Managing Roadsides
  • Last updated:
  • 10 Feb 2017

On Monday 12 September 2011, council started applying its local laws across all Coast roads - including state-controlled roads - to improve the attractiveness and safety of transport corridors.

This change is the result of a new agreement between the Department of Transport and Main Roads and council, which will allow local laws to be applied on all roads in the region.

As well as improving the look of the coastal strip, this will improve the safety and efficiency of roads by clearing potential hazards.

Areas covered by the new agreement

Some of the laws which will now be regulated by council on behalf of the Department of Transport and Main Roads are:


The Department of Transport and Main Roads and council are committed to providing a well-managed region that promotes and attracts visitors while ensuring a safe and healthy environment.

The areas under the agreement focus on enhancing the image and visual appearance of the region and increasing community confidence in a safe road network.

Education before regulation

Council has undertaken an extensive public awareness campaign, both in the media and through educational material to ensure residents have been informed of items that do not belong on the roadside.


For more information, please contact council's customer service centre.