Funding to help communities make roads safer

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Local community groups have the opportunity to have their say on road safety initiatives, with round seven of the NSW Government’s Community Road Safety Grants program now open.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government has invested nearly $2 million from the Community Road Safety Fund for this program over the last six years.

“Community Road Safety Grants allow local people who know their roads and travel them every day to implement projects and programs that can have a positive impact on their communities,” Mr Toole said.

“The impact of a death or a serious injury on a local community is immeasurable and we want to do everything we can to drive the road toll towards zero.”

Minister for Transport and Roads Rob Stokes said the Community Road Safety Grants program allows locals and not-for-profit organisations across NSW to deliver local safety projects that can help prevent death and serious injuries on NSW roads.

“Locally run projects can save lives and reduce serious injuries by contributing to increased road safety awareness and understanding and supporting safer road use,” Mr Stokes said.

“Community Road Safety Grants provide an opportunity for local road safety projects, big or small, to make a real difference and I would encourage anyone with ideas to apply.”

Applications for round seven open today with community groups invited to submit ideas for local road safety projects by 15 December. Two categories of grants are available: one for smaller projects up to $5,000 and another for more substantial projects up to $30,000.

163 projects have been delivered across the state including 26 projects in the last financial year.

More information about the program and how to submit an application can be found at: http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/aboutthecentre/communitygrants/

MEDIA: Alex Bernhardt | Deputy Premier | 0448 203 742
Mia Burns | Minister Stokes | 0455 338 762