The NSW Government is set to partner with local not-for-profit Connective Indigenous Corporation (CIC) to increase road safety awareness in Aboriginal communities, thanks to the Community Road Safety Grants program.
Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has today announced $23,600 for CIC to create and run a social media campaign, to raise awareness in Indigenous communities.
“The NSW Government is committed to our goal of reaching zero trauma on our roads, and local people are in the best position to understand what’s going to work in their community,” Mr Saunders said.
“That’s why we’re partnering with not-for-profit groups familiar with local road safety issues and who have developed initiatives that work.
“In our region we’ve seen first-hand the effectiveness of partnering with Indigenous organisations to spread important public safety messages, and I’m sure this will be no different – it will save lives!”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Mr Farraway said eleven local community groups in regional NSW received a share in $158,250 to help fund their proposed road safety initiatives.
“Every death on our roads is one too many, it’s more than a statistic. In the bush it is someone’s family member, it’s our friends, it’s someone from our community,” Mr Farraway said.
“The impacts of a fatality ripples through our communities.
“Everyone has a role to play in road safety and we’re backing in the not-for-profit groups in the regions to spread the message and support initiatives that make a difference to driver behaviour in their community.”
The Community Road Safety Grants Program has funded 210 projects since 2015.
The next round of Community Road Safety Grants will open during in August 2023.
More information about the program and a list of grant recipients can be found at: http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/aboutthecentre/communitygrants/