Who is the Western Australian Local Government Association?

WALGA’s key focus is working for Local Government in Western Australia. As the peak industry body, WALGA advocates on behalf of 138 WA Local Governments and negotiates service agreements for the sector. WALGA’s RoadWise Program communicates and engages with Local Governments in WA, who collectively employ more than 12,000 staff and manage a fleet of around 15,000 vehicles. WALGA’s RoadWise also works with government agencies, community groups and local businesses to identify and address local road safety issues.

What does road safety mean to the Western Australian Local Government Association?

The Western Australian Local Government Association’s (WALGA) RoadWise Program was established in 1994 as the Local Government and Community Road Safety Program for WA. RoadWise works to build the capacity of Local Governments, the community and other agencies to effectively deliver road safety initiatives aligned to Towards Zero, WA’s road safety strategy 2008 – 2020. WALGA’s RoadWise is funded by the Government of Western Australia and supported by Local Governments.

Why become a Program Partner?

  • The National Road Safety Partnership Program (operating at a national level) and WALGA’s RoadWise (operating at the local level) have common and complementary road safety objectives,
  • Partnerships can strengthen and add credibility to the contemporary road safety approaches (eg safe system), and
  • Consistently reinforce road safety messages.

What are WALGA’s NRSPP road safety commitments and by when?

Road Safety Commitment


1. Promote the National Road Safety Partnership Program to Local Governments and the RoadWise network in WA, through existing and opportunistic communication channels. Periodically  from February 2017
2. Refer Local Governments and members of the RoadWise network to the National Road Safety Partnership Program, where relevant. As appropriate from February 2017
3. Share knowledge and facilitate opportunities to showcase examples of good practice in Local Government and/or community-based road safety. Where relevant from February 2017

Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA)'s Contributions to the NRSPP & Points of Contact