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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.
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