The NRMA has always had a focus on road safety, and we have historically played a key role in lobbying government for improvements to NSW and ACT roads.
Today, this focus continues with research and campaigning on safety and infrastructure challenges, traffic congestion, public transport, tourism, alternative fuel sources, and the use of blue highways.
Rate Your Road: Review the results from the survey
Policy and funding announcements during the recent New South Wales and Federal elections are a testament to the wins the NRMA has been able to generate for our Members.
We use data from our surveys and interact with our Members, to inform and devise policy recommendations to support their transport and mobility needs.
Our Policy and Stakeholder team engage with the Federal and State governments all year round, to promote these policies that keep communities moving and help them flourish through connectivity, safer roads and tourism opportunities.
Some of our key wins are listed below.
• 2.2 billion In additional funding for existing vital road infrastructure programs such as the Roads to Recovery Program and the Black Spot Program.
• $253.5 million congestion busting package for Sydney and the Central Coast.
• $16 million funding to extend the Keys2drive program for a further two years to 2022-23.
• $1 billion to help clear the council roads maintenance backlog.
• 280 extra weekly regular ferry services on Parramatta River, including improved frequency of services and a trial of ‘on-demand’ ferry services in the Bays Precinct.
• Establishment of a long-term dredging and beach nourishment works program at the Ettalong Channel to maintain navigational access.
A complete list of our election wins in the NSW State and the Federal elections can be downloaded below.
With the support of our members, NRMA will continue to engage with the newly elected Governments and the Opposition, and champion positive and effective policies to save lives, tackle congestion, help families with cost of living pressures and support visitation to regional NSW.
Rate Your Road
This year the NRMA opened the Rate Your Road survey, inviting Members to rate roads based on their condition, level of safety and congestion. More than 23,000 people had their say on the state of NSW roads, and we've released a comprehensive overview and the results in key areas which are listed below.
We'll use these responses to lobby the government for positive action in eliminating major transport pain points on NSW and ACT roads.
It’s not the first time we’ve ran this initiative. In the lead-up to the 2011 NSW election, we launched the Seeing Red on Roads campaign, which saw over 12,000 Members have their say on what roads were in most need of being fixed.
Many of the major traffic and road problems identified by this campaign have since been upgraded or are in the process of being addressed. These include the Pacific Highway, NorthConnex, WestConnex, sections of the Princes Highway and the North-West Rail.