It rightly started with school zones, but now the NSW Government is funding flashing lights and even underpasses for hot spots where livestock should not meet vehicles, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.
“This is not about the cow; it is about the driver and passengers,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“The Government will go dollar for dollar with farmers up to $70,000 to build a cow tunnel. There is also up to $10,000 up for grabs to install flashing light warnings similar to those that protect schoolkids.”
“This could be particularly good where dairy producers need to move stock across roads to milking facilities every day.”
CEO of NSW Farmers, Matt Brand says the Association has advocated for an underpass scheme for NSW for a number of years and is very pleased to see this come to fruition.
“We have seen a similar successful scheme run in Victoria and are delighted that NSW has followed suit,” Mr Brand said.
Applications for grants close on 31 October 2018 and will be considered in the order in which they are received.
Every application received will be assessed against eligibility criteria listed in the Cattle Underpass Scheme guidelines.
More information about eligibility and application requirements is available from www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/cups.