Notice of Meeting
Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Director Infrastructure Services
Extraordinary Local Traffic Committee Meeting
3.1 Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 15 November 2022
6. Regulatory Matters
6.1 Tincogan Street/Dalley Street Reprioritisation (including zebra pedestrian crossing facility).............................................................................................................................. 3
6.2 Belongil Parking Scheme Review - New parking limits......................................... 18
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.1
Report No. 6.1 Tincogan Street/Dalley Street Reprioritisation (including zebra pedestrian crossing facility)
File No: I2022/1735
The purpose of this report is to gain endorsement for the provision of a pedestrian crossing at the Tincogan / Dalley Street intersection, Mullumbimby.
This intersection was endorsed by LTC on 15 November 2022, however it did not include a zebra crossing at the refuge shown in the previous LTC report (Attachment 1, I2022/1632).
Tincogan Street does not function as an arterial road as defined by Austroads glossary:
· Arterial road (rural) - A general term for the main road carrying mostly long-distance traffic, as distinct from a local road.
· Arterial road (urban) – A general term for a main traffic route, but specifically referring to certain streets so designated in a local authority’s district scheme.
Byron Shire Council’s road hierarchy identifies Tincogan Street as a collector road (carrying a residential function but also higher volumes of traffic from lower order streets). Based on the road function and the 85th percentile speeds on Tincogan Street, the proposed crossing will meet the requirements set out in AS1742.1 and in Austroads Guide to Road Design, part 4.
Table 1: Tincogan Street, Traffic Survey Data Summary (speed)
Table 2: Tincogan Street, traffic survey data (pedestrian and vehicle volumes)
Pedestrians that are crossing Tincogan Street at the proposed crossing location are doing so with extreme difficulty. It is also recognised that a significant number of these users are aged or accessibility impaired and have brought the need for a zebra crossing to Council and gained support for the installation.
The Shire’s Place and Planning strategy for the Mullumbimby town centre is to promote Burringbar Street as a high pedestrian activity centre. The proposed crossing will provide more equitable opportunity for vulnerable members of the community to access the town centre.
Figure 1: Tincogan St road user with seeing eye dog
That the Local Traffic Committee support the installation of the zebra (pedestrian) crossing shown in Attachment 2 (E2022/117476).
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.2
File No: I2022/1537
Council completed a parking scheme review for Belongil Beach on Childe, Border and Kendall Streets, and Council supported the recommendations when they were reported to Council on 25 Nov 2021 under resolution number 21-562.
Subsequently, Council’s Infrastructure Advisory Committee endorsed the proposed works in report no 4.4 on 7 Oct 2022. This was also adopted by Council on 27 October 2022 under resolution number 22-594.
The drawing attached shows the proposed regulatory signage, line marking and pedestrian crossing for Childe, Border and Kendall Streets that are a result of the above resolutions. Upon Local Traffic Committee support and Council endorsement these changes will be put in place.
That the Local Traffic Committee supports proposed regulatory items for Belongil Beach on Childe, Border and Kendall Streets as shown in Attachment 1 (E2022/117545)
1 Belongil Parking Changes, E2022/117545 , page 19⇩