Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack has announced a new Review of National Road Safety Governance.
The Review is one of 12 recommendations put forward by the independent inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) 2011–2020, initiated by the Australian Government in September 2017.
Mr McCormack said it was important for work on the Governance Review to start as soon as possible, and that he would be discussing the scope of the review with state and territory ministers when the COAG Transport and Infrastructure Council—in which ALGA is represented—has its first consideration of the Inquiry Report next month.
“I want to ensure broad consultation on the terms of reference, including with the Inquiry Panel and other stakeholders, ahead of release before the end of the year,” he said.
Delivering the Governance Review is a vital first step in following through on the NRSS inquiry's 12 recommendations and progresses the Australian Government's agenda to invest strategically in infrastructure, to ensure Australians and their families arrive at their destinations sooner and safer.
The first inquiry into progress of the NRSS highlighted areas for potential improvements which can reduce road deaths and trauma such as: road safety leadership, resourcing, performance monitoring, and innovative technology.