Council Agenda

 

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

7.00pm, 20 August, 2013

Civic Centre,

Dundebar Road, Wanneroo


 

Public Question & Statement Time

 

Council allows a minimum of 15 minutes for public questions and statements at each Council Meeting.  If there are not sufficient questions to fill the allocated time, the person presiding will move on to the next item.  If there are more questions than can be dealt with in the 15 minutes allotted, the person presiding will determine whether to extend question time.

 

Protocols

 

During the meeting, no member of the public may interrupt the meeting’s proceedings or enter into conversation.  Each person seeking to ask questions during public question time may address the Council for a maximum of 3 minutes each. 

 

A register of person’s wishing to ask a question/s at the Council Meeting is located at the main reception desk outside of the Chamber on the night.  However, members of the public wishing to submit written questions are requested to lodge them with the Chief Executive Officer at least 30 hours prior to the start of the meeting i.e. noon on the previous day.

 

The person presiding will control public question time and ensure that each person wishing to ask a question is given a fair and equal opportunity to do so.  A person wishing to ask a question should state his or her name and address before asking the question.  If the question relates to an item on the agenda, the item number should also be stated.

 

The following general rules apply to question and statement time:

·                Questions should only relate to the business of the council and should not be a statement or personal opinion.

·                Only questions relating to matters affecting Council will be considered at an ordinary meeting, and at a special meeting only questions that relate to the purpose of the meeting will be considered.  Questions may be taken on notice and responded to after the meeting.

·                Questions may not be directed at specific members of council or employees.

·                Questions & statements are not to be framed in such a way as to reflect adversely on a particular Elected Member or Officer.

·                The first priority will be given to persons who are asking questions relating to items on the current meeting agenda.

·                The second priority will be given to public statements.  Only statements regarding items on the agenda under consideration will be heard.

 

Deputations

 

The Mayor and Councillors will conduct an informal session on the same day as the meeting of the Council at the Civic Centre, Wanneroo, commencing at 6.00pm where members of the public may, by appointment, present deputations relating to items on the current agenda. If you wish to present a deputation please submit your request for a deputation in writing, at least three clear business days prior to the meeting addressed to the Chief Executive Officer or fax through to Governance on 9405 5097.  A request for a deputation must be received by Governance by 12 noon on the Friday before the Council Meeting.

·                Deputation requests must relate to items on the current agenda.

·                A deputation is not to exceed 3 persons in number and only those persons may address the meeting.

·                Members of a deputation are collectively to have a maximum of 10 minutes to address the meeting, unless an extension of time is granted by the Council.

Please ensure that mobile phones are switched off before entering the Council Chamber.  Any queries on this agenda, please contact Governance on 9405 5027 or 9405 5018.


Recording of Council Meetings Policy

 

 

Objective

 

·         To ensure that there is a process in place to outline access to the recorded proceedings of Council.

 

·         To emphasise that the reason for recording of Council Meetings is to ensure the accuracy of Council Minutes and that any reproduction is for the sole purpose of Council business.

 

Statement

 

Recording of Proceedings

 

(1)     Proceedings for meetings of the Council, Electors, and Public Question Time during Council Briefing Sessions shall be recorded by the City on sound recording equipment, except in the case of meetings of the Council where the Council closes the meeting to the public. 

 

(2)     Notwithstanding subclause (1), proceedings of a meeting of the Council which is closed to the public shall be recorded where the Council resolves to do so.

 

(3)     No member of the public is to use any electronic, visual or vocal recording device or instrument to record the proceedings of the Council or a committee without the written permission of the Council.

 

Access to Recordings

 

(4)     Members of the public may purchase a copy of recorded proceedings or alternatively listen to recorded proceedings with the supervision of a City Officer.  Costs of providing recorded proceedings to members of the public will be the cost of the recording plus staff time to make the copy of the proceedings. The cost of supervised listening to recorded proceedings will be the cost of the staff time. The cost of staff time will be set in the City's schedule of fees and charges each year.

 

(5)     Elected Members may request a recording of the Council proceedings at no charge.  However, no transcript will be produced without the approval of the Chief Executive Officer.  All Elected Members are to be notified when recordings are requested by individual Members.

 

Retention of Recordings

 

(6)     Recordings pertaining to the proceedings of Council Meetings shall be retained in accordance with the State Records Act 2000.

 

Disclosure of Policy

 

(7)     This policy shall be printed within the agenda of all Council, Special Council, Electors and Special Electors meetings to advise the public that the proceedings of the meeting are recorded.


 

 

Notice is given that the next Ordinary Council Meeting will be held at the Civic Centre,

Dundebar Road, Wanneroo on Tuesday 20 August, 2013 commencing at 7.00pm.

 

 

 

 

 

D Simms

Chief Executive Officer

15 August, 2013

 

 

 

CONTENTS

 

Item  1_____ Attendances_ 1

Item  2_____ Apologies and Leave of Absence_ 1

Item  3_____ Public Question Time_ 1

Item  4_____ Confirmation of Minutes_ 1

OC01-08/13     Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 23 July 2013  1

Item  5_____ Announcements by the Mayor without Discussion_ 1

Item  6_____ Questions from Elected Members_ 1

Item  7_____ Petitions_ 1

New Petitions Received  1

Update on Petitions  1

PT01-07/13      Request to Install Traffic Lights at the corner of Marmion Avenue and Hughie Edwards Drive, Merriwa  1

PT02-07/13      Request to Seal the Access Road to the Wanneroo Shooting Complex  2

PT03-07/13      Request to Install Traffic Lights at the intersection of Marmion Avenue, Lagoon Drive and Peony Boulevard  2

PT04-06/13      Objection to Recoding of Lot 11 Kemp Street, Portion Lot 9500 Matta Way, Pearsall from R30 to R40  2

Item  8_____ Reports_ 3

Planning and Sustainability  3

Town Planning Schemes & Structure Plans  3

PS01-08/13      Agreement of Amendment No. 3 to the Agreed Structure Plan No. 10 (East Wanneroo Cell 8) 3

PS02-08/13      Modifications Approved by the State Administrative Tribunal - Amendment No. 1  to the Drovers Place Agreed Structure Plan No. 80  18

Development Applications  82

PS03-08/13      Proposed change of use from 'Shop', 'Restaurant' and 'Take Away Food Outlet' to a 'Liquor Store' and 'Office' with associated building reconfiguration (Amendment to DA2011/195) at Lot 19 (20) Clarkson Avenue, Tapping  82

City Businesses  101

Regulatory Services  101

CB01-08/13     Application to Keep More Than Two Dogs  101

CB02-08/13     Service Level Agreement - Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc  106

City Business  128

CB03-08/13     Amendments to the City of Wanneroo Bulk Verge Collection Program   128

Property  133

CB04-08/13     Request for Policy on Not Leasing Land or Community Facilities to Community Groups with Membership Base of more than 50% Residing Outside of City's Boundaries  133

Infrastructure  140

Traffic Management  140

IN01-08/13       PT01-03/13 - Request to Manage School Parking in Golders Way, Girrawheen  140

IN02-08/13       State and Nation Building Black Spot Programs 2014/15  148

IN03-08/13       Speed Limit Review - Old Yanchep Road, Two Rocks Road, Dundebar Road and Badgerup Road  166

IN04-08/13       Merriwa RAAFA Estate - Crash Barrier - Lukin Drive, Merriwa  178

IN05-08/13       Quinns Rocks Precinct - Traffic Management Study - Review and Status of Implementation  192

IN06-08/13       PT03-03/13 - Request Noise Wall and Traffic Control Signals - RAAFA Cambrai Village, Merriwa  212

IN07-08/13       Golf Links Drive, Carramar - Proposed Traffic Management Plan  217

IN08-08/13       Westport Parade, Darch - Proposed Traffic Management Plan  224

IN09-08/13       PT03-04/13 - Request for Bus Shelter - Landbeach Boulevard, Butler  229

Community Development  233

Program Services  233

CD01-08/13     Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund - Small Grant Application  233

Corporate Strategy & Performance  238

Finance  238

CS01-08/13     Financial Activity Statement (Estimate) for the Period Ended 30 June 2013  238

CS02-08/13     Warrant of Payments for the Period to 31 July 2013  250

Governance  323

CS03-08/13     Donations to be Considered by Council - August 2013  323

Chief Executive Office  331

Office of the CEO Reports  331

CE01-08/13     Power of Attorney - Tamala Park Regional Council  331

CE02-08/13     Christmas Event for Staff and Elected Members  342

Item  9_____ Motions on Notice_ 344

Item  10____ Urgent Business_ 344

Item  11____ Confidential_ 344

CR01-08/13     Confidential Addendum to PS02-08/13 Modifications Approved by the State Administrative Tribunal - Amendment No. 1  to the Drovers Place Agreed Structure Plan No. 80  344

Item  12____ Date of Next Meeting_ 344

Item  13____ Closure_ 344

 


Agenda

 

Good evening Councillors, staff, ladies and gentlemen, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and I invite you to bow your head in prayer:

 

Lord

 

We ask for your blessing upon our City, our community and our Council.  Guide us in our decision making to act fairly, without fear or favour and with compassion, integrity and honesty.  May we show true leadership, be inclusive of all, and guide the City of Wanneroo to a prosperous future that all may share.  We ask this in your name.

 

Amen

Item  1      Attendances

Item  2      Apologies and Leave of Absence

Cr Goodenough – Leave of Absence 24 July – 31 August 2013

Mayor Roberts – 14th August – 5th September 2013

Item  3      Public Question Time

Item  4      Confirmation of Minutes

OC01-08/13       Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 23 July 2013

That the minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 23 July 2013 be confirmed.

Item  5      Announcements by the Mayor without Discussion

Item  6      Questions from Elected Members

Item  7      Petitions

New Petitions Received

Update on Petitions

Cr Steffens presented a petition of 118 signatures requesting the installation of traffic lights at the corner Marmion Avenue and Hughie Edwards Drive, Merriwa.

 

UPDATE

 

Administration will present a report to the 12 November 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting on this matter.

                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cr Goodenough presented a petition of 148 signatures requesting the sealing of the access road to the Wanneroo Shooting Complex at an approximate cost of $220,000.  The complex is utilised by nine different shooting clubs with a total membership of over 827 members.  The petitioners respectfully call upon Council to support the sealing of the road by providing assistance with the coordination of grant funding applications to other government agencies, listing funding contribution of one-third of the cost of the project for consideration as part of the budget process and providing in-kind design and construction support where appropriate.

 

UPDATE

 

Administration will present a report to the 10 December 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting on this matter.

 

Cr Gray presented a petition of 499 signatures requesting the installation of traffic lights at the intersection of Marmion Avenue, Lagoon Drive and Peony Boulevard.

 

UPDATE

 

A report on this matter will be presented to Council in the coming months.

 

Cr Newton presented a petition of 93 residents of Pearsall objecting to the proposed recoding of portion of Lot 11 (62) Kemp Street and portion Lot 9500 Matta Way (proposed Lots 356-360 Melita Rise) Pearsall from R30 to R40.

 

UPDATE

 

A report on the proposed recoding of Lot 11 Kemp Street, Portion Lot 9500 Matta Way, Pearsall from R30 to R40, will be presented to Council at its meeting in September or October 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item  8      Reports

Declarations of Interest by Elected Members, including the nature and extent of the interest. Declaration of Interest forms to be completed and handed to the Chief Executive Officer.

Planning and Sustainability

Town Planning Schemes & Structure Plans

PS01-08/13       Agreement of Amendment No. 3 to the Agreed Structure Plan No. 10 (East Wanneroo Cell 8)

File Ref:                                              8287-03 – 13/120400

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       4         

Issue

To consider the modifications required by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to draft Amendment No. 3 to the Agreed Structure Plan No 10 East Wanneroo Cell 8 (ASP 10) with a view to determining a formal Council position on these modifications and to consider the need to advertise the proposed amendments.

 

Applicant

Linc Property Pty Ltd

Owner

Starbrake Holdings Pty Ltd, Jela and Marion Grubelich, Donald North, Ross Love, Delstrat Pty Ltd and ANZ Trustees Ltd

Location

Lots 8, 13, 109, 501, 600 and 601 Gnangara Road, Wangara; Lots 4 and 701 Destiny Way, Wangara and Part Lot 50 Ocean Reef Road, Gnangara

Site Area

Approximately 49 hectares

MRS Zoning

Industrial

DPS 2 Zoning

General Industrial and General Rural

 

 

Background

On 24 August 2012 the City received a request from Linc Property (the applicant) to amend ASP 10 to facilitate the coordinated development of land within the north-easternmost portion of the Wangara industrial area, as indicated in the location plan included as Attachment 1.

 

The subject area was recently rezoned from 'General Rural' to 'General Industrial' as a result of Amendment 123 to the City's District Planning Scheme No. 2 (DPS 2), which was granted final approval by the Minister on 9 April 2013. Concurrently with Amendment 123 was the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Amendment No. 1216/57 to rezone the land from 'Rural' to 'Industrial' and rationalised Bush Forever Area No 463. Notwithstanding the current 'General Industrial' zoning of the subject land, it cannot be developed in a coordinated manner at present, as the majority of the area is depicted in ASP 10 as Bush Forever Area No. 463 and being 'subject to further planning' due to the presence of a wetland. As a result of MRS amendment 1216/57 'Bush Forever' and 'wetland' constraints are no longer considered barriers to the development of the subject land. Amendment No 3 to ASP 10 seeks to remove these designations and prescribe an integrated road network over the affected land, to facilitate the coordinated development of the subject area. This amendment is the subject of the report.

Council considered Amendment No. 3 ASP 10 at its meeting on 5 March 2013 (PS07-03), and resolved that:

 

"1.     Pursuant to Clauses 9.6.1 and 9.7 of the City of Wanneroo District Planning Scheme No. 2, RESOLVES that Amendment No. 3 to the East Wanneroo Cell 8 - Agreed Structure Plan No. 10, as submitted by Linc Property and depicted in Attachment 3, is SATISFACTORY;

 

2.      Pursuant to Clause 9.6.5 of the City of Wanneroo District Planning Scheme No. 2, AUTHORISES the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer to SIGN and SEAL the Amendment No. 3 to the East Wanneroo Cell 8 - Agreed Structure Plan No. 10  document;

 

3.      Pursuant to Clause 9.6.1 of the City of Wanneroo District Planning Scheme No. 2, SUBMITS three copies of Amendment No. 3 to the East Wanneroo Cell 8 - Agreed Structure Plan No. 10 to the Western Australian Planning Commission for its adoption and certification; and

4.      NOTES the Schedule of Submissions received in respect of Amendment No. 3 to the East Wanneroo Cell 8 - Agreed Structure Plan No. 10 included as Attachment 4, ENDORSES Administration’s comments and recommendations in response to those submissions, FORWARDS the Schedule of Submissions to the Western Australian Planning Commission and ADVISES the submitters of its decision."

 

Amendment No. 3 to ASP 10 was subsequently signed and sealed by the Mayor and CEO before being forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for its consideration on 18 April 2013, in accordance with Council's resolution. A copy of the amendment map adopted by Council is included as Attachment 2.

 

On 8 May 2013, the WAPC advised the City that it had resolved to adopt the amendment, subject to two minor modifications (included as Attachment 3), which are outlined in the 'Details' section of this report. As the WAPC's 8 May 2013 resolution required modifications to the amendment, which have since been carried out by the applicant (refer modified amendment document included as Attachment 4), the City must now consider the modified amendment document, pursuant to Clause 9.6.3 (c) of DPS 2.

 

On 19 July 2013 a memorandum from Administration was sent to Elected Members in accordance with Clause 8.1 of Council's Delegated Authority Register seeking consent to determine the matter under delegated authority. A request was received from several Elected Members for the proposal to be determined by Council rather than under delegated authority.

Detail

WAPC Modification 1

 

The WAPC's requested modification 1 requires:

 

Clause 3 (d) being modified to state:-

 

"d)     The subdivider/developer to demonstrate to the City of Wanneroo at the subdivisional and/or development stage that the surface water drainage within the cell will be contained within the subdivision and/or development area."

 

 

 

Clause 3 (d) of ASP 10 currently reads:

 

"d)     The subdivider/developer to demonstrate to the City of Wanneroo at the subdivisional and/or development stage that the surface water drainage within the cell will be contained within the subdivision and/or development area and where possible, to ensure that any subdivision and/or development will minimise any impact on the water quality of the nearby wetland including potential surface water contamination to the satisfaction of the Department of Environmental Protection and the City of Wanneroo."

 

Administration Comment to WAPC Modification 1

 

The WAPC's required modification essentially removes any requirement for developers to demonstrate how their respective developments and/or subdivisions will minimise impacts on the water quality of the 'nearby wetland'. The 'nearby wetland' in this instance relates to 'Multiple Use' Wetland (Unique Feature Identifier 8133), which is the wetland proposed to be removed from the existing ASP 10 map through the subject amendment, to facilitate industrial development. Given that removal of the wetland designation and development of the site for industrial purposes has been supported by Council and the WAPC, through their respective resolutions to adopt MRS Amendment 1216/57, Amendment 123 to DPS 2 and the subject amendment to ASP 10, the existing obligation for developers to demonstrate they are not impacting upon the wetland is considered to be superfluous. The WAPC's required modification is therefore considered to be reasonable and warrants the City's support.

 

WAPC Modification 2

 

The WAPC's requested modification 2 requires:

 

            "The Structure Plan being modified to delete the proposed road located east of Prestige Drive (sic) and immediately south of Ocean Reef Road."

 

Administration Comment to WAPC Modification 2

 

The WAPC's required modification relates to a road connection east of Prestige Parade (shown as the 25 metre road reserve on the amendment plan included as Attachment 2), immediately south of Ocean Reef Road. The subject road is shown on the existing ASP 10 map (refer 'existing' map on Attachment 2), but was removed through the subject amendment to reflect an approved subdivision design over the affected land. The amendment plan received by the WAPC included a printing error, which faintly depicted the subject road as being retained, which was not present on the version of the amendment document considered by the City. The modification has therefore been sought to rectify the printing error and confirm the exact alignment of the subject road. Given that the modification requested by the WAPC accords with the amendment document contemplated by Council and an approved subdivision design, the modification is considered reasonable and necessary to provide certainty on the exact alignment of the subject road and warrants the City's support.

 

The applicant has provided a revised amendment map which clearly shows the road alignments sought and removes any remnant road alignments that are no longer required. The revised amendment map forms part of the modified amendment document included as Attachment 4.

 

Conclusion

 

In accordance with Clause 9.4.1(a) of DPS 2 relating to structure plans and structure plan amendments, it is recommended that the Council waives advertising of the modified amendment No. 3 to ASP 10 and determine the modified amendments are satisfactory.

Consultation

As the WAPC has requested modifications to the amendment, the duly modified amendment is now required to be considered by the City under Clause 9.4 of DPS 2, pursuant to Clause 9.6.3 (c) of DPS 2. Clause 9.4 of DPS 2 states that advertising of structure plan amendments may be waived at the discretion of the Council, in accordance with Clause 9.7 of DPS 2. The amendment was originally advertised for public comment for a period of 42 days between 9 October 2012 and 20 November 2012, by way of a sign on site, notice in the Wanneroo Times newspaper, display on the City's website and letters written to 54 owners of land within, and adjacent to, the amendment area. Given the considerable amount of public consultation that has already been undertaken in relation to the amendment and the minor nature of the modifications sought by the WAPC, which will not have any discernible impact on any landowners within or adjoining the amendment area, advertising of the modified amendment is not considered necessary in this instance.

Statutory Compliance

Part 9 of DPS 2 provides for the assessment and determination of structure plan amendments. Pursuant to subclauses 9.6.3 (c) and 9.7.3 of DPS 2, if the WAPC requires modification to a structure plan amendment, the proponent and/or Council shall make the modifications required by the WAPC and Council shall reconsider the Structure Plan under Clause 9.4 (as discussed in the 'Consultation' section above).

 

Following this, Council may consider the structure plan amendment under subclause 9.6.1 and do one or other of the following:

 

a)      refuse to adopt the structure plan amendment; or

 

b)      resolve that the structure plan amendment is satisfactory with or without further modifications.

As discussed earlier, it is recommended that Amendment No. 3 to ASP 10 be deemed satisfactory subject to the modifications required by the WAPC.

 

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “3     Economy - Progressive, connected communities that enable economic growth and employment.

3.3    Easy to Get Around - The community is well connected and accessible with an integrated transport approach for all.

Policy Implications

This proposal has been assessed under the provisions of the City’s Local Planning Policy 4.2 – Structure Planning.

Financial Implications

Nil

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       Pursuant to Clauses 9.6.3 (c) and 9.7 of the City of Wanneroo District Planning Scheme No. 2, RESOLVES that Amendment No. 3 to Agreed Structure Plan No. 10, included in Attachment 4, is satisfactory subject to the modifications being made to the satisfaction of the Director Planning and Sustainability.

2.       Pursuant to subclause 9.4.1 (a) of District Planning Scheme No. 2 WAIVES the requirement for further public advertising of Amendment No. 3 of Agreed Structure Plan No. 10 as the modifications are considered to not materially alter the intent of the advertised version of Amendment No. 3 of Agreed Structure Plan No. 10; and

3.       Pursuant to subclause 9.6.5 of District Planning Scheme No. 2, ADOPTS Amendment No. 3 of Agreed Structure Plan No. 10, AUTHORISES the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer to SIGN and SEAL the duly amended document, and FORWARDS the structure plan amendment to the Western Australian Planning Commission.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Location Plan

13/18712

 

2View.

Existing and Amended Plan

13/121709

 

3View.

Letter from WAPC including Modifications

13/127081

 

4View.

Modified documentation

13/121675

Minuted

  


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PS02-08/13       Modifications Approved by the State Administrative Tribunal - Amendment No. 1  to the Drovers Place Agreed Structure Plan No. 80

File Ref:                                              2957-01 – 13/126665

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       5         

 

Issue

To consider the modifications required by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) in its decision against the Western Australian Planning Commission's (WAPC) determination of Amendment No. 1 to the Agreed Structure Plan No. 80 (ASP 80).

 

Applicant

Turner Master Planners Australia

Owner

Goldrange Pty Ltd and Greenpark Asset Pty Ltd

Location

Lots 810 (1397) & 811 (1387) Wanneroo Road, Wanneroo

Site Area

5.75 hectares

MRS Zoning

Urban/MRS Reserve – Primary Regional Road

DPS 2 Zoning

Urban Development/ MRS Reserve – Primary Regional Road

 

 

Background

ASP80 was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) on 10 July 2012 and by Council on 24 July 2012 (refer Attachment 1).

 

Prior to the finalisation of ASP80, the applicant lodged an amendment to the draft structure plan. At the meeting of 6 May 2012 (PS04-03/12), Council considered proposed Amendment No. 1 to ASP 80. The application proposed a range of additional land uses and modifications to the land use definitions of ASP80, as per the following:

 

1.       Include the following additional uses as ‘D’ (discretionary) uses for Lots 810 and 811 Wanneroo Road:

 

·        Car wash and incidental coffee shop

·        Hairdresser

·        Liquor Store

·        Recreation Centre

·        Dry Cleaning Premises

·        Retail Nursery

 

2.       Amend the draft SP 80 definitions Growers Mart, Showroom and Retail Nursery; and

 

3.       Delete the following uses from the approved list of discretionary uses adopted by Council at its meeting of 23 August 2011, on the basis that the sale of products associated with these activities would be covered by the revised Growers Mart definition.

 

·        Butcher

·        Bakery

·        Fish Monger

 

 

Council subsequently resolved not to include Liquor Store or Hairdresser, not to delete the land uses of Butcher, Bakery or Fish Monger and not to include the revised definitions for Growers Mart or Showroom.

 

In making its decision, Council determined that a liquor store and hairdresser would more appropriately be located within the mixed use, business and commercial zones of DPS 2 and contribute towards activating recognised local centres. Further, the proposed land use definitions for 'Showroom' and 'Growers Market' were not supported because ASP80 had already introduced a revised definition for growers market and the definition for 'Showroom' reflects a previous determination by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) in August 2010 (SAT Matter DR318 of 2009 (Amendment No. 1 to ASP 47).

 

At its meeting of 23 October 2012, the WAPC considered Amendment No. 1 and resolved to exclude Hairdresser and Liquor Store and did not support modifications to the definitions of Growers Mart or Showroom (refer Attachment 2).

 

The applicant subsequently lodged an Application for Review by the SAT against the WAPC decision in relation to Amendment No. 1 (DR394 of 2012), which has been allowed following a decision of the SAT handed down on 9 May 2013. On 22 May 2013, the WAPC wrote to the City requesting that modifications required by the SAT be made to the WAPC to comply with the decision made by SAT.

 

On Friday 19 July 2013, the City received correspondence from Lavan Legal representing the landowners of Lots 810 and 811 Wanneroo Road, Wanneroo (Goldrange Pty Ltd and Greenpark Asset Pty Ltd). The correspondence referred to Council Report (PS02-07/13), which was included into the agenda for the Council meeting of 23 July 2013 and subsequently withdrawn.  The correspondence suggested that the content of the report was procedurally incorrect and that the options presented to Council were erroneous and (in particular) that Council had no ability to require further advertising of the modifications resulting from the decision of the SAT.

 

Given the extensive background and complexity of the issues raised, Administration obtained independent legal advice. Administration has now received the advice, which has been  circulated to Elected Members and which is tabled in the confidential part of this agenda as an addendum to this report.

Detail

On the application heard before Deputy President, Judge Parry and Senior Sessional Member Patric De Villiers of the SAT on 27 February 2013 and 30 April 2013, it was ordered that:

 

1.       The application for review is allowed.

 

2.       The decision made by the respondent on 23 October 2012 and, pursuant to section 31 of The State Administrative Tribunal Act 2004 (WA), on 2 April 2013, in relation to Amendment 1 to the Drovers Place Precinct Local Structure Plan No. 80 (SP 80) is varied as follows:

 

(i)      The following uses are added as Discretionary 'D' uses within the Special Use Zone for Lots 810, 811, 1 and 132 in clause 2.1 of Table C of ASP80:

 

·        Hairdresser with a general training component and with a minimum area of 150m2 (Lot 810);

·        Large Format Liquor Store with a minimum area of 1,250m2 (Lot 811);

 

 

 

(ii)      The definition of 'Growers Mart' in clause 2.4 of Table C of ASP80 is deleted and replaced with the following definition:

 

          'Growers Mart means any land or buildings used for the wholesale, distribution and retail sale of primary products including fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, bread.'

 

The summary of the Tribunals decision indicates that the proposed land uses of Hairdresser (with a general training component) and with a minimum area of 150m2 (for Lot 810 only) and a Large Format Liquor Store with a minimum area of 1,250m2 (Lot 811 only), are each an acceptable and appropriate land use within the centre because they are consistent with the statement of intent of the relevant precinct and will complement rather than compete or compromise the viability of other centres and will not undermine the established or planned hierarchy of activity centres.

 

State Administrative Tribunal Reasons for the Decision

 

The reasons behind the SATs decision are extensive and complex and include reference to various expert witnesses. For further detail refer to Attachment 5.

 

The SAT made the following conclusions in its determination of the appeal.

 

"The correct and preferable decision in this review is to add 'Hairdresser with a general training component and with a minimum area of 150m2 (Lot 810)' and 'Large Format Liquor Store with a minimum area of 1,250m2 (Lot 811)' land uses to the other discretionary uses in cl 2.1 of Table C in SP 80 and to substitute the definition of 'Growers Mart' in cl 2.4 of Table C in SP 80 with the definition of that term in SP 47.

 

The historic and current 'Growers Mart' use is a destination based and wide catchment use. Drovers Place has potential to further develop as a destination based precinct with businesses that draw on a wide but thin catchment and which require excellent access to the main arterial road network'. The proposed additional uses share the destination based and wide catchment characteristics of the 'Growers Mart' use and require the high exposure afforded by the site's location. For this and other reasons discussed earlier, the proposed additional uses are relevantly 'niche business uses'. Furthermore, while the proposed additional uses, like the 'Growers Mart' use, are particularly suited and appropriately located at Drovers Place, they are not particularly suited and appropriately located within walkable, mixed use activity centres. The location of these uses at Drovers Place will complement rather than compete with or compromise the viability of nearby activity centres and will not undermine the established and planned activity centre hierarchy.

 

The definition of 'Growers Mart' in SP 47 is preferable to the definition in SP 80 and should therefore be substituted for it. It follows that the application for review should be allowed and the amendments sought by the applicants made to SP 80".

Consultation

Consultation associated with Amendment No. 1 to draft SP 80 was previously undertaken between 28 November 2011 and 17 January 2012 in accordance with Clause 9.5 of District Planning Scheme No. 2 (DPS 2) and Local Planning Policy 4.2 (LPP4.2) – ‘Structure Planning’ and included writing letters to affected landowners and government agencies, placement of a sign on site, notice in the Wanneroo Times and display on the City’s website. The advertised modifications included the following land uses as ‘D’ (discretionary) uses for Lots 810 and 811 Wanneroo Road - Car Wash and Incidental Coffee Shop, Hairdresser, Liquor Store, Recreation Centre, Dry Cleaning Premises and Retail Nursery.

 

Further, the Amendment proposed revised definitions for Growers Mart, Showroom and Retail Nursery; and the deletion the following uses from the approved list of discretionary uses – Butcher, Bakery and Fish Monger.

 

At the conclusion of that consultation period, the City received five (5) submissions. Four submissions were received from government agencies, namely Water Corporation, Department of Environment and Conservation, Main Roads Western Australia and Department of Water. One objection (refer Attachment 3) was received from Greg Rowe and Associates representing the landowner of a 'future' local centre located at Lot 19 Clarkson Avenue, Tapping. Council considered Amendment No. 1 and the associated submissions at the meeting on 6 March 2012 (PS04-03/12).

 

A further statement from the landowner of Lot 19 on the issues was submitted to Council on 12 June 2013 in response to the determination by SAT and this has been included as Attachment 4.

In this instance, the proposed WAPC modifications to ASP80 and the modifications being recommended by Administration as part of this report have previously undergone consultation as part of Amendment 1, where the issues raised were considered and determined by Council on 6 May 2012 (PS04-03/120).

In accordance with Clause 9.4.1 (a), Council may waive public notification under Clause 9.5, when it considers that adequate publicity of the proposal has already been undertaken.

Comment

General Comment

 

There has been significant controversy over the range of land uses that can be accommodated within the Drovers Place Structure Plan Area. Council and the WAPC has not supported the introduction of those uses that were considered to be 'typical' or 'commonly' found within the commercial zone that would better contribute towards the activation of a recognised centre.

 

Over time there has been incremental expansion and inclusion of certain land uses within the structure plan area that may be considered 'retail' in nature. Land uses proposed by the landowner using the broad definition of Growers Mart included, 'Gourmet Deli', 'Wine Sales' and 'Cooked Fish and Potatoes', which in many cases have resulted in appeals to the SAT. Whilst the SAT did not accept 'wine sales' or 'cooked fish and potatos' as being a 'Growers Mart', the Gourmet Deli was expanded to include a broader range of products. In addition, there have been other decisions by the SAT to allow 'showroom' and 'Self Storage Units', which are not considered 'retail' type land uses, however contribute towards the range of uses within ASP80 and therefore complicate any decisions relating to the ultimate nature and role of the site.

 

More recently, with the finalisation of ASP80, approximately thirty (30) additional land uses were introduced into the structure plan by Council (and the WAPC) to better define acceptable 'niche businesses'. ASP80 intended to clarify those uses being requested and previously approved for the site to provide clarity to the landowner and the City.

 

It is apparent that through various historic and more recent determinations by Council, WAPC and SAT that ASP80 (Central Precinct) has incrementally evolved into something beyond its original planning intention and that greater clarification on its ultimate role (within a strategic context) is required.

 

 

 

Consideration should therefore be given to the ultimate role of ASP80 (Central Precinct) as part of the broader City's draft Activity Centres Strategy to determine the most appropriate distribution, scale and nature of the site and its relationship, classification and impact on 'activity based centres'. 

 

Options Available to Council

 

The determination of SAT has indicated that the introduction of 'Hairdresser with a general training component and with a minimum area of 150m2 (Lot 810)' and 'Large Format Liquor Store with a minimum area of 1,250m2 (Lot 811)', represent enough departure from the traditional 'hairdresser' and 'liquor store' to be considered 'Niche' uses and consistent with the objectives of the structure plan, whilst not undermining nearby centres.

 

In relation to the determination of SAT, the Council has a number of options in determining whether to accept the modifications being requested by the WAPC, as per the following:

 

1.       Determine that the modifications are satisfactory and waive public notification under Clause 9.5, where it is considered that adequate publicity of the proposal has already been undertaken.

2.       Determine that the structure plan is satisfactory and shall be advertised subject to specified modifications being made by the proponent or the Council; or

3.       Determine that the modifications should not be agreed to for the stated reasons.

 

In this instance, the structure plan amendment has previously undergone consultation between 28 November 2011 and 17 January 2012.  The issues raised during consultation were considered by Council in its determination on 6 May 2012 (PS04-03/12).  Administration is therefore recommending that no further public consultation be undertaken.

 

Administration Comment on Appeal DR394 of 2012

 

DR394 of 2012 relates to the review of the WAPC's decision to delete 'Liquor Store' and 'Hairdresser'. Whilst the original Amendment 1 application referred to these land uses being 'large format' or 'training related', the determination of the SAT has defined a minimum floor space which will be applied through ASP80 to distinguish them from other 'traditional' forms of activity centre land uses and determined that they are adequately different to be considered 'Niche' land uses, within the context of the 'General Objectives' of ASP80.

 

Administration's assessment of the arguments made and considered by SAT on DR394 of 2012 between Goldrange Pty Ltd and Greenpark Asset Pty Ltd and the WAPC indicates that SAT has considered and determined against the main reasoning behind Council's original decision to exclude those uses. Administration considers that Council has no basis to challenge the SAT on this matter and if 're-tested', it is unlikely that SAT would determine any subsequent appeal against Council in a contrary manner.

 

On this basis, Administration recommends that the modifications being requested by the WAPC are considered to be satisfactory. However, in making this recommendation the following issues are identified:

 

1.       Whilst the arguments are acknowledged there remains a broader concern relating to the ultimate role of the centre and the continued incremental expansion of 'Activity Centre' land uses within ASP80.

 

2.       Amendment No. 1 to ASP80 originally requested the deletion of Butcher, Bakery and Fish Monger and the reintroduction of the ASP47 definition of 'Growers Mart', to reflect the previous approval of those uses as 'Growers Mart'.

 

 

The SAT has allowed the re-introduction of the ASP47 definition and it now follows that the land uses of Butcher, Bakery and Fish Monger are not required as they may continue under the definition of 'Growers Mart' without any need to define them as specific land uses as was originally intended by ASP80.

Statutory Compliance

This Structure Plan Amendment has been processed in accordance with the requirements of DPS 2. Clause 9.6.3 (c) and 9.4.1 (a) of DPS 2, which provides that Council may waive public notification under Clause 9.5, when it considers that adequate publicity of the proposal has already been undertaken.

 

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “1     Environment - A Healthy and sustainable natural and built environment

1.1    Environmentally Friendly - You will be part of a community that has a balance of environmentally friendly development and conservation areas for future generations to enjoy

Policy Implications

This proposal has been assessed under the provisions of the City’s LPP 4.2 Structure Planning Policy.

Financial Implications

The City has expended significant financial and administration resources in assessing and determining various Structure Plans, Structure Plan amendments, Development Applications and reviews to the SAT on numerous occasions. Further expenditure of approximately $50,000 on legal representation, expert witnesses and resources would be anticipated in defending any subsequent review of the WAPC requested modifications based on the SAT decision on the same issue.  Administration has also been advised that the applicant would pursue costs should the issue be 'retested' through the SAT, which could lead to significantly higher expenditure for Council.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       DETERMINES that the modifications required by the Western Australian Planning Commission to Amendment No. 1 of the Drovers Place Precinct Agreed Structure Plan No. 80 included in Attachment 5 (State Administrative Tribunal Orders), are SATISFACTORY, pursuant to Clause 9.7.3, 9.6.3 (c) and 9.4.1 (a) of District Planning Scheme No. 2 SUBJECT to the following modification;

a)      Deletion of Butcher (Lots 810 and 811 only), Baker and Fishmonger (Lots 810 and 811 only) from Table 'C' Clause 2 of the Drovers Place Precinct Agreed Structure Plan No. 80;

 

 

 

2.       PURSUANT to subclause 9.4.1 (a) of District Planning Scheme No. 2, WAIVES public advertising of the modifications required by the Western Australian Planning Commission included in Attachment 5 (State Administrative Tribunal Orders), on the basis that adequate publicity of the proposal has already been undertaken;

3.       DETERMINES that the modifications required by the Western Australian Planning Commission included in Attachment 5 (State Administrative Tribunal Orders) are SATISFACTORY pursuant to Clause 9.6.1(b) and 9.6.5 of District Planning Scheme No. 2 AND make the required modifications to the Drovers Place Precinct Agreed Structure Plan No. 80;

4.       AUTHORISES the ADOPTION, SIGNING and SEALING of the Modified Drovers Place Precinct Agreed Structure Plan No.80 by the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer of the City of Wanneroo;

5.       FORWARDS the Modified Drovers Place Precinct Agreed Structure Plan No. 80 to the Western Australian Planning Commission, once adopted signed and sealed by the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer;  and

6.       NOTES that further consideration should be given to the ultimate role of the Drovers Place Precinct Agreed Structure Plan No. 80 (Central Precinct) as part of the draft City of Wanneroo Activity Centres Strategy to determine its ultimate nature and role with consideration for its relationship and impact on existing and planned 'activity based centres'.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Attachment 1 - ASP80

12/77491

 

2View.

Attachment 2 - Amendment 1 to SP80 - WAPC Determination

13/97433

 

3View.

Attachment 3 - Original Objection by Greg Rowe and Associates

11/144879

 

4View.

Attachment 4 - Additional Infromation Submitted by Objector

13/110116

 

5View.

Attachment 5 - Amendment 1 to SP80 - SAT Decision

13/97432

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Development Applications

PS03-08/13       Proposed change of use from 'Shop', 'Restaurant' and 'Take Away Food Outlet' to a 'Liquor Store' and 'Office' with associated building reconfiguration (Amendment to DA2011/195) at Lot 19 (20) Clarkson Avenue, Tapping

File Ref:                                              DA2013/810 – 13/113024

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       4         

 

Issue

To consider a development application for a change of use from 'Shop', 'Restaurant' and 'Take Away Food Outlet' to a 'Liquor Store' and 'Office' with associated building reconfiguration of a previous approval (DA2011/195) at Lot 19 (20) Clarkson Avenue, Tapping.

 

Applicant

Rowe Group

Owner

Freshlink Export Pty Ltd

Location

Lot 19 (20) Clarkson Avenue, Tapping

Site Area

4.426 hectares

DPS 2 Zoning

Urban Development

 

 

Background

On 8 March 2011, Greg Rowe and Associates, on behalf of Freshlink Export Pty Ltd submitted an application for planning approval to develop a local commercial centre at Lot 19 (20) Clarkson Avenue, Tapping (DA2011/195). The development application for a commercial development, consisting of 'Restaurant', 'Take-Away Food Outlet', 'Shop', 'Medical Centre', 'Vet', 'Office' , 'Convenience Store', 'Carwash' and 'Drive Through Food Outlet' land uses,  was previously considered by Council at its Meeting of 1 May 2012 (Item PS03-05/12). At this meeting Council resolved to defer the proposal to allow the review of legal advice provided to the City on behalf of the owners of Lot 810 and 811 Wanneroo Road, Wanneroo regarding the validity of a previous decision of the City relating to a Local Structure Plan amendment. Upon reconsideration of the matter Council, at its meeting of 29 May 2012 (Item PS12-05/12), resolved to approve the application subject to conditions.

 

On 30 May 2013, Rowe Group on behalf of Freshlink Export Pty Ltd submitted an application for planning approval for the reconfiguration of the previous approved development including changes to the buildings and inclusion of a 'Liquor Store'. This application (DA2013/810) is the subject of this report.

 

Detail

 

The proposal relates to the western portion of Lot 19, bounded by Clarkson Avenue to the north, Wanneroo Road to the west, developed residential properties to the south and the future extension of Corvus Road to the east (refer to location plan, Attachment 1). The site is zoned Urban Development under District Planning Scheme No. 2 (DPS 2) and Commercial under Agreed Structure Plan No 3 (ASP 3).

 

 

 

 

The subject proposal incorporates the following modifications from DA2011/195:

 

·        The inclusion of a 830m2 'Liquor Store' land use and associated storage. 'Liquor Store' is a 'P’ (permitted) use within the Commercial zone.

·        The removal of a 200m2 'Restaurant' and 250m2 'Take away food outlet' land use and replacement with 450m2 of 'Office'.

·        Reconfiguration of the building footprint in the north eastern corner of the site to extend the development further to the north.

·        Reconfiguration of the car parking area (covered by the building increase above). This results in a reduction of 22 car parking bays. The proposal is still compliant with the requirements of DPS 2 for car parking bays provided.

The proposed site and elevation plans are included as Attachment 2 whilst the previous development approval considered by Council is included for comparison as Attachment 3.

Consultation

The proposed application was not advertised for public comment for the following reasons;

 

·        The proposal includes the land use 'Liquor Store' which is a Permitted ("P") use under the Commercial Zone.

·        DPS 2 does not provide for the provision of how notification of "P" uses should be undertaken.

·        The difference in the proposed alterations to the previous development would not normally require advertising to be undertaken as the amendments to the previous approval are not considered to have an impact on any surrounding development.

·        The proposed amendments are located in the North-East corner of the development which does not abut any existing residential areas.

·        Submissions regarding the approved development application (DA2011/195) were taken into account in the previous report considered by Council when it determined that application. The issues that were raised are included as Attachment 4.

Comment

'Liquor Store' Land Use

 

The proposal incorporates a 830m2 'Liquor Store' to be included as part of the overall development. The 'Liquor Store' is a Permitted ("P") use under DPS 2 in the Commercial zone. Clause 6.6 of DPS 2 states that if an application for planning approval involves a "P" use, Council shall not refuse the application by reason of the unsuitability of that use, however, Council may at its discretion impose conditions (such as hours of operation) upon the planning on the imposition of building works. As such Council cannot refuse the matter on the 'Liquor Store' use. It is open to Council to consider the amendments to the car parking or development of the building which are both compliant with DPS 2 standards.

 

The liquor store is located 80 metres from the nearest existing residential boundary to the south and over 170 metres to the nearest school buildings at St. Stephens School to the north-east. Notwithstanding that the 'Liquor Store' is a "P" use, through assessment of the proposal Administration considers that there would be no greater impact on the adjoining land owners or of the amenity of the locality than that previously approved by Council at its meeting of 29 May 2012 (Item PS12-05/12) as the location of the proposed liquor store is not abutting the existing residents.

 

 

 

 

'Office' Land Use

 

The proposal incorporates the inclusion of an additional 450m2 'Office' in place of a 'Restaurant' and 'Take Away Food Outlet'. 'Office' is a "P" land use under DPS 2 in the commercial zone and as such Council cannot refuse the application on the 'Office' use. As per the 'Liquor Store' use the proposed 450m2 of 'Office' is not considered to have any detrimental impact on the amenity of the locality and as such should be supported.

 

Retail Net Lettable Area

 

The site is currently allocated a maximum retail floorspace provision of 1,100m2 net lettable area (NLA) under Schedule 1 of ASP 3. Retail uses are those which are listed under ‘Planning Land Use Category 5 (PLUC 5): Shop/Retail’, contained within the Western Australian Planning Commission’s (WAPC) Perth Land Use and Employment Survey. The proposal involves the full utilisation of the retail floorspace allocated to the site, with an additional 1,845m2 of floorspace being provided for non-retail uses, resulting in a total floorspace of 2,945m2.

 

Schedule 1 of ASP 3 is subject to an Amendment (Amendment 21) to increase the NLA from 1,100m2 up to 1,900m2. The matter was presented to Council on 2 April 2013 (Item PS02-04/13) in which Council resolved that Amendment 21 to ASP 3 was satisfactory and be forwarded to the WAPC. No correspondence from the WAPC has been received regarding the processing of the Amendment.

Statutory Compliance

This application has been assessed in accordance with the City of Wanneroo’s District Planning Scheme No. 2.

 

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “3     Economy - Progressive, connected communities that enable economic growth and employment.

3.2    Growing Business - Our community is a preferred place for business to locate and grow.

Policy Implications

Variations to the City's Draft Centres Local Planning Policy proposed by the application were considered by Council at its meeting of 29 May 2012 (Item PS12-05/12). The current proposal is consistent with the various previous approvals by Council.

Financial Implications

Nil

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council APPROVES the application submitted by the Rowe Group for a commercial development at Lot 19 (20) Clarkson Avenue, Tapping, as depicted in Attachment 2 of this report, subject to compliance with the following conditions to the satisfaction of the Manager Planning Implementation:

1.       The following design elements being amended as annotated in red on the approved plans prior to commencement of development and the development subsequently being carried out in accordance with the amended plans:

a)      The screening wall proposed on the southern portion of the development being increased in height to 3 metres;

b)      ‘Left turn only’ markings being provided on the approach to the western-most crossover;

c)      A ‘no entry’ sign being provided in front of the western-most crossover;

d)      Fencing being provided at the western and eastern ends of the southern-most landscaping strip, preventing public access to and through the landscaped area;

e)      Pedestrian access from the south-western corner of the lot being redesigned and incorporated into the proposed internal path network;

f)       The ‘fast food restaurant’ and ‘coffee’ uses being annotated as ‘drive-through food outlet’ and the ‘vet’ use being annotated as ‘veterinary consulting rooms’;

2.       The existing Clarkson Avenue median strip being extended in length as depicted in red on the approved plans at the developer’s cost;

3.       Walls and buildings backing onto the residential properties to the south of the development shall be constructed of masonry, concrete or other such solid material approved by the Manager Planning Implementation and shall be finished to the satisfaction of that officer;

4.       The uses depicted under the approved development shall conform to their respective definitions under the City of Wanneroo District Planning Scheme No. 2. A change of use from those uses will require the approval of the City;

5.       The proposed ‘telecommunications infrastructure’ depicted on the plans does not form part of this approval, as indicated in red on the approved plan;

6.       Prior to commencement of development, an acoustic report shall be prepared and lodged with the City’s Health Services Unit, demonstrating the development’s compliance with the Environmental Protection (Noise Regulations) 1997. 

          Where the acoustic report identifies compliance deficiencies or recommends modifications to the development, such matters shall be addressed to the satisfaction of the Manager Planning Implementation prior to occupancy of the development;

7.       Detailed landscaping and reticulation plans, for the subject site and adjacent road verges, shall be lodged for approval by the City when application is made for a building licence. Planting and installation shall be in accordance with the approved landscaping and reticulation plans and thereafter maintained to the City’s satisfaction;

8.       A refuse management plan shall be prepared by the developer, illustrating how service vehicles will manoeuvre within the internal accessways of the development, to the satisfaction of the City’s Waste Services Unit;

9.       Storage areas, plant and equipment shall be screened from view from streets, public places and adjacent properties;

10.     Non-painted walls shall be treated with a non-sacrificial anti-graffiti coating upon completion of construction to the satisfaction of the City;

11.     The proposed bin areas shall be enclosed and screened from their immediate surrounds and any adjacent public street or road by a wall not less than 1.8 metres high, constructed in brick, masonry or other approved material;

12.     Parking areas, driveways and points of ingress and egress shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the Australian Standard for Offstreet Carparking (AS2890) and shall be drained, sealed and marked;

13.     A minimum of 182 marked parking bays shall be provided on site;

14.     Disabled parking bays shall be provided in accordance with the National Construction Code and designed in accordance with AS 2890.6 – 2009;

15.     A minimum of one shade tree for every four parking bays shall be planted and maintained in tree wells which are protected from damage by vehicles;

16.     The parking areas and associated access indicated on the approved plans shall not be used for the purpose of storage or obstructed in any way at any time, without the prior approval of the City;

17.     An on-site stormwater drainage system, sufficient to contain a 1:100 year storm event (over 24 hours) must be provided. Plans illustrating the system proposed shall be submitted for approval when application is made for a building licence and the system shall be installed during the construction of the development;

18.     The proposed ‘medical centre’ shall not become operational until such time as Corvus Road is fully constructed, at the cost of the developer;

19.     A footpath being constructed along the Clarkson Avenue and Corvus Road frontages of the development site at the cost of the developer;

20.     Where the angle of natural repose of the land cannot be maintained, retaining walls must be provided in accordance with plans that have been certified by a practicing structural engineer for approval by the City;

21.     Lighting shall be installed along all driveways and pedestrian pathways prior to development first being occupied;

22.     All floodlights shall be designed in accordance with the Australian Standards for the Control of Obtrusive Effects of Outdoor Lighting (AS4282) and oriented and hooded so as to eliminate the possibility of glare or annoyance to occupants of the adjoining properties and motorists on adjacent roads;

23.     Relative to conditions 21 and 22, full details, plans and specifications of all proposed lighting shall be submitted to the Manager Planning Implementation for approval prior to any lighting being installed;

24.     No earthworks shall encroach onto the Wanneroo Road reserve;

25.     No stormwater drainage shall be discharged onto the Wanneroo Road reserve;

26.     The applicant shall make good any damage to the existing verge vegetation within the Wanneroo Road reserve;

27.     The ground levels on the Wanneroo Road boundary are to be maintained as existing;

28.     Main Roads approval to all signage shall be obtained prior to construction/installation; 

29.     This approval is valid for a period of two (2) years. If development has not significantly commenced within this time, this approval will lapse and be of no further effect; and

30.     The movement of vehicles for delivery purposes for the liquor store shall be          restricted to between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm Monday to Friday and between 8.00          am and 6.00 pm on Saturdays. No deliveries shall be undertaken on public       holidays.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Location Plan

12/40985

 

2View.

Applications Plans

13/127266

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DA2011/195 - Aproved Plans

12/72224

 

4View.

Submissions of DA2011/195

13/117454

 

  


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City Businesses

Regulatory Services

CB01-08/13       Application to Keep More Than Two Dogs

File Ref:                                              2323V03 – 13/120270

Responsible Officer:                           A/Director City Businesses

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       Nil       

 

Issue

To consider four applications for an exemption under section 26(3) of the Dog Act 1976 to keep more than two dogs.

 

Background

Clause 14 of the City of Wanneroo Animals Local Law 1999 (Amendment 2008 GG 508) stipulates:

 

“A person shall not keep or permit to be kept on any premises more than:

 

a)      2 dogs over the age of 3 months and the young of those dogs under that age; or

 

b)      6 dogs over the age of 3 months and the young of those dogs under that age if the premises are situated on a lot having an area of 4 hectares or more,

 

unless the premises are licensed as an approved kennel establishment or have been granted exemption pursuant to section 26(3) of the Dog Act and have planning approval under the town planning scheme.”

Detail

The following applications have been made under the Dog Act 1976 and are submitted for consideration:

 

Address of Applicants

Description of Dogs

22 Hadleigh Way, Girrawheen

1. Female Unsterilised black/tan Rottweiler

2. Male Sterilised black Rottweiler

3. Female Unsterilised black/tan Rottweiler

4 Einstein Way, Tapping

1. Male Sterilised grey Siberian Husky

2. Female Sterilised grey Siberian Husky

3. Female Unsterilised grey/white Siberian Husky

20 Kundilli Way, Wanneroo

1. Male Sterilised gold Golden Retriever

2. Female Sterilised tri colour Shih-Tzu X

3. Male Sterilised brown Shih-Tzu X

10 Tonrita Place, Wanneroo

1. Female Unsterilised black/white Miniature Schnauzer

2. Male Unsterilised grey Schnauzer

3. Female Unsterilised black/grey Schnauzer

 

Rangers have inspected the aforementioned properties to ensure means exist on the premises at which the dogs will ordinarily be kept for effectively confining the dogs within the premises.

 

Address of Applicants

Property Zonings

Size of Properties

22 Hadleigh Way, Girrawheen

Residential

729m2

4 Einstein Way, Tapping

Residential

576m2

20 Kundilli Way, Tapping

Residential

683m2

10 Tonrita Place, Wanneroo

Residential

725m2

Consultation

Where applications have been received by the City to keep more than two dogs, residents immediately adjoining the applicant’s property in question are consulted by letter to ascertain if they have any objections.

 

On this occasion the following objections have been received:

 

Address of Applicant

Number of Objection Forms Received

Number of neighbours consulted

22 Hadleigh Way, Girrawheen

Nil

Five

4 Einstein Way, Tapping

One

Four

20 Kundilli Way, Wanneroo

One

Four

10 Tonrita Place, Wanneroo

Four

Five

Comment

In considering these applications for exemption, the following two options are available:

 

a)      Council may grant an exemption pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Dog Act 1976 subject to conditions; or

 

b)      Council may refuse permission to keep more than two dogs.

 

Application One: 22 Hadleigh Street, Girrawheen

 

The applicant is seeking permission from the City to keep three dogs at 22 Hadleigh Street, Girrawheen.  The applicant would like to keep three dogs at the property as they have recently purchased two puppies as they couldn't decide which one they wanted from the litter.

 

A Ranger has inspected the property and confirmed it is adequate for the confinement and exercise of the dogs as per Clause 13 of the City of Wanneroo Animals Local law 1999.  The dogs are kept in a large sized yard and sleep in the house at night and no objections were received during the consultation process.

 

A check of the City’s records reveals that prior to this application being made one complaint had been received by the City regarding this address, which was a minor dog attack in July 2011 on the postman which resulted in the dog owner receiving one infringement.

 

It is recommended that an exemption under section 26(3) of the Dog Act 1976 be granted.

 

Application Two: 4 Einstein Way, Tapping

 

The applicant is seeking permission from the City to keep three dogs at 4 Einstein Way, Tapping.  The applicant would like to keep three dogs at the property as they have recently purchased a rescue puppy through Husky Rescue WA.

 

A Ranger has inspected the property and confirmed it is adequate for the confinement and exercise of the dogs as per Clause 13 of the City of Wanneroo Animals Local law 1999.  The dogs are kept in a medium sized yard and sleep in the house and outdoors at night.

 

Upon consultation with neighbouring properties one objection was received regarding concerns of whining and smell/odour that they believe may occur if three dogs are granted approval.

 

A check of the City’s records reveals that prior to this application being made no complaints have been received by the City regarding this address.

 

It is recommended that an exemption under section 26(3) of the Dog Act 1976 be granted.

 

Application Three: 20 Kundilli Way, Wanneroo

 

The applicant is seeking permission from the City to keep three dogs at 20 Kundilli Way, Wanneroo.  The applicant would like to keep three dogs at the property as she has had the dogs as a part of her life for many years.

 

A Ranger has inspected the property and confirmed it is adequate for the confinement and exercise of the dogs as per Clause 13 of the City of Wanneroo Animals Local law 1999.  The dogs are kept in a medium sized yard and sleep in the house at night.

 

Upon consultation with neighbouring properties one objection was received regarding barking and yapping made by the dogs on the property.

 

A check of the City’s records reveals that prior to this application being made three complaints have been received by the City regarding this address. All three complaints were investigated, two were found to have no substance and one was resolved by the applicant lodging an application to keep more than two dogs on the property.

 

It is recommended that an exemption under section 26(3) of the Dog Act 1976 be granted.

 

Application Four: 10 Tonrita Place, Wanneroo

 

The applicant is seeking permission from the City to keep three dogs at 10 Tonrita Place, Wanneroo.  The applicant would like to keep three dogs at the property as she is currently living at her parents' house who already own two dogs.

 

A Ranger has inspected the property and confirmed it is adequate for the confinement and exercise of the dogs as per Clause 13 of the City of Wanneroo Animals Local law 1999. The dogs are kept in a medium sized yard and sleep in the house at night.

 

Upon consultation with neighbouring properties four objections were received regarding barking made by the dogs on the property.

 

A check of the City’s records reveals that prior to this application being made Ranger Services have received one barking dog complaint regarding the dogs at the property; however it was discontinued at the end of May 2013 due to the complainant's father passing away causing her to be away from home for long periods of time and therefore she was unable to record anymore barking diaries.

 

Given the complaints lodged and the previous history, it is  recommended that an exemption under section 26(3) of the Dog Act 1976  not  be granted.

 

Statutory Compliance

The exemptions sought to Council’s Animals Local Law 1999 are permissible under Section 26(3) of the Dog Act 1976.

 

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “2~Society - Healthy, safe, vibrant and active communities.

2.3~Safe Communities - We feel safe at home and in our local area.

 

2.4.3           Develop and implement a range of activities that promote community    inclusiveness, safety and well being.”

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

Nil

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

 

1. GRANTS an exemption under the City of Wanneroo Animal Local Laws 1999 made under Section 26(3) of the Dog Act 1976 to keep more than two dogs at the following properties:

22 Hadleigh Way, Girrawheen;

4 Einstein Way, Tapping; and

20 Kundilli Way, Wanneroo

2.       ADVISES that the exemption relating to the three properties in Recommendation 1 are subject to the following specified conditions:

a)      If any one of the dogs die or is no longer kept on the property, no replacement is to be obtained;

b)      Any barking by the subject dogs is to be kept to a minimum;

c)      This exemption may be varied or revoked if any complaints are received which are considered reasonable; and

d)      Any and all unregistered dogs are to be registered with the City of Wanneroo within 14 days;

3.       REFUSES an exemption to the City of Wanneroo Animal Local Law 1999 made under Section 26(3) of the Dog Act 1976 for the applicant at 10 Tonrita Place, Wanneroo;

4.       ADVISES the applicant listed in Recommendation 3 that they may appeal Council’s decision by writing to the State Administrative Tribunal within 28 days of receiving notice of Council’s decision; and

5.       ADVISES all adjoining neighbours of these decisions in relation to all the properties listed in the above recommendations.

 

 

Attachments: Nil


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CB02-08/13       Service Level Agreement - Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc

File Ref:                                              3078 – 13/118544

Responsible Officer:                           A/Director City Businesses

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       2         

 

Issue

To consider the renewal of the Service Level Agreement (the Agreement) with the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc. (Constable Care).

 

Background

The Constable Care Safety Foundation Inc. brings to life community and personal safety messages for children, aged 2 to 12 years, through puppetry and interactive performance in the classroom. Its groundbreaking approach has evolved over two decades since work began to establish Constable Care, a non-profit charity organisation, in Perth in 1989. Constable Care programs reach more than 180,000 young Western Australians every year and have helped the growth and development of generations more over the years.

 

Constable Care has delivered its programs to children in primary schools and early learning centres throughout the City of Wanneroo. The following table shows the number of children that have been exposed to the program in the City over the past three years.

 

Year

No of Children

No of Performances

2010/2011

6,574

67

2011/2012

8,562

89

2012/2013

11,199

120

Detail

In 2012/2013 the 120 performances delivered within the City of Wanneroo focused on eleven main performance themes. The themes of "respect" and "waste reduction and recycling" were most requested by lower primary schools and early learning centres, whilst performances on "cyber bullying" and the priority theme "arson and bushfire safety" were most requested in upper primary audiences.

 

 

 

 

 

Constable Care has approached the City of Wanneroo with a request to continue its Community Partnership in 2013/2014. Under the partnership Constable Care will:

 

1.       Offer a minimum of one (1) performance day to all early learning centres and primary schools within the City of Wanneroo.

 

2.       Deliver at least 20% of all performances to upper primary school children in the region on the performance theme “violence and harm prevention”.

 

3.       Provide three quarterly emailed reports to the City of Wanneroo identifying the number of performances that were delivered, the names of each early learning centre and primary school visited, the number of children in attendance, and the performance themes.

 

4.       Provide a final report to the City of Wanneroo at the conclusion of the agreed term summarising the quarterly reports, and evaluations of all performances.

 

5.       Display the City of Wanneroo logo at all performances within the region.

 

6.       Include one feature article in a Constable Care monthly e-newsletter that promotes the City of Wanneroo Community Partnership.

 

7.       Display the City of Wanneroo logo on the appropriate page of the Constable Care website (constablecare.org.au).

 

8.       Provide the City of Wanneroo with the Constable Care printed Community Partnership Certificate and logo in an appropriate electronic format for display on websites and publications.

 

9.       Provide the City of Wanneroo with one Mascot appearance free of charge and of no more than two hours duration at one nominated City of Wanneroo event during the term of the Agreement.

 


 

For the first time Constable Care will be delivering performances into the City's libraries and secondary schools from February 2013 for Years 7-10, using their new sub-brand “TRG – Theatrical Response Group” and a best-practice interactive Forum Theatre model. The violence prevention theme will be offered to secondary schools in this context, as well as being delivered in upper primary. They will also be offering secondary schools “alcohol use” and “cultural tolerance” themed performances.

 

A copy of the final report from Constable Care for the 2012/2013 financial year is attached for the reference of Council, refer Attachment 1.

Consultation

In May this year the City's Community Safety Working Group supported "violence and harm prevention" as the priority performance theme for the Constable Care presentations within the City of Wanneroo.

Comment

For a copy of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) incorporating the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to be used as a measure of the success of the program delivery, refer Attachment 2.

Administration understands that as an exclusive local government partner of Constable Care the City of Wanneroo can customise programs that focus on local issues, and can send a message to parents, teachers and residents that the City is proactive in the delivery of early learning strategies to the children of our region.

Statutory Compliance

Nil.

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “2     Society - Healthy, safe, vibrant and active communities.

2.3    Safe Communities - We feel safe at home and in our local area.

Policy Implications

In May 2011 Council endorsed an enhanced community safety service model. A continued partnership with Constable Care encompasses several elements of the service model including Community Engagement and Education Partnerships, and Marketing.

Financial Implications

The cost of a Community Partnership with Constable Care is $10,000 per year. An amount of $10,000 was included in the 2013/2014 operating budget against General Ledger 717295-9399-243 Provide Safety Services for this purpose.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

 

Recommendation

That Council AUTHORISES the Chief Executive Officer to sign the Service Level Agreement (1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014) with the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.) for the delivery of the Constable Care Program to early learning centres and primary schools within the City of Wanneroo as per Attachment 2.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Constable Care - City of Wanneroo Partnership Report 2012-2013

13/118610

 

2View.

Community Partner - Service Level Agreement 2013-2014 - Constable Care

13/118609

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Constable Care logo

 

City of Wanneroo_web

 
Community Partner

Service Level Agreement

2013-2014

 

Details

This document defines a Service Level Agreement between the following Parties and constitutes a Community Partnership Agreement:

1.   Parties

City of Wanneroo
23 Dundebar Rd
Wanneroo WA 6065

Description: The City of Wanneroo is a Local Government Authority located 22km north of the Perth CBD, and encompasses 685 square kilometres, 36 suburbs and an estimated population of almost 160,000 residents.

And

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.)
48 Sixth Avenue
Maylands WA 6051

Description: Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.) delivers theatre-in-education programs on safety, crime prevention and citizenship to Western Australian children aged between three (3) and fifteen (15) in early learning centres, primary schools, secondary schools and other community venues.

2.   Term

The term of this Service Level Agreement between the aforementioned parties will commence 1 July 2013 and continue for a period of one (1) year, concluding on 30 June 2014.

3.   Purpose

The purpose of this Service Level Agreement is to set out and confirm the mutually agreed activities and responsibilities of each party listed in Item 1 within the Term defined in Item 2 of this agreement. City of Wanneroo has identified a priority community safety issue that it wishes to highlight in schools through Constable Care Child Safety Foundation theatre-in-education programs.

The Service Level Agreement details the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.) products and services that will be provided to the City of Wanneroo under this Community Partnership agreement in order to achieve this outcome. In consideration for payment of the Community Partnership fee as detailed in Item 6, the City of Wanneroo will be recognised as a Community Partner of Constable Care Safety Foundation (Inc.).

4.   Rights and Benefits

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.) agrees to:

i.    Offer a minimum of one (1) performance day to all early learning centres (ELC), primary schools, secondary schools and libraries within the City of Wanneroo.

ii.   Deliver at least 20% of all performances to upper primary school and secondary school children in the region on the performance theme nominated by the City of Wanneroo, specifically “violence and harm prevention”.

iii.  Provide quarterly e-mailed reports to City of Wanneroo identifying: (i) the number of performances delivered; (ii) the names of each school and ELC visited; (iii) the number of children in attendance; (iv) performance themes selected.

iv.  Provide a final report to City of Wanneroo at conclusion of the agreed term summarizing the quarterly reports and providing a summary of school and ELC evaluations of all performances.

v.   Display the City of Wanneroo logo at all performances within the region.

vi.  Include at least one (1) feature article in a Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.) monthly e-newsletter that promotes the City of Wanneroo Community Partnership.

vii. Display the City of Wanneroo logo on the appropriate page of the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.) website at www.constablecare.org.au

viii.       Provide City of Wanneroo with the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.) printed Community Partner Certificate for display purposes.

ix.  Provide City of Wanneroo with at least one (1) Mascot appearance free of charge and of up to two (2) hours duration at a nominated City of Wanneroo event during the Agreement Term identified in item 2. This appearance to be on a date and time to be mutually agreed, and subject to Mascot availability.

City of Wanneroo agrees to:

i.    Identify one or more Constable Care Child Safety Foundation performance themes as the priority for delivery within upper primary and secondary schools in the region, specifically “violence prevention”.

ii.   Make full payment of the Community Partnership fee as detailed in Item 6 to Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.).

5.   Meetings and Reporting

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.) will liaise with City of Wanneroo to ensure that the responsibilities, rights and benefits of both parties are adhered to and delivered on time and in full. This will include meeting with designated representatives when and as requested by City of Wanneroo.

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.) will provide City of Wanneroo with reports during the term of the Service Level Agreement as identified in Item 4 of this document. Organisational contacts for administration of this Service Level Agreement are:

a.   Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.):

Jessica Waters
Manager Sponsorship and Marketing
Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.)
48 Sixth Avenue
Maylands WA 6051
Phone: 08 9272 0006, Email: jessica@constablecare.org.au

b.   City of Wanneroo:

Resmie Greer
Community Safety & Emergency Management Officer
City of Wanneroo
23 Dundebar Rd
Wanneroo WA 6065
Phone: 08 9405 5263, Email: Resmie.Greer@wanneroo.wa.gov.au

6.   Financial Considerations

City of Wanneroo will pay to Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.) $10,000 + GST on presentation of a correctly rendered Tax Invoice within 30 days of the signing of this agreement.

7.   Signatures of Parties

This Service Level Agreement is agreed to by the authorized representatives of the organisations identified as the parties to this agreement in Item 1 of this document.

 

 

City of Wanneroo

Signature   _______________________________________              Date   ____________________

 

                  Daniel Simms, Chief Executive Officer

 

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.)

Signature   _______________________________________             Date   ____________________

 

                  David Gribble, Chief Executive Officer

 


Schedule A: Key Performance Indicators

 

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation

Agreements

Key Performance Indicators

Due Date

Offer a minimum of one performance day to all early learning centres, primary and secondary schools within City of Wanneroo

All schools/learning centres have been contacted and offered a performance day during the Agreement period.

30/06/2014

Deliver at least 20% of performances for upper primary and secondary schools in the region on a performance theme identified by the City of Wanneroo.

Final Report demonstrates that 20% or more of performances for upper primary and secondary children were on the theme “violence prevention”

15/07/2014

Provide three quarterly e-mailed reports to City of Wanneroo

Reports are emailed to City of Wanneroo by due dates

8/10/2013

14/1/2014

8/04/2014

Provide a Final Report to City of Wanneroo

Final Report is emailed to City of Wanneroo by due date

15/07/2014

Display the City of Wanneroo logo at all performances within the region.

Final Report includes confirmation of this outcome and example photographs of a performance in region.

15/07/2014

Include one feature article on the City of Wanneroo “Community Partner” relationship in a Constable Care Child Safety Foundation monthly e-newsletter.

Copy of newsletter article provided to City of Wanneroo during Agreement period

15/07/2014

Display the City of Wanneroo logo on the appropriate page of the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation website at www.constablecare.org.au

Website includes logo from Agreement commencement date and screenshot of webpage included in Final Report

1/07/2013

15/07/2014

Provide City of Wanneroo with the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation printed Community Partner Certificate for display purposes.

Certificate mailed to City of Wanneroo by Agreement Commencement date

1/07/2013

Provide City of Wanneroo with at least one Mascot appearance free of charge and of up to two hours duration at an agreed event during the Agreement Term.

Mascot appearance delivered as mutually agreed and photographs included in final report.

15/07/2014

City of Wanneroo

Agreements

Key Performance Indicators

Due Date

Identify by commencement date of this Agreement one current Constable Care Child Safety Foundation performance theme as priority for delivery within upper primary in the region.

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation advised in writing by City of Wanneroo on or before Agreement commencement date of a priority theme, or advised of waiver of the opportunity to identify one

1/07/2013

Provide partnership funding in full to Constable Care Child Safety Foundation as outlined in Item 6. ‘Financial Considerations’.

Payment of partnership funding made to Constable Care Child Safety Foundation within 30 days of agreement signing

Within 30 days of agreement signing

 

 


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City Business

CB03-08/13       Amendments to the City of Wanneroo Bulk Verge Collection Program

File Ref:                                              2248 – 13/133893

Responsible Officer:                           A/Director City Businesses

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       1         

 

Issue

To consider the adoption of a 3 cubic metre limit on material collected via the City of Wanneroo Bulk Verge Collection.

 

Background

One of the biggest challenges the City will face over the next 5 – 10 years is waste management and recycling.  Currently the population growth is at approximately 173,000 which is expected to grow to 235,000 by 2021. 

2012  Bulk Verge Restriction Trial

In August 2012 Administration introduced the 3 cubic metre limit trial for bulk rubbish collections for a 12 month period.   Subsequently the trial is due to end August 2013. During the trial period it was agreed that 'non-conforming' notes would be left at properties that exceeded the 3 cubic metre limit. However, all material would still be collected and no infringement would be issued.

 

This report to Council outlines the findings of the 2012/2013 twelve month trial with subsequent recommendations.

 

Community Bulk Verge Collection Leaflet (2013/14)

 

In early June 2013, Administration was aware that Bulk Waste leaflets were due to be issued as bulk collections commenced from August 2013 onwards. It was noted on 4 June 2013 that the current 3 cubic metre trial would not end until August 2013 and residents would need to be informed of the collection dates before the due date. It was calculated that to analyse the results following the end of the trial would mean that a Council Report was unlikely to be ready before the October Council round (after the first collections commenced). It was noted that the wording of the leaflet suggested that whilst 3 cubic metres was the maximum that should be put out, the City noted it may infringe those that put out more. In other words the leaflet gave the residents the information they needed but was sufficiently flexible that Council could decide whether to actually infringe at a later date.

 

Detail

 

The City provides two bulk collection cycles per year; one bulk junk collection August to December and one greens collection February to July.

 

During the first cycle (junk), 66 non-conforming notices were issued for waste material placed on the verge for collection. A total of 44 were for an excess of the 3 cubic metre restriction, however, the waste was still collected. The balance was for non conforming material such as paint etc.

 

During the second cycle (greens) a total of 660 non-conforming notices were issued. A total of 260 were for an excess of the 3 cubic metre restriction. The waste was still collected. This increase is due to increased vigilance from Operators and regular on site checking from the City's Supervisors. The balance was for non-conforming material such plastic bags and boxes containing green waste.

 

Illegal dumping was not separated from the bulk waste account until October 2011/12.  308.6 tonnes collected over a 9 month period, if extrapolated out is 411.44 tonnes over the year.   2012/13 469.52 tonnes of illegal dumping was collected.  This shows an increase of 58.08 tonnes over the year.

 

Attachment 13/134616 has been provided as photographic evidence of non-conforming bulk waste in the City.

 

Administration has received numerous phone calls from residents asking for clarification regarding the 3 cubic metre trial and possible infringements. As agreed, residents have been informed that this is a trial and any decision adopted by Council following the trial would be clearly conveyed to all City of Wanneroo residents.

 

Administration had previously experienced significant issues in relation to bulk verge collections, which has resulted in collections being delayed, particularly towards the end of the calendar year. Fundamentally, this has been caused by the following factors:

 

·        Increased amount of material being put out by residents;

·        Increased number of households (population growth); and

·        Lack of available contractors to assist during busy periods (Christmas etc).

 

The increased tonnages needing to be collected has, in turn, increased the time required to complete the collection program, therefore reducing the spare capacity within the program. Historically there has been capacity within the program to catch up should the bulk collection team fall behind; however it is increasingly evident that this is no longer the case. 

 

It should be noted that the City's bulk collection team not only has to attend with the City's own growth but also the growth within the City of Joondalup. Any increase in plant and manpower will be reviewed in the Waste Management Minimisation and Recycling Strategy.

 

This situation was further exacerbated by the fact that the City does not limit the amount of material that can be put out by a single residence for either its junk or greens collections. This means that the bulk collection teams do not know how much material is required to be collected (and therefore how much time is required to undertake the collection) until they get to the area in question. It is not unusual for the collection teams to have to take multiple truck loads of material from a single residence.

 

The following table compares the actual tonnages for the financial years ended 30 June 2012 and 30 June 2013. During last financial year, approximately 1,800 new City of Wanneroo residences have been added to the collection rounds. Obviously this has an upward movement in the tonnages collected.

 

 

City of Wanneroo Tonnes Collected 

 

 

 

2011/12

2012/13 (Trial)

%+/-

Junk

6,574

6,633

+0.89%

Greens

3,820

3,104

-18.74%

Total

10,394

9,737

-6.32%

 

In addition, the above mentioned collections are undertaken in parallel with the City of Joondalup bulk collections (provided under contract to June 2014) which occur as a combined junk and greens collection on a 9 Month cycle and generally without a break.

 

Limiting the amount of Material put out for Collection

 

A review of bulk collections offered by other Councils within the Metropolitan area indicates that the implementation of restrictions is commonplace and range from 2 to 3 cubic metres in volume to 1.5m in height and 1.5m in length. In benchmarking this service, it was noted that the City of Wollongong provides an On-Call Household Cleanup service and this is limited to 2 cubic metres.

 

Based on this analysis (and taking into consideration the volume of material typically put out by City of Wanneroo residents), Administration is proposing to limit the amount of material collected from bulk green and junk verge collections for City of Wanneroo residents to a maximum of 3 cubic metres per household. If adopted by Council, this will come into effect with the commencement of the bulk collection for City of Wanneroo residents, which is programmed for August 2014.

 

It is advised that bulk verge collections leaflets identifying collection areas after August 2013 will only be circulated 2 weeks prior to the pickup of bulk verge collections in the relevant area.

Consultation

Nil.

Comment

Consideration was given to bringing forward the City of Wanneroo’s bulk verge collection program, so that collections are completed by the end of November each year. However, this proved not to be possible as it requires changes to the current City of Joondalup schedule which contravenes the current contract obligations.

 

Impacts considered with the proposed changes included:

·        Ratepayer discord as a result of the size of collections being limited;

·        Possible increased illegal dumping;

·        Faster collection times and a more efficient collection service;

·        Reduction in unsightly verges during collection; and

·        Limit the misuse of the collection by tree loppers and contractors who seek to undertake work for residents prior to the City’s bulk collections as a means to save on refuse disposal costs.

 

It is considered that the implementation of this limit will enable the City’s Waste Operations Team to provide a more efficient collection service for the City of Wanneroo, with an improved capacity to manage growth.

 

Environmental

 

The City will promote the environmental benefit of waste minimisation and will recommend to residents that they adopt a voluntary 3 cubic metre limit.  This will be considered in the Waste Management Minimisation and Recycling Strategic Plan and reported back to Council in the May 2014 report.

 

Administration is also reviewing more effective verge side collection initiatives, such as E-Waste, to reduce the amount of junk to landfill.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Community Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “4     Governance

4.4    Maintain long-term financial stability

 

4.4.4  Develop and implement initiatives to reduce operating costs.

Policy Implications

Nil.

Financial Implications

The financial implications of the proposed changes include potential reductions in:

·        Tipping fees incurred by the City of Wanneroo as a result of reducing the volume of material being collected;

·        Levels of overtime and as a result of increased capacity within the program to accommodate increase tonnages, resulting from growth;

·        Staff and capital costs as a result of improved capacity within the program and less need to bring on new staff and trucks to manage growth; and

·        Contractor costs.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

 

1.       NOTES the Bulk Waste Verge Council report.

 

2.       APPROVES an extension of the City of Wanneroo Waste Operations  3 Cubic Metre Limit Trial for the  Bulk Verge Collection  program for a further 10 months to May 2014;

 

3.       APPROVES Administration to undertake a comprehensive Waste Management  Minimisation and Recycling Strategy to include consideration of the City's Bulk Verge Contract with the City of Joondalup, due to expire in July 2014;

 

4.       NOTES Administration will submit a report to Council in May 2014; and

 

5.       NOTES that the proposed changes/extension will not impact on the City of Joondalup collection program.

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Excess bulk verge rubbish

13/134616

 

  


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Property

CB04-08/13       Request for Policy on Not Leasing Land or Community Facilities to Community Groups with Membership Base of more than 50% Residing Outside of City's Boundaries

File Ref:                                              3130 – 13/127626

Responsible Officer:                           A/Director City Businesses

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       1         

 

Issue

To consider a petition from residents of the City of Wanneroo (City) to create a policy which ensures that no land or community facilities are leased to community groups who have more than 50% of their membership base residing outside of the City's boundaries.

 

Background

Residents located within the City have submitted a petition requesting a policy to be created to exclude community groups who have more than 50% of their membership base residing outside the City's boundaries to be excluded from leasing land or community facilities.

Detail

Petition PT02-02/13 submitted on 5 February 2013, signed by 922 residents within the City (unconfirmed) reads as follows:

 

"We the undersigned, all being residents of the City of Wanneroo do formally request Council's consideration:  That the City of Wanneroo creates a policy which ensures that no land or community facilities are leased to community groups who have more than 50% of their membership base residing outside of the City's boundaries."

Consultation

Property Services is the business unit responsible for leasing.

 

A lease of a facility is a contract granting the exclusive use or occupation of property during a specified period in exchange for an agreed rent, whereas the hiring of a facility grants a temporary licence for an agreed payment, and often non-exclusive, (with the hire term usually being of a much shorter duration than the term of a lease).  A typical lease would be for a term of several years or more, whereas a hire agreement may be for a period of hours or days.

 

The proposal was discussed with applicable officers from Community Development with respect to the criteria as set out in the Facility Hire Policy.

 

In addition, the proposal was also presented to Council Forum on 30 July 2013 for discussion with the outcome being that it be presented to Council for decision.


Comment

 

Administration does not support this policy as it is restrictive and would prevent leases with the WA Sporting Car Club (Barbagallo Raceway), Pinjar Motorcycle Park and some of the groups at Kingsway Sporting Complex.  Furthermore the current Facility Hire Policy does not include this type of condition as part of the criteria.

 

The City's Tenancy Policy provides a guideline for Administration in the leasing of land and premises and is attached for reference (Attachment 1 refers).  It is currently under review and will be presented to Council in the coming months for adoption.  In its present form, the Tenancy Policy covers the areas for consideration in leasing land and council buildings to community groups and others, however Administration acknowledges that not all areas are adequately covered, particularly those areas of the Tenancy Policy that provide a framework on how to qualify prospective tenants as to their suitability to enter into a lease with the City.

 

As part of the review process, it is intended that the revised Tenancy Policy will permit Administration to seek financial statements from entities, such as sports clubs, which derive an income from their operations as one method to qualify whether a prospective tenant is financially viable enough to meet the ongoing operating costs of a premise.  In addition, the revised Tenancy Policy will allow Administration to review the peppercorn rent, usually associated with not for profit groups, on a case by case basis for those entities which receive significant commercial income.  Commercial tenants, as opposed to any other type of tenants, will continue to be subject to commercial rents determined by market rental valuations.

 

Where entities use City facilities under lease arrangements, the revised Tenancy Policy will propose that the use of any such facility must be available to the local community by way of membership to those entities.  Besides commercial tenancy arrangements, it will be Administration's responsibility, as part of the process of qualifying a prospective tenant's suitability to lease a City facility to assess whether a prospective tenant's usage will service a need for the local community.  The proposed lease will be assessed to determine whether it provides a worthwhile service in the area for the benefit of the local community.  Administration will also need to ensure that any proposed usage anticipated by a prospective tenant aligns with the City's Strategic Plan.

 

A number of clubs that utilise Kingsway Sporting Complex are currently approaching a membership base of more than 50% residing outside the City's boundaries and Barbagallo Raceway has already exceeded these figures, with 90% of their members residing outside of the City with members extending across Western Australia and from overseas.  It is suggested that these clubs do provide services and facilities that are available by membership to all interested residents.

 

It is entirely possible that a community group with more than 50% of its membership base coming from outside the City's boundaries could fund and build a facility for the benefit of the City's residents at large, thereby creating community facilities at no cost to the City.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “2     Society - Healthy, safe, vibrant and active communities.

2.1    Great Places and Quality Lifestyle - People from different cultures find Wanneroo an exciting place to live with quality facilities and services.

 

          4        Civic Leadership

4.2     Working with others."

Policy Implications

The current Tenancy Policy is the appropriate reference for the leasing of land and property.  This policy is currently undergoing its periodic review and expected to be finalised in the coming months.  The review will address how to better qualify prospective tenants' suitability to lease a City facility and will also address the matter of sporting clubs with significant commercial income and proposing the peppercorn rent be reviewed on a case by case basis.  The membership base is not under review.

Financial Implications

There would be a reduction in revenue were the City to exclude groups due to the individual or lease holder needing to show verification that more than 50% of their membership base resides within the City.  Currently this is not the case for several of the larger clubs under current leases, for example the WA Sporting Car Club which leases the Barbagallo Raceway.

 

Furthermore, if such a policy was to be introduced, it would, from an administration of a lease perspective, be unworkable as a review of membership statistics for every club/community group would need to be undertaken on an annual basis to ensure whether the 50% criteria continues to be met.  Club/community group membership bases fluctuate regularly and the ongoing viability and stability of these entities would be impacted if such a policy came into effect.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council DOES NOT SUPPORT the creation of a policy which would exclude community groups who have more than 50% of their membership base residing outside the City of Wanneroo's boundaries from leasing land or community facilities.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Tenancy Policy

13/54530

 

  


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Infrastructure

Traffic Management

IN01-08/13         PT01-03/13 - Request to Manage School Parking in Golders Way, Girrawheen

File Ref:                                              5597 – 13/57203

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       4         

 

Issue

To consider a petition from residents of Golders Way, Girrawheen for the City of Wanneroo to better manage congestion issues relating to school parking in this street.

 

Background

Council received petition PT01-03/13 at its meeting on 5 March 2013, signed by 54 residents of Golders Way, Girrawheen. The petition read as follows:

"We the undersigned residents and homeowners of Golders Way, Girrawheen are seeking the help of the Honourable Mayor Tracey Roberts, JP to resolve the perennial problems we have been facing regarding the parents of Mercy College students who are picking up their children in our street and blocking our only entry and exit point of Golders Way in Girrawheen into Mirrabooka Avenue."

 

In addition to the petition, a covering letter included the request for a permanent Ranger to be commissioned to enforce parking compliance at this location.

 

A locality Plan indicating the location of the site is shown as Attachment 1.

Detail

Golders Way has been subject to a considerable parking demand on a regular basis as it is a quiet street and located in close proximity to Mercy College on the opposite side of Mirrabooka Avenue. Council previously considered the parking issues in Golders Way at its meeting of 21 November 2006 (IN04-11/06 refers). The report focussed on the installation of additional parking prohibitions to apply to the road carriageway on the north-side of Golders Way between Mirrabooka Avenue and the property boundary of house Numbers 9 and 11. An extract from that report reads as follows:

 

"The proposed parking prohibitions on the northern side of Golders Way are limited to stopping on the carriageway and do not prohibit parking on the nature strip as long as the vehicle is completely off the carriageway.  Affected residents and owners have not requested any additional prohibitions than those proposed.

 

City of Wanneroo Drawing No. 2183-2-0 (Attachment 2 refers) was developed for consultation with residents along Golders Way on the north side between Mirrabooka Avenue and the property boundary of house no's 11 and 13, and on the south side between Mirrabooka Avenue and the first bend on the south side as to their preferences regarding parking prohibitions applying to the road, or road and verge along Golders Way adjacent to their properties.

Consultation

The owners and occupiers of the affected properties (Attachment 3 refers) were advised of the proposed parking restrictions changes and were requested to comment by Monday, 15 July 2013.  The results of community consultation are summarised below:

 


Address

Response received? Y/N

Support Parking Bans? Y/N

Support Verge to be included? Y/N

23A Mirrabooka Avenue (north side)

Y

Y*

Y

23B Mirrabooka Avenue (north side)

N

-

-

3 Golders

N

-

-

5 Golders Way (north side)

Y

Y

Y

7 Golders Way (north side)

Y

Y

Y

9 Golders Way (north side)

N

-

-

11 Golders Way (north side)

Y

Y

Y

21A Mirrabooka Avenue (south side)

Y

Y

Y

21B Mirrabooka Avenue (south side)

N

-

-

4 Golders Way (south side)

Y

Y*

Y

 

NOTE: *Indicates no response to the primary question or the response conflicts with the response to the "Support Verge to be included?" question. In all cases where the support was considered questionable, residents which indicated they wished for the verge area adjacent to their properties to be included were considered to be in support.

 

The residents of house numbers 3 and 9 Golders Way did not respond to the survey and Administration was unsuccessful in attempting to contact them by telephone.

Comment

The results of the community consultation indicate that residents are in favour of amending the parking prohibitions to include the verge areas adjacent to their properties. This included the extension of the verge parking prohibition during school hours to house number 11. The proposed changes to the existing parking prohibitions for Golders Way are shown in City Drawing No. 2183-1-4 (Attachment 4 refers).

 

As there are existing parking prohibitions applying to both the kerb and the verge on the south side of the entrance to Golders Way, the opportunity has been taken to standardise this parking signage as to times and terminology.

 

Administration does not support the stationing of a permanent Ranger or Parking Compliance Officer on Golders Way during school days as the City does not have sufficient resources to provide this service. However, Administration does consider that increased patrolling and enforcement of the existing parking prohibitions on Golders Way would assist with the congestion issues being experienced. By ensuring that the carriageway and verge areas are not subject to parent parking, residents along Golders Way should be able to safely enter and exit Golders Way without being adversely affected.

 

The City's Road Safety and Travelsmart Officer will contact the school to advise on alternate transport options with a view to improving safety, reducing congestion and promoting a more active lifestyle. The Travelsmart Officer will also discuss the formation of a School RoadWise Committee to identify and address road safety concerns, development of a school active travel plan and production of parking, walking and cycling maps.

 Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “2     Society - Healthy, safe, vibrant and active communities.

2.3    Safe Communities - We feel safe at home and in our local area.

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

The provision of parking prohibitions incurs not only the initial cost of materials and installation of the signs but also the ongoing cost of maintenance due to vandalism and graffiti. The estimated cost of materials and labour to implement these parking prohibitions is $1,000 which can be funded from $15,000 currently allocated to project PR-2657: Parking Scheme Signage and Line Marking in the 2013/14 Capital Works Program.

 

It is noted that the enforcement of parking prohibitions over an increasing number of sites across the City’s jurisdiction will also impact on the resource availability of the City’s Parking Compliance Officers to enforce all such prohibitions throughout the City.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       APPROVES the removal of "NO STOPPING, 8.30-9AM, 2.30-4PM, SCHOOL DAYS” signs along the north side of Golders Way and replaces them with "NO STOPPING, ROAD OR NATURE STRIP, 7.30-9AM, 2.30-4PM, SCHOOL DAYS” (R5-36), as shown on City of Wanneroo Drawing No 2183-1-4 (Attachment 4 refers);

2.       APPROVES the removal of "NO STOPPING, CARRIAGEWAY OR VERGE, 8.15-9.15AM, 2.30-3.30PM, MON - FRI” signs along the south side of Golders Way and replaces them with "NO STOPPING, ROAD OR NATURE STRIP, 7.30-9AM, 2.30-4PM, SCHOOL DAYS” (R5-36), as shown on City of Wanneroo Drawing No 2183-1-4 (Attachment 4 refers);

3.       APPROVES the removal of "NO STOPPING” signs on the north-west and south-west corners of the Mirrabooka Avenue/Golders Way intersection and replaces them with "NO STOPPING, ROAD OR NATURE STRIP" (R5-36), as shown on City of Wanneroo Drawing No 2183-1-4 (Attachment 4 refers);

4.       NOTES that the City's Road Safety and Travelsmart Officer will contact Mercy College to discuss alternative transport information and the possibility of creating a school RoadWise Committee with a view to reducing congestion created as a result of parking;

5.       NOTIFIES the Principal of Mercy College of the approved parking prohibitions and seek support with advising the school community, through the school newsletter, of the implications of these parking prohibitions; and,

6.       ADVISES the petition organiser and residents of Golders Way of Council's decision

 

Attachments:

1View.

GoldersWay_LocalityPlan

13/57381

 

2View.

Community Consultation 2183-2-0

13/128295

 

3View.

Golders Way Community Consultation

13/120279

 

4View.

GoldersWay_ParkingProhibitions_2183-1-4

13/120277

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IN02-08/13         State and Nation Building Black Spot Programs 2014/15

File Ref:                                              6637 – 13/113581

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       12         

 

Issue

To consider projects submitted for funding through the 2014/2015 State and Nation Building Black Spot Programs.

 

Background

The State and Federal Governments have both committed to reductions in casualty crashes on Australian roads through Black Spot Programs.  These programs are primarily reactive and target road locations where crashes have occurred, although some allowance is made for proactive applications supported by a formal Road Safety Audit (RSA).

 

An invitation for submissions for the 2014/2015 State and Nation Building Black Spot Programs was issued by Main Roads WA (MRWA) in February 2013, with the closing date of 10 July 2013.  The resulting submissions will be evaluated by MRWA against criteria set out in the Black Spot Program Development and Management Guidelines.  To assist with the preparation of submissions, MRWA provided access to the Crash Analysis Reporting System and the crash data for the five-year period 2008 to 2012.  The crash data is provided to MRWA by the WA Police and the Insurance Council of Australia.

 

The Black Spot Program Development and Management Guidelines require Black Spot projects based on crash data to meet a minimum Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) to ensure the proposed remedial works are cost effective.  The BCR is the ratio of the benefit to the community of the expected reduction in crashs versus the cost of the proposed remedial treatment.

 

Successful State Black Spot projects are funded two-thirds by the Program and one-third by Council and are based on all recorded crashes, fatalities, casualties and property damage.  The criteria for the program are as follows:

·    For intersections, mid-block or short road sections (<3kms), the crash criterion is five crashes over a five-year period.

·    For road lengths (>3kms), the crash criterion is average of two crashes per kilometre per five-year period.

·    Value of works between $2,000 to $3,000,000.

·    Minimum Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) = 1.0.

 

Successful Nation Building Black Spot projects are fully funded by the Program and are based on casualty crashes, fatalities or personal injury.  The criteria for the program are as follows:

·    For intersections, mid-block or short road sections (<3kms), the crash criterion is three casualty crashes over a five-year period.

·    For road lengths (>3kms), the crash criterion is one casualty crash per kilometre per five years period.

·    Value of works between $2,000 to $2,000,000.

·    Minimum Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) = 2.0.

 

Detail

Administration has investigated the qualifying crash locations for both programs to determine the appropriate remedial treatments and associated costs.  Where the qualifying crash location involved a distributor road already listed for major upgrade and where the Black Spot treatment would have a life of less than five years then expenditure of municipal funds on these Black Spots was not considered justified.

 

Dependent on the proposed treatment, cost and the resultant BCR, projects are nominated for either or both the State and Nation Building Black Spot programs. However in past years, Nation Building Black Spot projects have required a BCR of 3.3 or greater to be successful for Federal Government funding.

 

Funding for proactive projects, where potential hazards exist, supported by a Road Safety Audit is also available.

 

It is anticipated that the Metropolitan Regional Road Group (MRRG) will assess nominations during October 2013 and that the Minister for Transport will announce the approved projects in May 2014 to allow Council sufficient time to finalise the 2014/15 budget.

Consultation

Nil

Comment

The projects submitted to Main Roads WA for funding consideration by the 10 July 2013 deadline, including their traffic/road safety issues and the proposed remedial treatments are as follows:

 

1.    Marmion Avenue/Quinns Road Intersection, Quinns Rocks (refer Attachments 1 and 2)

Concern

Marmion Avenue is a District Distributor Road A in the City’s Functional Road Hierarchy and is constructed as a 4-lane dual carriageway. Quinns Road is a Local Distributor Road and has been constructed as a 2-lane divided carriageway. The intersection of Marmion Avenue and Quinns Road is controlled by traffic control signals.

 

There have been 26 rear end crashes on the northern and southern approaches to the intersection over five years.

Treatment

Install a skid resistant treatment to the northern and southern approaches to the intersection.

 

2.    Hester Avenue/Connolly Drive Intersection, Clarkson (refer Attachments 3 and 4)

Concern

Hester Avenue and Connolly Drive are both District Distributor A Roads in the City’s Functional Road Hierarchy (FRH).  Hester Avenue is constructed as a 4-lane dual carriageway, while Connolly Drive is a 2-lane single carriageway.  Hester Avenue operates under a posted speed limit of 70km/h and Connolly Drive has a posted speed limit of 60km/h.  The Hester Avenue/Connolly Drive intersection is controlled by a 2-lane roundabout.

 

The roundabout centre island and approach median are extensively planted limiting approach sight distance.

 

There have been 44 crashes over five years of which eight resulted in casualties.

Treatment

Improve sight distances by re-landscaping the centre island and approach medians.

 

3.    Ocean Keys Boulevard/Pensacola Terrace, Clarkson (refer Attachments 5 and 6)

Concern

Ocean Keys Boulevard and Pensacola Terrace are both Local Distributor roads in the City's Functional Road Hierarchy and constructed as 2-lane dual carriageways. Both roads operate under the default built up area speed limit of 50Km/hr. The Ocean Keys Boulevard/ Pensacola Terrace intersection is controlled by a single lane roundabout.

 

There have been 14 crashes over five years of which seven are night crashes.

Treatment

Upgrade existing street lighting to Australian Standard AS 1158.

 

4.    Ocean Keys Boulevard/ Key Largo Drive, Clarkson (refer Attachments 7 and 8)

Concern

Ocean Keys Boulevard and Key Largo Drive are both Local Distributor roads in the City's Functional Road Hierarchy and constructed as 2-lane dual carriageway. Both roads operate under default built up area speed limit of 50Km/hr. The Ocean Keys Boulevard/Key Largo Drive intersection is controlled by a single lane roundabout.

 

There have been 16 crashes over five years, of which eight are night crashes.

Treatment

Upgrade existing street lighting to Australian Standard AS 1158.

 

5.    Hester Avenue/Renshaw Boulevard Intersection, Clarkson (refer Attachments 9 and 10)

Concern

Hester Avenue is a District Distributor Road A in the City’s Functional Road Hierarchy and is constructed as a 4-lane dual carriageway. Renshaw Boulevard is a Local Distributor Road and has been constructed as a 2-lane divided carriageway. The intersection of Hester Avenue and Renshaw Boulevard is a T-intersection with median gap on Hester Avenue.

 

There have been 12 crashes over five years of which five resulted in casualties.

Treatment

Install a seagull island at the median gap of Hester Avenue at the intersection.

 

6.    Old Yanchep Road (Ziatus Road to Wattle Avenue), Pinjar – Stage 2 (refer Attachment 11 and 12)

Concern

This 2.87km section of Old Yanchep Road is constructed with substandard curves controlled by speed advising signs, elevated road pavement with severe batters and limited shoulders with edge drop-offs.

 

The findings of seven Crash Location Reports into fatalities within the City, including two on Old Yanchep Road were considered by Council at its meeting of 30 January 2007, at which time Council resolved in part as follows (IN09-01/07 refers):

 

 

 

“2.   NOTES that Administration will:

a.    report back to Council within nine months with proposals for corrective actions to be taken to reduce the number and severity of crashs on Old Yanchep Road in the vicinity of the crash site.”

 

Subsequently, a successful submission was made for funding through the 2008/09 Black Spot Program (IN05-07/07 refers) but due to increased project costs and difficulties with land acquisition the City withdrew its proposal in 2010.

 

As crash statistics for the last 5 years for Old Yanchep Road record 23 crashes resulting in 12 casualties with off-carriageway crashes being over-represented as a crash type, the City has submitted another two staged submission for funding through the 2013/14 Black Spot Program. Stage 1 of the project is funded by the program. Submission for Stage 2 funding is made for 2014/15 Black Spot Program. 

 

Treatment

Realign bends to cater for 80km/h design speed.  Construct batters, seal road shoulders, install edgelines and separation line with raised pavement markers.

 

Statutory Compliance

 

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “2     Society - Healthy, safe, vibrant and active communities.

2.3    Safe Communities - We feel safe at home and in our local area.

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

A summary of the estimated costs of the proposed Black Spot treatments is tabled below.  It should be noted that the full cost of the project is reflected under ‘Federal Cost’ on the assumption that it will be approved.  Further information is provided under the table as it is not likely, based on previous years, that projects with a BCR less that 3.30 will be approved for Federal funding. 

 

PROJECT

BCR

Project
Cost

CoW
Cost

State
Cost

Federal
Cost

1.   Marmion Avenue/Quinns Road intersection, Quinns Rocks

2.12

$70,000

$23,333

$46,667

$70,000

2.   Hester Avenue/Connolly Drive roundabout, Clarkson

3.87

$40,000

$13,333

$26,667

$40,000

3.   Ocean Keys Boulevard/ Pensacola Terrace roundabout, Clarkson

1.1

$50,000

$16,667

$33,333

$0

4.   Ocean Keys Boulevard/Key Largo Drive roundabout, Clarkson

1.63

$50,000

$16,667

$33,333

$0

5.   Hester Avenue/Renshaw Boulevard intersection, Clarkson

17.95

$50,000

$16,667

$33,333

$50,000

6.   Old Yanchep Road between Ziatas Road and Wattle Avenue, Pinjar – Stage 2

3.69

$1,710,000

$570,000

$1,140,000

$1,710,000

TOTAL:

$1,970,000

$656,667

$1,313,333

$1,870,000

CWP 2014/2015

$2,190,000

$730,000

 

 


Projects approved under the Nation Building Black Spot Program are fully funded by the program, however, those projects that miss out on Federal Government funding may be successful for State Black Spot funding.  Successful project nominations in the 2014/2015 State Black Spot Program are required to be funded one-third by the Council.

 

Should Council be successful with all its applications through the State Black Spot Program, then the City will be required to contribute an amount of $656,667 towards the total cost of $1,970,000 in 2014/2015.  This is within the current funding allocation for Black Spot projects listed in the 10-Year Capital Works Program 2013/14 - 2022/23 which lists a total amount of $2,190,000 for 2014/2015 with $730,000 from municipal funds.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       ENDORSES the submission of the following City of Wanneroo projects for funding consideration as part of the 2014/2015 State and Nation Building Black Spot Programs:

Project - Proposed Treatment

1.          Marmion Avenue/Quinns Road Intersection, Quinns Rocks

     -   Install a skid resistant treatment to the northern and southern     approaches to the intersection.

2.          Hester Avenue/Connolly Drive Intersection, Clarkson

     -   Improve sight distances by re-landscaping the centre island and     approach medians.

3.          Ocean Keys Boulevard/ Pensacola Terrace, Clarkson

     -   Upgrading existing road lighting to AS 1158.

4.          Ocean Keys Boulevard/ Key Largo Drive, Clarkson

     -   Upgrading existing road lighting to AS 1158.

5.          Hester Avenue/ Renshaw Bouelvard Intersection, Clarkson

     -   Install a seagull island at the median gap of Hester Avenue at the     intersection.

6.          Old Yanchep Road  (Ziatus Road to Wattle Avenue), Pinjar – Stage 2

     -   Realign bends to cater for 80km/h design speed.  Construct batters,     seal road shoulders, install edgelines and separation line with     raised pavement markers.

 

2.      NOTES the draft 2014/2015 Traffic Treatments Program will require amendment to reflect the funding of projects approved through the 2014/2015 State and Nation Building Black Spot programs.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Location Map of the Intersection of Marmion Avenue and Quinns Road

13/118648

 

2View.

Skid Resistant Surface Treatment at the Intersection of Marmion Avenue and Quinns Road

13/118651

 

3View.

Location Map of the Intersection of Hester Avenue and Connolly Drive_Connolly_Hester

13/118665

 

4View.

Black Spot Treatment - Connolly Drive/Hester Avenue

13/118666

 

5View.

Location Map - Ocean Keys Boulevard and Pensacola Terrace

13/118741

 

6View.

Black Spot Treatment - Upgrading Streetlighting Ocean Keys Boulevard and Pensacola Terrace

13/118742

 

7View.

Location Map - Ocean Keys Boulevard and Key Largo Drive

13/118773

 

8View.

Black Spot Treatment - Upgrading Streetlighting Ocean Keys Boulevard and Key Largo Drive

13/118778

 

9View.

Location Map - Hester Avenue and Renshaw Boulevard

13/118793

 

10View.

Black Spot Treatment - Hester Avenue and Renshaw Boulevard

13/118795

 

11View.

Location Map - Old Yanchep Road, Pinjar

13/118814

 

12View.

Black Spot Treatment - Old Yanchep Road, Pinjar 2281-1-1

13/118817

 

  


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IN03-08/13         Speed Limit Review - Old Yanchep Road, Two Rocks Road, Dundebar Road and Badgerup Road

File Ref:                                              1446V03 – 13/36550

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       5         

 

Issue

To consider a review of the speed limit applicable to Old Yanchep Road, Two Rocks Road, Dundebar Road and Badgerup Road.

 

Background

Old Yanchep, Two Rocks, Badgerup and Dundebar Roads have historically operated as regional distributor roads, while carrying low traffic volumes in rural areas. As the City continues to undergo significant land use change traffic volumes have increased in the developed areas and in some cases are impacting on adjoining rural areas.

 

In considering a review of the speed limit for these roads, it is appropriate to do so in accordance with the 'Safe Speeds' Cornerstone of the State's Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy.

 

The State Road Safety Strategy - Towards Zero: Getting there together 2008 - 2020 is based upon a Safe Systems approach - a holistic view which seeks to manage the interaction between road users, roads and roadsides, travel speeds and vehicles.

 

The ' Safe Speed' cornerstone endeavours to:

-     Ensure speed limits suit the purpose and nature of the road;

-     Educate road users on safe travel speeds; and

-     Develop effective speed enforcement strategies.

 

Speed affects both the risk of being involved in a crash due to the decrease in time to react and the severity of a crash should it occur.

Detail

The City frequently receives complaints from residents and road users concerning the safety and speed of roads in rural and developing areas.

 

Considering the amount of redevelopment and growth that has occurred throughout the City in the past 10 years, Administration undertook a desktop review of all rural roads within the City's jurisdiction to identify roads that have undergone significant functional change and may require a speed limit review to enhance road safety for all road users.

 

At its meeting on 28 May 2013, Council considered report IN04-05/13 – Review of Default State Speed Limit Roads within the City of Wanneroo and resolved to request Main Roads WA to undertake a speed limit review for 21 roads within the City that do not have a posted speed limit and operate under the State default speed limit of 110km/h.

 

As part of the ongoing review of speed limits, Administration considers that a review is required of the posted speed limit for Old Yanchep, Two Rocks, Badgerup and Dundebar Roads particularly as ongoing development in adjoining areas will exacerbate the current situation with traffic speeds.

 

 

Main Roads WA’s Policy and Application Guidelines for Speed Zoning state “the primary determination of the speed limit for a particular length of road shall be by road function”. The four roads being considered for review all provide different road functions and operate in different geographical areas within the City. On this basis, these roads have been investigated individually.

 

The investigation included traffic counts and 85th percentile speed (the speed at or below which 85% of vehicles are travelling) and road function.   In some instances the five year crash history of the roads were also considered and are discussed later in the report.  A summary of the traffic volumes and 85th percentile speeds for each road is detailed below.

 

Road

Counter Location

Traffic Volume

85th %tile (kph)

Old Yanchep Road

South of Wanneroo Road

551

98

South of Wattle Avenue

1270

91

Two Rocks Road

North of Lookout Drive

3632

88

North of Montebello Boulevard

3217

82

Badgerup Road

North of Golfview Place

2905

90

South of Lakelands Drive

4007

89

Dundebar Road

East of Elizabeth Road

5729

65

West of Franklin Road

1911

82

Consultation

No consultation was conducted as part of this report.

Comment

These roads are higher order roads (local distributor roads or above) and have historically operated in a rural environment with low traffic volumes for which the assigned speed limits have been appropriate.  As development has occurred and traffic volumes increased, the road environment has changed with the existing speed limits considered to be no longer appropriate.

 

As a general rule, motorists will drive in accordance with the speed environment of the road and not necessarily in accordance with its posted speed.  The predictability and homogeneity of the road network should be considered in the speed zoning process.  Roads with a similar road environment should be speed zoned the same to provide a predictable environment for road users.  Roads within the City that have already been speed zoned and exhibit similar characteristics are therefore used as a model.

 

Regardless of any speed limit, drivers are always required to drive in accordance with the prevailing road environment.  Environmental factors such as rain, wind, time of day and angle of the sun combined with the vehicle design and class and the driver ability will all affect what is considered to be a safe speed, for that driver, in that vehicle, at that time.

 

Consideration also needs to be given to the safety implications associated with speed zoning.  The majority of conflicts on the roads under consideration will be frontal collision between vehicles.  As there are few intersections along the road sections under investigation, there should be less side-on impacts.  The 'safe speed' cornerstone recognises that under a safe systems approach, 70km/h is considered as being the highest survivable speed for a front on collision and 50km/h for a right angle collision.  These safe system speeds also need to be considered in the speed zoning process.

 

 

 

 

Old Yanchep Road

Old Yanchep Road is classified as a Local Distributor and District Distributor B in the City's Functional Road Hierarchy, terminating at Joondalup Drive at the southern end and Wanneroo Road at the Northern end. Old Yanchep Road mainly operates in a rural environment with an average seal width of 6.3m. Old Yanchep Road north of Wattle Avenue operates under the default ‘open speed limit of 110kph' as it does not meet the definition of a 'built-up area’. Old Yanchep Road south of Wattle Avenue is speed zoned at 90km/h. Refer to Attachment 1 for a location and speed zone map.

 

Traffic data for Old Yanchep Road South of Wanneroo Road in May 2013 indicated an Average Weekly Traffic (AWT) volume of 551vpd with 21% attributed to commercial vehicles, and an 85th percentile speed of 98 km/h. Additionally, available traffic data for Old Yanchep Road collected south of Wattle Avenue, in May 2012 recorded an AWT volume of 1270, with 18% attributed to commercial vehicles and an 85th percentile speed for the road of 91km/h. 

 

Crash data for Old Yanchep Road records 66 crashes over the 5-year period 2008-2012. The 66 crashes recorded include one fatality, 25 hospital crashes and 10 medical crashes. The crash data indicates that speed was a direct factor in three of the crashes. The high speed of Old Yanchep Road significantly contributes to the severity of crashes, resulting in a large number of hospitalisations. A speed limit reduction would contribute to a reduction in the severity of the crashes occurring on Old Yanchep Road.

 

In order to create a safe road environment Administration considers that the speed limit applying to Old Yanchep Road, south of Wattle Avenue, should be reduced to a speed closer to the survivable speed for frontal conflicts between cars of 70km/h.  Administration also considers that Old Yanchep Road, north of Wattle Avenue, should be speed zoned at 90km/h.

 

 In addition to the request for a speed limit reduction to improve safety on Old Yanchep Road the City has been successful in receiving Black Spot funding in 2013/14 and 2014/15 to upgrade bends and provide sealed shoulders on Old Yanchep Road, between Ziatas Road and Wattle Road.

 

Two Rocks Road

Two Rocks Road is classified as a District Distributor B in the City's Functional Road Hierarchy, connecting Yanchep and Two Rocks. The majority of Two Rocks Road from 150m north of Lookout Drive and 200m south of Montebello Boulevard operates at 90km/h; the remaining sections of Two Rocks Road operate at 60km/h. Refer to Attachment 2 for a location and speed zone map.

 

Traffic data for Two Rocks Road North of Montebello Boulevard in May 2010 indicates an Average Weekly Traffic (AWT) Volume of 3,632vpd travelling at an 85th percentile speed of 88km/h. Additionally, available traffic data for Two Rocks Road collected north of Lookout Drive, in May 2010 recorded an AWT volume of 3,217vpd at an 85th percentile speed of 82km/h. Crash data for Two Rocks Road records 22 crashes over the 5-year period 2008-2012. The 22 crashes recorded include one fatality, three hospital crashes and two medical crashes.

 

Administration has received a number of complaints regarding the safety of Two Rocks Road between the end of the existing 60km/h zone and the entrance to Club Capricorn.  In response to enquiries from the Two Rocks - Yanchep Residents Association, Main Roads WA has agreed to extend the existing 60km/h zone to 130m north of Zamia Rise, dependant on Council support (Attachment 3 refers).  Administration supports this extension and proposes that the 60km/h speed limit be further extended to the north of the Club Capricorn Entrance.

 

 

Additionally, Administration proposes that the speed limit for the remainder of Two Rocks Road be reduced to 70km/h taking into consideration the highest survivable speed for front on collisions.

 

Badgerup Road

Badgerup Road is classified as a Local Distributor in the City's Functional Road Hierarchy and runs north-south,  terminating at Ocean Reef Road in the south and Hawkins Road in the north. The majority of Badgerup Road from Ocean Reef Road to 280 metres north of Jambanis Road operates at 80km/h and from 280 metres north of Jambanis Road to Hawkins Road operates at 60km/h. Refer to Attachment 4 for a location and speed zone map.

 

Traffic data for Badgerup Road, north of Golfview Place, in October 2012, indicates an Average Weekly Traffic (AWT) Volume of 2,905vpd travelling at an 85th percentile speed of 90km/h. Additionally, available traffic data for Badgerup Road collected south of Lakelands Drive, in September 2012 recorded an AWT volume of 4,007vpd at an 85th percentile speed of 89km/h. Crash data for Badgerup Road records 26 crashes over the 5-year period 2008-2012. The 26 crashes included two hospital and four medical related crashes.

 

In order to create a safe road environment Administration considers that the speed limit applying to Badgerup Road should be reduced to a speed closer to the survivable speed for frontal conflicts between cars of 70km/h.

 

Dundebar Road

Dundebar Road is classified as a Local Distributor in the City's Functional Road Hierarchy and runs east-west, terminating at Wanneroo Road in the west and Franklin Road in the east. Dundebar Road from Wanneroo Road to the west of Kurnalpi Road operates at 50km/h and from west of Kurnalpi Road to Franklin Road operates at 60km/h. Refer to Attachment 5 for a location and speed zone map.

 

Traffic data for Dundebar Road east of Elizabeth Road in February 2010 indicates an Average Weekly Traffic (AWT) Volume of 5,729vpd travelling at an 85th percentile speed of 65km/h. Additionally, available traffic data for Dundebar Road collected west of Franklin Road, in February 2010 recorded an AWT volume of 1,911vpd at an 85th percentile speed of 82km/h.

 

Crash data for Dundebar Road records 84 crashes over the 5-year period 2008-2012. The 84 crashes recorded include four hospital and 14 medical crashes. The crash data indicates that speed was a factor in three of the crashes and 36 of the recorded 84 crashes were right angle crashes.

 

The high speed in partially built up areas of Dundebar Road significantly contributes to the severity of crashes, resulting in a relatively high number of hospitalisations. A speed limit reduction would reduce the severity of the crashes occurring on Dundebar Road.

 

Administration considers that extending the 50km/h zone from its current location west of Kurnalpi Road to east of Steven Street to encompass the partially built up area of Dundebar Road will create a safer road environment for residents living on Dundebar Road and drivers using Dundebar Road.

 

The existing and proposed speed limit changes for these four roads are summarised on the following table:

 

 

 

 

 

Road Section

Existing Speed Limit

Proposed Speed Limit

Old Yanchep Road from Joondalup Drive to south of Wattle Avenue

90km/h

70km/h

Old Yanchep Road from north of Wattle Avenue to Wanneroo Road

110km/h

90km/h

Two Rocks Road from 130m north of Zambia Rise to 150m North of Club Capricorn entrance

90km/h

60km/h

Two Rocks Road from150m north of Club Capricorn entrance to 200m south of Montebello Boulevard

90km/h

70km/h

Badgerup Road from Ocean Reef Road to 280m north of Jambanis Road

80km/h

70km/h

Dundebar Road from Kurnalpi Road to east of Steven Street

60km/h

50km/h

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “2     Society - Healthy, safe, vibrant and active communities.

2.3    Safe Communities - We feel safe at home and in our local area.

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

There are no financial implications to the City as the speed review and any changes to speed limit sign posting is undertaken by Main Roads WA.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       REQUESTS Main Roads WA to undertake a speed zone review of Old Yanchep Road with the intent of:

a)      Reducing the 90km/h posted speed limit to 70km/h for Old Yanchep Road south of Wattle Avenue; and

b)      Setting a 90km/h speed limit for Old Yanchep Road north of Wattle Avenue;

2.       ADVISE Main Roads WA that it SUPPORTS the extension of the 60km/h speed zone on Two Rocks Road from 150m north of Lookout Drive to 130m north of Zamia Rise;

 

 

3.       REQUESTS Main Roads WA to undertake a speed zone review of Two Rocks Road with the intent of extending the 60km/h speed limit from 130m north of Zamia Rise to 150m north of Club Capricorn entrance;

4.       REQUESTS Main Roads WA to undertake a speed zone review of Two Rocks Road with the intent of reducing the 90km/h posted speed limit to 70km/h from 150m north of Club Capricorn entrance to 200m south of Montebello Boulevard;

5.       REQUESTS Main Roads WA to undertake a speed zone review of Badgerup Road with the intent of reducing the 80km/h posted speed limit to 70km/h from Ocean Reef Road to 280m north of Jambanis Road; and

6.       REQUESTS Main Roads WA to undertake a speed zone review of Dundebar Road with the intent of extending the existing 50km/h speed limit from west of Kurnalpi Road to east of Steven Street.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Old Yanchep Road Speed Limit Map

13/122508

 

2View.

Two Rocks Road Speed Map

13/122471

 

3View.

60 KM/H SPEED LIMIT EXTENSION - TWO ROCKS ROAD

13/93940

 

4View.

Badgerup Road Speed Limit Map

13/122469

 

5View.

Dundebar Road Speed Limit Map

13/122468

 

  


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IN04-08/13         Merriwa RAAFA Estate - Crash Barrier - Lukin Drive, Merriwa

File Ref:                                              3000 – 13/82547

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       6         

 

Issue

To consider the need for a crash barrier on the southern side of  Lukin Drive, abutting the property boundary of the RAAFA Estate, Merriwa.

 

Background

Council at its meeting of 7 February 2012 considered petition PT03-09/11 requesting the construction of a sound barrier wall along the Lukin Drive boundary of the Merriwa RAAFA Estate and resolved as follows (IN08-02/12 refers):

"That Council LISTS an amount of $100,000 for consideration in the draft 2012/2013 Capital Works Program to construct a sound barrier wall along the Lukin Drive property boundary of the RAAFA Estate."

 

In response, Administration commissioned a transport noise assessment to ascertain the design requirements for the sound barrier wall and submitted the results, which showed that a sound barrier wall was not justified, to Council for consideration at its meeting of 28 May 2013 (IN07-05/13 refers). A copy of this report is shown at Attachment 1 with the recommendations outlined below:

1.    NOTES the findings and conclusion of the Herring Storer Acoustic's Transport Noise Assessment Report, April 2013;

2.    DOES NOT PROCEED with the construction of a sound barrier wall along the Lukin Drive property boundary of the RAAFA Estate in Merriwa;

3.    APPROVES the channelization improvements to the  Lukin Drive/ Bradman Drive intersection, Butler, similar to those already in existence at the intersection of Lukin Drive and Baltimore Parade, Merriwa (Attachment 2 refers);

4.    LISTS for consideration in the City of Wanneroo draft 10-Year Capital Works Program (Traffic Treatments) a sum of $100,000 for channelization improvements to the Lukin Drive/ Bradman Drive intersection, Butler;

5.    NOTES that a draft Noise Attenuation Policy will be prepared for consideration by Council by December 2013; and

6.    ADVISES management of the RAAFA Estate in Merriwa of Council’s decision.

At this meeting, Council received a deputation from the petitioners who presented the case that the original petition PT03-09/11 was not about traffic noise but a request for a crash barrier due to concern for safety from hooning on Lukin Drive. In consequence, Council referred the report back to Administration to investigate the cost of a safety barrier. While this current report addresses the safety barrier issue, a decision of Council is also required on the original petition for a sound barrier wall.

Detail

Lukin Drive is classified as a 'District Distributor A' Road in City’s Functional Road Hierarchy and its function is to collect and distribute traffic for Merriwa, Ridgewood and Butler.  It is a controlled access road, with no direct access from abutting properties. 

 

 

 

It runs east-west between Marmion Avenue and Redington Drive and ultimately in accordance with the Butler-

 

Jindalee District Structure Plan is proposed to link to a future Mitchell Freeway extension. Refer to Attachment 2 for location plan.

 

Lukin Drive, between Marmion Avenue and Baltimore Parade, abutting the Merriwa RAAFA Village, is currently constructed as a two lane single carriageway. Ultimately, dependant on justifying traffic volumes, it is expected that Lukin Drive will become a 4-lane dual carriageway, with the second carriageway to be located to the south of the existing carriageway.

 

The Lukin Drive frontage of the RAAFA Estate is approximately 610m in length and is located 35m from the existing Lukin Drive carriageway.  While only the first carriageway of Lukin Drive has been constructed the bulk earthworks for the second carriageway are also in place with the result that there is a minimum of 20m of clear flat and level verge to the south of the existing carriageway.  On average the Merriwa RAAFA Estate is 2m below the road earthworks and the resulting embankment located within the road reserve varies in grade from 1:3 to 1:5.

 

Since May 2013 Lukin Drive has operated under a posted speed limit of 60km/h (IN06-08/12 refers).

 

The 5-year crash statistics (2008-2012) for Lukin Drive, between Marmion Avenue and Baltimare Parade, records 5 crashes, 3 of which are at the Lukin Drive/Bradman Dr intersection.

 

Traffic Data

AWT                    4,859 vpd

85%ile speed       67 km/h

Max Speed                   125 km/h

20km/h Pace       49 - 69 km/h

% in Pace            76.4%

% of traffic driving between 50 Km/hr and 60 Km/hr – 40.3%

% of traffic driving between 60 Km/hr and 70 Km/hr – 35.7%

 

Definitions:

AWT                    Average Weekday Traffic

vpd                      vehicles per day

85%ile speed       the speed at or below which 85% of vehicles are travelling.

20km/h Pace       the 20km/h speed range in which the majority of vehicles are travelling

% in Pace            percentage of total vehicles travelling within the 20km/h Pace range

Consultation

No consultation has been carried out prior to preparing this report.

Comment

Before considering a specific hazard control device such as a crash barrier, the first questions that must be asked are what is the hazard and what is the risk?

 

The perceived hazard to the residents of the Merriwa RAAFA Village is that an errant vehicle on Lukin Drive may collide with a residence. From the road user perspective the risk, within the road reserve, is the risk of a rollover from the embankment along the boundary of Lukin Drive and the Merriwa RAAFA Estate.

 

The issues of hazard identification, risk analysis and hazard mitigation in the road reserve are discussed in the following extracts from Austroads' Guide to Road Design Part 6: Roadside Design, Safety and Barriers.

 

"In any situation the road itself should be designed to minimise the likelihood that any aspect of the design will contribute to errant vehicles leaving the road. However, in the event that a vehicle does leave the road it is most desirable that the roadside is designed to minimise the likelihood of a crash occurring and to minimise the severity of any crash that does occur.

 

The objective of an inherently safe design is to either eliminate hazards or to ensure that the level of roadside risk to road users is very low. Whilst the risk associated with hazards can be reduced through engineering treatments, it should be understood that these treatments may also be hazardous to the occupants of errant vehicles.

 

For the following reasons the elimination of hazards should always be preferred to adding safety devices and other layers of protection to make the hazards safer:

·    A hazard is still present although the severity of an impact with the device or treatment may be less than an impact with the hazard that is being shielded.

·    There is always the potential for a crash due to simultaneous failure of several layers of protection, or degradation of the layers of protection in the future.

 

A design which is inherently safe is better than the use of safety devices (e.g. adding road safety barriers) that can be hazardous to road users and can also add significant maintenance costs over the operational life of the road. It should be understood that safety barriers and other safety devices are also a form of roadside hazard as they can result in significant damage to errant vehicles and injury to the occupants, and can be particularly severe with respect to errant motorcyclists. Therefore, they are used to reduce the inherent hazard and should only be used where less severe treatments are impracticable.

 

For existing roads the provision of a safe roadside involves removing or treating hazards that may result in a crash or contribute to the severity of a crash. In the case of new roads a safe roadside is achieved by ensuring that an adequate area is provided immediately adjacent to the road that is both free of obstacles and designed so that drivers are able to regain control of their vehicles. With respect to roadside safety it would be desirable to provide a clear width adjacent to the carriageway that would allow all errant vehicles to recover. However, this is often not feasible and it is therefore necessary to design a roadside that has an acceptable level of risk.

 

The identification of hazards in Australia and New Zealand is generally based on the use of the clear zone concept to define the area beside the road that is of most interest in terms of roadside safety.

 

A clear zone is the area adjacent to the traffic lane that should be kept free from features that would be potentially hazardous to errant vehicles. The clear zone is a compromise between the recovery area for every errant vehicle, the cost of providing that area and the probability of an errant vehicle encountering a hazard. The clear zone should be kept free of non-frangible hazards where economically and environmentally possible. Alternatively, hazards within the clear zone should be treated to make them safe or be shielded by a safety barrier.

 

Hazards that lie outside the clear zone will generally not require assessment because the locations are a sufficient distance from the edge of the road that the probability of a collision is relatively small."

 

 

 

 

For Lukin Drive, with traffic volumes < 6,000vpd and a design speed of 70km/h, the hazard (the embankment) lies outside the clear zone of 6.5m, (Attachment 3 refers).  Given that the edge of the embankment is outside the clear zone, over 20m from the edge of the carriageway, and as there is no crash history, the hazard risk from the embankment is rated as low (Attachment 4 refers).  Such a low risk does not support the construction of a crash barrier. With the construction of the second carriageway, there may be a requirement for a safety barrier and this will be considered as part of the detailed design/documentation and Design Road Safety Audit process.

 

Administration agrees that there is evidence of antisocial 'hoon' behaviour at the intersection of Lukin and Bradman Drives and on the adjacent verge (Attachment 5 refers). Administration considers that this is best dealt by:

·     traffic treatments at the intersection of Lukin Drive and Bradman Drive to control driver behaviour rather than a crash barrier. Administration recommends that the Lukin Drive/Bradman Drive intersection be channelised similar to the intersection at Lukin Drive/Baltimore Parade (Attachment 6 refers); and

·     the installation of pine bollards within Lukin Drive future (second) carriageway from Marmion Avenue to Baltimore Parade at an alignment outside the clear zone.

 

The proposed channelisation improvements can be accommodated within the existing pavement width and will also be of benefit in controlling school traffic associated with the three adjacent schools.

 

With regards the original petition for the construction of a sound barrier wall, Administration confirms its recommendation incorporated in Item IN07-05/13 Transport Noise Assessment – Lukin Drive, Merriwa as shown on Attachment 1, to not proceed with its construction of a sound barrier wall along the Lukin Drive property boundary of the RAAFA Estate, Merriwa.

Statutory Compliance

A petition is a special statutory mechanism requesting a specific action usually by a body in authority.  In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 and the City's Standing Orders Local Law petitions receive a high priority for action from Administration.  The petition for a sound barrier wall was signed by 105 petitioners.

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “2     Society - Healthy, safe, vibrant and active communities.

2.3    Safe Communities - We feel safe at home and in our local area.

Policy Implications

Nil.

Financial Implications

The estimated cost to construct a 610m crash barrier along the length of Merriwa RAAFA Estate is $300,000, on the basis that no additional earthworks or retaining walls are required. This would be subject to a detailed design process

 

 

 

 

The estimated cost of the proposed:

·    channelization improvements to the Lukin Drive/Bradman Drive intersection is $100,000.

·    installation of pine bollards within Lukin Drive future (second) carriageway from Marmion Avenue to Baltimore Parade is $20,000.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       DOES NOT PROCEED with the construction of a crash barrier along the Lukin Drive property boundary of the RAAFA Estate, Merriwa;

2.       NOTES that the installation of a crash barrier along the Lukin Drive property boundary of the RAAFA Estate, Merriwa will be considered as part of the detailed design/documentation and Design Road Safety Audit processes for the construction of the southern carriageway of Lukin Drive, Merriwa;

3.       NOTES the findings  and conclusion of the Herring Storer Acoustic's Transport Noise Assessment Report, April 2013;

4.       DOES NOT PROCEED with the construction of a sound barrier wall along the Lukin Drive property of the RAAFA Estate, Merriwa;

5.         APPROVES the channelisation improvements to the Lukin Drive/Bradman Drive intersection, Butler, similar to those already in existence at the intersection of Lukin Drive and Baltimore Parade, Merriwa (Attachment 6 refers);

6.       CONSIDERS the installation of pine bollards within Lukin Drive future (second) carriageway from Marmion Avenue to Baltimore Parade;

7.       LISTS for consideration in the City of Wanneroo draft 10-Year Capital Works Program (Traffic Treatments) a sum of $100,000 for channelisation improvements to the Lukin Drive/ Bradman Drive intersection, Butler;

8.       LISTS for consideration in the 2013/2014 Mid-Year Budget Review, a sum of $20,000 for the installation of pine bollards within Lukin Drive future (second) carriageway from Marmion Avenue to Baltimore Parade at an alignment outside the clear zone;

9.       ADVISES the Merriwa RAAFA Estate management of Council’s decision; and

10.     NOTES that a Noise Attenuation Policy will be prepared for consideration by Council by December 2013.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Transport Noise Assessment - Lukin Drive

13/131019

 

2View.

Lukin Drive, Merriwa - Location Map

11/128397

 

3View.

Lukin Drive clear zones

13/127034

 

4View.

Embankment Hazard Risk Assessment Flowchart

13/120118

 

5View.

Lukin Drive Bradman Drive - Aerial View

13/120298

 

6View.

Aerial View of intersection of  Lukin Drive and Baltimore Parade, Merriwa

13/58292

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IN05-08/13         Quinns Rocks Precinct - Traffic Management Study - Review and Status of Implementation

File Ref:                                              3125 – 13/82819

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       8         

 

Issue

To consider the current construction status and review the effectiveness of works undertaken as part of the Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study – March 2001.

 

Background

The City's 10-Year Capital Works Program has a number of projects resulting from traffic management studies endorsed by Council over 10 years ago. Among these are the:

·    East Wanneroo Traffic Management Study – June 1999 (W224-08/99)

·    West Wanneroo Traffic Management Study – May 2000 (W154-06/00)

·    Alexander Heights Traffic Management Study – May 2000 (W182-06/00)

·    Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study – March 2001 (W117-04/01)

·    Wangara Industrial Estate Parking Study – May 2001 (W288-07/01)

·    Mindarie Traffic Impact Study – November 2002 (TS03-12/02)

 

Considering the age of some of these projects and the associated costs, Administration is reviewing the current status and effectiveness of these traffic management studies to assess if there is any benefit in completing the remaining projects.  To date Council has considered reviews of the following traffic management studies:

·    West Wanneroo Traffic Management Study – May 2000 (IN07-11/08)

·    Alexander Heights Traffic Management Study – May 2000 (IN03-07/12)

 

This report outlines the review of the current construction status and effectiveness of the works undertaken as part of the Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study – March 2001.

 

In 2000, in response to resident concerns related to traffic volumes, speeds and crashes on local roads within Quinns Rocks, the City engaged the services of Klyne Consultants and Dennis, Price and Miller Consulting Civil Engineers to recommend a local area traffic management strategy for the precinct as shown on Attachment 1.

 

The resulting Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study - March 2001 (TMS) for the area delineated in Attachment 1 was submitted to Council at its meeting of 11 April 2001 (W117-04/01 refers), at which time Council resolved as follows:

That Council:-

1.   RECEIVE the Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study report as prepared by Klyne Consultants and Dennis, Price & Miller Engineering Consultants.

2.   ACCEPT the recommendations of the Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study as shown in attachments 2 and 3 with the implementation program subject to funding in on the Four Year Traffic Management and New Footpath Capital Budget.

3.   REQUEST Main Roads Western Australia to install:

a)      centre linemarking in Ocean Drive;

b)      hazard boards at the intersections along Ocean Drive;

c)      a hazard board at the Quinns Road/Burt Street intersection and

d)      hazard markers on bends in Ocean Drive (north of Robinson Avenue), on Tapping Way,

 

4.   MODIFY the kerbline geometry at the intersection of Mindarie Drive and Quinns Road as part of road maintenance.

5.   CLEARS roadside vegetation (to improve sight lines) at various intersections in the Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Precinct as a matter of priority.

6.   REQUEST Water Corporation for a definite time frame for the installation of Sewer works in Ocean Drive and in the area covered by the Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study.

7.   THANK the members of the Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study group for participating in the study.”

Detail

The original TMS recommendations are shown at Attachments 2 and 3.  However, since the TMS was endorsed it has undergone a number of changes in response to resident concerns and petitions.  Recommendation 1 from the TMS, to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Tapping Way and Morialta Avenue, was reconsidered in response to a petition from adjacent residents, which generated the following report and resolutions:.

 

TS13-04/02     Petition (PT01-02/01) - Proposed Roundabout at the Intersection of Tapping Way and Morialta Avenue, Quinns Rocks

 

"That Council:-

1.    DOES NOT PROCEED with the construction of traffic management treatments in Tapping Way until further community consultation is undertaken with residents of Tapping Way and connecting streets, Quinns Rocks;

2.    ENGAGE Klyne Consultants, at an estimated cost of $3,500, to undertake further community consultation with residents of Tapping Way and connecting streets, Quinns Rocks in order to determine appropriate traffic calming treatments that are acceptable to these residents.

3.    ADVISE the petitioners accordingly of Council’s decision."

As a result of this recommendation and further community consultation with residents of Tapping Way and connecting streets, the following resolutions were adopted by Council:

 

TS04-12/02     Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks – Traffic Management Works

"That Council:-

1.    NOTES that extensive community consultation has been undertaken regarding the proposed traffic management works to be constructed in Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks, between View Terrace and Robinson Avenue.

2.    DOES NOT proceed at this time with the construction of the two roundabouts at the intersection of Tapping Way/Morialta Avenue and Tapping Way/Coonawarra Way.

3.    PROCEEDS with the early design and construction of the proposed traffic management works devices in Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks as per the City of Wanneroo Concept Drawing No. T1837-16-0, exclusive of the frangible trees in the median island.

4.    APPROVES the funding of the proposed traffic management works in Tapping Way, Quinns at an estimated cost of $102,000 from Project No 2189 Quinns Rocks Traffic Management.

 

 

5.    ADVISES Main Roads WA of the City’s intent to construct the proposed traffic management works in Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks as per the City of Wanneroo Concept Drawing No. T1837-16-0, exclusive of the frangible trees in the median island.

6.    DOES NOT undertake any further traffic calming works on Tapping Way until the effectiveness of the proposed treatments is evaluated.

7.    ADVISES the residents of Tapping Way and connecting streets of the proposed works when the detailed designs are complete."

 

In accordance with these resolutions, no budget provision was made for the construction of roundabouts at the intersections of Tapping Way/Morialta Avenue and Tapping Way/Coonawarra Way.

 

Additionally, in response to residents' concerns, a further traffic management study was undertaken for Mindarie Drive and a revised list of works endorsed by Council, as outlined in the following resolutions:

 

IN02-01/06      PT01-09/05 - Traffic Management Treatments in Mindarie Drive, Quinns Rocks

"That Council:-

1.    RECEIVES the Traffic Management Report, Mindarie Drive, Quinns Rocks November 2005 as prepared by Klyne Consultants.

2.    ACCEPTS the recommendations of the Traffic Management Report, Mindarie Drive, Quinns Rocks November 2005.

3.    ENDORSES the clearing of roadside vegetation (to improve sight lines) around curves on Mindarie Drive as a matter of priority.

4.    REQUESTS Main Roads WA to install holding lines at side roads and centre line marking on Mindarie Drive and Fraser Road.

5.    LISTS $200,000 for consideration in the draft 2006/2007 Budget for Stage 1 Mindarie Drive traffic treatments.

6.    UNDERTAKES feasibility design and cost estimate for the widening and reconstruction of Mindarie Drive at four locations:

·    Bennett Road intersection

·    Simpson Street/Gordon Avenue/Spiers Road

·    Parham Road intersection

·    Bend south of Javez Drive

for the purpose of listing the projects in the City’s Infrastructure Works Program and determining the extent of works that can be accommodated to as part of Stage 1.

7.    ADVISES the petition organiser of Council’s decision."

 

The final, Council endorsed, Ocean Drive redevelopment project (IN07-04/07 refers) also impacted on the original TMS recommendations by eliminating the proposed roundabout at the Ocean Drive/Robertson Avenue intersection.

Consultation

The various TMS's were prepared after extensive public consultation, including resident participation in study groups.

 

Comment

The functional road hierarchy for the precinct is shown in Attachment 4, while the traffic volumes, speeds and Traffic Management Investigation and Intervention Policy (TMI&IP) scores obtained during the TMS review are shown schematically in Attachments 5, 6 and 7 respectively.

 

A tabular comparison of the traffic volumes and 85th percentile speeds used in the TMS and recorded during the review are compared in Attachments 8.  While the TMS predates the endorsement of the City’s TMI&IP, the score generated through this policy at each site is also provided.  Under the TMI&IP, scores below 30 do not warrant traffic management, while sites with scores between 30 and 60 are considered to have minor problems that are best dealt with through driver education and enforcement, while sites that score over 60 are considered to warrant the installation of traffic management treatments.

 

The 16 recommendations made in the TMS are listed below, along with their current implementation status and comments on their effectiveness.

 

Item No

Proposal & Comments

1

Tapping Way/Morialta Avenue intersection

Proposed Treatment:

Construct roundabout.

Comments:

Deleted (TS13-04/02 refers)

2

Tapping Way – North of Quinns Road

Proposed Treatment:

Construct right turn lanes to shop entry

Status:

Completed

3a

Tapping Way/Coonawarra Way intersection

Proposed Treatment:

Construct roundabout

Comments:

Deleted (TS04-12/02 refers)

3b

Tapping Way/Balwarra Way intersection

Proposed Treatment:

Option A - Construct roundabout and a pedestrian refuge island

          -OR-

Option B - Construct two mid-block blister islands each side of Balwarra Way and traffic islands at Balwarra Way

Status:

Option B Completed

4a, b, c and d

Quinns Road

Proposed Treatment:

Construct mid-block blister island between Smales Road and Bennett Road.

Status:

Not Started – Listed as Project PR-2654 in the City's 2013/14 Traffic Treatments Program (TTP)

Comments:

The moderate TMI&IP score of 50 for Quinns Road, between Mindarie Dive and Seaham Way, indicates that this treatment is still justified.

5a

Quinns Road/Ocean Drive/Caravan park entry intersection

Proposed Treatment:

Construct roundabout

Status:

Completed

Comments:

The entrance to the Quinns-Mindarie SLSC/caravan park/restaurant was relocated to the McPharlin Avenue intersection as part of the Quinns-Mindarie SLSC and restaurant development and consequently the roundabout has been constructed at that location.

5b

Ocean Drive

Proposed Treatment:

Reconstruct Ocean Drive from Quinns Road to Hall Road with kerb, drain and install landscaped and painted medians.

Status:

Completed

5c

Ocean Drive

Proposed Treatment:

Reconstruct Ocean Drive from Robert Road to Robinson Avenue with kerb, drain and install landscaped and painted medians.

Status:

Completed

6a

Ocean Drive/Robinson Avenue intersection

Proposed Treatment:

Construct roundabout.

Comment:

Deleted from the agreed Ocean Drive upgrade project (IN07-04/07 refers).

6b

Robinson Avenue

Proposed Treatment:

Upgrade Robinson Avenue between Ocean Dr. and Tapping Way

Status:

Completed

7

Tapping Way

Proposed Treatment:

Upgrade Tapping Way north of Morialta, cul-de-sac north end and modify intersection of Tapping Way/Robinson Ave.

Status:

Completed

8

Tapping Way

Proposed Treatment:

Construct footpath between Morialta Ave and Weymouth Bvd

Status:

Completed

9

Tapping Way Service Road

Proposed Treatment:

Upgrade intersection, make one way

Status:

Completed

10

Pathways

Proposed Treatment:

Construct shared paths

Ocean Drive – Quinns Rd to Hall Rd

Ocean Drive – Robert Rd to Weymouth Bvd.

Construct footpaths:

Gordon Av

Robert Rd

Beverley Cres

Hazel Av (sections)

Robinson Av (sections)

Mary St (sections)

Ashley Av (sections)

Status:

Completed

11

Junction Definition – Install Hazard Boards

Proposed Treatment:

Ocean Dr / Robinson Av/

Ocean Dr / Mary St/

Ocean Dr / Kemp Av/

Ocean Dr / Terry Rd/

Ocean Dr / Robert Rd/

Ocean Dr / Hall Rd/

Quinns Rd / Burt St

Status:

Completed

Comments:

The Ocean Drive upgrade project subsequently resulted in negating the need for these signs at many of the Ocean Drive intersections.

12a

Graham Rd/Hall Rd/Beverly Cres intersection

Proposed Treatment:

Intersection realignment

Status:

Completed

12b

Milner St/Tapping Way junction

Proposed Treatment:

Construct median island on Milner Street.

Status:

Not started

Comments:

The low TMI&IP score of 5 for Tapping Way, between Morialta Avenue and Robinson Avenue, and the lack of an accident history at this intersection does not support the need for the proposed treatment.

Administration recommends that the proposed treatment not be constructed.

12c

View Tce/Tapping Way junction

Proposed Treatment:

Construct median island on View Terrace.

Status:

Completed


12d

Cameron St – Cul de sac

Proposed Treatment:

Cul-de-sac Cameron Street at the Gordon Street intersection.

Status:

Not started – Listed in Year 5 of the City's TTP 2013/14 – 2022/23

Comments:

The low TMI&IP score for Gordon Street and the lack of an accident history at this intersection does not support the need for the proposed treatment.

Administration recommends that the proposed treatment not be constructed.

Estimated saving $50,000

13

Mindarie Dr and Fraser Rd

Proposed Treatment:

Install centre line pavement marking

Comment:

Not approved by Main Roads WA (MRWA). MRWA only approves and installs separation lines on roads that meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS1742.  Mindarie Drive and Fraser Road do not meet the requirement of 2,500 vehicles per day for urban roads to justify a continuous separation line along their length.

14a

Burt St/Quinns Rd junction

Proposed Treatment:

Brick paved entry statement on Burt Street.

Status:

Completed

14b

Gumblossom Way/Rees Dr junction

Proposed Treatment:

Brick paved entry statement on Gumblossom Way.

Status:

Not Started – Listed in Year 5 of the City's TTP 2013/14 – 2022/23

Comments:

The low TMI&IP score of 14 for Rees Drive and the lack of an accident history at this intersection does not support the need for the proposed treatment.

Administration recommends that the proposed treatment not be constructed.

Estimated saving $40,000

14c

Greygum Way/Rees Dr junction

Proposed Treatment:

Brick paved entry statement on Greygum Way.

Status:

Not Started - Listed in Year 5 of the City's TTP 2013/14 – 2022/23

Comments:

The low TMI and IP score of 14 for Rees Drive and the lack of an accident history at this intersection does not support the need for the proposed treatment.

Administration recommends that the proposed treatment not be constructed.

Estimated saving $40,000

15

Clear roadside vegetation to improve sight distance

Proposed Treatment:

Clear roadside vegetation to improve sight distance.

Status:

Continuing

Comments:

This is an ongoing operational issue for the City’s Infrastructure Maintenance staff.

16

Quinns Rd/Mindarie Dr junction

Proposed Treatment:

Clear roadside vegetation to improve sight distance.

Status:

Continuing

Comments:

This is an ongoing operational issue for the City’s Infrastructure Maintenance staff.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “2     Society - Healthy, safe, vibrant and active communities.

2.3    Safe Communities - We feel safe at home and in our local area.

 

 

Policy Implications

The Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study – March 2001 was developed before the Council’s Traffic Management Investigation and Assessment Policy was implemented in 2006.

Financial Implications

The TMS was endorsed by Council over ten years ago and is still undergoing implementation.  Other traffic management schemes endorsed at the same time and not yet fully implemented are the Alexander Heights, East Wanneroo, West Wanneroo, and Mindarie Traffic Management Studies.

 

The City’s TMI&IP was developed to help the City objectively prioritise traffic management requests and ensure that limited funds are allocated to the most worthy requests on a priority basis.

 

The proposed project deletions will result in an estimated saving to the City’s 10-Year Capital Works Program of $180,000.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

 

1.      NOTES that the Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study – March 2001 recommendations 2, 3b, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6b, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12a, 12c, 14a, 15, and 16 or an alternative have been completed;

2.      NOTES that the Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study – March 2001 recommendations 1, 3a, and 6a have been deleted in accordance with Council resolutions TS13-04/02, TS04-12/02 and IN07-04/07;

3.      NOTES that Recommendation 13 from the Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study – March 2001 was not approved by Main Roads WA;

4.      NOTES that the Quinns Rocks Traffic Management Study – March 2001 recommendations 4a, 4b, 4c and 4d are listed as Project PR-2654 in the City's Capital Works Program 2013/2014; and

5.      DOES NOT PROCEED with the following Quinns Rock Traffic Management Study – March 2001 recommendations due to a low Traffic Management Investigation and Intervention Policy score:

a)   12b - Milner St/Tapping Way junction - Construct median island on Milner Street.

b)   12d - Cameron St Cul-de-sac - Construct cul-de-sac Cameron Street at Gordon Street intersection.

c)   14b - Gumblossom Way/Rees Dr junction - Brick paved entry statement on Gumblossom Way.

d)   14c - Greygum Way/Rees Dr junction - Brick paved entry statement on Greygum Way.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Quinns Rocks TMS - March 2001 - Location Map

13/83142

 

2View.

Quinns Rocks TMS 2001 - Recommendations

13/83024

 

3View.

Quinns Rocks TMS - March 2001

13/82976

 

4View.

Quinss Rocks TMS Review - FRH

13/82784

 

5View.

Quinns Rocks TMS Review - Traffic

13/82791

 

6View.

Quinns Rocks TMS Review - Speed

13/82787

 

7View.

Quinns Rocks TMS Review - TMI&IP Score

13/82788

 

8View.

Quinns Rocks TMS Status Review - Traffic Data Compare

13/114918

 

  


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IN06-08/13         PT03-03/13 - Request Noise Wall and Traffic Control Signals - RAAFA Cambrai Village, Merriwa

File Ref:                                              3125 – 13/119025

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       1         

 

Issue

To consider a petition requesting the construction of sound barrier walls on Hester Avenue and Connolly Drive and the installation of traffic control signals at the entrance to Cambrai Village on Hester Avenue, Merriwa.

 

Background

Council received petition PT03-03/13 at its meeting of 5 March 2013, which reads:

“WE, the undersigned, all being residents of the City of Wanneroo do formally request Council’s consideration to allocate funds in the next budget to erect a sound barrier wall around the two roads bordering Cambrai Village; Hester Avenue and Connolly Drive, Merriwa, and to install traffic signals to the entrance to the village; Burton Drive and Hester Avenue, Merriwa. The increase in traffic is having a detrimental effect on the health and wellbeing of our residents and there is a real danger of serious accident occurring at the entrance to the village.  With the proposed extension of the Freeway to Hester Ave, these matters will only be exacerbated.

 

The petition is signed by 214 residents of Cambrai Village.

 

Refer to Attachments 1 for a location plan.

Detail

Cambrai Retirement Village (the Village) has 271 units and is operated by the Royal Australian Air Force Association (WA Division) Inc.  The Village is bounded by Hester Avenue to the south, Connolly Drive to the east, and Lansdowne Place to the north, with the main entrance (Burton Drive) off Hester Avenue.

 

The petition seeks construction of a sound barrier wall on the Village boundary to its Hester Avenue and Connolly Drive frontages and the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Hester Avenue and the Village access, Burton Drive.

 

The Village boundary fence on Hester Avenue and Connolly Drive is currently constructed with brick piers and open steel pickets with some landscape planting.

 

Both Hester Avenue and Connolly Drive are classed at District Distributor 'A' Roads in the City's Functional Road Hierarchy.  Hester Avenue has been constructed as a 4-lane dual carriageway while Connolly Drive is currently a 2-lane single carriageway.  Traffic volumes on Hester Avenue, west of Connolly Drive recorded 15,354 vehicles per day (vpd) in November 2012 while 13,955vpd was recorded on Connolly Drive north of Hester Avenue.

Consultation

No consultation has been undertaken in the preparation of this report.


 

 

Comment

 

Sound Barrier

A Transport Noise Assessment has been undertaken on both the Hester Avenue and Connolly Drive frontages of the Village.  The measured noise levels for Hester Avenue was below the 'limit' but are above 'target', while the measurement on Connolly Drive exceed the 'limit' by 4dB(A) during the day, and 2.5dB(A) at night.

 

In 2009, the Western Australian Planning Commission developed State Planning Policy 5.4 Road and Rail Transport Noise and Freight Consideration in Land Use Planning (SPP5.4) for major roads and does not apply retrospectively to developments prior to 2009.

 

SSP5.4 provides guidance on measures to minimise the adverse impacts of transport noise on surrounding noise sensitive land uses.  It seeks to reduce noise impacts without placing unreasonable restrictions on noise-sensitive development, or adding unduly to the cost of transport infrastructure.  The objectives of the Policy are to:

·        Protect people from unreasonable levels of transport noise by establishing a standardised set of criteria to be used in the assessment of proposals;

·        Protect major transport corridors and freight operations from incompatible urban encroachment;

·        Encourage best practice design and construction standards for new development proposals and new or redevelopment transport infrastructure proposals;

·        Facilitate the development and operation of an efficient freight network; and

·        Facilitate the strategic co-location of freight handling facilities.

 

With regard to road traffic noise, SSP5.4 applies only to major roads, which are defined as one of the following:

·        State roads and national highways;

·        Urban primary distributors, as described on the metropolitan functional road hierarchy network;

·        Other urban roads carrying more than 20,000vpd;

·        Other rural primary distributors carrying more than 5,000vpd; and

·        Primary freight roads in the Perth metropolitan region, southwest region or statewide.

 

It is noted that current traffic volumes on Hester Avenue or Connolly Drive do not meet this definition.

 

While the measured transport noise on Connolly Drive exceeds the 'target' levels for SPP5.4 Administration does not consider that there is justification for Council to construct a boundary wall for the Village.  The Village has installed a boundary fence comprising brick piers and open steel picket panels which can be upgraded to a brick or limestone wall for improved security and privacy, while providing noise attenuation if designed appropriately. It is considered the responsibility of the Village to construct such a wall on the boundary of its property.

 

Traffic Signals

Traffic signals are major and costly infrastructure reserved for major intersections or for those intersections where accident rates are high and are only utilised when all alternatives have been exhausted. Main Roads WA's preference is for signals to be spaced at 1.5km interval, with a minimum spacing of 500m.

 

The 1.08km section of Hester Avenue adjacent to the Village is delineated by two major 2-lane roundabouts at the intersections of Connolly Drive and Marmion Avenue. Between these two roundabouts are located the lower order intersections of Baltimore Parade, Renshaw Boulevard and the Village access, Burton Drive.

 

Traffic counts for Baltimore Parade recorded 7,035vpd, while traffic counts on Renshaw Boulevard recorded 4,540vpd. The five-year accident statistics for the period 2008-2012 recorded one fatality, four casualty, and seven property damage crashes at the Hester Avenue/Renshaw Boulevard intersection and five casualty and 17 property damage crashes at the Hester Avenue/Baltimore Avenue intersection.  There were no recorded accidents at the Hester Avenue/Burton Drive intersection over the same period.

 

Given the above traffic volumes and accident statistics, should traffic control signals be considered on Hester Avenue between Marmion Avenue and Connolly Drive, the most likely intersection would be at Baltimore Parade.  Traffic signals at that location would have the additional benefit of providing gaps in the Hester Avenue traffic stream that would assist users of both Renshaw Boulevard and Burton Drive.

 

It should also be noted that the Village has alternate access from Lansdowne Place at the rear of the property. 

 

Given this position, Administration does not support the request for the installation of traffic control signals at the Hester Avenue entrance to the Village.  However, it is suggested that should residents have difficulty accessing Hester Avenue, Village management should consider redeveloping the access onto Lansdowne Place to provide an alternate access to the road network for the Village residents.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “4     Governance

4.4    Maintain long-term financial stability

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

The estimated cost for 670m x 1.8m of sound barrier wall constructed of limestone blocks is $435,000, although a detailed design would be required to confirm the height and material type for such a wall.

 

The estimated cost for the installation of traffic control signals is $300,000.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council:-

1.       DOES NOT AGREE to the City constructing a sound barrier wall along the Hester Avenue and Connolly Drive boundaries of the Cambrai Retirement Village;

2.       DOES NOT AGREE to the installation of traffic control signals at the entrance to the Cambrai Retirement Village (Burton Drive) on Hester Avenue; and

3.       ADVISES the petitioner organiser of Council's decision.

 

Attachments:

1View.

Cambrai Retirement Village, Merriwa - Location Map

13/52567

 

  


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IN07-08/13         Golf Links Drive, Carramar - Proposed Traffic Management Plan

File Ref:                                              3125 – 13/119076

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       3         

 

Issue

To consider a proposed traffic management plan to address speeding issues along Golf Links Drive, Carramar.

 

Background

Council at its meeting on 11 December 2012 considered report IN06-12/12 in response to petition PT01-08/12 and resolved as follows:

1.    REQUESTS Administration to develop a traffic management plan for Golf Links Drive for consideration by the community and presentation to Council by the June 2013 meeting;

2.    NOTES that the traffic data for Golf Links Drive will be referred to the WA Police through the Local Government Speed Enforcement Program;

3.    NOTES that traffic trends on Golf Links Drive will continue to be monitored;

4.    NOTES that Golf Links Drive has been added the Speed Advisory Trailer driver education program; and

5.    ADVISES the petition organiser of Council's decision.

 

Refer to Attachment 1 for a location map of the area of interest.

Detail

In accordance with Agreed Structure Plan No.21B for Carramar and Tapping (Attachment 2 refers), Golf Links Drive has been constructed as a Local Distributor Road with a single 7.5m wide carriageway, in a 20m wide road reserve.  The road runs east-west between Pinjar Road, a District Distributor, and Wanneroo Road, a Primary Distributor. Golf Links Drive currently operates under a default 'built-up area' speed limit of 50km/h.

 

The majority of residential development along Golf Links Drive is on the south side of the road. The Carramar Golf Course occupies the northern side of the road, between Inverell Green and Rustic Gardens, a distance of approximately 1km length. The land abutting the northern side of the Golf Links Drive between Rustic Gardens and Willeroo Chase contains large semi rural lots which are mainly undeveloped. These land uses result in a road environment with an open feel, which is conducive to speeding.

Consultation

The purpose of this report is to obtain Council endorsement of a traffic management plan for Golf Links Drive to use as the basis of community consultation.


 

Comment

The proposed traffic management scheme (TMS) for Golf Links Drive is shown on City of Wanneroo Drawing No's. 2887-1-0 and 2887-2-0 (refer Attachment 3). This TMS consists of four sets of speed cushions between Wanneroo Road and Houghton Drive, 1.2m raised median and red asphalt median between Houghton Drive and Keanefield Drive and five sets

 

of speed cushions between Keanefield Drive and Pinjar Road. Street lighting along the length of Golf Links Drive has been investigated and there is a requirement to upgrade the street lighting at each speed cushion location to Australian Standard AS 1158.

 

Transperth bus route (service 391) uses Golf Links Drive between Wanneroo Road and Houghton Drive and between Keanefield Drive and Pinjar Road. The Public Transport Authority requires minimum lane width of 3.3m or desirable lane width of 3.5m for a bus route with median islands. Speed cushions are used along those sections of the bus route where median islands cannot be installed because of the restricted pavement width.

 

The proposed traffic management plan will restrict motorists (residents, visitors and others) from parking on the carriageway of Golf Links Drive between Houghton Drive and Keanefield Drive which will be subject to the following Local Law:

 

Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law 2003 Part 8 Clause 68 (6)

"If the carriageway has a continuous dividing line or a median strip, the vehicle shall be positioned at least 3 metres from any continuous line or median strip, unless otherwise indicated by information on or with a parking control sign."

Statutory Compliance

The City's Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law 2003 Part 8 Clause 68 (6) is applicable to the proposed traffic management scheme as it will result in the banning of parking on the carriageway: "If the carriageway has a continuous dividing line or a median strip, the vehicle shall be positioned at least 3 metres from any continuous line or median strip, unless otherwise indicated by information on or with a parking control sign."

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “2~Society - Healthy, safe, vibrant and active communities.

2.3~Safe Communities - We feel safe at home and in our local area.

Policy Implications

The City’s Traffic Management Investigation and Implementation Policy is applicable to this report.

Financial Implications

An amount of $320,000 has been approved in the 2013/2014 Traffic Treatments Program for the implementation of traffic management of Golf Links Drive. The estimated cost to implement the proposed scheme will be developed following the receipt of responses from the community, as any changes to the proposal will have an impact on the cost estimate, particularly with regard street lighting upgrades.

 

Voting Requirements

 

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       ENDORSES the proposed traffic management plan for Golf Links Drive as shown on the City of Wanneroo Drawing No's. 2887-1-0 and 2887-2-0 (Attachment 3) as the basis for community consultation; and

2.       NOTES that a report will be presented to Council on the outcomes of the community consultation process, should the Director Infrastructure consider that the traffic management plan for Golf Links Drive requires significant amendments to reflect the feedback from the community.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Location Map of Golf Links Drive, Carramar

12/111999

 

2View.

Structure Plan - Carramar South & Tapping North

12/112002

 

3View.

Drawing Nos 2887-1-0 and 2887-2-0 for Proposed Traffic Management Plan for Golf Links Drive, Carramar

13/119028

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IN08-08/13         Westport Parade, Darch - Proposed Traffic Management Plan

File Ref:                                              3125 – 13/120519

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       3         

 

Issue

To consider a proposed traffic management plan to address speeding issues along Westport Parade, Darch.

 

Background

Council at its meeting of 23 August 2011 considered report IN08-08/11 which reviewed the movement of traffic within the Darch locality as a result of the Mirrabooka Avenue extension from Hepburn Avenue to Gnangara Road and resolved in part as follows:

1.    REQUIRES Administration to develop a traffic management plan for Westport Parade and report the results of community consultation based on that plan to Council within the next 12 months.

Refer to Attachment 1 for a location map of the area of interest.

Detail

In accordance with Agreed Structure Plan No.8 East Wanneroo Cell 6 for Darch (Attachment 2 refers), Westport Parade has been constructed as a Local Distributor Road with a single 7.4m wide carriageway, in a 20m wide road reserve.  Two metre wide shared paths are located at back of kerb on both sides of the road between Hartman Drive and Ashdale Parade.

 

Westport Parade runs east-west between Hartman Drive, a District Distributor, and Driver Road, a Local Distributor, and currently operates under a default 'built-up area' speed limit of 50km/h.

 

Three schools are located along Westport Parade between Hartman Drive and Ashdale Parade; Kingsway Christian College, Ashdale Secondary School, and Ashdale Primary School.  The remainder of the street is fronted by residential properties and the resulting road environment has an open feel, which is conducive to speeding.

Consultation

The purpose of this report is to obtain Council endorsement of a traffic management plan for Westport Parade to use as the basis for community consultation.

Comment

The proposed traffic management scheme for Westport Parade is shown on City Drawing No. 2888-1-0 (Attachment 3 refers). The scheme extends from Hartman Drive to Ashdale Boulevard and consists of 1.4m wide raised median islands with a red asphalt median, including pedestrian crossings. Additionally, street trees have been provided where possible to aid in producing a more confined road environment, which experience has shown results in a traffic slowing impact. Westport Parade is currently not part of a Public Transport Authority (PTA) bus route and has therefore been designed to include 2 x 3m lanes with a 1.4m median for the length of the proposed section to be treated.

 

 

The proposed traffic management plan will restrict motorists from parking on the carriageway of Westport Parade between Wanneroo Road and Ashdale Boulevard which will be subject to the following Local Law:

Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law 2003 Part 8 Clause 68 (6)

"If the carriageway has a continuous dividing line or a median strip, the vehicle shall be positioned at least 3 metres from any continuous line or median strip, unless otherwise indicated by information on or with a parking control sign."

Statutory Compliance

The City's Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law 2003 Part 8 Clause 68 (6) is applicable to the proposed traffic management scheme as it will result in the banning of parking on the carriageway.

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “2     Society - Healthy, safe, vibrant and active communities.

2.3    Safe Communities - We feel safe at home and in our local area.

Policy Implications

The City’s Traffic Management Investigation and Implementation Policy is applicable to this report.

Financial Implications

$280,000 has been allocated to project PR–2648 Westport Parade – Construct traffic treatments in the City's 2013/2014 Capital Works Program. The estimated cost to implement the proposed scheme will be developed following the results of the community consultation. Any changes will impact on the cost estimate.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

 

That Council:-

 

1.       ENDORSES the proposed traffic management plan for Westport Parade as shown in the City of Wanneroo's Drawing No. 2888-1-0 (Attachment 3) as the basis for community consultation; and

2.       NOTES that a report will be presented to Council on the outcomes of the community consultation, should the Director Infrastructure consider that the traffic management plan for Westport Parade requires significant amendments to reflect the feedback from the community.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

LocalityPlan_WestportParade

13/120517

 

2View.

LocalStructurePlanNo8_Darch

13/120528

 

3View.

2888-1-0_WestportPde_TrafficTreatmentsProposal

13/121508

Minuted

  


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IN09-08/13         PT03-04/13 - Request for Bus Shelter - Landbeach Boulevard, Butler

File Ref:                                              8697 – 13/124579

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       1         

 

Issue

To consider petition PT03-04/13 requesting a bus shelter on Landbeach Boulevard, Butler.

 

Background

Council received petition PT03-04/13 at its meeting of 5 February 2013. The petition reads:

“WE, the undersigned, all being residents of the City of Wanneroo do formally request Council’s consideration: for a bus shelter to be erected on Landbeach Boulevard, Butler (outside house number 98).

 

The petition had 28 signatures representing 20 residences.

 

Refer to Attachment 1 for a location plan of the subject area.

Detail

Landbeach Boulevard is served by bus route 484 which operates between the Clarkson Train Station and Benenden Avenue, Butler.

 

Bus stop 25789 is located south of Clontarf Way on the east side of Landbeach Boulevard outside house numbers 96 and 98 (Attachment 1 refers). The nature strip at bus stop 25789 is 6m wide with a 2m wide shared path located 3.5m from the kerb line. 

 

While there is sufficient room at this location to accommodate a one sided bus shelter between the path and the kerb, a bus shelter at this location would block sightlines to the adjacent crossover. In addition to the sightline concerns of installing a bus shelter, the current location of bus stop #25789 blocks access for vehicles entering Landbeach Boulevard from Clontarf Way. The installation of a bus shelter at the current location would pose a safety risk and the relocation of bus stop #25789 from outside house numbers 96 and 98 Landbeach Boulevard to outside house numbers 94 and 96 Landbeach Boulevard would be required to safely install a bus shelter. The proposed location is in close proximity to the current location, provides adequate sight lines and suitable access for vehicles.

 

Patronage data available from the Public Transport Authority (PTA) for bus stop 25789 recorded an average of 44 patrons boarding per weekday, a figure which supports the provision of a bus shelter.

Consultation

A survey form was sent to 13 owners and occupiers of adjacent properties seeking comment on the proposed relocation of bus stop #25789 from outside house numbers 96 and 98 Landbeach Boulevard to outside house numbers 94 and 96 Landbeach Boulevard as well as the installation of a bus shelter at the new Bus stop location. The two responses received are listed below:

 

 

 

 

Street/Property Name

Agree

Comments

Administration Response

1 Kenmare Way

Yes

No Comment

 

96 Landbeach Boulevard

No

This bus stop will be out front of our bedroom window, already experiencing lots of rubbish/graffiti also there is an island and all cars get blocked in and I can't get out of my driveway. There is a vacant block two houses up which would be a better location.

The City is focussed on the provision of public infrastructure and the location of the proposed bus shelter is within the verge of the road reserve. The vacant block located at No 92 is located adjacent to a 'T' intersection which would produce safety and access issues

Comment

When determining sites for bus shelter installation the City considers patronage, width within the road reserve, sightlines affecting property crossovers and intersections, and the impact on the adjacent residents.  The bus stop 25789 is located outside residential properties and close to the crossover of 96 Landbeach Boulevard. Administration does not support the installation of a bus shelter at this location and considers that the bus stop should be relocated to the boundary of 94 and 96 Landbeach Boulevard to limit the impact of a bus shelter on property access.

 

The City's 10-Year Capital Works Program 2013/2014–2022/2023 proposes future annual expenditure of $30,000 for new bus shelters. As the typical cost of installing a new bus shelter is currently $15,000, the City can only fund the installation of two new bus shelters per year using the current funding allocation. To extend the effectiveness of bus shelter funding, the City gives priority to bus stops qualifying for co-funding through the PTA's Bus Shelter Grants Scheme (BSGS). This process allows the City to expand the program to four or more new bus shelters per year. To qualify for PTA funding under the BSGS, the nominated bus stop requires an average minimum patronage figure of 15 boarding passengers per weekday.

 

While there are some 611 bus stops within the City without bus shelters many of these bus stops are used only for the return journey and consequently have little demand from boarding passengers.  Many others have very low patronage figures or are located at sites where a bus shelter would create a safety hazard. Based on the patronage figures, bus stop 25789 located on Landbeach Boulevard, south of Clontarf Way, was to be included in the bus shelter nomination list for 2013/2014 and consequently Administration has no objection to the petitioner's request for a bus shelter. As indicated previously, the bus stop will need to be relocated to the nature strip outside 94 and 96 Landbeach Boulevard to provide sufficient room for all residents to access their properties.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “3     Economy - Progressive, connected communities that enable economic growth and employment.

3.3    Easy to Get Around - The community is well connected and accessible with an integrated transport approach for all.

 

Policy Implications

 

Nil

Financial Implications

The installation of a bus shelter at bus stop 25789 can be accommodated within the $30,000 budget allocated to project PR-1055 - Bus Shelter Installation Program in the City's 2013/14 Capital Works Program.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       SUPPORTS the ongoing practice of giving priority to installing bus shelters at sites that meet the Public Transport Authority's Bus Shelter Grant Scheme;

2.       REQUESTS the Public Transport Authority relocate bus stop 25789 to outside the boundary of 94 and 96 Landbeach Boulevard;

3.       AGREES to the installation of a bus shelter at bus stop 25789 if relocated to the boundary of 94 and 96 Landbeach Boulevard, in 2013/2014, to be funded from Project PR-1055, subject to co-funding through the Public Transport Authority's Bus Shelter Grant Scheme; and

4.       ADVISES the petitioners of Council's decision.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

PT 03_04_13 Bus Stop 25789

13/74106

 

  


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Community Development

Program Services

CD01-08/13       Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund - Small Grant Application

File Ref:                                              9948 – 13/118837

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Community Development

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       Nil       

 

Issue

To consider a submission to the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) for the 2013 small grants round of the Community Sport and Recreation Facility Fund (CSRFF).

 

Background

The Community Sport and Recreation Facility Fund is administered by the Department of Sport and Recreation on behalf of the State Government. Each year the Department makes funding available to community/sporting groups and Local Government Authorities to assist in the development of sport and recreation infrastructure. The aim of the program is to increase participation in sport and recreation through an emphasis on well-planned facilities. Since 2008 the State Government has made approximately $20 million available through the CSRFF program. Grants are made available through three categories, based on the size and complexity of the proposed projects, and include Small Grants, Annual Grants and Forward Planning Grants:

 

·        Small Grants of $2,500 - $50,000 will be allocated to projects involving a basic level of planning. The total project cost for Small Grants must not exceed $150,000. Grants given in this category must be claimed in the financial year following the date of approval. For projects with a grant request below $2,500 it is expected that the applicant should be able to fully fund these. Small grant rounds are offered twice per year and applications are to be submitted to the Department of Sport and Recreation on the last day of March and August each year.

 

·        Annual Grants of $50,000 - $166,666 will be allocated to projects with a planning and construction process that will be complete within 12 months. The total project cost for Annual Grants is between $150,000 and $500,000. Grants given in this category must be claimed in the financial year following the date of approval. Grant applications are to be submitted to the Department of Sport and Recreation on the last day of September each year.

 

·        Forward Planning Grants of $166,667 up to $4,000,000 will be allocated to the large scale projects where the total project cost exceeds $500,000 and may require an implementation period of between one and three years. Grants given in this category may be allocated in one or a combination of the years in the triennium. Grant applications are to be submitted to the Department of Sport and Recreation on the last day of September each year.

 

The standard CSRFF grant approved is usually no greater than one-third of the total estimated cost of the project, however this can be increased to one half through a "Development Bonus” which is measured against:

·        Geographical location – regional/remote location, growth Local Government area;

·        Co-location, including new & existing;

·        Sustainability initiative - including water saving, energy reduction; and

·        Increased participation - including new participants, or existing participants at higher levels and special interest users.

 

As a part of the administration of the CSRFF, all applications from community and sporting groups within the City of Wanneroo are required to be submitted to the City for assessment and prioritisation - including those being submitted by the City itself. Applications are required to be endorsed by Council prior to their submission to DSR.

 

The 2013 CSRFF small grant funding round opened in July of this year for projects requiring completion and acquittal by June 2014. Administration advised all community sport and recreation groups on the City’s Smart Clubs register that CSRFF grants applications were being accepted for the 2013. Small grants are required to be submitted to DSR no later than 31 August in order for assessment to be completed in October/November 2013.

Detail

For 2013/14 the City will be applying for two different grants through the Department of Sport and Recreation, refer the table below.

 

Grant Type

Application Due

Project #

Description

Muni Funds

Club

CSRFF Funds

Total

Cost

Small

30 Aug 13

PR-2628

Oldham Park Floodlighting

$89,400

n/a

$44,600

$134,000

Annual

30 Sept 13

PR-1283

Kingsway Baseball Clubroom upgrade

$1,321,000

$100,000

$400,000

$1,820,000

 

One small-grant CSRFF application has been listed for consideration for the current funding round and is due at the Department of Sport and Recreation on the last working day of August 2013. The application is for the installation of two additional floodlight towers at Oldham Park in Yanchep and has been reviewed by the following officers as a part of the 2013/14 capital budget development process:

·        Director Community Development;

·        Manager Community Programs and Services;

·        Coordinator Community Facilities; and

·        Facility Development and Planning Officers.

 

The project was assessed by utilising the following philosophy and exclusion criteria established as a part of the CSRFF Review Process, as follows:

 

Philosophy

·        Meets a clearly demonstrated need within the community;

·        Support the City of Wanneroo’s Strategic Plan;

·        Provide maximum benefit and value for money for the community by providing multipurpose facilities and allow for general community uses (i.e. other community-based activities);

·        Financially viable, with the applicant able to demonstrate the ability to meet the financial commitment;

·        Increases participation;

·        Include a clear management plan; and/or

·        Facility provision to meet all relevant Australian Standards.

 

 

 

Exclusions

·        Deficit funding;

·        Recurrent salaries or operational costs;

·        Non-fixed equipment;

·        Projects that have already commenced or been completed;

·        The purchase of land;

·        Provision of bar facilities;

·        Development of privately owned facilities;

·        Facility maintenance; and/or

·        Clubs/organisations who have outstanding debts with the City, or are failing to meet financial obligations with the City.

 

In addition to these criteria, the application was assessed on the basis of the CSRFF assessment principles and project rating.  The annual grant application will be submitted via a report to council with any other applications for CSRFF funding received at the September meeting.

Consultation

Administration has previously, and continues to, consult directly with representatives from

Yanchep Districts Junior Football Club and they Yanchep Redhawks Football Club (Seniors). The request for additional floodlighting came from a facility review meeting with clubs in December 2011, which also include the Yanchep Little Athletics Club, Yanchep Junior Cricket Club and the Yanchep Redhawks Cricket Club.

Comment

Oldham Park is a 6.9 hectare reserves located along Lagoon Drive in Yanchep. Specific park infrastructure includes a large passive area, car parking, bench seating, sports amenities building, cricket practice nets, central cricket wicket and two existing floodlight towers.

 

The two floodlight towers only light half the reserve and the reserve is the only one that caters for football (AFL) in the area. As such the junior club staggers its training times to allow the senior team time to train on the full oval using natural light while its available. As the winter season progresses, the time the senior club has to train full-field reduces. The table below outlines the growth of both clubs over a three year period.

 

Year

2011

2012

2013

Number of players

175

233

261

 

The provision for extra floodlights upgrades the field to comply with Australian Standards and will assist with club development during the planning stages of the Yanchep Active Open Space (YAOS). It is envisaged that when the YAOS is constructed, teams will still be required to train at Oldham Park. Furthermore, the provision of an extra two floodlight towers will activate more of the oval for training purposes and greatly increase both clubs capacity to expand its services and therefore increase physical activity.

 

The provision of extra floodlights at Oldham Park has also presented an opportunity to build in power-saving technology that can eventually be implemented throughout all City floodlighting projects. The idea revolves around a three-switch mechanism:

·        Switch 1, is the existing timer switch. The City directly controls this mechanism by manually setting timers in conjunction with club bookings

·        Switch 2, is a light sensor, which will only activate at a preset light level, meaning the lights will only come on when required

·        Switch 3, is a club controlled switch, which will be activated when the club is on site. This means, when the club leaves earlier than set in the timer, they can turn the lights off, alternatively when the club cancels the entire night of training due to bad weather, the lights won't come on at all

 

The three-switch system requires all switches to be activated for the lights to come on.

 

The indicative costing for the project was derived from the tender submissions for a similar project implemented at Anthony Waring Reserve in 2012. Council endorsed the budget for 2013/14 on 25 June 2013, refer Council resolution CS04-06/13. The indicative cost for the project is $134,000.

 

The project is considered to be in keeping with the City’s philosophy and does not contravene the City’s exclusion criteria. The project has been designated the assessment level of “satisfactory” in relation to the CSRFF Assessment Principles and has been rated as “well planned and needed by the municipality”. The CSRFF Review Panel has prioritised the project as priority one of (2) and recommends that the application be forwarded to the Department of Sport and Recreation. This is on the basis that the installation of the Sports Floodlighting will increase the reserve’s capacity to meet the demand generated through current growth in the area.

 

On this basis this report recommends that a CSRFF grant of $44,600 be sought in the year 2013/14 for inclusion in PR-2628.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “2~Society - Healthy, safe, vibrant and active communities.

2.1~Great Places and Quality Lifestyle - People from different cultures find Wanneroo an exciting place to live with quality facilities and services.

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

The table below identifies the financial implications for the City’s Ten Year Strategic Financial Management Plan. The total cost of the project listed within the CSRFF program is funded on a recoup basis, where a majority of the project is required to be completed before CSRFF funds can be accessed. As a result, it is necessary to budget for the full project cost within the Forward Infrastructure Works Program, as follows:

 

Project

Total Cost

Municipal and Other Sources

CSRFF Contribution

Budget Year 2013/14

PR-2628 Installation of two additional floodlight towers Oldham Park Yanchep.

$134,000

$89,400

$44,600

$134,000

 

The implications of not being successful in obtaining CSRFF grants for the identified project will be addressed through a further report to be provided to Council in November/December 2014, advising of the outcomes of the CSRFF applications and any resulting implications to the City of Wanneroo.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       SUBMITS the small grant application for installation of two additional floodlight towers, Oldham Park Yanchep to the Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund of the Department of Sport and Recreation for the 2013 funding round; and

2.       NOTES that a further report will be presented to Council in November/December 2013 advising the outcomes of the CSRFF applications for the 2013 small grant funding round and related funding implications for the City’s Long Term Financial Management Plan.

 

 

 

Attachments: Nil    


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Corporate Strategy & Performance

Finance

CS01-08/13       Financial Activity Statement (Estimate) for the Period Ended 30 June 2013

File Ref:                                              1859 – 13/116312

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Corporate Strategy and Performance

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       4         

 

Issue

To consider the Financial Activity Statement (Estimate) for the period ended 30 June 2013.

 

Background

Regulation 34(1) of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996 requires a local government to prepare each month a statement of financial activity, presented according to nature and type, by program, or by business unit.  Administration has opted to present the statement of financial activity by nature and type and in a similar format to that presented in the 2012/2013 Annual Budget.  This format separates Revenue and Expenses from Other Revenue and Expenses and provides improved disclosure of the City’s underlying Operating Result.

The Financial Activity Statement is in the form of an Income Statement, which compares year to date actual income and expenses with the year to date budget, shows variances and the adopted and revised budgets (if any). Revised budget figures are inclusive of endorsed amendments from Council (including the Mid Year Budget Review).  It is accompanied by a Balance Sheet together with information relating to Capital Projects, an Investment Portfolio Summary, Statement of Net Current Assets and Rate Setting Statement.

In addition to the above, Regulation 34(5) of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996 requires a local government to adopt a percentage or value, calculated in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards, to be used in statements of financial activity for reporting material variances.  For the 2012/2013 financial year Council has adopted 10% for the reporting of variances, which is in line with previous years.

Detail

The Financial Activity Statement (Estimate) and June 2013 year to date financial performances of the City are detailed in Attachments 1, 2, 3 and 4.

 

The figures represent an estimate of the end of year results and therefore all variances referred to are estimates, relevant at the time of preparing this report. Final results for the full year may vary and are subject to the audit confirmation from the City’s external auditor.

Consultation

Nil

Comment

In accordance with the requirement of Regulation 34(5) of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996, the commentaries on 10% variances to revised budgets in the Financial Activity Statement for the period ended 30 June 2013 are provided below:

Income Statement (Refer to Attachment 1)

Net Result                                                                     $ million

Year to Date Actual                                                      71.288

Year to Date Budget Estimate                                      52.231

Year to Date Variance                                                +19.057 (+36%)

Full Year Adopted Budget                                            42.043

Full Year Revised Budget                                          52.231

The following information is provided on key aspects of the year to date financial results:

Revenues                                                                     $ million

Year to Date Actual                                                    147.518

Year to Date Budget Estimate                                    142.249

Year to Date Variance                                                  +5.269 (+4%)

Full Year Adopted Budget                                          138.286

Full Year Revised Budget                                        142.249

Operating Grants, Subsidies and Contributions

End of year figures for Operating Grants, Subsidies and Contributions present a positive variance to revised budget of +40% (+$3.513 million).  The main contributor towards this result is the early 50% part payment of $3.006 million from the Grants Commission for the 2013/2014 financial year.

Interest Earnings

The value recorded from Interest Earnings is dependent on the level of investment funds available, prevailing interest rates and the ability to closely monitor and manage.  June year to date interest earnings amounts to $9.599 million, being a favourable variance of $1.002 million (+12%) comparing to year to date budget.

Other Revenue

The Other Revenue category shows an unfavourable year to date variance to budget of $0.535 million (-13%).  The main contributor towards this variance is the lower than expected figures for Sale of Products Income for the Wangara Recycling Facility (WRF).

Expenses                                                                      $ million

Year to Date Actual                                                     141.155

Year to Date Budget Estimate                                     141.828

Year to Date Variance                                                    +0.672 (+0%)

Full Year Adopted Budget                                            140.595

Full Year Revised Budget                                         141.828

Insurance

A favourable variance to year to date budget of +14% (+$0.240 million) is noted as at June month end for Insurance costs.  The main reason for this variance is savings in budgeted excess payments.

Other Revenue and Expenses                                     $ million

(Excluding Contributions of Physical Assets)

Revenue in excess of expenses:

Year to Date Actual                                                      17.590

Year to Date Budget Estimate                                      21.810

Year to Date Variance                                                   -4.220 (-19%)

Full Year Adopted Budget                                            14.352

Full Year Revised Budget                                          21.810

 

Non-Operating Grants, Subsidies and Contributions

An unfavourable year to date budget variance of -35% is reflected under the Non-Operating Grants, Subsidies and Contributions category which relates primarily to grants for capital works. Due to the need to carry forward some projects into 2013/2014 these funds have not yet been fully obtained.

Town Planning Scheme (TPS) Expenses

TPS Expenses as at June month end reflects a -57% variance (-$1.859 million) to year to date budget. These expenditures relate to specific costs and land purchases within the Scheme location, which can only be allocated for particular Scheme purposes and where overspent, will have no impact on municipal accounts. The full year result is considerably higher than the Revised Budget mainly due to the excessive reduction in the budget in the mid year review.

Profit/(Loss) on Asset Disposals

The Profit and Loss on Asset Disposals relate in part to the turnover of plant and fleet items, as well as to land sales. Fleet sales to June continued to reflect substantially slower than anticipated activities due to a reduction in the replacement program. The sale of a property in Fowey Loop, Mindarie was finalised during the year, resulting in proceeds of $1.850 million. Additionally, part of lot 15 Motivation Drive Wangara was disposed of for $0.810 million.  Year to date variances to Budget of +$0.520 million (+16%) and +$0.091 million (+18%) are respectively reflected for Profits and Losses on Asset Disposals.

Financial Asset Value Movement

In consultation with the City's financial advisor Oakvale Capital Limited and in respond to the positive financial market sentiments, two unbudgeted sale of government guaranteed bonds from Macquarie Bank and Investec Bank took place in June resulting in additional unbudgeted capital gains of $0.188 million.

Contributions of Physical Assets                                  $ million

Year to Date Actual                                                      47.335

Year to Date Budget Estimate                                      30.000

Year to Date Variance                                                +17.335 (+58%)

Full Year Adopted Budget                                            30.000

Full Year Revised Budget                                          30.000

Each year developers hand over physical assets such as parklands, roads and pathways to the City, for its ongoing management and control.  These assets can be of considerable value and are currently being finalised and booked to the accounts. It should be noted that variations on the amounts of contributions of physical assets comparing to budget has no direct impact to the City’s current financial year results. 

 

Balance Sheet (Refer to Attachment 2)

Capital Works Program

The current status (estimate) of the Capital Works Program as of 30 June 2013 is summarised below by Program Category:-

Capital Works Detail by Program

 

Program

Category Description

*Annual Revised

Budget

$ million

Year to date

Actual

$ million

 

Commitments

$ million

Community

  3.726

1.557

0.256

Corporate

  7.022

3.953

0.370

Drainage

  0.443

0.067

0.000

Investment

  1.086

0.665

0.028

Recreation and Sport

13.573

6.625

0.386

Transport

26.947

8.742

5.144

Waste Management

  1.694

0.152

0.006

Total

54.491

21.761

 6.190

Note: *Annual Revised Budget figures are inclusive of endorsed amendments from Council (including the Mid Year Budget Review).

The table above notes a total Annual Revised Budget for the Capital Works Program as $54.491 million.  As at the end of June $21.761 million has been spent against capital works and in addition to the actual expenditure, $6.190 million is recognised as committed. (Note: Commitments are life to date and will also relate to future financial periods).

It is noted that based on estimates used prior to the end of the financial year, $30.152 million in carry forward capital works were included in the 2013/2014 Budget.  This sum is primarily related to the delay in advancing construction of the following major projects:

·        Flynn Drive Neerabup realignment and upgrade

·        Lenore Road Wanneroo realignment and upgrade

·        Yanchep Lagoon redevelopment

·        Wanneroo Road streetscape – Wanneroo Town Centre

·        Kingsway Regional Sports Complex redevelopment

·        Kingsway Regional Playground

 

Once the final end of year results are available a reconciliation of the estimated carry forward figures will be undertaken and required adjustments will be recognised in due course.

To further expand on the Capital Works Program information above, key projects are selected to be reported on, on a regular basis, which are listed in the following table:

Capital Works Details for Selected Projects


Project Description

Annual Revised Budget

$ million

Year to Date Actual

$ million

Commitments $ million

 

 

 

Comments

Flynn Drive Neerabup

6.541

0.362

0.360

Clearing, grubbing and mulching complete. The City is currently liaising with Main Roads regarding the intersection with Wanneroo Road.


Upgrade Kingsway RSC Stage 6

2.946

1.175

0.000

Turf laying has been completed. The City is liaising with WA Baseball regarding floodlighting levels.

Replace Light Vehicles

2.695

1.931

0.111

Most replacement vehicles have been ordered, however some have been deferred due to low utilisation of existing vehicles.

Lenore Road Wanneroo

6.570

0.556

4.715

Asbestos removal completed with the validation report presented to DEC for review and certification.

 

Investment Portfolio Summary (Refer to Attachment 3)

In accordance with the City’s Investment Policy, Council endorsed the City to continue maintaining a “cautiously optimistic” approach to its investments to ensure full protection of the City’s financial assets. As such, the City will only invest in government guaranteed products or short to medium term deposits with major banks during the present economic climate.

 

As at 30 June 2013, the City holds an investment portfolio (cash and cash equivalents) of $214.000 million. Interest Earnings were budgeted at 5% yield.  For the financial year to date ending June, Council’s investment portfolio return has exceeded the bank bill index benchmark by 1.35% pa (4.63% pa vs. 3.28% pa).  Further explanation of the current economic climate, market conditions and City’s portfolio analysis is detailed in Attachment 3.

Rate Setting Statement (Refer to Attachment 4)

The Rate Setting Statement outlined in Attachment 4 represents a composite view of the finances of the City, identifying the movement in the surplus/(deficit), primarily based on the operations and capital works revenue and expenditure, and resulting rating income required.

Overall Comment

The Operating Result for the City to June month end presents an overall favourable variance of +$5.942 million to year to date budget. Operating Income presented a favourable variance to year to date budget of +4% (+$5.269 million), largely due to the early 2013/2014 part payment of $3.006 million from the Grants Commission together with increases to Interest Income.  Expenditures from Operations present a marginally favourable variance to budget of +$0.672 million. Activities within the Capital Works Program progressed as indicated over previous months with some projects requiring to be carried forward into 2013/2014, due to various factors, inclusive of factors outside of the City’s control.

 

Upon the completion of the external audit in coming months, the final figures for the end of the financial year will be subsequently reported to Council, which may differ to those reported above.

Statutory Compliance

This monthly financial report complies with Section 6.4 of the Local Government Act 1995 and Regulations 33A and 34 of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996.

 

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “4     Governance

4.6    Provide and maintain a high standard of governance and accountability

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

As outlined above and detailed in Attachments 1, 2, 3 and 4

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council RECEIVES the Financial Activity Statements (Estimates) and commentaries on variances to Budget for the period ended 30 June 2013, consisting of:

·        Annual Original and Revised Budgets,

·        June 2013 Year to Date Budget Estimates,

·        June 2013 Year to Date Income and Expenditure Estimates,

·        June 2013 Year to Date Material Variance Notes, and

·        June 2013 Year to Date Net Current Asset Estimates.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Income Statement June 2013

13/127705

Minuted

2View.

Balance Sheet June 2013

13/127708

Minuted

3View.

Investment Portfolio June 2013

13/127704

Minuted

4View.

Rate Setting Statement June 2013

13/127707

Minuted

  


CITY OF WANNEROO Agenda OF Ordinary Council Meeting 20 August, 2013                                                          245


CITY OF WANNEROO Agenda OF Ordinary Council Meeting 20 August, 2013                                                          246


CITY OF WANNEROO Agenda OF Ordinary Council Meeting 20 August, 2013                                                          247


 


 


CITY OF WANNEROO Agenda OF Ordinary Council Meeting 20 August, 2013                                                          250


CITY OF WANNEROO Agenda OF Ordinary Council Meeting 20 August, 2013                                              251

CS02-08/13       Warrant of Payments for the Period to 31 July 2013

File Ref:                                              1859 – 13/127203

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Corporate Strategy and Performance

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       Nil       

 

Issue

Presentation to the Council of a list of accounts paid for the month of July 2013, including a statement as to the total amounts outstanding at the end of the month.

 

Background

Local Governments are required each month to prepare a list of accounts paid for that month and submit the list to the next Ordinary Meeting of the Council.

 

In addition, it must record all other outstanding accounts and include that amount with the list to be presented.  The list of accounts paid and the total of outstanding accounts must be recorded in the minutes of the Council meeting.

Detail

The following is the Summary of Accounts paid in July 2013.

 

Funds

Vouchers

Amount

Director Corporate Services Advance A/C

Accounts Paid – July 2013

   Cheque Numbers

   EFT Document Numbers

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAID

 

 

Less Cancelled Cheques

End Of Year Balance 2013/2014

RECOUP FROM MUNICIPAL FUND

 

 

92924 - 93381

1759 - 1775

 

 

$2,446,530.11

$9,671,072.38

$12,117,602.49

 

 

($6,415.21)

($295,858.24)

$11,815,329.04

Municipal Fund – Bank A/C

Accounts Paid – July 2013

Advance Recoup

Direct Payments

Payroll – Direct Debits

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAID

 

 

 

$11,815,329.04

$20,661.50

$3,195,578.45

$15,031,568.99

Town Planning Scheme

Accounts Paid – July 2013

No Payments

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAID

 

 

 

 

$0.00

 

At the close of July 2013 outstanding creditors amounted to $301,113.38.

 

Consultation

 

Nil

 

 

Comment

 

The list of accounts paid by cheques and electronic transfer and the end of month total of outstanding creditors for the month of July 2013 is presented to the Council for information and recording in the minutes of the meeting, as required by the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996.

 

Statutory Compliance

Regulation 13(1) of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996 requires a local government to list the accounts paid each month and total all outstanding creditors at the month end and present such information to the Council at its next Ordinary Meeting after each preparation.  A further requirement of this Section is that the prepared list must be recorded in the minutes of the Council meeting.

 

Strategic Implications

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal aligns with the following objective within the Strategic Community Plan 2013 – 2023:

 “4     Governance

4.6    Provide and maintain a high standard of governance and accountability

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

Nil

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council RECEIVES the list of payments drawn for the month of July 2013, as summarised below:-

 

Funds

Vouchers

Amount

Director Corporate Services Advance A/C

Accounts Paid – July 2013

   Cheque Numbers

   EFT Document Numbers

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAID

 

 

Less Cancelled Cheques

End Of Year Balance 2013/2014

RECOUP FROM MUNICIPAL FUND

 

 

92924 - 93381

1759 - 1775

 

 

$2,446,530.11

$9,671,072.38

$12,117,602.49

 

 

($6,415.21)

($295,858.24)

$11,815,329.04

Municipal Fund – Bank A/C

Accounts Paid – July 2013

Advance Recoup

Direct Payments

Payroll – Direct Debits

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAID

 

 

 

$11,815,329.04

$20,661.50

$3,195,578.45

$15,031,568.99

Town Planning Scheme

Accounts Paid – July 2013

No Payments

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAID

 

 

 

 

$0.00

 

WARRANT OF PAYMENTS JULY 2013

 

 

 

 

PAYMENT

DATE

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

00092924

03/07/2013

The Owners of Strata Plan 48558 

$50.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092925

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$389.41

00092926

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$199.29

00092927

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$203.25

00092928

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$221.60

00092929

03/07/2013

Louise Tomlin 

$208.00

 

 

  City Of Wanneroo Art Awards 2013 - Artworks Sold (Payments To Artists) Painting - Escape To Our Beach

 

00092930

03/07/2013

Krystal Tilley 

$304.00

 

 

  City Of Wanneroo Art Awards 2013 - Artworks Sold - Painting - Enchantment

 

00092931

03/07/2013

Pamela Simpson 

$160.00

 

 

  City Of Wanneroo Art Awards 2013 - Artworks Sold - Painting - Magpies Morning Chorus

 

00092932

03/07/2013

Cancelled

 

00092933

03/07/2013

Marie Novak 

$600.00

 

 

  City Of Wanneroo Art Awards 2013 - Artworks Sold - Painting - Evanescence III

 

00092934

03/07/2013

Sarah Marchant 

$440.00

 

 

  City Of Wanneroo Art Awards 2013 - Artworks Sold - Boy And The Boab - At The End Of The Day

 

00092935

03/07/2013

David Hall 

$184.00

 

 

  City Of Wanneroo Art Awards 2013 - Artworks Sold - Painting - Coastwatch

 

00092936

03/07/2013

Roy Davies 

$120.00

 

 

  City Of Wanneroo Art Awards 2013 - Artworks Sold - Painting - The King Is Dead

 

00092937

03/07/2013

Beverley Chitty 

$240.00

 

 

  City Of Wanneroo Art Awards 2013 - Artworks Sold - Painting - Surfs Up

 

00092938

03/07/2013

Susan Campbell 

$240.00

 

 

  City Of Wanneroo Art Awards 2013 - Artworks Sold - Painting - Beaches Near Albany

 

00092939

03/07/2013

Catherine Jauncey 

$750.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092940

03/07/2013

Ajith Rajagopal 

$480.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092941

03/07/2013

Tamara Murphy 

$480.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092942

03/07/2013

Dianna Matias 

$480.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092943

03/07/2013

Sarah Williams 

$480.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092944

03/07/2013

Sarah Roche 

$480.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092945

03/07/2013

Nehal Shah 

$750.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092946

03/07/2013

Rajiv Kothari 

$480.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092947

03/07/2013

Mr Chad Bayliss 

$750.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092948

03/07/2013

Sarah Lough 

$480.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092949

03/07/2013

Kingsway Christian College 

$480.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092950

03/07/2013

Carramar Cougars FC 

$750.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092951

03/07/2013

Carramar Playgroup 

$480.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092952

03/07/2013

Matty Du Plessis 

$750.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092953

03/07/2013

Frederick Basson 

$480.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092954

03/07/2013

Susan Hoy 

$480.00

 

 

  City Of Wanneroo Art Awards 2013 - Artworks Sold - Gouache On Paper - Nest Building, Mindarie

 

00092955

03/07/2013

Marjorie Padilla 

$341.00

 

 

  Vehicle Crossing Subsidy

 

00092956

03/07/2013

Jacinta M Rakich 

$360.00

 

 

  Vehicle Crossing Subsidy

 

00092957

03/07/2013

Dhanaseelan Moodley 

$360.00

 

 

  Vehicle Crossing Subsidy

 

00092958

03/07/2013

Hockey WA 

$200.00

 

 

  Sponsorship For 1 x Child - U18 Womens National Hockey Championships - ACT 02.07.2013

 

00092959

03/07/2013

WA Little Athletics Inc 

$500.00

 

 

  Sponsorship For 1 x Child - U14/15 International Little Athletics Championships 2013 Kuala Lumpur 06-07.07.2013

 

00092960

03/07/2013

Basketball WA 

$200.00

 

 

  Sponsorship For 1 x Child - Australian Junior Championships - Wayvill SA 06-13.07.2013

 

00092961

03/07/2013

BMX Australia 

$500.00

 

 

  Sponsorship For 1 x Child - UCI BMX World Championships - Auckland 24-28.07.2013

 

00092962

03/07/2013

Football West 

$200.00

 

 

  Sponsorship For 1 x Child - 2013 National Youth Championships For Girls - Coffs Harbour 08-12.07.2013

 

00092963

03/07/2013

Carine Nominees Pty Ltd

$4.35

 

 

  Refund - Portion Of Fees Not Expended Assessing Amendment No. 1 To The Brighton West Village Agreed Structure Plan No 52 (Lot 70(965) Wanneroo Road Wanneroo)

 

00092964

03/07/2013

Denkey Pty Ltd

$4.35

 

 

  Refund - Portion Of Fees Not Expended Assessing Amendment No 1 To The Brighton West Village Agreed Structure Plant No 52 (Lot 70 (964) Wanneroo Road Wanneroo)

 

00092965

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$721.89

00092966

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$274.98

00092967

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$579.50

00092968

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$472.41

00092969

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$583.10

00092970

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$618.66

00092971

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$592.80

00092972

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$327.63

00092973

03/07/2013

Rates Refund

$291.55

00092974

03/07/2013

J Whitmore 

$156.80

 

 

  Refund - Swims Lesson Dolphin 1:1

 

00092975

03/07/2013

A Murphy 

$47.25

 

 

  Refund - Swims Lesson Amount Deducted In Error

 

00092976

03/07/2013

City of Joondalup 

$100.00

 

 

  1 x Financial Assistance

 

00092977

03/07/2013

G Singh 

$200.00

 

 

  Reimbursement - Liquor Licence Fees Not Required

 

00092978

03/07/2013

S Varnakulasingam 

$360.00

 

 

  Vehicle Crossing Subsidy

 

00092979

03/07/2013

E Olaru 

$360.00

 

 

  Vehicle Crossing Subsidy

 

00092980

03/07/2013

Ahmad Serpas 

$360.00

 

 

  Vehicle Crossing Subsidy

 

00092981

03/07/2013

WA Genealogical Society 

$200.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092982

03/07/2013

Netball WA 

$750.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00092983

03/07/2013

Department of Housing 

$300.00

 

 

  1 x Financial Assistance

 

00092984

03/07/2013

Whitfords Church 

$2,750.00

 

 

  Community Event Funding March 2013 - Somerly Carols By Candlelight 15.12.2013

 

00092985

03/07/2013

Mt Lawley Parents & Citizens Assoc

$500.00

 

 

  Bond Refund - Arts Display Trailer

 

00092986

03/07/2013

Goalball Australia

$500.00

 

 

  Sponsorship For 1 x Child To Attend The IBSA 2013 Youth World Championship To Be Held In Colorado Springs 9-15.07.2013

 

00092987

03/07/2013

Best In The West Sports

$200.00

 

 

  Sponsorship For 1 x Child To Attend The National U/18 School Boys To Be Held In St Ignatius College Sydney 01- 06.07.2013

 

00092988

03/07/2013

Wanneroo Horse & Pony Club

$500.00

 

 

  Sponsorship For 1 x Child To Attend The International Prince Phillip Mounted Games To Be Held In Guelf Canada 06 -26.08.2013

 

00092989

03/07/2013

WA Rugby League

$400.00

 

 

  Sponsorship For 2 x Children To Attend The Australia Secondary Schools U15 Championships Rugby League To Be Held In Canberra 22-28.06.2013

 

00092990

03/07/2013

West Coast Real Estate

$340.00

 

 

  1 x Financial Assistance

 

00092991

03/07/2013

Davey Real Estate

$390.00

 

 

  1 x Financial Assistance

 

00092992

03/07/2013

Jag Demolition 

$30.50

 

 

  Refund - Build Services Levy Application

 

00092993

03/07/2013

Commissioner of Police 

$1,997.60

 

 

  Refund - Unspent Grant Amount

 

00092994

03/07/2013

M Long 

$22.50

 

 

  Refund - Book Returned To Museum

 

00092995

03/07/2013

S Kotecha 

$64.40

 

 

  Refund - Kingsway GF 10 Pass Membership (Pro-Rata) - 7/10 Classes Refunded

 

00092996

03/07/2013

Affordable Living Homes 

$561.09

 

 

  Refund Of Development Application Fee Lot 255 Shorehaven Blvd

 

00092997

03/07/2013

Ice Hockey Australia 

$1,500.00

 

 

  Sponsorship 3 x Children - Participation At The Australian Womens U18 Ice Hockey Team Series Tomakomai, Japan 4-15.07.2013

 

00092998

03/07/2013

Olympic Kingsway Sports Club (Inc) 

$600.00

 

 

  Sponsorship For 8 x Children - Participation At The Kanga Cup Tournament  Canberra, Act 01-08.07.2013

 

00092999

03/07/2013

Warwick Senior High School 

$2,000.00