About Us

The Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) is the peak industry body for Local Governments in WA.

The role of Local Government in road safety

Local Governments have an important role to play in road safety as owners and managers of an extensive road network representing 88% of WA roads. Almost two thirds of serious crashes occur on local roads, therefore Local Governments have a significant responsibility for ensuring their roads are safe.

Delivering road safety initiatives

WALGA’s RoadWise Program works to build the capacity of Local Governments, the community, and other agencies to effectively deliver road safety initiatives aligned to Towards Zero, Western Australia’s Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020.

Building capacity is achieved by improving individual skills, strengthening community action and empowering organisations to take responsibility for road safety and contribute to better road safety outcomes.

Our road safety programs

WALGA’s road safety programs include:

More information on these programs can be found throughout this website, and in WALGA's RoadWise Program fact sheet. Please complete the download form to obtain a copy.


Latest News

  • Img: New safe speeds project to help prevent death and serious injury on Halls Creek roads
    New safe speeds project to help prevent … Tuesday, 22 August 2017 The Shire of Halls Creek will target local travel speeds as part of a year-long proj… Read More …
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    'Vehicle Has Been Reported' Sticker… Monday, 21 August 2017 RoadWise committees are often encouraged to share their ingenuity to improve road sa… Read More …
  • Img:  	   Working Together to Promote Safe Roads and Roadsides in Kununurra
    Working Together to Promote Safe Ro… Monday, 21 August 2017 The theme of the RoadWise Committee display at last month's Kununurra Agricultural S… Read More …

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