Regional road safety


Audit background 

In 2016, the NSW Government set a state priority target to reduce road fatalities by 30% by 2021 (from 2008 to 2010 levels) and launched the ‘Toward Zero’ campaign. In 2021, this target was achieved.

In 2022, the NSW Government published the 2026 Road Safety Action Plan. This plan set targets to reduce fatalities by 50% and serious injuries by 30% by 2030 compared to average 2018-2020 levels. The plan features targeted initiatives intended to meet road safety goals by addressing key trends, trauma risks and the types of crashes occurring on New South Wales roads.

Audit objective 

This audit is examining progress to date with a particular focus on regional road safety and review the effectiveness of the design and implementation of selected initiatives. The audit is considering how data analytics is used to inform decision-making to achieve improved safety outcomes.

Estimated tabling period 

Estimated late 2023

Agencies audited: 

    Transport for NSW