Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) offers several funding programs for Local Councils to assist them with:
- Accident blackspot treatment,
- Road safety audits,
- Local area safety,
- Bicycle and pedestrian facilities,
- Traffic calming,
- Schemes for the older people and the mobility impaired,
- Maintenance and installation of traffic facilities and
- The rehabilitation and enhancement of their Regional Road network.
This site provides access to documents that will assist Councils to review the guidelines under which funds are allocated, how to apply for a funding allocation, how to manage the allocation of RMS funds and how to claim for payments when the projects are completed. Most funding allocations are provided on a 50/50 basis. However funding allocations provided under the Block Grant Agreement are a 100 per cent grant.
Documents provided are:
- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which sets out the agreed management procedure for Council and RMS - Sydney Client Services to follow for all Council projects funded wholly or in part by RMS. A copy of the Project Management Cycle, Project Type Criteria, Monthly Report form and the Claim for Payment form is included.
- A generic copy of the Block Grant Agreement for Regional Roads between Councils and RMS, which sets out the Roads component, Traffic Facilities component and Ex 3x3 Council determined component of the agreement.
RMS Business Rules that will apply to traffic facilities work on local and regional roads in a local government area were a Council has not accepted the Traffic Facilities Component of the Block Grant Agreement.
Guidelines for funding under the Regional Roads 'REPAIR' Program.
The Cover Sheet and Application Forms for each of the Funding Programs.
Copies of Schedule 3 and Schedules 4A & 4B from the Block Grant Agreement that need to be completed at the end of each financial year.
Access is also provided to three other documents frequently requested by Councils.
The three items are:
- Delegation to Councils, Regulations & Procedures
Section 50 of the Transport Administration Act and all other enabling powers has allowed RMS to delegate those functions listed in the instrument of delegation under that legislation to Councils constituted under the Local Government ACT 1993. This delegation is subject to certain limitations as set out in the instrument of delegation and applies only to local roads under the care and control of Council and not on a classified road under the Roads Act 1993.
- Traffic Management Plan - Procedures for the Use in the Preparation of a TMP
The procedure for preparing a TMP includes General Briefing Notes, the Approval Procedure Flow Chart, the TMP Format, TMP Explanatory Notes and Guidelines for Approvals
- Traffic and Transport for Special Events Version 6, February 2002, describes and details processes involved when dealing with major special events (Categories 1, 2 & 3) and the more numerous smaller events (Categories 4 & 5).