Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm AWST l 2.30pm - 3.30pm AEST I 3.30pm - 4.30pm AEDT
Tickets: AITPM Members: Free | Non Members: $20
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A new decade for road safety is almost upon us. With the current WA State Road Safety Strategy: Towards Zero 2008-2020 expiring at the end of this year, preparations have been underway to shape the next decade of our journey to ensuring no one has to experience the devastating impacts of a fatal or serious crash.
Join us online to hear an update from the Road Safety Commission on progression of the next state strategy, and also from the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) and RAC on what they are doing to help reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on roads in WA.
The session will be divided into three sections as per below:
12.30-1.00pm – Update on the new State Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030
Teresa Williams – Director, Strategy, Policy and Legislation at the Road Safety Commission will provide an update on what was heard during the consultation process both from industry and the community, the latest community and attitude data, and what issues and opportunities this information means for us going forward.
1.00-1.15pm – The role of advocacy in strategy implementation
Sarah Macaulay – Senior Manager, Public Policy at RAC, will provide an overview of how RAC, as an advocate representing more than 1.1 million members, plays an important role in implementation of the state and national road safety strategies, and in particular, how it engages its membership and the community to bring them along on the journey.
1.15-1.30 pm – Developing a regional plan for road safety
Kirti Dhurandhar – Strategic Projects Officer at the EMRC, will provide a short overview of what the EMRC has been doing to improve road safety outcomes at the regional council/local government level. Her presentation will cover:
• Background to the plan (based on priorities of the EMRC’s Regional Integrated Transport Strategy).
• The need for a regional approach.
• The process followed to develop the regional road safety plan, included actions and implementation.
• Current projects based on the plan’s actions including advocacy, ‘Share the Space 2’, and freight.
Teresa Williams - Director, Strategy, Policy and Legislation (Road Safety Commission)
Teresa Williams has a diverse work history within the Western Australian public sector, including road safety, the resources and energy sectors, consumer and employment protection, and health. Her operational roles have included regulatory, policy and community service functions, with other roles having corporate responsibilities such as head of corporate services and Chief Financial Officer. Teresa is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce. Presently the Road Safety Commission’s Director, Strategy, Policy and Legislation and studying for an Executive Masters of Public Administration. Teresa is passionate about improving road safety and brings all of herself to her work, not just the professional.
Sarah Macaulay - Senior Manager, Public Policy (RAC)
Sarah Macaulay is Senior Manager, Public Policy within the Advocacy and Members division at RAC. Sarah is a chartered transport planning professional with 17 years’ industry experience from the UK and Australia. At RAC, Sarah and her team develop and deliver research, collaborative projects and evidence-based policy and technical advice to support and inform RAC's social impact activities to ensure safer, more sustainable and better connected mobility options for Western Australians, now and in the future. Sarah was part of the Strategy Working Group for the next State Road Safety Strategy and is a representative on the Australian Government Black Spot Consultative WA Panel.