AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday 14 November 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 14 November 2019.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 14 November 2019

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                              2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                      2

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                          2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                        2

Reports

RP-1            TOWN AND GOWN PARADE - ON-STREET EVENT                                          3

RP-2            FUSION19 - ON-STREET EVENT                                                                      5

RP-3            BAYLIS STREET AT FORSYTH STREET - NO RIGHT TURN CONTROL DEVICES       7

RP-4            FITZMAURICE STREET - EXTENSION OF BUS ZONE ADJACENT TO THE COURT COMPLEX                                                                                                         11

RP-5            MOORONG STREET - CHANGE TO PARKING RESTRICTIONS                        13

RP-6            SHAW STREET MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE AT SOUTHERN END   17

RP-7            STURT STREET PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT - DA18/0262                               20

RP-8            TRAFFIC COMMITTEE MEETING DATES FOR 2020                                         36

RP-9            HAMMOND AVENUE - PARKING CONTROLS AT 101 TO 105 ASSOCIATED WITH DA18/0105                                                                                                         37   

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - MEETING HELD 12 SEPTEMBER 2019       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 12 September 2019 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Minutes - meeting held 12 September 2019

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 November 2019

RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               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 23 September 2019, 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 Wednesday 23 October 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        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 and Charles Sturt University to conduct the Town and Gown Parade on Wednesday 23 October 2019, commencing at 12:00pm.  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 parade is about 30 minutes with a 15 minute assembly period prior to the commencement of the parade.

 

In previous years the event has been held late in the afternoons.  There is a proposed change for the 2019 event that will see the parade commence at mid-day.  That initiative should prove to have a reduced adverse effect on the heavier  traffic flows that are experienced in the city centre after 4pm.

 

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.  Traffic control is provided by suitably qualified contractors.

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 14 November 2019

RP-2

 

RP-2               FUSION19 - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members on 1 October 2019 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of a multicultural street festival, FUSION19 to be held in Baylis Street  Wagga Wagga, between the north side of Wollundry Lagoon and the intersection with Morrow Street and in Morrow Street between Baylis Street and Ivan Jack Drive on Saturday 19 October 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 once setup is complete.

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       Closure of the section of Tongaboo Lane that is nominated in the traffic control plan diagram is to be managed by authorised traffic controllers located at both ends of the closed section.

f        No event participant is to occupy a position on a road that is outside of the closed area.

g       The Event Organiser is to notify emergency services and public transport providers of the road closures.

h       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 City of Wagga Wagga Community Services Section to hold a multicultural street festival in and around the Civic Centre precinct between 4pm and 9:30pm on Saturday 19 October 2019.  The area in which the festival will be held includes the roadway sections of Baylis Street that are between the intersection with Morrow Street and the northern side of Wollundry Lagoon and Morrow Street between Baylis Street and Ivan Jack Drive.  Setup for the event needs to be commenced with road closures from 09:00am. The event is expected to be packed up and roads open by 12:00am (mid-night).

 

The extended period that is required by the organisers for setup is the same as the setup for the 2018 event.  The participating groups for this event require considerable time to prepare stalls, tents, cooking facilities, etc, that are the focus of this event.  The same setup time was allocated for the 2018 event and the arrangement proved to be warranted.

 

The method that is proposed to be used to manage traffic in Tongaboo Lane is the same that was successfully used for the 2018 event.  The proposal removes all moving traffic from Morrow Street after 3pm.  The strategy to manage Tongaboo Lane worked without adverse incident in 2018.

 

The event is organised, promoted and sponsored by the City of Wagga Wagga.  The event involves stalls, demonstrations, street performances and musicians.  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 similar arrangement was used since 2012, without adverse incident.

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.  The event organiser has consulted with business operators in the area of Baylis Street, Morrow Street and Fitzmaurice Street that will be affected by the conduct of this event.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 November 2019

RP-3

 

RP-3               BAYLIS STREET AT FORSYTH STREET - NO RIGHT TURN CONTROL DEVICES

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the following initiatives to be employed in the vicinity of the intersection of Baylis Street and Forsyth Street:

 

a       Increase the size of the existing four R2-6 NO RIGHT TURN signs that are displayed on the traffic control light signal mast arms, facing north and south bound traffic in Baylis Street, from ‘A’ size to ‘B’ size.

b       Replace the four (4) faded ‘A’ size R2-6 NO RIGHT TURN signs in Forsyth Street that are located on the traffic control light signal posts on the centre median islands at the intersection.

c        Re-mark all traffic lines and symbols in Baylis Street in the vicinity of the intersection including the words ‘NO RIGHT TURN’ that are painted in the north and south bound lanes on the approach.

d       Re-mark all traffic lines and symbols in Forsyth Street in the vicinity of the intersection including the words ‘NO RIGHT TURN’ that are painted in the east and west bound lanes on the approach.

e       Consider what action can be taken to prevent nearby trees from obstructing approaching driver sight lines to the traffic control light signals and the R2-6 signs in Baylis Street and shading that is cast over the signals and signs at particular times of the day.

 

Report

It has become apparent that an increasing number of drivers regularly disobey the NO RIGHT TURN controls at the intersection of Baylis Street and Forsyth Street. 

 

The ‘A’ size signs in Forsyth Street are located on traffic control light signal posts that are located on the centre median islands on both sides of the intersection.  The signs have been in place for some time and have become faded.

 

‘A’ size R2-6 signs are fixed to the traffic control light signal mast arms that overhang Baylis Street on both sides of the intersection.  There are no centre median islands in Baylis Street, removing the opportunity to locate control signs in that preferred position.  The size of the signs facing north and south bound traffic in Baylis Street together with the background to the signs seem to make it easy for visiting drivers, who may not be familiar with controls at the intersection, to miss the signs.  Anecdotal information and personal observations suggest that there is a predominance of interstate registered vehicles that turn right from Baylis Street into Forsyth Street.

 

Photographs that display the north and south bound approaches to the intersection at 50 and 25 metres follow.

 

North bound in Baylis St at 50m from intersection

 

North bound in Baylis St at 25m from intersection

 

South bound in Baylis St at 50m from intersection

 

 

South bound in Baylis St at 25m from intersection

 

Council has previously adopted a strategy of painting the words ‘NO RIGHT TURN’ on the road seal in the middle of the north and south bound lanes at the approach to the intersection.  It is noted that the painted message has faded and partially scrubbed away.  Repainting the message on all approach legs to the intersection will enhance the possibility that visiting drivers will realise that right turn movements are not permitted.

It has also been noted that all of the road markings in the vicinity of this intersection have faded.  Given the traffic volume that passes through this intersection each day, freshly painted and well maintained road markings will enhance safety for all road users in that area.

The photographs appearing above demonstrate that street trees in Baylis Street obstruct sight lines between a driver and the various control devices that are employed at the intersection, particularly at the 50 metre distance.  Shade that is cast over signs also has an undesirable affect.  A review of trees, particularly those on the north-east and south-west corners of the intersection, should be undertaken by Council Officers to determine if the situation can be improved without reducing amenity in that area.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to adequately manage risks that are associated with a regular failure by drivers to adhere to a traffic control strategy.

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 has been observed by Council Officers.  It has also been raised by a resident of the City who conveyed his concern over the situation.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 November 2019

RP-4

 

RP-4               FITZMAURICE STREET - EXTENSION OF BUS ZONE ADJACENT TO THE COURT COMPLEX

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that the BUS ZONE that is located adjacent to the Wagga Wagga Court building, on the eastern side of Fitzmaurice Street, be extended to an overall length of 60 metres, denoted by the use of R5-20 series signs, so that it can accommodate four 12.5 metre long buses at once as an interchange function is performed between established bus routes that service the City.

 

Report

Information has been received from Busabout’s Wagga Wagga office that negotiations have been undertaken with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) with a view to extending and improving the public bus service that is provided in Wagga Wagga.  Changes that are planned to be implemented include seven day operations, extended hours of operation and a service to the Bomen area

 

TfNSW has agreed to changes to the existing timetable that will include an improved ability for passengers to transition between services to the various established bus routes.  The core need for such a change to be implemented is a suitable location where passengers are able to interchange between the various service vehicles.  It is anticipated that a suitable location will need to be capable of accommodating four full size buses at one time.

 

The appropriate length of a BUS ZONE that is capable of accommodating one bus is considered to be 18 metres, allowing for space to turn in and turn out in a forward direction and without reversing.  Additional buses at a zone are allocated a further 15 metres each.  In the case of this proposal, the intersection with Sturt Street and its associated NO STOPPING zone reduces the initial required length to 15 metres for the first bus. 

 

The lengths described above suggest that a zone that is capable of accommodating four buses at one time should be 60 metres in length. The existing zone is 35.5 metres long.  An additional 24.5 metres is required to meet the proposed need.  That equates to the conversion of four existing parallel parking spaces as they exist at the location.

 

There are nine – 30 minute timed parallel parking spaces on the eastern side of Fitzmaurice Street between the southern end of the existing Bus Zone and the mandatory NO STOPPING zone on the approach to the traffic control light signals at the intersection with Johnston Street.  Those spaces are used frequently but rarely to more than 60% capacity at any one time.  Parallel parking is also available nearby on the western side of Fitzmaurice Street, in Sturt Street and in Johnston Street.

 

The ability for passengers to directly interchange between bus services to the various parts of the City together with the inclusion of a service to the Bomen area will be a significant improvement to the public bus services in Wagga Wagga.

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

Internal / External Consultation

This matter has been the subject of consultation with Busabout.  Transport for New South Wales have negotiated and consulted with Busabout to arrange for these improvements to Wagga Wagga’s public transport network.

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 November 2019

RP-5

 

RP-5               MOORONG STREET - CHANGE TO PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the installation of a length of one hour restricted parking, using standard R5-1-1 series signs, on the western side of Moorong Street at the front of properties at numbers 29 and 31 as per the diagram that is contained in the following report.

 

Report

Council Officers have received a request from the owner and occupier of property at 29 and 31 Moorong Street seeking a change to at kerb parking restrictions on that length of street.  The property owner, who operates a business from 29 Moorong Street, wants to facilitate a location where heavy vehicle operators can perform a driver changeover activity without impacting on other land owners and business operators in the area.

In an attempt to restrict similar activity in Moorong Street many years ago, signs were erected that limited parking in the area to vehicles with a gross vehicle mass of under 4.6 tonnes.  The reason for this initiative to be taken was unsocial behaviour that some drivers who used the street for rest breaks were engaging in.  Lack of public toilet and fresh water facilities in Moorong Street was the issue. 

The nature of parking restriction signs has changed since that time.  The signs that are displayed in the street are not actually lawful signs within the meaning of Road Transport Legislation, meaning that the intent may not be enforced in any case.

It is proposed to install R5-1-1 series ‘1P’ parking restriction signs between the southern side of the northern driveway at 29 Moorong Street and the northern side of the driveway to 31 Moorong Street.  That is an overall distance of about 70 metres, which includes a 12.5 metre wide second driveway to number 29.  The length is capable of accommodating two B-double length vehicles. 

The nature of Moorong Street suggests that there should be no impact on any other property in that area.

A letter from the applicant in this matter that contains the proposal is attached.  The applicant provides clear reasons as to why this initiative will benefit the transport industry by providing a service that is not readily available across the City.

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the property owner / business operator at 29-31 Moorong Street.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Letter from Riverina Crane Services in favour of change

 

  


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Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 November 2019

RP-6

 

RP-6               SHAW STREET MOBILITY PARKING SCHEME SPACE AT SOUTHERN END

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that the following initiatives be taken in respect of the proposed Mobility Parking Scheme space in the turning head at the southern end of Shaw Street:

a       Installation of R5-501 series signs on either side of the parking space, immediately behind the kerb, with the additional numerals and words

‘90° ANGEL PARKING

FRONT TO KERB

Vehicles under 5.4m ONLY’

b       Installation of R5-1-3 series signs on both sides of the pad at the head of the parking space.s

c        Mark an S22 (AS 1743) Mobility Parking Scheme white-on-blue decal on the surface within the confines of the parking space.

d       Construct a suitable hard surface, 1.2 metre wide pathway that directly connects the near (left) side of a parked vehicle with the Shaw Street footpath network.

 

Report

Council has received a development application that is associated with property at 68 Docker Street, St Luke’s Pre-school.  One of the aspects of that application is the proposed construction of a Mobility Parking Scheme space behind the kerb line in the turning head at the southern end of Shaw Street.  A plan that details the proposed construction is attached.

It will be necessary to regulate the use of the proposed parking space using a combination of signs.  Firstly, R5-501 signs should be located on either side of the space, immediately behind the kerb.  Those signs should indicate that parking is at 90° and limited to vehicles that are not greater than 5.4 metres in length. That vehicle length is 600mm shorter than the default length of 6.0 metres for such a space.  There is no particular problem with this situation.  There are very few conventional passenger vehicles commonly used in New South Wales that are greater than 5.4 metres in length.

At the head of the hard-stand parking bay there should be R5-1-3 mobility parking scheme signs.

R5-1-3 Series Signs as per TfNSW Sign Database

There should also be a corresponding S22 Mobility Parking Scheme decal painted on the hard stand of the parking bay surface.

S22 Mobility Parking Scheme Decal

Further to the plan that has been supplied for the construction of this facility, there should be a pathway connection between the near side of a parked vehicle that is occupying the facility and the footpath on the eastern side of Shaw Street.  The presented plan does not have that connection shown.  The user of a wheelchair or other mobility device that alights from the left side of a parked vehicle would be likely to have difficulty crossing an uneven, grass covered space to reach the footpath.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report in part, is to adequately manage the risk that may result from a mobility device user being stranded on the near side of a parked vehicle with no appropriate connection to the footpath.  While that risk would not be likely to result in physical injury, it is certainly not a desirable consequence.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as INSIGNIFICANT / VERY LIKELY - which places it in the – MODERATE category

Internal / External Consultation

This matter has been the subject of consultation with Council’s Town Planners who have dealt with the applicant and the applicant’s agent.

 

Attachments

 

1.

DA18.0275.01 - Facility Plan

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 November 2019

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Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 November 2019

RP-7

 

RP-7               STURT STREET PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT - DA18/0262

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that:

a       The following report in respect of the proposed development at 11 Sturt Street, be received and noted.

b       There is no support for the installation of a SHARED ZONE, within the meaning of Road Transport Legislation, in Cadell Place, based on the content of the proponent’s application.

c        The use of tandem parking spaces within car park areas is an initiative that is very likely to cause difficulty for residents who might be assigned the use of the spaces that are at the front position of two spaces and where those spaces do not have direct access to common driving path routes without traversing a car parking space that is behind the front space.

d       The use of tandem car parking spaces within an overall parking layout is likely to cause drivers to park on-street rather than use a space that is difficult to access.

e       The developer should be asked to address the specific issue of sight distance towards the west for drivers who will be leaving the building’s driveway into Sturt Street when angle-parked vehicles are standing at the norther kerb adjacent to the driveway.

 

Report

Council has received an application to develop the property at 11 Sturt Street, DA18/0262.  The proposed development is a mixed-use structure that has some retail space that will be combined with multi-level residential home units.  Home units are a mixture of one, two and three bedrooms.

 

In the attached documents there is a letter from Newton, Fisher & Associates Pty Ltd that is notification of a voluntary planning agreement.  That letter mentions a proposal for a SHARED ZONE in Cadell Place.  There is no other indication on any plans that indicates how such a zone might be implemented. 

 

Authority to approve the installation of a SHARED ZONE is not part of the delegation to Councils from Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW).  Initiatives of this type may only be approved for installation by the regulatory authority.  The fact that a SHARED ZONE has controls that are different from the rest of the public road network, e.g., pedestrians having absolute right-of-way over vehicles and a vehicle speed limit of 10 km/h, means that it is appropriate that approval for such a strategy should only come from TfNSW.

 

Architectural and civil plans for the proposed development indicate that there will be vehicle parking on three levels.  The configuration of that parking suggests that at least 18 of the spaces will be the front half of tandem spaces. Those 18 spaces will not have independent direct access to the common routes through the car parking areas. 

 

Tandem spaces where one vehicle does not have direct access to ingress and egress paths without traversing through another space, is not a desirable configuration for a residential car park.  That is the case even when the two and three bedroom units may be allocated two car parking spaces per unit.  The situation is likely to encourage some vehicle owners to park on-street rather than negotiate the difficulty of moving a second vehicle so that they can park or de-park, as the case may be.

 

Unrestricted on-street parking in Sturt Street and the northern end of Tarcutta Street is at a premium throughout the day with parking occupancy averaging over 90%.  The risk of increasing potential parking load through this development is high, even without the effect that is almost certain to be created by the implementation of multiple tandem space configuration.

 

There is concern that angle parked vehicles at the northern kerb of Sturt Street will seriously restrict sight distance for drivers who are leaving the development’s driveway, particularly on the western side.  This specific aspect has not been addressed in the Traffic Impact and Parking Assessment document.  The author of that document discusses sight distance along the street with no vehicles angle parked at kerb but there is no discussion of what effect parked vehicles will have for drivers as they leave the driveway.  Other locations where this situation may be experienced is the egress from the South Wagga complex onto Murray Street and egress from the public car park off Baretta Lane onto Fitzhardinge Street.  Creation of a further difficult location is inadvisable.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to identify risks that are likely to arise from the development of a multi-use facility in Sturt Street.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter has been the subject of consultation with Council’s Town Planners who have dealt with the applicant and the applicant’s agent.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Voluntary Planning Agreement Letter

 

2.

Landscape Plan - DA18/0262 - Provided under separate cover

 

3.

Architectural Plans - DA18/0262 - Provided under separate cover

 

4.

Civil Plans - DA18/0262 - Provided under separate cover

 

5.

Traffic Impact and Parking Assessment - DA18/0262

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 November 2019

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Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 November 2019

RP-8

 

RP-8               TRAFFIC COMMITTEE MEETING DATES FOR 2020

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee endorse the following meeting dates for 2020:

a       12 March  2020

b       14 May 2020

c        9 July 2020

d       10 September 2020

e       12 November 2020

 

Report

Dates for meetings of Traffic Committee at Wagga Wagga for 2020 have been nominated as per the recommendation.  Meetings will commence at 09:15am.  The Councillor Committee meeting room has been confirmed as the venue for the first three meetings.  The venue for meetings in September and November will be notified to members at a later date.

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risk management issues that are associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with Traffic Committee members in the past to reach an agreement that meetings will be held on the second Thursday of every second month, commencing in March.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 November 2019

RP-9

 

RP-9               HAMMOND AVENUE - PARKING CONTROLS AT 101 TO 105 ASSOCIATED WITH DA18/0105

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the installation of a length of NO STOPPING zone, using standard R5-400 series signs, over a distance of 45.3 metres on the northern side of Hammond Avenue at the front of numbers 101 to 105, as shown in the diagram that is attached to the report.

 

Report

Council has approved a development application, DA18/0105, at 101 to 107 Hammond Avenue.  The application relates to the construction of a service station.  The subject land is on the northern side of Hammond Avenue, immediately on the eastern side of the driveway access to the caravan park on the eastern side of Marshals Creek.

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) reviewed the content of the development application. That process resulted in a condition of consent requiring the installation of a length of NO STOPPING zone that controls the length of kerb between the driveways.  The reason for prohibiting at-kerb parking adjacent to this length of kerb is the restriction to sight distance that parked vehicles cause for drivers who are exiting the service station.  All exit manoeuvres are planned to be through the eastern driveway.  Similar parking controls have been implemented at other service stations along the Sturt Highway route through Wagga Wagga for the same reasons.

The developer’s agent has prepared a diagram that demonstrates the extent of the proposed NO STOPPING zone.

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 – MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation in this matter was undertaken with the developer’s agent and with TfNSW.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Hammond Avenue - NO STOPPING controls at 101-105

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 14 November 2019

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