Local Government Road Safety Program

The Local Government Road Safety Program (LGRSP) is a partnership between Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and participating local Councils in NSW.

The program provides up to 50 per cent funding contribution to the salary of a Road Safety Officer and funding for local road safety projects.

By developing effective partnerships with Councils, locally based road safety initiatives can be delivered to their communities.

The LGRSP has been revised so the Safe Systems approach to road safety is used in the development of all local road safety projects submitted for funding.

Local Councils have a key role in the Safe System. Councils provide local road infrastructure, they support local enforcement activities and provide the community with road safety messages and information.

Councils can deliver projects addressing local road safety issues to their community across the whole of the safe system, influencing safer:

  • people
  • roads
  • vehicles
  • speeds.

The program is administered by TfNSW regional road safety staff that assist road safety officers and local stakeholders to work together, to implement local road safety projects.

Projects funded under the program provide information and assistance on safe road use to all road users. They address road safety issues such as:

  • drink driving/riding
  • fatigue
  • inappropriate speeds
  • pedestrian safety.

For further information on the program, please contact your TfNSW regional office.


Please note: to ensure consistency between RSOs across the state we’ve decided not to fund any projects which seek to deliver Road Safety Audits on the basis that they are not the intention for this behavioural program.

If you require further information, please contact your TfNSW Road User Safety Manager or Network and Safety Manager.