Council to utilise OneRoad for traffic updating via Live Traffic NSW


As of April this year, Upper Lachlan Shire Council has been using the OneRoad platform to update NSW road users of any changed traffic conditions across the Shire.

One Road is a cloud-based system that collects, collates and shares traffic information for all NSW roads. It has been designed to make it easier for NSW road users to access the most up-to-date information, making it easier and safer to travel on NSW Roads.

Councils will feed real-time information about traffic conditions, incidents, planned and unplanned roadworks, hazards and major events on all roads across NSW into OneRoad, which in turn feeds that information into Live Traffic NSW.

The complete NSW Road Network spans a length of almost 185,000 kilometres (around 8,000 of that in the Upper Lachlan Shire) but until recently, Live Traffic has only covered state roads, or about 10% of that network. One Road will give road users a much more detailed and accurate overview of the bigger picture.

Council CEO Alex Waldron said the system will make it easier for both locals and visitors to find out what’s happening on local roads.

“In the Upper Lachlan Shire, we previously fed information about changed traffic conditions directly into the Disaster Dashboard,” she said.

“The Disaster Dashboard is still a valuable resource, but many visitors wouldn’t know how to find it. Using OneRoad, that information will still appear on the Disaster Dashboard but can also be viewed on the Live Traffic NSW app and website, and on navigation systems like Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze and TomTom.

“This shares the information to more NSW road users, gives them up-to-the-minute information and helps them make better-informed travel decisions to complete their journeys safely, especially important during times of crisis including fires and floods.

“I think the key thing is that OneRoad harnesses all of the information that was on several systems into one place so road users can plan their journeys in confidence.”

Many Councils, including Upper Lachlan Shire Council, are already using the OneRoad platform. By 2024 all 128 NSW Councils will have the opportunity to share local road incident information to make the roads safer and easier to navigate.

OneRoad and the Live Traffic NSW websites and apps are funded and maintained by Transport for NSW.