LGG Selection Criteria

The TAC will use a transparent selection process

Only applications that satisfy the mandatory criteria will be considered.  Applications that meet these basic criteria will then be assessed using the broader assessment criteria.  The selection process is competitive, and only the highest-ranked applications will be funded.

Mandatory criteria

All applications must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • The applicant must be a Victorian local government authority (LGA).  It is permissible for the LGA to be in partnership with one or more external bodies in the conduct of the project.
  • All sections of the application form must be completed.
  • A project budget with projected timelines must be included (where justified, project timelines are not necessarily confined to the year of funding).
  • The application must relate to cyclists and/or pedestrians.

Assessment criteria

Applications that meet the mandatory criteria will be ranked according to the following assessment criteria:

Road Safety Issue:

  • Clarity of information about the local road safety problem and a demonstrated link between the proposed activity and the road safety needs of the target group
  • Any demonstrated links to existing programs targeting pedestrian and/or cyclist safety
  • Evidence of community support and building partnerships

Road Safety Objectives and Activities:

  • A statement of objectives, activities and anticipated outputs/outcomes (evaluation) to address the issue.
  • Where appropriate, single-location treatments are acceptable, though treatment that fit into a holistic/area-wide solutions will, in general, be favoured.
  • Treatment of locations where the best opportunities lie (e.g. around shopping strips, licensed premises, swimming pools, aged care or recreational areas, 40 km/h abutting zones, etc.).
  • Innovative ways to reduce treatment costs through choice of materials, implementation processes or integration with other planned works.

Rationale for your project:

  • Research evidence or 'good practice' principles to support the project.  Applications that can refer to relevant supporting data, research, or successful existing programs in another location or related field are more likely to be funded.
  • Demonstrated alignment with the Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2013-2022. This strategy focuses on some key issues and target groups. It is also the basis of many local government road safety strategies.
  • Demonstrated alignment with Safe System principles and whether it integrates with or compliments other pedestrian or cyclist programs.  This may include councils taking advantage of ne new Speed Zone Guidelines which facilitate easier establishment of 40km/h speed limits which improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

Evaluating your project's success:

  • Data collection, documentation and project implementation details to allow possible evaluation.

Maintenance and sustainability:

  • Program sustainability

The TAC will also consider the following when assessing applications:

  • Is the proposed project already receiving a government grant or funding?  What are the terms of the agreement in relation to other funding opportunities? (The TAC may need to review other agreements).
  • Are there other grants or funding projects that are more relevant to the proposed project?

If your organisation's application for a Local government Grant, you will need to sign an agreement with the TAC to confirm your responsibilities and those of the TAC.  You will also have to agree to meet some important Occupational Health and Safety guidelines and ensure relevant insurances are current.