Local Traffic Committee

Role of Local Traffic Committee

The purpose of the LTC is to provide technical advice on traffic control matters on local roads to Council. That advice must be taken into consideration before Council chooses to exercise its delegation to control traffic on local roads. Where Council proposes to exercise that delegation, a report is prepared and considered by the members of the LTC.

Under the terms of the RMS delegation the Committee has no decision making powers and no jurisdiction on state roads or selected facilities such as speed limits, signalised intersections or marked foot crossings.

Under the provisions of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999, traffic is controlled by the installation of prescribed traffic control devices such as regulatory signs (e.g. ‘No Parking’, ‘No Stopping’ etc) or traffic control facilities (pedestrian crossings, median islands, pedestrian refuges etc).

Given the extensive size of the road network within NSW, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has delegated certain aspects of the control of traffic on local roads to Council. However before exercising that delegation, Council is required by RMS to seek the views of the Local Traffic Committee (LTC).

The LTC is a committee of Council and consists of:

  • the Mayor (or his or her representative)
  • the local State Member of Parliament (or his or her representative)
  • a representative of the Police
  • a representative of RMS

Agenda and Minutes

Local Traffic Committee process

It is Council’s practice to consult the community on proposals for which Council is responsible prior to their referral to the LTC. The results of any public consultation are included in Council’s report to the LTC.

See Current Consultations

Hornsby Shire Council has resolved to manage the LTC delegation via an electronic meeting format. This involves:

  • circulating a report for each proposal by email and, if requested, hard copy.
  • each report includes a preliminary recommendation for consideration by voting members.
  • responses from voting members are requested within fourteen days after which the recommendation is acted on unless the majority of members vote otherwise.
  • As the Local Traffic Committee items are circulated electronically there are no regular meetings. Face to face meetings are only held at the request of one of the voting members of the Committee.