The movement of people and goods within the Chatham Islands needs to be convenient and safe. Roading transport is part of the essential infrastructure of the islands and vital to the well-being and development.
The Chatham Islands Council is responsible for all public roads on the Chatham Islands (there are no State Highways). As owner of the roading network, Council has legal requirements to provide roads to a certain standard, and the Council is responsible for all roading related assets – footpaths, kerbs, street lighting and signs.
Key responsibilities of the Council are:
- Planning for moving of people and goods within the Chathams
- Providing public roads and roading-related infrastructure
- Promoting road safety.