The Keith and Tintinara District Show Societies have gained some much needed funding to upgrade safety around their respective showgrounds.
Twelve community road safety projects totalling almost $590,000 are being funded across the State as part of the Residents Win grant program.
The Residents Win program invites individuals and communities to nominate projects to improve local road safety, with grants of 50 per cent of the project cost awarded to successful applicants.
Road Safety Minister Peter Malinauskas said the grant program will help local communities to build their own neighbourhoods.
“Residents Win is a great opportunity for local residents and community members to have a hands-on approach in shaping more liveable neighbourhoods.”
The $20,250 that has been granted to the show societies will be used to improve pedestrian and cyclist access and safety entering into the Keith and Tintinara Showgrounds.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has received close to 150 expressions of interest from the community identifying specific road safety issues.
DPTI undertakes an assessment of all applications where shortlisted projects are moved to the next stage.
These applicants then have the opportunity to work with an external project consultant team to develop a solution and funding application for final submission.
“Importantly, applicants work collaboratively with DPTI, council and consultants to develop the most appropriate and effective solutions,” Mr Malinauskas said.
Visit the DPTI website for more information.