Applications open for Queensland Community Road Safety Grants

The Queensland Government has announced a $112 million investment for safety upgrades on six high-risk roads as part of National Road Safety Week.Applications have opened for the Queensland Government’s 2019 Community Road Safety Grants program.

Organisations are eligible to apply for up to $20,000 in funding for initiatives designed to address road safety issues in their local area.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said he encourages applications from local community groups, schools, councils and not-for-profit organisations with ideas to help promote road safety.

“Road safety is everyone’s business,” Mr. Bailey said.

“The grants program has unlocked more than $14 million for grassroots initiatives and helps put the power into the community’s hands, enabling them to deliver initiatives and ideas that can improve road safety for all Queenslanders.”

The Community Road Safety Grants scheme is part of the state government’s Road Safety Strategy 2015-21, which calls on the community to take action to improve road safety.

According to Mr. Bailey, previously funded grants include road safety education, resources and training, learner driver mentor programs, bike education, child restraint information and heavy vehicle fatigue management.

“It’s grassroots initiatives created by our grants program that are helping to achieve improved road safety across Queensland,” Mr. Bailey said.

“Applications close on 7 June and we encourage all eligible groups to apply. Successful applicants will be announced during Queensland Road Safety Week in late August.”

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