AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday
13 September 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 13 September 2018.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 13 September 2018

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                       PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                         2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           TRAFFIC COMMITTEE - 12 JULY 2018                                                      2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                   2

Reports

RP-1            GEARS AND BEERS - ON-STREET EVENT                                               3

RP-2            TOWN AND GOWN PARADE - ON-STREET EVENT                                   7

RP-3            LAKE RUN AND RIDE - ON-STREET EVENT                                              9

RP-4            RIVERINA TRUCK SHOW AND KIDS CONVOY - ON-STREET EVENT      11

RP-5            DOBNEY AVENUE - EDGE LINE AND TIMED PARKING                           13

RP-6            FERNLEIGH ROAD - NO PARKING ZONE NEAR 206 AND 208                16

RP-7            MURRAY STREET - TIMED PARKING ZONE                                            18

QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              TRAFFIC COMMITTEE - 12 JULY 2018       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 12 July 2018 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Traffic Committee Minutes - 12 July 2018

22

 

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 13 September 2018.                                                                 RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               GEARS AND BEERS - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by way of electronic means on 27 July 2018 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse road closures of Baylis, Morrow and Fitzmaurice Streets between 06:15 and 18:30 on Sunday 30 September 2018, to permit the conduct of the Gears and Beers cycling event and craft beer festival, subject to the following conditions:

 

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

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

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

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

e        Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Junee Council Staff

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, Junee Council, Coolamon Council 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 21 September 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Report

Application has been received from the Wollundry Rotary Club, acting as an organising committee for the Gears and Beers event, to hold the event on Sunday 30 September 2018 (Sunday of October long weekend). This is the fifth year that the event has been run in Wagga Wagga. The event was conducted in an almost identical format since 2015 without adverse incident.

 

The rides for 2018 are the same as 2017. They consist of five escorted courses of varying lengths. The rides will be 9, 30, 50 (sealed roads), 50 (unsealed roads), 105 and 130 kilometres long.  All rides start and finish on Baylis Street near the Civic Centre. The section of Baylis Street and Fitzmaurice Street that is between Morrow Street and Johnston Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic for the duration of the event to create a safe event commencement and completion area.

 

All of the courses travel north on Fitzmaurice Street to Travers. At Travers Street the nine kilometre event will turn left, using the access road. All other routes turn right over the Wiradjuri Bridge. A certified traffic control plan has been prepared to demonstrate the signs that will be necessary to close Baylis and Fitzmaurice Streets. The five complete courses are detailed as an attachment to the Traffic Management Plan.  Route changes for 2018 have seen the reversal of the 130 and 105 kilometre event directions.

 

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

 

As was the case for the 2017 event, in 2018 it is proposed that a section of Morrow Street, between Baylis Street and Peter Street, be closed to non-event traffic for marshalling riders prior to the start of each ride. The numbers of participants that have registered for the event already suggests that the additional space is a necessity.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

This application has been discussed with Tony Kelly, Executive Manager, Engineering and Technical Services for Coolamon Council and also with the Acting Director Engineering at Junee Council with an agreement reached that, for continuity, the application that is prepared by Wagga Wagga City Council would include the course section that is in Coolamon and Junee Shire Council areas. This is the same arrangement that was used successfully in 2014 to 2017.

 

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

 

Production of insurance documentation at least one week before commencement is a condition that is proposed to be placed on the event.

All necessary components of this event application are complete. 

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

 

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as 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 13 September 2018.                                                                 RP-2

 

RP-2               TOWN AND GOWN PARADE - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 27 August 2018, with members responding in favour of the recommendation.

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the ‘Town and Gown Parade’ On-Street Event, organised by Wagga Wagga City Council and Charles Sturt University, scheduled for 16 October 2018, subject to the following conditions:

a       The event is conducted as per the times, location, conditions and circumstances that are indicated in the application documents.

b       A certified Traffic Control Plan for the event is to be prepared and implemented, monitored and decommissioned by an accredited person.

c        No vehicular movements to be permitted in the closed area of Baylis Street during the event. 

d       Organisers and event participants immediately obey all directions from Police.

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

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

 

Report

Application has been received by the City of Wagga Wagga to conduct the Town and Gown Parade on Wednesday 16 October 2018, commencing at 4:30pm.  The purpose of the event is to acknowledge Wagga Wagga’s position as a centre for learning within Australia and to celebrate the relationship between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the City of Wagga Wagga.  The event involves a procession of staff, students and ex-students from CSU, representatives from local high schools, Riverina Institute of TAFE, the Pilot Training Academy and elected representatives and staff from the City of Wagga Wagga.

 

The procession involves closing Baylis Street between the southern side of Morgan Street to the northern side of the Wollundry Lagoon bridge, including intersecting streets between those locations.

 

The duration of the event is not greater than 30 minutes.

 

One of the difficulties that is experienced with the organisation of the event is the time that it takes to have high school students attend the parade after school. For that reason CSU have asked that the event be allowed to start at 4:30pm with the intention that the route will be open to normal traffic by 5:00pm.  That situation proved to be acceptable for the last few years.

 

Road closures for this event are provided by the City of Wagga Wagga, using a TCP that is prepared and certified by an accredited officer.  Suitable detours are provided as part of that plan to reduce impact on the non-event community.

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

 

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as 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 13 September 2018.                                                                 RP-3

 

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

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 20 August 2018 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse road closures of East Lake Drive, Lake Albert Road, Lakeside Drive, Kooringal Road, Plumpton Road, in Lake Albert and Kooringal, between 9:30am and 1pm on Sunday 23 September 2018, to permit the conduct of the Wagga Lake Run and Ride, subject to the following conditions:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

j         A copy of a Certificate of Currency of a public liability insurance policy, that notes Wagga Wagga City Council and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties, to the minimum value of $20 million, to be produced to Wagga Wagga City Council not later than 14 September 2018.

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

 

Report

Application has been received from the Organising Committee for the Wagga Lake Run and Ride to hold the event on Sunday 23 September 2018.  The application is based on the same course as that which was used without incident on five occasions.  This is a Class 2 event, having a significant impact on local traffic.  The event has no impact on any classified roads.

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

 

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

 

All other papers, in respect of this event, are complete except for the insurance certificate of currency, which has been requested.

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 13 September 2018.                                                                 RP-4

 

RP-4               RIVERINA TRUCK SHOW AND KIDS CONVOY - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee members note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 24 August 2018.

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy on streets in Tarcutta Street, Cross Street and Morrow Street on 3 November 2018 subject to the following conditions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

h       All event marshals and other assistants must wear reflective vests that meet the requirements of Australian Standard 4602:1999 when working in areas where they are near moving vehicles.

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

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

 

Report

An application has been received to conduct the Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy on 3 November 2018.  It has been proposed that the event be moved from Lake Albert to the Civic Centre Precinct and the old gas works car park.

The event will commence at the Livestock Marketing Centre in Dorset Drive Bomen, with vehicles travelling on a predetermined route in convoy to reach the display area.

 

Event marshals, as in the case of the 2015 and 2016, will manage entry to the display area for heavy vehicles.  Vehicles will be able to enter the event area without queuing, reducing any effect on the non-event community.

 

Static vehicle displays, trade equipment shows and a live entertainment stage will all be located in the park between Wollundry Lagoon, the Civic Centre and the Senior Citizens’ Centre and in the gas works car park on the eastern side of Tarcutta Street.  Side show rides and similar attractions will be setup on the grassed area on the eastern side of Tarcutta Street near the corner of Cross Street.  Tarcutta Street between Cross Street and Morrow Street will be closed to through traffic with the implementation of an authorised traffic control plan for the duration of the event. Cross Street will also be closed for its full length from Church Street to Tarcutta Street.

 

Event parking is available in car parks off O’Reilly Street and Johnston Street.

 

The event concludes shortly after sunset with a fireworks display that will be ignited from the walkway on the eastern side of the Wollundry Bridge.  The walkway is just above the water level in the lagoon.  The fireworks display uses relatively small charges (2½“), only requiring a 30 metre exclusion zone.  A map that depicts the exclusion zone is attached. There is no requirement to close Baylis Street eastern footpath or travelling lanes to comply with the exclusion zone requirement.

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 13 September 2018.                                                                 RP-5

 

RP-5               DOBNEY AVENUE - EDGE LINE AND TIMED PARKING

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends implementation of the following controls on the western side of Dobney Avenue, at the curve opposite the intersection with Urana Street West:

a       installation of a 150 metre length of E1 edge line, as indicated in the diagram that is contained in the report

b       the use of R1-1 series signs to implement a 100 metre length of timed two-hour parking between driveways to number 77 Dobney Avenue, as indicated in the diagram that is contained in the report

 

Report

The Dealer Principal of the vehicle dealership that is located at 77 Dobney Avenue has asked Council to investigate two issues  in Dobney Avenue at the front of the business.

 

The first issue related to east bound traffic in the kerb-side lane cutting close to the offside of vehicles that are often parked at kerb around the curve between the two driveways that access the property. Council officers made observations of the swept path that drivers habitually take when negotiating that left curve. It was found that many drivers do drift to the left, passing very close to vehicles that are parked at kerb.

 

The parking lane at this location is not defined by any road marking. The distance from the kerb face to the L1 lane line is 6.3 metres. There is adequate width to mark a three metre wide parking lane while maintaining a 3.3 metre wide travelling lane.

 

This initiative is expected to reduce the risk of a passing vehicle colliding with a driver or passenger who is leaving or entering a vehicle that is parked at kerb. The diagram at the end of this report depicts the proposed position of the edge line.

 

The Dealer Principal has also asked that a length of timed two-hour parking be implemented between the two driveways to the business at 77 Dobney Avenue. That matter was referred to the City Strategy Team with an agreement reached that timed parking should be implemented on this section of street.

 

A recommendation is now sort from Traffic Committee for the correct signage to be used to implement such a strategy. The R1-1 parking sign is the appropriate signs with the additional words:

2P

8:30am – 6pm

Mon – Fri

8:30am – 12:30pm

Sat

 

These are standard times that are used on almost all timed parking in Wagga Wagga.

 

There is adequate all-day parking in the area to accommodate any drivers who are using that area at the present time for all-day parking. Businesses generally have adequate off-street parking for staff.  In many cases, staff choose not to use off-street parking, preferring places where vehicles can be parked parallel to a kerb.

 

 

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 the property occupier at 77 Dobney Avenue.

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 13 September 2018.                                                                 RP-6

 

RP-6               FERNLEIGH ROAD - NO PARKING ZONE NEAR 206 AND 208

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that an 11 metre long length of NO PARKING zone, using standard R5-40 series signs, on the southern side of Fernleigh Road, between the driveways to numbers 206 and 208.

 

Report

Council has had a request from the Rural Fire Service at 208 Fernleigh Road and the State Emergency Service at 206 Fernleigh Road for consideration of the establishment of a short length of NO PARKING zone to be located between the two driveways, as per the following diagram.

 

 

 

The situation is that vehicles are often parked in this space, causing sight distance issues for drivers as they leave the two driveways. The use of the two properties has resulted in both driveways being very busy throughout the day and into several night per week.  The matter was raised as a Work Health and Safety matter during a periodic review of the RFS work site.

 

 

 

Establishment of a NO PARKING zone on this section of kerb will enhance safety for drivers at the expense of two on-street parking spaces.  There is adequate on-street parking in this area to meet current needs.

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 / moderate - which places it in the HIGH  category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with SES and RFS personnel.

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 13 September 2018.                                                                 RP-7

 

RP-7               MURRAY STREET - TIMED PARKING ZONE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends the use of standard R5-1-1 series signs to implement a 37 metre length of two hour timed parking on the western side of Murray Street, between intersections with Forsyth Street and Morgan Street as depicted in the diagram that is attached to the report with the additional words

2P

8:30AM – 4PM

MON – FRI

8:30AM – 12:30PM

SAT

 

Report

Further to Traffic Committee agenda item RP-9 on 12 July 2018, further investigation suggests that the most appropriate area in which to locate a length of 2P timed parking in close proximity to the South Wagga shopping and office complex is on the western side of Murray Street, adjacent to that part of the building that is occupied by The Bushchemist.

 

The request has previously been considered by Council’s Strategic Planning Section with a decision made that creation of a length of two-hour timed parking in the vicinity of the South Wagga complex is warranted.

 

This proposal is for 10 existing 60° angle front to kerb unrestricted spaces to be converted to two-hour timed spaces, as per the diagrams appearing below.

 

The businesses that operate in the building on that section of Murray Street have been consulted. The consensus was that a length of timed parking will assist the organisations to carry on their respective businesses by regularly turning over parking.

 

 

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 and also with business operators in the building that is adjacent to Murray Street.

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 13 September 2018.

 

QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE 

 

 


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 13 September 2018.