The Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) has lodged a submission on behalf of the state’s councils on the Road Management Legislation Review Discussion Paper prepared by the Tasmanian Government’s Department of State Growth.
Based on an assessment of the feedback received from councils, the Association says it identified the following important issues for local road management:
- Resolution of the asset ownership and transfer problems created by section 11 of the Roads and Jetties Act 1935;
- Improve the standard and efficiency of third-party interference and works in the road reserve, particularly that of utilities and adjacent landowners;
- A process that assists in bringing unconstructed and unformalised roads up to an acceptable standard to allow them to be adopted by a road manager and formalised in a road authority’s asset register.
The LGAT submission also provides the sector’s views across the following areas:
- Road manager definition
- Ambiguity of road management responsibility regarding bus stops and retaining walls
- Service authorities and utilities in road reserves
- Land use planning
- Traffic control
- Cost recovery.
Read the Association’s full 14-page submission here.