Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Former Minister for Police; Road Safety

    Road safety grants to support community initiatives

    16/09/2020 1:00 PM
    • $250,887 in funds from Road Trauma Trust Account (RTTA) allocated to metropolitan and regional road safety initiatives
    • Community projects supported by WA Government in the December 2019 to May 2020 (inclusive) grant rounds

    Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts has approved $250,887 in funding for local community initiatives which will boost road safety across the State.


    The Road Safety Community Grants Program is allocated with funds from red light and speed cameras in the Road Trauma Trust Account (RTTA).


    The grants are allocated to support community involvement in road safety initiatives and in the promotion of road safety messages to the public throughout the year.


    Comments attributed to Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts:


    "I really welcome these initiatives.


    "There's such a variety from small grants to large grants and what it shows is road safety begins with all of us.


    "The range of community groups that have been funded shows the depth of concern within the community and the exciting and imaginative ways that people are responding to the need to save lives on our roads.


    "I particularly welcome the Project grants to Clontarf and iHelp, which will support Aboriginal people through the process of completing their supervised driving hours to gain their driver's licence.


    "This will not only improve road safety but also enhance future employment opportunities.


    "The community can be reassured that all of the funds paid into the RTTA - funds raised through speed and red-light cameras - are put into road safety initiatives, including grass roots community programs like these, to save lives on our roads."


    Minister's office - 6552 6900


    Organisation name & projectProject detailsAmount
    iHELP Indigenous Corporation - Aboriginal Driver Training and Mentoring programA pilot Aboriginal driver training and mentoring project to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to gain a driver's licence and secure employment.$24,210
    Clontarf Foundation - Hands on the WheelA project to mentor and support Clontarf students to attain their driver's licence, and be safer on the roads, while providing a greater opportunity to secure employment. $25,000
    Mid West Industry Road Safety AllianceTo develop a comprehensive education campaign to address major crash type contributors to reach industry, community and tourists in the Mid-West region.$25,000
    Ulysses Club Incorporated - Ulysses Club National Rally and Motorcycle Safety ProjectAn extensive safety awareness project to educate and promote motorcycle safety for those travelling to and from the National Rally to be held in Mandurah in 2021.$25,000
    Rotary Club of Geraldton - RWADEA driver education program targeting year 10-11 students in the Mid-West, before they obtain their licence. Consisting of six interactive sessions this program aims to encourage a greater recognition of shared responsibility for road safety and trauma prevention.
    Pedestrian Council of Australia - Walk Safely to School Day 2020This program encourages children under 10 years to walk to school safely. Every primary school in Western Australia will receive a WSTSD kit and access to education resources.$10,000
    Men's Sheds of WA - Regional Zone MeetingsInformation sessions to address fatigue related road trauma for the delegates attending the Men's Sheds Regional Zone Meetings. This knowledge and resources are then relayed back through the Men's Shed membership in WA. $4,990
    Lake Grace Community Resource Centre - Understanding grief and lossTo conduct an understanding grief and loss workshop. Local volunteers, St John Ambulance, Volunteer Fire Brigade and community members deal with road trauma involving locals, travellers and tourists. This training will equip these people and survivors of road trauma with the tools to manage the effect of grief and trauma.$2,950
    Football West - Great Southern Festival of FootballTo promote fatigue management, prevention strategies and embed supporting policy for Football West players and coaches, while raising awareness with members and the wider community. Road safety messages and information will be embedded in regional football hubs, to target participants who plan to travel to away games. $4,000
    Narembeen Community Resource Centre - SOCK WeekDesigning a Resource Tool Kit to engage young drivers throughout the Wheatbelt. This toolkit will provide ongoing support and promote 'Save our Country Kids Week' while providing important facts to raise awareness of the risks of fatigue when driving.$3,000
    City of Gosnells - Civic Centre for Road SafetyA road safety display and National Road Safety Week promotion which includes the lighting of the Gosnells Civic Centre to engage the local community.$5,000
    Shire of Narrogin - Lighting Up for Road SafetyThe Shire of Narrogin will host a town barbecue at Mackie Park to hold an official 'Switching on the lights' activation to promote National Road Safety Week.$4,420
    York Community Resource Centre - Community car and bike safetyRoad safety themed event in York, a bicycle maintenance workshop will highlight the importance of keeping your bike in a safe condition, such as brakes, reflectors and wearing a helmet as well as promoting safe passing distance for drivers.$3,650
    Over 55 Cycling Club Inc. - 35th Anniversary Cycling TourThe week-long cycling tour to promote road safety for cyclists. Recreation centres, tourist attractions and eating establishments will be engaged with safety resources, as will high schools in the region with safety presentations to local students. $5,300
    Mount Barker Community Resource Centre Stayin' Alive - Road Safety CampaignEngaging future, new and learner drivers through a community event where Police, Fire and Ambulance will present on road crash trauma and the main causes of crashes and deaths on regional roads. $2,000
    Shire of Williams - Prevent a Crash, Community BashAs the newly upgraded Lions Park is visited by hundreds of road users each day, the Shire wish to place a permanent, unique and poignant park bench for National Road Safety Week, made from car parts, including a yellow RoadWise ribbon embedded into the bench. The bench plaque will note, "In memory of all the lives lost on roads within the Williams Shire. Please Drive Safely". To launch, the Shire will hold a community day with a barbecue and family activities with emergency services$4,159.55
    Motorcycle Riders Association of Western Australia Inc. - Motorcycle Emergency First Aid CoursesAs motorcycle riders often travel in groups, if a crash occurs, it is vital that critical lifesaving care can be provided by fellow riders, and that they can assist the injured if first on the scene of a car crash. Two motorcycle injury specific first aid courses will be facilitated by a qualified paramedic trainer, covering blood loss control and CPR. Each course will train a maximum of 25 people at each session during National Road Safety Week. $4,960
    City of Stirling - Bike Safety ExpoBike Safety Expo at Birralee Reserve, Innaloo with guided rides along the new bicycle boulevard. A range of interactive education activities including practical bike education, Constable Care, The Bike Dr and with education stalls run by key stakeholders SDERA, KidSafe, WestCycle and Your Move.$3,262
    City of Busselton - Geographe Bay Shines a Light on Road SafetyThe City of Busselton Administration and St Mary's Anglican Church will be lit yellow for National Road Safety Week. There will be a Take the Pledge, Lead the Way: community road safety pledge morning tea held at St Mary's Church Hall. Road Trauma Support WA will attend the event to raise awareness of services and remembrance of those lost on SW roads. Road Trauma workshops will be held, targeted to emergency services and local government officers. $4,870
    Multicultural Communities Council of WA Inc. - Multicultural car restraints campaignCommunity engagement to raise awareness in multicultural communities on seatbelts and restraints. Information for students, migrants & refugees, senior drivers, young parents and people with disabilities. Engagement will be in five main shopping centres in five councils. Armadale, Gosnells, Belmont, Carousel, Cannington, and Victoria Park.$4,610
    Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc - Road Safety Week excursionSafety School excursions during National Road Safety Week (NRSW). Three free excursions will be offered for The Constable Care Safety School, decorated in yellow. This learning environment is a best-practice excursion space including a realistic layout of Perth's streets that provides students, with a hands-on opportunity to learn vital pedestrian, bicycle and public transport travel safety skills.  $4,520
    Shire of Upper Gascoyne 2020 National Road Safety Week - Cycle AwareThis Amazing Race style event will have participants provided with an awareness pack that will have safety information specific for cyclists and motor vehicle drivers. As they race, they will be asked road safety questions and will be required to provide the correct answer before moving onto the next station. Culminating with a barbecue for all participants, with presentation of prizes for various team and individual competitors.$1,750
    Shire of Kojonup - Fatigue is a Killer Awareness CampaignShire of Kojonup will hold a free sausage sizzle outside their Driver Reviver stop on the busy Albany Highway. The local police and ambulance drivers will be invited to attend. They would like to purchase 250 re-usable coffee cups for travellers passing through. The Main Hall will be lit in yellow for the week to raise awareness for road safety. With steady traffic passing through this area, this will prompt drivers to consider the risks of driver fatigue. $4,150
    Mount Lawley Primary School - P&C Traffic Management Group (TMG) Morning Tea for National Road Safety WeekMount Lawley PS will host a NRSW morning tea to reinforce the importance of road safety within the community. To positively launch the road safety morning tea event, the TMG will launch the upgrade to Mount Lawley Primary School Kiss n' Drive facility. To further promote road safety, banners to encourage the community to be safe, courteous, and respectful when commuting around the area. $1,487.90
    Gnowangerup Community Resource Centre - Car Safety awarenessGnowangerup CRC will host an event promoting car safety and the importance of having your car regularly serviced, tyres inspected and having your child's car seat correctly installed. Community will be invited to attend and have their vehicle checked including tyres, brakes and child car seat and gain car safety information and the opportunity to stay and talk to fellow community members during a barbecue. An accredited mechanic will conduct all checks. $1,348
    Shire of Cuballing - Fly a yellow ribbonShire of Cuballing will host a community breakfast and open the shire depot parade to fly yellow ribbons from all the Shire vehicles, including utes, trucks, loaders & graders, encouraging community members to fly yellow ribbons for NRSW. Daily road safety messages will be on the variable message board during the week. i.e. Don't Trust Your Tired Self.     $1,470
    Shire of Kellerberrin - National Road Safety Week ActivitiesFour selected buildings/landmarks along the Great Eastern Highway will be lit with yellow floodlights for NRSW. Police will engage community and distribute road safety information packs. Kellerberrin CRC will host a morning tea and invite attendees to sign the Drive So Others Survive and Community Safe Speed Pledge. Kellerberrin Community Men's Shed will conduct a Fatigue Stop and ask travellers to pledge. Kellerberrin/Tammin Football Club will promote road safety messages at their weekend game. $5,000
    Western Australian Tandem Cycling Advisory Council (WATCAC) - Road Safety Week: Tandem Cycling Muster (Inaugural Event)Perth's vision-impaired and sighted cycling community will create the inaugural WATCAC muster, highlighting and promoting tandem cycling as a safe activity for both sighted and vision-impaired cyclists. Aiming for increased road user awareness of tandem cycling and the integration of vision-impaired cyclists as mainstream road users with associated road safety considerations.$5,000
    Apex Club of Geraldton Apex Driver Revival Station – ArrowsmithThe Apex Club of Geraldton plans to hold a Driver Revival Station at the Arrowsmith rest bay between Eneabba and Dongara to raise awareness of driver fatigue from 9am - 4pm. The station will feature free coffee, tea and hot chocolate, toasted sandwiches, fruit toast and fruit. Apex will have a donation tin raising funds for Lifeline, which is the Apex National Project. Aim to increase awareness of driving fatigue on regional roads. $1,541
    Kellerberrin Districts Club Inc. - Road Safety Week ActivitiesThis week-long promotion will raise awareness of driver impairment. The Kellerberrin District Club is to be bathed in yellow to promote the NRSW. The District Club will engage and distribute road safety information/impaired driving packs to the wider community, provide free water, promote road safety on social media, and decorate the complex in yellow and will provide all sporting groups with a pledge to consume low strength alcohol after their game. This event will be in collaboration with the Kellerberrin Shire, Men's Shed, Police and other community groups.$1,000
    Frankland River Community Resource Centre - Light Up the Night Community BarbecueLighting the Community Resource Centre for the month of May. Over the NRSW, the CRC will be working with the local school to promote road safety to the students with activities and learning materials provided. Parents will make the pledge to be a safe driver. The CWA will hold a morning tea during a weekly playgroup, with children's car seat safety checks for parents. A daily focus on Road Safety will be promoted via social media with a Community Barbecue which will be held at night, in front of the NRSW lit building, there will be a Road Safety display with resources, and the opportunity for those still to make their Safe Driving pledge. $1,500
    Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Resource Centre Inc. - Drive so others surviveFor Road Safety Week all 12 roadside, iconic, sculptures in Byford will be dressed in yellow, visible both day and night. A message board at each of the northern and southern entries to the town will promote NRSW. The CRC will launch the NRSW events with the community making a pledge to drive so others survive. In Mundijong the CRC, an iconic building at the start of the main street, will be illuminated in yellow light. $1,825
    Wandering Community Resource Centre Community Information EveningThe Shire of Wandering will light the historic Wandering Roads Board Building yellow for the week to promote NRSW. Situated on the main street, seen by all visitors and travellers. A community event will be held by the CWA, CRC and the Lions Club, to promote road safety asking all to make a pledge to drive safely. $2,500
    Safer Toodyay Inc. - Shine a light on road safety ToodyayThe yellow lighting will be shining all week at Toodyay CRC, Connors Mill, and Library. Toodyay RoadWise and Safer Toodyay will promote community and road safety, "Drive so others survive" the NRSW key message. Throughout the week, buildings and landmarks in Toodyay will be yellow. A pledge morning tea will take place to commemorate victims of road trauma at the Toodyay Community Resource Centre. Supported with activities by local Police and members of Safer Toodyay and RoadWise committees. A road safety quiz using themes from NRSW, a Toodyay Safe Speed Pledge and the SARAH group "drive so others survive" online pledge Yellow ribbons will be distributed to visitors. Yellow wooden crosses will be outside Toodyay Police Station to commemorate each of the 24 road fatalities in the Wheatbelt in 2019. $4,595
    Lower Coastal Neighbourhood Watch Road Trauma - Drive So Others SurviveGrief and Trauma Workshop: Injury Matters will run a two-hour information session to teach how to manage grief and trauma reactions, particularly in children and adolescents. They will learn how to support themselves and others. When professional help is needed, where and how to access support and What you can do to reduce the incidence of road trauma. $1,000
    Morawa District High School - Road Wise Artist in ResidencySupported by RoadWise and SDERA, Morawa District High students will be assisted by artist in residence to design and paint two satellite dishes and two banners with road safety messages to be displayed on the entry/exit points of our town to remind drivers to "Drive so others survive". The satellite dishes will have important road safety messages about the two main issues that affect our area: non-restraint wearing and speeding. Promoted in newsletters, Facebook, website, social media and in community.$2,500
    The South West Women's Health and Information Centre Inc and Radiance Network South West IncThe Radiance Festival will conduct the Big Pram Walk to connect community, promote awareness and start discussion on the emotional well-being of parents. The event will raise awareness of post-natal stress, anxiety, depression and highlight the support networks available. Greater than 500 people are expected at the stalls and/or participate in the Big Pram Walk. There will be the Real 27 row of prams to publicise the distance of distraction message.$1,300
    Broome Motocross ChampionshipBroome Motocross will raise awareness before the event and during the championship to inform those attending on the importance of fatigue management and journey planning. This is a two-day competition, with riders from all over the North-West attending, as part of a larger week of activities, including a round of the North West Championships. $1,800
    South West Women's Health and Information CentreWake Up! These engaging videos will be made by young people, for young people, creatively featuring the risk of driver fatigue. The videos will be made to connect with parents, the teenage and twenties demographic. It will be designed by community participants, who will be sought for collective and creative ideas to collaboratively write the script. They will work with the RoadWise South West Safety Advisor regarding the video content. It will aim to raise the level of awareness of this issue and how this will impact on young people and their families and shared through community.$25,000
    Shire of WaginThe Christmas Street Carnival in Wagin will bring the community together to raise awareness and promote the distracted driver message, supported by Constable Care, two crash trailers and engagement personnel to talk to community about the risks of distracted driving. Road safety information will be available at a road safety stall. Wagin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service will do a practical demonstration to interact and attract community into a road safety discussion and the SAM trailer will be on display.$3,300
    WA Bush Poets & Yarnspinners Assoc Inc - WA Bush Poetry FestivalThe WA Bush Poets will run a poetry competition using the theme "Towards Zero" to encompass the road safety message. They will visit schools (organised in advance) inviting children to consider how to be safe on the road and the aim of Towards Zero. Road safety and the importance of restraints will be discussed with the children to raise awareness, encourage safe behaviour and to provide information to create a poem. The Bush poets will provide road safety resources to assist the children in their writing. These students will then be invited to present their road safety poems at the festival $1,000
    Motorcycle Riders Association of Western Australian Inc. - Motorcycle Safety WeekDuring Motorcycle Safety Week the MRAWA will hold a Motorcycle Safety Forum on Saturday October 10, Ride Your Motorcycle to Work day on Wednesday October 14, followed by the Ride Right Motorcycle Skills Enhancement course on Saturday October 16, 2020. The Road Safety Forum will attract leaders from WA based motorcycle groups. During Motorcycle Safety Week the MRAWA will actively promote motorcycle safety through their social media platforms, media channels and events. The MRAWA will produce an informative motorcycle protective clothing, fatigue and hydration management brochures to inform riders of important safety considerations.$5,010
    Kellerberrin Community Resource Centre Inc. - Road Safety Rally for Vulnerable Road UsersThe Kellerberrin Community Resource Centre event aims to raise awareness to reduce the impact of road trauma and promote a healthy lifestyle. By raising understanding to drive behaviour change, the community will be engaged on safe road use (both driver, pedestrian and cyclist). During school holidays, families will be encouraged to join in the "road safety challenge". In a scavenger hunt styled event, a series of questions relating to road safety will be given to participants, who must find the answers around their town (walking, cycling, pushing the pram, skateboarding or scooting), and follow the clues to discover the answers from the participating shops and businesses. There will be other tasks to entertain and engage, such as taking photographs, while raising awareness and informing participants of road safety facts, traffic rules, local road environment and penalties. $1,193