Grants program to aid road safety in Queensland


Grants will be handed out to community groups in Queensland to deliver local road safety projects

July 11, 2013

Grants will be handed out to community groups in Queensland to deliver local road safety projects.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says the $2 million program is designed to help reduce Queensland’s rising road toll.

The scheme is one of 60 items identified in the Government’s road safety plan announced in this year’s State Budget.

"The Community Road Safety Grants Program is offering up to $25,000 to Queensland non-profit community groups and local governments," Emerson says.

"We are launching this important program to take action at a local level as part of our plan to stop the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

The road toll currently sits at 157, which is 22 more fatalities than the same time last year.

"These grants will provide local community groups with the funding they require to develop local solutions to local road safety issues," Emerson says.

He says projects that will be considered as part of the grants program include the use of mentor drivers, late night bus services to reduce drink driving, education programs and road accident injury rehabilitation services.

Applications for the first round of funding close on August 30, 2013.




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