On the 5 May 2014 the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) came into formal existence when it was launched as part of the UN Decade of Action Summit in Melbourne by Prince Michael of Kent. Since then the program has been kindly hosted by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and evolved from an idea into a national entity striving to improve workplace road safety.

The NRSPP has now evolved beyond the establishment phase and is rapidly expanding its operation. ARRB has indicated that it is no longer able to host NRSPP under existing conditions, and as a result, in mid-August a formal process will commence where Expressions of Interest (EoI)s will be invited from organisations or alliances to become the new host of the NRSPP.

The NRSPP will come with a three-year funding commitment from its Core Funders and a Program Manager based in Melbourne.

The draft key selection criteria will be finalised over the next week but currently includes the following:

The successful organisation or consortium would need to demonstrate:

  1. Preparedness to maintain the autonomy of the program and ensure that its operations continue to align with its overall goals and objectives
  2. Experience leading collaborative projects / programs
  3. Ability to communicate and engage with industry, partners and key stakeholders at a national level
  4. Commitment to road safety or a related field, such as workplace health and safety, public health or transport safety
  5. Established track record in implementing innovative programs, processes or policies that could be applied to enhancing the strategic or operational goals of the NRSPP
  6. Demonstrated ability to manage programs or projects in a long-term sustainable manner, incorporating high level governance, finance and reporting processes
  7. Ability to support a national manager based in Melbourne.

As the EoI process is finalised a more detailed news item will be updated. Those interested in discussing hosting NRSPP are encouraged to contact Jerome Carslake, Jerome.carslake@arrb.com.au