March 26, 2015

Community To Win Support For Local Road Safety Solutions

Member for Niddrie, Ben Carroll MP has encouraged community groups to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address local road safety issues.

 

The latest round of the TAC’s $1 million Community Road Safety Grants program
is open to not-for-profit registered groups, which are able to submit
applications to fund a solution to a road safety issue that they can identify.

 

The grants program has been running since 2008 and has targeted a wide range of
issues including speed, drink driving, education, and pedestrian, motorcyclist
and cyclist safety.

 

The Community Road Safety Grant program has funded various projects aimed at
improving local road safety. The aim is to provide opportunities for local
groups to develop and implement road safety strategies.

 

An example of recently funded projects include a Rotary Club receiving money to
install breathalysers at licensed venues, as well as funding a charity to
undertake a crash analysis of cyclist injuries to further develop safety
programs.

 

Applications for the latest round of grants close on April 17. Application forms and
additional information are available on the grants page at www.tac.vic.gov.au or by contacting the Community Road Safety Grants officer on 5225 7517.

 

“Road safety is a high priority of mine, and I will
continue to advocate for improving local infrastructure. I’d encourage
residents who have a bright idea to fix a road safety problem, to assist our
community by submitting an application and help make our suburbs safer.” Mr
Carroll said.