Shire of Dardanup

The Shire of Dardanup is located within the South West region. If you would like to become involved in improving road safety in your local area, visit the Community Involvement page of this website.

For more information about the Shire of Dardanup RoadWise Committee, visit the Shire of Dardanup's website.

The Shire of Dardanup is also a member of the Industry Road Safety Alliance South West.

Local Government Showcase

Harris Road Widening Project

The Shire of Dardanup’s Harris Road is an important distributor road and has been recognised as a Road of Regional Significance. Harris Road connects South Western Highway to industrial areas and is not only a heavy vehicle route but also a link which many cyclist utilise to access the Ferguson Valley region.

With funding through the Regional Road Group Road Project Grant, the Shire of Dardanup have upgraded Harris Road to increase safety for the variety of road users accessing the road and as it being an important link in the future road network.

The work for the project includes widening and strengthening the pavement, blending the pavement works to existing driveways and new drainage works, sealing, line-marking and signage. The upgrades also included widening and sealing of shoulders to provide a dedicated lane for cyclists, creating safer space for cyclists using the road alongside heavy vehicles.

For more information visit the Shire of Dardanup's website; www.dardanup.wa.gov.au/roadworks-harris-road-and-golding-crescent/.

Local Government Demonstration Project

The Shire of Dardanup is one of three Local Governments who are participating in a WALGA road safety initiative which aims to demonstrate the significant influence Local Governments can have in the prevention of road death and serious injury through the adoption and application of best practice in road safety.

Over the past 12 months the Shires of Dardanup, Esperance and Manjimup have been working closely with WALGA to embed a road safety management system, based on ISO 39001, for improving the safety performance of the local road network.

The management system being used in the delivery of this project is based on the International Standard for Road Traffic Safety Management System (ISO 39001). Putting a road safety management system in place is allowing the participating Local Governments to prioritise their efforts and resources to better guide actions to work towards a point where no harm will occur on local roads.

This is believed to be the first example of Local Governments using ISO 39001 in Australia and will showcase the Shires of Dardanup, Esperance and Manjimup as leaders in the application of best practice roads safety.

For more information visit the RoadWise website; https://roadwise.asn.au/demonstration-project.aspx.

Photos

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Pictured above: Elected Members from the South West Regional Road Group promote the zero deaths and serious injuries message; The Dardanup Courtesy Speed Display signs in action.  

Road Safety Advisor

Jacqui Sharp

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