Council is responsible for the management of traffic and traffic facilities on local roads within the Municipality. Council's Traffic & Transport section is responsible for the investigation of traffic management issues.
The Woollahra Traffic Committee compromises two parts, the Local Traffic Committee and the Development Committee. The Development Committee only reviews proposed developments that will have a significant impact on traffic management and meets as required in conjunction with the Local Traffic Committee.
Any proposed changes to traffic or parking management are reported with recommendations to the Local Traffic Committee, which is a technical advisory committee chaired by Council. Members of the Committee are Council, the Roads & Traffic Authority, the NSW Police, and the two Local Members of State Parliament (for matters within their respective electorates), with an observer from the State Transit Authority for advice on relevant transport matters. Recommendations made by this technical body are then forwarded to Council's Community & Environment Committee for resolution. Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings of the Traffic Committee or the Community & Environment Committee, and may make representations.
Woollahra’s Traffic & Transport Strategy was adopted in July 2001. This consisted of a comprehensive examination of traffic conditions throughout the Municipality and recommended a number of potential actions to be progressively implemented.
Some of these actions are completed and require no further action, others are still underway or are being monitored, and some actions are being reviewed to assess their appropriateness due to changes in circumstances, traffic conditions or feedback from residents. The construction and opening of the Cross-City Tunnel is a very clear example of one of the changes that have occurred since the adoption of the initial report which have affected some of the actions outlined in the initial report.
Download the Woollahra Traffic & Transport Study (PDF)
Please bear in mind that this is a large document that was prepared for Council based on traffic conditions which may have changed since the report was prepared.
The 2006 review of the Woollahra Traffic & Transport Strategy was prepared for the May 2006 agenda of the Community & Environment Committee and is available here: May 2006 Review of actions from Woollahra Traffic & Transport Strategy (PDF)