Traffic and Transport
Wagga Wagga City Council's Traffic and Transport Section is part of the Asset Management Department. The branch exists to provide governance in the area of traffic and transport for the City of Wagga Wagga. The Traffic Section is comprised of two Traffic Officers plus one Road Safety Officer. The Road Safety Officer position is co-ordinated by RTA and shared with Coolamon and Junee Councils.
The Broad Function
- Facilitate the Local Traffic Committee
- Assist organisers of on-road events and events that impact on traffic and the road network with the application process
- A first-point-of-call for customers who seek Council's involvement in traffic or transport related issues
- Road safety through behavioural change (Road Safety Officer)
The Local Traffic Committee performs an advisory role to Council on issues that are the subject of delegations that are granted to Council by the RTA. Those delegations include the use of regulatory signs and other devices. The RTA document, 'A guide to the delegation to councils for the regulation of traffic including the operation of Traffic Committees', thoroughly describes the role and functions of the Local Traffic Committee.
Events that either occur on roads or have an impact on traffic are frequent in Wagga Wagga. They include the annual ANZAC Day parade, Toy Run, sporting events such as the Trail Marathon and the McDonalds Classic and commercial promotional events such as Santa's Arrival at the Marketplace. The process for obtaining permission to hold an event can be complicated. Traffic Officers often assist applicants with aspects of their application and then present the completed application to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration.
The Road Safety Officer runs several different programs each year with an aim toward enhancing driver education and improving road safety on our roads by targeting local issues. One of the Road Safety Officer's roles is to meet and provide advice to local groups on issues of interest.
The Traffic and Transport Section can be contacted through the main Council contact number, 1300 2WAGGA or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus About provide public transport to most of the City, their timetable is available here.