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The Local Government Road Safety Awards is a joint initiative between WALGA’s RoadWise and the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia – Western Australia Division. 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 Driving Change, 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 eliminated.

In acknowledging the shift to the safe system approach, the Local Government Road Safety Award recognise Local Governments that have been innovative in moving towards the adoption and application of systems thinking, as well as recognising individuals who have made a significant and outstanding contribution to road safety, through the following categories:

  • Category A: Safe System Approach - Road Infrastructure Improvements
  • Category B: Safe System Approach - Complementary Initiatives
  • Category C: Safe System Approach – Local Road Safety Partnerships
  • Joe North Award – Individuals outstanding contribution to road safety

2022 Local Government Road Safety Awards

The 2022 Local Government Road Safety Awards will be presented as part of the 2022 WA Local Government Convention on Monday, 3 October.

Nominations for all four award categories opened on Monday, 4 April and close 5:00pm Friday, 15 July. Full details and nomination forms are available for download from the Resources page.

Since the first Awards in 2000, 48 Local Governments have been acknowledged for outstanding achievements in road safety, and five people have received the Joe North Award.

Local Government Road Safety Awards Honour Board

2021 Local Government Road Safety Awards

The Safe System Approach – Road Infrastructure Improvement Award

  • City of Albany for their Middleton Beach Cycle Connectivity project.

The Safe System Approach – Complementary Initiatives Award

  • 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)

  • Shire of Narembeen for their SOCK – Save Our Country Kids project.

The Safe System Approach – Local Road Safety Partnerships Award (Metropolitan)

  • City of Rockingham for their Road Safety Action Plan 2019-2022.

The Joe North Award for significant and outstanding contribution to road safety

  • Franz Winkler in recognition of his passion and his tireless efforts to improve road safety outcomes through advocacy, training and mentorship.

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Pictured above: The Cities of Albany, Bunbury and Rockingham and the Shire of Narembeen,
along with Franz Winkler (far right) and Mayor Tracey Roberts (third from left)


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.

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.

Further Information

Contact Project Officer Road Safety, Beki Bampton on 9213 2524 or email bbampton@walga.asn.au for more information.