It has been brought to Council’s attention that the existing children’s crossing provided on Paradise Beach Road, Sanctuary Point has not been operating as intended.
The successful operation of the crossing relies on Sanctuary Point Primary School installing and removing the children’s crossing warning flags each day, however, this has not been occurring.
In consultation with the school, Council has been advised that due to the improvements to Idlewild Avenue at the front of the school, the school now supports Idlewild Avenue as the main pick / up drop off location. As a result, the school no longer requires a children’s crossing or the kiss and drop (no parking zone) on Paradise Beach Road.
As it is confusing to motorists and pedestrians to have a crossing that takes on the appearance of a children’s crossing but does not operate as a flagged crossing, Council intends to augment the crossing at the earliest possible time.
Council is proposing to:
- Amend the existing children’s crossing (convert to a standard pedestrian refuge) by removing the existing posts (red and white flag poles) and hold line markings and to amend the existing pedestrian signage on the approaches.
- Remove the pick up /drop off zone (time restricted no parking zone) adjacent to the Bus Shelter on Paradise Beach Road.
The “existing” and “proposed” changes are shown in the image at the bottom of the page.
These changes are intended to address the confusion regarding the status of the existing crossing, whilst still maintaining a safe crossing treatment for pedestrians at that location on Paradise Beach Road.
Unrestricted parking can also resume following the school’s advice that the kiss and drop zone on Paradise Beach Road is also no longer required by the school.
Council’s policies and guidelines indicate that community consultation regarding the proposal should be conducted, prior to making a decision. Accordingly, Council is seeking your view on the proposal prior to making any changes.
It would be appreciated if your comments could be received by Friday, 28 July 2017.
Comments (quoting Council’s reference 18378E) can be forwarded to council’s General Manager via:
Mail: P.O. Box 42 Nowra NSW 2541
For further information, please phone Council's Traffic Investigation Officer on (02) 4429 3315.