Road Safety Council

The Road Safety Council’s long term vision is of a road transport system where crashes resulting in death or serious injury are virtually eliminated in WA.

  • Established on 1 February 1997.

  • Led by an Independent Chair appointed by the Minister for Road Safety.

  • Operates under the Road Safety Council Act 2002.

  • The Office of Road Safety provides administrative support and management.

The Road Safety Council has formal responsibility for advising Government on programs and initiatives for reducing road trauma in Western Australia.  It considers advice from evidence-based research, community consultation and from the main government agencies and other stakeholders who have a role in road safety.
 
The Council is led by and Independent Chair and includes members from:

  • Western Australia Police

  • Main Roads Western Australia

  • Department of Transport

  • Department of Planning

  • Western Australian Local Government Association

  • Department of Health

  • Department of Education

  • Insurance Commission of Western Australia

  • Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (representing all road users)

  • Office of Road Safety

The Council’s functions are to:

  • Identify and recommend measures to improve the safety of the State’s roads;

  • Identify and recommend measures to reduce deaths and injuries resulting from road crashes;

  • Evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of these measures;

  • Evaluate and monitor the safety of roads in the State; and

  • Make recommendations to Government on the expenditure of monies allocated to the Road Trauma Trust Account (RTTA).

Road Safety Council Act and Governance Charter

The Road Safety Council operates under the Road Safety Council Act 2002.
 
The Council also has a Governance Charter which details its functions, roles and responsibilities.

Road Safety Council of Western Australia - Councillors Governance Charter PDF (8 pages 359 KB)  
Road Safety Council of Western Australia - Code of Conduct PDF (7 pages 332 KB)  
Road Safety Council of Western Australia - Role and Responsibilities of the Chair PDF (3 pages 220 KB)  
Road Safety Council of Western Australia - Statement of Values PDF (1 page 264 KB)  

Member Profiles

Meet your Western Australian Road Safety Council members:

Prof Murray Lampard APM - Independent ChairProf Murray Lampard APM - Chair

Murray Lampard is currently a Professor with Edith Cowan University (ECU) and holds Professorial positions with the School of Law and Justice, Faculty of Computer and Security Science and the Child Health Promotion Research Centre. In 2008, Professor Lampard retired from WA Police as the Deputy Police Commissioner after 33 years service. He currently holds two Chair-ship positions namely Road Safety Council of WA and Defence Reserve Support Council of WA. He is past Chairman of the Child Health Promotion Research Centre Advisory Board. Additionally, he is the Patron of the Homicide Victims SupportGroup (WA) and United Nations Police Association (WA). He performs further duties as a sub warden of the State War Memorial.

In 2004 he was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and received an Australian Police Medal (APM) and later a Centenary Medal for services to the Mid-West Gascoyne. Professor Lampard has extensive experience in road safety with leadership roles in traffic management and strategy, particularly in Regional and Remote WA. Professor Lampard also has significant Board experience and is an executive graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the FBI in Quantico, USA. He is regarded for his business experience coupled with successful strategic frontline operational leadership.

Click here to view presentations by Murray Lampard.


Lew Watts - Insurance Commission of Western AustraliaLew Watts - Insurance Commission of Western Australia

Lew Watts is the General Manager Insurance at the Insurance Commission of Western Australia and has more than 35 years experience in the insurance industry.

Within the Insurance Commission, Lew is responsible for Compulsory Third Party Motor Vehicle Personal Injury Insurance, the State Government self insurance arrangements via the RiskCover Fund and the Special Investigations Fraud Prevention Unit.


Des Snook - Main Roads Western AustraliaDes Snook - Main Roads Western Australia

Des Snook is a civil engineer and has worked for Main Roads Western Australia for 26 years.  As the Executive Director of Road Network Services, he has experience in road construction and maintenance, project and contract management, and bridge design and construction.  Within Main Roads, Des has responsibility for traffic and safety.


Cr Steve Martin - Western Australian Local Government Association

Steve Martin has been involved in Local Government since being elected to the Wickepin Shire in 2001.  He has served as Wickepin Shire President since 2005.  Cr Martin is also involved in various community organisations and serves as a Justice of the Peace.  He is a partner in a family farming business and has 10 years experience in the media.  Cr Martin was elected to the WALGA State Council in 2007 and to the position of Deputy President in 2010.


Photo of Tarun WeeramanthriDr Tarun Weeramanthri - Department of Health

Professor Tarun Weeramanthri is Executive Director, Public Health and Clinical Services Division, WA Health. He has served as Chief Health Officer in two jurisdictions (Northern Territory 2004-2007, and Western Australia 2008-present). He graduated from UWA, has a PhD in social medicine from University of Sydney, and is a Fellow of Leadership WA.  His interests are in the contribution public health can make to Aboriginal health improvement, health disaster planning and response, use of new social networking technologies in public health and the implementation of health policy. He has previously worked in the injury prevention field, and was appointed to the WA Road Safety Council in 2012.


Nicholas Anticich APM - Western Australia Police

Mr Anticich has a strong background in policing and senior executive experience in law enforcement.  During his police career, he has been stationed in Canberra, Sydney and Perth and carried out criminal investigations in most Australian States as well as international crime operations that have taken him overseas on numerous occasions.

In 2009, Mr Anticich was appointed Assistant Commissioner of the Specialist Crime Portfolio, WA Police

For the period 2004 to 2009, Mr Anticich worked at WA's Corruption and Crime Commission as the Director of Operations. Prior to that, he had been a member of the Australian Federal Police for 24 years, attaining the rank of Commander.  He was the General Manager Western Operations two years before retiring from the AFP.

Mr Anticich holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration, a Graduate Diploma in Executive Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Police Management. He attended and completed the Australian Institute of Police Management Development Program (1996), the Police Executive Leadership Program (2000) and, in 2010, completed the Acacia Program.  In 2011, Mr Anticich graduated from the United States FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) Program. In November 2011, Mr Anticich was appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University's School of Computing and Security Science in the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science.

Mr Anticich commenced as Assistant Commissioner, Traffic and Emergency Response on 19 November 2012.


Lindsay Hale - Department of EducationLindsay Hale - Department of Education

Lindsay Hale is currently Executive Director, Statewide Planning and Delivery. He has worked in a range of metropolitan and regional schools, including Belmont City College where he was Principal. Lindsay has also had senior roles in Districts and the Department of Education Central Office including Managing Director of the Institute for Professional Learning.


Nina Lyhne - Department of TransportNina Lyhne - Department of Transport

Nina Lyhne was appointed Acting Managing Director of Transport Services in January 2011.  Nina was previously the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner and Executive Director of WorkSafe.  Her work experience has involved working in diverse roles across Government and includes time as the Executive Director of the Office of Road Safety. Nina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.


John Chortis - Department of PlanningJohn Chortis - Department of Planning

John provides coordination and planning of major infrastructure projects in response to the State’s significant population growth.

These projects include the Departments strategic assessment of land uses and infrastructure proposals for the Fremantle Outer Harbour, infrastructure to support the Murdoch specialised activity centre which includes Fiona Stanley Hospital, and planning for future industrial land in the Perth, Peel and Greater Bunbury Regions.

John’s team of professional land use planners, economists, transport and engineering specialists undertakes integrated land use and transport network projects and programs as well as providing design and statutory transport planning advice to a wide range of local government, state government and industry stakeholders across the State.


Iain Cameron - Office of Road SafetyIain Cameron - Office of Road Safety

Iain joined the Office of Road Safety in December 2000. Previous appointments include various roles with the departments of Education, Health, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Family and Children’s Services, Edith Cowan University and the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Iain holds a Bachelor of Physical Education and Diploma of Education from the University of Western Australia, a Post-graduate Diploma in Health Promotion and Master of Public Health from Curtin University. Iain is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

His office is responsible for providing policy and strategy advice and support to the Minister for Road Safety and the Road Safety Council (RSC) on measures to reduce road trauma on WA roads. This includes monitoring and reporting on results and progress with implementation, delivering road safety education campaigns and working collaboratively with agencies and stakeholders to coordinate the implementation and funding of projects to reduce road trauma from the Road Trauma Trust Account.

Iain holds a position as an Independent Director on the Board of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and is a member of the Road Safety Council in Western Australia.  Iain is the Chair of the Austroads Road Safety Task Force which is nationally responsible for providing road safety advice to Transport CEO’s and Transport Ministers, managing the implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy and managing the Austroads national road safety research program.


Communiqué

The Road Safety Council produces communiqué for each of their meetings.  These communiqué are available for download below.

2014 Meetings

Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - July PDF (2 page 163 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - April PDF (2 page 158 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - February PDF (3 page 176 KB) HTML

2013 Meetings

Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - November PDF (2 page 161 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - October PDF (2 page 159 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - August PDF (1 page 157 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - May PDF (1 page 166 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - April PDF (1 page 152 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - February PDF (1 page 159 KB) HTML

2012 Meetings

Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - November PDF (1 page 173 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - October PDF (1 page 171 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - September PDF (2 page 150 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - August PDF (2 page 464 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - May PDF (1 page 314 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - March PDF (1 page 111 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - February PDF (2 page 107 KB) HTML

2011 Meetings

Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - November PDF (1 page 91 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - September PDF (2 page 74 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - August PDF (1 page 155 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - July PDF (3 page 3 MB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - June PDF (2 page 765 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - May PDF (3 page 587 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - April PDF (3 page 571 KB) HTML
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - March PDF (4 page 491 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - February PDF (3 page 1.6 MB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - January PDF (2 page 737 KB) HTML

2010 Meetings

Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - November PDF (6 page 78 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - October PDF (5 page 59 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - September PDF (5 page 67 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - August PDF (5 page 159 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - July PDF (5 page 133 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - June PDF (7 page 179 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - May PDF (6 page 164 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - April PDF (5 page 182 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - March PDF (5 page 160 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - February PDF (9 page 186 KB)  
Communiqué of the Road Safety Council - January PDF (8 page 174 KB)  

Network Newsletter

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Road Safety Coordination

Road safety in Western Australia is managed within a well-defined administrative framework.
  • The Road Safety Council (RSC) comprises members from key government agencies, as well as representatives from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, Local Government and the Royal Automobile Club (RAC), representing road users.

  • The RSC is supported by the Office of Road Safety (ORS).

Together they provide strong leadership and coordination in the key areas of policy, research, program evaluation and community education.

Ministerial Council on Road Safety

Recognising that road safety rests with more than one Minister, the Ministerial Council on Road Safety was formed by Government to ensure important road safety initiatives are progressed at a Ministerial level in a coordinated and effective manner.  The Governance Charter outlines the purpose, membership and structure of the Council.

Ministerial Council on Road Safety Governance Charter PDF (1 page 108 KB)  

Road Safety Management Capacity Review

Road safety management capacity is defined as our readiness and capability to implement the necessary actions in an effective, efficient and timely manner and achieve the changes in policy, standards and practice required to create a safe road transport system.

To ensure that Western Australia has the necessary capacity to launch the implementation of Towards Zero and to realise ambitious results, the Road Safety Council commissioned a team of international experts in 2010 to conduct a road safety management capacity review using a 'state of the art' road safety management assessment framework developed and used by the World Bank. It is built upon global good practice and has been adopted by both the International Transport Forum and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The Capacity Review Team made over 90 wide ranging recommendations based on this road safety management framework. In response, the Road Safety Council established a working party to analyse the Report and to prepare recommendations for Government. The recommendations in this report were endorsed by the Road Safety Council at its July 2011 meeting.

Both papers can be found in the links provided below:
The Independent Road Safety Management Capacity Review Report - written by Eric Howard, Jean Breen and Tony Bliss PDF (180 page 3.3 MB)  
Road Safety Council Response to the Independent Road Safety Management Capacity Review PDF (30 page 2.3 MB)  

Reports

Report on Activities

The Road Safety Council is required to produce annual reports on its activities for the Minister for Police; Road Safety.

2012/2013 Road Safety Council Report on Activities PDF (58 page 917 KB)  
2011/2012 Road Safety Council Report on Activities PDF (45 page 487 KB)  
2010/2011 Road Safety Council Report on Activities PDF (34 page 997 KB)  
2009/2010 Road Safety Council Report on Activities PDF (34 page 1.1 MB)  
2008/2009 Road Safety Council Report on Activities PDF (30 page 943 KB)  
2007 Annual Review of Arriving Safely PDF (32 page 960 KB)  
2006 Annual Review of Arriving Safely PDF (40 page 4.9 MB)  
2005 Annual Review of Arriving Safely PDF (40 page 838 KB)  
2004 Annual Review of Arriving Safely PDF (24 page 1 MB)  
2003 Annual Review of Arriving Safely PDF (28 page 1 MB)  

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