Elliott Encourages Baulkham Hills Community To Apply For Road Safety Grants

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott is encouraging community groups to submit an application as part of the NSW Government’s new $1.6 million grants initiative to help boost road safety in Baulkham Hills.

“We all have a role to play when it comes to road safety and that’s why the NSW Government is providing $1.6 million in grants to help deliver grass roots road safety initiatives,” Mr Elliott said.

“Baulkham Hills may have specific road safety issues that could be best addressed first
hand by the community, which is in addition to the state-wide campaigns the NSW Government delivers.”

“Now, under our grass roots program, if a school in North Rocks wants to host a road
safety workshop for kindergarten, we want to hear about it.

“If a school in Baulkham Hills wants to run a campaign about the impacts of drink and
drug driving, we want to hear about it

“If a community in Bella Vista wants additional signs near parks to improve safety of young children, we want to hear about it.

Mr Elliott is urging groups across Baulkham Hills to think about their local safety issues
and get involved.

“Applications open today and community groups have until 21 February 2015 to submit their local road safety ideas,” Mr Elliott said.

“Two grant categories are available – one for smaller projects up to $5,000 and another
for more substantial projects, up to $30,000.

“This $1.6 million grant initiative builds on many other road safety initiatives being
delivered for all members of the community.

“Some of the NSW Government’s package of key safety measures includes our Safety Town website, a complete kid safety information hub for parents and kids. Our Safer
Drivers Course for young adults and encouraging people to have a ‘Plan B’ when out drinking.”