Shire of Northam

Meeting Dates

The Committee meets monthly on the third Tuesday of every month at 9.00am, at the Shire of Northam Council Chambers.

Committee Membership

  • Shire of Northam
  • Wheatbelt Public Health Unit - WA Country Health Service
  • Main Roads WA
  • WALGA's RoadWise Program
  • WA Police Force
  • Community members
  • School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA)

Committee Purpose

  • Coordinate and/or develop programs and projects that address the cornerstones the WA road safety Strategy.
  • Encourage safe use of the road network by motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Raise community awareness of road safety issues in the Shire.
  • Develop and/or promote the submission of funding applications for road safety initiatives.
  • Improve road safety through education and behavioural change in the Shire.


  • Local child car restraint checking stations in partnership with Wheatbelt Public Health.
  • Northam Christmas Pageant - promotion of safe vehicles - stars on Cars.
  • A weekly radio road safety tips segment by Main Roads WA on Regional ABC 531.
  • Northam Road Safety Week


Local Government Road Safety Awards 2018 - Shire of Northam (Winner)

During October, representatives from the Shire of Northam were presented with The Safe System Approach – Complementary Initiatives Award, for their five week Easter road safety campaign, #AvonLocalsDrivingChange. The award was presented as part of the WALGA Transport and Roads Forum. 



Chair: Clinton Kleynhans

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