Grants to improve road safety on Victoria’s local roads

The 2023 TAC Local Government Grant Program is now open.

Local governments across Victoria are being supported to improve road safety, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists.

The state government has launched this year’s TAC Local Government Grant Program, with applications now open to local government authorities for grants to fund road safety projects.

Analysis grants of up to $30,000 and infrastructure grants of up to $100,000, with a matched 1:1 contribution from the LGA, are available for projects that adopt Safe System principles to reduce crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists.

The Safe System is a holistic approach to road safety that recognises different elements of the road environment must work together to keep everyone safe – these elements include roads and roadsides, vehicles, travel speeds, and road users.

The program now also includes grants of up to $30,000 for developing Road Safety Strategies and Action Plans, and a further $30,000 for purchasing Variable Message Signs.

Roads and Road Safety Minister Melissa Horne said these grants empower local governments to proactively work to improve road safety for their communities and address local road issues.

“Creating a safe road network is crucial to reducing the number of lives lost on Victoria’s roads, and local governments are an important part of that,” she said.

The program is now open and will close at 3pm on Wednesday, August 9.