Transport and Roads Forum Highlights

Posted on: Monday, 26 November 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Last month 250 people, including Local Government delegates, presenters and exhibitors, converged in Perth for the WA Transport and Roads Forum.

Delegates participated in the future direction of policy, shared strategies, heard the latest updates and engaged with State Government representatives.

A few of the highlights included:

  • Town of Victoria Park Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Vuleta’s proposal that arriving at the most desirable infrastructure design solutions can be considerably enhanced by asking the customer how they would like to be engaged at the earliest opportunity in the consultation process.
  • Dr Theuns Henning demonstrated that the “worst first” policy for road maintenance is not the most effective use of funding and showed that scheduling maintenance for unsealed roads by combining feedback from road users with simple roughness measures provides higher levels of satisfaction than traditional rotational scheduling methods.
  • Examples of how different organisations have partnered to deliver a range of outcomes to improve cycling facilities across the State.
  • A challenge from Road Safety Commissioner, Iain Cameron, for the whole community to turn our collective minds to how a vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on the roads will be achieved.
  • City of Stirling and Shires of Northam and Northampton taking out the 2018 Local Government Road Safety Awards for safety projects implemented in their communities.

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Picture above: Forum delegates enjoy the opening address at the Transport and Roads Forum.

Feedback from the event was extremely positive and we hope to be able to use these comments to deliver an even better forum in 2020.

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