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Heatherbank Terrace, Stonyfell - Driveway Entry Review

Consultation has concluded

A Driveway Entry on Heatherbank Terrace was installed in June 2016 to address identified speeding issues. Following installation, requests from residents to remove the Driveway Entry have been received. The Council is now reviewing the installation of the Driveway Entry and seeks to survey residents on their preferred outcome.

On Friday 24 February, Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Deb, wrote to you to advise that a review of the Heatherbank Terrace Driveway Entry was being conducted.

At its’ Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 28 February, Council moved motion C11031 in relation to this matter:

1. That the Petition be received.

2.

A Driveway Entry on Heatherbank Terrace was installed in June 2016 to address identified speeding issues. Following installation, requests from residents to remove the Driveway Entry have been received. The Council is now reviewing the installation of the Driveway Entry and seeks to survey residents on their preferred outcome.

On Friday 24 February, Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Deb, wrote to you to advise that a review of the Heatherbank Terrace Driveway Entry was being conducted.

At its’ Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 28 February, Council moved motion C11031 in relation to this matter:

1. That the Petition be received.

2. That this Petition along with other correspondence and the result of a survey of the area, be included in the scheduled report for 27 April 2017.

This motion bought forward the report to Council on this matter to 27 April, in lieu of July as advised in the recent letter to you of 24 February 2017; and also requires that Council Administration survey residents on their preferred outcome for the Driveway Entry.

Background

In response to complaints about speeding in Heatherbank Terrace, the Council undertook traffic surveys which confirmed that traffic speeds in Heatherbank Terrace were too high and intervention was warranted. The Council then sought independent advice about the preferred traffic calming method to deal with the issue. As a result, and following consultation with residents of Heatherbank Terrace, a ‘Driveway Entry’, or ‘chicane’, was installed in Heatherbank Terrace in June 2016.

As a result of the installation, the 85th percentile traffic speed in Heatherbank Terrace has reduced by more than 10 km/h from 68km/h, prior to the installation of the Driveway Entry, to 56 km/h. The 85th percentile speed is the maximum speed that 85 per cent of motorists that use Heatherbank Terrace are travelling at.

Complaints about the Driveway Entry

Since the installation of the Driveway Entry, the Council has received some complaints about it. There have also been requests from some Stonyfell residents to Council to remove the Driveway Entry.

Complaints relate to matters such as landscaping, signage, the construction levels of the Driveway Entry and rubbish dumping.

How do I have my say?

A comprehensive review of the matter is underway and the results presented to Council on 27 April 2017.

Please have your say on the future of the Driveway Entry by completing the survey below, prior to Thursday 30 March 2017.

I need more information

If you need more information before giving your feedback you can telephone David Hayes, Council's Principal Traffic Engineer, on 8366 4200, or email to dhayes@burnside.sa.gov.au.

Residents will be advised of the outcome of the April Report to Council by letter.

Consultation has concluded
  • Update - click to see image

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    Led speed sign compressed

    In response to complaints about speeding in Heatherbank Terrace, the Council undertook traffic surveys which confirmed that traffic speeds were too high and intervention was warranted.

    In June 2016 the Driveway Entry was installed on Heatherbank Terrace between the intersections of Wurinya Avenue and Karri Street after the majority of respondents supported this. This location was chosen as it was on the approach to the steepest section of road and is approximately midway. Concerns were then raised by non-Heatherbank Terrace residents regarding the Driveway Entry including inconvenience and perceptions relating to safety. Following further community consultation,...

    In response to complaints about speeding in Heatherbank Terrace, the Council undertook traffic surveys which confirmed that traffic speeds were too high and intervention was warranted.

    In June 2016 the Driveway Entry was installed on Heatherbank Terrace between the intersections of Wurinya Avenue and Karri Street after the majority of respondents supported this. This location was chosen as it was on the approach to the steepest section of road and is approximately midway. Concerns were then raised by non-Heatherbank Terrace residents regarding the Driveway Entry including inconvenience and perceptions relating to safety. Following further community consultation, the Driveway Entry Link was removed in August 2017.

    In October 2017 Council again consulted with residents to gauge support for an alternative traffic calming measure. Council sought feedback on two options for a nine month trial of either a full or part road closure. There were over 100 responses and the majority did not support a full closure of Heatherbank Terrace and 84 per cent also did not support a part closure of the terrace.

    The results of this consultation were reviewed at the 28 November Council Meeting and Council resolved to not support a trial closure of Heatherbank Terrace. Overall, there was low support from the Stonyfell community for either a full or part trial closure. The perception and reason given, for both options, was that the closures would transfer a problem from one road to another; redirect speeding vehicles; increase traffic volumes on Allendale Grove and raise safety issues for pedestrians, pets and wildlife. There were also comments that smaller side roads, like Mingara Avenue, are narrow and perceived as not suitable for an increased volume of traffic.

    In February 2018, Council installed a solar powered, radar activated LED sign that displays the speed to the driver of an approaching vehicle.

    The speed is capped at 60 km/h to discourage hoon driving. A speed limit reminder sign has also been installed to remind drivers of the correct speed. The signs are located on Heatherbank Terrace adjacent to Heatherbank Reserve on the steepest part of the terrace facing west bound downhill traffic.

    Traffic speed surveys were undertaken pre installation of the signs. Further traffic speed surveys will be undertaken following the installation. Another survey is due to take place at six months post the installation to assess the success or otherwise of the signs. These surveys will assist Council in determining the future of the signs and potential expansion to other streets.