AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday 12 May 2016

AT 9.15am

 

 

 

 

Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets,
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga

 

Phone: 1300 292 442
Fax: 02 6926 9199
Website: www.wagga.nsw.gov.au

  


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 12 May 2016.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 12 May 2016

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                       PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                         2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                     2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                   2

Reports

RP-1            MUNDARLO ROAD RALLY SPRINT EVENT                                               3

RP-2            WAGGA WAGGA CLASSIC - CRITERIUM EVENT                                      6

RP-3            WAGGA WAGGA CLASSIC - ROAD RACE EVENT                                    9

RP-4            DOCKER STREET AND FORSYTH STREET - PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN REFUGES                                                                                                                11

RP-5            PINE GULLY ROAD ADVANCE WARNING SIGNS ON UNSEALED SECTION      17

RP-6            MICHAEL AVENUE TREATMENT AT THE INTERSECTION WITH BENEDICT AVENUE                                                                                                   20

RP-7            DOCKER STREET - PROPOSED BUS ZONE NEAR BOLTON STREET    23

RP-8            TARCUTTA STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE NEAR POLICE STATION                                                                                                  26

RP-9            KEAJURA ROAD LADYSMITH - SCHOOL BUS WARNING SIGN              28

RP-10          STURT HIGHWAY COLLINGULLIE - SCHOOL BUS WARNING SIGN       30

RP-11          OURA ROAD - COMPRESSION BRAKING SIGN                                      32  

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - MEETING HELD 10 MARCH 2016       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 10 March 2016 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Minutes - meeting held 10 March 2016

                                                                  35

 

 

  

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 May 2016.                                                                             RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               MUNDARLO ROAD RALLY SPRINT EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 11 April 2016 with members responding in favour of the conduct of the event.

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Wagga & District Car Club Mundarlo Road Rally Sprint event on 27 August 2016 which will involve a closure of Mundarlo Road subject to the conditions that appear below:

a       The arrangements regarding route, timing and other issues that are set out in the application documents are adhered to,

b       All provisions of Road Transport Legislation to be complied with,

c       Approval pursuant to section 115 of the Road Transport Act, 2013 being given by the Commissioner of Police or his delegated officer or an acknowledgement that such approval is unwarranted due to the closed and sterile nature of the event course.

d       Approval for the part of the event on the northern end of Mundarlo Road being provided by Gundagai Shire Council.

e       Any direction given by a member of the NSW Police that is pursuant to Road Transport Legislation or Occupational Health and Safety Legislation is to be promptly complied with,

f        Any direction that is given by an Officer of Wagga Wagga City Council is to be promptly complied with,

g       Failure to comply with any of these conditions will immediately void approval for the event,

h       Authorised Traffic Control Plans are to be implemented, monitored and removed by a person who holds the appropriate level of ‘Traffic Control at Worksites’ accreditation.  All provisions of the Guide to Traffic Control at Worksites manual version 4 must be complied with,

i         Responsibility for sourcing traffic control equipment including signs, barriers and traffic cones, required for implementation of the traffic control plans, lies with the Wagga & District Car Club.

j         Wagga & District Car Club are to notify NSW Rural Fire Service of the traffic control arrangements for the event and make provisions for emergency access to the closed area, if necessary

k       Wagga & District Car Club are to notify and liaise with NSW Ambulance Service so that they are aware of the traffic control arrangements for the event, with arrangements for emergency access and egress from the closed area, if necessary

 

l         All components of the event are to be conducted under the supervision and guidance of Confederation of Australian Motor Sport organisation.

m      The insurance underwriter is to endorse Wagga Wagga City Council and Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties to this event on the certificate of currency and a copy of that certificate of currency so endorsed is to be supplied to Wagga Wagga City Council not later than 19 August 2016.

n       Notification of the situation to all residents within the area that is affected by the event and suitable, reasonable arrangements made with each property owner to meet their individual needs for access to and from their properties.

o       An adequate number of marshals are to be provided to each location along the length of the course to insure that spectator access to the course is restricted to that area that was agreed upon by representatives of Wagga & District Car Club, Wagga Wagga City Council and NSW Police at a site meeting on 27 May 2015.

p       All sections of the application form that are marked ‘TBA’ must be completed and a copy supplied to Wagga Wagga City Council on or before 19 August 2016.

 

Report

Application has been received from the Wagga & District Car Club to conduct rally sprint event along Mundarlo Road 27 August 2016.  The northern end of the course, near Deltroit Road, where each participant starts, is in Gundagai Shire.  The event continues south on Mundarlo Road into Wagga Wagga City Council local government area, finishing about one kilometre from the intersection of Mundarlo Road with the Sturt Highway. This is a duplicate of the course and arrangements that were used for a similar event in 2015.  That event was conducted without incident.

Mundarlo Road will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the event unless there is a need for non-event vehicles to gain access to the course.  The closure of the road will be achieved by implementing a certified traffic control plan by authorised traffic controllers.  In this case, those controllers are members of Forest Hill Rural Fire Service.  Those members have the appropriate Roads and Maritime Services accreditation to perform that task.

Sight distance to the southern closure point has been checked and found to be appropriate.

There will be a substantial buffer zone between the road closure point and the marshalling and event control point which is inside the closed area.  There is a further substantial buffer zone between that point and the finish point for the event.

Spectators are permitted to view the event at a single point near the southern end of the course.  The proposed location for spectators was inspected by Police and Council Officers with representatives of the Car Club in 2015.  Spectators viewed the 2015 event from this position without incident.  The position, while on the outside of the last right curve before competitors reach the finish line, is protected by a distance of about 50 metres that is grade separated from the course by an incline, several trees and a solid stock fence.

Spectators will not be permitted to access any other part of the course.  There will be marshals along the course who will monitor both the vehicles and also watch to see that no spectators access the course through private property.

There are no residences along this section of Mundarlo Road.  Lane on both sides of the road is privately owned, rural in nature and well fenced.  There is no reason to expect that any person will gain access to a part of the course that is not intended for access.

The same course was previously used for Rally Sprint events up to 2006 without incident.

This event is sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS).  There will be at least two CAMS officials in attendance throughout the event.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $0.  The cost of conducting the event is met by the event organiser.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to adequately manage risks that are associated with an on-street event on behalf of Council.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Catastrophic / Likely which places it in the Extreme category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser and verified that the event organiser has consulted with land owners that are affected by the event.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 May 2016.                                                                             RP-3

 

RP-2               WAGGA WAGGA CLASSIC - CRITERIUM EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 12 April 2016 with members responding in favour of the conduct of the event.

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Wagga Classic Criterium event on 2 July 2016 which will involve road closures in the central business district, allowing the event to run on Ivan Jack Drive to Best Street, Best Street to Tompson Street, Tompson Street to Peter Street, Peter Street to Morrow Street, Morrow Street to Baylis Street, Baylis Street to Fitzmaurice Street, Fitzmaurice Street to Johnston Street and Johnston Street to Ivan Jack Drive subject to the conditions that appear below:

a       The arrangements regarding route, timing and other issues that are set out in the application documents are adhered to,

b       All provisions of Road Transport Legislation to be complied with,

c       Approval pursuant to section 115 of the Road Transport Act, 2013 being given by the Commissioner of Police or his delegated officer,

d       Any direction given by a member of the NSW Police that is pursuant to Road Transport Legislation or Occupational Health and Safety Legislation is to be promptly complied with,

e       Any direction that is given by an Officer of Wagga Wagga City Council is to be promptly complied with,

f        Failure to comply with any of these conditions will immediately void approval for the event,

g       Authorised Traffic Control Plans are to be implemented, monitored and removed by a person who holds the appropriate level of ‘Traffic Control at Worksites’ accreditation.  All provisions of the Guide to Traffic Control at Worksites manual version 4 must be complied with,

h       Responsibility for sourcing signs, barriers and traffic cones, required for implementation of the traffic control plans, lies with the Wagga Wagga Cycling Club.

i         Wagga Wagga Cycling Club are to notify the local bus service provider and taxi service provider by the 10 June 2016 and inform those organisations of the extent of the road closures and the detour routes that will be in place.

j         Wagga Wagga Cycling Club are to notify NSW Fire Brigade of the traffic control arrangements for the event and make provisions for emergency access to the closed area, if necessary

k       Wagga Wagga Cycling Club are to notify and liaise with NSW Ambulance Service so that they are aware of the traffic control arrangements for the event, with arrangements for emergency access and egress from the closed area, if necessary (arrangements to be made to park ambulance vehicles on the northern side of Johnston Street),

l         All races being run in accordance with NSW Bicycle Federation rules,

m      Notification of the situation to all residents within the area that is affected by the criterium event on 2 July 2016 and suitable, reasonable arrangements made with each resident to meet their individual needs for access to and from their properties,

n       An adequate number of marshals to be provided to each location around the criterium course where traffic control devices are implemented to maintain the devices and to encourage safe spectator behaviour.

 

Report

Application has been received from the Wagga Wagga Cycling Club to conduct a cycling event in Wagga Wagga on the Saturday 2 July 2016.  This is a continuation of the event that commenced in 2008.  The road race portion of the event will not impact on Wagga Wagga Local Government Area with course adjustments having been made that will see the event conducted in Junee and Gundagai Shires.

The Saturday event involves a series of criterium races on a closed course in the Wagga Wagga CBD.  See attached map.  This event will start at 12pm and conclude by 4:30pm.  Due to the quantity of traffic control initiatives that are required, setup for the event will commence from 10:00am.

Wagga Wagga Cycling Club has undertaken the responsibility to personally visit every resident that will be affected by the conduct of this event and to take action to satisfy all reasonable requests from those residents to meet needs for access to and from the residents’ properties.

Appropriate traffic control plans to manage this event are being reviewed from the last two similar events.  Certified plans will be prepared and implemented in a similar fashion to the 2014 and 2015 events.

This event has been conducted for the past several years on this course without adverse interaction with the non-event community.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $0.  The cost of conducting this event is met by the event organiser.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to adequately manage risks that are associated with an on-street event on behalf of Council.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Catastrophic / Likely which places it in the Extreme category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

 

  

 

RP-3          WAGGA WAGGA CLASSIC - ROAD RACE EVENT

 

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 2 May 2016 with members responding in favour of the conduct of the event.

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Wagga Classic Road Race event on Sunday 3 July 2016 which will involve traffic control on Old Narrandera Road, Millwood Road and Harris Road subject to the conditions that appear below:

a       The arrangements regarding route, timing and other issues that are set out in the application documents are adhered to,

b       All provisions of Road Transport Legislation to be complied with,

c       Approval pursuant to section 115 of the Road Transport Act, 2013 being given by the Commissioner of Police or his delegated officer,

d       Approval being forthcoming from Coolamon Shire Council for that part of the event that is within the boundaries of Coolamon LGA,

e       Any direction given by a member of the NSW Police that is pursuant to Road Transport Legislation or Occupational Health and Safety Legislation is to be promptly complied with,

f        Any direction that is given by an Officer of Wagga Wagga City Council is to be promptly complied with,

g       Failure to comply with any of these conditions will immediately void approval for the event,

h       Authorised Traffic Control Plans are to be implemented, monitored and removed by a person who holds the appropriate level of 'Traffic Control at Worksites' accreditation.  All provisions of the Guide to Traffic Control at Worksites manual version 4 must be complied with,

i         Responsibility for sourcing signs, barriers and traffic cones, required for implementation of the traffic control plans, lies with the Wagga Wagga Cycling Club.

j         All races being run in accordance with NSW Bicycle Federation rules,

k       Notification of the situation to all residents that live on the western end of Harris Road and that may be affected by the temporary closure of that road to traffic,

l         An adequate number of marshals to be provided to each location around the course where the event turns at an intersection.

 

Report

Application has been received from the Wagga Wagga Cycling Club to conduct a road race cycling event in Wagga Wagga on the Sunday 3 July 2016.  This is a continuation of the event that commenced in 2008.  This part of the overall two day event, that includes a criterium in the CBD of Wagga Wagga on the previous day, is proposed to be conducted on a new course that is within Wagga Wagga and Coolamon LGA’s. 

This event will start in The Gap Road near the intersection with Old Narrandera Road.  The volume of traffic on that road on a Sunday morning is such that no difficulties are anticipated for participants and officials to commence the event in a rolling start.  The nature of a road race of this length is that the start of the event is always very subdued.

The event will turn right onto Old Narrandera Road with the aid of full traffic control at that intersection.  The course proceeds west on Old Narrandera Road to Millwood Road where it turns right, again with the aid of full traffic control.  The course continues north along Millwood Road (MR543) to the LGA boundary with Coolamon Shire.

The course re-enters Wagga Wagga LGA travelling south on Brushwood Road, turning left onto Old Narrandera Road.  Traffic volume at this location is expected to be so light that traffic control is not required.  Riders will be instructed to obey the provisions of the Road Rules 2014 and will have the benefit of race officials that will travel in motor vehicles in front and behind the peloton.

The event course continues east on Old Narrandera Road, through Currawarna Village and Euberta to the intersection with Harris Road where it turns left onto Harris Road.  Full traffic control will be applied at that intersection and the western end of Harris Road will be closed to become a sterile environment, allowing for sprints to the finish line that will be located about 800 metres along Harris Road.  The road closures of Harris Road are expected to be of relatively short duration and will not unduly affect the non-event community.

Appropriate traffic control plans to manage this event are attached, including speed zone authorisation forms.

The Wagga Classic event has been conducted since 2008 with the road race using several different courses.  The event is well organised and every effort is made to mitigate risks to participants and the non-event community.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $0.  The cost of conducting this event is met by the event organiser.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to adequately manage risks that are associated with an on-street event on behalf of Council.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Catastrophic / Likely which places it in the Extreme category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

 

  

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 May 2016.                                                                             RP-4

 

RP-4               DOCKER STREET AND FORSYTH STREET - PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN REFUGES

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the investigation and design of the median islands with pedestrian refuges on Docker Street between Forsyth Street and Albury Street and at Forsyth Street at the intersection with Docker Street.

 

Report

A request has been received for consideration to be given to pedestrian movements between Albury Street, on the western side of Docker Street and Forsyth Street on the eastern side of Docker Street.

There are two retirement villages that are located in the Albury Street area, Gumleigh Gardens Village and Hostel and Rosebank Retirement Village.  The combined total of resident at the two facilities is 164.  Many of the residents from the two facilities walk to maintain their health.  They walk to the shopping areas at Forsyth Street and Murray Street where there is a Post Office, Pharmacy, Bakery and produce outlet.  Some also walk further to the Baylis Street shopping area.  If only 25% of residents were to walk this route on any particular day, that is still in excess of 80 pedestrian movements across both streets performed by older pedestrians each day.

Docker and Forsyth Streets are both significant impediments for the safe movement of aged pedestrians.  Both streets have two lanes in each direction and both streets are collector roads in the road hierarchy, carrying large volumes of traffic throughout the day.

It is proposed that pedestrian refuges be constructed on both Docker Street and Forsyth Street to enhance the safety of pedestrians who are crossing the two streets. The refuges should be constructed on the ‘desire line’ where pedestrians are crossing at the moment to insure that they receive maximum usage.

A pedestrian refuge in Forsyth Street at the intersection with Docker Street will have the additional advantage of formalising the turn movement for vehicles that are turning right from Docker Street into Forsyth Street.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $3,500.  This is the estimated cost of investigation and design only and does not include any construction.  The cost of construction of two raised traffic islands, each with a pedestrian refuge, is estimated to be about $30,500

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Catastrophic / Unlikely which places it in the High category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with a representative from Gumleigh Gardens Retirement Village and Hostel who was also acting on behalf of Rosebank Retirement Village

Attachments  

1.

Request for consideration of the construction of pedestrian refuges

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 May 2016.                                                                             RP-4

 




Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 May 2016.                                                                             RP-5

 

RP-5               PINE GULLY ROAD ADVANCE WARNING SIGNS ON UNSEALED SECTION

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of the following signs on the northern end of Pine Gully Road

a       A G9-318-1 ‘REDUCE SPEED TO CONDITIONS’ sign to be located 100 metres north of the caravan park entry, facing north bound traffic,

b       A W1-2(l) left reverse bend warning sign to be located 80 metres south of the start of the left reverse bend and facing north bound traffic

 

Report

A request has been received from a resident to review warning signs on the unsealed northern end of Pine Gully Road.  There is a reverse bend in the middle of this section that has been the scene of several minor crashes over the past few years. 

A review of signage on that section of road revealed that there is a single W1-2(r) reverse bend warning sign on the northern side of the reverse bends, facing south bound traffic.  There is no corresponding sign on the southern side of the reverse bend.  There is also no sign that reminds drivers that they should drive to conditions on this section of road at the end of the sealed section.

The intent of this recommendation is to locate a G9-318-1 ‘REDUCE SPEED TO CONDITIONS’ sign on the north bound approach to the curves at the start of the unsealed section of this road. 

 

G9-318-1

 

A W1-2(l) reverse bend sign should also be located about 80 metres from the start of the left reverse bend, as per the following diagram.

W1-2(l)

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $800.  Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from the Lines and Signs budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

 

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Moderate / Likely which places it in the High category.

 

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with a resident from the area.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 May 2016.                                                                             RP-6

 

RP-6               MICHAEL AVENUE TREATMENT AT THE INTERSECTION WITH BENEDICT AVENUE

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the following strategy for managing traffic at the intersection of Michael Avenue and Benedict Avenue San Isidore:

a       the use of raised rubber strips to be installed transversely at 90° to the direction of travel and limited to the inside of a painted median island

b       coloured raised rubber strips to be spaced at two metre intervals

c       the outer line marking of the traffic island to be marked as an E5 line as per the advice of the Delineation Guide, in white paint with glass bead and that is at least 150mm wide

d       the installation of yellow retro-reflective raised pavement markers around the outer edge of the traffic island at intervals of not greater than 1.5 metres.

 

Report

Traffic Committee has previously recommended to Council that a traffic island be installed at the intersection of Michael Avenue and Benedict Avenue, San Isidore, see RP-1 from 13 May 2014.  The following recommendation appears in minutes from that meeting:

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the undertaking of the design and construction of an appropriate splitter island in Michael Avenue at the intersection with Benedict Avenue, so that traffic that is travelling north-east in Michael Avenue is turned to an angle that is close to 90° before entering the intersection with Benedict Avenue.

The nature of the proposed island was indicated in the report by the following diagram.

Benedict and Michael Avenues - Proposed Treatment

The recommendation, once confirmed by Council, was added to the list of unfunded Traffic Committee agenda items, waiting the allocation of funds.

The matter has now been raised with a suggestion that raised yellow rubber strips be installed transversely to encourage drivers to stay within the travelling lane.  The rubber product is the same as that which has been successfully used in Pine Gully Road at the intersection with Old Narrandera Road for a similar purpose.

Pine Gully Rd intersection with Old Narrandera Rd

It is further proposed that the outer edge of the island be delineated using a standard E5 line, as indicated in the Roads and Maritime Services Delineation Guide, Section 4.7.  The paint should be enhanced using reflective glass bead.  The delineation of the outline should be further enhanced by the use of yellow coloured retro-reflective raised pavement markers at regular intervals on the outer line.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $5,000.  Funding for implementation of the recommendation has been allocated as part of a package to construct outstanding projects that have arisen from Traffic Committee.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in this report and further in RP-1 from 13 May 2014.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Major / Possible - which places it in the - High category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with internal WWCC stakeholders.

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 May 2016.                                                                             RP-7

 

RP-7               DOCKER STREET - PROPOSED BUS ZONE NEAR BOLTON STREET

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a:

a       25 metre length of NO STOPPING zone, using a standard r5-400(r) sign, on the western side of Docker Street from the southern alignment of Bolton Street, extending toward the south

b       20 metre length of BUS ZONE, using standard R5-20 series signs with the additional words ‘7am to 7pm / Mon – Sat’, on the western side of Docker Street, immediately south of the zone that is mentioned at point ‘a’ above.

 

Report

Traffic and at-kerb parked vehicles has increased significantly in Docker Street between Edward Street and Bolton Street.  School buses and town buses regularly stop to pick up and drop passengers on the north bound journey along Docker Street.  It is becoming increasingly difficult for the buses to find a vacant length of kerb in that area to stop without the benefit of a posted BUS ZONE.  The new office building that is soon to open in Morgan Street near the intersection with Docker Street will also contribute to bus passengers using the location as a destination and vehicles parked on streets in the near vicinity.

Establishment of a sign posted and timed BUS ZONE on the section of Docker Street that is adjacent to Belling Park will not interfere with any residences in the area.

 

Implementation of a length of NO STOPPING zone between the BUS ZONE and the intersection with Bolton Street will help to maintain access for buses back onto the road network while maintaining clear sight distance for drivers who are travelling east in Bolton Street at Docker Street.

 

 

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $550.  Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from Lines and Signs budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as ‘Insignificant / Almost Certain’ - which places it in the – Medium category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from observations that have been made of the location, particularly during morning peaks when school buses and the town bus services are competing for kerb space with parked vehicles.  The request for a bus zone has been confirmed by the local bus service provider.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 May 2016.                                                                             RP-8

 

RP-8               TARCUTTA STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE NEAR POLICE STATION

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the conversion of a single 60° angle parking space  to a mobility parking scheme parking space that complies with the provisions of Australian Standard 2890.5 table 2.4, using standard R5-1-3 series signs, on the eastern side of Tarcutta Street immediately to the north of the Police Station main gate.

 

Report

A request has been received by Council Officers for the provision of a mobility parking scheme (disabled) parking space in close proximity to the front entry to Wagga Wagga Police Station in Tarcutta Street.  There is currently only one mobility parking scheme space in this area which is located on the opposite side of Tarcutta Street.  Use of that space for a wheel chair user to reach to Police Station is difficult.  The nature of land uses in the area suggests that at least one further mobility parking scheme space is warranted on the eastern side of Tarcutta Street.

There are currently three 60° angle front to kerb spaces on the eastern side of Tarcutta Street between the driveway to the Police Station and the driveway to Walsh & Blair Solicitors.  The length of available kerb is 9.3 metres.

 

 

It is practical for the southernmost space, on the right of the photograph, adjacent to the Police Station driveway, to be converted to a single compliant disabled angle parking space, as per the provisions of Australian Standard 2890.5, table 2.4.  The width of a disabled parking space, measured parallel to the kerb, is 3.7 metres.  The remaining two angle parking spaces should be adjusted to an equal width which will be minimum for this situation.  A compliant kerb ramp and connection to the footpath should also be constructed with this parking space.

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $3,500.  A funding source has not been identified for this matter.  The item will be added to the list of unfunded Traffic Committee agenda items.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Major / Unlikely which places it in the Medium category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with a disabled driver who used wheelchair as her only means of movement when she is away from her vehicle.

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 May 2016.                                                                             RP-9

 

RP-9               KEAJURA ROAD LADYSMITH - SCHOOL BUS WARNING SIGN

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of two W6-209 (symbolic) School Bus Warning signs on Keajura Road at the following locations:

a       on the western side, facing traffic that is travelling in a northerly direction, at a point that is 150 metres east of the driveway entry to rural address known as ‘Benwerrin’ located at 1426 Keajura Road, Ladysmith,  and

b       on the eastern side, facing traffic that is travelling in a southerly direction, at a point that is 400 metres west of the main entry gate to the property as mentioned in point a.

 

Report

A request has been received from a family for the installation of W6-209 School Bus Warning signs on Keajura Road, Ladysmith. The family, who currently reside at a rural property known as ‘Benwerrin’, located at 1426 Keajura Road, Ladysmith, have two primary school aged children that meet a school bus service for Ladysmith and Wagga Wagga at the front gate of the property, the youngest child being 8 years old.

 

Keajura Road is a local road within a rural area where the default rural (100 km/h) speed limit applies. The school bus picks up the children from the side of the road adjacent to the property. In the mornings, the children cross Keajura road to catch the school bus service.

The parents of the children are concerned due to the continual flow of traffic on Keajura Road, including semi-trailers and other heavy vehicles. During periods of inclement weather, when sight distance is restricted by low levels of light, rain and / or fog, sight distance to the pickup location is greatly reduced. The installation of the school bus warning signs will provide advance warning to approaching drivers of the waiting children and the school bus movements.

The intersection of Kearjura Road and Coreinbob Siding Road is approximately 200 metres south of the pickup location. Sight distance toward the south (for north bound drivers) is reduced to about 120 metres as a result of a slight bend in the road. The sight distance to the north of the location is open with unrestricted vision in excess of 800 metres for south bound traffic.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $400. Funding to implement this initiative is expected to be sourced from the Lines and Signs budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Catastrophic / Rare  which places it in the High category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with a resident from this area.

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 May 2016.                                                                           RP-10

 

RP-10            STURT HIGHWAY COLLINGULLIE - SCHOOL BUS WARNING SIGN

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of two W6-209 (symbolic) School Bus Warning signs on the Sturt Highway at the following locations:

a       on the southern side facing traffic that is travelling in a westerly direction, at a point that is 200 metres east of the driveway entry to rural address known as ‘Ruby Park’ located at 1036 Sturt Highway, Collingullie, (Rural Address Number 3473) and

b       on the northern side facing traffic that is travelling in an easterly direction, at a point that is 200 metres west of the main entry gate to the property as mentioned in point a.

 

Report

A request has been received from a family for the installation of W6-209 School Bus Warning signs on the Sturt Highway, Collingullie. The family currently resides at a rural property known as ‘Ruby Park’ located at 1036 Sturt Highway, Collingullie. At this location the highway passes directly past the front gate of the farm where their three children aged 7, 9, and 11 meet a school bus service for Collingullie and Wagga Wagga.

 

The Sturt Highway is a classified road with this portion of the highway having a 100 km/h speed limit. The school bus picks up the children from the side of the road adjacent to the front of the property. In the morning the children must cross the highway to catch the school bus service. The parents of the children have expressed concerns regarding the continuous flow of traffic, including B-double configured heavy vehicles, at the rural location.  During periods of inclement weather when sight distance is further restricted by low levels of light due to rain and / or fog, the installation of the school bus warning signs will provide advance warning to drivers of the waiting children and the school bus movements.

Sight distance from the pickup location is at least 500 metres in both directions under normal circumstances.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative is $400. Funding to implement this initiative is expected to be sourced from the Lines and Signs budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Catastrophic / Rare  which places it in the High category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with a resident from this area.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 May 2016.                                                                           RP-11

 

RP-11            OURA ROAD - COMPRESSION BRAKING SIGN

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of an ‘A’ size G9-291 ‘REDUCE NOISE PLEASE LIMIT COMPRESSION BRAKING’ sign on the southern side of Oura Road between the rail over road bridge and East Street, facing west bound traffic as it enters North Wagga.

 

Report

A complaint has been received from a resident about noise that is generated by heavy vehicles that are using compression brake systems as they approach the intersection of Mill Street and Hampden Avenue in the residential area of North Wagga.  There is currently no signage in the area that requests drivers not to use those systems.  Mill Street, which is a prolongation of Oura Road, is a residential area with houses along the southern side of the street.

 

It is proposed that a G9-291 sign be installed on the southern side of Oura Road on the approach to the residential area, east of the intersection with East Street where Oura Road transitions to Mill Street.

 

 

 

 

While there is no guarantee that the use of such a sign will eliminate this type of noise that is generated by heavy vehicles, experience has shown that some drivers will comply with the request. 

 

There is no regulation in NSW Traffic Law that requires a driver not to use a compression braking system in a residential area provided that the system is operating efficiently and within the limits of noise generation that are set by vehicle standards and environmental legislation in relation to overall noise.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative is $950.  Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from the Lines and Signs budget

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.  The nature of the complaint relates to the aesthetic issue of ambient noise.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter has been raised as a request from a resident who is affected by the excessive noise that is generated by heavy vehicles that are using compression braking systems.

  

 

   


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 May 2016.

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

  


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 12 May 2016.