Traffic management plans

Traffic management plans are needed when there will be:

  • temporary changes to traffic conditions
  • road and footpath closures
  • traffic detours.

If you are planning any works (including road closures for events) on a road, street, lane or footpath in Cardinia Shire, you must submit a traffic management plan (TMP) to us. 

TMPs are required in accordance with the Road Management Act 2004, the Road Safety Act 1986 and Australian Standard AS 1742.3 2009 Traffic control devices for works on roads.

All TMPs submitted must be prepared by a professional traffic consultant or company and must be in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1742.3 2009.

Before submitting a TMP online make sure:

  • all mandatory fields are completed
  • the following documents MUST be attached:
    • Worksite hazard assessment checklist (Appendix C Code of Practice)
    • Traffic management plan (including after care).

If works are on an arterial road you must have consent from VicRoads.

If any major traffic control devices (such as reduced speed zones) are being used a Memorandum of Authorisation (MoA) must be received by VicRoads (unless works are for Cardinia Shire Council).

Any traffic management plan must also have a permit to undertake works within a road reserve before works start.

Attachments to your submission 

  • Must be less than 3MB in size and be in PDF format. 
  • If files are bigger than 10MB in total they won't attach and we won't receive your TMP. 
  • If you can not reduce the size of your attachments, email them to with the subject line: 'Traffic Management Plan - submission for (location) attached' (location should be street name and suburb).

Submit a traffic management plan online

We have 20 days to assess traffic management applications in accordance with the Road Management Act 2004, however we will try to respond within 1 week. 

All traffic management applications are assessed for compliance with:

If all requirements are satisfied or if only small changes are required, written consent is given to the person or company that submitted the TMP (usually via email). If the TMP is insufficient or there are major errors, we will need you to resubmit the application.

A copy of the written consent, TMPs, permit and MoA (if applicable) must be kept on site during the works.

Individual contractors/works manager are responsibly for implementing the TMP, and works on site may be inspected by Council officers at any time.

Implemeting a TMP is the responsibility of individual contractors/works manager. If you are concerned with traffic management or works happening in a road reserve, contact the company doing the works first. If after this you still have concerns, contact us