the exact location and extent of any damaged or defective public infrastructure. Upon completion of the works, the K2RQ Alliance shall bear the cost of reinstatement of Council infrastructure to its original condition.

FURTHER THAT the K2RQ Alliance be informed of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Webb Street underpass.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 1st April 2010

TAC048-10MORGAN STREET, KINGSGROVE - REQUEST FOR WEDDING/FUNERAL PARKING SPACES FOR ST THOMAS WAR MEMORIAL CHURCH
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File10/757



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from Councillor Wong on behalf of the St Thomas War Memorial Church in Kingsgrove requesting Council to consider providing a parking space for weddings and funeral vehicles in Morgan Street, Kingsgrove in front the Church.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the existing 9.5 metre long No Parking restriction outside St Thomas War Memorial Church at 4 Morgan Street, Kingsgrove be converted to a "No Parking, Weddings and Funeral Vehicles excepted" zone.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wong be advised of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Council received representation from Councillor Wong on behalf of the St Thomas War Memorial Church in Kingsgrove requesting Council to consider providing a parking space for Wedding and Funeral vehicles in Morgan Street, Kingsgrove in front of the Church..

St Thomas War Memorial Church, also known as South West Chinese Christian Church is located on 4 Morgan Street, Kingsgrove and has a frontage of approximately 28m to Morgan Street. Directly outside the church is an 18.5m long Bus Zone, followed by a 9.5m long No Parking restriction east of the Bus Zone and 53.5m of 1P, 8.30am-6.00pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12.30pm, Sat west of the Bus Zone.

During certain services such as weddings and funerals, parking within close proximity to the church becomes somewhat difficult especially on Sundays when the existing weekday time-restricted parking restrictions are not operational.

Converting the existing 9.5m "No Parking" restriction east of the existing Bus Zone to a "No Parking, Weddings and Funeral vehicles excepted" zone would ensure unhindered parking for weddings or funeral vehicles.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the existing 9.5 metre long No Parking restriction outside St Thomas War Memorial Church at 4 Morgan Street, Kingsgrove be converted to a "No Parking, Weddings and Funeral Vehicles excepted" zone.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wong be advised of Council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the existing 9.5 metre long No Parking restriction outside St Thomas War Memorial Church at 4 Morgan Street, Kingsgrove be converted to a "No Parking, Weddings and Funeral Vehicles excepted" zone.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wong be advised of Council's decision.

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the existing 9.5 metre long No Parking restriction outside St Thomas War Memorial Church at 4 Morgan Street, Kingsgrove be converted to a "No Parking, Weddings and Funeral Vehicles excepted" zone.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wong be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Morgan Street No Parking, weddings and funerals excepted.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 1st April 2010

TAC049-10MULGA ROAD, OATLEY - REVIEW DECISION TO RETAIN THE EXISTING BUS STOP OPPOSITE COLES CARPARK ACCESS
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File07/112



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation requesting to review the Traffic Advisory Committee's recommendation to retain the existing Bus Stop in Mulga Road, Oatley opposite the Coles carpark access driveway.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

To be determined by Committee


REPORT DETAIL

This matter has been considered by the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee on numerous occasions in the past following representations from the residents of Oatley.

The Traffic Advisory Committee at its meeting on 5th February 2009 considered a request to relocate the existing Bus Stop in Mulga Road, Oatley opposite the Coles carpark access and recommended not to take any further action in regard to this matter.

The Committee made its recommendation after reviewing the advice received from Punchbowl Bus Company. The bus company has advised Council, in part, that:


Council at its meeting on 25 February 2009 considered the Traffic Advisory Committee’s recommendation and resolved directing Council officers to refer this matter back to the Traffic Advisory Committee for reconsideration on safety grounds. Council's Traffic Engineer was requested to examine the possibility of providing a right turn bay for eastbound traffic on Mulga Road at the Coles customer parking facility.

It is advised that the carriageway of Mulga Road at the Coles carpark access is about 11 metres wide. However, as a part of the development, a kerb blister has been installed on the southern side of Mulga Road at the carpark access point, reducing the effective width of the carriageway of Mulga Road at this location to 8.9 metres.

There is no reported accident history at this location. Accordingly, the need for an exclusive right turn bay at this location need to be justified based on traffic volumes and the delays for through traffic on Mulga Road (level of service at this location). Observations reveal that there are no significant conflict between through traffic on Mulga Road and vehicles turning right into the carpark. Occasionally, eastbound through traffic on Mulga Road is held up by vehicles waiting to turn right into the carpark. However, the observed delays for eastbound through traffic at this location as a result of the vehicles accessing the carpark is considerably low.

Council tabled a possible alternative lane configuration to the Traffic Advisory Committee at its meeting on March 2009.

The proposal includes the provision of three marked traffic lanes at the Coles carpark. Northern side kerb lane could be shared by buses and through eastbound traffic (when buses are not within the bus zone). Centre lane could be used for through eastbound traffic and vehicles turning right into the Coles carpark. When this lane is occupied by a vehicle turning right into the Coles carpark, through traffic could use the kerb lane. The remaining traffic lane can be used by westbound traffic.

The Committee reviewed the proposed lane configuration and recommended
According the layout plan was submitted to the RTA. The RTA has assessed the proposed line marking changes at the Coles site in Mulga Road, Oatley and has advised Council that according to the RTA Road Design Guide, the lane widths should be as follows:

As detailed above, total road width required according to the RTA Road Design Guide for the proposed lane configuration is 9.52m. However, the existing effective carriageway width of Mulga Road available at this location is 8.9m (between the kerb blister and northern side kerb line). Accordingly, the RTA has not approved the proposed line marking changes in Mulga Road, Oatley.

This matter was further considered by the Traffic Advisory Committee at its meeting on 2nd April 2009 and recommended, in part:

Council at its meeting on 22 April 2009 endorsed the Traffic Advisory Committee’s recommendation.

Accordingly, Council prepared a detail layout plan with the recommended changes to the existing kerb blister and existing line markings at this location. This plan was tabled at the Traffic Advisory Committee meeting on March 2009. The RTA representative of the Committee opposed the proposed lane configuration claiming that the merger length between the proposed eastbound kerb lane and centre lane is too short to allow safe merger conditions. The Authority reiterate that there are no warrants for an exclusive right turn bay at this location. Accordingly the Committee rejected the proposed lane configuration as well as the request for the relocation of the bus stop opposite Coles carpark access road; and recommended, in part:

Council at its meeting in June 2009 endorsed the Traffic Advisory Committee's recommendation.

Accordingly Council has installed centre lines on Mulga Road at the Coles customer carpark access point to reduce potential conflicts between eastbound and westbound traffic on Mulga Road, Oatley.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT Council's resolution of 24 June 2009 in regards to this matter be upheld.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT Council's resolution of 24 June 2009 in regards to this matter be upheld.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT Council's resolution of 24 June 2009 in regards to this matter be upheld.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Proposed Lane Configuration.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 1st April 2010

TAC050-10PENSHURST STREET, PENSHURST - REQUEST FOR A LOADING ZONE
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File09/767



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received representation from Mayor Councillor Sansom on behalf of the shopkeeper of 11 Penshurst Street, Penshurst requesting Council to investigate installing a loading zone outside 11 Penshurst Street, Penshurst


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the request for reinstalling the Loading Zone outside no 11 Penshurst Street, Penshurst be denied.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

A representation has been received from Mayor Councillor Sansom, on behalf of the shopkeeper of 11 Penshurst Street, Penshurst requesting Council to reinstate the Loading Zone outside 11 Penshurst Street, Penshurst.

Penshurst Commercial Centre is located on Penshurst Street between Forest Road and Bridge Street, Penshurst. Council has recently upgraded the commercial centre to encourage business investments and to improve community activities at the Centre.

The owner of Guang Jin Supermarket at 11 Penshurst Street Penshurst has made representations to Council requesting for the reinstatement of the Loading Zone that was previously located within close proximity to her shop. Following a recommendation from the Traffic Advisory Committee, the Loading Zone on the western side of Penshurst street outside 11-15 Penshurst Street was relocated to Victoria Street outside Penshurst Hotel in November 2009.

It is advised that on the western side of Penshurst Street outside 11-15 Penshurst Street there was a Bus Zone and a Loading Zone adjacent to each other, just north of a raised pedestrian crossing. The Bus Zone was restricted on one side by a kerb extension at the pedestrian facility and on one side by trucks at the Loading Zone. Occasionally, this lead to buses queuing across the pedestrian crossing blocking pedestrian access and through northbound traffic.

During the community consultation for the upgrade of Penshurst Commercial Centre, a number of shopkeepers raised concerns regarding safety of the school children as buses regularly blocked the pedestrian crossing due to delivery trucks partly occupying the existing Bus Zone. Accordingly, they have requested consider the possibility of relocation of the Loading Zone to a location closer to Victoria Street (outside Penshurst Hotel) to improve road safety.

This was presented to the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee in October 2009 where the Traffic Advisory Committee made the following recommendations, in part.


Accordingly, The Loading Zone was relocated to Victoria Street in front of Penshurst Hotel. This location is more ideal as it is located in the middle of the commercial centre and would serve most of the businesses at the Centre. The relocation of the Loading Zone allowed for the Bus Zone to be extended by 6-metres to ensure that buses could stop at the Bus stop without blocking the pedestrian crossing.

It is also advised that Guang Jin Supermarket have an off street parking facility at the rear of the property on Penshurst Lane, which can be utilised for loading and unloading.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request for reinstalling the Loading Zone outside 11 Penshurst Street, Penshurst be denied.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the request for reinstalling the Loading Zone outside 11 Penshurst Street, Penshurst be denied.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request for reinstalling the Loading Zone outside 11 Penshurst Street, Penshurst be denied.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX
Penshurst Street, Penshurst.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 1st April 2010

TAC051-10ROUTE 944, CHANGES TO BUS ROUTE BY PUNCHBOWL BUSES
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File06/1253



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from Mayor Councillor Sansom, requesting to investigate complaints from residents in regards to changes to bus route 944 by Punchbowl Bus Company.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT Council write to Punchbowl Bus Co and NSW Ministry of Transport requesting detailed information in regard to recent changes to Bus Route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville.

FURTHER THAT all complaints received by Hurstville City Council in regards to changes to Bus Route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville be referred to Punchbowl Bus Company and NSW Ministry of Transport for investigation and appropriate action


REPORT DETAIL

Council received representation from Mayor Councillor Philip Sansom, requesting to investigate complaints from the local residents in regards to changes to bus route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville. This route is operated by Punchbowl Bus Company.

Punchbowl Buses Company have recently made changes to their Bus Route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville via Punchbowl, Roselands, Riverwood, Peakhurst Heights and Mortdale. These changes have resulted in relocation of bus services from certain local streets in Hurstville City Council's LGA. As a result some of Hurstville Council's residents have lost their services and are complaining to Council in regards to the changes.

It is advised that in August 2008, Hurstville City Council among other representatives of various Local Governments and other stakeholders participated in a public forum for various bus regions. The aim of the forum was to discuss options of improving the bus network. The forum was organised by the NSW Ministry of Transport. The Ministry recorded feedback from affected stakeholders on ways to improve bus services in various Local Government Areas.

It is believed that the changes to Bus Route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville is a result of the above mentioned public forum, however it is not clear as Council has not been formally advised of the recent changes to the bus services. Council has not received any formal notification from either Punchbowl Bus Company or the Ministry of Transport in regards to the recent changes. Council has approached Punchbowl Bus Company requesting detailed information about the changes to their bus services, especially Bus Route 944.

All the complaints received by Hurstville City Council have been forwarded to Punchbowl Bus Company for investigation and appropriate response.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT Council write to Punchbowl Bus Co and NSW Ministry of Transport requesting detailed information in regard to recent changes to Bus Route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville.

FURTHER THAT all complaints received by Hurstville City Council in regards to changes to Bus Route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville be referred to Punchbowl Bus Company and NSW Ministry of Transport for investigation and appropriate action


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT Council write to Punchbowl Bus Co and NSW Ministry of Transport requesting detailed information in regard to recent changes to Bus Route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville.

FURTHER THAT all complaints received by Hurstville City Council in regards to changes to Bus Route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville be referred to Punchbowl Bus Company and NSW Ministry of Transport for investigation and appropriate action

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT Council write to Punchbowl Bus Co and NSW Ministry of Transport requesting detailed information in regard to recent changes to Bus Route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville.

FURTHER THAT all complaints received by Hurstville City Council in regards to changes to Bus Route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville be referred to Punchbowl Bus Company and NSW Ministry of Transport for investigation and appropriate action
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 1st April 2010
Addendum

TAC052A-10BELMORE ROAD, RIVERWOOD– PROPOSED TEMPORARY MARKED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File06/1067-4



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


Council has received a representation from the K2RQ Alliance proposing to temporarily convert the existing pedestrian refuge island located on Belmore Road near Morotai Avenue, into a marked pedestrian crossing


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the proposal to temporarily convert the existing pedestrian refuge island located on Belmore Road, near Morotai Avenue, into a marked pedestrian crossing be approved subject to RTA approval.
FURTHER THAT the K2RQ Alliance be advised of Council’s decision.


REPORT DETAIL

As a part of the overall traffic management plan for the Belmore Road bridge work, the K2RQ Alliance has proposed to temporarily convert the existing pedestrian refuge island located on Belmore Road near Morotai Avenue, into marked pedestrian crossing.

As detailed in the approved Construction Traffic Management Plan for Belmore Road, the footpath on both sides on the bridge will be affected and temporary pedestrian detour will be required to enable the construction activities on the footpaths. In addition, the existing signalised pedestrian crossing across Belmore Road bridge will not be available for the entire construction period. According to ensure a safe crossing point for pedestrians in Belmore Road the Alliance is proposing to install a marked pedestrian crossing at the existing pedestrian refuge island. At the end of the Belmore Road bridge works, the Alliance will remove the temporary crossing and reinstate the refuge island.

The temporary marked crossing will give pedestrians the right of way to cross the road while the footpath on one side of the bridge is unavailable. It will improve the pedestrian flow to Riverwood station and hence, avoid illegal road crossing near the work site.

The Alliance has consulted the RTA regarding the installation of temporary crossing. The RTA has suggested narrowing the width of the carriageway at the crossing by installing 2.5m wide kerb blisters on both sides of Belmore Road. The Alliance has subsequently adopted the proposal as shown on the attached layout plan.

The Alliance would intend to commence the construction of the pedestrian crossing on 6 April 2010.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the proposal to temporarily convert the existing pedestrian refuge island located on Belmore Road, near Morotai Avenue, into a marked pedestrian crossing be approved subject to RTA approval.
FURTHER THAT the K2RQ Alliance be advised of Council’s decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the proposal to temporarily convert the existing pedestrian refuge island located on Belmore Road, near Morotai Avenue, into a marked pedestrian crossing be approved subject to RTA approval.
FURTHER THAT the K2RQ Alliance be advised of Council’s decision.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the proposal to temporarily convert the existing pedestrian refuge island located on Belmore Road, near Morotai Avenue, into a marked pedestrian crossing be approved subject to RTA approval.

FURTHER THAT the K2RQ Alliance be advised of Council’s decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 1st April 2010
Addendum

TAC053A-10BELMORE ROAD, PEAKHURST – REQUEST FOR A MARKED FOOT CROSSING
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim
File09/815



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from Mr Robert Furolo, MP, Member for Lakemba on behalf of a resident of Clarendon Road, Peakhurst requesting Council to investigate the possibility of installing a marked pedestrian crossing in Belmore Road between Shenstone Road and Henry Lawson Drive.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the request for a marked pedestrian crossing in Belmore Road between Shenstone Road and Henry Lawson Drive be investigated in detail. The outcome of the investigation be reported to the Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.

FURTHER THAT Mr Robert Furolo, MP, Member for Lakemba be advised of Council’s decision


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from Robert Furolo, MP, Member for Lakemba on behalf of a resident of Clarendon Road, Peakhurst requesting Council to investigate the possibility of installing a marked pedestrian crossing in Belmore Road between Shenstone Road and Henry Lawson Drive.

Mr Furolo has advised Council that his constituent has concerns that there is no safe passage for school students to cross Belmore Road, Riverwood between Shenstone Road and Henry Lawson Drive. Mr Furolo further advised that his constituent also believes that with the changes to the bus routes in the area, the children are required to cross Belmore Road to access the new services on Jacques Avenue.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request for a marked pedestrian crossing in Belmore Road between Shenstone Road and Henry Lawson Drive be investigated in detail. The outcome of the investigation be reported to the Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.

FURTHER THAT Mr Robert Furolo, MP, Member for Lakemba be advised of Council’s decision


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the request for a marked pedestrian crossing in Belmore Road between Shenstone Road and Henry Lawson Drive be investigated in detail. The outcome of the investigation be reported to the Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.

FURTHER THAT Mr Robert Furolo, MP, Member for Lakemba be advised of Council’s decision

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request for a marked pedestrian crossing in Belmore Road between Shenstone Road and Henry Lawson Drive be investigated in detail. The outcome of the investigation be reported to the Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.

FURTHER THAT Mr Robert Furolo, MP, Member for Lakemba be advised of Council’s decision
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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