Maribyrnong City Council wins Australian Road Safety Award

Published on 09 August 2022

An empty tree lined road with a 40km per hour traffic speed sign in the foreground

Maribyrnong City Council has taken home the Recognition Award for its Holistic Approach to its Road Safety Program at the 11th Annual Australian Road Safety Awards.

Presented by the Australian Road Safety Foundation, the awards acknowledge the achievements of leading road safety stakeholders and provide an opportunity to formally recognise their commitment to improving road safety outcomes for communities across Australia.

The Award recognises the approach outlined in Council’s Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan 2021–2030 which has an overall vision to work towards zero fatalities and a decrease in all crash injuries within the City of Maribyrnong by 2030. 

Council has already taken action on three of the core pillars within the Strategy:

  • Safer Speeds – the introduction of the Safer Local Roads Program, a speed limit reduction program to encourage lower vehicles speeds in areas of pedestrian and cyclist activity.
  • Safer Roads – the Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) Program to identify existing traffic and road safety issues, develop recommendations to improve safety, access and amenity, and encourage walking and cycling.
  • Safer Road Users – The Active Paths program promotes safe active travel for school children and assists in creating a healthy and liveable environment.

Mayor, Cr Anthony Tran, said recognition on a national level of Council’s commitment to improved road safety is something to be proud of.

“This Award recognises our dedication to keeping our diverse community safe by creating safer roads, safer speeds, safer vehicles and encouraging behaviour that minimises risks to users and others. To have our Strategy, which is designed to ensure our roads are safe and accessible for all users – pedestrians, cyclists and drivers - acknowledged in this way is a significant achievement,” Mayor Tran said.

The 2022 winners were announced at a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 1 August.

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