Road safety in the Bancroft electorate will be boosted thanks to the rollout of the 2018 Community Road Safety Grants.
More than $708,000 will be shared between 49 Queensland schools, community groups and not-for-profit organisations to improve road safety in their local areas in the next three years.
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 Palaszczuk Government is also funding a further $4.2 million worth of Community Road Safety Grants over the next three years.
In the Bancroft electorate, the Moreton Downs State School will receive a grant to assist Road Safety & Bycyle Education program.
Member for Bancroft said the grants were a great example of the Palaszczuk Government working with community-based groups on the important and life-saving issue of road safety.
“We all have a role to play in keeping our roads safe, and the successful recipients of the Community Road Safety Grants 2018 funding round are to be commended for their efforts and continued interest in road safety,” he said.
Chris Whiting Member for Bancroft said the grants program helped local organisations address issues at a grassroots level through the development of education activities, road safety projects and other community-based programs.
“I would like to congratulate the successful Community Road Safety Grants 2018 applicants in our local area, who will now have an opportunity to bring their ideas to fruition,” Mr Whiting said.
“No one knows their local community better than the people who live there, and the Queensland Government is pleased to support schools and organisations to address local road safety issues.
“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility, and when we work together we all reap the benefits.”
Other initiatives to be implemented through the Community Road Safety Grants 2018 funding round across the state include:
- BRAKE youth road safety education program to seven schools across all regions of Queensland
- delivery of childhood road safety education and awareness across 9 kindergartens and primary schools
- delivery of the RYDA youth road safety education program for year 11 by the Rotary Club of Caboolture
- delivery of bicycle and scooter road safety education and awareness sessions to 23 kindergartens and schools across the state
- PCYC Bowen for the delivery of their Braking the Cycle learner driver mentor program. More information and a full list of grant recipients will be shortly available at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/roadsafetygrants