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Information on roadworks and closures is published every week in the Tweed Link and updated regularly on myroadsinfo.

Roads

Council owns most of the public roads within the Tweed. A notable exception is the Pacific Highway, owned by Roads and Maritime Services. There also may be some unformed roads, owned by the Crown. As at the 30 June 2015, Council's road network was:

Local Roads
(full financial responsibility of Council)
Urban (km) 458
Non-Urban Sealed (km) 481
Non-Urban Unsealed (km) 158
Total (km) 1097

Regional Roads
(subject to block grant funding from the RMS)
Urban (km) 34
Non-Urban Sealed (km) 114
Non-Urban Unsealed (km) 0
Total (km) 148

  • Any member of the public has the right to travel on a public road, on foot or on a vehicle, and to drive stock or other animals
  • Gates can only be placed on a public road with the approval of Council
  • Landowners adjacent to Council public roads may apply to close or purchase an unnecessary Council public road

Crown Roads

  • Crown public roads are owned by the Crown, that is the State Government
  • Crown public roads generally are unformed road reserves that form part of a property boundary or are contained within a rural land parcel
  • Rural landowners can “enclose” all or part of a Crown public road by holding an enclosure permit over the road reserve, which entitles them to fence the road reserve and use the road reserve for grazing
  • Sometimes Crown public roads are formed and maintained by private landowners to provide access to rural properties
  • Crown public roads can be purchased and closed (applications to the Department of Lands, as the manager of Crown land)

Road closures due to roadworks or flooding

Please visit the My RoadInfo website

Road closure requests

Event organisers wanting to stage an event requiring a road closure are advised to contact Council's Engineering division well in advance of the proposed event. All requests for road closures must be submitted to Council using its Application for Temporary or Partial Road Closure, Including Road Related Areas (64kB PDF). For major events, the request for a road closure may be required six months in advance.

Applicants wanting to purchase and close an unnecessary Council public road are to be lodged with Council. For further information please see the
Event organisers who receive approval to close a road must advise the Tweed community of that road closure a minimum of two weeks in advance of the event by advertising in the Tweed Link (at a minimum) and/or other local media at their own expense. All road closure advertising must include:
  • The event name
  • Details of road closure, time, impacts, alternate route arrangements
  • Event organiser and a personal contact name
  • Telephone number for all event-related enquiries or complaints.
Event organisers are advised to download the Tweed Link advertising deadlines and work backwards from the event date to ensure they advise the Tweed community of the closure within the required timeframe. For more information on Tweed Link advertising and deadlines, see Tweed Link.

Event organisers can ask Council to advertise the road closure on the MyRoadInfo website, a regional road closure web-based service, by noting this on the TweedLink ad booking form. This is a free service.

For more information on how to stage an event on a roadway, see RMS Special Events Guide.

Road closure and purchase by the public

Council’s Policy on Road Closures and Purchase provides that Council will consider the closure of a Council public road where:

  • Private structures have been built on part of the road

  • Where the road is demonstrably redundant

  • Where topographical constraints argue strongly for a more logical boundary line or access corridor.

Roadside tributes or memorials

Tweed Shire Council respects the fact that the families of people killed in road crashes sometimes want to place a tribute or memorial to their loved one at the roadside. Council understands this and is sympathetic to these requests.

Generally, a floral tribute or small lightweight wooden cross (of similar size to a floral tribute) can be placed off the roadway and within the road reserve at the individual's discretion. However, anyone wishing to place a more substantial memorial should contact Council for advice as a larger, more permanent memorial within the road reserve could in itself be a roadside hazard to other motorists and pedestrians.

While there is no limit to the time a tribute can remain on a Council road, Council will remove any tribute that appears to be neglected.

For further information, please see the Roadside Tributes Policy (45kB PDF) or contact Council on 1300 292 872 or (02) 6670 2400.

Roads and load limits

Load limits within the Tweed Shire:-
  1. 14.5 tonne load limit on Tumbulgum Road, between Old Ferry Road and Sunnyside Lane, Murwillumbah.

  2. 14.5 tonne gross load limit on the Tweed Coast Road (MR 450) between 50m north of Creek Street, Hastings Point, and the Tweed Valley Way at Wooyung (applies to “through” traffic only - does not apply to traffic with a valid “destination” on the route).

  3. 14.5 tonne gross load limit on Cudgen Road, between Tweed Coast Road (Cudgen Heights traffic signals), and the intersection with Duranbah Road (near Tropical Fruit World), at Duranbah (applies to “through” traffic only - does not apply to traffic with a valid “destination” on the route).

  4. 14.5 tonne gross load limit on Clothiers Creek Road, between Norths Lane, Nunderi, and Raven Place (near Madura Tea Farm) at Clothiers Creek.

  5. 14.5 tonne gross load limit on Crescent Street, Cudgen between Altona Road (the entry to Bolsters Sand Pit, and the new Kingscliff STP) and Cudgen Road.

  6. prohibition on all trucks and buses on Endeavour Parade, Tweed Heads, between Bay Street and Frances Street, between the hours of 6pm and 6am.

  7. 5 tonne load limit on Moss Street, Kingscliff, between Marine Parade and Sutherland Street (buses excepted).

  8. 4.5 tonne gross load limit on McPhail Avenue and Sutherland Street, Kingscliff.

Street lights

Street lights in the Tweed Shire are installed and maintained by Essential Energy and paid for by Council. To report a damaged or faulty streetlight, residents should contact Essential Energy on 13 20 80 (free call) or visit the Essential Energy website. Requests for changes to/ or additional streetlights, must be made in writing to:

The General Manager
Tweed Shire Council
PO Box 816
Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Signage - road, street name, directional and tourist

For repairs or replacement to existing signage, please contact Council's Contact Centre on 1300 292 872 or (02) 6670 2400.

Requests for new road signage, or to change existing road signage, should be made in writing to

The General Manager
Tweed Shire Council
PO Box 816
Murwillumbah NSW 2484
Or by email to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au

Bridges

As at the 30 June 2015, Council had a total of 236 bridges throughout the Shire consisting of:

Bridges on Local Roads (full financial responsibility of Council)
Concrete/steel bridges 166
Timber bridges 31

Bridges on Regional Roads (subject to block grant funding from the RMS)
Concrete/steel bridges 36
Timber bridges 3

Bridge Register (121kB PDF)

To report a problem with a bridge, telephone Council's Contact Centre on 1300 292 872 or (02) 6670 2400.
To report a problem with a bridge on the Pacific Highway, contact Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Transport Management Centre on 131 700.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request kerb and gutter or footpaving for my street?
Requests can be forwarded by mail, email - tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au or by telephoning 1300 292 872. Your request will be prioritised, placed in a database and the work will be allocated as funding becomes available.
How do I request improvements to road or pedestrian safety in my street/area?
Requests for facilities to improve the safety of road users, traffic movements or parking restrictions should be forwarded in writing to Council's Traffic and Road Safety Committee. Council encourages the community to participate in road safety programs.
Can I request a cover/shield/shade for a street light to stop glare?
Tweed Shire Council is unable to interfere with streetlights for the installation of covers, shields or shades to limit the spill of light into adjacent properties, as this will render the light no longer compliant with the Australian standards.
This action will no longer light up the road reserve (including footpath/naturestrip) which is the primary objective of street lights.
What should I do if there is oil on the road?
You should always report this to "000" FIRE, as this can create a traffic hazard for motorists.  000 FIRE will contact Council if they require a road to be closed or if they require additional road signage.
Last Updated: 16 November 2016