Kirribilli and Milsons Point High Pedestrian Activity Area 40km/h

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Consultation has concluded

UPDATE JUNE 2020

Following community consultation, Council resolved, at its meeting of Monday 23 March 2020 (held Monday 6 April 2020) to proceed with the detailed design and construction of this project with some changes to the overall scheme (see report and updated overall site plan available in the Document Library - Post Exhibition).

The funding agreement with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) was subject to the construction works for this project to be finalised by 30 June 2020, however due to the outcomes of the consultation requiring changes to the original scheme as endorsed by Council, the detailed design and tender process was delayed. Council and TfNSW have agreed to separate the project into two stages. The delivery date for Stage 1 has been extended to the 28 August 2020. Council will proceed with construction of Stage 1 and detailed design for Stage 2. Stage 2 construction will be undertaken after site specific community consultation is completed.

Construction works for Stage 1 will begin 22 June 2020.

UPDATE APRIL 2020

Following community consultation, Council resolved, at its meeting of Monday 23 March 2020 (held Monday 6 April 2020) to proceed with the detailed design and construction of this project with some changes to the overall scheme (see report and updated overall site plan available in the Document Library - Post Exhibition).

Due to RMS requirements to deliver this project by 30 June 2020 the scheme will be separated into two stages. Council will proceed with construction of Stage 1 and seek RMS approval and detailed designs for Stage 2.

Formal requests for quotation for construction works for Stage 1 will be released late April 2020. Stage 1 construction works will begin first week of June 2020. Notice of works will be circulated to the community prior to commencement of works.

The tender for Stage 2 is scheduled for June 2020, this includes new sites as per Council’s resolution.

BACKGROUND

Council has secured significant grant funding in 2019/20 from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for the design and implementation of a proposed 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area in Kirribilli and Milsons Point village centres. The works will improve amenity and safety for all road users, and particularly people walking in the area, which includes Broughton Street, Olympic Drive, Alfred Street South and McDougall Street.

This project complements Council’s Draft 40km/h and 10km/h Shared Zones Masterplan which was recently exhibited and is currently under review. To take advantage of the significant funding available, Council is proceeding with implementation in this area. The RMS funding conditions require works to be completed by 30 June 2020.

To distinguish the different driving conditions and create a self-enforcing maximum 40km/h speed environment within the village centres, the proposed concept includes the installation of road traffic calming treatments such as thresholds and pedestrian crossing facilities (refer to document library for area map, site register with sample images and detailed concept designs).

This concept design results in no parking loss, expanded pedestrian/footpath areas and additional gardens/landscaping. This will make the villages more attractive and safer for residents and visitors. Note that some trees might be impacted by the works, however, should this occur, they will be replaced with new plantings.

Benefits of 40km/h speed limits

  • Travelling at lower speeds improves driver’s ability to stop at a safer distance to avoid crashes, otherwise reduce the severity of a crash.
  • Statistics show that there was a 33% reduction in crashes causing serious injuries and deaths between 2005 and 2015 where 40km/h zones have been introduced. These zones include busy shopping precincts and neighbourhoods.

For further information call Diana Mejjia - Council’s Project Manager on 9936 8100.

UPDATE JUNE 2020

Following community consultation, Council resolved, at its meeting of Monday 23 March 2020 (held Monday 6 April 2020) to proceed with the detailed design and construction of this project with some changes to the overall scheme (see report and updated overall site plan available in the Document Library - Post Exhibition).

The funding agreement with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) was subject to the construction works for this project to be finalised by 30 June 2020, however due to the outcomes of the consultation requiring changes to the original scheme as endorsed by Council, the detailed design and tender process was delayed. Council and TfNSW have agreed to separate the project into two stages. The delivery date for Stage 1 has been extended to the 28 August 2020. Council will proceed with construction of Stage 1 and detailed design for Stage 2. Stage 2 construction will be undertaken after site specific community consultation is completed.

Construction works for Stage 1 will begin 22 June 2020.

UPDATE APRIL 2020

Following community consultation, Council resolved, at its meeting of Monday 23 March 2020 (held Monday 6 April 2020) to proceed with the detailed design and construction of this project with some changes to the overall scheme (see report and updated overall site plan available in the Document Library - Post Exhibition).

Due to RMS requirements to deliver this project by 30 June 2020 the scheme will be separated into two stages. Council will proceed with construction of Stage 1 and seek RMS approval and detailed designs for Stage 2.

Formal requests for quotation for construction works for Stage 1 will be released late April 2020. Stage 1 construction works will begin first week of June 2020. Notice of works will be circulated to the community prior to commencement of works.

The tender for Stage 2 is scheduled for June 2020, this includes new sites as per Council’s resolution.

BACKGROUND

Council has secured significant grant funding in 2019/20 from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for the design and implementation of a proposed 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area in Kirribilli and Milsons Point village centres. The works will improve amenity and safety for all road users, and particularly people walking in the area, which includes Broughton Street, Olympic Drive, Alfred Street South and McDougall Street.

This project complements Council’s Draft 40km/h and 10km/h Shared Zones Masterplan which was recently exhibited and is currently under review. To take advantage of the significant funding available, Council is proceeding with implementation in this area. The RMS funding conditions require works to be completed by 30 June 2020.

To distinguish the different driving conditions and create a self-enforcing maximum 40km/h speed environment within the village centres, the proposed concept includes the installation of road traffic calming treatments such as thresholds and pedestrian crossing facilities (refer to document library for area map, site register with sample images and detailed concept designs).

This concept design results in no parking loss, expanded pedestrian/footpath areas and additional gardens/landscaping. This will make the villages more attractive and safer for residents and visitors. Note that some trees might be impacted by the works, however, should this occur, they will be replaced with new plantings.

Benefits of 40km/h speed limits

  • Travelling at lower speeds improves driver’s ability to stop at a safer distance to avoid crashes, otherwise reduce the severity of a crash.
  • Statistics show that there was a 33% reduction in crashes causing serious injuries and deaths between 2005 and 2015 where 40km/h zones have been introduced. These zones include busy shopping precincts and neighbourhoods.

For further information call Diana Mejjia - Council’s Project Manager on 9936 8100.

Survey - Kirribilli and Milsons Point 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area

Consultation has concluded