Wauchope Traffic Management

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Consultation has concluded

Increases in the traffic flow through Wauchope, have led to a strategy being developed to ensure that both transport and people can move through and around the city in a safe and efficient way.

The Wauchope Traffic Management Strategy is a document that looks at the road network as a 'whole'. Ensuring that each project is considered to improve flow and safety, without having a negative impact on other road systems. Some work has been identified as a high priority and other elements are considered more long term.

To read the Council report written following this engagement, see the summary under News & Updates below or to read the full report click the link: Council Report


Increases in the traffic flow through Wauchope, have led to a strategy being developed to ensure that both transport and people can move through and around the city in a safe and efficient way.

The Wauchope Traffic Management Strategy is a document that looks at the road network as a 'whole'. Ensuring that each project is considered to improve flow and safety, without having a negative impact on other road systems. Some work has been identified as a high priority and other elements are considered more long term.

To read the Council report written following this engagement, see the summary under News & Updates below or to read the full report click the link: Council Report


Consultation has concluded
  • Outcome of previous engagement

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    Following community engagement late 2013 and early 2014, a report was presented to Council on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

    To read the report: Wauchope Traffic Management Report

    Based on the recommendations in the report, Council resolved the following

    Item 13.05 - WAUCHOPE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

    That Council:

    1. Defer all broader Wauchope Traffic Management planning until the upcoming Local Government Traffic Study is complete and the outcomes of the Oxley Highway Corridor Strategy and Oxley Highway Safety Review are known.

    2. Develop a main street plan for High Street through the town centre, coordinated by Council’s Place Making team, having regard to the principles outlined in the Roads and Maritime Service’s document, Sharing the Main Street - A Practitioners’ Guide to Managing the Road Environment and Traffic Routes Through Commercial Centres Sharing the Main Street.

    3. Progress planning for the various short and medium term actions that were strongly supported through the engagement process and are warranted irrespective of outcomes of broader planning:

    • Plan the upgrade of the Beechwood Road / Waugh Street intersection
    • Plan the upgrade of the Cameron Street / Blackbutt Drive intersection
    • Plan the upgrade of the High Street / Blackbutt Drive intersection
    • Plan the upgrade of the Young Street / Campbell Street / Waugh Street intersection

    4. Discontinue any future consideration of: Changing the one-way direction of traffic flow on Oxley Lane

    5. Accept the Roads and Maritime Service’s position that the following actions will not be considered by the Roads and Maritime Service in the short or medium term and are not financially or practically viable:

    • Oxley Highway bypass of Wauchope, either to the north or south of the town
    • Replacement of the Oxley Highway level crossing with a flyover

    6. Further investigate the option of a one- way slip lane west bound from the railway to Cameron Street.

    CARRIED: 9/0

    FOR: Besseling, Cusato, Griffiths, Hawkins, Intemann, Levido, Roberts, Sargeant & Turner

    AGAINST: Nil

    Councillor Griffiths declared a Non-Pecuniary, Less Than Significant Interest in this matter and remained in the room during the Council's consideration.

    RESOLVED: Intemann/Griffiths



  • What have I missed?

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    A range of community engagement has occurred from August 2013 to March 2014 for the communtiy to contribute to the future Wauchope Traffic Management Plan.

    To have a look at what has occurred, have a look at the following documents:

    1. For information download the Fact Sheet 1. Background Information or  Fact Sheet 2. Frequently Asked Questions 
    2. Read the Council Report about the proposal
    3. Read the AECOM Traffic Analysis Report 2012
    4. View the map and identified priority areas
    5. Come along to the Community Workshop
    6. Complete a Submission to share your views and ideas


  • Community Workshop

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    A community workshop is planned to provide accurate information in relation to the Strategy document and to give the community an opportunity to share their views on the identified short, medium and longer term priorities.

    • Where: Wauchope Senior Citizens Centre 47-51 High Street Wauchope
    • When: Thursday 20 February 2014 starting at 6.00pm and concluding at 8.00pm
    • Light refreshments provided.
    • RSVP 

    For more information about the community workshop contact: Philip Marshall on 6581 8111 or via email philip.marshall@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

     

     

  • Future engagement to commence 17 February

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    Council is currently working on a number of ways to involve the community more in discussions about improving traffic flow through and around Wauchope.

    Traffic network improvements in Wauchope have in the past focussed primarily on the construction of the Town Centre Bypass. The Wauchope Traffic Management Strategy has a more broad focus and looks at priorities both in the short term and to manage the forecasted traffic growth into the future.

    Preliminary discussions were held last year with key stakeholders including business representatives from Wauchope.

    We are currently putting together some information which will be ready for further discussions as of 17 February which will be available to see on this site. You can stay involved by registering and coming back to this site after this date.