AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday

8 March 2018

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 8 March 2018.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 8 March 2018

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                                                            2

RP-2            TOLLAND CYCLING CLUB - TOLLAND OPEN 2018                                  2

RP-3            TOLLAND CYCLING CLUB - WEEKLY CLUB RACES                                2

RP-4            COLEMAN STREET PEDESTRIAN FENCE AND ENHANCED CROSSING AT MACLEAY STREET                                                                                    2

RP-5            JOHNSTON STREET - RESTRICTED PARKING IN FAVOUR OF POLICE VEHICLES                                                                                                                  2

RP-6            TOMPSON STREET - MARK PARKING BAYS ON EASTERN END             2

RP-7            PEARSON STREET E1 EDGE LINE ON EASTERN SIDE FROM EDWARD STREET TO DOBNEY AVENUE                                                                                2

RP-8            HARRISON AVENUE - NO STOPPING ZONE ON SOUTHERN SIDE OF INTERSECTION WITH GORMLY AVENUE                                                 2

RP-9            DOCKER STREET - NO STOPPING ZONE AT MORGAN STREET              2

RP-10          FERNLEIGH ROAD - PARKING RESTRICTIONS NEAR NUMBER 196        2

RP-11          FERNLEIGH ROAD - NO PARKING ZONE NEAR No. 170                          2

RP-12          TAMBA LANE - NO PARKING ZONE FOR THE FULL LENGTH                  2

RP-13          GURWOOD STREET - CHEVRON ALIGNMENT MARKERS NEAR DOCKER STREET                                                                                                                  2

RP-14          CEDUNA STREET - DOUBLE UNBROKEN (BB) CENTRE LINE AT INTERSECTION WITH NORTHCOTT PARADE                                                                     2

RP-15          SPOONER AVENUE - DOUBLE UNBROKEN (BB) CENTRE LINE AT THE EASTERN END NEAR MONASH CRESCENT                                                              2

RP-16          ALBURY STREET - PAINTED TRAFFIC ISLAND                                        2

RP-17          HOLBROOK ROAD - NO STOPPING ZONES AT INTERSECTIONS WITH FEATHERWOOD DRIVE, INDIGO DRIVE AND MIRBELIA DRIVE               2

RP-18          HOLBROOK ROAD AND GELSTON PARK ROAD - PROPOSED TREATMENT OPTION                                                                                                     2

RP-19          MT ERIN HERITAGE CENTRE COMMUN ITY FACILITY DIRECTION SIGN 2

RP-20          LIVESTOCK MARKETING CENTRE - TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN       2

QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              Traffic Committee Meeting - 9 November 2017       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 9 November 2017 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Minutes - 9 November 2017

2

 

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                           RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               ANZAC DAY - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 8 February 2018 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 10:30am on 25 April 2018 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 2018 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, forming up from 10am on Wednesday 25 April 2018 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 recent years.

 

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, 2016 and 2017. 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 2018. 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.

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 Wagga Wagga RSL Sub Branch.

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                           RP-2

 

RP-2               TOLLAND CYCLING CLUB - TOLLAND OPEN 2018

Author:          Bill Harvey

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by way of email on 15 January 2018 with members responding in favour of the event.

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of a bicycle races on 3 and 4 March 2018, using a course at Ladysmith and Gregadoo East, as per attached traffic control plans, subject to the following conditions:

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

b       All provisions of Road Transport Legislation are complied with,

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

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

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

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

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

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

i         All racing is to be run in accordance with NSW Bicycle Federation rules,

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

 

 

Report

Applications have been received from Tolland Cycling Club, Inc., to conduct Open category handicap bicycle race events on local roads on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018. The event distance on each day is approximately 90 kilometres. Estimated participation for both days is 10 groups of 10 riders (100 riders in total). This is the second year that this event has been run on this course. There were no adverse incidents that were reported for the 2017 event.

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

 

The Road Race on Saturday will start at 13:00hrs with setup commencing from 12:00hrs. The race is anticipated to finish about 15:00hrs with pack up complete by 16:00hrs.

 

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

 

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

 

The Tolland Cycling Club have previously conducted successful similar events 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 8 March 2018.                                                                           RP-3

 

RP-3               TOLLAND CYCLING CLUB - WEEKLY CLUB RACES

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 16 January 2018 with members responding in favour of the event.

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

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

b        All provisions of Road Transport Legislation are complied with.

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

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

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

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

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

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

i         Production of a copy of the renewed public liability insurance certificate of currency to Wagga Wagga City Council after the current policy expires on 30 April 2019, before any further racing is undertaken,

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

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

 

Report

Tolland Cycling Club has applied for permission to conduct a weekly race meeting, commencing at 8:30am and finishing up to 11:30am on Sundays, commencing from the first available date and running until the end of the 2018 – 2019 racing season (30 June 2019).

Approval exists for this event but with more restrictive times. The Tolland Cycling Club has asked for the opportunity to start earlier for the warmer months and finish later for the cooler months.

 

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

 

The event course that is proposed is the same as that which has been used for the Club’s weekly race meetings for the past 12 months. The road and the environment is suitable for club level road racing events.

 

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

 

The speed limit on this section of Uranquinty Cross Road is default rural – 100 km/h.  Traffic volumes are very low, particularly on Sunday morning, nominally estimated to be less than 10 vehicles per hour.

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 8 March 2018.                                                                           RP-4

 

RP-4               COLEMAN STREET PEDESTRIAN FENCE AND ENHANCED CROSSING AT MACLEAY STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by way of email on 19 January 2019 with members responding in favour of the recommendation.

Traffic Committee recommend that Council undertake the construction of the centre island fencing, crossing points and associated kerb bulbs that are described in the attached design plans.

 

Report

On 10 March 2016 Traffic Committee recommended the construction of a pedestrian fence along the centre of the raised median in Coleman Street between Edmondson Street and Macleay Street. See RP-28. Construction is to be funded under a New South Wales Government program.

 

At the time that the project was considered by design staff a suggestion was made to enhance the crossing points on Coleman Street at the western side of Macleay Street, adjacent to Wagga Wagga High School. A design has been prepared and is attached.

 

Roads and Maritime Services have asked for concurrence from Traffic Committee members in respect of the attached design.

 

The design enhances safety for pedestrians who are crossing Coleman Street at Macleay Street by reducing the distance across the trafficable portion of the road.

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

 

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with internal WWCC stakeholders.

 

Attachments  

 

1.

Plans to Construct Crossing Point

 

2.

Letter from RMS Seeking Concurrence from Traffic Committee

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                                                              RP-4

 










Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                                                 RP-4

 




Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                           RP-5

 

RP-5               JOHNSTON STREET - RESTRICTED PARKING IN FAVOUR OF POLICE VEHICLES

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommend that Council undertake the installation of a length of NO PARKING zone that encompasses three marked front to kerb, 60° angle parking spaces on the northern side of Johnston Street, immediately east of the intersection with Tarcutta Street, using standard R5-40 series signs that display the additional words, ‘POLICE VEHICLES EXCEPTED’.

 

Report

A request has been received from the Riverina District Police Commander for consideration of the establishment of an additional three restricted parking spaces to accommodate additional Police vehicles in Johnston Street, adjacent to the Police Station.

 

Wagga Wagga Police Station was opened on 27 May 2009. The building was constructed immediately before it was occupied, purpose built for the needs of Police. As is the case with many developments by the State and Federal Governments, there was no allowance made for staff parking on site. The required parking volume was based upon police vehicle numbers that were attached to the Command at the time of construction. At the time that the police station was opened, preferential space for seven first-response vehicles was established at the front of the building in Tarcutta Street and a further three spaces on the northern side of Johnston Street, immediately east of Tarcutta Street. 

 

 


The Riverina Police District Commander, Superintendent Bob Noble, has contacted the City of Wagga Wagga seeking on-street accommodation for a further three police vehicles that are to be transferred to Wagga Wagga as part of a new investigative unit. The location that has been requested is adjacent to the Police Station on the northern side of Johnston Street.

 

This proposal, in favour of the request from Superintendent Noble, suggests that three reserved spaces can be established at the northern kerb of Johnston Street, immediately east of the three existing reserved spaces, east of the intersection with Tarcutta Street.

 

The signs should comprise of standard R5-40 NO PARKING series signs with the additional words ‘POLICE VEHICLES EXCEPTED’ included on the sight.

 

 

There are more than 50 x 60° angle front-to-kerb parking spaces along the northern kerb of Johnston Street between Tarcutta Street and the Wagga Beach Car Park.  Those spaces are almost always occupied by vehicles that belong to Police or associated staff who are on duty at any given time. There is no restrictions as far as time duration is concerned for vehicles that are parked in this area. This recommendation will see the number of available spaces reduced by three, pushing private vehicles further along Johnston Street towards the Wagga Beach Car Park.

 

There is adequate unrestricted parking in the area to accommodate these vehicles.

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.


Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the applicant in this matter on behalf of the NSW Police Force.

 

Attachments  

 

1.

Request from Police for Restricted Parking

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                                                 RP-5

 



Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                           RP-6

 

RP-6               TOMPSON STREET - MARK PARKING BAYS ON EASTERN END

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommend that Council undertake the marking of parallel parking bays:

a       on the northern side of Tompson Street between O’Reilly Street and Tarcutta Street, and

b       on the southern side of Tompson Street between Tarcutta Street and Berry Street,

in accordance with the provisions of Australian Standard 1742 Part 11 Section 7.1, with the aim of maximising the utilisation of space that is available for on-street vehicle parking in that area.

 

Report

A request has been received from a community source for the eastern end of Tompson Street to be marked with parking bays, in a similar fashion to much of the rest of the central area, with the aim of maximising the number of vehicles that can be parked at kerb, on both sides of the street.

 

There is 130 metres on the northern side of Tompson Street between intersections with O’Reilly Street and Tarcutta Street and 80 metres on the southern side between intersections with Tarcutta Street and Berry Street. These lengths have not previously been marked with the ‘T & L’ markings that have been widely used in other parts of Wagga Wagga. Both lengths of kerb are unrestricted by time limit with parking permitted parallel to the kerb.

 

 

It is proposed that the road seal be marked as per the provisions of Australian Standard 1742 (Manual of uniform traffic control devices), Part 11 (Parking controls). Section 7.1, which deals with delineation of parking spaces. The standard indicates that a solid line, encompassing the whole space, need not be used.

Figure 1 - Solid line markings

Parallel parking space marking - solid line

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

Figure 2 - Abbreviated markings

Parallel parking space marking - L and Ts

 

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

 

Marking parking bays, as has been done in other areas around Wagga Wagga, should create 22 spaces on the northern side and 13 spaces on the southern side of the street. 

 

The lengths of kerb that are the subject of this report are generally occupied at a rate of 100% by people who work in the central area.

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with a community member.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                           RP-7

 

RP-7               PEARSON STREET E1 EDGE LINE ON EASTERN SIDE FROM EDWARD STREET TO DOBNEY AVENUE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommend that Council undertake to mark an E1 edge line on the eastern side of Pearson Street, between the intersections with Edward Street and Dobney Avenue, in a position that defines a 3.1 metre wide travelling lane nearest to the eastern kerb.

 

Report

Pearson Street is a collector road in the Wagga Wagga road hierarchy. The speed limit is 60 km/h. There are two marked lanes in each direction between intersections with Dobney Avenue and Edward Street. The street is part of the connection between the southern side of the city and the northern side of the Murrumbidgee River, including Charles Sturt University Campus and the surrounding suburbs.

 

 


Both sides of Pearson Street are lined with a mixed range of businesses, many with off street parking that is accessed by driveway connections to the street. A business operator has complained to Council Officers that it is very difficult to see south bound traffic that is approaching from the direction of Edward Street due to vehicles parked at kerb and behind the kerb on Pearson Street.

 

An investigation by Council Officers revealed that there is no more difficulty in leaving that particular driveway than at many other locations. Care must be taken. The volume of traffic on Pearson Street can inhibit a driver that is not confident to undertake the manoeuvre.

 

 

Similar issues have been dealt with around the city by painting an E1 edge line to define the outside of the left travelling lane. The effect of this option is to define the line of travel for traffic that is using the left lane, moving that traffic closer to the lane line between lanes one and two. In the case of Pearson Street, the overall width is 19 metres. At present, without an edge line, the distance between the eastern kerb and the lane line is 6.1 metres. This can be divided by an E1 edge line, defining a 3.1 metres wide travelling lane and a three metre wide parking lane. That will allow drivers who are leaving a driveway to clearly see how far forward they may move to see past any vehicles that are parked at kerb.

 

 

The distance from Edward Street to Dobney Avenue is about 500 metres. It is proposed that this E1 edge line should continue for the full length.

 

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 / unlikely - which places it in the MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with a business owner on Pearson Street.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                           RP-8

 

RP-8               HARRISON AVENUE - NO STOPPING ZONE ON SOUTHERN SIDE OF INTERSECTION WITH GORMLY AVENUE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council undertake the installation of a 12 metre length of NO STOPPING zone, using standard R5-400 series signs, on both sides of Harrison Avenue immediately on the southern side of the intersection with Gormly Avenue, as indicated by the sketch plan that is contained in the report.

 

Report

A complaint was received by Council Officers from a resident of Gormly Avenue about vehicles frequently being parked in a position that obstructs the kerb ramps across Harrison Avenue at the intersection with Gormly Avenue.

 

An investigation revealed that, while the kerb ramps are at the extremity of the statutory 10 metres from the southern alignment of the intersection with Gormly Avenue, it appears that drivers often park vehicles on Harrison Avenue in a position that prevents access to the ramps by a pedestrian who is pushing a pram or using a mobility device. It is recommended that the statutory length be extended to 12 metres on both sides of Harrison Avenue, as per the following diagram.

 

 

The suggested position for the NO STOPPING zone will keep the crossing point clear of parked vehicles and provide some enhancement to sight distance for pedestrians and vehicle drivers.

 

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 possible / major - which places it in the HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                           RP-9

 

RP-9               DOCKER STREET - NO STOPPING ZONE AT MORGAN STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council undertake the installation of a 15 metre length of NO STOPPING zone, using a standard R5-400(R) sign, on the eastern side of Docker Street immediately north of the intersection with Morgan Street.

 

Report

Complaints have been received by Council Officers from local drivers who complain that vehicles parking on the eastern side of Docker Street immediately north of the intersection with Morgan Street cause undue restriction of sight distance to south bound traffic in Docker Street.

 

Observations on several days have revealed that people who most likely work in the vicinity park on the eastern side of Docker Street. Vehicles are usually parked not less than the statutory 10 metres from the intersection with Morgan Street. 

 

There is adequate sight distance past these parked vehicles at Morgan Street but it does require a driver to concentrate and take particular notice of approaching south bound traffic. Both Docker Street and Morgan Street carry significant volumes of traffic that use this intersection.

 

The intent of this recommendation is to increase the length in which drivers are not permitted to stop by locating an R5-400(R) sign at a point that is 15 metres north of the northern kerb alignment of Morgan Street, as per the following diagram.

 

 

Increasing the length of the statutory NO STOPPING zone from 10 metres to 15 metres will increase the sight distance for drivers that are turning left and right from Morgan  Street at the intersection with Docker 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 / likely - which places it in the HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation has been undertaken with drivers who frequently use the intersection, particularly members of Roads and Maritime Services staff.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                         RP-10

 

RP-10            FERNLEIGH ROAD - PARKING RESTRICTIONS NEAR NUMBER 196

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council undertake the installation of:

a       About 65 metres of NO PARKING zone, using standard R5-40 series signs, on the southern side of Fernleigh Road adjacent to number 196, from the western most driveway exit from the motel to the culvert drain, as indicated in the diagram that is contained in the report, and

b       About 60 metres of NO STOPPING zone, using standard R5-400 series signs, on the southern side of Fernleigh Road, from the western end of the zone that is mentioned at point ‘a’ to the western side of the of any guard rail fencing associated with the culvert crossing of the storm water drain, as indicated in the diagram that is contained in the report

 

Report

Improvements that included the installation of kerb and gutter were recently made to the southern side of Fernleigh Road adjacent to the motel that has been built as part of the Rules Club development at 196 Fernleigh Road. The area that was between the new kerb and gutter and the southern edge of the existing road seal has been lightly sealed.

 

Riverina Water have asked that vehicles not be generally permitted to park in this location. There is a water main located under that section of the road that is at a very shallow depth. Riverina Water have fears that if vehicles are encouraged to drive over or stand on that area with any great regularity, the water main will be likely to rupture. There is no reason that a vehicle will be likely to drive on that section of road except if it is to be parked at kerb.

 

The implementation of a NO PARKING zone along that section of kerb will have the effect of discouraging drivers from travelling over the water main.

 

Fernleigh Road to the west of the proposed NO PARKING zone crosses a culvert that has a ‘W’ beam guard rail to prevent a vehicle from running into drain. There has never been a parking restriction which prevented drivers from stopping on this section of road. While it has not been a problem in the past, the installation of a length of NO STOPPING zone past the guard rail makes it clear to drivers that stopping on that length is not permitted.

 

The following diagram indicates the proposed position of parking restriction signs associated with this item.

 

 

 

 

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 / possible - which places it in the MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with Riverina Water.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                         RP-11

 

RP-11            FERNLEIGH ROAD - NO PARKING ZONE NEAR No. 170

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council undertake the installation of a 13 metre length of NO PARKING zone on the southern side of Fernleigh Road, between driveways to numbers 168 and 170, using standard R5-40 series signs.

 

Report

A request has been received from a resident at Fernleigh Road for a parking restriction to be introduced at the point where the kerb alignment changes, opposite the Ambulance Station.

 

Vehicles have often been parked in the space between the driveways to 170 and 168 Fernleigh Road, making it difficult for a driver who is leaving the driveway to 170 and 172 to see traffic approaching from the east. 

 

There is adequate at-kerb parking in the area. There is no need for vehicles to park in this space.

 

 

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 / unlikely - which places it in the MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with residents in Fernleigh Road.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                         RP-12

 

RP-12            TAMBA LANE - NO PARKING ZONE FOR THE FULL LENGTH

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council undertake the installation of a NO PARKING zone, using standard R5-40 series signs, on both sides of Tamba Lane for the full length from the intersection with Beckwith Street to the intersection with Dobbs Street.

 

Report

Tamba Lane is a service lane that provides access to the rear of properties that face both Jackson Street and Gurwood Street. The lane is 200 metres in length, between intersections with Beckwith Street and Dobbs Street.

 

 

The sealed portion of Tamba Lane is less than five metres wide. The lane provides access to garages at the rear of properties facing Jackson and Gurwood Streets.

 

The waste pickup service for the houses in those sections of Jackson and Gurwood Streets is made from Tamba Lane.

 

Residents have found that, on occasion, drivers have parked vehicles in the lane, preventing through-way access along the lane to other traffic, including the waste collection service. There are no specific parking restrictions in Tamba Lane.

 

The purpose of this recommendation is to formalise a situation where drivers are not permitted to park vehicles in the lane for more than the minimal time that it takes to open a gate of garage door.

 

 

NO PARKING signs should be spaced at intervals not greater than 25 metres.

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with residents who access the lane.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                         RP-13

 

RP-13            GURWOOD STREET - CHEVRON ALIGNMENT MARKERS NEAR DOCKER STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council undertake the installation of two ‘A’ size D4-6 chevron alignment markers on the northern side of Gurwood Street at the east bound curve from Docker Street into Gurwood Street, as per the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

Residents of 135 and 137 Gurwood Street have expressed a concern that north bound traffic in Docker Street will miss the right curve into Gurwood Street and may crash into their respective properties. Recent crashes in metropolitan areas in similar situations have raised their level of concern.

 

The north bound approach to the location in Docker Street does reveal a problem in that the road seal at the curve is over a slight rise and a driver who is not familiar with the area may not realise the direction that the road takes into Gurwood Street.

 

View north bound from Docker Street to Gurwood Street

It is suggested that a pair of chevron alignment markers, located in accordance with the instructions that are provided in the RMS guide, Delineation version 1.1, will be likely to improve the situation by providing drivers with a visual queue as to the direction that the road follows over the slight crest.

 

 

 

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 of Gurwood Street.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                         RP-14

 

RP-14            CEDUNA STREET - DOUBLE UNBROKEN (BB) CENTRE LINE AT INTERSECTION WITH NORTHCOTT PARADE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council undertake the installation of a 20 metre length of double unbroken (BB) centre line on the eastern end of Ceduna Street at the intersection with Northcott Parade, as described in the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

Ceduna Street is a residential street that has a small number of businesses near the intersection with Nilma Avenue. The street carries a greater volume of traffic than would normally be expected for a street in this environment in the absence of any business properties.

 

 


A request has been made for the installation of some measure to indicate to drivers who are turning into and out of Ceduna Street at the intersection with Northcott Parade what part of the road is available to occupy for traffic that is travelling in opposing directions.

 

It is suggested that a 20 metre length of BB line be installed in the centre of Ceduna Street, immediately west of the intersection with Northcott Parade, as indicated in the following diagram.

 

 

The intended purpose of this centre line is to indicate to drivers who are turning at the intersection what part of the road that they may occupy.  Similar measures have been used at other locations in Wagga Wagga with success.

 

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 / unlikely - which places it in the MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a community consultation meeting.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                         RP-15

 

RP-15            SPOONER AVENUE - DOUBLE UNBROKEN (BB) CENTRE LINE AT THE EASTERN END NEAR MONASH CRESCENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council undertake the installation of a 10 metre length of double unbroken (BB) centre line at the eastern end of Spooner Avenue, immediately west of the intersection with Monash Crescent.

 

Report

Spooner Avenue provides connection between Bourke Street and Harris Park. People visiting Turvey Shopping Centre often use it as a through route. Drivers that are making a right turn from Monash Crescent into Spooner Avenue often cut across the corner, entering Spooner Avenue on the incorrect side of the road. The situation is exacerbated by the curve radius of the kerb and gutter, which is about 12 metres.

 

 

The intent of this recommendation is to provide a visual queue for drivers that is intended to make them aware of the correct position on the road when turning at an intersection.

 

 

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 / possible - which places it in the MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with internal WWCC stakeholders.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                         RP-16

 

RP-16            ALBURY STREET - PAINTED TRAFFIC ISLAND

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council undertake the installation of a painted traffic island on the eastern end of Albury Street at the intersection with Docker Street, similar to the diagram that is contained in the report, with the aim of providing safe separation between traffic travelling in opposing directions at the intersection.

 

Report

Council Officers have received several requests from residents in the Albury Street area to provide some form of separation of traffic on the eastern end of Albury Street at the intersection with Docker Street.

 

Albury Street provides connection between that western part of the residential section of Wagga Wagga for traffic that is travelling towards the business section of the City. The intersection is not a standard 90° T Junction with Albury Street meeting Docker Street at an angle of about 55/125°. Traffic that is turning right from Docker Street into Albury Street often cuts across the corner, entering Albury Street on the incorrect side of the street.

 

 

 

Albury Street is 19 metres wide from kerb face to kerb face, opening out further at the intersection with Docker Street. The intersection is controlled by a GIVE WAY sign that faces east bound traffic in Albury Street.

 

The intent if this recommendation is to paint a traffic island in the middle of Albury Street at the intersection with Docker Street, providing drivers with a visual queue for the part of the road that it is correct for vehicles to occupy, providing a safe separation for vehicles that are travelling in opposing directions.

 

 

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 Albury Street area who use the intersection on a daily basis.

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                         RP-17

 

RP-17            HOLBROOK ROAD - NO STOPPING ZONES AT INTERSECTIONS WITH FEATHERWOOD DRIVE, INDIGO DRIVE AND MIRBELIA DRIVE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council undertake the installation of lengths of NO STOPPING zone, using standard R5-400 series signs, for the full length of and adjacent to the auxiliary right turn overtaking lanes, as per the diagrams that are included in the report:

a       On the western side of Holbrook Road at the intersection with Featherwood Road

b       On the eastern side of Holbrook Road at the intersection with Indigo Drive

c        On the eastern side of Holbrook Road at the intersection with Mirbelia Drive

 

Report

Complaints have been received by Council Officers from residents about drivers who frequently stop in the (left) overtaking lane in the auxiliary right turn facilities on Holbrook Road at the intersections with Featherwood Drive, Indigo Drive and Mirbelia Driver.

 

Holbrook Road in this section is restricted to an 80 km/h sign posted speed limit. The road carries significant volumes of traffic between Wagga Wagga and locations through to Holbrook and the Hume Highway. The three mentioned intersections all provide access to large residential block development areas on both sides of Holbrook Road. Auxiliary right turn facilities were constructed at the time that the side roads were built. No parking restrictions were implemented at that time.

 

This recommendation will restrict any driver from stopping in a position that is adjacent to the additional lane that is associated with the auxiliary right turn facilities, reducing the likelihood of a rear-end crash at each of the locations.

 

Holbrook Road and Featherwood Drive

 

 

Holbrook Road and Indigo Drive

 

 


Holbrook Road and Mirbelia Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

 

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

Internal / External Consultation

Request for action originated from residents that live in the estates off the intersecting streets.

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                         RP-18

 

RP-18            HOLBROOK ROAD AND GELSTON PARK ROAD - PROPOSED TREATMENT OPTION

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee:

a       Receive and note the content of the following report on the intersection of Holbrook Road and Gelston Park Road, and

b       Recommends that Council accepts that the treatment option that is described in the report is the safest practical  and compliant option for the intersection of Holbrook Road and Gelston Park Road

 

Report

Council Officers were asked by residents of Gelston Park Road area to review the operation of the intersection of Gelston Park Road with Holbrook Road. The latest request came after a near-miss between turning light vehicles and a south bound heavy vehicle on Holbrook Road.

 

The intersection of Holbrook Road and Gelston Park Road is located about 10.6 kilometres south of the north end of Holbrook Road at Red Hill Road. The intersection is in a 100 km/h rural area. Gelston Park Road services a number of large block rural residential properties. Development of residential blocks in that area has steadily increased over a long period. The last traffic count that was done for the area was in 2011, revealing an annual average daily traffic (AADT) flow of 194 vehicles on Gelston Park Road.

 

Traffic on Holbrook Road was counted at the same time and it was found that north of Gelston Park Road intersection the AADT was 1,192 vehicles and south of the intersection the AADT was 1,019 vehicles.

 

There is one lane north and south on Holbrook Road. There is no special consideration that has been constructed at the intersection such as an auxiliary left turn or auxiliary right turn.

 

 

The south bound approach to the intersection on Holbrook Road is characterised by a reasonably level surface that sweeps through a long, gentle, right curve.

 

View from Gelston Park Rd – towards Wagga Wagga

The north bound approach is over a ridge line, forming a vertical curve that descends towards the intersection. There is also a gentle, left horizontal curve on the approach to the intersection.

South View from Gelston Park Road towards Holbrook Road

The north and south bound lane widths on the approaches to the intersection are about 3.6 metres.

 

There is a table drain and embankment on the western side of Holbrook Road that rises about 1.5 metres above the road level. 

 

 

The road structure on the eastern side has been filled to bring the wearing surface up to level. There is an embankment on the eastern side that drops away from the shoulder.

 

Eastern side of Holbrook Road - shows embankment

Sight distance from Gelston Park Road at the intersection is good towards the north. Towards the south it is restricted by the vertical curve of the ridge. Sight distance towards the south does exceed 250 metres which is the requirement of the Austroads guide to Road Design, Part 4A, table 3.2.

 

Traffic volumes on Holbrook Road and Gelston Park Road both appear to be increasing. Access to the Hume Freeway towards Melbourne can be reached at Holbrook. The number of residential properties along Gelston Park Road has increased since 2011. An increased volume of through traffic on Holbrook Road and traffic that is turning at Gelston Park Road increases the likelihood of a crash at the intersection.

 

The near-miss that was reported to Council Officers occurred when a heavy vehicle driver was following a light souht bound vehicle that was towing a trailer. The light vehicle slowed to turn left at the intersection with Gelston Park Road. The heavy vehicle driver did not immediately realise that the light vehicle was slowing and closed on the trailer before the driver swung the heavy vehicle to the right to avoid hitting the rear of the trailer. There was a stationary north bound vehicle in Holbrook Road at the intersection, waiting to turn right into Gelston Park Road. The heavy vehicle driver narrowly missed colliding with the stationary vehicle by passing it on its near side (left). That manoeuvre placed the south bound heavy vehicle completely on the wrong side of the Holbrook Road, in the north bound lane, at the curve that precedes the ridge line. In the end, there was no connection between any vehicle and no one was hurt.

 

The two options that are recommended to be combined as a treatment for the intersection involves widening Holbrook Road on the western side by cutting into the embankment and constructing an auxiliary left turn (deceleration) lane for south bound traffic on Holbrook Road together with a channelised right turn facility for north bound vehicles on Holbrook Road. Both facilities to be constructed as per the dimensions that are indicated in the Austroads Guide to Road Design.

 

 

The diagram that is attached is not drawn to scale. It roughly depicts the combination of options that is recommended to be employed at the intersection.

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

 

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

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a customer request that was made by a driver who was involved in the incident that is described in the report.

 

Attachments  

 

1.

Holbrook Rd and Gelston Park Rd - Proposed Treatment

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                                                            RP-18

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                         RP-19

 

RP-19            MT ERIN HERITAGE CENTRE COMMUN ITY FACILITY DIRECTION SIGN

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council undertake the installation of a community facility direction sign on the south-east corner of the intersection of Best Street and Edward Street, indicating south towards Edmondson Street with the words, ‘Mt ERIN HERITAGE CENTRE 300M’ in white lettering that is 100mm high on a reflective blue background, as indicated by the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

Application has been received from the management committee of the Mt Erin Heritage Centre at Kildare Catholic College for the establishment of a community facility direction sign. It is proposed that the sign be located at the intersection of Best Street and Edward Street, indicating towards Edmondson Street.

 

An investigation of the signs that are already at the intersection revealed a sign post on the south-east corner that has two old community facility direction signs attached. The position of the post, next to a pedestrian fence, negates the risk of head impacts with a low-slung sign. It is proposed that the new sign can be attached to this post underneath the existing signs.

 

 

The proposal for this sign fits the criteria that is set in Council’s Community Facility Direction Sign policy. The applicant for the sign will be responsible for the cost of manufacture and installation of the sign, as per the policy POL 015.

 

The suggested content of the sign is indicated in the following diagram.

 

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the Mt Erin Heritage Centre Management Committee.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                         RP-20

 

RP-20            LIVESTOCK MARKETING CENTRE - TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee:

a       Receive and note the content of the following report and attachments, and

b       Recommends that Council undertake to implement the traffic control signs and other devices that are described in the Traffic Management Plan document, the Traffic Control Plan diagram and Sign Inventory that is attached to the report.

 

Report

Roads around the Wagga Wagga Livestock Marketing Centre (LMC) have recently been changed, creating a new entry point off Dorsett Drive. Other aspects of the LMC are under renovation with changes being made to yard structures and layout.

 

The Manager of the LMC has asked that a full traffic management plan be developed that will regulate traffic within the facility.  Roads and parking areas that are inside the LMC fall within the definition of ‘road’ and ‘road related area’ that is contained in the Road Rules 2014, Rules 12 and 13.  Entry to the LMC is unrestricted at this time.  In the future, it may become restricted based on the schedule of sales conducted at the centre. At the times when entry is permitted to deliver or pickup stock or to attend a sale, that entry will be unrestricted.

 

The traffic management plan is intended to continue the provisions of the Road Rules 2014 on all roads and parking areas within the confines of the LMC.  The plan document together with a traffic control plan diagram and sign inventory are attached.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage risk issues that are associated with the movement of all classes of vehicles and pedestrians within the Livestock Marketing Centre.

 

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as minor / almost certain - which places it in the HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the Livestock Marketing Centre Manager.

 

Attachments  

 

1.

Traffic Management Plan - LMC - document

 

2.

Traffic Control Plan Diagram - LMC

 

3.

Sign Inventory - LMC

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                                               RP-20

 





Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                                                            RP-20

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.                                                                                               RP-20

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 8 March 2018.

 

QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE 

  

 


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 8 March 2018.