Port Stephens urged to take part in Community Road Safety Grants Program

STOP, COLLABORATE AND LISTEN: The state government is inviting applications for community based road safety programs.
STOP, COLLABORATE AND LISTEN: The state government is inviting applications for community based road safety programs.

Whether its young driver education programs, radio campaigns, workshops for seniors, or something else, the state government wants Port Stephens to put its hand up for funds..

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has encouraged residents to apply to the Community Road Safety Grants Program, announced recently by the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey.

Open now, there’s two categories of grants are available, with up to $5000 for smaller projects and up to $30,000 for more substantial projects.

Mr MacDonald said that 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,” he said.

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

The NSW Government is awarding up to $1.6 million in grants over four years, with funding made available through the Community Road Safety Fund.

Since 2015, the Government has invested in 76 local community road safety initiatives across the state.

“These locally run projects will help increase road safety awareness and support and encourage safer driving on our roads,” Mr MacDonald said.

Applications close June 10. Program guidelines and application forms are available online: http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/aboutthecentre/communitygrants/

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