City of Nedlands Road Network 

The City of Nedlands has a network of 320 roads, equating to 180 kilometres of road surface.    

In cooperation with Main Roads Western Australia, the City is responsible for all maintenance, rehabilitation and upgrades of the road network through its annual Capital Works Program.   

To assist in this maintenance process, Main Roads Western Australia has developed a classification system, the Metropolitan Road Hierarchy, which designates the role of each road within the region and encourages uniform traffic management for roads of the same type. 

Criteria for classifying roads include: 

  • Predominant activity 
  • Intersections 
  • Indicative traffic volume 
  • Property frontage allowed 
  • Pedestrians allowed 
  • Speed 
  • Buses allowed 
  • Parking allowed, and 
  • Truck routes 

Ideally, every road should meet all the criteria of at least one road hierarchy type. However, many roads are difficult to define. Detailed information on the Metropolitan Road Hierarchy can be found in the following document:  

Roadway classifications 

The functional classification of roadways also defines the role that each roadway system plays in serving travel needs. All roads serve two main objectives in various degrees – mobility and land access. 

The functional classification of roads includes the following uses:  

  • Eligibility for State and Federal highway funds
  • Defining road network performance and targets
  • Access management
  • Prioritising for investments in project selection, and 
  • Transit route planning and travel route designation. 

Functional classification involves determining the role each roadway should perform before deciding its width, speed limit, intersection control or other design features. Functional classification ensures non-transportation factors, such as land use and development, are considered when planning, designing and maintaining roads.  

The Road Hierarchy can be found at the Main Roads WA mapping tool: 

To report an issue with an MRWA controlled road, please contact Main Roads WA on 13 81 38. 

Street Sweeping 

The City engages a contractor to sweep all City-controlled roads, City-owned carparks, Principal Shared Paths (PSP) and bitumen sealed laneways, on a regular basis. This assists in keeping the streets clean and safe for road users and stopping material from entering the drainage network. Collectively this helps to keep stormwater flowing by reducing blockages.   

Street sweeping program:  

  • Business Districts – Sweeping undertaken every four weeks 
  • City Owned Carparks – Sweeping undertaken every four weeks  
  • Principal Shared Paths (PSP) - Sweeping undertaken every three weeks  
  • Roads and bitumen sealed laneways – Sweeping undertaken every four weeks  

Note: The contractor will not be able to sweep areas where cars are parked, and the City has directed the contractor to not use handheld blowers to blow material from under parked vehicles. 

Street Sweeping Schedule