Community grants for road safety

Mayor John Rohde is calling on community groups and organisations to consider how they can improve road safety in our region.

The State Government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), in partnership with the Motor Accident Commission, has announced grant funding for road safety and active travel projects. The grants are available for community groups to deliver small scale projects that focus on improving road safety behaviours or encouraging motorists to use their car less by riding, walking or catching public transport.

Mayor Rohde encouraged eligible groups and organisations within the council region to consider applying for this funding opportunity.

“Living in regional Australia, we are often faced with stories of tragedy and loss on our roads. Any project to improve road safety is worthwhile and I encourage our local groups to consider applying for a Community Grant to make our region a safer place,” he said.

The simple online application process, along with eligibility and assessment criteria, can be viewed at

Applications for this round of Community Grants are now open and will close at 5pm on September 10, 2017.