Australian Government & State Black Spot Programs
The Australian Government Black Spot Program directly targets improvements to the safety of roads with proven crash history or high-risk locations. Program funding is mainly focused on cost-effective treatment of hazardous road locations.
The following dates will apply for the 2016/2017 Australian Government Black Spot Program and the State Black Spot Program: Timetable for the 2016 Australian Government & State Black Spot Programs.
Information regarding both programs can be accessed from Main Roads WA.
Traffic Management for Works on Roads Code of Practice
Main Roads WA has revised the Traffic Management for Works on Roads Code of Practice, which describes the requirements for managing traffic and pedestrians at work sites on roads.
The underlying principles of the Code of Practice are to:
- ensure the safety of all road users and road workers;
- minimise disruption and inconvenience to all road users; and
- establish uniform procedures for traffic management at work sites.
The amendments apply to contractors conducting works on or near local roads. As a party to Traffic Management Plans for road works on local roads, it is important Local Governments are familiar with amendments to the Code of Practice.
The Traffic Management for Works on Roads Code of Practice can be accessed by clicking here.
Local Roads Crash Reports & Local Roads Crash Map Books
The Crash Reports and Crash Map Books for each Regional Road Group are dedicated to the local road network. They provide valuable road crash information for Regional Road Groups and Local Governments to evaluate and make informed decisions regarding the safety performance of their local road network.
The Crash Reports focus on serious crashes and provide road crash statistics and analysis for 2012; and ten year trend crash statistics and analysis from 2003 to 2012. The reports identify key road safety issues and include State level data for regional comparison; regional level data for local comparison; and Local Government summaries.
The Crash Map Books provide serious crash locations from 2008 to 2012 for regional and remote Local Governments; and for 2012 for Local Governments in the metropolitan area. The categories of serious crashes mapped are: Alcohol; Road User Behaviour; Inattention; Crash Nature; Seatbelts; Speed; Vehicle type; and Vulnerable Road Users.
The Crash Reports and Crash Map Books are available for download from the members section of the RoadWise website. Local Government officers are invited to complete a WALGA RoadWise Program Membership Registration form
to access the Crash Reports and Crash Map Books.