Local Traffic Committee Meeting
A Local Traffic Committee Meeting of Byron Shire Council will be held as follows:
Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Jessica Healey – Roads and Maritime Services
Snr Constable Ray Wilson – Police
Cr Duncan Dey
Hon Tamara Smith MP
General Manager I2015/607
Local Traffic Committee Meeting
3.1 Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 1 April 2015
6. Regulatory Matters
6.1 Wilsons Creek Public School Bus Zone Changes and New Bus Bay.............................. 3
6.2 Two lanes inbound, Lawson Street, Byron Bay................................................................ 5
6.3 NAIDOC Event, Jonson Street Parade, Byron Bay 9 July 2015..................................... 7
6.4 Middleton Street, Byron Bay - Changes and car park upon Crown Reserve.................. 8
6.5 Byron Bay Writers Festival, Bayshore Drive Traffic Management, 7-9 August 2015.... 10
Closure, Byron Lighthouse Run, Byron Bay - Sunday
18 October 2015.............................................................................................................. 11
6.7 10th Annual Rainbow Ride Cycle Challenge, 20 September 2015................................ 12
6.8 Request for 60kph limit, Ewingsdale Road from Pacific Highway to west of McGettigans Lane 13
6.9 Proposed No Entry - Authorised Vehicles Excepted - Suffolk Park Holiday Park........ 14
6.10 Request for time limit, Bayshore Drive, Arts and Industry Estate, Byron Bay............... 15
6.11 Request for No Stopping Driveway Access to Bus Depot, 11-15 Smith Street, Mullumbimby 17
6.12 Proposed driveway access, new aged care facility, Brunswick Valley Way, Ocean Shores 18
6.13 Proposed speed humps, Bayshore Drive, north of rail line, Elements of Byron DA...... 19
6.14 Proposal for Market Street turnaround, Bangalow Showgrounds.................................. 20
6.15 Proposed one-way, Mullumbimbi Lane, Brunswick Heads............................................ 21
6.16 Endorsement of existing front-in angled parking, Dalley Street, Mullumbimby............. 23
6.17 Proposed Revised Regulatory Signposting for Scarrabelottis Bridge............................ 24
6.18 Concept Designs - Proposed Marine Parade Footpath and One-Way Traffic............... 25
6.19 Proposed road closure Acacia Street, Arts and Industrial Estate, Byron Bay................ 49
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.1
Report No. 6.1 Wilsons Creek Public School Bus Zone Changes and New Bus Bay
File No: I2015/566
Council are currently constructing a new bus bay due to be completed with RMS Safety Around Schools Funding 2014/15. The funding of $200,000 is envisioned to cover 100% of the cost, thereby meeting Council’s resolved position (as below, Res 15-079, Part 4).
Council were able to secure the funding at a late stage in the financial year due to another programmed project elsewhere in the state not proceeding and the fact Council had a detailed construction design plan already completed and the project being in effect ‘shovel ready’. Council’s ability to deliver external funded projects such as this year’s black spot projects also assisted.
This welcomed funding will provide an indented bus bay on the school side which is considerably safer and more desirable than the current bus zone opposite the school and which requires the school children to be escorted across the road.
To this end Committee endorsement of the new bus zone is sought, to be effective school zone times only. The removal of the existing bus zone opposite is also recommended and in doing will effectively require both the in and out bound services to use the new school side bus bay.
This outcome however will impact 1 of the 4 services provided by the sole bus operator whose PM outbound (westbound) schedule will require a safe vehicle turn around area as close to the town (east) side of the school as possible. Current discussions with stakeholders include use of a smaller vehicle, thereby requiring less area for a forward turn around, or permit the PM outbound service only to enter the bus bay contra-flow (i.e. in an opposite direction) to other traffic. While uncommon, it is believed it can be safely managed given the two buses each morning and from the same service provider, thereby they can ensure only one bus is ever within the new bus bay at a time.
Committee advice on such a suggestion however is sought, while recent and related resolved matters are copied below as background, noting the bus operator will attend to discuss their implications.
30 April 2015 Council made the following three resolutions:
15-194 Resolved…in regard to Report No.6.5 - School bus route approval, Mullumbimby-Wilson's Creek-Huonbrook…:
a) That Council recognises the need for, and holds no objections to, the school bus routes as detailed within Transport for NSW Contract N1060 and N2903 as held with Mullumbimby Bus Service and the principal operator Gary Hughes; and
b) That Transport for NSW and the NSW Department of Education be advised of the Local Traffic Committee:
i) preference that a smaller vehicle be required and form part of the aforementioned or future contracts to undertake services that travel Wilson’s Creek Road and more specifically those that service Wilson’s Creek Public School; and
ii) concerns for safety and risks relating to the current school bus arrangements at the Wilson’s Creek Public School and request for the named parties to be involved including approvals, concurrence and funding, to resolve the matters raised.
15-204 Resolved that Council call a meeting in the first or second week of May with the following bodies plus Council staff and Councillors who wish to attend, to resolve the impasse on volunteer training and to bring forward the construction of the 40kmh zone AT Wilsons Creek Public School. Those bodies are: Departments of Education, Transport, RMS.
15-205 Resolved that Council receive a report outlining potential of training other volunteers in traffic management accreditation including the possible costs to Council.
On 26 February 2015 Council resolved:
1.That a new design be developed which allows the School bus and students to board and embark on the School site.
2. That staff pursue the possibility of a smaller bus being used and if not possible under the current contract, than it should be part of new contract.
3. That Council notes the new proposed design allows improved safety and will cost less than the previously approved design.
4. That Council notes the potential for 100% funding from the RMS if the design meets their requirements and can be commenced prior to June 2015.
On 23 April 2009 Council resolved:
09-261 Resolved that the No Standing signs at Wilson’s Creek Primary School, installed as per Council resolution 08-614, be removed.
On 23 October 208 Council resolved as follows.
1. That the interim measure for a temporary bus bay on the northern side of the road, as proposed for Wilsons Creek Primary School, be supported and conveyed to the School.
2. That funding options for the more permanent measures proposed of a formal bus bay, footpath and retaining wall be investigated.
That the new school side bus bay at Wilsons Creek Public School be endorsed and signed as a bus zone, effective school days only 8am-9.30am and 2.30pm-4pm.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.2
File No: I2015/567
On 5 February 2015 Council resolved as follows:
15-021 Resolved that:
1. Council provide a continuous second in bound lane commencing 50 metres north of the Shirley/Butler Street roundabout in Byron Bay through to the Lawson/Jonson Street roundabout;
2. The purpose is to improve operation and movement at and between the aforementioned roundabouts and is to maintain the existing lane configuration west of the Jonson/Lawson Street intersection which includes a dedicated left-turn lane and a combined through and right lane; and
3. the $206,000 within s94 reserved for Byron Bay traffic management be made available for this project including the completion of detailed design and cost estimates, obtainment of approvals and construction.
4. this resolution be reported to the next Local Traffic Committee meeting for their advice and comment. Where staff consider such advice and comment to be significant in regards to safety, the matter be returned to Council for further consideration.
5. where practical and appropriate this project be designed and delivered with consideration of the Byron Bay town centre bypass.
Extract of the engineering design plans are shown, while the full version will be tabled for discussion and has progressed to 85% complete. Any changes the Committee wish to make is now sought as is endorsement of the regulatory matters contained with the design plan.
Fig 1: depicts 50m north of roundabout at Lawson/Butler St; 5 car spaces lost, changes achieved within existing road
Fig 2: depicts rail crossing to Lawson/Jonson St; minor kerb re-alignment; new footpath
In summary, the design seeks to minimise cost and hard infrastructure changes which are essentially limited to work within the existing road (kerb to kerb) and involves minor realignment of kerb east of the rail crossing, and removal of kerb extensions and line marked right-hand turn bays.
The slight modification to kerb line at the rail crossing includes relocation of fence and addition of sections of new footpath for better pedestrian delineation, which also be enhanced by the kerb extension and landscaped blister between the entry/exit of the Lawson Street south car park.
The project is scheduled for delivery this calendar year.
Referral of the design plan to John Holland Rail for their concurrence in their capacity as the current managing agent of state owned rail infrastructure is also required.
Fig 3: east of roundabout at Lawson/Butler St to rail crossing
That the GHD engineering design plan for the proposed “Two Lanes inbound (Lawson Street, Byron Bay)” be endorsed for:
a) the creation of a second inbound lane on Lawson Street, Byron Bay, commencing from 50m north of the Butler Street roundabout and continuing east to the existing two lane configuration west of the Jonson Street roundabout; and
b) referral to John Holland Rail for their concurrence and requirements regarding changes upon or that affect state owned rail infrastructure.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.3
File No: I2015/568
The annual NAIDOC week is to again include a street parade along Jonson Street, Byron Bay. Previous events have been held under Police escort and no reported problems with the event has been provided. As such endorsement for the following is sought.
A temporary road closure that will affect access of Jonson Street, Byron Bay between Marvell Street and Bay Street during the hours of 10am and 11am on Thursday 9 July 2015. The street parade will proceed from Railway Park at 10am and conclude at Apex Park, Main Beach by 11am.
Traffic delays during this time can be expected.
That Council endorse the NAIDOC Celebration, Street Walk and Family Day to be held in Byron Bay on Thursday 9 July 2015, subject to the:
a) use of an accredited designed and implemented Traffic Control Plan, OR under Police;
b) event being advertised in the local newspaper and notified on Council's website
c) consideration of any submissions received;
d) proponent’s lodgement of current and appropriate levels of insurance and liability cover; and
e) attainment (by the event proponent) of written authority to hold the street walk from the Police.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.4
File No: I2015/569
The 11 June 2015 Reserve Trust Committee meeting of Council received a report with two layout options for a car park upon crown reserve land which require changes to the adjacent Middleton Street, Byron Bay. The subsequent resolution seeks Committee advice on both options which are reproduced below.
Both options retain the existing west to east one-way operation of Bay Street and estimated to provide similar numbers of car spaces (approx. 55-60) most of which will be upon crown reserve.
Of the two:-
Option 1 - offers the least change by retaining the main existing traffic movement from Bay Street onto Middleton Street.
Option 2 - however appears to result in less constraints (e.g. at intersections) and may not require the STOP line/sign as indicated upon the below sketch for the northbound Middleton Street traffic on the proviso Bay Lane is upgraded from a Give Way to a STOP.
Traffic remains on road from Bay Street to Middleton Street, which is the major traffic movement. Middleton Street between Bay Lane and Bay Street becomes one-way north to south.
Vehicles that enter from Middleton Street at Lawson Street have no option but to enter the car park unless Bay Lane one way is changed from west-east to east-west.
Such a change would require consultation and not recommended.
An alternative option which may hold merit however is the inclusion of a turning circle upon Middleton Street at the intersection with Bay Lane to provide opportunity for those not wishing to traverse through the car park.
However regardless of its inclusion or not, little traffic impact of the option is apparent despite the new “No stopping” required on Middleton Street (as per red lines) which is more than offset by the increased car parking achieved.
Traffic lane effectively terminates at end of Bay Street, whereupon traffic will have to enter the car park.
One way upon Middleton Street between Bay Lane and Bay Street is reversed to being south to north.
Vehicles that enter from Middleton Street remain on road to end before having to loop back via the car park unless Bay Lane one way is changed from west-east to being east-west.
Such a change would require consultation and not recommended, or a turning circle be considered however its need and benefit is less for this option when compared to Option 1.
1. That Council note that the Local Traffic Committee prefer Option 2 for proposed changes to the north end of Middleton Street, Byron Bay including the provision of parking upon it and east of the road reserve.
2. That such changes be subject of an approved detailed design, including line marking and signage, all of which can proceed subject to meeting of standards and that adequate “one-way”, “No Entry” and “Road Ends” signage and pavement marking be provided.
3. That Bay Lane and both car park exits all be signed and marked as a “STOP” intersection.
4. That no intersection controls be implemented at Bay Lane for Middleton Street northbound traffic with the exception of line marking to guide and delineate through movement.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.5
File No: I2015/570
This annual event has no significant changes to the temporary traffic management which is effective for its duration and undertaken in accordance with an accredited designed and implemented traffic control plan. No road closure is required and a temporary speed limit of 40kph is signed and effective north of the rail line. As such endorsement as per previous years is sought.
That Council approve the temporary traffic control measures related to the August 2015 Byron Bay Writers Festival subject to the:
a) use of an accredited designed and implemented Traffic Control Plan;
b) meeting of the advertising requirements of the Roads Act 1993;
c) consideration of any submissions received;
d) event being notified on Council's website; and
e) timely lodgement of current and appropriate levels of insurance and liability cover.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.6
File No: I2015/571
No changes are proposed to this annual run/walk charity fundraiser event which will again have traffic control and a temporary road closure effective between 7am and 8am upon Lighthouse Road between Brooke Drive (at The Pass) and Palm Valley Way (entry to Wategos).
As such endorsement is sought on the basis the previous years conditions are again met.
That Council endorse the 10km Byron Lighthouse Fun Run to be held in Byron Bay on Sunday 18 October 2015, subject to:
a) The use of an accredited designed and implemented Traffic Control Plan;
b) Meeting of the advertising requirements of the Roads Act 1993;
c) The event being notified on Council's website;
d) Consideration by Council staff should any submissions be received;
e) The proponent’s lodgement of current and appropriate levels of insurance and liability cover; and
f) The attainment (by the event proponent) of Cape Byron Headland Trust written concurrence of the event.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.7
File No: I2015/572
This annual event proposes to reverse its route for this year and start at Currumbin on the Gold Coast but conclude as usual at the Ewingsdale community hall which is located on the no through road of William Flick Lane which will again be closed to through traffic.
Another proposed change is subject to the new highway and St Helena tunnel operating by the event date of 20 September.
If occurs the event proposes to leave south of Mullumbimby as usual via Coolamon Scenic Drive and follow it up Montecollum but then continue onto St Helena whereby cyclists will follow what is currently the highway back to Ewingsdale.
However if approval for such a route is not forthcoming and/or the new highway is not open the route seeks approval to remain on local roads and travel from Montecollum and continue as previous years to Possum Shoot Road then follow it and then Myocum Road through to the Ewingsdale Hall.
Endorsement of the event is based on conditions as per previous years with the addition RMS concurrence also be sought separate to the LTC endorsement given the highway works and the proposal to use the current highway section between St Helena and Ewingsdale Road.
That the temporary traffic arrangements for the Rainbow Ride Cycle Challenge be endorsed for Sunday 20 September 2015, including the road closure of William Flick Lane, Ewingsdale between 9am and 3pm, subject to the:
a) use of accredited designed and implemented traffic control plans;
b) organisers implementing plans for signage, motor escort, advertising and other details as proposed in their submission;
c) public liability insurance being current and not less than $20 million;
d) concurrence of the Police and RMS, independent of the Local Traffic Committee endorsement;
e) advertising in accordance with the Roads Act 1993;
f) event and road closure being notified on Council's website; and
g) proponent providing Council a copy of written acceptance of the road closure from the relevant RMS manager or their nominated representative overseeing the Pacific Highway upgrade.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.8
File No: I2015/573
The new Byron Central hospital will be constructing a single lane roundabout on Ewingsdale Road, its approximate location shown by the green circle below. The red line depicts the existing 60kph limit while the blue line (currently 80kph) represents the proposed extension of the 60kph limit to 340m further east and thereby covering the emergency vehicle access and egress depicted by the red circle.
The roundabout design will be tabled at the meeting and has been subject of Council and RMS advice with a design speed of 35kph to be achieved.
The Committee support of the extension of the 60kph is sought, which if forthcoming will recommend Council refer the matter to RMS for approval. It should be noted however by making such a change the resulting, reduced 80kph speed zone between the subject site and east to sports centre roundabout will be approximately 1.6km in length.
That Council support the Local Traffic Committee endorsement that the existing 60kph speed limit on Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale west of Woodford Lane be extended 340m eastward so as to incorporate the new roundabout and emergency access as associated with the Byron Central Hospital development.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.9
File No: I2015/574
Council’s Acting Team Leader compliance supports the holiday park management request to restrict general vehicle access and proposes the site be signed as ‘No Entry – Authorised Vehicles Excepted’.
Precedent exists with the Committee endorsing such exception to the rule for parking in Byron Bay at the front of the police station and on Jonson Street.
It therefore proposed the same apply in this instance, thereby allowing park management to advise Rangers as and when necessary of infringements.
The site is Council land, classified as community and located at 143 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park NSW 2481 (Parcel Number 237911, Lot 100, DP 1023737).
That the Council owned land which operates the Suffolk Park Holiday Park as located at 143 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park NSW 2481 (Parcel Number 237911, Lot 100, DP 1023737) be endorsed and signed as ‘No Entry – Authorised Vehicles Excepted’.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.10
File No: I2015/577
Via endorsement of this Committee, Council has introduced time limits in the Arts and Industry Estate for the first time as follows:
14-641 Resolved that a 1P time limit which applies Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 12 noon be endorsed and signed on the western side of Bayshore Drive Byron Bay, from Banksia Drive to Centennial Circuit.
This existing time limit is depicted top of picture by the green line. A business further south toward the Grevillea Street intersection now also seeks time limits to also assist with turnover. If this is supported it is recommended that the:
1. same time limit duration (1P) and the same days and times apply as per Res 14-641for the length depicted by the red line (approx. 40m); and
2. existing bus stop (red circle) be relocated to immediately north of the intersection (yellow circle) which is supported by the bus operator and will help with the complaints received regarding vehicles parking to close to the intersection; and hence the recommendation that the
3. No Stopping be extended to 15m north of the intersection (as per yellow line).
1. That No Stopping apply for a 15m length on the west side of Bayshore Drive, north of Grevillea Street, Byron Bay.
2. That the bus stop as demarcated by a single J-Pole be relocated south of its existing site on the west side of Bayshore Drive to 30m north of Grevillea Street, Byron Bay.
3. That on the west side of Bayshore Drive, between 35m and 77m north of Grevillea Street, Byron Bay a 1P time limit be signed as effective Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 12.00 noon.
4. That consultation with all tenants with access to and from the west side of Bayshore Drive as located between Grevillea Street and Banksia Street be undertaken to ascertain support of adopting such time limits for the length.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.11
File No: I2015/578
The Mullumbimby bus line operator seeks support to have ‘No Stopping’ marked adjacent to the two depot driveways located at 11-15 Smith Street, Mullumbimby.
The arrangement is depicted and will stop vehicles from parking at, near and sometimes across the driveway which impedes vehicle access to and egress from the depot. The length of ‘No Stopping’ be approximately 40m in length, 15m of which is the two driveways meaning 25m of new ‘No Stopping’ will result which is parking for about 4 cars.
The demand for on-street parking however is low and not expected to cause a problem for adjacent traders, noting opposite the depot a new site is being developed with four units providing on-site parking.
That ‘No Stopping’ apply on the north side, being from 5m west of number 11 Smith Street to 5m east of number 15 Smith Street, Mullumbimby.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.12
File No: I2015/580
Council has received an application for an aged care /seniors living development to be situated as shown between the regional road / tourist drive of Brunswick Valley Way and the local street network of Balemo Drive with a local access via the cul-de-sac off Kulgun Court, Ocean Shores.
However as also shown it is preferred traffic from further afield are provided with a direct and full access and egress to/from Brunswick Valley Way. The driveway would be located within the existing 50kph speed zone, however the approach from the north which provides a sight distance of approximately 150m is mainly within the 80kph speed zone.
Committee endorsement of the proposal is sought, subject to meeting AustRoads standard for driveway design and sight distances for such a location.
That subject to meeting AustRoads standard for driveway design and sight distances and the separate attainment of RMS s138 Roads Act approval, an unrestricted drive way access upon Brunswick Valley Way be endorsed for and at the south end of the property of 2 Kulgun Court, Ocean Shores (DP 1128095, Parcel No. 240483, Lot 12).
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.13
File No: I2015/581
At the north end, past the rail line of the no through road section of Bayshore Drive is an existing tourist facility that has been subject of a development application to upgrade existing facilities and ultimately provide approximately 80 cabins for onsite accommodation.
Part of the development conditions is an upgrade to the road to include kerb and gutter and landscaping.
Also proposed is traffic calming along this same approximate 440m length as depicted by the red line.
It is preferred the traffic calming is achieved by inclusion of speed humps which physically slows all traffic, which are nearly all resort bound, but allows a bus or similar wider vehicles to pass unimpeded.
The endorsement of the traffic calming measures is on the basis AustRoads standards being met including signage, line marking and where necessary street lighting.
That the Local Traffic Committee acceptance of speed humps upon Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay north of the rail line be noted on the proviso they are provided in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines and to the acceptance of Council.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.14
File No: I2015/582
Following the recent Billycart derby event and implementation of the related traffic control plan, questions were raised regarding the appropriate use of parking restrictions on the west side, north end of Market Street, Bangalow.
Currently the location (as shown by red line) is signed as ‘No Parking – Market days Only’.
The narrow width and increased traffic due to other events and every school day however has proven the ‘No Parking’ restriction needs to apply at all times.
This can however be supplemented by a ‘Kiss and Ride’ sign to promote such use at school times for example.
Given this will take consultation with the school it is also recommended the Showground Trust also be involved, including the proposal to build a permanently available vehicle turning head upon the showground site to better provide for the school and other traffic.
That consultation with the adjacent school and neighbours including the showground trust be undertaken and reported back to Council in regard to restricting car parking and improving traffic flow upon Market Street, Bangalow including the potential for the provision of vehicle turning circle at its northern end.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.15
File No: I2015/583
Consultation by a Council planner during assessment of a DA at the subject site found that some residents would favour the existing two-way lane between Tweed Street and Park Street be made as one-way west to east.
Currently the lane is used at the Park Street end to park vehicles and access shops while at other times residents claim it is used as a rat run, for example at night time for those leaving the pub further to the east and that when two vehicles approach each other one is required to leave the road such as into private driveways or reverse from the lane.
Figure 1: subject site and resident proposed one-way direction
A picture of the typical cross section of the lane is provided below and given its narrow width, lack of passing/parking opportunities, and that the alternative parallel routes available as above, plus the small number of adjacent properties (approx. 20) and therefore vehicle movements involved, it is recommended the resident proposal be consulted upon more widely with results reported back when completed.
As such any advice or concern of the Committee is sought prior to such consultation being conducted; assuming that is Council approval will be forthcoming for it to proceed.
Figure 2: Cross section of lane looking west to Tweed Street
1. That a public notice along with direct consultation with adjacent and neighbouring properties, those located on Park Street between Mullumbimbi Street and Fingal Street and the Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce be undertaken in regard to the resident proposal to make Mullumbimbi Lane, Brunswick Heads one-way from Tweed Street to Park Street.
2. That the results of the above consultation period be tabled and reported back to Council when completed and to the Local Traffic Committee if and as when required.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.16
File No: I2015/585
Through staff assessment of an adjacent DA it became apparent of the different parking practices along east side of Dalley Street, Mullumbimby.
Those between Burringbar Street and Whian Street are signed as front-in, angle parking while at the site depicted between Whian Street and Fern Street there is no signage.
As a result parking at the site shown means the default parallel parking applies yet most understandably park front-in given it is applied elsewhere in the street plus adequate width exists.
It is therefore recommended parking be signed as front to kerb however no angle be specified given no pavement and line marking exists and it apply (as per red line) from 10m south of Whian Street to the north side of the driveway at 140 Dalley Street.
That parking be signed as front to kerb on Dalley Street, Mullumbimby from 10m south of Whian Street to the north side of the driveway at 140 Dalley Street.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.17
File No: I2015/602
Scarrabelottis Bridge is a steel bailey truss bridge that was installed in 1980. It was a second hand bridge when Council purchased it approximately 35 years ago. The bridge is likely around 50 years old so it would be at the end of its design life (Bailey bridges were designed as a temporary structure).
Scarrabelottis Bridge is currently signposted with a 40km/h speed limit and bridge load limit of 18t Gross. A level 3 bridge inspection in 2011 recommended this.
A review of the bridge is currently underway. The current proposal is to undertake a preliminary analysis of the truss structure and advise on expected load rating for the bridge and other risk mitigation factors (i.e.. review the existing speed limit). This is being done without the expense of a full level 3 inspection (estimated at over $40,000).
Opus International Consultants (Opus) have been engaged to undertake the structural engineering assessment. The assessment will be completed during July 2015. A site inspection with a senior structural engineer has indicated that the load limit & speed limit in place would need to be reduced further.
Opus have advised that a 20km/h speed limit would be appropriate for the proposed risk measures. Section 3.2.7 of the NSW Speed Zoning Guidelines, “Speed limits on structures” provides guidance on this.
It is likely that the structural assessment will recommend a further reduced load limit, possibly as low as 5t Gross, and no higher than the existing 18t Gross.
The committee support of the following risk measures is sought:
1. Implement a 20 km/h speed limit on the bridge structure;
2. Implement a revised bridge load limit in accordance with the outcomes of the Opus assessment.
That Council support the Local Traffic Committee endorsement that the risk measures are implemented at Scarrabelottis Bridge, being a 20km/h speed limit on the bridge structure and a revised bridge load limit in accordance with the outcomes of the structural assessment being undertaken in July 2015
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.18
File No: I2015/604
A consultation design package has been completed including 3 design options for the proposed Marine Parade Footpath at Wategoes, Byron Bay.
Senior Council and National Parks & Wildlife staff has indicated a preference for design option 2 which includes a proposed one-way traffic road.
The design package is attached.
This report seeks the support of the committee for a proposed one-way traffic scheme as an option for this project.
It is recognised that a one-way scheme may have disadvantages including reduced accessibility to adjacent properties, diversion of some traffic to other local streets, an increase in travel time for some road users.
Advantages however of the proposed one-way design options may include increased pedestrian safety, reduced conflict with through vehicles, parking vehicles & pedestrians. The proposed one-way design option 2 appears to also be the most feasible in terms of cost.
That Council support the Local Traffic Committee endorsement of a proposed one-way traffic scheme as an option for the Marine Parade Footpath project.
1 24.2015.19.1 - Consultation Design Package (3 options) from Ardill Payne 6 May 2015 - Marine Parade Footpath, E2015/29233 , page 26
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.19
File No: I2015/605
Business located at 1/1 Acacia Street, Byron Bay is proposing to hold a market event on the last Saturday of every month commencing from 10am through to 3pm. The proponent advises support is forthcoming from adjacent business and traders who can offer up to 50 off-street car spaces for the event.
The markets themselves however will occur upon the premises of four businesses highlighted below and as located at numbers 1, 2, 4 and 6 Acacia Street. Approval for such use and the markets themselves will be subject of a DA yet to be submitted to Council.
However to assist with planning the event, the proponent seeks Council endorsement to close the road to through traffic from 8am to 5pm between Banksia Drive and Grevillea Street while traffic control is proposed to allow vehicle access to some properties.
The proponent states the road closure (to occur within area depicted by the red lines) is central and critical to the market proposal as it will provide a space for people to walk between the sites depicted. The on-road space may also be used during the market days for other activities subject to their approval.
While such detail is a matter for Council’s DA process and an accredited traffic control plan, the primary purpose of the proponent tabling the matter to the Committee is for any conditions or concerns that relate to the proposal.
On this, the Committee are advised the road is low volume, local access while the subject site is of approximately 150m length with 7 land parcels with various tenants, all of whom would need to be consulted upon and their submissions and requirements considered given the event seeks to be once per month.
As such it is recommended that if support for the closure is forthcoming it be limited to three (3) events with each to occur at least four weeks apart and all before 30 November 2015 and that any extension beyond require further report to the Committee and Council including proof of consultation as undertaken by the proponent with tenants adjacent and within the road closure including their acceptance of or conditions upon an ongoing monthly event.
That the road closure of Acacia Street, Byron Bay be approved subject to the following conditions:
a) Council approvals where required are firstly obtained and met, including any DA conditions imposed;
b) it apply to the last Saturday of a month between 8am and 5pm only and for a maximum of three events, none of which occur within four weeks of each other;
c) the organisers be responsible for providing a copy to Council and implementing a Traffic Control Plan as designed and implemented by those with appropriate accreditation;
d) public liability insurance be in place for the sum of at least $20 million and a copy be provided to Council;
e) in accordance with the Roads Act, each event be advertised within Council’s public notice section of the local newspaper with the cost charged to the event organiser;
f) the event be notified on Council's website; and
g) the above approvals and conditions and effective until and expire on 30 November 2015, after which, as with any proposed changes or extensions to them, be subject of a further submission by the proponent.