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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING

Thursday, 1st April 2010

The Meeting commenced at 1.00 pm.

PRESENT

Committee Members:

Councillor B Giegerl, OAM
Director Service Delivery, Mr L O'Connor
Manager Infrastructure Planning, Mr O Wijayaratna
Traffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab
Member for Oatley, Mr K Greene MP representative, Mr Tim Martin
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 and Sergeant Phil Parker
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


APOLOGIES

Apologies for the inability to be present were tendered on behalf of Manager Engineering Services, Ms M Whitehurst and Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim.

RECOMMENDED THAT apologies be accepted and leave of absence granted.


DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

No Members declared an interest in a matter before the Committee:

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 4 March 2010 were confirmed as a correct record.

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 )

Committee's Recommendation

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.

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

Committee's 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.


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

Committee's Recommendation


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.

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

Committee's 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. 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.

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)

Committee's 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.

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

Committee's Recommendation

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.

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

Committee's Recommendation

THAT the request to convert Cairns Street, Riverwood to a 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.

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

Committee's 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.

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

Committee's 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.

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

Committee's Recommendation

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

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

Committee's 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 conditions 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.

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

Committee's Recommendation

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

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)

Committee's 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.

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 )

Committee's Recommendation

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

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

Committee's Recommendation

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.

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

Committee's 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

TAC052A-10 BELMORE ROAD, RIVERWOOD– PROPOSED TEMPORARY MARKED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING (06/1067-4)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim )

Committee's 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.

TAC053A-10 BELMORE ROAD, PEAKHURST – REQUEST FOR A MARKED FOOT CROSSING (09/815)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms Shereny Selim )

Committee's 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


The meeting finished at 2.25 pm.