About

The Industry Road Safety Alliance South West is an independent, collaborative group taking in industry, government and community players across the area bounded roughly by Greater Bunbury, Collie, Boddington and Pinjarra.

The Alliance’s goal is to help mitigate and manage risks associated with industry road traffic with the ultimate outcome of improving safety and reducing trauma for all road users.

  • Being a strategic road safety group that acts as a conduit of information on local issues and opportunities
  • Acting as a road safety advocate that identifies and advocates for action to improve outcomes
  • Raising awareness and educating road users about local road safety risks and opportunities
  • Developing relationships and sharing information to improve road safety locally
  • Working with similar groups to improve road safety throughout Western Australia

  • Safe roads and roadsides
  • Safe road users
  • Safe speed
  • Safe vehicles

  • Successfully lobbied for extensive road network improvements
  • Successfully lobbied for speed limit reductions and other speed calming measures
  • Developed and implemented local road safety education and awareness campaigns
  • Led traffic coordination and reduction initiatives such as workforce bussing and carpooling along with heavy haulage curfews and information sharing
  • Encouraged the use of safe vehicles

The Alliance has been credited with contributing toward a fall in road trauma and an improvement in road user behaviour and attitudes in its coverage area. It has won several safety awards and the success of the model has resulted in other Industry Road Safety Alliances being formed across regional Western Australia.

A detailed review in 2016 found the Alliance continued to have strong support from its membership and a meaningful role to play in local road safety. The review led to new Terms of Reference and a Strategic Plan for 2017-2018.

Alliance members meet every second month to track progress against that plan and address emerging road safety issues and opportunities. Members take turns hosting these meetings across the Alliance’s coverage area. Guest speakers also present on topics and issues of interest to the membership and local road safety.

Download the Industry Road Safety Alliance South West Flyer here
 

The Alliance’s goal is to help mitigate and manage risks associated with industry road traffic with the ultimate outcome of improving safety and reducing trauma for all road users.

  • Being a strategic road safety group that acts as a conduit of information on local issues and opportunities
  • Acting as a road safety advocate that identifies and advocates for action to improve outcomes
  • Raising awareness and educating road users about local road safety risks and opportunities
  • Developing relationships and sharing information to improve road safety locally
  • Working with similar groups to improve road safety throughout Western Australia

  • Safe roads and roadsides
  • Safe road users
  • Safe speed
  • Safe vehicles

  • Successfully lobbied for extensive road network improvements
  • Successfully lobbied for speed limit reductions and other speed calming measures
  • Developed and implemented local road safety education and awareness campaigns
  • Led traffic coordination and reduction initiatives such as workforce bussing and carpooling along with heavy haulage curfews and information sharing
  • Encouraged the use of safe vehicles

The Alliance has been credited with contributing toward a fall in road trauma and an improvement in road user behaviour and attitudes in its coverage area. It has won several safety awards and the success of the model has resulted in other Industry Road Safety Alliances being formed across regional Western Australia.

A detailed review in 2016 found the Alliance continued to have strong support from its membership and a meaningful role to play in local road safety. The review led to new Terms of Reference and a Strategic Plan for 2017-2018.

Alliance members meet every second month to track progress against that plan and address emerging road safety issues and opportunities. Members take turns hosting these meetings across the Alliance’s coverage area. Guest speakers also present on topics and issues of interest to the membership and local road safety.

Download the Industry Road Safety Alliance South West Flyer here
 

Leadership

<strong>CHAIRPERSON</strong>

CHAIRPERSON

Micheal Hay
South32 Worsley Alumina
Micheal.Hay@south32.net
0487 326 617

Micheal is the representative from Alliance member South32 Worsley Alumina. He has a keen interest in road safety, having previously volunteered with fire rescue services and an association with driver education.  He sees that industry has a role to play in influencing road safety for the betterment of our communities.

<strong>DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON</strong>

DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON

Brett Lowcock
Shire of Collie
brett.lowcock@collie.wa.gov.au
0448 404 559

Brett brings passion and extensive road knowledge to the Alliance. Drawing on a long career with Main Roads WA and now with local government, Brett has a detailed understanding of our road network and the programs available to maintain and improve it.

<strong>PROJECT MANAGER</strong>

PROJECT MANAGER

Sarah Stanley
Gumfire
info@industryroadsafety.com.au
0408 344 833

Sarah brings strong skills and experience across communications and stakeholder engagement to the Project Manager role along with a passion for regional Western Australia and the Alliance area. Sarah is pleased to again be working with the Alliance having played a key role in its initial branding.

<strong>PATRON</strong>

PATRON

Terry (Tuck) Waldron

Growing up in Kojonup, Tuck witnessed from an early age the very real toll associated with road crashes in country areas. That insight and his passion for road safety increased when he became a local member for parliament for the Boddington area. On retirement from politics in 2017, Tuck agreed to become the Alliance’s inaugural patron.

Committees

The Industry Road Safety Alliance South West focuses its efforts across the four cornerstones of road safety:

  • Safe roads and roadsides
  • Safe road users
  • Safe speed
  • Safe vehicles

Under the Terms of Reference, members agree to serve on one of four committees linked to these cornerstones. They are accountable for delivering key activities identified for each cornerstone through the Alliance’s planning process. Below are the current activities the committees are focused on.

SAFE ROADS AND ROADSIDES

SAFE ROADS AND ROADSIDES

  • Using crash and traffic data to identify and advocate for action on high-risk roads
  • Using crash, traffic and planning information to identify and advocate for action on strategic roads
  • Advocating for WA’s Regional Road Run Off Crash Program to be extended to local government roads
SAFE ROAD USERS

SAFE ROAD USERS

  • Conducting at least four local education and awareness campaigns annually
  • Using information from members to support effective road policing
  • Advocating for resources for road policing
  • Investigating safe driver technology, particularly in relation to fatigue
SAFE SPEEDS

SAFE SPEEDS

  • Investigating and addressing speed zones of concern
  • Collecting speed data to assist effective road policing and other compliance measures
SAFE VEHICLES

SAFE VEHICLES

  • Educating road users on the benefits of safe vehicles
  • Investigating safe vehicle technology, particularly in relation to fatigue