The Outpost, Northbridge - Local Traffic and Parking Draft Plans

Consultation has concluded

Council is seeking feedback on a Traffic and Parking Draft Plan for The Outpost, Northbridge. Residents in the affected parts of these streets will have received detailed correspondence from Council.

Following consultation regarding future uses of the former Northbridge Bowling Club, Council resolved to request proposals from operators for the adaptive reuse of the facilities for community purposes, including a commercial café. This proposed use will be subject to a Development Application (DA), as per the usual statutory process.

As portions of the land on which the former Northbridge Bowling Club and its greens are sited adjoin bushfire prone land, to comply with Legislation and provide for the access of a fire-service vehicle in a case of emergency, the Council proposes to restrict and prohibit parking along the western side of The Outpost, between Kameruka Road and The Palisade. This access is needed in order to protect existing buildings and facilities in Warners Park, as well as residential properties in The Outpost in the event of a fire.

Council reviewed traffic conditions in the area and has created a draft Traffic and Parking plan based on traffic data analysis, expert opinion and site observations. The draft Traffic and Parking plan provides options for proposed changes to alleviate traffic and parking issues in the area.

We invite you to read the information provided and view the images and complete the survey using the form below.

What is in the draft plan?

Council have appointed Traffic Engineering Centre Consulting to prepare a design plan that reflects and recognises the importance of maintaining residential amenity in The Outpost, by minimising the loss of on-street parking.

This plan formalises the following parking arrangements along The Outpost so there is adequate clearance for fire-service vehicles.

Proposed changes will include:

  • new signage which establishes parking and stopping restrictions for vehicles as indicated in the ‘Parking Plan’;

  • new signage to delineate the existing speed hump in the Warners Park Access Road;

  • new ‘zig-zag’ line marking and signage to better delineate the existing speed hump in Warners park; and

  • installation of a new convex mirror on the bend in the road, just west of The Palisade.

  • Pruning of trees where the vertical clearance from the road to the tree canopy is less than 4 metres which might limit the operation of fire control vehicles.

The recommended draft Traffic and Parking plan can be accessed in the Document Library.

Have your say

Comments can be made throughout the consultation period, which is from Monday 27 March to Wednesday 26 April, 2017:

  • by using the feedback form below
  • In writing to: attention Community Development Officer Oceana Kovacs at email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au or Willoughby City Council PO Box 57 Chatswood NSW 2057

Attend a Drop In Session

Project staff will be available to talk to you about the plan and take your feedback

  • Tuesday 4 April, 6 pm - 7 pm at The former Northbridge Bowling Club, The Outpost - Warner's Park

    Comments close at 5pm on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Your feedback is important and will help Council in making an informed decision about proposed parking arrangement along The Outpost.

More information

If you would like to discuss the plan in more detail, please contact Council’s Senior Traffic Engineer, Neil Strickland on 9777 7706 or email Neil.Strickland@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au for further information.

Council is seeking feedback on a Traffic and Parking Draft Plan for The Outpost, Northbridge. Residents in the affected parts of these streets will have received detailed correspondence from Council.

Following consultation regarding future uses of the former Northbridge Bowling Club, Council resolved to request proposals from operators for the adaptive reuse of the facilities for community purposes, including a commercial café. This proposed use will be subject to a Development Application (DA), as per the usual statutory process.

As portions of the land on which the former Northbridge Bowling Club and its greens are sited adjoin bushfire prone land, to comply with Legislation and provide for the access of a fire-service vehicle in a case of emergency, the Council proposes to restrict and prohibit parking along the western side of The Outpost, between Kameruka Road and The Palisade. This access is needed in order to protect existing buildings and facilities in Warners Park, as well as residential properties in The Outpost in the event of a fire.

Council reviewed traffic conditions in the area and has created a draft Traffic and Parking plan based on traffic data analysis, expert opinion and site observations. The draft Traffic and Parking plan provides options for proposed changes to alleviate traffic and parking issues in the area.

We invite you to read the information provided and view the images and complete the survey using the form below.

What is in the draft plan?

Council have appointed Traffic Engineering Centre Consulting to prepare a design plan that reflects and recognises the importance of maintaining residential amenity in The Outpost, by minimising the loss of on-street parking.

This plan formalises the following parking arrangements along The Outpost so there is adequate clearance for fire-service vehicles.

Proposed changes will include:

  • new signage which establishes parking and stopping restrictions for vehicles as indicated in the ‘Parking Plan’;

  • new signage to delineate the existing speed hump in the Warners Park Access Road;

  • new ‘zig-zag’ line marking and signage to better delineate the existing speed hump in Warners park; and

  • installation of a new convex mirror on the bend in the road, just west of The Palisade.

  • Pruning of trees where the vertical clearance from the road to the tree canopy is less than 4 metres which might limit the operation of fire control vehicles.

The recommended draft Traffic and Parking plan can be accessed in the Document Library.

Have your say

Comments can be made throughout the consultation period, which is from Monday 27 March to Wednesday 26 April, 2017:

  • by using the feedback form below
  • In writing to: attention Community Development Officer Oceana Kovacs at email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au or Willoughby City Council PO Box 57 Chatswood NSW 2057

Attend a Drop In Session

Project staff will be available to talk to you about the plan and take your feedback

  • Tuesday 4 April, 6 pm - 7 pm at The former Northbridge Bowling Club, The Outpost - Warner's Park

    Comments close at 5pm on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Your feedback is important and will help Council in making an informed decision about proposed parking arrangement along The Outpost.

More information

If you would like to discuss the plan in more detail, please contact Council’s Senior Traffic Engineer, Neil Strickland on 9777 7706 or email Neil.Strickland@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au for further information.

The Outpost Survey

Consultation has concluded