WALGA represents the Local Government sector on a number of transport and road related committees and working groups. Please see below for further information.  

Agricultural Implements Advisory Committee

The committee provides advice to Government authorities on initiatives to address regulatory and systemic impediments to the efficient and safe transport or movement of agricultural vehicles on public roads in Western Australia.

Children’s Crossing and Road Safety Committee

The committee assesses new applications for children’s crossings; reviews the need for and infrastructure requirements of existing children’s crossings; and makes policy recommendations to the Minister for Police regarding children’s crossings on public roads in Western Australia.

Fencing Road Reserves in Pastoral Regions

The Advisory Group for Management of Straying Stock in Pastoral Regions meets on a needs basis; the objective of which is to reduce the incidence of stock related crashes on the WA road network in pastoral regions. 

Operational Railway Crossing Protection Sub-Committee

The sub-committee provides a forum to discuss and analyse operational management of railway crossing control in Western Australia; monitors incident data; identifies policy improvements to railway management in WA; and provides advice to the Strategy and Policy Railway Crossing Protection Committee.

Perth Bicycle Network & Regional Bicycle Network - Grant Assessment Panel

The Department of Transport provides two grant programs to Local Governments for the planning and construction of the Perth Bicycle Network and the Regional Bicycle Network.

Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme - Grant Assessment Panel

The Department of Transport operates the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme that provides grants to State authorities and Local Governments for the development of public recreational boating facilities in Western Australia.

Regional Airport Development Scheme – Grant Assessment Panel

The Department of Transport operates the Regional Airport Development Scheme that provides grants to improve airport infrastructure in regional Western Australia. WALGA represents the Local Government sector on the grant assessment panel to determine funding distribution.

Safer Roads Advisory Committee

The Safer Roads Advisory Committee ensures the policies and strategies guiding the implementation of road safety initiatives of Main Roads WA and Local Government on the existing road network and associated road environment move towards the elimination of death and serious injury as an inevitable consequence of a road system.

State Gravel Supply Management Group

The group provides a forum to discuss strategy related to the supply, policy, legislation and protection of road building gravel resources across the State.

Strategy and Policy Railway Crossing Protection Sub-Committee

The sub-committee provides a forum to discuss, review and set policy for the control of all road and rail users at public and non-public road crossings on all rail systems in Western Australia.

Traffic Management for Events Advisory Group

The advisory group provides a forum to discuss and review traffic management at events on all public roads in Western Australia; make recommendations to improve the Traffic Management for Events Code of Practice; and work to improve the standards of traffic management at events. WALGA represents the Local Government sector on the advisory group and other members include Main Roads WA (chair); Department of Sport and Recreation; Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (WA division); WA Cycling Federation; WA Sports Federation; WA Police; Events Corp. WA; and Traffic Management Services Industry.

Traffic Management for Road Works Advisory Group

The advisory group provides a forum to discuss and review traffic management at road works sites on all public roads in Western Australia; make recommendations to improve the Traffic Management for Works on Roads Code of Practice; and work to improve the standards of the traffic management industry in Western Australia.

Utility Providers Committee

The committee provides a forum to discuss the installation, maintenance, design and governance of services in the road reserve including the Utility Providers Code of Practice.

WA Bicycle Network Plan - Implementation Reference Group

The reference group is a high level forum to advise the Department of Transport on the strategic issues of implementing the WA Bicycle Network Plan.

Western Australian Pavements Group

The group provides a forum to share information on road pavement and materials engineering and the group has compiled various design guidelines and construction specifications.

Western Power/Local Government Operational Forum

The forum facilitates the resolution of operational issues between Western Power and Local Government.

Western Power Strategic Reference Group

This group has been established to address ongoing systemic issues Local Government have with Western Power. A role of this group is to prioritise projects to be addressed and ensure Western Power is allocating staff and resources to drive agreed outcomes.