Managing Roadsides
  • Last updated:
  • 13 Mar 2019

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

This is an agreement between the Department of Transport and Main Roads and council allowing local laws to be applied on all roads in the region.

Areas covered by the agreement

Some of the laws which are 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.