Tagged: road safety

Queensland boosts road safety funding

71 projects will be funded for safety upgrades across Queensland’s state-controlled road network to address identified road safety issues that contribute to vehicle crashes. Under the Road Safety Program, the Australian Government has committed $255.7 million, with the Queensland Government …

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WA opens Road Safety Community Grants Program

The Western Australian Road Safety Commission is making $350,000 available via the Road Trauma Trust Account to help communities deliver road safety events and projects, including National Road Safety Week, being held from May 5-12. Under the Program there are …

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Funding boost for Victorian councils

Eleven more local councils will receive funding from the Victorian Government to improve road safety infrastructure as part of the most recent round of the Safer Local Roads and Streets Program. The $210 million program provides support to Victorian councils …

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SA launches new road safety campaign

A confronting and graphic campaign emphasising the importance of wearing seatbelts is currently being filmed at Sellicks Beach and Alberton before being launched in February. Not correctly wearing a seatbelt is one of the ‘Fatal Five’ causes of trauma on …

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1,266 road fatalities recorded in 2023

New data from the Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economic (BITRE) in the latest Road Deaths Australia notice has shown an alarming spike in road fatalities over the past 12 months. 1,266 people tragically lost their lives on Australian …

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NSW to host road safety forum

New South Wales is set to host international and Australian road safety experts, advocates, academics and road traffic victims, together with federal and state stakeholders at a road safety forum. The forum, scheduled for February 22, will be the first …

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SA Government adds $168 million to road safety

The South Australian Government has increased funding for road safety initiatives with 109 lives tragically lost on SA roads so far this year. The Malinauskas Government has matched the Commonwealth Government’s $84 million commitment to SA under the Road Safety …

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Infrastructure and Transport Ministers’ Meeting Summary

The latest Infrastructure and Transport Ministers’ Meeting (ITMM) has taken place in Hobart with a communique available online. The meeting marks the first gathering of Ministers following the appointment of Jacinta Allan as Victorian Premier, with Danny Pearson now representing …

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Road Worker Day of Remembrance

November 9 marks Road Worker Day of Remembrance, an opportunity to reflect on and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives while working on our road network. Roads Australia is proud to support this initiative, as a principal …

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