Traffic Management Services

Customer enquiries

Maitland City Council’s Customer Service Team can be contacted on 4934 9700, or by email to mcc@maitland.nsw.gov.au to assist with enquiries regarding any traffic related application.

Traffic Control at Work Sites

A Traffic Control Plan (TCP) prepared by an RMS accredited certifier in accordance with RMS document ‘Traffic Control at Work Sites’ is required unless otherwise specified by Council. Traffic Control at Work Sites Manual Version 4 (2010) TCPs are required for:

1. Road works and Construction zones

2. Building related works including Hoarding and scaffolding ( please refer to Council’s application form and general conditions): Application for Hoarding. Assistance with enquiries:

·          Council’s Development Engineering Services: where works are part of a Development Application.

·          Council’s City Works and Services: where works are for Council road projects.

·          Council’s Traffic Management Services: for all other traffic related enquiries.

Traffic Control for Special Events

A Traffic Control Plan (TCP) prepared by an RMS accredited certifier in accordance with RTA document ‘Traffic Control at Work Sites’ must be included in document submitted with the application unless otherwise specified by Council. Where temporary road closure is required as part of the special event, applications must be advertised for comment for 28 days, be considered by the Local Traffic Committee and approved by a full meeting of Councillors.

1. Applications will only be accepted from organisations / co-ordinators. Applications will not be accepted from individuals wishing to participate in the event that are not part of the organising team.  These persons will be referred to the organisers / co-ordinators.

2. Applications must be submitted for approval by Council prior to the event, accompanied by the appropriate fees: for Special Events with Temporary Road Closure, at least 16 weeks prior to closure; and for Special Events Only, at least 6 weeks prior. These applications also must be advertised for comment before approval. For Temporary Road Closures, e.g. road works, application must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to closure.

3. Note that if food is to be sold at the event, the applicant is bound by the requirements of the Code for the Construction and Operation of Mobile and Temporary Food Premises.

4. For further instructions and conditions, please refer to Council’s Special Events Policy.

Fees relating to Special Events are specified in Council’s current Schedule of Fees and Charges:

Council’s Special Events application form, instructions and conditions: Application for Special Event.  Note that special event applications must be accompanied by a Traffic Control Plan, application for temporary road closure, if applicable, and evidence of public liability insurance as required by Council.

Council’s Environmental Health Services can assist with requirements for food, waste and inspections and Council’s Traffic Management Services can assist for requirements with temporary road closures and traffic control plans.

Temporary Road Closures

A temporary road closure is typically requested for:

  1. Work sites
  2. Special events

Temporary road closures require a Traffic Control Plan unless otherwise specified by Council.

  1. Application is to be submitted to Council for approval an absolute minimum of 16 weeks prior to the closure (accompanied by the appropriate fees).  Applications must be advertised for comment for 28 days, be considered by the Local Traffic Committee, and approved by a full meeting of Councillors. The Traffic Control Plan (TCP) should be prepared by an RMS accredited certifier in accordance with RMS document ‘Traffic Control at Work Sites’.
  2. All road closures are to be dealt with in accordance with the Roads Act 1993, Council’s existing policy, and the Traffic Guidelines of New South Wales.
  3. The Public Assembly form is required to be lodged with the Maitland Police as soon as approval from Council is received.
  4. All participants are to comply with all requirements of the Police Department.
  5. Public Liability Insurance of at least $10,000,000 is required to be obtained for the event. A copy of the policy or certificate of currency is required to be lodged with Council as soon as approval is received, before approval becomes effective.
  6. The area of road that is closed to vehicular traffic is to be barricaded in order to prevent the entry of unauthorised vehicles for the duration of the event. Barricades are to display a sign indicating an acceptable detour route and a road closed sign.  Barricades are to be of a temporary nature that can be easily removed to allow entry into the closed area for emergency vehicles. The layout of barricades, detours and signposting for the road closure is to be provided with the application. Council will issue a written approval with conditions, sign types & locations & legal warrant to temporarily close road.
  7. Any damage to public property caused by the event is to be rectified at the expense of the organisers.
  8. The area of road closure is to be cleaned to an acceptable standard immediately at the conclusion of the event, including removal of signs, barricades, equipment, rubbish.
  9. Signs and barricades are to be hired from a commercial hire firm. Council does not supply signs & barricades.
  10. The conditions specific to individual cases may be set by Council at any time it sees fit.

Fees relating to Temporary Road Closures are specified in Council’s current Schedule of Fees and Charges:

Council’s temporary road closure application form, instructions and conditions: Application Form Temporary Road Closure.  Note that the application must be accompanied by TCP and evidence of public liability insurance to Council requirements.

Council’s Traffic Management Services can assist with enquiries regarding temporary road closures.

Special Parking Requests

An application for temporary parking of caravans for community services (or siting of containers for special needs) is to be submitted to Council for approval (accompanied by the appropriate fees). Where time restricted parking applies kerbside at the location nominated in the application, applications must be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the parking to be considered by the Local Traffic Committee and approved by Council.

* If a charitable event, applicant can apply for waiver of the application fee only.  Application MUST be made in writing.

Resident Parking Scheme

Residence Parking Scheme (RPS) is used where residents have limited off-street parking and have difficulty parking near their residence, and may allow for visitors to attend the residence.

The Maitland LGA contains four Resident Parking Schemes.  All are signposted with the required signs that indicate the installed scheme:

  • Bonar Street, Maitland - both sides north of Ledsam Street (MCC001)
  • Bourke Street, Maitland - both sides, northern section (MCC002)
  • High Street, East Maitland - one side, opposite Maitland High School (MCC003)
  • Swan Street, Morpeth - both sides between Tank and Northumberland Streets (MCC004)

ONLY ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS WITHIN THE ABOVE SCHEMES CAN BE ISSUED RESIDENT PARKING PERMITS

Resident Parking Schemes are determined by Council and can only be considered on a street by street basis, not on an individual basis.

Council’s application form for permit parking in Residence Parking areas: Resident Parking Permit Application Form

Higher Mass Limits (HML) routes

Written approval must be obtained from Maitland City Council (MCC) if the requested route involves travel on a MCC road at HML.

 Higher Mass Limits Application Form

Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV) routes

Written approval must be obtained from Maitland City Council (MCC) if the requested route involves travel on a MCC road.

Council’s application form for Restricted Access Vehicle route:  RAV Route Application Form 

ROAD MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Maitland City Council’s Customer Services Team can be contacted on 4934 9700, or email to mcc@maitland.nsw.gov.au to assist with enquiries regarding any traffic related application.

Road and Footpath Openings

1. Before the surface of any road or footpath is disturbed for the purpose of installing a new water, gas or sewerage service, or carrying out repairs or extensions to existing services, the licensed Plumber/Contractor or other person in charge of the work shall immediately contact Council’s Asset and Infrastructure Planning department either in person or by telephone or facsimile to make application for registration and provide the necessary details. A copy of these conditions will then be issued prior to commencement of work.

2. Where the applicant is registered with Council, the application for permission to open the road or footpath may be made either by personally, telephone or facsimile. Where the applicant has not registered with Council, a permit will not be issued (except in emergency cases) until clause 3.1 is complied with.

3. Notification may be made in person at Council’s Asset and Infrastructure Planning Department, Second Floor, Administration Building, 285- 287 High Street, Maitland between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Thursday and between 8:30am and 4:30pm Friday. Notification by telephone or facsimile may also be made between the same hours. Telephone Number: (02) 4934 9603. Facsimile Number: (02) 4934 8469.

4. In the case of an emergency where immediate repairs are necessary, Council is to be advised on the following working day on the above telephone or fax numbers listed in Clause 3.3 of policy (refer to link for application form road opening and footpath opening). Fees relating to Road Footpath and Driveway Restoration are specified in Council’s current Schedule of Fees and Charges:

Council’s registration form for road and footpath openings:  Road & Footpath Openings  Note that a Road and Footpath Openings notification may require a Traffic Control Plan (refer to section Traffic Control at Work Sites).