Keeping on track
and Maritime Services (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, RMS has
certain aspects of traffic control on local roads to councils.
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 RMS, is to deal with appeals from 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
are four formal members of the Committee:
formal (voting) representatives, one from each of the following:
Sydney Council (Chairperson)
Members of Parliament or their nominee.
(non-voting) representatives, where relevant, from each of the following:
cycling representative appointed by the Lord Mayor.
Chairperson and their alternate shall be determined by Council. Views of
informal members are considered but not binding.
Representatives of the NSW Police Force and representatives of state MPs
can only vote on issues within their command or electorate respectively.