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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING

Thursday, 2nd December 2010

The Meeting commenced at 1.00 pm.

PRESENT

Committee Members:

Director Service Delivery, Mr L O'Connor
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
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 Angelo Athanasiadis
Punchbowl Bus & Coach Company representative, Mr H Fraser
Veolia Transport NSW representative, Mr P Humphries
State Transit Authority representative, Mr P Whitney


APOLOGIES

Apologies for the inability to be present were tendered on behalf of Councillor B Giegerl, OAM, Manager Engineering Services, Ms M Whitehurst, Member for Kogarah, Ms C Burton MP representative, Mr I Cutting.

RECOMMENDED THAT apologies be accepted and leave of absence granted.


DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

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


MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

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

ITEMS

TAC159-10 ALLAWAH BUS INTERCHANGE - REQUEST FOR DROP OFF AND PICK UP ZONES (08/1459)
Committee's 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.


TAC160-10 BARRATT STREET, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR A BUS ZONE (10/963)
Committee's 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.

TAC161-10 CAMBRIDGE STREET, PENSHURST - REMOVAL OF THE NO-ENTRY RESTRICTION (09/544)
Committee's 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 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.

TAC162-10 FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE - PROPOSED CHANGES TO ON STREET PARKING (10/1256)
Committee's 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.

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

TAC163-10 GUNGAH BAY ROAD, OATLEY - PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING (05/1951)
Committee's Recommendation

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


TAC164-10 HURSTVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (10/849)
Committee's 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.

TAC165-10 HURSTVILLE SHOPPING CENTRE - REQUEST FOR BIKE RACKS (10/898)
Committee's 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.

TAC166-10 INTERSECTION OF MACMAHON STREET AND PARK ROAD, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR NO STOPPING RESTRICTION (09/263)
Committee's 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.

TAC167-10 NEW SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING LIGHTS IN PENSHURST STREET AT PENSHURST GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL AT ST DECLANS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL (08/2195)
Committee's 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.

TAC168-10 PATERSON AVENUE, KINGSGROVE - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (09/1291)
Committee's 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.

TAC169-10 TOORONGA TERRACE, BEVERLY HILLS - REQUEST TO RESTRICT 90 DEGREE ANGLE PARKING TO 'REAR TO KERB' (10/1541)
Committee's Recommendation

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.

TAC170-10 BANNERMAN STREET, MORTDALE HEIGHTS - REQUEST FOR A TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE TO HOLD A NEIGHBOURHOOD CHRISTMAS STREET PARTY (10/242)
Committee's 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 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.

TAC171-10 OCEAN LANE, MORTDALE - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS (08/579)
Committee's 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.

TAC172-10 2011 HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE DATES (06/178-1)
Committee's 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.

TAC173A-10 APSLEY STREET, PENSHURST - REQUEST FOR A WORK ZONE (10/512)
Committee's 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.


TAC174A-10 BOUNDARY ROAD, MORTDALE – REQUEST FOR A NO PARKING RESTRICTION ACROSS DRIVEWAY (09/529)
Committee's 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.

TAC175A-10 WESTFIELD SHOPPING CENTRE, HURSTVILLE -PROPOSED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD (08/2191)
Committee's 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

TAC176A-10 VOTE OF THANKS FOR MR GRAHAM KELL OF ST GEORGE CABS CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED. (10/31)
Committee's 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.





The meeting finished at 2.05 pm.