Traffic Management Information Seminar

The Temporary Traffic Management practice in WA has evolved, as key guiding documents and Australian standards have been updated or released in recent years. This seminar provided an opportunity for Local Governments in the Perth metropolitan area to receive an update on the state of practice and liaise directly with Main Roads WA and other Local Governments on this topic. At the seminar, Main Roads provided an overview of the updated Traffic Management for Works on Roads Code of Practice and newly published AustRoads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management and discussed other new developments in this area. The City of Swan also provided a Local Government perspective. A copy of the slides is available here.

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.  The Joint Select Committee final report, Improving Road Safety in Australia, 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:

Driving Change - WA Road Safety Strategy 2020-2030

The framework to guide actions to reduce the number of people fatally, severely or seriously injured on WA roads by 50-70% by 2030 and to zero by 2050 can be accessed here.

Local Government Speed Enforcement Program Guidelines

The Local Government Speed Enforcement Program enables Local Governments in the Perth Metropolitan to provide the WA Police Force with vehicle travel speed data for local roads on which speeding is identified as a significant problem. The WA Police analyse the data to inform their road policing strategies. The aim of the Program is to provide Local Governments with a meaningful option to combat speeding and make local roads safer for all road users and the community. Guidelines for the program contain the protocols for Local Government to present vehicle travel speed data to the WA Police Force and can be accessed here.