The Office of Road Safety is leading the development of the National Road Safety Strategy for the decade 2021-30 (Strategy), working closely with states, territories and the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). The draft Strategy was open for public consultation from 23 February – 23 March 2021.
The draft strategy sets the direction of Australia’s road safety objectives, key priorities for action and road trauma reduction targets for the decade to 2030 to set us on the path to achieve Vision Zero by 2050 – meaning zero deaths and serious injuries from road crashes.
It recognises that road safety is not solely a transport problem. We need long-term cultural change towards road safety, to make road safety ‘business as usual’ and fostering a road safety culture across Australian society.
Comments received through the consultation period will inform finalisation of the Strategy and development of the five-year National Road Safety Action Plan. The final Strategy and Action Plan will be provided to governments for endorsement and is expected to be released in 2021.
For more information on the draft Strategy, visit www.officeofroadsafety.gov.au/nrss