AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday 10 May 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 10 May 2018.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 10 May 2018

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                          PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                         2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           Traffic Commitee Meeting - 8 March 2018                                      2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                   2

Reports

RP-1            LEVEL OF SERVICE AT INTERSECTIONS IN WAGGA WAGGA                2

RP-2            BROOKONG AVENUE - INTRODUCTION OF TIMED PARKING NEAR DOCKER STREET                                                                                                     2

RP-3            GOOD TALK RUN FOR 32 - ON-STREET EVENT                                       2

RP-4            MORTIMER PLACE - REQUEST TO MARK PARKING BAYS                      2

RP-5            FERNLEIGH ROAD - PARKING RESTRICTIONS NEAR NUMBER 196 - DEFERRED FROM 8 MARCH 2018                                                                                2

RP-6            MORGAN STREET - DISABILITY PARKING SPACES AND NO PARKING ZONE 2

RP-7            COPLAND STREET - LINE MARKING ON EASTERN END                         2

RP-8            COPLAND STREET - NO PARKING ZONE AT NUMBER 297                      2

QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              Traffic Commitee Meeting - 8 March 2018       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 8 March 2018 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Traffic Committee Minutes - 8 March 2018

3

 

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.                                                                             RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               LEVEL OF SERVICE AT INTERSECTIONS IN WAGGA WAGGA

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommend:

a       further observations of traffic control light signal phasing at intersections that cross Edward Street with a view to providing a more equitable level of service for traffic that is travelling on the north-south cross streets

b       installation of traffic control light signals, including pedestrian facilities, at the intersection of Leavenworth Drive and Bourke Street

c        development of a design for a roundabout treatment at the intersection of Gregadoo Road and Plumpton Road

d       continued monitoring of intersections that have returned a level of service in the C category with a report to be made to Traffic Committee if the level of service should deteriorate further

 

Report

Level of service is a concept that is described in the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management.  It is a method of applying a qualitative measure to the time delay that is caused by traffic congestion at an intersection. The result is a determination in one of six classifications. The criteria for each classification is based upon a factor of time.

 

Council Officers often receive complaints about the level of service that is provided by many intersections across the urban area.  An examination of 18 specific locations has been conducted through much of 2017 with results collated and classified.

 

A report on the specific results that were revealed by the study is attached together with a map of the urban area with intersection locations marked and a summary of recorded results.

 

The recommendations that are made in respect of this item are a response to the information that was revealed by the study.

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no particular risks that are associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was conducted internally and with Traffic Committee members in respect of the selection of intersections that were included in this project.

 


Attachments  

 

1.

Project Report - Level of Service

 

2.

Locality Map with Sites Marked

 

3.

Level of Service - Result Summary

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.                                                                                                   RP-1

 





































Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.                                                                                                  RP-1

 

 

 



Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.                                                                                                   RP-1

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.                                                                             RP-2

 

RP-2               BROOKONG AVENUE - INTRODUCTION OF TIMED PARKING NEAR DOCKER STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council implement a 2hr parking restriction for four parallel parking bays immediately in front of 81-83 Brookong Ave, using standard R5-1-1 series signs with the additional words:

 

‘8:30am – 6pm

Mon – Fri

8:30am – 12pm

Sat’

 

Report

A request has been lodged with Council, from Dr Knowles of 83 Brookong Ave, to consider the implementation of a short restricted parking zone in front of his medical practice at 83 Brookong Avenue. Currently there is unrestricted parallel parking and as a result, vehicles tend to park within these bays for extended periods (anecdotally all day), which affects the ability of elderly patients to gain access to the Practice without having to walk long distances.

 

Dr Knowles does have parking at the rear of his practice (a total of six parking bays of which three are for staff) but his elderly patients still need to negotiate the walk down the footpath in Docker Street to the building entry point in Brookong Avenue.  There are four parallel parking bays immediately adjacent to 83 and 81 Brookong Avenue that are unrestricted in time.  He is requesting that at least two of the parallel parking bays be restricted to one hour.

 

Discussions have been held with the owner of 81 Brookong Ave concerning the problem, and he confirmed that parking in the area is an issue most likely due to the needs of the Hospital.  He is happy for the introduction of a two-hour parking restriction for the four parallel parking bays.

 

Given the unpredictable nature of appointment duration at medical practices, a two-hour restricted parking zone is more appropriate for this area.  The proposed zone is demonstrated in the following diagram.

 

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks associated with this item.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation has been conducted with property occupiers in the immediate area that would be affected by implementation of this recommendation.

 

   

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.                                                                             RP-3

 

RP-3               GOOD TALK RUN FOR 32 - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by way of email on 5 March 2018 with members responding in favour of the event.

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Good Talk Run for 32 event on various roads and shared paths within Wagga Wagga, between 07:00am and 3:30pm on Saturday 17 March 2018, subject to the following conditions:

a       a Traffic Management Plan that addresses interactions between event participants and the non-event community is prepared and implemented to manage the use of the road reserves and shared paths for this event

b       organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions given by Police

c        organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions 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 obey any reasonable direction/s that is given by event organisers and event marshals throughout the course of the event

f        the event organisers should actively discourage participants who are riding 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 what other means are appropriate

g       all marshals are to be thoroughly briefed, as to the requirements of their position that they are assigned to

h       marshals should not occupy a position that is on the trafficable portion of the road

i         marshals must wear reflective vests while they are engaged in this event

j         a copy of a public liability insurance policy certificate of currency that notes The City of Wagga Wagga and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties, to the minimum value of $20 million, to be produced to Council not later than 15 March 2018

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

 

Report

Application has been received from an organising committee that is associated with the Marrar Football Club to conduct a participation run and ride event on footpaths, shared paths and roads in Wagga Wagga. The purpose of the event is to raise money for a charity and to draw attention to the issue of suicide prevention in the community.

 

The running / walking event follows a course that starts in Kincaid Street in the car park opposite the RSL Club. The course:

-       follows the northern footpath on Kincaid Street west to Moorong Street

-       turns left and follows the shared path on the eastern side of Moorong Street to the Murrumbidgee Turf Club

-       follows the shared path around the MTC to Travers Street

-       follows the shared path on the southern side of Travers Street, crossing Beckwith Street

-       continues east on the southern footpath of Travers Street, crossing over to the reserve on the northern side of Travers Street with the aid of two marshals

-       follows the reserve to the Wiradjuri Walking Path at the Murrumbidgee River bank

-       turns right and follows the walking path past the CBD and under Edward Street at Marshals Creek Bridge

-       follows the shared path on the western side of Kooringal Road

-       crosses Copland Street with the aid of a marshal

-       continues on the shared path on the western side of Kooringal Road to the Christian College where participants will cross to the shared path on the eastern side of Kooringal Road with the aid of two marshals

-       follows the shared path on the eastern / southern side of Kooringal Road to Lake Albert Road where participants will follow the shared path on the eastern side of Lake Albert Road to the crossing point that is immediately south of the intersection with Lakeside Drive with the aid of two marshals

-       the course makes two circuits of Lake Albert on the Lake Foreshore shared path

-       the course returns to the CBD on a reverse route from Lake Albert Road to the shared path on the top of the river bank to near the old Hampden Bridge site where the course leaves the shared path

-       follows the path on the southern side of Crampton Street, crossing Fitzmaurice Street with the assistance of two marshals

-       crosses Trail Street with the assistance of a marshal

-       crosses Simmons Street with the assistance of a marshal

-       turns left at the intersection with Beckwith Street

-       follows the path on the eastern side of Beckwith Street

-       finishes at the Sportsman’s Hotel at the intersection of Beckwith Street with Kincaid Street.

 

The event has 70 running and walking participants but only a few of those are attempting the whole distance. Most participants are involved in relay teams that will run segments of the course.

 

There are 13 cycling participants in the event who will ride as a single group with one rider nominated as a ‘ride leader’. The ride course commences on the Wiradjuri Walking Track near the old Hampden Bridge site, following the same course as the runners / walkers from that point to Lake Albert. Riders return to the finish on the same course as runners except that they will ride on the left side of Crampton Street and Beckwith Street, as required by the provisions of the Road Rules 2014. Riders will NOT be racing on this course. They will ride together and will have no greater impact on the shared paths than the number of riders that use those paths every weekend.

 


Marshals who have volunteered to assist at road crossing points are all adults with sufficient cognition that will allow them to give safe advice to participants about crossing opportunities. All marshals will wear reflective vests and be instructed that they are not to attempt to direct the non-event community. Marshals will also be instructed that they should not stand on the trafficable portion of any road.

 

Traffic control plans have been prepared that cover all road crossing points.

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

 

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.                                                                             RP-4

 

RP-4               MORTIMER PLACE - REQUEST TO MARK PARKING BAYS

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends that marked parking bays are not required to be implemented in Mortimer Place.

 

Report

A request has been received from a business operator in Mortimer Place for consideration of the implementation of timed parking in that street. That issue is dealt with as a strategic matter by the City Strategy Team.

 

The letter author also requested that consideration be given to marking parking bays in Mortimer Place.

 

Mortimer Place is 12.5 metres wide, kerb face to kerb face. The street is about 200 metres long with a turning head at the southern end. There are about 20 driveway property entries off the street, including two new driveways that are associated with a drive-through coffee shop. The street is a B-double route with heavy vehicles accessing the block that is located at the extreme southern end, off the turning head. Several other properties in Mortimer Place also have heavy vehicles that visit the sites on a daily basis.

 

The great variation in the lengths of vehicles that visit and park in Mortimer Place and the various lengths between driveways makes it impracticable to mark standard length parking bays in that street.

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter has been raised by way of letter from a property owner and occupier in Mortimer Place.

 

Attachments  

 

1.

Request for Marked Parking Bays in Mortimer Place

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.                                                                                                  RP-4

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.                                                                             RP-5

 

RP-5               FERNLEIGH ROAD - PARKING RESTRICTIONS NEAR NUMBER 196 - DEFERRED FROM 8 MARCH 2018

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends that no action be taken in respect of the deferred report, RP-10 from the Traffic Committee meeting of 8 March 2018.

 

Report

A report was provided to Traffic Committee at its meeting on 8 March 2018 in respect of a request that originated from a project manager for Riverina Water County Council (RWCC). The request was for parking to be prevented on the southern side of Fernleigh Road near number 196, the new Rules Club motel.  Traffic Committee resolved to defer this matter to the next meeting to allow for further discussions to be held with the Asset Officer for RWCC.

 

Inquiries have been made with the Asset Officer for RWCC revealing that there is no reason to restrict parking over a 375mm AC water main that runs under the edge of the road seal on Fernleigh Road.  Special considerations were extended to the area when the new seal was recently laid but there is no need to further protect the asset.

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the Asset Officer at Riverina Water County Council.

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.                                                                             RP-6

 

RP-6               MORGAN STREET - DISABILITY PARKING SPACES AND NO PARKING ZONE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends the following changes to parking arrangements on the southern side of Morgan Street, between the intersection with Tarcutta Street and the Bolton Park car park entry:

a       The implementation of three Mobility Parking Scheme parallel spaces, that comply with the provisions of Australian Standard 2890.5 Section 4.5 and Figure 4.2, as per the diagram that is attached to the report.

b       The spaces that are mentioned at point ‘a’ are to be sign posted using standard R5-1-3 series signs with no time limit applied.

c        The implementation of a 12 metre length of  untimed NO PARKING zone, using standard R5-40 series signs, immediately to the east of the spaces that are mentioned at point ‘a’, as per the diagram that is attached to the report.

Report

The City of Wagga Wagga is to construct an ‘all abilities’ playground in Bolton Park, near Morgan Street. The playground will include equipment that is designed for use by children with disabilities that are excluded from using normal playground equipment by the nature of the equipment. The items will include an in-ground trampoline, carousel and other accessible equipment.

 

Since the intended target group for this playground normally have Mobility Parking Scheme permits, it is appropriate that compliant on-street parking spaces be established at the nearest point to the playground entry gate. Three spaces have been nominated for this specific purpose. An additional NO PARKING zone will accommodate drop-off and pickup of people who travel in larger vehicles.  Longer term parking, specifically for larger vehicles that are subject to the Mobility Parking Scheme provisions, will be available on the eastern side of the Bolton Park sealed car park area, with access to the playground through a secondary gate.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage risks that are associated with access for Mobility Parking Scheme permit holders .

 

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 internal WWCC stakeholders.

 

Attachments  

 

1.

Diagram of Disabled Parking Spaces and NO PARKING zone in Morgan Street

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.                                                                                                               RP-6

 




Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.                                                                             RP-7

 

RP-7               COPLAND STREET - LINE MARKING ON EASTERN END

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends the following road marking be installed on the eastern end of Copland Street between intersections with Tasman Road and Blaxland Road:

a       An S1 broken separation line to be located in the centre of the sealed carriageway.

b       An E1 edge line on both sides of the street, to be located in a position that defines a three metre wide travelling lane on either side of the S1 broken separation line that is mentioned at point ‘a’.

c        The E1 edge line is to be returned to the kerb at intersections with Say Street, Hartog Place, Lawson Street and Blaxland Road

 

Report

Copland Street, at its eastern end, is a 13.5 metre wide sealed road with kerb and gutter on both sides. The street passes through an industrial area with many driveways from individual properties. The street is flat and straight, crossing the edge of land that is prone to flooding in rain events. The damp nature of the land to the south of Copland Street makes this area very prone to heavy fog through cooler months.

 

The speed limit was recently reviewed, now being set at 60 km/h.

 

The average annual daily traffic (AADT) on Copland Street is about 2,700 vehicles, exceeding the warrant criteria for the establishment of an S1 separation line. The propensity for heavy fogs is also mentioned as a reason for revising warrants for both S1 and E1 lines.

 

 

 

 

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 / minor - which places it in the – MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with business operators on Copland Street.

 

 


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

 

RP-8               COPLAND STREET - NO PARKING ZONE AT NUMBER 297

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends the installation of a 42 metre length of NO PARKING zone, using standard R5-40 series signs, on the northern side of Copland Street at the front of number 297, as indicated in the diagram that is attached to the report.

 

Report

A request has been received from the proprietor of a children’s recreation facility at 297 Copland Street for consideration of the installation of a parking restriction that will allow for the on-street drop-off and pickup, by bus and other vehicles, of children who are attending the establishment.

 

The property has very adequate off-street parking at the rear that is available for customers who are parking light vehicles. The business caters to groups that arrive by heavy bus on most school days. The preferred option for these groups is for the bus to stand at the kerb adjacent to the property. The business operator has found that frequently there is one or two light vehicles parked in the space that is preferred for bus drop-off. In those instances, buses stop at kerb as close as possible to the property and the group of children make an unplanned walk along the nature strip to reach the venue.

 

 

This recommendation would see the kerb at the front of the property continually available for drop-off and pickup where the vehicle driver does not have to leave the vehicle, as per the provisions of Road Rules 2014, Rule 168.

 

Inclusion of the driveways within the length of NO PARKING zone will provide a further visual prompt to drivers that they should not inhibit vehicle movements by stopping across the driveways.

 

 

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 / unlikely which places it in the – MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the applicant in this matter.

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 May 2018.

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

  


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 10 May 2018.