Keeping our roads safe needs everyone’s commitment and funding is now available for local organisations to improve road safety in their local area.
I encourage local councils, community organisations and schools to apply for grants under the Tasmanian Government’s Community Road Safety Grant Program.
Road safety is a big priority for the Tasmanian Government. Last year 32 people were killed on Tasmanian roads with another 251 seriously injured. This tragic loss of life and injury extends well beyond those directly affected and is felt throughout the community.
Over the next five years, we will invest more than $75 million in road safety improvements, to be delivered through the Towards Zero Action Plan 2020-2024 as part of reaching our long-term vision of zero deaths or serious injuries on Tasmanian roads.
I encourage any local organisation who has great idea to improve road safety to apply for funds.
The Community Road Safety Grants Program has a total of $200,000 available for innovative grass roots solutions, in grants of between $500 and $35,000.
Community Road Safety Grants are funded through the Road Safety Levy.
Applications close on 27 March 2020.
For more information or to apply go to www.transport.tas.gov.au/roadsafety