Last Thursday we held a public meeting to provide an update on the South Goulburn/Run-O-Waters precinct and our future plan for traffic management. The intention of this meeting was to present some data and statistics that would help us to form a plan and some timelines to guide our road development in this area for the coming 20 years.
The residents who attended the meeting, however, were hoping for more clarity on the issue, which I can understand. They clearly voiced their opinion on the precinct, which I would say comes down to two priorities: opening Carr Street permanently to general traffic, and then moving forward with the development of a link from Pockley Drive to the western end of Mary Street.
Since the public meeting, our internal staff have reacted positively, and will now be putting forward a recommendation to councillors at one of the first meetings of 2018 (which begin in February). This report will recommend that:
- Carr Street is repaired and reopened for continuous traffic movements in the 2018/19 financial year. This work would be done in conjunction with the developers of Grandview Estate (subdivision on the corner of Carr Street and Ducks Lane) who have a condition on their approval to upgrade the Ducks Lane end of Carr Street.
- Build the road link between 2018/19 between Lockyer Street and Tait Crescent
- We commit to linking Pockley Drive to Mary Street once negotiations with the Shannon Drive subdivision proponents are complete. Staff believe at the latest this road will be constructed in 2019.
- That the northern end of Carr Street be rehabilitated and widened to 7 metres in 2020/21
- That approximately $1,000,000 per annum is allocated in each of the next three financial years for these works.
It will be up to Councillors to make a decision on the proposed schedule of future works at the meeting in February. Comments on the prioritisation of these works are welcome and can be submitted by letter to the General Manager at Locked Bag 22, Goulburn, NSW, 2580 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The community will also be able to address the council meeting in February when we consider this report.
Check your child restraint
As the summer holiday period approaches, Goulburn Mulwaree Council is encouraging parents, grandparents and carers to take advantage of free safety checks for your child’s car seat.
Council, in partnership with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), has teamed up with Goulburn’s authorised RMS child restraint fitter Rapid Auto Repair to provide the service.
To get your seats checked for free simply come down to customer service in the Civic Centre at 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn to pick up your $30 voucher. Car seats, harnesses and booster seats are all covered by the voucher.
Once people have collected their vouchers they simply need to call Rapid Auto Repairs in Goldsmith Street on 4822 3222 to book in an appointment time.