Traffic Management Plans

When is a Traffic Management Plan required? 

For works on Shire controlled roads, streets, lanes or footpaths, a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) may need to be submitted to Mornington Peninsula Shire for review and approval. Some examples where TMPs are required are below (not an exhaustive list):

  • Temporary changes to traffic conditions;
  • Road or footpath closures;
  • Traffic detours; and
  • Any traffic management relating to events.

For works on a VicRoads arterial road, you must meet VicRoads’ requirements for traffic management. Please note that approval may still need to be provided by Mornington Peninsula Shire for footpath closures on VicRoads controlled roads. More information on VicRoads’ traffic management process can be found on the VicRoads website.

If you are unsure which authority manages the road you’re working on, please consult with the Shire's Register of Public Roads or see the list of VicRoads Declared Roads within the Mornington Peninsula(PDF, 83KB).

Who can prepare a TMP?

All TMPs must be prepared by a qualified person as required by the Road Management Act 2004 and Road Safety Act 1986 and be in accordance with:

  • The Road Management Act 2004 (traffic management code of practice);
  • Road Safety Act 1986;
  • Australian Standard AS 1742.3 2009: Traffic control devices for works on roads; and
  • VicRoads supplement to AS 1742.3.

Please be aware that consent for some major traffic control devices (such as the use of portable traffic signals) will require approval from VicRoads.

Submission and approval process

The process for TMPs within the Mornington Peninsula Shire is for a Shire Memorandum of Authorisation (MOA) form to be completed by the contractor or their traffic management company and sent to: traffic.management@mornpen.vic.gov.au

The following documents must be included in your email:

  • Worksite hazard assessment check list (Appendix C of the Code of Practice);
  • Shire MOA application (please ensure all sections are completed. Any incomplete applications will be sent back to the applicant);
  • Traffic Management Plan/s (include any aftercare plans); and
  • Approved VicRoads MOA for the authorisation of major traffic control devices (if applicable).

Please note that by completing the Shire MOA form, the contractor and the traffic management company are agreeing to abide by the Shire’s standard terms and conditions for traffic management. A copy of the Shire MOA application and the Shire’s standard terms and conditions can be found below:

Download: Shire MOA Application(XLSX, 59KB)
Download: Shire’s Standard Terms and Conditions(PDF, 163KB)

When completing your MOA application, please carefully consider the timeframes for the works/event (including unforeseen delays), as expired MOA applications will need to be resubmitted for approval and this may lead to unnecessary delays.

How the application is assessed

Applications are assessed for compliance with the relevant regulations, standards and guidelines (mentioned above).

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

If the submitted TMP is not to the satisfaction of the Shire, we will ask for the plans to be revised and re-submitted.

Once satisfied with the TMPs, the MOA form will be signed and returned to the applicant with the approved TMPs.

Implementation of TMPs

Implementation of TMPs must be in accordance with the appropriate legislation. Copies of the approved Shire MOA, TMPs and any associated permits must be kept on site during the works. Individual contractors/works managers are responsible for implementing the TMP and work sites may be inspected by Council officers at any time.   

Reporting concerns with road works

If you are concerned with any traffic management or works being undertaken within the road reserve, please contact the company doing the works first. If after this you still have concerns, please contact Worksafe on 1800 136 089 or 13 23 60 for emergencies. For any further enquiries, please contact the Shire on (03) 5950 1000 or by email: traffic.management@mornpen.vic.gov.au