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Agenda and
Business Paper

 


Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held electronically
March 2021

 

 

 

Civic Centre cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets,
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 (PO Box 20)
P 1300 292 442
P council@wagga.nsw.gov.au


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Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 11 March 2021.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 11 March 2021

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                          2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           Confirmation of Minutes - Traffic Committee Meeting - 26 November 2020, 9 December 2020, and 1 February 2021                                            2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                    2

 

Reports

formal matters

RP-1            Request for Mobility Parking Spaces - Gurwood Street       3

RP-2            Mortimer Place - Timed Parking                                                    10

 

informal matters

RP-3            APPLICATION FROM TOLLAND CYCLING CLUB TO CONDUCT AN OPEN CLASS BICYCLE ROAD RACE EVENT IN WAGGA WAGGA ON 6 AND 7 MARCH 2021  16

RP-4            2021 JOHN WOODMAN CLASSIC CYCLE RACE                                     18

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE                                                                                         20


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

CM-1              Confirmation of Minutes - Traffic Committee Meeting - 26 November 2020, 9 December 2020, and 1 February 2021       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Ordinary Traffic Committee Meeting held on

·  26 November 2020

and the Extraordinary Traffic Committee e-meetings held on

·  9 December 2020, and

·  1 February 2021

be confirmed as true and accurate records.

Note that the recommendations contained in the minutes of 26 November 2020 were endorsed by Council on 14 December 2020, and the minutes of 9 December 2020 were endorsed by Council on 8 February 2021.

Council endorsed the recommendations in the minutes of the 1 February 2021 e-meeting, with an additional recommendation (21/031 b):

·  that the Traffic Committee review this decision in six months

 

Attachments

 

1.

Traffic Committee minutes - 26 November 2020

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2.

Traffic Committee minutes - 9 December 2020

 

3.

Traffic Committee minutes - 1 February 2021

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 11 March 2021

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Reports – FORMAL MATTERS

RP-1               Request for Mobility Parking Spaces - Gurwood Street

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

That Council convert the three existing angled parking spaces on the southern kerb of Gurwood Street at the front of property number 36-40 adjacent to the Woolworths laneway to two angled Mobility Parking Spaces.

 

Report

Background

Council staff received an email request from the CEO of Relationships Australia, Canberra and Region requesting two disability parking spaces at the front of its Wagga Wagga office at 36-40 Gurwood Street. The CEO refers to previous discussions with Council staff whereby the only solution offered was to utilise the mobility spaces located in the carpark at the rear of the building and adjacent to the Woolworths carpark.

In an email dated 21 October 2020 the CEO expressed the following:

Your previous offer of a disability carpark located in the Woolworths’ carpark is inadequate and fails to recognise the significant barriers to access faced by these clients and the importance of the services we provide to children, adults and families with disability in Wagga Wagga and the surrounding regions. I would ask that you please re-consider our request.

 

Comment

 

Council’s Traffic Officers spoke with the Office Manager at Relationships Australia Wagga Wagga office who provided more specific information on the services the branch was now providing and advised of the difficulties currently faced by clients accessing its services.

 

The organisation has recently acquired a new Commonwealth Government contract to support many clients who are impacted by disability, including clients who will tell their stories to the Disability Royal Commission and older people who have been impacted by elder abuse. 

 

The CEO emphasises in the email:

 

We are funded by the Commonwealth Government to undertake this work and have contractual and moral obligations to provide appropriate disability access for these clients.

 

At present they are poorly serviced by two spaces in the carpark at the rear of the building, which forces clients to access the reception area at the front by using the Woolworths laneway between the buildings. Access is often restricted by delivery vehicles at the Woolworths loading dock and the gate is regularly closed preventing access at other times.

There is no general client access to the rear of the building. The rear door provides direct access to a secure meeting facility for clients with high confidentiality needs, for example family services involving children and persons at risk.

Risk Management Issues for Council

Conversion of the existing angled parking bays will not fully satisfy section 4.5 “Parking for people with disabilities” of AS2890.5:2020 On-Street Parking.  The bays are not a plane surface, all at one level (they ‘roll-off’) and their grade is likely to exceed the 3% maximum requirement, depending on where the front wheel of the vehicle is stopped.  Relationships Australia have been made aware of this deficiency and are still requesting the provision of the disabled bays at the front of the building on Gurwood Street.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the applicant in this matter and internal WWCC stakeholders.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Relationships Australia current parking and access (1)

 

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Relationships Australia current parking and access (2)

 

3.

Relationships Australia current parking and access (3)

 

4.

Relationships Australia current parking and access (4)

 

5.

Gurwood Street Relationships Australia proposed MPS parking 3 spaces - February 2021

 

  


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RP-2               Mortimer Place - Timed Parking

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

That Council install a section of half hour, time restricted parking approximately 42 metres in length, on the western kerb in front of 12-16 Mortimer Place, Wagga Wagga.

 

Report

Background

Council received a customer request in November 2020 from the owner of Riverina Wholesale Bakery situated at 14 Mortimer Place, Wagga Wagga. This business was formerly known as Dosser’s Bakery, which had been operating from this site for an extended period.

The owner Jo Carruthers presented her requested as follows:

Could Council please consider placing timed parking signs (for two vehicle lengths) in front of our bakery premises at 14 Mortimer Place, Wagga Wagga. We currently have vehicles parked in front of the premises all day long which inhibits customers from being able to park and enter our store to purchase food and bakery products from us each day. We are open Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm and feel that timed signposts (15mins or 1/2 hour) would make a significant difference for our customers to enter our business each day. In these current times, it is hard enough to provide a food service to the people of Wagga and its surrounds without having them drive directly to us and then leave because they cannot park anywhere to even enter the premises. We thank you in advance for your consideration of this simple request.

Comment

Riverina Wholesale Bakery operates as an eat in or takeaway food business in addition to the bakery. There are currently no parking restrictions in this section of Mortimer Place, therefore vehicles that park for extended periods restrict turnover of traffic and may limit potential customers visiting the business.

Businesses operating on either side of the bakery were approached for comment on the impact that time restricted parking may have on their operation and no objections were raised.

The attached photographs are indicative of type of vehicles commonly parked for extended periods throughout the day restricting access by customers who would stop for brief periods to purchase food before moving on.

The diagram indicates the proposed area for the installation of signage.

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

N/A

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no apparent risks associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the applicant and business operators on either side of the applicants premises likely to be affected by the proposal.

 

Attachments

 

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Mortimer Place - 30 min PARKING

 

  


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Reports – INFORMAL MATTERS

RP-3               APPLICATION FROM TOLLAND CYCLING CLUB TO CONDUCT AN OPEN CLASS BICYCLE ROAD RACE EVENT IN WAGGA WAGGA ON 6 AND 7 MARCH 2021

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

That members note this matter was advised via email with all relevant documentation on 1 March 2021. At the time of preparation of this report no responses had been received.

 

Report

The Secretary of Tolland Cycling Club has been advised in writing that its application to conduct an Open Class bicycle race event on Tumbarumba Road, Gregadoo Ladysmith Road and Gregadoo East Road on 6 and 7 March 2021 is approved subject to compliance with the following conditions:

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

2.      All provisions of Road Transport Legislation are complied with.

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

4.      Current Insurance Policy with public liability in the amount of $20,000,000 with the inclusion of The City of Wagga Wagga and Transport for New South Wales as interested parties.

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

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

7.      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.

8.      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.

9.      Responsibility for sourcing signs, barriers and cones, required for implementation of the traffic control plans, remains with Tolland Cycling Club.

10.    The race is to be conducted in accordance with NSW Bicycle Federation rules.

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

12.    The event organiser complies with (COVID 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 4) 2020 and current amendments thereof.

Approval to conduct this event is only granted subject to each of the above conditions being fully complied with. 

Risk Management Issues for Council

The conditions outlined in this approval are imposed to manage risks associated with the conduct of the event.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the applicant, NSW Police and Transport for NSW.

 

 

  


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RP-4               2021 JOHN WOODMAN CLASSIC CYCLE RACE

Author:                        Frank Goodyer         

 

 

Recommendation

That Council or its authorised delegate approve the conduct of the 2021 John Woodman Classic Bicycle Race, starting at Wagga Wagga and proceeding south along the Mangoplah Road (MR211) on Sunday 11 April 2021.

 

Report

The John Woodman Classic Cycle Race is an annual bicycle race that commences in Wagga Wagga and finishes at Holbrook. The event is run along MR211 Mangoplah Road. 

 

The event is planned to start in Holbrook Road, Lloyd and continue south on that road to the LGA boundary with Greater Hume Shire, south of Mangoplah. Event participants will be started in four groups from 10am with a time gap between groups of approximately 10 minutes.  The TCP road closures will be implemented from 9:45am.  It is anticipated that the road will be open to traffic shortly after 10:30am.

 

Comment

 

Supporting documents including risk assessment, traffic management/traffic control plans, insurance certificate of currency, COVID safety plan and Cycling NSW rules have been provided and comply with Special Event Management Guidelines.

 

Minimal impact is envisaged for the non-event community and organisers have made a separate application to Greater Hume Shire Council to use the section of the road in the Greater Hume LGA. 

 

The applicant has sought and gained NSW Police approval for the event.

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

The Albury Wodonga Cycling Club has undertaken and provided a comprehensive risk assessment with this application.

The Albury Wodonga Cycling Club is very experienced in conducting road races and this is no adverse incident history associated with this event.

Internal / External Consultation

Council staff consulted with the organiser, New South Wales Police, and Transport for NSW.

 

 

 


QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 11 March 2021.




Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 11 March 2021.


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 11 March 2021.