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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF MEETING
Thursday, 3rd May 2012


27 April 2012


Members

I hereby inform you that a meeting of the Traffic Advisory Committee will be held at the Civic Centre, Hurstville on Thursday, 3rd May 2012 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 J Jacovou
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, Ms A Kavanagh
Member for Oatley, Mr M Coure MP representative, Mr B Hayward
Member for Kogarah, Ms C Burton 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 A Athanasiadis
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, 3rd May 2012

ITEMS


TAC061-12 CAIRNS STREET, RIVERWOOD - REQUEST FOR A 2P RESTRICTION (12/635)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC062-12 CAMBRIDGE STREET, PENSHURST - UPDATE ON TRAFFIC AND SPEED COUNTS (10/2162)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC063-12 CROYDON ROAD, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING (10/1678)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC064-12 CROYDON ROAD, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR A PEDESTRIAN FENCE FOR ST MARY STAR OF THE SEA SCHOOL (10/1678)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC065-12 DOUGLAS HAIG STREET, INTERSECTION WITH BAKER STREET AND GUNGAH BAY ROAD, OATLEY - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (11/380)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC066-12 JOHNSTONE STREET, PEAKHURST- REQUEST FOR A LOAD LIMIT RESTRICTION (12/59)
(Report by Traffic Engineering Officer, Miss A. Kavanagh)


TAC067-12 KINGSGROVE COMMUNITY CENTRE - MISUSE OF CAR PARK (09/1927)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC068-12 LUGARNO LIONS SPRING FESTIVAL 2012 - PROPOSED TRAFFIC CONTROL MEASURES (11/740)
(Report by Traffic Engineering Officer, Miss A. Kavanagh)


TAC069-12 MORTS ROAD, MORTDALE - REQUEST FOR A CURFEW ON HEAVY VEHICLES (10/1518)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC070-12 PALM COURT, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST TO STAND A MOBILE BREAST SCREEN VAN (05/910)
(Report by Traffic Engineering Officer, Miss A. Kavanagh)


TAC071-12 SCOUTS HALL ON GLEN ROAD - TRAFFIC CONCERNS (12/389)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC072-12 OATLEY TRAIN STATION, OATLEY - REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL BIKE RACKS (10/643)
(Report by Traffic Engineering Officer, Miss A. Kavanagh.)


TAC073-12 SCOTT STREET, MORTDALE - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (12/123)
(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim )


TAC074-12 STATION STREET, MORTDALE - REQUEST FOR A LOAD LIMIT RESTRICTION (12/59)
(Report by Traffic Engineering Officer, Miss A. Kavanagh)




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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 3rd May 2012

TAC061-12CAIRNS STREET, RIVERWOOD - REQUEST FOR A 2P RESTRICTION
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File12/635



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from Net Strata, Strata Managers of 14-16 Cairns Street, Riverwood, on behalf of the residents of the property, requesting Council to consider installing a 2P restriction between Belmore Road and Erskine Street, Riverwood.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT all the residents in Cairns Street, between Belmore Road and Erskine Street, Riverwood, be consulted in regards to the proposal to install a ‘2P, 8.30am-6.30pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12.30pm, Sat’ restriction in Cairns Street between Belmore Road and Erskine Street, Riverwood.

FURTHER THAT Net Strata, Strata Managers of 14-16 Cairns Street, Riverwood be advised of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Net Strata, Strata Managers of 14-16 Cairns Street, Riverwood have written to Council on behalf of the residents of the property, requesting Council to consider installing a 2-hour parking (2P) restriction along Cairns Street between Belmore Road and Erskine Street, Riverwood.

The residents claim that due to the close proximity of Cairns Street to Riverwood Railway Station and Riverwood Commercial Centre, demand for parking in Cairns Street is very high. This results in cars parking for a very long periods of time in Cairns Street, Riverwood. Residents also claim that sometimes drivers park their vehicles too close to driveway crossings in the street blocking access to properties.

Accordingly, to discourage all-day commuter parking in Cairns Street, Riverwood, the residents have requested Council to install a 2-hour parking restriction in the street.

A site inspection has revealed that, at present the following parking restrictions are in place in Cairns Street, Riverwood:

The remainder of Cairns Street is unrestricted.

It is considered appropriate to consult the residents of Cairns Street, Riverwood between Belmore Road and Erskine Street before a decision is made regarding this matter.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT all the residents in Cairns Street, between Belmore Road and Erskine Street, Riverwood, be consulted in regards to the proposal to install a ‘2P, 8.30am-6.30pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12.30pm, Sat’ restriction in Cairns Street between Belmore Road and Erskine Street, Riverwood.

FURTHER THAT Net Strata, Strata Managers of 14-16 Cairns Street, Riverwood be advised of Council's decision.


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT all the residents in Cairns Street, between Belmore Road and Erskine Street, Riverwood, be consulted in regards to the proposal to install a ‘2P, 8.30am-6.30pm, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-12.30pm, Sat’ restriction in Cairns Street between Belmore Road and Erskine Street, Riverwood.

FURTHER THAT Net Strata, Strata Managers of 14-16 Cairns Street, Riverwood be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





APPENDIX
Cairns Street, Riverwood.pdf


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TAC062-12CAMBRIDGE STREET, PENSHURST - UPDATE ON TRAFFIC AND SPEED COUNTS
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File10/2162



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report is tabled to the Committee to present the traffic situation in Cambridge Street, Penshurst after the completion of the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre extension works.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.


REPORT DETAIL

Council has carried out a series of traffic surveys in Cambridge Street and Percival Street, Penshurst to establish the traffic situation in Cambridge Street after the completion of the extension work at the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre.

Hurstville City Council has upgraded the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre to improve facilities available for the community who frequent the complex. As part of the improvements Council extended the car park with a new access driveway in Cambridge Street, Penshurst.

Additionally, following a representation from the P&C Association of Penshurst Public School, Council made a number of changes to the traffic situation in Cambridge Street to improve traffic permeability in the area. These changes include the removal of one-way restriction for traffic in Cambridge Street and right-turn restriction for traffic on Cambridge Street at Forest Road.

All the above changes have caused a bit of apprehension among some of the residents in the street, who feared that the removal of the one-way restriction and the introduction of an exit and entrance to the aquatic centre on Cambridge Street will increase traffic in Cambridge Street.

Accordingly, Council has carried out traffic counts to compare and establish the traffic situation in Cambridge Street, Penshurst after the completion of the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre extension works. The recent traffic surveys were conducted from 17 February 2012 to 6 March 2012 and the results of the surveys are as follows:

Cambridge Street south of the Aquatic Centre.

CombinedNorthboundSouthbound
AADT
1077
389
640
AM Peak
80
30
52
PM Peak
104
45
60
Speed 50%ile
33.8km/h
31.3km/h
35.3km/h
Speed 85ile%
43.9km/h
41.4km/h
40.4 km/h

Percival Street, west of Cambridge Street Penshurst.

CombinedWestbound Eastbound
AADT
953
714
238
AM Peak
87
63
26
PM Peak
116
88
26
Speed 50%ile
32
33.5km/h
26.6km/h
Speed 85ile%
40.3
43.9km/h
32.8km/h

Cambridge Street north of the Aquatic Centre.

CombinedNorthbound Southbound
AADT
2293
1551
742
AM Peak
187
106
85
PM Peak
197
140
63
Speed 50%ile
38.5km/h
37.1 km/h
40.14km/h
Speed 85ile%
47.9km/h
46.4 km/h
50km/h

The following table provides a comparison of traffic data before and after the changes were made to traffic movements in Cambridge Street:

Cambridge Street, south of Percival Street

Date
85%ile Speed
AADT
June 1995
62.6 km/h
3,210 veh/day
February 1996
58.4 km/h
2,450 veh/day
August 1999
59.0 km/h
1,945 veh/day
June 2004
58.6 km/h
1,660 veh/day
March 2010
58.7 km/h
2,330 veh/day
October 2011
(after the traffic devices were removed)
43.2 km/h
1,810 veh/day
March 2012
(after the Aquatic Centre works were completed)
43.9 km/h
1,077 veh/day

Cambridge Street, north of Percival Street

Date
85%ile Speed
AADT
June 2004
41.0 km/h
1,672 veh/day
October 2011
(after the traffic devices were removed)
43.2 km/h
2,730 veh/day
March 2012
(after the Aquatic Centre works were completed)
47.9 km/h
2,293 veh/day
As shown in the above comparison of traffic data it is apparent that the traffic volume has not been significantly changed since the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre extension works were completed.




COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the information be received and noted.

THAT another count be carried out in October 2012, to further compare and establish the traffic situation in Cambridge Street, Penshurst after the completion of the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre extension works.

FURTHER THAT the findings of the traffic counts be reported back to the Traffic Committee.


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted.

THAT another count be carried out in October 2012, to further compare and establish the traffic situation in Cambridge Street, Penshurst after the completion of the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre extension works.

FURTHER THAT the findings of the traffic counts be reported back to the Traffic Committee.

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





APPENDIX


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TAC063-12CROYDON ROAD, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File10/1678



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from a resident with a petition from the residents of Croydon Road and other streets surrounding Croydon Road, Hurstville requesting Council to install a pedestrian crossing on Croydon Road, between Gannons Avenue and Beronga Avenue near Bexley Mixed Business, Hurstville.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT Council refer the petition received from the residents of Croydon Road and other neighbouring roads to RMS requesting RMS to consider installing a set of pedestrian operated traffic lights in Croydon Road, between Beronga Avenue and Gannons Avenue, Hurstville.

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


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from a resident with a petition from the residents of Croydon Road and other streets surrounding Croydon Road, Hurstville requesting Council to install a pedestrian crossing on Croydon Road, between Gannons Avenue and Beronga Avenue near Bexley Mixed Business, Hurstville.

The residents have advised that there are three bus services plus a school bus service, which operates on Croydon Road, Hurstville. They claim that it is very difficult to cross Croydon Road at this location as it is a very busy road with heavy traffic flows in both directions.

It is advised that this section of Croydon Road is a regional road under Council's jurisdiction. It is further advised that Croydon Road, Hurstville is one of the LGA boundaries, whereby the western half of Croydon Road comes under Hurstville City Council's jurisdiction, while the eastern side of the road comes under Rockdale City Council's jurisdiction.

Croydon Road is a four-lane road and provides two lanes of traffic on each direction of travel. Accordingly, it is not feasible to install a pedestrian crossing across the four lanes of travel without blocking one lane in each direction of travel to abide by the technical directions of the RMS. Blocking one lane each direction will halve the capacity of Croydon Road.

It should be noted that the Kingsgrove Road – Croydon Road route forms one of the major regional routes, which links northern and southern suburbs in the area. As a result this route carries high volume of traffic during the morning and afternoon peak periods. Accordingly, blocking one lane each direction of Croydon Road will have a significant impact on the traffic flow on Croydon Road during morning and afternoon peak periods.

It is advised that Council has received similar requests in the past. A similar request was considered by the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee in September 2011, where the Committee denied the request due to potential impact on traffic flow on Croydon Road, Hurstville.

It is further advised that Croydon Road between Queens Road and Stoney Creek Road has no means of a pedestrian facility to assist pedestrians to cross Croydon Road safely. Accordingly it is considered appropriate to refer this matter to RMS requesting them to investigate the possibility of installing a set of pedestrian operated traffic lights in Croydon Road, between Gannons Avenue and Beronga Avenue, Hurstville.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request for a pedestrian crossing in Croydon Road, Hurstville between Gannons Avenue and Beronga Avenue be denied.

THAT the possibility of installing a pedestrian refuge in Croydon Road, Hurstville be investigated and reported back to the Traffic Advisory Committee.

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


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request for a pedestrian crossing in Croydon Road, Hurstville between Gannons Avenue and Beronga Avenue be denied.

THAT the possibility of installing a pedestrian refuge in Croydon Road, Hurstville be investigated and reported back to the Traffic Advisory Committee.

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

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





APPENDIX
Croydon Road Hurstville.pdf


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TAC064-12CROYDON ROAD, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR A PEDESTRIAN FENCE FOR ST MARY STAR OF THE SEA SCHOOL
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File10/1678



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from a parent whose children attend St Mary Star of the Sea School, requesting Council to consider installing a pedestrian fence along Croydon Road, Hurstville to protect the children attending the school as they walk along the footpath.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

To be determined by the Committee


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from a parent whose children attend St Mary Star of the Sea School, Hurstville, requesting Council to consider installing a pedestrian fence along Croydon Road, Hurstville to protect the children attending the school as they walk along the footpath.

It is advised that St Mary Star of the Sea School is located along the eastern side of Croydon Road, Hurstville, which is within Rockdale City Council's jurisdiction. The subject section of Croydon Road is zoned as 40km/h during school times. Site inspections have revealed that traffic does travel at 40km/h signposted speed limit and sometimes even less than that during school times, due to the congestion with the dropping off and the picking up of the children. It should be noted that the subject section of Croydon Road experiences a significant amount of traffic throughout the day as Croydon Road is a regional Road.

The parent is requesting that a pedestrian fence be placed along the western side of Croydon Road (Hurstville City Council side) between Vine Street and Crosby Avenue, opposite to St Mary’s Star of the Sea School. The parent believes that the pathway is not wide enough for the kids, and thus a fence will improve safety of children.

It is advised that there is a signalised pedestrian crossing on Croydon Road, at its intersection with Crosby Avenue, leading straight to the entrance of the School.

A search of the RMS accident statistics for the five years between January 2006 and December 2010 has revealed that two accidents have occurred at the intersection of Vine Street and Croydon Road. Neither one of them were pedestrian related accidents.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request for a pedestrian fence in Croydon Road, Hurstville opposite St Mary Star of the Sea School be denied.

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


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request for a pedestrian fence in Croydon Road, Hurstville opposite St Mary Star of the Sea School be denied.

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

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





APPENDIX
Croydon Road, Hurstville.pdf


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TAC065-12DOUGLAS HAIG STREET, INTERSECTION WITH BAKER STREET AND GUNGAH BAY ROAD, OATLEY - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File11/380



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from a resident in Oatley requesting Council to investigate the possibility of installing a ‘STOP’ restriction at the intersection of Douglas Haig Street and Baker Street, Oatley, and to upgrade the existing ‘GIVE WAY’ restriction at the intersection of Douglas Haig Street and Gungah Bay Road, Oatley to a STOP restriction.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT a ‘GIVE-WAY’ restriction be installed for traffic on Baker Street at Douglas Haig Street, Oatley.

THAT the request to upgrade the existing ‘GIVE-WAY’ restriction at the intersection of Douglas Haig Street and Gungah Bay Road, Oatley to a ‘STOP’ restriction be denied.

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


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from a resident in Oatley requesting Council to investigate the safety of road users at the intersection of Douglas Haig Street and Baker Street, Oatley and the intersection of Douglas Haig Street and Gungah Bay Road, Oatley.

The resident claims that due to the orientation of the above two intersections, they tend to be somewhat dangerous. Accordingly he believes that the intersection of Douglas Haig Street and Gungah Bay Road should be upgraded to a STOP restriction. He also requests Council to install a new STOP restriction at the intersection of Douglas Haig Street and Baker Street, Oatley

Douglas Haig Street is a residential street located on a hilly terrain within Oatley.

Gungah Bay Road intersects Douglas Haig Street at a bend. A GIVE-WAY restriction exists at this intersection where traffic on the southern approach of Gungah Bay Road are required to give way to traffic on the northern approach of Gungah Bay Road and traffic on Douglas Haig Street (western approach).

It is advised that according to RMS Guidelines, a ‘GIVE WAY’ restriction can be changed to a ‘STOP’ restriction only when required sight distances at an intersection are hindered as a result of an obstruction such as the alignment of a corner building. According to standards, sight distance required for vehicles approaching from a side street towards a continuation road with posted speed limit of 50km/h, is 90m. A site inspection has revealed that there is more than sufficient sight distances available at the intersection of Douglas Haig Street and Gungah Bay Road. Accordingly, it is not possible to justify changing the existing ‘GIVE WAY’ restriction at this intersection to a ‘STOP’ restriction.

Baker Street intersects with Douglas Haig Street forming a T-intersection. The intersection of Baker Street and Douglas Haig Street is located at a crest on Douglas Haig Street; as a result traffic from both approaches of Douglas Haig Street are travelling uphill towards Baker Street, Oatley. Accordingly, it is considered that traffic on Baker Street (minor road) approach the intersection much faster than the traffic on Douglas Haig Street (major road). To establish the priority rule, it is considered appropriate to install a ‘GIVE WAY’ restriction for traffic on Baker Street at its intersection with Douglas Haig Street.

The accident statistics for the five years between January 2006 and December 2010 were reviewed for both above intersections to ascertain the road safety concerns raised by the residents. It is advised that according to the accident data there is no crash pattern at both of the above intersections to warrant any further traffic management measures.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT a ‘GIVE-WAY’ restriction be installed for traffic on Baker Street at Douglas Haig Street, Oatley.

THAT the "silent cop" located at the intersection of Baker Street and Douglas Haig Street, Oatley be removed.

THAT the request to upgrade the existing ‘GIVE-WAY’ restriction at the intersection of Douglas Haig Street and Gungah Bay Road, Oatley to a ‘STOP’ restriction be denied.

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


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT a ‘GIVE-WAY’ restriction be installed for traffic on Baker Street at Douglas Haig Street, Oatley.

THAT the "silent cop" located at the intersection of Baker Street and Douglas Haig Street, Oatley be removed.

THAT the request to upgrade the existing ‘GIVE-WAY’ restriction at the intersection of Douglas Haig Street and Gungah Bay Road, Oatley to a ‘STOP’ restriction be denied.

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

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





APPENDIX
Douglas Haig Street.pdf


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TAC066-12JOHNSTONE STREET, PEAKHURST- REQUEST FOR A LOAD LIMIT RESTRICTION
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Miss A. Kavanagh
File12/59



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from a resident requesting Council to consider restricting heavy vehicle access to Johnstone Street from Henry Lawson Drive, Peakhurst.



AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT a comprehensive traffic survey be carried out in Johnstone Street between Henry Lawson drive and Clarke Street South, Peakhurst to establish the current traffic situation in the area. Findings of the survey be reported to the Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.

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


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from a resident of Peakhurst requesting Council to consider restricting heavy vehicle access to Johnstone Street from Henry Lawson Drive, Peakhurst.

The resident claims that too many heavy vehicles such as trucks, semi-trailers and earthmoving rigs access Clarke Street South via Henry Lawson Drive and Johnstone Street, Peakhurst. He further claims that heavy vehicle operators ignore the existing traffic calming devices in Johnstone Street and Clarke Street at the Henry Lawson Drive end. The resident has witnessed that large trucks mount the pedestrian refuge and median island in Johnstone Street at Henry Lawson Drive and the entry island in Clarke Street South at Johnstone Street, and veer onto the wrong side of the road when accessing Clark Street South. To alleviate his road safety concern the resident has requested that Johnstone Street between Henry Lawson Drive and Clarke Street South be restricted to a 4.5 Ton Load Limit.

It is advised that Clarke Street South, Peakhurst can be accessed from Henry Lawson Drive via Belmore Road and Evans Street.

It is considered that a comprehensive traffic survey and a road safety assessment are required to establish the road safety concerns raised by the resident and to determine whether it is warranted to restrict heavy vehicle access to Johnstone Street from Henry Lawson Drive, Peakhurst.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT a comprehensive traffic survey be carried out in Johnstone Street between Henry Lawson drive and Clarke Street South, Peakhurst to establish the current traffic situation in the area. Findings of the survey be reported to the Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.

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


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT a comprehensive traffic survey be carried out in Johnstone Street between Henry Lawson drive and Clarke Street South, Peakhurst to establish the current traffic situation in the area. Findings of the survey be reported to the Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.

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

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





APPENDIX
Johnstone Street, Peakhurst.pdf


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TAC067-12KINGSGROVE COMMUNITY CENTRE - MISUSE OF CAR PARK
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File09/1927



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Councillor Steve McMahon, Mayor of Hurstville City Council has referred a representation from the Kingsgrove Community Aid to the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration regarding a parking problem in the car park at the Kingsgrove Community Centre.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT "4P 90 degree angle parking, vehicles under 6m only" signs be installed throughout the car park at Kingsgrove Community Centre located on Morgan Street, Kingsgrove.

FURTHER THAT the Kingsgrove Community Aid representative be advised of Council's decision.


REPORT DETAIL

The Kingsgrove Community Aid has made a representation to Councillor Steve MacMahon, Mayor of Hurstville City Council, requesting Council's assistance to find a solution to improve turnover of vehicles at the Kingsgrove Community Centre car park.

A representative of Kingsgrove Community Aid has advised Council that vehicles park all day in the Community Centre car park taking parking spaces away from the users of the facility. The representative has further advised that most of the clients of Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre and the Early Childhood Centre are senior citizens and mothers with babies, and rely on parking at the Community Centre car park. However, recently both of these client groups have been requiring to park well away from the centre due to parking spaces being occupied by vehicles that park all day.

Council previously installed a "90 degree angle parking, vehicles under 6m only" signage in the car park to stop illegal use of the car park by trucks.

It is considered appropriate to impose a 4 hours parking restriction at this car park to allow enough time for the users of the Kingsgrove Community Centre to use the facility, but at the same time restrict and discourage all day parking in the car park. It should be noted that without a time restriction, it is not possible to stop all day parking at this car park or to improve availability of parking for the users of the Community Centre.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT "4P, 7am -7pm, 90 degree angle parking, vehicles under 6m only" signs be installed throughout the car park at Kingsgrove Community Centre located on Morgan Street, Kingsgrove.

FURTHER THAT the Kingsgrove Community Aid representative be advised of Council's decision.


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT "4P, 7am -7pm, 90 degree angle parking, vehicles under 6m only" signs be installed throughout the car park at Kingsgrove Community Centre located on Morgan Street, Kingsgrove.

FURTHER THAT the Kingsgrove Community Aid representative be advised of Council's decision.

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





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Kingsgrove Community car park.pdf


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Thursday, 3rd May 2012

TAC068-12LUGARNO LIONS SPRING FESTIVAL 2012 - PROPOSED TRAFFIC CONTROL MEASURES
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Miss A. Kavanagh
File11/740



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received representations from the Lions Club of Lugarno, advising that the Lugarno Lions 33rd Spring Festival at Gannons Park, Peakhurst will be held on Sunday, 23rd September 2012. To facilitate this event, the Lions Club of Lugarno has requested Council's approval to establish a number of traffic control measures to regulate traffic flow on the adjoining road network during the event.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT arrangements be made to install the following temporary traffic control measures on Sunday 23rd September, 2012 to facilitate the Lugarno Lions Spring Festival at Gannons Park, Peakhurst.


THAT bus operators be notified of the proposed traffic management measures.

THAT a TMP be submitted to the RMS and Police for the proposed traffic management measures.

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


REPORT DETAIL

Lugarno Lions Spring Festival is an annual event organised by the Lions Club of Lugarno during early Spring each year. Last year this event attracted in excess of 45,000 people and the traffic has been managed with no reported incidents with the assistance of the Hurstville SES and Police.

This year, the Lugarno Lions 33rd Spring Festival at Gannons Park, Peakhurst will be held on Sunday, 23rd September 2012. The event organisers for the Lugarno Lions Spring festival have requested the following traffic restrictions to be installed for the day of the event to assist managing traffic in the area:

In the past few years Council has approved the above traffic control measures to ensure unhindered traffic flow surrounding Gannons Park during the event.

Car parking will be provided within the middle part of Gannons Park, between Ernest Street and Kara Lane, to accommodate an overflow of public parking. Event organisers have made arrangements to provide a shuttle bus service to transport people between the upper park and the festival site. In addition, subject to weather condition, the Lions Club has made arrangements to utilise Peakhurst High School and Catholic Church grounds to provide additional off street parking facilities. The Lions Club has advised that Hurstville SES has agreed to provide SES volunteers to manage traffic, parking and crowds both on and off the park during the event. The Club has requested the Police assistance (as in the previous years) to manage the traffic in the adjoining road network.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT arrangements be made to install the following temporary traffic control measures on Sunday 23rd September, 2012 to facilitate the Lugarno Lions Spring Festival at Gannons Park, Peakhurst.
THAT bus operators be notified of the proposed traffic management measures.

THAT a TMP be submitted to the RMS and Police for the proposed traffic management measures.

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


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT arrangements be made to install the following temporary traffic control measures on Sunday 23rd September, 2012 to facilitate the Lugarno Lions Spring Festival at Gannons Park, Peakhurst.
THAT bus operators be notified of the proposed traffic management measures.

THAT a TMP be submitted to the RMS and Police for the proposed traffic management measures.

FURTHER THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be notified of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





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2012 Festival Parking Signage plan.pdf2012 HCC re traffic management plan.doc


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 3rd May 2012

TAC069-12MORTS ROAD, MORTDALE - REQUEST FOR A CURFEW ON HEAVY VEHICLES
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File10/1518



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from the residents in Morts Road, requesting Council to introduce a night-time curfew to get heavy vehicles off Morts Road, Mortdale between 7pm-7am Monday to Friday.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

To be determined by the Committee


REPORT DETAIL

In December 2011, the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee considered a representation from a resident of Mortdale requesting that Morts Road between Kemp Street and Forest Road, Mortdale be restricted to heavy vehicles. After careful consideration the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee recommended;


Accordingly the resident was advised of Council's decision.

In response to Council's decision the resident, on behalf of the other residents in Morts Road, has requested that a curfew, between 7pm -7am, Monday to Friday be imposed for heavy vehicles and commercial traffic on Morts Road, Mortdale. The resident believes that a night time heavy vehicle curfew will improve the amenities of the residents of Morts Road by reducing traffic noise during the evenings and early mornings.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request for a Curfew, between 7:00pm -7:00am, Monday to Friday be imposed for heavy vehicles and commercial traffic on Morts Road, Mortdale be denied.

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


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request for a Curfew, between 7:00pm -7:00am, Monday to Friday be imposed for heavy vehicles and commercial traffic on Morts Road, Mortdale be denied.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 3rd May 2012

TAC070-12PALM COURT, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST TO STAND A MOBILE BREAST SCREEN VAN
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Miss A. Kavanagh
File05/910



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from the Health Promotion Officer of Breast-Screen NSW requesting Council's approval to stand a mobile breast screen van in Palm Court Carpark, Hurstville from Monday 28 May to Friday 22 June 2012.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT permission be granted to use Palm Court Carpark from Monday 28 May to Friday 22 June 2012 to stand the NSW mobile breast screen van.

THAT the standard fees for occupancy of road related as per Council's Schedule of Fees & Charges be waived for the proposed occupancy of Council car park from Monday 28 May to Friday 22 June 2012.

THAT all affected businesses be notified of Council's decision.

FURTHER THAT the Health Promotion Officer of Breast-Screen NSW be notified of Council’s decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from the Health Promotion Officer of Breast-Screen NSW requesting Council's approval to stand a mobile breast screen van in Palm Court Carpark, Hurstville from Monday 28 May to Friday 22 June 2012.

Palm Court Carpark is located near the intersection of Forest Road and Treacy Street, Hurstville. It has parking for approximately 30 car parking spaces. The mobile breast screen van is 10.7 metres long and 3.5 metres wide, this means that it cannot be legally parked on a public road for more than one hour without a road occupancy licence. The van can be accommodated in the Palm Court Car Park and will take up approximately 4 car parking spaces.

In the past few years, Council has approved to stand the mobile breast screen van in Palm Court Car Park as it provides a valuable service to the local community.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT permission be granted to use Palm Court Carpark from Monday 28 May to Friday 22 June 2012 to stand the NSW mobile breast screen van.

THAT the standard fees for occupancy of road related as per Council's Schedule of Fees & Charges be waived for the proposed occupancy of Council car park from Monday 28 May to Friday 22 June 2012.

THAT all affected businesses be notified of Council's decision.

FURTHER THAT the Health Promotion Officer of Breast-Screen NSW be notified of Council’s decision.


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT permission be granted to use Palm Court Carpark from Monday 28 May to Friday 22 June 2012 to stand the NSW mobile breast screen van.

THAT the standard fees for occupancy of road related as per Council's Schedule of Fees & Charges be waived for the proposed occupancy of Council car park from Monday 28 May to Friday 22 June 2012.

THAT all affected businesses be notified of Council's decision.

FURTHER THAT the Health Promotion Officer of Breast-Screen NSW be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





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Thursday, 3rd May 2012

TAC071-12SCOUTS HALL ON GLEN ROAD - TRAFFIC CONCERNS
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File12/389



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Synergy Environmental Planning Pty Ltd, on behalf of a resident in Glen Road Oatley has made a representation to Councillor Steve McMahon, Mayor of Hurstville City Council regarding the alleged illegal use of the Scout Hall by a dance group. The Mayor has referred this matter to the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the resident's concerns regarding the alleged illegal use of the Scout Hall in Glen Road, Mortdale be referred to Council's Development Control Section for investigations and appropriate action.

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


REPORT DETAIL

Synergy Environmental Planning Pty Ltd, on behalf of a resident in Glen Road Oatley has made a representation to Councillor Steve McMahon, Mayor of Hurstville City Council regarding the alleged illegal use of the Scout Hall by a dance group. The Mayor has referred this matter to the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.

Synergy Environmental Planning has advised that a resident in Glen Road, Oatley is suffering a significant loss of amenity in and around their home as a result of what is believed to be an unlawful use of the Scout Hall building on Council reserve in Glen Street, Oatley, which is signposted as "3rd Mortdale Scout Group Headquarters"

The resident has advised that use of the ‘3rd Mortdale Scout Hall’ across the road from them had changed use, and is now used on a continuing basis 6 days a week as a Commercial Dance Studio. The resident has further advised that they lived in Oatley for the past 16 years and that the use of the Hall by the Scout Group began to reduce about four years ago to a stage where for the past 3 years it has not been actively used by the Scouts at all.

Accordingly the resident has made enquiries where they allegedly found that the Dance Studio, Studio 23 Dance sub leases the Hall from the Scouts for their commercial purposes.

The resident claims that the use of the Hall for commercial purpose has caused a significant loss of privacy and amenity for their family due to significant increase in vehicle movements in Glen Road. Additionally this commercial operation is causing problems with car parking and traffic congestion in their street.

The resident believes that Glen Road at this location is narrow and that car parking on either side of the road by parents dropping off and picking up of students has narrowed the lanes to a point where traffic is forced to slow and as a result causes congestion when traffic is passing their home. In addition the resident has complained that when the parents drop their children they block the driveway of the resident’s property. Sometimes these parents park their vehicles in front of the resident’s house and wait inside their cars till their children are finished with their lessons, this in turn makes the resident very nervous as they feel they have lost their privacy.

Accordingly the resident feels very nervous, intimidated and unsafe in their own home and fears for the safety of their children (their youngest son has special needs) and in some cases the occupants of the cars park across her driveway which would prevent her from leaving in the event of a medical emergency.

As there is no off street car parking for the Scout Hall, patrons of the Dance Studio are required to park on the road and at times this parking extends for some distance down the road and along the reserve frontage with parking outside the subject resident being a premium location for the pick-up and drop off of students.

It is advised that a site inspection of Glen Road, where the Scout Hall is located has revealed that Glen Road is 7m wide, with no existing parking restrictions. Glen Road can accommodate parking on both sides while still maintaining enough carriageway for a car to get through; while this is not ideal, this situation forces traffic to slow down as traffic travelling in opposite directions on Glen Road require to give way to each other.

It is further advised that the site inspection did not reveal any apparent traffic problems. Accordingly it is recommended to refer the resident's concerns to Council's Development Control Section to investigate the legality of the use of the Scouts Hall on Glen Road.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the resident's concerns regarding the alleged illegal use of the Scout Hall in Glen Road, Mortdale be referred to Council's Development Control Section for investigations and appropriate action.

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


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the resident's concerns regarding the alleged illegal use of the Scout Hall in Glen Road, Mortdale be referred to Council's Development Control Section for investigations and appropriate action.

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

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





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Glen Road, Oatley.pdf


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 3rd May 2012

TAC072-12OATLEY TRAIN STATION, OATLEY - REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL BIKE RACKS
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Miss A. Kavanagh.
File10/643



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from a resident requesting Council to investigate the possibility of installing additional bike racks around Oatley Train Station.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the request for additional bike racks around Oatley Train Station 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 the possibility of installing additional bike racks around Oatley Train Station.

The resident has advised that he would like to see additional bike racks installed at Oatley Station because he occasionally finds that the existing bike rack on Mulga Road is at capacity.

It is advised that the current bike rack installed on Mulga Road at Oatley Train Station can accommodate four bicycles. Upon numerous site inspections, it was observed that the bike rack has not been filled to capacity.

Accordingly, is it considered additional bike racks at this location is not warranted as the existing facility is not fully utilised at this stage.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request for additional bike racks around Oatley Train Station be denied.

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


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request for additional bike racks around Oatley Train Station be denied.

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

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 3rd May 2012

TAC073-12SCOTT STREET, MORTDALE - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File12/123



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from a resident with road safety concerns in Scott Street, Mortdale.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the request to open up Breakwell Lane, Mortdale at the Forest Road end be denied.

THAT the request to ban the right turn movements from Scott Street into Forest Road be denied.

THAT a comprehensive traffic survey be carried out in Scott Street to establish the number of heavy vehicles that access Scott Street, Mortdale.

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


REPORT DETAIL

A resident in Scott Street, Mortdale has written to Council raising concerns regarding traffic congestion in Scott Street, Mortdale.

The resident’s concerns stemmed from the introduction of additional No Parking restrictions in Scott Street, near the Penshurst West Primary School. When it was explained to the resident that the extra no parking was introduced to assist the parents with the dropping off and picking up of school children and thus ease congestion around school pick up and drop off times, the resident in return suggested the following to help ease congestion in Scott Street.


It is necessary to establish the actual numbers of heavy vehicles that access Scott Street, Mortdale before a load limit restriction in Scott Street, Mortdale can be considered. Accordingly, it is suggested to undertake a comprehensive traffic survey in Scott Street to establish the classification of vehicles that use the street.

Breakwell Lane is a narrow access lane that provides access to adjoining properties. At present the laneway is closed at the Forest Road end for traffic. It is considered inappropriate to open this road closure as Breakwell Lane is not designed as a through road.

Banning a right turn from Scott Street into Forest Road is not warranted, as there is no history of repetitive cross-traffic accidents at the intersection of Scott Street and Forest Road, Mortdale. It is advised that if a right turn manoeuvre from Scott Street into Forest Road is banned, travel times for residents in Scott Street wishing to travel south along Forest Road will increase significantly.

It is further advised that numerous site inspections to Scott Street have revealed that outside of school dropping off and picking up times, Scott Street does not experience traffic congestion; it is only during school peak times. It is the usual scenario around every school site in metropolitan Sydney.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request to open up Breakwell Lane, Mortdale at the Forest Road end be denied.

THAT the request to ban the right turn movements from Scott Street into Forest Road be denied.

THAT a comprehensive traffic survey be carried out in Scott Street to establish the number of heavy vehicles that access Scott Street, Mortdale.

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


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request to open up Breakwell Lane, Mortdale at the Forest Road end be denied.

THAT the request to ban the right turn movements from Scott Street into Forest Road be denied.

THAT a comprehensive traffic survey be carried out in Scott Street to establish the number of heavy vehicles that access Scott Street, Mortdale.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 3rd May 2012

TAC074-12STATION STREET, MORTDALE - REQUEST FOR A LOAD LIMIT RESTRICTION
Report Author/sTraffic Engineering Officer, Miss A. Kavanagh
File12/59



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from a resident of Station Street, Mortdale requesting Council to consider restricting heavy vehicle movements in Station Street, Mortdale.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the request for a load limit restriction in Station Street, Mortdale be denied.

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


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from a resident in Station Street, Mortdale requesting Council to consider restricting heavy vehicle movements in Station Street, Mortdale.

According to the resident large trucks from a demolition site at 8 Boundary Road, Mortdale use Station Street to access Morts Road. The resident states that because Station Street is a residential street, trucks should not be allowed to use it as a through road.

A site inspection revealed that the demolition works at 8 Boundary Road, Mortdale have been completed. Additionally, Station Street is one of the access roads to Mortdale Commercial Centre and should not be restricted. Imposing a load limit in Station Street would increase truck movements on other residential streets in the area.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the request for a load limit restriction in Station Street, Mortdale be denied.

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


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the request for a load limit restriction in Station Street, Mortdale be denied.

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

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 3rd May 2012
Addendum

TAC075A-12BRIDGE STREET NEAR APSLEY STREET, PENSHURST - REQUEST FOR A BUS ZONE
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File03/1725



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from Punchbowl Bus & Coach Co, requesting an additional bus zone in Bridge Street at Apsley Street, Penshurst for eastbound buses.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT a 20m Bus Zone be installed on the northern side of Bridge Street, west of Apsley Street, Penshurst.

FURTHER THAT Punchbowl Bus & Coach Co be advised of Council’s decision.


REPORT DETAIL

Punchbowl Bus & Coach Co has advised Council that with the introduction of the bus priority lanes at the intercession of Bridge Street and King Georges Road Penshurst allowing bus routes to travel east on Bridge Street, an additional bus stop is required to service passengers that would have caught the bus from Connelly Street or Forest Road Previously.

Accordingly, bus operator has requested that a bus zone be installed in Bridge Street Penshurst prior to Apsley Street opposite an existing bus stop . There would be no loss of on street parking as it is currently designated as No Parking.

The existing bus zone in Connelly Street outside the Council Car Park can be removed and used to provide additional parking.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT a 20m Bus Zone be installed on the northern side of Bridge Street, east of Connelley Street, Penshurst.

FURTHER THAT Punchbowl Bus & Coach Co be advised of Council’s decision.


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT a 20m Bus Zone be installed on the northern side of Bridge Street, east of Connelley Street, Penshurst.

FURTHER THAT Punchbowl Bus & Coach Co be advised of Council’s decision.

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





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TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, 3rd May 2012
Addendum

TAC076A-12HILLCROSS STREET, LUGARNO - REQUEST FOR A NO PARKING ZONE
Report Author/sSenior Traffic Engineer, Ms S Selim
File11/415



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from a resident in Lugarno requesting Council to install a No Parking restriction opposite to the driveway crossing of his property in Hillcross Street, Lugarno.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the existing 'No Stopping 8.00am-9.30pm, 2.30pm-4.00pm School days' restriction on the souther side of Hillcross Street, Lugarno be changed to a 'No Stopping 8:00am-9.30pm, 2.30pm-4.00pm School days; No Parking at all other times' restriction subject to the consent of the owner of property at 27 Old Forest Road, Lugarno.

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


REPORT DETAIL

Council has received a representation from the resident of 25 Old Forest Road, Lugarno, advising Council that the driveway crossing of his off street car parking facility is located in Hillcross Street. Due to the narrowness of Hillcross Street (the street is only 6m wide), the resident finds it difficult to turn in or out of the driveway of his property in Hillcross Street, if a car is parked in the street on the opposite side of the driveway crossing.

It is advised that a No Parking restriction exists on the northern side of Hillcross Street, where the subject driveway crossing is located. However, on the opposite side (southern side) parking is restricted only during school times, which is sign posted as "No Stopping 8.00am-9.30pm, 2.30pm-4.00pm School days". Accordingly, the resident has advised that outside of school hours and school days when there are cars parked opposite his driveway he finds it difficult to enter or exit the driveway to access his property.

The residents has requested to change the existing 'No Stopping 8.00am-9.30pm, 2.30pm-4.00pm School days' restriction to a 'No Stopping 8am-9.30pm, 2.30pm-4.00pm School days and No Parking at all other times' restriction to ensure unhindered access to his property..

It should be noted that the above restriction is within the side frontage of 27 Old Forest Road to Hillcross Street. The driveway crossing of 27 Old Forest Road, Lugarno is also located in Hillcross Street. Parking along the Forest Road frontage of 27 Old Forest Road is restricted with a No Stopping restriction.

Accordingly it is considered appropriate to consult the resident of 27 Old Forest Road, Lugarno in regards to the requested changes to the parking arrangement in Hillcross Street.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - TAC

THAT the existing 'No Stopping 8.00am-9.30pm, 2.30pm-4.00pm School days' restriction on the souther side of Hillcross Street, Lugarno be changed to a 'No Stopping 8:00am-9.30pm, 2.30pm-4.00pm School days; No Parking at all other times' restriction subject to the consent of the owner of property at 27 Old Forest Road, Lugarno.

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


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the existing 'No Stopping 8.00am-9.30pm, 2.30pm-4.00pm School days' restriction on the souther side of Hillcross Street, Lugarno be changed to a 'No Stopping 8:00am-9.30pm, 2.30pm-4.00pm School days; No Parking at all other times' restriction subject to the consent of the owner of property at 27 Old Forest Road, Lugarno.

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

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi)





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