2021 Local Roads Congress

The annual NSW Local Roads Congress will be delivered as a hybrid event, with the focus on the event in Parliament House for council executives, elective members and industry partners. Council staff and the wider public works community will be able to attend online, with limited active interaction.

Date: Monday 7th June 2021

Venue: NSW Parliament House, Sydney

The theme of the Congress will be Reconnecting the Dots in Commmunity Recovery – the connections being Emergency Management, Management of Assets, Road Safety, and Resources – strategic areas which are interrelated and of primary importance to local government.

View the draft program here.


The registration includes:

  • attending the Congress at Parliament house for two (an executive and an elected member), following by drinks and canapes for both
  • online for council staff (unlimited)

To register, click here.

Additional registration to attend the Congress in person are subject to availability. Due to current COVID restrictions the numbers are limited.


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.

For more information please contact the Manager, Arjan Rensen at Arjan.Rensen@ipweansw.org