Road Safety and Traffic

Road Safety and Traffic

Welcome to the Shoalhaven City Council's Traffic and Transport Unit.

The role of Council’s Traffic & Transport Unit is to:

  • Provide a service to our external and internal customers regarding traffic and transport enquiries and through the provision of traffic management and safety improvements to the local road network within resource and budget constraints
  • Prepare strategies for traffic, transport, pedestrian & cyclist safety improvements and road safety programs
  • Arrange the implementation of approved programs and works relating to traffic, transport, pedestrian & cyclist safety improvements and road safety programs
  • Support and operate the Shoalhaven Traffic Committee
  • Assist Council's Strategic Planning in regards to the planning of future traffic and transport impacts associated with Structure Plans, LEP, DCPs and Contributions Plan
  • Assist Council's Development & Environmental Services Group, through the Strategic Planning Group DA Coordinator in regards to the review of development applications to ensure appropriate conditions are imposed that will protect the integrity (safety & efficiency) of the local road network.

As this site is improved over time our aim is to provide important easy to access information that will be available to the public on a broad range of traffic and road safety issues, including relevant information on our current works and programs.

Road safety

Council’s Road Safety Officer (RSO) is a key member of the broader Traffic & Transport Unit and the RSO is an important link between state government road safety policy and what happens in the Shoalhaven.

The role of the Road Safety Officer is primarily to develop and implement local road safety activities, with particular focus on behavioural change programs.

Today more than ever we all have a role to play in road safety. The Shoalhaven in particular experiences significant fluctuations in traffic and parking demands throughout the year (significant increases in demand during holiday periods). The road network in our city affects each and every one of us.

The Road Safety Officer, as part of the dedicated Traffic & Transport team at Shoalhaven City Council, works tirelessly to develop programs to improve the level of safety and awareness on our roads.

For more information you can contact the Road Safety Officer on (02) 4429 3484, or the Traffic Unit for general enquiries on (02) 4429 3625.

Speed Zone Reduction

To reduce an existing speed limit to a specified speed limit adjacent to a construction work site, a minimum of 10 working days should be allowed to obtain a Speed Zone Reduction authorisation

A condition of approval will include requirement for a site specific Traffic Control Plan. The Traffic & Pedestrian Control Plan must comply with the RMS - Roads and Traffic Authority’s manual “Traffic & Pedestrian Control at Work Sites” and must be prepared and certified by a person holding the appropriate Roads and Traffic Authority accreditation. 

Should you have further enquiries please contact Councils Roads Assets Manager.

Request a speed zone change

The Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) has the responsibility to determine the speed zone for all roads within NSW. Visit Safer Roads NSW website (new window) or mail your request to:

PO Box 477


Live Traffic NSW
Live updates and traveller information for NSW roads

Heavy Vehicle Access Permits

Heavy Vehicle Permits for all roads in the Shoalhaven may be obtained by contacting the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

Road Restrictions

Height and weight road restriction (PDF 25KB) details for the local area. 

Visit Roads & Maritime Services website to view B-Double restrictions (new window).

Meetings & Agendas

View all agendas and minutes for Council and Committee meetings.
Agendas & Minutes

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