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Westminster Gardens, Unsworth Heights - No stopping at all times restrictions

Consultation status: closed 22 February 2017

We are proposing to install new No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) at the head of the cul-de-sac.

Why the changes are required

Accessibility and usability are affected when cars are parked at the head of the cul-de-sac. Emergency vehicles and larger vehicles have difficulty accessing properties and cars parked by the entrance gate to Westminster Christian School and Pre-School cause traffic congestion.

The proposed No stopping at all times restrictions will aim to resolve these issues.

Download the consultation plans for Westminster Gardens (PDF 216KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • Suggestion to extend the No stopping at all times restrictions down one side of the road. While parked vehicles may reduce the traffic flow to a single lane, these same parked vehicles will often discourage drivers from speeding as it gives the impression of a narrow road. This positive effect encourages greater care when driving which is important due to the proximity of Westminster Christian School.
  • Request to retain parking for visitors outside peak hours. The turning head of the cul-de-sac must be kept clear so vehicles can perform the turn-around manoeuvre without interference, especially for trucks and emergency service vehicles. There are sufficient on-street parking spaces on the length of the road.
  • Request for additional works including installing signage, changing the speed limit on the road and widening the school driveway entrance. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback or report a problem here.

Next stage

We have experienced delays with this project, during the final drawing phase, due to a high workload. We will now commence these works by September 2017.

Contractors will notify all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.