Making our Pedestrian Crossings Safer for School Children

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The Council have completed the concept design for wombat crossings in the following locations:

  • Edinburgh Road between The Parapet and Edith
  • Westbourne Street, east of Pacific Highway, St Leonards.

Council is seeking feedback from directly impacted residents and businesses at these locations.

Comments from those impacted residents can be made below on the concept designs, from Tuesday 11 January to Monday 04 February 2021.

You can view the proposed wombat crossing concept designs in the concept design folder at the right of this page.

Council will engage with local residents who are near neighbours of the other proposed raised crossing sites as the concept designs and works details become available.

Background

The School Children Safety Wombat Crossing program is funded thanks to $1.95 million in grant funding from Federal Government Stimulus Commitment under the Road Safety Program (School Zone Infrastructure).

The funding will result in an upgrade to 11 existing pedestrian crossings and the installation of 2 new wombat crossings in Willoughby LGA, listed below, subject to Council approval.


Status of safety wombat crossing locations

Crossing Locations

School

Upgraded or New Crossing

Concept Design

Consult

Traffic Cmte.

Detailed Design

Construct

1. High Street at Bedford Street, North Willoughby

St Thomas Primary School‎

New






2. Hampden Road, north of Barton Road, Artarmon

Artarmon Public School

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3. Merrenburn Avenue at Willoughby Road, Naremburn

Naremburn School

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4. Hatfield Street between Mowbray Road & Farran Street Lane Cove North

Aurora College

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5. Kirk Street at Archer Street, Chatswood

St Pius X College

Upgrade






6. Keary Street at Eaton Street, Willoughby

Willoughby Public School

Upgrade






7. Keary Street, south of Oakville Road, Willoughby

Willoughby Public School

Upgrade






8. Rohan Street at Willoughby Road, Naremburn

Naremburn School

New






9. Kendall Road between Holly Street and Rosebridge Avenue, Castle Cove

Castle Cove Public School

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10. Kendall Road, south of Holly Street, Castle Cove

Castle Cove Public School

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11. Edinburgh Road between The Parapet and Edith Street, Castlecrag

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

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12. Westbourne Street, east of Pacific Highway, St Leonards

Bradfield Senior College

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13. Reserve Road, north of Pacific Highway, St Leonards

International Chinese Christian School

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Complete

Underway


Why have the 13 locations been included in the program

The locations chosen are adjacent to schools and along known pedestrian routes used by school children.

Key benefits of a Wombat Crossing

A wombat crossing will improve pedestrian safety by:

  • Increasing the visibility of pedestrians to approaching drivers; and
  • Promoting slow speed movement of motor vehicles on approach and across a crossing.

A wombat crossing will also enhance the safety for, and encourage walking by, young children, elderly residents, visitors and other pedestrians.

When are the works planned for?

Council is committed to deliver and commission the projects between May 2021 and 30 June 2022

The design of all proposed wombat crossings will be considered by the Traffic Committee. Council will be requested to approve all works for every wombat crossing.

What are the proposed changes at the intersection of Rohan Street and Willoughby Road, Naremburn

The following works are proposed:

• Installation of a new wombat crossing in place of the existing pedestrian refuge on Rohan Street at Willoughby Road, Naremburn.

• Installation of new widened kerbs, kerb ramps, concrete path connections, signs and markings.

• Installation of 3 new motorcycle parking on the southern side of Rohan Street, west of Willoughby Road.

• Modification to the existing “1/4P,7.30am-1pm, 1P,1pm-6pm” restrictions in Rohan Street, west of Willoughby Road, by 2.5m on the north side, and 2.2m on the southern side road respectively.

There will be a loss of one parking space in Rohan Street with the proposal. The loss of the parking is required to provide adequate sight distance for pedestrians and vehicles approaching the wombat crossing. The proposed changes are shown on the concept design.

Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) for Willoughby Road between Gore Hill Freeway, Naremburn and Chandos Street, St Leonards

Council has approved a Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) for Willoughby Road between Gore Hill Freeway, Naremburn and Chandos Street, St Leonards. The PAMP recommends the provision of a wombat crossing in Rohan Street, west of Willoughby Road. The Traffic Committee considered the PAMP at its meeting on 19 February 2020 and Council adopted the Traffic Committee’s recommendations at its meeting on 9 March 2020.

How does the proposed pedestrian crossing and safety works integrate with Naremburn Local Centre Planning Strategy, and any potential future public domain streetscape upgrades?

The Naremburn Local Centre provides an important meeting place for local residents and visitors.

There are three different stages for the Local Centre of Naremburn.

1. The Local Centres Strategy was adopted by Council on 9 December 2019, following several phases of community engagement. It provides the future planning control framework for seven local centres across Willoughby. The Naremburn Strategy can be found on page 41 of the Local Centres Strategy found at Council’s website here

2. A new wombat crossing to implement the recommendations of the PAMP, which Council is currently seeking community feedback in the survey below. The raised pedestrian crossing in Rohan Street aims to improve pedestrian safety and the local centre experience. Changes to the existing traffic management in Willoughby Road and the existing parking arrangements in Rohan Street will also add to this improvement.

3. Further streetscape upgrades will be undertaken over the 2022/23 financial year. This work may include improvements to footpaths, street furniture, and landscaping, as well as pedestrian safety and connectivity within the Centre. The current proposal for the wombat crossing will not impact any potential changes or need further revision as they are implementing the approved Local Centres Strategy and the PAMP. Council will seek community input to future streetscape improvements in the first half of 2022.


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Willoughby City Council takes the privacy of the participants using this site very seriously.

Please note that comments made may be made available or reproduced in Council reports.

All personal information collected will be kept in strict confidence. For further information regarding your privacy please refer to Bang the Table Privacy Policy at https://www.haveyoursaywilloughby.com.au/privacy or Willoughby Council at http://edocs.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/DocumentViewer.ashx?dsi=3085645

The Council have completed the concept design for wombat crossings in the following locations:

  • Edinburgh Road between The Parapet and Edith
  • Westbourne Street, east of Pacific Highway, St Leonards.

Council is seeking feedback from directly impacted residents and businesses at these locations.

Comments from those impacted residents can be made below on the concept designs, from Tuesday 11 January to Monday 04 February 2021.

You can view the proposed wombat crossing concept designs in the concept design folder at the right of this page.

Council will engage with local residents who are near neighbours of the other proposed raised crossing sites as the concept designs and works details become available.

Background

The School Children Safety Wombat Crossing program is funded thanks to $1.95 million in grant funding from Federal Government Stimulus Commitment under the Road Safety Program (School Zone Infrastructure).

The funding will result in an upgrade to 11 existing pedestrian crossings and the installation of 2 new wombat crossings in Willoughby LGA, listed below, subject to Council approval.


Status of safety wombat crossing locations

Crossing Locations

School

Upgraded or New Crossing

Concept Design

Consult

Traffic Cmte.

Detailed Design

Construct

1. High Street at Bedford Street, North Willoughby

St Thomas Primary School‎

New






2. Hampden Road, north of Barton Road, Artarmon

Artarmon Public School

Upgrade






3. Merrenburn Avenue at Willoughby Road, Naremburn

Naremburn School

Upgrade






4. Hatfield Street between Mowbray Road & Farran Street Lane Cove North

Aurora College

Upgrade






5. Kirk Street at Archer Street, Chatswood

St Pius X College

Upgrade






6. Keary Street at Eaton Street, Willoughby

Willoughby Public School

Upgrade






7. Keary Street, south of Oakville Road, Willoughby

Willoughby Public School

Upgrade






8. Rohan Street at Willoughby Road, Naremburn

Naremburn School

New






9. Kendall Road between Holly Street and Rosebridge Avenue, Castle Cove

Castle Cove Public School

Upgrade






10. Kendall Road, south of Holly Street, Castle Cove

Castle Cove Public School

Upgrade






11. Edinburgh Road between The Parapet and Edith Street, Castlecrag

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Upgrade






12. Westbourne Street, east of Pacific Highway, St Leonards

Bradfield Senior College

Upgrade






13. Reserve Road, north of Pacific Highway, St Leonards

International Chinese Christian School

Upgrade








Complete

Underway


Why have the 13 locations been included in the program

The locations chosen are adjacent to schools and along known pedestrian routes used by school children.

Key benefits of a Wombat Crossing

A wombat crossing will improve pedestrian safety by:

  • Increasing the visibility of pedestrians to approaching drivers; and
  • Promoting slow speed movement of motor vehicles on approach and across a crossing.

A wombat crossing will also enhance the safety for, and encourage walking by, young children, elderly residents, visitors and other pedestrians.

When are the works planned for?

Council is committed to deliver and commission the projects between May 2021 and 30 June 2022

The design of all proposed wombat crossings will be considered by the Traffic Committee. Council will be requested to approve all works for every wombat crossing.

What are the proposed changes at the intersection of Rohan Street and Willoughby Road, Naremburn

The following works are proposed:

• Installation of a new wombat crossing in place of the existing pedestrian refuge on Rohan Street at Willoughby Road, Naremburn.

• Installation of new widened kerbs, kerb ramps, concrete path connections, signs and markings.

• Installation of 3 new motorcycle parking on the southern side of Rohan Street, west of Willoughby Road.

• Modification to the existing “1/4P,7.30am-1pm, 1P,1pm-6pm” restrictions in Rohan Street, west of Willoughby Road, by 2.5m on the north side, and 2.2m on the southern side road respectively.

There will be a loss of one parking space in Rohan Street with the proposal. The loss of the parking is required to provide adequate sight distance for pedestrians and vehicles approaching the wombat crossing. The proposed changes are shown on the concept design.

Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) for Willoughby Road between Gore Hill Freeway, Naremburn and Chandos Street, St Leonards

Council has approved a Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) for Willoughby Road between Gore Hill Freeway, Naremburn and Chandos Street, St Leonards. The PAMP recommends the provision of a wombat crossing in Rohan Street, west of Willoughby Road. The Traffic Committee considered the PAMP at its meeting on 19 February 2020 and Council adopted the Traffic Committee’s recommendations at its meeting on 9 March 2020.

How does the proposed pedestrian crossing and safety works integrate with Naremburn Local Centre Planning Strategy, and any potential future public domain streetscape upgrades?

The Naremburn Local Centre provides an important meeting place for local residents and visitors.

There are three different stages for the Local Centre of Naremburn.

1. The Local Centres Strategy was adopted by Council on 9 December 2019, following several phases of community engagement. It provides the future planning control framework for seven local centres across Willoughby. The Naremburn Strategy can be found on page 41 of the Local Centres Strategy found at Council’s website here

2. A new wombat crossing to implement the recommendations of the PAMP, which Council is currently seeking community feedback in the survey below. The raised pedestrian crossing in Rohan Street aims to improve pedestrian safety and the local centre experience. Changes to the existing traffic management in Willoughby Road and the existing parking arrangements in Rohan Street will also add to this improvement.

3. Further streetscape upgrades will be undertaken over the 2022/23 financial year. This work may include improvements to footpaths, street furniture, and landscaping, as well as pedestrian safety and connectivity within the Centre. The current proposal for the wombat crossing will not impact any potential changes or need further revision as they are implementing the approved Local Centres Strategy and the PAMP. Council will seek community input to future streetscape improvements in the first half of 2022.


Your Privacy

Willoughby City Council takes the privacy of the participants using this site very seriously.

Please note that comments made may be made available or reproduced in Council reports.

All personal information collected will be kept in strict confidence. For further information regarding your privacy please refer to Bang the Table Privacy Policy at https://www.haveyoursaywilloughby.com.au/privacy or Willoughby Council at http://edocs.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/DocumentViewer.ashx?dsi=3085645

  • This survey captures contact details of local residents and businesses within close proximity to specific sites and so that Council understands how near neighbours may be affected by the works.    

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