Scotland Island - Traffic Management Plan

https://youtu.be/vhzCd9dbH4E

We're seeking feedback on the proposed draft Traffic Management Plan for Scotland Island.

We're seeking feedback on the proposed draft Traffic Management Plan for Scotland Island.

  • Provide your feedback

    about 1 month ago

    Thank you to those who attended the meeting at the Rural Fire Services shed on Sunday morning, 9 December from 10-11.30am.

    We are now inviting comment on the Draft Traffic Management Plan for Scotland Island.

    Have your say

    • Comment online
    • In writing: CEO, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked "Scotland Island Draft Traffic Management Plan"

    Comments close Sunday 17 February 2019

    Thank you to those who attended the meeting at the Rural Fire Services shed on Sunday morning, 9 December from 10-11.30am.

    We are now inviting comment on the Draft Traffic Management Plan for Scotland Island.

    Have your say

    • Comment online
    • In writing: CEO, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked "Scotland Island Draft Traffic Management Plan"

    Comments close Sunday 17 February 2019

  • What does it mean to me?

    about 1 month ago

    The Traffic Management Plan for Scotland Island is proposed to both enhance the safety of pedestrians using the roads and to prevent damage to the roads themselves.

    Key changes for residents on the Island are:

    • vehicles will require registration to legally use the road
    • vehicles will require a Council permit
    • heavy vehicles will require a permit - or pay a bond
    • roads will become a shared zone - 10km per hour limit
    • pedestrians will have right of way


    The Traffic Management Plan for Scotland Island is proposed to both enhance the safety of pedestrians using the roads and to prevent damage to the roads themselves.

    Key changes for residents on the Island are:

    • vehicles will require registration to legally use the road
    • vehicles will require a Council permit
    • heavy vehicles will require a permit - or pay a bond
    • roads will become a shared zone - 10km per hour limit
    • pedestrians will have right of way


  • Draft Traffic Management Plan

    about 1 month ago

    An alternative proposal has been developed in response to community safety concerns that have been brought to the attention of the Northern Beaches Council, Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police.

    In the interests of safety for both pedestrian's and drivers this proposal seeks to restrict access to the road network. This would be executed via Council issuing two types of permits:

    1. Vehicle use on Scotland Island only
    2. Vehicle providing service on Scotland Island

    The ability for Council to issue these permits are subject to the creation of a Traffic Management Plan, and are required under Section 116 of the Roads Act 1993.

    An alternative proposal has been developed in response to community safety concerns that have been brought to the attention of the Northern Beaches Council, Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police.

    In the interests of safety for both pedestrian's and drivers this proposal seeks to restrict access to the road network. This would be executed via Council issuing two types of permits:

    1. Vehicle use on Scotland Island only
    2. Vehicle providing service on Scotland Island

    The ability for Council to issue these permits are subject to the creation of a Traffic Management Plan, and are required under Section 116 of the Roads Act 1993.

  • Stakeholder meeting - 9 December 2019

    about 1 month ago

    Thank you to the residents who attended the stakeholder meeting held at 10am on 9 December 2018.

    Approximately 40 residents attended the meeting, hosted by Northern Beaches Council at the Rural Fire Services shed.

    Council's Transport Network Manager Phil Devon informed community members of Scotland Island about the draft proposal and the changes that would come into effect if adopted.

    In attendance were Council staff David Munday and Lisa Trewin, Councillor Ian White and two members of the NSW Water Police unit.

    Notes taken at the meeting are available on this page together with the questions raised.

    Thank you to the residents who attended the stakeholder meeting held at 10am on 9 December 2018.

    Approximately 40 residents attended the meeting, hosted by Northern Beaches Council at the Rural Fire Services shed.

    Council's Transport Network Manager Phil Devon informed community members of Scotland Island about the draft proposal and the changes that would come into effect if adopted.

    In attendance were Council staff David Munday and Lisa Trewin, Councillor Ian White and two members of the NSW Water Police unit.

    Notes taken at the meeting are available on this page together with the questions raised.

  • Roads on the Island

    about 1 month ago

    The roads are classified as 'public roads' and allow for registered motor vehicles, and other vehicles that comply with the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1997, to travel on them.

    The roads are currently used by:

    • private vehicles
    • construction vehicles
    • service authority vehicles
    • Fire Brigade trucks

    The roads are classified as 'public roads' and allow for registered motor vehicles, and other vehicles that comply with the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1997, to travel on them.

    The roads are currently used by:

    • private vehicles
    • construction vehicles
    • service authority vehicles
    • Fire Brigade trucks
  • History - community engagement 2014

    about 1 month ago

    Community Engagement was previously undertaken in the period March-May 2014. The below information is an excerpt from the Community Engagement carried out at the time.

    The Scotland Island Road Reserve Strategy recommends that Council consider adopting a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) for Scotland Island.

    This Strategy identified the principle issues were:
    • need to restrict vehicle usage (numbers, type and speeds)
    • need to give pedestrians priority over vehicles on the roads
    Two draft TMPs were placed on public consultation from 17 March to 4 May 2014 addressing these issues as well as being able to be implemented independently without the other.

    • Scotland Island - proposed closure of all public roads (to other than vehicles authorised via Council)
    • Scotland Island - proposed 10kph shared zone

    The outcome for each TMP is as follows:

    TMP for proposed 10kph Shared Zone
    This TMP was supported by a majority of all respondents to both the electronic and letter (to property owners) surveys and so was reported to Council via Council's Traffic Committee.
    Council considered the matter at its meeting of 2 June 2014 and resolved "That Council seek approval from the RMS for a 10kph Shared Zone for all trafficable public roads on Scotland Island."
    Correspondence has now been sent to the RMS seeking their approval.

    TMP for proposed Road Closures (to traffic not authorised by Council)
    Respondents to both the electronic and letter surveys were split approximately 50/50 between supporting and not supporting the proposal.

    For respondents who did not support the TMP, their additional comments indicated that they either did not fully understand the proposal, or wanted additional information to assist them in making a decision.

    As such, a report will now be put to Council advising Council of the outcome of the consultation process and recommending that further consultation be undertaken prior to a final decision being made by Council.

    Community Engagement was previously undertaken in the period March-May 2014. The below information is an excerpt from the Community Engagement carried out at the time.

    The Scotland Island Road Reserve Strategy recommends that Council consider adopting a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) for Scotland Island.

    This Strategy identified the principle issues were:
    • need to restrict vehicle usage (numbers, type and speeds)
    • need to give pedestrians priority over vehicles on the roads
    Two draft TMPs were placed on public consultation from 17 March to 4 May 2014 addressing these issues as well as being able to be implemented independently without the other.

    • Scotland Island - proposed closure of all public roads (to other than vehicles authorised via Council)
    • Scotland Island - proposed 10kph shared zone

    The outcome for each TMP is as follows:

    TMP for proposed 10kph Shared Zone
    This TMP was supported by a majority of all respondents to both the electronic and letter (to property owners) surveys and so was reported to Council via Council's Traffic Committee.
    Council considered the matter at its meeting of 2 June 2014 and resolved "That Council seek approval from the RMS for a 10kph Shared Zone for all trafficable public roads on Scotland Island."
    Correspondence has now been sent to the RMS seeking their approval.

    TMP for proposed Road Closures (to traffic not authorised by Council)
    Respondents to both the electronic and letter surveys were split approximately 50/50 between supporting and not supporting the proposal.

    For respondents who did not support the TMP, their additional comments indicated that they either did not fully understand the proposal, or wanted additional information to assist them in making a decision.

    As such, a report will now be put to Council advising Council of the outcome of the consultation process and recommending that further consultation be undertaken prior to a final decision being made by Council.

  • Locality

    about 1 month ago

    Scotland Island is located on Pittwater, north of Taylors Point on the mainland and Elvina and Lovett Bays on the eastern foreshores of Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park.

    The Island, mainly consisting of bushland, is also home to nearly 1000 residents with approximately 350 dwellings primarily located around the perimeter foreshore.

    There are a small number of registered vehicles (approx 30) comprising of private cars and service vehicles. There are also golf cart buggies which are used as transport on the Island.

    Walking is the primary mode of transport around the Island and to and from the wharf.

    Scotland Island is located on Pittwater, north of Taylors Point on the mainland and Elvina and Lovett Bays on the eastern foreshores of Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park.

    The Island, mainly consisting of bushland, is also home to nearly 1000 residents with approximately 350 dwellings primarily located around the perimeter foreshore.

    There are a small number of registered vehicles (approx 30) comprising of private cars and service vehicles. There are also golf cart buggies which are used as transport on the Island.

    Walking is the primary mode of transport around the Island and to and from the wharf.