Tagged: Road safety

Council secures multi-million dollar Black Spot Funding

May 6, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has secured over $8 million in grant funding from the NSW State and Australian Federal Governments to help rectify four traffic ‘black spots’. A total of $3.3 million dollars was allocated as part of the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program to remediate sections of the Old Hume Highway in Mittagong and Bowral...

Fire and flood force closure of Wombeyan Caves Road

February 26, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wombeyan Caves Road, between Goodman’s Ford and Wombeyan Caves, will remain off limits as Council staff begin the task of assessing and repairing damage sustained to the road after bush fire attack and heavy rain. Located in the Shire’s west, Wombeyan Caves Road west of Greenhills Road has been closed for intermittent periods since the...

Pedestrians urged to ‘Look out before you step out’

February 10, 2020Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

Look before you step out stencil on pavement

Wingecarribee Shire Council has been installing road stencils at pedestrian crossings, intersections and pedestrian refuges throughout the Shire in a bid to improve pedestrian safety. Recent data from Transport for NSW’s Road Safety Plan 2021 shows that pedestrians make up 17 per cent of all fatalities and nine per cent of all serious injuries on...

Council supports learner driver education

August 1, 2019Posted in: Community

Learner Drivers in front of car

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again offering free road safety workshops designed to help learner drivers become safer drivers. Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, explained that parents and supervisors play a vital role in providing young drivers with the experience and support they need to be safe on our roads. The Graduated Licensing Scheme...

Council works with local school to encourage road safety

July 22, 2019Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, with the custom ‘Look out before you step out’ banner at Bowral Public School

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding motorists to slow down and travel safely around schools with school zones coming back into effect as of today. Drivers must slow to 40 kilometres per hour in school zones on weekdays from 8.00 to 9.30am and again from 2.30 to 4.00pm, unless otherwise signed. In an effort to improve...