AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday

11 May 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 11 May 2017.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 11 May 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                          PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                         2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                     2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                   2

Reports

RP-1            ANZAC DAY - ON STREET EVENT                                                            4

RP-2            WAGGA WAGGA CLASSIC ROAD RACE EVENT - ON-STREET EVENT    6

RP-3            ELIZABETH STREET - NO STOPPING ZONE                                             9

RP-4            OLD HUME HIGHWAY TACUTTA - LINE MARKING                                 11

RP-5            JOHNSTON STREET - CHANGES TO RESTRICTED PARKING ZONE      18

RP-6            COOK STREET AND MARCONI STREET - TRAFFIC CALMING AT INTERSECTIONS WITH HORSLEY AVENUE                                                                        21

RP-7            MARRAR ROAD AND COOLAMON ROAD INTERSECTION REDESIGN   25

RP-8            THORNE STREET CAFE - DA16/0204 - CONSIDERATION OF ANGLE PARKING IN THORNE STREET                                                                                    28

RP-9            BUS ZONES IN DEAKIN AVENUE, LAKESIDE DRIVE AND TAMAR DRIVE 31

RP-10          COORAMIN STREET AND HAMPDEN AVENUE - INTERSECTION DESIGN 37   

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              Traffic Committee Meeting 09 March 2017       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 09 March 2017 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Minutes for Traffic Committee meeting held 9 March 2017

43

 

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                             RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               ANZAC DAY - ON STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee members note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 1 March 2017 with members responding in favour of the recommendation.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at 5:30am and the parade and commemorative service at 10:00am on 25 April 2017 in the Victory Memorial Gardens and on Baylis Street, Morgan Street and Morrow Street subject to the following conditions:

 

a       Road closures for the event to commence from 6:00pm on 24 April 2017 to permit set up in Baylis and Morrow Streets around the Victory Memorial Gardens.

b       The event is to be conducted as per the location and times that are stipulated in the application documents.

c        A certified and approved Traffic Control plan to be implemented by authorised personnel from Wagga Wagga City Council prior to and throughout the event.

d       No vehicular movement in the nominated areas during the event except for those vehicles that are used as part of the parade.

e       Organisers and event participants obey all Police directions.

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

g       Morgan Street, from Berry Street to Baylis Street, is to be opened to normal use by the non-event community once the parade has completely cleared that section of road and the street can safely be opened.

h       Baylis Street, from Morgan Street to the northern side of the intersection with Tompson Street is to be opened for normal use by the non-event community once the parade has cleared that section of road and the street can be safely opened to traffic.

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

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

 

 


Report

Application has been received from the Wagga Wagga RSL to hold the ANZAC Day Dawn Service, commencing at 5:30am, and the parade and commemorative service, commencing at 10am on Tuesday 25 April 2017 in Morgan Street, Baylis Street, Morrow Street and the area around the Victory Memorial Gardens.  Based upon recent renewed interest in Australia’s heritage and continued involvement in war zones overseas, organisers expect a significant number of people at both services, not dissimilar in size to the 2015 and 2016 crowds.  

A strategy has been proposed that will allow for set up of infrastructure on Baylis and Morrow Streets prior to the commencement of the Dawn Service, as was the case in 2015 and 2016.  That strategy involves the closure of Baylis Street between the Wollundry Lagoon Bridge and Morrow Street and Morrow Street between Baylis Street and Peter Street from 6:00pm on 24 April 2017. A traffic control plan diagram to accommodate this closure has been prepared and attached with other traffic control plans.  Wagga Wagga City Council will provide traffic control for the event.

Further road closures are implemented for the Baylis Street area immediately following the Dawn Service, about 6:30am.  Those closures will remain in place until the road closures are put into place to accommodate the parade and service at 9:45am.  The purpose of the interim traffic control plan is to create, as far as possible, an appropriate route for the main parade at 10:30am.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $10,822

 

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from the On-Street Events budget

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as – Likely / Major 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 11 May 2017.                                                                             RP-2

 

RP-2               WAGGA WAGGA CLASSIC ROAD RACE EVENT - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 10 April 2017 with members responding in favour of the conduct of the event.

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Wagga Classic Road Race event on Saturday 1 July 2017 which will involve traffic control on Old Narrandera Road, Millwood Road and Harris Road subject to the conditions that appear below:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Report

Application has been received from the Wagga Wagga Cycling Club to conduct a road race cycling event in Wagga Wagga and Coolamon on the Saturday 1 July 2017. This part of the overall two day event, that includes a criterium in the CBD of Wagga Wagga on the following day, is proposed to be conducted on a course that is within Wagga Wagga and Coolamon local government areas. This is the same course that was used without adverse incident for the 2016 event. The event is divided into races over two distances, 60 and 100 kilometres

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

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

The shorter 60 kilometre race turns around near the intersection with Colonels Road, returning toward the finish on a reverse course.

The longer 100 kilometre race continues on to the LGA boundary with Coolamon Shire.

The 100 kilometre course re-enters Wagga Wagga LGA travelling south on Brushwood Road, turning left onto Old Narrandera Road with the aid of traffic control that will stop traffic on Old Narrandera Rd if necessary.  Traffic volume at this location is normally very light at this time of the week. 

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

Riders will be instructed to obey the provisions of the Road Rules 2014 and will have the benefit of race officials that will travel in motor vehicles in front and behind the peloton.

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

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

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $Nil  - All costs are met by the event organiser.

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.  The event organiser will undertake consultation with residents of Harris Road before the date of the event.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                             RP-3

 

RP-3               ELIZABETH STREET - NO STOPPING ZONE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of 10 metres of NO STOPPING zone, using standard R5-400 series signs, on the southern side of Elizabeth Street on either side of the pedestrian gate way exit from North Wagga Public School as indicated in the diagram that is contained in the following report.

 

Report

A request has been received from the Principal of North Wagga Public School regarding parking issues adjacent to the schools rear pedestrian exit onto Elizabeth Street. To resolve the issue the school has requested a short length of NO STOPPING zone be established on the southern side of Elizabeth Street to cover this rear exit.

Attending Council Traffic Officers have noted that the school currently has a student population of approximately 240 primary aged children, many of which travel to and from the school by private vehicle. It is this volume of attending parents that park in Elizabeth Street to pick up or drop off their children that have been identified as parking up to and across the rear exit of the school. This parking restricting the school children from exiting safely as they are forced to mix between the parked vehicles and traffic, having little or no warning of their presence. It is therefore the aim of this recommendation that a short length of NO STOPPING zone be created to encompass the schools rear pedestrian exit so that the sight distance for drivers who use Elizabeth Street is enhanced.

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $250

 

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

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the North Wagga Public School Principal.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                             RP-4

 

RP-4               OLD HUME HIGHWAY TACUTTA - LINE MARKING

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of painted traffic control lines on Old Hume Highway Tarcutta as per the diagrammatical representation that is contained in the five attached diagrams.

 

Report

The Old Hume Highway through Tarcutta is in the process of being transferred from control by Roads and Maritime Services to control by the City of Wagga Wagga.  Much of the road section has recently been resurfaced with old line marking being covered in that process.

A review has been conducted of the separation lines, edge lines and painted traffic islands on the length of the Old Hume Highway in Tarcutta.  The reduced volume of traffic that travels along the route since the village has been by-passed by the Hume Freeway should require a line marking regime that is somewhat less complicated and involved for Council to maintain. 

A proposed line marking regime has been designed, based upon the original line marking that had been installed by Roads and Maritime Services.  The only changes that have been made are not repainting one near side traffic island bulb on the eastern side of the road opposite the service station and changing the centre-of-road painted island that was adjacent to the Post Office and café to a double unbroken ‘BB’ separation lines.

See the five diagrams on the following pages.

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       RP-4

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                             RP-4

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $4,500

 

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 are associated with the safe movement of traffic along a section of roadway.

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with internal WWCC stakeholders.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                             RP-5

 

RP-5               JOHNSTON STREET - CHANGES TO RESTRICTED PARKING ZONE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse:

 

a       Removal of the restricted NO PARKING zone on the southern side of Johnston Street immediately west of the old Ambulance Station, returning the length to unrestricted parallel parking.

 

b       Installing a 14 metre long length of NO PARKING zone, using R5-40 series signs, with the additional words ‘FIRE & RESCUE VEHICLES EXCEPTED’, on the northern side of Johnston Street between the entry and exit driveways to the private car park that is situated at 45-53, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

The New South Wales Ambulance Service has moved its main Wagga Wagga station from Johnston Street to Fernleigh Road. The length of restricted parallel on-street parking on the southern side of Johnston Street that facilitated parking for Ambulance and NSW Fires & Rescue Vehicles should be removed and the length, about 80 metres, returned to unrestricted parallel parking.

 

The use of this length of unrestricted parking will be monitored and assessed over time with the possibility that the length may have timed parking introduced if it becomes apparent that such a strategy would be of benefit to the community.  For the time being it is proposed that the length should be unrestricted with the intent of providing additional on-street parking for drivers who work in the area and who wish to use all-day on-street parking.

 

The regional office of NSW Fire & Rescue is still located in the building at number 43, on the northern side of Johnston Street.  The Regional Superintendent has requested that a length of restricted on-street parking still be made available for operational Fire & Rescue vehicles that are visiting the Region Office.  A suitable length has been identified between the entry and exit driveways that service the (Woolworths) private car park, next door to number 43.  It is proposed that this 14 metre long length should be appropriately sign posted.

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RP-5

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                             RP-5

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $350

 

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

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.

 

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with NSW Ambulance Service and NSW Fire & Rescue.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                             RP-6

 

RP-6               COOK STREET AND MARCONI STREET - TRAFFIC CALMING AT INTERSECTIONS WITH HORSLEY AVENUE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a 10 metre length of yellow coloured rubber lane separator, to define the centre of the trafficable carriageway on the western ends of Cook Street and Marconi Street at the respective intersections with Horsley Street.

 

Report

A number of complaints have been received about the nature of traffic flow in Horsley Street.  The complaints relate to an inordinately high volume of traffic that uses the residential street and the excessive speeds at which some drivers travel.

 

Initial observations that were made before the end of the first school term confirmed that Horsley Street is often used as an alternate route to the arterial road network by some drivers. Drivers use Horsley Street when travelling between the southern parts of the City and Lake Albert Road.  Traffic was observed to turn onto Horsley Street from Red Hill Road and then to apparently gain access to Lake Albert Road using Cook Street or Marconi Street.  The presumed reason for drivers to follow this route rather than to use the two arterial routes is the congestion that occurs at the roundabout intersection of Red Hill Road, Kooringal Road and Plumpton Road.

 

At a site meeting that was held with interested residents of the area the issue of the speed at which drivers turn into Cook and Marconi Streets from Horsley Street was raised.  It is confirmed that many drivers make that right turn at an excessive speed, cutting across the intersection and entering Cook Street or Marconi Street on the incorrect side of the carriageway.

 

Reducing the speed at which drivers can make the right turn into either of the two streets is a very desirable outcome.  A way to achieve that is to configure the intersection in such a way that the turn is too sharp to be made at anything greater than a low speed.  This is a similar situation to that which was recently successfully treated at the intersection of Adjin Street and Maher Street.  A similar treatment, using yellow coloured, curved, raised rubber lane separators is suggested at both of these locations.

 

Adjin Street at the intersection with Maher Street

 

Maher Street at the intersection with Adjin Street

 

In this instance it is not proposed to install devices in Horsley Street.  The problem is most evident when drivers are travelling north.  It is proposed to only install 10 metre lengths of the lane separators in Cook and Marconi Streets.

 

 

 

The nature of the product that is recommended for use in this instance is a curved profile that is 65mm high in the centre and 300mm wide at the base.  This is the same product that has been successfully used for a similar purpose at Pine Gully Road and Old Narrandera Road and at Adjin Street and Maher Street.  The strip is easily mountable for any vehicle, causing no particular difficulty for larger vehicles while providing a sufficient profile so as to cause the drivers of smaller vehicles to reduce speed to avoid running over the profile at speed.

 

Yellow coloured raised rubber lane separator

 

 

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $6500

 

Funding for implementation of the recommendation has not been identified.  This matter will be added and prioritised on the list of unfunded items that are generated from Traffic Committee meetings.

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 / Moderate which places it in the – High category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with residents from Horsley Avenue, Cook Street and Marconi Street. Further consultation will be undertaken with specific residents who live adjacent to the proposed location for the two installations.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                             RP-7

 

RP-7               MARRAR ROAD AND COOLAMON ROAD INTERSECTION REDESIGN

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse a change to the configuration of the intersection of Marrar Road and Coolamon Road as indicated in the concept design that is attached to this report.

 

Report

The Traffic Committee received a report in relation to the nature of the intersection of Marrar Road and Coolamon Road at its meeting on 10 July 2012, see RP-13. The following recommendation was subsequently made to Council.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse:

a       that an investigation of the intersection of Marrar Road and Coolamon Road be undertaken with a view to the creation of a concept design for the intersection that meets the standards that are set by the Austroads Guide to Road Design,

b       that a further report be prepared for the consideration of Traffic Committee once such a concept design has been prepared, and

c        the installation of advanced road name signs and intersection road name signs on Coolamon Road at the intersection with Marrar Road

 

The recommendation was confirmed by Council. Item ‘c’ in the recommendation, relating to advance intersection signs, was completed in 2012.

 

A proposed concept design that addresses the primary issue of the angle of intersection of the two roads has been prepared and is attached to this report. The design does not extend to detail that will allow for a comprehensive costing of the proposal.  It does indicate all of the traffic control measures that are proposed to be implemented to enhance safety at the location.

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation:  There is no cost involved in the acceptance of this design.  Cost has been incurred to prepare the concept.

 

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 RP-13 of 10 July 2012.

 

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

 

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the Marrar Residents Association.

 

Attachments  

1.

Marrar Road and Coolamon Road Concept Design

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RP-7

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                             RP-8

 

RP-8               THORNE STREET CAFE - DA16/0204 - CONSIDERATION OF ANGLE PARKING IN THORNE STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse that:

 

a       Thorne Street between Forsyth Street and Tompson Street is not suitable for the implementation of angle parking.

 

b        Vehicle parking arrangements in Thorne Street and Forsyth Street are satisfactory to accommodate the parking load that is currently generated by the Thorne Street Café and that is likely to be generated by the expansion of that business as indicated in DA16/0204 without seeking to increase the number of available parking spaces by implementing angle parking on a street that is not suitable for that purpose.

 

Report

The City of Wagga Wagga has received a Development Application, 16/0204, in respect of the Thorne Street Café, situated at 84 Thorne Street, on the north-west corner of the intersection of Thorne and Forsyth Streets. The nature of the application relates to an expansion of the undercover seating capacity in the Café.

 

At its meeting on 25 July 2016, the following resolution was made by Councillors:

 

PSRP-2 DA16/0204 - CONVERSION OF CORNER STORE AND DWELLING TO CAFE - 82 THORNE STREET WAGGA WAGGA - LOT 16 DP 1347

 

36(b) The applicant at their cost is to provide angled line marking for a minimum 13 additional car parking spaces for vehicles within Thorne Street (on eastern side), in accordance with Council’s Engineering Guidelines for subdivisions and development and relevant Australian Standards.

 

Prior to any works occurring in the road reserve the applicant shall have lodged with and approved by Council a Section 138 permit application. Details of the line marking, including engineering details shall be submitted with the Section 138 permit application.

 

The above works and signposting shall be undertaken as per the recommendation(s) of Council’s Traffic Committee and is to be completed prior to the release of the Final Occupation Certificate or prior to an amended timing being agreed upon to the satisfaction of Council.

 

NOTE 1 A Section 138 permit shall be lodged in accordance with application submission requirements and accompanied by relevant application fee.

 

NOTE 2 The design and nature of proposed parking and signposting is to be reviewed and approved by Council’s Traffic Committee prior to the assessment by Council of the required Section 138 permit application.

 

NOTE 3 The applicant shall be required to pay for all costs associated with erecting associated signage associated with this condition.

 

NOTE 4 The applicant may approach Council and enter into an agreement for the council to undertake the works required to be satisfied under this condition at the applicants cost with payment and timing arrangements to be determined to the mutual satisfaction of the applicant and the council. The works must be completed not more than 12 months after issue of this approval.

 

This matter has not previously been brought to the attention of Traffic Committee for advice.

 

The determination of the number of required new parking spaces is based upon the increase in floor area that will be created by the development of the café building.

 

Thorne Street is approximately 18 metres wide with a gutter on the eastern side that dips below the level of the road seal with a high old-style kerb. The higher kerb means that angle parked vehicles would not have the front of the vehicle overhanging the nature strip.

 

The requirement that is expressed in Australian Standard 2890.5 in respect of 60° angle parking at Figure 2.4 is that the required width of the travelling lane or lanes on the side of the road that is intended to accommodate the angle parking is 11.6 metres.  There is no marked centre line in Thorne Street. The road is divided on a 50/50 basis between north and south bound traffic flow. Under these circumstances it could be expected that a vehicle that is entering or leaving a parking space on the eastern (south bound) side of the road would be likely to encroach into the north bound lanes by up to 2.6 metres to negotiate the turn into or out of the parking space.  The creation of that situation is most undesirable.

 

Observations of the current situation in the vicinity of the Thorne Street Café have not revealed any parking problems in either Thorne Street or Forsyth Street. The close proximity to Forsyth Street is a great asset from a parking perspective, effectively providing double the normal kerb length in close proximity to the café than there would be if the café was located at a mid-block location. There have been no complaints made to Traffic Officers about the unavailability of on-street parking in the area. 

 

A further 13 ordinary family type vehicles could be accommodated on-street in close proximity to the café. The difference in kerb length to accommodate 13 vehicles at 60°, compared to a parallel parking arrangement, is 39 metres. That is not an onerous distance to walk. The proximity to Collins Park, bordered by the eastern side of Thorne Street and the northern side of Forsyth Street, reduces the call for on-street parking by residents. The established playgrounds in Collins Park are on the diagonally opposite corner of the Park. There is no particular attractor in the south-west corner of Collins Park.

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $Nil

 


Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.

 

The establishment of on-street angle parking increases risk to road users over the level of risk that is associated with parallel parked vehicles. Risk is created by vehicles that may be reversing into the travelling lane when leaving a front-to-kerb angle parking space.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation has not been undertaken in respect of this matter.

 

  

 

 


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

 

RP-9               BUS ZONES IN DEAKIN AVENUE, LAKESIDE DRIVE AND TAMAR DRIVE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of the following parking controls, as per the diagrams that are contained in the report:

 

a       A 70 metre length of BUS ZONE on the southern side of Deakin Avenue, using standard R5-20 series signs, with the additional words ‘3:30pm to 4:30pm / School Days’, commencing opposite the western kerb alignment of Hargrave Ave and extending towards Holbrook Road.

 

b       A 60 metre length of BUS ZONE on the northern side of Lakeside Drive, using standard R5-20 series signs, with the additional works ‘3:30pm to 4:30pm / School Days’, commencing immediately east of the eastern boundary of Number 1 Lakeside Drive and extending towards Lake Albert Road.

 

c        A 60 metre length of BUS ZONE on the southern side of Lakeside Drive, using standard R5-20 series signs, with the additional works ‘7:30am to 9am / School Days’, opposite the zone that is mentioned at point ‘b’.

 

d       A 10 metre length of NO STOPPING zone on the western side of Tamar Drive immediately south of the intersection with Atherton Crescent, using a standard R5-400 (Left arrow) sign.

 

e       A length of BUS ZONE on the western side of Tamar Drive, using standard R5-20 series signs, with the additional words ‘8am to 9:30am / 2:30pm to 4pm / School Days’, for the full length that is between the NO STOPPING sign that is mentioned at point ‘d’ and the NO STOPPING SIGN on the departure side of the of the Children’s Crossing located outside number 6 Tamar Drive.

 

Report

Letters have been received from the management of Busabout Wagga and the Principal of the Wagga Wagga Lutheran Primary School, explaining problems that result from the ever increasing number of school aged children and teenagers who use a school bus interchange at the Lutheran Primary School in Tamar Drive. The Management of Busabout Wagga have considered the issue that is created by the current arrangement and formulated a plan that is capable of significantly reducing the number of students who interchange between school buses in Tamar Drive and also the overall number of school buses that access Tamar Drive,

 

The plan involves the creation of four new timed BUS ZONES, one in Deakin Avenue, two in Lakeside Drive and one in Tamar Drive on the opposite side of the road to the School.

 

In addition there is another matter involving an increase to the capacity of the existing bus interchange facility at Lloyd Road that will not require consideration by Traffic Committee as the facility is already in existence.

 

The first location for a new BUS ZONE is the southern side of Deakin Avenue. The plan involves interchanging passengers between four buses at this location only in the afternoons. The proposal will not result in students waiting on the side of the street. Four buses will stop at the location together. While the buses are all stopped together along the length of BUS ZONE the passengers will interchange from one bus to another. There will be no need for any bus shelters to be installed as no children will be waiting at the location. This location is adjacent to an overland flow retention basin.

 

 

The second location is Lakeside Drive, between Norfolk Street and Lake Albert Road, adjacent to the reserve car park. Again the plan is to interchange passengers between four buses in the afternoon on the northern side of Lakeside Drive and four buses in the morning on the southern side of Lakeside Drive.

 

The third location is the western side of Tamar Drive between the Children’s Crossing and Atherton Crescent. This location will not be used as an interchange.  One bus at a time will pick up and drop off students at this location. These are the students who walk between their homes and Lutheran Primary School to meet a school bus service. 

 

It is proposed to confirm the statutory 10 metre NO STOPPING zone on the approach to the intersection with Atherton Crescent by installing a NO STOPPING sign. The new BUS ZONE can be located between that NO STOPPING zone and the NO STOPPING zone that is associated with the Children’s Crossing. This zone will operate in both morning and afternoon periods. 

 

 

The net loss of at kerb parking in Tamar Drive that will result from the operation of this BUS ZONE is three ordinary car spaces. The refined drop off and pick up facility that operates in the Lutheran Primary School car park has reduced the need for on-street parking in the area before and after school.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation:  $1500

 

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.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the management of Busabout Wagga and with representations from the Wagga Wagga Lutheran Primary School.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Letters from Busabout and Lutheran Primary School

 

 

 

 


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

 



Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                           RP-10

 

RP-10            COORAMIN STREET AND HAMPDEN AVENUE - INTERSECTION DESIGN

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the proposed intersection design at Hampden Avenue and Cooramin Street, North Wagga Wagga as follows:

a       Design of a channelised right turn (short) treatment to accommodate south bound traffic turning right into Cooramin Street

b       Design of a basic left turn treatment for north bound traffic turning left into Cooramin Street

c        Associated signage and line marking for the intersection as indicated in design plans attached to the report.

 

Report

Council approved DA 14/0448 on the 11th November 2015. The development is for a Harness Racing Facility including earthworks, track, clubhouse, stables and associated infrastructure. Harness Racing New South Wales is the applicant.

 

During the assessment of the Development Application it was identified by Council officers that an upgrade to the intersection of Hampden Avenue and Cooramin Street was required as a result of the increased traffic volume generated from the development.

 

The following condition of consent was imposed relating to the intersection:

 

Prior to the release of the Construction Certificate a plan shall be submitted to and approved by Director of Planning and Regulatory Services, or delegate that identifies the intersection design at Cooramin Street and Hampden Avenue. This plan is required to be referred to the Local Traffic Committee before it is approved as these works incorporate a prescribed traffic control device.

 

NOTE 1:     A prescribed traffic control device is a sign, signal, marking, structure or other device to direct or warn traffic on a road or road related area.

 

NOTE2:         The Local Traffic Committee only meets two-monthly and only between the months of March and November. Therefore to avoid delays the timing of meetings should be taken into consideration in preparing your plan for submission. Contact Council’s Senior Traffic Officer for scheduled dates of Traffic Committee meetings.

 

REASON: To ensure traffic related impacts associated with the development are minimised. Section 79C(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

 

 

The configuration of the existing intersection is shown below.

 

 

During the design of the intersection, Council advised Heath Consulting Engineers that the configuration of the intersection needed to be a CHR (short) treatment to accommodate south bound traffic turning right into Cooramin Street and a BAL treatment for north bound traffic turning left into Cooramin Street.

This was based on the traffic volumes provided in the report by Colston Budd Hunt & Kafes Pty Ltd and compared against the AUSTROADS document “Guide to Road Design – Part 4A Unsignalised and Signalised Inyersections, Warrants for Turn Treatments on the road at unsignalised intersections”.

The design of the intersection has now been provided to Council for the purposes of submitting to the Traffic Committee. At the date of this report, Council is yet to receive a Construction Certificate application for the intersection works.

 

 

Cost

The intersection works will be wholly developer funded by Harness Racing NSW.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified as result of the estimated increase in traffic volumes at the intersection as a result of the development.

 

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

Internal / External Consultation

Internal and External consultation was carried out during the assessment of the Development Application.

 

Consultation has also occurred with Heath Consulting Engineers who has throughout the intersection design process.

 

Attachments  

1.

Cooramin St and Hampden Ave - Intersection Design

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RP-10

 



Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 May 2017.                                                                                    

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

  


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 11 May 2017.