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Peak Downs: Day of Action for Road Safety Workshop

When: Friday May 18, 2012 8:30-16:45
Where: MECC Alfred Street, Mackay


Your Host – Noel Lang Your Facilitator – Gary Fites (tbc)
Vice Chairman – RAAG23 Years with the QPS – Last 16 years specialising in Crash investigation – Joined RAAG in 2005 (Chairman) – Involved with the implementation of numerous Road Safety education campaigns. Presented over 300 Fatigue Awareness sessions to over 10,000 workers in the mining sector. Currently Chairman RASP Working Group, with the main focus is the implementation of the Rest area Project. Gary FitesAs the ex-General Manager of Public Policy for RACQ, Gary is well known throughout Queensland as an expert and advocate for road safety. Respected for his experience Gary is an experienced facilitator who will work with the workshop participants to keep us all focussed on achievable outcomes that will help save lives on the Peak Downs Highway and surrounding region.


Time Topic
830-10.00 Decade of Action for Peak Downs Highway : Introduction

  • Ministerial launch of event
  • A real crash experience and the ripple effect
  • The Decade of Action and how we can all do more
  • Growth in the Region linked to 2031 workshop outcomes
  • Existing plans in the region

Morning tea provided


Utilising the United Nations Decade of Action Plan as a template for action, the work-groups will be jointly chaired by the local pillar leader and 33900 mentor. They will work with the local stakeholders to identify where improvements are possible, expected effectiveness and priority and what is needed to make them happen quickly.

  • Road Safety Management Pillar (Colin Edmonstone / Jeff Potter)
  • Safer Roads and Mobility Pillar (Ian Husband / Rob McInerney)
  • Safer Vehicles Pillar (John Glanville / Steve Spalding)
  • Safer Road Users Pillar (Inspector Peter Flanders / Dr Kerry Armstrong)
    • Post-crash Response Pillar (Dr Dale Hanson / Dr Daryl Wall)



Lunch provided , Cafe style, side foyer


Detailed actions and responsibilities will be identified in each Pillar of Action and a consolidated plan formulated to implement the plan.


Afternoon tea provided


Bringing together the Peak Downs Highway Showcase Plan

  • Pillar leaders will report back on priority actions identified and how they will be implemented.
  • Agreements for monitoring progress and continued support of the initiative will be identified and next steps agreed

Day of Action for Road Safety: Pillar Leader Background

Road Safety Management

Colin Edmonstone Manager (Road Safety) – Central, Transport & Main RoadsColin manages the TMR safety team spread throughout Central and Central West Queensland. The primary driver for this team is on strengthening relationships with the local government, industry, community and university sectors to deliver evidence-based ‘fit-for-purpose’ solutions to local road safety problems. Jeff PotterSenior Manager, National Transport CommissionJeff has had over ten years’ experience in developing and implementing road safety policy and safety programs and is the Project Director for the Corporate Safety Strategy. In his current position he is involved in the development of safety and compliance strategies and regulatory reform for both road and rail transport, including applications of in-vehicle telematics.

Safer Roads and Mobility

Ian Husband Regional Director Transport & Main RoadsIan Husband is Regional Director, Transport and Main Roads, Mackay Whitsunday Region. He is a qualified Civil Engineer and has spent most of his working life with TMR/Main Roads. Having commenced work with Main Roads in February 1971 Ian has worked in Brisbane, Gympie, Barcaldine, Rockhampton and Mackay. He has a particular interest in the professional development of young engineers and designers and regards road safety as one of our greatest challenges. Rob McInerneyCEO, international Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)Rob leads the iRAP programme globally that is active in 70 countries. With the vision for a world free of high risk roads iRAP works with government and NGO partners to star rate roads and identify cost effective ways to save lives. Rob is also active in the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, in particular the Safer Roads Pillar .