10.1 Transport management plan
If you anticipate that your event will have an impact on traffic and/or transport then you might be required to develop a transport management plan (TMP) and the council will advise accordingly. You should work closely with them in preparing the TMP so that you include all relevant information.
The TMP will address all issues associated with traffic and transport at your event including (but not limited to):
- event summary
- contact details
- Traffic Control Plan (describing how you will control the movement of traffic affected by the event activity)
- assessment of risks involved in the control and movement of traffic around the event including occupational health and safety issues (also see 6.5)
- arrangements for people with a disability (also see 11)
- details of public liability insurance
- any special approvals required for the event, e.g. from police if the event is a road-race
- evidence that appropriate authorities have been notified about the event
- any alternative route to be taken by traffic during the event
- parking arrangements
- public transport arrangements
- contingency plans
- special event clearways
- the impact of heavy vehicles.
You should begin discussing your TMP with the local council as soon as practicable but no later than four months before the event (also see 4.1).
For detailed information about TMPs and other transport and traffic issues download the RMS’ Special events guide and visit the Roads and Maritime Services website.
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