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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

 

 

A Local Traffic Committee Meeting of Byron Shire Council will be held as follows:

 

Venue

Executive Team Meeting Room, Administration Building, Mullumbimby

Date

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Time

10.30am

Committee Members

Jessica Healey – Roads and Maritime Services

Snr Constable Ray Wilson – Police

Cr Duncan Dey

Hon Tamara Smith MP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Gainger

General Manager                                                                                                                   I2015/893

                                                                                                                                    Distributed 26/08/15

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Local Traffic Committee Meeting

 

 

BUSINESS OF MEETING

 

1.    Apologies

2.    Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary

3.    Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings

3.1       Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 24 June 2015

4.    Matters Arising

5.    Outstanding Issues/Resolutions

6.    Regulatory Matters

6.1       Request for Heavy Vehicle restrictions, Granuaille Road, Bangalow.............................. 3

6.2       Road closure, Mullumbimby Music Festival, 22 November 2015.................................... 6

6.3       Road closure, Twilight Markets, Brunswick Heads, 16 December 2015 ........................ 7

6.4       Endorsement of one-way entry and exit, Mullumbimby High School car park................ 8

6.5       Proposed Loading Zone, Council Office, Station Street, Mullumbimby .......................... 9

6.6       Request for 2P time limit, Tincogan Street, Mullumbimby............................................. 10

6.7       Request for mobility permit parking space, Community Gardens, Mullumbimby  ....... 11

6.8       Request for 60kph speed limit, Myocum Downs Drive, Myocum.................................. 12

6.9       Request for 60kph speed limit, Yelgun Road, Yelgun.................................................... 13

6.10     Proposed trial, school bus contra-flow, Wilsons Creek PS bus bay............................... 14

6.11     Request for bus stop, Byron Bay pool............................................................................ 15

6.12     Request  for No Parking limits, Market Street, Bangalow.............................................. 16

7.    Development Applications

7.1       Byron Bay Bypass – DA 10.2015.384.1......................................................................... 17  

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                    6.1

 

 

Regulatory Matters

 

Report No. 6.1             Request for Heavy Vehicle restrictions, Granuaille Road, Bangalow

File No:                        I2015/879

 

Two residents of Bangalow will attend to outline their concerns to the Committee. One of them, in their capacity of the Bangalow Progress Association (BPA), has chaired a community meeting (details as attached, E2015/54927) and advised they hope for the following from Council: 

 

1. to get endorsement of the community concern about excessive traffic on the roads through Bangalow and the implications for safety, health and noise abatement; 

 

2. to seek action by LTC toward achievement of our immediate remediation requests;

 

3.  to work with the community on the assessment of the impact of the new motorway and the Lismore signage, through a joint RMS, Council, community working party to determine location of traffic counters and assessment of results before and after opening of the T2E; and

 

4. support our requirement for an overall review of regional traffic flows including the need for a southern bypass of Bangalow.

 

Similar concerns have been raised by another Granuaille Road resident who seeks Council support to limit heavy vehicle use, preferably with outright ban or very least restrictions in regard to their operational times.

 

To assist the discussion and Committee consideration of the request details of traffic volumes and heavy vehicle use will be available at the meeting. It should be noted while a local road the subject site (depicted) forms part of the state road (MR65) network and any changes will require RMS approval.

 

 

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That Council note the concerns raised by Bangalow Progress Association (BPA) regarding heavy vehicle use, noise and speed, and traffic volumes in general including concerns held regarding amenity and safety in general.

 

 

Attachments:

 

1        BPA meeting notes - Public Meeting Bangalow 4 June 2015, E2015/55160 , page 4  

 

 


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Regulatory Matters                                                                                          6.1 - Attachment 1

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Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                    6.2

 

 

Report No. 6.2             Road closure, Mullumbimby Music Festival, 22 November 2015

File No:                        I2015/880

 

The same event as held in previous years is proposed including the same street parade which requires the temporary closure of Burringbar Street and Dalley Street.

 

As no problems or objections have arisen from previous events Committee endorsement is sought.

 

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

1.  That the Mullumbimby Music Festival Street Parade scheduled for Sunday, 22 November 2015 be endorsed, including the temporary road closure of:

 

a) Dalley Street, Mullumbimby between Tincogan Street and Burringbar Street which is effective between 11am and 12noon

 

b) Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby between Station Street and Dalley Street which is effective between 10.45am and 11.15am

 

c) Lane 7, between Dalley Street and east of the Fire Station driveway, and Lane 2, from Lane 7 to Tincogan Street, with both in effect from 4pm Thursday 19 November 2015 through to 8am Monday 23 November 2015.

 

2. That the temporary road closure be subject to the following conditions, each to be met prior to the event being held:

 

a) that the organisers be responsible for implementing a Traffic Control Plan, including the use of signed detours, as designed and implemented by those with appropriate accreditation;

 

b) payment of Council’s relevant on-road event fee ($350 inc GST);

 

c) that each temporary bus stop as required by the event be established in accordance with an accredited Traffic Control Plan;  

 

d) that public liability insurance be in place for the sum of at least $20 million;

 

e) that the written concurrence of local Police and from the Fire Stations on both Gordon Street and Dalley Street, be obtained by the organisers and provided to Council;  and

 

e) that Council advertise the event in accordance with the Roads Act;

 

f) that Council provide prior notification of the event on Council's website.

 

 

3. That the organisers note Council no longer provide  traffic control services or equipment for such events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                    6.3

 

 

Report No. 6.3             Road closure, Twilight Markets, Brunswick Heads, 16 December 2015

File No:                        I2015/881

 

The same event as held in previous years is proposed including the same temporary closure of Mullumbimbi Street between Park Street and The Terrace. 

 

As no problems or objections have arisen from previous events Committee endorsement is sought.

 

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

1. That the temporary road closure of Mullumbimbi Street between Park Street and The Terrace, Brunswick Heads from 12 noon to 12 midnight on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 be approved for the holding of the annual Twilight Markets.

 

2. That the temporary road closure be subject to the following conditions, that:

 

a) the temporary traffic arrangements and road closure be undertaken as per a Traffic Control Plan as designed and implemented by those with appropriate accreditation and includes the provision of two temporary accessible (disabled) parking bays outside the Brunswick Heads Hotel from 7am to 12noon;

 

b) public liability insurance be in place for the sum of at least $20 million;

 

c) the concurrence of local Police be obtained by the organisers, independent of the Local Traffic Committee endorsement;

 

d) the event be advertised in accordance with the Roads Act;

 

e) that the written concurrence of local Police be obtained by the organisers and provided to Council;  and

 

f) that Council advertise the event in accordance with the Roads Act;

 

g) that Council provide prior notification of the event on Council's website.

 

h) the applicable Council fee for lodgement of a road event application apply ($350 inc GST) and paid prior to the event.

 

3. That the organisers note Council no longer provide  traffic control services or equipment for such events.

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                    6.4

 

 

Report No. 6.4             Endorsement of one-way entry and exit, Mullumbimby High School car park

File No:                        I2015/882

 

Council has undertaken third party works as per agreement and as paid for by the Department of Education. This had included a footpath on the eastern side from the pedestrian crossing linking with the student car park which itself was subject of changes, namely the addition of a second driveway. These changes, along with other requests or requirements of the school, are depicted below.

 

However the matter relevant to the Committee is the new car park access and egress. To this end committee endorsement is sought that the northern driveway be entry only and the southern driveway be exit only and relevant regulatory signage be installed.

 

 

Yellow line –

completed footpath

 

White arrows – endorsement sought for new entry and exit only arrangement in student car park

 

Red line –

school request Council provide fencing (requires budget)

 

Green line –

path as part of DA condition (yet to be built, Dept Education requirement to provide)

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the car park on Jubilee Avenue, Mullumbimby, as located north-east of the intersection with Azalea Street, be endorsed and signed with the appropriate regulatory signage so to effect that the northern driveway be Entry only and the southern driveway as Exit only.

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                    6.5

 

 

Report No. 6.5             Proposed Loading Zone, Council Office, Station Street, Mullumbimby

File No:                        I2015/883

 

The front entry of Council’s Administration building as located at corner of Station Street and Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby provides no Loading Zone despite the numerous deliveries that are made each day.

 

As a result many delivery vehicles mount the kerb and park adjacent to the building putting footpath users at risk. To stop this practice concerned Council staff have requested a Loading Zone be provided.

 

The most obvious site for such a facility is depicted, i.e. as per the yellow circle. This however is the same location as currently used by two mobility permit only parking spaces and therefore not recommended.

 

Instead Committee endorsement is sought to remove the three general permissible 2P limited parking spaces as per the red circle and create a Loading Zone effective Monday-Friday 8am-4pm thereby allowing parking at other times.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the three angled spaces on the east side of Station Street, Mullumbimby, south of the two mobility permit (disabled) spaces located south of Burringbar Street, be endorsed and signed as a Loading Zone Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                    6.6

 

 

Report No. 6.6             Request for 2P time limit, Tincogan Street, Mullumbimby

File No:                        I2015/884

 

A request has been received that a 2P time limit apply on Tincogan Street, Mullumbimby between Dalley St and Stuart St which is currently unrestricted.

 

The subject site is depicted as is the town centre where similar 2P time limits apply weekdays and through to 12pm Saturday.

 

While Council will undertake a parking study this financial year the consultation with adjacent tenants is considered a beneficial precursor and therefore recommended to help inform the study.

 

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

1.   That consultation with properties adjacent to Tincogan Street, Mullumbimby between Dalley Street and Stuart Street be undertaken in regard to both parking and traffic needs and demands and the use of a time limit to assist with turn over.

 

2.   That the results of the consultation be referred to and help inform Council’s parking study of Mullumbimby town centre which will be reported to Council in due course.

 

 

 

 

 


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Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                    6.7

 

 

Report No. 6.7             Request for mobility permit parking space, Community Gardens, Mullumbimby 

File No:                        I2015/886

 

The Mullumbimby Community Gardens have requested that one of the car spaces within the sealed and line marked car park as located closet to their main entry  be signed as mobility permit only space. This is supported and Committee endorsement is sought.

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That a single car park space within the sealed car park at the frontage of the Mullumbimby Community Gardens be marked and signed as a mobility permit (disabled) parking space only.

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                    6.8

 

 

Report No. 6.8             Request for 60kph speed limit, Myocum Downs Drive, Myocum

File No:                        I2015/887

 

A resident has requested a 60kph speed limit be introduced for the 1.2km length of Myocum Downs Drive. As shown the subject site is a sealed, no through road, has 29 residential properties, is in a rural setting and located approximately 3.5km south of Mullumbimby. Council have no record of traffic volume or speeds or any crash data based on records dating back to 1996.

 

Nevertheless, the number of accesses (up to 29) and that no through traffic occurs would suggest some of the RMS speed zone criteria for reviewing the speed limit is met. The road is currently state default (100kph), drive to conditions while the main road (and sole access point) of Myocum Road has recently (in last 18 months) been reduced from a similar, rural 100k limit to 80kph.

 

However as RMS are the sole authority for authorising speed zone changes it is requested that they undertake such a review if they believe it warranted and, if it proceeds, provide results back in due course.

 

 

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That Council request the RMS, as the sole NSW authority for authorising speed zone changes, undertake such review of Myocum Downs Drive, Myocum if they believe it warranted and, if such review proceeds, provide results back in due course.

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                    6.9

 

 

Report No. 6.9             Request for 60kph speed limit, Yelgun Road, Yelgun

File No:                        I2015/888

 

A resident has requested a 60kph speed limit be introduced for the 1.7km length of Yelgun Road, Yelgun. The subject site is depicted and is a sealed, no through road, has 25 adjacent properties, is in a rural setting and located approximately 2.5km north of Billinudgel. Council have no record of traffic volume or speeds or any crash data based on records dating back to 1996.

 

Nevertheless, the number of accesses (approx. 18 active and up to 25 potential) and that no through traffic occurs would suggest some of the RMS speed zone criteria for reviewing the speed limit is met. The road is currently state default (100kph), drive to conditions while the main road (and sole access point) of Tweed Valley Way is 80kph.

 

However as RMS are the sole authority for authorising speed zone changes it is requested that they undertake such a review if they believe it warranted and, if it proceeds, provide results back in due course.

 

 

 

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That Council request the RMS, as the sole NSW authority for authorising speed zone changes, undertake such review of Yelgun Road, Yelgun if they believe it warranted and, if such review proceeds, provide results back in due course.

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                  6.10

 

 

Report No. 6.10           Proposed trial, school bus contra-flow, Wilsons Creek PS bus bay

File No:                        I2015/889

 

Subject to onsite inspection. To be held with RMS preferably prior to the LTC meeting. TBC.

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Committee advice is sought.

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                  6.11

 

 

Report No. 6.11           Request for bus stop, Byron Bay pool

File No:                        I2015/890

 

Details to be provided at meeting for discussion. Request for a formal bus stop is made from Blanch’s/BVC bus company, who are the main public transport operator within the shire.

 

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Committee advice is sought.

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                  6.12

 

 

Report No. 6.12           Request  for No Parking limits, Market Street, Bangalow

File No:                        I2015/891

 

The adjacent public school requests No Parking apply in Market Street, Bangalow between Byron Street and its end on Market Days and School Days only. The subject site is shown by the yellow line.

 

Such a request is recommended as it is aimed to address the problems of congestion and safety encountered at busy times  such a school pick up and drop off and on market days, when parking is made available off-street with the showgrounds at the north end of the street.

 

It should be noted that No Parking will still provide opportunity for up to
2-minutes to drop off and pick up. This ability can be emphasised further by providing supplementary signage such as ‘kiss and ride’ subject to school acceptance and use of such signage.

 

 

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That No Parking apply on both sides of Market Street, Bangalow between Byron Street and its end, effective and signed as School Days 8am-4pm and Market Days only.

 

 

 

 

  


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Local Traffic Committee Meeting                                                                                    7.1

 

 

Development Applications

 

Report No. 7.1             Byron Bay Bypass – DA 10.2015.384.1

File No:                        I2015/892

 

Byron Bay Bypass – DA 10.2015.384.1

 

Committee advice on the project is sought and endorsement of the regulatory controls will be proposed.

 

Detailed design plans will be tabled to assist the committee’s review.

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Committee advice is sought.