Chief Executive Officer
Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
In the following session, Charles Casuscelli addresses how to tackle congestion on the road network with relatively little funding but achieving substantial improvements.
This is addressed through returning roads to their prime purpose; moving people and freight. This means the implementation of policies that address the fundamentals of operating a road network, with the following session outlining:
- The importance of maintaining motorways in states of free flow and knowing when to restrict access.
- Arterial roads – they are not cheap parking, city needs outweigh local needs, we need better use of these assets.
- Why local access restrictions are making traffic congestion worse.
- Are the Local Traffic Committees of Councils past their “use by” date?
- It’s time for a “Left Turn on Red Permitted” policy in NSW
- Road User charging – it’s just a matter of time
11:30 AM Interactive Panel Discussion – Implementing Strategies to Reduce Overall Congestion in Council Areas
The following panel discussion examines the different policies and regulations that affects traffic congestion and improves traffic flow in council areas. With the focus around what to do around budget constraints for the resurfacing of roads, changes in traffic conditions during local construction projects and communication of network changes due to the building of transport infrastructure near local council areas.
This session will be our most advanced session where 3-4 industry experts will discuss a certain pressing topic in great detail and drawing on their organisation’s journeys. These sessions will be 1 hour consisting of 40 minutes of discussion. In the last 20 minutes the moderator will choose 4 questions from the audience for each of the panel members to answer.