A review of the National Road Safety Governances has been announced as a result of the findings of an independent inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS).
The review is one of the 12 recommendations put forward by the inquiry and aims to improve capability, accountability and inform how best to implement other the other recommendations.
The first inquiry into the progress of the NRSS highlights areas of potential improvement which can reduce road deaths and trauma such as road safety leadership, resourcing, performance monitoring and innovative technology.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said it was important for work on the Governance Review to start as soon as possible and that he would be discussing the scope of the review with state and territory ministers when the COAG Transport and Infrastructure Council has its first consideration of the Inquiry report in November.
“I want to ensure broad consultation on the terms of reference, including with the Inquiry Panel and other stakeholders, ahead of release before the end of the year,” he said.