AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday

14 September 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 14 September 2017.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 14 September 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                              2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                      2

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           Traffic Committee Meeting - 13 July 2017                                           2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                        2

Reports

RP-1            THORNE STREET - IMPLEMENTATION OF ANGLE PARKING                       3

RP-2            KINDRA LANE - STOP SIGN AT INTERSECTIONS WITH COLLINS

STREET AND MACLEAY STREET                                                                  3

RP-3            GEARS AND BEERS - ON-STREET EVENT                                                    3

RP-4            LAKE TO LAKE RUN AND RIDE - ON-STREET EVENT                                   3

RP-5            Kingsford Smith Road and Farrer Road Intersection Design    3

RP-6            Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy - 23 September 2017          3

QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              Traffic Committee Meeting - 13 July 2017       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 13 July 2017 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Traffic Committee Minutes - 13 July 2017

3

 

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 September 2017.                                                                 RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               THORNE STREET - IMPLEMENTATION OF ANGLE PARKING

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse and recommends Council:

a       install 13 untimed 60° angle front to kerb parking spaces on the eastern side of Thorne Street, north of the intersection with Forsyth Street

b       use a line marking scheme and measurements as suggested in Australian Standard 2890.5 figure 2.4 and using standard R5-501 series signs

c        and the southernmost angle parking space to be located on the northern side of the tree that is growing in the road seal and that is nearest to the intersection with Forsyth Street, as per the diagram that is contained in the report

d       all parking on the eastern side of Thorne Street that is between the southernmost tree and Forsyth Street is to remain as parallel parking

 

Report

Council seeks advice from Traffic Committee in regard to how angle parking can be implemented on the eastern side of Thorne Street in close proximity to the Thorne Street Café.

 

Angle parking that has been established in Wagga Wagga over the past 20 years, with the exception of the Police Station, has all been 60° angle, front to kerb configuration. There is no reason to vary the established convention so that continuity in the community is maintained if angle parking is to be established in Thorne Street.

 

The requirements for the establishment of angle parking in respect of the dimensions and layout of parking bays is contained in Australian Standard 2890.5 at Figure 2.4. 

 

There is no marked centre line in Thorne Street. Thorne Street is 18.6 metres wide, making the opposing lane widths 9.3 metres wide in both directions. That is 1.5 metres less than the minimum lane width indicated by the Standard to accommodate 60° angle parking. It is possible to install 60° angle parking on one side only by painting an offset centre line that provides for one lane to be 11.8 metres wide and the opposing lane to be 6.8 metres wide. The need to paint the centre line only arises in the event of adverse traffic incidents associated with parking in, or de-parking from, the angle parking bays. There is no recommendation that a centre line be painted in that position initially.

 

Parking bays should be established by painting white lines at the relevant angle directly onto the eastern side of the road seal, in a configuration and dimensions that are indicated in Australian Standard 2890.5 Figure 2.4. The parking bays should be sign posted using standard R5-501 series signs.

 

R5-501(Right) sign

 

The minimum dimensions of each parking bay must be as per the guidance of Australian Standard 2890.5 figure 2.4. For the purpose of Figure 2.4 ‘L’ and ‘W’, the traffic flow in Thorne Street, as described in ‘note 5’, is less than 800 vehicles per hour. The applicable ‘Use’ category is ‘Low’.

 

The location of two well-developed trees that are growing in the road seal on the eastern side of Thorne Street disrupt all parking on that side of the street. The southernmost tree is about 40 metres north of the northern side of the intersection with Forsyth Street. The gap between the trees is about 15 metres. It is recommended that no angle parking be established close to the intersection with Forsyth Street. It is suggested that parking between the southernmost tree and the intersection with Forsyth Street should remain parallel to the kerb. The reason for this suggestion is the existence of a splitter island in the middle of Thorne Street on the southbound approach to the intersection with Forsyth Street. That splitter island does not allow for the movement of a centre line to a position that enables the creation of an 11.8 metre wide south bound lane, as required by the Standard.

 

The space between the two trees can be converted to three angle parking bays. The remaining required number of bays may be installed north of the northern-most tree.

 

 


The following diagram demonstrates the proposed layout for angle parking.

 

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

 

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

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arises from a request by Council for Traffic Committee to advise how angle parking can be established at this location.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 September 2017.                                                                 RP-2

 

RP-2               KINDRA LANE - STOP SIGN AT INTERSECTIONS WITH COLLINS STREET AND MACLEAY STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse and recommend Council to install a single ‘A’ size R1-1 STOP signs in Kindra Lane at the intersection with Macleay Street, facing west bound traffic and Collins Street, facing east bound traffic, as indicated in the diagram that is included in the report.

 

Report

Concerns have been raised by residents in the Macleay Street and Collins Street area regarding the intersections that Kindra Lane forms with those two parallel streets. The main concern relates to sight distance and the ability of a driver that is exiting the lane to see approaching traffic and pedestrians in Macleay and Collins Streets.

 

Kindra Lane is located near South Wagga Public School, Wagga Wagga High School, Mt Erin High School and Wagga Wagga TAFE Campus.

 

An inspection revealed that the intersection does not meet the sight distance requirements that are detailed in the Roads and Maritime Services Authorised Signs database or the requirements of the Austroads Guide to Road Design Part 4A table 3.2. For this reason it is recommended that STOP signs be installed at the eastern and western ends of Kindra Lane.

 

 

Figure 1 Kindra Lane at Macleay Street

 

Kindra Lane at Collins Street

 

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

 

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with residents from the area.

 

  

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 September 2017.                                                                 RP-3

 

RP-3               GEARS AND BEERS - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by way of electronic means on 20 July 2017 with members responding in favour of the event.

That Traffic Committee endorse road closures of Baylis, Morrow and Fitzmaurice Streets between 06:15 and 18:30 on Sunday 1 October 2017, to permit the conduct of the Gears and Beers cycling event and craft beer festival, subject to the following conditions:

a       A certified Traffic Control Plan for the event to be implemented, monitored and decommissioned by an accredited person/s

b       Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Police

c        Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Wagga Wagga City Council Staff

d       Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Coolamon Shire Council Staff

e       Organisers, marshals and participants are to take all possible actions to minimise the effect of the event on the non-event community, throughout the event

f        All participants are to obey any reasonable direction/s that is given by event organisers and event marshals throughout the course of the event

g       All participants are to be briefed verbally, on the course and emergency arrangements, prior to the commencement of the event

h       All escorting vehicle drivers, event marshals and event participants will at all times obey the provisions of New South Wales Road Transport Legislation

i         The event organisers should actively discourage participants in the event from racing with others and from riding recklessly or in a manner that causes danger to themselves or to others by briefing the participants before the start of the event and by any other means that are appropriate

j         All marshals are to be thoroughly briefed, both verbally and in writing, as to the requirements of their position and the powers that they are permitted to exercise before the commencement of the event

k        Each ride is to be accompanied by a lead vehicle, a following vehicle, a sag-wagon and an uplift vehicle

l         Each of the lead vehicles, following vehicles and sag-wagons is to be fitted with a flashing amber lamp that operates at all time while the ride is on the open road network

m      The lead vehicle and the following vehicle are to clearly display signs on the high point of the vehicle that are yellow background with black text that is at least 120mm in height with the words ‘CAUTION / CYCLE EVENT IN PROGRESS’

 

n       All event marshals and vehicle drivers and other vehicle assistants must wear reflective vests that meet the requirements of Australian Standard 4602:1999

o       The event organiser will appoint a Ride Captain for each ride group

p       The event organiser will appoint a First-Aid operator who will accompany each ride group

q       Ride groups will, as far as possible, stay together

r        Any participant who is unable to keep up with the group is to be picked up by the sag-wagon and uplift vehicles

s        Any event participants who are unable to keep up with the ride group but refuses to be picked up by the sag-wagon and uplift vehicle will be deemed to no longer be taking part in the event

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

 

Report

Application has been received from the Wollundry Rotary Club, acting as an organising committee for the Gears and Beers event, formerly Wollundry Cycle Challenge, to hold the event on Sunday 1 October 2017 (Sunday of October long weekend). This is the fourth year that the event has been run in Wagga Wagga. The event was conducted in an almost identical format in 2015 and 2016 without adverse incident.

The cycling event in 2017 has had one additional course added. That event, named ‘The Filthy Fifty’ is a 50 kilometre long ride that is mainly on unsealed roads. The remaining rides consist of five escorted courses of varying lengths. The rides will be 9, 30, 55, 105 and 130 kilometres long.  All rides start and finish on Baylis Street near the Civic Centre. The section of Baylis Street and Fitzmaurice Street that is between Morrow Street and Johnston Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic for the duration of the event to create a safe event commencement and completion area.

All of the courses travel north on Fitzmaurice Street to Travers. At Travers Street the nine kilometre event will turn left, using the access road. All other routes turn right over the Wiradjuri Bridge. A certified traffic control plan has been prepared to demonstrate the signs that will be necessary to close Baylis and Fitzmaurice Streets. The five complete courses are as follows:

 

9 Kilometre Ride

 

Commences in Baylis Street near Wollundry Lagoon Bridge, continues into

Fitzmaurice Street turns left at

Travers Street, and continues down Travers street and onto the cycle track around the Murrumbidgee Turf club (including south between MTC and Moorong Street).

Turn left off the cycle track onto Kincaid Street

Turn right into Beckwith Street cross Gurwood Street

Turn right onto Wollundry Lagoon path and complete circuit back to Beckwith Street Wollundry Bridge at

The Esplanade turns right into

Thorne Street turn left into

Forsyth Street turn left into

Fox street turn left into

Thompson Street turn right into

Thorne Street turn left onto

The Esplanade turn right into

Beckwith Street over Wollundry Lagoon Bridge 

Right onto walking cycle track on North side of Wollundry Lagoon and continue Simmons Street, turn right onto

Johnson Street.

Cross Ivan Jack drive continue to Fitzmaurice street lights and turn right into

Fitzmaurice Street, continue to finish at

Baylis Street.

 

30 Kilometre Ride

 

Commences in Baylis Street near Wollundry Lagoon Bridge, continues into

Fitzmaurice Street turns right at

Travers Street, crosses Wiradjuri Bridge and continues into

Hampden Avenue turns left into

Wall Street, continues into

Gardiner Street turns right into

Boorooma Street turns left into

Estella Road, turns left into

Pine Gully Road, turns right into

Cootamundra Drive then right at

Paradise Drive then to

Harris Road turns right into

Old Narrandera Road turns right into

The Gap Road, continues for a distance of about four (4) kilometres before making a U turn and returning to make a left turn onto

Old Narrandera Road turns left into

Harris Road turns left into

Pine Gully Road, turns right into

Estella Road turns right into

Boorooma Street turns left into

Gardiner Street, continues into

Wall Street turns right into

Hampden Avenue, continues across Wiradjuri Bridge and turns left into

Fitzmaurice Street, continues to finish at

Baylis Street.

 

50 Kilometre Ride

 

Commences in Baylis Street near Wollundry Lagoon Bridge, continues into

Fitzmaurice Street turns right at

Travers Street, crosses Wiradjuri Bridge and continues into

Hampden Avenue turns left into

Wall Street, continues into

Gardiner Street turns right into

Boorooma Street turns left into

Estella Road turns left into

Pine Gully Road, turns right into

Cootamundra Drive then right at the roundabout then up onto

Harris Road turns right into

Old Narrandera Road, right turn into

Millwood Road, (transition to Coolamon Shire) continues into

Booth Street, Coolamon and turns left into

Cowabbie Street South (MR 240), turns right onto

Wade Street (MR 243), continues on

Canola Way (Junee Road) (MR 243) to Marrar, turn right onto

See Street. Continues onto

Marrar (to Wagga) Road, (transition to Wagga Wagga Council) left turn onto

Coolamon Road (MR 240), turn right onto

Farrer Road, turn left onto

Boorooma Street turns left into

Gardiner Street, continues into

Wall Street turns right into

Hampden Avenue, continues across Wiradjuri Bridge and turns left into

Fitzmaurice Street, continues to finish at

Baylis Street.

 

105 Kilometre Ride

 

Commences in Baylis Street near Wollundry Lagoon Bridge, continues into

Fitzmaurice Street, turns right at

Travers Street, crosses Wiradjuri Bridge and continues into

Hampden Avenue, turns left into

Wall Street, continues into

Gardiner Street, turns right into

Boorooma Street, turns left into

Estella Road, turns left into

Pine Gully Road, turns right into

Cootamundra Boulevard, turns right into

Paradise Drive, turns left into

Harris Road, turns right into

Old Narrandera Road, right turn into

Millwood Road, continues into

Booth Street, Coolamon and turns left into

Cowabbie Street South (MR 240), turns right onto

Wade Street (MR 243  ), continues on

Canola Way (Junee Road) (MR 243) to Marrar, turn right onto

See Street. Continues onto

Marrar (to Wagga) Road, left turn onto

Coolamon Road (MR 240), turn right onto

Farrer Road, turn left onto

Boorooma Street, turns left into

Gardiner Street, continues into

Wall Street, turns right into

Hampden Avenue, continues across Wiradjuri Bridge and turns left into

Fitzmaurice Street, continues to finish at

Baylis Street.

 

Rapha Dirty 130 Ride

 

Commences in Baylis Street near Wollundry Lagoon Bridge, continues into

Fitzmaurice Street turns right at

Travers Street, crosses Wiradjuri Bridge and continues into

Hampden Avenue turns left into

Wall Street, continues into

Gardiner Street turns right into

Boorooma Street turns left into

Estella Road turns left into

Pine Gully Road, turns right into

Cootamundra Boulevard, turns right into

Paradise Drive, turns left into

Harris Road, turns right into

Old Narrandera Road, turns right into

The Gap Road, continues for a distance of about 14 kilometres before making a right turn onto Tooyal Road.

Follows marked trail to intersection off Colonels Road, turn right onto

Millwood Road (transition to Coolamon Shire). Turns Right into

Williamson Lane. Follow marked trail turning left onto

Tooyal Rd and then left onto

Coolamon Rd (MR240). Continue on Coolamon Road, becomes

Cowabbie Street South (MR 240), turns right onto

Wade Street (MR 243), continues on

Canola Way (Junee Road) (MR 243)

Continue through Marrar towards Junee reefs. Transition to Junee Shire

At railway crossing intersection veer right onto Rockview Road and follow marked trail. Turn left onto

Crudens Lane, turn right onto

Cochranes Road, turn right onto

Strathmore Lane, turn left onto

Coursing Park Road, follow south across Bronte Lane, (transition to Wagga Wagga Council) turn right onto

Downside  Shepherds Siding Road. Continue to

Coolamon Rd (MR240) intersection turning left then immediate right onto

The Gap Hall Road. Turn left into

Hatwells Road – follow markers turn right into

Prices Road then turn right onto

Pine Gully Road, turn left into

Nathan Cobb Drive, then left onto

McKeon Drive and follow to front gate of Charles Sturt University

Boorooma Street, turns left into

Gardiner Street, continues into

Wall Street, turns right into

Hampden Avenue, continues across Wiradjuri Bridge and turns left into

Fitzmaurice Street, continues to finish at

Baylis Street.

 

The events are timed to start from 07:00 (marshalling from 06:45). The last riders for all events are expected to finish by 15:00, based upon previous years.

 

The most significant change that is to be made to the closed road section of this event for 2017 is the use of a section of Morrow Street, between Baylis Street and Peter Street, for marshalling riders prior to the start of each ride. The numbers of participants that have registered for the event already suggests that the additional space is a necessity over arrangements for the past years.

 

Each event will be escorted by Police from the start, along Fitzmaurice Street to Travers Street where they will be assisted to turn right onto the Wiradjuri Bridge as a complete group. Police will oversight the rides, as class 4 events, from that point to the finish. Additional Police intervention is not expected to be necessary for the rides to safely follow their respective courses.

 

Each ride will be escorted by lead and following vehicles that are to be fitted with appropriate signs and flashing amber lights. One person in the lead or escorting vehicles will be nominated as ‘Ride Captain’ and will be responsible for making any decisions for managing unforeseen circumstances during the course of the ride.

 

Each ride will also be accompanied by a sag-wagon that is capable of carrying bicycles and an uplift vehicle that is capable of carrying participants who are unable to finish the event.

 

All persons who are engaged on a specific on-road task in respect of this event will wear an approved reflective vest at any time that the person is standing in the road reserve. This particularly pertains to marshals who will be tasked to specific intersections around the respective courses.

 

A comprehensive marshal briefing document has been prepared as part of the Traffic Control Plan. Marshals will be well aware of their duties and powers before they take up their assigned positions.

 

Emergency contingency plans have been prepared and can be viewed as part of the Traffic Control Plan and / or the Risk Assessment document that accompanies this report.

 

The 105 kilometre ride course includes sections of road that are in Coolamon Shire. The sections of this ride that are in Coolamon Shire are detailed in the route description, above. This course has been planned because it passes public toilet blocks.

 

The 130 kilometre ride course includes sections of road that are in both Coolamon and Junee Shires. As is the case for the 105 kilometre event, the sections of the rides that are in Coolamon and Junee Shires is indicated in the route description, above.

 

This application has been discussed with Tony Kelly, Executive Manager, Engineering and Technical Services for Coolamon Shire Council and Will Barton, Director Engineering at Junee Shire Council with an agreement reached that, for continuity, the application that is prepared by Wagga Wagga City Council would include the course section that is in Coolamon and Junee Shire Council areas. This is the same arrangement that was used successfully in 2014 to 2016.

 

The second part of this event is the Craft Beer Festival that is held in the Victory Memorial Gardens which is adjacent to the start and finish area of the cycling courses. The Craft Beer Festival commences about mid-day and continues until 18:00. The high number of pedestrians that visit this location throughout the afternoon suggest that Baylis Street, between the north side of the Wollundry Lagoon bridge and Morrow Street and Morrow Street between Baylis Street and Peter Street should remain closed for the duration of the event.

 

All necessary components of this event application are complete. 

 

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 14 September 2017.                                                                 RP-4

 

RP-4               LAKE TO LAKE RUN AND RIDE - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee members note that the following matter was distributed by way of email on 15 August 2017 with members responding in favour of the event.

That Traffic Committee endorse road closures of East Lake Drive, Lake Albert Road, Lakeside Drive, Kooringal Road, Plumpton Road, in Lake Albert and Kooringal, between 9:30am and 1pm on Sunday 10 September 2017, to permit the conduct of the Wagga Lake Run and Ride, subject to the following conditions:

a       A certified Traffic Control Plan for the event to be implemented, monitored and decommissioned by an accredited person/s

b       Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Police

c        Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Wagga Wagga City Council Staff

d       Organisers, marshals and participants are to minimise the effect of the event on the non-event community as far as possible, throughout the event

e       All participants are to be briefed verbally, on the course and emergency arrangements, prior to the commencement of the event

f        All participants are to obey any reasonable direction/s that is given by event organisers and event marshals throughout the course of the event

g       All barricades that restrict access to roads are to be monitored by marshals

h       The event organisers should actively discourage participants in the ‘Ride’ part of the event from racing with others and from riding recklessly or in a manner that causes danger to themselves or to others by briefing the participants before the start of the event and by what other means are appropriate

i         All barricade marshals are to be thoroughly briefed, both verbally and in writing, as to the requirements of their position and the powers that they are permitted to exercise before the commencement of the event

j         A copy of a Certificate of Currency of a public liability insurance policy, that notes Wagga Wagga City Council and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties, to the minimum value of $20 million, to be produced to Wagga Wagga City Council not later than 2 September 2016

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

 

Report

Application has been received from the Organising Committee for the Wagga Lake Run and Ride (formerly Lake to Lagoon Fun Run and Family Cycle) to hold the event on Sunday 10 September 2017. The application is based on the same course as that which was used without incident in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

 


That course starts and finishes near Apex Park, Lake Albert.  Participants use East Lake Drive and Lake Albert Road to near the intersection with White Avenue before turning around and returning to Lakeside Drive where participants are directed onto the Lake Albert Shared Path. The event follows the Lake Albert Shared Path around the western and southern sides of Lake Albert, returning to Apex Park without re-entering the road network

 

Traffic Control Plans have been reviewed and revised to facilitate the safe movement of participants on the course while minimising the effect on the non-event community.  Members should note that participants will be required to keep to the right side of the road with separation provided by cones. Close monitoring of cycle participants will be undertaken to guarantee that the event is not a race and that cycling participants undertake the event in the intended spirit of a leisurely ride.

 

All other papers, in respect of this event, are complete including the certificate of currency of insurance.

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 14 September 2017.                                                                 RP-5

 

RP-5               Kingsford Smith Road and Farrer Road Intersection Design

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse and recommend Council accept the proposed concept design at Kingsford Smith Road and Farrer Road as follows:

a       The proposed Kingsford Smith Road alignment would be suitable for CHR(S) intersection treatment (Right turn from Farrer Road)

b       The proposed Kingsford Smith Road alignment would also be suitable for AUL intersection treatment (Left turn from Farrer Road) if required. (refer to kerb return note below)

c        The kerb return radii have been reduced from 15m to 10m to avoid existing power poles providing an approximate 3m clearance from the kerbline to the power poles

 

Report

Council approved DA 14/0607 on the 1st May 2015. The development is for a 150 residential subdivision in three stages. The development is located on Lots 16 & 66 in DP 1193816 and is bounded by Farrer to the north, Amundsen Street to the west and Kingsford Smith Road to the east.

 

During the assessment of the Development Application it was identified by Council officers that an upgrade to the intersection of Farrer Road and Kingsford Smith Road 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:

 

4.  Prior to the issue of the Construction Certificate for Stage 6, detailed engineering plans that identify the reconstruction of the intersection of Farrer Road and Kingsford-Smith Road, designed in accordance with Council’s Engineering Guidelines for Subdivision and Developments and relevant AUSTROADS and RMS Guidelines shall be submitted to and approved by the Director of Planning and Regulatory Services (or delegate). The design shall show the re-alignment of Kingsford Smith Road at the vicinity of the intersection to join Farrer Road at 90 degrees with kerb and gutter provided on both kerb returns of the intersection.

This plan is required to be referred to, and approved by 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.

REASON:  To increase the capacity of the intersection so that it may cater for the increased traffic likely to be caused by the development. Section 79C(1)(b) and (c) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

 

The configuration of the existing intersection is shown below.

 

 

A concept layout of the intersection indicating the straightening of Kingsford Smith Road follows.

 


The concept 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. Upon a recommendation from the Traffic Committee, the applicant will proceed with the detailed design of the intersection.

Financial Implications

This report results in no financial implications for Council - the intersection works will be wholly funded by the developer, the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga.

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

Internal / External Consultation

Internal and External consultation was carried out during the assessment of the Development Application. Consultation has also occurred with Esler & Associates throughout the intersection design process

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 September 2017.                                                                 RP-6

 

RP-6               Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy on streets in Lake Albert from 8am on 23 September 2017 subject to the following conditions:

a       The event is conducted between the times and dates that are mentioned in the application papers

b       A certified Traffic Control Plan for the event is to be implemented, monitored and decommissioned by people with the appropriate ‘Traffic Control at Worksites’ accreditation

c        Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Police

d       Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Wagga Wagga City Council Staff

e       Organisers, marshals and participants are to take all possible actions to minimise the effect of the event on the non-event community, throughout the event

f        All participants are to obey any reasonable direction/s that is given by event organisers and event marshals throughout the course of the event

g       Event participants are to obey the collective provisions of Road Transport Legislation at all times whilst participating in the event

h       All event marshals and other assistants must wear reflective vests that meet the requirements of Australian Standard 4602:1999

i         Event organisers must consult with the residents of Lake Street, Ontario Drive and Michigan Drive who may be affected by temporary parking restrictions in those streets at least two weeks prior to the event and the traffic management plans should be explained.  All efforts should be made to alleviate any serious concerns that are raised by those residents who are consulted. In the event that a solution to a problem cannot be found, the matter should be referred as soon as possible to WWCC Traffic Officers

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

 

Report

An application has been received to conduct the Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy on 23 September 2017 in parkland that is adjacent to East Lake Drive and in Ron Wheeler Park, bordered by Eastlake Drive, Ontario Drive, Main Street and Michigan Drive. This event being held successfully last year in 2016 at this location and prior to in 2015, in an area that was centred on Apex Park and the park beside the lake.

 

The event will commence at the Livestock Marketing Centre in Webb Street, Bomen, with vehicles travelling on predetermined routes in convoy to reach the display area at different times. Light vehicles and motor cycles take a direct route that allows participating drivers and riders to enter the display area before the arrival of the heavy vehicles.

 

Parking in Lake Street will be temporarily restricted on both sides so as to provide for safe and easy access for heavy vehicles to Eastlake Drive.

 

Event marshals, as in the case of the 2015 and 2016, will manage entry to the display area for heavy vehicles. Vehicles that queue while waiting to enter will not cause an impact on the non-event community.

 

Static vehicle displays, trade equipment shows and a live entertainment stage will all be located in the park between Lake Albert and Eastlake Drive. Side show rides and similar attractions will be setup in the western end of Ron Wheeler Park. Eastlake Drive will be closed to through traffic with the implementation of an authorised traffic control plan for the duration of the event. Ontario Drive and Michigan Drive will be open to through traffic but parking on the park side of both streets will be restricted to facilitate two-way flow.

 

Event parking is available at Apex Park and in streets surrounding the area. This situation proved adequate in 2015/2016 when Apex Park was not available for vehicle parking.

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.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser. The event organiser will be required to consult with affected residents before the event.

 

  

 

   


QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

  


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 14 September 2017.