The Shoalhaven Traffic Committee is a technical review committee, not a committee of Council under the Local Government Act 1993. The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has delegated certain powers to Council under the Transport Administration Act 1988 (Section 50).A condition of this delegation is that Council must take into account the Traffic Committee recommendations.
There are four formal members of the Traffic Committee, each of whom has a single vote only. The members are representatives from:
- NSW Police Force
- Shoalhaven City Council
- Local State Member of Parliament (for the location of the issue to be voted upon)
If the RMS or NSW Police Force disagrees with any Traffic Committee recommendation, or Council’s resolution (on any Traffic Committee recommendation), they may lodge an appeal with the Regional Traffic Committee for determination.The appeal must be lodged in writing within 14 days of the date of notification in writing.Any action relative to any issue under appeal must cease until the matter is determined.The Regional Traffic Committee is chaired by an independent chairperson and submissions and representations are welcomed from all interested parties.
Council cannot amend a Traffic Committee recommendation. The Council can only: adopt the Traffic Committee recommendation; not adopt the Traffic Committee recommendation, or request the Traffic Committee reconsider the issue.
The full guide to the delegation to Council’s for the regulation of traffic can be viewed at RMS Website