Local Government Network (LGN)

What is the Local Government Network?

The Local Government Network (LGN) is made up of ACRS members who want to focus on road safety at the local government level. Click here to download the Local Government Prospectus for more information.

Whilst most of the Network members are local government road safety practitioners, ‘passenger’ members from peak insurance bodies, universities, federal and state government road safety and transport agencies, road owners, emergency service providers, research organisations, road safety equipment providers, transport planning, engineering, technology, and logistics organisations can also join the Network to support the road safety work of local governments.

The LGN provides exceptional opportunities to connect with progressive road safety professionals, practitioners, and stakeholders. It’s a place to celebrate and share the successes you’ve had, collaborate on ideas, and seek help for issues you are experiencing.

The Local Government Network will allow members to:

  • Hear about what councils from across Australasia are doing in relation to road safety.
  • Discuss what works and what doesn’t in relation to local road safety initiatives.
  • Connect with like-minded professionals, practitioners, and stakeholders.
  • Share ideas and resources in online meetings and webinars.
  • Attend pre-conference workshops and networking events.

It’s the local government home for all things road safety.

How do I join the Local Government Network?

I am a member of the ACRS

ACRS members can contact admin@acrs.org.au and request to be added to the LGN list – once added, you will receive all LGN communications and be eligible to attend any LGN event.

I am not a member of the ACRS

To take part in the LGN you must be either an Individual or Corporate Member of the ACRS. You can learn about the differences in membership here or contact admin@acrs.org.au for more information.

Meet the Local Government Network Committee

Melanie Suitor


Kate McDougall

Deputy Chair

Jaqueline Haupt


Philip Taylor

Committee Member

David McTiernan

Committee Member

Jeanine Foster

Committee Member

Local Government Network Events Calendar for 2023

Monthly roundtable meetings are available for free to all LGN members. Some roundtables will focus on a topic and participants will be split into discipline specific breakout groups to network, collaborate, and share their experiences. Other roundtables will be open mic sessions where members can ask the LGN for advice on issues they are facing.

Webinars are scheduled for June and October. These will be free for all ACRS members and there will be a $20 fee for non-members. Click here to learn about becoming an ACRS member.

There will also be a pre-conference workshop in September that will feature discipline case studies, a recap of the roundtable meetings, and discussions about Local Government road safety wins and challenges.

In most cases, these events are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 2pm AEST. 

The program is as follows:

12 April 2023RoundtableNetwork Safety Plans - Deep Dive
10 May 2023RoundtableOpen Mic
14 June 2023WebinarSpeed Management for Safety
12 July 2023RoundtableSpeed Management - Deep Dive
9 August 2023RoundtableOpen Mic
18 September 2023ARSC WorkshopPre-Conference Workshop
11 October 2023WebinarLocal Government Road Safety Award Winners
8 November 2023RoundtableOpen Mic
13 December 2023RoundtableLGN Feedback & Discuss 2024 topics

If you have an idea for a focus topic or a case study you’d like to share – we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Chair Melanie Suitor on Melanie.Suitor@parkes.nsw.gov.au or 0428 400 627.