At its meeting on 9 August 2022 Council endorsed via the Local Traffic Committee meeting minutes from June 2022, the public exhibition of the draft Traffic Management Investigation Policy.

What is this policy about?

Council receives numerous requests for the installation of traffic management measures to control perceived speeding or high vehicle volumes in local streets.

These requests may therefore require detailed investigation over several months including data collection and warrant checks prior to concept development, modelling, community engagement and approval through the Local Traffic Committee. Once this assessment is completed, funding will need to be considered on a priority basis.

The purpose of this policy is to outline the criteria for assessing requests for traffic management devices on Council managed roads.

The policy aims to:

a) Contribute to road safety outcomes.

b) Improve amenity for people walking and cycling.

c) Manage public spaces in the public interest.

d) Allow Council’s limited resources to be prioritised.

e) Support the Integrated Transport Strategy of Council

f) Support public domain planning initiatives of Council.

g) Contribute to the fair, transparent and consistent management of traffic

The Policy relates to assessment of traffic management devices on local roads and regional roads under the care and control of Inner West Council. Traffic management on State Classified Roads require the approval of Transport for NSW.

Have your say

Complete the online form below to let us know what you think.

Other ways to provide feedback

  • By mail, addressed to Traffic and Parking Planner, Jason Scoufis, Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049.
  • Call a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and provide our phone number 02 9392 5561.
    • Free Interpreter call TIS National on 131 450
    • Voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY call 133 677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767
  • To request a paper copy of the proposed Traffic Management Investigation Policy and feedback form, please call Jason Scoufis on 9392 5561.

Last day to provide feedback is Monday, 5 December 2022.

What happens next?

All feedback will be reviewed and considered by the Traffic Team. A report, including the community’s feedback, will be considered by Council’s Local Traffic Committee at a meeting in February 2023. The recommendations of the Committee will then be considered by Council. Everyone who provides feedback will be notified when the report is considered by your elected representatives.