Any road closure within the local road network system must be submitted to Council for consideration and approval. A road closure can be a partial road closure (one lane closed), a full road closure or a moving road closure such as marathons, fun runs, cycling events, parades and marches. NSW Police can assist with moving road closures on a user-pays system. Some cycleways and footpaths are considered ‘road reserve’ rather than community land and events on these areas must also be approved by Council.
A Traffic Management Plan is necessary for all road closure applications. Traffic management plans must be completed by appropriately qualified and accredited traffic control plan designers and must be completed in accordance with RMS Traffic Control at Worksites Manual and AS 1742.3.
Upon acceptance of the Traffic Management Plan (TMP), a meeting may be required so that a safety audit/inspection can be conducted. If this is the case, a Council staff member will contact the relevant parties and arrange a suitable meeting time.
Temporary road closure applications will incur an administration fee to cover the cost of advertising the proposed road closure in local newspapers and may attract inspection fees for the day(s) of the event. Please refer to Council’s Fees and Charges document for more details.
Road closure applications must be received by Council at least 2-3 months in advance, depending on the type of event.
Events that draw a large number of patrons must employ trained and accredited traffic controllers to implement the Traffic Management Plan at the event. Where appropriate, details of the firm or individuals employed for traffic control should be provided, including their name, contact phone number and their accredited certificate number and PLI.
A traffic management plan must be submitted to Council with your event application if applicable to your event.
Click here to download the traffic management plan* template.