Leura Area Traffic Management Plan

Posted by Leura Village on Monday, 18 July 2022

The Blue Mountains City Council finalised its third report on traffic management for Leura. The report dated 13th July 2020, was released for comment in June 2022. It is in two parts, an Options Report indicating the Council's immediate focus, and a Public Exhibition/Modelling Report.

A subcommittee of the Leura Village Association was formed under the chair of Andrew Tsaroumis, to consider the documents and what, if any, would be an appropriate response for the Association. The subcommittee prepared its recommendation and this was adopted by the Association's Committee and submitted to the BMCC.

The essence of this was:

  • The Reports did not address the long term projected needs to resolve the major traffic flows anticipated.

  • The Association's submission expressed concern that the Reports did not suggest a long term solution for tourist buses, and the short term solutions were not ideal. Various suggestions were made.

  • Parking was not addressed in any way that would increase the number of spaces within the Village precinct, or nearby. The Association made several suggestions to remedy this problem.

  • The Association opposed the idea of paid parking

  • Road, bike and pedestrian access along Railway Parade west of the Mall is a continuing problem and has been under discussion for too long. The Association strongly supports the suggestions in the Reports and encourages early action.

  • Signalling at Scott Avenue and Great Western Highway is strongly supported for early implementation.

The Association's submission can be read here.

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