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An interim review of Victorian municipal road safety strategy development

Knight, E, Lane, P, Varny, A

Strategy & Policy

ACRS conference 2012

Between March 2008 and August 2011, the TAC, through the TAC Community Road Safety Grants program, funded twenty five projects in local councils or community groups to develop municipal or community based road safety strategies. The TAC established the Community Road Safety Grants (CRSG) program to provide community groups with opportunities to address local road safety issues within the context of the Victorian road safety strategy. Since March 2008, the TAC has conducted 10 rounds of funding, resulting in more than 200 approved projects totalling around $3.7 million in grants. In 2012, the TAC commissioned a study to develop an understanding of the development and implementation of community/municipal road safety strategies. Particularly, the TAC aims to understand processes, support, consultation, barriers to implementation and evaluation of strategies and associated action plans. The results of the study will assist the TAC and its road safety partners to review guidelines and policy on the implementation of community based and/or municipal road safety strategies. This paper will report on the process undertaken in this review, with outcomes to be presented at the conference.