BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

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Minutes of Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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Local Traffic Committee Meeting

 

 

 

Venue

Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby

Date

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Time

10.30am

Committee Members

Joshua Buckham – Roads and Maritime Services

Snr Constable Tony Darby – Police

Cr Duncan Dey

Hon Tamara Smith MP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

                                                                                                                               14.1 - Attachment 1

Report of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on Wednesday, 6 April 2016

File No: I2016/302

 

 

Meeting Commenced:   10.30 am

 

PRESENT:

Councillor:  Cr Duncan Dey

Camille Keenan (on behalf of Hon Tamara Smith MP)

Roads and Maritime Services Representative: Joshua Buckham

Police: Nil

Staff:  Simon Bennett, Helen Waldron (Minute Taker)

Chris Larkin (staff) item 8.1

Michiel Kamphorst (Greg Alderson and Associates) Item 8.2

 

 

Apologies:

Hon Tamara Smith MP

Snr Constable Tony Darby

 

 

Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest raised.

 

 

Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings

 

Recommendation:

That the minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 25 November 2015 be confirmed.

 

 

 

Matters Arising

A ‘No compression braking’ sign and a VAS (Vehicle Activated Sign)  will be installed on Granuille Road, Bangalow

 

 

Action Items

1.       Letter to go to RMS requesting speed zone review of Yelgun Road and Myocum Downs Drive (26/08/15 LTC Meeting).

 

2.       New Year’s Eve 2015 – staff comment to be sought re traffic arrangements, including shuttle bus.

 

 

Outstanding Issues/Resolutions

Staff to review outstanding items and undertake or provide back to Committee as required.

 

 

 

 

 

Regulatory Matters

Report No. 6.1             Proposed parking restrictions, Mullumbimbi Lane, Brunswick Heads

File No:                        I2015/586

 

 

Council’s contracted waste service provider (Solo Waste) has advised that parking in Mullumbimbi Lane, Brunswick Heads at the Park Street (eastern) end of the lane impedes their services to residents and commercial tenants of the lane.  As depicted (Fig 1), it is proposed this problem is addressed by commencing from Park Street and continuing for a length of 45 metres:

 

-     on the south side, as per yellow line, “No Stopping” be signed; and

-     on the north side, as per pink line, “No Parking apply Monday-Friday between 8.30am and 1pm”, which covers the spread of hours that waste services typically access the lane.

 

The below figure also depicts another proposed change, as previously supported by the Committee and resolved by Council; i.e. consultation with adjacent properties be undertaken in regard to making the lane one-way, noting that the waste service operator is in support of it being west to east, which as depicted by the blue line and arrow is from Tweed Street to Park Street.

 

Consultation with others on such a change is yet to occur, however if it does eventuate it could provide opportunity to remove one of the parking restrictions now proposed. The matter of a change to one-way however will be subject of separate report once the consultation has occurred.

 

Figure 1 – Report I2015/586: proposed parking and traffic changes

 

 

 

 

Committee Comments

1.       Noted consultation should take place, including the one way proposal.

 

 

Management Comments

Committee advice is noted and consultation recommended.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That commencing at Park Street, Brunswick Heads, and continuing west for a length of 45m, the north side of Mullumbimbi Lane be signed as ‘No Parking’ Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 1pm and the south side be signed as ‘No Stopping’. Signage to be installed in RMS Technical Direction 2002/12c.

 

 

 

Report No. 6.2             Proposed Traffic Changes, Clifford Street, Suffolk Park

File No:                        I2016/265

 

 

The consultancy engaged by Council (GHD) to review upgrade options for the intersection of Clifford Street and Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park concluded long term options were either traffic lights or a roundabout, while more immediately an interim safety measure (of about 4 years life) was to remove the left-turn lane on Broken Head Road used to enter Clifford Street.

 

At the 25 February 2016 meeting, Council had resolved (16-064) to consult on all these options (as per Council report I2016/36) however RMS have since then advised the warrants and criteria for traffic lights are not met and therefore unlikely to gain their necessary approval; and despite the roundabout as a community preferred option, its longer term (2-4 years) planning, budgetary and approval requirements, including land acquisition, means the interim measure will proceed as a priority.  As such, a copy of Council’s design plan (no. 2340) will be available at the meeting, noting however previous Committee support for it had been obtained and on which Council had endorsed (14-634) subject to community consultation.

 

Consultation to date has included the Suffolk Park Progress Association (SPPA) who remain supportive of the left-turn lane removal; the concept of which is depicted (LH, yellow line). Other matters also depicted and which they seek Committee and Council endorsement for include:

 

 

1.       No Parking be implemented on the western side of the T-intersection, considered a safety hazard on this busy, high volume intersection noting that the main road and Clifford Street carry more than 7,000 vehicles per day. The image shows such restriction from 50m south to 90m north of the intersection;

 

2.       the existing bus stop and shelter (site 2a) which is within 30 meters of the intersection, be relocated further east toward Glasgow Street, noting site 2b as shown provides only 15m length between Glasgow Street and the next driveway; and

 

3.       traffic calming for southbound traffic on Broken Head Road to emphasise the change in speed limit from 80kph to 50kph, on which Committee advice is sought noting similar treatments to that implemented on the state road eastside of Clunes is considered an option; and

 

4.       request for a fixed speed camera to further enforce the change to a 50kph zone, as also done in Clunes on the western entry to the village.

 

 

And while not a SPPA sought change, it is believed the proximity of the two driveway crossovers to the car park at site 5a and 5b contribute to the congested intersection delays.  Therefore Committee advice is sought on preferably closing site 3b and that both entry/exit be via site 3a, or failing that entry is restricted to only via site 5a and exit only via 5b.  The purpose of either is to reduce side road access points in close proximity to the intersection, thereby assist with safety (i.e. less points access) and ‘consolidate’ turning movements in what is often a congested and busy section of the street.

 

As for the removal of the left-turn lane, GHD have concluded it has a useful, safe and practical life of up to 4 years and the proposed works (to be tabled at the meeting) to implement it are viewed as relatively inexpensive and therefore will be undertaken as a priority aimed at addressing the crash trend identified, which is namely vehicles departing Clifford Street making a right-hand turn are being ‘T-boned’, which the GHD analysis indicates is being exacerbated by vehicles in the left-turn lane obscuring the view of south bound through traffic.

 

In other words, people leave Clifford Street in thinking a vehicle is making a left-turn in it but do not see the through traffic such a vehicle conceals.  The removal of the left-turn lane will therefore remove this concealment, which if effective should address the crash trend.

 

Figure 1 – Report I2016/265: sites of proposed treatments

 

 

 

Committee Comments

The staff liaise with planners regarding the consent conditions on the DA for the car park to determine if access/egress complies with any conditions that may apply

RMS to advise of any Technical Direction, guidelines or warrants (criteria) that they may have in regard to an entry statement at the 50/80 speed zone

 

Management Comments

1.   Committee recommendations 1-4 are consistent with requests as tabled by the Suffolk Park Progress Association (SPPA), noting that the President of the same has since advised he will circulate this report to members in efforts to circulate this amongst them and the broader community to determine if further consultation is sought on such changes

2.   It is noted Part 5 of the recommendation may not be able to proceed without consent of the land owner unless DA conditions prevail. 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

1.       That ‘No Parking’ be signed on the west side of Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park from 50m south to 90m north of Clifford Street.

 

2.       That subject to the NSW Transport contracted public transport service provider concurrence (ie Blanchs’), the bus stop and shelter on the south side of Clifford Street east of Broken Head Road be relocated further east.

 

3.       That subject to meeting RMS requirements, a speed reducing treatment (eg entry statement) be implemented on Broken Head Road south of Clifford Street, Suffolk Park.

 

4.       That RMS assess the warrant for a fixed speed camera on Broken Head Road south of Clifford Street, Suffolk Park.

 

5.       That the Local Traffic Committee have no in-principle objection to entering the car park driveway furthest from Broken Head Road and exiting the car park closest to Broken Head Road.

 

 

 

Report No. 6.3             Event Road Closure, Bangalow Billy Cart Derby, Sunday 15 May, 2016

File No:                        I2016/266

 

 

Organiser of this annual event has advised (S2016/1519) as follows:

 

The Bangalow Billy Cart Derby is to be held on Sunday May 15th 2016, and we request permission for a temporary road closure for Byron Street Bangalow.

 

It will be the same as in previous years with traffic diverted through Deacon Street.

 

I have formally advised NSW Police Department - Tweed Byron Local Command of our request.

 

I have attached a traffic plan.

 

The event is held each year without incident.  A copy of the TCP (as used in previous years, no changes proposed) will be provided at the meeting.

 

 

Committee Comments

1.       Noted the TCP is the same as in previous years.

2.       An updated TCP to be provided to the RMS.

3.       Staff to check if a Risk Management Plan is in place for the event.

 

Management Comments

Nil

 

RECOMMENDATION:

1.       That the Bangalow Billy Cart Derby, to be held Sunday 15 May 2016, which includes the temporary road closure of Byron Street, Bangalow between Granuaille Road and Market Street between the hours of 6am and 4pm, be endorsed.

 

2.       That the approval provided in Part 1 is subject to:

 

a)   NSW Police approval being obtained

 

b)   Local Traffic Committee advice being sought for the event Traffic Management Plan (including Risk Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan/s) prior to implementation of traffic control devices including road closures, noting that:

 

i)          conformance with approved Traffic Management Plan and associated Traffic Control Plans which shall be implemented and controlled by Roads & Maritime Services accredited persons

 

ii)         all temporary traffic control devices erected for the event must comply with Roads & Maritime Services Guide to Traffic Control at Worksites Manual, not cause a hazard for motorists or pedestrians and be removed immediately following the completion of the event; and

 

iii)        temporary Speed Zone Authorisation is obtained from the roads authority for any reduced speed limit/s required as part of the traffic control for the event; and that where local Council is the roads authority, notification of any reduced speed limit should be forwarded to Roads and Maritime Service and NSW Police

 

c)   The event organiser:

 

i)          advertising the impact of the event via a notice in the local weekly paper a minimum of one week prior to the operational impacts taking effect, noting it must include the event name, specifics of any traffic impacts or road closures and times, alternative route arrangements, event organiser, a personal contact name and a telephone number for all event related enquiries or complaints

 

ii)         providing a copy of the advert for Council's web page

 

iii)        informing community and business that are directly impacted (eg adjacent to the event) via written information which is delivered to the property in a timely manner so as to document, consider and respond to any concerns raised

 

iv)        arranging for private property access and egress affected by the event

 

v)         liaising with bus and taxi operators and ensuring arrangements are made for provision of services during conduct of the event

 

vi)        consulting with emergency services and any identified issues be addressed

 

vii)       evidence of holding $20m public liability insurance cover which is valid for the event being provided

 

viii)      payment of Council’s Road Event application fee prior to the event

 

 

 

Report No. 6.4             Traffic Management for Mullum2Bruns Paddle, Sunday 22 May 2016

File No:                        I2016/153

 

 

Organisers have advised of no changes to previous events and in their letter to Council (E2016/11808) have advised as follows:

 

As in past years the paddle committee is requesting permission for temporary one-way traffic in the northern part of Brunswick Terrace between Tincogan & Tyagarah Streets, Mullumbimby between the hours 6:30am – 10am to allow for the registrations and start of the 2016 Mullum2Bruns Paddle.

 

The turn from Tincogan Street into Brunswick Terrace would require a “no right turn “sign and our local VRA traffic marshals will be on duty at this intersection which would also disallow “no left turn”  from the Federation  Bridge into Brunswick Terrace, we note that a right turn into Brunswick Terrace from Tincogan Street caused traffic build up last year.

 

There will be traffic marshals at the intersection of the southern part of Brunswick Terrace which will only allow vehicles to cross into the northern part of Brunswick Terrace when parking is available for them  to set down their kayaks, canoes etc.

 

There will be no parking permitted on the residential side of Brunswick Terrace and this will be patrolled by the VRA to ensue as little inconvenience to residents as possible.

 

Participants will be diverted along the southern part of Brunswick Terrace to the intersection of Brunswick Terrace & Tincogan Street to enable them to cross to the starting area.

 

Please find attached signs required a plan layout that you have emailed to us in previous years.

 

A letter box drop would be done 2 weeks prior to the event informing residents in the surrounding streets of the temporary one way traffic closures.

 

It is also noted the proponent’s submission to Council – which will be available at the Committee meeting – also included maps detailing traffic control and signage placement which shows the same as implemented in previous years; and given that no reported incidents or safety concerns have occurred Committee acceptance of the proposed traffic management is now sought.

 

 

Committee Comments

No left turn signage should be implemented into the north end of Brunswick Terrace, in accordance with the Australian Standards

 

Management Comments

Nil

 

DRAFT RECOMMENDATION:

1.       That Council approve the temporary traffic control measures in Mullumbimby for the Mullum to Bruns Paddle, to be held on Sunday 22 May 2016.

 

2.       That the approval provided in Part 1 is subject to:

 

a)   NSW Police approval being obtained

 

b)   Local Traffic Committee advice being sought for the event Traffic Management Plan (including Risk Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan/s) prior to implementation of traffic control devices including road closures, noting that:

 

i)          conformance with approved Traffic Management Plan and associated Traffic Control Plans which shall be implemented and controlled by Roads & Maritime Services accredited persons

 

ii)         all temporary traffic control devices erected for the event must comply with Roads & Maritime Services Guide to Traffic Control at Worksites Manual, not cause a hazard for motorists or pedestrians and be removed immediately following the completion of the event

 

iii)        temporary Speed Zone Authorisation is obtained from the roads authority for any reduced speed limit/s required as part of the traffic control for the event; and that where local Council is the roads authority, notification of any reduced speed limit should be forwarded to Roads and Maritime Service and NSW Police

 

c)   The event organiser:

 

i)          advertising the impact of the event via a notice in the local weekly paper a minimum of one week prior to the operational impacts taking effect, noting it must include the event name, specifics of any traffic impacts or road closures and times, alternative route arrangements, event organiser, a personal contact name and a telephone number for all event related enquiries or complaints

 

ii)         providing copy of the advert for Council's web page

 

iii)        informing community and business that are directly impacted (e.g. adjacent to the event) via written information which is delivered to the property in a timely manner so as to document, consider and respond to any concerns raised

 

iv)        arranging for private property access and egress affected by the event

 

v)         liaising with bus and taxi operators and ensuring arrangements are made for provision of services during conduct of the event

 

vi)        consulting with emergency services and any identified issues be addressed

 

vii)       providing proof of holding $20m public liability insurance cover which is valid for the event

 

viii)      payment of Council’s Road Event application fee prior to the event

 

 

 

Report No. 6.5             ANZAC Day Parades 2016 - Traffic Management

File No:                        I2015/584

 

 

Each year the RSL sub-branches of Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Bangalow and Brunswick Heads arrange their respective annual ANZAC Day street parade.  All four have confirmed that little to no change to previous years are sought.  The route of each parade is shown below, noting that:

 

-     Byron Bay (S2016/2652): as per previous years, the Dawn Service requires closure of the Tennyson Street and Marvell Street intersection between 4.30am and 5.30am and then again (approximately at 11am) when the parade reaches the gates to conduct the main service. Council implements such measures including signed detours at the intersections prior at Marvell and Middleton Street and at both the Kingsley Street and Cowper Street intersections on Tennyson Street. As for the parade, it is held under Police escort after it gathers at 10:15am off-road (Beach Hotel) at Bay and Jonson Street, then at 10.30am proceeds south down Jonson Street, left into Marvell Street to its end at the Memorial Gates on Tennyson Street.

 

-     Mullumbimby (E2016/9115): the parade will again be held under Police escort commencing this year at 10.50am from Apex Park via Burringbar Street to concluding at the cenotaph on Dalley Street and that Council is to close Dalley Street to traffic between Burringbar Street and Tincogan Street between 8am and 12noon with signed detours in place.

 

-     Brunswick Heads (E2016/10067): Police involvement with both an escort and closing of the road on Fawcett Street between 430am and 630am. No Council involvement requested.

 

-     Bangalow (S2016/3471): the sub branch have confirmed the parade forms by 10.45am in front of the Bangalow Hotel in Byron Street, and sets out by 11am east to the intersection at Station Street, then turns left (north) to the front of the RSL Memorial Hall on Station Street for wreath laying and ceremony through to 11.45am. Council therefore are to implement the following:

 

by 10.40am through to end of event, close Station Street north of Byron Street;

by 10.40am, close Byron Street west of Station Street and provide signed detours south along Station Street to and via Deacon Street;

by 10.45am close Byron Street at the east bound leg of the Granuaille Road and Lismore Road roundabout; and

remove the two Byron Street closures once parade has departed Byron Street.

 

 

In general it should be noted previous year’s events have not resulted in any reported safety concern, and the road closures are typically less than one hour duration and signed detours are implemented.

 

Therefore given the above, and that the local events are part of a well known and anticipated nation wide annual tradition, the usual conditions imposed on road events (for example event organisers to notify local residents and emergency providers, etc) is not typically applied, hence their omissions from the recommendation now tabled. 

 

Figure 1 - Report I2015/584: ANZAC Day parade routes

 

 

 

 

Committee Comments

1.       Noted no changes to previous years.

2.       That staff consider adding a recommendation that the RSL be requested to submit proposals   by 20 January each year.

3.       Committee noted a Traffic Management Plan and Risk Assessment Plans needs to be   prepared for the 2017 event.

 

Management Comments

Given this item would be reported to Council after the event date, the above was reported as an Urgency Motion to Council on 7 April 2016 whereby it was adopted as recommended by the Committee which was as follows:

 

1.   That Council endorses the ANZAC Day Parades for 25 April 2016 for the Return Services League sub branches of Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Bangalow and Brunswick Heads / Billinudgel.

 

2.   That Council:

 

a)   assists where requested with implementing the necessary temporary road closures and detours; and

b)   placing of public notice advertisements in a local weekly newspaper which is circulated prior to the event and a copy of which is placed on Council’s web site.

 

3.       That the approvals provided above are subject to NSW Police approval being obtained and      that each event is undertaken either or both under Police escort or traffic control and/or         Council’s implemented traffic control.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That Council note this item was tabled as a matter of urgency at the 7 April 2016 Ordinary Meeting and resolved in support of the 2016 ANZAC Day parades as per the recommendation of the Local Traffic Committee. 

 

 

 

Report No. 6.6             Request for No Stopping, Byron Bay Courthouse

File No:                        I2016/267

 

 

On behalf of the courthouse, Council’s Legal Services co-ordinator has tabled a request that No Stopping apply on both sides of the access road which is upon the courthouse grounds which connects Middleton Street and the courthouse car park.

 

The restriction will deter parking, which blocks the access road, and allow it to be enforced with penalty.

 

 

Committee Comments

Noted the land in question is privately owned.

Noted the diagram above has been updated to reflect advice from the courthouse E2016/22928

 

Management Comments

Consent of the courthouse has since been received E2016/22928.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That subject to owner consent, ‘No Stopping’ apply both sides of the vehicle access road which is on the grounds of the Byron Bay courthouse and provides access between Middleton Street and the courthouse car park. Signage and Line marking to be installed in RMS Technical Direction 2002/12c and /or RMS Delineation Guidelines section 13.

 

 

 

 

Report No. 6.7             Changes to parking restrictions, Gilmore Crescent, Byron Bay

File No:                        I2016/278

 

 

Gilmore Crescent and more specifically the car parks at the front of the Sandhills Child Care and the Youth Activity Centre (YAC) were excluded from the 2015/16 summer roll out of the new pay parking meter registration scheme in Byron Bay.

 

This was namely due to most of the constructed roadway being not a public road or within a road reserve, but instead a constructed access upon crown land including the two car park areas which were built as ancillary to and for both the child care and the YAC.

 

Thus to reduce the expected displacement pay parking will cause, which in this matter is namely an increase in the demand to park within Gilmore Crescent, it was proposed and endorsed by the Committee and Council that the child care car park be signed as per Figure 1 and declared as a Restricted Parking Area (RPA), while the YAC remained an unrestricted parking area with both subject to monitoring and review.

 

 

Figure 1 – Report I2016/278: existing signage at Sandhills child care which needs changing

 

r5-542_small

R5-541 Modified

R5-542

Supplementary sign

 

 

Now that pay parking is operating, the evidence indicates parking demand has increased beyond supply, therefore beyond capacity and leaving little to no available parking for staff of, or visitors to, the child care or the YAC with both requesting Council assistance to manage parking.

 

However continuing with or extending the RPA may not be the most appropriate management approach given the following advice from RMS which has since been received, namely that the signage as shown above:

 

…is legally unable to support council’s aim: reserving parking to permit holder.

 

Rule 168–1 NSW rule: restricted parking areas, allows a vehicle to stop in a parking bay, in accordance with signposted directions. The subject sign does not mandate a driver to obtain a permit; at most the sign informs a driver that permit is available at office.

 

Therefore, instead of continuing with ambiguous signs or law to which apply, the RMS recommend:

 

Council to consider ‘No Parking, permit holders excepted’, or a ticket parking/coupon parking scheme.

 

Of these two options, the former is recommended, i.e. ‘No Parking – Permit Holders Excepted’ be signed and apply in areas outlined in green on the below map and it be effective between 9am and 6pm as follows:

 

-     the two areas within the green sold line apply such restriction Monday-Friday only, being for the child care; and

-     the area within the dashed line applying seven days a week for the YAC.

 

As for the administration of the permits, the same as already issued by the child care can continue and the same template will be used for the YAC who – like the child care – would be required to administer and manage their own permits.

 

As for assisting with turnover at peak times, it is recommended the parking area at the immediate frontage of the child care (as outlined in blue) apply a 15-minute time limit Monday – Friday which is effective between 8am-10am and 3pm-6pm only, and that it applies to all spaces except the single existing mobility permit parking bay, which is retained; and that the existing Loading Zone, which is currently effective at all times, be removed on the basis the 15-minute bays will suffice for such service.

 

Outside of these days, example Saturday and Sunday, and outside of these times, i.e. between 6pm - 8am and 10am - 3pm, no time limit apply other than No Parking which is to be signed and effective 1am-6am for all areas shown below in Figure 2 except those outlined in orange which remains as per existing except for the introduction of the pay parking meter registration scheme and that it be effective on-street as elsewhere; i.e. seven (7) days a week 9am – 6pm. 

 

The solid red line on Figure 2 is proposed to be No Parking, which applies at all times, while the dashed red line would be No Parking 1am – 6am, while the yellow line is recommended to become No Stopping with the exception of any existing signed permissive parking which is to remain unchanged.

 

Figure 2 – Report I2016/278: Gilmore Crescent proposed parking measures

 

Orange line

Pay parking Mon-Sun 9am-6pm, at other times no changes to existing signage/regulation

 

Red solid line

No Parking (applies at all times)

 

Red dashed line

No Parking 1am – 6am

 

Yellow line

No Stopping to apply at all times unless currently signed otherwise, eg permissive parking

 

Blue line

Existing Loading Zone removed; and

except mobility permit park (which remains unchanged), 15-minute time limit apply Monday to Friday 8am-10am and 3pm-6pm and no time limit outside these times except No Parking 1am-6am

 

Green solid line

No Parking - Mon-Fri 6am-6pm Permit Holders Excepted and No Parking 1am-6am

 

Green dashed line

No Parking - 6am-6pm Permit Holders Excepted and No Parking 1am-6am

 

 

Committee Comments

1.       comment from Chris Wong, RMS is being obtained to assist with correct wording

2.       allowance for wording on plate to also be clarified by RMS (parts e and f of recommendation)

3.       preferable that item is deferred until confirmation from RMS is received on parts e and f

 

 

Management Comments

Part 2 wording has been amended to allow this item to be reported; ie subject to RMS advice which is being sought prior to this being reported to Council

 

RECOMMENDATION:

1.   That Council’s 6-month review of the pay parking meter registration scheme includes consideration of extending such a scheme into Gilmore Crescent, Byron Bay that is within the public road reserve as shown by the orange line in the 6 April 2016 Local Traffic Committee report to Council (file I2016/302).

2.   That upon endorsement of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and the land owner or their delegated authority, the constructed access road and related areas that exist beyond the public road reserve of Gilmore Crescent and that are upon the Sandhills crown reserve be signed as depicted in this report (I2016/302) such that :

a)   the red solid line being ‘No Parking’, applicable all times

b)   the red dashed line being ‘No Parking 1am – 6am’

c)   the yellow line being ‘No Stopping’ unless currently signed otherwise, e.g. permissive parking

d)   the removal of the Loading Zone (blue line ) and with the exception of the retention of the mobility permit parking bay apply:

i)          a 15-minute time limit Monday to Friday 8am-10am and 3pm-6pm

ii)         ‘No Parking 1am-6am’

iii)        no time limit outside these times

e)   the green solid line is to be ‘No Parking – Monday -Friday 6am-6pm Permit Holders Excepted’ and ‘No Parking 1am-6am’

f)    the green dashed line being ‘No Parking - 6am-6pm Permit Holders Excepted’ and ‘No Parking 1am-6am’

 

 

 

Report No. 6.8             Request for No Stopping - 6-8 Browning Street, Byron Bay

File No:                        I2016/287

 

 

Council’s waste services co-ordinator has advised of a request to apply “No Stopping” as shown so as to better enable waste collection services to the subject site of 6-8 Browning Street, Byron Bay.

 

Applying such a restriction at all times will remove kerb side parking and is not supported. Instead it is recommended such restriction apply when required by the waste services.  Details of such times are being sought and will be tabled to the committee at the meeting.

 

Committee endorsement of such a request however is sought.

 

 

 

 

Committee Comments

1.       agreed ‘No Parking’ is preferable to ‘No Stopping’

2.       that consent conditions for the development be checked with regard to placement of the bins   on the property

 

 

Management Comments

The recommendation can stand and will proceed unless breach of DA conditions is determined.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That ‘No Parking’ apply at the frontage of 6 - 8 Browning Street, Byron Bay for the time and day of waste services only (currently 6.00 – 8.00 am Tuesday) subject to confirmation that collection of bins on Browning Street was the approved method under the DA consent conditions.

 

 

 

Report No. 6.9             Request for parking restrictions, Osprey Court, Byron Bay

File No:                        I2016/288

 

 

A resident of the depicted short residential street of Osprey Court, Byron Bay has advised that parking within its 25m radius cul-de-sac impedes access and use of the turning head.

 

Upon review, it appears many tenants are either unable to park at their property, or prefer to park within the cul-de-sac.

 

To control such practice, and improve access and use of the turning head, it is recommended only the ‘top half’ (as shown by the yellow line) of the cul-de-sac be signed as No Parking and  would result in such a restriction applying between the driveways of numbers 3 and 5 Osprey Court.

 

 

 

Committee Comments

No comments in relation to this item.

 

 

Management Comments

Nil

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That ‘No Parking’ be signed from the driveway of number 3 Osprey Court, Byron Bay to number 5 Osprey Court, Byron Bay.

 

 

 

Report No. 6.10           Removal of 30-Minute Time Limit, Bus Zone, Jonson Street, Byron Bay

File No:                        I2016/289

 

 

Based on a previous request some years ago Committee and Council endorsed as follows:

 

Proposed Time Limit in coach stop, Jonson Street, Byron Bay

 

11-1040 Resolved:

 

1. That a 30-minute time limit be applied to the existing Bus Zone on the west-side of Jonson Street, Byron Bay as located immediately north of Marvell Street.

 

2. That the local and interstate operators, namely Greyhound and PMS, be advised of the proposed changes in efforts to seek their cooperation.

 

 

Non-compliance with the time limit or abuse of it, including parking and leaving a vehicle unattended, has led to Council’s parking officers to request the time limit be removed. 

 

Committee support of such a request is sought.

 

Committee Comments

1.       noted if the 30 minute time limit is removed, buses may legally park for as long as they like

2.       RMS to check and confirm including Australian Standard to be checked

 

 

Management Comments

The intention of removing the time limit is to ensure turnover at the bus stop and cease the current practice of drivers using the bus stop for non-operational purposes, eg parking. If required the bus zone will be signed as having a time limit to ensure compliance, eg either a 5, 10 or 15-minute limit will be signed or no limit will be applied subject to RMS advice. 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That on the grounds of non-compliance and misuse the 30-minute time limit, introduced as per Council resolution 11-040, be removed from the existing Bus Zone signage on the west-side of Jonson Street, Byron Bay as located immediately north of Marvell Street.

 

 

 

Report No. 6.11           Byron Bay to Ballina Coastal Charity Walk - Westpac Life Saver Rescue fundraiser, Sunday 15 May 2016

File No:                        I2016/291

 

 

This annual event proposes the same route and arrangements as in previous years.

 

The event does not require any road closures however involves traffic control at some intersections to assist with the safe crossing of participants who walk most of the route off-road.

 

As in previous years, the proponent seeks Committee and Council endorsement of the event which commences in Denning Park, Byron Bay (near Main Beach surf club).

 

More details of the event are online: http://www.coastalcharitywalk.com.au/ including the depicted route map.

 

Committee Comments

Committee noted that in future years this event, in its current format, does not need to be considered by the Local Traffic Committee

 

Management Comments

Nil

 

RECOMMENDATION:

1.       That Council endorses the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter fundraiser,                  Byron Bay to Ballina Chopper Walk, to be held Sunday 15 May 2016, subject to:

 

          a)      the use of an accredited designed and implemented Traffic Control Plan for                     the purpose of stop / go controls where required

 

          b)      the use of marshals along Marine Parade who, for the purpose of aiding and                    forming participants into walking groups, are to undertake their duties in                                   accordance with a pre-event risk assessment and management plan, a copy                              of which is to be provided to Council prior to the event

 

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

 

          d)      attainment (by the event proponent) of NPWS written acceptance of the                            event

 

2.       That the endorsement in Part 1 is also subject to the following in regard to the                use of Seven Mile Beach Road, that is:

 

          a)      signage, which specifies the date, hours and nature of the event, be                                   positioned at the entrance and exit of Seven Mile Beach Road one week prior                           to the event

 

          b)      on the day of the event, at 500m intervals, and facing both directions of                             travel, signs advising of ‘Special Event - Charity Walk Ahead’ (or similar)                                                         are installed prior, and removed after, the event occurs

 

          c)      a safety induction for participants advising of hazards be provided

 

 

 

 

Report No. 6.12           Request for ‘No Stopping’, Service Road, 44-52 Massinger Street, Byron Bay

File No:                        I2016/293

 

 

Residents have complained of being parked in by vehicles parking in the service road depicted, which is between the properties of 44-52 Massinger Street.

 

While the road is not a public road maintained by Council, the service road does appear to be within the public road reserve.

 

It is therefore believed Council’s parking officers can enforce any approved parking restriction in this road related area.

 

The restriction proposed is that the east side of the service road be signed as No Stopping for its entire length and that it covers both points of access to the service road.

 

Committee Comments

Noted, legally, the intersection itself is already a ‘No Stopping’ area

Noted a yellow line across the intersection may help delineate the entrance to the service road

 

 

Management Comments

Committee advice is note.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the east side of the service road between the properties of 44 and 52 Massinger Street, Byron Bay be signed as ‘No Stopping’, as per RMS Technical Direction 2002/12c.

 

 

 

 

Report No. 6.13           Proposed Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Dedicated Parking Sites, Byron Bay

File No:                        I2016/294

 

Council is investigating with Essential Energy sites that will best facilitate dedicated electric vehicle parking and their charging requirements.  Details of the sites will be provided at the meeting but include:

 

·    Main Beach / foreshore

·    Library, either on Middleton Street or Lawson Street; and

·    near Railway Park, on Jonson Street

 

Committee advice is sought on the correct signage and parking regulations for such parking sites.

 

 

Committee Comments

1.       noted currently no regulatory signage exists in the RMS guidelines

2.       That Council may write to the State Government and request the creation of appropriate signage be expedited, which could be ‘No Stopping or Parking - Electrically powered vehicles excepted whilst charging’.

 

 

Management Comments

Note Committee advice.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That Council notes that currently no regulatory signage exists for dedicating parking for an electric vehicle.

 

 

 

 

 

Matters for Traffic Engineering Advice

Report No. 7.1             New Roundabout and Speed Zone, Tweed Valley Way, Yelgun

File No:                        I2016/290

 

 

Council has received black spot funding to build a roundabout at the subject site shown (red circle below) at the T-intersection off the Yelgun interchange of the Pacific Highway and which demarcates the tourist drives of Tweed Valley Way to the north and Brunswick Valley Way to the south.

 

The black spot funding is in total $300,000 and was secured for the construction of a single lane roundabout as such a treatment addressed the identified crash trend.

 

The nearby North Byron Parklands (NBP) approached Council with concern however that a single lane roundabout would be problematic for traffic management during events, such as Splendour and The Falls festivals, and negatively impact local traffic and highway operation during such times.

 

Following consultation with NBP and the funding body’s agent (the RMS) the matter has been resolved with agreement a dual lane roundabout be constructed with the original funding secured plus contribution from NBP, which is expected to cover the cost difference.

 

The design plan will be tabled to the Committee for feedback including consideration of design speed and a new speed limit (of 60kph down from the existing 80kph).

 

 

 

 

Committee Comments

1.       noted the intersection has received Federal Black Spot funding

2.       noted all speed zone authorisations must be documented by a review, so staff need to    request the RMS, in writing, to carry out a speed zone review on the design

3.       that the line marking and signage design plans come back to the LTC

 

 

Management Comments

Nil

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That Council writes to the RMS requesting a speed zone review on the roundabout design for the new dual lane roundabout at Tweed Valley Way, Yelgun.

 

 

Development Applications

Report No. 8.1             Byron Bay Bypass - DA 10.2016.77.1

File No:                        I2016/292

 

 

Council has received funding from NSW Transport to progress the Byron Bay town centre bypass.

 

The project had been subject of a DA and EIS as exhibited during 2015. The EIS has since been amended and along with a new DA is again subject of further public consultation through to 1 April 2016.

 

The bypass DA submitted last year (10.2015.384.1) had been withdrawn and a new DA submitted (10.2016.77.1). The new DA includes an updated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and an approved BioBanking Statement.

 

The EIS and BioBanking Statement is available online, as is more general information on the project at: :

 

http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/projects/byron-bay-bypass

 

http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/files/resize/images/projects/byron-bay-bypass/map-236x337.jpg

 

However in summary, the proposed Byron Bay Bypass is a two lane, low speed road and (as depicted) is proposed to be constructed to the west of the rail corridor in Butler Street, Byron Bay and it includes:

 

·    Upgrade of the existing roundabout at the junction of Shirley Street, Lawson Street and Butler Street.

·    Upgrade of Butler Street at the southern extent of the existing pavement (approximately 600 metres), including a new roundabout at Somerset Street.

·    Construction of a new road within the road reserve extending to the south of the existing Butler Street (approximately 600 metres).

·    A new level rail crossing between the Butler Street extension and the Browning Street extension.

·    A new roundabout at the intersection of the new Browning Street extension, Jonson Street and the existing Browning Street.

 

Council’s planning staff will attend to further detail the project and seek Committee input.

 

 

Committee Comments

1.       more advice to be sought from relevant staff as to what is requested from LTC

2.       noted more detailed drawings are required if comment is to be made including line marking      and signage plans

3.       previous LTC recommendation to be advised/noted

 

Management Comments

As above, LTC have previously supported the project which resulted in their recommendation being resolved by Council as follows, and which still applies and has since been provided to relevant planning staff:

 

Report No 14.4.7.1 - Byron Bay Bypass - DA 10.2015.384.1

 

15-448 Resolved that Council adopt the following Committee and Management Recommendation(s):

 

Report No. 7.1     Byron Bay Bypass – DA 10.2015.384.1

File No: I2015/892

 

That in regard to the GHD preliminary designs as included at Appendix E of  DA Application 10.2015.384.1 (as per Council file E2015/41826) for the Byron Bay town centre bypass, Council notes that the Local Traffic Committee:

 

a)      provide in-principle support for the traffic facilities and provisions proposed 

b)      recommend the turning and exit lines shown to demarcate roundabout travel lanes be removed from the design; and

c)      require regulatory traffic matters be referred back to the Local Traffic Committee as and when required.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That detailed design plans for line marking and regulatory signage as proposed for the Byron Bay town centre bypass be provided to the Local Traffic Committee whose endorsement of such plans are required prior to their implementation. .

 

 

Report No. 8.2             Splendour in the Grass

File No:                        I2016/306

 

Michiel Kamphorst outlined the Traffic Management Plan for the event in 2016.

Noted dual lane roundabout being constructed on Tweed Valley Way.

Temporary ‘No Stopping’ signage discussed.

Temporary speed zones discussed.

Traffic control signage reviewed.

 

Committee Comments

To be tabled with recommendation similar to last year’s, including a listing of any changes, ie:

 

a.       new roundabout scheduled to be completed at Link Road - therefore no speed reduction or      TC signage required at roundabout;

b.       traffic control at Gates C and D as usual
c.       delineation with cones to create 150m right turn lane into Gate D opposite Yelgun Road as       usual

d.       reduced speed limit zones similar to Falls: 40 at site frontage, 60 up the hill, 40 at Jones   Road, then back to 90.

e.       ‘No stopping’ from Shara Boulevard to Wooyung Road (similar to Falls Festival)

 

Management Comments

Nil

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the temporary traffic management and regulatory changes within the series of Traffic Control Plans related to the Splendour in the Grass Music Festival to be held Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July 2016 inclusive be endorsed subject to the following:

 

a)   NSW Police approval being obtained

 

b)   Local Traffic Committee advice being sought for the event Traffic Management Plan (including Risk Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan/s) prior to implementation of traffic control devices including road closures, noting that:

 

i)          conformance with approved Traffic Management Plan and associated Traffic Control Plans which shall be implemented and controlled by Roads & Maritime Services accredited persons

 

ii)         all temporary traffic control devices erected for the event must comply with Roads & Maritime Services Guide to Traffic Control at Worksites Manual, not cause a hazard for motorists or pedestrians and be removed immediately following the completion of the event; and

 

iii)        temporary Speed Zone Authorisation is obtained from the roads authority for any reduced speed limit/s required as part of the traffic control for the event; and that where local Council is the roads authority, notification of any reduced speed limit should be forwarded to Roads and Maritime Service and NSW Police

 

c)   The event organiser:

 

i)          advertising the impact of the event via a notice in the local weekly paper a minimum of one week prior to the operational impacts taking effect, noting it must include the event name, specifics of any traffic impacts or road closures and times, alternative route arrangements, event organiser, a personal contact name and a telephone number for all event related enquiries or complaints

 

ii)         providing a copy of the advert for Council's web page

 

iii)        informing community and business that are directly impacted (eg adjacent to the event) via written information which is delivered to the property in a timely manner so as to document, consider and respond to any concerns raised

 

iv)        arranging for private property access and egress affected by the event

 

v)         liaising with bus and taxi operators and ensuring arrangements are made for provision of services during conduct of the event

 

vi)        consulting with emergency services and any identified issues be addressed

 

vii)       evidence of holding $20m public liability insurance cover which is valid for the event being provided;

 

viii)      a communications protocol being developed in conjunction with RMS, Police and any other identified stakeholder and explained to those involved in the implementation of traffic management; and

 

ix)        the holding of an event debrief within the month following the festival which includes but not limited to Council, RMS and Police.

 

 

 

There being no further business the meeting concluded at 1.45 pm.