Northern Beaches Settlement Road Safety Program Funded by NSW Government
Member for Manly James Griffin today announced the Northern Beaches will share in the Community Road Safety Grants to fund local road safety awareness projects in NSW.
Community Northern Beaches is one of 29 community groups which has benefited from a grant worth $5,000 for their Northern Beaches Settlement Road Safety Program, which is aimed at assisting migrants to settle into Australian life and receive vital road safety information.
Mr Griffin said the grant has provided Community Northern Beaches with the opportunity to run a local project that will increase road safety awareness and understanding and support safer road use.
“This fifth round of funding was the most competitive to date and 30 projects from 29 applicants have been successful in being granted funding,” Mr Griffin said.
“The quality of the proposal put forward by Community Northern Beaches meant they were successful in receiving further funding from the NSW Government.
“Community groups are well placed to connect with their local community on local road safety issues. Community groups can reinforce our road safety messages in targeted ways that can make a real difference in encouraging people to be safer road users.”
The funding of up to $5,000 for smaller projects and up to $30,000 for larger initiatives has been awarded for local community road safety projects, such as educational programs to increase road safety awareness in communities across the state.
The Community Road Safety Grants program has now funded 137 projects since 2015 and is an important contributor to efforts to drive the road toll towards zero and reduce injuries from road crashes.
Other projects funded around the state include technology to prevent collisions with wildlife; road safety education for refugees, seniors and Aboriginal communities; support for learner driver mentoring programs; workshops for culturally and linguistically diverse communities and people with intellectual disabilities; and an initiative to discourage young surfers from texting and driving.
For more information about the Community Road Safety Grants and the full list of projects visit: http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/aboutthecentre/communitygrants/index.html