The NSW Government has emphasised the importance of local road safety initiatives after reopening applications for the Community Road Safety Grants program.
“Last year 384 people lost their lives on our roads and every year more than 12,000 people are seriously injured,” Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson said.
“It’s time for everyone to think about how they can contribute to improving road safety in their everyday lives.”
Ms Hodgkinson said some of the successful applicants last year included pedestrian safety and road rule awareness workshops for culturally and linguistically diverse groups as well as people with intellectual disabilities.
Two categories of grants are available: smaller projects can receive up to $5,000 whilst more substantial projects can receive up to $30,000.
Applications close 5pm on Sunday 23 July.