Our roads network

Our roads network
We are responsible for providing the community with a safe and cost-effective road, footpath and cycleway network. Our roads network We are responsible for providing the community with a safe and cost-effective road, footpath and cycleway network.  


Council is the controlling authority for local roads within the City of Canterbury Bankstown. ​

State road network

Other roads within the City are under the control of Roads and Maritime Services (formerly Roads and Traffic Authority). These include:​

  • King Georges Road;
  • Bexley Road;
  • Georges River Road;
  • M5 Motorway;
  • Hume Highway;
  • Canterbury Road;
  • Milperra Road;
  • Punchbowl Road;
  • Roberts Road;
  • Rookwood Road;
  • Stacey Street;
  • Fairford Road;
  • Davies Road;
  • Alfords Point Road;
  • Woodville Road; and 
  • Henry Lawson Drive.

The RMS website​ provides a wide range of information about roads and traffic matters.

M5 Motorway​

The M5 South-West Motorway provides direct access to central Sydney and the airport. It is operated by Interlink ​Roads.

Traffic signals  

The RMS is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of traffic signals on all public roads, including local roads.

Faults with traffic signals should be reported to RMS on 131 700, with details of the location and/or signal number.​

Road management

New residential development and large-scale commercial or industrial development results in more vehicles using the existing road network. This has the potential to reduce the network's ability to operate safely and efficiently as well as increase adverse noise, vehicle emissions, congestion and the chance of accidents occurring.

These issues can be addressed to a certain extent by implementing various traffic control and management measures, but implementing such measures is costly. Therefore, new residential developments are required to contribute towards a proportion of the costs incurred by us to make improvements on the road network to ensure its continued safe and efficient operation.

Our responsibilities

Council is responsible for providing the community with a safe and well-maintained road, footpath and cycleway network. This is achieved through:

  • Management of Council's roads, footpaths, cycleways, bridges, car parks and stormwater drains;
  • Installation and maintenance of signage and line marking;
  • Prioritising and installing traffic calming devices to reduce accidents;
  • Road safety education programs;
  • Recommending changes to the road network through the Traffic Committee; and 
  • Implementing the Road Safety Strategic Plan​.

Contact

For more information about about our road networks, contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000. ​