NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is encouraging community groups to submit an application for a share of the NSW Government’s new $1.6 million initiative to help boost road safety.
“We all have a role to play when it comes to road safety and that’s why the NSW Government is providing $1.6 million in grants to help deliver grass roots road safety initiatives,” Mr Marshall said.
“Local communities throughout the Northern Tablelands have specific road safety issues that could be best addressed first-hand by the community, which is in addition to the state-wide campaigns the government delivers.”
Mr Marshall said that under the new Community Road Safety Grants program, a project such as a school hosting a road safety workshop for kindergarten students or a community installing additional signage near parks to improve safety of young children, would all be eligible.
“I would like to hear from as many communities and groups as possible with their ideas and initiatives to improve road safety in their neighborhood,” he said.
“I’m urging groups of lodge their applications now to secure support for local projects that’ll make a difference.”
Mr Marshall said applications were now open and that community groups had until 21 February 2015 to submit their local road safety ideas.
“Two grant categories are available – one for smaller projects up to $5,000 and another for more substantial projects, up to $30,000,” he said.
“This $1.6 million grant initiative builds on many other road safety initiatives being delivered for all members of the community.”
For further information about the Community Road Safety Grants program, visit www.roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/aboutthecentre/communitygrants/index.html