AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday
9 March 2017

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 9 March 2017.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 9 March 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                              2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                      2

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                          2

CM-1            Confirmation of Minutes - 10 November 2016                                   2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Reports

RP-1             BUTCH MENZ BICYCLE RACE  - ON-STREET EVENT                                   4

RP-2             COME AND TRY TRIATHLON - ON-STREET EVENT                                      6

RP-3             WAGGA LIVE 2016 NEW YEARS EVE - ON-STREET EVENT                          8

RP-4             TOLLAND CYCLING CLUB WEEKLY RACES - ON-STREET EVENT             10

RP-5             TOLLAND CYCLING CLUB - OPEN ROAD RACE ON 4 AND 5 MARCH 2017 - ON-STREET EVENT                                                                                           12

RP-6             STURT HIGHWAY FOREST HILL - BUS ZONE AT PUBLIC SCHOOL            15

RP-7             JONES STREET - MARK S1 BROKEN CENTRE LINE                                   18

RP-8             MINGARA STREET NORTH WAGGA WAGGA - GIVE WAY CONTROL AT THE INTERSECTION WITH HALE STREET                                                          20

RP-9             EDWARD STREET - PARKING CONTROLS WEST OF INTERSECTION WITH MURRAY STREET                                                                                        22

RP-10           BOURKE STREET - 40 KM/H SCHOOL ZONE LENGTH                                26

RP-11           INGLEWOOD ROAD INTERSECTION WITH MITCHELL ROAD - NOT TO RESINSTATE RUMBLE BARS AFTER ROADWORKS                                  33

RP-12           KINCAID STREET - CENTRE OF ROAD PARKING - REVIEW OF TRIAL       40

RP-13           MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACES IN CENTRAL WAGGA WAGGA     43

RP-14           FITZMAURICE STREET - CHANGES TO MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION WITH JOHNSTON STREET                       48

RP-15           FITZMAURICE STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE ON WESTERN SIDE BETWEEN JOHNSTON STREET AND GURWOOD STREET                51

RP-16           FITZMAURICE STREET BETWEEN GURWOOD STREET AND KINCAID STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE                                                         54

RP-17           FITZMAURICE STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE NEAR GURWOOD STREET                                                                                                       57

RP-18           CRAMPTON STREET NEAR INTERSECTION WITH FITZMAURICE STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE                                                         60

RP-19           BAYLIS STREET - REMOVAL OF NO STOPPING ZONE AND REPLACE WITH MOBILITY PARKING ZONE                                                                          62

RP-20           BAYLIS STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE OPPOSITE THE MARKETPLACE                                                                                           65

RP-21           BAYLIS STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE OPPOSITE THE STURT MALL                                                                                                           69

RP-22           BAYLIS STREET MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE BETWEEN MORROW STREET AND TOMPSON STREET                                                               72

RP-23           BAYLIS STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE NEAR VICTORY MEMORIAL GARDENS                                                                                 75

RP-24           PETER STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACES BETWEEN TOMPSON STREET AND SHEPPARD STREET                                                              78

RP-25           TOMPSON STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE NEAR PETER STREET                                                                                                                     81

RP-26           BAGLEY DRIVE - GIVE WAY SIGN CONTROL NEAR WAGGA WAGGA CITY GOLF CLUB                                                                                                           84

RP-27           EDEL QUINN LANE - NO STOPPING ZONE                                                  87

RP-28           SHAW STREET PARKING AT SOUTHERN END - CHANGE TO ANGLE PARKING                                                                                                                     89

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              Confirmation of Minutes - 10 November 2016       

 

Recommendation

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

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Minutes for Traffic Committee meeting held 10 November 2016

99

 

 

  

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                           RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               BUTCH MENZ BICYCLE RACE  - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by way of email on 22 December 2016 with members responding in favour of the recommendation.

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Butch Menz Memorial Bicycle Race, starting and finishing at Collingullie on Sunday 26 March 2017, subject to the following conditions:

 

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 are complied with,

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

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

e       Authorised Traffic Control Plans to be implemented, monitored and removed by a person who holds the appropriate level of 'Traffic Control at Worksites' certification,

f        Responsibility for sourcing signs, barriers and witches hats, required for implementation of the traffic control plans, lays with Wagga Wagga Cycling Club,

g       Wagga Wagga Cycling Club will notify and liaise with NSW Ambulance Service, Rural Fire Service and the NSW Fire and Rescue so that they are aware of the traffic control arrangements for the event,

h       The race is to be run in accordance with NSW Bicycle Federation rules,

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

j         Consent for the portion of the race that is in Lockhart Local Government Area  being given by Lockhart Council,

k        Failure to comply with any of these conditions will immediately void approval for the event.

 

Report

The Butch Menz Memorial Handicap Road Cycling event is an annual bicycle race. The start and finish of the event is at Collingullie.  The route was changed in 2016 to start and finish in Collingullie but the race course is out-and-back on Lockhart Road (MR 59) to Lockhart. The 2016 event was successful with no adverse incidents reported.

 

Some difficulty was experienced in 2016 at the start of the event on Lockhart Road. Marshalling cyclists at the start of the event caused concerns for organisers that related to the speed of vehicles that turned off the Sturt Highway onto Lockhart Road. A minor change is recommended for the 2017 Event that will allow riders to assemble and start from the northern end of The Rock – Collingullie Road (MR 543), near the intersection with Lockhart Road. This location is far more suitable for the purpose of starting this event.  Riders will be assembled in the side road and will commence the race in a rolling start as they make the left turn onto Lockhart Road. The Rock – Collingullie Road carries very low volumes of traffic, particularly on a Sunday morning. It is unlikely that the event will cause any disruption to the non-event community.

 

A traffic control plan has been prepared for the event, providing for short term road closures to facilitate the start and also for a section of sterile race conditions on the approach to the finish line.

 

Lockhart Road carries very light volumes of traffic at the time that the event is planned, reducing impact on the non-event community. The TCP requires 60 km/h speed limits to be implemented to allow for the Stop/Slow controllers to work on the road. Wagga Wagga City Council will issue Speed Zone Authorisations for the two roads that are indicated in the TCP diagram.

 

Wagga Wagga Cycling Club is very experienced in running this type of event and this event, in particular. There has never been an adverse incident associated with this event in previous years.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $0

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 / LIKELY which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                           RP-2

 

RP-2               COME AND TRY TRIATHLON - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by way of email on 22 December 2016 with members responding in favour of the recommendation.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the ‘Come and Try’ Triathlon event on Sunday 29 January 2017, requiring the closure of Pine Gully Road to accommodate the event subject to the following conditions:

 

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

b       All provisions of Road Transport Legislation are complied with.

c        Approval is granted by the Commissioner of Police for the race to take place under section 115 of the Road Transport Act, 2013.

d       Any direction given by a member of the NSW Police 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        All Traffic control plans comply with, and are applied in accordance with, the provisions of the most recent edition of the ‘Traffic Control at Worksites’ manual

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’ certification.

h       Permission to hold that portion of the event that is within the CSU boundary is given by an authorised person from CSU.

i         The identity and contact details for the person who is nominated as the Site Controller, as indicated in the Traffic Control Plan document, must be provided to the Wagga Wagga City Council Traffic Section not later than close of business on 20 January 2017.

j         Responsibility for sourcing all traffic control devices that are required for implementation of the traffic control plans, lays with Wagga Triathlon Club.

k        Wagga Triathlon Club will notify NSW Fire Brigade of the traffic control arrangements for the event and make provisions for emergency access to the closed area, if necessary.

l         Wagga Triathlon Club will 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.

m      The Organiser will be responsible for liaising with any resident that is living at a location that only has access through the closed portion of Pine Gully Road and make suitable arrangements for access to and from that property, if that is necessary, while the road is closed.

n       The event is conducted in accordance with the rules of any governing body with which the Wagga Triathlon Club is affiliated.

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

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

 

Report

The Wagga Triathlon Club has made application to conduct a triathlon event in the Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Estella areas on 29 January 2017. The event will involve run, bike and a swim legs.  The event will use the CSU pool and roads within the CSU campus for the swim and run legs of the course. The event was held on this course in 2013, 2015 and 2016. There have been no adverse issues with the Wagga Triathlon Club using this venue in the past.

 

The sections of the event that are of interest to WWCC and the Traffic Committee will necessitate the closure of Pine Gully Road for the bicycle leg of the various events. The road closures are provided by certified Traffic Controllers who are engaged for the event. A copy of a TCP that is to be implemented is attached.

 

The event is timed to commence at 8:00am am with set-up time from 6am. The event is expected to conclude by 2:00pm, with roads open by that time. The actual timing for the road closures, to facilitate the sterile race environment, will not take effect more than 15 minutes before the start of the event, thereby reducing the impact on the non-event community. The Club has managed the course and interaction with the non-event community without any complaints in past years.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $0

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 / LIKELY which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                           RP-3

 

RP-3               WAGGA LIVE 2016 NEW YEARS EVE - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

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

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the ‘WAGGA LIVE NYE 2016’ Special Event, organised by the Committee 4 Wagga, scheduled for Saturday 31 December 2016, subject to the following conditions:

a          The event is conducted as per the times, location, conditions and circumstances that are indicated in the application documents.

b          Certified Traffic Control Plans for the event, reflecting the needs at specific stages of the event, are to be prepared and implemented, monitored and decommissioned by accredited persons.

c          No vehicular movements to be permitted in the closed areas of Fitzmaurice, Baylis or Morrow Streets or Ivan Jack Drive during the event. 

d          Organisers and event participants must immediately obey all directions that may be given by Police.

e          Organisers and event participants obey all directions that may be given by Wagga Wagga City Council Officers.

f           Failure to comply with any and all of the above conditions will immediately void this approval.

 

Report

Application has been received from Committee 4 Wagga, seeking permission to hold a New Year’s Eve celebration in the Victory Memorial Gardens and Civic Centre precinct on 31 December 2016. This is similar to the 2014 and 2015 New Year’s Eve events. The event is predominantly off-road with some attractions planned to be located in Morrow and Baylis Streets, adjacent to the Victory Memorial Gardens. Baylis Street will be closed at Morrow Street and Fitzmaurice Street will be closed at the Wollundry Lagoon bridge to allow for a large number of pedestrians that are expected to be moving between attractions in the Victory Memorial and the Civic Centre park land around the lagoon and amphitheatre.

 

The proposal for the event is that the setup will be staged throughout the day, commencing at 8am. The main part of the event will commence at 6pm. Road closures will be managed through the day so as not to unduly impact on normal traffic flow. The event pack up will be completed immediately after the event with roads expected to be opened to traffic by 1:00am on 1 January.

 

Committee 4 Wagga has engaged the services of a private traffic control provider to prepare TCPs and to manage traffic for the event. That provider has liaised with WWCC Traffic Officers to prepare suitable plans for the management of traffic to accommodate the event.  Council Officers are satisfied with the plans.

All documentation has been received and is attached. Traffic Control Plans will be implemented and monitored by appropriately qualified traffic controllers.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $0.

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 / LIKELY which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                           RP-4

 

RP-4               TOLLAND CYCLING CLUB WEEKLY RACES - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 15 November 2016 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorses the conduct of a weekly bicycle race club meeting on a course along Uranquinty Cross Road between Uranquinty and The Rock-Collingullie Road, subject to the following conditions:

 

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 are 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 Work Health and Safety Legislation is to be promptly complied with.

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

f        Authorised Traffic Control Plans to be implemented, monitored and removed by a person who holds the appropriate level of "Traffic Control at Worksites" certification.

g       Racing should not commence or should immediately cease in the event that sight distance, due to weather or other conditions, does not render an adult person wearing dark clothing clearly visible at a distance of 200 metres.

h       Responsibility for sourcing signs, barriers and witches hats, required for implementation of the traffic control plans, lays with Tolland Cycling Club,

i         Production of a copy of the renewed public liability insurance certificate of currency to Wagga Wagga City Council after the current policy expires on 30 November 2016, before any further racing is undertaken,

j         The race is to be run in accordance with NSW Bicycle Federation rules,

k        Failure to comply with any of these conditions will immediately void approval for the event.

 

Report

Tolland Cycling Club has applied for permission to conduct a weekly race meeting, commencing either at 9am and finishing about 11am on Sundays, commencing from the first available date and running until the end of the 2016 – 2017 racing season (30 June 2017).

The race involves about four to six groups of competitors with five or six riders in each group on each weekend.  Groups of riders will be started at varying times.  Start times for groups will be spaced so that they should not overlap while on the course.

 

The event course that is proposed for this year has not previously been used for this purpose.  Other courses are unsuitable at the present time due to the poor condition of the road seal.  Uranquinty Cross Road is in good condition.  The road and the environment is suitable for club level road racing events.

 

The event will start and finish outside of the Uranquinty urban area, about 500 metres west of Baker Street.  The turnaround point will be about 600 metres east of the intersection with The Rock – Collingullie Road.  Sight distance for approaching traffic at both locations is excellent.

 

The speed limit on this section of Uranquinty Cross Road is default rural – 100 km/h.  Traffic volumes are very low, particularly on Sunday morning, estimated to be less than 5 vehicles per hour.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $0

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 / LIKELY which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                           RP-5

 

RP-5               TOLLAND CYCLING CLUB - OPEN ROAD RACE ON 4 AND 5 MARCH 2017 - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 22 December 2016 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorses the conduct of a bicycle races on 4 and 5 March 2017, using a course at Ladysmith and Gregadoo East, as per attached traffic control plans, subject to the following conditions:

 

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 are 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 Work Health and Safety Legislation is to be promptly complied with,

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

f        Authorised Traffic Control Plans to be implemented, monitored and removed by a person who holds the appropriate level of certification under the provisions of the ‘Traffic Control at Worksites’ manual,

g       Racing should not commence or should immediately cease in the event that sight distance, due to weather or other conditions, does not render an adult person wearing dark clothing clearly visible at a distance of 200 metres.

h       Responsibility for sourcing signs, barriers and witches hats, required for implementation of the traffic control plans, lays with Tolland Cycling Club,

i         The race is to be run in accordance with NSW Bicycle Federation rules,

j         Failure to comply with any of these conditions will immediately void approval for the event.

 

Report

Applications have been received from Tolland Cycling Club, Inc., to conduct Open category handicap bicycle race events on local roads on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March 2017.  The event that is planned for Saturday 4th will be approximately 90 kilometres long.  The event that is planned for Sunday 5th will be approximately 73 kilometres long. Estimated participation for both days is 10 groups of 10 riders (100 riders in total).

Both events will use the same course with marshalling and start on Tumbarumba Road in Ladysmith. The competitors will ride south on Tumbarumba Road, turning right onto Gregadoo Ladysmith Road with the aid of a Traffic Controller to stop north bound traffic. The course follows a loop on Gregadoo Ladysmith Road, Gregadoo East Road and Tumbarumba Road. Each of the three intersections involves a left turn which will be assisted by Traffic Controllers. On the last circuit riders will continue north on Tumbarumba Road, finishing the event in Ladysmith Village.

 

The Road Race on Saturday will start at 13:00 with setup commencing from 12:00.The race is anticipated to finish about 16:00 with pack up complete by 17:00.

 

The Sunday race will start at 10:00 with setup from 09:00.  Racing to finish at 12:00 with pack up complete by 13:00.

 

Each riding group will be accompanied by a lead car and following car. Both cars are to be fitted with flashing warning lights and two-way radios for communications between vehicles.

 

The Tolland Cycling Club have conducted a successful similar meetings in 2014, 2015 and 2016 without adverse incident.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $0

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 / LIKELY which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                           RP-6

 

RP-6               STURT HIGHWAY FOREST HILL - BUS ZONE AT PUBLIC SCHOOL

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a 19 metre long BUS ZONE, using standard R5-20 series signs, with the additional words:

8:30am – 4pm

School Days

On the northern side of the Sturt Highway Forest Hill, immediately to the east of the driveway entry to the staff car park at Forest Hill Public School, as per the diagrams that are included in the following report.

 

Report

A request has been received from a school bus service operator for an additional length of BUS ZONE at Forest Hill Public School.  There is an existing length that accommodates one bus.  The school is now serviced by multiple buses with at least two buses regularly being at the school at the same time.  The existing bus zone is immediately to the west of the staff car park driveway.  This proposal is to establish a further zone on the eastern side of the same driveway.

The existing BUS ZONE has the normal split times of 8:30am – 9:30am / 3pm – 4pm / School Days.  This proposal is to create a BUS ZONE that is active throughout the school day to accommodate buses that are used for school excursions.

Parking space in this area is not a critical commodity. The school principal suggests that the length of kerb to the east of the car park driveway is rarely used except immediately before and after school.  Drivers who currently use that length in those periods will be able to move to the eastern end of the zone where there are no restrictions.

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $400

 

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 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 management of the school bus service and with the Forest Hill Public School Principal.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                           RP-7

 

RP-7               JONES STREET - MARK S1 BROKEN CENTRE LINE

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of about 300 metres of S1 broken centre line in Jones Street from north of the intersection with Nagle Street to near 28 Jones Street, as per the indication in the diagram that is attached to the following report.

 

Report

Council Officers were asked to investigate the situation in Jones Street, East Wagga Wagga where vehicles that are negotiating the long curve often move to the incorrect side of the road, causing near misses with on-coming traffic.

Various site visits revealed that light vehicles are often parked on both sides of Jones Street in this section.  The trafficable part of the road is 15 metres wide, from kerb face to kerb face, with no centre line being marked.  The nature of the street with the long, two-stage curve appears to encourage drivers travelling in both directions to allow their vehicles to cross the centre of the road. Reasons for this behaviour seem to include the quiet nature of the street, the low volume of traffic that it carries and drivers becoming lazy in the relaxed environment.

There is adequate width in the road to accommodate vehicles parked on both sides together with two way traffic.  The presence of parked vehicles most likely contributes to slowing traffic in this environment.  Removal of the parking, particularly on the inside of the curves, would most likely cause an increase in the speed of some drivers.

The most appropriate initial treatment for this situation is to paint an S1 broken centre line in the street.  More stringent options are available if this initiative does not have the desired effect.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $600

 

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

This matter arose from the observations of a person who works in Jones Street.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                           RP-8

 

RP-8               MINGARA STREET NORTH WAGGA WAGGA - GIVE WAY CONTROL AT THE INTERSECTION WITH HALE STREET

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of:

a       GIVE WAY controls, using ‘B’ size R1-2 signs, in Mingara Street North Wagga Wagga at the intersection with Hale Street with signs positioned as per the diagram that is included in the report

b       ‘B’ size W3-2  advance warning of a GIVE WAY sign in Mingara Street on both the east and west bound approaches to the intersection with Hale Street as per the diagram that is included in the report

 

Report

A request has been received from a resident of Hale Street for consideration of an appropriate traffic control regime to be established at the intersection of Hale Street and Mingara Street. There are a number of residents who live at the southern end of Hale Street and use that road as the only connection to the broader road network.  Mingara Street intersects with Hale Street in a 90° cross configuration.  There are no traffic control signs at the intersection.

Traffic volume in Mingara Street east of Hale Street has been extremely light in the past but a turf farm has been established on the eastern end, resulting in increased traffic volume.  This increase in traffic volume at the cross intersection has raised the issue of right-of-way.

It is proposed that Hale Street should be nominated as the ‘priority’ road as it carries the greatest volume of traffic.

Both Hale Street and Mingara Street at the intersection are unsealed.  Hale Street runs parallel and immediately to the east of the Southern Rail Line.

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $900

 

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 - MAJOR / POSSIBLE which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with a resident from the southern end of Hale Street.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                           RP-9

 

RP-9               EDWARD STREET - PARKING CONTROLS WEST OF INTERSECTION WITH MURRAY STREET

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse changing the parking controls on the northern side of Edward Street, west of the intersection with Murray Street to:

a       shorten the existing 20 metre long NO STOPPING zone to a length of 14 metres,

b       move the existing 20 metre length of two hour timed permissive parking six metres toward the east,

c        creating a 13 metre length of NO PARKING zone, using standard R5-40 series signs, from the western end of the two-hour parking zone that is mentioned at point ‘b’ to a point that is on the western side of the combined driveway entry point to premises at 237 and 239 Edward Street,

as indicated in the diagram that is included in the report.

 

Report

Council Officers have received a request from the resident of 239 Edward Street, also on behalf of the resident at 237 Edward Street, for a review of on-street parking on the northern side of Edward Street with a view to enabling the residents of those properties to safely exit their driveway onto Edward Street.

An investigation revealed that vehicles are parked up to the western edge of the driveway every day.  Those vehicles are owned by staff from the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital.  The area is not subject to any timed or other parking restriction.  The vehicles, being parked for a full day, often have sun shades across the windscreens.

It was found that it is particularly difficult for residents of 239 and 237 to safely leave their driveways as they are unable to see past the parked vehicles.  The width of the parking lane and the position of the first travelling lane is such that the front of a vehicle that is leaving the driveways is in the travelling lane before the driver can see past the parked vehicle. The following photo, which demonstrates the difficulties that the residents experience, was taken at 7:00am on a week day morning.  At the time that the photo was taken there was a vehicle approaching the camera in the east bound lane 1 (from the nearside kerb) that would have collided with any vehicle that was being driven from the position where the photo was taken.  The approaching vehicle was completely masked by the parked vehicle.

The residents at 237 and 239 normally exit their respective properties in a forward direction to maximise safety.  They ask that a NO PARKING zone be established from the west side of their driveway to 6 metres on the east side of their driveway, providing a space that they may move into, standing parallel to the travelling lane.  Drivers can then use their external rear vision mirrors to see past parked vehicles.

The length of kerb that is the subject of this request is currently part of an overall 20 metre length of two-hour timed parking that is associated with the four businesses that are located at 235 and 233 Edward Street.  It is proposed that the 20 metre length of timed parking need not be reduced.  The length can be moved six metres toward the east, shortening the length of NO STOPPING zone near the intersection with Murray Street from 20 metres to 14 metres.  That will still exceed the statutory 10 metre length of NO STOPPING zone that is associated with any intersection by four metres.

The business premises were visited by Council Officers but only one operator was present at the time. There was no objection from that business owner to this suggested solution.

 

 

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $400

 

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 – MODERATE / LIKELY which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the residents of the affected properties and with one business operator from 235 Edward Street.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-10

 

RP-10            BOURKE STREET - 40 KM/H SCHOOL ZONE LENGTH

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee:

a       receive and note the content of the following report and the attached memo from the Roads and Maritime Services Safety Around School Project Officer

b       endorse an option to establish a single 40 km/h School Zone on Bourke Street from the commencement of the existing zone that is about 165 metres north of the intersection with Fernleigh Road to the southernmost end of the existing zone which is about 100 metres south of the intersection with Fosbery Street.

 

Report

Attached to this report is a memo from the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Safety Around Schools Project Officer seeking advice from the Wagga Wagga Traffic Committee in respect of the configuration of 40 km/h School Zones in Bourke Street from Tolland to Turvey Park if a third zone is implemented on the section that is adjacent to Mt Austin High School.

RMS report that a request has been received from the Principal of Mt Austin High School for investigation of the safety aspects that are associated with the speed of vehicles on Bourke Street in close proximity to a high number of school age pedestrians in the period before and after school. The results of an investigation are reported in the attached memo.

The lengths of road that are involved in this issue, starting from the northernmost point that is about 165 metres north of the intersection with Fernleigh Road are:

 

700m

Existing zone past Henschke Primary School and Mt Austin Public School

 

300m

Unrestricted

 

488m

Proposed new zone past Mt Austin High School

 

228m

Unrestricted

 

200m

Existing zone past Tolland Public School

TOTAL

1 916m

(1.916 kilometres)

At the present time there is about one kilometre between the two existing zones.  Introducing a third zone at Mt Austin High School will create two very short unrestricted sections between the three 40 km/h zones.  That situation would be extremely inconsistent and would be likely to cause confusion for many drivers. The best option is to create one single 40 km/h zone, even though that zone will be almost two kilometres in length.


At present, travelling at the speed limit during School Zone operating hours, with no stopping for pedestrians or traffic control light signals, it takes 2 minutes 22 seconds to travel the 1.9 kilometres.  If the area was to be broken into three School Zones with two short unrestricted zones in between, it would take 2 minutes 37 seconds to travel the 1.9 kilometres.  If the whole length was converted to a 40 km/h School Zone it would take 2 minutes 52 seconds to travel the 1.9 kilometres.  The overall time difference from the present situation is 30 seconds.

 

Situation

Travel Time (Seconds)

Minutes:Seconds

 

Travel outside of School Zone times

115

(1:55)

 

Current in School Zone times

142

(2:22)

 

With 3 separate School Zones

157

(2:37)

 

With one 40 km/h School Zone for the full length (1.916km)

172

(2:52)

The additional degree of safety that is achieved for a pedestrian when vehicles are travelling at the lower speed far outweighs the total loss of time that this initiative will cause.

The following two diagrams depict the length of Bourke Street that is under consideration.  The diagrams show the existing 40km/h School Zones (shaded in blue) and the proposed length that is adjacent to Mr Austin High School (shaded in green).

 

 

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $ Not Applicable

Risk Management Issues for Council

This report relates to a risk management issue in the form of 40 km/h School Speed Zones that are implemented by the NSW Government.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation has not been undertaken with any person or organisation other than Roads and Maritime Services.

 

Attachments  

1.

Memo from RMS re Bourke Street School Speed Zone

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                                                RP-10

 



Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-11

 

RP-11            INGLEWOOD ROAD INTERSECTION WITH MITCHELL ROAD - NOT TO RESINSTATE RUMBLE BARS AFTER ROADWORKS

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse:

a       Not reinstating the rumble bars on the western end of Inglewood Road at the approach to the intersection with Mitchell Road

b       Increase the size of the existing duplicated T2-3 advance intersection warning signs from ‘A’ size to ‘B’ size to remain in the same position on the western end of Inglewood Road.

c        Retain a single ‘B’ size G9-9 ‘REDUCE SPEED’ sign on the left facing west bound in Inglewood Road at its current location.

 

Report

Inglewood Road on the approach to the intersection with Mitchell Road has recently undergone a major rebuild.  During the course of the work a request was made by residents who live near the intersection to not reinstate the rumble bars in Inglewood Road.  The residents complained that the rumble bars reduce amenity in the area by generating significant noise, regardless of the speed of the approaching vehicle.

The rumble bars were installed in Inglewood Road in about 2008 as a response to crashes at the T intersection with Mitchell Road.  Drivers were not slowing sufficiently to negotiate the terminating leg of the intersection and were crashing through fences on the western side of Inglewood Road.

At the same time the sign regime on the approach to the intersection was improved by duplicating the ‘A’ size advance intersection warning sign and installing a ‘B’ size G9-9 REDUCE SPEED sign.

A review of current crash data for the intersection revealed that the last reported crash was 19 March 2008.  It is understood that there may have been infrequent crashes at the intersection since that date but they have not been reported to Police, indicating that the crashes were not serious.

The rumble bars that were installed in 2008 had deteriorated to such an extent, before road work was commenced, that it is doubtful that they were providing any significant tactile warning to drivers of their approach to the intersection.

Residents who own property that is next to Inglewood Road raised the issue of the generation of nuisance noise by the rumble bars where they are crossed by every vehicle that travels on Inglewood Road in both directions.  Those residents told Council Officers that the issue of noise had a significant effect on their ability to comfortably live at their property. See attached letter from Julie Smith.

An email has been received from a resident of this area who is interested in the issue, see attachment.  That resident is very much in favour of reinstatement of the rumble bars, citing crash incidents that may not have been reported to Police.

It is proposed that the rumble bars not be reinstated as part of the project to rebuild that section of Inglewood Road and that the location be monitored for crashes.  There is a D4-1-1 sight board that has been installed on the western side of Mitchel Road, opposite the intersection.  It is likely that any crash that is caused by a driver who does not sufficiently slow down to negotiate the intersection will cause damage to the sight board and draw the attention of Council Officers to the incident.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $400

 

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 - which places it in the - category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with residents who live near the intersection.  One resident raised the issue with Council Officers.  A letter was sent to the resident who owns the property that is opposite the intersection, explaining the proposal and seeking feedback.  No reply has been received.

 

Attachments  

1.

Letter from Resident Regarding Noise

 

2.

Letter from Resident in Favour of Reinstatement of Rumble Bars

 

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                                                RP-11

 



Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                                                RP-11

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-12

 

RP-12            KINCAID STREET - CENTRE OF ROAD PARKING - REVIEW OF TRIAL

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee:

a       Receive and note the content of the following report, as per the recommendation that was made in RP-7 of the minutes of the Traffic Committee meeting on 10 November 2016

b       Endorse

i         a recommendation to permanently adopt the centre-of-road parking arrangement that has been trialled in Kincaid Street between Fitzmaurice Street and Trail Street as per the recommendations that were detailed in RP-7 of the minutes of the Traffic Committee meeting on 10 November except for point ‘e’ of that minute,

ii        point ‘e’ of the minutes of 10 November 2016 should be amended so that a total of thirty-seven 90° angle spaces are marked, 18 in the section between Fitzmaurice Street and Barrand Street and 19 in the section between Barrand Street and Trail Street.

iii       An additional two spaces will be gained in the section between Fitzmaurice Street and Barrand Street by shortening the length of the planned splitter island on the eastern end by six metres.

iv       Nine spaces that have been trialled in the position that is adjacent to the driveways at 27 and 22 Kincaid Street should be returned to the arrangement that was in place before the trial so as to allow unimpeded access to those driveways by heavy vehicles.

v        in addition to the recommendations mentioned in point ‘i’, install an ‘A’ size R2-6R ‘NO RIGHT TURN’ sign in Kincaid Street, facing east bound traffic, at the intersection with Barrand Street

 

Report

A trial of 90° centre-of-road angle parking has been conducted in Kincaid Street over a six month period.  In general the trial has continued without adverse incident.  There have been no crashes in the trial area reported to Wagga Wagga City Council.

A number of people have offered anecdotal evidence of near misses and difficulty when exiting the parking spaces.  Sight distance to the left is restricted by other parked vehicles and the situation is exacerbated when a larger variety of vehicle is parked immediately to the left of a vehicle that is leaving a parking space.  Drivers have adapted to this situation, being particularly careful in the situation that is described.  The confined nature of the travelling lanes has generally encouraged slower vehicle speeds in this section of Kincaid Street.

Vehicles that were parked on the eastern side of the intersection with Barrand Street were found to restrict the sight distance for east bound drivers that were intending to turn right into Barrand Street.  It is proposed that the right turn movement at this location should be prohibited using a NO RIGHT TURN sign in an effort to eliminate this risk.  Drivers that are wishing to access Barrand Street from an east bound direction in Kincaid Street can do so by turning right at Trail Street or by continuing on to Fitzmaurice Street where a U turn can be made at the roundabout.

A canvass has been conducted of business operators in this section of Kincaid Street to ascertain if there were any adverse effects that arose from the trial.  Complaints were received in relation to the restriction that centre-of-road parking has placed on access for heavy delivery vehicles to driveways at numbers 22 and 27 Kincaid Street.  These two driveways are opposite each other.  Removal of nine 90° angle parking spaces will allow heavy vehicles to turn across Kincaid Street, gaining access to the two driveways.

All other comments that have been made in respect of the trial have been positive in nature.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $60,000

 

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 to accommodate the centre of road parking arrangements has been assessed as – Moderate / Likely  which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with business operators and property owners in the vicinity of the trial area.

 

Attachments  

1.

Kincaid Street - Centre of Road Parking - Revised Concept

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                                                            RP-12

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-13

 

RP-13            MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACES IN CENTRAL WAGGA WAGGA

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee receive and note the content of the following report.

 

Report

In December 2014 the Disability Inclusion Act and its associated regulations replaced the Disability Services Act 1993 in New South Wales legislation.  The new legislation promotes the inclusion of people with a disability.

Local Government Authorities are required by the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 to have a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) in effect as of 1 July 2017.  One of the four focus areas in the DIAP is ‘Liveable Communities’.  This is an initiative that impacts on the provision of traffic engineering services.  The principal subject relating to the use of the road network is the provision of an appropriate number of compliant Mobility Parking Scheme (Disabled) parking spaces across the network.

The configuration of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) spaces is contained in Australian Standard 2890.05.  Minimum length and width of spaces is detailed together with the locations of ramps connecting the level of the road seal with the level of the footpath.

As of May 2016 there were 62,465 licenced drivers and 61,054 registered light vehicles in the 2650 and 2651 post code areas.  There were 2,309 MPS permit holders living in the same area.  This translates to a ratio of about 4%.

On 5 December 2016 Wagga Wagga City Council officers held a Disability Inclusion Forum with community stakeholders to identify items to be included in the DIAP.  Traffic Officers were included in the forum, engaging with service providers and people with disabilities to identify needs.

Some issues that were raised were outside of the influence of Council, e.g. the maximum height of vehicles that can access undercover parking at The Marketplace car park.

Issues that were raised that Traffic Officers can influence included:

·    The number of MPS spaces on streets in Wagga Wagga central activity district (CAD)

·    The location of specific spaces near critical destinations, e.g., Centrelink and doctors’ surgeries.

·    The length of zones so that larger vehicles with rear wheelchair loading capabilities can stop to load or unload passengers.

 

The number of vehicles in the community that have rear wheelchair access is increasing.  Many of the Community Transport vehicles from outlying areas now use those vehicles for multiple trips to Wagga Wagga each week.  It has been established in previous trials that these vehicles often need as much as 12 metres to park and operate rear mounted lift devices.

Current parking zones in Wagga Wagga CAD have been mapped.

 

 

Proposed new MPS spaces are indicated in the following diagram.

 

The following table indicates the current parking space numbers in Wagga Wagga CAD.

 

Total Spaces

Total Timed Spaces

% Mobility Parking Scheme

Street

Untimed

1P

2P

½ or ¼ P

Disabled

Crampton St

27

5

8

 

0

40

13

0%

Kincaid St

40

23

 

2

 

65

25

 

Gurwood St

13

18

44

 

2

77

62

3%

Johnston St

 

34

 

 

 

34

34

 

Fitzmaurice St

 

29

75

25

1

130

129

1%

Sturt St

11

16

20

 

 

47

36

 

Baylis St

 

185

 

 

5

190

185

3%

Morrow St

17

60

 

4

4

85

64

6%

Burns Way

 

3

 

2

1

6

5

20%

O'Reilly St

46

5

 

 

 

51

5

 

Tompson St

44

53

 

 

 

97

53

 

Forsyth St

 

61

 

 

 

61

61

 

Morgan St

 

64

 

 

 

64

64

 

Peter St

 

 

225

 

 

225

225

 

Berry St

32

47

 

 

 

79

47

 

Tarcutta St

33

 

38

 

2

73

38

5%

Totals

263

603

410

33

15

1324

1046

1.4%

 

NB:

1.  'Total Spaces' is a count of all spaces in a street.

2.  'Total Timed Spaces' does not include 'Disabled' spaces

3.  '% Disabled' is the relationship between 'Total Timed Spaces' and the number of 'Disabled' spaces.

 

Additional MPS spaces that are recommended for installation in following reports in this agenda will increase the ratio of MPS spaces to ordinary timed spaces to 3.1% by increasing the total number from 15 to 32.  In addition to the 17 new spaces in the streets that are mentioned in the table there will be an additional six spaces in Church Street and Johnston Street that have not been counted as being within the central activity area.

Individual recommendations and reports will follow in respect of the proposed new MPS parking zones.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $Nil – There are no costs that are associated directly with this recommendation.

 

The estimated cost of bringing existing Mobility Parking Scheme spaces up to standard is: $31,100

The estimated cost of installing 23 new Mobility Parking Scheme spaces is: $35,400

Total:  $66,500

It is expected that funding for this project will 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 is brought about by existing Mobility Parking Scheme spaces that don’t comply with the minimum standards for such spaces..

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as – MAJOR / LIKELY which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with community stakeholders and with internal WWCC stakeholders.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-14

 

RP-14            FITZMAURICE STREET - CHANGES TO MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION WITH JOHNSTON STREET

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse:

a       The installation of a 12 metre length of Mobility Parking Scheme zone, using standard R5-1-3 series signs, with the additional information, ‘3P’, on the eastern side of Fitzmaurice Street, immediately south of the BUS ZONE that is located south of the intersection with Johnston Street.

b       Removal of the of the existing single Mobility Parking Scheme space that is located on the eastern side of Fitzmaurice Street immediately north of the Wollundry Lagoon bridge.

 

Report

A review has been conducted of the number and compliance of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) zones (disabled parking zones) in the Wagga Wagga central activity district.  It has been found that the number of existing spaces does not reflect the ratio of the number of MPS permit holders in the community.

As of May 2016 there were 62,465 licenced drivers and 61,054 registered light vehicles in the 2650 and 2651 post code areas.  There were 2,309 MPS permit holders living in the same area.  This translates to a ratio of about 4%.

The audit of existing MPS spaces revealed that many do not strictly comply with the requirements of Australian Standard 2890.05.  That standard requires that connecting ramps must be installed between the road seal level and the footpath level in various configurations depending on the nature of parking.  That is not the case at many locations, including the existing zone at the southern end of Fitzmaurice Street.

The difference in levels between the footpath and the road seal level at the southern end of Fitzmaurice Street is so great that it is not practical to install ramps in that location.  It is more appropriate to move the zone to a nearby location where ramps can be constructed with minimal impact.

The Wagga Wagga office of the Disability Advocacy Network and the office of the Federal Member for Riverina are located nearby, warranting the increase in the number of spaces from one to two. 

Ordinary parking on the eastern side of the southernmost block of Fitzmaurice Street is subject to a two hour time limit.  It is proposed that a three hour limit is appropriate for the holders of MSP permits.

 

Standard R5-1-3 series signs

 

 

 

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $3,500

 

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

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 / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-15

 

RP-15            FITZMAURICE STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE ON WESTERN SIDE BETWEEN JOHNSTON STREET AND GURWOOD STREET

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a compliant 10 metre length of Mobility Parking Scheme zone on the western side of Fitzmaurice Street between the intersections with Johnston Street and Gurwood Street at the front of number 70, using standard R5-1-3 series signs with the additional information ‘1P’ to be displayed on the sign, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

A review has been conducted of the number and compliance of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) zones (disabled parking zones) in the Wagga Wagga central activity district.  It has been found that the number of existing spaces does not reflect the ratio of the number of MPS permit holders in the community.

There is no nearby reserved MPS zone in Fitzmaurice Street.  This is a destination that attracts a high turnover of parking due to the proximity to Hunters News Agency.

Ordinary parking on the western side of this section of Fitzmaurice Street is subject to a 30 minute time limit.  It is proposed that a one hour limit is appropriate for the holders of MPS permits.

 

Standard R5-1-3 series signs

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $2,100

 

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

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 / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-16

 

RP-16            FITZMAURICE STREET BETWEEN GURWOOD STREET AND KINCAID STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a compliant six metre length of Mobility Parking Scheme zone on the western side of Fitzmaurice Street between the intersections with Gurwood Street and Kincaid Street near number 114, using standard R5-1-3 series signs with the additional information ‘3P’ to be displayed on the sign, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

A review has been conducted of the number and compliance of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) zones (disabled parking zones) in the Wagga Wagga central activity district.  It has been found that the number of existing spaces does not reflect the ratio of the number of MPS permit holders in the community.

There is no nearby reserved MPS zone on the eastern side of Fitzmaurice Street.  This is a destination that attracts a turnover of parking due to the proximity to the various nearby businesses.

Ordinary parking on the western side of this section of Fitzmaurice Street is subject to a two hour time limit.  It is proposed that a three hour limit is appropriate for the holders of MSP permits.

 

Standard R5-1-3 series signs

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $1,200

 

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

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 / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-17

 

RP-17            FITZMAURICE STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE NEAR GURWOOD STREET

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a compliant length of Mobility Parking Scheme zone on the eastern side of Fitzmaurice Street near the intersection with Gurwood Street, using standard R5-1-3 series signs with the additional information ‘2P’ to be displayed on the sign, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

A review has been conducted of the number and compliance of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) zones (disabled parking zones) in the Wagga Wagga central activity district.  It has been found that the number of existing spaces does not reflect the ratio of the number of MPS permit holders in the community.

There is no nearby reserved MPS zone on the eastern side of Fitzmaurice Street.  This is a destination that attracts a turnover of parking due to the proximity to the various nearby businesses.

Ordinary parking in this part of Fitzmaurice Street is subject to a one hour time limit.  It is proposed that a two hour limit is appropriate for the holders of MPS permits.

Standard R5-1-3 series signs

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $2,100

 

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

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 / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-18

 

RP-18            CRAMPTON STREET NEAR INTERSECTION WITH FITZMAURICE STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a single compliant 90° front-to-kerb Mobility Parking Scheme zone on the southern side of Crampton Street immediately east of the intersection with Fitzmaurice  Street outside Knights Meats, using standard R5-1-3 series signs with the additional information ‘2P’ to be displayed on the sign, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

A review has been conducted of the number and compliance of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) zones (disabled parking zones) in the Wagga Wagga central activity district.  It has been found that the number of existing spaces does not reflect the ratio of the number of MPS permit holders in the community.

There is no nearby reserved MPS zone on the eastern side of Fitzmaurice Street.  This is a destination that attracts a turnover of parking due to the proximity to the various nearby businesses.

Ordinary parking in this part of Crampton Street is subject to a one hour time limit.  It is proposed that a two hour limit is appropriate for the holders of MPS permits.

Standard R5-1-3 series signs

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $1200

 

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

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 / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-19

 

RP-19            BAYLIS STREET - REMOVAL OF NO STOPPING ZONE AND REPLACE WITH MOBILITY PARKING ZONE

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse:

a       The removal of the non-standard NO STOPPING zone on the western side of Baylis Street, adjacent to number 44.

b       Replace the zone that is mentioned at point ‘a’ with a 12 metre length of Mobility Parking Scheme zone using standard R5-1-3 series signs with the additional information ‘2P’ to be displayed in the sign, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

c        A review of the operation of this zone and any conflict between vehicles using the zone and buses using the adjacent BUS ZONE is to be conducted within 12 months. 

 

Report

A review has been conducted of the number and compliance of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) zones (disabled parking zones) in the Wagga Wagga central activity district.  It has been found that the number of existing spaces does not reflect the ratio of the number of MPS permit holders in the community.

An investigation of Mobility Parking Scheme spaces in Baylis Street revealed that the non-standard NO STOPPING zone that was implemented as a trial adjacent to the old Medicare Office has not been changed since Medicare moved its operation to the Centrelink Office in Tompson Street.  The zone that was implemented as a trial used R5-400 NO STOPPING signs with additional words that permitted taxi and community transport vehicles to stop for three minutes.

It is appropriate to use this zone for a more useful purpose since the circumstances that instigated the establishment of the original NO STOPPING zone have changed.

It is proposed that this zone be trialled as a MPS zone with a two hour limit. A review should be conducted within 12 months to assess any conflict between vehicles that use this zone and buses using the BUS ZONE that is immediately to the north.  Ordinary parking in this area is subject to a one hour limit. It is proposed that a two hour limit is appropriate for the holders of MSP permits.

 

Standard R5-1-3 series signs

 

 

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $2300

 

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

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 / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-20

 

RP-20            BAYLIS STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE OPPOSITE THE MARKETPLACE

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a compliant 12 metre length of Mobility Parking Scheme zone on the western side of Baylis Street between the intersection with Morgan Street and mid-block pedestrian crossing at the front of number 98, using standard R5-1-3 series signs with the additional information ‘2P’ to be displayed on the sign, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

A review has been conducted of the number and compliance of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) zones (disabled parking zones) in the Wagga Wagga central activity district.  It has been found that the number of existing spaces does not reflect the ratio of the number of MPS permit holders in the community.

There is no nearby MPS zone on either side of Baylis Street.  This is a destination that attracts a high turnover of parking due to the proximity to various nearby businesses.

Ordinary parking in Baylis Street is subject to a one hour time restriction.  It is proposed that a two hour limit for MPS permit holders is appropriate in this instance.

At a recent Disability Inclusion Engagement Forum that was conducted by Council Officers, Community Transport providers and some private attendees raised the issue of the difficulty that is encountered when trying to find a suitable location for rear loading wheel chair equipped vehicles to stop and load or unload their passengers.  The number of this type of vehicle is increasing in the community, operated by Community Transport providers, the local taxi service and some private families.  The intent of this initiative is to create a zone that is capable to accommodating this type of vehicle and the process of loading and unloading its passenger/s.

 

 

Standard R5-1-3 series signs

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $3300

 

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

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 / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-21

 

RP-21            BAYLIS STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE OPPOSITE THE STURT MALL

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a compliant 12 metre length of Mobility Parking Scheme zone on the western side of Baylis Street between the intersection with Forsyth Street and mid-block pedestrian crossing at the front of number 152, using standard R5-1-3 series signs with the additional information ‘2P’ to be displayed on the sign, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

A review has been conducted of the number and compliance of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) zones (disabled parking zones) in the Wagga Wagga central activity district.  It has been found that the number of existing spaces does not reflect the ratio of the number of MPS permit holders in the community.

There is no nearby MPS zone on either side of Baylis Street.  This is a destination that attracts a high turnover of parking due to the proximity to various nearby businesses.

Ordinary parking in Baylis Street is subject to a one hour time restriction.  It is proposed that a two hour limit for MPS permit holders is appropriate in this instance.

At a recent Disability Inclusion Engagement Forum that was conducted by Council Officers, Community Transport providers and some private attendees raised the issue of the difficulty that is encountered when trying to find a suitable location for rear loading wheel chair equipped vehicles to stop and load or unload their passengers.  The number of this type of vehicle is increasing in the community, operated by Community Transport providers, the local taxi service and some private families.  The intent of this initiative is to create a zone that is capable to accommodating this type of vehicle and the process of loading and unloading its passenger/s.


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                                                            RP-21

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                    RP-21

 

 

Standard R5-1-3 series signs

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $3300

 

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

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 / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-22

 

RP-22            BAYLIS STREET MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE BETWEEN MORROW STREET AND TOMPSON STREET

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a compliant 12 metre length of Mobility Parking Scheme zone on the eastern side of Baylis Street between the intersection with Tompson Street and mid-block pedestrian crossing at the front of number 199, using standard R5-1-3 series signs with the additional information ‘2P’ to be displayed on the sign, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

A review has been conducted of the number and compliance of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) zones (disabled parking zones) in the Wagga Wagga central activity district.  It has been found that the number of existing spaces does not reflect the ratio of the number of MPS permit holders in the community.

There is no nearby MPS zone on the eastern side of Baylis Street.  This is a destination that attracts a high turnover of parking due to the proximity to various nearby businesses including the NRMA Office.

Ordinary parking in Baylis Street is subject to a one hour time restriction.  It is proposed that a two how limit for MPS permit holders is appropriate in this instance.

At a recent Disability Inclusion Engagement Forum that was conducted by Council Officers, Community Transport providers and some private attendees raised the issue of the difficulty that is encountered when trying to find a suitable location for rear loading wheel chair equipped vehicles to stop and load or unload their passengers.  The number of this type of vehicle is increasing in the community, operated by Community Transport providers, the local taxi service and some private families.  The intent of this initiative is to create a zone that is capable to accommodating this type of vehicle and the process of loading and unloading its passenger/s.


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                                                            RP-22

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                    RP-22

 

Standard R5-1-3 series signs

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $3,300

 

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

 

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 / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-23

 

RP-23            BAYLIS STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE NEAR VICTORY MEMORIAL GARDENS

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a compliant 6 metre length of Mobility Parking Scheme zone on the western side of Baylis Street immediately north of the raised pedestrian crossing between the Civic Centre and the Victory Memorial Gardens, using standard R5-1-3 series signs with the additional information ‘2P’ to be displayed on the sign, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

A review has been conducted of the number and compliance of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) zones (disabled parking zones) in the Wagga Wagga central activity district (CDA).  It has been found that the number of existing spaces does not reflect the ratio of the number of MPS permit holders in the community.

There is no nearby reserved MPS zone on the western side of Baylis Street.  This is a destination that attracts a turnover of parking due to the proximity to the Victory Memorial Gardens and the Civic Centre.

Ordinary parking in this part of Baylis Street is subject to a one hour time limit.  It is proposed that a two hour time limit is appropriate for the holders of MPS permits.

In this instance the proposed space to be converted to a MPS zone is the space that is immediately north of the raised pedestrian crossing near the Victory Memorial Gardens.


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                                                            RP-23

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                    RP-23

 

Standard R5-1-3 series signs

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $2300

 

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

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 / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-24

 

RP-24            PETER STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACES BETWEEN TOMPSON STREET AND SHEPPARD STREET

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a compliant 12 metre length of Mobility Parking Scheme zone on the western side of Peter Street immediately south of the driveway to number 128 Peter Street, using standard R5-1-3 series signs with the additional information ‘3P’ to be displayed on the sign, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

A review has been conducted of the number and compliance of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) zones (disabled parking zones) in the Wagga Wagga central activity district (CDA).  It has been found that the number of existing spaces does not reflect the ratio of the number of MPS permit holders in the community.

There is no nearby reserved MPS zone in Peter Street.  This is a destination that attracts a turnover of parking due to the proximity to the Peter Street Surgery.

Ordinary parking in this part of Peter Street is subject to a two hour time limit.  It is proposed that a three hour time limit is appropriate for the holders of MPS permits.

In this instance the proposed space to be converted to a MPS zone is the space that is immediately south of the driveway at the front of the Peter Street Surgery, as indicated in the following photograph and diagram.

The 12 metre length is capable of accommodating either two ordinary sedan type vehicles or one larger rear loading wheel chair carrying vehicle.

Standard R5-1-3 series signs

 

 

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $2100

 

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

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 / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-25

 

RP-25            TOMPSON STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE NEAR PETER STREET

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a compliant 6 metre length of Mobility Parking Scheme zone on the northern side of Tompson Street at the front of the Centrelink Office, using standard R5-1-3 series signs with the additional information ‘2P’ to be displayed on the sign, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

A review has been conducted of the number and compliance of Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) zones (disabled parking zones) in the Wagga Wagga central activity district (CDA).  It has been found that the number of existing spaces does not reflect the ratio of the number of MPS permit holders in the community.

There is no nearby reserved MPS zone in Tompson Street.  This is a destination that attracts a turnover of parking due to the proximity to the Centrelink Office.

Ordinary parking in this part of Tompson Street is subject to a one hour time limit.  It is proposed that a two hour time limit is appropriate for the holders of MPS permits.

In this instance the proposed space to be converted to a MPS zone is at the front of the Centrelink Office, as indicated in the following photograph and diagram.

 

Standard R5-1-3 series signs

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $2100

 

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

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 / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-26

 

RP-26            BAGLEY DRIVE - GIVE WAY SIGN CONTROL NEAR WAGGA WAGGA CITY GOLF CLUB

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of an ‘A’ size R1-2 GIVE WAY sign on the unsealed section of Bagley Drive, facing east bound traffic at the point where the sealed section of Bagley Drive turns into the Wagga Wagga City Golf Club property, as per the diagram that is included in the report.

 

Report

A request has been made by the Wagga Wagga City Golf Club for investigation of a situation in Bagley Drive.  Bagley Drive is a Crown road that services the Wagga Wagga City Golf Club. At the western end there is a car parking area that is used by people who are using the Pommigalana Reserve.  Closure of other car park areas in Pommigalana Reserve has resulted in an increase in traffic that uses the car park at the end of Bagley Drive.

Bagley Drive is sealed from the intersection with McNickle Road to the Golf Club.  The bitumen seal turns through a curve at the gateway to the Club.  The remainder of Bagley Drive through to the western end is unsealed.

Complaints have been received through the Golf Club about confusion that arises when club patrons, who believe that they are following the priority road into and out of the entry gate, cross the path of east bound vehicles that are approaching from the unsealed section.

Since the predominant movement at this point is through the gateway to the Golf Club, it is proposed that a GIVE WAY sign control be established, facing east bound traffic, at the point where the unsealed section of Bagley Drive meets the sealed section of Bagley Drive, as per the following diagram.

There is an additional track that meets the sealed section of road near the same point.  This track became established when the unsealed section of Bagley Drive became unpassable during periods of wet weather.  It is proposed that this track will be disturbed by cross ripping or similar activity, so as to either prevent a vehicle from being driven across the area or to at least slow the vehicle to a very low speed.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $200

 

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from Lines & 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 – LIKELY / MINOR which places it in the – MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with internal stake holders and with Wagga Wagga City Golf Club.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-27

 

RP-27            EDEL QUINN LANE - NO STOPPING ZONE

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of 10 metres of NO STOPPING zone, using standard series R5-400 signs, commencing at the 90° angle turn and continuing toward the west where Edel Quinn Lane intersects with Trail Street.

 

Report

Edel Quinn Lane is a ONE-WAY thoroughfare, from Kincaid Street in the north to Trail Street in the south west.  The lane is characterised by a 90° angle right bend near the mid-point. 

Larger vehicles that use the lane have great difficulty negotiating the right bend if there is a vehicle parked on the northern side of the lane.  The south side of the lane is subject to a NO STOPPING control from the bend to Trail Street.  The width of the lane at the bend is reduced to 5.4 metres by a power pole that is located on the southern side of the lane.

The aim of this recommendation is to clear the curve of any parked vehicle obstructions so as to maintain a clear and unobstructed path for vehicles that are passing through the lane. This will be achieved by installing  a short length of NO STOPPING zone, as indicated in the following diagram, on the northern side of Edel Quinn Lane, near the 90° turn.

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $350

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 manager of Corrective Services in Kincaid Street.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                         RP-28

 

RP-28            SHAW STREET PARKING AT SOUTHERN END - CHANGE TO ANGLE PARKING

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse:

a       Changing the parking arrangements on the eastern side of Shaw Street, at the front of numbers 5, 7, 9 and 11, from parallel parking to 60° angle front to kerb parking, and

b       Extending the length of timed angle parking that is currently in front of St Luke’s Pre-School and No. 3 Shaw Street toward the north to include the three spaces at the front of No. 5 Shaw Street.

 

Report

In 2008 Traffic Committee recommended to Council that some parking on the eastern side of Shaw Street, towards the southern end, should be converted from parallel parking to 60° angle front to kerb parking. See RP-14 on 21 October 2008.  In 2010 a number of those angle parking spaces at the southern end of Shaw Street, adjacent to St Luke’s Pre-School, had a 30 minute time limit applied in the periods 8:30am to 9:30am and 2:30pm to 4:30pm on school days. See RP-8 on 17 August 2010.

A request has been received from the Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga who are the operators of St Luke’s Pre School, to convert the remaining space on the eastern side of Shaw Street to 60° angle front to kerb parking.  That request is supported by the residents and property owners of adjacent properties at numbers 5, 7, 9 and 11.  It is also proposed that the three spaces that would be created at the front of 5 Shaw Street should have the same time restrictions applied as those that were recommended in 2010.  Number 5 Shaw Street is owned by the Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga.

The following diagram is an overhead photo representation of the location as it is now.

It is not clear in this photograph but the space at the front of number 13 is subject to 60° angle front to kerb parking.

The following diagram indicates by yellow cross hatch, the area that is the subject of this application.  The area that is represented by red cross hatch is the length to which 60° angle front to kerb parking already applies.

The four short lengths can currently cumulatively accommodate eight parallel parked vehicles.  Changing the parking arrangements to a 60° angle will increase the parking capacity to 12 vehicles.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $650

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 while increasing convenience for people who park in Shaw Street.

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

 

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga and with the property owners of numbers 5, 7, 9 and 11 Shaw Street.

 

Attachments  

1.

Letter from Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga with resident support

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.                                                                                                RP-28

 





  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 March 2017.

 

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