Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

17 July 2017

Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure

Grants to reduce serious road casualties

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to our Towards Zero goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our roads.

Applications are now being sought for the third round of the Community Road Safety Grants program, with up to $600,000 available to assist in our goal and better protect the community.

Our Community Road Safety Grants support local communities to develop and implement community road safety projects that address identified local road safety issues.

Some successes of the program so far include:

  • A DVD to assist people with low literacy or from a non-English speaking background to pass the learner test by increasing their knowledge of basic road rules.
  • Portable variable message signs on rural road networks to assist driving behaviour of locals and reduce tourist incidents.
  • The erection of signs at high speed locations on Flinders Island to alert drivers to road conditions, wildlife and speed reduction.
  • Motorcycle safety and community leadership training and a motorcycle safety expo for youths in the Chigwell community.
  • A Christian Homes Tasmania/RACT partnership for CarFit sessions for people over 65.

Over the past two years almost $190,000 has been awarded to 13 community projects, and this is another great opportunity for local communities to tell us how they would like to make their local roads safer.

Applications close on 1 September 2017.  Guidelines and application forms are available at: http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/roadsafety/community_road_safety.

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