Towards Zero Leadership Symposium 2016

Doug Bradbrook speaking on a panel at the symposium with Virginia TrioliThe Towards Zero partners recently brought together community, business and government leaders from city and regional areas for two road safety conferences.

The two symposiums opened up discussion around the shared responsibility of road safety in Victoria. Both events also gave leaders the opportunity to find out how they can get involved in Towards Zero.

Find out more about getting involved with Towards Zero as a business.

  • Melbourne 2016

    15 August 2016

    At the conference, the road safety partners canvassed their role as leaders in making changes and empowering local government and individuals. Councils discussed their aspirations to become smart cities, the need for liveability to drive road safety and innovative technologies, like heat maps, to better understand crashes and problem areas.

    Head of Safe System Road Infrastructure Program (SSRIP) Michael Nieuwesteeg described the investment into projects to turn risky roads into safe roads. Swedish guest Johan Strandroth, from the Swedish Transport Administration, showed the results Sweden has had since emphasising the importance of road design. On workplace road safety, MUARC researcher Sharon Newnam spoke about MUARC’s recommendations while representatives from Optus, AFMA and Australia Post discussed their current policies and new challenges.


    A live illustrator captured the day including the presentations and panels. You can also look back at the conversation from the day on Twitter. View the digital mosaic from the day.

    Speakers

    Bruce Crossett - Acting CEO, TAC

    John Merritt - CEO, VicRoads

    Samantha Cockfield - Senior Manager for Road Safety, TAC

    Doug Fryer - Assistant Commissioner, Victoria Police

    Brendan Facey - Director & Sherriff, Department of Justice and Regulation

    Johan Strandroth - Researcher & Analyst, Swedish Transport Administration

    Michael Nieuwesteeg - Head of SRRIP, Transport Accident Commission

    Doug Bradbrook - Mornington Peninsula Shire

    Claire Ferres Miles - City of Port Phillip

    William Tieppo - City of Greater Geelong

    Sharon Newnam - Monash University Accident Research Centre

    Bill Wilson - Australia Post

    Jerome Carslake - National Road Safety Partnership Program

    Geoff Hoad - Optus

    Mace Hartley - Australasian Fleet Management Association

    The day was MC'd by ABC presenter Virginia Trioli.

  • Creswick 2016

    7 July 2016

    The Creswick event focused on the challenges and data around crashes in rural areas, and the road safety issues they highlight. Discussion revolved around how to engage the community through regional businesses, consultation and listening to the needs of different regions.


    A live illustrator captured the day including the keynote speech and panels. You can also look back at the conversation from the day on Twitter. View the digital mosaic from the day.

    Speakers

    Jim Harland - New Zealand Transport Agency

    Jerome Carslake - National Road Safety Partnership Program

    Peter Johnston - GrainCorp

    Doug Bradbrook - Mornington Peninsula Shire

    Chris Davis - Mildura City Council

    Gerard Engel - Latrobe City Council

    Samantha Cockfield - TAC

    Mick Grainger - Victoria Police

    The day was MC'd by ABC Radio's Ian Cover.

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