Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Road Safety

In August 2019, Federal Parliament appointed a Joint Select Committee on Road Safety to inquire and report on steps that can be taken to reduce Australia’s road accident rates, trauma and deaths on our roads. The Committee invited comment on all or some of its terms of reference by 31 January 2020. WALGA’s submission can be found here.

Austroads - Local Government Road Safety Management Guidance

The type of roads managed by Local Government means that safety issues are different in nature and spatial distribution than on State roads. Local Government roads typically have lower traffic volumes, more dispersed crashes, a wider variety of road environments and a greater mix of road users, all of which make managing road safety on local roads an especially challenging task. The challenge facing Local Governments prompted Austroads to develop and publish “Local Government Road Safety Management Guidance”.

This guidance is designed to provide contemporary best practice methods on the development and implementation of road safety management frameworks suitable for use in a Local Government context. The guidance introduces functions necessary for the implementation of a road safety management system and describes key principles such as strategic partnerships, shared responsibilities, capacity building, program development and delivery funding. Download the publication using the following link: https://austroads.com.au/publications/road-safety/ap-r612-20