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Money available to fix road problems

Clarence and Richmond Valley community groups should consider applying for up to $30,000 from the NSW Government to improve local road safety, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.

“The NSW Government are delivering some huge road projects in our area like the multi-billion dollar Pacific Highway upgrade and the brand new Grafton Bridge, but if we are going to get the road toll down towards zero, little projects matter just as much,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“The Community Road Safety Grants Program aims to support community groups to work within their local communities on initiatives to keep everyone safe on the road.”

“Local people know local issues. This program aims to bring people with a passion and commitment for road safety together and support their ideas to ultimately lower the NSW road toll.”

Two categories of grants are available: one for smaller projects with up to $5,000 available for each idea and another for more substantial projects, worth up to $30,000.

Mr Gulaptis said he encouraged all community groups to put forward ideas to help support their local effort in bringing the road toll Towards Zero.

Any community group is eligible to apply by submitting an application to Transport for NSW before 15 September 2019. More information can be found at www.roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au.

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