Works Committee Meeting

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 9 March 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or

1300 722 542 (for Sydney metropolitan area)

Fax:02 9319 1510

general.manager@randwick.nsw.gov.au

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Works Committee

9 March 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Works Committee Meeting

 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Works Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, on Tuesday, 9 March 2010 at 6:00pm.

 

 

Committee Members:           The Mayor, J Procopiadis, Andrews, Belleli, Bowen, Hughes, Matson, Matthews (Chairperson), Nash, Notley-Smith, Seng, Smith, Stevenson, Tracey, White (Deputy Chairperson) & Woodsmith

 

Quorum:                           Eight (8) members.

 

NOTE:    At the Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Works Committee be constituted as a committee with full delegation to determine matters on the agenda.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

Confirmation of the Minutes  

Works Committee Meeting - 9 February 2010

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Urgent Business

Works Reports

 

W6/10       RTA School Zone Flashing Lights Initiative

W7/10       Coogee Bay Road Upgrade    

 

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil 

 

…………………………………………………….

Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Works Committee

9 March 2010

 

 

 

Works Report No. W6/10

 

 

Subject:                  RTA School Zone Flashing Lights Initiative

Folder No:                   F2004/08309

Author:                   Heidi Leadley, Community Road Safety Officer       

 

Introduction

 

In 2007 the NSW Government committed to a four (4) year roll out of flashing light systems in 400 school zones across NSW.  This project aims to alert motorists of the speed restriction around schools to improve safety for school children.

 

Issues

 

In January 2010 the RTA advised that flashing lights would be installed by the end of June 2010 on:

 

§ Avoca Street at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Randwick

§ Coogee Bay Road at Brigidine College Randwick and Claremont College, Randwick

§ Anzac Parade at the French School of Sydney, Senior Campus and Maroubra Junction Primary School, Maroubra.

 

In previous years, the RTA have located flashing lights in the following locations:

 

§ Gardeners Road at St Spyridon College Junior Campus, Daceyville

§ Maroubra Road at St Aiden’s Primary School, Maroubra

§ Anzac Parade at Matraville Sports High School and Chifley Public School, Matraville

§ Rainbow Street at Rainbow Street Public School, Randwick

§ Cowper Street at Randwick Public School, Randwick

§ Avoca Street and Frenchmans Road at The Open High School & Centennial Park School, Randwick

§ Avoca Street at St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Primary School and The Emanuel School, Randwick.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6        A liveable City

Direction 6c               The safety of our community is paramount and is acknowledged and supported through proactive policies, programmes and strategies.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

This initiative is an effective way of slowing drivers when entering a school zone.

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the information regarding the installation of flashing lights in school zones be received and noted.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Works Committee

9 March 2010

 

 

 

Works Report No. W7/10

 

 

Subject:                  Coogee Bay Road Upgrade

Folder No:                   PROJ/10256/2006

Author:                   Kerry Colquhoun, Coordinator Landscape Design     

 

Introduction

 

Council resolved at its Ordinary Council Meeting held on 22 September 2009:

 

“(Mayor, Cr B Notley-Smith) that:

 

(a)    work immediately proceed to develop a number of design concepts for the Coogee Bay Road streetscape upgrade. One of the options to consider the parameters detailed below:

       

             ·           Undergrounding the power

·           Installing new footpath paving

·           Installing kerb blisters

·           Catering for emergency vehicles

·           Installing a mid block crossing

·           Installing a 40km/h high pedestrian zone

·           Minimising the loss of on street parking

 

Another of the options to consider the parameters detailed below

 

·           Undergrounding the power;

·           Installing new footpath paving;

·           Installing kerb blisters;

·           Catering for emergency vehicles;

·           Ensuring no loss of on street parking;

·           Not expanding the width of the footpath;

 

and the works be considered in 2010/11 capital works budget; and

 

(b)    the General Manager to seek funding assistance for this project from Energy     Australia. “

 

In 2006 Council developed concept designs for the commercial area of Coogee Bay Road. A Committee was formed to provide comment on the development of design options for the upgrade of the area.

 

In consultation with the Committee three options were developed for the upgrade of Coogee Bay Road. These three options were presented at a Community Consultation in 2006.

 

In September 2009 a further meeting was held with the Committee and Council officers. At this meeting a fourth option was presented, this option includes not expanding the width of the footpath.

 

This report provides further information on the proposal to upgrade Coogee Bay Road streetscape between Arden Street and just west of Brook Street.

 


Issues

 

Four conceptual options have been developed for the upgrade of Coogee Bay Road.

 

The main difference between these options is the extent to which the footpath is extended and the resulting loss of car parking. In summary the main features are as follows:

 

Description of Option

All Options – Increased amenity through improved streetscape, including footpath surface with suitable large format pavers, new street furniture, new kerb alignment and undergrounding of power.

Option 1–Maintains existing parking numbers except for approximately 5 spaces and improves pedestrian safety by narrowing the road and widening the footpath marginally at Brook Street, Vicar St and Arden St. This option provides the least improvement for pedestrian amenity and outdoor dining.

Option 2 – Widens the footpath substantially to the south side of the Coogee Bay Road and in some sections of the northern footpath.  This option allows better pedestrian flow and more comfortable outdoor dining on the sunny side of the street but will result in a decrease in parking availability.

Option 3 - Provides a substantially widened footpath to the south side of Coogee Bay Road and in a large section of the northern side. This allows for better pedestrian amenity and more comfortable outdoor dining on both sides of the street. It will result in a considerable decrease in parking spaces.

Option 4 – Existing footpath width is retained. Kerb blisters provided Brook St ,Vicar St and Arden Street

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:   A Liveable City.

Direction 6a:  Our public assets are planned, managed and funded to meet the community expectations and defined levels of service.

Key Action:    Assets are managed strategically to deliver intergenerational equity and to meet Council’s obligation as the custodian of our community’s assets.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Depending on the option chosen preliminary estimate for the upgrade of Coogee Bay Road between Brooks and Arden Streets is approximately $3 million.  Energy Australia have been contacted in regards to the project and are awaiting a response.

 

Conclusion 

 

Currently Council does not have funds available in the draft budget to undertake design development or construction of this project. This project could be considered in future capital works budgets.

 

Recommendation

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Option 1 - Coogee Bay Rd Urban Improvement Plan

 

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Option 2 - Coogee Bay Rd Urban Improvement Plan

 

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Option 3 - Coogee Bay Rd Urban Improvement Plan

 

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Option 4 - Coogee Bay Rd Urban Improvement Plan

ALL UNDER SEPARATE COVER