The annual NSW Local Roads Congress was delivered as a virtual conference this year, with sessions on Monday 1st June 2020 and Monday 15th June 2020.
The Roads and Transport Directorate is a joint initiative between IPWEA NSW and Local Government NSW to optimise roads and transport outcomes. The Directorate acts as a focus for research activities, provides technical advice to assist member councils and makes submissions on behalf of its members.
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’.
The first NSW Local Roads Congress was held in December 2005 and has been held annually since then. The purpose of the Congress is aimed at Mayors / Councillors / Directors of Engineering and is intended to address policy issues rather than technical issues.