Department of State GrowthTransport

Community Road Safety

Tasmanian Community Road Safety Grants Program
2015 - 2018

Applications for round four open April 2018.

Tasmania's Community Road Safety Grants (CRSG) Program supports community involvement in addressing local road safety issues and promoting road safety within the framework of the Towards Zero – Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2017-2026 (Towards Zero Strategy).

The grants program assists key road safety stakeholders and the community to develop and implement effective community road safety programs that contribute to positive and sustainable road safety outcomes.

Under the CRSG program local councils, community organisations, Schools and other service areas of the Department of Education and Tasmanian research institutions can apply for funding to undertake community road safety projects. Projects must be evidence-based, using research or best practice principles. They must address localised issues or be of road safety benefit, targeting a specific group or issue and align with the Towards Zero Strategy.

The types of projects that will be funded under this grants program include advertising campaigns and displays (including print and digital media, digital speed displays and variable message signs), education campaigns and programs targeting a range of road user types and behaviours and breath testing at major events preferably on a regional basis.

Working in partnership with other road safety stakeholders to deliver projects will be strongly encouraged under this grants program.

There are two funding streams from which applicants can seek funds under:

  1. Small projects -from $500 - $5,000; and
  2. Medium/Large projects - from $5,000 - $25,000.

CRSG Program documents are available below.

Round Three Funding Recipients

Organisation

Program

Approved Budget

Glenorchy City Council

Support Council and local Lions club to deploy an existing Digital Speed Display (similar to VMS) at locations where compliance to speed limits has been poor.

$4,950

West Moonah Community House

Support for the expansion of an existing Road Rules Training Video aimed at assisting those with low literacy or English as a second language, pass the learner driver test.

$25,000

Kentish Council

Localisation of the successful roadside worker campaign, My Daddy Works Here.

$2,000

Central Coast Council

Purchase of a Variable Message Sign which will support local road safety messages.

$25,000

West Coast Council

Purchase of a Variable Message Sign which will support local road safety messages.

$25,970

Break O' Day Council

Support for local organisations and youth to develop a Pre-learner Driver Program Video.  The video will be shared throughout schools in the area to promote being a safe passenger and driver.

$4,975

Deloraine High School

The production of a school resource and expo aimed at young people becoming safe drivers and passengers called Mobile Off, Seatbelt On.

$5,000

Clarence City Council

Cost for Council to deploy an existing Digital Speed Display (similar to VMS) at locations where compliance to speed limits has been poor.

$10,000

Hobart City Council

Support the use of a breathalyser at the next Taste of Tasmania Festival to reduce the potential for high BAC amongst patrons from driving.

$4,907

Derwent Valley Council

Purchase of a Variable Message Sign which will support local road safety messages.

$24,205

Gagebrook Community Centre

Funding for the development of a local road safety program that will encompass; a car/bike crash simulation, basic car checks, road safety information and video clips, child restraint checks, the Save a Mate (SAM) program competitions and the opportunity to sit an L1 Test.

$14,593

Mission Australia

Funding for a trial of the MOTOSAFE program - an early intervention to prevent illegal and dangerous trail bike riding in the Clarence municipality.

$18,470

Glenorchy City Council

Provision of funding for three programs aimed at providing pre-learner motorcycle courses to reduce the level of young people riding unlicensed and creating a public nuisance in the local area.

$15,465

Launceston City Council

Purchase of a Variable Message Sign which will support local road safety messages.

$19,000

Total

 

$199,535

For more information contact:

Alysse Gavlik
Senior Consultant, Community Development and Engagement
Email: alysse.gavlik@stategrowth.tas.gov.au Phone: (03) 6166 3245