NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting - 04 June 2019

COMMENCING AT 10.30 am AT COUNCIL’S ADMINISTRATION CENTRE

 

Acknowledgement of Country         

 

I would like to acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land.  I would also like to pay respect to the elders both past and present and extend that respect to any Aboriginal People present.

 

 

AGENDA                                                                                                   Page

 

 

 

1        APOLOGIES

2        DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

3        CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES —

Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting - 2 April 2019............................................................. 4

4        Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

4.1     Business Arising from the previous meeting held on 2 April 2019........................................ 6

4.2     Traffic Calming Wallace Street.......................................................................................... 7

4.3     Proposed Parking Changes in Bowraville......................................................................... 10

4.4     Proposed Commercial and Residential building - 46 Bowra Street Nambucca Heads.......... 16

4.5     Give Way Sign Shelly Beach Road.................................................................................. 19  

 

5        GENERAL BUSINESS

6        NEXT MEETING DATE - 6 August 2019

7        CLOSURE   

 

 

 


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NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting HELD ON 2 APRIL 2019 COMMENCING AT 10.30AM AT COUNCIL’S ADMINISTRATION CENTRE

 

PRESENT

 

Barry Reed (Representing Ms M Pavey – Member for Oxley)

Greg Aitken (RMS)

Tswi Shutte (NSW Police)

Keith Williams (Nambucca Shire Council)

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Nil apologies were received.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Committee note the adoption of the Minutes of the Meeting held 5 February 2019.

 

 

  Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 4.1      SF94                  020419      Winifred Street Car Park - proposed change of parking layout

Recommendation:

 

That Council change the angle of parking within the Council owned Winifred Street Car Park from 90 degrees to 60 degrees, noting the loss of 9 parking spaces and the $4,000 cost of

re -lignmarking.

 

 

 

ITEM 4.2      SF95                  020419      On Street Parking - Bent Street Nambucca Heads

Recommendation

 

That Council retain existing double barrier line marking along sections of Bent Street, Nambucca Heads.

 

 

 

ITEM 4.3      RF204                020419      Traffic Calming - Short Street, Nambucca Heads

Recommendation:

 

That Council:

 

a        Install rubber lane separation kerb on Short Street, Nambucca Heads adjacent to the entry to Coronation Park Rugby League field; and

 

b        Linemark parallel parking bays at the same point of entry.

 

 

 

ITEM 4.4      SF292                020419      Request for the bus zone time restriction on Mumbler Street Nambucca Heads to be extended

Recommendation:

 

That Council extend the bus zone time restriction on Mumbler Street, Nambucca Heads to cater for NSW TrainLink new bus service from 3.30 – 4.30pm to 3.30 – 5.00pm.

 

 

 

ITEM 0.0      SF95                  020419      Relocation of a Disabled Parking Bay, River Street Macksville

Recommendation:

 

That Council relocates the disabled parking bay fronting number 9 River Street, Macksville to the northern side of River Street closer to the public toilets and install requisite pram crossing.

 

   

GB4/19 - Request for Temporary Road Closure - Station Street, Macksville

Recommendation:

 

That Council approve the request for temporary road closure on Station Street, Macksville between the hours 8.00am and 12noon on 30 June and 1 July 2019 for the purpose of the Macksville Rail Centenary Historic Talk, Book Launch, plaque unveiling subject to notifying Emergency Services.

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING DATE

 

The next meeting will be held on 4 June 2019 commencing at 10.30am.

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Chairperson then closed the meeting the time being 12.30pm. 

 

 

Keith Williams

(CHAIRPERSON)

 

               


Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                           4 June 2019

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 4.1      SF90                040619         Business Arising from the previous meeting held on 2 April 2019

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Keith Williams, Manager Technical Services         

 

Summary:

 

This report is an opportunity to discuss any follow up from the previous meeting held on 2 April 2019.

 

NOTE: The minutes of the previous meeting held on 2 April 2019 were endorsed by Council at its meeting held on 11 April 2019..

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the minutes of the Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee held on 2 April 2019 were endorsed by Council at its meeting on 11 April 2019.

 

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                           4 June 2019

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 4.2      SF90                040619         Traffic Calming Wallace Street

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Keith Williams, Manager Technical Services         

 

Summary:

 

Council has been asked to investigate measures to slow traffic passing through the Wallace Street shopping strip of Macksville.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council install a single speed cushion on each approach to the pedestrian refuge Island on Wallace Street, Macksville CBD.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Do nothing

Install a full raised pedestrian platform across Wallace Street

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

A Macksville Business owner has asked if Council could do anything to slow vehicles down in the main street of Macksville (Wallace Street). He said he has seen several near misses in recent weeks with pedestrians, as drivers appear to accelerate in order to catch a green light at the intersection with Cooper Street.

 

Prior to Installing the pedestrian refuge island Council considered the installation of a pedestrian crossing.  However, after consultation with Roads and Maritime Service this facility was ruled out due to the likelihood of traffic queues extending back to the traffic signals.  The safety of pedestrians on pedestrian crossings is also a concern as they tend to enter the crossing without any consideration to approaching vehicles and tend not to gauge the awareness of the drivers who may be distracted looking for a certain shop or vacant parking space.

 

 

Wallace Street Pedestrian Refuge Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are a number of options that can be considered to reduce the speed of traffic through Wallace Street, with the scale only limited by cost and acceptance by the general public.  Examples include:

 

1        A flat top hump, similar to that recently installed on Lee Street at Nambucca Primary School, the cost would be in the vicinity of $10,000 and would be disruptive to traffic during installation.

 

2        Rubber Speed cushions, the advantage of this device is they are wide enough slow cars, however narrow enough to be straddled by buses and heavy vehicles, costs would be in the region of  $3,000 supply and install 2 x speed cushions. This device has been installed on Willis Street, Macksville near the netball courts and has been effective in reducing vehicle speeds.

 

 

Flat Top Hump

 

Example at Coffs Harbour Plaza

 

 

 

Rubber Speed Cushions

 


 

CONSULTATION:

 

Mayor

General Manager

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

No Impact

 

Social

 

Providing a safer crossing would be a benefit to the community

 

Economic

 

Shoppers may be more inclined to visit Macksville if they feel safer

 

Risk

 

The severity of a vehicle pedestrian collision will be reduced if the vehicle is travelling at a slower speed

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

$3,000

 

Working funds – justification for urgency and cumulative impact

 

Not urgent but would ideally be funded

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

Council staff, say 16 hours total to install

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                           4 June 2019

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 4.3      SF95                040619         Proposed Parking Changes in Bowraville

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Keith Williams, Manager Technical Services         

 

Summary:

 

Bowraville Chamber of Commerce & Industry have requested line marking of parking bays in Bowraville

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council, after consultation with effected property owners, install 45 degree rear to kerb parking bays in Bowraville at the following locations:

 

·    High Street Bowraville, north of the dual carriageway, 38 bays; and

·    George Street, from High Street to 3 (north side) and 6 (south side) 16 bays.

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Install 30 degree angle parking or retain existing layout

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

To increase the efficiency of parking in Bowraville, the Bowraville Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCC&I) has requested the linemarking of parallel parking bays and the inclusion of reverse angle parking in and around the High Street. Parking restrictions currently exist in outside the post office, however bays are not linemarked throughout Bowraville.

 

Rear to Kerb 60 degree parking

 

The following 60 degree rear to kerb angle parking restrictions have been requested:

 

High Street north of the dual carriageway from 54 High Street (West Side) & Police Station (East side) to Young Street.

 

 

The road carriageway of High Street is approximately 17m wide. 60 degree angle parking bays would extend from the kerb:

 

a)   on the western side 5.1m and b) the eastern side 5.7m (due to the high kerb) this would leave a carriageway width of 6.2m. A carriageway width of 6.2m is not considered sufficient for the main entry into the CBD.

 

If 45 degree angle parking was introduced a carriageway width of 7m would be achieved, slightly more acceptable carriageway width. By way of comparison, Bowra Street Nambucca Heads is 18m wide.

 

The proposal would have an impact on 7-8 properties; residents in this area have rear lane access.

 

George Street (Western End)

 

 

The road carriageway of George Street is approximately 17m wide. 60 degree angle parking bays would extend from the kerb approximately 5.4m leaving a carriageway width of 6.2m.

 

If 45 degree angle parking was introduced a carriageway width of 7m would be achieved, slightly more acceptable carriageway width.

 

Reverse angle parking on George Street has been requested to accommodate staff and visitors to the future Health One premises around the corner at 51 High Street.

 

The proposal would have an impact on 3 properties; driveways access would be retained.

 

 

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Bowraville Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

No impact

 

Social

 

The recommendation provides convenient parking opportunities for visitors to local businesses

 

Economic

 

No perceived impact

 

Risk

 

Impacted property owners may object to the proposal

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Say $3,000

 

Working funds – justification for urgency and cumulative impact

 

Not urgent

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

Contractors would be engaged, Council staff would install posts and signage

 

Attachments:

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16790/2019 - Proposed parking changes in Bowraville

 

  


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Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                           4 June 2019

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 4.4      SF95                040619         Proposed Commercial and Residential building - 46 Bowra Street Nambucca Heads

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Keith Williams, Manager Technical Services         

 

Summary:

 

Council is in receipt of a Development Application that may have an impact on the efficiency of the road network.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council

 

 

OPTIONS:

 

Enforce left in, left out vehicle manoeuvres for the development

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

A Commercial development with residential units above is proposed for the vacant lot addressed as 46 Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads. The development lot is bound by public road on 3 sides, being Bowra, Rosedale and Fletcher Street. Access to a proposed underground car park is from Fletcher Street.

 

Fletcher Street in the vicinity of the proposal is a used as a detour of the main shopping precinct with 90 degree reverse angle parking either side of the road.

 

The site is small and requires a parking aisle through its centre to achieve the maximum capacity for on-site parking. Proposed access to the parking aisle from Fletcher Street is only 12m from the intersection with Rosedale Street. Given the proximity to the intersection and the narrow road carriageway there is concern vehicles turning right into the development will block vehicular thoroughfare through Fletcher Street and further create an additional hazard for vehicles turning right into Fletcher Street from Rosedale Street. Fletcher is used by heavy vehicles and buses.

 

 

At least 3 on street parking bays will be removed due to the location of the vehicular access.

 

Members of the Traffic Committee need to consider the impact to the local traffic network access to the development will have.

 

There is scope, albeit tight, to introduce marked turning lanes on either:

 

a)    Rosedale Street that allows traffic to wait in a protected turning lane should a vehicle turning right into the development block the through lane on Fletcher Street, or

 

b)    Fletcher Street, that provides a  turning lane for a vehicle turning right into the development

 

 

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Casa Koala Architecture

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

 

No Impact

 

Social

 

No perceived impact

 

Economic

 

No perceived impact

 

Risk

 

Increased likelihood of vehicular accidents if traffic management measures are no introduced

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

 

Nil – all work would be Bourne by the developer

 

Working funds – justification for urgency and cumulative impact

 

N/A

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

 

Nil

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.


Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                           4 June 2019

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 4.5      SF90                040619         Give Way Sign Shelly Beach Road

 

AUTHOR/ENQUIRIES:    Keith Williams, Manager Technical Services         

 

Summary:

 

The intersection of Shelly Beach Road and Parkes Street is not currently signposted.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That Council install a Give Way sign at the intersection of Shelly Beach Road and Parkes Street, Nambucca Heads.

 

OPTIONS:

 

Install a Stop Sign

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

It is not immediately obvious that vehicles should give way when leaving Shelly Beach Road and entering Parkes Street. A large number of tourists visit Shelly Beach and they may not be aware of the impending Intersection.

 

 

CONSULTATION:

 

Assets Inspector

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT:

 

Environment

No impact

 

Social

Increased awareness of potential conflict

 

Economic

Nil

 

Risk

Vehicular collision if motorists are not aware of the intersection

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

 

Direct and indirect impact on current and future budgets

$300

 

Working funds – justification for urgency and cumulative impact

Necessary

 

Service level changes and resourcing/staff implications

2 hours, signs officer

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.