Regional Road Transfer and Road Classification Review

Priority submissions round now completed

In late 2020, the Independent Panel conducted a short priority round to capture a small group of urgent cases and network adjustments, and to test the process and framework for the full round to be conducted at a later date.

The Independent Panel has assessed the applications received in the priority round and has delivered an interim report and recommendation of priority road transfers to the NSW Government for consideration.

Background for the Priority Submissions round

Applications to the priority round of the Road Classification Review and Transfer are now closed.

The Priority Submissions round was a closed round. Councils that made an eligible priority claim in the nomination phase were provided with a link to the SmartyGrants application platform via email. Councils with no eligible priority claims were advised by email and are invited to provide their submissions in the full round.

The priority round is a limited round intended to capture a small group of urgent cases, and to test the process and framework for the full round to be conducted in 2021. For more information about the priority framework and submission process, please refer to the Priority Guidelines in the Resources section of this page.

If you have any enquiries, please contact the TfNSW support staff on roadreview@transport.nsw.gov.au.

Further information is provided in a series of FAQs available in the side bar.

Your Say

In July and August 2020, the Independent Panel held a series of consultation sessions with councils across NSW, with 91% of councils participating in at least one session.

The findings from those sessions is now available in the Panel's Consultation Report, which can be downloaded from the Resources tab at the right-hand side of the page.

The Panel is keen to collect your feedback and suggestions, which can be provided directly to roadreview@transport.nsw.gov.au or through the Q&A button on this page.


Background

In February 2019, the NSW Government announced the initiation of a Road Classification Review to ensure the road classification framework is still fit for purpose and that roads across NSW are appropriately classified. Future Transport 2056 identifies the NSW Road Classification Review (Classification Review) as a key initiative to make adjustments to the classification policy framework and update the road network to align with the ‘Hub and Spoke’ Transport Network Model and the ‘Movement and Place’ Framework.

Also in February 2019, the Government announced that up to 15,000 kilometres of council owned roads would be returned to State management as part of a broader package of support for local councils to better manage and maintain the rural road network.

Combining the transfer of council owned regional roads with the Classification Review will ensure equity and transparency in all changes and support the development of an integrated road transport network.

An Independent Panel, chaired by Ms Wendy Machin, has been established to make recommendations for consideration by the NSW Government. The Independent Panel members are:

  • Ms Wendy Machin (Chair)
  • Mr Peter Duncan AM
  • Ms Jillian Kilby
  • Mr Peter Tegart
  • Mr John Roydhouse
  • Mr Michael Kilgariff.

On this page you can view the Terms of Reference for the Independent Panel, find out more about the Panel members, ask them a question and submit your nominations for priority and non-priority reclassifications and transfers.

Priority submissions round now completed

In late 2020, the Independent Panel conducted a short priority round to capture a small group of urgent cases and network adjustments, and to test the process and framework for the full round to be conducted at a later date.

The Independent Panel has assessed the applications received in the priority round and has delivered an interim report and recommendation of priority road transfers to the NSW Government for consideration.

Background for the Priority Submissions round

Applications to the priority round of the Road Classification Review and Transfer are now closed.

The Priority Submissions round was a closed round. Councils that made an eligible priority claim in the nomination phase were provided with a link to the SmartyGrants application platform via email. Councils with no eligible priority claims were advised by email and are invited to provide their submissions in the full round.

The priority round is a limited round intended to capture a small group of urgent cases, and to test the process and framework for the full round to be conducted in 2021. For more information about the priority framework and submission process, please refer to the Priority Guidelines in the Resources section of this page.

If you have any enquiries, please contact the TfNSW support staff on roadreview@transport.nsw.gov.au.

Further information is provided in a series of FAQs available in the side bar.

Your Say

In July and August 2020, the Independent Panel held a series of consultation sessions with councils across NSW, with 91% of councils participating in at least one session.

The findings from those sessions is now available in the Panel's Consultation Report, which can be downloaded from the Resources tab at the right-hand side of the page.

The Panel is keen to collect your feedback and suggestions, which can be provided directly to roadreview@transport.nsw.gov.au or through the Q&A button on this page.


Background

In February 2019, the NSW Government announced the initiation of a Road Classification Review to ensure the road classification framework is still fit for purpose and that roads across NSW are appropriately classified. Future Transport 2056 identifies the NSW Road Classification Review (Classification Review) as a key initiative to make adjustments to the classification policy framework and update the road network to align with the ‘Hub and Spoke’ Transport Network Model and the ‘Movement and Place’ Framework.

Also in February 2019, the Government announced that up to 15,000 kilometres of council owned roads would be returned to State management as part of a broader package of support for local councils to better manage and maintain the rural road network.

Combining the transfer of council owned regional roads with the Classification Review will ensure equity and transparency in all changes and support the development of an integrated road transport network.

An Independent Panel, chaired by Ms Wendy Machin, has been established to make recommendations for consideration by the NSW Government. The Independent Panel members are:

  • Ms Wendy Machin (Chair)
  • Mr Peter Duncan AM
  • Ms Jillian Kilby
  • Mr Peter Tegart
  • Mr John Roydhouse
  • Mr Michael Kilgariff.

On this page you can view the Terms of Reference for the Independent Panel, find out more about the Panel members, ask them a question and submit your nominations for priority and non-priority reclassifications and transfers.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please read this information before proceeding to submit:

    • This form is step 1 of a two-stage submission process. This step asks you to nominate all roads both priority and non-priority planned to be submitted for either reclassification or transfer.
    • This form should be used to indicate an overview of the roads intended to be submitted for either reclassification or transfer by your organisation. This submission does not commit council to any course of action but is an initial expression of the intention to submit only.
    • All recommendations of the Independent Panel are subject to review and decision by the NSW Government.
    • A further stage of the submission process will then collect detailed information in relation to priority and non-priority roads. Supporting information requested by the Independent Panel may be provided to NSW State Government agencies for verification.
    • A submission for reclassification should be made where the submission is making a case that the classification of the road has changed in line with the criteria for characteristics and function of the road outlined in the Information Paper, available at nswroads.work/roadreview.
    • For helpful definitions, including of what constitutes priority and non-priority submissions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions available at nswroads.work/roadreview.
    • A submission for transfer should be made where the road is currently classified as Regional Road and continues to fill that function in line with the criteria outlined in the Information Paper, but where council wishes to propose transfer of the road to State management.
    • Where a road is proposed for reclassification to the Regional Road category and for subsequent transfer, please indicate where prompted.
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