Parliamentary Submissions

Nationally consistent railway level crossing safety measures are critical to reduce the railway level crossing death toll. In an effort to harmonise the jurisdictional approach to railway level crossing safety, the RISSB provides input to Parliamentary inquiries.

On behalf of the Rail Industry, the RISSB has provided submissions to the:

  • Victorian Road Safety Committee Inquiry into Improving Safety at Level Crossings.
  • New South Wales Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety (Staysafe) review of railway level crossing safety. To view our submission, click here.
  • House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government update to the 2004 Train Illumination inquiry. To view our submission, click here.

Within these submissions, the RISSB advocates for:

  • the adoption of the 4E’s strategy – effective education initiatives, heightened enforcement measures, improved engineering measures and ‘enough is enough’ – no new railway level crossings;
  • increased railway level crossing infringement penalties supported by heightened enforcement;
  • 80km/hr speed zones at railway level crossings on high speed roads, supported through increased enforcement;
  • development, trial and implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems at railway level crossings;
  • the rationalisation of surplus railway level crossings; and
  • a nationally consistent approach to railway level crossing safety.