FUNDING TO BOOST ROAD SAFETY IN COFFS ELECTORATE

FUNDING TO BOOST ROAD SAFETY IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

Coffs Harbour electorate residents are set to receive a safety boost, with Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announcing funding for local safety projects as part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 million Community Road Safety Grants Program.

Local organisations Anglicare and Rotary Club of Woolgoolga have each been awarded a safety grant to deliver road safety projects that will help increase road safety awareness and support safer road use in the community.

The Rotary Club of Woolgoolga will use the grant to launch a Youth Driver Awareness day with local Year 11 students, while Anglicare will run a ‘Road Safe in Oz’ program to inform humanitarian entrants about road safety in Australia.

“This is great news for the Coffs Harbour electorate community and there is nothing more important than safety on our roads,” Mr Fraser said.

Mr Fraser said the NSW Government is committed to supporting local organisations that deliver vital work to help keep our communities safe.

“We all have a role to play when it comes to road safety but there are some special organisations in our communities that go above and beyond this call.

Mr Fraser encouraged all members of the Coffs Harbour electorate community to play their part and get involved in local road safety events.

“These safety grants will allow Anglicare and Rotary Club of Woolgoolga to develop engaging road safety projects with other local groups and encourage road safety awareness in the Coffs Harbour electorate community.”

“Our communities have specific road safety issues that can be addressed through local campaigns or events so these grants will really give a helping hand in spreading important road safety messages,” Mr Fraser said.

The Community Road Safety Grants Program builds on a number of other road safety initiatives being delivered by the NSW Government including the Safety Town website for primary school students and children, Safer Drivers Course for ‘L’ platers and the Plan B Campaign for adults.

More information about the grants is available at: roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/.

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