Northern Beaches Council undertakes some aspects of traffic management on local roads such as the implementation of parking restrictions, traffic control devices and cycling facilities.
Council does not have the authority to introduce a restriction on the movement of traffic without the approval of the State Government. For example, Council needs approval to instigate a one way street, close a road, impose a load limit or prohibit a turn at an intersection.
Council must consider the advice of the Northern Beaches Council Local Traffic Committee (NBCLTC) when making a decision on traffic management issues. The NBCLTC is a technical advisory committee which provides a recommendation to Council for adoption.
The Committee consists of voting representatives from Council, Roads and Maritime Services, State Member of Parliament and NSW Police. Non voting specialists are invited to provide advice on specific matters. Regular attendees include representatives from the State Transit Authority (Sydney buses) and Forest Coach Lines. A community cycling representative attends the Committee in an advisory capacity.
The Traffic Committee usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month except January. Under the RMS guidelines for the operation of Local Traffic Committees, the meeting is not open to the public. If your issue has been listed in the Traffic Committee’s agenda, you are welcome to call us to discuss the possibility of addressing the Traffic Committee prior to the members considering the matter.
Any request for traffic facilities should be submitted in writing to the Council and will be reviewed by the Traffic and Road Safety team.