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Tweed Road Development Strategy

Tweed Road Development Strategy 2017 (4.08mB PDF)

NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan

The NSW Government has developed a Long Term Transport Master Plan which "provides a basis for the further development of individual Regional Transport Plans, which will then be developed for each of the main regions".

NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan (42.29mB PDF)

Local Traffic Committee

Under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management Act 1999, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is legislated as the organisation responsible for the control of traffic on all roads in NSW. Some of these responsibilities are delegated to Council through the Local Traffic Committee (LTC), for example:

  • Giveway and stop signs
  • Parking signs, including timed, no parking, no stopping, bus zones, loading zones
  • Linemarking - yellow edgeline, double centre lines, parking bays.

The Committee also discusses road safety issues in general and proposed on-road events.

The Local Traffic Committee is an advisory body only and recommended changes to regulatory signage and linemarking must be approved by Council at the next available meeting after the Committee meeting. Some traffic control devices are not delegated to Council and these include speed limits and the operation and maintenance traffic signals.

The Local Traffic Committee is made up of Council Officers, Councillors, Police, RMS and Local Members of Parliament. Agendas for the meetings are developed one week before the meeting dates. Late items are not generally included in the agenda. Customers are advised of the Committee's recommendations once endorsed by Council.

Customers are requested to put items in writing for the committee to address; alternatively they may put in a request to personally present to the Committee.

The Local Traffic Committee

PO Box 816
Or by email to Tweed Shire Council.

Roads and Traffic Master Plans

Cross Border Traffic Master Plan

Significant residential growth is anticipated within the suburbs surrounding the Queensland/New South Wales border, which when coupled with increasing traffic commuting between Northern NSW and the Gold Coast will place increasing pressure on cross border road connections in the future. In recent years there has also been an increasing trend for northern NSW residents to commute to/from the Gold Coast for work, shopping and recreation facilitated by improved road infrastructure such as the Tugun Bypass, Yelgun-Chinderah Bypass and the Banora Point Upgrade (currently under construction).

Tweed Shire Council in conjunction with Gold Coast City Council, NSW Roads and Traffic Authority and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads commissioned Bitzios Consulting to develop the Cross Border Traffic Master Plan to identify what road upgrades are likely to be required an when between 2011 and 2031.

Cross Border Traffic Master Plan (11.44mB PDF)

Lower Tweed and Pacific Highway Traffic Master Plan

Since late 2000, the Tweed Shire Council (TSC) and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have been working together to develop and agree on arrangements for the connection of Kirkwood Road to the Pacific Highway (Tweed Heads bypass).

A wider area traffic assessment was undertaken to model the implications of the upgrade by both State and local government and to determine the interaction of the highway and local road network through any proposed interchanges.

Lower Tweed and Pacific Highway Traffic Master Plan (29.53mB PDF)

RTA Pacific Highway Upgrade Website

Traffic Signals

To report that a Traffic Signal (Traffic Light) is not working correctly please call the Roads and Maritime Services free call number 131 700.

Traffic Calming

Council’s Traffic and Road Safety Branch receives many reports of speeding in residential streets. Many residents in these streets request speed humps, road closures and one-way systems to alleviate the problem.

While every request is investigated, it is not always appropriate to reduce the access provided by the road network by installing a traffic-calming device. In many cases, the social amenity of residents can be affected by the provision of devices, for example, speed humps that create vehicular noise.

After considering the operation of the road network, social amenity and road safety, if appropriate, Council will provide traffic calming devices should a budget be available.

All requests for traffic calming should be made in writing to the following:-

The General Manager
Tweed Shire Council
PO Box 816
Or by email to Tweed Shire Council.

Car Parking

Council has completed a study of car parking spaces in the three main central business districts of the shire – Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah and Kingscliff.

The study:
  • identified areas of high parking demand and measured the utilisation of parking spaces in those areas
  • reviewed parking zones and ‘built’ carparks in the CBD areas, and

  • identified perceived barriers to using underutilised car parking spaces.

The results provide a realistic picture of the state of parking in the Shire and will be used to inform decisions around transport and development issues.

Car Parking Study 2016 Results Tweed Heads (326kB PDF)
Car Parking Study 2016 Results Murwillumbah (343kB PDF)
Car Parking Study 2016 Results Kingscliff (251kB PDF)

Other Transport Ideas

For Roads and Load Limits, please see Roads and Bridges.

Leaving the car at home is good for you and the planet. It also helps to reduce traffic congestion, which benefits other road users.

With the cost of petrol rising, now is the time to rethink your travel choices.

Use the information below for help with finding a carpool or planning your cycling or public transport route.

Transport Tips

Our cars are one of the biggest sources of household greenhouse gas emissions. This Department of Environment and Conservation guide lists everyday things you can do to help reduce these impacts. Travel Smart Guide (512kB PDF)

Join a Carpool

Northern Rivers Carpool is a free, online service for anyone who wants to save money, meet new people and reduce their carbon footprint while travelling to work or study.

It takes two minutes to join the network and then NR Carpool will search its database and match you with other people travelling in the same direction.

Join today and travel smart, because it's how you get there that counts.

NR Carpool is an initiative of Northern Rivers Council’s from Clarence to the Tweed.

For more information or to become a member go to the Northern Rivers Carpool website.

Ride a Bike

Use the following map to find cycleways and footpaths in the Tweed Shire or download the corresponding Adobe PDF map.

Cycleways and Footpaths Web Viewer
Cycleways and Footpaths Map (1.36mB PDF)

Catch the Bus

There are more than 280 daily bus services to shopping centres, clubs, pools, hospitals, colleges and other local destinations.

A new type of public transport ticket, the Regional Excursion Daily (RED) ticket, can now be purchased to assist elderly persons with the cost of transport. This ticket is called the Regional Excursion Daily (RED) ticket. This $2.50 all day ticket will be sold by the bus driver when passengers present a valid Pensioner Concession card, a NSW Seniors card or a War Widower/s card. As the card gives entitlement to travel on more than one service within the network service area during the day on which it is purchased, and allows multiple trips to be taken on buses in the service network in the one day, drivers will need to permit people holding a RED ticket to board without further charge.

The RED ticket is available on all scheduled commercial local bus services, but not on local school services, Countrylink bus services or interstate coach services. Detailed regional transport service information is also available from the Transport Information Pages in the Murwillumbah Telephone Directory at pages 8-9.

Please click on Going Places to find transport information for the area.

Please click on Surfside Busline Services to view information specific to Surfside Buslines.

The Rydon transport program is part of the Tweed Byron Ballina Community Transport service. Rydon is for groups of 5 or more young people aged 12-24 who need help with transport in the Murwillumbah District. For more information please visit the Rydon Website.

To view information regarding all bus operators and route numbers, interchanges and taxi services, please the colour-coded 'map' that shows each bus service and how they inter-connect, please view the following document. Public Transport Information Brochure 2016 (578kB PDF)

For information in regards to other bus services please see the Entertainment Venue Courtesy Bus brochure July 2017 (1.53mB PDF)
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