Councils across Northern Victoria will have the opportunity to receive up to $100,000 for projects focussed on making local roads safer, through a Transport Accident Commission grants program.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP welcomed the new round of funding and urged local councils to apply for a share in funding as part of the TAC’s Local Government Area Grants program.
The grants program offers local councils the opportunity to apply for funding for a range of projects including:
- Low-cost infrastructure treatments, which address cyclist or pedestrian road safety issues in a local community and are based on sound research or established road safety principles.
- The trial of innovative treatments, including evaluations and safety infrastructure.
- Analysis of pedestrian and cyclist road safety issues and risk factors which will provide the basis for potential road safety measures and design processes.
Local councils can apply for grants of up to $30,000 for analysis projects, and up to $100,000 for safety upgrades.
Information on the grant program, including dates, guidelines and how to apply can be found here:
Applications are open until Monday 19 August 2020, by 3pm.
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
We’re working closely with councils on safety upgrades right across Victoria – addressing community concerns and improving safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
“This fund will make a big difference for Northern Victorian communities as we continue to roll out record investment in roads across the state.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll
“This grants program is all about empowering locals to address the road safety issues that matter in their communities.”
“I encourage every local council to apply for funding, so we can work together to boost safety on our roads.”