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Terigal parking consultation report phase 1
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  1. 1. Report of Community Input theTerrigalto theTerrigal Parking Study Study undertaken by Brown Consulting for Gosford City Council February 2012
  2. 2. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City CouncilComments about this report should be directed to: Margaret Harvie Director PlanCom Consulting PO Box 411, Potts Point NSW Phone: 9331 4336 Email: margaret@plancom.com.au Website: www.plancom.com.au Revision Date signed: Prepared by (author): Reviewed by: No: 1 14 February 2012 Margaret Harvie Dean Brodie PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page i www.plancom.com.au
  3. 3. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City CouncilTable of Contents1. Overview of the Study ........................................................................................................ 1 ........................................................................................................ ................................................................ 1.1. Introduction .............................................................................................................. 1 1.2. Objectives................................................................................................................. 2 1.2.1. Study Objectives ....................................................................................... 2 1.2.2. Consultation Objectives ........................................................................... 22. Identified Community Stakeholders .................................................................................. 3 .................................................................................. ................................ 2.1. Government Representatives ................................................................................. 3 2.2. Community and Key Stakeholder Groups .............................................................. 3 2.3. Businesses ............................................................................................................... 33. The Consultation Process .................................................................................................. 4 .................................................................................................. ................................................................4. Issues Identified by the Community................................................................................... 5 ................................................................ ................................................... 4.1. Issues identified by the community for parking in the Terrigal Town Centre....... 5 4.2. Issues identified by the community for parking Terrigal Haven ........................... 6 4.3. Issues identified by the community with the process for the study and the consultation ............................................................................................................. 75. Potential Solutions as Suggested by Community Members .............................................. 7 .............................................. 5.1. Potential solutions related to both Terrigal Town Centre and the Haven ............ 7 5.2. Potential solutions for parking in the Terrigal Town Centre .................................. 8 5.3. Potential Solutions for Terrigal Haven.................................................................. 106. ................................................................ ................................. Report of the Outcomes from the Workshops ................................................................. 11 6.1. Information provided and attained through the workshop ................................. 11 6.2. Terrigal Central Business Area ............................................................................. 12 6.2.1. Access and Signage – Issues (Group 1) ............................................... 12 6.2.2. Access and Signage - Solutions............................................................. 12 6.2.3. Management and Enforcement – Issues (Group 2) ............................ 12 6.2.4. Management and Enforcement - Solutions.......................................... 12 6.2.5. Parking Provision – Issues (Group 3).................................................... 13 6.2.6. Parking Provision - Solutions ................................................................. 13 6.2.7. Location of Parking/ onsite parking – Issues (Group 4)...................... 13 6.2.8. Location of Parking/ onsite parking - Solutions ................................... 13 6.3. Terrigal Haven ........................................................................................................ 14 6.3.1. General Parking Provision - Issues (Group 1) ....................................... 14 6.3.2. General Parking Provision - Solutions ................................................... 14 6.3.3. Boat Users/Ramp – Issues (Group 2)................................................... 14 6.3.4. Boat Users/Ramp - Solutions ................................................................ 15 6.3.5. Diver Facilities – Issues (Group 3) ........................................................ 15 6.3.6. Diver Facilities - Solutions...................................................................... 15 6.3.7. General – Issues (Group 3 continued).................................................. 15 6.3.8. General – Solutions ............................................................................... 16 PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page ii www.plancom.com.au
  4. 4. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council 6.4. Summary of online forum – Have Your Say ......................................................... 16 6.5. Further Consultation.............................................................................................. 18APPENDIX A – Questions and Answers from the Workshop ........................................................... 19 ........................................................... ................................................................ ........................................APPENDIX B – Responses from the On line Forum ........................................................................ 21 ................................................................ .......................................................APPENDIX C - Advertisements and Flyers ....................................................................................... 30 PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page iii www.plancom.com.au
  5. 5. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council1. Overview of the Study1.1. Introduction Brown Consulting has been engaged by Gosford City Council to undertake a strategic parking study for Terrigal. The study is to assess the ability of the car parking infrastructure to handle current and future demand and provide recommendations for measures to accommodate and manage anticipated growth over the next 25 years. This will include preparation of a new parking policy for future development in Terrigal to replace the existing policy. Terrigal is a major coastal suburb of the Central Coast, located approximately 12 kilometres east of Gosford’s City Centre and train station. The Central Coast Regional Strategy and a number of other local strategies identified Terrigal as a Village Centre (Well established centre proving a good range of services and facilities and a focus for other activities and businesses). The Parking Study will include the area surrounding the Terrigal town centre bounded by the Tasman Sea to the East and by residential lands to the west (Study Area A) and the area known as Terrigal Haven (Study Area B) to the south east of Terrigal CBD. The areas being investigated are comprised of residential, commercial, infrastructure and public recreation zones. The study area will undergo key changes due to future land-use directions and increased population densities. This will be the result of changes to planning controls, strategies and studies for the area that are currently being put in place by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DP&I) and Gosford City Council. Adjustments to planning instruments and development controls will greatly impact the provision of parking around the study area. However, the impacts of the land use changes to future parking requirements are vastly unknown. Exhibit 1.1: Map showing Study Area A (Terrigal CBD) and Study Area B (Terrigal Haven) PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 1 www.plancom.com.au
  6. 6. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council1.2. Objectives1.2.1. Study Objectives The objective is to undertake a review of public parking in the study areas including detailed analysis of current parking supply and demand. The study will also determine the future parking needs within Terrigal to the years 2016, 2026 and 2036 for both public and private parking, considering existing planning controls, strategies and studies. The specific objectives include: assessment of the long-term parking implications, in particular the sustainability of existing and future parking infrastructure to be provided; estimate of costs for the provision of public car parking to meet the future needs as determined; providing a base line model to inform development assessment, traffic and transport strategy development in Terrigal; and reviewing the performance of the existing parking infrastructure, and providing recommendations for improvements to cater for future growth and demands. The study outcomes will: be incorporated into the development of a new Section 94 Developer Contributions Plan for Terrigal; contribute to the Development Control Plan (DCP); contribute to relevant strategies and plans being developed by Council, land owner groups and state agencies; and form the basis for future modelling, which may be required by Council, Roads and Maritime Services and/or the Department of Planning and Infrastructure. Brown Consulting will: make recommendations about the future public parking provision in the Terrigal Town Centre and Terrigal Haven; develop a parking policy that will inform all future development within the Terrigal Town Centre; and investigate possible mechanisms to fund future public parking.1.2.2. Consultation Objectives One Phase One Identify what the community believes are the parking issues for Terrigal. Gain community input to the potential solutions to the parking problems. Phase Two Present the findings of the study for comment by the community. PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 2 www.plancom.com.au
  7. 7. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council2. Stakeholders Identified Community Stakeholders Amongst the stakeholders identified as having interest in this study were: Representatives2.1. Government Representatives NSW Crown Lands NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Department of Planning and Infrastructure, Gosford Brisbane Water Local Area Command Groups2.2. Community and Key Stakeholder Groups Terrigal Chamber of Commerce Central Coast Tourism Terrigal Sea Rescue Service Volunteer Marine Rescue Central Coast Terrigal Surf Life Saving Club Terrigal Trojans Rugby Club Central Coast Cricket Gosford City Sports Council Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW Central Coast Association of Angling Clubs Gosford City Council Lifeguard Service Rotary Club of Terrigal TARA (Terrigal Area Residents Association) Regional Development Australia, Central Coast.2.3. Businesses All retail, restaurants and services in the Terrigal Town Centre Crowne Plaza Terrigal Dive Centre Haven Beach Restaurant Reef Restaurant Terrigal Underwater Group PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 3 www.plancom.com.au
  8. 8. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council Pro-Dive Dive Imports Australia Scuba Shack Scubamunkies Gosford Dive Services Central Coast Reef and Game Fishing Brisbane Water Underwater Group Terrigal Bluewater Fishing Charters.3. The Consultation Process We are currently in the data collection phase of the consultation. We have asked for input from the community, business and interest groups to identify their perspectives on the issues and potential solutions to the parking situation. Consultation commenced from 24 November and has been open for comments from the community and other stakeholders since that time. Input was invited through: Activity Timeframe Emailed invitations to key stakeholders identified by Council as 24 November 2011 having interest in the parking issues. Advertisements 2 December 2011 - Central Coast Express Advocate 7 December 2011 - Gosford Connect which is distributed through Central Coast Express Advocate See Appendix C for copies of these Advertisements Flyers were posted to 160 property owners who are located within Week commencing Study Area ‘A’ and ‘B’. Monday 28 November See Appendix C for a copy of the Flyer 2011 Flyers were hand delivered to businesses within Study Area ‘A’ Monday 28 November and ‘B’. 2011 Interviews were conducted and recorded with 23 different groups Monday 28 November of stakeholders most of these being businesses operating within 2011 the study areas. One of these was a meeting with 7 representatives of the local boating industry. Email input was invited to Ongoing terrigalparking@brownconsulting.com.au PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 4 www.plancom.com.au
  9. 9. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council Activity Timeframe Online discussion forum - 28 November 2011 - 20 http://haveyoursaygosford.com.au/parkinginterrigal http://haveyoursaygosford.com.au/parkinginterrigal January 2012 Two Workshops – Monday 12 December 2011 -3-5pm focussed on Terrigal town centre - 6-8pm focussed on the Haven. All communications above invited people to register to attend the workshops4. Issues Identified by the Community Responses from interviews, emails and the online discussion up to 20 January have been collated and are summarised below. The list below does not include the input from the workshop that is detailed in the section to follow (Section 6). We have made every effort to represent each of the comments and views expressed. Comments are still welcome.4.1. Issues identified by the community for parking in the Terrigal Town Centre There is not sufficient Council provided parking and there can’t be less in any of the future plans - the existing parking must remain. There are issues for staff in getting parking and issues regarding where staff currently park. Some say parking exists in the multi storey car park – some say it is often full. Conflict between tourist demand and the requirements for regular customers (ie medical and bank services). Local people go elsewhere for a range of services because they can’t park. Safety and access to the multi storey park – it is too dark and a problem when it is wet, there is no lift, uphill to car park. Not adequate disabled parking in the multi storey car park and too far away for people needing medical services. People want to park in the street and close to destination – resistance to parking in the car parks. There may be a need to accept that Terrigal is not a small town and there is need to walk from where you park your car. There is problem for businesses needing to deliver stock and heavy equipment long distances. Parking restrictions are enforced but should be enforced more regularly. PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 5 www.plancom.com.au
  10. 10. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council Events and early morning fitness activities (on water front) put additional stress on foreshore street parking. There is support for the fact that the car park is free and undercover. Car park is used by skate boarders and for other kind of antisocial activity causing litter and damage to cars – there is need for CCTV in the car park. The likely closure of the parking directly behind Crowne Plaza will create further pressure (the cost at Crowne Plaza $18). Concerns about the lack of parking at the ‘Rapedo’ development. New developments do not always need retail shops attached to them. Parking is most needed at the northern end of Terrigal. Lack of integration of land use /urban planning & transport planning. Tourists passing Terrigal for more accessible locations.4.2. Issues identified by the community for parking Terrigal Haven Lack of parking especially when there is a combination of good boating and diving conditions, picnic weather, restaurant and sporting events (rugby attracts more people than cricket). The most difficult hours are 8-10 and 11- 2. Lack of facilities means that some potential visitors bypass the Central coast in favour of Port Stephens. The boat ramp is important as it is the only one in the area from Swansea through the Peninsula. People park all over the lawns. Lack of amenities for the dive patrons (parking and change room/ toilet facilities). Safety issue for elderly and young pedestrians due to incorrect parking. There should be controls on speed. Delivery trucks have no where to park. Parking close to facilities and restaurants is important for old people and people with young children. Problem with the use of the ramp and manoeuvring for boats - queuing at the boat ramp and general lack of available space when boats return to the ramp – there is lots of ramp rage. Cars park all day near the ramp so there is lack of turnover of parking. Need clearer and better marking of parking. Yellow no parking lines are misinterpreted as parks. Additional coffee shop opened without consideration of implications on parking. The one lane arrangement is causing more traffic and parking issues. PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 6 www.plancom.com.au
  11. 11. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council HMAS Adelaide and its impact on parking was not adequately thought through. Lack of commitment from Council to the commercial function of the boat ramp – this is significant with in excess of seven companies and fourteen moorings. The economic contribution from the ramp should not be underestimated. No designated access on the ramp for Road and Maritime Services or the emergency/ Marine Rescue. There is a belief that the boat operators have additional rights as the original users of the Haven. The feeling is that the activities for the Haven playing oval would be better relocated to Duffys Oval (given that the current facilities are often flooded and not able to be used). This would leave the area to be community open space. If the diving activities related to the Adelaide grow there will be a requirement for additional nearby parking for minibuses and cars.4.3. Issues identified by the community with the process for the study and the consultation There was the feeling that this consultation process should involve those from other suburbs who currently use Terrigal. Need to look at the input and outcomes of the Plan of Management (PoM) for the Haven. The timing of the survey of existing parking conditions – at the time of the counts there were bad weather conditions (October long weekend). This will have had impact on the numbers. Need to plan for the future –the next 25 years.5. Potential Solutions as Suggested by Community Members Solutions Members Potential solutions from interviews, emails and the online discussion up to 20 January have been collated and are summarised below. The list below does not include the input from the workshop that is detailed in the section to follow (Section 6). We have made every effort to represent each of the comments and views expressed. Comments are still welcome.5.1. Potential solutions related to both Terrigal Town Centre and the Haven Need to look at the possibility of light rail/tram from Gosford Station via Erina Fair to Terrigal along scenic highway route. Land near the bridge at Terrigal Lagoon should be purchased for parking. Need for a walkway around the foreshore between Terrigal and the Haven so that the parking demands are inter-related. PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 7 www.plancom.com.au
  12. 12. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council Park and ride system on carnival days for Terrigal and the Haven. Need regular parking enforcement at the right time - Monitor loading zones. The beachside parking lot should become a picnic area to take pressure off the Haven. A drop and go zone for people to drop off bigger items at the beach or the Haven. Gold coin donation to cover costs. Investigate strategies to reduce the need to use cars and encourage: Car share schemes (including shared smart cars in lieu of extra car parking spaces) Public transport (increase frequency and visibility) Bikes (including bike share scheme) Improved pedestrian links.5.2. Potential solutions for parking in the Terrigal Town Centre Additional levels to multi storey park or extension to include the bowling club area and /or the land next door to the post office and/ or provide a covering for the top level. Need for a designated walkway from the land next door to the post office to Pinetree Lane. A suggestion was a shared (pedestrian & vehicle) zone to Kurrawyba St between The Esplanade and Church St, extending along the full length of Pine Tree Lane. Developer contributions need to be used to fund parking. Some believe the length of time for street parking is ideal at 30 minutes and some believe it should be extended. Some feel the water front should be a Pedestrian Mall with additional playground and BBQ’s space with Church Street being two way (if possible given the space). There was a suggestion that specifically the Esplanade between Campbell & Kurrawyba should be closed. Campbell/Church should be two way with angle parking on eastern side of Church only, buses & taxi rank west side. South side of Campbell should be loading zone only and no parking on the north side. A large roundabout at intersection of Church/Kurrawyba/Pinetree could accommodate buses and larger vehicles and encourage flow to current and expanded parking station. Give way should be at Kurrawyba/ Wilson and right of way for traffic from Wilson (leaving parking precinct). Some feel the existing fencing needs to be removed and this especially disadvantages the area between Bakers Delight and Belly Fish (there needs to be a crossing to the car park from this area). Diagonal rather than parallel parking is required. Loading zones should be able to be used by older people. PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 8 www.plancom.com.au
  13. 13. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council All parking in prime areas should be 1 hour (including the car parks that are now 4 hours). There should be metered parking on street. Residents should have exemption stickers to use in certain areas including Wilson Rd carpark (if this park has time limits). Signage should direct people the most efficient route to the multiple parking options. An option is directing traffic to the Wilson Rd Carpark via Campbell & Church St to Kurrawyba, then enter as usual via Wilson Rd. Access to the multi storey car park should be through Pine tree lane or from Ash Street. Fix the parking area next to the post office. Staff should be required to park in the car park to allow spots closer to the retail and services for customers. The road needs line marking to create more parking. Parking station required on Campbell Crescent and more parking required in the Church street car park (multi storey). Traffic needs to be directed away from the beach front. Traffic flow needs to be improved with traffic lights and less pedestrian crossings. Have two way traffic and parking on both sides. The Esplanade should be closed to traffic (excl some deliveries, maintenance and the like) as in Curitiba in Brazil, Copenhagen in Denmark, Sydney (Pitt St mall and The Corso, Manly) etc… Perhaps it can be seasonal. Examples cited by others were Sunshine Coast and Adelaide. The area behind the shops (near police and medical centre) should be a multi storey car park. Small area on Pine Lane near the roundabout in Ash Street may be an option for staff parking or for more parking facilities. Rescind the option for Council to sell 5-7 Church Street and to use this area to develop a public car park. Review the parking DCP’s which are outdated to reflect current and plan for future demographic changes and housing types (ie apartment sizes etc). Investigate decentralised parking with enjoyable access. Schemes should be funded by contributions, partnerships (PPP) and the creation of cash flows around assets enabling sustainable long term funding. Real time signage at the entrance points detailing parking available in the town would be great - knowing they can park will encourage people to enter and stay.PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 9www.plancom.com.au
  14. 14. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council There should not be focus on vehicles and car parking at the expense of pedestrians (walking/riding, scale and speed etc) and good urban design. Improve cycle ways (including rides to Wamberal and Avoca Beach) and bike racks around Terrigal. Investigate underground parking (ie. York Street parking station in Sydney) under the hill on Barnhill Road with entry and exit from the Esplanade at the crest of the hill, or either side of the crest – it is acknowledged that an underground parking station could be expensive and outside Council budget. Investigate Terrigal Lagoon as a parking option.5.3. Potential Solutions for Terrigal Haven Walkway from Terrigal. Redo parking around oval to create more – parks are too large and too far away from fence. Perhaps 45 degree angled parking around the Haven Oval on both sides of the centre road with improved earth works and bank stabilisation, oval access and stepped seating for Haven oval users. There is a need for parking restrictions and designations to be enforceable as per the proposed changes for the LGA Act. Same as done at Gosford boat ramp with the soccer. Port Stephens has dedicated trailer parking which is policed. Improve driver awareness of traffic flow and awareness of where to park cars or car/trailers. Improve the parking conditions and define the cafe gravel area with lines. redo all markings and change yellow lines at the ramp. Several suggestions about the location of future parking including: multi storey parking in the current green hilly area behind the club house as per the proposal for this in the 80’s. The slope of the eastern parking area for cut in cantilever under/over, reverse in, car or car/trailer parking arrangement or a 3-4 storey multi level cut in parking and extra business facilities. additional parking bays for cars, car/trailers where the old Trojans Hall stood. More coordination required at ramp and designated spots for trailers. Create locker facilities and shuttle bus facilities (from car park) for divers and/ or others. Parking parameters need to reflect weather/ time of day/ peak seasons. Divers should be required to use the ramp near restaurant rather than the boat ramp to relieve the pressure on the parking near the boat ramp. Have a capacity count of the traffic going in and out and “full” sign at the entry. PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 10 www.plancom.com.au
  15. 15. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council The western area should be used to construct a Marine Rescue facility and also they require two dedicated parking spots in the Haven. Dedicated commercial operators parking area as seen in all fishing ports along the NSW Coast ie Nelson Bay, Crowdy Head, Coffs Harbour etc. Parking for recreational fishing should be addressed but separate from general car parking and also should be properly regulated. There should be a levy on the Rugby Club and the Dive Centres to fund a parking station (preferably not at the Haven).6. Outcomes Report of the Outcomes from the Workshops The community were invited to register for one or both of two workshops that were held on 12 December 2011 at the Crowne Plaza, Terrigal. The times and topics of focus were as follows: 3 pm to 5 pm – Terrigal central business area with 10 community and business representatives attending this session. 6 pm to 8 pm – Terrigal Haven with 15 community and business representatives attending this session. The workshops provided opportunity for the community to have input to the parking study, understand study activities to date and provide possible solutions for Brown Consulting and Council to consider. Twenty-one different community members and business people participated in these two workshop sessions.6.1. Information provided and attained through the workshop The following format was used for both the workshop sessions. 1. Introduction to the team, agenda and workshop objectives - Margaret Harvie, PlanCom Consulting. 2. Overview of Terrigal Parking Study - Activities undertaken to date to establish the Overview current use and demand on parking. This included activities such as road counts, video cameras and physical counts – Dean Brodie, Brown Consulting. 3. Presentation of the issues and solutions suggested by the community. There was community. an overview of the input received to 12 December. These included some of the issues from Section 4 and 5 of this report (however additional comments have been received by email or through the online forum up to 20 January and have been added to the list). 4. Discussion and feedback from the participants The workshop participants were participants articipants. asked to form groups and list their key issues regarding parking in the Terrigal/Terrigal Haven areas. The issues were then sorted into like topics from those across the various groups. Topic headings were defined and the issues sorted under each of these. PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 11 www.plancom.com.au
  16. 16. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council Participants were asked to select the topic (and hence group) they wanted to join (based on the heading) to develop possible solutions. The following issues and solutions came from these groups.6.2. Terrigal Central Business Area The topics and the issues and solution raised through the workshops were the following: and6.2.1. Access and Signage – Issues (Group 1) Poor access to the town Daytrippers can’t get into Terrigal and aren’t staying Information to know where parking is available – real time signage Traffic flow to parking areas does not work Routing to multi-storey car park Circling traffic to find parking.6.2.2. Access and Signage - Solutions and Resume land to have access to multi-storey car park from Pine Tree Lane Solves cars and pedestrian access (Resumption could be limited in height so it can be built over) “Park assist” signage to indicate parking availability Before coming into Terrigal eg. Duffy’s Rd (both ends) Wamberal Synchronised lights on zebra crossings Public transport from Erina Fair external car park (mini bus). and6.2.3. Management and Enforcement – Issues (Group 2) Perception of conflict for users/customers in Terrigal Loading zones and delivery of goods Dealing with the seasonal peaks Insufficient 15 min parking spaces Staff car parking – occupying prime parking spaces Parking management and a lack of enforcement The reduction in parking close to businesses Parking zones and timing restrictions enforcement and plan. and6.2.4. Management and Enforcement - Solutions More ranger activity PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 12 www.plancom.com.au
  17. 17. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council Review of current parking restrictions Investigate parking meters with exemption for local residents Real-time parking information (ie. number of spaces available) Staff and business owners to use multi-storey car park Provide 2 loading zones in Church St carpark Review of DCP 111 car parking policy (currently states that no more than 2/3 of required parking to be on-site (underground parking development costs in Terrigal are more than contributions currently required by Council) Provision of more bicycle parking areas.6.2.5. Parking Provision – Issues (Group 3) Lack of parking causing traffic flows to circulate around residential areas Not enough parking in Terrigal during busy periods Inefficient use of existing parking Access to surf club limits its use (only accessible via Terrigal Drive) Not enough parking at Northern end Increasing number of car parks within CBD needed – cannot lose 1 more space.6.2.6. Parking Provision - Solutions Decentralising parking from CBD with level access for pedestrians Use of technology to monitor parking and/or book parking at Haven Large car park outside CBD with free shuttle buses in peak periods Incentives to park elsewhere ie. vouchers/tokens etc Increase number of car parks through planning. Parking/6.2.7. Location of Parking/ onsite parking – Issues (Group 4) Prioritise pedestrians over cars Multi-storey car park and pedestrian access to CBD Developer contribution scheme not working - $ vs parking space provision Use the multi-storey car park as last option – how do we stop people avoiding car park? Council approving developments with inadequate parking spaces6.2.8. Location of Parking/ onsite parking - Solutions of Parking/ Metered parking for street parking longer than 30 mins PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 13 www.plancom.com.au
  18. 18. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council Improve pedestrian journey from multi-storey car park to town centre Real-time signage for parking in multi-storey car park (signage from esplanade) Council to review pedestrian management Council to approve only developments with adequate on-site parking.6.3. Terrigal Haven6.3.1. General Parking Provision - Issues (Group 1) More parking is required at the Haven Public parking cannot be reduced Parking should be formalised in the Haven Investigate SW slope with view to increase parking Lack of parking rugby field.6.3.2. General Parking Provision - Solutions Council to fund shuttle bus between Haven and Terrigal: Route to include multi-storey car park Sponsored by Rotary/Lions Volunteer bus driver Small donation for trip Small trailer for dive equipment Mid week – on request Weekend and peak times – all the time Area immediately behind the Rugby club (SW slope side/scenic highway side) to be opened for parking, possibly underground car park More (parking) lines, after boating area (eastern end) Need for 45 degree line marking for parking Yellow paint for non parking areas and white paint to show parking spots Walkway between Haven and Terrigal – boardwalk Incorporate previous studies to not reinvent the wheel.6.3.3. Boat Users/Ramp – Issues (Group 2) (Group Lack of enforcement Too many users of the Haven at peak times PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 14 www.plancom.com.au
  19. 19. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council Poor management of existing public parking Congestion around boat ramp Safety issues Designated parking areas required in the Haven Dedicated trailer parking needed as there is a severe lack of i.e. none6.3.4. Boat Users/Ramp - Solutions Not enough parking for cars with trailers Dedicated boat trailers parking which needs to be marked (signs), enforced and lines painted on the ashphalt Designated diver change and drop off facility away from boat ramp to ease ramp congestion (near reef restaurant – other boat ramp). Traffic flow arrows No more development eg. Kids playground etc, there is enough of these away from the boat ramp area For the safety of vessels, crew and the general public, boat users require trailer parking close to the boat ramp Move picnic chairs and tables away from boat ramp and discourage picnicking around boat ramp Discourage swimmers from boat ramp area (there used to be signs to do this) Determine who is responsible for enforcement6.3.5. Diver Facilities – Issues (Group 3) No designated dive parking Lack of a facility for dive operators / patrons. Maybe adjacent to reef restaurant/boat ramp6.3.6. Diver Facilities - Solutions “Residents” exempt metered parking (say 2 hours free) Permit available for purchase Shuttle service to/from Haven and CBD (Scout Hall) Convert field to some parking (on top) More parking behind restaurant6.3.7. General – Issues (Group 3 continued) 4 hours parking too long PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 15 www.plancom.com.au
  20. 20. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council No road closures can be accommodated in any solution Lack of walkway between Haven and CBD6.3.8. General – Solutions Need a whole of Terrigal solution – all businesses, locals, tourists need to work together Don’t create new problems when solving this Decisions in Terrigal affect the Haven (and vice versa) Bus shuttle will prevent cars coming into Terrigal, but where can they park (not in the Scout Hall, but can park at Duffy’s Road Oval, Terrigal High School). Needs to be frequent – 10-15 min Need to consider operation ie. flow of Terrigal traffic (peak seasons, and times of day and times of activities ie divers) Shut the front road i.e. Close Terrigal Drive at beach Both of the workshops closed with final questions and thanks to the participants for attending.6.4. Summary of online forum – Have Your Say An online forum was advertised and accessible through the Gosford Council’s website. The URL is http://haveyoursaygosford.com.au/parkinginterrigal. The online discussion commenced on 28 November 2011 and continued on through the consultation period till 20 January 2012. During this period, 38 participants registered to the online forum while a total of 370 people visited the site. People were invited to join the conversations and discuss issues based around the following four questions. The table below summarises the online activity with the number or responses and viewings from interested community members and business owners. 1.1: Table 1.1: Parking Strategy Online Forum Questions No. of Responses Views If there is not enough parking, what is the best way to 21 287 improve parking in the future? Think about the location of future parking, signage and the current and future parking restrictions. Consider improvements to public transport, walking and cycling facilities. Of the current parking arrangements in Terrigal what 8 171 would you want to remain the same? PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 16 www.plancom.com.au
  21. 21. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council Questions No. of Responses Views What parking arrangements have you seen in other 2 92 places that you think may work in Terrigal? What are the impacts of the parking difficulties on 11 205 your life and business? Total 42 755Of the 42 total responses entered on the online forum, 28 were primary comments (ieinitiating the discussion) and 14 replied to those comments. The responses to the onlineforum have been summarised into Study group areas and are provided in Appendix B.While not all participants or visitors to the online forum gave their comments, some gavetheir support to the comments by providing their views with an ‘Agree’ or ‘Disagree’opinion to the discussion. The results are in the table below. If you want to see thespecific comments to which the ‘agrees’ or ‘disagrees’ are related see Appendix B. Table 1.2: Support of comments from the online forum Support for comment that were posted under the following Forum Agrees Disagrees Question headers If there is not enough parking, what is the best way to improve 17 3 parking in the future? Of the current parking arrangements in Terrigal what would you 2 0 want to remain the same? What parking arrangements have you seen in other places that you 3 0 think may work in Terrigal? What are the impacts of the parking difficulties on your life and 11 0 business? Total 33 3In addition the visitors to the website were invited to participate in two Quick Pollquestions. These are detailed in Table 1.3 along with the number of responses: PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 17 www.plancom.com.au
  22. 22. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council Table 1.3: Online Poll Questions Questions Responses Yes No Maybe Total Does Terrigal currently have enough public 9.1% 90.9% n/a parking? (1) (10) (11) Should we look at improvements in public 57.1% 28.6% 14.3% transport, walking and cycling facilities as a (8) (4) (2) (14) measure to improve parking in Terrigal?6.5. Further Consultation This consultation report is accessible via Gosford Council website. A presentation to the community of the findings of the study and potential solutions is scheduled for May 2012. A workshop will be conducted at this time. PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 18 www.plancom.com.au
  23. 23. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City CouncilAPPENDIX A – Questions and Answers from the WorkshopQuestions and responses raised during the workshopsQuestion 1: Are there any plans to come back and do a recount for the Terrigal Haven?Is there consideration in the study of the unfavourable weather conditions when thestudy was conducted? (specifically the long weekend in October 2011)Answer:Answer: The results from the study conducted at the boat ramp have been recordedduring two key periods, being during school term (weekday and a weekend) and duringschool holidays (weekday and weekend). It is acknowledged that the data collected mayhave under represented the usage patterns in typical holiday periods. While the weatherwasn’t typical during that period the data captured is with Council and it is Councildecision to collect more data.The study will recommend to Council the collection of further data. It will be suggestedthat the study consider the sea conditions and if these are likely to impact the number ofpeople using the ramp there would be the option to cancel the counts.Question 2: Does the study include assessing the access points near the bowling cluband for the entire the Terrigal area?Answer: The study focuses on vehicles coming directly in/out of the Terrigal and TerrigalHaven area. The study hasn’t included vehicle movements in/out of Barnhill Road. Aspecific traffic management study would be required to assess all vehicle movements inand out of Terrigal. This study could include a suggestion that this occur.Question 3: What’s happening with the land near the Post Office?Answer: The owner of the land was present at the workshop and explained while this ishis land he will continue to allow the area to be used for parking until it is developed.Question 4: Can the multi-storey car park be built higher?Answer: Yes it can support another 2 levels.Question 5: What’s the capacity of the multi-storey car park?Answer: The car park can currently accommodate 400+ car and will allow for 200 moreif the additional levels are built. The multi storey car park is currently under utilised.Question 6: Do you intend to do more surveys?Answer: The survey/counts for this study have been completed. The data is with Council.The participants requested of Council that another survey be done for the Haven. PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 19 www.plancom.com.au
  24. 24. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City CouncilQuestion 7: Twelve months ago there were rubber tubes counting traffic, what was thisfor?Answer: It is understood these counts were undertaken by the Department of Planningand will not be made available for this study.Question 8: Does Council own 5-7 Church Street?Answer: YesQuestion 9: What is the role of the consultants?Answer: Brown Consulting/PlanCom is working with Gosford Council to conduct theTerrigal Parking study. On the completion of the Phase 2 consultation a report will begenerated and issued to Council. The report is scheduled to be issued to Council May2012.Question 10: Does this parking study override the Plan of Management for the Haven?Answer: Council will look at innovative solutions and consider options. These will need toremain within the context of existing Council plans including the Plan of Management forThe Haven. PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 20 www.plancom.com.au
  25. 25. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City Council APPENDIX B – Responses from the On line Forum Parking in Terrigal - Have your say http://haveyoursaygosford.com.au/parkinginterrigal For confidentiality reasons, names have been deleted from the text.If there is not enough parking, what is the best way to improve parking in the future? Date postedAt present there isnt enough spaces available. Council should incorporate the Haven 29 Nov 2011and Terrigal CBD to be more accessible to each other. There was talk back in the 80sthat the area above the new Trojan Hall could be used for further parking area. This 2 Agreearea has easy access to the Haven beach where a lot of families are taking their kids 1 Disagreenow.Create a walkway around the rocks to Terrigal. Majority of people won’t walk over thehill and into the Terrigal or visa -versa, but you will find a level walkway will join bothareas together.The majority of other beach side suburbs have done it so this area should be the same.This will or should take alot of stress from the traffic follow that Terrigal CBD streetshave at the moment, naturally you will signage to advise Holiday makers to takeadvantage of itI believe that approval was given, and funding made available, for the wooden walkway 08 Dec 2011round the rocks between the 2 beaches a couple of years ago (I may be wrong!) but thisnow seems to have taken a back seat. You are right - it is desperately needed - many 0 Agreepeople these days seek "the easy way" and will not walk over the hill but a level access 0 Disagreewould be well used.Just need to sort out the parking at the Haven then.........! The fishermen are right - theyneed proper controlled access to the ramp and the ability to park close by without their"dedicated" spots being taken by day trippers etc. There seems to be room for extracapacity further up the current grassy area but I believe that the zone that waspreviously taken by the old (demolished) change rooms has been earmarked for achildrens play area (again, I may be wrong!) whenever that may happen! That, also, isdesperately needed as there is not a childrens play area at all - other than the beach.Now a contentious issue.....and a sacred cow at that .......... is the Haven playing ovalreally cost effective for its current purpose? It seems to be "under water" on manyoccasions and therefore unplayable. It would be interesting to know how many days ayear it is used for training and matches. Does Terrigal rugby club have to play there -could they not relocate to Duffys Oval? There is your "overflow" car park perhaps!?The current waste land above the new change rooms is precisely that - waste land - andshould be utilised properly.How will the diving fraternity be catered for if the interest in the Adelaide continues togrow apace? They will require close access parking and perhaps for minibuses as wellas cars?Unfortunately, this whole issue seems to be part of the general malaise - this area hasgrown, and will continue to grow, at a rate that is not being matched by the provision offacilities and until this is properly addressed and fully funded we shall continue to see"bits and pieces" remedies which only paper over the cracks.Maybe a parking station outside the busy area (Duffys Rd?) and a shuttle bus running. 01 Dec 2011A drop and go zone for people to drop off bigger items at the beach or Haven. Gold coindonation should cover costs. This would reduce traffic and ease pressure on existing 1 Agreeparking. 1 DisagreeThe drop & go zone idea works elsewhere good suggestion, the peak period parking 02 Dec 2011station shuttle bus to The Haven servicing the public and diving groups was suggestedyears ago but nothing has happened yet. I wonder what size gold coin? Parking fees/ 0 Agreeuser pay maybe another way to manage parking access along with exemptions, the 0 Disagreemoney must be dedicated to improved parking arrangements. PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 21 www.plancom.com.au
  26. 26. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City CouncilIf there is not enough parking, what is the best way to improve parking in the future? Date postedParking at the haven is becoming a real issue. Changing the parking to a 45 degree 01 Dec 2011angled parking around the haven oval would create a lot more spaces then the currentarrangement. 1 AgreeFormalised parking near the marine discovery centre and playground could also create 0 Disagreea lot more spaces then is currently utilised.Good suggestion! 02 Dec 2011 0 Agree 0 DisagreeWe currently use our motor scooter if we want to just sit on the beach or have a nice 01 Dec 2011meal in the town this way we avoid the constant circling around waiting for a car park, Ibelieve the whole shopping area near the beach should be closed off and become a 3 Agreemall with large car parking facility located around 250 metres inland with dedicated 0 Disagreeroad leading to and past it for local residents to access their homes. The mall onlyopened to support traffic for shops from midnight to 8 am every day. This system is inplace in Adelaide central and other satellite cities.Part of the problem in cars going around the block is the availability of car spaces which 27 Dec 2011is not helped by the number of shop owners who park in these timed parking spaces allday. I have overheard in a few shops over the past year who admit that they are park in 0 Agreethe beach car park. If you know many of the businesses cars you will see they are 0 Disagreeparked outside their designated businesses all day everyday- especially cafes andtakeaways businesses. I understand there is limited availability in the loading zones attimes however it does affect the number of available spaces in the CBD area each day.There needs to be some sort of sign alert at the roundabout Terrigal Drive and OceanView Drive to deter you from left from Ocean View Drive onto Terrigal Drive to go up thehill into Terrigal if the traffic is congested. Once you are caught in that line it is reallydifficult to get out of the gridlock. That way it may move people to go via scenic highwayand down to the multistorey car park.Terrigal Haven Boat Ramp (Area B) is becoming a joke! No there is not enough parking 02 Dec 2011and getting through the Terrigal traffic maze is even worse at peak periods when towinga boat. The Haven area was set aside for boating activities allowing residents, 3 Agreebusinesses and visitors to access the offshore waters along our coastline. The Haven is 1 Disagreelimited in size and space, along with conservation concerns there is little room forexpansion. There must be dedicated car and car/trailer parking to cope with ourcurrent and future boating and client needs servicing the commercial, recreational andcharter fishing needs, now and into the future in the eastern area. As we all know whenthe elements all align for a perfect day we all head to the coast, fishing, boating,swimming, diving, picnics, coffees, fish & chips, sunning, etc. etc.Some simple and cost effective solutions are - amend the Local Government Act Sec632 & 650 allowing Councils to assign and sign post parking areas, improve driverawareness of traffic flow and where to park cars or car/trailers or RV’s etc., have sitesupervision by Rangers or Wardens at peak times/events, have a capacity countin/out/full sign at the entry, restrict access to boat ramp parking area to cars withtrailers and eastern business operators.Terrigal Haven needs investment and these are the big ticket options. 02 Dec 2011To service and support the eastern area, the slope of the eastern parking area lendsitself to a well designed cut in cantilever under/over, reverse in, car or car/trailer 2 Agreeparking arrangement, potentially increasing parking 50+%, or at less expense providing 0 Disagreeimproved traffic movement and additional parking bays for cars, car/trailers were theold Trojans Hall stood.Improve parking and facilities in the western area supporting existing businessactivities, and an increasing HMAS Adelaide diving interest, this could involve a 3-4storey multi level cut in parking and extra business facilities servicing this area and the PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 22 www.plancom.com.au
  27. 27. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City CouncilIf there is not enough parking, what is the best way to improve parking in the future? Date postedOval linking back to Terrigal via an improved less hilly coastal walk option.Adding to the suggestion above, change the parking arrangements to 45 degree nose inangled parking both sides of the centre road around the Oval area with improved earthworks and bank stabilisation, oval access and stepped seating servicing other Havenusers.Current traffic / road design through Terrigal does not work, with multiple pedestrian 05 Dec 2011crossings and traffic merge onto the front esplanade, guarantees minimal traffic flow.An option could be to close the front esplanade completely, divert traffic around the 2 Agreefront section of shops to make Church street two way. And have limited traffic stopping 0 Disagreeopportunities to support traffic flow. You will compromise the half dozen car parkingspots at the front, but a much more serviceable design to support small business.Extension of the multi tier car park to cover the entire car park for the bowling club willmore than double the amount of car parking available , and if a roof was put on the carpark it would encourage more use of the upper level.Parking design as mentioned by others seems to be a relatively simple option toimprove use of space in the haven.The new walking path from the bridge over the lagoon into Terrigal and around to the 05 Dec 2011Haven have been well used and utilised, to encourage the broader use these need tobe extended right through to Wamberal and beyond and supported by appropriate 1 Agreecommunity infrastructure, likewise through to connect to Duffys and other areas that 0 Disagreesupport and attract users to park remotely and walk, ride with families etc.Sunshine coast has done a top class job in this area, great foreshore walking / ridingpaths , well maintained and supported by the community , both in Noosa / Noosaville (where similar land constraints exist ) but also along the surf beaches fromMaroochydore through to Sunshine Beach. Excellent BBQs , picnic facilities creating aspread of area to utilise rather than centralising it all in one spot. I see similaropportunity for the Haven , Terrigal Lagoon parks , Lett Park Wamberal etcThe council could buy land near the bridge at Terrigal Lagoon and build another parking 05 Dec 2011station there.Improving the cycle ways (including rides to Wamberal and Avoca Beach) and bike racks 1 Agreeat popular areas around Terrigal would help too. 0 DisagreeWith regards to Area B (The Haven) - This is also the only direct ocean access open to 05 Dec 2011boaters & fishers on the Central Coast. Norah Head is basically unsafe and un usablebelow half tides. As the only open sea access for boaters this groups needs are of a 1 Agreehigh priority. Dedicated Trailer and vehicle parking spaces which need to be well sign 0 Disagreeposted, line marked and POLICED! If there is a need for Council to get jurisdiction overthis area then it should do so immediately. Policing the soccer goers at Gosford boatramp solved the issue very quickly.Open up the area behind the shops where the police shop and medical centre are to a 07 Dec 2011multi level car parking station. This provides easier access to the beach and cafes. Also 0 Agreeclose off the esplanade and make in to a mall and divert traffic two-way into Church st. 0 DisagreeThe surface area of Terrigal has difficulty in sustaining the traffic coming over the hill 09 Dec 2011down into The Esplanade. So it needs to be up or down, but not in the Village itself. Alarge parking station could be an excavated construction underground, under the hill 0 Agreewhere Barnhill Road is, and the vehicular entry and exit from the Esplanade at the crest 0 Disagreeof the hill of the Esplanade, or either side of the crest, should be appropriately locatedso that the entry and exit themselves do not cause disruption to traffic. Pedestrianaccess could be from corner of Painters Lane and The Esplanade.Underground parking is a solution adopted in many cities around the world. The YorkStreet Parking Station in Sydney is a near-by example.Whilst a large underground parking area would solve umpteen problems, these things 12 Dec 2011are mega-expensive and, presumably, well outside the budget of Gosford Council? PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 23 www.plancom.com.au
  28. 28. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City CouncilIf there is not enough parking, what is the best way to improve parking in the future? Date postedFunding from either State or Federal coffers would not happen for years, if at all, by 0 Agreewhich time traffic would have increased perhaps threefold and ground to a permanent 0 Disagreehalt!Major expansion of the current car park by the bowling club still seems to be the mostsuitable and cost-effective option of all the possibilities offered in this forum, togetherwith making the Esplanade a pedestrian concourse, if at all possible and makingChurch Street a two-way thoroughfare if parking therein is reduced to one side only or,preferably, not at all.As for the Haven, I stand by my previous suggestions - trailer parking should have aproper controlled designated area unavailable to other traffic, if only for the safetyissue. I am still not convinced that the Oval is being best used at present.The objective of this forum is to look at the parking issues, and all relevant relatedmatters, not just for the present but for the next 25 years or so. This needs to be gotright from the start, too many piecemeal decisions have been made in the past forwhich we, as ratepayers, continue to fund. How many extra vehicles will there be in 25years time? The trend to 2, 3 or even 4 cars per household is likely to continueunabated. Terrigal has no further capacity already for additional roads to cater for thisincrease - eventually there will have to be decisions taken to drastically restrict caraccess - in whatever ways that can be achieved. The summer school holidays will soonbe upon us again - if you live here you know what that already means for additionaltraffic!!I wish the planning team every success in addressing this major problem - but I am notholding my breath on there being a totally satisfactory outcome! Close Esplanade to traffic between Campbell & Kurrawyba; make Campbell/Church 10 Dec 2011two way again with angle parking on eastern side of Church only, buses & taxi rank westside and south side of Campbell loading zone only with no parks on north side; large 0 Agreeroundabout at intersection of Church/Kurrawyba/Pinetree (to accommodate buses and 0 Disagreelarger vehicles etc) with encourage flow to current parking station and expand parkingin this area in any way possible; give way Kirrawyba/ Wilson with right away for trafficfrom Wilson (leaving parking precinct); Kurrawyba to Esplanade to Ash to Pinetree oneway with angle parking both sides except in Ash; large roundabout junction of PineTreeand Ash utilising land nth-east cnr , By closing the Esplanade reduce the vehicles doinglaps looking for on street parking and also the slow down caused by pedestrianscrossing to beach. General utilisation & connection of retail area to beach enhanced.great public space! Discourage further vehicle traffic to Haven. Also parking stationideas in Haven would detract from beauty of that area. Anything to discourage vehicletraffic into Terrigal CBD such as shuttle bus should also be considered. seriously.I am sorry to say and it wont help but the Central Coast has the former State 11 Dec 2011Government and Gosford City Council to blame for this current situation. I objected tothe development of the Terrigal Trojans Rugby Club and the Sinking of HMAS Adelaide 0 Agreeon completely different grounds. The former as inappropriate for the area and the latter 0 Disagreeon environmental grounds. If an EIS isnt carried out what do you expect? So what doyou do? First of all do what I did, I left the area after living on the Central Coast for 52years. Second I advise a levy on both the Rugby Club and the Dive Centres to fund aparking station preferably not at the haven, park and walk or swim.Shouldnt the Haven be for Open Space? Footy in winter - cricket in summer. Get rid of 12 Dec 2011the sport oval and allow the land to be used as a community open space. These sportteams take up a huge number of the car spaces in the Haven. If the dog run needs to 0 Agreestay on the hill - at least fence an area for the dogs to run. The number of people I have 0 Disagreeseen nearly knocked over by wayward dogs are too many for two hands. Maybe the dogrun could be moved away from the Haven altogether or at least moved to the hill on theSouth side of the oval (in front of the houses).Car parking spaces need to be increased. Extension of the carpark could easily be built PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 24 www.plancom.com.au
  29. 29. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City CouncilIf there is not enough parking, what is the best way to improve parking in the future? Date postedup the hill where the big hole is. Further parking space is available again on the southside of the oval in front of the houses.Terrigal CBD is a nightmare for "through" traffic - often ques back up The Esplanade and 19 Jan 2012back to the roundabout. Tourist season is an absolute nightmare. Closing off TheEsplanade to make a Mall could make it difficult for the businesses there. The "drop in" 0 Agreetrade was cut out when the road was reduced to one lane with the "traffic calming 0 Disagreedevices" installed in the last makeover. To get to the Newsagent and Post Office now isa nightmare because one has to park up in Grosvenor Road, should you be luckyenough to find a space. No quick trip to do simple things like that. Access to Grosvenor,especially at the top at Barnhill is dangerous with cars parked without consideration forvehicles trying to get through, and even now illegally parked. Diverting traffic away fromthe CBD is going to have to be a serious consideration, but what impact on thebusinesses there? Ease of access for residents is essential also. Expanding the WilsonStreet parking station, more public parking in developments, underground? DuffysRoad as an alternative is too far away, even with a shuttle bus. Terrigal Lagoon - thewalk into the village could be developed and made more amenable and people woulduse it. Parking in the area of the lagoon would need investigation due to constraintswith soils, etc. The topography does limit options in "the Bowl". The Haven, will leavefor others to comment as they could have more knowledge of it than me.Of the current parking arrangements in Terrigal what would you want to remain the Date postedsame?The area cant afford to have any further parking spaces taken away. There was talk 29 Nov 2011back in January (From Gosford Council) that the main street should be blocked off andthe Council carparking in Church St sold to a developer to fund the main street closer. 1 AgreeThis does nothing to help Terrigals parking situation. 0 DisagreeThe car parking contributions from the developers should be used back in Terrigal tocreate at least another level on the current parking station in Wilson RoadThe allocated trailer parking areas. I have friends who used to come and stay in the 01 Dec 2011area but now bypass the Central Coast as Port Stephens is ony an hour further drive 1 Agreeand much more tourist friendly. 0 DisagreeExtend the existing multi tier car park to the full car parking space around the bowling 05 Dec 2011club, this would more than double the amount of space available. 0 Agree 0 DisagreeContinue to have beachside parking and the multilevel parking and area behind Crowne 05 Dec 2011Plaza, as well as near Terrigal Medical Centre. I would like to see the road along thebeach closed off and made into a plaza with cafes, pedestrian access and playground 0 Agreeand BBQs. 0 DisagreeI, too, would love to see the Esplanade opposite the shops fully pedestrianised (if only 08 Dec 2011to be finally rid of the 3 pedestrian crossings in 100? metres which is the major causeof the backup of traffic over the hill and back to the lagoon traffic lights) but I believe 0 Agreethat this idea was considered previously, prior to the general refurbishments 0 Disagreeundertaken a couple of years or so ago. Consideration would then have to be given tomaking Church Street two-way traffic flow which is probably impractical without road-widening i.e. 2 trucks/buses attempting to pass each other on the bend outsideHarrisons, for example, would be almost impossible.The multi level parking station should be extended - upwards and outwards - and, ifapartment building is no longer to be undertaken on the waste ground alongside thePost Office, as expected a couple of years ago, this land should be compulsorilypurchased by Council from the developer (if legally possible!) and the multi levelcarpark extended into this area also. PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 25 www.plancom.com.au
  30. 30. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City CouncilOf the current parking arrangements in Terrigal what would you want to remain the Date postedsame?I do not agree with your retention of the beachside parking - presumably the triangularlot alongside the surf club? I think the Council missed a trick here when therefurbishments were undertaken and could have converted it into an additional sittingout area for family picnics etc. Other than the 2 very small grassy areas near the WarMemorial and the Rock Pool, there is no other beachfront area available for familyrecreation away from the sand - unless a trek is undertaken to the Haven, and this hasbeen discussed elsewhere. Plans were in hand, and approved (?), to build a woodenwalkway round the rocks to the Haven allowing people a level access between the 2beaches but this now seems to be on the back burner.You make good points Jim. Perhaps Church St could be made 2 way with no parking 08 Dec 2011allowed and a multi-level car park be built next to the post-office instead. Then theEsplanade, and even car park, along the beach front could be made available for cafes, 0 Agreepicnics and playgrounds. Terrigal has been held back by allowing cars to dictate the 0 Disagreespaces. It is time for the people to take it over for public use and to boost tourism. TheCorso in Manly is a great success. We can do similar in Terrigal.Unfortunately the Corso in Manly has completely different geographic parameters to our 09 Dec 2011seafront area at Terrigal. It is a large flat area that lends itself to the developmentwhich it received - our relevant area is much smaller, hillier and restricted by present 0 Agreecommercial enterprises which, generally, need a major overhaul but are still peoples 0 Disagreelivelihoods.Taking away vehicular access to our seafront, however, is perhaps still possible if theproblem of two way traffic "round the back" can eventually be solved. I still think,however, that this particular issue will be placed in the "too difficult" basket,unfortunately. I know the geography of Terrigal is different to the Corso, but the principal of the plaza 09 Dec 2011life is what I want to capture for Terrigal.Perhaps if the council could build a 2-3 story car park as well next to Terrigal Medical 0 AgreeCentre then this could provide convenient parking close to the shops to help the 0 Disagreebusinesses and restaurants stay viable. Then perhaps the street along the beachfrontcould be closed to traffic and developed. Cars should also be encouraged more to enterTerrigal and parking stations via the Scenic Highway and the back, rather than cloggingup the village.What parking arrangements have you seen in other places that you think may work in Date postedTerrigal?Port Stephens has dedicated boat trailer parking at its boat ramps and a safe areas to 01 Dec 2011launch. At The Haven If people wish to launch boats or jet skis and do not get thereearly they are unable to get a parking spot as people park in the allocated places and 3 Agreeacross the ramp blocking it. Fishermans Beach at The Haven is becoming more popular 0 Disagreewith swimmers and the swimming prohibited signs are no longer there to advise peoplenot to. This is creating a dangerous situation. Maritime has created a swimming areabut this is largely ignored. There are plenty of places available to swimmers but only onearea that boat/jet ski users can use.The little beach boat ramp at Port Stephens, parking is dedicated to trailers and it is 08 Dec 2011policed not just a sign put up and hope for the best. 0 Agree 0 Disagree PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 26 www.plancom.com.au
  31. 31. Report of Community Input Terrigal Parking Study Brown Consulting/ Gosford City CouncilWhat are the impacts of the parking difficulties on your life and business? Date postedThe current design of Terrigal obviously isnt working. The area between Bakers Delight 29 Nov 2011and the building where Belly Fish Cafe is, has been extremely disadvantaged since thechanges have been made. Before you had a pedestrian crossing to attract a flow of 1 Agreepeople from the Beach car park, and people walking into town from that direction to 0 Disagreethis section of shops. Now there is no crossing and the car park fencing pushes peopletowards the other sections of town. The amount of trade these shop owners are doingnow is considerable less.At the original meeting it was agreed to that there would be pedestrian lights installedat each crossing plus there was another pedestrian crossing from the entrance to carpark to an area near Belly Fish CafeThe section (Bakers Delight to Belly Fish cafe) needs a pedestrian crossing to improvecustomer traffic follow BUT there is no point unless the pedestrian lights are installed ateach crossing.The big problem at the moment with the traffic follow is the stop/start situationwhenever someone wish to crossing the road.If we are to retain all the present pedestrian crossings, and it would appear that we will, 08 Dec 2011your idea of adding another one to service the shops at the northern end makes senseONLY if your great idea of crossing lights is adopted. Preferably these would also be 0 Agreesynchronised, if at all feasible, to allow a reasonable traffic flow. It cannot be any worse 0 Disagreethan at present where anyone can wander over any of the crossings at will. Why were 3needed in 100 metres in the first place - it’s almost pedestrianisation withoutpedestrianisation if that makes sense!Now.............. a pedestrian bridge would have been a great idea but it’s too late!Very frustrating trying to manoeuvre a trailer when cars are parking in the way. Run a 01 Dec 2011shuttle bus into The Haven and CBD of Terrigal to reduce parking and traffic pressures. 4 Agree 0 DisagreeAs an owner operator of a historical commercial fishing business out of Terrigal Haven 02 Dec 2011(Study area B) it has become increasingly difficult to find a park and manoeuvre yourboat and trailer on weekends/school holidays especially. I believe dedicated car and 3 Agreetrailer parking spaces are essential and the act needs to be amended so that police/ 0 Disagreecouncil rangers have the power to issue infringements to those who choose to ignorethe parking signs. Dedicated trailer parking close to the boat ramp is essential for thesafety of vessels and beachgoers as anyone who uses the ramp regularly knows thesurge generated in the haven can be very powerful, even in fairly calm weather.As a current active member of the Marine Rescue organisation recently based at the 08 Dec 2011Haven, I can sympathise with your predicament regarding boat trailer parking andmanoeuvring around the vehicles of day trippers, wandering children, etc. You require 0 Agreededicated spaces which are inaccessible to anyone else, preferably in their own 0 Disagreeenclosed area and allocated and controlled by Council (rangers?)As members of an emergency service, however, we attempted to obtain 2 dedicatedparking spaces close to our base from Council some years back but were unsuccessful.It is not good planning to have to search for a parking space which may be somedistance from the base before being able to address the emergency at sea! For thisreason alone, I think you may also be unsuccessful if attempting to obtain a dedicatedarea for your commercial operation.For what it’s worth, outboard motors, swimmers, children, board paddlers, novice diversand spear fishermen are not a good mix - it’s an accident waiting to happen - if it hasntalready!I am not after any special parking space because I am a commercial operator, all I seek 08 Dec 2011are designated parking areas for cars with trailers, whether they be recreational or 0 Agreecommercial it makes no difference the safety aspect is still the same, 0 Disagree PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd Page 27 www.plancom.com.au

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