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Traffic Management in Tasmania

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Traffic Management in Tasmania

  1. 1. Traffic Management in Tasmania Nigel Coates Engineering Officer, Traffic City of Launceston
  2. 2. The Governance of Traffic Management
  3. 3. The Governance of Traffic Management • Australia
  4. 4. • New South Wales
  5. 5. • Northern Territory
  6. 6. • Queensland
  7. 7. • South Australia
  8. 8. • Victoria
  9. 9. • Western Australia
  10. 10. Tasmania
  11. 11. Tasmania • Approval of Traffic Control Devices • Ownership of Traffic Control Devices
  12. 12. Traffic Act 1925
  13. 13. Traffic Act 1925 S49 (1) The Commission may,
  14. 14. Traffic Act 1925 S49 (1) The Commission may, for the purpose of marking stands, safety zones, or parking areas or for the purpose of guiding, directing, or regulating traffic, place, erect, or install in public streets, posts, standards, domes, studs, and other contrivances and may make markings on or in the surface of a public street.
  15. 15. Traffic Act 1925
  16. 16. Traffic Act 1925 S59 (1) The Commission may issue directions for the use of traffic signs
  17. 17. Traffic Act 1925 S59 (1) The Commission may issue directions for the use of traffic signs S59 (2) The Commission may cause prescribed traffic signs to be made and supplied to an authority
  18. 18. Traffic Act 1925 S59 (1) The Commission may issue directions for the use of traffic signs S59 (2) The Commission may cause prescribed traffic signs to be made and supplied to an authority S59 (4) Except as hereinbefore provided, no traffic sign shall be placed on or near any public street
  19. 19. Transport Act 1981
  20. 20. Transport Act 1981 S10 (1) The Commission may by instrument in writing delegate to a person specified in the instrument the performance or exercise of such of its functions and powers under this Act or any other Act (other than this power of delegation) as are specified in the instrument, and may, by instrument in writing, revoke wholly or in part any such delegation.
  21. 21. Transport Act 1981 S10 (5) Any act or thing done by or to a delegate while acting in the exercise of a delegation under this section shall have the same force and effect as if the act or thing had been done by or to the Commission and shall be deemed to have been done by or to the Commission.
  22. 22. Local Government (Highways) Act 1982
  23. 23. Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 S21(1) Subject to this Act, the corporation of a municipality is charged with the duty of maintaining the local highways in the municipality that are maintainable by the corporation
  24. 24. Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 S30(1) Subject to sections 49 and 59 of the Traffic Act 1925, a corporation may, under or on a local highway maintainable by the corporation, carry out such works and do such other things as it considers necessary or desirable for rendering the use of the highway safer or more convenient or for improving its appearance.
  25. 25. Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 S30(2) ……………. buildings, shelters, works, equipment, and devices for the guidance, protection, or convenience of persons using or requiring to use the highway or for the regulation of traffic on the highway, other than traffic signs erected by the Transport Commission
  26. 26. Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 S31(1) A corporation may, with the approval of the Transport Commission, construct or place obstructions in a local highway for the purpose of preventing or restricting the movement of vehicular traffic
  27. 27. Code of Practice for the Installation of Traffic Control Devices
  28. 28. Code of Practice for the Installation of Traffic Control Devices 'The Transport Commission is responsible for the traffic control on all roads in Tasmania and requires all proposals to install or modify traffic control devices to be referred for formal approval of the Chief Traffic Engineer, Traffic Standards Branch, Department of Infrastructure, Energy & Resources'
  29. 29. 1 January 2015
  30. 30. 1 January 2015 • Directions
  31. 31. 1 January 2015 • Directions • Sign & line marking supply and maintenance
  32. 32. Tasmanian Councils
  33. 33. Tasmanian Councils
  34. 34. Tasmanian Councils How did you initially react when you received notification (letter dated 4 November 2014) that, from 1 January 2015 the Department of State Growth no longer needed to approve traffic control devices?
  35. 35. Tasmanian Councils After one year of operation has your attitude towards this changed?
  36. 36. Tasmanian Councils What internal processes have you put in place to approve traffic control devices?
  37. 37. Tasmanian Councils Who within your organisation approves traffic control devices?
  38. 38. Tasmanian Councils Has the change improved your decision making and ability to deliver traffic management projects?
  39. 39. Tasmanian Councils Does your Council have sufficient internal expertise to deal with traffic management?
  40. 40. Tasmanian Councils Have you, since the change increased your use of consultants for traffic management?
  41. 41. Tasmanian Councils Do you operate an internal replacement to a local Traffic Committee, if so what are its Terms of Reference?
  42. 42. Discussion
  43. 43. Discussion • National guidance
  44. 44. Discussion • National guidance • Other States
  45. 45. Discussion • National guidance • Other States • Legislation
  46. 46. Discussion • National guidance • Other States • Legislation • Code of Practice
  47. 47. Discussion • National guidance • Other States • Legislation • Code of Practice • Tasmanian Councils
  48. 48. Thank you for listening Nigel Coates Engineering Officer, Traffic City of Launceston Nigel.Coates@launceston.tas.gov.au (03) 6323 3442

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