Shire road safety work planned

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North­ern Grampians Shire Coun­cil will use two Trans­port Ac­ci­dent Com­mis­sion grants to help make roads safer in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

A $30,000 grant from the TAC Com­mu­nity Road Safety Grants Pro­gram will go to­wards a Ru­ral Roads Safety Plan.

The coun­cil will de­velop the plan in close con­sul­ta­tion and en­gage­ment with shire farm­ers and ru­ral res­i­dents.

The plan will have a com­mu­nity fo­cus to cap­ture is­sues, ar­eas for im­prove­ment and will also in­clude a pro­gram of po­ten­tial fu­ture works.

It is de­signed to en­sure the coun­cil con­tin­ues to im­ple­ment the most ef­fec­tive road-safety mea­sures on roads.

A $25,080 grant from the TAC Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Grants for Small Scale In­fras­truc­ture Pro­gram will go to­wards a child pedes­trian and cy­clist safety anal­y­sis around three schools in St Ar­naud.

The anal­y­sis will in­clude St Ar­naud and St Patrick’s Catholic pri­mary schools and St Ar­naud Se­condary Col­lege.

The process will in­clude a road­safety con­sul­ta­tion meet­ing with the schools to dis­cuss is­sues and con­cerns and un­der­take nec­es­sary field works to de­ter­mine im­prove­ment needs.

Project re­sults will pro­vide ground­work for fu­ture road-safety mea­sures and con­cept de­signs for each school.

North­ern Grampians mayor Kevin Erwin thanked the TAC for the grant money.

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