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To stay up to date with what’s happening on our roads, 'Like' or 'Follow' Tweed Shire Council on Facebook (external link) or 'Follow' us on Twitter (external link).

You can also view our Roadworks and closures page or visit (external link) for information on all roadworks and closures in the Northern Rivers local government areas.

Council owns most of the public roads and bridges within the Tweed. To notify us of an issue, use our Report a Problem form or call us on (02) 6670 2400.

A notable exception is the Pacific Highway (M1), owned by Roads and Maritime Services (external link).

To report a problem with the Pacific Highway, including any bridges on the M1, contact Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Transport Management Centre on 131 700.

Repairs and maintenance

Council workers at roundabout

For information on works planned for the Roads and Stormwater Unit, download the Delivery Plan 2017-21 (409kB PDF).

Road signs and street names

To have an existing sign repaired or replaced, contact us on (02) 6670 2400.

To request a new road sign or change an existing road sign, email or write to:

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

For more information, see Council's Naming of Streets and Roads Policy (84kB PDF).


Streetlights in the Tweed Shire are installed and maintained by Essential Energy and paid for by Council.

To report a damaged or faulty streetlight, contact Essential Energy on 13 20 80 or visit the Essential Energy website.

To seek a change to a streetlight or to request an additional streetlight, email or write to:

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

Please note that Council cannot support the installation of shields or shades on streetlights to limit spillage on nearby houses as the light will no longer light up the road reserve (including footpath/nature strip), which is the primary reason streetlights are installed, nor comply to Australian standards.

Roadside tributes and memorials

Tweed Shire Council understands that the families of people killed in road crashes may want to place a tribute or memorial at the roadside.

Council is sympathetic to these requests and allows a floral tribute or small lightweight wooden cross (of similar size to a floral tribute) to be placed off the roadway and within the road reserve at an individual's discretion.

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

For more information, see the Roadside Tributes Policy (45kB PDF) or contact us on (02) 6670 2400.

Road closure requests for events

Event organisers seeking a road closure need to contact Council's Engineering division well in advance of the proposed event.

All requests must be submitted to Council via the Application for Temporary or Partial Road Closure, Including Road Related Areas (64kB PDF).

Depending on the complexity of the event, sufficient lead times must be allowed, with a minimum of six months’ notice required for some events.

  • Once the completed application is received, Council’s staff prepare a report for the Local Traffic Committee (LTC) to consider.
  • After the LTC reviews the application, it makes a recommendation to Council about the traffic management aspects of the proposed event.
  • Where Council agrees to support the event, it issues a letter to the event organiser which outlines the conditions under which the event may proceed.

For more information on how to stage an event on a road, view the RMS Event management guidelines (external link).

Road closures and purchase by the public

Landowners adjacent to Council public roads may apply to close or purchase an unnecessary Council public road.

Council’s Road Closures and Private Purchase Policy (57kB PDF) states that Council will consider the closure of a Council public road where:

  • private structures have been built on part of the road
  • the road is demonstrably redundant
  • topographical constraints argue strongly for a more logical boundary line or access corridor.

Public access rights and Crown roads

Any member of the public has the right to travel on a public road, on foot or in a vehicle, and to drive stock or other animals.

Gates can only be placed on a public road with the approval of Council.

Crown paper roads

Crown paper roads are owned by the Crown, that is, the State Government.

Crown paper 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 paper road by securing an enclosure permit over the road reserve, which entitles them to fence it and use it for grazing purposes.

Sometimes Crown paper roads are formed and maintained by private landowners to provide access to rural properties.

Crown paper roads can be purchased and closed (applications to the NSW Department of Industry (external link) , as the owner of Crown land).

Loads limits on roads

Current weight limited roads that are signposted with a ‘no trucks’ sign are as follows:

Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point to Wooyung50m north of Creek Street, Hastings Point, to Tweed Valley Way at Wooyung14.5-tonne gross load limit
Cudgen Road, CudgenTraffic signals at the intersection of Tweed Coast Road to the intersection of Duranbah Road at Duranbah14.5-tonne gross load limit
Clothiers Creek Road, Clothiers CreekNorths Lane to Condor Place, Clothiers Creek14.5-tonne gross load limit
Crescent Street, CudgenAltona Road to Cudgen Road14.5-tonne gross load limit
Endeavour Parade, Tweed HeadsBay Street to Frances StreetNo buses or trucks between the hours of 7pm-7am
Moss Street, KingscliffMarine Parade to Sutherland Street5-tonne gross load limit (trucks only)
McPhail Avenue, KingscliffEntire length4.5-tonne gross load limit
Sutherland Street, Kingscliff Seaview Street to Cudgen Creek Bridge4.5-tonne gross load limit
Farrants Road, EvironBooths Road to Eviron RoadMore than 9 metre in length

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request kerb and gutter or footpaving for my street?

How do I request improvements to road or pedestrian safety in my street/area?

Can I request a cover/shield/shade for a street light to stop glare?

What should I do if there is oil on the road?

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