Road Safety in the Metropolitan Region

Region Profile

The Metropolitan region has a population of 2,008,947 and covers an area of 5,381 square kilometres (kms) which incorporates 1,640kms of state roads and 14,168kms of local roads.

Local Governments

Local Government Showcase

City of Stirling

The City of Stirling has been working for a number of years to create a bicycle friendly route connecting the Stirling City Centre and train station with the Scarborough Beach Precinct.

The Moorland Safe Active Streets project aims to make roads safer and more user-friendly for all road users and to provide a safe riding environment for all levels of experience. The project involved designing a road system where the driver is encouraged to lower speed and be more aware of vulnerable road users through the design and function of the road, using elements such as increased landscaping, intersection treatments, additional on-street parking and kerbed median islands to create a visually distinct road environment. 

Supporting the safe system design of the road, the project also included lowering of the speed limit to 30km/h. This is a great result for the City of Stirling and the community.

For more information visit the City of Stirling website.

Road Safety Performance in the Metropolitan Region

WALGA's RoadWise has developed the Road Safety Performance on Local Government Roads reports to assist Local Governments who wish to improve road safety outcomes for their communities. 

The reports are designed to help:

  1. measure the road safety performance of the road network they manage,
  2. monitor changes (positive or negative) in road safety performance over time, 
  3. establish road safety improvement targets, and
  4. identify and prioritise the work that will lead to improvements in the road safety performance of the road network.

Local Governments in the Metropolitan region should contact their Regional Road Safety Advisor, Katherine CelenzaMichelle Blackhurst or Philip Taylor to obtain a copy of the reports and supporting notes, and for further information and assistance.

How Many People are Killed or Seriously Injured on Roads in the Metropolitan Region?

For every death on roads in the Metropolitan region during the 2015-2019 period, there were many more people seriously injured. Many of these serious injuries result in permanent disability and change lives forever, placing a huge burden on public health resources and the community.

The definition of a road fatality in WA is: a person who was killed immediately or died within 30 days of the date of a road crash, as a result of the crash. The definition of a serious injury in WA is: admitted to hospital as an inpatient for treatment of injuries sustained in a crash but did not die within 30 days of the crash.

The first image to the right provides a breakdown, for the Metropolitan region, of the proportion and number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) on State versus Local Government roads.

The second image to the right show the average annual KSI rate per 100,000 population for both State and Local Government roads, the change from the last reporting period and data about road length and usage.

What are the Most Common Crash Types in the Metropolitan Region?

In the Metropolitan region, the most common crash types include intersection, run-off-road, rear end, and hit pedestrian crashes.

This data, taken from the Metropolitan region Road Safety Performance Local Government Roads 2015-2019 Report, can assist Local Governments to prioritise their time, resources, and effort towards implementing road safety interventions which target treatment of the crashes that are killing and injuring the most people in their area.

How can I get Involved in Road Safety in the Metropolitan Region?

We can all play a role in preventing road crashes. Governments, communities, and individual road users can all contribute in different ways to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads.

There are a number of road safety initiatives being implemented in the Metropolitan region, one being Driver Reviver.

Driver Reviver provides free coffee or tea to drivers to encouraging them to take a break from driving, helping to address driver fatigue in Western Australia.

To find out how you can get involved in this and other road safety initiatives, visit the Take Action section of this website or contact your Regional Road Safety Advisor, Katherine CelenzaMichelle Blackhurst or Philip Taylor.

Can I get my Child Car Restraint Installed or Inspected in the Metropolitan Region?

WALGA RoadWise coordinates the Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitting Service which provides the public with access to child car restraint fitting services across Western Australia. To find a local Type 1 Fitter in the metropolitan area, visit the Metropolitan North or Metropolitan South pages.

If new or additional child car restraint anchorage points are required (called aftermarket anchorage points), they must be installed in accordance with statutory vehicle safety requirements. View the Type 2 Child Restraint Fitting Station document to locate a Type 2 Child Restraint Fitting Station near you.

Where can I Find Local Road Safety News?

Visit the News section of this website and follow the WALGA RoadWise Facebook page to keep up to date with local, state, and national road safety news, plus research, professional development opportunities and best practice road safety actions.

Who can I Contact for More Information?

Regional Road Safety Advisors, Katherine CelenzaMichelle Blackhurst and Philip Taylor work together to service the Metropolitan region. Katherine, Michelle and Philip are available to provide advice and support road safety action across the region.

Refer to the table below when contacting your Regional Road Safety Advisor for the Metropolitan region.

Regional Road Safety Advisor

Local Government

Katherine Celenza


Phone: 0407 986 496

City of Joondalup

City of Perth

City of Stirling

City of Subiaco

Michelle Blackhurst


Phone: 0437 783 744

City of Swan

City of Wanneroo

Shire of Mundaring

Philip Taylor


Phone: 0409 881 924

City of Armadale

City of Bayswater

City of Belmont

City of Canning

City of Cockburn

City of Fremantle

City of Gosnells

City of Kwinana

City of Melville

City of Nedlands

City of Rockingham

City of South Perth

City of Kalamunda

City of Vincent

Shire of Peppermint Grove

Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Town of Bassendean

Town of Cambridge

Town of Claremont

Town of Cottesloe

Town of East Fremantle

Town of Mosman Park

Town of Victoria Park