A new road safety plan for NSW is being developed this year to ensure effective actions are in place to meet the Road Safety Strategy 2012-2021 targets for reducing deaths and serious injuries on NSW roads.

The Road Safety Plan 2021 will also position NSW to achieve the longer term target of a zero road toll to support the Future Transport strategy which is being developed this year to establish a 40-year vision for transport in NSW to meet the long-term needs of transport customers.

Safety is a shared responsibility and so input from communities and stakeholders across NSW is critical for developing effective measures to reduce road trauma. I strongly encourage you to participate in our engagement program during May and would appreciate it if you could also promote these opportunities through your networks and communication channels.

Development of the Road Safety Plan 2021 will draw on:

– An examination of crash information to understand the factors involved in the crashes in NSW
– Evidence from Australia and worldwide about what has been proven to be effective in saving lives and reducing serious injuries
– Feedback from stakeholders and the NSW community through a statewide consultation program.

During May, you can provide input to the Road Safety Plan 2021 by:

Attending a two-hour forum – these will be held in:

– Wagga Wagga (10 May);

– Dubbo (15 May);

– Wollongong (17 May);

– Parramatta (18 May);

– Sydney CBD (23 May);

– Newcastle (24 May);

– Scone (29 May); and

– Coffs Harbour (31 May); or

Taking part in an open online discussion forum or web-based survey.

For details, please visit the Centre for Road Safety website or email towardszero@transport.nsw.gov.au.