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Safe System Demonstration Project Involving an Indigenous Community: Audit and Implementation

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Publication no: AP-R377B-11 Pages: 101
Published: 10 June 2011

In 2009, the Indigenous Road Safety Working Group received support from Austroads to fund a demonstration project – a Safe System audit of an Indigenous community in Australia. The George Institute for Global Health (under the previous title of The George Institute for International Health) tendered for the project in collaboration with the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre, University of Wollongong and the Injury Risk Management Research Centre, University of New South Wales and was subsequently commissioned by Austroads to conduct the research. Members of the Working Group from each Australian State and Territory formed the Reference Group for this project.

An accompanying report Literature Review and Methods presents the literature review and methodology components of Part A and Part B. The literature review proved successful in informing the development of culturally appropriate methods that resulted in identifying ademonstration community that unanimously welcomed the project – the Bidyadanga Community in Western Australia. The literature review identified the need to work together with the successful community both to conduct the audit and develop an implementation plan. These next stages were therefore undertaken collaboratively with the Bidyadanga Community and therefore the results arepresented in this report, Audit and Implementation Plan, co-authored by the Community CEO and Council Chair, Mr Peter Yip.

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