Traffic Management for Special Events
Do you organise Special Events within the MWRC region?
- Does your event impact local traffic?
- Is your event conducted on-road?
- Does it require the involvement of Police?
- Does it disrupt the non-event community in the area around the event?
If you have answered YES to any of the above please read on.
The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS), NSW Police and Council have a process for approving Special Events within our Region. This process involves consideration of your application by the Local Traffic Committee (LTC) followed by approval from Council. All applications for a special event must be submitted to Council at least 3 months prior to your event to allow for this process.
On receipt of your application Council staff will prepare a report for consideration by the Local Traffic Committee. This Committee meets monthly and consists of a representative from Council, RMS, NSW Police and the Local State Member of Parliament (MP) or their nominee. The recommendation from LTC is then presented to Council at the next scheduled Council Committee meeting, usually on the first Wednesday of the next month. Event organisers are then notified of their event approval/or not.
The RMS has developed a Special Event Traffic Management Plan template (TMP) that is available on their website, please click here to view. This document is designed to provide Council with the necessary information to successfully assess your application.
To download a pdf copy of the Special Event Process Chart please click here (PDF 406Kb).
For further information regarding special events please contact Council's Traffic Engineer on (02) 6378 2850.