About Us

The Roads &Transport Directorate was established in 2004 as a joint initiative between IPWEA (NSW) and Local Government NSW (LGNSW). It serves as a focus for research activities and the provision of technical advice to assist members in discharging their road management roles. The Roads & Transport Directorate represents key stakeholders focused on planning, delivery, and management of roads and transport services. Members are respected for their knowledge, skills and resources.

Our Purpose

The Roads & Transport Directorate provides knowledge, technical resources, and advocacy to support Directorate members to optimise roads and transport outcomes. The purpose of the Directorate is to support our member councils to deliver an improved local road and transport network. A network that meets the future needs of the community, industry and economy. A network that is safer for all users and that meets movement and place expectations from local communities. A network that uses resources wisely and is mindful of its impact on the environment.

Our Mission

  • To build the capacity of our members and serve the industry with advice and technical expertise

  • To become the "go-to group" in the design, building, and maintenance of safe and efficient infrastructure for the roads and transport industry

  • To provide support for the benefit of the roads and transport sector in NSW

  • To benchmark and develop evidence to support the case for increased investment in the construction, safe operation and maintenance of roads

Key Projects

Projects undertaken by the Roads and Transport Directorate
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Local Roads Congress

Calling for the development of a sustainable & more equitable funding model to look after roads, target road safety to better service our community & drive the NSW economy forward.
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The Roads & Transport Directorate make submissions on behalf of members relating to the aims and objectives of the Directorate, copies will be made available on the website to provide a resource for members.
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Open to all Councils in NSW & ACT. As a member, you will have access to a range of benefits including all publications from the Directorate and be part of a strong advocacy to optimise outcomes for local government.
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