Shire road safety work planned
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.