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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF MEETING
Thursday, 2nd December 2010


29 November 2010


Members

I hereby inform you that a meeting of the Traffic Advisory Committee will be held at the Civic Centre, Hurstville on Thursday, 2nd December 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 C Picker
St George Cabs Co-operative Limited representative, Mr G Kell
Punchbowl Bus & Coach Company representative, Mr H Fraser
Veolia Transport NSW representative, Mr P Humphries
State Transit Authority representative, Mr P Whitney


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

SUMMARY OF ITEMS
Thursday, 2nd December 2010

ITEMS


TAC159-10 ALLAWAH BUS INTERCHANGE - REQUEST FOR DROP OFF AND PICK UP ZONES (08/1459)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC160-10 BARRATT STREET, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR A BUS ZONE (10/963)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC161-10 CAMBRIDGE STREET, PENSHURST - REMOVAL OF THE NO-ENTRY RESTRICTION (09/544)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC162-10 FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE - PROPOSED CHANGES TO ON STREET PARKING (10/1256)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim)


TAC163-10 GUNGAH BAY ROAD, OATLEY - PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING (05/1951)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC164-10 HURSTVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (10/849)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC165-10 HURSTVILLE SHOPPING CENTRE - REQUEST FOR BIKE RACKS (10/898)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC166-10 INTERSECTION OF MACMAHON STREET AND PARK ROAD, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR NO STOPPING RESTRICTION (09/263)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC167-10 NEW SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING LIGHTS IN PENSHURST STREET AT PENSHURST GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL AT ST DECLANS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL (08/2195)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim)


TAC168-10 PATERSON AVENUE, KINGSGROVE - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (09/1291)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim)


TAC169-10 TOORONGA TERRACE, BEVERLY HILLS - REQUEST TO RESTRICT 90 DEGREE ANGLE PARKING TO 'REAR TO KERB' (10/1541)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer)


TAC170-10 BANNERMAN STREET, MORTDALE HEIGHTS - REQUEST FOR A TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE TO HOLD A NEIGHBOURHOOD CHRISTMAS STREET PARTY (10/242)
(Report by Traffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab)


TAC171-10 OCEAN LANE, MORTDALE - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS (08/579)
(Report by Traffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab)


TAC172-10 2011 HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTE DATES (06/178-1)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC159-10ALLAWAH BUS INTERCHANGE - REQUEST FOR DROP OFF AND PICK UP ZONES
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File08/1459



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from NSW Transport Construction Authority requesting Council approval to install a "Kiss and Ride" zone in Roberts Lane Allawah as part of the new proposed Allawah Bus Interchange.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the request from NSW Transport Construction Authority for 20m No Parking zone in Roberts Lane, Allawah to a "No Parking, 6.30am-9.30am, 3.30pm-6.30pm, Mon-Fri and 1P, 9.30am-3.30pm, Mon-Fri , 9.30am-12.30pm, Sat-Sun" zone be approved

FURTHER THAT NSW Transport Construction Authority be advised of Council's decision.



REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from NSW Transport Construction Authority requesting Council approval to install a "Kiss and Ride" zone in Roberts Lane Allawah as part of the new proposed Allawah Bus Interchange. The proposed facility include provision of a shelter in Roberts Lane for rail commuters waiting to be picked up by taxis, relatives or friends. Accordingly, the NSW Transport Construction has requested that a 20m section along the southern side of Roberts Lane, adjoining the proposed shelter to be converted to a "No Parking" zone to operate from 6.30am to 9.30am and 3.30pm to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday and as a 1P zone (one hour parking zone), from 9.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9.30am-12.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Currently a 24-hour (7-day) No Parking restriction operates within this section of Roberts Lane. Thus the proposed change will not impact the existing commuter parking situation in the area.

The requested restriction will facilitate easier drop off and pick up of passengers, during morning peak time and afternoon peak time, while providing short term parking during the off peak daytime.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request from NSW Transport Construction Authority for 20m No Parking zone in Roberts Lane, Allawah to a "No Parking, 6.30am-9.30am, 3.30pm-6.30pm, Mon-Fri and 1P, 9.30am-3.30pm, Mon-Fri , 9.30am-12.30pm, Sat-Sun" zone be approved

FURTHER THAT NSW Transport Construction Authority be advised of Council's decision.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the request from NSW Transport Construction Authority for 20m No Parking zone in Roberts Lane, Allawah to a "No Parking, 6.30am-9.30am, 3.30pm-6.30pm, Mon-Fri and 1P, 9.30am-3.30pm, Mon-Fri , 9.30am-12.30pm, Sat-Sun" zone be approved

THAT NSW Transport Construction Authority be advised of Council's decision.

FURTHER THAT Council write tothe NSW Transport Construction Authority to request they fund ongoing maintenance and cleaning of the interchange.

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor N Liu)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request from NSW Transport Construction Authority for 20m No Parking zone in Roberts Lane, Allawah to a "No Parking, 6.30am-9.30am, 3.30pm-6.30pm, Mon-Fri and 1P, 9.30am-3.30pm, Mon-Fri , 9.30am-12.30pm, Sat-Sun" zone be approved

THAT NSW Transport Construction Authority be advised of Council's decision.

FURTHER THAT Council write tothe NSW Transport Construction Authority to request they fund ongoing maintenance and cleaning of the interchange.

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





APPENDIX
Allawah bus interchange.pdfRoberts Lane, Allawah.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC160-10BARRATT STREET, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR A BUS ZONE
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File10/963



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from Sydney Buses, requesting Council's approval for a Bus Zone to be established in Barratt Street, Hurstville for the introduction of the M41 Metro Bus services to Hurstville.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT State Transit Authority's request for 25m Bus Zone to be established along the northern side of Barratt Street, Hurstville be approved.

FURTHER THAT the State Transit Authority be advised of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Further to the November Traffic Advisory Committee discussion regarding the formalisation of Bus Zones in various locations around Hurstville LGA for the introduction of the M41 Metro Bus Services, Council received representation from State Transit Authority, requesting Council's approval for another Bus Zone to be established in Barratt Street, Hurstville for the introduction of the M41 Metro Bus services to Hurstville.

State Transit Authority has advised Council that the M41 Metro bus services into Hurstville has been brought forward, with this service now due to start on 17 December 2010. As an interim measure (until the Hurstville Bus Interchange is ready for operation), the State Transit Authority is seeking the introduction of a new bus zone on the northern side of Barratt Street, west of Woodville Street, Hurstville.

The Metrobus Network is expanding to 13 routes, providing a total of 8,000 more bus trips across Sydney. The expanded Metrobus network will reach as far as Parramatta, Bankstown and Liverpool in the west, Hornsby in the north, Bondi Junction and Randwick in the east, Sutherland and Hurstville to the south of Sydney's CBD. The Metrobus expansion represents a significant investment by the government for residents within the Hurstville Local Government area. The M41 metro bus services will provide an additional 840 trips per week and an additional capacity of over 48,000 passenger spaces per week.

Part of the expansion requires some additional bus zone requirements in order for the service to function as intended, ensuring service reliability and that headways can be maintained. In that regard, State Transit are seeking an additional bus zone on the northern side of Barratt Street, just west of Woodville Street .

It is advised that the northern side of Barratt Street, Hurstville has an approximately 60m of 1P, 8.30am-6.00pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12.30pm, Sat, restriction. This area will become a bus zone with the practical completion of the Hurstville Bus Interchange. In the meantime, the State Transit Authority has requested a 25m Bus Zone to be established for the proposed M41 service; this will result in the loss of 4 x 1P car parking spaces.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT State Transit Authority's request for 25m Bus Zone to be established along the northern side of Barratt Street, Hurstville be approved.

FURTHER THAT the State Transit Authority be advised of Council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT State Transit Authority's request for 25m Bus Zone to be established along the northern side of Barratt Street, Hurstville be approved.

FURTHER THAT the State Transit Authority be advised of Council's decision.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT State Transit Authority's request for 25m Bus Zone to be established along the northern side of Barratt Street, Hurstville be approved.

FURTHER THAT the State Transit Authority be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





APPENDIX
Bus Zone in Barratt Street.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC161-10CAMBRIDGE STREET, PENSHURST - REMOVAL OF THE NO-ENTRY RESTRICTION
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File09/544



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report was prepared to report to the Traffic Advisory Committee a draft design of the proposed removal of the "No Entry" restriction at the existing traffic device for southbound traffic in Cambridge Street and the traffic control device at the southern end of Cambridge Street at Forest Road, Penshurst.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the "No Entry" restriction at the southern end of Cambridge Street, north of Forest Road, Penshurst be removed to allow southbound vehicles to exit onto Forest Road, Penshurst.

THAT a half-seagull island be installed at the southern end (Forest Road end) of Cambridge Street, Penshurst to restrict right turn movements from Cambridge Street into Forest Road.

THAT the existing right turn manoeuvre from Forest Road into Cambridge Street, Penshurst be maintained.

FURTHER THAT all the residents of Cambridge Street be advised of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

This matter was considered by the Traffic Advisory Committee in May 2010 and subsequently in November 2010.

The Traffic Advisory Committee in May 2010 recommended in part to consult the residents of Cambridge Street in regards to the possible removal of the existing traffic device to allow southbound through traffic movements in Cambridge Street and to restrict the intersection of Cambridge Street and Forest Road to "left in, left out " only with installation of a seagull island on Cambridge Street at the Forest Road end.

Accordingly, the Traffic Section of Council prepared a resident survey and consulted the owners/residents of all the properties in Cambridge Street between Percival Street and Forest Road, Penshurst. The main question of the survey was:


The residents were asked to "tick" yes or no for the above question.

In addition to the above question, the residents were also advised that Council is also proposing to construct a Seagull Island at the entrance to Cambridge Street, north of Forest Road to ban right turn manoeuvre out of Cambridge Street or into Cambridge Street.

The results of the survey are as follows:

It is advised that all the responses received were strongly opposed banning the right turn manoeuvre from Forest Road into Cambridge Street, Penshurst advising that this will add travel time to residents that live in Cambridge Street trying to access their properties. However majority of the residents did not mind banning the right turn manoeuvre out of Cambridge Street into Forest Road, Penshurst.

The above mentioned findings were reported to the November Traffic Advisory Committee, where they considered the result of the survey in detail and recommended the following

Accordingly the Traffic Section has prepared a draft design of the removal of the "No Entry" restriction and the proposed traffic control device at the southern intersection of Cambridge Street and Forest Road, Penshurst as attached.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the "No Entry" restriction at the southern end of Cambridge Street, north of Forest Road, Penshurst be removed to allow southbound vehicles to exit onto Forest Road, Penshurst.

THAT a half-seagull island with pedestrian access be installed at the southern end (Forest Road end) of Cambridge Street, Penshurst to restrict right turn movements from Cambridge Street into Forest Road.

THAT a "No Right Turn" sign be installed in Cambridge Street to advise motorists that it is illegal to turn right out of Cambridge into Forest Road, Penshurst

THAT the existing right turn manoeuvre from Forest Road into Cambridge Street, Penshurst be maintained.

THAT a Traffic Management Plan of the proposed changes to traffic conditions in Cambridge Street, Penshurst be prepared and forwarded to the RTA for approval

FURTHER THAT all the residents of Cambridge Street be advised of Council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the "No Entry" restriction at the southern end of Cambridge Street, north of Forest Road, Penshurst be removed to allow southbound vehicles to exit onto Forest Road, Penshurst.

THAT a half-seagull island with pedestrian access be installed at the southern end (Forest Road end) of Cambridge Street, Penshurst to restrict right turn movements from Cambridge Street into Forest Road.

THAT a "No Right Turn" sign be installed in Cambridge Street to advise motorists that it is illegal to turn right out of Cambridge into Forest Road, Penshurst

THAT the existing right turn manoeuvre from Forest Road into Cambridge Street, Penshurst be maintained.

THAT a Traffic Management Plan of the proposed changes to traffic conditions in Cambridge Street, Penshurst be prepared and forwarded to the RTA for approval

FURTHER THAT all the residents of Cambridge Street be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the "No Entry" restriction at the southern end of Cambridge Street, north of Forest Road, Penshurst be removed to allow southbound vehicles to exit onto Forest Road, Penshurst.

THAT a half-seagull island with pedestrian access be installed at the southern end (Forest Road end) of Cambridge Street, Penshurst to restrict right turn movements from Cambridge Street into Forest Road.

THAT a "No Right Turn" sign be installed in Cambridge Street to advise motorists that it is illegal to turn right out of Cambridge into Forest Road, Penshurst

THAT the existing right turn manoeuvre from Forest Road into Cambridge Street, Penshurst be maintained.

THAT a Traffic Management Plan of the proposed changes to traffic conditions in Cambridge Street, Penshurst be prepared and forwarded to the RTA for approval

FURTHER THAT all the residents of Cambridge Street be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





APPENDIX
Cambridge Street TMP.pdf


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Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC162-10FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE - PROPOSED CHANGES TO ON STREET PARKING
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File10/1256



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council proposes to introduce a combination of short-term on street parking facilities to replace the redundant Bus Zones in Forest Road, Hurstville with the practical completion of the proposed Hurstville Bus Interchange in Woodville Lane.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the redundant Bus Zones in Forest Road, Hurstville be converted to a temporary "No Parking" restriction for a period of two weeks after the practical completion of the new Hurstville Bus Interchange in Woodville Lane.

THAT after the two weeks, the subject "No Parking" areas be converted to a combination of No Parking, 15 minutes parking and 1/2 hour parking as shown on the attached parking layout plan.

FURTHER THAT Transport NSW be advised of Council's decision


REPORT DETAIL

Hurstville Bus Interchange in Forest Road is scheduled to be completed in February 2011. Accordingly, most of the existing bus stops in Forest Road will become redundant and the kerb side space can be used to replace some of the displaced short-term parking spaces in Forest Road and sourounding area as a result of the bus interchange and road widening.

At present there are two Bus Zones in Forest Road, the first is a 50m Bus Zone on the approach side (west) of the signalised pedestrian crossing at Hurstville Railway Station; and the second is 100m Bus Zone on the departure side (east) of the pedestrian facility.

As part of the bus interchange:


The Transport NSW has requested to quarantine the remaining, redundant Bus Zone area in Forest Road, by making them into "No Parking" zones for a minimum period of two weeks as a contingency plan to allow a smooth transition from the existing bus stops to the new interchange.

Accordingly, it is proposed to make the following changes to the redundant Bus Zones in Forest Road, Hurstville after the practical completion of the proposed Hurstville Bus Interchange in Woodville Lane:




COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the redundant Bus Zones in Forest Road, Hurstville be converted to a temporary "No Parking" restriction for a period of two weeks after the practical completion of the new Hurstville Bus Interchange in Woodville Lane.

THAT after the two weeks, the subject "No Parking" areas be converted to a combination of No Parking, 15 minutes parking and 1/2 hour parking as shown on the attached parking layout plan.

THAT an update report be presented to the Traffic Advisory Committee in regards to the Bus Interchange, parking and Bus Zones along Forest Road for 6 months from February 2011 till July 2011

FURTHER THAT Transport NSW be advised of Council's decision


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the redundant Bus Zones in Forest Road, Hurstville be converted to a temporary "No Parking" restriction for a period of two weeks after the practical completion of the new Hurstville Bus Interchange in Woodville Lane.

THAT after the two weeks, the subject "No Parking" areas be converted to a combination of No Parking, 15 minutes parking and 1/2 hour parking as shown on the attached parking layout plan.

THAT an update report be presented to the Traffic Advisory Committee in regards to the Bus Interchange, parking and Bus Zones along Forest Road for 6 months from February 2011 till July 2011

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



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the redundant Bus Zones in Forest Road, Hurstville be converted to a temporary "No Parking" restriction for a period of two weeks after the practical completion of the new Hurstville Bus Interchange in Woodville Lane.

THAT after the two weeks, the subject "No Parking" areas be converted to a combination of No Parking, 15 minutes parking and 1/2 hour parking as shown on the attached parking layout plan.

THAT an update report be presented to the Traffic Advisory Committee in regards to the Bus Interchange, parking and Bus Zones along Forest Road for 6 months from February 2011 till July 2011

FURTHER THAT Transport NSW be advised of Council's decision
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





APPENDIX
Forest Road proposed new parking restrictions.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC163-10GUNGAH BAY ROAD, OATLEY - PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File05/1951



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report is to review the plans and obtain approval for the proposed Pedestrian Crossing at Gungah Bay Road, Oatley


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the existing pedestrian refuge island in Gungah Bay Road, north of Mulga Road, Oatley be upgraded to a pedestrian crossing by painting marked foot crossing across the carriageway in Gungah Bay Road.

THAT additional pedestrian crossing signs be installed within the islands behind the chevron boards on both approaches

THAT the No Stopping on the western kerb side of Gungah Bay Rd, north of Oatley Park Ave, south of the crossing be changed to Left and Right arrows.

THAT advanced warning signs be installed in Gungah Bay Road, Oatley on both approaches to the proposed pedestrian crossing.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wagstaff and the Parents & Citizens Association of Oatley West Public School be advised of Council's decision



REPORT DETAIL

In April 2010 and May 2010 the Traffic Advisory Committee considered a request 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.

Accordingly the request for a Pedestrian Crossing was considered in detail at the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee meeting held on 1st of April 2010, where the Committee recommended;

The Traffic Section has since conducted a vehicle and pedestrian count at Gungah Bay Road, Oatley north of its intersection with Mulga Road Oatley. The counts were carried out between 8.30am -9.30am , 11.00am - 12.00pm and 2.45pm - 3.45 pm in the afternoon on Wednesday 28 April 2010.

The findings of the count were as follows:

Time
No of vehicles
No of pedestrians
8.30am - 9.30am
275
51
11.00am - 12.00pm
180
20
2.45pm - 3.45pm
450
55
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:


As can be seen from the above tabulated results the subject location does not meet the warrants for a pedestrian crossing, however as the provision of the pedestrian crossing in Gungah Bay Road is aimed for school children, it is advised that there is a reduced warrants of 200 vehicles and 30 pedestrians per hour during two periods of a day.

As per the reduced warrants it is advised that a Pedestrian Crossing in Gungah Bay Road near its intersection with Oatley Park Avenue is warranted ensure safety of school children during the morning school peak time and the afternoon school peak time.

After considering the above information in detail, the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee meeting held in May 2010, recommended that:

Accordingly a design was prepared and forwarded to the RTA (copy attached), whereby the RTA reviewed the design and forwarded the following comments:

The existing refuge islands in Gungah Bay Road are about 3.8m apart and each island is about 2.5m long. According to the RTA's current Technical Directions, the refuge islands should be minimum of 6m in length (as stated in RTA's response). It is advised that to comply with this requirement, the existing refuge islands in Gungah Bay Road need to be removed and reconstructed. The estimated cost of these reconstruction works will be in the vicinity of $12,000 and cannot be incurred within the current traffic facilities working budget; this will mean that the proposed pedestrian crossing will be delayed until funding becomes available under Council's Capital Works Program.

It should be noted that the existing facility is clearly visible with painted islands leading to the concrete refuge islands. There are no reported pedestrian related incidents at this location during the past five years; thus the existing refuge islands are considered safe and the need to lengthen the islands is considered not warranted.

Accordingly it is recommended that the Traffic Advisory Committee approve the proposed Pedestrian Crossing as per attached drawing where the existing refuge island is upgraded to a pedestrian crossing by painting pedestrian bars across the carriageway of Gungah Bay Road, Oatley with the following additional signage as per the RTA's recommendations:


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the existing pedestrian refuge island in Gungah Bay Road, north of Mulga Road, Oatley be upgraded to a pedestrian crossing.

THAT all the requirements stipulated by the RTA be complied with.

THAT the required funding for the project be allocated from the 2010-2011 working budget.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wagstaff, Councillor McMahon and the Parents & Citizens Association of Oatley West Public School be advised of Council's decision



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the existing pedestrian refuge island in Gungah Bay Road, north of Mulga Road, Oatley be upgraded to a pedestrian crossing.

THAT all the requirements stipulated by the RTA be complied with.

THAT the required funding for the project be allocated from the 2010-2011 working budget.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wagstaff, Councillor McMahon and the Parents & Citizens Association of Oatley West Public School be advised of Council's decision

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the existing pedestrian refuge island in Gungah Bay Road, north of Mulga Road, Oatley be upgraded to a pedestrian crossing.

THAT all the requirements stipulated by the RTA be complied with.

THAT the required funding for the project be allocated from the 2010-2011 working budget.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wagstaff, Councillor McMahon and the Parents & Citizens Association of Oatley West Public School be advised of Council's decision

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





APPENDIX
Gungah Bay Road Crossing.pdfGungah Bay Road.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC164-10HURSTVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File10/849



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received representations from Councillor Liu on behalf of Hurstville Public School in regards to road safety concerns associated with the schools drop off and pick up times.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT this matter be deferred until Hurstville Public School conducts a survey of all families to establish numbers and patterns of movement around the school and provide Council the result of the survey.

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


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received representations from Councillor Liu on behalf of Hurstville Public School in regards to road safety concerns associated with the school's drop off and pick up times.

Hurstville Public School has written to council with a number of road safety concerns in Orange Street and Orange Lane that the school would like Council to address. The school has further advised that it attempted a number of strategies to address these concerns, including staggered finishing times, information in the school newsletter and teachers on duty.

It is advised that the Traffic Advisory Committee has considered road safety issues in Orange Street and Orange lane on numerous occasions in the past following representations from the residents of Orange Street concerning traffic issues during school times..

Concerns raised by the residents of Orange Street, Hurstville include:


The residents have requested the following measures to alleviate their concerns:

Currently, the following traffic management measures are in place in Orange Street:
It is advised that during site inspections it was observed that the Parents of children at Hurstville Public School breach numerous road rules, especially during school pick-up times. Some of these breaches include parking within restricted areas, double parking and making illegal U-turns.

During afternoon school pick-up times traffic flow in Orange Street become disordered due to narrow carriageway, parked vehicles and driver behaviour

The Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee has considered the above information and recommended :

Accordingly Council's traffic section consulted residents of Orange Street and Vine Street regarding the proposal to change Orange Street from two way to one way (a copy of the questionnaire is attached). The following four options were presented to the residents for consideration:

Residents were given three weeks to respond to the questionnaire and send their reply to Council in the provided reply paid envelopes.

The result of the consultation was as follows:



Option

Tally

1

4

2

15

3

3

4

36
As can be seen from the above table the majority of the residents do not want any changes to take place in Orange Street, Hurstville. The traffic section received a lot of anxious phone calls from residents of Orange Street and Vine Street, worried about the effect of changing Orange Street to one way might have on accessing their properties. This is clearly reflected in the results of the survey.


A lot of the residents that are against changing Orange Street to one-way wrote in the "Comments" part of the questionnaire that they recognise that Orange Street does get congested during morning drop off and afternoon pick up for the neighbouring school, however they also recognise that this happens for a relatively short duration of time in the morning and afternoon, and that outside of school hours traffic in Orange Street is not as congested and thus they felt that changing Orange Street to one-way is not justifiable.

Orange Street is wide enough for two-way traffic as per Australian Standards and the Roads and Traffic Authority's guidelines. It is considered that (especially outside school times) the existing two-way traffic movement and parked cars in Orange Street act as natural hindrance for speeding traffic and deter through traffic movements in the street.

Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee further considered the above information and recommended


As can be seen from above information the Traffic Section has considered road safety concerns in Orange Street in detail and has made appropriate recommendations.

Hurstville Public School's issues are similar to the issues raised by the residents and they are as follows:

To address the above issues the school has advised that it plans to conduct a survey of all families to establish numbers and patterns of movement around the school. The school further advised that it will provide Council this information once it is collated.

Accordingly it is recommended that recommendations on the above mentioned road safety issues advised by the school be deferred until the school conducts the survey and forwards the results to Council.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT this matter be deferred until Hurstville Public School conducts a survey of all families to establish numbers and patterns of movement around the school and provide Council the result of the survey.

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


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT this matter be deferred until Hurstville Public School conducts a survey of all families to establish numbers and patterns of movement around the school and provide Council the result of the survey.

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



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT this matter be deferred until Hurstville Public School conducts a survey of all families to establish numbers and patterns of movement around the school and provide Council the result of the survey.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Liu be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





APPENDIX
Orange Street, Hurstville.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC165-10HURSTVILLE SHOPPING CENTRE - REQUEST FOR BIKE RACKS
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File10/898



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from Ms Cherie Burton's Office, Member for Kogarah on behalf of a resident from Beverly Hills, requesting Council to investigate the possibility of installing Bike Racks around Hurstville Shopping Centre.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the request for Bike Racks be deferred until the conclusion of the construction of the Hurstville Bus Interchange.

FURTHER THAT Ms Cherie Burton's Office, be advised of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from Ms Cherie Burton's office, Member for Kogarah on behalf of a resident from Beverly Hills, requesting Council to investigate the possibility of installing Bike Racks around Hurstville Shopping Centre.

The resident has advised that he would like to see some bike racks installed around Hurstville Shopping Centre to encourage bicycle users.

It is advised that usually the best place to locate bike racks is within easy access to railway station. A site inspection of areas around Hurstville Railway Station did not reveal an appropriate location for bike racks, however there is the possibility of installing bike racks in the vicinity of the proposed new ramp associated with the bus interchange to be constructed on the southern side of Forest Road, Hurstville, which is due for completion in early 2011.

Accordingly it is considered appropriate to consider the request for bike racks after the conclusion of the construction works of the Hurstville Bus Interchange.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request for Bike Racks be deferred until the conclusion of the construction of the Hurstville Bus Interchange.

FURTHER THAT Ms Cherie Burton's Office, be advised of Council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the request for Bike Racks be deferred until the conclusion of the construction of the Hurstville Bus Interchange.

FURTHER THAT Ms Cherie Burton's Office, be advised of Council's decision.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request for Bike Racks be deferred until the conclusion of the construction of the Hurstville Bus Interchange.

FURTHER THAT Ms Cherie Burton's Office, be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





APPENDIX
Location of proposed Bike Racks.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC166-10INTERSECTION OF MACMAHON STREET AND PARK ROAD, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR NO STOPPING RESTRICTION
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File09/263



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from Council's Law Enforcement officers, requesting Council to install the statutory No Stopping restriction at the corner of MacMahon Street and Park Road, Hurstville.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Statutory "No Stopping" restriction at the intersection of MacMahon Street and Park Road, Hurstville be installed

FURTHER THAT the Law Enforcement Officers be advised of council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

A representation has been received from Council's Law Enforcement Officers, requesting Council to install the statutory "No Stopping" restriction at the corner of MacMahon Street and Park Road, Hurstville.

Council's Law Enforcement Officers have advised that due to the proximity of MacMahon Street to Hurstville City Centre and the Railway Station, cars park too close to the corner of MacMahon Street and Park Road. Accordingly they requested that Statutory "No Stopping" restriction be installed at the intersection of MacMahon Street and Park Road, Hurstville..

The Road Rules, 2008 states that a driver must not stop on a road within 10 metres from the nearest point of an intersecting road at an intersection without traffic lights. This road rule is a common Road Rule and all the drivers holding an Australian driver’s licence are required to be aware of the Road Rules as part of obtaining their driver's licenses. Accordingly, Councils do not signpost every intersection with statutory "No Stopping" signage.

However due to the proximity of the intersection of MacMahon Street and Patrick Road to Hurstville Central Business area and Railway Station, signposting the statutory" No Stopping" restriction has merit to reinforce the above Road Rule.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the Statutory "No Stopping" restriction at the intersection of MacMahon Street and Park Road, Hurstville be installed

FURTHER THAT the Law Enforcement Officers be advised of council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the Statutory "No Stopping" restriction at the intersection of MacMahon Street and Park Road, Hurstville be installed

FURTHER THAT the Law Enforcement Officers be advised of council's decision.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the Statutory "No Stopping" restriction at the intersection of MacMahon Street and Park Road, Hurstville be installed

FURTHER THAT the Law Enforcement Officers be advised of council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





APPENDIX
MacMahon Street and Park Road.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC167-10NEW SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING LIGHTS IN PENSHURST STREET AT PENSHURST GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL AT ST DECLANS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File08/2195



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council received a representation from the Roads and Traffic Authority advising Council about new school zone flashing lights due to be installed in Penshurst Street at Penshurst Girls High School and St Declan's Catholic Primary School, Penshurst.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Roads and Traffic Authority's advise about new school zone flashing lights due to be installed in Penshurst Street at Penshurst Girls High School and St Declan's Catholic Primary School, Penshurst be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT Penshurst Girls High School and St Declan's Catholic Primary School be advised of the Roads and Traffic Authority's advice.


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from the Roads and Traffic Authority advising Council about new school zone flashing lights due to be installed in Penshurst Street at Penshurst Girls High School and St Declan's Catholic Primary School .

The Authority has advised Council that Penshurst Street at Penshurst Girls High School and St Declan's Catholic Primary School have been included as one of the next 75 school zone sites to receive school flashing lights. The Authority has further advised that the 75 school zone sites will be progressively installed and should be fitted with flashing lights by the start of the first school term in 2011.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the Roads and Traffic Authority's advise about new school zone flashing lights due to be installed in Penshurst Street at Penshurst Girls High School and St Declan's Catholic Primary School, Penshurst be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT Penshurst Girls High School and St Declan's Catholic Primary School be advised of the Roads and Traffic Authority's advice.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the Roads and Traffic Authority's advise about new school zone flashing lights due to be installed in Penshurst Street at Penshurst Girls High School and St Declan's Catholic Primary School, Penshurst be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT Penshurst Girls High School and St Declan's Catholic Primary School be advised of the Roads and Traffic Authority's advice.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the Roads and Traffic Authority's advise about new school zone flashing lights due to be installed in Penshurst Street at Penshurst Girls High School and St Declan's Catholic Primary School, Penshurst be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT Penshurst Girls High School and St Declan's Catholic Primary School be advised of the Roads and Traffic Authority's advice.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC168-10PATERSON AVENUE, KINGSGROVE - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File09/1291



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from a resident requesting Council to investigate eliminating four short term car parking spaces in Paterson Avenue, west of Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the request to remove four short term car parking spaces in Paterson Avenue, west of Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove be denied

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


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from a resident requesting Council to investigate eliminating two car parking spaces in Paterson Avenue, west of Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove.

There are four parking spaces on either side of Paterson Avenue, between Kingsgrove Road and the unnamed lane, Kingsgrove. The resident has advised that these four spaces on either side cause traffic congestion on Kingsgrove road at times. The resident has explained that due to the high turnover of parking in the area, cars that are waiting in Paterson Avenue, Kingsgrove to occupy car parking in the subject parking spaces, can sometimes take a long time to do so due to the narrowness of Paterson Avenue; this in turn causes traffic to accumulate along Paterson Avenue and spill onto Kingsgrove Road, causing traffic congestion along Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove.

The resident has requested Council to consider eliminating the two middle car parking spaces on the northern side and the southern side of Paterson Avenue, Kingsgrove and in turn eliminating the need for cars to try and "squeeze in" between the parked cars causing traffic congestion.

While the resident's suggestion has merit, it is advised that this suggestion will result in the loss of 4 car parking spaces. It is advised that demand for parking in Kingsgrove is very high and the loss of four short term car parking spaces can be seen as an unfavourable proposition among business owners in Kingsgrove, especially as the subject car parking spaces are located adjacent to the Commonwealth Bank and the ANZ bank.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request to remove four short term car parking spaces in Paterson Avenue, west of Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove be denied

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


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the request to remove four short term car parking spaces in Paterson Avenue, west of Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove be denied

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

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request to remove four short term car parking spaces in Paterson Avenue, west of Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove be denied

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





APPENDIX
Paterson Avenue, Kingsgrove.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC169-10TOORONGA TERRACE, BEVERLY HILLS - REQUEST TO RESTRICT 90 DEGREE ANGLE PARKING TO 'REAR TO KERB'
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer
File10/1541



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A representation has been received from one of the Council's Law Enforcement Officers, requesting Council to consider restricting the existing 90 degree angle parking zone in Tooronga Terrace to "Rear to Kerb, Vehicles Under 6m Only".


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the existing angle parking zone along the southern side of Tooronga Terrace, Beverly Hills be restricted to "90 degree Angle Parking, Rear to Kerb, Vehicles Under 6m Only".

FURTHER THAT Council's Law Enforcement Officers be advised of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

A representation has been received from one of the Council's law enforcement officers, requesting Council to consider restricting the 90 degree angle parking zone in Tooronga Terrace to "Rear to Kerb, Vehicles Under 6m Only".

Tooronga Terrace, east of King Georges Road, Beverly Hills has 90 degree angle parking along the northern side and the southern side of Tooronga Terrace, Beverly Hills.

The 90 degree angle parking zone along the northern side of Tooronga Terrace is restricted to "Rear to Kerb, Vehicles Under 6m Only"; however the 90 degree angle parking zone along the southern side is not restricted. Accordingly Council's Law Enforcement Officers have requested that a uniform restriction along both sides be installed.

It is considered much safer to reverse into a parking bay rather that reverse out to on coming traffic, as Tooronga Terrace carries high traffic volumes, especially during peak periods. It should be also noted that Tooronga Terrace, Beverly Hills being frequently accessed by semi-trailers.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the existing angle parking zone along both sides of Tooronga Terrace, Beverly Hills be changed to "90 degree Angle Parking, Vehicles Under 6m Only".

FURTHER THAT Council's Law Enforcement Officers be advised of Council's decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the existing angle parking zone along both sides of Tooronga Terrace, Beverly Hills be changed to "90 degree Angle Parking, Vehicles Under 6m Only".

FURTHER THAT Council's Law Enforcement Officers be advised of Council's decision.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the existing angle parking zone along both sides of Tooronga Terrace, Beverly Hills be changed to "90 degree Angle Parking, Vehicles Under 6m Only".

FURTHER THAT Council's Law Enforcement Officers be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





APPENDIX
Tooronga Terrace.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC170-10BANNERMAN STREET, MORTDALE HEIGHTS - REQUEST FOR A TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE TO HOLD A NEIGHBOURHOOD CHRISTMAS STREET PARTY
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab
File10/242



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from a resident of Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights, requesting Council's permission to temporarily close Bannerman Street, Mortdale, on Sunday 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the resident’s request to temporarily close Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights at Balmoral Road and Baringa Road on Sunday, 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party be approved.

THAT the applicant be advised that Passage for emergency vehicles should be allowed, if necessary during the road closure.

THAT a Traffic Management Plan be prepared for the proposed temporary closure of Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights on Sunday, 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party and submitted to the RTA and Police for their information.

THAT the standard fees for road closures as per Council’s Schedule of Fees & Charges be waived for the proposed closure of Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights on Sunday, 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party.

FURTHER THAT the applicant be notified of Council’s decision.


REPORT DETAIL

The residents of Bannerman Street, Mortdale, are planning to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party on Sunday 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight. The residents of all the properties in the street are supporting this event. To facilitate the event, the residents have requested Council's permission to close Bannerman Street, Mortdale, at Balmoral Road and Baringa Road ends.

Bannerman Street is a local residential street that runs between Balmoral Road and Baringa Road, Mortdale. The main function of this street is the provision of access to residential properties in the street. As a result, it carries very low traffic volumes. It is further advised that there are a number of alternative parallel roads between Balmoral Road and Baringa Road for through traffic movements in the area. Thus the impact on through traffic movements in the local area as a result of this proposed temporary road closure will be minimal. Also according to the RTA Special Event Guide, this event is categorised as a Class 3 event and subsequently doesn’t require RTA approval.

In the past Council has waived the fees charges for community events such as road closures for Christmas Parties. Accordingly, it is considered that fees and charges for the proposed closure of Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights on Sunday, the 19th December 2010 to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party should be waived.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the resident’s request to temporarily close Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights at Balmoral Road and Baringa Road on Sunday, 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party be approved.

THAT the applicant be advised that Passage for emergency vehicles should be allowed, if necessary during the road closure.

THAT a Traffic Management Plan be prepared by Council on behalf of the residents for the proposed temporary closure of Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights on Sunday, 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party and submitted to the RTA and Police for their information.

THAT the standard fees for road closures as per Council’s Schedule of Fees & Charges be waived for the proposed closure of Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights on Sunday, 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party.

FURTHER THAT the applicant be notified of Council’s decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the resident’s request to temporarily close Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights at Balmoral Road and Baringa Road on Sunday, 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party be approved.

THAT the applicant be advised that Passage for emergency vehicles should be allowed, if necessary during the road closure.

THAT a Traffic Management Plan be prepared by Council on behalf of the residents for the proposed temporary closure of Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights on Sunday, 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party and submitted to the RTA and Police for their information.

THAT the standard fees for road closures as per Council’s Schedule of Fees & Charges be waived for the proposed closure of Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights on Sunday, 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party.

FURTHER THAT the applicant be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the resident’s request to temporarily close Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights at Balmoral Road and Baringa Road on Sunday, 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party be approved.

THAT the applicant be advised that Passage for emergency vehicles should be allowed, if necessary during the road closure.

THAT a Traffic Management Plan be prepared by Council on behalf of the residents for the proposed temporary closure of Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights on Sunday, 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party and submitted to the RTA and Police for their information.

THAT the standard fees for road closures as per Council’s Schedule of Fees & Charges be waived for the proposed closure of Bannerman Street, Mortdale Heights on Sunday, 19th December 2010 from 2pm to midnight to hold a Neighbourhood Christmas Street Party.

FURTHER THAT the applicant be notified of Council’s decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





APPENDIX
Arial map of Bannerman Street.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC171-10OCEAN LANE, MORTDALE - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab
File08/579



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from the resident of 12/479 Forest Road, Penshurst requesting a NO PARKING restriction to be installed in Ocean Lane, Mortdale behind the subject property to allow unhindered access to their property.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT 16-metre NO PARKING restrictions be installed on both sides of Ocean Lane at the vehicular crossing of 479 Forest Road, Penshurst. The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres either side of the subject vehicular crossing.

FURTHER THAT the resident of 12/479 Forest Road, Penshurst be notified of Council’s decision.


REPORT DETAIL

The off-street parking facility for 479 Forest Road, Penshurst is serviced by a 6m wide driveway located in Ocean Lane. Ocean Lane is a one-way, narrow (4.2-metre wide), laneway that runs between Victoria Avenue and Junction Street, Mortdale. Ocean Lane services off-street parking facilities of the properties in Forest Road, Ocean Street and Jersey Avenue. The subject section of Ocean Lane is located close to Junction Street.

The resident claims that when vehicles are parked in Ocean Lane too close or directly opposite his driveway, he finds it difficult to enter and exit the property, as the lane is narrow. The resident also states that motorist park their vehicles on top of the kerb, as close to the fence as possible. Behind the subjected property the distance between the boundary of the property and the gutter invert is about 600 millimetres.

An onsite investigation revealed that if a vehicle is parked 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, 2008, 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 vehicle 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 479 Forest Road, Penshurst which is located in Ocean Lane to reinforce the above road rule ensuring unhindered access to the property.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT 16-metre NO PARKING restrictions be installed on both sides of Ocean Lane at the vehicular crossing of 479 Forest Road, Penshurst. The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres either side of the subject vehicular crossing.

FURTHER THAT the resident of 12/479 Forest Road, Penshurst be notified of Council’s decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT 16-metre NO PARKING restrictions be installed on both sides of Ocean Lane at the vehicular crossing of 479 Forest Road, Penshurst. The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres either side of the subject vehicular crossing.

FURTHER THAT the resident of 12/479 Forest Road, Penshurst be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT 16-metre NO PARKING restrictions be installed on both sides of Ocean Lane at the vehicular crossing of 479 Forest Road, Penshurst. The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres either side of the subject vehicular crossing.

FURTHER THAT the resident of 12/479 Forest Road, Penshurst be notified of Council’s decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





APPENDIX
Location Map - Ocean Lane.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC172-102011 HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTE DATES
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File06/178-1



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The purpose of this report is to advise Committee Members, stakeholder representatives and Councillors the dates scheduled for the meetings of the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee in 2011.



AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the dates for the 2011 Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT all the members and representatives of the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee be notified of the dates scheduled for the meetings of the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee in 2011.


REPORT DETAIL

Dates for the 2011 Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee will be as follows:


All meetings are scheduled to commence at 1.00pm in Meeting Room 2


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the dates for the 2011 Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT all the members and representatives of the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee be notified of the dates scheduled for the meetings of the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee in 2011.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the dates for the 2011 Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT all the members and representatives of the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee be notified of the dates scheduled for the meetings of the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee in 2011.
(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the dates for the 2011 Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT all the members and representatives of the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee be notified of the dates scheduled for the meetings of the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee in 2011.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC173A-10APSLEY STREET, PENSHURST - REQUEST FOR A WORK ZONE
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab
File10/512



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received an application from Lymtower Pty Ltd requesting Council to establish a WORK ZONE on Apsley Street, Penshurst adjoining the construction site at 8 Apsley Street, Penshurst to ensure unhindered access for construction related delivery vehicles.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION


THAT a 6 meter Work Zone from 7am – 5pm Monday to Saturday be installed adjoining the construction site at 8 Apsley Street, Penshurst for the duration of the work site, provided that the applicant pay the necessary fees in accordance with Council's adopted Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2010-2011.

FURTHER THAT the applicant be notified of Council decision.



REPORT DETAIL

Council has received an application from Lymtower Pty Ltd requesting Council to establish a WORK ZONE on Apsley Street, Penshurst adjoining the construction site at 8 Apsley Street, Penshurst to ensure unhindered access for construction related delivery vehicles.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT a 6 meter Work Zone from 7am – 5pm Monday to Saturday be installed adjoining the construction site at 8 Apsley Street, Penshurst for the duration of the work site, provided that the applicant pay the necessary fees in accordance with Council's adopted Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2010-2011.

FURTHER THAT the applicant be notified of Council decision.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT a 6 meter Work Zone from 7am – 5pm Monday to Saturday be installed adjoining the construction site at 8 Apsley Street, Penshurst for the duration of the work site, provided that the applicant pay the necessary fees in accordance with Council's adopted Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2010-2011.

FURTHER THAT the applicant be notified of Council decision.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT a 6 meter Work Zone from 7am – 5pm Monday to Saturday be installed adjoining the construction site at 8 Apsley Street, Penshurst for the duration of the work site, provided that the applicant pay the necessary fees in accordance with Council's adopted Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2010-2011.

FURTHER THAT the applicant be notified of Council decision.

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC174A-10BOUNDARY ROAD, MORTDALE – REQUEST FOR A NO PARKING RESTRICTION ACROSS DRIVEWAY
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab
File09/529



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from the business owner of 3/79-81 Boundary Road, Mortdale requesting a NO PARKING restriction to be installed in Boundary Road, Mortdale across the subject property driveway to allow unhindered access to their property.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT a 12-metre NO PARKING restriction be installed in Boundary Road across the vehicular crossing of 79-81 Boundary Road, Mortdale. The restriction be spaced approximately 3 metres either side of the subject vehicular crossing.


FURTHER THAT the resident of 79-81 Boundary Road, Mortdale be notified of Council’s decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from the business owner of 3/79-81 Boundary Road, Mortdale requesting a NO PARKING restriction to be installed in Boundary Road, Mortdale across the subject property driveway to allow unhindered access to their property.

The off-street parking facility for 3/79-81 Boundary Road is serviced by a 6m wide driveway.

Boundary Road is a Regional road that carries high traffic volumes and is heavily used by large vehicles to access the industrial properties in this area. The business owner has raised concerns that motorist often encroaches into the driveway when parking their vehicles, making it difficult for vehicles and delivery trucks to enter and exit the property. The business owner claims that when vehicles are parked too close to their driveway in Boundary Road, he finds it difficult to exit the property, as he cannot see the oncoming vehicles. He claims that he has had a few close encounters.

The business owner has requested Council to install the same parking restriction which is currently located at the adjacent vehicular crossing at 83 Boundary Road, Mortdale. Currently at the vehicular crossing of 83 Boundary Road there is a 3 meter ‘No Stopping’ restriction on either side of the crossing. Accordingly, it is considered appropriate to install a 3 meter ‘No Parking’ restriction on either side of the crossing at 79-81 Boundary Road, Mortdale to ensure safe entry and exit of vehicles to this property.




COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT a 12-metre NO PARKING restriction be installed in Boundary Road across the vehicular crossing of 79-81 Boundary Road, Mortdale. The restriction be spaced approximately 3 metres either side of the subject vehicular crossing.


FURTHER THAT the resident of 79-81 Boundary Road, Mortdale be notified of Council’s decision.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT a 12-metre NO PARKING restriction be installed in Boundary Road across the vehicular crossing of 79-81 Boundary Road, Mortdale. The restriction be spaced approximately 3 metres either side of the subject vehicular crossing.


FURTHER THAT the resident of 79-81 Boundary Road, Mortdale be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT a 12-metre NO PARKING restriction be installed in Boundary Road across the vehicular crossing of 79-81 Boundary Road, Mortdale. The restriction be spaced approximately 3 metres either side of the subject vehicular crossing.


FURTHER THAT the resident of 79-81 Boundary Road, Mortdale be notified of Council’s decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC175A-10WESTFIELD SHOPPING CENTRE, HURSTVILLE -PROPOSED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Mr H Saab
File08/2191



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A representation has been received from the Centre Manager of Westfield Hurstville requesting permission to implement traffic management measures on The Avenue and Park Road, Hurstville from Thursday 16th December to Tuesday 28th December 2010 in order to reduce traffic congestion in Hurstville CBD during the Christmas Period.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the proposed traffic control measures in Park Road and The Avenue, Hurstville, from Thursday 16th December to Tuesday 28th December 2010 be approved subject to following conditions:


FURTHER THAT Westfield Management be advised of Council's decision


REPORT DETAIL

A representation has been received from the Centre Manager of Westfield Hurstville requesting permission to implement traffic management measures on The Avenue and Park Road, Hurstville from Thursday 16th December to Tuesday 28th December 2010 in order to reduce traffic congestion in Hurstville CBD during the 2010 Christmas Period.

The proposed traffic control measures include:
The proposed parking restrictions will provide exclusive traffic lanes for traffic accessing the shopping centre reducing the possible impact on the through traffic movements on Park Road and The Avenue. Similar traffic measures were used to successfully manage the traffic during the Christmas Periods during the past few years. A copy of the representation from the Westfield Management is attached to Council's Business Paper.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the proposed traffic control measures in Park Road and The Avenue, Hurstville, from Thursday 16th December to Tuesday 28th December 2010 be approved subject to following conditions:
FURTHER THAT Westfield Management be advised of Council's decision


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the proposed traffic control measures in Park Road and The Avenue, Hurstville, from Thursday 16th December to Tuesday 28th December 2010 be approved subject to following conditions:
FURTHER THAT Westfield Management be advised of Council's decision
(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the proposed traffic control measures in Park Road and The Avenue, Hurstville, from Thursday 16th December to Tuesday 28th December 2010 be approved subject to following conditions:
FURTHER THAT Westfield Management be advised of Council's decision
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Addendum

TAC176A-10VOTE OF THANKS FOR MR GRAHAM KELL OF ST GEORGE CABS CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED.
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File10/31



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council's Director of Service Delivery, Mr Laurie O'Connor has requested that Council send a thank you letter showing Council appreciation to Mr Graham Kell of St George Cabs Co-Operative Limited for his valuable contribution to the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT a thank you letter signed by Hurstville's Traffic Advisory Committee Chairperson Councillor B Giegerl, OAM, showing Hurstville City Council's appreciation be sent to Mr Graham Kell of St George Cabs Co-Operative Limited to acknowledge his valuable contribution to the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee.


REPORT DETAIL

Council's Director of Service Delivery, Mr Laurie O'Connor has requested that Council send a thank you letter showing Council appreciation to Mr Graham Kell of St George Cabs Co-Operative Limited.

Mr Graham Kell has been a non voting member of Hurstville City Council's Traffic Advisory Committee for about 10 years. He no longer is able to commit his time to Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee and has since passed the role over to Mr Angelo Athanasiadis from St George Cabs Co-operative Limited.

As a token of appreciation, the Traffic Advisory Committee recommended that a thank you letter be sent to Mr Graham Kell thanking him for his contribution to the Hurstville City Council's Traffic Advisory Committee.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT a thank you letter signed by Hurstville's Traffic Advisory Committee Chairperson Councillor B Giegerl, OAM, showing Hurstville City Council's appreciation be sent to Mr Graham Kell of St George Cabs Co-Operative Limited to acknowledge his valuable contribution to the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT a thank you letter signed by Hurstville's Traffic Advisory Committee Chairperson Councillor B Giegerl, OAM, showing Hurstville City Council's appreciation be sent to Mr Graham Kell of St George Cabs Co-Operative Limited to acknowledge his valuable contribution to the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT a thank you letter signed by Hurstville's Traffic Advisory Committee Chairperson Councillor B Giegerl, OAM, showing Hurstville City Council's appreciation be sent to Mr Graham Kell of St George Cabs Co-Operative Limited to acknowledge his valuable contribution to the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor D Perry)





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