Keeping on track
for NSW (RMS) is the organisation responsible for the
control of traffic on all roads in NSW. In order to deal with the large number
and range of traffic-related matters effectively, Transport for NSW (RMS) has delegated
certain aspects of traffic control on local roads to councils.
for NSW (RMS) delegation to councils limits the types of prescribed traffic
control devices and facilities that a council can authorise
and imposes certain conditions on councils. One of these conditions requires
councils to refer all traffic-related matters to its traffic committee prior to
exercising its delegated functions.
Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee (LPCTCC) considers the
needs of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in the City of Sydney.
LPCTCC is an advisory body only, having no decision-making powers. It is,
primarily, a technical review committee that is required to advise Council on
traffic-related matters referred by Council. Proposals recommended by the
LPCTCC must be formally approved by either the elected Council or authorised Council staff – depending on the nature of the
is not bound by the advice given by the LPCTCC. However, if Council does wish
to act contrary to the unanimous advice of its traffic committee, or when the
advice is not unanimous, it must notify the committee members and wait 14 days
before proceeding. During this period, committee members may refer an
appeal to the Regional Traffic Committee (RTC).
purpose of the RTC, appointed by Transport for NSW (RMS), is to deal with
appeals from Transport for NSW (RMS), or NSW Police members of the LPCTCC. Appeals
can be lodged when Council wishes to take action either contrary to the
unanimous advice of the traffic committee, or when the advice is not
unanimous. The decision of the RTC is binding on all parties.
are four formal members of the Committee:
formal (voting) representatives, one from each of the following:
Sydney Council (Chairperson)
local state Members of Parliament or their nominee
relevant NSW Government agency (where
Representatives of the NSW Police Force and representatives of state MPs
can only vote on issues within their command or electorate respectively.
**Note: The NSW Government agencies are
formal (voting) member for matters relating to roads over which they have
jurisdiction only (for example, Property NSW / Place Management NSW /
Infrastructure NSW). The City of Sydney Council is not a formal (voting) member
for these matters.
(non-voting) representatives, where relevant, from each of the following:
cycling representative appointed by the Lord Mayor.
pedestrian representative appointed by the Lord Mayor.
Chairperson and their alternate shall be determined by Council. Views of
informal members are considered but not binding.