Proposal status: Feedback closed 16 August 2019, last updated 10 October 2019.
Reference number: BYL-404
We've proposed changes in your area
In July 2019, we proposed No stopping at all times parking restrictions on Ceres Court in Rosedale. Our proposal responded to a request from the local community to address issues of parked cars blocking the turning circle at the head of the cul-de-sac.
The proposed parking restrictions are consistent with other cul-de-sacs in the area. This would have involved the removal of approximately 10 parking spaces.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed to ensure emergency services can access properties at the bottom of the cul-de-sac.
We have made a minor change to the design based on community feedback. After feedback from local businesses we have decided to retain approximately two parking spaces outside number 5 Ceres Court. This is to limit the impact of removing of on-street parking for businesses. The updated design will still ensure emergency services have access to the bottom of the cul-de-sac.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Respondents acknowledged that the proposed broken yellow lines would provide better access for emergency services accessing properties at the end of the cul-de-sac.
We are happy to hear that out proposal has been received positively by the community.
- Request to extend broken yellow lines, to address the narrowness of Ceres Court.
We have investigated the narrowness of the road in preparation of this proposal. Ceres Court is approximately seven metres wide. With vehicles parked on both sides of the road, this is narrowed to three metres. We are confident that this is still sufficient for a truck to safely travel through. We do not consider it necessary to paint broken yellow lines further along Ceres Court.
- Concern regarding the removal of parking spaces in an area of high demand.
Feedback from fire and emergency services who are supportive of the proposal, indicates that the proposal will have a positive effect on their response to emergencies. We are aware of a recent incident at the school where emergency services attempted to enter the school grounds, however access was restricted by parked vehicles. These changes aim to prevent this from happening again in the future.
These works are planned by December 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.