Newington precinct - improving safety and managing traffic


Council has developed a draft Local Area Traffic Management Plan to address key concerns about traffic, pedestrian and cycling in the Newington area. The boundary of this area is Addison Road, Livingstone Road, New Canterbury Road, Stanmore Road and Enmore Road.


How was the draft plan prepared?

The plan has been developed using information from:

  • a survey distributed households and businesses in April and May 2018
  • ongoing correspondence from the community about issues in the Newington area
  • a review of traffic volumes, vehicle speeds, heavy vehicle use and crash statistics in the local area
  • two information and feedback sessions with

Council has developed a draft Local Area Traffic Management Plan to address key concerns about traffic, pedestrian and cycling in the Newington area. The boundary of this area is Addison Road, Livingstone Road, New Canterbury Road, Stanmore Road and Enmore Road.


How was the draft plan prepared?

The plan has been developed using information from:

  • a survey distributed households and businesses in April and May 2018
  • ongoing correspondence from the community about issues in the Newington area
  • a review of traffic volumes, vehicle speeds, heavy vehicle use and crash statistics in the local area
  • two information and feedback sessions with community members in August 2018


What’s in the draft plan?

The plan includes options of traffic management treatments and changes in the following streets:

  • Albert Street – mid block threshold (flat top speed hump) at Marr Playground
  • Bright Street – mid block threshold (flat top speed hump) near No.26 and No.6 Bright Street
  • Tupper Street and Newington Road – change of priority, including removal of existing speed hump near No.36 Newington Road and ‘No Parking 7am-7pm Mon-Fri’ opposite Tupper Street in Newington Street
  • Addison Road – Pedestrian Refuge Island between Denby and Philpott Streets
  • Installation of bicycle logos, arrows and directional signs in England Avenue, Philpott Street and Cowper Street, including bike warning signs on side streets
  • Changes at signalised intersections at Enmore Road/Llewellyn Street, Enmore Road/Addison Road and Addison Road/Agar Street/Illawarra Road


Key intersections on regional roads and for RMS consideration are:

  • Enmore Road / Llewelyn Street intersection - dedicated right hand turn on Enmore Road into Llewelyn Street southern approach.
  • Enmore Road / Addison Road intersection - dedicated right hand turn on Enmore Road into Addison Road northern approach.
  • Addison Road / Agar Street / Illawarra Road intersection - lagging right hand turn phase for the eastern approach, and camera for illegal right hand turns into Agar Street.


Find out more:

Read the draft Local Traffic Area Management Plan PDF

See a map of the proposed treatments PDF

View a table of the proposed treatments PDF


Have your say

You are invited to have your say by:

  • Online, by submitting the Traffic Management in Newington Feedback
  • By mail, addressed to Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049. Please mark your feedback -Traffic Management in Newington Feedback 15/5138


The last day to provide feedback is Sunday 14 April 2019.


What happens next?

Council will consider all feedback when deciding whether to adopt the draft Local Area Traffic Management plan without changes, with changes or not to adopt it. The treatments are expected to be built within 2 – 5 years, subject to the feedback received through this engagement, prioritisation of options and budget allocation.


Queries

If you have any queries about the draft plan please contact Sunny Jo, Traffic and Parking Planner on 9392 5965 or email sunny.jo@innerwest.nsw.gov.au.