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Local Government Grants for Small-Scale Infrastructure

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Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Victoria have the opportunity to apply for funding for small-scale infrastructure treatments to address pedestrian and cyclist safety under the Local Government Grants Program.

This Program aims to:

  • Provide opportunities for LGAs to develop and implement low cost, effective infrastructure treatments targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety issues.

Previous funding round structure

There are two categories of funding under this program:

1. The TAC will fully fund the analysis of pedestrian and cyclist road safety issues and risk factors to a maximum cost of $30,000 (Ex. GST)

2. For projects entailing the implementation of infrastructure solutions, or the trialing of innovative new infrastructure solutions, the TAC will fund to a maximum of $100,000 (Ex. GST), with contributions on a 1:1 basis with local government.

Funding will be limited to one project per council from each of the categories.

TAC is undertaking an engagement project with all LGA’s across Victoria. This project is reviewing the current TAC LGA grant program and will assist in the redevelopment and delivery of a revised program.

When are the grants available?

The 2019 TAC Local Government Grant round is currently under development. Program guidelines, funding availability and specific program dates will be published here when they are announced.

  • 2019 Program guidelines available: June 2019
  • Applications open: July 2019
  • Notification of outcome: October 2019

Who is eligible to apply?

Local Government Authorities within Victoria are eligible for funding under this program.

Focus areas for funding

Projects can take a number of forms:

  • Low cost infrastructure treatments, which address cyclist and/or pedestrian road safety issues in your local community, and are based on sound research and/or established road safety principles
  • The trial of innovative treatments, including evaluations safety treatments (where practicable, injury-based evaluation should also be considered)
  • Analysis of pedestrian and cyclist road safety issues and risk factors. Outcomes of the analysis will provide the basis for potential road safety measures and design processes
  • No research projects will be funded

How to apply

We will be using Smarty Grants to manage the online application process. A link to apply will be available here when the grant round is announced.

Program Guidelines

New guidelines will be published here when available.

Previous grant round guidelines are available on request by emailing the LGA grants team on lgagrants@tac.vic.gov.au


You will need to report your project's progress and use of funds. The dates on which you need to submit your progress and final reports are covered in your agreement with the TAC.

For all 2019 and future funding grant rounds reporting will be done through Smarty Grants. Reporting templates from previous rounds can be obtained from the Community Road Safety grants team at lgagrants@tac.vic.gov.au

Further Information

Information about road safety, cycling and walking in Victoria can be found online:

Contact Us
For further information or to discuss this grant program, please email lgagrants@tac.vic.gov.au