ROAD safety in South Gippsland has been given a boost after South Gippsland Shire Council received a slice of a $1 million Transport Accident Commission grants program.
Eastern Victoria Region MP Harriet Shing said South Gippsland Shire Council was successful in securing funding for a project designed to save lives and prevent serious injuries on local roads.
The TAC’s Community Road Safety Grants Program provides grants of up to $25,000 to local councils, schools, community and not-for profit registered groups who can identify a road safety issue and come up with a proposal to fix it.
South Gippsland Shire Council received $22,000 to purchase a new variable message sign, which will monitor and promote speed limit compliance.
It will also warn motorists of changed traffic conditions in high-risk areas.
The variable message sign will help reduce speed-related crashes in residential and highway zones in addition to creating a safer environment for pedestrians around school zones.
South Gippsland Shire Council was among 23 Victorian community groups to receive funding for local road safety projects under the latest round of Community Road Safety Grants.
Ms Shing encouraged all local community and not-for-profit organisations in the Gippsland region with proposals to make local roads safer to submit an application for the next round of grants before applications close on August 14.
“Local ideas can often be the best solutions and we want to as many local groups in Gippsland to identify road safety issues and propose a solution to make our community safer.”
Application forms and additional information is available at www.tac.vic.gov.au or by contacting the Community Road Safety Grants officer on 5225 7517 or firstname.lastname@example.org