Keeping Territory roads safe
The Territory Government is improving road safety through empowering local community groups at the grass-roots level to deliver effective education and awareness programs and activities.
The latest round of Road Safety Grants saw more than $70,000 provided to a variety of schools, local government organisations and community groups.
Strengthening local participation and making streets safer is a whole-of-community effort and the road safety grants enable local Territory organisations to come forward with ideas to help reduce the road toll.
Projects are wide ranging and include community road safety advertising campaigns and signage, a child restraint competition, solar speed radar signs and school bicycle education initiatives.
Applications awarded -
- Essington School Darwin for promotion of positive road safety behaviour
- Alice Springs Town Council for Smiley faces against speeding campaign
- Wanguri Primary School for a whole School bike education program
- Kormilda College Ltd for a road safety signage
- Malak Family Centre for road safety awareness program
- Tindal Pre-school Road and bike safety program
- Arlparra School general road safety awareness in Utopia
- Borroloola Play Group for child travel safely program
- Mabunti Aboriginal Resource Indigenous Corporation for Night Time Awareness Campaign
- Mataranka Primary School for On Ya Bike Campaign
- St Pauls Catholic Primary School for Active Routes to School campaign
- St Marys Primary School for signage and advertising for new kiss and go zone
- Katherine East Childcare Centre for an Early Road Childhood Road Safety Education Program
- Rider Awareness Northern Territory professional Display
- Berry Springs Primary School for Safe Mate “Road Rulz campaign”
- Borroloola School Driver Awareness program
- Howard Springs School Council for speed minimisation program.
Road safety is a shared responsibility and these grants encourage community groups to participate in a range of road safety initiatives in their area.