Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Former Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests

    Community road safety initiatives funded

    29/07/2016 10:05 AM
    • $64,817 for grassroots road safety initiatives
    • 29 organisations to receive road safety grants 

    The Liberal National Government has allocated $64,817 for community road safety initiatives across Western Australia in its effort to make the roads safer.


    Deputy Premier and Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey said the range of projects across the State showed the enormous community involvement in working together to save lives.


    "I'm always pleased when I see initiatives being put forward by people who really understand the need for grassroots involvement in spreading the road safety message," Ms Harvey said.


    Some of the 29 grants approved in the latest round include:


    Esperance 'Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride' Campaign$19,930
    City of Greater Geraldton Roadwise Committee One Year Action Plan $17,167
    Kimberley Schools Design Your Own Seatbelt Project - School Drug Education and Road Aware$2,250
    Broome Motocross Two Day Championships$1,300
    Sunshine Surfmasters - Geraldton Board Riders$1,300
    Newtown Condingup Football Club Home Ground Fixture - Newtown Condingup Football Club$1,300
    Bindoon Show - Bindoon and Districts Agricultural Society Inc.$1,300
    Wongan Hills Harvest Festival - Wongan Hills Progress Association Inc.$1,000
    Southern MTB - Albany Mountain Bike Club$1,000
    Derby Rodeo - Derby Rodeo and Horseriders' Association$1,000


    "The rate of road fatalities has reduced 34 per cent since 2008 and we will remain relentless in further reducing road trauma through safer roads, education and enforcement," the Minister said.


    "The State Government this financial year allocated a record $146 million from the Road Trauma Trust Account for road safety initiatives."


    Fact File

    Deputy Premier and Road Safety Minister's office - 6552 5900


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