Approved projects


The TAC offers community groups in Victoria the opportunity to apply for funding for road safety projects under our Community Road Safety Grants Program. Provided below is a list of all the previously funded Community Road Safety Grants

Round 17

Community group

Project focus and description

Grant

Cardinia Shire Council

Purchase a SAM trailer to utilise the Not So Fast program to target speeding on local roads.

$24,852

Melbourne City Council

The second stage of an evidence-based behavioural change initiative. It involves the Cities of Melbourne, Yarra and Port Phillip working with the Victorian Taxi Association (VTA) and Victoria Police to trial a 'package' of initiatives to reduce the incidence of cyclist car door collisions.

$25,000

City of Port Phillip

A tactical approach to local road safety issues using short term tactical design intervention to influence driver behaviour and enhance the feeling of safety on the street. This will take place near the South Melbourne Market.

$21,890

LaTrobe City Council

Purchase of a VMS in order to monitor speed zones and advise of changed road or traffic conditions particularly during severe fog conditions.

$22,200

Leopold Football Club

The development and evaluation of a manual/guide that will outline the key ingredients for sporting clubs to create a leadership focussed environment for their communities by implementing programs and role modelling behaviours that raise awareness and set standards for road safety issues.

$15,650

Taylors Lakes of Lions Club

Replacement of traffic lights at the Brimbank Bicycle Education Centre which conducts Road Safety and Bike Ed Programs for pre-school and Primary schools in Brimbank and surrounding areas as well as for a number of special needs groups.

$5,000

Melton City Council

A pilot initiative to promote active transport in Caroline Springs. This will include a Walkability Audit, wayfinding and key locations map and pavement stickers. This will also promote cycling tracks to remove cyclists from the road.

$17,030

Moreland City Council

Analysis of the road safety needs of all schools (primary and secondary) within Moreland. This report will then be used to develop and distribute a targeted „Road Safety Around our Schools‟ brochure to the 10 primary schools most in need that focuses on their concerns.

$14,600

Road Trauma Support Services Victoria Inc

Literature review to identify the impact on people retelling their stories of road trauma, as well as the effect the storytelling has on their audience. The outcomes of the review will be used to inform the engagement of road trauma survivors in future road safety programs.

$24,242

Rotary Club of Warrnambool Central

The purchase and installation of a breathalyser machine in a licenced hotel in Warrnambool. The community have requested an improvement of education around the effects of alcohol on drivers as well as the provision of tools for drivers to make the decision to not drive from a venue.

TBC

Round 16

Community group

Project focus and description

Grant

Banyule City Council

Review and update of a Road Safety Strategy.

$25,000

Cardinia Shire Council

Review and update of a Road Safety Strategy.

$20,900

City of Melbourne

Speed Reduction Feasibility Study – St Kilda Road.

$25,000

Yarra City Council

Purchase of a VMS trailer to help control speeding on local roads and inform of road hazards.

$21,032

Communities That Care Ltd.

Reducing late adolescent risk for young adult alcohol misuse.

$29,700

Community RoadSafe Mildura Inc

Printing of banners to promote the use of protective motorcycle gear in the Sunraysia area near Mildura.

$15,002

Forrest Primary School

The production of signage encouraging drivers to slow down in the town of Forrest - particularly close to the local primary school.

TBC

Good Cycles Ltd.

Pilot program of cycling sessions demonstrating legal and preferred behaviours for CALD communities.

$18,898

Hobsons Bay City Council

Purchase of a VMS to help promote safe speeds on local roads.

$24,636

KidSafe Victoria Inc.

Research into Victorian parents' attitudes towards and use of ISOFIX compatible child restraints.

$25,000

Macedon Ranges Shire Council

Purchase of two VMS with speed detection devices to be used to improve vehicle drivers' awareness.

$25,000

Melton City Council

Pilot of ACTIVEpaths way-finding stickers at four schools within Melton that have been identified as having risky pathways to school.

$17,600

Melton City Council

Purchase of a VMS to deliver relevant road safety messages to targeted hotspots.

$25,845.60

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Purchase and installation of four portable VMS for use around schools and local streets where speeding is an issue.

$15,083

Ocean Grove Toy Library Inc.

Pilot program using a variety of Road Safety Toys for the Ocean Grove Boorai Playgroup and Boorai Centre as part of an interactive demonstration to promote road safety education.

$3,000

RoadSafe Central Victoria Inc.

Funding to provide training to 100 motorcyclists and rural first responders in the correct trauma treatment for motorcycle or other motor vehicle accidents.

$22,300

Rotary Club of Carlton Inc.

The purchase and installation of three breathalyser units in licenced venues.

$18,750

Rotary Club of Dandenong South East

Purchase and installation of three breathalyser units in licenced venues.

$18,750

South Gippsland Shire Council

Purchase of a VMS to complement past projects that have involved the use of VMS in areas of low speed compliance.

$22,000

St Francis De Sales Primary School

Bike Education training for staff.

$1,320

Surf Coast Shire

Review and update of a Road Safety Strategy.

$25,000

The Squeaky Wheel Productions Ltd.

Creation of an online digital map to track accidents involving cyclists as well as the locations that riders feel unsafe.

$24,255

Round 15

Community group

Project focus and description

Grant

Ararat Rural City Council

Review and update of Road Safety Strategy

$13,200

Baw Baw Shire Council

Purchase of a VMS trailer to help control speeding on local roads and inform of road hazards

$25,575

Bicycle Network Victoria

Installation of markers on the pathways to school

$24,100

Blue Light Wonthaggi

Purchase of a Bike Ed trailer

$16,590

City of Greater Geelong

Stencils along safe routes to school to encourage safe active travel routes

$20,000

City of Whittlesea

Purchase of a VMS trailer to help control speeding on local roads and inform of road hazards

$15,827.90

City of Yarra

Review and update of Road Safety Strategy

$21,000

Lions Club of Beechworth Inc

Rejuvenation of rest area leading into Beechworth

$12,038

Maribyrnong City Council

Installation of safe crossing pavement stencils at primary school road crossings

$9,680

Melton City Council

Purchase of a VMS trailer to help control speeding on local roads and inform of road hazards

$23,496

Road Safety Action Group Inner Melbourne

Strategy development to reduce car dooring injuries

$25,000

Rotary Club of Brunswick Inc

Purchase of two breath testing units and installation in licenced venues

$12,500

Rotary Club of Inverloch Inc

Purchase of four breath testing units and installation in licenced venues

$25,000

Warrnambool City Council

Installation of an ITS Advanced Warning System for a narrow bridge crossing

$25,000

Warrnambool City Council

Purchase of a VMS trailer to help control speeding on local roads and inform of road hazards

$26,356

Round 14

Community groupProject focus and descriptionGrant
Banyule City CouncilImprove Speed Limit Awareness – using new SAM trailer$20,000
BikeSafe – Surf Coast - Geelong - Bellarine Inc.BikeSafe/RoadSafe Roadside Banner Campaign – installation of semi-permanent roadside banners$16,000
City of BallaratCommunity Road Safety Strategy – development and review$15,000
City of WhittleseaCity of Whittlesea Road Safety Strategy  - development and review$25,000
Communities That CareReducing late adolescent risk for young adult alcohol misuse$25,000
Frankston City CouncilStop Look Listen Think before crossing - stencil installation around schools$19,000
Frankston City CouncilRevision and update of Frankston Travel-Safe Road Safety Strategy$20,000
Good Cycles LimitedThe Good Wheel Project – bike safety and traffic rules for culturally and linguistically diverse  communities$22,500
Hume City CouncilToo Fast Slow Down – addressing speed with new SAM trailer$17,435
Kidsafe VictoriaChoosing Your First Child Restraint – development of information brochures for expectant parents through maternity hospitals$19,600
Manningham City CouncilShare Our Roads, Stay Below 40 km/h around Schools – using new SAM trailer$20,000
Melton City CouncilStop Look Listen Think Before Crossing - stencil installation around schools$9,675.60
Melton City CouncilDevelopment and distribution of materials to encourage safety around schools$11,190
Moreland City CouncilNot So Fast Program – addressing speed with new SAM trailer$16,000
Moyne Shire CouncilSlowing Down Saves Lives – addressing speed with new SAM trailer$20,000
Red Rock District Progress AssociationLinking Townships – installation of a 2km pedestrian and cyclist pathway connecting Cororooke and Coragulac$25,000
Ss Michaels and Johns Primary SchoolSafety Netting – installation of high fencing to prevent balls going onto busy roads and distracting drivers$10,000
Victoria State Emergency Service - Ballarat UnitDriver Reviver Site Upgrades – purchase of a purpose-built van$25,000
Victoria WalksSafer Road Design for Older Pedestrians – research safer road environment designs for older pedestrians$24,750
Whitehorse City CouncilCycle Safe Communities – delivery of Bike Ed program in schools$11,825

Round 13

Community Group Project Focus and Description Grant
Albert Park College Bike safety education for students riding to and from school $   3,660
Booroondara Council Pedestrian safety awareness campaign using VMS boards $ 22,345
City of Casey Ride Safe Stay Safe -bicycle trailer for community use $ 25,000
Holy Trinity Kindergarten Church/Kindergarten car park safety upgrade $   9,200
Kidsafe Victoria Helmet safety creative campaign for schools $ 25,000
Kismet Park Primary School Kiss and Drop Zonefeasalibility study $ 14,990
Melton City Council Reducing the speed in the City of Melton using a speed feedbcak trailer $ 19,356
Mildura West Inc Study into the feasibility of exteniding Fourteenth Street and improvements to pedestrian safety  $ 20,000
Mornington Peninsula Shire Park and Strideprogram to improve student safety and accessibility to Boneo Primary School $ 25,000
Pyrenees Shire Council Development of a municipal road safety strategy $ 14,300
Rotary Club of Bunyip Garfield Installation of breath testing devices in public spaces $ 18,750
Rotary Club of Dandenong South East Installation of breath testing devices in licenced venues $ 12,500
Rotary Club of Gisborne Installation of breath testing devices in licenced venues $ 18,750
Rotary Club of Koo Wee Rup Installation of breath testing devices in public spaces $ 18,750
Rotary Club of Pakenham Installation of breath testing devices in licenced venues $ 18,750
Rotary Club of Trafalgar Installation of breath testing devices in licenced venues $ 18,750
South Gippsland Shire Council Addressing speed on local roads using a speed feeback trailer $ 20,890
St Luke the Evangelist School Car park safety around the St Luke's Primary School $ 25,000
Cycling Victoria Lead the Ride - bunch cycling education campaign $ 25,000
City of Greater Geelong Stop look listen thinkbefore crossing - stencil installation around Geleong schools $ 25,000
Wye River/Separation Creek Community Plan Group Separation Creek and Wye River Road Safety Program targeting pedestrians $ 10,000
Hobsons Bay City Council Improving compliance with speed limits  $ 10,480
Roadsafe Central Victoria Share the Road Macedon Ranges - cyclist/driver safety campaign $ 21,560
RoadSafe Goulburn Valley Heavy Vehicle Safety Forums $   9,000
Yarra Ranges Council Road safety signage on Yarra ranges roads $ 17,415
SES Support for training volunteers in road rescue $ 33,000

Round 12

Community Group Project Focus and Description Grant
Amy Gillett Foundation Road Right - Drive Rules - driver focused education and awareness campaign for cyclist safety $25,000
City of Greater Dandenong Development of the City of Greater Dandenong Road Safety Strategy $20,000
City of Greater Dandenong 40km/h Awareness Campaign-  using new SAM trailer $20,000
Early Learning Association Australia Translation and provision of child restraint information in CALD languages $25,000
East Gippsland Shire Council Speeding on Country Roads - using new SAM trailer $20,000
Horsham Rural City Council Wimmera Speed Trailer – addressing speed on local roads $24,915
Kidsafe Victoria Child restraint fitting station website listing $20,000
Maroondah City Council Not So Fast – addressing speed using new SAM trailer $19,767
Mornington Peninsula Shire Student Safety and Accessibility to Bentons College – pedestrian safety initiative $15,000
NESAY NESAY Sporting Club Road Safety Program – documenting program for use by other groups $13,000
RoadSafe Goulburn Valley Know Your Limit – breath testing program $25,000
Rotary Club of Altona Take a breath know your limits the day after counts - breath testing program $25,000
Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing Think if you Drink - breath testing program $15,000
Rotary Club of Upper Yarra Installation of breath testing devices in licensed venues $18,450
Rotary Club of Warragul Installation of breath testing devices in public spaces $25,000
Shire of Campaspe Speed Limit Awareness Project – using SAM trailer $20,000
The Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre Supporting Safe Travel - information children with additional needs $25,000
Tyabb Primary School Student Safety – improving pedestrian and drop-off area $25,000
Warragul Cycling Club Inc Upright and In Sight – improve cyclist safety in bunch riding $16,194
Yarra Ranges Council Pedestrian Safety for Schools in Lilydale $8,000

Round 11

Community Group Project Focus and Description Grant
Accident Scene Management Australia Ltd First aid training for motorcyclists $20,000.00
Ascot Vale Primary School Pedestrian safety program $8,800.00
Bikesafe – Surf Coast - Geelong - Bellarine Inc Bike safety and road rules for new arrivals $7,100.00
Blue Light Support Bike Ed in schools $14,590.00
City of Greater Geelong Addressing speed issues in Geelong $21,560.00
Communities That Care Ltd Addressing alcohol issues $25,000.00
Community Roadsafe Mildura Inc Educational programme in licensed venues $15,000.00
Darebin City Council Safe travel program for local streets $10,000.00
Hampton Rovers Football Club Pedestrian safety initiative $25,000.00
Kismet Park Primary School Project to address road safety issues during peak traffic times $3,370.00
MEGT (Australia) Ltd Young driver safety for apprentices and trainees $10,000.00
Moonee Valley City Council Reducing speed in local streets and around school zones $20,135.00
North East Support and Action for Youth Inc - NESAY Encourage correct use and fitment of child restraints $25,000.00
RACV Energy Breakthrough Local Planning Committee Safe recumbent cycling on local roads in the Maryborough community $5,000.00
Rotary Club Brunswick Inc Educational program in licensed venues to reduce drink driving $15,000.00
Rotary Club Hawthorn Reduce drink driving in licensed venues through installation of breath testing devices $10,000.00
Rotary Club of Ballarat West Reduce road trauma in Ballarat area through installation of breath testing devices $15,000.00
Rotary Club of Brighton North Educational program in licensed venues $15,000.00
Rotary Club of Camberwell Educational program in licensed venues through installation of breath testing devices $10,000.00
Rotary Club of Essendon Breath testing devices in  licensed premises to reduce drink driving $15,000.00
Rotary Club of Kangaroo Flat Provide licensees with breath test facility to reduce drink driving $15,000.00
Rotary Club Of Melbourne Inc Educational program in licensed venues through installation of breath testing devices $15,000.00
Rotary Club of Robinvale Incorporated Develop literature and information about drink driving for itinerant migrants $20,000.00
Rotary Club of Williamstown Educational program in licensed venues $15,000.00
St John's Anglican Church Cranbourne Pedestrian safety project around local school $25,000.00
The Huddle, North Melbourne Football Club Peer led, volunteer supported cycling groups, promoting road safety $6,000.00
Traralgon Central Rotary Breath testing devices in licensed premises to reduce drink driving $15,000.00
Victorian Blue Light Youth Camp Inc Bike education project for children $25,000.00
Warrnambool and Moyne Road Users Group under the auspice of Warrnambool City Council Child restraint education and support $11,900.00
Warrnambool City Council Community engagement in road safety $25,000.00

Round 10

Organisation Focus Grant
Amy Gillett Foundation Cycle safety awareness campaign $25,000
Dromana Foreshore Committee of Management Inc. Community Safety in Use of Dromana Beachside Carpark - Maintaining a safe environment for all members of the community using the car parks $8,000
Geelong Winegrower's Association Educating and Empowering Patron Safety and Responsible Enjoyment of Alcohol - Educating and Empowering Patron Safety and Responsible Enjoyment of Alcohol $10,000
Heart Foundation Raising community awareness of safe speed (in local streets) - Developing strategies for the safer sharing of roads with pedestrians and cyclists $20,875
Howqua Hills Progress Association Howqua Track - Unique Warning Signs. The provision of two unique warning signs one at each end of the track to alert thousands of tourists to keep left as there are 32 blind corners in 16km $4,500
Interact Australia First@Scene - To provide accredited first aid training to members of the community who are deemed most disadvantaged $20,000
Kidsafe Victoria Kidsafe Driveway Safety Campaign - Increasing community knowledge of driveway runover incidents $25,000
Maribyrnong City Council Reducing speeding in Maribyrnong by raising Speed Limit Awareness - The purchase and deployment of a new speed advisory trailer to help reduce speeding on local streets $22,538
Mitchell Community Radio Inc Get The Message - CBAV will encourage stations to create community service announcements relating to speed as a road safety issue $3,950
Nola Barber Kindergarten Inc Pedestrian safety on Station Street - To increase pedestrian safety around the kindergarten on Station St Aspendale $3,490
Northern Grampians Shire Road Safety and Awareness Program - To purchase and deploy a variable message sign board to increase driver awareness to improve road safety for all public road users $25,000
RoadSafe North East Community Road Safe Council Inc RoadSafe North East Community and Partnership Program - To reconnect community and partnership creating more active attention, focus and commitment $20,000
Rotary Club of Brimbank Central Inc Test b4 U Drive - Breathometer instruments in licensed venues will provide a long term educational programme $20,000
Rotary Club of Carlton Yours Responsibly - Rotary & Are You Right to Drive provide long term alohol educational program in licensed venues by providing licencees with breath testing facilities. $20,000
Rotary Club of Tullamarine Yours Responsibly - Rotary & Are You Right to Drive provide long term alohol educational program in licensed venues by providing licencees with breath testing facilities. $20,000
Royal Childrens Hospital Safety Centre Transportation of Children and Youth with Additional Needs - Develop and distribute information regarding safety restrains for children and young people with special needs $20,000
South Gippsland Shire Council South Gippsland Heavy vehicle Crash Investigation Program - To research and combine the road collission statistics by Vic Police & Vic Roads $12,500
The Rotary Club of Keilor East Inc Moonee Valley Responsible Drinking Inititative - To Implementa n effective programme using 4 breath-o-meters strategically placed in 4 venues across Moonee Valley to raise awareness $20,000
Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group Whittlesea Arrive Alive Road Sharing Campaign - To promote safe cycling through increased motorsit awareness with th aim of reducing cycling fatalities and injuries in the City of Whittlesea $10,000
Wines of the King Valley Weekend Fit for a King Shuttle Bus Program - Implement a shuttlebus service at the start and end of the day from outlying towns and between wineries. Improve awareness of wine tasting's effect on BAC $6,000
Wyndam City Council Wyndam City Speed Advisory Program - using a speed advisiory trailer to reduce road incidents due to speedings and hoon behaviour $14,485
Wyndam City Council Road Trauma - Where to Now? - Aims to build & consolidate the local evidence base on road safety in Wyndham to develop a more strategic approach to road safety $5,720
Yarra Ranges Council Staying Under 0.05 in Yarra Ranges - To reduce the incident of drink driving in Yarra Ranges through raising awareness $19,327

Round 9

Community Group Project Focus and Description Grant
Accident Scene Management Ulysses – In partnership with the Ulysses Motorcycle Club, train 100 members in a crash course for motorcyclists (first aid course) $20,000
Amy Gillett Foundation A Metre Matters - online portal -To develop an online toolkit centred around the key safety message 'A Metre Matters' to encourage awareness of cyclists $16,000
Bicycle Victoria Managing pedestrian and bike interaction in the new Swanston Street -To make bike/pedestrian safety an immediate and obvious issue to city visitors as the new Swanston Street opens $20,000
City of Booroondara WALK,REST,TALK - To reduce pedestrian accidents and improve the safety of older pedestrians $20,000
Communities That Care Ltd Communities That Care Partnership to Enhance Youth Road Safety - To reduce alcohol consumption amongst late adolescents (16-17) and to identify trends and modifiable risk factors for youth alcohol related crashes $20,000
Diversitat Walk Safe Pedestrian Safety for New Arrivals – To increase road safety for pedestrian safety for newly arrived teens and adults from refugee and migrant backgrounds who are settling in Geelong $20,000
FKA Children's Services Restraint Poster Resource – Multi Lingual – To improve the safety of children from CALD backgrounds when travelling in vehicles $19,600
Kidsafe Victoria Driveway Safety Education Campaign –To raise public awareness of the frequency of driveway run-over incidents $20,000
Mission Australia Ignition PLUS Pilot -To enable young people with low literacy levels to get their licences $20,000
Moreland City Council (GLENROY) Glenroy Central Primary School Amalgamation -To provide a safe travel environment within the vicinity of Glenroy Central Primary School $4,500
NESAY The NESAY Driver Reward Program – To conduct a community based education program with the aim to reduce the number of young novice driver crashes in the Alpine area $20,000
Road Safe South East Inc RSE Strategic Plan 2012-2015 Stage 1 – To build new partnerships with local governments and other local agencies to develop road safety programs $19,800
Roadsafe Wimmera (Fatigue) Wimmera Fatigue Program – To highlight the impact of fatigue in road crashes across the Wimmera $17,400
Roadsafe Wimmera (Trucks) Safe Trucking in the Wimmera - In partnership with police, VicRoads and WorkSafe present information sessions in the region covering industry requirements, drink and drug driving, fatigue and enforcement $11,000
Rotary Club of Albert Park Inc Responsible driving initiative - To educate the public regarding alcohol consumption and reduce incidents of drink driving $20,000
Rotary Club of Carlton Inc Yours Responsibly and Are you Right to Drive -To educate the public regarding alcohol consumption and reduce incidents of drink driving $20,000
Rotary Club of Ferntree Gully Are you right to drive - To educate the public regarding alcohol consumption and reduce incidents of drink driving $20,000
Rotary Club of Melbourne South Are you right to drive -To educate the public regarding alcohol consumption and reduce incidents of drink driving $20,000
Southern Umpires Association Learning to drive umpires and the community to the footy for free – To increase awareness of the L120 message and GLS requirements in the south east Victoria region by increasing supervised hours $19,920
Think Before Think Before - To offer international students road safety information through channels that resonate with their routine communication practices $20,000
Word and Mouth Limited Building our Capacity and Resilience to Arrive Alive – To develop a road safety strategy through the contribution of young people in Shepparton $7,000
Yarra Ranges Council - Youth Services Hit The Road -To run a song writing contest for young people, to engage them in road safety messages $19,660
YMCA of Geelong Inc Newtown Stadium Car Park Redevelopment -To redevelop and improve the safety for pedestrians of the Newtown Stadium car park $20,000

Round 8

Of 40 applications received in Round 8, the TAC has approved 22 projects, totalling more than $380,000 in grants. Local councils and Rotary groups were well represented in approved projects. Local councils focused primarily on development of municipal road safety strategies and Rotary groups focused on supporting the installation of breath testing devices in licensed premises.

Community Group Project Focus and Description Grant
Alfred Nuttall Kindergarten Pedestrian Safety in Separation Street - Pedestrian safety review/audit in Separation Street particularly for children and their families.  $ 8,000
Baw Baw Shire Council Share with care - Improving Cyclist and Motorist Behaviour - A three stage project involving investigation into attitudes, development of a community education program and trial of a behaviour change program.  $20,000
Bike Safe "Give cyclists more space" campaign - Media campaign with the targeted message of 'share the road', particularly when overtaking.  $22,000
Catholic Education Office Melbourne Safe Routes to School Pilot Program - Study into the effectiveness of safe routes to school in nine schools across Melbourne and Geelong.  $20,000
Caulfield Community Health Service, Caulfield Hospital, Alfred Health Enhancement and dissemination of the Star Rating System for Pedestrian Walking Routes - Enhancement of the tool, trialling and dissemination through a public website.  $17,290
City of Greater Geelong NightBus Community Awareness Program - Awareness program to increase patronage on the established NightBus service.  $20,000
City of Greater Geelong 'No so Fast' Speed Limit Awareness Program - Purchase and deploy mobile speed feedback trailers as part of a multi-faceted program to address speeding in the municipality.  $20,000
Colac Otway Shire Speed Advisory Program - Deployment of speed advisory trailer on local roads to reduce speeding.  $16,000
Golden Plains Shire Council Golden Plains Shire Bike & Road Safety Project - Supporting teachers in 11 schools to be Bike Ed trained to address cyclist safety in a rural community.  $7,260
Hobsons Bay City Council Variable Message Display Boards - Upgrading controllers in five existing SAM devices to enable continuation of programs and initiatives to address speeding.  $7,500
Kidsafe Vic Inc Attitudes and usage of child restraints since the new child restraint legislation - Phase two of research that will assist in understanding parents' knowledge and understanding of the child restraint rules 12 months after implementation.  Results of the study will inform education programs.  $20,000
Maribyrnong City Council New Road Safety Strategy - Development of new road safety strategy for the City of Maribyrnong.  $20,000
North Melbourne Football Club Bike Safety for CALD Young People in Melbourne's Inner North - Cyclist safety program for CALD youth.  $20,000
RoadSafe Central Murray Community Road Safety Strategy for Central Murray - Development of community road safety strategic plans for the Central Murray district for 2011-2014.  $20,000
RoadSafe Gippsland Community Road Safety Council Safe Use of Motorised Mobility Devices - Education program on the safe use of Motorised Mobility Devices.  $7,000
Rotary Club of Essendon Moonee Valley Responsible Drinking Initiative - Installation of four breathalysers in licensed premises in the municipality to address drink driving and assist education of patrons on BAC levels.  $19,800
Rotary Club of Portland Bay Think>Drink>Check>Drive (or not) - Implement breathalyser program in the community.  $20,000
Rotary Club of Warracknabeal Henty Highway Travellers Rest Stop -  To provide a Rest Stop at the junction of two highways to address fatigue in the Wimmera region.  $20,000
Surf Coast Shire Council Speed Limit Awareness Program - Anglesea - Purchase of a SAM trailer for deployment in local streets and to support an education program to reduce speeding.  $18,500
Vision Australia Limited Blind and low vision pedestrian road safety research project - Study into road safety issues for blind and vision impaired pedestrians.  $20,000
Warrnambool City Council Share the Road - Increase road safety awareness between cyclists and motorists to reduce cyclist injuries  $19,500
Whittlesea Community Connections Little BUGs - Cyclist safety program for young refugees travelling to school.  $19,701

Previous Rounds

Rounds 1 and 2  Road Safety Grants

Applications in Rounds 1 and 2 came from a diverse range of community groups including RoadSafe groups, local government, migrant resource centres, sporting groups and service clubs.

Projects covered a wide range of road safety issues. Several projects focused on improved road safety for new arrivals, others on reducing speed in local streets and some on drink driving awareness. Pedestrian, cycling and child road safety were also common themes. 

Organisation Focus Grant
Adult Multicultural Education Services Volunteer-supported driver education project $19,865
Banyule City Council Assisting reduction of risk taking behaviour in cars in local community $19,997
Bendigo Regional YMCA Youth Services Inc Increasing awareness of driver distractions in community settings $20,000
City of Darebin Addressing hoon behaviour and road safety for cyclists and child pedestrians $10,500
City of Greater Dandenong Reducing speed in 50 km/h local streets $10,000
Raising awareness of 40 km/h speed limits $20,000
City of Stonnington Targeting 30+ year olds to reduce drink driving $19,800
Colac RoadSafe - Ian 'Titch' Burnett Memorial Driver Reviver Improving to driver reviver site near Colac to encourage more drivers to rest $12,500
Improving driver reviver program $7,500
Community Connections (Vic) Pty Ltd Volunteer-supported driver education project $18,496
Cycling Promotion Fund Providing on line educational clips to help cyclists avoid key crash risks $20,000
Diversitat (Geelong Ethnic Communities Council) Volunteer-supported driver education project $20,000
Footscray Football Club trading as Spirit West Services Volunteer-supported bicycle edcuation program $20,000
Frankston City Council Reducing drink driving on weekend nights $20,000
Greater Shepparton City Council Reducing drink driving on weekend nights $20,000
Hampton Primary School Creating safe access to school for all road users $20,000
Heathdale Neighbourhood Association Reducing speed in local streets $16,550
Hobsons Bay City Council Developing a new road safety strategy $5,000
Latrobe Community Health Service Inc Increasing the safety of older bicyclists with support of volunteers $18,060
Lead-On Australia (Ballarat) Volunteer-supported driver education project $20,000
Lions Club of Dookie Inc Improving pedestrian safety on rural roads $17,545
Maribyrnong City Council Supporting newly arrived migrants to be safe road users with support of volunteers $20,000
Maroondah City Council Volunteer-supported driver education project $19,815
Melbourne Anglican Benevolent Society inc. Volunteer-supported driver education project $20,000
Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League Inc Reducing drink driving and raising road safety awareness $20,000
Mount Eliza Secondary College Developing materials for the community program targeting Learner drivers $20,000
Mt Martha Primary School Increasing pedestrian safety and reducing traffic congestion at school drop off and pick up times $18,194
New Hope Migrant and Refugee Centre, Frankston Volunteer supported driver education program $18,760
Northern Grampians Shire Council Reducing speed and run off road crashes on rural roads $14,580
Translating road safety information for international professionals and students $4,595
RoadSafe Mildura Inc Improving road sharing by cyclists and drivers $15,400
Development of road safety strategy and actions through community consultation $11,946
RoadSafe Wimmera Reducing drink driving culture in sporting clubs $15,480
Shire of Yarra Ranges Raising awareness of and increasing compliance in school speed zones $20,000
Surf Coast Shire Reducing youth drink driving and drink walking $20,000
The Association of Hazaraz in Victoria Inc (AHV) Volunteer-supported driver education project $19,865
City of Greater Geelong Safe and legal motorcycling by young people $19,965
UnitingCare Moreland Hall Providing road safety information to young people affected by alcohol and drugs $20,000
Warrnambool City Council Educating local community about BAC levels to reduce drink driving $17,180
Whittlesea Community Connections Volunteer-supported driver education project $20,000
Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre at Mitchell House Inc Volunteer-supported driver education project $9,420

Round 3

In Round 3 another 18 community projects were approved for funding.  Like Rounds 1 and 2, the projects aim to address various road safety issues and were submitted by a diverse range of community groups.

Organisation Focus Grant
Adult Multicultural Education Services ( AMES ) Development of a training program for volunteer supervising drivers $20,000
Barwon Community Road Safety Council Raising awareness in the community of BAC levels $12,440
Bicycle Victoria Encouraging cyclists to use lights at night $20,000
Brotherhood of St Laurence Driver safety awareness among newly arrived parents with young children $10,467
Caulfield Community Health Service Pedestrian safety among primary school children $20,000
City of Darebin Development of a municipal road safety strategy $20,000
City of Greater Bendigo Reduction of drink driving and walking $20,000
City of Greater Geelong imPEDiment Review of Geelong 's Pedestrian Network $11,440
Eastern Region Community Road Safety Councils Inc. Communication activities to decrease motorcycle crashes in eastern Victoria $19,800
Fitzroy Learning Network Accessing supervised driving practice for new arrivals or socially isolated adults $20,000
Kidsafe Victoria Inc Trialling the effectiveness of free information sessions on new child restraint regulations $20,000
Latrobe City Council Trialling a late night transport service in the Traralgon entertainment precinct $20,000
LINK Community Transport Inc Safer shopping centre pick-up/drop-off for the mobility impaired $20,000
Melton Shire Council Use of speed advisory trailer to reduce speed in local streets and school zones $20,000
Moira Shire Council Targeting speeding in local streets using a speed advisory trailer $16,830
Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council Assisting new arrivals to gain their drivers licence $20,000
The Peechalba District Community Development Group Inc Supporting a pedestrian safety initiative in a rural community $20,000
Wellington Shire Council Updating municipal road Safety Strategy $8,000

Round 4

In Round 4, The TAC approved 24 community projects for funding. The TAC is pleased that various road safety issues have been identified by groups with an interest in improving road safety in their local communities.

Organisation  Focus  Grant 
Banyule City Council Sustainable five year road safety strategy $20,000
Baw Baw Shire Council Rural road safety strategy $20,000
City of Greater Geelong New road safety strategic plan $9,240
City of Greater Geelong Late night bus service to address drink driving $18,000
City of Kingston Road safety strategy $20,000
City of Melbourne Adapt interactive computer game that focuses on pedestrian injury to a downloadable format for mobile phones $20,000
City of Stonnington Review of the WalkSafe pedestrian safety treatments $19,800
City of Stonnington Review pedestrian and cycling safety in the Chapel Vision precinct $19,800
Corangamite Shire In partnership with Colac Otway Shire, address speed on local streets using speed advisory equipment $20,000
Eastern Football League Inc Road Safety educational program to encourage behavioural change in young drivers and potential drivers involved in EFL football clubs $20,000
Greater Shepparton City Council New road safety strategy $10,000
Manningham City Council New road safety strategy $18,799
Mildura Rural City Council Community awareness of BAC levels using breathalysers $20,000
NMIT Develop and extend the road safety skills of students with intellectual disabilities $16,320
RoadSafe Central Highlands Reduce drink driving at local events through the use of breathalysers and distribution of educational materials $15,465
RoadSafe Colac Address speed on local streets using speed advisory equipment $20,000
Rotary Club Tullamarine Reduce occurrences of drink driving through education and access to a permanent breath test facilities in licensed venues $20,000
SS&A Ovens & Murray Football Netball League Road safety education program for league clubs $20,000
Surf Coast Shire Council New road safety strategy $20,000
Victorian Country Football League Online resource for country football/ netball clubs to help improve road safety in their club and community $20,000
Ethnic Communities Council of the South East (ECCOSE) Inc Driver education program for new migrants from Burmese and Karen communities $19,890
Migrant Resource Centre North-West Region Inc Safe driving program for newly arrived refugees community $20,000
Migrant Resource Centre North-West Region Inc Safe driving program for newly arrived Sudanese community $19,964
Swan Hill Uniting Church Community Issues Group Safe driving program for new Sudanese and Afghani arrivals, especially women $19,901
Victorian Arabic Social Services (VASS) Driver safety program for young Arabic migrants (21-25 years old) $19,935

Round 5

In Round 5, the TAC approved 25 projects totalling more than $365,000 in grants. A diverse range of community groups continue to be involved in addressing a broad range of road safety issues at the local level.

Community Group  Project and focus and description  Grant 
Adult Multicultural Education Services ( AMES ) Documentation of project steps for establishment of new arrivals safe driving projects   $9,300
Alpine Shire Council Signage for motorcyclists in the Great Alpine and Bogong High Plains $4,810
Bayside City Council Development of a new road safety strategy. $20,000
Benalla Rural City Council Education program for the safe use of Motorised Mobility Devices $20,000
Borough of Queenscliffe Development of a pedestrian and road safety strategy $20,000
Brimbank City Council Development, communication and presentation of pedestrian safety messages in Central St Albans . $20,000
City of Darebin Public education project for pedestrian safety in Preston and Reservoir $10,000
City of Greater Dandenong Purchase and deployment of a Speed Alert Mobile trailer ( SAM ) at locations with high incidence of speeding $20,000
City of Wodonga Safe driving project for new arrivals to the community   $8,000
Frankston City Council   Development of a new road safety strategy $20,000
Geelong Winegrower's Association   Pilot of a shuttle bus service to reduce drink driving at the Toast to the Coast event $5,000
Glenelg Shire Council Development of a road safety strategy   $20,000
Hampton Park Progress Association Inc Development of a community-owned road safety strategy through a community engagement project $20,000
Heart Foundation ( Victoria ) Research community attitudes about speed limits with high pedestrian and cyclist activity $20,000
Moonee Valley City Council Safe road use project in the CALD community $8,000
National Trust of Australia (Vic) - Old Melbourne Goal Multi media courtroom drama enhancement to enrich the core traffic safety education resource for secondary schools, 'Traffic Safety Essentials' $20,000
RoadSafe Goulburn Valley Display of drink driving related messages on posters where breath testing instruments are installed $2,000
RoadSafe South Gippsland   Trial of a motion feedback equipped driving simulator to evaluate its effectiveness to increase risk perception for Learner drivers $20,000
South Gippsland Umpires Association Project to increase supervised driving practice for L and P1 drivers and support GLS measures   $20,000
Stride Foundation Limited Inclusion of road safety issues in existing 'Big Night Out Board Game' targeting young people and their families $7,550
Uniting Care Moreland Hall Development of an additional 5 minute episode in the series with support materials $20,000
Wellington Shire Council Communication of road safety issues and information to farmers and communities in rural settings $19,800
Whittlesea Community Connections Road safety for DALD women groups $8,000
Workways Association Inc. Road safety for new arrivals $8,000

Round 6

In Round 6, the TAC approved 20 community projects for funding. Several local councils have been funded to purchase speed alert trailers for deployment in targeted areas such as school speed zones.  A number of projects have been funded to address vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.

Organisation

Focus

Grant

Ballarat City Council Speed alert mobile trailer to address speeding issues across the Central Highlands community $15,702
Brimbank City Council Pedestrian safety project to reduce speed $20,000
Cardinia Shire Council Education program on motorised mobility device use $15,000
City of Casey Speed alert mobile trailer for local school precincts $20,000
City of Greater Geelong Road safety and promotion program focussed on cyclist safety $15,000
City of Melbourne New road safety strategy $19,800
City of Stonnington Speed advisory trailer to reduce speed in local streets $19,800
City of Whittlesea Speed alert trailer to reduce speed issues $20,000
City of Wodonga New road safety strategy $20,000
Dromana Primary School Pedestrian safety at school access points $20,000
Eastern Region Community Road Safe Council Inc Motorcycle communications strategy focussing on protective wear $17,800
Glenrowan Improvers Inc Pedestrian safety in a rural town $15,000
Manningham City Council Pilot of intervention program targeting at risk driving behaviours $20,000
RoadSafe Barwon Pilot of bicycle education program for disadvantaged schools $10,000
RoadSafe Central Victoria Alcohol education program and BAC testing $20,000
Rotary Club of Tullamarine Alcohol education program in licensed venues and BAC testing $20,000
Southern Football League Incorporated Road safety educational program to encourage behavioural change in young drivers and potential drivers involved in the SFL $20,000
Surf Coast Cycling Club Improve safety for cyclists on Surf Coast Shire roads $10,012
Surf Coast Shire Council Alcohol education program and BAC testing $18,100
The Peechelba District Community Development Group Inc Pedestrian safety for children $11,500
The Victorian Country Football League Rural road safety focussing on fatigue and distraction $20,000

Round 7

Of 24 applications received in Round 7, the TAC has approved 17 projects, totalling more than $325,000 in grants. Local councils and rotary groups were well represented in approved projects. Local councils focused primarily on development of municipal road safety strategies and rotary groups focused on supporting the installation of breath testing devices in licensed premises. 

Community Group

Project and focus and description

Grant

2011 Kneeboard Titles ( Phillip Island ) Courtesy bus for country event – pilot community bus during event to reduce drink driving. Use of breathalyser devices will be promoted. This pilot will inform future community/licensee commitment to service. $4,750
Ararat Rural City Council New Road Safety Strategy - development of new road safety strategy for a rural community with focus on areas of high pedestrian activity and high crash areas. $20,000
Brimbank City Council Redevelopment of Road Safety Strategy – development of a new road safety strategy with a focus on analysis and planning for vulnerable road users including pedestrians and motorcyclists. $20,000
Cardinia Shire Council Local Roads - Safer Speeds – purchase and deployment of mobile speed advisory device to reduce speeding in local streets and support other measures implemented by council. $20,000
Cardinia Shire Council Development of Cardinia Shire Council Road Safety Strategy 2011-2014 - development of new road safety strategy that will include a focus on pedestrians, crashes on the rural fringe and run-off road crashes. $15,000
City of Stonnington Below .05 in Sporting Clubs in Stonnington – installation of breathalyser devices in council sporting facilities and working with clubs to address drink driving issues. $19,800
City of Whitehorse Transit Program – safe walking program for children moving from primary to secondary school who are starting to use public transport or walk independently. The program will use existing school programs and include practice in real traffic situations. $10,000
East Gippsland Shire Council East Gippsland Road Safety Strategy - development of a new road safety strategy with a focus on addressing high crash rates on local roads and those in which motorcyclists are involved. $20,000
Hobsons Bay City Council Older Driver Infrastructure Demonstration Project – pilot of new signage to make hazardous areas more conspicuous to assist the ageing population, particularly at intersections. This project follows sound Australian and international research. $20,000  
Interact Australia (Morwell) Integrated 21+ - driver education project for disadvantaged youth aged 21 plus, including road safety on particular issues such as alcohol and drugs, and support in licensing. $20,000
KidSafe Victoria Inc   Attitudes and usage of child restraints since the new child restraint legislation ­– two staged research project. The research intends to assist in understanding parents' knowledge and understanding of the child restraint rules 12 months after implementation. Results of the study will inform education programs. $20,000  
    Knox Triathlon Club Simulated Public Road Bicycle Racing in Safe Location – pilot of road racing simulation technology to reduce exposure of cycle racers training/practicing on the road. The pilot project will aim to determine whether simulated racing practice is viable for the target group - male riders aged 20 to 50 years who are over-represented in cyclist injuries and fatalities.     $15,000  
Mission Australia (Darebin) Ignition - pre learner education program for disadvantaged youth (low level literacy and numeracy skills and CALD ) in Darebin LGA to assist in developing road safety behaviours and obtain their Learner Permits. The funding will be used to further develop the existing program to enable access to young Victorians across the state. $20,000  
Rotary Club of Casterton Are you right to drive alcohol education - installation of breathalyser devices in licensed premises, sporting clubs and community events in conjunction with education and road safety messages to reduce drink driving and alcohol related road trauma. $20,000
Rotary Club of Footscray Breathometer – implementation of a breathalyser program to educate patrons at community events and other activities to understand BAC levels and reduce alcohol related road trauma and driving offences. $20,000
Rotary Club of Laverton Point Cook Are you right to drive alcohol education - implementation of a breathalyser program to educate patrons in licensed premises and other venues to understand BAC levels and reduce alcohol related road trauma and driving offences. $20,000
Rotary Club of Mildura Deakin Are you right to drive alcohol education - implementation of a breathalyser program to educate patrons in licensed premises and other venues to understand BAC levels and reduce alcohol related road trauma and driving offences. $20,000
Warrnambool City Council Speed Advisory Signs – speed advisory unit for deployment in local streets to reduce speed related road trauma. $18,100