Staysafe Inquiry into Reducing Trauma on local Roads in NSW

The Staysafe Committee of the NSW Parliament has announced that it is conducting an inquiry into reducing trauma on local roads in NSW.

The inquiry follows on from the last submission that the Roads & Transport Directorate has made to Staysafe in its Review of Road Safety Issues for Future Inquiry, conducted last September 2018. In the submission, we proposed that the Staysafe Committee inquire into the impact of funding local roads to reduce fatalities.

The inquiry will look at the role of local roads in road safety and trauma, particularly existing road safety planning requirements and opportunities for improving these.  The Committee will also be looking at the role of local communities in identifying and delivering road safety initiatives to reduce trauma on local roads.

The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry are:

  • The role of local roads in road safety and trauma
  • The effectiveness of existing road safety planning requirements, including in other jurisdictions
  • Opportunities for improving road safety planning and management on local roads, including through the Local Government Road Safety Program and Community Strategic Planning
  • The role of local communities and their representatives in identifying and delivering road safety initiatives to reduce trauma on local roads
  • Other relevant matters.

Submissions to the inquiry will be received until Monday 3 February 2020.  For more information on the inquiry please visit the Staysafe Committee website at www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/staysafe