Road Interchange In Melbourne Suburbs

The Victorian Government is giving non-profit groups across Victoria the chance to receive grants of up to $30,000 to address local road safety issues, through the 2022 Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Community Road Safety Grant Program – with applications now open. 

The program gives not-for-profit groups the opportunity to work closely with locals to identify road safety issues in their area and implement solutions, by coming up with a project to overcome it.

Victorian Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Ben Carroll, encouraged community groups to apply for the funding to improve road safety. 

“Too many tragedies happen on our roads, with far too many families feeling the pain of losing a loved one or having their lives changed forever due to serious injury – so we need everyone to play their part in keeping our roads safe,” Mr Carroll said.

“Locals know their area best – so this grants program will give them the opportunity to address the road safety issues that matter most in their area and develop solutions that will boost safety on our roads and help save lives.”

The program covers a wide range of road safety issues – including speed limit, drink driving and education, as well as pedestrian, motorcyclist and cyclist safety.

Previous projects funded under the program included lower speed limit trials, council road safety strategies, community education programs, safe cycling routes at schools and improved pedestrian crossing safety.

The projects will be aligned with the Victorian Road Safety Strategy (2021 – 2030), which sets ambitious targets to halve road deaths and significantly reduce serious injuries by 2030, and sets the state on a path to zero road deaths by 2050. 

Projects that focus on protecting vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists will be prioritised.

TAC Chief Executive Officer, Joe Calafiore, said this is a chance for Victorians to have a say on making roads safer. 

“This grants program gives locals the opportunity to tackle road safety issues in their area – and I encourage all community groups who want to improve safety to apply for funding and come up with a project that will boost safety on our roads across the state,” Mr Calafiore said.

Applications for the 2022 TAC Community Road Safety Grant Program are now open and close on 2 May 2022

More information about the program and how to apply can be found here.

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