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Road Safety Strategic Plan

Warrumbungle Shire Council has a strong road safety focus which aims to address road trauma and reduce the number of crashes occurring within the boundaries of our Shire. Every year around 42 people are killed and/or injured on roads in the Warrumbungle Shire, which means that the economic and social costs of road crashes to the area are high.


Council and the community are working together to achieve clear road safety goals. Road safety is considered in most of Council's decisions – particularly road works and maintenance and development proposals. It is therefore important that an effective long-term strategy is in place to improve the safety of our roads for people that live in and visit the Shire.

There are several ways that improvements to road safety can be achieved. A safer road environment, high profile road safety education programs, effective transport management, strong organisational partnerships, police enforcement and community ownership are some of the strategies that can work to reduce the risk of being hurt on our roads.

Warrumbungle Shire Council proudly supports the highly-effective Local Government Road Safety Program in partnership with the Roads and Maritime Services and key road safety stakeholders. Warrumbungle Shire Council is proud to be a strong advocate of Local Government’s role in road safety awareness. It’s commitment to the Local Government Road Safety Program has been demonstrated with the employment of a Road Safety Officer and it’s implementation of many road safety campaigns addressing road issues impacting on our community.

Warrumbungle Shire Council Road Safety Priorities include:

  • Integration of road safety into the different divisions of Council planning
  • Increased road safety awareness, direction and ownership throughout Council staff and shire residents
  • Improved road safety through engineering and transport planning measures
  • Continued effective communication and assistance between community stakeholders, NSW Police, Council and the RTA
  • Contribution to safer roads and safer people
  • Implementation of projects and access funding to target the reduction in road crashes with community support

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2016