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We demonstrate our commitment to road safety through our support and commitment to the NSW Local Government Road Safety Program.

This funding partnership with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) helps link state and local road safety priorities, identifies local road safety issues and contributes to future planning strategies to make our city's roads safer.

We work closely with other Council divisions, RMS, NSW Police, Schools, Shellharbour and Kiama Councils and the community to help resolve road safety issues and plan for a safer environment for all road users.

NSW Bike Week 2017

We're celebrating NSW Bike Week from 16-24 September with some great free activities for riders of all ages and abilities.

As well as the activities listed below, there'll be a display in the main foyer of our administration building at 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong, featuring antique bicycles from the Australian Motorlife Museum, historic photos and information for cyclists.

Steer North - Wednesday 13 September, 1pm approx.

Charity riding group Steer North will be arriving in the Burelli Street Arts Precinct (between the Gallery and IPAC) on their way from Melbourne to Sydney to raise money for cancer research. Come along to say hi and learn about their journey.

Ride the Gong - Saturday 16 September, 10am - 2pm

Join us at the southern end of Stuart Park, North Wollongong to learn about bike maintenance, safety and riding skills.

Activities include:

  • Bike maintenance workshops* by Spearman Cycles, 10.15 - 11.15am
  • Bike education workshops* by Rideability at 10am and 11am
  • NSW Police Youth Liaison Officers attending with their mountain bikes to promote bike safety
  • Info, advice and interactive display by Bicycle NSW
  • 'Tom Foolery' children's entertainer, with circus and magic.

For details, see our Bike Week flyer [524 KB]

*Please note, we're asking people to register for workshops by calling 4227 7111 or emailing rso@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Friday Forage Stall, Friday 22 September

Drop by our stall at the Friday Forage Market in Crown Street Mall to pick up bike safety info and a copy of the Shared Paths and Cycle Maps from Council and NSW Roads and Maritime Services.
 

Draft City of Wollongong Pedestrian Plan

We've put together a draft plan to help make Wollongong more pedestrian-friendly.
 
Check it out and have your say before 24 September 2017 at http://www.haveyoursaywollongong.com.au/draft-city-of-wollongong-pedestrian-plan

 

Road Safety Programs

Learn Safe Workshops - Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers 

Supervisors of Learner drivers are encouraged to attend these workshops to increase their knowledge and confidence in helping their learner become a safer driver. Accompanied Learners are also welcome.

This workshop provides practical advice about:
  • Supervising a learner driver
  • The Learner Driver Log Book
  • L & P plate licence regulations
  • How to encourage safe driving behaviours.

A light supper will be provided.

Workshops are held at Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama Councils - no costs involved.  

For upcoming Learn Safe dates, please see our 2017-18 Learn Safe flyer [74 KB]

 

Learner Log Book Run
Learner Log Book Runs are about giving L-platers the chance to brush up their driving skills and complete the compulsory 120 hours driving experience needed to get their Provisional license. Learners and their supervisors drive a planned run through a mix of driving experiences which includes a Random Breath Test and Driver Reviver fatigue stop.

The Learner Log Book Run is a joint initiative between Council, PCYC and the NSW Police. A minimum of 40-hours driving experience is recommended and there are no costs involved for participants.
 
See our Learner Log Book Run flyer [74 KB] for details of our current programs.

Schools and Children 

With over 80 schools in the Wollongong area, we recognise the priority of road safety around schools. Council works closely with peak organisations and individual schools to raise awareness about road safety.
Initiatives include: 

 

  • Investigation of road safety issues utilising a joint approach, including liaising with the City of Wollongong Traffic Committee as required.
  • Working closely with local police and rangers through education and enforcement around school zones.
  • Implementing a rotational school fence banner programs to remind parents / drivers of the road rules within school zones
  • Developing resources to support schools in dealing with road safety
  • Regular communication with schools regarding resources and programs available.
Download the Keep our children safe flyer [1.2MB] for use in newsletters and websites to assist in addressing road safety issues at your school.
 
Download the new Road safety school newsletter articles [5.5 MB] a series of 14 short, illustrated articles each with a different road safety theme. The articles are designed to complement the ‘Keep our children safe’ flyer also for use in newsletters and websites.

Child Restraints

Child restraints provide excellent protection for children involved in crashes.

Make the safest choice, See the Centre for Road Safety for information on choosing correct car seats, laws and correct fitting.

Traffic Committee

Our Traffic Committee meets monthly to consider traffic issues. It consists of representatives of Council, the RMS, police, public transport and the community. If you wish to raise a matter contact the committee directly.

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