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About the Award
The iRAP Gary Liddle Memorial Trophy was presented for the first time at the XXVIth PIARC World Roads Congress in Prague from 2-6 October 2023.

The Trophy will be awarded on an annual basis in accordance with the entry conditions and award criteria outlined below. Nominations are accepted by any national, state or local road authority in the world that has utilised the iRAP methodology and/or tools to make their roads safer and communities more liveable.  

About Gary
Gary Liddle was a deeply respected transport industry leader, volunteer Trustee of the iRAP charity for 9 years and Chair of the iRAP Board from 2017-2022. Prior to his passing with MND in 2023, his leadership and wisdom helped grow the charity’s impact to the point where more than 400,000 deaths and injuries had been saved by partners worldwide, 172 countries had been supported with iRAP resources and more than US$95 billion of infrastructure investment was made safer.

Gary served the transport industry for more than 40 years. In that time, as well as supporting iRAP, he occupied senior leadership positions in the Australian road sector, including as Chief Executive of VicRoads, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (Vic), Chair of ARRB, Chair of Austroads and Chair of iMOVE, Board Member of Roads Australia and governing roles in both PIARC and REAAA.

In 2017, Gary was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to public administration in the Victorian transport sector through leadership in policy direction, infrastructure development, road safety and regulatory reform.” He was a strong and steadfast leader, generous and supportive mentor and committed advocate for road safety.

iRAP announces 2023 Gary Liddle Memorial winner
Presented to the world’s best performing road authority eliminating high-risk roads.

Julio Urzua, iRAP Strategic Projects Director accepts the Winner Trophy on behalf of DNIT -with Mrs Meredith Liddle and Miquel Nadal, iRAP Board Chairman

Congratulations to our 2023 Winner and Finalists!

Watch the 2023 Presentation Ceremony below held at the World Roads Congress in Prague on 5 October: 

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