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FEEDBACK Trial: An intervention to reduce road crashes
Posted 21 June 2024 FEEDBACK Trial: An intervention to reduce road crashes

The Western Australian Centre for Road Safety Research are running the WA component of the FEEDBACK Trial, which aims to reduce road crashes among young drivers by trialling a new intervention that uses technology to monitor driving and provide feedback.

Register for the Local Government Road Safety Vanguards program
Posted 05 February 2024 Register for the Local Government Road Safety Vanguards program

Main Roads WA, in partnership with WALGA, is delivering the Local Government Road Safety Vanguards program, which provides Local Governments with practical information for reducing trauma on their road networks.

2023 Local Government Road Safety Award winners
Posted 19 September 2023 2023 Local Government Road Safety Award winners

WALGA and IPWEA WA are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2023 Local Government Road Safety Awards.

LG Stars - a new safety ratings tool for Local Governments
Posted 06 September 2023 LG Stars - a new safety ratings tool for Local Governments

The tool will provide an assessment and understanding of the safety standard of local roads.

Pemberton Speed Display Signs
Posted 22 August 2023 Pemberton Speed Display Signs

Shire of Manjimup has recently installed courtesy speed display signs on Brockman Street, Pemberton following a successful trail using a set of signs available for loan from WALGA’s RoadWise.

WA Bike Month grants are open
Posted 19 June 2023 WA Bike Month grants are open

In 2023 a total of $75,000 in grant funding is available to be split between Local Governments, workplaces, schools, bike groups and community organisations to host events during the celebration month.

Local Government Road Safety Vanguards
Posted 13 June 2023 Local Government Road Safety Vanguards

The Local Government Road Safety Vanguards Workshop recently took place bringing together individuals at the forefront of innovative road safety ideas.

Introduction to Road Safety Auditing short course now available
Posted 16 May 2023 Introduction to Road Safety Auditing short course now available

Introduction to Road Safety Auditing is a half day course comprising of six interactive, online modules that can be accessed and undertaken at times to suit the participants.

2023 National Road Safety Week
Posted 12 May 2023 2023 National Road Safety Week

The annual National Road Safety Week is running from 14-21 May 2023.

2023 Local Government Road Safety Awards nominations
Posted 05 April 2023 2023 Local Government Road Safety Awards nominations

Nominations for the 2023 Local Government Road Safety Awards are now open.

Tackling Road Safety Together - Great Southern Road Safety Conference 2023
Posted 21 March 2023 Tackling Road Safety Together - Great Southern Road Safety Conference 2023

The 2023 Great Southern Road Safety Conference was held on Thursday 16 March 2023. Attendees included Local Government Elected Members and staff, WA Police, Main Roads WA, St John Ambulance, Department of Fire and Emergency Services Department of Transport and community members.

Austroads guideline helps licensing authorities test drivers using
Posted 05 January 2023 Austroads guideline helps licensing authorities test drivers using vehicles with ADAS

Austroads has published a new Guideline to assist driver licensing authorities to develop responses to the increasing presence of Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS) functions in vehicles used for training and testing new drivers.

Recognition for Outgoing Albany Committee Chair Alan Hortin
Posted 21 December 2022 Recognition for Outgoing Albany Committee Chair Alan Hortin

The outgoing Chair of the Albany RoadWise Committee, Alan Hortin was recognised for his commitment and dedication to Road Safety with a Certificate of Recognition.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Improves Road Safety Through Road Design
Posted 20 December 2022 The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Improves Road Safety Through Road Design

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has delivered another best practice example of a road design underpinned by the safe system principles under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.

New High Occupancy Vehicles Policy Guide for Local Governments.
Posted 22 November 2022 New High Occupancy Vehicles Policy Guide for Local Governments.

New High Occupancy Vehicles Policy Guide for Local Government has been developed as a collaborative project aiming to address safety practices relating to high occupancy vehicles (HOVs), the diversity in their use and the challenges they pose within Local Governments.

2022-23 October Federal Budget
Posted 10 November 2022 2022-23 October Federal Budget

The 2022-23 October Federal Budget provides for a number of road safety related initiatives.

Webinar for a New Local Government Road Safety Practitioners Network
Posted 08 November 2022 Webinar for a New Local Government Road Safety Practitioners Network

The Australasian College of Road Safety is hosting a webinar to launch a Local Government Road Safety Practitioners network.

Local Government Showcase - Shire of Denmark
Posted 30 October 2022 Local Government Showcase - Shire of Denmark

The Shire of Denmark’s new shared path provides cyclists and pedestrians a safe and direct route to the popular Ocean Beach.

Local Government Showcase - Shire of Dardanup
Posted 26 October 2022 Local Government Showcase - Shire of Dardanup

The Shire of Dardanup have upgraded Harris Road to increase safety for the variety of road users accessing the road.

Local Government Showcase - Shire of Plantagenet
Posted 23 October 2022 Local Government Showcase - Shire of Plantagenet

The Shire of Plantagenet recently installed a shared path through the centre of town as part of the Mount Barker Bicycle Master Path Plan.

Local Government Showcase - City of Stirling
Posted 19 October 2022 Local Government Showcase - City of Stirling

The City of Stirling’s bicycle friendly routes are providing cyclists with a safe riding environment, no matter their riding level or experience.

Local Government Showcase - Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup
Posted 14 October 2022 Local Government Showcase - Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup

The Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup recently installed a shared path along Journal Street in Broomehill to increase safety for all road users.

Local Government Showcase - City of Busselton
Posted 11 October 2022 Local Government Showcase - City of Busselton

The City of Busselton is working on improving regional road safety for cyclists and encouraging safer sharing of the road.

Local Government Showcase - City of Albany
Posted 10 October 2022 Local Government Showcase - City of Albany

The City of Albany has incorporated the installation of nine kilometres of shared paths as part of their Centennial Park Sporting Precinct upgrade.

WA Bike Month 2022
Posted 07 October 2022 WA Bike Month 2022

WA Bike Month 2022 has launched!

Shire of Plantagenet Youth Skills Workshop – Buying a Car and Basic
Posted 30 September 2022 Shire of Plantagenet Youth Skills Workshop – Buying a Car and Basic Maintenance

The Shire of Plantagenet RoadWise Committee recently collaborated with the Youth Advisory Group to put on a Youth Skills Worksop on buying a car and basic vehicle maintenance.

New Resource: Integrating Safety Into Road Design
Posted 16 September 2022 New Resource: Integrating Safety Into Road Design

The Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) have published a Guide to Integrating Safety Into Road Design which focuses on elements of safe road and roadside design for road networks that can provide safe mobility for all road users.

UN High-level Meeting for Road Safety Brings World Leaders Together
Posted 31 August 2022 UN High-level Meeting for Road Safety Brings World Leaders Together

Recognising the unacceptable scale of road trauma globally, world leaders gathered in New York from 30 June to 1 July 2022 to commit to an increase in investment and action to ensure the Decade of Action for Road Safety goal to halve road deaths and injuries by 2030 is met.

Shire of Manjimup Adopts a New Road Traffic Safety Policy
Posted 19 August 2022 Shire of Manjimup Adopts a New Road Traffic Safety Policy

In an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries on their road network, the Shire of Manjimup Council endorsed a new Road Traffic Safety Policy at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 7 July, 2022.

Road Safety on Unsealed Roads
Posted 20 July 2022 Road Safety on Unsealed Roads

Local Governments have an important responsibility to manage and improve road safety on the local road network. According to the most recent WALGA Road Assets and Expenditure Report 2020-21 well over half of this network is unsealed[1]. For regional and country shires unsealed roads form an even greater percentage of their network.

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