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Helping communities make roads safer

Local community groups have the opportunity to have their say on road safety initiatives, with round seven of the NSW Government’s Community Road Safety Grants program now open.

16 November 2021

 

DEPUTY Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government has invested nearly $2 million from the Community Road Safety Fund for this program over the last six years.

 

“Community Road Safety Grants allow local people who know their roads and travel them every day to implement projects and programs that can have a positive impact on their communities,” Mr Toole said.

 

“The impact of a death or a serious injury on a local community is immeasurable and we want to do everything we can to drive the road toll towards zero.”

 

Minister for Transport and Roads Rob Stokes said the Community Road Safety Grants program allows locals and not-for-profit organisations across NSW to deliver local safety projects that can help prevent death and serious injuries on NSW roads.

 

“Locally run projects can save lives and reduce serious injuries by contributing to increased road safety awareness and understanding and supporting safer road use,” Mr Stokes said.

 

“Community Road Safety Grants provide an opportunity for local road safety projects, big or small, to make a real difference and I would encourage anyone with ideas to apply.”

 

Applications for round seven open today with community groups invited to submit ideas for local road safety projects by 15 December. Two categories of grants are available: one for smaller projects up to $5,000 and another for more substantial projects up to $30,000.

 

163 projects have been delivered across the state including 26 projects in the last financial year.

 

More information about the program and how to submit an application can be found at: http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/aboutthecentre/communitygrants/

 

Central Coast Council roads advice

 

Council is undertaking slope stability works adjacent to Patonga Drive between Mount Ettalong Road, Umina to Pearl Beach Drive, Pearl Beach:

 

  • Tuesday 16 November to Monday 22 November

 

  • 7am to 5pm

 

Works will be undertaken from 7am to 5pm (16-22 November), weather permitting. Delays during peak hour traffic times will be avoided where possible, however are anticipated during non-peak hours of  9:30am and 2:30pm. Council apologies for inconvenience whilst these essential works are carried out and appreciates motorists patience as no alternative detour around the work is available.

 

Whilst any delays will be minimised, at times they may be in the vicinity of 15 minutes. Anyone travelling through this area should allow for extra travel time and take care.

 

There will be temporary traffic control measures in place for the duration of the works to ensure the safety of the community.

 

To keep up to date with any road closures that may impact travel times and/or routes on Central Coast roads under Council’s responsibility, go to Central Coast Council’s website and search road closures.

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