Smith and Edward Streets, Summer Hill - improving safety at the intersection


Amended plan

Council is consulting the community on upgrading traffic facilities and improving pedestrian safety for Stage 1 of the former Allied Mills site Development at 2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill. During the initial consultation a number of residents raised concerns about the proposal to change Chapman Street to a one-way street. Council has considered this feedback and developed an amended plan which maintains a two-way traffic flow on Chapman Street.

Background

The Development Application (DA) for the former Allied Mills site, 2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill, included the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Smith Street and

Amended plan

Council is consulting the community on upgrading traffic facilities and improving pedestrian safety for Stage 1 of the former Allied Mills site Development at 2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill. During the initial consultation a number of residents raised concerns about the proposal to change Chapman Street to a one-way street. Council has considered this feedback and developed an amended plan which maintains a two-way traffic flow on Chapman Street.

Background

The Development Application (DA) for the former Allied Mills site, 2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill, included the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Smith Street and Edward Street, Summer Hill, along with other road works in the surrounding area. Residents were invited to comment on draft plans for this work from 9 December 2016 to 13 January 2017. An amended plan for the roundabout has now been developed which residents are invited to comment on. There is no change to the Flour Mill internal road plan which was part of the initial consultation.

What is in the current consultation?

Council is now seeking feedback on the amended plan for a roundabout at the intersection of Smith, Edward and Chapman Streets.

The proposed works include:

  • Upgrading and installing new kerb ramps at the intersection of Smith, Edward and Chapman Streets.
  • Installing two new pedestrian refuges in Edward Street and Smith Street.
  • Re-sheeting the entire intersection with asphalt.

See the amended plans for more details

Parking and Traffic Changes

  • No Stopping restrictions will be introduced near the roundabout to provide visibility for motorists and pedestrians. This will result in the loss of five parking spaces.
  • Vehicles parking on the eastern side of Chapman Street must face southbound in the direction of traffic flow as per NSW Road Rules (currently all vehicles are facing north bound on both sides of the road, contrary to NSW Road Rules). This means motorists will need to turn around to park on the eastern side of the road. If this creates difficulties Council may need to investigate a turnaround section at the northern end of Chapman Street which may result in loss of parking.

The amended plan allows motorists to continue turning left and right out of Chapman Street onto Smith Street.

Have your say

Give us your feedback on the plans by completing the form below. The last day to comment is Friday 17 February 2017

What happens next?

Council has not yet made any commitment to change the traffic arrangements. A report, together with community comments will be considered by Council’s Local Traffic Committee at a meeting on Thursday 2 March 2017. The Committee will make recommendations for Council to consider at its March meeting. Council will notify everyone who provided comments of the final decision.

When is the work planned for?

Construction is scheduled for early 2017, subject to the outcome of this community engagement and final approvals. Residents will be further notified before any works start.

Contact details

Please contact Mr Boris Muha by phone on 9716 1800 or email if you need further information about this proposal.


  • Council approves plan to improve safety

    over 1 year ago

    Council considered a report, including the community's feedback, at a meeting on 28 March 2017 and adopted the Local Traffic Committee's recommendations as outlined below.

    THAT under the approved condition of Development Consent for the Former Allied (Flour) Mills Site 2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill, the following traffic facilities be supported:

    1. The construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Smith Street/Edward Street/Chapman Street, Summer Hill, in accordance with the attached amended plan C13.G, further to condition:

    a) That lighting of the roundabout is provided to Australian Standards AS/NZS 1158- “lighting for roads and public spaces”.

    b) That 3...

    Council considered a report, including the community's feedback, at a meeting on 28 March 2017 and adopted the Local Traffic Committee's recommendations as outlined below.

    THAT under the approved condition of Development Consent for the Former Allied (Flour) Mills Site 2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill, the following traffic facilities be supported:

    1. The construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Smith Street/Edward Street/Chapman Street, Summer Hill, in accordance with the attached amended plan C13.G, further to condition:

    a) That lighting of the roundabout is provided to Australian Standards AS/NZS 1158- “lighting for roads and public spaces”.

    b) That 3 resident parking spaces be allocated to the eastern side of Edward Street, south of Smith Street.

    2. The construction of the median island in Smith Street at Nos.17-21 Smith Street, Summer Hill at the intersection of the new private internal road of the development, in accordance to the attached amended plan X1.C further to conditions:

    a) that the median island be painted with white reflective paint and 10m of double white centreline (BB) marking with associated rrpms be provided to the approaches to the median; and

    b) that Give-Way signs and (TB) marking and an ALL TRAFFIC LEFT sign be provided at the private road exit to Smith Street.

    3. That alternative treatments, including possible landscaping on the south-west corner of Smith Street and Edward Street be investigated e.g. pedestrian fence or bollards and that RMS support be sought.

    4. That the applicant be requested to construct continuous footpaths at all future private roads intersecting with public roads and constructed to RMS requirements.

    Read the full report (go to page 11)