The Roads Advisory Committee is constituted by Singleton Council as a committee of Council; in accordance with the provisions of Section 260 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.
Functions and Responsibilities
The functions of the Committee are:
Referral of Matters
In exercising its responsibility, the Roads Advisory Committee must refer all matters on to Council for decision.
The Roads Advisory Committee may refer relevant matters for action or noting to other committees as appropriate.
Membership and length of term
The Roads Advisory Committee shall meet as required at a
time and place determined by the Chair with a minimum of four (4) meetings per
year. Other meetings may be convened by the Chair.
Members of the Roads Advisory Committee abide by Singleton Council’s Code of
and Maritime Services is responsible for the control of traffic on all roads in
New South Wales. Traffic is controlled by the installation of prescribed
traffic control devices, such as regulatory signs, or traffic control
facilities, such as medians.
of the means of controlling traffic on regional and local roads has been
delegated to the Councils of Local Government areas. Roads and Maritime
Services manage the State road network. Council is required to seek the advice
of the NSW Police and Roads and Maritime Services prior to exercising their
delegated functions. This is done via the Local Traffic Committee.
Local Traffic Committee (LTC) has no decision-making powers and is primarily a
technical review committee. The LTC considers the technical merits of the
proposal and ensures that the proposal meets current technical guidelines.
LTC advises Council on matters for which the Council has delegated authority to
make decisions on, such as parking and traffic management. Council considers
the advice of the LTC when making its decision on whether a proposal should go
ahead or not. Council is not bound by the advice given by the committee,
however, if Council does wish to act contrary to the unanimous advice of the
committee or when the advice is not unanimous, it must notify Roads and
Maritime Services and the NSW Police and wait 14 days before proceeding.
LTC is to be made up of four formal members. The members are:
one representative of Council
• one representative of the NSW Police
• one representative of the RTA
• the local State Member of Parliament (MP) or their nominee.
Singleton Local Traffic Committee generally meets 4 times per year however
additional meetings can be held if urgent matters arise.
cases where the LTC advice is unanimous, and Council intends to follow that
advice, Council may authorise the implementation of the facility or device
without further notifying Roads and Maritime Services or the Police.
Council wishes to exercise a delegated function when the LTC advice is not
unanimous, or Council wishes to act contrary to unanimous LTC advice, then
Council must notify in writing, both the NSW Police and the RTA representatives
on the LTC. Council then must refrain from taking any action for 14 days so
that the Police or Roads and Maritime Services are given an opportunity to
appeal to the Regional Traffic Committee should they wish.
the case of an appeal, the decision of the Chairperson, Regional Traffic
Committee is binding and final.
information on local traffic committees can be found here: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/about/what-we-do/committees/traffic-committees.html