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:
- Encourage local government involvement in cyclist and pedestrian safety projects that are consistent with the Towards Zero 2016-2020 Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.
- 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.
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
- 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