Newport B-Line Update October 2017
Newport Update October 2017
- Are they aware of the current opposition by communities north of Newport to creating another a ‘choke point’ by the installation of the roundabout? Their response was they are yet to consult with those communities.
- A minimum diameter roundabout, as shown, does not seem to fit without either a substantial encroachment into the Northern corner private property on Neptune, or a projection into the carpark.
- There have been no traffic studies regarding the Roundabout
- If the roundabout concept is adopted it would seem logical they consider feeding the entrance and/or exit to the carpark into the roundabout. What further impact would that bring?
- It seems highly unlikely that all Norfolks would be preserved as shown. Generally we feel that at least two Norfolk pines would have to go and one of our member’s suggests 5 large and 1 small could be lost due excavation impacts on the root systems. Transport NSW comment these matters are yet to be resolved.
- The 2.4 metre Walkway shown following the Eastern perimeter of the roundabout would further encroach on the carpark. Safety barriers would be additional.
- To safely accommodate the 2.4 m Walkway it seems possible that it could be relocated to the Eastern side of the Carpark, encroaching on existing parking spaces and possible deletion of the centre parking spaces
- NSW say there will be no dedicated commuter carpark at the surf club (one of the reasons they say that is for it to meet the carpark safety guidelines they would have to lose too many existing car spots).
- When asked how the car park would work for commuters and whether the opal card would be used as a parking right as per the new car parks south of Newport, we were unable to get a satisfactory answer, they just reiterated the statement ‘we have listened to community concerns and there will be no commuter car park’.
- Discussions re adequacy of toilets for drivers (including distance thereto) they say they have no desire to build new ones but they are yet to have discussions with the Bus Union.
- Tree trimming on Barrenjoey Road – side and centre, answer – ‘unresolved’
- What traffic studies have been done re entering and leaving the Surf Club car park? Answer ‘none’.
- The impact on the walkway and Norfolk Island Pines of relocating the existing east side beach bus stop and shelter 10 metres further south has not been resolved.
What’s happening at Newport?
Mona Vale Residents Association: September 22 , 2015 - Community News, October 2015
Investigative Drilling is currently being undertaken in Beeby Park Mona Vale and Village Park Mona Vale by Transport NSW. They are looking at potential sites to build the bus rapid transit interchange. A number of sights are being looked at around the MV CBD.
MVRA contacted Transport NSW this week and found out there are 5-6 sites under investigation around Mona Vale.
The state owned Bus depot in Darley Street is also being looked at as a potential transport hub. This is a site that the Mona Vale Residents Association think should be seriously considered as it will not have an impact on green open space and will be far better for traffic movements.
We are now seeking a meeting regarding this matter with Transport NSW. It is disappointing that communication with the community had completely been ignored.
Pictures courtesy Mark Horton