AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday

12 July 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 12 July 2018.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 12 July 2018

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE      PRECIS                                                                                                   PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                         2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                     2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                   2

Reports

RP-1            JOHN WOODMAN CLASSIC HANDICAP CYCLE RACE - ON-STREET EVENT    3

RP-2            LOST LANES - ON STREET EVENT                                                           5

RP-3            AVOCET DRIVE - INCREASE IN LENGTH OF NO STOPPING ZONE NEAR FRANKLIN DRIVE                                                                                                        7

RP-4            MORAN STREET AND HAWKES PLACE - EXTENSION OF THE NO STOPPING ZONE                                                                                                       10

RP-5            BOURKE STREET SERVICE ROAD - TRAFFIC CONTROLS FOR THE NORTHERN END OF THE ROAD THAT IS ON THE EAST SIDE OF BOURKE STREET 13

RP-6            EDWARD STREET - EXTENSION OF THE NO STOPPING ZONES ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE INTERSECTION WITH MURRAY STREET                           19

RP-7            ESTELLA ROAD - UPGRADE OF SIGHT BOARD AT THE INTERSECTION WITH PINE GULLY ROAD                                                                                  21

RP-8            BOURKE STREET SERVICE ROAD - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACES NEAR MT AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOL                                                                  23

RP-9            FORSYTH STREET WEST OF MURRAY STREET - CORRECT SIGNS TO IMPLEMENT TIMED PARKING ZONE                                                       26

RP-10          HAMPDEN AVENUE SERVICE ROAD - NO STOPPING ZONE WEST OF WILLIAM STREET                                                                                                   28

RP-11          HUTHWAITE STREET - DA18/0265 - KEEP CLEAR TRAFFIC CONTROL AT BOURKE STREET                                                                                                   31

RP-12          PLUNKETT DRIVE - NO STOPPING ZONE AT APPROACH TO GREGADO ROAD                                                                                                                65

RP-13          MORGAN STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACES ASSOCIATED WITH ALL ABILITIES PLAYGROUND                                                                74

RP-14          BROOKONG AVENUE TIMED PARKING STRICTION - CORRECT SIGNAGE TO NOTIFY THE INTENTION OF THE ZONE TO DRIVERS                             81

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              Traffic Committee Meeting - 10 May 2018       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 10 May 2018 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Traffic Committee Meeting - Minutes - 10 May 2018

84

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                             RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               JOHN WOODMAN CLASSIC HANDICAP CYCLE RACE - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 30 May 2018 with members responding in favour of the recommendation.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the running of the Wagga Wagga to Albury  John Woodman Cycle Classic on Sunday 29 July 2018, starting in Holbrook Road, near the intersection with Deakin Avenue, 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       Approval granted by the NSW Police under Section 115 of Road Transport Act 2013

c        All provisions of Road Transport Legislation are complied with

d       Any reasonable direction given by a member of the New South Wales Police Force 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        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 the City of Wagga Wagga and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties in this event, to Wagga Wagga City Council not later than close of business on 20 July 2018

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

h       Responsibility for supplying signs and authorised traffic controllers lays with the event organiser, with no obligation on Wagga Wagga City Council to assist with any form of traffic management for this event

i         The event being run in accordance with NSW Bicycle Federation rules

j         Consent for this event being given by Greater Hume and Albury Councils

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

 


 

Report

An application has been received from the Albury Wodonga Panthers Cycling Club to conduct the Wagga Wagga to Albury John Woodman Cycle Classic on Sunday 29 July 2018. The event is planned to start in Holbrook Road, Lloyd and continue south on that road to the LGA boundary with Greater Hume Shire, south of Mangoplah. Event participants will be started in four groups from 10am with a time gap between groups of approximately 10 minutes. The TCP road closures will be implemented from 9:45am. It is anticipated that the road will be open to traffic shortly after 10:30am.

 

This is an annual event that has been conducted over many years. The event has been subject to the normal range of racing ‘events’ over its life. At no time has there been a suggestion that the event organisation was lacking or that the organisation contributed to any adverse event in Wagga Wagga LGA.

 

A representative from the Club has been in contact with Wagga Wagga City Council regarding the Traffic Control plans for the start of the event. The reviewing officer at the Wagga Wagga City Council is satisfied with the content of the Traffic Control Plans for locations in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area.

 

The relevant papers for this application are attached and include a Traffic Management Plan and a Traffic Control Plan that demonstrates a graphical depiction as per the ‘Traffic Control at Worksites Manual’.

 

A copy of an insurance certificate of currency was received with the application papers but the certificate is lacking in that the City of Wagga Wagga and RMS are not noted as interested parties.  Rather than hold up approval for the event, it is proposed to introduce a condition to the approval that will require the relevant notations to be made on the certificate with a copy supplied to Council by 20 July 2018.

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 12 July 2018.                                                                             RP-2

 

RP-2               LOST LANES - ON STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members on 8 May 2018 with members responding in favour of the event.

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of a street festival, LOST LANES to be held in Cadell Place (and the eastern end of Crampton Street) Wagga Wagga, between Fitzmaurice Street and the Thirsty Crow, on Saturday 23 June 2018 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        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 Wagga Wagga City Council Events Team to hold a street festival in Cadell Place between 4pm and 10pm on Saturday 23 June 2018. The area in which the festival will be held includes the roadway sections of Cadell Place and the eastern end of Crampton Street that are between the eastern side of Fitzmaurice Street and the rear of the Thirsty Crow.  Setup for the event needs to be commenced with road closures from 2pm. The event is expected to be packed up and roads open by 11pm.

 

The event is organised, promoted and sponsored by Wagga Wagga City Council.  The event involves the display of works of art in a street environment, street performers and musicians.  The event will be licenced for the sale of alcohol.  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. 

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 12 July 2018.                                                                             RP-3

 

RP-3               AVOCET DRIVE - INCREASE IN LENGTH OF NO STOPPING ZONE NEAR FRANKLIN DRIVE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a 20 metre length of NO STOPPING zone, using standard R5-400 series signs, on the southern side of Avocet Drive immediately west of the intersection with Franklin Drive.

 

Report

A Councillor has expressed a concern after consultation with local drivers who have complained that vehicles parking on the southern side of Avocet Drive, immediately west of the intersection with Franklin Drive, are causing undue restriction of sight distance to northbound traffic in Franklin Drive.

 

Observations over several days have revealed that drivers who are parking in the vicinity park on the southern side of Avocet Drive are most likely attending the Estella Medical & Dental Centre, including a pharmacy, which are located directly adjacent to the intersection on the south western corner.  As a result of drivers parking lawfully up to 10 metres from the intersecting streets, sight distance is reduced to less than 50 metres. Traffic flow on both streets is generally moderate as both are collector roads in the street hierarchy for the suburb of Estella.

 

Currently there is not adequate sight distance past these parked vehicles in Avocet Drive as drivers on Franklin Drive, who are required to stop at the marked Stop Sign intersection with Avocet Drive, wait to turn safely into that street.

 

Based on Safe Intersection Sight Distance (SISD) guidelines from the Austroads Guide to Road Design, Avocet Drive being a signposted 50km/h road requires a sight distance of 97 metres. It should be noted that the traffic flow is moderate and the speed limit is easily maintain due to the roads straight alignment of Avocet Dr in this vicinity.

 

The intent of this recommendation is to increase the length in which drivers are not permitted to stop in Avocet Drive by locating an R5-400(R) sign at a point that is 20 metres west of the western kerb alignment of Franklin Drive, as per the following diagrams.

 

Increasing the length of the statutory NO STOPPING zone from 10 metres to 20 metres increases sight distance for drivers that are turning right from Franklin Drive at the intersection with Avocet 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 moderate / likely which places it in the HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter was raised by a Councillor after consultation with the community.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                             RP-4

 

RP-4               MORAN STREET AND HAWKES PLACE - EXTENSION OF THE NO STOPPING ZONE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a 20 metre length of NO STOPPING zone on the western side of Moran Street, immediately north of the intersection with Hawkes Place, using standard R5-400 series signs with additional words and times denoting:

8am – 9.30am  

2.30pm – 4pm

School Days

 

 

Report

Busabout, a Transport for NSW contracted school bus service provider, has expressed a concern that when local school buses are dropping off and picking up school children on school days at Red Hill Public School they are being hindered by parked vehicles in Hawkes Place and Moran Street, Tolland. Bus drivers have complained that vehicles parked on the western side of Moran Street, immediately north of the intersection with Hawkes Place, are causing a choke point, and restricting the ability of a bus to turn right from Hawkes Place into Moran Street.

 

Busabout currently runs six buses in their school bus schedule into Hawkes Place to Red Hill Public School. Three during the morning drop off and three during the afternoon pickup. Observations by Wagga City Council Traffic Officers revealed that drivers parking in Hawkes Place and Moran Street are most likely picking up or dropping off children to attend the adjacent school located on the south western corner of Raye Street and Hawkes Place.

 

Buses are often unable to complete a right turn from Hawkes Place into Moran Street due to vehicles that are parked lawfully and unlawfully at the kerb. The buses are unable to reverse, being forced to stand and wait and thereby causing further traffic congestion in the area.

 

The route that the buses take has been approved for use by Transport for NSW. There is no other route that would be more efficient or that would reduce congestion in the area.

 

The intent of this recommendation is to open up the intersection of Hawkes Place and Moran Street by lengthening the area in which drivers are not permitted to stop in Moran Street by locating an R5-400(R) sign at a point that is 20 metres north of the northern kerb alignment of Hawkes Place, as per the following diagram.

 

By increasing the length of the statutory NO STOPPING zone from 10 metres to 20 metres this will allow adequate space for buses to turn right from Hawkes Place into Moran Street, allowing an unhindered path to safely continue on their assigned routes. The R5-400 series sign may require additional words and times denoting:

 

 

8am – 9.30am

2.30pm – 4pm

School Days

 

as the issue relates to school buses only.

 

 

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 taken place with Busabout and with the School Principal.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                             RP-5

 

RP-5               BOURKE STREET SERVICE ROAD - TRAFFIC CONTROLS FOR THE NORTHERN END OF THE ROAD THAT IS ON THE EAST SIDE OF BOURKE STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends that:

a       the R2-14(L) (Left turn only – symbolic) sign be removed from the intersection of McDonough Ave and the Bourke Street Service Road

b       the D4-1-1 unidirectional marker that is located on the western side of the Bourke Street Service Road, facing west bound traffic in McDonough Avenue, should be duplicated

c        the R2-2 (ONE WAY) signs be removed from the Bourke Street Service Road at the intersection with Spooner Avenue

d       the R2-4 (NO ENTRY) sign that is on Bourke Street Service Road at the intersection with Spooner Avenue be duplicated

 

Report

Representations have been made by a property owner who lives at the northern end of the Bourke Street Service Road.  The situation at present is that the only way that residents from properties at 103, 105 and 107 Bourke Street can reach their respective houses is by making a 180° left turn from Bourke Street into the Bourke Street Service Road at the break that is located about 100 metres south of the intersection with Fernleigh Road.  The width of the nearside travelling lane in Bourke Street, the width of the Bourke Street Service Road and the restricted turning circle of four-wheel-drive and large sedan vehicles makes the turn impossible to make in one movement.  Drivers have found that on occasion, they have had to reverse back onto Bourke Street to complete the turn.

 

A review of the situation found that the left turn to reach the properties that are mentioned above is unreasonable.  The volume of traffic in Bourke Street, particularly in the evening peak period, makes the manoeuvre dangerous for all road users.

 

There is no indication that the section of the Bourke Street Service Road between the northern end and the intersection with Spooner Avenue is a one-way street.  At the intersection with Spooner Avenue there are two R2-2 ONE-WAY signs and also a single R2-4 NO ENTRY sign. 

 

R2-2

R2-4

R2-14(left)

 

 

 

Intersection of Bourke St, Spooner Ave and Service Road

 

There is also an R2-14(left) LEFT TURN ONLY sign facing traffic that is travelling west in McDonough Avenue at the intersection with the Bourke Street Service Road.

 

View from McDonough Ave on approach to the Service Road

 

The reason for the restriction to north bound travel on the Service Road from Spooner Avenue is the close proximity to the marked pedestrian and Children’s crossing and the impossibility of any vehicle being able to make the left turn from Bourke Street into Spooner Avenue and immediately hard left into the Service Road.

Bourke St Service Road from north end

 

The Bourke Street Service Road is eight to nine metres wide. The section that is immediately south of the intersection with Spooner Avenue is sign posted for two-way movements.

 

There is no reason why the northern end of the Bourke Street Service Road should be a one-way street. The break in the raised separation between the service road and Bourke Street proper that is located 100 metres south of Fernleigh Road has an R2-14(left) LEFT TURN ONLY sign displayed on the Bourke Street median, suggesting that drivers are expected to enter Bourke Street from that break.

 

Break in separation between Bourke St and the Service Road

There are no other signs that suggest that the section of road is subject to a ‘One-Way’ control.  There is no crash history that would indicate that there is any problem with two-way movement on the Service Road.

 

Removal of the R2-14 (Left turn only – symbolic) sign that controls traffic in McDonough Avenue at the intersection with the Bourke Street Service Road will allow residents from the three properties mentioned above to reach their homes without making the 180° left turn from Bourke Street.  Removal of that control should be reinforced by the duplication of the D4-1-1 unidirectional marker, indicating that drivers may turn left or right at the intersection.

 

D4-1-1 Unidirectional Marker

 

The ONE-WAY signs that are located at the intersection of the Service Road and Spooner Avenue are not the most appropriate control for this location. The NO ENTRY control sign is correct. That sign should be duplicated so that it appears on both sides of the street.

 

Proposed Layout for the northern end of Bourke St Service Rd

 

Proposed layout for Bourke St Service Rd and McDonough Ave

 

Proposed layout for Bourke St Service Rd and Spooner Ave

 

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 northern end of Bourke Street Service Road

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                             RP-6

 

RP-6               EDWARD STREET - EXTENSION OF THE NO STOPPING ZONES ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE INTERSECTION WITH MURRAY STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends that the NO STOPPING zone on both the northern and southern sides of Edward Street, immediately west of the intersection with Murray Street, be increased in length by an additional 5 metres so that the zones are both 20 metres from the alignment of the western kerb of Murray Street.

 

Report

At the Traffic Committee meeting on 10 May 2018, the Roads and Maritime Services representative asked that Council investigate the option of extending the NO STOPPING zones on both sides of Edward Street, west of the intersection with Murray Street, by a further five metres.

 

The NO STOPPING zones on both sides of Edward Street were extended from the statutory 10 metre length to 15 metres some time ago.

 

An investigation at the site, including conversations with a business owner from the northern side of Edward Street, revealed anecdotal evidence that the intersection has become busier over the past 18 months.  The incidence of near misses seems to be a daily occurrence.  An increase to the length of the NO STOPPING zone will create a corresponding increase in the sight distance that is available to drivers who are crossing or turning right on Edward Street at Murray Street.

 

Discussions with the business owner from that location suggested that while they are not happy about losing a further parking space, they are very happy for any initiative that might enhance safety 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 / possible - which places it in the EXTREME category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with Roads and Maritime Services and with one business owner from that area.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                             RP-7

 

RP-7               ESTELLA ROAD - UPGRADE OF SIGHT BOARD AT THE INTERSECTION WITH PINE GULLY ROAD

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends that the sight board that is located on the western side of Pine Gully Road, immediately opposite the intersection with Estella Road, be removed and replaced with duplicated ‘A’ size D4-1-1 unidirectional markers.

 

Report

Estella Road is an east-west link between Boorooma Street and Pine Gully Road.  It is subject to a 70 km/h sign posted speed limit, as is Pine Gully Road. There is no street lighting at or near the intersection. There is a W2-3 (T-junction) advance warning sign in Estella Road facing west bound traffic, located 100 metres east of the intersection. There is an older sight board of a type that has been superseded that is located opposite the junction.

 

 

The sight board that is currently located at the junction has lost most of the reflective qualities that it had when new. 

 

It is appropriate to replace the board with the current standard in reflective signs. This initiative will improve safety at the intersection, providing advance warning for drivers during day and night circumstances.

 

Duplicated D4-1-1 Unidirectional Markers

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 / likely - which places it in the HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter was raised for investigation by Councillor Hayes.

 

 


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

 

RP-8               BOURKE STREET SERVICE ROAD - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACES NEAR MT AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOL

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends that a 12 metre length of Mobility Parking Scheme (Disabled) parking space be established, using standard R5-1-3 series signs, on the western side of the Bourke Street Service Road, immediately north of the NO STOPPING zone that is associated with the marked pedestrian crossing outside of Mt Austin Public School, as per the diagram that is included in the report.

 

Report

A request has been made to Council for the establishment of a length of Mobility Parking Scheme (Disabled) parking space at the front of the Mt Austin Public School, as near as possible to the front gate.  The request has originated from the mother of a child who is attending the school in year four.  Both the mother and the child hold Mobility Parking Scheme permits.  In addition, there is another child who attends the school in Kindergarten and who is soon to start using a motorised wheel chair.  The length of the proposed zone will accommodate two sedans or one larger, rear-lift type vehicle.

 

There are no other on-street Mobility Parking Scheme spaces in this area.  The school has previously nominated an off-street area near McKell Avenue but that is at the opposite end of the school to the rooms that the applicant uses.  The customer has said that the location of McKell Avenue is difficult to use as its functionality to accommodate disabled users is lacking.

 

The Mt Austin Public School Principal has responded in favour of any proposal to improve access for children with disabilities.

 

 

It is proposed that any Mobility Parking Space that is constructed on-street should comply with the provisions of Australian Standard 2890.5 section 4.5.

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 and also with the School Principal.

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                             RP-9

 

RP-9               FORSYTH STREET WEST OF MURRAY STREET - CORRECT SIGNS TO IMPLEMENT TIMED PARKING ZONE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends the use of standard R5-1-1 series signs to implement a 50 metre length of two hour timed parking on the northern side of Forsyth Street, immediately west of the intersection with Murray Street as depicted in the diagram that is attached to the report with the additional words

2P

8:30AM – 6PM

MON – FRI

8:30AM – 12:30PM

SAT

 

 

Report

A request was received by Wagga Wagga City Council to consider the implementation of a length of two hour restricted parking on the northern side of Forsyth Street, west of the intersection with Murray Street / The Esplanade, to assist businesses in that area. Businesses near that location include training facilities, a hairdresser, pharmacy and cafes.

 

The request has been considered from a strategic planning perspective and found to be warranted.  Consequently, it is intended to implement a 50 metre length of timed parking during normal business hours.

 

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.

 

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with business operators in this area and with Council’s Strategic Planning Division.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                           RP-10

 

RP-10            HAMPDEN AVENUE SERVICE ROAD - NO STOPPING ZONE WEST OF WILLIAM STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends the installation of NO STOPPING zones on both sides of Hampden Avenue Service Road immediately west of the intersection with William Street using standard R5-400 series signs, the zone on the southern side to be 40 metres long and the zone on the northern side to be 23 metres long, as depicted in the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

The North Wagga Public School P&C have raised a number of safety related issues with Council and Roads and Maritime Services. An inspection of the location immediately after school finished confirmed that there is an issue with vehicles that are usually parked on the Hampden Avenue Service Road, west of the intersection with William Street.

 

The intersection of William Street with Hampden Avenue and the Hampden Avenue Service Road is not a standard type and has proven to be difficult to manage. The school bus zone in the Service Road is in front of the school, on the eastern side of the intersection with William Street. Several school buses approach the location using the Service Road, turning on from the intersection with Mary Street. The drivers have found that approaching the school on this route is easier than turning in at William Street where vehicles that are coming out of William Street often block the intersection, leaving the rear of a bus blocking Hampden Avenue. Approaching along the Service Road eliminates that danger.

 

The Service Road, west of the intersection with William Street, at present has no parking restrictions. It is a two-way road. Parents and carers park their vehicles on both sides of the Service Road in positions that cause a choke point for unrestricted two-way flow.

 

 

 

The intent of this recommendation is to create an area near the intersection with William Street that is free of parked vehicles, thereby eliminating the restriction that is being caused to unrestricted two-way flow.

 

The effect of implementation of this recommendation will create a 40 metre long NO STOPPING zone on the southern side of the road and a 23 metre long NO STOPPING zone on the northern side of the road. Neither zone will unduly interfere with residents on the Service 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 minor / likely - which places it in the MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with North Wagga Public School P&C and the Roads and Maritime Services Safety Around Schools Project Officer.

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                           RP-11

 

RP-11            HUTHWAITE STREET - DA18/0265 - KEEP CLEAR TRAFFIC CONTROL AT BOURKE STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee notes that the following matter was distributed to members by electronic means on 19 June 2018 with members responding in favour of the following recommendations.

That Traffic Committee:

a       Receives and notes the content of the Traffic Impact Assessment report that was prepared by Peter Meredith Consulting in respect of Development Application DA18/0265

b       Recommends that:

i         the existing street tree that is on the western side of the driveway entry from Huthwaite Street to the new development at lots 13 and 14 be removed

ii        any replacement tree be planted off street so that it does not impact sight lines for drivers that are existing the driveway, and

iii       a KEEP CLEAR traffic control, as per the provisions of the Roads and Maritime Services instructions on Delineation, section 9.3.2, be installed on Huthwaite Street at the intersection with Bourke Street in the manner that is indicated by the diagram that is included in the report on this matter

 

Report

An application has been received by Council to develop two lots on the northern side of Huthwaite Street. The nature of the development is the construction of an administration centre for The Haven Community Limited facility that occupies land between Huthwaite Street and McKell Avenue. The development will require the removal of the two domestic driveways that have been associated with the two blocks and the construction of a single new 6.5 metre wide driveway. The purpose of the driveway is to service both the administration building and provides connection to the internal road network that services The Haven.

 

A comprehensive traffic impact assessment report has been prepared by a traffic engineer, including SIDRA analysis of the projected impact on the intersection of Huthwaite and Bourke Streets. The document is attached to the report as an attachment.

 

A recommendation is made in the report that a tree that is growing on the northern side of Huthwaite Street, immediately west of the location of the new driveway, should be removed or pruned to improve sight lines for drivers that are exiting the driveway. Given the nature of the tree, depicted on page 14 of the report, it is proposed that the tree be removed and that no trees be planted in front of the new development. It is suggested that any replacement tree be planted off street, perhaps in the front of the administration building block.

 


 

The report further suggests that a KEEP CLEAR traffic control device be installed on Huthwaite Street, at the intersection with the western side Bourke Street Service Road. At present, a second vehicle that queues in Huthwaite Street at the intersection with Bourke Street blocks access for a driver who turns left or right from Bourke Street at the intersection and then intends to turn right onto the service road. The driver of a second vehicle that is intending to turn from Bourke Street into Huthwaite Street queues with the rear of that vehicle in the kerbside north bound travelling lane in Bourke Street. That situation could be easily improved by implementing a KEEP CLEAR control at the intersection in the manner that is depicted in the following diagram.

 

 

The use of a KEEP CLEAR control in this situation meets the strict requirements of the warrants for its use that are described in paragraph 9.3.2.3 and is a less confusing option than using a DO NOT QUEUE ACROSS INTERSECTION sign.

 

While the SIDRA analysis of the intersection of Huthwaite and Bourke Streets suggests that the impact of the completed development in 2023 could result in a level of service in the E or F categories, the report’s author is of the opinion that the unusual arrangement and nature of the intersection causes the SIDRA traffic modelling software to exaggerate the expected delay to an unreasonable level.  Real-time observations by the report’s author and also by Council Officers suggest that this is so.

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 through review of the attached report.

 

Attachments  

 

1.

Traffic Impact Statement - DA18/0265

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                                                 RP-11

 


 


 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                                                             RP-11

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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

 

RP-12            PLUNKETT DRIVE - NO STOPPING ZONE AT APPROACH TO GREGADO ROAD

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends the installation of a 45 metre length of NO STOPPING zone, using R5-400 series signs, on the eastern side of Plunkett Drive at the southern end, as indicated in the diagram that is contained in the report.

 

Report

Plunkett Drive suffers significant traffic congestion during the periods immediately before and after school, particularly at the southern end approach to the T-junction intersection with Gregadoo Road. A solution that was previously recommended by Traffic Committee was the adjustment of the eastern kerb line so as to accommodate and encourage drivers to turn left at the intersection.

 

The work to remove a kerb bulb has been planned and will shortly be undertaken. It will be imperative, for this initiative to work efficiently, that no vehicles are parked at kerb on the southbound approach to the intersection. The installation of a NO STOPPING zone, from adjacent to the start of the BB separation lines through to the intersection, is likely to achieve this outcome.

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with Council’s designers.

 

Attachments  

 

1.

Plunkett Drive - Kerb and Gutter Modifications

 

 

 

 


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

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                           RP-13

 

RP-13            MORGAN STREET - MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACES ASSOCIATED WITH ALL ABILITIES PLAYGROUND

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

This item was previously introduced to Traffic Committee as RP-6 on 10 May 2018. Traffic Committee asked for the matter to be deferred pending the result of consultation with potential user groups. Council’s Strategic Asset Planner (Parks and Recreation) will address the meeting on the issue.

 

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.

Disability Parking in Morgan Street

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                                                             RP-13

 


 


 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.                                                                           RP-14

 

RP-14            BROOKONG AVENUE TIMED PARKING STRICTION - CORRECT SIGNAGE TO NOTIFY THE INTENTION OF THE ZONE TO DRIVERS

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that Council use standard R5-1-1 series signs with the additional words

8:30am – 6pm

Mon – Fri

8:30am – 12pm

Sat’

to implement a two-hour parking restriction over four parallel parking spaces on the northern side of Brookong Avenue immediately east of the intersection with Docker Street.

 

Report

Traffic Committee was asked to consider this matter at its meeting on 10 May. At that meeting the Committee voted against the implementation of the timed parking zone. That action is outside of the delegation from Roads and Maritime Services for the operation of Traffic Committee.

 

The question that must be answered by Traffic Committee is, given that a decision is likely to be made in favour of implementing a two-hour parking restriction over the four parking spaces on the northern side of Brookong Avenue immediately east of the intersection with Docker Street, the appropriate sign to convey the nature of the restriction is the R5-1-1 series signs with additional words as required.

 

An example of R5-1-1 signs. Note that the times are different to those

that are typically used in Wagga Wagga

The issue of who holds the delegated authority to decide on the need for timed parking restrictions at any location in the city is not a matter for Traffic Committee to consider. 

 

Traffic Committee should advise on the correct signage to be implemented in the event that a decision is made to implement the timed parking controls.

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.


 

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with internal WWCC stakeholders.

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 July 2018.

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

 


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 12 July 2018.