Works Zone - Randle Lane, Surry Hills

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Determined




It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of the kerb space on the northern side of Randle Lane, Surry Hills, between the points 56.4 metres and 86.4 metres west of Elizabeth Street, as "Works Zone 7am-6pm Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm Sat" and "No Stopping Other Times", subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(C)      The Applicant must temporarily remove the existing kerb and footpath along the Randle Lane frontage of 20-28 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, to provide sufficient space for a vehicle to load and unload within the Works Zone, as well as maintain vehicular access in Randle Lane.

(D)      The Applicant must fully fund, and deliver, the reinstatement of the kerb and gutter and footpath along the Randle Lane frontage of 20-28 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills to the City's satisfaction, once the Works Zone is no longer required.

(E)      The Works Zone must maintain a clear 2.5 metre travel lane in Randle Lane for vehicular traffic during the hours the Works Zone is in operations.

(F)       The Works Zone is to be limited to vehicles up to an Australian Standard 8.8 metre Medium Rigid Vehicle (MRV).

(G)      The Applicant must maintain vehicular access to all garages and/or driveways off Randle Lane during the hours the Works Zone is in operation - if use of the Works Zone impedes vehicular access to a nearby garage and/or driveway, RMS-Accredited Traffic Controllers must clear the Works Zone of the obstacle immediately.

(H)      The Applicant must implement appropriate traffic control measures and use RMS-Accredited Traffic Controllers to manage vehicular and pedestrian accessibility adjacent to the Works Zone during the hours of operation.

(I)        Works for major transport projects, such as the CBD and South-East Light Rail (CSELR) project and the Sydney City Centre Access Strategy, are currently being undertaken in the City’s Local Government Area and have priority access and use rights over City owned or controlled land including roads and footpaths. The City may at any time, and with at least one business days’ notice to the Applicant, revoke, suspend or restrict the Works Zone:

·                if the Works Zone is required for a major transport project; or

·                is impracticable due to changes arising from a major transport project, such as traffic diversions; or

·                is otherwise unsuitable due to a major transport project.

The Applicant must make their own enquiries, on a regular basis, about the potential impact of major transport projects on the Works Zone and the construction program for its development site.

(J)       The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item


Voting Members



City of Sydney



Roads and Maritime Services



NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC



Representative for the Member for Newtown





The Committee carried the recommendation unanimously.


Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd has requested a 30 metre long Works Zone in Randle Lane, Surry Hills.

The Works Zone is to facilitate construction works at 20-28 Chalmers Street, for a period of approximately 32 weeks.

Report author: Tony Ly

Publication date: 21/02/2019

Date of decision: 21/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 21/02/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

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