Dedicated road safety group established to help reduce accidents and fatalities

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Council will establish a dedicated road safety group as part of its strategy to reduce the number road accidents and fatalities in the region.

26 February 2019
Byford Town Centre

At its February Ordinary Council Meeting, the council approved the establishment of the Serpentine Jarrahdale RoadWise Group to assist the Shire on strategies and actions to improve road safety.

The Shire will invite WA Police, Main Roads WA, WA Local Government Association, road user groups and industry representatives to be members of the Serpentine Jarrahdale RoadWise Group, along with representation of Shire officers.

Shire President Michelle Rich said road safety was an important issue for the community and the establishment of the RoadWise Group reflected the Shire’s commitment to achieving positive outcomes through collaboration.

“The experience and diversity of organisations invited to be on the Serpentine Jarrahdale RoadWise Group means we will have a strong and coordinated approach to improving road safety,” Cr Rich said.

“The group will also play an important role in helping the Shire advocate to State and Federal governments for funding and grants to deliver local road projects and awareness campaigns.”

Cr Rich said grants and funding were critical to assist the Shire to deliver road renewal and upgrade projects.