2022-23 October Federal Budget

Published on Thursday, 10 November 2022 at 9:00:00 AM

The latest Federal Budget provides for a number of road safety related initiatives, as follows:  

  • $8.9 million from July 2016 to June 2023 as part of the Infrastructure Investment Program, to support the Australasian New Car Assessment Program's safety ratings.
  • $8 million in grants over six years to June 2025 to the Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund. This funding contributes to reducing road trauma in Australia by increasing road safety awareness, education and collaboration nationally.
  • $6 million from 2022-23 to deliver the Amy Gillett Foundation Program to target cycle safety and aim to reduce death and injury of cyclists. The Program will deliver long-term road safety benefits by improving cycling safety knowledge, resources and tools within Local Governments.
  • $5.5 million to the establishment of a National Road Safety Data Hub (the Hub). The Hub aims to provide data that is accurate, robust and available in a timely manner, which will inform best practice road safety policy, guide government investment in road infrastructure and measure the effectiveness of these efforts in reducing fatal and serious injuries, noting the majority of fatalities occur on regional roads.

For more information on the Budget, visit the WALGA website https://bit.ly/3FuNwMg.

Contact your Regional Road Safety Advisor for information, advice and support on Local Government road safety matters.

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