Inquiry into Crashes Involving Roadside Objects

Hearings and Transcripts

The Committee ran a number of hearings for the Inquiries into Crashes Involving Roadside Objects and the Country Road Toll:




20 October 2003

Council Chambers Room, Ballarat City Council

10.30 - 11.15am City of Ballarat
John McLean, CEO
Mark Marsden, General Manager, Planning & Environmental Services

11.15 - 11.45am Central Highlands Water
Neil Brennan, CEO

11.45am - 12.15pm Central Highlands RoadSafe
Angela Carey, Chairperson

12.45 - 1.30pm Moorabool Shire Council
Gary Smith, Director Infrastructure Services
Andrew Bainbridge, Manager Assets

1.30 - 2.15pm Pyrenees Shire Council
Philip Jeffrey, Projects Manager

2.15 - 3.00pm Hear from members of the public

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21 October 2003

Reception Room, City of Greater Bendigo

9.30 - 10.15am City of Greater Bendigo
Barry Secombe, Acting CEO
David Beard, Director, Infrastructure Services
Jim Mensforth, Senior Engineer, Traffic

10.15 - 11.00am RoadSafe Central Victoria
John Lockie, Member of RoadSafe Victoria

11.00 - 11.45am Hindmarsh Shire Council
Rob Gersh, Mayor, Councillor
Neil Jacobs, CEO

11.45am - 12.30pm Mount Alexander Shire Council
Brett Martini, Group Manager, Operations

1.00 - 1.45pm Loddon Shire
John McLinden, Director Operations

1.45 - 2.15pm Coliban Water
Gordon McKern, Chairman

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8 December 2003

City of Great Dandenong

9.30 - 10.15am Geelong Council
Terry Makings, General Manager City Services
Anthony Boseley, Section Leader Traffic & Transport

10.15 - 11.00am Surf Coast Shire
Beth Davidson, Mayor
Cr Lindsay Schroeter
Richard Bain, Engineer

11.00 - 11.45am Queenscliffe Shire
Adrian Curran, Engineer

11.45am - 12.15pm Barwon Community Road Safety Council
Caroline Maplesden
Shane Coles
David Briggs

12.15 - 12.45pm Mr and Mrs Marsh

1.45pm Site Inspection around Geelong

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9 December 2003

Colac Visitor Information Centre

9.00 - 9.30am South West Water
Peter Wilson, Development Manager

9.30 - 10.15am Colac-Otway Shire
Gary Dolan, General Manager Infrastructure Services

10.15 - 11.00am Corgangamite Shire
Paul Younis, Group Manager, Infrastructure & Development

11.00 - 11.45am Moyne Shire
Glenn Rundell, Director Physical Services

11.45am - 12.15pm RoadSafe Western District
Shane Threlfall, Chair
Des Roche

1.00 - 1.30pm RoadSafe Colac
Michael Harrison, Chair

1.30 - 2.30pm Inspection visit around Colac with Gary Dolan

2.30 - 3.15pm Warrnambool City Council
Lindsay Merritt, Chief Executive
Peter Reeve, Director Physical Services

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5 February 2004

Italian Australian Social & Sporting Club

10.05am Wellington Shire
Neil Breeden, Infrastructure Planner

11.00am Baw Baw Shire
Colin Holmes, Executive Support Engineer

11.45am South Gippsland Shire
Keith Simcock - Asset Management Engineer
Peter Douglas - Asset Engineer

1.00pm Baw Baw RoadSafe, RoadSafe East Gippsland, RoadSafe South Gippsland and RoadSafe LaTrobe
Di Campbell, VicRoads Traffic Safety Educator
Greg Ryan, VicRoads Traffic Safety Educator
Keith Emms, SES/Chairperson East Gippsland
David Carey, Senior Sargeant, Bairnsdale Police
Heather Morrison, Road Safety Officer East Gippsland
Gary Slink, Sargeant, Chairperson South Gippsland RoadSafe
Clint Wilson, Sargeant, Police Warragul
Con Andy Milbourne, Senior Constable, Chairperson LaTrobe

2.15pm East Gippsland Shire
Harvey Bates, Mayor
Michael Freshwater, Councillor
Peter Bommer, Councillor
Mr Steve Kozlowski, Chief Executive Officer
Kate Nelson, Group Manager, Development Services
Steve Dunning, Traffic Management Officer

pdf Transcript (PDF 242Kb)


18 February 2004

Boardroom, Greater Shepparton City Council

9.00am Greater Shepparton City Council
Kevin Jones, Manager Design Services

9.45am Moira Shire
Gary van Driel, General Manager, Engineering

10.30am Campaspe Shire
Mike Bruty, Infrastructure Manager

11.15am Strathbogie Shire
Graeme Pollard, Manager, Design and Projects
Graeme Williams, Councillor
Robin Weatherald, Councillor
Eric Tame, Councillor
Ronda Richards, Councillor

12.00pm Goulburn Valley RoadSafe Council
Eric Farrow, Member RoadSafe Council
Peter McPhee, Road Safety Officer

12.30pm Brian Corrie

1.45pm Ian Fisher, Murrah Shire, NSW

2.30pm Benalla Rural City
Bassim Girgis, Manager, Engineering Services
Norm Cook, Assets Officer

3.15pm Wodonga City Council
Ray Henderson, Manager Infrastructure

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19 February 2004

Council Chamber Room, Alpine Shire Council

9.00am Alpine Shire
Adrian Gasperoni, Development Engineer

9.45am Mansfield Shire
Mayor Don Cummins

10.30am Indigo Shire
Denis Gallagher, Manager, Technical Services
Clive Walker, Deputy Manager, Technical Services

11.15am Towong Shire
Peter Lenaghan, Director Technical Servcies

12.00pm Wangaratta Rural City Council
Councillor Kerian Klemm
Brian Murdoch, Manager - Design Services
Paul Tucker, Engineer/Contract Manager
Malcolm Sanders, Senior Engineering Officer

1.15pm North East RoadSafe
Mike Walsh, Road Safety Officer

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1 March 2004

Council Chamber Room, Mornington Peninsula Shire

10.00am Mornington Peninsula Council

10.45am Cardinia Shire Council

11.30am Bass Coast Shire Council

12.15pm Peninsula RoadSafe Council

1.30pm South East RoadSafe Council

2.00pm City of Casey

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17 March 2004

The Foyer, Northern Grampians Shire Council

9.00am Southern Grampians Shire
Jim Nolan, Director of Physical Services

9.45am Ararat Shire
Don Phillips, Manager Technical Services

10.30am Northern Grampians Shire
Rod Cooper, Director Infrastructure Services
Anton Dreyes, Asset Engineer
Ian Nicholson, Councillor
Karen Douglas, Mayor

11.15am West Wimmera Shire
Colin Mibus, Director, Municipal Services

12.00pm RoadSafe Wimmera Council
John McTaggard, Chair
Ken Dowsley, Executive Officer

1.00pm Glenelg Shire
John Keller, Infrastructure Manager

1.45pm Horsham Shire
David Eltringham, General Manager, Technical Services

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18 March 2004

Deakin Avenue Committee Room, Mildura City Council

9.00am Mildura Council
Garry Healy, General Manager Assets & Environment
Nathan Ganeshanathan, Project Engineer Asset Development
Chris Davis, Road Safety Strategic Consultant
Graham Robertson, Councillor
Damien Heintze, Councillor

9.45am Yarriamback Shire
Bruce Andrews, Service Director

10.30am Buloke Shire
Martin Duke, Manager, Technical Services

11.15am Swan Hill Shire Council
Roger Lamber, Assets Engineer

12.00pm RoadSafe Central Murray Council
Senior Constable Alby Mangles, Chair
Ronald Barbary, Sargeant, Traffic Management Unit, Swan Hill

1.00pm RoadSafe Mildura Council
Chris Davis, Chair

1.30pm Gannawarra Shire Council
Steven Walsh, Director Planning & Infrastructure
Graeme Mann, Councillor

2.15pm Rural Ambulance
Doug Kimberley, Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Gough, Director Operational Services

3.00pm Aust-link Pty Ltd
Gordon Jennings, Director

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19 March 2004

12.30pm North West Driver Education Centre
John Harley, Principal, Charlton College 

3 May 2004

K Room, Parliament House, Melbourne

10.00am - 1.00pm VicRoads
David Anderson, Chief Executive
Eric Howard, General Manager, Road Safety
George Mavroyeni, Manager, Strategy and Programs

1.30pm, - 3.30pm Department of Sustainability & Environment
Ken King, Executive Director, Forests Services
Ross Potter, Senior Planning and Roading Officer
Adam Muir, Team Leader, Native Vegetation Management

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10 May 2004

Meeting Room 2, 35 Spring Street, Melbourne

10.00 - 11.30am Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) Ltd
Dr Ken Ogden, General Manager, Public Policy
Mr Peter Daly, Chief Engineer, Traffic and Roads
Anne Harris, Chief Behavioural Scientist

11.30am - 2.30pm Accident Research Centre, Monash University
Professor Ian Johnston, Director
Professor Max Cameron, Adjunct Professor
Mr Bruce Corben, Senior Research Fellow
Dr David Logan, Manager Vehicle Engineering

2.30pm - 3.30pm National Transport Commission
Peter Makeham, General Manager, Safety and Environment
Donna Soo, Policy Analyst, Safety and Environment

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24 May 2004

Meeting Room 2, Spring Street, Melbourne

10.30am - 12.00pm Victoria Police
Bob Hastings, Assistant Commissioner
Peter Keogh, Superintendent, Traffic Operations and Support Department
John Robinson, Chief Inspector

12.00 - 1.00pm Transport Accident Commission
David Healy, General Manager, Road Safety
John Bolitho, Senior Legal Counsel

2.00pm - 4.00pm Department of Engineering, Monash University
Raphael Grzebieta, Associate Professor
Dr George Rechnitzer, Associate, Department of Civil Engineering; Principal Forensic Engineer, DVExperts Pty Ltd
Shane Richardson, Principal Forensic Engineer DVExperts Pty Ltd

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7 June 2004

Meeting Room 2, Spring Street, Melbourne

2.00pm Graeme Johnstone, State Coroner

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4 October 2004

Meeting Room 1, Spring Street, Melbourne

10.00 - 1.00am Office of the Chief Electrical Inspector

11.00 - 11.30am Motorcycle Riders Association of Australia

11.30am - 12.30pm Yarra Ranges

1.00 - 2.00pm Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
Simon Holloway

2.00 - 3.00pm ARRB Transport Research 

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21 October 2004

Spring Street, Melbourne

9.45 - 11.00am Ford Motor Company
Russell Scoular, Government Affairs Manager
Bill Bridgens, Senior Engineer Safety and Environmental Engineering

11.00 - 11.45am Ulysses Motorcycle Group
Neville Gray, National Vice President & Public Liaison Co-ordinator

11.45am - 1.30pm Tenix Solutions
Terry O'Donoghue, Executive General Manager
Tony Vaughan, Manager Business Development

2.00 - 3.00pm ITS Australia
Rainer Schnittler, Chairman Designate, National Telematics Co-ordination Committee

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22 October 2004

Spring Street, Melbourne

10.00 - 11.30am Department of Transport and Regional Services
Peter Robertson, Assistant Secretary Vehicle Safety Standards

11.30am - 1.00pm VicRoads
David Anderson, Chief Executive
Eric Howard, General Manager, Road Safety
David Williamson, Acting Manager Strategies and Programs

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014