Changes to Managing Roadsides
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:
Or for more information, see the Changes to Managing Local Laws on State-Controlled Roads in the Sunshine Coast Region factsheet [PDF 150KB].
How will this affect you?
If you currently have property, including advertising material, or are conducting business along the roadside, these changes may affect you. Council encourages you to remove your property.
From Monday 12 September 2011, council will investigate breaches and attach warning notices to items that are not permitted in the road corridor. If the items are not removed within the specified timeline, council may issue fines or have the items removed and impounded.
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 is undertaking an extensive public awareness campaign, including advertising and providing educational material to ensure residents have plenty of warning to remove items that don’t belong on the roadside.
For more information, please contact council's customer service centre.