• Hannah Phillips

Help Improve Road Safety in Your Town

Do you know your local roads and streets like the back of your hand?

Plenty of people do, which is why the NSW Government are encouraging communities to identify ways to promote safety in their local area through the Community Road Safety Grants Program.

Applications are now open with up to $30,000 available for local initiatives ranging from young driver education programs, radio campaigns and even workshops for seniors.

Two categories of grants are available, with $5,000 available for smaller projects and $30,000 for more substantial initiatives.

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the key to identifying and addressing local road safety issues is working with communities themselves.

“We know the value of local knowledge, so I encourage all community groups to put forward ideas to help bring their local road toll Towards Zero.

“Last year, 392 people lost their lives on our roads. These are not just numbers, they are real people lost to their families forever.”

The NSW Government aims to seriously lower this number, allowing up to $1.6 million in grants over four years.

Round 4 applications are open until Sunday June 10, with $400,000 available for communities across the state.

For more information and to apply, visit: roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au.

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