Wyndham City’s Road Safety Strategy envisions everyone travelling on our roads and paths will arrive safely at their destination.
The strategy, adopted at a Council Meeting earlier this week, includes an action plan for the next 10 years that aims to reduce the likelihood of transport-related fatalities and serious injury.
It was developed in partnership with a range of road safety partners and key stakeholders, taking into account the City’s rapid growth and the need to ensure the road network is integrated while also being aligned with the Federal and State road safety aspirations.
Wyndham City Mayor Cr Peter Maynard said the four objectives of the strategy included a timeline to progressively reduce the number of people seriously injured on Wyndham’s roads by 2030.
“Over the five years between July 2014 and June 2019, 790 people were seriously injured, and 42 people lost their lives on roads in Wyndham,” he said.
“We need to reduce the number of lives lost on our roads within the next 10 years and our strategy includes a range of initiatives that creates a culture of safety.”
Wyndham’s Community Safety Portfolio holder Cr Susan McIntyre welcomed the strategy, saying that it followed best practice.
“I believe we all have a role to play in reducing road trauma. By working together, we can all make a positive difference improving road safety and ensuring our community can travel safely and in a healthy and sustainable manner.”
For more information visit: https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/roads-parking-transport/plans-policies-drawings/road-safety-strategy-and-action-plan-2022