AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday 10 September 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 10 September 2020.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 10 September 2020

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                          2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - MEETING HELD 9 JULY 2020                  2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                    2

Reports

RP-1            Flinders Street Park - NO PARKING revised                                 3

RP-2            Fitzmaurice Street half hour parking                                         7

RP-3            Messenger Ave NO STOPPING                                                             9

RP-4            Craft Street NO PARKING                                                                 11

RP-5            Moorong Street NO PARKING with exceptions                          13

RP-6            WWHS Carpark exit                                                                            17

RP-7            Busy Bean cafe parking                                                                  20

RP-8            Blake Street - Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA)             23

RP-9            Estella Road Public School                                                          28

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE                                                                                           

Confidential Reports

CONF-1       Combined Riders of Wagga Wagga 2020 Toy Run 05 December 2020 44

CONF-2       TC report - Light Horse Association event 31102020           45 43


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

CM-1              CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - MEETING HELD 9 JULY 2020       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 9 July 2020 be confirmed as a true and accurate record, noting that the recommendations contained in the minutes of that meeting were endorsed by Council at its Ordinary Meeting on 24 August 2020.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Traffic Committee Minutes - 9 July 2020

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 September 2020

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Reports

RP-1               Flinders Street Park - NO PARKING revised

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the installation of a length of NO PARKING zone, using standard R5-40 series signs, on the eastern kerb of Flinders Street, directly in front of the public park identified as number 45 Flinders Street. The zone is to extend 20 metres between the northern and southern boundary of the park. Signs to include the words 8AM-10AM / MON-FRI / WAGGA CITY COUNCIL VEHICLES EXCEPTED.

 

Report

Background

This item was originally discussed at the July 2020 Traffic Committee meeting. The Committee resolved to have the matter deferred to the next meeting pending further information being provided in relation to the maintenance team’s specific requirements.

 

The matter was first brought to the attention of the Traffic Committee as a result of a request from the Team Leader, Parks Operations (Open Space) for a NO PARKING zone across the frontage of the public park at 45 Flinders Street.

 

Comment

 

Additional inquiries with maintenance staff reveal that the revised time is more suitable because most park users, being parents with young children, do not arrive at the park until later in the morning, generally after 10am.

 

A restricted time zone has been requested due to the regular maintenance required at the park. This includes rubbish removal, mowing, irrigation repair, fertilising, broadleaf spraying, and equipment maintenance/repair. These works cannot be conducted concurrently.

 

The drain at the rear of the park requires regular maintenance to remove debris but cannot be accessed from the Hill Street cul-de-sac due to the large size of service vehicles, as depicted in the attached diagram.

Risk Management Issues for Council

No risk has been identified with this recommendation.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with internal WWCC stakeholders and residents of Flinders Street.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Flinders Street Park - NO PARKING revised

 

2.

OPs Parks truck trailer mower - July 2020 - DIAGRAM

 

  


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RP-2               Fitzmaurice Street half hour parking

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends permanently implementing four spaces of half hour timed parking on the eastern kerb of Fitzmaurice Street and immediately south of Crampton Street utilising R5-1-1 series signs with the additional words 8.30am-6.00pm MON-FRI/830-1230 SAT.

 

Report

Background

Early in 2019, at the commencement of the levee bank upgrade project at the northern end of Fitzmaurice Street, the carpark at the intersection of Crampton Street was closed as part of the improvement works to that area. This resulted in changes to parking arrangements in the area. The 2-hour parking in Crampton and Fitzmaurice Street was temporarily replaced by half hour parking through placement of stickers on the existing signs.

Comment

The proprietor of Knights Riverina, who operates their business Knights Deli at 183 Fitzmaurice Street, has requested that the four existing temporary half hour spaces immediately in front of the business be made permanent. Customers of the business are not likely to be parked longer than thirty minutes. This ensures more customers can avail themselves of convenient parking adjacent to business and encouraging turnover.

The impending establishment of new businesses in the vicinity will put additional pressure on the area for available short-term parking.

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the applicant in this matter and WWCC project team staff.

Attachments

 

1.

Knights Deli Fitzmaurice Street 30 minute parking

 

  


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RP-3               Messenger Ave NO STOPPING

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the installation of 150metres of NO STOPPING zone on the norther kerb of Messenger Avenue between Rose Place and Kellerman Crescent Estella utilising R5-400 series ‘NO STOPPING’ signs.

 

Report

Background

Several customers have requested action be taken to address what they describe as a blind spot in Messenger Avenue between Rose Place and Kellerman Crescent. Their concerns relate to the reduced visibility for drivers negotiating the sweeping bend and changing gradient when vehicles are parked on the northern kerb which is bounded by Vianney College.

Comment

Line of sight for drivers in both directions will be improved by the installation of the recommended length of NO STOPPING zone and reduce the potential risk of head on collision on that section of Messenger Avenue.

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 - which places it in the – MODERATE category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with customers who contacted Council on behalf of residents in Barooma.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Messenger Ave Estella NO STOPPING zone between Rose & Kellerman

 

  


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RP-4               Craft Street NO PARKING

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the installation of approximately fifty metres of NO PARKING zone utilising R5-40 series signs on the northern and southern kerb of Craft Street commencing from the mandatory ten-metre NO STOPPING zone at the intersection with Main Street. Signs to display the additional words 8-9.30AM / 2.30-4PM

 

Report

Background

Rangers have reported ongoing issues with crowding of the intersection at Craft Street and Main Street Lake Albert due to vehicles parking on both sides of Craft Street during morning and afternoon school pickup and drop-off.

This situation inhibits the safe and free movement of school buses turning into and out of Craft Street in that the vehicle congestion effectively reduces the road to one traffic lane.

Comment

The purpose of the recommendation is to open up the intersection and provide safe and free passage of vehicles, including school buses, at the specified times. The NO PARKING restriction will permit pickup and drop-off to continue as per Road Rules 2014 Section 168.

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 unlikely - which places it in the MODERATE category.

Internal / External Consultation

Lake Albert Public School and management at Busabout were consulted in relation to the issues occurring at the intersection.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Craft Street Lake Albert NO PARKING school August 2020

 

  


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RP-5               Moorong Street NO PARKING with exceptions

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends installation of a sixty metre length of NO PARKING zone utilising R5-40 series signs on the western kerb of Moorong Street between the boundaries of number 13 and number 7, with the restrictions of 10pm to 6am / VEHICLES UNDER 4.6T EXCEPTED.

 

Report

Background

A customer, who is the proprietor of an automotive business in Moorong Street, has requested a review of the NO PARKING restrictions at the front of their business and adjoining businesses in respect of specific restrictions. The existing signs depict NO PARKING VEHICLES UNDER 4.6T ACCEPTED ALL DAYS.

The request has been made primarily because the current signs restrict the business from parking a service vehicle (a light rigid truck), in front of the premises and also prevents client parking where their vehicles which are in excess of the signposted weight e.g. a prime mover or medium rigid truck.

Comment

The original intended purpose for the current signage was to deter the all day and all- night parking of heavy vehicle combinations (including B-Doubles) and restricting the access to business premises in the area.

The nature of businesses within Moorong Street has evolved and changed in the past decade and it appears the original intent of the restricted parking has served its purpose. It seems appropriate and reasonable to implement the recommended changes whilst continuing to deter heavy vehicle combinations from parking for extended periods as originally intended.

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was conducted with the customer and neighbouring business operators without objection.

 

 


 

Attachments

 

1.

Moorong Street NO PARKING restriction revised near number 13 - overhead

 

2.

Moorong Street NO PARKING restriction revised near number 13 - street view

 

  


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RP-6               WWHS Carpark exit

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends

1.  The installation of one R2-14 series LEFT TURN ONLY sign on the western kerb of Macleay Street and facing vehicles exiting the High School carpark via the northern driveway (exit)

2.  Removing one angled car parking space located adjacent to and south of the WWHS carpark exit in Macleay Street

3.  Moving the existing R5-1-1 PARKING and R5-40 NO PARKING signs to align with the three remaining angled parking spaces

 

Report

Background

The Principal of Wagga Wagga High School has written to Council on behalf of parents, students and staff to express concerns about road user safety when vehicles exit the school carpark. The collective concerns are expressed in the letter as follows:

The carpark is most utilised during end of school periods where there is a high concentration of foot traffic, school pick-up traffic and school buses. The exit from the car park faces a lack of visibility as a result of the parking spaces immediately uphill from the driveway. As a result of this decreased visibility, the use of the exit poses a great threat to drivers both leaving the carpark and travelling down the hill.

 

Due to the nature of the situation, being a school carpark, many of its users are new, inexperienced drivers who are driving on Learners Permits or Provisional Licences, compounding the risk of this situation. The expressed concern from those both within and outside our school community proves the urgency of the situation, with the need for a solution that will provide a safe environment for those on the road.

Comment

Council’s Traffic Officers investigated the concerns raised by conducting observations independently followed by an on-site inspection with the school principal. The exit driveway is a steep incline, which limits driver visibility of the road environment until a vehicle is crossing the footpath. The driver then has limited sight distance due to the uphill gradient and the carpark space immediately to the right of the driver as they enter the roadway.

During one observation of the area, when the parking space was vacant, there was a marked improvement in sight distance up the hill. The LEFT TURN ONLY direction improves the overall safety of the exit by preventing the more complex and sight restricted right hand turn.


 

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 likely - which places it in the – moderate category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the school community through the school principal.

 

Attachments

 

1.

WWHS Macleay Street top carpark review - August 2020

 

  


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RP-7               Busy Bean cafe parking

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the replacement of three consecutive, two hour, angled parking bays on the northern side of Gurwood Street, at the front of property number 39, with two half hour consecutive angled parking bays using standard R1-1 signs as per the diagram in the following report.

 

Report

Background

A customer request has been received from the owners of the business trading as Busy Bean Café located at number 39 Gurwood Street Wagga Wagga. They have fully renovated the premises formally trading as Billy’s Café and rebranded it Busy Bean Café Central which differentiates it from their original Busy Bean Café locate on Kooringal road

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The customer has requested a change to the timed parking immediately in front of the business premises in Gurwood Street describing being, “at wits end…due to it being a 2-hour parking zone.”

 

The customer describes the situation as being “absolutely impossible for our customers to get parks, even if they just want to run in and pick up a phone order. We have built up a very big reputation for quick, fast service…but unfortunately no one can get access to our Gurwood Street Café.”

 

They further state they have customers place phone orders but then cancel or do not show up to collect their order as they cannot find a parking space therefore, they are disposing of food, which is adversely impacting on the viability of their business. Customers who attend their Kooringal Road business have told them that they tried to access the Gurwood Street café but, after driving around the block several times, they left and went elsewhere.

 

The customers have requested 30-minute timed parking at the front of their premises on the northern kerb of Gurwood Street. In an email dated 17 September 2019 they have requested:

 

“… to have 12 car parks starting from the front of Kevin Foley Solicitors (which is where the all-day zone ends and the 2 hour start) up till the end of our Cafe be changed to a 30 minute zone then the rest could stay as 2 hour which gives the solicitors and other businesses the time they need.”

 

A further issue the customers identified (which is relevant to this request) is the lack of a loading zone in the vicinity. The business manages this by having goods delivered to their Kooringal Road business.

 

 

 

 

Comment

 

The request for twelve carparks of half hour duration is excessive for that section of Gurwood Street considering the type and nature of other businesses in the immediate vicinity. The availability of parking in this precinct has been critical for a diverse range of user groups for many years.

 

The increased number of businesses and the subsequent increase in customers and employees competing for parking spaces presents a continual challenge to fairly accommodate the needs of everyone.

 

The request by this customer has been assessed as reasonable in terms of the thirty-minute timed parking. The customer was consulted on the alternative proposal (as described in the recommendation together with the attached diagram) and has agreed to have it submitted for Traffic Committee consideration.

Risk Management Issues for Council

No risks have been identified if this recommendation is implemented. Adverse comment is likely from other users of parking in this precinct if affected by the implementation of the recommendation.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the applicant and four businesses in the immediate vicinity on the same side of Gurwood Street as the customer’s business. One business owner was against the proposal as it would directly affect their customers who often require appointments for longer than thirty minutes.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Busy Bean Cafe parking diagram

 

  


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RP-8               Blake Street - Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA)

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the implementation of the proposed concept design for changes to traffic and parking facilities in Blake Street as per the Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) with nominated amendments for Blake Street as specified:

·  Proposed installation of compliant angle MPS spaces be relocated as end bays at the Morgan Street end, on the western kerb

·  Installation of traffic islands at both ends of Blake Street including construction of pedestrian refuges are to be compliant with Transport for New South Wales Technical Direction TDT 2011/01a including relevant signposting.

 

 

Report

Background

Council has received a voluntary planning agreement (VPA) from a developer, which includes a concept design for an upgrade to on-street parking within the Blake Street road reserve as well as other associated works that will effectively increase the number of on-street spaces available in the area.

The proposed changes affecting vehicle and pedestrian movement include:

 

·    Reconfiguration of existing on-street parking between Morgan and Forsyth Streets from parallel parking to angle parking

 

·    The installation of three mobility parking scheme (MPS) spaces

 

·    Reconfiguration of existing road design including the installation of new traffic calming devices at either end of Blake Street in the form of splitter islands and kerb extensions

 

·    Establishment of new line marking and signage inclusive of mobility parking

 

·    Removal of some existing vehicular accesses to abutting properties along Blake Street, including Council’s carpark

 

·    Replacement of the footpath on the western side of Blake Street.

 

Comment

 

Blake Street can presently accommodate up to 43 parallel parked light vehicles on street. Adoption of the proposed change could see that number increased to as many as 92 spaces, an increase of over one hundred percent.

 

The development of on-street parking is guided by Australian Standard 2890.5 (AS2890.5) and specifies the minimum roadway width for 60-degree angle parking spaces. Blake Street is 18.5 meters wide kerb to kerb compared with the 23.2 meters required after applying the formula in AS2890.5.

 

Committee members should note, when considering the request for changing the parking layout for Blake Street, that similar angle parking exists in Fitzhardinge Street, Gurwood Street and Murray Street, all of which have similar kerb to kerb dimensions with no adverse history of traffic related incidents.

 

The reconstruction of the footpath, with the addition of the traffic islands, will improve the pedestrian environment and complement the existing Active Travel facilities in Morgan Street.

The intersection treatments at both Forsyth Street and Morgan Street have been designed in relation to a 12.5-metre-long rigid lorry.  The consultant for the Developer will be requested to ensure that a 19-meter-long semi-trailer, which is the maximum permissible vehicle length and combination for Blake Street, can manoeuvre through the proposed intersection treatments.

Once the proposed concept has been endorsed by this committee, the consultant will be able to prepare appropriate detailed plans for future consideration and adoption.

Risk Management Issues for Council

No risks have been identified if the recommendations of this proposal do not proceed.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with Council Officers in the Strategic Planning area.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Blake St VPA (1)

 

2.

Blake St VPA (2)

 

3.

Blake St VPA (3)

 

  


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RP-9               Estella Road Public School

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the adoption of the attached revised concept plan for proposed roadworks within Estella Road adjacent to the Estella Road Public School as amended and dated 3 September 2020.

 

Report

Background

Plans for proposed roadworks within Estella Road and adjacent to the new Estella Road Public School were considered at the ordinary meeting of Traffic Committee on 12 March 2020 and at an extraordinary meeting held on 29 April 2020. Several recommendations were adopted for the consideration of Council as per the attached minutes.

These recommendations were endorsed at the ordinary meeting of Council on 25 May 2020 except for the following:

ii.         RP-1 (a) and (c) from 29 April 2020 - children’s crossing on Estella Road (removed from Traffic Committee recommendation)

d       install a compliant pedestrian crossing on Estella Road at the same location of the proposed children’s crossing mentioned in (c) above and consider a pedestrian refuge be installed as well other relevant safety measures (added to Traffic Committee recommendation)

e.      request Transport for NSW to reduce speed on Estella Road to 50km (added to Traffic Committee recommendation)

Resolution ‘d’ was not a recommendation that received unanimous support of the Traffic Committee and as a result of the Council resolution, a letter advising of Council’s decision was forwarded to Police and Transport for NSW pursuant to Section 5.4 Guide to the Delegation to Councils for the Regulation of Traffic on 22 June 2020. This notification provided each party an opportunity to appeal the decision of Council to the Regional Traffic Committee within 14 days, as per the delegation.

Council received a response in the form of the attached letter, dated 7 July 2020, from the Director Transport for NSW (TfNSW) South West, Lindsay Tanner stating that TfNSW would not appeal Council’s decision.

Recommendations were made, however, in relation to the installation of a pedestrian crossing and the request for a change to the speed limit on Estella Road should Council go ahead with its decision. The main recommendation was that street lighting for the 1.1 kilometre length of Estella Road would need to be installed before TfNSW would consider approving a pedestrian crossing or reducing the existing speed limit.

The cost to install appropriate street lighting in Estella Road for an urban speed zone has an estimated cost in excess of $250k. The existing poles in Estella Drive provide HV supply only. A new line of poles at a closer spacing would need to be installed to provide LV supply suitable for street lighting.

No response to Council’s correspondence was received from NSW Police.

Comment

The updated concept plans reflect the recommendations of Traffic Committee on 12 March and 29 April 2020 depicting the relocated children’s crossing, bus bays, and drop off/pick up zone exit onto Estella Road.

It is proposed that appropriate fencing will be constructed to the west of the school crossing on both sides of Estella Road (as indicated on the plan). This is to prevent inappropriate pedestrian access across Estella road and to “funnel” pedestrians towards the school crossing.

At this stage the plan does not include the relevant signage or line-marking detail for the area. This will be provided as part of the construction plans, which will be progressed once Traffic Committee, and subsequently Council, have endorsed the concept layout plans. Full detail plans will be presented to the Traffic Committee for endorsement when available.

All signage, construction and installation works for this project will be in accordance with relevant Australian Standards and Engineering guidelines.

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation undertaken with developer and internal project management team staff.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Traffic Committee Mintutes 280420

 

2.

Traffic Committee minutes 120320

 

3.

Letter from GM to Police and TfNSW

 

4.

Response from TrfNSW Estella road

 

5.

Estella Road concept layout plan

 

  


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Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 10 September 2020.


QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE


Report submitted to the Confidential Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 September 2020

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Confidential Reports

CONF-1         Combined Riders of Wagga Wagga 2020 Toy Run 05 December 2020

Author:                        Frank Goodyer        

This report is CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, which permits the meeting to be closed to the public for business relating to the following: -

(a)         personnel matters concerning particular individuals.

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Confidential Traffic Committee on Thursday 10 September 2020

CONF-2

 

CONF-2         TC report - Light Horse Association event 31102020

Author:                        Frank Goodyer        

This report is CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, which permits the meeting to be closed to the public for business relating to the following: -

(a)         personnel matters concerning particular individuals.

 

 

 


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 10 September 2020.