Driving improvements to safety on local roads

The festive period is a dangerous time on our roads and state-wide safety campaigns – like Towards Zero – are in full swing.

At a local level the Dardanup Roadwise Committee works quietly year-round on a range of projects all aimed at saving lives on our roads.

Specific achievements this year include:

Shire of Dardanup Road Projects – Extensive program of upgrades to the road network over the past 12 months and continuing;

Speed Display Signs – Successful trial and subsequent purchase of two speed display signs coming in the new year;

Road Safety for Cyclists – Raise awareness of issues around shared use of roads, erection of signage and inclusion of cycling community representative on the Roadwise Committee.  Commencement of a partnership and talks with the City of Bunbury around cyclist safety;

Community programs promoting road safety – Dardanup Times articles, education at Dardanup Primary School, child restraints display, Skipper Program, Dardanup Bull and Barrel RAC Simulator, Road Ribbons for Road Safety promotion;

Shire Website – Ongoing inclusion of Roadwise minutes and programs on Shire website for community information;

Shire Promotions – road safety messages on shire electronic message board, website and Facebook posts;

Representation and Advocacy – Representation by elected members and staff at various seminars, conferences and community consultations.  Requests for reduction of speed limits on various roads within the Shire, road safety assessments undertaken – Waterloo Road, Eaton Drive, Henty Road, Boyanup Picton Road.

Dardanup Roadwise Committee represents a partnership between the community and Council formed with the aim of making our roads safer for all.

The Committee works collaboratively with the WA Local Government Association’s Roadwise program which is also backed by the Road Safety Commission.

The Committee advises Council on projects, strategies and issues that at a local level, work towards WA’s Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020.

The Committee welcomes ideas and input from the community related to road safety.