Council is planning to improve Arthur Street between Milton Street and Holden Street. The proposed works will focus on renewing the road and footpath, as well as calming traffic, increasing safety, and greening the street. In January 2016 the former Ashfield Council did some initial community engagement about these proposed improvements.
The proposed work includes:
- reconstructing kerb and gutter on both sides;
- reconstructing and resurfacing the entire length of road;
- improving storm water drainage;
- reconstructing driveways and footpath on both sides as required;
- reconstructing speed humps;
- constructing landscaped kerb blisters/extensions on Arthur Street at each intersecting street;
- constructing additional kerb ramps at some intersections that cross Arthur Street;
- painting edge line markings to define parking areas on the northern side of the street; and
- painting other associated line markings.
This proposal would result in the net loss of five parking spaces. This will allow new kerb extensions to be built to improve safety and visibility for vehicles exiting the side streets onto Arthur Street.
The proposed changes are:
- one parking space gained on the northern side of the road, west of Hampden Street;
- five parking spaces lost on the northern side of the road, east of Hampden Street opposite Brunswick Parade;
- one parking space gained on the northern side of the road, west of King Street;
- two parking spaces lost on the northern side of the road, opposite Shepherd Street;
- six parking spaces lost on the northern side of the road, opposite Alma Street;
- two parking spaces gained on the northern side of the road, either side of Hugh Street;
- two parking spaces gained on the northern side of the road, either side of A’Beckett Avenue; and
- one parking space gained on the northern side of the road, west of Rose Street.
Have your say
You can comment on this proposal by completing the feedback form below. The last day to provide feedback is Friday 17 November 2017
Driveways - who does what?
Under Section 218 of the Roads Act 1993, the property owner is responsible for a driveway and is liable for all construction and maintenance costs from the property boundary to the road. However, as the works are being initiated by Council any affected driveways will be re-constructed at Council’s expense.
What happens next?
Council has not yet made any commitment to change the traffic arrangements in the street. A report, together with the community’s comments and this proposal, will be considered by Council’s Local Traffic Committee at its meeting on 7 December 2017. The Committee will make recommendations for Council to consider at the February Council meeting. Council will notify everyone who provided comments of the final decision.
The LTC meeting agenda will be available to view on Council’s website in the week before the meeting. Members of the public may register to speak at this meeting. If you wish to do so, please contact Council’s Administration Assistant – Infrastructure Services on (02) 9335 2213 to advise of your attendance.
When is the work planned for?
These works are expected to be built over the 2017/2018 and 2018/19 financial years subject to outcome of this community engagement, final approvals and budget allocation. Residents will be notified before any work starts in the street.