Development of a road safety plan for Scenic Rim Regional Council

McKenzie, Seren (2014) Development of a road safety plan for Scenic Rim Regional Council. [USQ Project]


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Every day on Australian roads, more than three lives are lost. The number of injuries related to road accidents is closer to one hundred per day. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that approximately 90 percent of passenger travel and 20 percent of freight travel is by road. The Australian road network consists of over
800,000 kilometres of roads, from major arterial roads to rural property access lanes (unformed roads).

Scenic Rim Regional Council is responsible for the construction and maintenance of a road network of 1,810 kilometres, of which 956 kilometres are sealed roads, 847
kilometres of unsealed roads, and a small amount of unpaved roads (Scenic Rim Regional Council Road Strategy, 2013).
The intent of this dissertation was to research and review Australian and international guidelines, standards, existing strategies and other relevant literature in order to develop an appropriate Road Safety Plan for Scenic Rim Regional Council.

In order to achieve this, an appropriate approach to road safety was identified, which included a review of the legislative obligations of Council in ensuring a safe
transport network, determining an appropriate framework in the form of the Austroads Guide to Road Safety (Austroads Ltd, 2013) which follows the internationally endorsed approach of the Safe System approach, analysing available
crash data from WebCrash which had a number of limitations, and reviewing the Scenic Rim Regional Council corporate documents and relevant strategies to determine how a Road Safety Plan could be assimilated.

The result of the dissertation is the development a Road Safety Plan with four Strategic Priority Areas of Road Safety Leadership, Land Use and Transport Planning and Management, Safer Roads and Roadsides, and Community Education, Awareness and Behaviour. The 19 key actions under these Strategic Priority areas are appropriate and achievable with current resourcing for Scenic Rim Regional

It is recommended that Scenic Rim Regional Council adopt the Road Safety Plan and implement the actions to provide a safer road network and demonstrate their commitment to the road users in reducing accidents on the road network they manage and control.

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Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) project.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Somasundaraswaran, Soma
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 05:03
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2016 06:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: road safety strategy; road accidents; local government; Scenic Rim Regional Council; road safety leadership; land use and transport planning and management; safer roads and roadsides; community education awareness and behaviour; council; Austroads guides; Australian; sealed roads; unsealed roads; ABS
Fields of Research (2008): 12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120506 Transport Planning
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090204 Automotive Safety Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3304 Urban and regional planning > 330409 Transport planning
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400512 Transport engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4002 Automotive engineering > 400204 Automotive safety engineering

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