About Us 

The Roads &Transport Directorate was established in 2004 as a joint initiative between IPWEA (NSW) and Local Government NSW (LGNSW). It serves as a focus for research activities and the provision of technical advice to assist members in discharging their road management roles. The Roads & Transport Directorate represents key stakeholders focused on planning, delivery, and management of roads and transport services. Members are respected for their knowledge, skills and resources.


IPWEA (NSW) Roads & Transport Directorate provides knowledge, technical resources, and advocacy to support Directorate members to optimise roads and transport outcomes.


Better roads and transport for the community.


  • To build the capacity of our members and serve the industry with advice and technical expertise
  • To become the "go-to group" in the design, building, and maintenance of safe and efficient infrastructure for the roads and transport industry
  • To provide support for the benefit of the roads and transport sector in NSW
  • To benchmark and develop evidence to support the case for increased investment in the construction, safe operation and maintenance of roads
The Directorate has had involvement in:
  • The Streets Opening Conference (SOC)
  • The LGSA Roads & Transport Committee
  • Road Safety Panel
  • IPWEA Group Meetings
  • The initial issues identified by the Directorate for attention have been:
  • Asset management - IPWEA Asset Management Workshops supported across NSW
  • Sustainability
  • Strategic Planning
  • Timber Bridges - Working Group Established
  • Transport Issues- Working group being established

The immediate future aims of the Directorate include:

  • Providing support to Members in implementing best practice in Infrastructure Management
  • Raising the level of awareness of the need for Asset Management
  • Establishing partnerships with other industry bodies to support the needs of members
  • Lobbying for increased funding for the improvement of Roads & Transport Infrastructure within NSW