On the road to improved safety: We want your input to reduce road crashes

Manningham Council

Understanding the lived experiences of our residents will be a crucial step to improving road safety in Manningham.

We’re seeking your input on road safety issues to inform the development of our new 10-year Road Safety Strategy.

We’ll use community feedback, along with the latest crash and incident data, and feedback from Victoria Police and other road safety partners to develop the strategy.

Since implementing the previous Road Safety Strategy in 2010, we have seen a downward trend in crash incidents. However, between 2017 and 2023, there were still 409 serious injuries and 11 fatalities on our roads.

“We’re striving for vision zero in Manningham, which means nobody is seriously injured or killed on our roads. Because one is one too many,” said our Mayor, Councillor Carli Lange.

“We’re taking a data-driven approach to road safety. Hearing from our community about their lived experiences is critical to ensure we can draw a bigger picture and help people feel safe on our roads.”

The previous Road Safety Strategy delivered improvements to infrastructure through the Manningham Bicycle Strategy and roads program. It also supported the ongoing implementation of awareness and behavioural programs such as the Manningham-Whitehorse L2P and Wise Driver programs.

The new strategy will provide a framework and action plan that aligns with the Victorian and National Road Safety Strategies 2021-2030 and adopt Safe System principles to reduce crashes, particularly those involving pedestrians and cyclists. It will consider infrastructure maintenance and improvements, advocacy to state and federal governments, and road safety education and outreach programs.

The Transport Accident Commission is funding the strategy renewal under its Local Government Grant Program.

The community survey will close at 5.00pm on Monday 17 June.

Complete the survey

We plan to present the draft strategy for consultation via public exhibition later this year.

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