AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday

9 November 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 November 2017.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 9 November 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                         2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           Traffic Committee Minutes - 14 September 2017                          2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                   2

Reports

RP-1            FUSION17 - ON-STREET EVENT                                                                3

RP-2            LADYSMITH DUATHLON - ON-STREET EVENT                                         5

RP-3            LIBERTY FROM VIOLENCE MARCH - ON-STREET EVENT                        7

RP-4            REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE - ON-STREET EVENT                              9

RP-5            TOY RUN - ON-STREET EVENT                                                               11

RP-6            PINE GULLY ROAD STOP SIGN                                                               13

RP-7            BOLTON STREET - MARK PARKING SPACES                                        15

RP-8            BARDO LANE - RAISED PLATFORM AT FORSYTH STREET                   17

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              Traffic Committee Minutes - 14 September 2017       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 14 September 2017 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments  

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Traffic Committee Minutes - 14 September 2017

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


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

 

Reports

RP-1               FUSION17 - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members on 18 September 2017 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse and recommends Council conduct a multicultural street festival, FUSION17 to be held in Baylis Street Wagga Wagga, between the north side of Wollundry Lagoon and the north side of Morrow Street, on Saturday 21 October 2017 subject to the following conditions:

 

a       A certified and approved Traffic Control plan that prevents ordinary traffic access to the area is to be implemented and maintained by appropriately authorised personnel prior to and throughout the event

b       There is to be no vehicular movement in the nominated areas during the event

c        Organisers and event participants obey all Police directions

d       Organisers and event participants obey any reasonable direction that is made by a Wagga Wagga City Council Officer in respect of the management of the road network

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

f        The Event Organiser is to notify emergency services and public transport providers of the road closure

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

 

Report

Application has been received from the WWCC Community Services Sector to hold a multicultural street festival in and around the Civic Centre precinct between 4pm and 9:30pm on Saturday 21 October 2017. The area in which the festival will be held includes the roadway sections of Baylis Street that are between the northern side of Morrow Street and the northern side of Wollundry Lagoon.  Setup for the event needs to be commenced with road closures from 12pm. The event is expected to be packed up and roads open by 12:00am.

 

The event is organised, promoted and sponsored by Wagga Wagga City Council. The event involves stalls, demonstrations, street performances and musicians. There are no vehicles involved in the event and there will be no need for moving vehicles to be inside the street closure, except for dropping off and picking up items for stalls in the pre and post event stages.

 

The event organiser has engaged the services of a suitably qualified traffic control provider to supply and implement a traffic control plan for the event, see attachment. A similar arrangement was used since 2012, without adverse incident.

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 9 November 2017.                                                                    RP-2

 

RP-2               LADYSMITH DUATHLON - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee members note that the following matter was distributed to members electronically on 28 September with members voting in favour of the event.

That Traffic Committee endorses and recommends Council the conduct of a bicycle race as part of the Ladysmith P&C Duathlon event on a course near Ladysmith, as per attached maps, 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 Occupational 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 of 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       The race is to be run in accordance with the rules of the appropriate governing body for this type of event

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

 

Report

Application has been received from a representative of the Ladysmith Public School P&C Association to hold a series of varying length bicycle races that are part of a Duathlon event, to be conducted on Sunday 5 November 2017. The running part of the event will be held off-road and does not require consideration.

 

Attached maps and traffic control plans indicate the various course lengths and routes.

 

Riverina Traffic Services have been engaged to provide traffic control services for the event.  Noting that the traffic control contractor has provided traffic control for cycling events on these same roads and is well experienced in this area. Considering that the event is to be held on a Sunday there are no fears of adverse interaction with the normal traffic load on these roads.

 

This will be the third year that this event has been held with no adverse issues raised in relation to past events.

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 9 November 2017.                                                                    RP-3

 

RP-3               LIBERTY FROM VIOLENCE MARCH - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 28 September 2017 with members responding in favour of the event.

That Traffic Committee endorse and recommend Council conduct the ‘Liberty from Violence Parade’ Special Event, organised by the Liberty From Violence Inc organisation, scheduled for Thursday 9 November, 2017 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       A certified Traffic Control Plan for the event is to be prepared and implemented, monitored and decommissioned by an accredited person

c        Responsibility for the provision of traffic control to facilitate this parade remains with the event organiser

d       No vehicular movements are to be permitted in the closed area of Baylis Street during the event unless the vehicles are associated with the parade to assist disabled people to participate in the event

e       Organisers and event participants immediately obey all directions from Police

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

g       The organiser must produce a copy of a certificate of currency for a public liability insurance policy, to the minimum value of $20 million, endorsing Wagga Wagga City Council and NSW Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties in this event, to Wagga Wagga City Council not later than close of business on 3 November 2017

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

 

Report

Application has been received from the Liberty From Violence Inc organisation to hold a parade to draw attention to their efforts to reduce violence in the community on Thursday 9 November 2017, commencing at 5pm set up. The event consist of as a procession of interested people including representation from the Australian Army and Air Force.

 

The procession involves closing Baylis Street between Morgan Street to the northern side of the Wollundry Lagoon bridge, including intersecting streets between those locations, as per the attached TCP diagram.

 

The duration of the parade is about 30 minutes with further time allowed for setup and removal of the traffic control plan.

Road closures for this event are provided by authorised traffic controllers.  Suitable detours are provided as part of the traffic control plan to reduce impact on the non-event community.

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 9 November 2017.                                                                    RP-4

 

RP-4               REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 21 September 2017 with members responding in favour of the recommendation.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse and recommend Council conduct the Remembrance Day Commemorative Service on Saturday 11 November 2017, as requested by the Wagga Wagga Branch of the RSL Sub-Branch, requiring the closure of Baylis Street between Tompson Street and Wollundry Lagoon and Morrow Street between O’Reilly Street and Tongaboo Lane, subject to the following conditions:

 

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

b       No vehicular movement in the nominated areas during the event

c        Organisers and event participants obey all Police directions

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

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

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

 

Report

An application has been received from the Wagga Wagga RSL Sub-Branch to conduct a Remembrance Day Service at the Victory Memorial Gardens between 10:15am and 11:30am on Saturday 11 November 2017. There is no substantial difference between the application for this event and applications for events in previous years.

 

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

 

The City of Wagga will manage the road closures, implemented by approved Traffic Control contractors, utilising the Traffic Control Plan on behalf of the organiser.

 

A copy of all documentation that relates to this event is attached. The organiser have renewed their annual public liability insurance policy and a copy, endorsing WWCC and Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties, has been provided.


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 9 November 2017.                                                                    RP-5

 

RP-5               TOY RUN - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee members note that the following matter was distributed to members by electronic means on 27 September 2017 with members responding in favour of the event.

That NSW Police and Wagga Wagga City Council endorse the conduct of the Combined Riders of Wagga Wagga 2017 TOY RUN Parade Special Event, organised by the Ulysses Club Inc. scheduled for Saturday 2 December 2017, 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       A certified Traffic Control Plan for the event is to be prepared and implemented, monitored and decommissioned by an accredited person

c        Organisers and event participants immediately obey all directions by Police

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

e       Parade participants will be restricted to a speed of not greater than 15 km/h in Baylis Street

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

 

Report

The Ulysses Club Inc. of Wagga Wagga organises the annual Toy Run on behalf of the Combined Riders of Wagga Wagga organisation each year. The event commences at 8am at Jubilee Park and follows a course as a class 4 event with Police oversight. The event tours various areas around Wagga Wagga, collecting toys and donations that are distributed to charities prior to Christmas.

 

As has been the case for the past several years, the event organisers have asked if a parade of the participating cycles might be held in Baylis Street for the 2017 event. A TCP has been prepared and traffic control will be provided by certified traffic control personnel from Riverina Traffic Services.

 

Motor cycles will form up in Morgan Street, entering Baylis Street as a continuous group. The parade will proceed north in Baylis Street to Morrow Street where it will turn right. Road closures cease at that point. Participants will continue to Burns where the event concludes. The anticipated impact on the non-event community is minimal.


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 9 November 2017.                                                                    RP-6

 

RP-6               PINE GULLY ROAD STOP SIGN

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends Council endorse the following actions in Pine Gully Road at the intersection with Old Narrandera Road, facing south bound traffic:

a       Removal of the existing duplicated STOP sign

b       Replacing the duplicated STOP sign with duplicated ‘A’ size R1-2 GIVE WAY signs.

 

Report

A request has been received from a road user for a review to be conducted to the compliance with standards of the STOP sign control in Pine Gully Road facing south bound traffic.

 

The speed limit in both Pine Gully Road and Old Narrandera Road has been reduced from 100 km/h to 70 km/h. Action has also been taken to cause drivers who are travelling south in Pine Gully Road to enter the intersection with Old Narrandera Road from a square position on the roadway, improving sight distance from the previous situation where the angle at which most drivers entered the intersection was obtuse.

 

Sight distance has been measured from Pine Gully Road, toward the west in Old Narrandera Rd. The distance was found to exceed 350 metres. Sight distance from the intersection looking towards the east is about 500 metres.

 

The officially required sight distance, under specific rules that are set by Roads and Maritime Services, is 120 metres in a 70 km/h zone. For this reason the continued use of the existing STOP sign can not be justified.

 

A review of crash data that has been supplied by Transport for NSW revealed that there have been crashes recorded for the location for the five year period from January 2011 to December 2016.

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 rare / insignificant- which places it in the - LOW category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with a road user who brought the inequity of the restriction that is imposed by the STOP sign to the attention of Council Officers.

 

 


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

 

RP-7               BOLTON STREET - MARK PARKING SPACES

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse and recommend Council install parallel parking bay markings in Bolton Street in accordance with the provisions of Australian Standard 1742 Part 11 Section 7.1, with an aim of maximising the utilisation of space that is available for on-street vehicle parking.

 

Report

On street parking in many parts of Wagga Wagga is a finite resource. Historical land use in some areas did not take into account a future need for parking. Council Officers have received a request from a representative of the Bridge Club for consideration of marking parking bays in Bolton Street so as to maximise the volume of parking spaces that are available to drivers who use the street.

 

Bolton Street is a relatively short street, about 175 metres in total length, connecting Shaw Street and Docker Street.  It is characterised by residential lots on the norther side. The south side of Bolton Street is occupied by the Bridge Club, Volunteer Rescue Association precinct and a park. The Bridge Club and Volunteer Rescue Association often generate a number of parked vehicles that cannot easily be accommodated in Bolton Street.

Observations of the vehicle parking situation in Bolton Street from time to time have suggested that the parking could be better managed is drivers were guided in their parking habits. The manner in which drivers park their vehicles often causes long, unnecessary gaps between vehicles, reducing the number of spaces that are available for use. The recommended solution to this problem is to mark the road seal with an appropriate painted layout, as per the directions in Australian Standard 1742 (Manual of uniform traffic control devices), Part 11 (Parking controls). Section 7.1 deals with ‘Delineation of parking spaces’. The standard indicates that a solid line, encompassing the whole space, need not be used.

Figure 1 - Solid line markings

Parallel parking space marking - solid line

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

Figure 2 - Abbreviated markings

Parallel parking space marking - L and Ts

 

Using markings in this way reduces the cost of installing and maintaining the infrastructure.

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a request for investigation, made by a member of the public who is associated with the Bridge Club.

 

 


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

 

RP-8               BARDO LANE - RAISED PLATFORM AT FORSYTH STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee requests that Council does not endorse the installation of a raised platform traffic calming device in Bardo Lane at the approach to Forsyth Street, immediately south of the southern road reserve alignment of Forsyth Street.

 

Report

A Traffic Committee member raised the issue of sight distance and danger of collision with a pedestrian for north bound drivers in Bardo Lane, at the southern side of the intersection with Forsyth Street.

 

 

An investigation revealed that Bardo Lane is a two-way road, running north / south between and parallel to Berry Street and Blake Street. The prevailing speed limit is ‘Urban Default’ (50 km/h). The road is five metres wide with kerb and gutter on the western side and a building wall along the eastern road reserve boundary. The building on the eastern side is constructed up to the southern edge of the Forsyth Street footpath. The result is that drivers are unable to see pedestrians approaching the footpath cross over from the eastern side.

 

The lane carries a light volume of traffic during the day and practically no traffic after business hours.  There are no residential properties in close proximity to the location. It is unlikely that the noise that is created by vehicles crossing a raised platform would seriously decrease amenity in the area.

 

 

Most drivers slow their vehicles to a walking pace or slower before crossing the line onto the southern footpath of Forsyth Street but there is no physical impediment that forces that reduction in speed. There is a single ‘A’ size GIVE WAY sign on the western side of Bardo Lane at the southern edge of the Forsyth Street footpath, facing norther bound drivers. That sign technically pertains only to vehicle traffic in Forsyth Street although most drivers give way to pedestrians on Forsyth Street.

 

The nature of the location means that the installation of a raised traffic platform, in either recycled rubber or concrete, will be a relatively simple task with no particular drainage issues to be considered. A concrete structure is permanent and cannot be easily removed or relocated. A recycled rubber platform is not as durable as concrete but it can be installed in less time and it can also be removed and relocated with ease.

 

This is an example of a raised rubber platform. The white sections on the top can be substituted for black panels to remove any suggestion that the structure is a marked pedestrian crossing.

There are no crashes reported at the location during the past five years. Traffic Officers are unaware of any ‘near-misses’ in the recent history.

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

This matter arose from a request for investigation that was made by a Traffic Committee member.

 


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

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

  


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 9 November 2017.