Shire of Plantagenet

Committee Membership

  • Shire of Plantagenet (elected members and staff)
  • Mt Barker Police
  • Mt Barker Community College (staff and P&C)
  • Main Roads WA
  • Department of Transport
  • WALGA's RoadWise Program
  • Community members



Driver Reviver

The Plantagenet and Cranbrook RoadWise Committees have teamed up to organise a Driver Reviver on selected long weekends throughout the year. The aim of this initiative is to reduce fatigue related crashes by encouraging travellers to take regular breaks on their journey.

The site is located approximately 320km south of Perth on the Albany Highway. Operating hours for this site and details of other sites in WA can be found on the Driver Reviver page.


Pictured above: Plantagenet Driver Reviver

Blessing of the Roads

The Shire organises a Blessing of the Roads ceremony for the community and emergency services prior to Easter.

During the ceremony, emergency services personnel are recognised for their efforts in reducing road trauma. For other community members, the ceremony serves as a reminder of the need to exercise courtesy, care and common sense when travelling on our roads at all times, including over the busy Easter weekend.

Visit the Blessing of the Roads campaign page to find out more.

Blessing of the RoadsBlessing of the Roads ceremony 2010

Road Ribbons for Road Safety

The Shire is an active participant in the Christmas campaign, Road Ribbons for Road Safety.

The annual campaign is launched on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in November and runs over the Christmas and New Year period and into January. Free ribbons and displays can be found at various around Mt Barker such as the Shire office, the police station, The Grocery Store and the post office.

Visit the Road Ribbons for Road Safety page to find out more information about the campaign.

Safe Roads and Roadsides

The Plantagenet RoadWise Committee helps inform the community about how safe system treatments improve road safety through displays, posters, ‘spot the danger’ activities and a quizzes.


Speed display trailer - The Shire received a Community Road Safety Grant to purchase a speed trailer which has been incorporated into local road safety events and initiatives.

Road Safety Advisor

Rodney Thornton

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