Transport for NSW is holding a series of safety summits for local government to support teams maintaining, repairing and improving New South Wales’ roads.
Transport for NSW Regional Director South, Sam Knight, said Ulladulla is hosting the first of the southern NSW safety summits today, with another to be held in Queanbeyan on 29 June and one in Griffith on 5 July.
“Transport is partnering with councils to deliver a record number of road and bridge works in the wake of unprecedented wet weather and severe storms since February last year,” she said.
“We appreciate and are supporting local government as it faces a huge task, with responsibility for more than 85 per cent of the NSW road network.
“Thousands of road workers are working hard to restore and improve roads including fixing potholes, heavy patching and re-surfacing the roads.”
The summits, Knight said, are to help equip councils and their teams with the latest requirements and information to ensure a safe working environment.
As a result, safety for council road crews will be a focus of the series of safety summits, with nearly 240 local government delegates signed up to attend the south region forums.
These forums include more than 40 in Ulladulla, 100 in Queanbeyan and almost 100 in Griffith.
“Everyone deserves to get home safely, every day, and through initiatives such as these regional safety summits, Transport is helping build a united and enduring safety culture,” Knight said.