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.
Transport 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.
The Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming
Committee has no decision-making powers. It is primarily a technical review
body which is required to advise Council and City staff on traffic-related
matters. Council and City staff are therefore not bound or required to
implement a proposal supported by the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic
Calming Committee. Any proposal supported by the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and
Traffic Calming Committee must be approved by either the elected Council or
authorised City staff (depending on the nature of the proposal) if it is to be
implemented. This can only be done when the advice of the Committee is
unanimous. Where the advice of the Committee is not unanimous, Council must
separately notify and obtain the endorsement of Transport for NSW and NSW
formal (voting) representatives, one from each of the following:
one representative of Council (Chairperson or
one representative of NSW Police;
one representative of Transport for NSW;
the local State Member of Parliament (MP) or
one representative of a relevant NSW Government
agency (where applicable)*.
Representatives of NSW Police and State MPs can only
vote on matters in their respective command or electorate.
*The NSW Government agencies are formal (voting) members 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:
Transit Systems representative;
Transport Workers Union representative;
Local Health District Representative.
Chairperson and their alternate shall be determined by Council. Views of informal
members are considered but not binding.