Local Roads Congress

About the Event

The Roads and Transport Directorate, in collaboration with Local Government NSW, holds an annual Local Roads Congress, where local council mayors, councillors and executives gather to discuss road-related policy issues. The purpose of the Congress is to address policy issues rather than technical issues and to optimise roads and transport outcomes. The first NSW Local Roads Congress was held in December 2005 and has been held annually since then.

Local Roads Congress 2022

The Local Roads Congress will be held on Monday 6 June 2022, at the NSW Parliament House in Sydney.

The theme of the Congress is Putting Policies into Practice. We look forward to seeing you there.

More information

2021 Local Roads Congress

The 2021 Local Roads Congress was held on 7 June 2021 as a hybrid event at the NSW Parliament House and online. The theme of the Congress was Reconnecting the Dots in Community Recovery – the connections being Emergency Management, Management of Assets, Road Safety, and Resources – strategic areas which are interrelated and of primary importance to local government. View the 2021 Local Roads Congress Communiqué here.

2020 Local Roads Conference

The annual NSW Local Roads Congress was delivered as a virtual conference, with sessions on 1 June 2020 and 15 June 2020. The theme for this year’s event was Connecting the Dots – the connections being Emergency Management, Management of Assets, Road Safety, and Resources – strategic areas which are interrelated and of primary importance to local government. The conference took place over two session days - the first session tackling the challenges associated with ‘Saving lives on local roads’ and the second session focusing on ‘Providing high quality infrastructure to the community’.

2019 Local Roads Congress

Roads, Risk, Regulation & Resourcing. The 2019 Local Roads Congress and Congress Dinner was held at the Parliament House NSW Theatrette on 3 June 2019. The Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole MP and the Shadow Minister for Local Government and Communities and Shadow Minister for Regional Roads, Peter Primrose, MLC each addressed the Congress. At the conclusion of the Congress delegates adopted a Communiqué which succinctly captured the outcomes of matters discussed during the day.

For information and enquiries about the Local Roads Congress, please contact us at rtd@ipweansw.org or on (02) 8267 3000

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