Works Committee Meeting

 

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Tuesday 10 February 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

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Fax:02 9319 1510

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Works Committee                                                                                                 10 February 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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, First Floor, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 at 6:00 P.M..

 

Committee Members:         The Mayor T Seng, Andrews, Belleli, Bowen, D’Souza (Deputy Chairperson), Garcia, Matson, Moore, Nash, Neilson, Roberts (Chairperson), Shurey, Smith, Stavrinos & Stevenson

 

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 - 2 December 2014

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Privacy warning;

In respect to Privacy & Personal Information Protection Act, members of the public are advised that the proceedings of this meeting will be recorded for the purposes of clause 69 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.

Urgent Business

Works Reports

W1/15      Coogee Bay Road Upgrade.................................................... 1

W2/15      St Spyridon College, Maroubra - Median Car Park Investigation - Anzac Parade .................................................................... 11

W3/15      Child Safety Awareness...................................................... 17

W4/15      Bicycle Route Planning ....................................................... 19

W5/15      Local Government Road Safety Program (LGRSP) November 2013 - November 2014....................................................... 33    

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil  

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Works Committee                                                                                                 10 February 2015

 

 

Works Report No. W1/15

 

 

Subject:                  Coogee Bay Road Upgrade

Folder No:               F2004/08175

Author:                    Kerry Colquhoun, Coordinator, Open Space Assets      

 

Introduction

 

Randwick City Council has allocated funding in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 Capital Works budget to undertake the upgrading of streetscape at Coogee Bay Road (CBR) between Arden Street and Brook Street. The objective of this project is to have a well-designed streetscape that contributes to the visual quality and livability for the Coogee community, business operators and relevant stakeholders.

 

Between May and June 2014, Council conducted extensive community consultation in the form of surveys and focus groups with Coogee residents, ratepayers and business owners on key issues in the local area.  One of the key subjects for consultation was to seek feedback on the proposed upgrade of Coogee Bay Road.

 

This report summarises the key results of community consultation and in consideration of these results makes recommendations for the streetscape upgrade of Coogee Bay Road.

 

Issues

 

Key outcomes from the survey in relationship to Coogee Bay Road are as follows:

 

·          There is strong support for upgrading and improving Coogee Bay Road with 76% saying it is important or very important.

·          The most important issues to consider when upgrading Coogee Bay Road are safety (86%), improved management of commercial waste bins (78%), outdoor dining (69%) and attractive shop fronts (68%).

·          People are in favour of widening footpaths with 72% preferring to widen one or both sides of Coogee Bay Road.

 

Additional issues to those outlined above include parking, views and more street trees.

 

In addition to the survey, focus group meetings were undertaken to explore community attitudes to key issues and to further understand the key findings of the survey. The following issues were discussed individually in the focus groups:

 

·          improved management of commercial and general waste bins;

·          outdoor dining;

·          attractive shop fronts;

·          maximising views of the beach;

·          easy availability of parking; and

·          widening of footpaths options.

 

The table in Attachment 1 details the key matters raised by the residents and businesses in regards to the upgrade and also provides a comment on how Council intends to address the issue raised in the design development of the Coogee Bay Road upgrade.

 

Council officers have met with the executive of the Coogee Chamber of Commerce to discuss issues arising from the community survey.  The main topics discussed were the commercial waste management and potential improvements to the building facades.

 

As a result of these discussions the Chamber and Council agreed to work with local businesses in an attempt to improve the visual impacts arising from commercial waste management and the presentation of building facades.

 

The development of options and implementation of actions can be done concurrently with the Coogee Bay Road streetscape improvements.

 

Design Parameters for the Coogee Bay Road Upgrade Streetscape Upgrade

 

In consideration of the Community Consultation undertaken and after a site analysis by Council’s landscape and traffic teams, a preferred conceptual design for the streetscape upgrade of Coogee Bay Road has been developed. The key characteristics for this design are summarised in the following:

 

1.     Undergrounding of power cables to improve building facades and maximise ocean views

2.     Increased public safety with improved lighting levels and distribution.

3.     Maintain pedestrian safety by retention of 40 km/h zone and improved pedestrian crossing

4.     Footpath widening for better circulation

5.     New high quality street furniture

6.     New high quality pavements

7.     Landscape plantings

8.     Maintaining car parking spaces

 

Attachment 2 shows the proposed Streetscape Design Concept for the upgrade of Coogee Bay Road.

 

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

 

Funds have been identified in the Capital Works budgets for 2013/14 and 2014/15 to undertake the undergrounding of powerlines and streetscape upgrades.

 

Conclusion

 

Council has undertaken community consultation and developed a conceptual streetscape design for Coogee Bay Road between Brook Street and Arden Street. This is an primary section of the Coogee Village and an upgraded presentation and streetscape design will contribute to the unique character of this village, resulting in a greatly improved public domain.

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the conceptual streetscape design as detailed in Attachment 2 be endorsed by Council so that documentation can be completed for the streetscape upgrade of Coogee Bay Road between Brook and Arden Street.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Extracts from the Community Consultation

 

2.View

Proposed Streetscape Design Concept

 

 

 

 


Extracts from the Community Consultation

Attachment 1

 

 






Proposed Streetscape Design Concept

Attachment 2

 

 


Works Committee                                                                                                 10 February 2015

 

 

Works Report No. W2/15

 

 

Subject:                  St Spyridon College, Maroubra - Median Car Park Investigation - Anzac Parade

Folder No:               F2014/00333

Author:                    Tony Lehmann, Manager Integrated Transport      

 

Introduction

 

A motion was tabled at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 26 November 2014 by Councillors Andrews and Stavrinos regarding traffic safety measures in the vicinity of St Spyridon College, Maroubra.

 

It was resolved that Council:

 

1.   investigate the construction of a car park in the median strip of Anzac Parade in front of St Spyridon College, Maroubra to assist with drop off and pick up of students and further provide parking for school users and visitors who attend the college to attend the new St Spyridon School Performing Arts Centre and;

 

2.   make representation to the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Pozieres Avenue and Anzac Parade, Matraville/Maroubra (hereafter referred to as the intersection) in order to improve pedestrian safety for students who attend St Spyridon College, noting that a pedestrian crossing is not an option as Anzac Parade is a dual carriageway and not permissible under RMS regulations. Further such traffic signals will improve the safety for all users at this intersection.

 

This report pertains to the findings of the subsequent investigation into item 1. above, being the provision of a car park in the median strip of Anzac Parade adjacent to of St Spyridon Collage, Maroubra.

 

Issues

 

Consultants were commissioned to investigate the feasibility and prepare a concept design for the construction of a car park within the Anzac Parade median adjacent to St. Spyridon College.

 

There is an existing car park in the median to the north of the school. Whilst this car park is close to the school, it does not receive patronage from visitors or parents dropping children off as it is not considered to be within a short walking distance. The proposed car park concept design must provide good pedestrian connectivity to the school in order to promote usage.

 

A cycleway/footpath is being separately investigated for construction within the Anzac Parade median in the vicinity of St. Spyridon College. The provision of a cycleway/footpath must be included in the proposed car park concept design.

  

The Anzac Parade landscaped median in the area of interest, adjacent to St. Spyridon College - between the existing car park and Pozieres Avenue, is planted with a number of trees. Following discussion with the Council’s Tree Management Officers, it was determined that the concept design should seek to minimise the effect of the project on the existing planting, especially the more densely planted mature trees to the south. 

We examined three possible sites for the car park and prepared a concept design at the most favourable location (see attachment 1):

 

·       Site One was the more sparsely vegetated area directly south of the existing car park and north of the footpath across the landscaped median.

·       Site Two was the density planted area bounded by the existing footpath and Pozieres Avenue.

·       Site Three was an additional investigation consisting of Site One and a portion of Site Two.

  

The findings of the comparative review of the three sites are as follows:

 

Site One was found to be relatively flat with three medium sized trees and 15 small trees. Access to the new car parking area could be provided via the existing car park access. Construction of a car park at this location would likely result in the loss of most, if not all of the 18 existing trees. Site One was not considered to be within close walking distance of the school entrance.

 

Site Two was found to be relatively flat to the north but sloping to the centre of the median island towards Pozieres Avenue. It was reported that the site had eight large trees, nine medium trees and 24 small trees that would be impacted by the design. Site Two was directly adjacent to the college and thus within easy walking distance.

 

Site Three consisted of Site One plus the flat, treeless area of the northern part of Site Two. This would result in the loss of 18 small/medium trees, but increases the available land for the car park construction.

 

In assessing Site Three it was noted that the layout would feature the advantages of Site One over Site Two with the benefits of being able to extend southwards. This would place the proposed car park closer to the college and increase the parking capacity without having to remove additional trees.

 

Council officers have deemed that Site Three offered the best location for a potential car park.

 

A car park concept design and preliminary estimate has been prepared for the preferred Site Three (see attachment 2).

 

The following design considerations were integrated into the concept design:

 

1.   The proposed pedestrian footpath and cycleway along the length of the Anzac Parade median strip, including the area adjacent to St. Spyridon College must be accommodated in the design. This has been incorporated to the west of the proposed car park. There are raised tables at points where the car park ingress and egress cross the footpath and cycleway to keep vehicle speeds low. It is intended that pedestrian and cyclists will have right of way across the access points.

 

2.   It is important for the proposal to accommodate pedestrian movements from both across Anzac Parade and from the car park to the college. Pedestrian connectivity has been provided from the eastern to the western side of the median utilising the proposed footpath/cycleway. Connectivity between the parking area and the southbound carriageway of Anzac Parade (i.e. directly adjacent to St. Spyridon College) has been accommodated by the provision of a new footpath along the eastern side of the car park.

 

3.   It was identified that drivers may try use the car park as a “shortcut” from the northbound to the southbound carriageway of Anzac Parade and vice versa. Whilst it is important that vehicles are able to enter the car park and exit in the same direction of travel, the access points have been staggered to discourage drivers from cross-cutting through the car park.

 

The car park concept design (see attachment 2) provides 48 car parking spaces including two mobility parking spaces.

 

The estimate for the detailed design and construction of the car park, based on the concept design, is $1,298,472 including a 30% contingency allowance.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 9:     Integrated and Accessible Transport

Direction 9e:   Parking is managed to balance convenience against reduced car reliance.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The estimate for the detailed design and construction of the car park, based on the concept design, is $1,298,472.

 

Conclusion

 

A parking area in the Anzac Parade landscaped median adjacent to St. Spyridon College as per the concept design (see attachment 2) will provide 48 car parking spaces.

 

The car park concept design accommodates the proposed cycleway/footpath and minimises the loss of existing trees.

 

The total preliminary cost estimate for the design and construction of the car park is $1,298,472.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

1.   the findings of the investigation into the construction of a car park in the median strip of Anzac Parade in front of St Spyridon College, Maroubra, be received. 

 

2.   funding for the proposed car park be considering in future capital works budgets.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Attachment 1 - St Spyridon College, Maroubra - Car Park Options location plan

 

2.View

Attachment 2 - St Spyridon College, Maroubra - Car Park Concept Design

 

 

 

 


Attachment 1 - St Spyridon College, Maroubra - Car Park Options location plan

Attachment 1

 

 


Attachment 2 - St Spyridon College, Maroubra - Car Park Concept Design

Attachment 2

 

 


Works Committee                                                                                                 10 February 2015

 

 

Works Report No. W3/15

 

 

Subject:                  Child Safety Awareness

Folder No:               F2007/00187

Author:                    Tony Lehmann, Manager Integrated Transport      

 

Introduction

 

Last year the Council resolved (Bowen/Andrews) that:

 

a)     Council notes the number of tragic accidents involving children and motor vehicles either exiting, entering or negotiating driveways or other areas of private property.

b)     Council investigate and bring back a report on a safety awareness campaign for drivers, focusing on child safety awareness for driver’s on private property, in particular exiting and entering private properties through driveways, with such campaign to be run in conjunction with Council’s existing information campaigns highlighting traffic safety for school and infant children; and

c)     if appropriate, Council’s existing driver awareness information for traffic safety awareness for school and infant children be updated to include commencement of the journey to school/care from private residences and the return journey as well.

 

This report addresses the current position regarding the Council’s driveway safety awareness program.

 

Issues

 

Each year more than 5 children are killed and 47 injured in low speed vehicle run over accidents around Australia. In NSW, six children have been killed and 15 seriously injured in these types of accidents since January 2013. (NSW Centre for Road Safety, November 2014).

 

The “Hold Me Close, Keep Me Safe” driveway safety awareness program was created by Randwick Council’s Road Safety Officer with the assistance of an NRMA Community Grant to address this serious issue in our community. A suite of materials applicable to 0-5year olds was developed to be used in conjunction with existing road safety written resources for preschool settings and where the adult drivers can be addressed. They outline the gravity of this issue and provide materials and knowledge about how to prevent these type of accidents in their own situation. The program is designed to be striking in order to keep driveway safety at the forefront of the minds of parents and carers.

 

To date, more than seven hundred information packs have been distributed; over four hundred via library preschool story sessions where the Community Road Safety Officer presented information to parents and carers and three hundred via community events; Little Bay Neighbour Day (as part of Local Government Week 2014); Randwick’s Eco-Living Fair (NSW Bike Week 2014) and Coogee Fun Day.

 

The NSW Centre for Road Safety has also introduced a driveway safety program in conjunction with the Georgina Josephine Foundation, which complements the Child Car Seats program and uses the tag “They’re Counting On You”. Posters and television advertisements feature the popular presenter, Scott Cam.

 

Driveway safety is being actively incorporated into all aspects of Council’s Road Safety Program. Council’s new website features a driveway safety page that will be updated with new educational information as it is developed.

 

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, programs and strategies.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There has been no direct financial impact for this matter to the end of the 2014 year, however new resources have been allocated to continue this program in 2015.

 

Conclusion

 

It is difficult to evaluate in detail the success of a driveway safety project; however, continued active promotion in the community can only be a positive influence in raising residents’ awareness of this serious road safety issue.

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Randwick Council continues to fund driveway safety awareness projects and promote and support relevant RMS campaigns.

 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Works Committee                                                                                                 10 February 2015

 

 

Works Report No. W4/15

 

 

Subject:                  Bicycle Route Planning

Folder No:               F2010/00077

Author:                    Tony Lehmann, Manager Integrated Transport      

 

Introduction

 

In 2008 the Council adopted a Bicycle Route Construction Priority list (Council Meeting, 16 December 2008 - CS32/08) for the Council area.  That priority was decided prior to any announcements with regard to implementation of the CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) proposal.

 

This report advises the Council on proposed changes to the priority list, in recognition of the likely implementation of the Light Rail project and following funding offers received from NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). 

 

 

Issues

 

In 2008 following community consultation, the Council endorsed a bicycle route construction priority list for the implementation of various bicycle routes throughout the Council area.  The initial priorities were the two north-south “spines”; with the subsequent priorities being numerous east-west routes linking to these spines.

 

To date, all of the civil works associated with the more eastern spine have been completed and a significant proportion of the civil works for the more western spine has also been completed.  Signage for both routes is proposed in the 2015/2016 year.  A map detailing the adopted priorities is attached. (See Attachment 1).

 

It is considered timely that, with the projected implementation of the CSELR project, the adopted priority list be re-assessed.  This is because the light rail project will introduce new destinations, being each of the light rail stops and - in particular - the two light rail termini.  Also, it is suggested that the Anzac Parade separated cycle path, from Kingsford to La Perouse, should be brought higher up in the priority list given the benefits of its implementation.

 

Following discussions with the local bicycle user group (BIKEast) they have submitted their suggestion as to a revised priority list (See Attachment 2).  In response to the submission from BIKEast a revised priority list has been developed.   Attached are two tables showing the current bicycle route construction priority list and the revised list (See Attachment 3).

 

It is proposed that this revised priority list be released for wider community consultation in accordance with Council’s consultation policy.  A subsequent report will be brought back to the Works Committee detailing the results of this consultation.

 

A major generator of bicycle rider traffic in the Randwick local government area is the University of New South Wales (UNSW).  Bicycle use between UNSW and areas such as Surry Hills and Central is significant.  This is recognised with traffic count data collected over a number of years. 

 

The Roads and Maritime Services, in recognition of the well-used routes to UNSW, offered the Council funding to:

 

·      upgrade the existing eastern footpath of Anzac Parade, from Doncaster Avenue to the pedestrian traffic signals at University Mall (just north of Day Avenue), and

 

·      to implement a separated bi-directional cycleway in Day Avenue, between Doncaster Avenue and Anzac Parade.

 

The existing footpath along the eastern side of Anzac Parade, from Doncaster Avenue to University Mall, is typically characterised by a 1.8m wide footpath and a 1.8m wide grassed (dirt) nature strip.   The grass of the nature strip is in many places completely worn out due to the heavy pedestrian and cyclist use of this footpath; resulting in an uneven dirt track next to the concrete path. 

 

 

The RMS funding will allow for full width paving of this 500 metre length of footpath.  Once constructed the path will be designated as a shared use path, with appropriate signage and linemarking.  It is considered that this project will significantly benefit all users of the path, be they pedestrians or bicycle riders.  The location of the proposed full-width path is shown below.

 

 

The proposed bi-directional cycleway in Day Avenue, from Doncaster Avenue to Anzac Parade, was categorised by RMS as a priority regional cycleway link, as it provided safer bicycle access to the UNSW from both the north and the south.  Design of the cycleway was funded by RMS.  Additional RMS funding has been made available to construct the cycleway link in the 2014/2015 financial year.

 

A copy of the plans for the proposed bi-directional cycleway is attached.  (See Attachment 4).  To accommodate the road transitions at the intersections with Day Lane and with Houston Road a number of parking spaces will be affected.  Four opposite Day Lane and three opposite Houston Road.  However, five new motorcycle parking bays will be provided as a component of this projects.

 

The community will be informed of these projects by way of a letter box drop.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 9:       Integrated and Accessible Transport.

Direction 9a:     A network of safe and convenient walking paths and cycleways linking major land uses and recreational opportunities.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Roads and Maritimes Services have offered full funding for the construction costs of both the Anzac Parade shared path and the Day Avenue separated bi-directional cycleway.

 

Conclusion

 

Given the likely changes in bicycle rider behaviour as a result of the CSELR project it is considered appropriate to undertake community consultation regarding a review of the Bicycle Route Construction Priority list.  Also, given the heavy usage by existing bicycle riders and given the funding offered by RMS, it is considered appropriate to implement both the Anzac Parade shared path and the Day Avenue separated bi-directional cycleway.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

1.  the Council undertake community consultation with regard of a review of the bicycle route construction priority list;

 

2.  the results of this consultation be reported back to the Council;

 

3.  the RMS-funded Anzac Parade shared path, proposed between Doncaster Avenue and University Mall, be constructed; and

 

4.  the RMS-funded Day Avenue separated bi-directional cycleway, proposed between Doncaster Avenue and Anzac Parade, be constructed.

 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Map - Bicycle Route Construction Priorities

 

2.View

Submission from BIKEast regarding revised construction priorities

 

3.View

Table - Previous and Proposed Bicycle Route Construction Priorities

 

4.View

Plan - Day Avenue Cycleway

 

 

 

 


Map - Bicycle Route Construction Priorities

Attachment 1

 

 


Submission from BIKEast regarding revised construction priorities

Attachment 2

 

 




Table - Previous and Proposed Bicycle Route Construction Priorities

Attachment 3

 

 

PREVIOUS Bicycle Route Construction Priorities

 

Priority & Status

Direction & ID code

Suburbs & Streets

1

Civil works completed – signage required

North South – eastern edge

(NSe)

Waverley – Malabar –Yarra Bay

Fern Street, Mount Street, Malabar Road, Kim Ave and Bourke Street.

 

2

Civil works partially completed

North South –western edge

(NSw)

Centennial Park–Kensington–Yarra Bay inc. Dangar St, Botany St, Paine St & Menin Road.

 

3

Planning stage

East West

(KCS)

Kingsford – Coogee South

inc. Sturt St, Bundock St to Malabar Rd

 

4

 

Planning stage with UNSW

East West

(UC)

Through UNSW– Coogee

inc. St Pauls Street, Carr Street to Coogee.

 

5

 

Planning stage

East West

(CPGB)

Centennial Park to Gordons Bay  inc. Darley Rd, MacPherson St, Boundary Rd, Clovelly Rd.

 

6

 

Planning stage

 

East West (HMB)

Hillsdale – Maroubra Beach

O’Sullivan Ave, Haig St, Mons Ave.

 

7

Concept design & some detailed designs complete

North South – central

(NSc)

Centennial Park - La Perouse

Doncaster Ave / Huston Ave / Sturt St / Anzac Pde / Bunnerong Rd

 


PROPOSED Bicycle Route Construction Priorities

 

Priority& Status

Direction & ID code

Suburbs & Streets

1

Concept design complete

North South – central

(NSc)

Stage 1

Centennial Park - La Perouse.

Stage 1 - Anzac Parade, Kingsford to Fitzgerald Avenue

(provides a link to the proposed Kingsford light rail terminus for people riding bicycles)

2

(new priority route)

 

 

East West

(GSK)

Green Square – Kensington

Epsom Rd/O’Dea Ave, Lenthall St/Todman Ave to Doncaster Ave

(provides a link to the proposed Todman Avenue light rail stop for people riding bicycles)

3

Concept design & some detailed designs complete

North South – central

(NSc)

Stage 2

Centennial Park - La Perouse

Stage 2 - Doncaster Ave route – from Alison Road to Day Avenue then to Houston Rd & Anzac Pde 

(provides a link to the proposed light rail stops at Todman Avenue and at UNSW and improved access to UNSW for people riding bicycles)

4

(new priority route)

East West

(RCB)

Randwick - Coogee Beach

Belmore Rd, Coogee Bay Rd, Dolphin St

(provides a link to the proposed Randwick light rail terminus for people riding bicycles)

5

East West

(KCS)

Kingsford – Randwick

Sturt St, Bundock St to Malabar Road.

(provides a link to the proposed Kingsford light rail terminus for people riding bicycles)

6

Concept design complete

North South – central (NSc)

Stage 3

Centennial Park - La Perouse

Stage 3 - Anzac Pde - Fitzgerald Avenue to Bunnerong Road

(provides an extended link to the proposed Kingsford light rail terminus for people riding bicycles)

7

North South–westerly

(NSw)

Stage 2

Centennial Park–Kensington–Yarra Bay

Stage 2 - inc. Irvine St, Royal St, Paine St

 

8

East West

(UC)

Through UNSW– Coogee

inc. St Pauls Street, Carr Street to Coogee

 

9

East West

(CPGB)

Centennial Park to Gordons Bay 

inc. Darley Rd, MacPherson St, Boundary Rd, Clovelly Rd.

 

10

East West

(HMB)

Hillsdale – Maroubra Beach

O’Sullivan Ave, Haig St, Mons Ave.

 

11

East West

(CPC)

Centennial Park to Clovelly

Clovelly Road – full length

 

 


Plan - Day Avenue Cycleway

Attachment 4

 

 




Works Committee                                                                                                 10 February 2015

 

 

Works Report No. W5/15

 

 

Subject:                  Local Government Road Safety Program (LGRSP) November 2013 - November 2014

Folder No:               F2009/00123

Author:                    Tony Lehmann, Manager Integrated Transport      

 

Introduction

 

Randwick City Council commenced involvement with the NSW Local Government Road Safety Program in September 2005; including with the employment of a Community Road Safety Officer.  The Community Road Safety Officer works closely with a broad cross- section of the community and a variety of stakeholders to develop and implement a road safety action plan tailored to local road safety issues - complementing the state wide campaigns of the Centre for Road Safety.

 

In 2013 there were 631 recorded vehicle crashes in Randwick LGA, a reduction of 24 from the previous year. Importantly, the number of injury crashes fell by 30 from 2012. (RMS Crash Data 2012-2013) This trend could be indicative of a number of factors such as safer vehicles, safer speeds, safer roads and/or safer people, which are the cornerstones of all road safety projects.

 

Issues

 

The projects that make up the Road Safety Action Plan aim to reduce the casualties and crashes on our roads by informing and educating the community about road safety issues with the intention of influencing road user behaviour.

 

Projects undertaken since November 2013 include:

 

·          Child Restraint Fitting/Checking Project

        A total of 583 vouchers for a free check or fitting of a child restraint were distributed to residents and people working within the City of Randwick in the 2013/2014 financial year. (See Program report Attachment 1) A maximum of four vouchers per household could be issued and a total of 391 households received vouchers (average of 1.5 per household). Vouchers were issued between December 2013 and May 2014. A new program commenced in August 2014 and to the end of November, a further 468 vouchers have been issued.

 

·          Pedestrian Project

        The Pedestrian Safety Project was divided into two strategies this year; Seniors Presentations and the Bus Shelter Poster Project.

       

Senior Pedestrian Safety

Between March and December 2014, ten senior pedestrian safety presentations were conducted as part of the "Stepping On" falls prevention program, in conjunction with the South Eastern Area Health Service. Sessions were held at Prince of Wales Hospital and the Coast Centre for Seniors at Little Bay. Information regarding personal safety as a pedestrian was delivered in an informal and interactive workshop format and general road safety resources were distributed to participants as appropriate. Further presentations have been requested on an ongoing basis.

 

 

Bus Shelter Poster Pedestrian Safety Project

In June 2014 ten posters were developed highlighting pedestrian casualties in the LGA at key accident locations (See Attachment 2). The map on each poster reflected the local surrounds and showed casualties at that location. The project was limited by the locations of JC Decaux bus shelters, however, the locations chosen were deemed to be high exposure representing good value for money.

 

The posters were on display for 21 days including a valuable bonus of 7 days provided by JC Decaux.

 

·          Driveway Safety

        Using the “Hold Me Close, Keep Me Safe” project materials developed in conjunction with the NRMA, 700 driveway safety information packs have been distributed via library book club & story time sessions, through child care centres and at community information sessions. Parents and carers were addressed briefly with the principles of driveway safety at library sessions at Bowen, Margaret Martin and Malabar libraries.

 

·          SchoolSafe

        The Road Safety Officer works closely with school communities to address road safety issues for students around schools. This has included updating school traffic safety brochures for individual schools, trying to improve parking congestion around schools where possible, increasing driver safety awareness by installing large “No Stopping” and “No Parking” corflute signs, and by providing educative materials to schools regarding driving safely in school zones, improving traffic flow and safety in school “kiss and go zones”.

 

·          Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS)

        Three free workshops for supervisors of learner drivers were presented by an RMS-endorsed presenter, in February, June and November 2014. These workshops are designed to provide supervisors with up to date information about the Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) including legislation concerning L and P plate drivers; completing the learner logbook; supervising a learner driver; and the benefits of supervised driving practice. A total of 96 people reserved places in these workshops with the actual number attending slightly less on the day.

 

·          RMS Campaign Support

o   Speed Campaign (Don’t Rush) - promoted double demerits over holiday periods

o   Drink Drive Campaign (Plan B) - attended quarterly Liquor Accord meetings to provide input to licensed premises regarding RMS road safety initiatives related to alcohol.

o   Fatigue Campaign (Don’t Trust Your Tired Self) – distributed and displayed promotional materials (keyrings, posters) at Council premises, community events

o   RSO Regional Meetings – attended quarterly meetings at RMS

o   RMS Training Sessions - attended RMS offices at Parramatta for training regarding use of databases and statistical reports.

 

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, programs and strategies.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The Local Government Road Safety Program (LGRSP) is partly funded by the Roads and Maritime Services. The RMS pays fifty percent of the Council Community Road Safety Officer’s salary each year and some projects approved via the road safety action plan attract resources and partial RMS funding.

 

Conclusion

 

Whilst measuring the success of each individual road safety initiative can be difficult it is considered that, given the emotional and financial costs that road trauma imposes on our community, the Council should continue to support the Local Government Road Safety Program.

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Randwick Council continue to actively participate in and support the Local Government Road Safety Program.

 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Memo - Randwick City Council Child Restraint Fitting / Checking Project 2013-2014 Final Report

 

2.View

Bus Shelter Poster Pedestrian Safety Project

 

 

 

 


Memo - Randwick City Council Child Restraint Fitting / Checking Project 2013-2014 Final Report

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Bus Shelter Poster Pedestrian Safety Project

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