Local Government Road Safety AwardsLocal Government Road Safety Awards

The Local Government Road Safety Awards is a joint initiative of the WALGA’s RoadWise Program and the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia – Western Australia Inc. The Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements by Local Governments in the area of road safety, and recognise innovation in engineering countermeasures contributing to safe system implementation, along with local road safety partnerships and champions.

The Awards align with the Road Safety Strategy for Western Australia 2020 - 2030, which follows the globally-recognised safe system approach to achieve a long-term vision of a road transport system where crashes resulting in death or serious injury are virtually eliminated.

2021 Local Government Road Safety Awards

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The 2021 Local Government Road Safety Award recipients, announced at the Local Government Convention, are: 

  • The Safe System Approach – Road Infrastructure Improvement Award, presented to the City of Albany for their Middleton Beach Cycle Connectivity project.
  • The Safe System Approach – Complementary Initiatives Award, presented to the the City of Bunbury for the Don’t Trust Your Tired Self South West Driver Fatigue project.
  • The Safe System Approach – Local Road Safety Partnerships Award (Regional), presented to the Shire of Narembeen for their SOCK – Save Our Country Kids project.
  • The Safe System Approach – Local Road Safety Partnerships Award (Metropolitan), presented to to the City of Rockingham for their Road Safety Action Plan 2019-2022.
  • The Joe North Award for significant and outstanding contribution to road safety, presented to Franz Winkler in recognition of his passion and his tireless efforts to improve road safety outcomes through advocacy, training and mentorship.

The full media release is available from the news section of this website.

Local Government Road Safety Awards Honour Board

2018 Local Government Road Safety Awards

The Safe System Approach – Road Infrastructure Improvement Award

  • City of Stirling for their Scarborough-Doubleview Local Area Traffic Management Precinct Scheme project.

The Safe System Approach – Complementary Initiatives Award

  • Shire of Northam for their 5 Week Easter Road Safety Campaign.

The Safe System Approach – Local Road Safety Partnerships Award

  • Shire of Northampton for their Kalbarri RoadWise Committee One Year Action Plan 2017-2018.

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Pictured above: Cr Stephen Fox (left), pictured with 2018 category winners from the Shire of Northam, Shire of Northampton and the City of Stirling, and Acting Road Safety Commissioner, Iain Cameron (right).

2016 Local Government Road Safety Awards 

Safe Roads and Roadsides: The Sarkis Petrossian Award

  • City of Albany for their Lower Denmark Road, Roundhay Road, Allerton Road intersection upgrade project. 

Safe Speeds category

  • City of Wanneroo for their School Speed Limits project. 

Safe Road Use category

  • Metropolitan Award recipient: City of Wanneroo for their Driver Reviver Program.
  • Rural Award recipient: Shire of Esperance for their Esperance ‘Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride’ campaign. 

Joe North Award

  • Highly Commended: Fred Nancarrow for 21 years dedicated to road safety through the City of Armadale RoadWise Committee

2014 Local Government Road Safety Awards

Safe Roads and Roadsides Category

  • Rural Award – Shire of Irwin for their Walkability Audit.
  • Metropolitan Award – Town of Claremont for their Bay View Terrace Shared Space Upgrade project.

Safe Speeds Category

  • City of Wanneroo for their Review of Default State Speed Limits within the City of Wanneroo project.

Safe Road Use Category

  • City of Swan for their Reggie’s Road Rules and Tips project.

Safe Vehicles

  • Cities of Stirling and Swan for their Vehicle Safety and Child Car Restraint Checking Station.

Joe North Award

  • Rudi Steffens for his outstanding commitment, dedication and contribution to road safety in Wanneroo and the wider community.

2012 Local Government Road Safety Awards

Safe Road Use Category

  • City of Stirling for their Child Car Restraint Program

Safe Roads and Roadsides Category

  • Rural Award – Shire of Plantagenet for their Spencer Road Southern Bypass and Upgrade project.
  • Metro Award – Town of Victoria Park for their Intersection Improvement at Briggs & Star Street project.

Safe Travel Speeds Category

  • City of Joondalup for their Speed Reduction on Duffy Terrace, Woodvale project.

Safe Vehicles

  • Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale for their Small Vehicle Fleet Policy.

2010 Local Government Road Safety Awards

Safe Roads and Roadsides Category

  • Rural Award – Shire of Dardanup for their Waterloo Road Upgrade project.
  • Metropolitan Award – City of Joondalup for their Upgrade of Connolly Drive, Kinross project.

Safe Travel Speeds Category

  • Rural Award – Shire of Denmark for their Safer Industry Speeds for the Community project.
  • Metropolitan Award – Town of Victoria Park for their Albany Highway Speed Zone Changes project.

Safe Road Use Category

  • Rural Award – Shire of Dardanup for their Ferguson Valley Shared Road Use project.
  • Metropolitan Award – Cities of Joondalup and Stirling for their Community Safe Speed Promise project.

2009 Local Government Road Safety Awards

Safe Roads and Roadsides Category

  • Metropolitan Award - Town of Cambridge for their Railway Parade/Southport Street Roundabout project.
  • Rural Award – Shire’s of Boddington, Collie and Harvey for their Industry Road Safety Alliance.

Safe Travel Speeds Category

  • Metropolitan Award - City of Stirling for their Targeting High Travel Speeds project.
  • Rural Award – Shire of Plantagenet for their Reducing Travel Speeds in the Shire of Plantagenet project.

Safe Vehicle Category

  • Shire of Denmark for their ANCAP/ Green Fleet Purchasing Policy.

Safe Road User Behaviour Category

  • Metropolitan Award – City of Joondalup for their School Road Safety Art Competition project.
  • Rural Award – Shire’s of Boddington, Collie and Harvey for their Industry Road Safety Alliance

Joe North Award

  • Cr Elsia Archer for her outstanding commitment and contribution to WA road safety.

2008 Local Government Road Safety Awards

Safe Roads and Roadsides Category

  • Shire of Cranbrook for their Wingebellup Road project.

Safe Travel Speeds Category

  • Shire of Plantagenet for their Lowood Road Upgrade project.

Safe Road User Behaviour Category

  • Rural Award – City of Bunbury for their Slow Down in Bunbury project.
  • Metropolitan Award – City of Melville for their Six Mates, six Stories project.

2006 Local Government Road Safety Awards

Improving the Safety of Roads

  • Metropolitan Award – City of Gosnells for their William Street Channelisation project.
  • Rural Award – Town of Northam for their Removeable Roundabout project.

Planning a Safer Road Transport System

  • City of Geraldton for their CBD Speed Zone project.

Leadership in Road Safety

  • City of Armadale for their Fleet Safety System.
  • Town of Victoria Park for their Commitment to Road Safety.

2005 Local Government Road Safety Awards

Improving the Safety of Roads Category

  • Town of Victoria Park for their Bow-tie Roundabout project.

Community Road Safety Category

  • Town of Victoria Park for their Don’t Turn Your Brake Into a Wake project.

2004 – Previously named WA Local Government Excellent in Road Safety Awards

Engineering Solutions Over $50,000

  • Metropolitan Award - City of Nedlands for their Dalkeith Road / Stirling Highway Speed and Crash Reduction Scheme.
  • Rural Award – Shire of Harvey for their Old Coast Roads and Paris Road, Australian Roundabout project.

Planning and Management

  • Shire of Irwin for their Traffic Management Improvements at Dongara District High School project.

Vulnerable Road Users

  • City of Melville for their Dawn of a New Era in Road Safety project.

Community Road Safety

  • Metropolitan Award – City of Swan for their Reggie’s Road Rules project.
  • Rural Award – City of Mandurah for their Mandurah Road Toll Silhouettes project.

Joe North Award

  • Christine Hardwick for her outstanding commitment and contribution to WA road safety.

2003 - Previously named WA Local Government Excellent in Road Safety Awards

Engineering Solutions Over $50,000

  • Metropolitan Award - Town of Vincent for their Intersection of Stirling and Brisbane Streets project.
  • Rural Award – Shire of Collie for their Prinsep and Medic Streets Roundabout project.

Planning and Management

  • City of Bunbury for their Hay Park Traffic – Land Use Forum.

Community Road Safety Category

  • Metropolitan Award - Town of Victoria Park for their Don’t Turn Your Brake Into A Wake project.
  • Rural Award - Shire of Derby-West Kimberley for their The Crossing Aboriginal Pedestrian Road Safety Project.

Vulnerable Road Users

  • City of Melville for their Seniors Road Safety Forum.

Joe North Award

  • Sarkis Petrossian for his outstanding commitment to road safety in the community.

2002 - Previously named WA Local Government Excellent in Road Safety Awards

Engineering Solutions Under $50,000

  • City of Joondalup for their McLarty Avenues Pedestrian Refuge Island project.

Engineering Solutions Over $50,000

  • Metropolitan Award – Town of Cambridge for their Empire Avenue to Floreat Avenue Boulevard project.
  • Rural Award – Shire of Dardanup for their Eaton Drive / Hamilton Roads Roundabout project.

Planning and Management

  • City of Melville for their City of Melville Transport Strategy.

Vulnerable Road Users

  • City of South Perth for their Parking for People with Disabilities Policy.

Community and Road Safety

  • Metropolitan Award – City of Melville for their City of Melville Community Radar Program.
  • Rural Award - City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for their Workplace Road Safety Week.

2000 - Previously named WA Local Government Excellent in Road Safety Awards

Engineering Solutions Under $50,000

  • City of Joondalup for their Road Safety and Parking Strategy for Connolly Primary School project.

Engineering Solutions Over $50,000

  • City of Melville for their Mt Pleasant-Brentwood Local Area Traffic Management Study

Road Safety Planning and Management

  • City of Geraldton and Shire of Greenough for their Getting it Right From the Start project.

Innovation Solutions for Vulnerable Road Users

  • Town of Victoria Park for their Seniors Road Safety Project, Adie Court, Bentley.

Community and Road Safety

  • City of Joondalup for their Education 2000 Program.