Sunshine Coast Road Safety Plan 2015-2019
  • Last updated:
  • 19 Oct 2017

Council has a plan to reduce crashes on our roads and residents were invited to have their say on it. Council’s vision for road safety is for the Sunshine Coast to be recognised as a place which provides a safe travel environment for all road users.

Purpose

Council is developing the Sunshine Coast Road Safety Plan to help improve road safety across the Sunshine Coast area.

Community engagement

The community was invited to have your say on the Draft Sunshine Coast Road Safety Plan.

Submissions closed 4.00 pm Tuesday 30 June 2015.

Where to from here

Feedback received will be considered by council before the final plan is adopted.

Overview

Road crashes not only affect people through loss and injury of loved ones, but also negatively impact the region financially.

The financial cost of road trauma to the Sunshine Coast community between 2007-2011 was more than one billion dollars in lost productivity, property damage, health care, emergency services, and insurance costs.

Council’s vision for road safety is for the Sunshine Coast to be recognised as a place which provides a safe travel environment for all road users. Targets to evaluate progress towards this vision include:

  • fewer fatalities and hospitalisations in our region than the Queensland average
  • fewer crashes than the previous five-year average.

The plan focuses on:

  • driver education
  • crash investigation and prevention
  • pedestrian and cycling facilities
  • speed management measures.

Proposed funding for this plan includes:

  • the current council budget
  • future capital works budget
  • state and federal government grant programs.

Contacts

For more information, please contact council’s senior traffic officer on (07) 5420 8025.