Lane Cove Roads and Traffic Forum 20 July 2022

    Our local member Anthony Roberts approached In the Cove and asked if we would like to be involved in a forum where local residents could meet with him and senior staff representing the Minister for Metropolitian Roads to discuss local traffic issues.

    Numerous locals have contacted his office about Lane Cove road issues and he wanted to draw the relevant departments’ attention to the issues.

    A Roads and Traffic Forum will be held on 20 July 2022 at 6.30 pm at the Longueville Bowling Club (The Diddy) Cnr of Kenneth St and Longueville Rd, Longueville.

    What Will Be Discussed at the Forum?

    Roads and Traffic Issues on State Roads and Intersections with Traffic Lights in the Lane Cove Council Area.

    Relationship Between Transport for NSW and Local Councils

    Roads are classified into three types.  This mechanism is used by the State Government to assist in the allocation of State Government funding and the allocation of management responsibility between State and Local government authorities.

    Classified roads are categorised into:

    • State Roads
    • Regional Roads
    • Local Roads

    State Roads are the primary network of principal traffic carrying and linking routes for the movement of people and goods within the urban centres of Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong and Central Coast, and throughout the State.

    The NSW State Government) funds and carry out works on State Roads.

    Regional Roads comprise the secondary road network which, together with State Roads, provide for travel between smaller towns and districts and perform a sub-arterial function within major urban centres.

    Local Roads comprise the remaining council-controlled roads which provide for local circulation and Council funds, determine priorities and carry out works on local roads.

    Where are the State Roads in the Lane Cove Council Areas?

    State Roads in the Lane Cove Council Area are:

    • Epping Road
    • Longueville Rd between Pacific Hwy and Epping Rd
    • Pacific Hwy
    • Centennial Ave between Epping Road and Burns Bay Rd
    • Burns Bay Rd between Centennial Avenue and Figtree Bridge

    Traffic Lights

    Design, construction, erection, installation, maintenance, repair, removal or replacement of traffic control signals must have the consent of the RTA on all roads in NSW.

    Council concurrence is also required for the installation or adjustment of traffic control signals on the Regional and Local Road network.

    For council-initiated projects councils are required to obtain Transport for NSW’s written approval from the RTA and to enter into a works authorisation deed to construct or modify existing traffic control signals prior to the start of construction.

    Who Will Be in Attendance?

    • The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP – Member for Lane Cove
    • Director of Policy – Minister for Metropolitan Roads
    • PLO – Minister for Metropolitan Roads
    • Department Liaison Officer – Minister for Metropolitan Roads
    • Jacky Barker – Moderator – In the Cove
    • Martin Terescenko – Manager Open Space and Urban Space – Lane Cove Council

    How Do I Register?

    Register here:

    How Do I Raise an Issue?

    If you want to ask a question on the night please send an email with your questions to [email protected]

    Which Intersections Will Be Discussed?

    So far locals have raised issues about the intersections below:


    • Traffic Congestion on Burns Bay Road/Penrose Street – background information here
    • Traffic Congestion at Figtree/Barwon and Centennial Avenue – speed camera in the wrong place
    • Issues at the Mowbray Road and Centennial Avenue Intersections
    • Issues at the Tambourine Bay Road and River Road West Intersection
    • Better signage at intersections and Moore st

    This list is not exhaustive and we will discuss other issues emailed to ITC and raised on the night

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