Road safety programs

Our road safety programs deliver vital improvements to high-risk roads across the State.

Town Team Movement – Streets Alive Program

This new $5 million program ($1 million per year over five years, funded by the State Government) will make local streets safer through community-led traffic calming initiatives.

Grants of $5,000, $50,000 or $100,000 will be available across two streams to eligible community groups and local governments, to deliver road safety projects in their local communities:

  • Stream 1 offers ‘seed’ grants of $5,000 (including GST) in all towns and neighbourhoods across WA for eligible community groups; and
  • Stream 2 offers grants of $50,000 and $100,000 (including GST) in all towns and neighbourhoods across WA for eligible community groups and LGAs.
Applications for Stream 1 are now open, with the team looking for projects that will:
  • build capability and capacity of local communities to deliver traffic calming and road safety initiatives in local streets and neighbourhoods; and/or
  • change attitudes and behaviours around speed to emphasise streets for people over cars; and/or
  • improve safety of our town centres and make them more vibrant and people friendly.

 For eligibility criteria, guidelines and to apply, visit - Streets Alive. Applications for Round One close Wednesday 5 June.

  • Black Spot Program

The Black Spot Program directly targets roads with a proven crash history or locations identified as high-risk. Funding for the program is mainly focused on the most cost-effective treatment of hazardous road locations.

  • Low Cost Urban Road Safety Program

As the name suggests, our Low Cost Urban Road Safety Program aims to install low-cost road treatments that can improve the safety of local roads and intersections.

These treatments may include, mini and compact roundabouts, uncontrolled pedestrian crossing facilities, raised safety platforms, gateway, mid-block treatments and other safety measure. 

Once project locations have been identified, Main Roads will contact the Local Government Authority directly to advise the next steps. It's important to note that LGA's are no required to apply to be part of the program. 
Local authorities are encouraged to review the program's framework and consider the conditions.
  • Regional Road Safety Program

This vital program will see safety treatments applied to up to 8,500 kilometres of roads across regional Western Australia. The aim is to significantly improve road user safety and help to reduce road trauma, though the installation of audible edge lines and sealing of road shoulders.
  • Road Safety Innovations Spotlight

We're continuously investigating new ways to improve safety by undertaking research, carrying out trials and identifying solutions to enhance the road environment.

The safety innovations below highlight some of the projects we've recently implemented:

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The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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