AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday 12 March 2020

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 March 2020.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 12 March 2020

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                          2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - MEETING HELD 14 NOVEMBER 2019     2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                    2

Reports

RP-1            TOLLAND OPEN CYCLING MEETING - ON-STREET EVENT                     3

RP-2            NSW JUNIOR STATE CUP - TRAFFIC IMPACTING EVENT                        6

RP-3            WAGGA WAGGA MARDI GRAS - ON-STREET EVENT                              9

RP-4            LIGHT HORSE ASSOCIATION - ON-STREET EVENT                               12

RP-5            FARRER ROAD UPGRADE DESIGN                                                        14

RP-6            EDWARD STREET PARKING RESTRICTION BETWEEN BEST STREET AND FOX STREET                                                                                                   39

RP-7            FORSYTH STREET - PARKING RESTRICTION AT NUMBER 160             42

RP-8            BAYLIS STREET LOADING ZONE AT VICTORIA HOTEL                         45

RP-9            STURT STREET LOADING ZONE NEAR HENLEY LANE                          47

RP-10          TRAVERS STREET - ADVANCE WARNING WHERE HORSES CROSS     49

RP-11          FITZMAURICE STREET - EXTENDING BUS ZONE NEAR JOHNSTON STREET  51

RP-12          MACLEAY STREET - BUS ZONE AT TAFE                                               53

RP-13          ESTELLA ROAD - TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AROUND PROPOSED PUBLIC SCHOOL SITE                                                                                                         56

RP-14          BOURKE SERVICE ROAD - CHANGES TO CONTROLS                           60

RP-15          SOUTHERN EXIT ROAD AND KOORINGAL ROAD - INTERSECTION DESIGN    66

RP-16          BMW RIVERINA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL - ON-STREET EVENT        83

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE                                                                                         86


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

CM-1              CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - MEETING HELD 14 NOVEMBER 2019       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 14 November 2019 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Minutes of the Traffic Committee Thursday 14 November 2019

87

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               TOLLAND OPEN CYCLING MEETING - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee members note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 18 December 2019 with members voting in favour of the recommendation.

Traffic Committee endorses the conduct of bicycle races on 7 and 8 March 2020 using a course at Ladysmith and Gregadoo East, as per attached traffic control plans, and subject to the following conditions:

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

b       all provisions of Road Transport Legislation are followed

c        approval pursuant to section 115 of the Road Transport Act 2013 being given by the Commissioner of Police or their 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 followed

e       any reasonable direction that is given by a Wagga Wagga City Council Officer 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 certification under the provisions of the ‘Traffic Control at Worksites’ manual

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 road cones (required for implementation of the traffic control plans) lays with Tolland Cycling Club

i         the race is to be run in accordance with NSW Bicycle Federation rules

j         failure to comply with any of these conditions will immediately void approval for the event

 

 

Report

Applications have been received from Tolland Cycling Club, Inc., to conduct open category handicap bicycle race events on local roads on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March 2020. The event distance on each day is approximately 90 kilometres.  Estimated participation for both days is 10 groups of 10 riders (100 riders in total). This is the fourth year that the event has been run on this course. There were no adverse incidents reported for the previous three events.

 

Both events will use the same course with marshalling and start on Tumbarumba Road in Ladysmith. The competitors will ride south on Tumbarumba Road, turning right onto Gregadoo Ladysmith Road with the aid of a Traffic Controller to stop northbound traffic. The course follows a loop on Gregadoo-Ladysmith Road, Gregadoo East Road, and Tumbarumba Road. Each of the three intersections has a left turn that will be staffed by Traffic Controllers. On the final circuit riders will continue north on Tumbarumba Road, finishing the event in Ladysmith Village. 

The Road Race on Saturday will start at 1.00pm with setup starting from 12.00pm.  The race is expected to finish about 3.00pm with pack up complete by 5.00pm.

The Sunday race will start at 10.00am with setup from 9.00am.  Racing to finish at noon with pack up complete by 1.00pm.

Each riding group will be accompanied by a lead car and following car. Both cars are to be fitted with flashing warning lights and two-way radios for communications between vehicles.

The Tolland Cycling Club have previously conducted successful similar events without adverse incident. 

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to 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 March 2020

RP-2

 

RP-2               NSW JUNIOR STATE CUP - TRAFFIC IMPACTING EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was electronically distributed to members on 18 December 2018 with members responding in favour of the recommendations.

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Touch New South Wales – Junior State Cup Southern Conference event that will impact on roads in Wagga Wagga from 21 to 23 February 2020, subject to the following conditions being met:

a       a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is prepared with the intent of managing the interaction of event and non-event vehicle and pedestrian traffic on roads surrounding and nearby to Jubilee Park

b       certified and approved traffic control plans that manage the interaction of non-event traffic with traffic that is travelling to the event are implemented and maintained by appropriately authorised personnel prior to and throughout the event

c        the road closures that are associated with the event are to be implemented as per the times and locations that are detailed in the TMP

d       the event organiser will have variable message board systems in place continuously for seven days before the event, providing warnings for changed traffic conditions during the event

e       message boards will stay in place at approaches to road closure points throughout the event providing advance warning for approaching drivers

f        all provisions of the TMP are to be implemented and maintained throughout the event

g       organisers and event participants obey directions given by Police

h       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

i         the event organiser will conduct a local media campaign in Wagga Wagga to provide advance warning for the non-event community of the road closures that are planned to be implemented for this event and the detour routes that will be available

j         failure to comply with any of these conditions will immediately void approval for the event in respect of the proposed road closures

 

Report

Touch NSW, as a sports management organisation, is planning to repeat the 2019 junior carnival at Jubilee Park in Wagga Wagga over three days from 21 to 23 February 2020 (Friday to Sunday). The event is part of the Junior State Cup and will involve clubs and teams from across southern New South Wales. Based on the 2019 experience and similar carnivals that have been held in New South Wales, the organisers expect about 10,000 people at the event on each of the three days.

The number of people who attend this event has proven to create a challenge to accommodate parked vehicles near the venue and to manage pedestrian traffic so that interaction with non-event traffic is minimised. People attending the event are expected to travel in coaches, mid-size buses, and light vehicles. Based on 2019 numbers, organisers are planning to accommodate more than 2,000 light vehicles.

Comprehensive details on how event traffic and the interaction with non-event traffic will be managed are contained in the TMP attached. Traffic Control Plan (TCP) diagrams that support the TMP are also attached as annexures to the TMP.

The lessons that were learned in respect of parking for the event in 2019 will be implemented for the 2020 event. A substantial proportion of drivers who travelled to the event chose to park in a car park area that was accessed from Holbrook Road. That area will be set up and available for 2020 as will the off-road parking area that is immediately south of Connolly Park.

Specific aspects of the Traffic Management Plan are:

·  Red Hill Road between Glenfield Road and Bourke Street will be closed to east bound traffic

·  Bourke Street between Red Hill Road and Bourkelands Drive will be closed to south bound traffic

·  40 km/h road works speed zones will be implemented on the roads surrounding Jubilee Park in conjunction with other signage that directs drivers, traffic controllers and parking marshals

·  Detour routes will be implemented where required

·  VMS boards will be used to provide drivers with advance warning of changed traffic conditions

Play is scheduled to begin each day at 8.00am. Experience from the 2019 event and other similar carnivals has shown that participating teams will start to arrive more than 90 minutes before the start of play. For that reason, arrangements to manage the number of vehicles parked outside of the Jubilee Park car park will be implemented each day from 6.00am. 

Play is scheduled to finish each day at 6.00pm. Traffic control measures are expected to be decommissioned each day by 7.00pm.

Attached to the TMP is a risk assessment and certificate of currency for public liability insurance.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to 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 March 2020

RP-3

 

RP-3               WAGGA WAGGA MARDI GRAS - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee members note that the following matter was distributed to members on 11 January 2020 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Mardi Gras parade in Morgan Street, Baylis Street and Morrow Street on Saturday 14 March 2020 subject to the following conditions:

 

a       The event is conducted as per the times, locations, conditions, and circumstances that are listed in the application documents

b       A certified and approved traffic control plan for the event is to be prepared and implemented, monitored and decommissioned by accredited persons

c        No vehicular movement in the nominated areas during the event except for those vehicles that are used as part of the parade

d       Organisers and event participants obey all Police directions

e       Organisers and event participants obey any direction from a Wagga Wagga City Council Officer

f        Morgan Street is to be opened to normal use by the non-event community once the parade has completely cleared that section of road and the street can safely be opened

g       Baylis Street is to be opened for normal use by the non-event community once the parade has cleared that section of road and the street can be safely opened to traffic

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

i         Motorised floats must be constructed on registered vehicles that are permitted to use roads in New South Wales

j         Motorised floats must be driven by a person with an appropriate class of driver’s licence to drive the vehicle

k        The driver of each motorised float must have clear direct vision of the road in front of the vehicle

l         No motorised float or any other type of vehicle that takes part in the event is to exceed a speed of 10 km/h (walking pace) during the parade

m      Any person who is riding on a motorised float must be secured from falling from the vehicle by the use of side gates or railings or by the use of a personal tether device that is connected to a solid anchor point on the vehicle and that is capable of preventing the participant from falling from the vehicle

n       No person who is riding on a motorised float is permitted to ride on any structure or addition to the vehicle that does not have a solid standing space or a tether system that is connected to an appropriate anchor point and that is capable of preventing that person from falling from the vehicle

o       Any child under the age of 16 years that is riding on a motorised float must be under the immediate supervision of an adult on a one-to-one basis

p       Any other motorised vehicle that takes part in the parade must be registered for use on roads in New South Wales

q       Any other motorised vehicle that participates in the parade must be ridden or driven by a person who holds an appropriate class of driver’s licence

r        The driver of any motorised vehicle must maintain a clear zone of at least 10 metres in front, between the vehicle and any other parade participant

s        Failure to comply with any condition immediately voids approval for the event and traffic regulation and restriction will apply from that time

 

Report

Application has been received from the event organiser to hold a Mardi Gras event, which includes a parade in Morgan Street, Baylis Street and Morrow Street, on Saturday 14 March 2020. This will be the second successive year for this event.

The centre of the event is the Victory Memorial Gardens (VMG) on the north-west corner of the intersection of Baylis Street and Morrow Street. The section of Baylis Street between the north side of the intersection with Morrow Street and the northern side of the Wollundry Lagoon Bridge and Morrow Street between Baylis Street and Ivan Jack Drive will be part of the Mardi Gras area and will be closed to vehicle traffic from 1.00pm to allow for the setup of displays, mobile food vans and toilet facilities.  An exception to this arrangement is the short section of the southern side of Morrow Street that is between Tongaboo Lane and Peter Street which will remain open allowing vehicles to exit the lane. These road closures will be removed at the conclusion of the event and once the area has been cleared. That is expected to be by 11.00pm on 14 March.

In respect of the parade part of the event, the event applicant seeks to form up the parade in the Bolton Park car park off Morgan Street. The car park will be closed to general use to allow for the decoration of floats and marshalling the parade from the early morning on 14 March. Parade participants will enter the road reserve through the Bolton Park car park exit driveway, using a dedicated space on the southern side of the road that will be well separated from any other moving traffic to travel the 80 metres to the intersection with Berry Street where parade participants will enter the closed parade route.  This is the same arrangement that was used for the 2019 event without adverse incident.

The parade will involve around 35 participating groups. It is further expected that up to 20 of the groups will use a motorised float vehicle that may each carry a small number of participants. The event organiser estimates 1000 parade participants, which is an increase in participants from the 2019 event.

After initial marshalling in Bolton Park, the parade will form up in Morgan Street, between Baylis Street and Berry Street. The parade will begin at 5.00pm, turning right into Baylis Street. The parade route follows Baylis Street to the VMG where parade participants who are walking will leave the road and enter the Gardens. Floats and any other vehicle will turn right into Morrow Street, continuing on without stopping to O’Reilly Street where they will turn right and then turn right into the Council car park on the south-west corner of O’Reilly Street and Morrow Street. Floats will be parked in the car park. Any participant who is riding on a float will dismount at this location.

It is expected that decorations will be removed from floats in the car park. The organiser is arranging for waste bins to be available for dumping decorations.

Conditions of participation are proposed in respect of participants who ride on moving vehicles as those that are imposed on similar events in other areas. Those conditions include:

·  a maximum speed of walking pace (10 km/h)

·  drivers to have clear vision to the front of their vehicle

·  a clear zone of 10 metres to be maintained in front of moving vehicles

·  participants who ride on moving vehicles are to be secured by gates, railings, and/or tether straps that can prevent a person from falling from the vehicle

These are the same conditions that were imposed on the 2019 parade participants.

The parade is expected to finish by 6.00pm. Morgan Street will be opened to through traffic once the parade clears the street. A staggered opening of Baylis Street behind the parade will follow, with the remainder of the route being opened to all traffic by 6.15pm. That does not include the sections of Baylis Street and Morrow Street that are being used as part of the Mardi Gras area adjacent to the VMG.

The event organiser has produced a certificate of currency for $20 million public liability insurance for the event.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to 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 March 2020

RP-4

 

RP-4               LIGHT HORSE ASSOCIATION - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee members note that the following matter was distributed to members as a class 3 event by email on 14 February 2020 with members voting in favour of the recommendation.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the on-street event in the form of a ride by members of the Light Horse Association on 22 February 2020 subject to the following conditions:

 

a       Failure to comply with any of the following conditions will immediately cancel approval for the event

b       A certified traffic control plan is to be implemented and monitored by accredited traffic control personnel at Ivan Jack Drive

c        The event is to start and finish in Dobbs Street with the Victory Memorial Gardens (VMG) as the extent of the ride

d       The event will follow the route from Dobbs Street, Freer Street, Beckwith Street, The Esplanade, Ivan Jack Drive, Morrow Street and return by reverse route

e       All horses that are involved in this event will be under the direct control of a competent rider

f        Riders must comply with road transport legislation that applies to the movement of horse and riders on the road network

g       Organisers and event participants are to obey all directions that are given by Police or by Council Officers

h       The event organiser will produce a certificate of currency for public liability insurance to the value of at least $20 million that relates to this event and that mentions the Wagga Wagga City Council and Transport for NSW as interested parties

 

Report

The Light Horse Association has applied to conduct an event where 12 to 20 riders, in column of two, will ride from the Army Reserve Depot in Dobbs Street to the VMG on Saturday 22 February 2020. The participants will attend a ceremony at the VMG marking the start of fund-raising efforts to install a memorial to light horse and other animals that have been involved in armed conflicts.

 

The only concern that is held in relation to the route that the riders will take is the turn onto Ivan Jack Drive from The Esplanade and then the turn onto Morrow Street. A Traffic Control Plan (TCP) has been prepared and a traffic controller engaged to provide traffic control that will enable that part of the event. Traffic on Ivan Jack Drive will be stopped to allow the riders to pass through this section without traffic approaching from the front or rear. The traffic controllers will be available to stop traffic for the riders on the return to Dobbs Street.

 

The riders and horses that will be involved in this are very experienced and familiar with road traffic situations. There are no specific concerns regarding the conduct of this event.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to 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 March 2020

RP-5

 

RP-5               FARRER ROAD UPGRADE DESIGN

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee members note that a matter relating to the proposed changes to be made to control of traffic on the full length of Farrer Road was sent to members by email on 4 December 2019.

Traffic Committee recommends that:

a       the line marking and painted traffic controls that are depicted on pages 3–12 of the attachment are correct

b       the regulatory signs that are depicted on pages 18–23 of the attachment are correct

c        the advance warning and advice signs that are depicted on pages 18–23 of the attachment are correct

d       the bus bays that are depicted on the southern side of the road at chainage 200 and 1450 must be at least 18 metres in length and should be regulated by installing standard R5-20 series BUS ZONE signs with the additional words:

7am – 7pm

Sun to Wed

7am – 10pm

Thu to Sat

e       driveway entry and exit points that provide access for the Riverina Anglican College from the southern side of Farrer Road should be limited to only those driveways that are approved in development applications associated with the Riverina Anglican College

f        the road designer should provide a certification that the design is compliant with the Austroads Guide to Road Design, the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management, Australian Standards 1742 and 1743, and all associated Transport for New South Wales supplements

 

Report

Council is currently upgrading the full length of Farrer Road from Boorooma Street to Coolamon Road. The project is being run in stages, with the first stage (from Boorooma Street to the Riverina Anglican College) nearing a state where the road can be reopened for use by day-to-day traffic. It is intended that final line marking and some signage will not be completed until the last stage of the project. Consequently, those stages that have been subject to work will remain under temporary road works conditions for the duration of the project.

 

The planned improvements include widening of the road seal along much of the length to improve traffic flow, particularly around the Riverina Anglican College where there is a high number of turning vehicle movements. Improvements to the intersection with Lindrum Way are also part of the project.

 

A question of the ability to continue the two-lane west bound configuration through to the intersection with Boorooma Street has been raised. Engineering staff who have been involved with the project have indicated that the number and nature of services underground within the road reserve but that are not under the sealed road is such an issue that the road width could not be increased and the traffic could not be permitted to drive over the underground infrastructure.

 

The plan has two new bus bays included. One near Lindrum Way and one near Kingsford Smith Road. Those bays must be sign posted with BUS ZONE signs that reflect the operation times of the Wagga Wagga public bus service.

 

It is proposed that the designer responsible for the plan should certify the plan as being compliant with the standards that currently apply to the design of roads and the use of road signs. Where a part of the plan is not compliant with the standards, the designer should provide information about the nature and reason for noncompliance so that an informed assessment can be made of the degree of risk associated with that noncompliance. 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There is no risk associated with the subject of this item.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with internal Council stakeholders and with Traffic Committee members.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Farrer Road Design Drawings Relating to Traffic

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

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Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

RP-6

 

RP-6               EDWARD STREET PARKING RESTRICTION BETWEEN BEST STREET AND FOX STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends a proposal subjecting the full length of the southern kerb of Edward Street, from Best Street to Fox Street, to a NO STOPPING control using standard R5-400 series signs.

 

Report

The distance along the southern kerb of Edward Street from the intersection with Best Street to Fox Street is 116 metres. Edward Street is a State Highway and a National Route. The road carries upwards of 18,000 vehicles per day with a higher than average proportion that is engaged in freight movement. There are two lanes in each direction with a centre median island separating east and west bound traffic. Both identified intersections are controlled by traffic signals. The prevailing speed limit is 60 km/h.

 

All but a short section of the southern kerb is subject to a NO STOPPING control. There is space for one light vehicle to park at the southern kerb, which is at the front of number 164. The whole of the length of the northern kerb is a NO STOPPING zone.

 

Transport for New South Wales have asked for a review of the parking restrictions at the southern kerb. The minimal width of the available space at the front of number 164 combined with the volume of passing traffic and the size of a significant proportion of those vehicles suggests that parking activity on that section of road is unsafe.  The width of the parking lane is at the absolute lowest width that is allowed and that is normally only on streets with a lower volume of traffic and/or a heavily reduced speed limit.

 

It is proposed that the complete length of the southern kerb from Best Street to Fox Street be subject to a NO STOPPING zone using appropriate R5-400 series signs.

 

 

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk that has been identified and is detailed in the report.

 

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

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with Transport for NSW and with the son of the resident at 164.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

RP-7

 

RP-7               FORSYTH STREET - PARKING RESTRICTION AT NUMBER 160

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the installation of a length of NO PARKING zone on the southern side of Forsyth Street, using standard R5-40 series signs, that extends a distance of five metres on both sides of the single entry / exit driveway at 160 Forsyth Street.

 

Report

The property at 160 Forsyth Street is a ‘battle axe’ block that contains 40 town house style dwellings. There is a single entry and exit driveway that is located on the southern side of Forsyth Street about mid-way between Thorne Street and Murray Street. See the following diagram where the extent of the block is indicated with a red line and the driveway interface with Forsyth Street is contained within a yellow square.

 

 

Forsyth Street has two lanes of traffic in each direction. The average annual daily traffic (AADT) on Forsyth Street in 2018 exceeded 3,000. The street has residential development on both sides in this block. In the block that is immediately to the west there is a significant training facility and other businesses both of which contribute to parking load in the surrounding area. The size of the development at 160 Forsyth Street and the fact that there is extremely limited off-street parking for visitors within the block also contributes to on-street parking load.

 

A request has been received from a resident at number 160 that is made on behalf of a group of residents, seeking a short length of parking restriction on both sides of the driveway to number 160 so as to improve sight distance in both directions for drivers who are exiting the property. The number of dwellings contained within the development suggests that there would be more than 300 vehicle movements per day through the driveway. At kerb parking load in Forsyth Street often results in vehicles being parked immediately on both sides of the driveway.

 

Given the circumstances surrounding this location, it is reasonable to consider the implementation of a five-metre length of NO PARKING zone on both sides of the driveway, as indicated in the following diagrams.

 

 

 


 

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and 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 was undertaken with the applicant in this matter.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

RP-8

 

RP-8               BAYLIS STREET LOADING ZONE AT VICTORIA HOTEL

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that a 20-metre length of LOADING ZONE, using standard R5-23 series signs with the added words:

5am – 7am

Wed to Fri

be installed on the eastern side of Baylis Street at the front of number 55–57 (Victoria Hotel) as depicted in the diagram below.

 

Report

The management of Victoria Hotel submitted a request to establish a LOADING ZONE at the front of the hotel to enable the delivery of beer kegs, which are rolled through an access point directly into the cellar. Deliveries usually occur in the early hours on Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday.

 

The effect of establishing a loading zone at that time is that light vehicles cannot be angle parked at kerb within the operational period. The nature of angle parked vehicles does make access to a zone for unloading difficult. To overcome that problem, the additional length up to 20 metres is suggested

 

 

The mobility parking scheme space that is located at the southern end of the proposed LOADING ZONE would not be affected by the zone.

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks associated with this matter.

 

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with management of the Victoria Hotel.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

RP-9

 

RP-9               STURT STREET LOADING ZONE NEAR HENLEY LANE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that the following actions be taken on the southern side of Sturt Street immediately west of the intersection with Henley Lane:

a       install a 12-metre length of LOADING ZONE using standard R5-23 series signs with the added words:

7am – 9am

Wed to Fri

as per the diagram below

b       paint a short length of E1 unbroken edge line from the kerb alignment of Henley Lane, around the curve into Sturt Street as indicated in the diagram below

 

 

Report

A request has been received from a freight delivery operator to establish a LOADING ZONE on the eastern end of Sturt Street to allow servicing of the Riverine Club and other nearby businesses. The operator has recently been issued with a traffic fine for unlawfully standing a vehicle when the driver could find no lawful place to park that would allow deliveries to be made. On-street parking in this area is in extremely high demand throughout business days. It is close to many workplaces and there are no time restrictions.

 

There is a length of kerb that is currently a NO PARKING zone on the southern side of Sturt Street at the front of the Riverine Club. That length, between two existing signposts, is suitable to be used as a LOADING ZONE for limited periods of time.

 

 

It is also suggested that a length of E1 unbroken edge line should be reinstated at the curve from Henley Lane into Sturt Street. The line was established many years ago but appears to have been covered with fresh seal and not reinstated. The western end of the line can still be seen in the photograph above.

 

The following diagram depicts the position of the proposed LOADING ZONE and the alignment of the edge line.

 

It is proposed that operating times for this zone be reduced to the minimum possible with a view to limiting the risk that might be caused by a vehicle parked in this position.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk identified and 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 a transport operator and with the manager of the Riverine Club.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

RP-10

 

RP-10            TRAVERS STREET - ADVANCE WARNING WHERE HORSES CROSS

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that:

a       no additional advance warning device/s should be employed in Travers Street in association with the point at which riders often walk racehorses across the street between stables on the north side and the race course on the south side

b       the Road Safety Officer engage with the public with a view to reminding drivers of the road rules that apply to traffic is entering a road from a driveway and the expected behaviour of drivers who are travelling along a street and who might be passing that point

 

Report

In 2019, after a recommendation was made by Traffic Committee, flashing lights were installed as additional advance warning devices in conjunction with the non-standard warning signs in Travers Street. The purpose of these advance warning devices is calculated to make drivers aware that riders regularly walk horses across Travers Street between stables that are located on the northern side of the street and the Murrumbidgee Turf Club race course that is located on the southern side of the street.  The signs and lights are not intended in any way to change NSW legislation that requires riders to act in the same way as any other vehicle, namely giving way to traffic that is travelling along Travers Street before crossing the road.

 

Council has received reports that, on occasion, drivers have stopped in Travers Street, allowing riders to walk horses across the road in front of traffic. That action is contrary to legislation and is a behaviour that should be discouraged. The tail of queuing vehicles is reported to extend to the east towards Beckwith Street.  A request has been made by a Councillor to consider additional advance signage that warns drivers on Travers Street when stationary vehicle queues might be encountered. 

 

Historically, the fact that such a sign would be in place at all times but queues are only likely to be encountered sporadically and only in early morning hours has proven to diminish the effectiveness of such signage to a point where is disregarded by drivers.  Unfortunately, it has been found that the disregard drivers develop for a sign they consider to be of no consequence at one location often carries over to every location where the same sign is encountered on the road network.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk that has been identified and 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

The matter does not require consultation at this point.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

RP-11

 

RP-11            FITZMAURICE STREET - EXTENDING BUS ZONE NEAR JOHNSTON STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee members note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 10 February 2020 with members responding in favour of the recommendation.

Traffic Committee recommends that the existing BUS ZONE located on the western side of Fitzmaurice Street, immediately north of the intersection with Johnston Street, should be increased in length from 18 to 30 metres, by converting two parallel parking bays to be included in the BUS ZONE. This will enable two buses to be accommodated in the zone at one time, as per the diagram below.

 

Report

The public bus service that is provided in Wagga Wagga through Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) and by Busabout has been under review for some time. Options are being taken with the aim of improving the service in a number of ways that include providing the service for increased hours on some days, providing a service on Sundays and providing a service to the Bomen Industrial Estate.  Operation on the new service times and routes is to commence on 30 March 2020. Some changes have already been made to BUS ZONE infrastructure to accommodate the new routes, e.g. the recent lengthening of the BUS ZONE that is located at the Court House.

 

One of the issues that has been identified is the need for drivers to take mandatory rest breaks without causing an undue delay to any particular service. Many of the services run along Baylis Street and into Fitzmaurice Street, turning at Gurwood Street, Kincaid Street and Travers Street.

 

The planned method that will enable drivers to take breaks is that a fresh driver will take a bus from the depot and meet an assigned service where the two drivers will swap buses. The fresh driver will continue on the assigned service with little or no disturbance to passengers. The other driver will take the second bus to a location in the city that has been used for drivers to take breaks for many years. Toilet and other facilities are available for drivers at that location. After taking the mandatory break, the refreshed driver will commence a fresh assigned service, as per the bus timetable.

 

A location that is north bound in Fitzmaurice Street, immediately north of the intersection with Johnston Street, has been identified as a point where many of the services can exchange drivers. There is an existing 18-metre-long BUS ZONE at that location. By converting two parallel parking bays that are immediately to the north of the existing zone into additional kerb length included in the BUS ZONE, it will be possible to accommodate two 12.5 metre long buses to be stopped at kerb at the same time.  The following diagram shows the changes that need to be made to accommodate two buses.

 

 

A Council Officer has canvassed shop and business operators in the relevant section of Fitzmaurice Street. There were no objections raised about the proposal to convert the two half-hour parking spaces to be included into the BUS ZONE.

A second issue that has become apparent as part of the proposed upgrade of the overall bus service in the City is that the existing BUS ZONE that is located in Johnston Street to the west of the intersection with Fitzmaurice Street will no longer be required.  Consequently, that zone which is effectively the same length as three parking bays, will be converted back to parallel parking and absorbed into the timed parking that is located on the northern side of Johnston Street.

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with Busabout, Transport for New South Wales, and with all the business operators near the proposed change.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

RP-12

 

RP-12            MACLEAY STREET - BUS ZONE AT TAFE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the installation of 21 metres of BUS ZONE, using standard R5-20 series signs with added words:

7am – 7pm

Sun to Wed

7am to 10pm

Thu to Sat

on the eastern side of Macleay Street between the southern end of the NO PARKING zone at the front of the TAFE administration building and the northern end of the NO STOPPING zone that is associated with the pedestrian kerb bulb.

 

Report

Changes to the bus service network in Wagga Wagga, scheduled to take effect from 30 March 2020, will result in a new regular bus service on Macleay Street. Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Busabout have asked for a BUS ZONE to be installed near the front of the main administration building at TAFE NSW Wagga Wagga (‘TAFE’). There is already a corresponding BUS ZONE on the opposite side of Macleay Street, accommodating north-bound services at Wagga Wagga High School.

 

There is a location between the southern side of an existing NO PARKING zone and the northern end of an existing NO STOPPING zone that is suitable for this purpose. The area at present has seven 60° angle front to kerb parking bays. Implementation of this recommendation would see the loss of those parking spaces from that location.

 

 

 

 

 

There is currently a BUS ZONE in Coleman Street outside of the TAFE ‘D’ Block. That zone is more than 25 metres long and is recessed behind the kerb line. Since Coleman Street will no longer be part of a bus route, the BUS ZONE will be removed, and the kerb length returned to untimed parallel parking. This change will accommodate at least four of the seven spaces that will be lost from Macleay Street. TAFE also has off-street parking available that can be accessed from Coleman Street and that has capacity for additional vehicles.

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks that are associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with Transport for NSW and Busabout. Consultation will be undertaken with TAFE before the zone is implemented if the option is favoured by Council.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

RP-13

 

RP-13            ESTELLA ROAD - TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AROUND PROPOSED PUBLIC SCHOOL SITE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that:

a       consideration be given to a suitable turning facilitation measure that is capable of accommodating traffic turning from Estella Road into the pickup and drop off zone

b       the facility that is mentioned at point ‘a’ (above) must remove the turning vehicles from the travelling path of the through traffic

c        the intersection at the exit of the pickup and drop off zone that is immediately opposite the intersection with Gunn Drive should:

i         be treated and controlled as a cross type intersection with Estella Road having priority

ii        have GIVE WAY controls installed facing north bound traffic in Gunn Drive and south bound traffic that is leaving the pickup and drop off zone

d       a pedestrian refuge be designed and installed on Estella Road immediately east of the intersection with Gunn Drive

e       a pedestrian refuge be designed and installed on Gunn Drive between the intersection with Estella Road and Pugsley Avenue

f        Gunn Drive be line marked between the refuge that is mentioned at point ‘e’ (above) and the intersection with Estella Road in such a way as to enable concurrent left and right turns for north bound traffic at the intersection

g       the area that is allocated on the plan as ‘school coach parking’ should be sign posted as a BUS ZONE using standard R5-20 series signs

h       the western connection between the staff carpark / pickup and drop off zone and Estella Road should have an ‘A’ size R2-4 NO ENTRY sign installed at the northern kerb alignment of Estella Road and facing south bound traffic that may be leaving the car park

i         an R2-14(L) symbolic left arrow with the word ‘ONLY’ should be installed at the exit from the staff car park indicating that any driver who is leaving the staff carpark must turn left and travel through the pickup and drop off zone before entering into Estella Road

j         traffic and pedestrian flow at the crossing point on Estella Road should be assessed by the Safety Around Schools Project Officer to determine the most suitable crossing type for that location

k        an R2-4 NO ENTRY sign should be installed at the mouth of the exit point from the pickup and drop off zone, facing traffic on Estella Road

 

 

Report

Planning is well underway for the construction of a public school on the northern side of Estella Road, opposite the intersection with Gunn Drive. The school is scheduled to be open for the 2021 school year. The Ason Group prepared a Transport Impact Assessment document on behalf of the proponent. Council and TfNSW Officers have reviewed by the document. Subsequently, the sketch plan attached to this report has been prepared.

 

Members should disregard the imagery on the plan at the pedestrian facility crossing point on Estella Road. No decision has been made as yet on the nature of that crossing.

 

It is expected that students will travel to and from the school by:

·  walking

·  riding a bicycle

·  bus, or

·  car

Facilities are planned to accommodate each of these travel modes.

 

There are existing shared paths in and around Estella, Boorooma, and Gobbagombalin. Other such facilities are being planned. Close to the school site it is expected that the number of pedestrians and young cyclists will warrant the construction of pedestrian refuges on both Estella Road and Gunn Drive. The tentative position of those facilities is indicated on the attached sketch plan.

 

It is further proposed to construct a Bus Bay that can accommodate two buses on the northern side of Estella Road, immediately east of the school property. A formed concrete footpath will service that bay. Buses can easily reach the bay by travelling east on Estella Road from Pine Gully Road or north on Gunn Drive and turning right at the intersection with Estella Road. It is planned that there will be no bus drop off or pickup from the southern side of Estella Road.

 

Students who arrive at the school as a passenger in a private vehicle will be able to be dropped off at the front of the school in a pickup and drop off bay that is completely separate to Estella Road.  Access to a staff car park will also be accommodated from the entry to the pickup and drop off bay.

 

The turn in facility for west bound traffic on Estella Road that is turning right to enter the pickup and drop off bay is still to be determined. The proponent’s engineers are undertaking further traffic modelling. It has been strongly suggested that any turning traffic should be removed from the path of all other west bound traffic on Estella Road by using a facility that might be similar to a channelised right turn (short) facility. It is expected that such a strategy will reduce the likelihood of rear end type crashes, particularly since many vehicles that might be involved in such crashes are likely to be carrying young children.

 

It is proposed that the western connection between Estella Road and the pickup and drop off bay should be for entry only. All traffic that enters the bay from Estella Road and from the staff car park should travel along the length of the pickup and drop off bay, entering Estella Road at the eastern connection that is opposite the intersection with Gunn Drive.  The exit from the pickup and drop off bay and the intersection with Gunn Drive should be treated as a cross intersection as far as traffic controls are concerned, with Estella Road being the priority road. GIVE WAY controls should be used to regulate traffic that is travelling north in Gunn Drive and that is exiting the pickup and drop off bay.

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 / Almost Certain which places it in the – VERY HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the Department of Education who is the proponent, the proponent’s engineering representatives and Transport for NSW.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Proposed Design for Estella Road at School Site

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

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Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

RP-14

 

RP-14            BOURKE SERVICE ROAD - CHANGES TO CONTROLS

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that the following strategies be employed on the western Bourke Service Road and at intersecting streets and driveways between Huthwaite Street and Jack Avenue:

a       install a 240-metre length of NO PARKING zone, using standard R5-40 series signs along the eastern kerb of Bourke Service Road, i.e., the kerb between the service road and Bourke Street proper.

b       install an ‘A’ size R2-11 TWO-WAY graphic arrows sign on the western kerb of Bourke Service Road, as near as possible to the intersection with Huthwaite Street, facing north bound traffic.

c        paint two-way graphic arrows on the road seal in Bourke Service Road at 100 metres intervals between the intersections with Huthwaite Street and McKell Avenue

d       remove the R2-14(L) arrow graphic all traffic left sign from the eastern side of the Bourke Service Road opposite the main entry and exit from The Haven complex

e       install an ‘A’ size D4-2-3 bi-directional hazard marker on the eastern side of Bourke Service Road opposite the main entry and exit from The Haven complex, facing traffic that is exiting through that driveway.

f        remove the R2-14(L) arrow graphic all traffic left sign from the eastern side of the Bourke Service Road opposite the intersection with McKell Avenue.

g       install an ‘A’ size D4-2-3 bi-directional hazard marker on the eastern side of Bourke Service Road opposite the intersection with McKell Avenue, facing traffic that is travelling east in McKell Avenue

h       install an R2-2(L) ONE-WAY sign on the eastern side of Bourke Service Road immediately on the northern side of the intersection with McKell Avenue

i         install an ‘A’ size R2-17 ONE WAY sign on the western side of Bourke Service Road 10 metres north of the intersection with McKell Avenue and facing north bound traffic.

j         paint one-way graphic arrows on the road seal in Bourke Service Road at 100 metres intervals between the intersections with McKell Avenue and Jack Avenue

k        Council’s Road Safety Officer to undertake engagement with drivers who live and work at The Haven to explain the intended traffic flow plan

l         Council to design an improved intersection layout of formed islands and medians near the intersection of Huthwaite Street, Bourke Street and Bourke Service Road that will provide improved traffic flow.

 

Report

The Bourke Service Road on the western side of Bourke Street, between Huthwaite Street and Jack Avenue, does not have a clear plan for the management of traffic or clear regulatory signs that provide appropriate advice about the nature of that section of road.  The service road is eight metres wide between kerb faces. There are two significant developments in that length that contribute to the bulk of the area’s traffic, being The Haven and Mt Austin Public School.

 

The intersection of Bourke Service Road, Jack Avenue and Bourke Street is in an almost unique configuration that has almost insurmountable challenges for drivers, particularly associated with sight distance to the south on Bourke Street. The section of Bourke Service Road between McKell Avenue and Jack Avenue, whilst not formally sign posted, has long been regarded as a ONE-WAY thoroughfare. There are duplicated NO ENTRY signs at the northern end of that section facing out towards Jack Avenue which prohibits entry to the Bourke Service Road from Jack Avenue. There is no signage at or near McKell Avenue which confirms the one-way status of the road.

 

One aim of this agenda item is to reduce the volume of traffic that currently flows north on Bourke Service Road to the Jack Avenue intersection because drivers believe that there is no other direction in which they are permitted to drive.

 

At present there are no parking controls on the length of Bourke Service Road between Huthwaite Street and McKell Avenue, but vehicles are rarely if ever parked at the eastern kerb. The first part of this proposal is to install a NO PARKING zone along the eastern kerb of the Bourke Service Road in that block to encourage two-way movement of vehicles. There are no signs on this section of Bourke Service Road indicating that the road is intended only for one-way north bound traffic. There is adequate width in the road seal to enable at kerb parking on the eastern side of the road and to still have two-way flow of traffic on that section.

 

There is an ‘All Traffic Left’ sign that is installed on the eastern side of Bourke Service Road opposite the main driveway to The Haven Complex.

 

 

There is no reason for all traffic that is leaving The Haven to be directed north on Bourke Service Road towards Mt Austin Public School and the intersection with Jack Avenue. The intersection with Huthwaite Street and Bourke Street provides a far easier access point for which drivers can enter the broader road network. It is suggested that this sign should be removed and replace with a bi-directional hazard marker that might encourage drivers to take the Huthwaite Street option.

 

 

It is further suggested that the two-way nature of that section of the Bourke Service Road should be conveyed to drivers by the installation of appropriate TWO-WAY signs near the intersections with Huthwaite Street and McKell Avenue. Those signs could be supported by painting two-way arrows on the road seal.

 

 

In similar fashion, the ‘ALL TRAFFIC LEFT’ sign that faces east bound traffic in McKell Avenue should be removed and replaced with a bi-directional hazard marker, allowing a right turn movement from McKell Avenue into Bourke Service Road and reducing traffic that travels past the front of the school and on to Jack Avenue.

 

It is proposed that the ONE-WAY status of Bourke Service Road between McKell Avenue and Jack Avenue should be confirmed using duplicated  ONE-WAY signs on the road as near as possible but on the north side of the intersection with McKell Avenue.

 

There is an opportunity for Council’s Road Safety Officer to engage with resident drivers and employees at The Haven to explain the traffic movement plan for the area.

 

The actual intersection of Bourke Service Road and Huthwaite Street was designed many years ago. The alignment of the eastern kerb could be changed to improve the egress movement of traffic from the service road. Design and changes to that kerb are the responsibility of Council.

 

View of Bourke Service Road to the south, towards the intersection with Huthwaite St


 

 

 

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issues that has been identified and that are 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 has not been undertaken at this time.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

RP-15

 

RP-15            SOUTHERN EXIT ROAD AND KOORINGAL ROAD - INTERSECTION DESIGN

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that the attached plans relating to the intersection of the Southern Exit Road from the Exhibition Centre with Kooringal Road be implemented including:

a       installation of an ‘A’ size R1-2 GIVE WAY sign on the south-east corner of the intersection, facing traffic that is travelling on the Southern Exit Road

b       installation of a TB line across the face of the intersection in conjunction with the GIVE WAY sign

c        installation of duplicated ‘A’ size R2-4 NO ENTRY sign on the north-east corner of the intersection, facing any driver that might consider turning from Kooringal Road into the Southern Exit Road

d       installation of an ‘A’ size R2-14(L) symbolic ALL TRAFFIC LEFT sign on the back of the sign that is mentioned at point ‘c’ (above) and that faces west bound traffic that is exiting the Exhibition Centre on Southern Exit Road

e       construction of a length of semi-mountable 1.2-metre-wide median island along the centre of Kooringal Road that is capable of preventing a right turn movement from Kooringal Road into the Southern Exit Road or from the Southern Exit Road into Kooringal Road

f        installation of ‘A’ size R2-31 KEEP LEFT plates on the ends of the median island that is mentioned at point ‘e’ (above), facing north and south bound traffic.

g       installation of overhead street lighting that complies with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1158 that is in place and operational before any construction of a structure that stands above the level of the road seal is commenced.

 

 

Report

The City of Wagga Wagga is improving access at the Exhibition Centre off Copland Street by designing and constructing an additional exit from the car parks that will connect directly with Kooringal Road. The new exit road follows the southern boundary of the Exhibition Centre land, connecting with Kooringal Road at an at-grade intersection that is very near to the old railway level crossing on Kooringal Road.

 

The purpose of the Southern Exit Road is not to provide an additional entry point to the Exhibition Centre. Past experience with the conduct of significant events at the Exhibition Centre has shown that there is little to no difficulty with crowds arriving at the venue. Problems have been encountered after the end of events with up to 10,000 people leaving the venue at the same time.

 

The intent is to provide a connection linking the Exhibition Centre car park with the main route towards the south and the west of the City. It is intended that exiting traffic will not be permitted to turn right onto Kooringal Road. All traffic will turn left onto Kooringal Road, travelling in a southerly direction. That manoeuvre will be forced through sign posting and the construction of a raised median island along the middle of Kooringal Road, running past the intersection.

 

There are few if any current risk issues to be treated by the construction of this exit road. The purpose is to provide an improved experience for people who attend the venue.

 

The proposed treatments are calculated to reduce the risks that might exist if the exit road was allowed to connect at a standard uncontrolled T-junction with Kooringal Road without any controls.

 

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 internal WWCC stakeholders.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Construction plans - Southern Exit Road and Kooringal Road

 

2.

Lighting DRAFT Plan - Southern Exit Road and Kooringal Road

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

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Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

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Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 March 2020

RP-16

 

RP-16            BMW RIVERINA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note the following matter was distributed to members on 20 February 2020 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Food and Wine Festival, to be held in the Victory Memorial Gardens and on Morrow Street between Baylis Street and Peter Street on Saturday 28 March 2020 subject to the following conditions:

 

a       a certified and approved Traffic Control Plan (TCP) 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       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 Rotary Club of Wollundry, Inc. to hold a Food and Wine Festival in the Victory Memorial Gardens (VMG) and on the section of Morrow Street between Baylis Street and Peter Street between 3.00pm and 10.00pm on Saturday 28 March 2020.  Setup for the event needs to be commenced with road closures from 6.00am. The event is expected to be packed up and roads open by midnight. Part of the reason for the early closure of the road is the need to restrict any parking in that area and to facilitate the installation of fencing as the area becomes subject to a liquor licence for this event.

 

Previous experience with this event and with other similar events suggests that food vendors require considerable time to move their equipment on to the site, to set up, and to start preparing food before the event is open to the public.

 

This event will not interfere with the operation of Tongaboo Lane with traffic being permitted to exit the lane through a designated path on the southern side of Morrow Street to the intersection with Peter Street. See the TCP diagram attached.

 

The event is organised by the Rotary Club of Wollundry, Inc.  The event involves stalls and live demonstrations.  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. 

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to 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. The event organiser has consulted with business operators in Morrow Street that may be affected by the conduct of this event.

 

 

 


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