Parking and traffic management
Whether your event is big or small your attendees may be crossing roads, parking on roads and using pedestrian crossings to get to your event, which mean you may need to consider and organise the following.
Traffic management plan (TMP)
If your event will affect the normal flow of traffic in any way, including pedestrian access or parking, then a traffic management plan (TMP) is most likely required.
A TMP details how traffic will be managed safely during an event and considers access for emergency services, directing traffic, parking, pedestrian access and road closures.
In the first instance you’ll need to contact a member of Council’s Roading team to see if your event requires a TMP. If you do need a TMP it has to be prepared by a qualified person. Council can advise you on a company who can complete the plan and manage traffic on the day of your event – Council does not prepare TMPs.
We can’t simply just close a road, by law we have to advertise a proposed road closure to the public and allow them to contest it. This process can take up to two months. So, to avoid disappointment make sure you apply for a road closure three months prior to your event.
Make sure you have enough parking for those attending your event. If there is not enough parking available on the road then you might have to think about opening up some more on your site. You can sort this out through your traffic management plan.