Four local governments were recognised today for their commitment to improving road safety outcomes in their communities.
The cities of Albany, Bunbury and Rockingham and the Shire of Narembeen received Local Government Road Safety Awards, presented at the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) Annual General Meeting.
A joint initiative of WALGA’s RoadWise and the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (WA), the Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements by local governments in the area of road safety and recognise innovation in engineering countermeasures contributing to safe system implementation, along with local road safety partnerships and champions.
In congratulating the 2021 award recipients, WALGA President, Mayor Tracey Roberts, said, “Our four winning projects this year include strong local partnerships and community ownership, as well as evidence-driven approaches.
“As a sector, today we celebrate not only our award winners but the ongoing contributions of all local governments as we work towards our long-term vision of a road transport system where crashes resulting in death or serious injury are virtually eliminated.”
Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (WA) President, Gavin Harris, said, “Local Governments continue to refine their role as both system designers and road managers, through the implementation of new and innovative road treatments and projects which aim to prioritise the safety of all road users.
“We know the way forward is through the creation of a safe system; we also know this cannot be achieved by any one sphere of government, agency or road user group alone.”
For more information about the 2021 Local Government Road Safety Awards, visit the RoadWise website at www.roadwise.asn.au.
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Coffs Harbour City Council is organising the 23rd Local Government Information Technology Conference but due to the extended Public Health orders, lockdowns, and ongoing travel restrictions we have decided to postpone the 2021 Conference scheduled for 3 to 5 November to Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd June 2022 at Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour.
Delegates will be afforded the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, obtain information on the latest developments in information technology, and to find best practice solutions.
Representatives of local government, state government agencies and business corporations will be attending the conference from throughout Australia.
The program will be offering plenary and concurrent streams and be made up of council case studies and vendor presentations around the following subjects:
- cybersecurity trends in local government
- hybrid enterprise cloud migration
- internet of things (IOT)
- artificial intelligence\machine learning
- latest tech trends for the enterprise.
- COVID-19 driven future ways of working – imagining LG in a post COVID-19 world
- how to future-proof your LGA, and
- smart city fatigue; what smart technology is actually worth investing in?
This year’s conference will also feature high profile keynote speakers, including Future Crunch, Steven Bradbury, Anders Sorman-Nilsson and Lisa McInnes-Smith.
An extensive trade exhibition and fun networking functions form an integral component of the conference.
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with industry suppliers and keep up to date with latest developments in industry products and services.
We would like to thank our gold sponsors: NBN, HPE Aruba and Sophos.
Visit lgit2021.coffslgconferences.com.au for further information or contact Michelle Aubert from Countrywide Conference and Event Management: firstname.lastname@example.org
or 0408 791 492
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