Fullers Road, Chatswood
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is investigating changes to Fullers Road to improve road safety and pedestrian amenity.
Features of the proposal are:
- Fullers Road reduced to one lane westbound.
- Dedicated right turn lanes into Anglo Street, Mclean Avenue and Park Avenue.
- Turning movements to be restricted to left in and left out at Davies Street.
- Two pedestrian refuges:
- one west of Edgar Street.
- one between McLean Avenue and Park Avenue.
- Minor adjustments to bus stop locations.
- Associated signage and line marking.
What has happened?
In September 2011, RMS invited residents to have their say about options to improve road safety and pedestrian amenity on Fullers Road, Chatswood.
The community showed great interest and concern, with 71 responses. The majority of respondents indicated their main concern was with speeding vehicles and the impact on the safety of both motorists and pedestrians using Fullers Road.
On Tuesday 15 November 2011, Willoughby City Council called a community meeting to facilitate further discussion on how to improve Fullers Road. As well as representatives from council and RMS, approximately 100 residents attended this meeting. The draft meeting notes and the presentation by RMS are available on the project documents page.
As an outcome of this meeing, RMS agreed to seek comments not only from the residents of Fullers Road, but also from the wider community. Consultation with the wider community was undertaken in November 2011.
Based on comments from the community, Willoughby City Council and the Member for Willoughby, The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian, in April 2012 RMS produced a proposal (PDF, 3.18MB) to address speed and safety concerns. The community was invited to comment on the proposal. Issues arising from this consultation have been considered in the community issues report (PDF, 964KB).
Following consideration of community comment, a six month trial of the new line marking scheme required to implement the proposal was proposed to start in January 2013. Due to further concerns raised by the community, the trial was suspended in February 2013.
What happens next?
An independent assessor will be appointed to conduct a third party review of the likely impacts of the trial and the community feedback to date. The community will be consulted on any changes to the proposal.