Coffs Harbour motorists can now get a free app to
access all local road conditions – and those across the north of NSW - as part
of the MyRoadInfo initiative.
The MyRoadInfo website was developed in 2010 as an
online information hub listing road closures and delays due to accidents,
storms or rising floodwaters.
MyRoadInfo provides updates from councils across
northern NSW, and the State Government’s Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), to
give residents localised knowledge at their fingertips to help them make
sensible decisions on the road.
The app’s most exciting feature - which is not
available on the website - is an automatic notification system. Using the
‘favourites’ function, residents are able to nominate up to ten favourite roads
and receive automatic notifications should accidents, storms or flooding occur.
“Our number one aim is to get people safely from A
to B,” said Mick Raby, Coffs Harbour City Council’s Director Sustainable
“The website has been very successful, but we
realised the next logical step was to create a simple, free app that people
could download and have with them at all times.
“We would encourage people to give themselves and
their families increased peace of mind by downloading the MyRoadInfo app. It only
takes a few minutes to download, but it could save you much more than that down
You can download the MyRoadInfo app via the App
Store for iPhones or the Google Play Store for Android devices. Alternatively,
go to www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/roadclosures
for direct links to the apps.
Always remember - if people or property are at risk,
phone the SES immediately on 132 500. If you are in an emergency situation,
always phone 000.
In 2014, MyRoadInfo was awarded the Government
Communications Australia national award for ‘Best Crisis Communications’.