Old Canterbury Road and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill - improving traffic and safety

As part of the development of the Summer Hill Flour Mills at 2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill, the developer is required to install traffic signals at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Weston Street and Edward Street. Council is undertaking the design of the signals on behalf of the developer.

Background

In July 2017 Council undertook preliminary engagement regarding the new signals and at the September 2017 Local Traffic Committee Meeting the committee endorsed the signals’ concept design.

Read the news items below for more background information


New options for the intersection

Concurrent with planning for the new signals, Council is also developing the GreenWay Missing Links Master Plan. Read more details here. This includes a walking and cycling route along Weston Street.

The development of the Master Plan provided Council with an opportunity to consider new options for the intersection (beyond those endorsed in 2017) which will best meet the needs of residents and are compatible with the GreenWay.

Council undertook traffic counts and modelling in February, (download the report here) and developed three options. Each have different impacts on traffic, parking, access and safety. Specific advantages and disadvantages are shown on each of the plans.


View the option plans


Have your say

The last day to give feedback is Sunday 8 April 2018.


What happens to my feedback?

A report, including your feedback, was considered by Council’s Local Traffic Committee at a meeting on 1 May 2018. The recommendations of the Committee will then be considered by Council on 22 May 2018.

Members of the public may register to speak at the Local Traffic Committee meeting. Please contact Council’s Business Administration Officer on 9335 2213 to register your attendance.


Contact details

Please contact Ryan Hawken on 9335 2246 or email ryan.hawken@innerwest.nsw.gov.au if you need any further information.

As part of the development of the Summer Hill Flour Mills at 2-32 Smith Street, Summer Hill, the developer is required to install traffic signals at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Weston Street and Edward Street. Council is undertaking the design of the signals on behalf of the developer.

Background

In July 2017 Council undertook preliminary engagement regarding the new signals and at the September 2017 Local Traffic Committee Meeting the committee endorsed the signals’ concept design.

Read the news items below for more background information


New options for the intersection

Concurrent with planning for the new signals, Council is also developing the GreenWay Missing Links Master Plan. Read more details here. This includes a walking and cycling route along Weston Street.

The development of the Master Plan provided Council with an opportunity to consider new options for the intersection (beyond those endorsed in 2017) which will best meet the needs of residents and are compatible with the GreenWay.

Council undertook traffic counts and modelling in February, (download the report here) and developed three options. Each have different impacts on traffic, parking, access and safety. Specific advantages and disadvantages are shown on each of the plans.


View the option plans


Have your say

The last day to give feedback is Sunday 8 April 2018.


What happens to my feedback?

A report, including your feedback, was considered by Council’s Local Traffic Committee at a meeting on 1 May 2018. The recommendations of the Committee will then be considered by Council on 22 May 2018.

Members of the public may register to speak at the Local Traffic Committee meeting. Please contact Council’s Business Administration Officer on 9335 2213 to register your attendance.


Contact details

Please contact Ryan Hawken on 9335 2246 or email ryan.hawken@innerwest.nsw.gov.au if you need any further information.

  • Council approves Option 3 - Close Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road

    3 months ago

    Councillors undertook a site inspection as per the resolution of 22 May 2018 and at its meeting on 26 June 2018 Council considered the additional report requested Read the report here. Council adopted the recommendation of the report to Local Traffic Committee on 1 May 2018:

    1. The concept design of the traffic signals and intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Weston Street and Edward Street based on a full road closure to traffic at Weston Street as shown in Option 3, be APPROVED, and inform the detailed design;

    2. Specific measures to improve traffic safety at the intersection of...

    Councillors undertook a site inspection as per the resolution of 22 May 2018 and at its meeting on 26 June 2018 Council considered the additional report requested Read the report here. Council adopted the recommendation of the report to Local Traffic Committee on 1 May 2018:

    1. The concept design of the traffic signals and intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Weston Street and Edward Street based on a full road closure to traffic at Weston Street as shown in Option 3, be APPROVED, and inform the detailed design;

    2. Specific measures to improve traffic safety at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road and Windsor Road and in Edward Lane be considered in tandem with the detailed design and be presented to a future Local Traffic Committee for consideration with the detailed design plans for the signalised intersection;

    3. The detailed design plans be forwarded to the Roads & Maritime Services for consideration and approval.

  • Council defers decision at its meeting on 22 May 2018

    3 months ago

    Council considered the matter and resolved

    1. That Council receive a further report in respect to Item 2 on the implementation of the safety improvements at Windsor and Old Canterbury Roads, including recomendations for further appropriate measures (whether by Council or RMS) to improve safe access for turning onto Old Canterbury Road from Dulwich Hill; and

    2. Item 2 be deferred to allow Councillors to undertake a site inspection

    Council considered the matter and resolved

    1. That Council receive a further report in respect to Item 2 on the implementation of the safety improvements at Windsor and Old Canterbury Roads, including recomendations for further appropriate measures (whether by Council or RMS) to improve safe access for turning onto Old Canterbury Road from Dulwich Hill; and

    2. Item 2 be deferred to allow Councillors to undertake a site inspection

  • Local Traffic Committee recommends Option 3

    4 months ago

    At its meeting on 1 May 2018, Council's Local Traffic Committee considered a report about the proposals which included community feedback received. Read the report here. The committee made a decision to recommend Option 3 and Council will consider that recommendation at its meeting on 22 May 2018

    At its meeting on 1 May 2018, Council's Local Traffic Committee considered a report about the proposals which included community feedback received. Read the report here. The committee made a decision to recommend Option 3 and Council will consider that recommendation at its meeting on 22 May 2018

  • Council considers plan to improve traffic and safety

    10 months ago

    At a meeting on 12 October 2017, Council considered a report about the draft plan to introduce traffic signals at the intersection of Edward Street, Weston Street and Old Canterbury Road, and permanently close the road in front of property numbers 115 to 123 Old Canterbury Road. The plan was approved in principal subject to:

    • The detailed design plan be presented to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration and include the GreenWay Project (Iron Cove to Cooks River) improvements with a kerb extension on the eastern side of Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, with the inclusion of...

    At a meeting on 12 October 2017, Council considered a report about the draft plan to introduce traffic signals at the intersection of Edward Street, Weston Street and Old Canterbury Road, and permanently close the road in front of property numbers 115 to 123 Old Canterbury Road. The plan was approved in principal subject to:

    • The detailed design plan be presented to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration and include the GreenWay Project (Iron Cove to Cooks River) improvements with a kerb extension on the eastern side of Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, with the inclusion of a vehicle access point into the permanent road closure area to provide emergency vehicle access only to the front of properties 115-123 Old Canterbury Road; and
    • The detailed design plan be forwarded to the Roads & Maritime Services for consideration and approval.
    Read the report (go to page 582)
  • Traffic Committee considers proposal to improve traffic and safety

    11 months ago

    Council's Local Traffic Committee considered the proposal at a meeting on 7 September and recommended to Council that:

    The concept design of the proposed traffic signals and associated signs and line markings at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill and the permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor, adjacent to property no. 115 Old Canterbury Road to no. 123 Old Canterbury Road (as per design plan No. 5725 CSK2-C) be APPROVED in principal subject to;

    1. The detailed design...

    Council's Local Traffic Committee considered the proposal at a meeting on 7 September and recommended to Council that:

    The concept design of the proposed traffic signals and associated signs and line markings at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill and the permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor, adjacent to property no. 115 Old Canterbury Road to no. 123 Old Canterbury Road (as per design plan No. 5725 CSK2-C) be APPROVED in principal subject to;

    1. The detailed design plan be presented to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration and include the GreenWay Project (Iron Cove to Cooks River) improvements with a kerb extension on the eastern side of Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, with the inclusion of a vehicle access point into the permanent road closure area to provide emergency vehicle access only to the front of properties 115-123 Old Canterbury Road; and

    2. The detailed design plan be forwarded to the Roads & Maritime Services for consideration and approval.

    Council now will work with the developers' consultant on the detailed designs to address the approval conditions. The detailed designs will go back to the Local Traffic Committee and everyone who provided feedback will be informed of the date of this meeting.