Clapham/Panorama Integrated Traffic Management Plan
The City of Mitcham in partnership with the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure has engaged consultants GHD to develop an Integrated Traffic Management Plan for part of the Panorama and Clapham area.
The purpose of the Panorama and Clapham Integrated Traffic Management Plan is to identify local and overall traffic management options and provide prioritised plans for implementation. The plan will consider the relationship between the public transport systems, commercial industrial use, permeability of local road network, local community group usage (Bedford Industries relationship with the Balyana Hospitality Centre), the environment and the community needs and lifestyle choices.
The Traffic Management Plan will be a working document which set outs action plans and time frames to meet the desired strategic direction and goals developed with the local community and key stakeholders. Key concerns of the community in the study area include:
- Rat running through area
Speeding and hoon driving
Ensure local roads perform as local roads.
The projects study area is bounded by Springbank Road in the north, by Panorama Drive in the south, Goodwood Road in the west, Belair Road, Barrett’s Road and the railway in the east.
A Project Working Group will be formed to assist the development of the Traffic Management Plan. It is anticipated that this group will meet twice during the development of the Traffic Management Plan. The Project Working Group will be made up of 4-6 community representatives, Ward Councillors, Council technical staff and GHD consultants. You can nominate to be part of this group by submitting a written application (see details below).
There will be two community workshops for interested members of the community to raise issues, consider options and priorities for road treatments. The first workshop was held as follows:
Date: Wednesday 6 March 2013
Venue: Clapham Primary School, Barretts Road, Clapham 5062
Time: 6.45 pm arrival for start at 7.00 pm
Following this workshop, GHD will develop draft concept plans that respond to the community’s issues and concerns. These will be developed by a smaller focus group (identified as a Project Working Group) in conjunction with GHD, Council and Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure who will meet at least twice more to consider these solutions. Interest is now sought from the local community to be part of this Project Working Group.
A further opportunity for the community to have their say on the preferred concept as the project progresses in the form of another workshop will be held over the coming months.
For catering purposes, please register your attendance at this workshop by calling Ashni Kumar on 8372 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 1 March 2013. Light refreshments will be provided.
If you are unable to attend the workshop but you would like to identify some of your local traffic and transport issues in the area please contact Council via phone on 8372 8888 or email email@example.com
Project Working Group
The Project Working Group will act as representatives of the broader community and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information about the proposed traffic management plan.
It is proposed that the Project Working Group comprise up to six community representatives, a number of Councillors and Council technical staff. The Project Working Group will be facilitated by the project consultants GHD.
The role of the Project Working Group will be to:
- Clarify and confirm the current and future traffic and road safety concerns in the area
- Assist in preparing the draft Integrated Traffic Management Plan by considering and providing feedback on the most appropriate road engineering treatments
- Act as representatives of the broader community
The Project Working Group will meet at least twice during the development of the Integrated Traffic Management Plan as follows:
- Confirmation of the issues and concerns identified by the community and data analysis
- Consider options and priorities for road engineering treatments and review draft Integrated Traffic Management Plan before wider community consultation.
Broad community comment on draft proposals will also be sought through formal consultation.
If you would like to be considered for selection on the Project Working Group, we invite you to submit a written application by 5 pm on 13 March 2013.
Your registration of interest should include:
- a brief background of yourself
- your interest in road safety and traffic management in the local area
- your availability to attend meetings after hours
- your residential address and contact details (including postal address, telephone numbers and email address).
Project Working Group member selection will be based on the above criteria and members will be selected to ensure a representative community cross section.
Please submit your registration of interest to:
Manager Traffic and Transport Planning
City of Mitcham
PO Box 21 Mitcham Shopping Centre
Torrens Park SA 5062
Applications can also be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mark your email application: Attention: Mr Kumar, Clapham/Panorama Project Working Group
For further information please contact Ashni Kumar on 8372 8888.