Applications for the Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund are now open and Tony Pasin is urging organisations in Barker with an interest in road safety education and awareness to apply.
Mr Pasin said the fund would increase road safety awareness and education, contributing to the reduction of road trauma in Australia.
“The Federal Government takes road safety seriously, because one death and one crash on our roads is one too many,” Mr Pasin said.
“Our Government was to see proposals for projects that can make a difference to road safety by reminding everyone who uses our regional road system that we all have responsibility for keeping people safe on our roads.
“Road safety enablers provide a key role in stimulating and supporting road safety action and communicating across consumer groups and the community.
“The funding being rolled out through this initiative and other road safety grant projects over the next four years aims to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries occurring on our roads.
“The Government has already committed $3.3 million of the Awareness and Enablers Fund to support road safety groups including the Australasian College of Road Safety, the Australian Road Safety Foundation, Driver Reviver Australia, the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia, the Traffic Management Association of Australia and Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group in their valuable work.”
Mr Pasin said the Federal Government was taking strong action to ensure deaths and serious injuries from road crashes in Australia go down, not up, over the coming decade.
“Road trauma in Australia is decreasing but there is a lot more work to be done, which is why the Morrison Government committed an additional $2.2 billion for a dedicated road safety package in the 2018–19 Federal Budget,” Mr Pasin said.
“The Government has established the Office of Road Safety to take on a national leadership role on the issue, including leading the development of the next National Road Safety Strategy.
“We have also set up a new Joint Select Committee on Road Safety that will delve into the Australian Government’s current and planned actions aimed at driving down road trauma.
Applications for grant funding under the Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund can be made over the next four weeks and the closing date is 15 November 2019. Grant guidelines are available on the GrantConnect website (www.grants.gov.au).
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