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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Palaszczuk Government grants good news to grass roots safety programs

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018

    Palaszczuk Government grants good news to grass roots safety programs

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced grants to support community road safety projects at 49 Queensland schools, community groups and not-for-profit organisations. 

    Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the $700,000 in Community Road Safety Grants would help local organisations save lives and prevent injury.

    “We need to do all we can to keep Queenslanders safe, and local projects run by community members are a great way to do this,” he said.

    Mr Bailey said the 2018 Community Road Safety Grants round had two funding streams for one-off projects and also for three-year programs, to cater for longer-term youth road safety education and learner mentor driver programs.

    “The 2018 grants include 39 one-off projects each receiving a share of $287,280 and 10 long-term programs each receiving a funding share of $421,050 over three years,” Mr Bailey said.

    “This is on top of the $3.24 million already allocated to successful applicants that will be provided this financial year.

    “I would like to congratulate the successful grant applicants, who will now have an opportunity to bring their ideas to fruition.”

    Some of the initiatives successful in the Community Road Safety Grants 2018 round include: 

    • $141,780 for the delivery of the BRAKE youth road safety education program to eight schools across all regions of Queensland.
    • $119,740 to 21 kindergartens and schools across the state for the delivery of bicycle and scooter road safety education and awareness sessions.
    • $82,446 across nine kindergartens and primary schools for the delivery of childhood road safety education and awareness programs.
    • $19,534 to Diamantina Shire Council for the delivery of an early-intervention initiative that will assist children to become more aware of basic road rules and develop road safety awareness in a safe environment in Birdsville.
    • $7770 to Ironside State School P&C to develop a digital video campaign for childhood road safety and awareness, with an initial focus on the correct use of the Stop, Drop and Go (two minute) zones around the school. 

    “We all have a role to play in keeping our roads safe, and the successful recipients of the 2018 Community Road Safety Grants are to be commended for their efforts,” Mr Bailey said. 

    More information and a list of grant recipients will soon be available at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/roadsafetygrants

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