New grants for public transport in the bush
COUNCILS, transport operators and community groups have been invited to apply for $1.4 million in grants to improve public transport infrastructure in country New South Wales.
State Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, says the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grant Scheme funds projects which directly benefit customers in rural, regional and remote communities.
“Communities across the state will benefit from projects such as new bus and taxi shelters, bus stop signage, interchanges, and better lighting and security,” Ms Berejiklian says in a statement.
“Hundreds of projects have been funded through the transport infrastructure grant program to increase awareness and patronage of local public transport.
“The grants have seen new bus stop shelters in towns from Bega Valley to Walgett and Broken Hill to (the) Tweed.
“Other examples include improvements to transport infrastructure throughout (the) Murrumbidgee and upgraded facilities in Cessnock to meet disability standards.
“Transport for NSW is now accepting applications for a new round of grants which will improve safety, comfort and accessibility for transport customers in country NSW.
“I encourage operators, community groups and councils to apply for worthwhile projects in their communities.”
Application forms, guidelines and tips for improving funding applications are available at http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/content/country-passenger-transport-infrastructure-grants-scheme-cptigs or by phoning 8836 3182.
Applications close on August 31.