pmhc_logo_VER_smallMINUTES                                                                           Local Traffic Committee Meeting

                                                                                                                                  04/12/2013

 

 

 

 PRESENT

 

Members:

 

Mayor Peter Besseling (PMHC) (Chair)

Grant Christensen (NSW Police)

Daniel Boorman (RMS)

John Simon (Rep. Member for Port Macquarie)

 

Other Attendees:

Duncan Clarke (PMHC)
John Hanlon (PMHC - Transport & Traffic Engineer)

Jaron Gawne (Busways)

Phillip Marshall (PMHC Admin. Officer)

 

 

The meeting opened 10.33am.

 

 

01       ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Acknowledgement of Country was delivered.

 

 

02       APOLOGIES

CONSENSUS:

That the apologies received from Noel Atkins (Rep. Member for Oxley) AP and Steve Read (Port Macquarie Taxis) AP be accepted.

 

 

03       CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

CONSENSUS:

That the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 6 November 2013 be confirmed.

 

Council – Y

RMS – Y

Police – Y

Local Member for Port Macquarie (Rep) – Y

Local Member for Oxley (Rep) - AB

 

 

04      DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

There were no disclosures of interest presented.

 

 

05       High Street, Wauchope - Transport Access Program Improvements

Council Traffic Engineer (John Hanlon) discussed the following items in relation to this report.

1.         The request was instigated by Transport NSW and relates to their Transport Access Programme.

2.         It is 100% funded by Transport NSW.

3.         The bus interchange and bus shelter location were specified by Transport NSW

4.         Communications with Transport NSW has only been at officer level and Transport NSW have declined the suggestion of relocating the bus interchange to a location within the Wauchope CBD that is of a higher priority to Council.

Meeting discussion summary;

1.         The location of the shelter was questioned

2.         Only one bus route is catered for, at this location

3.         Wauchope CBD bus interchange is a higher priority for Council

4.         A refuge at this location would be an advantage but a bus shelter is not warranted.

5.         The road condition is poor at this location.

CONSENSUS:

 

The Committee gave majority support to the following:

1.   Council to seek further advice from Transport NSW for this funding to be reallocated for Wauchope CBD Public Transport Infrastructure.

2.   The advice is to note, RMS is concerned that a bus shelter is not warranted at this location.

 

Council – Y

RMS – Y

Police – Y

Local Member for Oxley (Rep) - AB

 

 

06       Australia Day Celebrations 2014 - Horton Street, Port Macquarie

CONSENSUS:

 

The Committee gave unanimous support to the closure of the northern end of Horton Street, north of Clarence Street  on Sunday, 26 January 2014, to allow the holding of the Australia Day event subject to the following conditions:

1.       The event organisers obtain NSW Police approval.

2.       The proposed road closure be advertised in the local print media for a period of not less than seven (7) days advising of the time and duration of the event.

3.       The event organiser notify the NSW Ambulance, NSW Fire and the State Emergency Services of the proposed road closure.

4.       The event organiser notifies all residents and businesses directly affected by the proposed road closure.

5.       The event organiser notifies local Transport Services (Bus Companies, Taxis) of the proposed road closure.

6.       The event organiser abides by any other condition that the Police may impose.

7.       An RMS Accredited (Yellow card) person is to be used for the set up/down of barricades.

8.       Qualified Traffic Controllers (RMS-Blue or Grey Card) are to be used to control traffic.

 

Council – Y

RMS – Y

Police – Y

Local Member for Port Macquarie (Rep) – Y

 

 

07       NSW Cycling Federation 2014 Road Race Season - Port Macquarie

CONSENSUS:

 

The committee gave unanimous support for the NSW Cycling Federation 2014 Road Race Season in Port Macquarie subject to the following conditions.

 

1.       That the Transport Management Plans (TMP's), submitted with the events application be endorsed.

2.       That the event organiser be responsible for the implementation of the TMP's as submitted with the application.

3.       That the event organiser obtain, prior to the running of the events, the written approval of the NSW Police.

4.       The event organiser notify local Transport Services (Bus Companies, Taxis) of the proposed road closures.

5.       That the public be notified of the events through Council's Public Notices issued through local newspapers.

6.       RMS Accredited (Yellow card) personnel are to be used for the set up/down of barricades.

7.       RMS accredited (Blue card) personnel are to be used to control traffic.

8.       That the event organiser carry out a letter box drop to affected residents and business proprietors advising of the proposed partial road closures.

9.       The event organiser submit to Council prior to the commencement of the event evidence of Public Liability Insurance which is valid for the duration of the set-up, running and pull down of the event.

10.     The event organiser notify the NSW Ambulance, NSW Fire and the State Emergency Services of the proposed partial road closures.

11.     The event organiser abide by any other condition that Council, Roads and Traffic Authority and the Police may impose.

 

Council – Y

RMS – Y

Police – Y

Local Member for Port Macquarie (Rep) – Y

 

 

08       Coasters Hot Rod Run - 22 February 2014

 

CONSENSUS:

 

The committee gave unanimous support to the closure of the northern end of Horton Street, Port Macquarie  on Saturday, 22 February 2014, to enable the holding of the annual Coaster's Hot Rod Run, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.       The event organisers obtain NSW Police approval.

2.       The event organiser submit to Council prior to the commencement of the event evidence of Public Liability Insurance which is valid for the duration of the set-up, running and pull down of the event.

3.       The proposed road closures be advertised in the local print media for a period of not less than seven (7) days advising of the time and duration of the event.

4.       The event organiser notify the NSW Ambulance, NSW Fire and the State Emergency Services of the proposed road closure.

5.       The event organiser notify local Transport Services (Bus Companies, Taxis) of the proposed road closure.

6.       The event organiser notify businesses in the Town Green precinct of the proposed closure.

7.       The event organisers provide a Traffic Management Plan for a Class 2 Special Event.

8.       The event organiser abide by any other condition that Council and the Police may impose.

9.       An RMS accredited (Yellow card) person is to be used for the set up/down of barricades.

10.     Qualified Traffic Controllers (RMS-Blue or Grey Card) are to be used to control traffic.

 

Council – Y

RMS – Y

Police – Y

Local Member for Port Macquarie (Rep) – Y

 

 

09       Bold Street, Laurieton - 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Zone

CONSENSUS:

 

The committee gave unanimous support for Council to submit a formal application to RMS for the implementation of a 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Zone in Bold Street, Laurieton.

 

Council – Y

RMS – Y

Police – Y

Local Member for Port Macquarie (Rep) – Y

 

 

10       Informal Item - Status Report

CONSENSUS:

 

The committee gave majority support that the LTC Status report as at 21 November 2013 be received and noted.

 

Council – Y

RMS – Y

Police – Y

Local Member for Port Macquarie (Rep) – Y

Local Member for Oxley (Rep) - AB

 

 

 

11       GENERAL BUSINESS

 

11.01 Speeding Vehicles In Blueberry Lane:

 

NSW Police representative (Grant Christensen) tabled a letter from a Mr B Dowse, in

relation to a complaint about drivers speeding along Blueberry Lane and Aston Street Port

Macquarie as well as a proposal to make Blueberry Lane a one way Street.

 

Council Administration Officer (Philip Marshall) indicated Council had completed a study on a proposal for one way traffic flow in Blueberry Lane. On the 20th September 2012 Council updated residents who had made a submission with the following;

 

“Council received 18 written submissions with 10 objecting to the proposal and 8 supporting the proposal subject to conditions.

The proposal was further reviewed in terms of the traffic safety and efficiency improvements and it is considered the limited benefits gained, together with the absence

of any recorded accidents are not sufficient to warrant the one way proposal at this stage.”

 

CONSENSUS:

 

The committee gave unanimous support to NSW Police responding by letter to Mr B Dowse.

 

Council – Y

RMS – Y

Police – Y

Local Member for Port Macquarie (Rep) – Y

Local Member for Oxley (Rep) -AB

 

 

 

The meeting closed at 11.00am.