Item 11.2 - Attachment 1
Minutes of the Parramatta Cycleways Committee 26 May 2008
Pam Kendrick, Nick Urbanik, Maureen Walsh and Brian Ford.
Leanne Sutcliffe (Committee Clerk), Neville Davis (Service Manager Open Space & Natural Resources, Myfanwy Lawrence (Project Officer, Transport Planning) and David Gray (Senior Project Officer, Transport Planning).
An apology was received and accepted for the absence of Councillor Glenn Elmore, John Holstein, Antony DeVries and John Macindoe.
Resignations of Andrew Cooper and Robert Catford were also noted.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
There were no conflicts of interest at this meeting.
Neville Davis advised an onsite meeting occurred two weeks ago with residents and the major concerns raised were about the bike path running across their property frontage and having concrete kerb to frontage. Close consultation has also been carried out with the local councillors, senior management, Julie Owens MP and the Premier’s Toongabbie electoral office staff.
The tenders for the Stage 1 section through the parkland corridor have been approved at the recent Council meeting.
Neville Davis advised these works were completed a few months ago and the committee were informed by email.
81/09 Charles St Ferry Wharf to
This $ 1.1M
project along the southern side of
advised that as of March 09 a consultant had been contracted to undertake a
feasibility study of the section from
Parramatta Valley Cycleway -
Council is seeking
funding for the stretch from
83/09 Parramatta Valley Cycleway - Ermington boardwalk
Myfanwy Lawrence advised that Council has engaged a consultant to look at the possibilities of installing a 2.5 metres aluminium boardwalk / nature trail. This area does contain salt marsh and mangroves so this impact on the construction of the boardwalk.
Develop a Heritage loop or shared path around the city centre, from the stadium side to the Marsden Street Weir.
Brian Ford asked
if there would be a link from
85/09 Secure parking for bicycles
Council is looking
into paid parking for bicycles. Have already identified spaces available in
86/09 2009/10 Projects
§ Neville Davis circulated a copy of a recent email issued to John Holstein ,Pam Kendrick, and some other committee members regarding the prolonged closure of the cycleway along the Parramatta River foreshore in front of the Department of Defence former naval site which is under staged redevelopment for residential housing. (Refer to email)
§ Investigation of
bike routes in the
§ Council is working on a 2 year program plan, first year to plan and second year to construct.
§ South Street Parramatta Valley Cycleway needs to be upgraded to current RTA standards.
§ Harris Park to Granville along Alfred Street requires updating.
§ Pam Kendrick raised an issue with the footpath down Martha Street. Myfanwy Lawrence requested that Pam email her with this issue.
§ Neville Davis sent out detailed email to committee regarding current status on naval site. (Refer to email)
87/09 Terms of Reference for Cycleways Committee
Myfanwy Lawrence advised that expression of interests for committees will be advertised in the local paper shortly. This will be the last meeting the EOI process begins to form the new Committee.
Members advised of the new cycling email for council - firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting terminated at 7.25 pm.