AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday

11 July 2019

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 11 July 2019.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 11 July 2019

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE      PRECIS                                                                                                PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                         2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                     2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                   2

Reports

RP-1            LOST LANES - ON-STREET EVENT                                                           3

RP-2            TOLLAND CYCLING CLUB - WEEKLY RACE EVENTS                              5

RP-3            TOY RUN - ON-STREET EVENT                                                                 7

RP-4            DOCKER LANE - TREATMENT TO CONTROL TWO-WAY TRAFFIC          9

RP-5            FIFE STREET - KEEP CLEAR CONTROL AT ALLONBY AVENUE            11

RP-6            FIFE STREET - BUS ZONE ADJACENT TO FORST HILL SHOPPING CENTRE   13

RP-7            HENWOOD AVENUE - TREATMENT AT CREST NEAR NEERIM CLOSE 15

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - MEETING HELD 9 MAY 2019       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 9 May 2019 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Minutes - meeting held 9 May 2019

22

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 July 2019

RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               LOST LANES - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members on 6 May 2019 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, between Fitzmaurice Street and Sturt Street, on Saturday 22 June 2019 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 22 June 2019.  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 southern section of Cadell Place, near the intersection with Sturt Street.  Setup for the event needs to be commenced with road closures from 12pm. The event is expected to be packed up and roads open by 11pm.

 

The event is organised, promoted and sponsored by the City of Wagga Wagga.  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. 

 

A copy of all documentation that relates to this event is attached.

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 11 July 2019

RP-2

 

RP-2               TOLLAND CYCLING CLUB - WEEKLY RACE EVENTS

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

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

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

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

b       All provisions of Road Transport Legislation are complied with.

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

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

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

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

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

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

i         Production of a copy of the renewed public liability insurance certificate of currency to Wagga Wagga City Council after the current policy expires on 30 April 2020, before any further racing is undertaken,

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

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

 

Report

Tolland Cycling Club has applied for permission to conduct a weekly race meeting, commencing 8:30am and finishing up to 11:30am on Sundays, commencing from the first available date and running until the end of the 2019 – 2020 racing season (30 June 2020).

 

This is an identical application for weekly racing as the application that was approved for the 2018-19 season.  Events have been held on this course on a regular basis on Sunday morning throughout the last 11 months.  There have been no adverse incidents on the course during that time.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as 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 11 July 2019

RP-3

 

RP-3               TOY RUN - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by electronic means on 21 June 2019 with members responding in favour of the event.

That NSW Police and Wagga Wagga City Council endorse the conduct of the Combined Riders of Wagga Wagga 2019 TOY RUN Event, scheduled for Saturday 7 December 2019, subject to the following conditions:

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

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

c        Organisers and event participants immediately obey all directions by Police.

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

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

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

 

Report

The Combined Riders of Wagga Wagga (Inc) organises the annual Toy Run each year.  The event commences at 9am at Jubilee Park and follows a course as a class 4 event.  The event tours various areas around Wagga Wagga, collecting toys and donations that are distributed to charities prior to Christmas. Throughout the course of this part of the event, all participants comply with Road Transport Legislation.

 

As has been the case for the past several years, the event organisers have asked that participating cycles be permitted to parade on Baylis Street, from Morgan Street to Morrow Street, under closed road conditions.  A TCP has been prepared and traffic control will be provided by certified traffic control personnel from Riverina Traffic Services.

 

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

There have been no adverse incidents associated with this event in the past.

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 11 July 2019

RP-4

 

RP-4               DOCKER LANE - TREATMENT TO CONTROL TWO-WAY TRAFFIC

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee recommends that the following treatment be implemented in Docker Lane near the intersection with Edward Street and the interface with the service station property at 62 Docker Street:

a       mark two painted UA1 arrows, one in either direction, on the sealed trafficable surface of the lane to indicate that it is a two-way thoroughfare

b       paint a TF STOP Line across the face of the entry to the lane from the service station, on the alignment that is indicated in the diagram that is contained in the report

 

Report

Council officers have received a request from the manager of a business that is located further to the south off Docker Lane to consider implementing a strategy that will indicate to drivers who are entering the lane from the service station and from Edward Street that Docker Lane is a two-way street.  It is suggested that drivers often travel in the middle of the lane, causing a degree of risk for traffic that is travelling in the opposite direction.

 

Docker Lane services the rear of properties on the western side of Docker Street between Edward Street and Meurant Avenue.  There is a service station located on the northern end of the lane adjacent to Edward Street and between Docker Street and Docker Lane.

 

It is proposed to paint two arrows, pointing in opposing directions, on the sealed surface of the lane rather than use a conventional R2-11 (Two-Way) sign.  The narrow nature of the lane would cause difficulty to use a sign due to the potential for damage to both vehicles and the sign through collision.

 

It was also suggested that drivers who are leaving the service station property and entering the lane often fail to give way to traffic that is already travelling in the lane.  It is proposed that a STOP line be painted across the face to the interface area between Docker Lane and the service station.  The alignment of the proposed line is demonstrated in the following photographic diagram.

 

 

 

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 risk category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the customer who raised the issue and also with the manager of the service station.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 July 2019

RP-5

 

RP-5               FIFE STREET - KEEP CLEAR CONTROL AT ALLONBY AVENUE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the following installations in Fife Street at the intersection with Allonby Avenue and the Sturt Highway as per the diagram that is contained in the report:

a       duplication of the ‘A’ size R1-2 GIVE WAY sign

b       marking the ‘on-road’ message’ KEEP CLEAR in the intersection area of Fife Street and Allonby Avenue as per the specifications that are detailed at paragraph 9.3.2.5 of the Roads and Maritime Service’s Delineation guide.

c        mark corresponding transverse lines on the road as per the diagram 9.2 that is contained in the above mentioned Delineation guide.

d       install a G9-237 DO NOT QUEUE ACROSS INTERSECTION sign facing north bound traffic in Fife Street at the intersection with Allonby Avenue.

 

Report

Council has received a complaint from the local bus service operator relating to north bound vehicles in Fife Street that often queue across the intersection with Allonby Avenue while waiting to make a left or right turn at the Sturt Highway.  A bus route runs west on the Sturt Highway, turning left at Fife Street and immediately right into Allonby Avenue.

 

The intersection of Fife Street with Allonby Avenue and the Sturt Highway is unusual.  Designed and constructed many years ago, a similar design would not be contemplated to manage traffic today.  The situation that arises from the design of the intersection is that when north bound vehicles in Fife Street are queued across the intersection with Allonby Avenue, a bus that is on the abovementioned route has to stop and wait for a break to allow the right turn movement.  In that position, the rear of the bus projects into the west bound travelling lane on the Sturt Highway, causing a potentially dangerous situation with increased likelihood of a rear end crash.

 

The intent of this recommendation is to attempt to remove the queued traffic that at times, forces buses to stop and wait for traffic to clear before turning right into Allonby Avenue.

 

A diagram that depicts the proposed layout follows.

 

 

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

Consultation was undertaken with the bus operator.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 July 2019

RP-6

 

RP-6               FIFE STREET - BUS ZONE ADJACENT TO FOReST HILL SHOPPING CENTRE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the installation of a 15 metre length of BUS ZONE on the western side of Fife Street adjacent to the Forest Hill shopping centre in the position that is indicated in the diagram that is contained in the report, using standard R5-20 series signs with the additional words:

‘7am – 7pm

Mon – Sat’

 

Report

The town bus service provider has requested that a dedicated bus zone be installed on the western side of Fife Street Forest Hill, adjacent to the Forest Hill Shopping Centre.  Fife Street is on the Forest Hill town bus service route, receiving services throughout the day from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.  At present there is no dedicated place for buses to stop near the shopping centre.  It is a popular destination for bus service users.  The situation has been that the bus either stops at the closest opportunity before reaching the shopping centre or more often, double parks to allow passengers to leave the service.

 

There is a suitable location that uses the width of a driveway to reduce the required length for a bus to pull in from the normal 18 metres to 15 metres.  See the following diagram.

 

 

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 / VERY UNLIKELY - which places it in the – LOW category.

 

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the bus service provider.  At a sight inspection, one of the tenants in the shopping centre approached a Council Officer to complain about the existing Taxi Zone which she alleges is never used for its intended purpose.  That issue will be further explored with a possible review of the appropriateness of keeping that restriction.

 

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 July 2019

RP-7

 

RP-7               HENWOOD AVENUE - TREATMENT AT CREST NEAR NEERIM CLOSE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that the following strategies be implemented in Henwood Avenue at the crest near the intersection with Neerim Crescent, as per the diagram that is contained in the report:

a       install a 40 metre length of NO PARKING zone, using standard R5-40 series signs, on the eastern side of Henwood Avenue at the front of property numbers 78 and 80.

b       install a 30 metre length of NO PARKING zone, using standard R5-40 series signs, on the western side of Henwood Avenue at the front of property number 1 Neerim Crescent.

c        mark a 10 metre length of single unbroken dividing line along the centre line of the sealed width immediately north of the intersection with Neerim Crescent.

d       mark a 21 metre length of single unbroken dividing line along the centre line of the sealed width immediately south of the intersection with Neerim Crescent.

e       install raised reflective pavement markers along the unbroken dividing line at intervals of not more than four metres.

 

Report

Several complaints have been received by Council in relation to vehicles parked at kerb in Henwood Avenue at a sharp crest that is located immediately south of the intersection with Neerim Crescent.  Reports of near misses and at least one actual crash have been forthcoming.

 

Henwood Avenue is a residential street that follows the eastern side of the Willans Hill ridge line.  The southern end of Henwood Avenue connects to Red Hill Road at a roundabout intersection that is shared with Tamar Drive.  The northern end of Henwood Avenue, through Inga Street, connects to Stanley Street.  These connections have resulted in Henwood Avenue becoming a ‘rat run’ for drivers who are travelling from Tatton and Springvale towards the city centre and who are seeking to avoid school zones and other congestion on Lake Albert Road.

 

The crest that is located on Henwood Avenue south of the intersection with Neerim Crescent restricts sight distance to as little as 66 metres, warranting the use of a restrictive dividing line to provide separation for opposing traffic flows.

 

 

 

A recent traffic count that was conducted from 9 May to 24 May 2019 revealed a (7 Day) AADT of 905 vehicles per day.  The average speed was 52 km/h with a maximum speed of 109 km/h.  The sealed width of the street is 9.0 metres from kerb face to kerb face.  The condition of the seal is good.

 

The narrow width of the street together with restricted sight distance creates an elevated risk when vehicles are parked at kerb in the area that is close to the crest.  The intent of this recommendation is to remove the risk that is created by allowing vehicles to be parked at kerb in a position that requires passing traffic to cross the centre of the road to pass.

 

It is proposed that a non-standard single unbroken dividing line be employed in this situation due to the narrow width of the street and the fact that such a treatment can be used over a shorter length, thereby reducing unintended impact on other residents that would be caused if a conventional double unbroken dividing line was used.  A double (BB) dividing line would require at least 100 metres of single unbroken and broken (BS) dividing line, known as a tail, to be painted on either end of the double line.  The regulation that impacts a situation similar to Henwood Avenue is Road Rules 2014, Regulation 208(6)

 

‘If the road has a continuous dividing line or a dividing strip, the driver must position the vehicle at least 3 metres from the continuous dividing line or dividing strip, unless otherwise indicated by information on or with a parking control sign.’

 

The narrow width of Henwood Avenue means that if a vehicle is parked at kerb in a normal position where the offside (right side) of the vehicle is 1.9 metres from the kerb, then that offside of the vehicle is less than three metres from the centre of the road.  The actual distance would be 2.6 metres.

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

Consultation was undertaken with residents through a letter drop to all of the residents who might be affected by the installation of conventional double dividing lines that would require 100 metres of ‘tail’ on either side of the short length of double unbroken separation line.  One reply was received, see attached redacted email.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Henwood Avenue with proposed controls

 

2.

Email reply to letter drop

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 July 2019

RP-7

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 July 2019

RP-7

 


 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 July 2019

 

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

 


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 11 July 2019.