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Traffic control training for community volunteers

Shoalhaven City Council is calling on volunteers for the upcoming community traffic control courses to be held on both Friday 13 and Sunday 15 June.

Following the introduction of WHS legislation, Council in 2001, resolved to assist the event organising community by funding the training of community volunteers to assist with traffic control at community events.

Since that time, more than 300 community volunteers have been provided appropriate RMS level traffic control training, to allow events to be coordinated safely and efficiently.

Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said these volunteers provide the area with an invaluable service in assisting with traffic control at a broad range of community events.

“Shoalhaven City hosts approximately 650 community events each year, ranging in size from local market days and shows to larger events such as the city wide Anzac Day parades and the Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet,” said Mr Stewart.

“To be considered for a course placement, volunteers need to be current and active members of volunteer organisations and be available to participate in traffic control at community events.

“Priority will be given to those community volunteers supported by their respective organisations and have never undertaken the training before.”

“Those missing out will be considered for a reserve list or placed on a waiting list for a course in 2015.”

If you are a member of a volunteer organisation and are interested in attending a course, please contact Shoalhaven City Council’s Unit Manager – Traffic & Transport, Scott Wells on 44293312, or via email at wellss@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.

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