Have your say!

Roads and Maritime Services is committed to actively engaging with community members and other stakeholders. Community consultation is undertaken on most projects except when emergency works need to be scheduled at short notice.

As well as this page, which provides information about projects currently open for comment, Roads and Maritime project managers and service providers seek feedback in various ways as required, for example through:

  • Newsletters including contact details for feedback
  • Displays with staff available in public locations
  • Community information sessions and workshops
  • Meetings to discuss specific issues
  • Online forums
  • Using the 'Have Your Say' online consultation portal.

Community comments are sought at different phases of a proposed development, during construction and maintenance work and also road safety and traffic management proposals. Feedback from the community provides useful local knowledge and helps Roads and Maritime reduce the impact of its works on road users, nearby residents and business.

Pacific Highway upgrade between Nambucca Heads to Urunga section

Pavement grinding trial to reduce road noise along a section of the highway near Valla


Roads and Maritime Services has carried out pavement grinding on two separate sections of the Pacific Highway near Valla. The work is part of a trial that aims to determine whether pavement grinding reduces road noise levels.

In June 2018, prior to pavement grinding being carried out, we invited the community to participate in an initial survey to produce a baseline noise perception survey.

Consultation details

As part of this trial and following completion of the work, we are now carrying out a second survey. The outcomes will better inform us about the community’s perceptions of current tyre noise as a result of the pavement grinding work.

We invite residents of the Valla area to complete this survey.

Consultation period

The survey will be available online until Friday 31 May 2019 and we welcome your feedback to help assess the effectiveness of the pavement grinding trial.

Agency contact

Name: Pacific Highway upgrade, diamond grinding trial
Phone: 1800 550 621
Email: pacific.highway@rms.nsw.gov.au
Project website: Pacific Highway

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