Central Sydney Traffic and Transport Committee (CSTTC)
About the CSTTC
The Central Sydney Traffic and Transport Committee (CSTTC) has been established to provide for effective coordination of transport and traffic management in the Sydney Central Business District, ensuring the most efficient and effective delivery of road and public transport for Australia’s largest city.
The Committee does not replace existing planning controls or authorities, but represents a high-level group with the authority to promote better planning and cooperative decision making on significant traffic and transport matters. It considers proposals from the City of Sydney, the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and the Central Sydney Planning Committee.
For additional information on the operational area of the CSTTC, view the CSTTC operational area map (1.8 MB).
For details of the CSTTC governing legislation, see the City of Sydney Act 1988, referring to Part 4A, Divisions 1 to 3 and Schedule 2.
The CSTTC is chaired by the Director General of Transport for NSW, Mr Les Wielinga, with a further three members nominated jointly by the Minister for Transport and Minister for Roads and Ports, and three members nominated by the City of Sydney Council.
The CSTTC is required to hold 4 meetings per year which are to be open to the public. These meetings will consider a range of issues which have been notified by Sydney CBD roads authorities; Sydney CBD parking authorities; the Central Sydney Planning Committee; or matters otherwise nominated by members of the CSTTC.
Members of the public can attend these meetings, notification of which will be provided on this website. Members of the public cannot, however, make planning or other submissions to the CSTTC.
If you have a question in respect of traffic or transport planning in the CBD, or the operation of the CSTTC, please use the Transport for NSW feedback form or call 131500.
Any comments on transport or transport planning matters should be sent via the Transport for NSW feedback form .
The first meeting of the CSTTC was on Wednesday 14 November at 3.30pm in the Sydney Town Hall Council Chamber.
- 14 November 2012 meeting agenda (pdf 172KB)
CSTTC Out of Session Business
- CSTTC Out of Session Resolution - 23 November 2012 (pdf 20KB)
- CSTTC Out of Session Resolution - 11 January 2013 (pdf 17KB)
- CSTTC Out of Session Resolution - 16 January 2013 (pdf 16KB)
- CSTTC Out of Session Resolutions - 17 January 2013 (pdf 23KB)
- CSTTC Out of Session Resolution - 31 January 2013 (pdf 16KB)
- CSTTC Out of Session Resolution - 25 February 2013 (pdf 13KB)
- CSTTC Out of Session Resolution - 28 February 2013 (pdf 16KB)
- CSTTC Out of Session Resolutions - 4 March 2013 (pdf 41KB)
- CSTTC Out of Session Resolution - 8 March 2013 (pdf 28KB)
- CSTTC Out of Session Resolutions - 18 March 2013 (pdf 50KB)
- CSTTC Out of Session Resolutions - 15 April 2013 (pdf 47KB)
- CSTTC Out of Session Resolution - 19 April 2013 (pdf 17KB)
- Mr Les Wielinga, Director-General, Transport for NSW (Chair)
- Councillor Clover Moore, Lord Mayor, City of Sydney Council
- Mr Sam Haddad, Director-General, Department of Planning and Infrastructure
- Mr Peter Duncan, Chief Executive, Roads and Maritime Services
- Mr Timothy Hurst, Executive Director, Economic Development and Transport Policy, Department of Premier and Cabinet
- Mr Graham Jahn AM, Director of City Planning, Development and Transport, City of Sydney Council
- Mr Terry Lee-Williams, Executive Manager, City Access and Transport, City of Sydney Council
The CSTTC has the following functions:
- Providing high-level coordination of the development of traffic and transport policies, plans and projects affecting the Sydney CBD;
- Assessing the impact of decisions and actions with respect to traffic and transport management within the Sydney CBD on the efficiency and effectiveness of the transport network that provides access to, and movement in, the whole or any part of the Sydney CBD for persons and goods;
- Coordinating the management by Sydney CBD roads authorities and Sydney CBD parking authorities of traffic and transport in the whole or any part of the Sydney CBD;
- Reviewing and approving certain projects within the Sydney CBD having a significant impact on public roads, road related areas, traffic or transport in the whole or any part of the Sydney CBD; and
- Promoting the efficiency and safety of the public transport network in the Sydney CBD.
In exercising its functions, the CSTTC will take into consideration the potential impact of traffic and transport management decisions and actions on:
- The future economic welfare and development of Sydney and the State;
- The efficient functioning of businesses in the whole or any part of the Sydney CBD;
- The maintenance of access for freight within the whole or any part of the Sydney CBD;
- The efficiency and traffic safety of the public transport network in the Sydney CBD; and
- The needs of commuters, residents, pedestrians and visitors in the whole or any part of the Sydney CBD.
CSTTC authority to issue directions
Sydney CBD roads authorities are required to notify the CSTTC in advance of proposals to carry out road work, traffic control work which may have a significant impact on a public road, road related area or public transport within the CBD.
Sydney CBD parking authorities are required to notify the CSTTC in advance of any new on-street parking schemes, including any substantial increase of fees.
If it appears to the CSTTC that the proposed work may have a significant impact on a public road, road related area, traffic or transport within the CBD, or that it may significantly alter the availability of on-street parking in the Sydney CBD, the CSTTC can direct the roads or parking authority to vary, defer or not to carry out the work.
Submissions from Sydney CBD Roads Authorities, Parking Authorities and the Planning Committee
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