Huskisson Traffic and Parking Studies
The Huskisson Traffic and Parking Studies are now available to the public.
Council resolved on 20 December 2016 that:
The Huskisson Traffic and Parking Study be made publicly available
Commence survey design and consultation for all short term pedestrian and traffic management options in accordance with the recommended strategy
Consider reviewing the Development Control Plan and Contributions Plan projects related to car parking and traffic facilities
As part of the next major review of the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan, on the basis of the study findings consider to plan for the long term provision of a Huskisson Bypass (alternative road access around the town centre for through traffic)
Links to the completed studies are provided below.
Shoalhaven City Council has made the Huskisson Traffic and Parking Studies available online to the public as the Council considers the area’s future traffic and parking requirements.
The study was undertaken in stages as Council explored both the supply and demand for parking in the CBD; the demand for parking based on Council’s Development Control Plan; and traffic modelling analysis which explored the short term and long term needs for traffic management in and around the town centre. The study also considers pedestrian movements.
The study found parking levels were currently adequate in accordance with recognised standards, however, noted the pressure placed on parking in popular coastal locations like Huskisson in times of higher tourist seasonal demand.
The Huskisson Traffic and Parking Study was undertaken in response to long term community concerns regarding traffic and parking issues. It also investigates the long term need for a bypass of Huskisson.
Short and Medium Term Recommendations
Mid-Block Pedestrian Crossing (Zebra) Owen Street (between Sydney Street and Currambene Street, at location of existing crossing)
Pedestrian Crossing (Zebra) crossing on eastern and southern legs of the Currambene Street/ Owen Street intersection
Sydney Street/Owen Street Roundabout
Roundabouts at the Currambene Street/ Bowen Street and Bowen/ Hawke intersections.
Local Area Traffic Management measures in local streets around the town centre affected by traffic diversions (impact of pedestrian crossing improvements)
Long Term Recommendations
Full or Partial Bypass Road
The study determines that a Bypass is not viable at the present point in time but planning for this option will need to be considered.
Parking Study – Recommended Strategy
Council should continue to plan for the provision of 160 parking bays on the Church/Crown land The existing 78 spaces on the Owen Street car park on southern side (at 38-40 Owen Street, and including 3 Morton Street) should be protected by public covenant in any redevelopment proposal
The reconfiguration of the existing Owen Street car park on the southern side to create an additional 40 spaces
The study identifies a significant amount of parking could be provided within road reserve land around the CBD however, recommends that any new on-street parking provided should not be used to cater for DCP requirements (which are to address theoretical “off-street” demand in accordance with the DCP).
The Huskisson Traffic and Parking Studies were commenced several years ago and at the outset the community was engaged to provide input to the studies (and requested to provide suggestions for what types of pedestrian and traffic management treatments they wanted to see in and around the town centre).
The release of the technical studies provides further opportunity for the public to comment.
Links to completed studies:
Huskisson Traffic Study
Huskisson Parking Study
Enquiries in relation to this project may be directed to Mr Scott Wells (Traffic & Transport Unit Manager) or Mr Wayne Schnoor (Transport Engineering Officer) by phoning (02) 4429 3312 or (02) 4429 3315.