Road safety on the Surf Coast has been given a boost after the Surf Coast Shire received a slice of a $1 million Transport Accident Commission grants program.
Gayle Tierney MP this week congratulated the Surf Coast Shire after it was successful in securing funding for a project designed to save lives and prevent serious injuries on Surf Coast 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.
The Surf Coast Shire has received $25,000 to develop a road safety strategy including a five-year action plan to help the Surf Coast community cope with rapid increases in traffic.
The Shire was among 23 Victorian community groups to receive funding for local road safety projects under the latest round of Community Road Safety Grants.
Ms Tierney encouraged all local community and not-for-profit organisations in the Surf coast region with proposals to make local roads safer to submit an application for the next round of grants before applications close on 14 August.
Application forms and additional information is available at www.tac.vic.gov.au or by contacting the Community Road Safety Grants officer on (03) 5225 7517 or
The following comments can be attributed to Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria:
“Road trauma is a very real issue on the Surf Coast and the impacts filter right through the local community.”
“Local ideas can often be the best solutions and we want to as many local groups on
the Surf Coast to identify road safety issues and propose a solution to make our community safer.”
“I encourage all community groups on the Surf Coast who have an idea how make our roads safer to submit a proposal for the next round of funding.”