If you are going to undertake works in the road reserve or obstruct a footpath or verge, you will need a Traffic Management Plan that is approved by the Town.  

Traffic management is required to protect the safety of yourself, the public, contractors and visitors whilst the works are taking place. 

Traffic Management Plans should be submitted via email to

Assessment Time

A minimum of 7 days is required to assess simple plans and provide approval. Please ensure you have provided sufficient time for the assessment so that we can ensure your work is conducted safely, and that we have considered any other works in the area.

A complex plan including road closures may take longer than 14 days to assess.

If you are conducting an event you should submit the Traffic Management Plan with the event application. 

Required Information 

For simple Traffic Management Plans, the following can be used as a guide;

  • Times and dates the obstruction/s will take place*
  • A site plan showing which area/s will be affected (crossover / verge / footpath / road) including indicative measurements, street tree locations or anything else that is in close vicinity and may be impacted by the works
  • The location and type of signage** to be installed, traffic cone and personnel placement
  • *Traffic management will not be approved, if the works are in streets surrounding school zones and will impact school pick-up and drop-off times. Road and path obstructions are best done in the middle of the day to minimise impact on the public.
  • ** “Footpath Closed” or “Use Other Footpath” signage is preferable over generic “works ahead” signage for footpath closures / obstructions.

If your works are deemed complex, you may be required to obtain formal traffic management through a qualified traffic management company.

Fees and Charges

There are no fees applicable for assessment and approval of Traffic Management Plans. 


What do we do to assess Traffic Management Plans?

The Town reviews the Plans for the purpose of general oversight.

The Town takes into consideration;

  • The local road environment,
  • Pedestrians and cyclists,
  • Speed zones and known traffic behaviours,
  • Heavy vehicles, traffic efficiency, and
  • The timing and duration of the project.

For formal traffic management, is the responsibility of the RTM or AWTM to make sure that the plan complies to AS 1742.3 Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices Part 3 Works on Roads, and the Main Roads WA Code of Practice Traffic Management for Works on Roads.


If the Town is satisfied that the Traffic Management Plan has been prepared correctly, they will confirm this in writing. Work (other than emergency work) or the event must not commence until this confirmation has been received by the workers on site.