The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MP has welcomed the recent announcement by Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan that grants of up to $25,000 to address local road safety issues are on offer resulting from the latest round of the TAC’s $1 million Community Road Safety Grants program.
Mr Nardella said:
“The program is open to not-for-profit registered groups who can identify a road safety issue and come up with a project to overcome it.”
“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.”
Projects funded under the recent rounds of Community Road Safety Grants include:
- A high fence at a Horsham primary school to stop balls escaping from the sports oval onto a busy road with heavy truck traffic
- A Rotary Club received money for the installation of breathalysers at licensed venues
- Funds for The Amy Gillett Foundation to undertake a crash analysis of cyclist injuries to help develop cycle 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.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan said:
“Locals know their area the best. These grants are all about tapping into that local knowledge and making communities safer.”
“I’d encourage any group who wants to improve safety in their area to put on their thinking caps, come up with a solution and submit an application.”