Who We Work With
WALGA’s RoadWise fosters and supports collaborative partnerships to improve road safety in metropolitan, rural, remote communities across the state. The local road safety network consists of representatives from Local Government, Government agencies, local businesses, community groups and individuals.
Local Governments can make a huge contribution to road safety because as system designers within the safe system framework, they have strategic and operational road safety role as road managers, planning authorities and fleet managers, in addition to their community development and leadership roles. We support Local Governments to achieve best practice road safety outcmes for their community.
RoadWise or road safety committees are formed through partnerships to address road safety issues at a community level throughout the State. Committees provide a forum where local issues are discussed and the group can develop and deliver community based road safety campaigns. These committees enhance the local coordination of road safety activities. They encourage the idea of shared responsibility on our roads and the intervention from all spheres within our society including each and every individual.
Supporting the community at the local level, service clubs including Apex, Rotary and Lions are often involved in road safety projects and activities, including Driver Reviver operations. Many RoadWise Committees have representation from one or more of these clubs.
Community groups are a vital part of the Road Safety Network. Groups such as the Country Women’s Association of WA and Men's Sheds of WA are represented on many committees and work actively in local communities to highlight and address road safety issues.
Sporting Clubs are often the heart and soul of regional communities, providing more than place to exercise or keep fit. Like community groups, RoadWise works with sporting clubs to promote road safety action, including participation in Belt Up and Skipper initiatives.
Road Safety Council Member Agencies
Road Safety Commission
The Road Safety Commission (RSC) is responsible for reducing road trauma on WA roads by supporting of the State Government’s Driving Change – Road Safety Strategy for Western Australia 2020-2030 and a Safe System approach to road safety using the principles of Safe Road Use, Safe Roads and Roadsides, Safe Speeds, and Safe Vehicles.
The Commission also aims to improve road safety and reduce road trauma through collaboration with key stakeholders within government agencies, the private sector and the community through community education campaigns and community engagement and grants.The RSC is a member of the Road Safety Council.
Main Roads WA
Main Roads WA has responsibility for designing, building, maintaining and operating the state road network, along with setting speed limits. Main Roads is represented on many RoadWise Committees and provides expert advice on a range of issues. A representative of Main Roads WA sits on the Road Safety Council and most Road Safety Taskforces.
Western Australia Police Force
The Western Australia Police Force works to make Western Australia a safe and secure place to live. It contributes to road safety through enforcement and other traffic management and road safety activities. RoadWise works closely with the WA Police, who are represented on most RoadWise Committees, to enhance its activities. The WA Police Force is also part of the Road Safety Council.
School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA)
Education is a key aspect of road safety. Through School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA), all students in Western Australia have access to comprehensive road safety education programs. SDERA works across State, Catholic and Independent schools and services both metropolitan and regional areas. RoadWise works closely with SDERA, particularly in regional areas of WA. The Department of Education is represented on the Road Safety Council.
Department of Health
Road safety has been recognised as a major health issue worldwide. RoadWise works in partnership with health promotion officers throughout the State to implement community road safety education strategies. The Department of Health also provides input as a member of the Road Safety Council.
Department of Transport
The Department of Transport works closely with other agencies on issues such licensing of drivers, riders and vehicles. The Department is represented on the Road Safety Council, and is a member of many RoadWise Committees around WA.
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is responsible for state level land use planning and management. The focus areas are Aboriginal heritage and lands management, Crown land administration, historic heritage conservation services, integrated land and infrastructure policy development, and land use planning and policy development.
Royal Automobile Club of WA
The Royal Automobile Club of WA represents road users and advocates for improving road safety in WA.
Insurance Commission of WA
The Insurance Commission of WA is the State’s insurer providing injury insurance to motorists, It also has an active community engagement program that aims to prevent or minimise the risk of injuries insured by the Insurance Commission and improve rehabilitation and care outcomes of Insurance Commission clients. This includes community directed initiatives in road safety, research and care innovation.
RoadWise works with many other organisations and groups such as:
Road Trauma Support WA
Road Trauma Support WA (an Injury Matters program) is a state-wide service assisting anyone affected by road trauma, regardless of when the incident occurred or what level of involvement the person had, direct or indirect.
WesternAustralian Road Safety Education Committee
WARSEC (Western Australian Road Safety Education Committee) is a multi-member agency committee convened by SDERA (School Drug Education and Road Aware), with an interest in improving safe road use and road safety education for young people in Western Australia.
WALGA is a member of the WARSEC Committee.