Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Regional Roadworks Signage Review handed to State Government

    7/09/2021 2:15 PM
    • State Government receives Regional Roadworks Signage Review recommendation report into temporary road signage
    • Review responded to community feedback and was delivered by a reference group of industry stakeholders
    • Extensive community consultation undertaken with 16 community meetings and more than 350 responses received at My Say Transport portal
    • State Government to consider report and release response in coming weeks  

    The State Government has received the final recommendation report into temporary road signage following a Regional Roadworks Signage Review.


    Transport Minister Rita Saffioti initiated the review late last year following community feedback.


    The review was undertaken by a reference group headed by Dennis O'Reilly from the Department of Transport and made up of key industry stakeholders, including representatives from:

    • The Traffic Management Association Australia WA;
    • WorkSafe;
    • Engineers Australia WA;
    • Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia WA;
    • RAC;
    • Western Roads Federation;
    • Livestock and Rural Transporters Association WA;
    • Civil Contractors Federation;
    • WA Local Government Association;
    • WA Police;
    • TWU; and
    • Road Safety Commission  

    The community provided input at a series of information sessions held throughout April to July, in different towns across regional Western Australia, where they outlined their experiences with roadwork signage.


    More than 350 survey responses were also received on the My Say Transport online portal.


    The final recommendation report was shaped by the community consultation report and the Australian Road Research Board technical report.


    The State Government will now take the time to review the report and its findings before presenting its response.


    The report is available at: https://www.mysaytransport.wa.gov.au/regional-roadworks-signage-review


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "At the end of last year we established a review into temporary roadworks signage in regional Western Australia in response to community feedback.


    "The Reference Group has now presented me with the final report, which looks at ways to improve the use of temporary roadworks and traffic signage in regional areas.


    "I want to thank everyone that participated and all our industry stakeholders for your role in shaping this review.


    "I will provide the State Government's response to the report shortly."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500