2020 Local Roads Conference

9:30am Monday, 1 June 2020
12:30pm Monday, 15 June 2020
Online, New South Wales 2000

A collaboration between IPWEA NSW and Local Government NSW

The annual NSW Local Roads Congress will be delivered as a virtual conference this year, with sessions on Monday 1st June 2020 and Monday 15th June 2020.

Please find a copy of the draft program here.

The Conference is focussed on the critical role of local government as a provider of local and regional transport infrastructure in partnership with the state and federal governments.

The theme for this year’s event is Connecting the Dots – the connections being Emergency Management, Management of Assets, Road Safety, and Resources – strategic areas which are interrelated and of primary importance to local government.

The first session will focus on the challenges associated with ‘Saving lives on local roads’. Fifty percent of accidents with a fatal outcome in NSW occur on roads maintained and operated by local government. We will need to work smarter, with all levels of government, to provide safer roads to the community.

The second session is focussed on the demands related to ‘providing high quality infrastructure to the community’. Ongoing challenges as a result of limited funding for maintenance of our road and transport network are now magnified by the added challenge to repair infrastructure after natural disasters, like drought, flooding and fires. While providing better roads for the community, local government also needs to be more resilient to reduce future disruption and extensive repair bills.

The Local Roads Conference is offered by the Roads and Transport Directorate, a joint initiative between IPWEA NSW and Local Government NSW to optimise roads and transport outcomes. The Directorate acts as a focus for research activities, provides technical advice to assist member councils and makes submissions on behalf of its members.

The first NSW Local Roads Congress was held in December 2005 and has been held annually since then.  The purpose of the Congress is aimed at Mayors / Councillors / Directors of Engineering and is intended to address policy issues rather than technical issues.

This year we will have the opportunity to also invite the wider public works community, as it will be a virtual event.

Each council staff member that registers for the Local Roads Conference will be asked to nominate a Councillor for a complimentary registration. Please enter the details of your nominated Councillor (salutation, first name, surname, job title, company/council, email address, phone number) as part of your registration on the next page. Alternatively, if you would like to submit these details later please email events@ipweansw.org along with a copy of your invoice.

*Please note that this is limited to one (1) Councillor accompanying one (1) full paying delegate registration

$182.50 *
$182.50 *
* Price excludes GST where applicable

Contact Information

Arjan Rensen 

For more information, please contact Arjan Rensen.

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Terms and Conditions 


In the event I am no longer able to attend, a full refund will be given to me pending written notification to events@ipweansw.org 5 working days prior to the Conference.

I am able to send a substitute participant in your place pending written notification within the 5 day period. 

Non-attendance will incur the full Local Roads Conference registration fee with no refunds.

Use of Recording

I am aware that the Local Roads Conference will be recorded and give permission for it to be included in related marketing purposes.

Delivery Method

IPWEA NSW reserves the right to change the online platform, delivery method and duration of the Local Roads Conference if exceptional circumstances demand it.

Should IPWEA NSW be unable to hold the Local Roads Conference due to acts of God, Government or events beyond its control, participants will receive a full refund.

Whilst IPWEA NSW take precautions to ensure that the quality and speed of the internet is as best as possible during the live event, we decline responsibility for internet issues/difficulties.

Personal Details

I am aware that my personal details may be shared with Local Roads Conference partners. I give permission for my personal details to be circulated amongst Local Roads Conference partners post event, unless advised prior to the event in writing.