Community Engagement is now closed.
Community Engagement ran from 7 September to 19 September 2016.
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In 2015, in response to frequent concerns raised in relation to traffic and parking issues in the Osborne Park/Gore Hill area, Council commissioned a qualified consultant to undertake the Osborne Traffic Study, a suburb-wide study to determine the nature and extent of the traffic and parking problems in the area and offer detailed recommendations to alleviate these problems.
Through a series of parking and traffic surveys as well as resident consultation undertaken by Council's consultants, the following issues were identified in the study area:-
- Commuter parking in local streets;
- Lack of parking for visitors and trades people;
- Hindered access for heavy vehicles, in particular waste collection and bus services;
- Reduced visibility for turning and oncoming traffic; and
- Vehicles parking close to intersections.
Council subsequently consulted with residents regarding proposed changes to parking arrangements throughout the precinct, including suggestions for No Parking, and 2P Parking zones. A report addressing issues raised throughout the consultation period was considered at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 15 June 2015 where Council resolved to adopt several recommendations contained in the Luxmore Report.
This consultation was related to a proposal to implement parking restrictions within the following additional streets:-
- Osborne Road;
- Cogan Place;
- Richardson Street East;
- Campbell Avenue;
- Third Avenue;
- Second Avenue;
- Panorama Road; and
- Fourth Avenue.
Council previously endorsed the following recommendations derived from the traffic study to address the identified issues. Respondents were asked for feedback on the following suggested recommendations.
Time restricted 2P parking (8am-6pm; Monday-Friday) on one side of the street and unrestricted parking on the adjacent side. Resident Parking Scheme permit holders will be excepted.
- The option will leave one side of the street unrestricted for all day parking whilst having time restricted 2P parking on the adjacent side of the street for short-term visitors.
- Unrestricted parking will be provided along the side of the street with dwellings. Where both sides of the street have dwellings, unrestricted parking is to be provided on the side with the least number of driveways.
- This option allows for a balance between commuter and resident parking on High Occupancy Parking streets.
Time Restricted No Parking (6am-6pm; Monday-Friday) on the western side of Fourth Ave and Osborne Rd (Between First Ave and Second Ave), and the northern side of Second Ave (Between Osborne Rd and Fourth Ave). Time restricted 2P parking (8am-6pm; Monday-Friday; Permit Holders Excepted) on the other side of each road respectively.
- This option will leave one side of the street unrestricted for all day parking whilst having time restricted No Parking on the adjacent side of the street, in order to discourage commuters from using this space.
Maintain existing situation
A report addressing issues raised throughout the community engagement period will be considered at the next Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting of 22 November 2016.