History of the Awards and Workshop

The Queensland Road Safety Awards were presented annually from 2000 to 2009 to recognise excellence in road safety programs implemented through community, school, industry, business, and state and local government initiatives.

The Awards scheme was launched in 2000 as a joint initiative of CARRS-Q and RACQ. Since 2006, the Awards have also been supported by Queensland Transport and Main Roads and, since 2007, the Queensland Police Service.

The scheme recognises the work of individuals and groups who have designed programs, innovations or initiatives dedicated to improving road safety, reducing road related trauma and encouraging greater commitment to this cause.

Awards were presented again in 2011 and will be presented every second year thereafter.

Following the success of a new initiative from 2009, the Leighton Contractors Queensland Road Safety Awards Business Development Workshop, and in response to industry, stakeholder and Awards participant feedback, the Awards presentation ceremony was replaced in 2010 with a new event – the Queensland Road Safety Awards Community Engagement Workshop.

The workshop, which is an extension of the outreach provided by the Queensland Road Safety Awards, involves representatives from CARRS-Q, industry and the general community working together, sharing ideas, creating a cohesive collaborative space and facilitated networking, to facilitate the success and longevity of projects.

Who attends the workshop?

Participants are drawn from our existing network of contacts throughout Queensland and primarily include representatives from community and not-for-profit organisations involved in community road safety initiatives. Participants from both State and local government agencies also attend.

Where and when is it held?

The workshop is held annually in Brisbane or in a regional city in alternate years.  Attendance is free of charge.  Travel assistance grants are available for selected representatives from rural and regional Queensland on application.