AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday

10 November 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 10 November 2016.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 10 November 2016

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                          PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                         2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                     2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                   2

Reports

RP-1            REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENT                                                                   3

RP-2            BOMEN ROAD AT INTERSECTION WITH JERSEY STREET - TREATMENT 5

RP-3            COOLAMON ROADBUS WARNING SIGNS AND BUS INTERCHANGE       9

RP-4            BRUNSKILL ROAD - TB HOLD LINE AT LAKE ALBERT ROAD SLIP LANE 16

RP-5            FIFE STREET - PROPOSED TAXI ZONE                                                  18

RP-6            FITZHARDINGE STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACES        22

RP-7            KINCAID STREET - CENTRE OF ROAD PARKING                                   27

RP-8            STATION PLACE - UPGRADE TO WAGGA WAGGA RAILWAY STATION PRECINCT                                                                                                                33

RP-9            MORGAN STREET SERVICE ROAD AND MORGAN STREET - PARKING AND TRAVEL                                                                                                   38

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - MEETING HELD 15 SEPTEMBER 2016        

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee held on 15 September 2016 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Minutes from Traffic Commitee held 15 September 2016

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 19 September 2016 with members replying in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Remembrance Day Commemorative Service on Friday 11 November 2015, as requested by the Wagga Wagga Branch of the RSL Sub-Branch, requiring the closure of Baylis Street between Tompson Street and Wollundry Lagoon and Morrow Street between O’Reilly Street and Tongaboo Lane, subject to the following conditions:

 

a       A certified and approved Traffic Control plan to be implemented by authorised personnel prior to and throughout the event.

b       No vehicular movement in the nominated areas during the event.

c       Organisers and event participants obey all Police directions.

d       Organisers and event participants obey any direction from a Wagga Wagga City Council Officer.

e       No event participant is to occupy a position on a road that is outside of the closed area.

f        The organiser must produce a copy of a certificate of currency for a public liability insurance policy, to the minimum value of $20 million, that endorses Wagga Wagga City Council and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties in this event, to Wagga Wagga City Council not later than close of business on 5 November 2016.

g       Failure to comply with any condition immediately voids approval for the event and traffic regulation and restriction will apply from that time.

 

Report

Application has been received from the Wagga Wagga RSL Sub-Branch to conduct a Remembrance Day Service at the Victory Memorial Gardens between 10:45am and 11:15am on Friday 11 November 2016.  There is no substantial difference between the application for this event and applications for events in previous years.

 

The Applicant has requested a road closure of Baylis St and Morrow St, in the vicinity of the Victory Memorial Gardens, so that proper and appropriate respect can be paid to the intention of the event.

 

Wagga Wagga City Council Staff will manage the road closures, implementing the authorised Traffic Control Plan on behalf of the organiser.

A copy of all documentation that relates to this event is attached.  The organiser will renew their annual public liability insurance policy in October 2016 and a copy, endorsing WWCC and Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties, will be provided before the event proceeds.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation:  $900

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from the Road Closure for Regular Events budget

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 – Major / Almost Certain 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 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-2

 

RP-2               BOMEN ROAD AT INTERSECTION WITH JERSEY STREET - TREATMENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse:

a       Marking a 750 metre long E1 edge line on the southern side of Bomen Road between the intersection with Dampier Street and number 40 Bomen Road, locating the longitudinal line between the kerb and the broken S1 centre line so that a four metre wide travelling lane is defined.

b       Repaint the existing S1 broken centre line in Bomen Road between the intersection with Dampier Street and the eastern end of the painted traffic island near number 40 Bomen Road.

c       Install a standard R5-400 NO STOPPING (right) sign on the southern kerb of Bomen Road, 10 metres east of the eastern kerb alignment of Jersey Street

 

Report

A complaint has been received by Council Officers from the Work Health and Safety Section of the Teys abattoir, expressing concern at the difficulty that is experienced by drivers that are turning right from Jersey Street at the intersection with Bomen Road.  Heavy vehicles that are often parallel parked at the southern kerb of Bomen Road in a position that is close to the intersection with Jersey Street cause a degree of obstruction to sight distance toward the east.  This is reported to have resulted in near misses.

Bomen Road is 19 metres wide between kerbs with one lane in each direction.  There is a faded S1 (broken) separation line marked on the road.  Jersey Street connects to a car park and gate entry to the Teys abattoir.    Heavy vehicles that park at the southern kerb of Bomen Road often park very close to the intersection with Jersey Street.  The lack of definition of the travelling lane prevents drivers that are turning from Jersey Street from feeling that they can move sufficiently forward so as to be able to see traffic that is approaching from the east.

It is proposed that an E1 edge line should be marked on Bomen Road, defining the west bound travelling lane at a width of 4 metres, leaving 5.5 metres to accommodate parked vehicles and to allow drivers that are entering Bomen Road from Jersey Street to move forward past the parked vehicles and have unobstructed vision towards the east.  This initiative has been used with success at other locations.

It is also proposed that the S1 broken centre line be repainted as line marking maintenance.

The installation of a NO STOPPING sign to confirm the statutory 10 metres zone in which vehicles should not be parked near an intersection will also assist improvement in the situation.

 

The E1 edge line should be continued to meet the eastern end of an existing edge line that is marked adjacent to a painted median near number 40 Bomen Road.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation:  $750

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 / Possible which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the Teys Work Health and Safety Officer.

 

Attachments  

1.

Letter from Teys Work Health and Safety Officer

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-2

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-3

 

RP-3               COOLAMON ROADBUS WARNING SIGNS AND BUS INTERCHANGE

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the following strategies in Coolamon Road near the intersection with Prices Road:

a       The installation of ‘B’ size W6-209 (School Bus Warning) signs on both the north and south bound approaches to the location near Prices Road that is used as a morning and afternoon bus interchange location, as indicated in the diagram that is contained in the report.  Signs to be located at a distance of 120 metres from the interchange in both directions.

b       The installation of flap style lane divider delineators on a path that is immediately on the road shoulder side of the north bound (west) E1 edge line at 15 metre intervals over a distance of 60 metres on both the approach and departure side of the intersection with Prices Road.

c       Construction of an extension of the width of the sealed bitumen shoulder on the north bound departure side of the intersection with Princes Road so that the sealed shoulder is a minimum of 6.5 metres wide over a length of 75 metres plus appropriate entry and exit transitions.

d       Remarking the existing E1 edge lines over a length of at least 100 metres on both the approach and departure sides of the locations that are used for the morning and afternoon bus interchanges near Prices Road.

 

Report

A request has been received from Brett Allen of Allens Coaches, seeking the installation of warning signs on both north and south bound approaches to the location on Coolamon Road, near the intersection with Prices Road, which is used as a morning and afternoon bus interchange.

There are no warning signs on Coolamon Road that warn drivers that there is any school bus activity in this area.

The morning interchange is conducted in a driveway area, well off the eastern edge of Coolamon Road.  Not all of the buses are at this location at the same time.

In the afternoon the five buses arrive at the location at the same time.  They pull off the western edge of Coolamon Road, immediately north of the intersection with Prices Road, and children walk between buses as necessary. The shoulder on the western side of Coolamon Road has been extended and sealed for a width of about 2.5 metres outside of the E1 edge line.  That is insufficient width to allow for a safety buffer zone between the edge line and the off side of stationary buses, the width of the bus (2.5m) and an all-weather surface for children to walk between buses.  The shoulder needs to be extended so that it is at least 6.5 metres wide outside of the edge line.


This section of Coolamon Road has a 100 km/h speed limit, passing through a rural area.  It is a classified (MR 240) Regional Road in the Road Hierarchy, carrying significant numbers of heavy vehicles. It is a B-double route and is likely to be classified as a Higher Mass Limit route in the near future. Coolamon Road carries 2500 to 3000 vehicles per day.

It is further proposed that flap style lane delineators be installed at 15m intervals over a length of 60 metres on both sides of the intersection with Prices Road, 120 metres in total.  These delineators should be located on a path that is immediately outside of the edge of the E1 edge line, providing a tactile warning for drivers that might inadvertently drift towards the position where buses are stopped.

Rubber Flat style delineator

 

View of approach to area (towards Wagga Wagga)

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation:  $50,000

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from the budget for 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 – Catastrophic / Unlikely which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with Brett Allen from Allens Coaches.

 

Attachments  

1.

Letter from Brett Allen of Allens Coaches

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-3

 



Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-4

 

RP-4               BRUNSKILL ROAD - TB HOLD LINE AT LAKE ALBERT ROAD SLIP LANE

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

a       That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a TB hold line across the opening that is created by the slip lane between Lake Albert Road and Brunskill Road, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

At the Traffic Committee meeting on 15 September 2016 NSW Police raised the issue of drivers exiting the slip lane between Lake Albert Road and Brunskill Road failing to give way to drivers who had turned right from Main Street into Brunskill Road. The provisions of the Road Rules 2014, Rule 72(4) require that a driver who is exiting a slip lane must give way to traffic that is already on the road that they are turning onto.  It appears that the angle of intersection of the three roads possibly causes some confusion for drivers who may be unsure of the provisions of the legislation.

It is proposed that a TB Give Way hold line be painted across the point of exit from the slip lane, as per the following diagram.

The new TB line will look similar to the following photo-diagram, providing a clear visual queue for drivers who are turning from Lake Albert Road into Brunskill Road, indicating that they are required to give way to traffic that is already in Brunskill Road.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation:  $250

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 – Minor / Likely which places it in the – MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the NSW Police.

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-5

 

RP-5               FIFE STREET - PROPOSED TAXI ZONE

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of 13 metres of TAXI ZONE, using standard R5-21 series signs with the additional words ‘7am – 7pm’, on the western side of Fife Street adjacent to the Forest Hill shopping centre, between the middle and southern most driveways, as per the diagrams that are included in the report.

 

Report

A request has been received from the Chairman of Wagga Taxis Cooperative Society Limited for the establishment of a TAXI ZONE in Forest Hill, as near as possible to the Forest Hill shopping centre.  There is an existing TAXI ZONE in Forest Hill, located at the airport, but that is some distance from the shopping centre and from the RAAF Base front gate. Information that has been supplied by the Taxi Cooperative suggests that both the shopping centre and the RAAF Base generate business for taxis. A location where taxis can wait or where prospective passengers know that a taxi may be available or to where those passengers may be directed, would be an advantage to the amenity of the area.

A canvass of the people who work in the shopping centre has been conducted by a Council Officer.  The only concern that was raised is that people wanted to be able to park their private vehicles as near as possible to their place of employment.  The loss of two unrestricted parking spaces from Fife Street will have little effect on the overall availability of on-street parking.  There was adequate space available in Allonby Avenue at times when the situation was observed by Council Officers.

Allonby Avenue adjacent to shopping centre

 

It is proposed that a 13 metre long TAXI ZONE be established on the western side of Fife Street, between the middle and southern most driveways to the shopping centre, as indicated in the following diagrams.

 

Fife Street - location recommended for Taxi Zone

The close proximity of the concrete driveway and the formed footpath in Fife Street will make easier access for disabled passengers.

This location is considered to be superior to Allonby Avenue as it is closer to the shop entry points and access to Fife Street is better for people with movement inhibiting disabilities.  Access to a suitable location in Allonby Avenue is further to walk.  There is no pedestrian connection direct from the car park to the Allonby Avenue footpath near the intersection with Fife Street.  Thirteen metres is sufficient to accommodate two ordinary taxis or one disability equipped (maxi) taxi.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation:  $350

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 significant risks that are associated with this matter.

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the Wagga Taxi Cooperative Society Limited and with people who work at Forest Hill shopping centre.

 

Attachments  

1.

Letter from Wagga Taxi Cooperative

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-5

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-6

 

RP-6               FITZHARDINGE STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACES

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of one new mobility parking scheme (disabled parking) spaces on the eastern side of Fitzhardinge Street immediately to the north of the Robertson Oval access road, using standard R5-1-3 Mobility Parking Scheme signs with the numeral ‘3’ displayed in front of the ‘P’.

 

Report

A request has been received from the Wagga Wagga Croquet Club for consideration of the addition of one or more Mobility Parking Scheme spaces to be located in Fitzhardinge Street near the Club’s playing fields.  The Croquet Club is mostly made up of members who are of retirement age, many holding Mobility Parking Scheme permits.  Members play at the Clubs playing fields most mornings through the week.  The only other Mobility Parking Scheme spaces in Fitzhardinge Street were created with a view to providing appropriate access for visitors to Chauncey House which is completely separate to the Croquet Club.

An investigation found that there is a driveway that leads down into the Croquet Club grounds.  The position of the driveway has resulted in the statutory 10 metre distance from an intersection in which a vehicle should not stand being increased to 20 metres.

There is space to reduce the length of NO PARKING zone that is indicated by the R5-40R NO PARKING sign from 20 metres to 16 metres from the intersection with the Robertson Oval access road. One 60° angel front to kerb Mobility Parking Scheme space could be placed in the 4 metre length between the unrestricted parking area and the NO PARKING zone.

The provisions of Australian Standard 2890.05, paragraph 4.5.2 deals with the provision of parking space design requirements for people with disabilities. Diagram (b) indicates that there should be two kerb ramps constructed, one at either outside edge of a parking space that has been allocated for use by people who hold Mobility Parking Scheme permits (in NSW).  The driveway into the Croquet Club can reasonably be used to satisfy the requirement on the off side of the parking space. 

There is still a requirement to construct a kerb ramp and connection to the foot path from the near side of the space so that the space complies with the requirements of the Australian Standard.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation:  $2500

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from Lines and Signs budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the Wagga Wagga Croquet Club in respect of this matter.

 

Attachments  

1.

Letter from Wagga Wagga Croquet Club

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-6

 



Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-7

 

RP-7               KINCAID STREET - CENTRE OF ROAD PARKING

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the following changes to the configuration of Kincaid Street in the section between Fitzmaurice Street and Trail Street, on the basis of a six-month trial, by:

a       Removal of permitted parallel parking at the southern kerb by installing R5-40 series ‘NO PARKING’ signs except in the indented section that is at the front of 22 Kincaid Street where the existing ½ P timed parking should remain.

b       Marking a 1.5 metre wide Cycle Lane parallel and adjacent to the southern kerb using standard PS-2 bicycle decals and standard ‘A’ size R7-1-4 regulatory Cycle Lane signs.

c       Marking the outside of the Cycle Lane with an L5 line as per the requirements of the NSW Bicycle Guidelines document that is produced by Roads and Maritime Services.

d       Marking of a 3.7 metre wide west bound travelling lane between the L7 line that is mentioned at point ‘c’ and an E1 edge line.

e       Marking a total of forty-four 90° angle parking spaces, 25 in the section between Fitzmaurice Street and Barrand Street and 19 in the section between Barrand Street and Trail Street.

f        Parking bay sizes are to be 3.0 metres wide by 5.4 metres long.

g       Installing signs facing drivers at the approach to each section in both directions, similar to the diagram that is contained in the report with the words:

90° ANGLE

Centre of Road Parking

Forward in and

Forward Out Only

NO TIME LIMIT

Vehicles

Under 5.4m Only

h       Installing R5-65 ‘PARK IN BAYS ONLY’ signs immediately under the signs that are mentioned at point ‘g’.

i         Installing appropriate centre island spaces at both ends of the centre of road parking areas and also on both sides of the Barrand Street intersection using pre-formed, moulded rubber sections, as per the photograph that is contained in the report.

j         Marking a 3.7 metre wide east bound travelling lane between an E1 edge line along the boundary of the parking bays and an L7 line that is mentioned at point ‘k’.

k       Marking a 1.5 metre wide Cycle Lane parallel and adjacent to the northern side of the east bound travelling lane using standard PS-2 bicycle decals and standard R7-1-4 regulatory Cycle Lane signs.

l         Maintaining the parallel parking bays with 1P restriction adjacent to the northern kerb, marked with ‘T and L’ marks in accordance with the provisions of Australian Standard 1742 Part 11 Section 7.1

m      Installing a standard ‘A’ size R2-6(R) ‘NO RIGHT TURN’ sign in Kincaid Street facing east bound traffic at the intersection with Barrand Street.

 

Report

Council has received many complaints about a lack of long term parking in the northern end of the CBD.  Some of the timed parking in Fitzmaurice Street has been extended from 1P to 2P.  An opportunity has also been identified to trial a length of centre-of-road, 90° angle parking in Kincaid Street between Fitzmaurice Street and Trail Street.

Kincaid Street is 19 metres wide between kerb faces.  Historically there has been 1P time limited parallel at-kerb parking on both sides of the length. Parking space on the length is almost always underutilised.  Kincaid Street has also been identified as a route for bicycle riders to travel to and from the northern end of the CBD.

Australian and New Zealand Standard 2890.5 Section 2.5 deals with centre-of-road parking.  Table 2.3 suggests that where the one-way traffic flow is 0 to 400 vehicles per hour the required street width is 23 metres between kerb faces where there is parallel parking on both sides.  Removal of the parallel parking on one side reduces that required width.  A plan has been developed that, while not strictly meeting the width requirements of Section 2.5, appears to meet the needs that will allow the implementation of centre-of-road parking in Kincaid Street.  A copy of the plan is attached to this report.

The features of the plan include:

·    Removal of the parallel at-kerb parking on the southern side of the street except for the indented section at the front of the hotel / motel,

·    Establishment of compliant 1.5 metre wide cycle lanes on both sides of the street,

·    Marking 90° angle parking bays that are 3.0 metres wide by 5.4 metres long in the centre of the street,

·    The centre-of-road parking is not to be time limited, allowing for an increase in all-day parking for employees in a location that is close to Fitzmaurice Street,

·    Parking on the northern side of the street is to remain 1P time limited parallel to kerb with ‘T and L’ marks painted on the road seal to maximise the parking volume that can be achieved in that length,

·    Preventing right turn movements for east bound traffic in Kincaid Street into Barrand Street due to reduced sight distance to west bound traffic at the approach to the intersection.

East bound lane configuration

 

West bound lane configuration

Bicycle riders can be safely accommodated in the area using marked Cycle Lanes in both directions.  The Cycle Lanes are designated by the use of standard decals that are painted on the road seal within that lane and standard ‘A’ size R7-1-4 Cycle Lane signs.

Signs that are to accompany the centre-of-road parking indicate that the bays should only be used by vehicles that are not greater than 5.4 metres in length.  The signs also indicate that drivers must enter and leave the parking bays in a forward direction, to avoid the additional danger that might be caused by drivers reversing into a travelling lane.  The bays are marked at 3.0 metres wide to allow for the required swept path turning movement when entering and leaving the spaces.

For the period of the trial, entry and exit points to the length of Kincaid Street are defined using moulded, raised rubber lengths.

It is anticipated that if the trial is successful and a decision is made to retain the arrangement, then these raised rubber lengths will be replaced with raised splitter islands, as per the attached diagram.

A review of the risk elements in the length revealed that vehicles that are parked in the centre of the road, immediately on the eastern side of the intersection with Barrand Street, mask west bound vehicles from drivers who are turning right into Barrand Street.  The proximity to the roundabout at the intersection with Fitzmaurice Street and the fact that Barrand Street can easily be reached by turning right at the intersection with Trail Street has resulted in a recommendation that right turns from Kincaid Street into Barrand Street should be prevented using NO RIGHT TURN signs.

The KEEP LEFT sign that is shown in the above photograph is to be replaced by a NO RIGHT TURN sign.  There is no need at this time to restrict right turn movements from Barrand Street into Kincaid Street as the sight distance limitation does not appear to be an issue for drivers that are making that turning manoeuvre.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation:  $15,000

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from the Parking Reserve.

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 internal WWCC stakeholders.

Consultation was undertaken with business operators in this part of Kincaid Street.

 

Attachments  

1.

Diagram of Kincaid Street Centre of Road Parking

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-7

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-8

 

RP-8               STATION PLACE - UPGRADE TO WAGGA WAGGA RAILWAY STATION PRECINCT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse:

a       The construction of a pedestrian refuge at the southernmost end of Station Place that complies with the requirements of Roads and Maritime Services Technical Direction TDT 2002/10,

b       Marking a 10 metre length of BB (double unbroken) separation line that divides the south bound and north bound travelling lanes in Station Place, finishing on the eastern side of the pedestrian refuge,

c       Remark the existing BB separation line in Station Place that commences at the southern tip of the splitter island that is associated with the Edward Street traffic control light signals and finishes near the alignment of northern kerb of Grays Lane

d       The remaining length of Station Place, from Grays Lane to the northern end of the BB line that is mentioned at point ‘b’ is to be marked with an S6 (broken) separation line.

 

Report

Wagga Wagga City Council has received notification from SMEC – Australia and New Zealand Division (Project Managers) of the intention of Sydney Trains to significantly change the Wagga Wagga Railway Station precinct at the southern end of Station Place.  A copy of supplied diagrams, including a ‘Swept Path’ diagram for the proposed redevelopment, is attached.

The features of the redevelopment project include the removal of the existing roundabout and construction of a new car park and bays to accommodate passenger transport coaches. The proposed redevelopment also includes the construction of a pedestrian refuge that is to be located in the middle of Station Place at its southern most point.  This refuge provides an ‘entry statement’ to the redeveloped area at the front of the Railway Station.

While the proposed refuge is to be constructed partially on the road reserve and partially on land that is under the control of the rail authority, it is to be wholly funded by Sydney Trains as part of the redevelopment project.

The ‘swept path’ diagram indicates that the pedestrian refuge is a marked pedestrian crossing.  That is not the case.  An assessment of the site characteristics revealed that warrants for a marked pedestrian crossing are not met in terms of vehicular traffic volume of pedestrian numbers. Consequently, the proposal was changed from a marked pedestrian crossing to a compliant pedestrian refuge.

The project management team from SMEC have been introduced to the Wagga Taxi Cooperative.  It is understood that there have been discussions on the proposed changes and that the Taxi Cooperative are satisfied with access to both the railway station and to the taxi rank that is located in Station Place.

The existing BB separation line in Station Place, which runs from the southern end of the splitter island associated with the traffic control light signals at the Edward Street intersection to the alignment of the projection of the northern kerb of Grays Lane, is to be reinstated.

The existing S6 separation line that extends from the southern end of the BB line that is mentioned immediately above is also to be reinstated.

A short length of BB separation line, nominally 10 metres, should guide south bound traffic in Station Place to the left side of the raised island at the pedestrian refuge.  The length of that BB separation line should not restrict taxis from making a lawful U turn to enter the taxi rank.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation:  $ Nil

Funding for this project is to be provided by Sydney Trains.

 

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage risk issues that are identified and that is detailed in the report.

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with SMEC Project Managers for Sydney Trains and Wagga Taxi Cooperative.

 

Attachments  

1.

Wagga Wagga Railway Station Precinct - Diagram

 

2.

Railway Station Precinct - Swept Path Diagram

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-8

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-8

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-9

 

RP-9               MORGAN STREET SERVICE ROAD AND MORGAN STREET - PARKING AND TRAVEL

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the following initiatives in the Morgan Street Service Road and Morgan Street between Docker Street and Murray Street:

a       The installation of R2-11 (Two-Way) signs on both sides of both entry points between Morgan Street and the Service Road as per the attached diagram

b       The installation of one six metre long Mobility Parking Scheme space using standard R5-1-3 series signs with the addition of the numeral ‘1’ in front of the ‘P’ on the northern side of the road at the front of number 189, as indicated in the attached diagram

c       The installation of a Mobility Parking Scheme decal to be painted on the road seal within the parking space that is mentioned at point ‘b’.

d       The installation of 19 metres of ½ hour timed parking, using standard R5-1-1 series signs with the additional words ‘½P / 8:30am – 6pm / Mon – Sat’, on the northern side of the road, commencing on the eastern side of the zone that is mentioned at point ‘b’ and ending at the driveway to property at number 187, as per the attached diagram

e       The installation of a length of two hour timed parking, using standard R5-1-1 series signs with the additional words ‘2P / 8:30am – 6pm / Mon – Sat’, on the northern side of the road, commencing on the western side of the zone that is mentioned at point ‘b’ and ending at the driveway to property at number 195, as per the attached diagram.

f        The installation of a length of two hour timed parking, using standard R5-1-1 series signs with the additional words ‘2P / 8:30am – 6pm / Mon – Sat’, encompassing nine existing marked 90° angle parking bays on the southern side of the road, immediately east of the mobility parking scheme space that is adjacent to the eastern most connecting driveway, as per the attached diagram.

g       The installation of 20 metre lengths of NO STOPPING zone, using standard R5-400 series signs, on both sides of Morgan Street immediately east of the intersection with Docker Street, as per the attached diagram.

h       Marking all available at-kerb parallel parking spaces in Morgan Street between the intersections with Docker Street and Murray Street and for the full length of the Morgan Street Service Road with ‘T & L’ markings, as per the provisions of Australian Standard 1742 Part 11 Section 7.1, with the aim of maximising the utilisation of space that is available for on-street vehicle parking.

 

 

 

Report

A petition has been received from a business operator, customers and others in relation to parking arrangements in the Morgan Street Service Road and Morgan Street between Docker Street and Murray Street.  Investigations of the various issues revealed that parking arrangements in the area require adjustment to allow for a mixture of all-day parking and shorter term parking so as to accommodate business customers.

A request for an additional mobility parking scheme (disability) parking space on the Service Road with a one hour limit to insure that the space is principally available for use by business customers is reasonable in this area. Provision for this initiative is provided by Road Rules 2014, Rule 206. There is an opportunity to combine a space with an existing driveway to reduce the overall cost of establishing a compliant parallel Mobility Parking Scheme space which is required to have kerb ramps constructed at the front and rear of the space. Australian Standard 2890.05, paragraph 4.5.2 relates.

A request is contained in the petition for a length of shorter term timed parking to allow for a high turnover of parked vehicles.  That length, equating to four parking spaces, may be established immediately to the east of the afore mentioned Mobility Parking Scheme space.

A request for a length of two hour timed parking to be located in the Service Road area is also contained in the petition.  A length of 2P parking, equating to eight spaces, can be located immediately to the west of the Mobility Parking Scheme space mentioned above.

A further 28 x 90° angle parking spaces with no time restriction have recently been constructed by covering the old storm water drain.  At this time it is not proposed to restrict the use of these spaces.

An inspection of the Morgan Street Service Road revealed that it does not comply with the provisions of Road Rules 2014, Rule 136 which requires that R2-11 ‘TWO-WAY’ signs be installed on service roads that are subject to the two-way movement of traffic.  In the absence of those signs, only ONE-WAY travel is permitted in the direction of the nearest travelling lane of the parent road.  The Morgan Street Service Road area is designed for TWO-WAY flow of traffic and that must be enabled by the installation of the R2-11 signs on both sides of the two entry / exit driveways.

Observations in the area confirmed a lack of turnover of parking on the (old) eastern end of the Service Road.  It is proposed to convert nine of the existing 90° angle parking spaces on the southern side at the eastern end of the Service Road from untimed to two hour limited parking to create a turnover of vehicles that will be in favour of visitors to businesses and consulting rooms in that area.

The intersection of Morgan Street and Docker Street is very busy with high volumes of turning traffic in all directions.  It is proposed that the statutory length of NO STOPPING zone in Morgan Street should be increased to 20 metres from the eastern kerb alignment of Docker Street to increase safety for turning traffic and for people who might be entering or exiting parked vehicles.

It is also recommended that all available kerbside parallel parking on both sides of Morgan Street between Docker Street and Murray Street and in the  Service Road should be marked with ‘T and L’ lines as per the directions in Australian Standard 1742 (Manual of uniform traffic control devices), Part 11 (Parking controls). Section 7.1 which deals with ‘Delineation of parking spaces’. The standard indicates that a solid line, encompassing the whole space, need not be used.

Figure 1 - Solid line markings

Parallel parking space marking - solid line

It is sufficient to mark spaces using L and T markings, as in figure 2.

Figure 2 - Abbreviated markings

Parallel parking space marking - L and Ts

 

Using markings in this way reduces the cost of installing and maintaining the infrastructure.  This initiative will maximise the volume of parked vehicles that can be accommodated in the area.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation is $2500 for lines and signs and $1500 for a kerb ramp.

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from the Lines and Signs budget and the Parking Reserve.

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

Consultation was undertaken with the person who initiated the petition.

 

Attachments  

1.

Morgan Street Service Road and Morgan Street - Parking and Travel

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.                                                                  RP-9

 



  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 November 2016.

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

  

 

 

 

 


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 10 November 2016.