The State Government is offering Gold Coast grass-root community groups and schools up to $20,000 to help improve local road safety.
Queensland’s Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey said funding from the Community Road Safety Grants Program could be used “for short-term, small-scale road safety projects”, or to help deliver road safety education programs.
“These grants provide an opportunity for local groups to address local issues and make a real difference to the safety of pedestrians and road users,” he said.
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The Minister said previous groups had used the money for:
- bicycle and child restraint education;
- resources and training;
- heavy vehicle fatigue initiatives;
- road safety education; and
- learner driver mentoring programs.
“Last year the road safety grants were expanded to include senior school road safety education and learner mentor driver programs for up to three years. This ensures greater support for road safety education programs in schools an initiatives to assist young drivers obtain their 100 hours of supervised driving,” Minister Bailey said.
For more information on how to apply for a Community Road Safety Grant, go to: www.tmr.qld.gov.au/roadsafetygrants