Road Hierarchy


The Road Hierarchy is a division of the road network into identifiable road classifications or types which reflect the functionality of the roads making up the network.

Management of the road network must provide for the:

  • effective access to property;
  • free flow of vehicles and pedestrians;
  • management of traffic movements;
  • protection of roadside amenity; and
  • support of sustainable land development.

The Road Hierarchy aims to reflect the preferred movement of vehicles throughout the network and gives guidance to road managers, road users and land developers as to Council's intended road network objectives. The design of a roads physical attributes such as width, pavement strength, surfacing and other design elements are determined by its road classification.