Safer future for all road users
The NSW Government has set an aspirational target of zero trauma on the transport network by 2056. It is committed to improving road safety and reducing lives lost and serious injuries through a range of short and long-term initiatives guided by the:
- 2026 Road Safety Action Plan
- Road Safety Plan 2021
- NSW Road Safety Strategy 2012-2021
- Future Transport strategy
The 2026 Road Safety Action Plan, launched in April 2022, will build on the effective road safety initiatives already delivered through the Road Safety Plan 2021. Our 2026 Plan includes new targets to halve road deaths and reduce serious injuries by 30 per cent by 2030.
In February 2018 the NSW Government released the Road Safety Plan 2021 in response to the upward trend in the road toll. This plan built on the NSW Road Safety Strategy 2012-2021 and reprioritised our focus by setting out targeted and proven initiatives to be implemented by 2021.
The NSW Road Safety Strategy 2012-2021 was released in 2012 and supported by four plans for specific road user groups which have now been delivered:
- Pedestrian Safety Action Plan 2014-2016
- Cycling Safety Action Plan 2014-2016
- Aboriginal Road Safety Action Plan 2014-2017
- Motorcycle Safety Action Plan 2017-2019.
NSW Road Safety Progress reports
The annual NSW Road Safety Progress reports detail the use and expenditure of the Community Road Safety Fund by the government to deliver commitments in the Road Safety Plan 2021 and improve road safety in NSW.
The Transport Administration Amendment (Community Road Safety Fund) Bill 2012 – Second Reading states a full account of income and expenditure of the fund will be produced each financial year.