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Road Safety

Road Safety and frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Road safety is the responsibility of all road users and motorists should drive in a safe and legal manner.

Council actively supports road safety within the community and encourages all road users to read Transport for NSW's Top ten misunderstood Road Rules. For more information on road rules legislation, see NSW Road Rules.

Report illegal parking

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You can report illegal parking and local Council matters as they occur to Council’s Customer Service team on 9806 5050 or council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Community Safety Officers can attend to parking complaints from 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and from 7:00am to 2:30pm on Sunday.

40km/h high pedestrian activity areas

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City of Parramatta and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) have introduced 40km/h speed limits on and around roads with lots of pedestrians. The 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Areas are signposted. For detailed information including maps of affected areas, see Safe Speed Limits.

The maximum speed limit for these roads is 40km/h at all times.

40km/h speed limits create a safer road environment for everyone, particularly vulnerable groups such as older road users and children. Lower travel speeds improve a driver’s ability to stop quickly and react to the unexpected. The 40km/h speed limit is enforceable and normal enforcement procedures apply.

Default speed limits

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Where there is no posted speed limit sign, default speed limits apply.

In NSW there are two default speed limits, default urban speed limit for roads in built-up areas (that is, where there are buildings next to the road or where there is street lighting) and a default speed limit for all other roads.

  • Default urban speed limit is 50 km/h
  • Default speed limit for all other roads is 100 km/h

Speed limits are set by Transport for NSW in accordance with their guidelines.

Speed camera request

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Transport for NSW allows the community to nominate a location for the installation of a speed camera.

Once a site is nominated, the Centre for Road Safety will then review the request.

Variable message signs

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As part of Council’s road safety program, Variable Message Signs (VMS) with a radar, are temporarily installed for two weeks in identified selected streets within the LGA.

The signs are used as community education devices to proactively increase driver awareness of local speed limits and to remind motorists to ‘Slow Down’ should they be exceeding the speed limit. Once a location is selected, local residents are notified that a VMS sign will be temporarily installed for two weeks in the selected street and will then be removed.

Please refer to the contact list below for the relevant authorities responsible for other frequently asked questions relating to traffic matters.

Request Authority
Review traffic signal timing and coordination Transport for NSW - feedback form
Review of conditions on a state/arterial road (Pennant Hills Road, Great Western Highway, Cumberland Highway, Marsden Road, etc.) Transport for NSW - feedback form
School zone related enquiries including signage and pavement marking Transport for NSW - feedback form
Request for installation, removal or relocation of a bus stop Transport for NSW - bus feedback
Request for a review of bus timetable Transport for NSW - bus feedback
Request for commuter parking at railway stations and major bus stops Transport for NSW - general feedback
Request for school bus Contact the school
Request for a school crossing supervisor NSW Department of Education and Transport for NSW
Report on dangerous driving and speeding motorists – requests for enforcement Local police, call 131 444
Request for speed camera Transport for NSW - suggest a location
All other traffic related matters on local roads Traffic & Transport - City of Parramatta Council