Road Safety Officer

Road Safety Officer

The Road Safety Officer (RSO) serving the Temora Shire Council is Tom Walker.

Tom is the RSO for four Councils; Temora, Bland, Coolamon and Junee Shire Councils and spends time at each Council every week.

The Road Safety Officer is responsible for:

  1. The development and implementation of each Council's Road Safety Strategic and Action Plans;
  2. The facilitation of the Local Government Road Safety program in each Council, fostering existing partnerships and encouraging wider community ownership and participation in road safety issues;
  3. The development, co-ordination and implementation of local and contribution towards state-wide and regional road initiatives;
  4. Liaison with local community (including service providers, local stake holders, groups and individuals) to develop and deliver road safety messages;
  5. Liaison with local and state government agencies and peak representative bodies, the media and educational establishments in order to develop a platform for delivering the road safety message;
  6. Meeting, reporting, monitoring, evaluation and budget management requirements according to the Program Agreement between each Council (the employer) and the Roads and Traffic Authority (funding client).

The role of each RSO is to enhance and support the 2026 Road Safety Action Plan with the four key areas being:

  • Safe People
  • Safe Roads
  • Safe Vehicles
  • Safe Speeds

The RSO, NSW Police, RMS and Local Governments will endeavour to implement initiatives and improve road safety at local level by promoting greater involvement and better coordination with all road safety stakeholders. 

Behavioural issues such as speeding, drink driving, driver fatigue, non-use of restraints, driver licensing and road safety education programs will be addressed under the banner of Safe People.

Other issues identified and addressed by RSO's are:

  • Safety around Schools
  • Bus Safety
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Special Mobility Vehicles
  • Child Restraints